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Recap: Gilt City Garden Party

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Gilt City has taken over Washington. The luxury online sample sale site hosted not one, not two, but three launch parties last week. Becca was at the first, held at new restaurant Rogue 24, and I attended the second, held at the historic Halcyon House in Georgetown and hosted by party planners extraordinaire BrandLinkDC.

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The garden party on the Halcyon’s terraced backyard, which over looks the Potomac, was pure perfection. Loads of lovely people dressed in their summer brights mingled while playing lawn games like croquet, bocce ball and horse shoes.

Photo credit: Cori Sue Morris

The cadre of male twenty-something waiters donned khakis, oxfords and brightly colored bow ties. They served frozen mint juleps in silver cups with striped straws and brightly colored napkins.

Photo credit: Cori Sue Morris

And, of course, the boy manning the grill was about as precious as can be.

Photo credit: Glittarazzi

Plenty of pink while handsome bow-tied boys serve a seemingly endless supply of mint juleps? I couldn’t have planned a more perfect party had I done it myself.

Gilt City launched Monday with its first email, and there are fun events all week, including last night’s Yesayer concert at the 9:30 Club. Becca was wise enough to snag tickets to the sold-out concert early. To check out the site’s hot deals and events, sign up here.

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