This March, we took our media cocktailers to Union Pub in Capitol Hill, a neighborhood replete with Dockers, bowties, and bomb-sniffing dogs. From the looks of things, Union Pub seems to be one of the neighborhood's top destinations for the overeducated and underpaid to inhale the comforting aroma of beer foam.
Jeff Borg wins the Mileage Award for coming all the way from Florida just in time for our party. Really. He came straight from the airport.
And now, our first-ever Party Awards:
The Matching Accessory Award goes to co-hostess Rina for pulling off the most perfectly matched combination ever between shirt and boa.
Robin Weiner wins Best All-Around Guest for spotting me on the metro the day before the party and promising to attend, and then showing up with her friend Dave Singleton, author of Behind Every Great Woman There's a Fabulous Gay Man, which may be the truest book title we have ever heard.
Photographer Chris Anderson said I appeared in too many pictures and actually threatened to cut me off. I win the Camera Hog Award.
Lisa Gschwandter, Washington, D.C. hostess
At Union Pub, March 30, 2006
Photos by Chris Anderson
writer and mb hostess Lisa Gschwandtner, business writer Sandra Abrams, WorldSpace contracts administrator Karen Austin, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Oficials communications specialist Shane Artim and North Star Writers Group member Gabe Caggiano
Writer Sacha Cohen and Lisa Gschwandtner
SNL Financial editor Andrew Engblom and Lisa Gschwandtner
U.S. Newswire director of photography Robin Weiner, Reading Is Fundamental Web content producer Gina Montefusco and Surround Art artist Sam Scharf
Lisa Gschwandtner and Prince George's Gazette reporter Erin Henck
Sentinel News sports reporter Brandy Simms
U.S. News & World Report's Amanda Hale and filmaker David Bekerman
Inside Higher Education reporter Rob Capriccioso, AOL CityGuide editorial intern Andy Guess and Revolution Health Group assistant news editor Marc Zawel