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Last night we stopped by the Corcoran Gallerys monthly Uncorked for wine and art. This months theme, the Best Brightest, included sculpture making, live music, interactive performance art, and a cash bar. We snapped Chemonics Xian Zhang, Free the Slaves Alex Woods, Womens Action for New Directions Erica Fein, and Johns Hopkins Krasi Shapkarova.
Last night we stopped by the Corcoran Gallery's monthly Uncorked for wine and art.
This month's theme, the Best + Brightest, included sculpture making, live music, interactive performance art, and a cash bar. We snapped Chemonics' Xian Zhang, Free the Slaves' Alex Woods, Women's Action for New Directions' Erica Fein, and Johns Hopkins' Krasi Shapkarova.
Fairfax Public Schools Sara Boyce and Sara Hawkins, Chemonics Andrea Poling, and Kristin Hughes with their yarn and wire sculptures inspired by featured artist Bruce Nauman.
Fairfax Public Schools' Sara Boyce and Sara Hawkins, Chemonics' Andrea Poling, and Kristin Hughes with their yarn and wire sculptures inspired by featured artist Bruce Nauman.
Kristin Davison, who came to support her sister Olivia Davidson, a Corcoran student whose work is on display, is with friends Kathleen Hudik and Sofia Castillo.
Kristin Davison, who came to support her sister Olivia Davidson, a Corcoran student whose work is on display, is with friends Kathleen Hudik and Sofia Castillo.
Discoverys April George, Maha Kemal, and Eokan Polaf. The next Corcoran Uncorked is Express Yourself on May 21.
Discovery's April George, Maha Kemal, and Eokan Polaf. The next Corcoran Uncorked is Express Yourself on May 21.
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Last night we also headed to happy hour with the Young Lawyers Network. We snapped the hosts, Washington Council of Lawyers Nancy Lopez and DC Bar Foundations Danny Reed bookending Lewis Baachs Courtney Weiner at right, Arent Foxs Alison Andersen.
Last night we also headed to happy hour with the Young Lawyers Network. We snapped the hosts, Washington Council of Lawyers' Nancy Lopez and DC Bar Foundation's Danny Reed bookending Lewis Baach's Courtney Weiner; at right, Arent Fox's Alison Andersen.
The Young Lawyers Network helps new DC lawyers engage with the Bar Foundation, a non-profit supporting legal representation for DC residents. Here, Decherts Paul Lee, Americans United for the Separation of Church and States Greg Lipper, and Sara Safriet, all WCL board members.
The Young Lawyers Network helps new DC lawyers engage with the Bar Foundation, a non-profit supporting legal representation for DC residents. Here, Dechert's Paul Lee, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State's Greg Lipper, and Sara Safriet, all WCL board members.
120 lawyers, legal professionals and law students came to network and strengthen the publics interest in lawyering. Here, Zipin, Amster Greenbergs Irene Castro, New America Foundations Aleta Sprague, Crowell Morings Dalal Hasan and Louisa Marion, and Gore Brothers Sarah Surwit.
120 lawyers, legal professionals and law students came to network and strengthen the public's interest in lawyering. Here, Zipin, Amster & Greenberg's Irene Castro, New America Foundation's Aleta Sprague, Crowell & Moring's Dalal Hasan and Louisa Marion, and Gore Brothers' Sarah Surwit.
City Tap House provided wings, hand-cut fries and bacon popcorn with drink specials. Here, DoJs Alfredo Martinez and NRCCs Jenna Strom.
City Tap House provided wings, hand-cut fries and bacon popcorn with drink specials. Here, DoJ's Alfredo Martinez and NRCC's Jenna Strom.
Hey, golf and tennis nuts—and folks who love a great cause Join us in June for one of the great charity events of summer, the 12th annual Cardinal Bank Charity Classic, on June 2 (tennis) and June 9 (golf) at the Country Club of Fairfax. Funds raised support the Inova Kellar Center health services for kids, young adults, and their families. The tennis powerhouse known as Bisnow Media bravely fields a tennis team every year, and while we have won some and lost some (mostly lost), we always have fun, meet wonderful people, and feel proud to help the community. Youll love it, too. Our own Mark and Margot Bisnow are honorary chairs this year. Come on over More info.
Hey, golf and tennis nuts—and folks who love a great cause! Join us in June for one of the great charity events of summer, the 12th annual Cardinal Bank Charity Classic, on June 2 (tennis) and June 9 (golf) at the Country Club of Fairfax. Funds raised support the Inova Kellar Center health services for kids, young adults, and their families. The tennis powerhouse known as Bisnow Media bravely fields a tennis team every year, and while we have won some and lost some (mostly lost), we always have fun, meet wonderful people, and feel proud to help the community. You'll love it, too. Our own Mark and Margot Bisnow are honorary chairs this year. Come on over! More info.
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Last night we also went to the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce inaugural Scholarship Reception at Key Concepts Knowledgebase in Fairfax. We snapped Alexandria mayor Bill Euille, Braddock District supervisor John Cook, NVBCC chairman Dr. Douthard Butler (whos also at George Mason), and scholarship committee chair Ralph Perrino (whos also at No Va Tutoring Service).
Last night we also went to the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce inaugural Scholarship Reception at Key Concepts Knowledgebase in Fairfax. We snapped Alexandria mayor Bill Euille, Braddock District supervisor John Cook, NVBCC chairman Dr. Douthard Butler (who's also at George Mason), and scholarship committee chair Ralph Perrino (who's also at No Va Tutoring Service).
The 1,000 scholarship went to TC Williams High School student Amen Hailegiorgis, here with his proud parents Belete Belayneh and Emawayesh Kassa.
The $1,000 scholarship went to TC Williams High School student Amen Hailegiorgis, here with his proud parents Belete Belayneh and Emawayesh Kassa.
NVBCC is a nonprofit that creates opportunities for businesses to build relationships, expand networks, obtain professional development, and build their companies. Here, Alexandria School Board vice chair Chris Lewis, Sen Tim Kane staffer Joe Montano, and Micah Edmond, whos running for Congress in Virginias 8th district.
NVBCC is a nonprofit that creates opportunities for businesses to build relationships, expand networks, obtain professional development, and build their companies. Here, Alexandria School Board vice chair Chris Lewis, Sen Tim Kane staffer Joe Montano, and Micah Edmond, who's running for Congress in Virginia's 8th district.
Last night, we were privileged to witness one of the most extraordinary events in American theater, the world premiere at Arena Stage of a play about a US president who was there, with his wife, watching along with us. Margot Schulman At the end of Camp David, when President and Mrs. Carter came on stage in tears, there wasnt a dry eye in the house. The 90-minute play, which is funnier and more fascinating than anyone could have imagined, tells the story of 13 days in 1978 when Jimmy Carter risked his presidency by inviting Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin to Camp David to try to forge a Middle East peace agreement. Here, Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter with the actors who portray them, Hallie Foote and Richard Thomas.
Last night, we were privileged to witness one of the most extraordinary events in American theater, the world premiere at Arena Stage of a play about a US president who was there, with his wife, watching along with us.
Margot Schulman At the end of Camp David, when President and Mrs. Carter came on stage in tears, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. The 90-minute play, which is funnier and more fascinating than anyone could have imagined, tells the story of 13 days in 1978 when Jimmy Carter risked his presidency by inviting Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin to Camp David to try to forge a Middle East peace agreement. Here, Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter with the actors who portray them, Hallie Foote and Richard Thomas.
We also snapped them surrounded by Arena Honorary Board members Joan and David Maxwell at right, one of the many Carter White House alums who were there, Faith Collins, and Benchmarks Tom Scanlong.
We also snapped them surrounded by Arena Honorary Board members Joan and David Maxwell; at right, one of the many Carter White House alums who were there, Faith Collins, and Benchmarks' Tom Scanlong.
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We snapped Senator Lisa Murkowski bookended by Smith-Free Group CEO Jim Free and Alaskan commercial fisher Jenny Dwyer. At the VIP reception before dinner and the show, guests enjoyed an open bar and a variety of appetizers. We loved the shrimp with Thai peanut sauce.
We snapped Senator Lisa Murkowski bookended by Smith-Free Group CEO Jim Free and Alaskan commercial fisher Jenny Dwyer. At the VIP reception before dinner and the show, guests enjoyed an open bar and a variety of appetizers. We loved the shrimp with Thai peanut sauce.
Former Carter aide Gerald Rafshoon tells us he tried for 30 years to get the Carters to agree to do this play, which he produced. Here, his proud family and friends Teneo Strategys Jaclyn Rothenberg, US District Courts Bailey Heaps, Georgia student Ariel Rothenberg, Bottomline Techs Skip Heaps and his wife Susan, Camp Carter survivor Janet Rafshoon, Gwinnett Colleges Ellen Rafshoon, and McKenna Longs Scott Rafshoon.
Former Carter aide Gerald Rafshoon tells us he tried for 30 years to get the Carters to agree to do this play, which he produced. Here, his proud family and friends: Teneo Strategy's Jaclyn Rothenberg, US District Court's Bailey Heaps, Georgia student Ariel Rothenberg, Bottomline Techs' Skip Heaps and his wife Susan, "Camp Carter survivor" Janet Rafshoon, Gwinnett College's Ellen Rafshoon, and McKenna Long's Scott Rafshoon.
