Tag: parties

From the G&L Library: The Georgetown Set

The original M Street yuppies… n the autumn of 1945, with the United States and the world at peace for the first time in half a decade, the most sought-after and exclusive invitation was to one of Joe Alsop’s Sunday…

How Rye Came Back

I’ve drank more than my fair share of Old Overholt…   The unexpected source of a craft-whiskey boom. “Two bottles of rye!,” Ray Milland barks to a liquor-store clerk in Billy Wilder’s classic 1945 film, The Lost Weekend. “The cheapest. None of that…

A Few Notes on Presiding over the Punch Bowl

Critical influence over the tenor of the party…   March 21st was my maternal grandparents’ wedding anniversary; they were married in 1946 in Silver Spring, Maryland, my grandmother’s hometown. As a child I loved to pore over the Silver Spring Standard wedding…