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This was one unfortunate result of today's rain and wind storm in DC. I feel for the owner of the car but I don't blame the tree. In fact, I mourn for the tree. To walk by on O Street and look at it there was no sign of infirmity -- like so many Georgetown trees. But in the last 15 years I've watched at least 7 mature trees on my street (alone) come down like this, any many others elsewhere in the neighborhood. What they have in common is over grown limbs (no pruning) and a weak root base.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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It's a pleasure to write about where I live, Georgetown DC, especially at this time of year. I took a little walk with my camera on Sunday morning and turned it into my Monday column for New York Social Diary. Last fall I did something similar, a walking tour of the Kennedys Georgetown. After today's rain and the cold snap, the village's green and blooms will be out in full. Perfect time for a visit to Dumbarton Oaks. ... as I did and wrote about a while back. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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JAYSON TAKES A BOW. ON FRIDAY, DO THE Q&A CAFE FOLLOWED BY THE NATS GAME The Q&A Cafe on Friday focuses on DC sports. Because the guests are two popular radio sportscasters, ESPN's Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan -- who have a live lunchtime show, The Sports Fix -- we are taping The Q&A Cafe at an unsual time -- 3pm. It's a bit of an inconvenience, I know, but hey, that won't cut into the fun at all. Please consider working it out so you can join us at The George Town Club to hear Thom and Kevin assess... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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From a Washington Performing Arts Society party Saturday night at the headquarters of the American Red Cross ... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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Out on the party circuit with Andy, from inside "Holly Terror." On New York Social Diary today I write about the reissue of Bob Colacello's terrific Andy Warhol book, "Holy Terror." I was fortunate to get a taste of the Warhol era during my time in NYC in the 70s. Check it out: Andy Warhold, The "Holy Terror," Revisited by Bob Colacello. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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I walked the whole Tidal Basin Saturday and found only buds, except for this lone branch of blossoms. It looks like the others will follow next week. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
Here's the Kojo Nnamdi interview, our first at The George Town Club. We had a wonderful turnout and it was a good fit all round. We have two Q&A Cafe shows coming up at the GTC and I hope you'll book a seat: A "sports fix" with "The Sports Fix" on Good Friday, April 18, in advance of the Nationals game. At 3pm we'll kick back with ESPN hosts Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan. This will be a fun show to do and to watch - talking DC baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, team owners, team names, and so on.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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ORCUN TURKAY PREPARES TO TEACH COCKTAIL MAKING AT THE ST. REGIS BAR If you have a fondness for classic cocktails and would like to learn the expert techniques for making them, you might want to try out what I did this past Saturday: cocktail class at the St. Regis. After reading the NYSD post, you may want to contact Orcun and set something up, such as a private class with friends. The bar seats ten. The fee is $70 and includes 4 cocktails plus small bites. Write to him: Orcun Turkay. His phone number is 202.509.8004. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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Robert S. "Bob" Bennett will be the guest at The Q&A Cafe on Friday, May 2. We've been trying to get this scheduled for a while and the delay is not his fault but mine. So, I'm very happy to be announcing this show. So much to talk about, and we will cover as much of that as we can in our 45 minutes. The location is The George Town Club at 1530 Wisconsin Avenue. Seating will begin at noon. The interview will start at 12:30. Open to all. The fee is $35, all inclusive of soft beverages, lunch and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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There was a gala for St. Coletta of Greater Washington on Saturday night, and I was among the guests, and wrote about it for today's New York Social Diary. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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If you are having a snow day then you have no excuse. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The sky at dawn on Monday. The Georgetown waterfront at 7pm on Sunday evening. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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The Q&A Cafe was born in a saloon, Nathans, in 2001 and today it returned -- if not exactly to a saloon at least to a conversation at a bar. We taped the show at The George Town Club, with guest Kojo Nnamdi, and it went beautifully. We sat on barstools and talked; a talk show in a bar. The audience in particular were happy and said it reminded them of Nathans. There will be more soon. Stay tuned. Also, check out the show, next Friday night at 8pm on Comcast channel 16. When it's up on YouTube I'll post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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WITH ANTHONY LANIER; I LOVE THIS MAN It was a lovely late and long lunch today with Anthony Lanier at Leopold's Kafe. I consider him one of my dearest friends in Georgetown, which means in my world. We met when I first inherited Nathans and he has given me good advice and counsel since. I always enjoy time spent with him and his wife, Isabel. We had much to discuss, but of course it's all private. Though, that said, we did remember our beloved mutual friend Henry von Eichel, who died in August 2012, about a century too soon. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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A friend treated me to lunch at the new Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront. This is what it looked like, starting with the view from our table. The place filled up fast (no surprise). Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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This is how the day begins ... To be followed later by this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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A BOWLING PARTY AT PINSTRIPES The snow will end and we'll all come out of hibernation, looking for things to do. There's a lot and three new and cool destinations are the subject of my column today on New York Social Diary. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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Pregnancy can put an extra half size on your shoe size. But, you know, they are only shoes. Thus the limited use of these Manolo Blahnik hand-needlepoint boots, circa 1985-89. Not sure whether I got them at the London mothership or the new New York City annex. But I will sell them if there is a buyer/collector. Quite precious. In excellent condition. What can I say? In a lifetstyle of dozens of pairs of MB's, I got pregnant. That was more important. If you are interested, please call Inga at 202-337-3072. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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We weren't exactly "hanging out" but Vice President Joe Biden and I (and a few hundred others) were at the same party. Since I always have my camera at parties (private or public) I got near to try to get a photo of him with my friend Dale Leibach, who was the party's co-host. Biden saw me, stopped what he was doing, reached out, took my camera, handed it to a staffer and then posed with me. Nice of him. My son was impressed. I ran it through percolator. I love playing with photo apps. The party was to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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It's time to take another try with the Kojo Nnamdi appearance at The Q&A Cafe. If you recall, the last time we tried this it abruptly ended in calamity. We were only 10 minutes in, relaxing, getting to the good parts, when boom, it was over. We'll spare the Ritz the next try. The George Town Club has invited us to do the show there and that's the plan, for Friday March 14, starting at 1:30pm (because Kojo has to do his WAMU-FM radio show from noon to 1pm). The GTC is at 1530 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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My husband's sister, Martha Joynt Kumar, spent the weekend doing pre-spring spring cleaning, mostly digging through boxes in her basement, and a lot of heavy lifting. She came upon these two photos and sent them my way. What I remember is that it was the early 1980s, Howard and I are in the garden of their parents Alexandria home, I'm in Laura Ashley. I'm in my early 30s, he's early 40s. We'd been together four years. We had come in from our home in Upperville, VA, for lunch. They are sweet. A happy memory. So happy, so much in love.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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Fiola Mare, the newest restaurant addition to the Georgetown waterfront, opened last night with a packed house and the first nighters, at least, were delighted. Today I stopped in with my camera and snapped a few shots of the elegant main dining room, which overlooks the Potomac as if it were Lake Como or the Med off the Amalfi Coast. How cool is that? I also checked out the menu. Pricey but intriguing with, as you would expect, lots of seafood. Oysters, crudo, frutti de mare including sea urchin; Maine lobster, Calvisius caviar, pastas with seafood, veal loin, a Wagyu... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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A friend, Larry Calvert, has been talking up the app Waterlogue, which I downloaded last night. Like everybody else in the DC area today I went out for a long walk to enjoy the balmy weather, and I put the app to use. My idea was to shoot the mundane and see how it looked through the filters of the app. Here are the results. Not everything translates into watercolors, but when it does click it clicks well. All of a sudden an access ramp and a Saturday gridlock become beautiful. Another app I'm having fun with is Percolator. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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In the DC mayor's race there's only one vote that counts and that is what happens at the polls in the Democratic primary on April 1. The winner of that vote will be the city's mayor. But what if you are a Republican or Independent who wants to have a say? You're out of luck unless you do this: become a Democrat for a month. It's possible, and that was one of the topics at a fundraiser held for Jack Evans tonight in Georgetown. The folks who were there were largely Democrats, but there were a few dissident Republicans and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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It's time to take another try with the Kojo Nnamdi appearance at The Q&A Cafe. If you recall, the last time we tried this it abruptly ended in calamity. We were only 10 minutes in, relaxing, getting to the good parts, when boom, it was over. We'll spare the Ritz the next try. The Georgetown Club has invited us to do the show there and that's the plan, for Friday March 14, starting at 1:30pm (because Kojo has to do his WAMU-FM radio show from noon to 1pm). The GTC is at 1530 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Volta.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM
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A first dinner tonight at La Piquette in Cleveland Park. A score with each course! Certainly that's the story of what we ate: Wianno oysters, house salad, lobster risotto, steak frites, and a cheese plate followed by meringue with berries and cream. I know, the salad was in the wrong order, but it worked ... in an American way. The room was packed, the patrons majority local, with their actual spouses, and the vibe lively. I saw a lot of friends. There will be more from me about Piquette on washingtonian.com soon. CHEF FRANCIS, FORMERLY EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE AMBASSADE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at CAROLJOYNT.COM