EG Reinsch Companies Lola Reinsch, CapitalOnes George Swygert, Russin Vecchis Tom Mansbach, and Lori Jenkins.
EG Reinsch Companies' Lola Reinsch, CapitalOne's George Swygert, Russin & Vecchi's Tom Mansbach, and Lori Jenkins.
Last night, we also went to The Fairmont Hotel for Leadership Greater Washingtons annual spring event. The most interesting, and tension-filled, moment occurred when emcee Rebecca Cooper, WJLA Washington Business Report anchor, called Councilwoman Muriel Bowser to take the stage with the man she just beat in Tuesdays primary, incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray. The two posed with LGW prez Timothy Kime before briskly walking away.
Last night, we also went to The Fairmont Hotel for Leadership Greater Washington's annual spring event. The most interesting, and tension-filled, moment occurred when emcee Rebecca Cooper, WJLA Washington Business Report anchor, called Councilwoman Muriel Bowser to take the stage with the man she just beat in Tuesday's primary, incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray. The two posed with LGW prez Timothy Kime before briskly walking away.
We snapped DC Chamber of Commerce prez Barbara Lang, right, who recently announced her retirement and received an Innovative Leadership Award. Shes with her husband Lang Strategys Gerald Lang and her colleague Barbara Seay.
We snapped DC Chamber of Commerce prez Barbara Lang, right, who recently announced her retirement and received an Innovative Leadership Award. She's with her husband Lang Strategy's Gerald Lang and her colleague Barbara Seay.
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Guests enjoyed an open bar, dinner, and dessert while networking with DC business leaders. Here, FRAs Jim Barratt, design and events mogul Charlotte Reid, Only Make Believes Tamela Aldridge, and Pepco VP Debbie Jarvis.
Guests enjoyed an open bar, dinner, and dessert while networking with DC business leaders. Here, FRA's Jim Barratt, design and events mogul Charlotte Reid, Only Make Believe's Tamela Aldridge, and Pepco VP Debbie Jarvis.
Founded in 1986, Leadership Greater Washington connects diverse leadership through education and programs for its 1,300 members. Here, Bank of Americas Joann Tobin and Patti Brooks-Noble bookend Dr. Maria Hankerson and Youthbuild Public Charter Schools Arthur Dade.
Founded in 1986, Leadership Greater Washington connects diverse leadership through education and programs for its 1,300 members. Here, Bank of America's Joann Tobin and Patti Brooks-Noble bookend Dr. Maria Hankerson and Youthbuild Public Charter School's Arthur Dade.
We went to the historic Glenview Mansion in Rockville for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Montgomery Countys Helping Children Blossom fundraiser. We snapped honoree NBC4 anchor Barbara Harrison, right, with Redman Communications Debbie Redman.
We went to the historic Glenview Mansion in Rockville for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Montgomery County's Helping Children Blossom fundraiser.
We snapped honoree NBC4 anchor Barbara Harrison, right, with Redman Communications' Debbie Redman.
The annual fundraiser supports CASAs mission to advocate for the timely placement of abused and neglected children in safe, permanent homes. Here, the Wash Post columnist who started Kids Post, John Kelly, was presented with the Barbara Harrison Child Advocacy Award for his long service to the DC community. Hes flanked by CASA exec director Francha Davis and board prez Barbara Faigen.
The annual fundraiser supports CASA's mission to advocate for the timely placement of abused and neglected children in safe, permanent homes. Here, the Wash Post columnist who started Kids Post, John Kelly, was presented with the Barbara Harrison Child Advocacy Award for his long service to the DC community. He's flanked by CASA exec director Francha Davis and board prez Barbara Faigen.
Currently serving 400 to 500 children in MoCo, CASA-MD ensures they get high quality care while under the courts jurisdiction. Here are co-chairs Melissa Curry and Linda Stewart with state director Ed Kilcullen and CASAs Jennifer Carson.
Currently serving 400 to 500 children in MoCo, CASA-MD ensures they get high quality care while under the court's jurisdiction. Here are co-chairs Melissa Curry and Linda Stewart with state director Ed Kilcullen and CASA's Jennifer Carson.
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Guests enjoyed dancing, cocktails, light fare, and a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting CASA. Here, Excess Baggage founder Nancy Gould, realtor Lauren Kline, Halos Cathy Hodin, Veritas Law Firms Andrew Kline, and Bailey Rothmans Dan Hodin.
Guests enjoyed dancing, cocktails, light fare, and a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting CASA. Here, Excess Baggage founder Nancy Gould, realtor Lauren Kline, Halo's Cathy Hodin, Veritas Law Firm's Andrew Kline, and Bailey Rothman's Dan Hodin.
We went to the Artisphere for Washington Project for the Arts SELECT Art Auction Gala, its most important annual fundraiser. We snapped auction coordinator Erica Kempler, The Art Registrys Jessica Naresh, Enlinea Designs Henrique Siblesz, and Byrd Dentals Maryam Nabaui.
We went to the Artisphere for Washington Project for the Arts SELECT Art Auction Gala, its most important annual fundraiser. We snapped auction coordinator Erica Kempler, The Art Registry's Jessica Naresh, Enlinea Design's Henrique Siblesz, and Byrd Dental's Maryam Nabaui.
There was a silent auction of 150 art works by contemporary artists, reception, dinner with artist-designed piñatas hanging over the tables, and a DJ-fueled party. Here, collectors NIHs Howard Gadlin and Brenda Hanning flank WPA board chair Kim Ward.
There was a silent auction of 150 art works by contemporary artists, reception, dinner with artist-designed piñatas hanging over the tables, and a DJ-fueled party. Here, collectors NIH's Howard Gadlin and Brenda Hanning flank WPA board chair Kim Ward.
We enjoyed Lavender Collins cocktails, a large wooden boat of shrimp, oysters and clams, and frickles (fried pickles). Here, Jones Days Andrew Sherman, Allison Madsen, Tiger Management Consultings Mel Hardy, Sheppard Mullins Gardner Gillespie, and CulturalDCs Juanita Hardy.
We enjoyed Lavender Collins cocktails, a large wooden boat of shrimp, oysters and clams, and frickles (fried pickles). Here, Jones Day's Andrew Sherman, Allison Madsen, Tiger Management Consulting's Mel Hardy, Sheppard Mullin's Gardner Gillespie, and CulturalDC's Juanita Hardy.
Over 700 artists, collectors, art professionals, and business leaders came. Here, journalist Fernando Silva-Pinto and Marshfield Associates Elise Hoffman and Chris Nielczewski.
Over 700 artists, collectors, art professionals, and business leaders came. Here, journalist Fernando Silva-Pinto and Marshfield Associates' Elise Hoffman and Chris Nielczewski.
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Deloittes Tim Ward, Morgan Stanleys Judy Zins, and the OCCs Howard Verp.
Deloitte's Tim Ward, Morgan Stanley's Judy Zins, and the OCC's Howard Verp.
We went to the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony at the Warner Theatre to celebrate the gift of cherry trees from Japan 102 years ago. We snapped Anna Saeki, whose Japanese-Latin fusion style has made her one of the worlds top tango singers.
We went to the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony at the Warner Theatre to celebrate the gift of cherry trees from Japan 102 years ago. We snapped Anna Saeki, whose Japanese-Latin fusion style has made her one of the world's top tango singers.
Justin Pineda Fronda sang the National Anthem and Genevieve Maki Meier sang the Japanese National Anthem.
Justin Pineda Fronda sang the National Anthem and Genevieve Maki Meier sang the Japanese National Anthem.
Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae officially opened the festival with a Haiku about how much traffic the blossoms bring to DC, which garnered many laughs.
Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae officially opened the festival with a Haiku about how much traffic the blossoms bring to DC, which garnered many laughs.
There were many performances, including Howard Universitys Step Team, which danced to a Wizard of Oz theme.
There were many performances, including Howard University's Step Team, which danced to a Wizard of Oz theme.
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Last night we went to The Community Foundation at Arena Stage, to celebrate its 40 years inspiring change in DC. Proceeds benefit its Fund for Greater Washington, which supports education and workforce development programs for low-income families. We snapped The Training Sources Evelyn Rhim, Fair Chances Gretchen Van der Veer, and The Leadership Sanctuarys Heather Kaye.
Last night we went to The Community Foundation at Arena Stage, to celebrate its 40 years inspiring change in DC.
Proceeds benefit its Fund for Greater Washington, which supports education and workforce development programs for low-income families. We snapped The Training Source's Evelyn Rhim, Fair Chance's Gretchen Van der Veer, and The Leadership Sanctuary's Heather Kaye.
Local artists showcased talents in music, theatre, poetry and dance, including Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Levine Music, and Joes Movement Emporium. Here, PrimePays Whitney Hancock, Meridians Greg Conroy, and The Meltzer Groups Keith Burgess.
Local artists showcased talents in music, theatre, poetry and dance, including Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Levine Music, and Joe's Movement Emporium. Here, PrimePay's Whitney Hancock, Meridian's Greg Conroy, and The Meltzer Group's Keith Burgess.
