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The Donovan House played host last night for the celebration of a quartet of birthdays. The rooftop pool, with its stunning view of Thomas Circle, is becoming a very popular place to be these days and it provided a perfect backdrop for Jaclyn Gower, Courtney Caldwell, Jess Baca, and Stefanie Ball to be feted by a few hundred friends throughout the night. Of the four, I only knew Jaclyn, so it was good to make some new friends. It was refreshing to see such a wildly diverse crowd of people at a party in Washington, DC. The thing I love most about going out every night is not knowing who I’ll run in to. Since there are so many gatherings and not enough hours in the day to get to them all, its very special to see certain people, if only for a few moments. One of those people last night was Lynly Boor, who I met very early on when I started covering events for Washington Life Magazine. So many nights I photographed her with Tom Quinn. Allison Katz was there sans Wright Sigmund (he was attending a wedding,) man about town Roby Penn, and Bob Ghafouri with Julia Ehrgood. DJ Seyhan Duru seemed particularly inspired last night…mixing up musical concoctions that were alternately explicit in nature as well as sublime.