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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 yesterday 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." I tune in live or on podcast daily. 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, the Philadelphia Eagles and more. Kevin is a renowned play-by-play man, sports commentator, "news anchor" on The Tony... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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The DC Cannabis Campaign's Adam Eidinger is interviewed about the process of getting marijuana legalized in the nation's capital. We taped this episode of The Q&A Cafe on Friday, March 20 at The George Town Club. It was broadcast on DC Cable Network, channel 16. Watch the full show here: Our next show is April 24, with chef Daniel Boulud. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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It seems it was only yesterday when Howard and I went to Bistro Lepic to check it out in its first week of operation, but guess what? That was 20 years ago. Co-owner Cyrille Brenac reminded me of this at dinner the other night, and the celebration that he and his business partner, chef Bruno Fortin, have planned. Through Sunday night they are offering a special menu that features "all our favorite dishes." This restaurant is among the neighborhood's staples. Here's how it is is with my nearby friends: One of us calls the other and asks, "Want to go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Dozens of DC fashionistas swarmed the French ambassador's residence Tuesday evening for a party to honor fashion writer Robin Givhan, and her book "The Battle of Versailles." It would seem the party might be postponed because of the plane crash on French soil but no, said Ambassador Gerard Araud, postponement did not come under consideration. There were some comments about the catastrophe in the French Alps, but subdued beneath air kisses, laughter and the shutter click of party cameras. It was a gathering of the beautiful people, accompanied by Champagne, foie gras, smoked salmon and a late-arriving André Leon Talley,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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Here's some good news for Georgetown: if he and his partners can find the right 5,000 square foot space, acclaimed Chinese chef Peter Chang would like to bring one of his restaurants to the village. Gen Lee, who is Chang's partner and spokesman, is ready to talk to any interested parties. As a person obsessed with high quality Chinese food, I hope a developer see's this post and helps to make it happen. Chang just opened in Arlington, and I made a beeline there in the first week. Fans lined up outside for as long as two hours to get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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In the last week I have had an interesting back and forth of messages with the new owners of the old Neam's Market space, which in its last iteration was a Marvelous Market. The exchange began with an email sent jointly to me and Topher Mathews of The Georgetown Metropolitan. It was from Daniel Mermel, on behalf of his family who own Sivan Properties of Port Washington, NY. Daniel and I continued writing to each other after the first message. His tone was open, friendly and welcoming of opinions and advice. He had quite a lot to say and I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
Sitting at a bar, talking #marijuana w @aeidinger for #QandA Cafe, w a puff, too. Thanks @bendroz for photo. #dcmj pic.twitter.com/rsetDy6bkc — Carol Ross Joynt (@caroljoynt) March 20, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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It's such a pleasure for me when I have a chance to spend time with the people who've been landmarks of my journey. Larry King is one of those people. He was honored tonight at the Newseum, and interviewed by Leon Harris, who walked him through the story of his life. I'm grateful to Mary Kay Blake for inviting, and was so happy to see Larry plus a group of former colleagues, including Carrie Stevenson and Barbara Berti. Really, nothing else to say but so many memories. Larry and I did some incredible interviews. To name only a few: Al... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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It's not just a hamburger, it is the much heralded hand-crafted hamburger created by chef Frank Ruta when he owned Palena. It took a few weeks but it is now on the menu at Ruta's new home, the Capella Hotel in Georgetown Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com
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I'm pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 21, we will celebrate the publication of Chef Patrick O'Connell's new book, The Inn at Little Washington, with a Q&A Cafe at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Georgetown. This is a different location for the show -- typically we're at The George Town Club -- but it will be an otherwise routine Q&A in that there will be a long, good interview, a seated lunch and good food (from Susan Gage Caterers). Seating will begin at noon and the program at approximately 12:30. The fee for the interview and lunch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at CarolJoynt.com