Geppetto Catering provided a BBQ bar for the reception, with beef brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, and Carolina slaw. Here, First Generation College Bounds Joseph Fisher, The Community Foundations Desiree Griffin-Moore, and Gilford Corps Ollie and Henry Gilford bookending African Continuum Theatre Cos Dwight Deneal.
Geppetto Catering provided a BBQ bar for the reception, with beef brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, and Carolina slaw. Here, First Generation College Bound's Joseph Fisher, The Community Foundation's Desiree Griffin-Moore, and Gilford Corp's Ollie and Henry Gilford bookending African Continuum Theatre Co's Dwight Deneal.
Guest enjoyed sweets smores bread pudding, chocolate mousse cups, and mini red velvet cakes. Here, ANGAs Marty Durbin, CASEs Allison Stearns, and A Wider Circles Mark Bergel and Layne Amerikaner.
Guest enjoyed sweets: s'mores bread pudding, chocolate mousse cups, and mini red velvet cakes. Here, ANGA's Marty Durbin, CASE's Allison Stearns, and A Wider Circle's Mark Bergel and Layne Amerikaner.
So what makes for a healthy colon anyway That was the question to be answered last night as we joined Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundations second annual Eat4Life Celebrity Chef Cook-Off at Longview Gallery. We snapped Table DC chef Frederik de Pue, whose food creation included a crudité salad, bookended by C4L Young Professional board member Mike Swallow and exec director Michael Sapienza.
So what makes for a healthy colon anyway? That was the question to be answered last night as we joined Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation's second annual Eat4Life Celebrity Chef Cook-Off at Longview Gallery. We snapped Table DC chef Frederik de Pue, whose food creation included a crudité salad, bookended by C4L Young Professional board member Mike Swallow and exec director Michael Sapienza.
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Local celebrity chefs were invited to compete with dishes using colon-friendly ingredients, including salmon, leafy greens, and (our favorite) dark chocolate. Guests tasted the various dishes while learning how to Love Your Butt through healthy eating. Here, Beangood Coffee Pubs Faheem Noor Ali, The Tailored Mans Sanjay Daswani, C4L board member Vishal Sandesara, and Devin Brande.
Local celebrity chefs were invited to compete with dishes using colon-friendly ingredients, including salmon, leafy greens, and (our favorite) dark chocolate. Guests tasted the various dishes while learning how to "Love Your Butt" through healthy eating. Here, Beangood Coffee Pub's Faheem Noor Ali, The Tailored Man's Sanjay Daswani, C4L board member Vishal Sandesara, and Devin Brande.
For the second straight year, The Source chef Scott Drewno took home the prize. Here, the champ is surrounded by Fairfax Co Public Schools Jimmy Sanabria, WhyFoodWorks Sarah Waybright, and Georgetown Pinstripe chef Carlos Gonzalez.
For the second straight year, The Source chef Scott Drewno took home the prize. Here, the champ is surrounded by Fairfax Co Public Schools' Jimmy Sanabria, WhyFoodWorks' Sarah Waybright, and Georgetown Pinstripe chef Carlos Gonzalez.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The Chris4Life Foundation seeks a cure to eliminate the disease, the second leading cause of cancer death. Join Chris4Life this Sunday for the ninth annual Scope it Out 5K at Freedom Plaza. Here, Sconset Films George Ferris, C4L founding director Doni Kanka, and Rodney Grove.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The Chris4Life Foundation seeks a cure to eliminate the disease, the second leading cause of cancer death. Join Chris4Life this Sunday for the ninth annual Scope it Out 5K at Freedom Plaza. Here, Sconset Films' George Ferris, C4L founding director Doni Kanka, and Rodney Grove.
Last night we also joined the Saint Patricks Day celebrations at Ri Ra in Georgetown. We snapped Koons Automotives Lyndon Grant, Tony Wilson, and Danny Lugo.
Last night we also joined the Saint Patrick's Day celebrations at Ri Ra in Georgetown. We snapped Koons Automotive's Lyndon Grant, Tony Wilson, and Danny Lugo.
Last night we also headed to CRAFT Medias annual St. Patricks Day bash at PJ Clarkes Sidecar. The open bar included Guinness and appetizers like mini Shepherds Pie. We snapped American College of Cardiologys Carissa Maguire, CRAFTs Danielle Theroux, World Net Dailys Alyssa Farah, Little Black Blogs Quinn Woodward Pu, Harbour Groups Tara Chandra, and Washington Lifes Sarah Valerio.
Last night we also headed to CRAFT Media's annual St. Patrick's Day bash at PJ Clarke's Sidecar. The open bar included Guinness and appetizers like mini Shepherd's Pie. We snapped American College of Cardiology's Carissa Maguire, CRAFT's Danielle Theroux, World Net Daily's Alyssa Farah, Little Black Blog's Quinn Woodward Pu, Harbour Group's Tara Chandra, and Washington Life's Sarah Valerio.
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There was also an amazing performance of DC Fire Departments own Bagpipe group, the DCFD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums playing both traditional Irish music and modern melodies.
There was also an amazing performance of DC Fire Department's own Bagpipe group, the DCFD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums playing both traditional Irish music and modern melodies.
Last night we headed to the 19th annual Everybody Wins DC Gala at the Capital Hilton for a reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions. EWDC is the largest literacy and mentoring organization in the area devoted to cultivating childrens love for learning. We snapped BET Networks CEO and the galas keynote speaker Debra Lee, flanked by National Geographics Lynn Wallace with his wife Faye, and by EWDCs exec director Mary Salandar.
Last night we headed to the 19th annual Everybody Wins! DC Gala at the Capital Hilton for a reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions.
EW!DC is the largest literacy and mentoring organization in the area devoted to cultivating children's love for learning. We snapped BET Networks CEO and the gala's keynote speaker Debra Lee, flanked by National Geographic's Lynn Wallace with his wife Faye, and by EW!DC's exec director Mary Salandar.
The evenings theme, Open Books. Open Doors, celebrated the inspiring work of students, mentors, community leaders, and corporate planners. Here, Proof Integrated Communications Felipe Leon, Burson Marstellers Minni Gupta and Jessica Smith, and Venn Strategies Erik Olson.
The evening's theme, Open Books. Open Doors, celebrated the inspiring work of students, mentors, community leaders, and corporate planners. Here, Proof Integrated Communications' Felipe Leon, Burson Marsteller's Minni Gupta and Jessica Smith, and Venn Strategies' Erik Olson.
Many student performances rocked the house during the three-course dinner, including the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. Here, EWDCs Lucinda Mulzac with Brent Elementary School principal Peter Young and his wife Leah.
Many student performances rocked the house during the three-course dinner, including the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. Here, EW!DC's Lucinda Mulzac with Brent Elementary School principal Peter Young and his wife Leah.
We went to the opening night of the World Stages International Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center. During this 20-day festival, it will hold world-class productions of theatrical visionaries from around the globe. We snapped The Kennedy Centers future president Deborah Rutter bookended by Maria Kersten and Donna Cutro.
We went to the opening night of the World Stages International Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center. During this 20-day festival, it will hold world-class productions of theatrical visionaries from around the globe. We snapped The Kennedy Center's future president Deborah Rutter bookended by Maria Kersten and Donna Cutro.
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During cocktail hour, guests viewed the new installations in the atrium, such as Pequeno Teatro (Little Theater) with miniature puppets from Brazil and costume designs sketches from Lion King and Wicked. Here, WNO Board members Kristen Lund and Rose Carter are bookended by their husbands, Torch Hill Investment Partners George Lund and Global Wireless Solutions Paul Carter.
During cocktail hour, guests viewed the new installations in the atrium, such as Pequeno Teatro (Little Theater) with miniature puppets from Brazil and costume designs sketches from Lion King and Wicked. Here, WNO Board members Kristen Lund and Rose Carter are bookended by their husbands, Torch Hill Investment Partners' George Lund and Global Wireless Solutions' Paul Carter.
Guests enjoyed hors doeuvres, an open bar, three-course dinner, poetry reading, and a surprise appearance of War Horse by Handspring Puppet Company. Here, Palestinian Missions Hakam Takash is flanked by his wife June-Wei Sum and Mexican Cultural Institutes Laura Ramirez-Rasgado.
Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, three-course dinner, poetry reading, and a surprise appearance of War Horse by Handspring Puppet Company. Here, Palestinian Mission's Hakam Takash is flanked by his wife June-Wei Sum and Mexican Cultural Institute's Laura Ramirez-Rasgado.
HRH Foundations Helen Lee Henderson is flanked by The Kennedy Centers Nicole Kidston and Leslie Miller.
HRH Foundation's Helen Lee Henderson is flanked by The Kennedy Center's Nicole Kidston and Leslie Miller.
We headed to Look Bar and Club on K Street for the Young Conservatives Coalitions Reaganpalooza. We snapped Tom Qualtere of Rep. Mike Kellys office with World Net Dailys Alyssa Farah. It was a final celebration of the CPAC weekend and featured themed cocktails such as The Gipper.
