Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fabulous Washington Hostesses:
Vangie Bruce

Random trait: Respected authority on French history (and author of the highly-acclaimed Napoleon and Josephine: An Improbable Marriage), the wife to the Ambassdor of France+ hated being called a hostess (note to D-I-T’s: if you entertain hundreds at your ridiculously sick house at 34th and O, the title is going to stick).

Buy: One Chanel suit that will carry you through the ages; French Press* ($89, Sur La Table, Non-Scary Tysons and DC); Annick Goutal fragrance ($125, Blue Mercury, Georgetown).

Read: A Lady, First by Letitia Baldridge (which is about Jackie but touches on Evangeline a lot), French Women For All Seasons (with the R. Nichols cover, but of course) by Mireille Guiliano.

Do: Be skinny, marry your boss, be known for your fabulous Sunday brunch.

*One of my favorite things in the whole world is to stop by the house of my friend M, the original D-I-T, for some French Press coffee and gossip in the morning. Such a great way to start a day!


Johanna said...

"Be skinny, marry your boss, be known for your fabulous Sunday brunch."

Those are the most inspiring words I've heard all day!

Hell, all week!

Heather said...

what is a D-I-T??

Heather said...

wow heather, way to use your short term memory...

BabsieD said...

Why thank you, Johanna. Always happy to spread the vapidity.

Heather, perhaps you should read my other blog, Bong Hitters From Twenty (kidding!).

Anonymous said...

I am truly honored to be named the original...we'll have to brainstorm over the press next week on how to further define the term D-I-T....oh yes, and lotsa gossip. one80 ROCKS. Love you babs...xo,M.