Summer Treks and Arts Flashes

Seasonal meanderings, a bachelor no more, and news from the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

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Curator Marcee Craighill (center) greets her predecessor, Gail Serfaty, at a recent Diplomatic Reception Rooms dinner.

Curator (center) greets her predecessor, , at a recent Diplomatic Reception Rooms dinner.

WHO WENT WHERE
says this was “The Year of the Fish” after angling for trout in Montana with husband Bill before heading to Alaska for more. … JoAnn and summered at home, preoccupied with visiting grandkids and John’s appointment as a National Endowment for the Arts trustee. After an escape to Nantucket, they relaxed at Ireland’s super-chic Ritz-Carlton spa, the Ireland Tower Court, an hour from Dublin. … Monica and topped the summer with their annual barbecue at “Rutledge,” their Middleburg estate, where beautiful Monica presided in a huge picture hat. “Fifty of the 500 guests were kids,” birthday boy Hermen said proudly. There were kiddie games galore, and EVERYONE got a prize. … George and winged it to Sao Paolo, Brazil, as Trish’s play, Surviving Grace, is touring Latin America. … Mike and had a marathon summer, after first hosting a cocktail party in their art-filled Georgetown home honoring National Museum of Women in the Arts gala co-chairs and . Then it was Dark Harbor, Maine and Nantucket followed by Greece to visit Carol and Climis Lascaris. That foursome, joined by and , left from Nice for a Seabourn cruise of the Italian Riviera, ending in Rome before the Connors headed to California. … Gertrude d’Amecourt went off to the Vermont retreat of , who recently hosted the elegant and indomitable Gertie’s 98th birthday celebration. It fell on the night of a major storm, with no electricity and non-working traffic lights, yet 200 of the guests made it anyway. Lolo lit many birthday cakes’ worth of candles, and everyone partied on.

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