The Manny

(Photo credit: Kyle Samperton)

Dashing into Ralph Lauren for what I expected to be a typical book signing and cocktail party at a cothing store in Georgetown (wait – should that be typical!?), I was pleasantly shocked at how fully I enjoyed myself. Not only did I stay the entire time… but I chatted with interesting people, met a creative author, and sampled the best hors d’oeuvres EVER passed at a function like this.

The Manny is about a”Mom trying to balance home, job, husband, and kids in the tableau of the wealthy in Manhattan,” according to author Holly Peterson. While this sounds just a touch too much like real life – especially since the author herself lives at 72nd and Park, I’m convinced it’s a juicy read. These literary wizards find way to make ordinary life scandalously readable and interesting.

Washington notables came to toast the tale – Ben Bradley, Nora O’Donnell, and Paul Wharton were in attendance, milling about the RL Collection and sipping champagne (with those amazing hors d’oeuvres I can’t rant enough about.. Susan Gage Catering.) Looks like having a Manny is IN!