We headed to Look Bar and Club on K Street for the Young Conservatives Coalition's Reaganpalooza. We snapped Tom Qualtere of Rep. Mike Kelly's office with World Net Daily's Alyssa Farah. It was a final celebration of the CPAC weekend and featured themed cocktails such as The Gipper.
American Psychological Assns Heather Kaiser and Ashton Theodore Randle in the VIP level of the club. There was a DJ and large dance floor.
American Psychological Assn's Heather Kaiser and Ashton Theodore Randle in the VIP level of the club. There was a DJ and large dance floor.
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Miller Spence Groups Vaneese Cope joins Ellis Business Advisers prez Philip Ellis and Polaris Consultings Tamara Edwards. The party was sponsored by The Daily Caller
Miller Spence Group's Vaneese Cope joins Ellis Business Advisers prez Philip Ellis and Polaris Consulting's Tamara Edwards. The party was sponsored by The Daily Caller
Partnership for Public Services Audrey Pfund, Hensle Phelps Madelyn Waterer, Immix Groups Alli Sharper, and Perkins Eastmans Katie Johnson.
Partnership for Public Service's Audrey Pfund, Hensle Phelps' Madelyn Waterer, Immix Group's Alli Sharper, and Perkins Eastman's Katie Johnson.
Female brewers from 70 breweries around the world joined for International Womens Collaboration Brew Day to raise funds for charities. Capitol City Brewing Company hosted an all-female team to create the Unite Pale Ale, tapping this month there and at Meridian Pint. Part of the beer sales will be donated to the Pink Boots Society, helping women beer professionals. Here, Port City Brewing Companys Tammy Portnoy, Allison Lange, and Andrea Wilkinson (left, center, and right) surround Devils Backbones April Anderson and brewer Megan OLeary Parisi.
Female brewers from 70 breweries around the world joined for International Women's Collaboration Brew Day to raise funds for charities. Capitol City Brewing Company hosted an all-female team to create the Unite Pale Ale, tapping this month there and at Meridian Pint. Part of the beer sales will be donated to the Pink Boots Society, helping women beer professionals. Here, Port City Brewing Company's Tammy Portnoy, Allison Lange, and Andrea Wilkinson (left, center, and right) surround Devil's Backbone's April Anderson and brewer Megan O'Leary Parisi.
Last night we went to the D.C. United and DC Brau Tradition Ale Release Party at Penn Social. We snapped coach Ben Olsen with goalkeeper Joe Willis. DC Brau DCU hosted the tapping party to introduce the local brewerys new Tradition Beer and golden ale, which will be available throughout DC, including RFK, in time for Saturdays soccer home opener vs the Columbus Crew.
Last night we went to the D.C. United and DC Brau Tradition Ale Release Party at Penn Social.
We snapped coach Ben Olsen with goalkeeper Joe Willis. DC Brau & DCU hosted the tapping party to introduce the local brewery's new Tradition Beer and golden ale, which will be available throughout DC, including RFK, in time for Saturday's soccer home opener vs the Columbus Crew.
Erik Enger, Jorge Gadala-Maria, and Chris Hudler with DCU midfielder Lewis Neal. Guests were excited to celebrate the new season with DCU players.
Erik Enger, Jorge Gadala-Maria, and Chris Hudler with DCU midfielder Lewis Neal. Guests were excited to celebrate the new season with DCU players.
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Guests could also pose for photos with the teams three US Open Cup trophies, including last years cup. Here, James Wong, Rebecca Lam, and Meharry Medical Colleges Cheryl Chun.
Guests could also pose for photos with the team's three US Open Cup trophies, including last year's cup. Here, James Wong, Rebecca Lam, and Meharry Medical College's Cheryl Chun.
We went a launch party for Gen Z, the new program by Bisnow Ventures for aspiring high school entrepreneurs, at the Georgetown law offices of Foley Lardner. We snapped Cresas Jon Olmstead, Microstrategys Kirsten Brown, CrossMines Bob Nelson, and Cabot Consultings Tom Berray.
We went a launch party for Gen Z, the new program by Bisnow Ventures for aspiring high school entrepreneurs, at the Georgetown law offices of Foley & Lardner. We snapped Cresa's Jon Olmstead, Microstrategy's Kirsten Brown, CrossMine's Bob Nelson, and Cabot Consulting's Tom Berray.
NFTEs Kara Johnson and Georgetown University Entrepreneurship program head Jeff Reid have been promoting entrepreneurship for years and welcomed Gen-Z to the arena.
NFTE's Kara Johnson and Georgetown University Entrepreneurship program head Jeff Reid have been promoting entrepreneurship for years and welcomed Gen-Z to the arena.
Chef Teddy Folkman from Granville Moore served smoked salmon, herbed sweet potatoes, meatballs, and other yummy nibbles.
Chef Teddy Folkman from Granville Moore served smoked salmon, herbed sweet potatoes, meatballs, and other yummy nibbles.
UBS Leland Bishop, Phi Beta Kappas Steve Anderson, and the Pappas Groups Allison Mataya.
UBS' Leland Bishop, Phi Beta Kappa's Steve Anderson, and the Pappas Group's Allison Mataya.
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The Bank of Georgetown celebrated the grand opening of its new HQ and branch on 30th and M, its 11th branch, with a ribbon cutting and cocktail party. Here, Bank of Georgetown CEO Mike Fitzgerald is with Debbie Winsor, widow of bank co-founder Curt Winsor its named The Winsor Branch in his honor.
The Bank of Georgetown celebrated the grand opening of its new HQ and branch on 30th and M, its 11th branch, with a ribbon cutting and cocktail party. Here, Bank of Georgetown CEO Mike Fitzgerald is with Debbie Winsor, widow of bank co-founder Curt Winsor; it's named The Winsor Branch in his honor.
Guests dined on Italian fare, such as arancini, bruschetta, and caprese skewers. Here, The Mayors Ward 2 Liaison Freddie Bulger, Interim Commissioner Dept of Securities Banking Chester McPherson, Debbie Winsor, Mike Fitzgerald, Georgetown BID prez Joe Sternlieb, Georgetown Business Assn prez Riyad Said, Georgetown Citizens Assn prez Pam Moore, and CORE principal Guy Martin.
Guests dined on Italian fare, such as arancini, bruschetta, and caprese skewers. Here, The Mayor's Ward 2 Liaison Freddie Bulger, Interim Commissioner Dept of Securities & Banking Chester McPherson, Debbie Winsor, Mike Fitzgerald, Georgetown BID prez Joe Sternlieb, Georgetown Business Assn prez Riyad Said, Georgetown Citizens Assn prez Pam Moore, and CORE principal Guy Martin.
We found our artistic calling at Paolos Georgetown--painting wine bottles--and, of course, drinking the wine that had been in them. Led by in-house artist Fabiano Amin, whose paintings are on the walls of the Italian restaurant, guests enjoyed Sip Create, the first in a series of artistic events.
We found our artistic calling at Paolo's Georgetown--painting wine bottles--and, of course, drinking the wine that had been in them. Led by in-house artist Fabiano Amin, whose paintings are on the walls of the Italian restaurant, guests enjoyed Sip & Create, the first in a series of artistic events.
Amidst all the painting, guests also devoured Paolo hors doeuvres, including gnocchi, flatbread pizza, and risotto croquettes. Looks like Georgetown has some raw talent in wine bottle decorating.
Amidst all the painting, guests also devoured Paolo hors d'oeuvres, including gnocchi, flatbread pizza, and risotto croquettes. Looks like Georgetown has some raw talent in wine bottle decorating.
Last night, for Fat Tuesday, we headed to the 3rd annual Bayou Gras block party to celebrate Mardi Gras at Bayou Bakery. We snapped Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, who brought the Big Easy to Arlington with music, food, and street-style drinks from his hometown of New Orleans. Hes with his son Kemp theyre surrounded by Simoneinks Caroline Friou, Meaghan Donohoe, and Meg Malloy.
Last night, for Fat Tuesday, we headed to the 3rd annual Bayou Gras block party to celebrate Mardi Gras at Bayou Bakery.
We snapped Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, who brought the Big Easy to Arlington with music, food, and street-style drinks from his hometown of New Orleans. He's with his son Kemp; they're surrounded by Simoneink's Caroline Friou, Meaghan Donohoe, and Meg Malloy.
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The party extended outside the bakery to a block-long heated tent, where we drank krewe de brewe, including Louisiana Abita beer, bourbon-spiked gator-aid, and parade punch with white rum. Here, Permuta Technologies John Cirujales, Simoneink prez Simone Rathle, ragin cajun Ainsley Daigle, and Simply Wireless Erine Canlas.
The party extended outside the bakery to a block-long heated tent, where we drank krewe de brewe, including Louisiana Abita beer, bourbon-spiked gator-aid, and parade punch with white rum. Here, Permuta Technologies' John Cirujales, Simoneink prez Simone Rathle, ragin' cajun Ainsley Daigle, and Simply Wireless' Erine Canlas.
The krewe de roux included muff-a-lotta, seafood jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish mac-n-cheese, and of course, king cake. Here, consultant Rich Karam, make-up artist Stephanie Rushworth, DODs Hatcher Tynes, and FBIs Gary Rushworth.
