BY KATIE TARBOX
'hen WJLA reporter Pamela
Brown asked WL to save
the date for her house
warming party, little did we know that Sally
Quinn would be maneuvering behind the
scenes to ensure that her son Quinn Bradlee,
his new housemates and their guests would
have a fashionable time. After finishing
film school, Quinn convinced his parents
(Dad is Ben Bradlee, of course) to rent him the
guesthouse at their N St. manse in Georgetown - complete with pool and tennis court privileges. Now, the
group which includes his friend Stephen Ball (a former chef at the Pentagon), Brown and Lindsey Volckmann
(a health IT liaison at the National Cancer Institute) have Sally and Ben as landlords.
The party was hot (well over 80 degrees)
and packed. Sally, who always lives up to her
reputation as one of Georgetown's premiere
hostesses, didn't disappoint. She tented the
tennis court, hired a soul band, booked a
caterer and stocked the bar. How nice to see
the Georgetown set behave in a civilized
manner instead of slugging down as many
RBVs (Red Bull vodkas) as possible in between
suggestive dances to '80s tunes. Instead, we
found Maureen Dowd trying to be
inconspicuous in the corner, flirting with
younger men who seemed to be
enjoying her company. (There is no shame in
pulling a Demi. Heck, I was trying to hit on
them as well). In the end, the Sally mystique
worked. The evening ended with Quinn and
Anna Kimsey dancing closely.
Another of the junior set's hosts, Winston Bao Lord,
turned 40 last month. They say 40 is the new 30 (he
tried to unsuccessfully convince us it was his 30th
birthday), and Winston is the local calendar boy for
this maxim. In September he hosted a rooftop
bash at Jim Kimsey's office on Pennsylvania Avenue
to raise money for the E. L. Haynes Public Charter School.
Several hundred guests gathered for a last kiss of summer with lots of booze and good
music. Winston, whois often behind the scene organizing many younger crowd
social events, will chair The Washington Ballet's Jete Society dance party on January
26 with Ashley Taylor, right before (drum roll here) WL's Young and the Guest List Party on
February 1. We are all saddened that this will be Mr. Lord's last year on the list.
HOW DO YOU GET ON THE LIST?
There are mysterious rumors about list. And, admittedly, there is a je ne sais quoi - which is hard to explain, let
alone translate - regarding those who make the final list. It does come down to whether they have "it" or not.
We can't help the fact that we want to see Katie Rost in gorgeous gowns - but she is also active in
philanthropy here and New York.
That's the key. Our committee looks at how prospective listees contribute to society, how they've established
themselves professionally in addition to their background, manners and education,