Meridian Ball

 Reposted from The Scene BisNow.
Friday night we attended the 43rd annual Meridian Ball. First, 750 attendees enjoyed dinners hosted by 22 ambassadors at their embassies or residences or a private dinner at Meridian’s White Mayer House; then everyone came together at a glamorous black-tie ball at the luxe Meridian House. We snapped Patricia Oxley, her husband former Congressman Michael Oxley, Institute for Education CEO Kathy Kemper, and her husband Jim Valentine.
Russell Reynolds’ Denise Grant and Clinton’s OMB chief Frank Raines.
Congrats to CNN’s Dana Bash, who just had a baby and looks fantastic. She’s with SELF Magazine editor Marc Adelman, CBS’sChristine Delargy, and The Scene Bisnow’s Sara Ginolfi.
There was a live band, DJ, plentiful drinks, and dessert stations from 12 nations. Enjoying the beautiful evening: Meridian Women’s Counsel’s Emily Rae, Nat’l Pharmaceutical Counsel’s Susan Leonard, Korn/Ferry’s Nels Olson, Choral Arts’ Cathy Kerkham.
We snapped writer Mark Ginsburg with his mother, DC fashion icon, writer, and generally amazing woman, Ina Ginsburg, who talked about the work Meridian does in DC and around the world to strengthen international relationships.

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