The krewe de roux included muff-a-lotta, seafood jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish mac-n-cheese, and of course, king cake. Here, consultant Rich Karam, make-up artist Stephanie Rushworth, DOD's Hatcher Tynes, and FBI's Gary Rushworth.
Guests chanted a famous New Orleans saying, Laissez les bon temps rouler which, in case you forgot your high school French, means Let the good times roll. Here, Buddy Sentner, Cajun Queen Gifts Jody Boudreaux, and 94.7 Freshs Leslie Holschen.
Guests chanted a famous New Orleans saying, Laissez les bon temps rouler which, in case you forgot your high school French, means "Let the good times roll." Here, Buddy Sentner, Cajun Queen Gifts' Jody Boudreaux, and 94.7 Fresh's Leslie Holschen.
Last night we also went to the Motion Picture Association of America for a reception, QA, and screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens in NYC and LA Friday. We snapped the films music supervisor Randall Poster this is the eighth film hes done with producer Wes Anderson. Hes bookended by MPAAs Anna Soellner and 21st Century Foxs Rick Lane.
Last night we also went to the Motion Picture Association of America for a reception, Q&A, and screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens in NYC and LA Friday. We snapped the film's music supervisor Randall Poster; this is the eighth film he's done with producer Wes Anderson. He's bookended by MPAA's Anna Soellner and 21st Century Fox's Rick Lane.
Guests dined on crab cakes, pork chops, and beef tenderloin while enjoying piano music and film conversation. Here, documentary filmmaker Dan Cohen, who directed An Article of Hope with exec producer Tom Hanks, is flanked by West Film Festival prez Brad Russell and 21st Century Foxs Jocelyn Coffey.
Guests dined on crab cakes, pork chops, and beef tenderloin while enjoying piano music and film conversation. Here, documentary filmmaker Dan Cohen, who directed An Article of Hope with exec producer Tom Hanks, is flanked by West Film Festival prez Brad Russell and 21st Century Fox's Jocelyn Coffey.
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We all grabbed freshly made popcorn and water on our way into the screening. Here, MPAAs Kelley OConnell, District Strategies Ryan McGinness, and NBC Universals Phil Tahtakran.
We all grabbed freshly made popcorn and water on our way into the screening. Here, MPAA's Kelley O'Connell, District Strategies' Ryan McGinness, and NBC Universal's Phil Tahtakran.
Caio Peixoto and his girlfriend Allied Integrated Marketings Emilia Stefanczyk.
Caio Peixoto and his girlfriend Allied Integrated Marketing's Emilia Stefanczyk.
The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association (yes, this is a real organization) was prepared for Mondays storm, putting on another well-organized snowball fight that began in Dupont Circle.
The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association (yes, this is a real organization) was prepared for Monday's storm, putting on another well-organized snowball fight that began in Dupont Circle.
Although the fight was moved to the National Mall, competitors eagerly participated in rounds of combat at the Dupont Memorial Fountain.
Although the fight was moved to the National Mall, competitors eagerly participated in rounds of combat at the Dupont Memorial Fountain.
The fight attracted dozens of participants--even Big Foot--who were ready to show off their athleticism after weeks of watching the Winter Olympics.
The fight attracted dozens of participants--even Big Foot--who were ready to show off their athleticism after weeks of watching the Winter Olympics.
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Here, Andre Marin and Alice Nader of Sao Paulo. She tells us that, being from a warm climate, shes amazed how snow brings people together. Hes surprised that most of the participants were adults.
Here, Andre Marin and Alice Nader of Sao Paulo. She tells us that, being from a warm climate, she's amazed how snow brings people together. He's surprised that most of the participants were adults.
Last night we joined 4,000 fans at the old Washington Coliseum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first concert in North America. At exactly 831pm, Beatlemania Now played the same set the Beatles played on Feb. 11, 1964, with Twist and Shout, Love Me Do, and I Want to Hold Your Hand.
Last night we joined 4,000 fans at the old Washington Coliseum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first concert in North America.
At exactly 8:31pm, Beatlemania Now played the same set the Beatles played on Feb. 11, 1964, with Twist and Shout, Love Me Do, and I Want to Hold Your Hand.
We snapped Vornados Bruce Pascal and his wife Amy dancing along to the great oldies.
We snapped Vornado's Bruce Pascal and his wife Amy dancing along to the great oldies.
At a pre-concert reception, Douglas Jamal and his son Norman, who sponsored the evening to benefit the DC Preservation League, bookend Capital Adventures Ellie McMullen and starchitect Shalom Baranes.
At a pre-concert reception, Douglas Jamal and his son Norman, who sponsored the evening to benefit the DC Preservation League, bookend Capital Adventure's Ellie McMullen and starchitect Shalom Baranes.
Perseus real estate president Bob Cohen, his wife J. P. Morgans Rose Cohen, Boston Properties Ray Ritchey, and Office Movers CEO John Kane.
Perseus real estate president Bob Cohen, his wife J. P. Morgan's Rose Cohen, Boston Properties' Ray Ritchey, and Office Movers CEO John Kane.
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Kane Construction CEO Dennis Kane, Denise Murphy and her husband Eagle Bank retail banking president Tom Murphy, and Eagle Bank CEO Ron Paul. On the walls great old photos of the Beatles.
Kane Construction CEO Dennis Kane, Denise Murphy and her husband Eagle Bank retail banking president Tom Murphy, and Eagle Bank CEO Ron Paul. On the walls: great old photos of the Beatles.
Last night we went to the opening of Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage starring Kathleen Turner. We snapped the famed actress, an Academy Award nominee, who gave a very powerful performance, with her daughter Rachel Ann Weiss, an up-and-coming musician who performed a song for her mom during the post-show reception.
Last night we went to the opening of Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage starring Kathleen Turner.
We snapped the famed actress, an Academy Award nominee, who gave a very powerful performance, with her daughter Rachel Ann Weiss, an up-and-coming musician who performed a song for her mom during the post-show reception.
Using a David Hare translation, the show uses satire to paint an unforgettable portrait of war, updated with 10 pieces of original music in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style. And, in her professional singing debut, Kathleen Turner shows she can really belt em out
Using a David Hare translation, the show uses satire to paint an unforgettable portrait of war, updated with 10 pieces of original music in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style. And, in her professional singing debut, Kathleen Turner shows she can really belt 'em out!
The story of a tough-as-nails single mom determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war also starred Nicholas Rodriguez, who won peoples hearts in Oklahoma.
The story of a tough-as-nails single mom determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war also starred Nicholas Rodriguez, who won people's hearts in Oklahoma.
Last night we also headed to the W to kick-off Fashion Week, which officially started in NY yesterday, for the start of a week of fashion events, with models showing off some of the must-have pieces from Diane Von Furstenbergs spring collection. We snapped Urban Igloos Janice Green and Childrens National Medical Centers Greer Gavins.
Last night we also headed to the W to kick-off Fashion Week, which officially started in NY yesterday, for the start of a week of fashion events, with models showing off some of the must-have pieces from Diane Von Furstenberg's spring collection. We snapped Urban Igloo's Janice Green and Children's National Medical Center's Greer Gavins.
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Attendees sipped specialty cocktails and champagne, while getting beautified at eyelash and hair primping bars and beauty stations. We snapped Nectar Skin Bar owner Brian Thomas flanked by Expedias Amber Knott and Heather Freemans Lindley Thornburg.
Attendees sipped specialty cocktails and champagne, while getting beautified at eyelash and hair primping bars and beauty stations. We snapped Nectar Skin Bar owner Brian Thomas flanked by Expedia's Amber Knott and Heather Freeman's Lindley Thornburg.
DBI Architects Masha Casey, speech pathologist Anne Eichberger, Casey Dobyns, Deloittes Logan Ashcraft, and Rachel Wang Pang.
DBI Architects' Masha Casey, speech pathologist Anne Eichberger, Casey Dobyns, Deloitte's Logan Ashcraft, and Rachel Wang Pang.
BrandLinkDCs Jayne Sandman with the Ws Olivier Servat and Chloé Gray-Le Coz.
BrandLinkDC's Jayne Sandman with the W's Olivier Servat and Chloé Gray-Le Coz.
Last night we also went to The Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle for Phillips After 5. We snapped corporate recruiter Mandy Click, Geppetto Caterings Ken Tu, and DC Police Foundations Rebecca Schwartz.
Last night we also went to The Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle for Phillips After 5. We snapped corporate recruiter Mandy Click, Geppetto Catering's Ken Tu, and DC Police Foundation's Rebecca Schwartz.
An electro-acoustic jazz quartet played in a room lit by an LED Aurora Borealis. Here, Booz Allens Chloe Roldan and Elsa Voytas surround Field Schools Felicia Aikens and Insights Tess Deatley.
An electro-acoustic jazz quartet played in a room lit by an LED Aurora Borealis. Here, Booz Allen's Chloe Roldan and Elsa Voytas surround Field School's Felicia Aikens and Insight's Tess Deatley.
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World Bank Groups Manuela Adl and Pamela Crivelli enjoy the wine and Nordic cheeses in the Phillips Mansion section of the collection.
World Bank Group's Manuela Adl and Pamela Crivelli enjoy the wine and Nordic cheeses in the Phillips Mansion section of the collection.
