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  • Convivial meals are taken house-party style, with younger ones given a high tea and then whisked away for DVDs and popcorn, leaving grown-ups to play at being lords and ladies for the night.

    Summer holidays: Top 10 places for over-fives

  • A number of D.C. lounges have sought to emulate ESL style in ensuing years, from the couch-strewn rooms to the warm, house-party feel of the space.

    Nightlife Agenda: Eighteenth Street Lounge anniversary, Animal Collective, Hot Chip

  • Then at the last minute, blessed if one of Daisy's aged relatives didn't croak, and since it would not have done for dear Lady Flashman to attend their foul house-party unaccompanied, I was dragooned cursing into service.

    Watershed

  • And our Micah Sifry notes that Obama's "crowdsourcing" around his economic recovery plan can still draw eyeballs, noting that the video address sent out to house-party hosts has already pulled in nearly 700,000 views.

    Daily Digest: Grading OFA's Organizing, Building a Bill Buffer, Remixing the President

  • She described how, on one occasion, a Russian princess who was traveling with the Mentmore house-party to watch the Derby at Epsom prevailed on Hannah to practice her power of suggestion upon her.

    Rothschild Women.

  • While brave enough to insist upon being taken out with the house-party for the ritual tiger shoots, Jai was ordered straight back to bed by Dr Huban, his English physician.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • The photographs taken at Sawai Madhopur, triumphant scenes in which the royal house-party stand guard over the handsome corpses, betray almost nothing plate 13.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • … We had our cousins come up, and so had a regular house-party.

    The Last Empress

  • Call it an Agatha Christie house-party picture that reveals the intricacies of class and sex in a way that Christie never could.

    Gosford Park (2001)

  • I heard it at a house-party, fell head-over-heels for the grittiest voice I had heard in my life, and Monday morning went out and bought it.

    What I’m Listening To… « Mudpuddle

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