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It's not so long ago that the Rosewood (then Capella) hotel rooftop was off limits to all but an elite few. Now, with the new ownership, it's come one, come all. Apparently. I received this inclusive invitation from Rosewood, and it appears to be open to you and you and you and you: Hi Carol, Hope all is well! I’m writing to share the news that Rosewood Washington, D.C., in partnership with Lululemon and Georgetown Yoga, is hosting Yoga on the Roof, a complimentary, community sunrise yoga event on Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00 AM. Guests and locals alike are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CarolJoynt.com
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You may remember Nathans this way, the bar: Brace yourselves for what it looks like today, as a construction crew transforms it from its 40 years as Nathans into a new life as an Under Armour store on the main floor, a cigar bar in the basement, and two condo apartments upstairs. Here's how it looked this morning. The first photo is the bar, looking front to back. The old bar would have been to the left, in front of the windows (yes windows, because way back in the last century it was a stand alone building. The dining room... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CarolJoynt.com
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Friends and family of Yolande Betbeze Fox sat in her garden, nibbled on canapés from a buffet in her dining room, gathered round her piano in the drawing room and remembered her with affection and song on Saturday night at her home on N Street. The party was hosted by her daughter, a last party, really, as the house officially goes on the market this week with a price tag of just a breath under $10 million. The mansion is a one of a kind for Georgetown, and Washington, and comes with historic provenance: it is the house Jackie Kennedy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at CarolJoynt.com
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Buy Julia Reed's"South," prepare a canapé or two from a recipe in the book, make up a pitcher "Pink Perfection" or Sangria w/ an added shot of Vodka ... and then watch. Or watch first and then do the rest, but...watch. It was a fun time when Julia made her encore appearance at The Q&A Cafe, this time at our annual road trip to Tudor Place Museum, on the lawn, under a very toasty transparent tent. Julia was just one of the seven interesting guests who filled our winter/spring calendar. More to come this summer, and the 15th anniversary in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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The audience listened closely to every fascinating detail that author Kate Andersen Brower revealed about life behind the scenes for America's First Ladies. We taped The Q&A Cafe yesterday with her and focused on her new book, "First Women," but also reached into her earlier book, "The Residence." The new book focuses on ten First Ladies: Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. We covered each of them, their joys, their sadnesses, their grudges, their friendships, and the ties that bind them in a unique... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Word on the street is that the Georgetown mansion that was former First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s post-White House home is on the market for a cool $10 million. Not a crazy amount in these times of outlandish prices for notable real estate. This one brings real history with it, too, as it is the home Jackie bought for herself and her children after the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. The handsome house easily is Georgetown’s (and perhaps Washington’s) most notable trophy house, with bragging rights that best the next three, each the home of a famous Washington grand dame: Katharine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Make your reservations Q&A Cafe TODAY, when the guest is Kate Andersen Brower, author of the New York Times bestseller, First Women. We'll take a look back at recent First Ladies, but we'll also explore the future: what if the current presidential campaign lands a man, Bill Clinton, in the role of First Spouse, and boss of the White House east wing? But also, what to expect from Melania Trump or Jane Sanders, should their husbands win the '16 election. Having read the book I can assure you this is a lunch you'll want to make. At times alarming, at... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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As the Capella, the rooftop of the 31st Street luxury hotel was "members only," and for a hefty fee, but new owner Rosewood has plans to open it to everyone, and for lunch and dinner. Removing the velvet rope barrier to the rooftop is just one of the "initial small changes" planned for the hotel by Rosewood, who bought it from Capella. "We've made a decision to open the Rooftop Bar & Lounge to the public” said an executive with the hotel in an email message. “Rosewood is all about 'A Sense of Place' in innovative and memorable ways and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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When District Doughnut opens in Cady's Alley in several days it will more or less be a pop--up, and an opportunity for Georgetowners to experience the delicious bakery treats that draw lines of customers to the shop on Barracks Row. I've been a fan of DD since I reported on their opening for Washingtonian. And in my last office job, on Dupont Circle, DD delivered an assortment of doughnuts every Friday, which certainly improved staff morale on TGIF mornings. (On Mondays we got Bullfrog Bagels!) Above is the mother ship, the first brick and mortar District Doughnut across from the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Here is the May issue of Washingtonian Magazine, with the latest episode of "Behind The Scenes," a feature I started doing for them back in 2011. It is one of the mag's most prominent photo features -- a two page spread of a single image. The premise is it has to be someplace the public cannot typically go, or that is off-limits in general, in some cases even top secret. In the process of producing the feature, we've been to some amazing places. Below is inside the private, appoint-only, "play house" of porcelain designer Anna Weatherley. It's in Roslyn! There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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ZANNCHI, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO GEORGETOWN'S RESTAURANT SCENE This is an open letter to all the very nice and well-meaning people who have written to, stopped me on the street or otherwise contacted me regarding the lifting of the Georgetown liquor license moratorium, supposedly paving the way to a new era of fine food and wine.