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Guest List: 5 People We’d Love to Hang Out With This August

Photo-illustration by John Ueland.

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s fantasy cast of who we’d like to invite over for dinner each month.

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation—plus one person we definitely would not.

Roland Mesnier

The former White House pastry chef has a new book of recipes he served to five First Families.

Leah Sera

She’ll lead the University of Maryland’s first-in-the-nation master’s program in medical cannabis.

Monica Goldson

Prince George’s County’s new schools chief takes over the system she graduated from.

Natwar Gandhi

The memoir by the former CFO of the District is one part DC’s comeback story, one part ode to immigration.

Natasha Cloud

The Mystics star led a one-day team-wide media blackout to call attention to gun violence in DC.


Tom Dunn

The Leesburg pol was pilloried for sneaking snarky language into proclamations meant to honor LGBTQ rights and Juneteenth.

Credits: Photo-illustration by John Ueland. Photograph of Mesnier Courtesy of White House. Photograph of Sera Courtesy of University of Maryland. Photograph of Goldson by Marvin Joseph/Washington Post. Photograph of Gandhi by Harry Hamburg/Ap Photo. Photograph of Cloud by Jonathan Newton/Washington Post. Photograph of Dunn by Norman K. Styer/Loudoun Now.

This article appears in the August 2019 issue of Washingtonian.