Location: The British Ambassador’s Residence
WL EXCLUSIVE: Photos by Kyle Samperton
“DENYCE, DINNER & DIPLOMAS”: Cocktails with le tout Washington in a sublime garden, dinner with primo wines, and mezzo soprano Denyce Graves singing works by Strauss, Saint-Saëns, and Offenbach before “Habanera” from “Carmen” and multiple encores of soulful spirituals. Who could ask for more? HERE’S MORE: Capricia Marshall taking a bow as chief of protocol-designate plus an up-from-the-depths tale by Sasha Bruce House “graduate” Anthony Ross that left nary a dry eye in sight. HATS OFF TO: Liz Stevens, who proved she’s just as much of a star wrangler and event mastermind as her husband, George.