Scandinavian artists showcased innovative lamp and lighting designs, a unique medium for art. Here, consultants Daniel Norton and Seth Barna join the Smithsonians Elizabeth Wilkie.
Scandinavian artists showcased innovative lamp and lighting designs, a unique medium for art. Here, consultants Daniel Norton and Seth Barna join the Smithsonian's Elizabeth Wilkie.
We know its not Valentines Day just yet, but some of Bisnows finest decided to GoRed anyway in support of National Wear Red Day, to support womens heart disease awareness. The American Heart Association says since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, 34 fewer women have died of heart disease. Snapped here moments ago (front) Rachel Fulchiero, Channing Muller, Laura Bellantoni and (back) Marie Finnegan, Scott Pacheco, Robyn Menish, and JC Calcerano. You can learn more about the Go Red for Women campaign and how to prevent heart disease here.
We know it's not Valentine's Day just yet, but some of Bisnow's finest decided to #GoRed anyway in support of National Wear Red Day, to support women's heart disease awareness. The American Heart Association says since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, 34% fewer women have died of heart disease. Snapped here moments ago: (front) Rachel Fulchiero, Channing Muller, Laura Bellantoni and (back) Marie Finnegan, Scott Pacheco, Robyn Menish, and JC Calcerano. You can learn more about the Go Red for Women campaign and how to prevent heart disease here.
Last night we welcomed a bit of Hollywood to DC at the red carpet screening of the upcoming movie About Last Night. We snapped comedian Kevin Hart, star of the updated version of the 1986 romantic comedy that starred Demi Moore and Rob Lowe about new love for two couples who meet in a bar.
Last night we welcomed a bit of Hollywood to DC at the red carpet screening of the upcoming movie About Last Night.
We snapped comedian Kevin Hart, star of the updated version of the 1986 romantic comedy that starred Demi Moore and Rob Lowe about new love for two couples who meet in a bar.
The rom com also stars DC native Regina Hall, here with producer Will Packer. Of course, it opens on Valentines Day.
The rom com also stars DC native Regina Hall, here with producer Will Packer. Of course, it opens on Valentine's Day.
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Last night we also went to one of our favorite events, the annual Sugar Champagne Affair, at the Ronald Reagan Building. We love it because all proceeds directly benefit the Washington Humane Society and because there are delicious sweet and savory foods from 80 top restaurants. We snapped Accenture Federals Alaina Mohanco with Snickers and Timber.
Last night we also went to one of our favorite events, the annual Sugar & Champagne Affair, at the Ronald Reagan Building. We love it because all proceeds directly benefit the Washington Humane Society and because there are delicious sweet and savory foods from 80 top restaurants. We snapped Accenture Federal's Alaina Mohanco with Snickers and Timber.
Our reporter was too busy eating to snap a picture of the nights organizers and hosts, Equinox restaurants chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, so we threw in a picture we took of them at last years event, with the Reagan Buildings food and bev VP Don Shapiro, because they are so terrific.
Our reporter was too busy eating to snap a picture of the night's organizers and hosts, Equinox restaurant's chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, so we threw in a picture we took of them at last year's event, with the Reagan Building's food and bev VP Don Shapiro, because they are so terrific.
We loved Del Campos smoked salmon ceviche, 1789s oysters, and Blind Dog Cafés honey and ham dinner scones there were even treats for the dogs. It was also a chocolate lovers paradise as the top pastry chefs served cakes, chocolates, cupcakes, cookies, and gelato, such as CoCo Salas Latin Love Parfait. Here, Giselle and Nick Ford with Titch.
We loved Del Campo's smoked salmon ceviche, 1789's oysters, and Blind Dog Café's honey and ham dinner scones; there were even treats for the dogs. It was also a chocolate lover's paradise as the top pastry chefs served cakes, chocolates, cupcakes, cookies, and gelato, such as CoCo Sala's Latin Love Parfait. Here, Giselle and Nick Ford with Titch.
Last night we went to the St. Regis Hotel for a hot pink celebration of the one-year anniversary of Girls Health Ed. We snapped DrFirsts Chris Gray, Mrs. DC America Meagan Barnes, Mrs. Lincoln Parks Maria Duvall, and Proshares Ricardo Rosche Scott.
Last night we went to the St. Regis Hotel for a hot pink celebration of the one-year anniversary of Girl's Health Ed.
We snapped DrFirst's Chris Gray, Mrs. DC America Meagan Barnes, Mrs. Lincoln Park's Maria Duvall, and Proshares' Ricardo Rosche Scott.
The cocktail party united philanthropists and professionals over bubbly to benefit a great cause. Here, Miss Northern Virginia 2014 Bilikisu Adeyemi is bookended by Kenisha Smiles Kenisha Salvary and Girls Health Ed board member Anna Oguhebe.
The cocktail party united philanthropists and professionals over bubbly to benefit a great cause. Here, Miss Northern Virginia 2014 Bilikisu Adeyemi is bookended by Kenisha Smiles' Kenisha Salvary and Girls Health Ed board member Anna Oguhebe.
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Founded last year by Miss DC 2012 Sarah Hillware, Girls Health Ed is a foundation that brings health education to young girls in DC schools to enrich their lives through healthy, informed choices. Here, GWU grad student Kimia Ramezani, Mary Kays Heather Anissa Pizzamiglio, and Speys Paul Ashe.
Founded last year by Miss DC 2012 Sarah Hillware, Girls Health Ed is a foundation that brings health education to young girls in DC schools to enrich their lives through healthy, informed choices. Here, GWU grad student Kimia Ramezani, Mary Kay's Heather Anissa Pizzamiglio, and Spey's Paul Ashe.
Last night we also stopped by the Chevy Chase Club for a book party for Company Man, John Rizzos story of his life in the CIA. We snapped him surrounded by former CIA director Porter Goss and party host Cathy Jones, and by Caliber CEO Joe Martore.
Last night we also stopped by the Chevy Chase Club for a book party for Company Man, John Rizzo's story of his life in the CIA. We snapped him surrounded by former CIA director Porter Goss and party host Cathy Jones, and by Caliber CEO Joe Martore.
Two of DCs famed chefs, Graffiatos Mike Isabella and Del Campos Victor Albisu, will be among the scores of top chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists at the Newseum starting at 7pm this Saturday, dishing up their faves for great causes Marthas Table and DC Central Kitchen. Well be there, eating way more than we should, and we hope youll come, too, for this incredible foodie extravaganza. Only 95 or 200 VIP few tix remain.
Two of DC's famed chefs, Graffiato's Mike Isabella and Del Campo's Victor Albisu, will be among the scores of top chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists at the Newseum starting at 7pm this Saturday, dishing up their faves for great causes: Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen. We'll be there, eating way more than we should, and we hope you'll come, too, for this incredible foodie extravaganza. Only $95 or $200 VIP; few tix remain.
Last night we also went to Monster Jam Happy Hour at Penn Social before its return to Verizon Center this weekend for the first time since 2011. Monster trucks are custom-designed machines on 66-inch-tall tires, that weigh at least 10,000 pounds, generate 2,000 horsepower, and can fly 130 feet in the air. We snapped drivers Grave Diggers Randy Brown and Man Of Steels Joey Parnell.
Last night we also went to Monster Jam Happy Hour at Penn Social before its return to Verizon Center this weekend for the first time since 2011. Monster trucks are custom-designed machines on 66-inch-tall tires, that weigh at least 10,000 pounds, generate 2,000 horsepower, and can fly 130 feet in the air. We snapped drivers Grave Digger's Randy Brown and Man Of Steel's Joey Parnell.
Funds raised benefit DC Central Kitchen, which provides job training to end poverty and hunger, and is co-host of this weekends Sips Suppers. Here, Feld Entertainments Ashley Johnson and Ashley Page flank Qorvis Carly Vendemia.
Funds raised benefit DC Central Kitchen, which provides job training to end poverty and hunger, and is co-host of this weekend's Sips & Suppers. Here, Feld Entertainment's Ashley Johnson and Ashley Page flank Qorvis' Carly Vendemia.
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Last night we also went to SOME Junior Gala Happy Hour at Hill Country Barbecue to benefit SOMEs affordable housing. We snapped board members Jennifer Hughes and Alex Libby with Carlyles Christopher Brimsek, Andres Panza, and Mark McCord.
Last night we also went to SOME Junior Gala Happy Hour at Hill Country Barbecue to benefit SOME's affordable housing. We snapped board members Jennifer Hughes and Alex Libby with Carlyle's Christopher Brimsek, Andres Panza, and Mark McCord.
The happy hour was a pre-event to the SOME Jr Gala Feb. 7 benefiting Youth for Tomorrow, The Madisons 2014 charity, and SOME. Here, party co-host The Madisons Lorena Jewart and Margaret Clark.
The happy hour was a pre-event to the SOME Jr Gala Feb. 7 benefiting Youth for Tomorrow, The Madison's 2014 charity, and SOME. Here, party co-host The Madison's Lorena Jewart and Margaret Clark.
