Correspondents’ Weekend Coverage: Bloomberg and Vanity Fair’s Exclusive Party, Atlantic Media’s Dinner, McLaughlin’s Brunch, and More
As in years past, parties of every kind and color—from movie screenings to exhibit openings to hangover brunches—surrounded this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Here’s a wrap-up of the weekend’s attractions:
Bloomberg and Vanity Fair’s After-Party
Capitol File may have hosted the weekend’s biggest party, but the most exclusive honors went to Bloomberg LP and Vanity Fair, who hosted an impossible-to-get-into shindig for 250 on Saturday night. Taking over French ambassador Pierre Vimont’s turn-of-the-century home in Kalorama, the party drew big names from politics and Hollywood, among them Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Glenn Close, Eva Longoria, David Axelrod, Desiree Rogers, and the ubiquitous Captains Chesley Sullenberger and Richard Phillips. The party took over the mansion’s interior rooms with bars and buffets, and spilled out into the backyard, where the many trees were uplit in blue, pink, and green.
David Bradley’s Private Dinner
On Friday night, Atlantic Media owner David Bradley and his wife, Katherine Brittain Bradley, hosted an indoor cocktail reception followed by an outdoor seated dinner at their Embassy Row home. Sponsored by Toyota and Robert Mondavi Winery, the annual event was twice as large as last year, thus requiring for the first time a 40- by 40-foot HDO Productions tent, which Frost Lighting technicians draped with white rope lights.