I suppose in the end we didn't really care whether we sold much, and we were happy to sell whatever we did sell, because the party was such a fun Georgetown party. Bill Donohue's O Streeet neighbors stopped, including Parking Enforcement's "Officer Stark,"
Emmy and Harry from Georgetown Dinette, David Friedman from Susquehanna Antiques; Bob Woodward stopped in with his daughter, Diana; Nicholas Sheetz; Andrew, Jonathan, Kathy O'Neill, recently arrived from Shelter Island, Susan Rappaport, Ande Tomasso (formerly of Georgetown, now Bethesda), and so on, plus co-hosts Myra Moffett and Randy Roffman.
We had good sales but there are still some fine nautical and lacrosse prints available -- EXCELLENT FATHER'S DAY GIFTS -- that would handsomely adorn the walls of a den, library, seaside abode, yacht club or office. The prices are fair. I say FAIR. Basically, cost. The America's Cup triptych by Tim Thompson is especially nice and with elegant framing.
We had quite a spread of food, including fruit and cheese, cashews, Goldfish, Pringles and crackers, accompanied by French rose wine, French white wine, Heineken and Stella Artois beer, rum and coke, water. Haha. It couldda been the Edgartown Yacht Club.
Those who showed up included friends, of course, but also fans of Nathans and readers of this blog. (Thank you very much). One man bought "Innocent Spouse" and proceeded to begin reading it right there, in a comfortable chair. We liked that a lot. He was able to recommend it to new arrivals.
No one ever seemed to know precisely when the party was supposed to begin or end, so we sorta started at 3ish and went to almost 8, fueled by fresh Mojitos. They were very popular. I think only Myra and I stuck with wine.
Again, please think about buying one of the prints. Bill will have them in the shop for a few days. You can phone him at 202.965.1165. One guest considered them her Christmas shopping.