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|Celebrating in Style at the Ritz-Carlton|
What do you give for an 11-year anniversary? If you're Washington Lifemagazine, you treat supporters to a fabulous party at the Ritz-CarltonHotel. Over 500 guests filled the elegant tearoom, hallway, and theGrill restaurant of the Ritz at 22nd and M Streets for the magazine'sstylish cocktail celebration. What made this year's celebration so muchfun? (Some say it was the party of the year!) Maybe it was becauseguests missed each other during the summer hiatus, or as one party-goer offered, "This was the first party in Washington I've been to whereno one wants any money from me" Maybe it was the fantastic food.Chef Emory Santos created an enticing array of delectable desserts thatbegged to be sampled. There were lobster spring rolls, avocado crabcakes, salmon mousse, sushi, seared foie gras and salmon tartar savories.Maybe it was the fabulous libations that included WL publisherVicki Bagley's signature drink "Blue Parrots," passed around on trays.Whatever it was, this year's celebration was a definite hit.
Robert and Mary Haft