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Friday, June 26, was quite the day in American history. And in news. I give a roll call in my New York Social Diary column, and tell the story about the photo above. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CarolJoynt.com
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THOM LOVERRO AND KEVIN SHEEHAN AT LAST YEAR'S SPORTS Q&A CAFE Please make a reservation today for this evening's Q&A Cafe -- a look at professional sports, DC and beyond, with the hosts of ESPN 980's "The Sports Fix," Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan. We'll discuss the Nats, the Wizards, the Caps, the Redskins, DC United, but also Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Alex Rodriquez ... and more. It's a special late afternoon-early evening taping. Seating will begin at 4:30 at The George Town Club, Wisconsin Ave and Volta, and we'll start the show by 5. They plan to have cocktails... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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The juiciest beach read is coming to The Q&A cafe in time for the beach. "Primates of Park Avenue" author Wednesday Martin makes an exclusive DC appearance on July 16. Reserve a seat now. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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For most of the tonight's Nats vs Rays game the rain held off. Maybe it should have started sooner. After a boffo Tuesday the Nats had a less than glam Wednesday. Still, it was a pleasure to be at the ballpark. Win or lose I watch Johnny Holiday and Ray Knight before and after every game. Their style is easy-going and informed. This is my fangirl photo. I took the "children." Ha. My son Spencer Joynt on the left, and then beside me, Nina Charness and Joe Powden. The three of them were high school classmates at Georgetown Day School.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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What does an old dirt road mean? I explain on New York Social Diary today. It has to do with a party on the Western Shore that unexpectedly placed me on that road, and at a home, only a field over from where we lived in the late 80s and 90s. The road was as familiar to me as anything that's held close to my heart. When we packed up and left Galesville, MD, in '99 I had overnight become many things: a widow, solo parent to a 5 year old, saloon owner, federal tax fraud defendant, as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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On New York Social Diary today we wrap up the spring social season with the Hillwood Gala, shown above. And from there we go to 14th Street, to an art opening, "Black Whole" at Black Whiskey, which was curated by my son, Spencer Joynt and JD Deardourff. Have fun at both. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Posted this on Twitter today: Weekend movie binge. @entouragemovie ⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️❤️ @SpytheMovie ⭐️⭐️⭐️😃😃@lovemercyfilm ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍 after a weekend movie binge. But here's a little more on each film. In a silly way, the critics were just plain snarky about the "Entourage" movie. Maybe that's because a lot of film critics don't watch TV shows. So, forgiven. But I liked it from beginning to end - and especially the end. The production values were a tad on the tight budget side, but the boys (and girls) came to play. I was a fan of the HBO series, and actually recently re-watched in advance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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PATRICK O'CONNELL, GLANCING AT HIS NEW BOOK, "THE INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON: A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION." Patrick O'Connell, the man who took a near ruin, an old basket shop and a former garage, and turned the whole package into The Inn at Little Washington, was the guest on The Q&A Cafe on Thursday, May 21. We taped the show at Tudor Place. A steady spring shower fell on the tent where we taped the show, and the temp hit a high of 52 degrees. We smiled through, and Patrick couldn't have been more entertaining and interesting as he took us through... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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To whine that they didn't measure up to some phony social standard is heartless. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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On Memorial Day Weekend I remember and honor those who have served and who we have lost, including my father Richard H. Ross, who is at Arlington National Cemetery, and uncle, Jon Papp, who is buried on one of the Discovery Islands in Canada, and friends, too. I also treasure the tradition of it being a holiday that kicks off summer and the many pleasures of summer. So, in that regard, these few pics, and appropriate words... Sittin' in the morning sun I'll be sittin' when the evening comes Watching the ships roll in Then I watch them roll away... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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THOM LOVERRO AND KEVIN SHEEHAN AT THE Q&A CAFE IN JUNE 2014 I'm happy to announce an encore appearance at The Q&A Cafe of two of my favorite sports journalists, ESPN's Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan. They host the popular midday radio broadcast, "The Sports Fix." Tune in live or download the podcast daily. (I do). They are appealing because they are well-informed and amusing, especially as they spar over different views. Thom is also a sports columnist for The Washington Times and is the author of 11 books, including on the "Redskins," the Baltimore Orioles, wrestling, the Negro League,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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This photo was taken at the end of our hour-long conversation, and we were freezing, but our smiles are sincere because The Q&A Cafe, with Patrick O'Connell as guest, was a pleasure. Later, an audience member noted he could see our breath as we talked, but that's DC in the late May. Any kind of weather can happen. One day summer, the next day winter. Or near winter. Nonetheless, it's in the can and will air next Friday, and when that happens I will make a note here. Also, I will post the full interview when it goes up on... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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ELLEN CHARLES ON THE RECEIVING LINE AT THE PARTY IN HER HONOR The Tudor Place garden party, an annual event that typically is Georgetown's most luscious social occasion, returned to high ground this evening with a revived soirée that honored Ellen Charles. As I walked into the house and down the carpeted path to a sweeping tent, my reaction was, wow, Tudor Place is back! I say that because in recent years the garden party seemed to have lost its way a little, not sure of whether it was a corporate fundraiser or an old school good time. Happily, it... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Have you been to The Red Hen? If you have then you know why I devote my New York Social Diary column to it today. If you haven't been, well, please read the story and make a reservation. You'll thank me, but most of all, you'll thank Chef Mike Friedman for the delicious food he makes. More good news: they are open every evening of the week! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Christoph Waltz plans to make a movie out of one of Washington's most notorious murder cases. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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This is a post of sincere thanks to Dr. Lee Morgan, his wife Kris, and their staff at Georgetown Veterinary Hospital. This is the end of a rough week for me and my son, because we had to put down our 15-year-old Bichon Frise, Leo, who was suffering from lymphoma. Dr. Morgan and Kris got us through the weeks leading up to what was Leo's very loving, calm, peaceful and humane passing on Monday, May 4. What I'm grateful for, beyond the kindness and attention, is that Dr. Morgan explained all the medical options available and respected my wish to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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The Q&A Cafe welcomed the remarkable chef Daniel Boulud for a remarkable interview, now available in full on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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The Washington Ballet has a way, year after year, of making their big annual fundraiser memorable, and they did it again this year with the “Swan Ball.” Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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The global luxury brand Hermes opens at CityCenterDC with a Champagne party. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
This is reprinted from New York Social Diary I didn't write a Washington Social Diary this Monday because there was no compelling reason to produce one, meaning an account of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, and related parties, since I'd already written my thoughts – unchanged – a couple of weeks earlier. However, I'm not an ostrich and thought a few observations were appropriate: • As for parties, the class of the field remained the Friday dinner hosted at their Embassy Row home by Atlantic Media’s David and Katherine Bradley. Year after year – it is fun, it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Here's the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin today, Sunday, with the sun out and the temps back up where they belong in the 60s. Took my new iPhone out for test drive and, as you can tell, it has skills. My father, a pilot who dropped parachutists at Normandy on D-Day, did not live to see the WWII Memorial built. I go by from time to time, hoping he's looking at it through my eyes. He'd be pleased, of course. It's design is controversial but on a day that's a 10 for beauty the grandeur shows off. A privilege... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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There are many more photos such as this one of lilacs on New York Social Diary today. I devote my weekly column to verbal and photo praise of Georgetown and DC in the spring. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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It was something out of the Smithsonian, an actual ladies luncheon, but it was also a pleasure and one of the topics of this week's New York Social Diary from Washington. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Here's my New York Social Diary column today, with thoughts on Washington's new marijuana law. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
Happily reposting this 2009 piece I wrote for New York Social Diary, about the time the late Nora Ephron dropped by the American History Museum with some fine loot from her charming film "Julie & Julia." Cozy here in bed, watching and remembering the occasion. Enjoy! JULIA’S KITCHEN GETS MORE JULIA (2009) All you have to do is read her enduringly terrific book, “Heartburn,” and you’d be safe to assume writer and director Nora Ephron is not thrilled to come to Washington. Talk about returning to the scene of the crime, err, heartburn. But come she did last week, bearing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com