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Nancy Pelosi Helps TNR Celebrate New Digs

Three weeks after moving into 529 9th St. in Chinatown, The New Republic officially celebrated its new office space on Friday.

“The convenience of the location played a big part,” Chief Operating Officer Sloan Eddleston told FishbowlDC. The office, which sits over the International Spy Museum, features a newsroom with some 30 computers, a library for reporters seeking a quiet respite and a spacious roof deck with a view of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (another selling point).

Eddleston said the space was renovated before the TNR crew could move in and that changes to the office were paid for by the owners of the building. He said TNR has signed a multi-year lease, but declined to say how many years.

Notably, most of the computers in the office are desktop PCs with only two or three Macs. Asked if any of the staffers gripe over who uses which computer, TNR Editor-in-Chief Franklin Foer said no. Actually, most of the computers go unused. “I think you find that most people have laptops,” Foer said, “and they’re working off Macs.”

Foer said it’s “very sweet to be in a place that is our home and will be our home for a long time.” Previously, TNR was taking up shelter in an office sublet by the American Grain Council.

The party featured two fully-stocked open bars and another bar where attendees could sample different liquors. WaPo‘s media reporter Erik Wemple was spotted taking a shot of something dark before heading out onto the deck. Catering included copious amounts of humus and cheese, veggie spreads and an assortment of chips.

Throughout the early evening, Chris Hughes, publisher of TNR, was seen… Read more

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Journos Pimp for Posies

Have you noticed a recent surge of flora in your newsroom?  Are your fellow reporters collecting bouquets like business cards?  If so, there’s good reason.  But it’s not a slew of secret admirers like your floral-fied friends may want you to believe.

The real powers behind all the flowers are posh promoters Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin of BrandLinkDC.  The dynamic duo has been wooing the Washington press corps with pockets full of posies to celebrate the District launch of their client, H. Bloom flower service.  Over the last few weeks more than 100 local VIPs and 50 reporters received arrangements like the one shown at left.  In return, recipients were asked to post photos of their flora on Facebook and were then gifted a second H. Bloom delivery.

To see which journos pimped out their pansies on Facebook, visit H. Bloom’s album here.

The Week Hosts Academy Awards Bash

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The Kalorama manse of lobbyist Juleanna Glover played host to The Week‘s first annual Academy Awards party last night.  Complete with Oscar-shaped cookies, popcorn and tuxedo-clad servers passing trays of Junior Mints, Milk Duds and Redvines, the event was a perfect balance of festive glitz and a casual night at the movies.

Despite the all-star lineup of party hosts (Ron Bonjean, Tammy Haddad, Juleanna Glover and Karen Finney), the fete was not over-attended, offering around 100 guests a relaxed atmosphere to mix, mingle and eat their weight in miniature grilled cheese sandwiches* (see: me).  Spotted taking in the festivities were FD’s Mary Kathryn Covert and Michael Steel, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Sam Dealey of Qorvis, Sarah Bonjean, Janet Donovan, NRSC’s Brian WalshLynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, soon-to-be USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich, Doug Heye, The Hill‘s Emily Goodin, Mark Paustenbach, Glenn Ballard, Pepper Watkins, Jay Newton-Small, Jeremy Bash of the CIA, Barbara Martin, Becca Glover Watkins, Kimball Stroud, Washington Life‘s Kevin Chaffee, WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart, Daily Caller’s Megan Mulligan,  UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour and an uber-preggers Jayne Sandman.

L: Ron Bonjean and Jackie Kucinich R: Popcorn served in The Week funnels

L: Tammy Haddad with Lynn Sweet R: FishbowlDC entourage

Journos Fete Kournikova and Cap File

Capitol File Magazine’s Jason Binn, John Colabelli and Sarah Schaffer feted this issue’s cover star Anna Kournikova at Oya last night. The event brought out media types such as Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, WBJ‘s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, CBS News’ Christine Delargy, CNBC’s John Harwood, Examiner‘s Tara Palmeri, CNN Political Director Sam Feist and Michelle Jaconi, new EP for CNN’s John King, USA.

Fishbowl caught up with a very dolled-up Jaconi who told us that she and King are “thrilled by the feedback and support” they received from the launch of John King, USA.

“We received dozens of flower arrangements and gift baskets on the day the show premiered – many from competitive networks,” said Jaconi.

Other guests spotted were Winston Lord, Jessica Gibson and Fingerprint DC’s Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin.

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UrbanDaddy’s Pimp Party

urbantoplessresized.jpgSugar daddies, baby daddies, cool daddies and big daddies all feted the official launch of UrbanDaddy DC at the W Hotel last night. Snowed out on Thursday evening, last night was “take two” for the schwanky shindig and a much needed break from Blizzard-palooza 2010.

