THE PARTY The Patron’s Party, kicked off the 86th annual Georgetown House Tour and Tea event. DC leaders and influencers came together to enjoy an evening dedicated to tradition and giving back. The tour, which is considered the oldest and most prestigious house tour in the country, is hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church to benefit the community and St. John’s ministry and outreach efforts. The proceeds from the event went towards helping homeless adults and children, the unemployed, senior citizens, and young children in DC schools.
THE PEOPLE The party held the Wednesday before the house tour, took place at the recently renovated home of Under Armor Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and his wife, Desiree Jacqueline. The home was formerly owned by Ambassador David Bruce. The first Patron’s Party was hosted sixteen years ago by author Kitty Kelley and has become an annual tradition since.
BEST IN SHOW Guests peered inside the hearts and homes of Georgetown residents during the House Tour. This year’s route showcased ten beautiful and historic homes, continuing to highlight historic preservation within the community year after year. Visitors and locals received an in-depth look into one of the most unique neighborhoods of the nation’s capital and the opportunity to see how DC residents blend historic details with current interior trends. Throughout the afternoon guests enjoyed a refreshment break, stopping by Blake Hall in St. John’s Church for Parish Tea, a lovely gathering for tea and homemade sandwiches and sweets.
Photography by Mohammed Sanoon