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© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

One of the most relaxing ways to end a Wednesday evening this summer has been to make my way up to the roof of the Donovan House Hotel on Thomas Circle. This past Wednesday was the most enjoyable yet, of the half dozen or so times I’ve been there, due to the cooler temperature and more laid back than normal crowd.

Lorie Peters and friends © Tony Powell

Lorie Peters and friends © Tony Powell

Ever present DJ Seyhan Duru always does a great job keeping the right atmosphere going with his extensive catalogue of lounge-like beats. Stay in one place too long up there though, and you might miss seeing someone you heard was there…like my boss, Washington Life Executive Editor Michael Clements! I try to work my way around the entire pool area and end up over at the bar deck where there’s a never-ending stream of mingling. You never know who you’ll see. Two of my favorite people in DC were there – the inimitable Tom Quinn – whom I hadn’t seen all summer and Lorie Peters – surrounded by Peter Pappas and his pals. Donovan regulars Tina Jeon and Becky’s Fund board member Chris Thompson are always up for a few shots and it seemed as though I had an all out photo shoot with new friend and graphic designer Nickolena Sidler – right there on deck – who had a different pose for every day of the week! I think she was a model in a past life.

Nickolena Sidler © Tony Powell

Nickolena Sidler © Tony Powell

John  Burns and friends © Tony Powell

John Burns and friends © Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

Chris Thompson and Tina Jeon © Tony Powell

Chris Thompson and Tina Jeon © Tony Powell

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