On New York Social Diary today, a look back at the weekend and how Washington went about its business during the countdown to the shutdown that never happened, and beyond. Read it here. My explorations included a cocktail party at the home of Amy Bondurant and David Dunn, welcoming CNN foreign correspondent Jim Bitterman to town; cocktails and a buffet supper at the home of Juleanna Glover, who welcomed the nominees and supporters of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards.
Where I ended up Saturday evening is not in NYSD, but must be mentioned: a lowkey down-home barbecue dinner with The Moffetts, including Myra's family visiting from North Carolina (with the BBQ) and some friends visiting from Connecticut. After a stressful week, short of a getaway at the beach, this was a welcomed distraction. Sunday there was a 15th birthday party for George Malloch-Brown, visiting from Merry Olde, which included lots of teens and parents and a mountain of Cactus Cantina.