(And, they hope, a reopening of Nathans, but, sorry, not going to happen). I would like, just as so many others, to see this development lead to Georgetown relcaiming its place in the Washington restaurant scene. It's not illogical. It was the restaurant go-to neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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On New York Social Diary today we visit Whitmore Farm in Emmitsburg, MD., to celebrate spring, adorable baby animals, good food and friendship. The little piglets above were a week old when they posed (sort of) for my camera. Whitmore is a wonderful day-trip from DC, to meet the farmers, Will and Kent, visit the animals, and return home with a cooler of good eats. They also sell baby chicks, should you want to start your own backyard egg farm. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Garden & Gun columnist Julia Reed has a new book, Julia Reed's South, and we will sit and discuss on The Q&A Cafe on Thursday, May 26. This show will be taped at Tudor Place Mansion -- as we did last May with chef Patrick O'Connell. It will be a sumptuous luncheon event under the tent on the lawn. The ticket prices are $30 for members, $40 for non-members, or 2 tickets for $70. The book will be for sale. Seating begins at 11:45, and the interview will start at 12:15. Street parking is generally available. Click here to buy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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THE FAMOUS CAPELLA ROOFTOP For more than a week I've been hearing that the Capella Hotel in Georgetown was sold to one of the leading international hotel groups, Rosewood. I heard the staff had been told, and that chef Frank Ruta had been told his restaurant, The Grill, would remain in place with the new ownership. When I heard all this again on Tuesday I put up a "rumor du jour" tweet and a mention on Facebook. THE CAPELLA IN WINTER Almost immediately I got a DM from the Capella's marketing office, asking me to take down the tweet, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Yolande Betbeze Fox died last week and with my New York Social Diary column today I pay tribute to her as the last of the great Georgetown grand dames, a league of women with privilege and social graces who were also on the national stage, equal to or a step above the capital's most powerful men. Achieving early fame as Miss America of 1951, she was instant renegade and woman of the world. She had homes in New York, Paris and Palm Beach, but Georgetown was her base, and where she was happiest. Please read the full tribute. Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
My recent interview with Diane Rehm is now on YouTube. We talk about her new book, "On My Own," about love, marriage, loss; life and death; about what she'll do after ending her gig with The Diane Rehm Show. We're two widows on barstools, talking. Please give it a watch. And also please book a seat for our next lunchtime show, March 4, with the great journalist John Donvan. We'll talk about his long career with ABC News, "Nightline" in particular, and now with IntelligenceSquared, but also his new book about autism, "In a Different Key." Rez: 202-333-9330. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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In my column today on New York Social Diary, I write about the excellent new series, "The People vs OJ Simpson," and what it was like during the "trial of the century," while working as a producer at Larry King Live. Please give it a read here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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The Q&A Cafe episode featuring my interview with broadcast Diane Rehm will air on Friday, February 19 at 8 pm on Comcast channel 16. If you don't catch it then it will be on YouTube soon after and I will post it here. Thank you to John Avery for snapping these pics. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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WE HAVE TO CANCEL THE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER DC MAYOR VINCENT GRAY THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 24. Our next Q&A Cafe is March 4 with journalist and author John Donvan to discuss his highly-praised book on Autism, "In A Different Key." For reservations, please call the George Town Club at 202-333-9330. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Cafe Milano has launched a new Sunday brunch and today I gave it a try, courtesy of Franco Nuschese, Laurent Menoud and Manuela Cavalieri, who were on hand to oversee the first day. I mean, its Cafe Milano, so what's not to like, but the ease of this brunch is that it includes a buffet and a full menu. The entree is ordered off the menu and the buffet provides the starters and desserts. Wine -- still and sparkling - is "bottomless," which is the fashion. My main course was the Chilean sea bass, which Milano always does so well.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
DC Councilmember Jack Evans and I taped this interview a few weeks ago, just before he was unanimous chosen as the new chairman of the Metro board -- meaning he has his work cut out for him. He's also up for re-election. We discussed Metro and much, much more. Please give it a watch. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Day #2 of the #DCDigout. The view of Georgetown from the rooftop of the Watergate. Looking toward the Kennedy Center from the Georgetown waterfront. Looking toward Key Bridge from the Georgetown waterfront. Looking up Virginia Avenue from in front of the Watergate building. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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Remember 2012? The year when everything seemed possible for the Washington Redskins. That was because of rookie Robert Griffin III, the team's new franchise quarterback. It was all so great until it all went horribly wrong. As we look forward to the 50th Super Bowl, I look back at 2012 and RGIII today in my New York Social Diary column. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com
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31ST STREET, SATURDAY 10 PM As I write this -- 10:35 pm Saturday -- the blizzard seems to be winding down. The full moon is visible behind a haze of clouds. The streets are beautifully quiet. The photo above is a panorama at the intersection of 31st and O Streets, with Christ Church behind the street lamp. I don't know how we're going to dig out, but that's for tomorrow. Some earlier photos, below GARDEN AT 11PM FRIDAY GARDEN AT 8AM, SATURDAY Some first 8 hours photos of the the 2016 mid-Atlantic blizzard that's been named #Snowzilla, all of them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at CarolJoynt.com