Celebrating with Washington editor Jeff Dufour were a roster of over-the-top entertainers like a rockin’ deejay, bad-ass electric violinist, topless (body painted) models, dancers and notable guests such as WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, WBJ’s Jen Nycz-Conner, Politics Daily’s Emily Miller, Matt Cooper, Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein, Winston Lord, Daily Caller’s Becca Glover, Victoria Michael, Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran, Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley, Examiner’s Nikki Schwab, MTP’s Betsy Fischer, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, White House heartthrob Jon Favreau, TWT’s John McCaslin, Amy Holmes, Elizabeth Thorp, Equinox restaurant owners Todd and Ellen Gray, The Hill’s Christina Wilkie and the party’s planners – Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman Dufour of Fingerprint DC.

Despite a heinous hangover, I can vouch that a good time was had by all – especially the ladies of Qorvis who dominated the dance floor.

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WBJ’s Jen Nycz-Conner, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour and Politics Daily’s Emily Miller

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Daily Caller’s Becca Glover and Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran

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Morning(ish) Reading Roundup 12.01.09

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Michaele Salahi and Ann Coulter

Good morningish FishbowlDC! A Fishbowl reader sent us the above “separated at birth” combo…we must say, there is a strong resemblance. h/t Nick T.

Happy birthday to Barbara Martin and Jordan Lieberman. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday, the 1st day of December…

TV | MAGAZINES| ONLINE | EVENTS

TV

Amy Argetsinger
takes us on a fame-seeking voyage that only a real housewife could enjoy.

NBC Universal is a giant leap closer to being sold to the nation’s largest cable company in a proposed $29-billion deal that could reshape the entertainment industry.

NEWSPAPERS

Fate of the The Washington Times seems uncertain after executive firings and resignation of John Solomon.

Jack Farrell
: The Curious Case of the Greatest Newspaper Lead Never Written

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow, Bloomberg officially takes over BusinessWeek but today, BusinessWeek announced its newest columnist: Charlie Rose.

The latest issue of DC magazine is now available online. Check it out here.

EVENTS

On Thursday, December 3, National Journal Group will host a Power Breakfast on financial regulation featuring insightful commentary from two lawmakers at the center of efforts in Congress aimed at reforming the financial system and preventing a repeat of 2008′s global fiscal crisis. The event will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill at 8.30 am. To RSVP, click here.

Washington Journos “Warm Up” at the W Hotel

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Last night, Washington media foodies joined Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin on the rooftop of the new W Hotel to sample the W’s new “Winter Warm Up” cocktail menu that includes warm and wonderful treats like hot peanut buttered rum, mulled pear cider, and hot “not” chocolate – a killer combo of spiced rum, vanilla and milk topped with chocolate marshmallows.

The crowd ranged from cocktail connoisseurs like Metrocurean’s Amanda McClements, Nycci Nellis and WaPo‘s David Hagedorn to bourgeois binge-drinkers like me.

Caught warming up with some of the W’s new cocktail creations were WBJ‘s Missy Frederick, The Hill‘s Kate Oczypok, Cap File‘s Sarah Schaffer, DC Mag’s George Stone, Michael Ponticelli and Aram Taghavi of Bisnow, Politico‘s Kiki Ryan and Amie Parnes, Rebecca Cooper of Dcist.com and Alex Nicholson for BrightestYoungThings.com.

As an added bonus, our own Chris Ariens from TVNewser was in town from New York.

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W Moves Back Into White House (Neighborhood)

Under the basking glow of moonlight – and careful watch of night vision goggles – Washington’s media star-studded cast assembled to christen a new “see and be seen” restaurant overlooking 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last night.

Ashley Parker, Scott McCrary, Christy Findlay, Ana Marie Cox, Doug Heye, Missy Frederick, Ali McSherry, Anna Palmer, Christina Wilkie, Jane Black, Amanda McClements, Melissa McCart, Rachel Cothran, Michele Kayal, Barbara Delollis, Corinna Lothar, Kevin Chaffee, Amy Cavanaugh, Karen Sommer Shallett and many more came out to welcome Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his new restaurant – J&G Steakhouse – at W Washington, DC. Barbara Martin and Carrie Foster of The Patton Group hosted the event.

After a fabulous spread and book-signing, the retinue gathered on the rooftop for desserts and to be watched from The White House “not through a set of binoculars.”

This was written by FBDC guest blogger Kenny Day.

Morning Reading List, 12.01.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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