Last night we also went to the Motion Picture Association of Americas pre-screen of Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. The film, opening Jan. 31, is an unconventional melodrama about three people forging their own improvised family. We snapped host Sirius Molly Dedham flanked by author Brenna McDonough and movie reviewer Willie Waffle.
Last night we also went to the Motion Picture Association of America's pre-screen of Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. The film, opening Jan. 31, is an unconventional melodrama about three people forging their own improvised family. We snapped host Sirius' Molly Dedham flanked by author Brenna McDonough and movie reviewer Willie Waffle.
Guests mingled at BLT for a reception after the screening. Here, MPAAs Ivory Zorich and Monica Lee Bellais.
Guests mingled at BLT for a reception after the screening. Here, MPAA's Ivory Zorich and Monica Lee Bellais.
What a night We saw Jay Z, Kathleen Turner, Bob Gates.... We went to the Jay Z Magna Carter World Tour at the Verizon Center, his first solo headlining tour in almost four years, supporting his similarly named newly released double platinum album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. We snapped the super star pumping out the hits.
What a night! We saw Jay Z, Kathleen Turner, Bob Gates....
We went to the Jay Z Magna Carter World Tour at the Verizon Center, his first solo headlining tour in almost four years, supporting his similarly named newly released double platinum album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. We snapped the super star pumping out the hits.
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To the crowds delight, he performed On to the Next One, Holy Grail, 99 Problems, Picasso Baby, Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Public Service Announcement, Run This Town, Empire State of Mind, Izzo (H.O.V.A.) and Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).
To the crowd's delight, he performed On to the Next One, Holy Grail, 99 Problems, Picasso Baby, Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Public Service Announcement, Run This Town, Empire State of Mind, Izzo (H.O.V.A.) and Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).
Last night we also went to The Mayflower for PLAYBOOK Cocktails featuring former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussing his new blockbuster book Duty. We snapped him with Politicos Mike Allen as he talked about working for eight presidents. He joked about his New Years Day neck injury tripping over a rug at home, but there were no new revelations.
Last night we also went to The Mayflower for PLAYBOOK Cocktails featuring former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussing his new blockbuster book Duty. We snapped him with Politico's Mike Allen as he talked about working for eight presidents. He joked about his New Years Day neck injury tripping over a rug at home, but there were no new revelations.
Last night we also went to Arena Stage for a real treat an opening night performance, cocktails, dinner, and meeting Kathleen Turner the famed actress received the American Artist Award. We snapped her flanked by Rynthia Rost and Carrie Higgenbotham. Shell be performing at Arena in Mother Courage Jan. 31 to March 9. She also performed in Midsummer Nights Dream here shortly after Body Heat made her a star in 1981.
Last night we also went to Arena Stage for a real treat: an opening night performance, cocktails, dinner, and meeting Kathleen Turner; the famed actress received the American Artist Award. We snapped her flanked by Rynthia Rost and Carrie Higgenbotham. She'll be performing at Arena in Mother Courage Jan. 31 to March 9. She also performed in Midsummer Night's Dream here shortly after Body Heat made her a star in 1981.
Last night we went to the RightNOW Women PAC launch party at 101 Constitution. We snapped House Speaker John Boehner with Director of the Founding Members group (20s and 30s women) Brittany Thune (daughter of the Sen. Thune) who works for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, former George W. Bush aide and PAC Board chair Marlene Colucci, Shelley Hymer, and Lisa Costello.
Last night we went to the RightNOW Women PAC launch party at 101 Constitution.
We snapped House Speaker John Boehner with Director of the Founding Members group (20s and 30s women) Brittany Thune (daughter of the Sen. Thune) who works for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, former George W. Bush aide and PAC Board chair Marlene Colucci, Shelley Hymer, and Lisa Costello.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (right) is with Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers Libby Bish, Allie Ryan, and Senate staffer Aly Higgins. RightNOW is building a grassroots network of women, especially young professionals under 40, raising awareness and money for qualified Republican women candidates for federal office.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (right) is with Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers' Libby Bish, Allie Ryan, and Senate staffer Aly Higgins. RightNOW is building a grassroots network of women, especially young professionals under 40, raising awareness and money for qualified Republican women candidates for federal office.
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Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are with Karen Sessions and Rep. Pete Sessions. RightNOW will engage more senior women advisors for financial support and candidate advice.
Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are with Karen Sessions and Rep. Pete Sessions. RightNOW will engage more senior women advisors for financial support and candidate advice.
Last night we also joined a full house at 1776 for a Fireside Chat with Sweetgreen co-founder Jonathan Neman, who told the uncensored story behind his growing DC-based brand. We snapped him with Freight Farms KC Stover theyre bookended by The Georgetown Bagelrys Lucien Koefoed and Mary Beall Adler.
Last night we also joined a full house at 1776 for a Fireside Chat with Sweetgreen co-founder Jonathan Neman, who told the uncensored story behind his growing DC-based brand. We snapped him with Freight Farms' KC Stover; they're bookended by The Georgetown Bagelry's Lucien Koefoed and Mary Beall Adler.
TechCocktails Frank Gruber led the discussion, which covered everything from Sweetgreens creation story to Jonathans embarrassing experience as a young entrepreneur when he discovered that magnets dont stick to stainless steel. Hes flanked by Steve Kann and Hercules Tech Growth Capitals Mark Modica.
TechCocktail's Frank Gruber led the discussion, which covered everything from Sweetgreen's creation story to Jonathan's embarrassing experience as a young entrepreneur when he discovered that magnets don't stick to stainless steel. He's flanked by Steve Kann and Hercules Tech Growth Capital's Mark Modica.
Guests enjoyed libations and inspiration from DCs hottest startups. Here, DNA Enterprises Michael Araman, Studleys Anna Shaffer, Urban Revivals Todd Wiggins, RedPeg Marketings Amanda Mitchell, and AIAC Investments Rob Colorina.
Guests enjoyed libations and inspiration from DC's hottest startups. Here, DNA Enterprises' Michael Araman, Studley's Anna Shaffer, Urban Revival's Todd Wiggins, RedPeg Marketing's Amanda Mitchell, and AIAC Investments' Rob Colorina.
Last night we went to The Hamilton for the screening of the third-season premiere of the hit HBO series Girls. It was one of eight Girls Night Out screening events around the country, coinciding with the NYC premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center. We snapped GI Film Festivals Laura Law-Millett with Karen Bastow and Gina Jackson.
Last night we went to The Hamilton for the screening of the third-season premiere of the hit HBO series Girls.
It was one of eight Girls Night Out screening events around the country, coinciding with the NYC premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center. We snapped GI Film Festival's Laura Law-Millett with Karen Bastow and Gina Jackson.
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Fans watched a live feed, including greetings from creator Lena Dunham, who welcomed the DC crowd, and then saw the first two episodes of the new season. Here, Brookings Karen Slachetka, Center for Cosmetic and Clinical Dermatologys Rachel Davis, with Amanda Field, Rachel Spellman, and Rachel Rosenberg.
Fans watched a live feed, including greetings from creator Lena Dunham, who welcomed the DC crowd, and then saw the first two episodes of the new season. Here, Brookings' Karen Slachetka, Center for Cosmetic and Clinical Dermatology's Rachel Davis, with Amanda Field, Rachel Spellman, and Rachel Rosenberg.
There were cupcakes, beer, and wine at the pre-show reception. Girls kicks off its third season with two episodes back-to-back this Sunday at 10 PM. A phenomenal cameo by comedian Amy Schumer in the opening episodes first minutes had the audience cracking up. Here, Elaine Blyskun and FDAs Katie Chaudhury.
There were cupcakes, beer, and wine at the pre-show reception. Girls kicks off its third season with two episodes back-to-back this Sunday at 10 PM. A phenomenal cameo by comedian Amy Schumer in the opening episode's first minutes had the audience cracking up. Here, Elaine Blyskun and FDA's Katie Chaudhury.
Last night we also went to the one-year anniversary of Industry Takeover Nights at Graffiato. We snapped RN74 chefpartner Adam Sobel, Top Chef alum and chefowner of Concrete Blondes Jennifer Carroll, Graffiato chef Mike Isabella, Poppy Den and Anjeo Tequileria chefowner Angelo Sosa, and Del Campo and Taco Bamba chefowner Victor Albisu.
Last night we also went to the one-year anniversary of Industry Takeover Nights at Graffiato. We snapped RN74 chef/partner Adam Sobel, Top Chef alum and chef/owner of Concrete Blonde's Jennifer Carroll, Graffiato chef Mike Isabella, Poppy Den and Anjeo Tequileria chef/owner Angelo Sosa, and Del Campo and Taco Bamba chef/owner Victor Albisu.
The first Monday of each month, Graffiato turns over the stoves to chef friends and mixologists to co-host industry nights. From 10om to 1am, guest chefs serve complimentary late night snacks, and the bar offers drink specials, including libations from guest mixologists. Here, Bourbon Steak head bartender Duane Sylvestre is flanked by restaurant investor Hilda Staples and sake2you.com master sake sommelier Tiffany Soto.
The first Monday of each month, Graffiato turns over the stoves to chef friends and mixologists to co-host industry nights. From 10om to 1am, guest chefs serve complimentary late night snacks, and the bar offers drink specials, including libations from guest mixologists. Here, Bourbon Steak head bartender Duane Sylvestre is flanked by restaurant investor Hilda Staples and sake2you.com master sake sommelier Tiffany Soto.
