Joan and Maurice Tobin Residence
Photos by James R. Brantley
THE EVENT: A buffet supper honoring young School of American Ballet dancers on the eve of their opening night performance at the Kennedy Center. THE SCENE: The buzz ratcheted up when the gorgeous troupe made its entrance into the Tobins’ glorious Kalorama home. “Beautiful art, beautiful food, a beautiful garden and now this …,” one guest marveled as an exquisite ballerina quintet posed for pictures at the bottom of the staircase in the front hall. No wonder several balletomanes-in-the-making ordered tickets on their cell phones right then and there. THE GUESTS: Duane Hampton, Lucky Roosevelt, Mary Weinmann, Aniko Gaal Schott, Phil and Nina Pillsbury, Henry von Eichel and veteran ABC correspondent Ann Compton, who regaled guests with tales from the Hillary Clinton campaign trail before reminiscing about the Reagans with former Nancy Reagan aide Jim Rosebush.