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Inauguration parties: 2013 is the year of the brunch

Valerie Jarrett, Bob Hormats and Tina Brown at the Daily Beast/Credit Suisse brunch. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)

The inaugural cocktail party is so. . . 2009. This time, the celebration du jour is brunch.

Kate Walsh, left, and Allison Williams, right, with Elle magazine editor Robbie Myers at the National Portrait Gallery. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post)

Plus, VIPs aren’t exhausted yet. “People are fresher in the morning,” said Daily Beast editor Tina Brown, who hosted Sunday’s brunch at Cafe Milano with Harvey Weinstein, Eva Longoria, and Credit Suisse.

So. Many. Brunches: WPAS with Jessye Norman and Audra McDonald on Saturday; Emily’s List, the DCCC, Politico and ABC on Sunday — though “ours is actually a lunch reception,” said bureau chief Robin Sproul. Start time, 12:30. “We wanted to be respectful of the swearing-in” at noon, she said.

Jessye Norman at the Washington Performing Arts Society brunch, where she was given the Ambassador of the Arts Award. (Shealah Craighead/WPAS)

Debbie Dingell, Cokie Roberts and Rep. John Dingell at ABC’s brunch. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)

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