Industry Takeover Nights are open to the public for only 10 at the door 50 is donated to a different charity each month, and last night benefited Meals on Wheels. Here, Luisa Rodrigues, Katy Lerniher, Grace Miller, and Kapnos GM Nicholas Pagonis.
Industry Takeover Nights are open to the public for only $10 at the door; 50% is donated to a different charity each month, and last night benefited Meals on Wheels. Here, Luisa Rodrigues, Katy Lerniher, Grace Miller, and Kapnos GM Nicholas Pagonis.
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Last night we went to the Carolina Kitchen Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. The annual holiday extravaganza featured celebrity guests who entertained and spun tunes, and a bountiful Southern feast by Carolina Kitchen. We snapped the Grinch and Santa with Butler Medical Transports Michael Solomon.
Last night we went to the Carolina Kitchen Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
The annual holiday extravaganza featured celebrity guests who entertained and spun tunes, and a bountiful Southern feast by Carolina Kitchen. We snapped the Grinch and Santa with Butler Medical Transport's Michael Solomon.
The night benefited Childrens Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and The Trayvon Martin Foundation. Here, Attone Entertainment Groups Avery Pearsall, Howard Universitys Leslie Hall, and Roderick Jefferson.
The night benefited Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and The Trayvon Martin Foundation. Here, Attone Entertainment Group's Avery Pearsall, Howard University's Leslie Hall, and Roderick Jefferson.
Special guest Biz Markie, a rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, and reality TV personality.
Special guest Biz Markie, a rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, and reality TV personality.
Last night we went to two incredible holiday concerts Hot 99.5s Jingle Ball at the Verizon Center and the fabulous Choral Arts Christmas Concert and holiday gala at the Kennedy Center. We snapped Miley Cyrustwerking with Santa happily for the PG-13 crowds parents, it wasnt as X-rated as the VMAs.
Last night we went to two incredible holiday concerts: Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball at the Verizon Center and the fabulous Choral Arts Christmas Concert and holiday gala at the Kennedy Center.
We snapped Miley Cyrustwerking with Santa; happily for the PG-13 crowd's parents, it wasn't as X-rated as the VMAs.
The show is part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the seasons biggest annual music event in cities across the U.S. We snapped Robin Thicke singing Blurred Lines. Scroll way down for more incredible concert photos.
The show is part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the season's biggest annual music event in cities across the U.S. We snapped Robin Thicke singing Blurred Lines. Scroll way down for more incredible concert photos.
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At a slightly more sedate event across town, at the 49th annual Christmas Concert we listened to the Choral Arts Chorus, joined by the Childrens Chorus of Washington, sing beautiful carols that got us in the holiday mood — including one in Hebrew from the 1600s, several from The Messiah, including the Hallelujah chorus, and traditional carols we sang with Joy to the World and Silent Night.
At a slightly more sedate event across town, at the 49th annual Christmas Concert we listened to the Choral Arts Chorus, joined by the Children's Chorus of Washington, sing beautiful carols that got us in the holiday mood — including one in Hebrew from the 1600s, several from The Messiah, including the Hallelujah chorus, and traditional carols we sang with: Joy to the World and Silent Night.
One of the nights most generous sponsors the gang from First Potomac Realty Trust CEO Doug Donatelli, whose wife was home with a sick kid, is bookended by Nick Smith and wife Debra, and by Tim Zulick and wife Laura (front) Krista Dorian and John Sadlik.
One of the night's most generous sponsors: the gang from First Potomac Realty Trust: CEO Doug Donatelli, whose wife was home with a sick kid, is bookended by Nick Smith and wife Debra, and by Tim Zulick and wife Laura; (front) Krista Dorian and John Sadlik.
The concerts honorary patron was Italian ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise, so we sang White Christmas in English and Italian for the US Year of Italian Culture. We snapped them surrounded by the State Depts Lorraine Hariton, and by finance chair Cathy Jones, gala chair Olwen Pongrace, and former gala chair Ginger Pickle and her husband Buddy.
The concert's honorary patron was Italian ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise, so we sang White Christmas in English and Italian for the US Year of Italian Culture. We snapped them surrounded by the State Dept's Lorraine Hariton, and by finance chair Cathy Jones, gala chair Olwen Pongrace, and former gala chair Ginger Pickle and her husband Buddy.
At the post-concert reception, before dinner and dancing Cardinal Bank DC prez Kate Carr and her husband Keith former gala chair Christie Weiss and her husband Jeff.
At the post-concert reception, before dinner and dancing: Cardinal Bank DC prez Kate Carr and her husband Keith; former gala chair Christie Weiss and her husband Jeff.
Two former gala chairs congrats to Connie Carter, who just got engaged shes with Brooke Stroud Carnot, following in her dads footsteps, getting a PhD in child psychology.
Two former gala chairs: congrats to Connie Carter, who just got engaged; she's with Brooke Stroud Carnot, following in her dad's footsteps, getting a PhD in child psychology.
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Benefactor Rob Liberatore and exec director Debra Kraft. One poignant moment was when conductor Scott Tucker thanked the many military families in the audience, and everyone in the Concert Hall rose for a long, thunderous standing ovation.
Benefactor Rob Liberatore and exec director Debra Kraft. One poignant moment was when conductor Scott Tucker thanked the many military families in the audience, and everyone in the Concert Hall rose for a long, thunderous standing ovation.
Over 900 Italian-Americans and other friends of Italy celebrated the 100th anniversary of Holy Rosary Church at a sumptuous dinner gala at the National Building Museum. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (right), who was on the Centennial honorary committee, is with gala donor and Martek Global CEO Mark Tornillo. Holy Rosary is DCs oldest Italian parish.
Over 900 Italian-Americans and other friends of Italy celebrated the 100th anniversary of Holy Rosary Church at a sumptuous dinner gala at the National Building Museum.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (right), who was on the Centennial honorary committee, is with gala donor and Martek Global CEO Mark Tornillo. Holy Rosary is DC's oldest Italian parish.
Congrats to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, here with Martha Alito, for all hes done for the Year of Italian Culture well miss all the Italian festivities in 2014 Molto bene
Congrats to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, here with Martha Alito, for all he's done for the Year of Italian Culture; we'll miss all the Italian festivities in 2014! Molto bene!
Guests dined on lasagnette of artichokes and wild mushrooms and sipped Prosecco. Here, Il Canale owner Giuseppe Farruggio, Georgetown U chief public safety officer Rocco DelMonaco, and his wife Rapiscan Systems Eileen Parise.
Guests dined on lasagnette of artichokes and wild mushrooms and sipped Prosecco. Here, Il Canale owner Giuseppe Farruggio, Georgetown U chief public safety officer Rocco DelMonaco, and his wife Rapiscan Systems' Eileen Parise.
There was entertainment by baritone Jose Sacin and the Riverbend Opera Company Ensemble. Here, Centennial gala honoree Johanna Companies CEO Robert Fachina and his mother Florence.
There was entertainment by baritone Jose Sacin and the Riverbend Opera Company Ensemble. Here, Centennial gala honoree Johanna Companies CEO Robert Fachina and his mother Florence.
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We went to a dinner hosted by the PENFaulkner Foundation. We snapped architect Yann Weymouth, here with his daughter Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth, who introduced the winner of the 2013 PENMalamud Award for short stories.
We went to a dinner hosted by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. We snapped architect Yann Weymouth, here with his daughter Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth, who introduced the winner of the 2013 PEN/Malamud Award for short stories.
The hosts were Ginny Grenham (and her husband Paul Zevnik) who is with author George Saunders, honored for his book Tenth of December. The dinner was the night before the awards ceremony and reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The hosts were Ginny Grenham (and her husband Paul Zevnik) who is with author George Saunders, honored for his book Tenth of December. The dinner was the night before the awards ceremony and reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
We went to Recess Lounge for a fundraiser for the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation, which helps the transition of African immigrants to American society. We snapped the foundations Amara Okoroafor, Edgar Ndjatou, and Asmara Sium.
We went to Recess Lounge for a fundraiser for the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation, which helps the transition of African immigrants to American society. We snapped the foundation's Amara Okoroafor, Edgar Ndjatou, and Asmara Sium.
At Arlingtons Army Navy Country Club, Leukemia Ball co-chairs KPMG partner Candy Duncan and BBT group prez Dan Waetjen demonstrate LLSs new platform, Cancer Ends With Me, as they start raising 3M for the March 22 Leukemia Ball.
At Arlington's Army Navy Country Club, Leukemia Ball co-chairs KPMG partner Candy Duncan and BB&T group prez Dan Waetjen demonstrate LLS's new platform, Cancer Ends With Me, as they start raising $3M for the March 22 Leukemia Ball.
Comedian Ryan Hamilton (center), named by Rolling Stone as one of Five Comics to Watch, previewed the set hell perform in March.
Comedian Ryan Hamilton (center), named by Rolling Stone as one of Five Comics to Watch, previewed the set he'll perform in March.
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The US Marines Reserves hosted the Toys for Tots Charity Ball at NYU-DC. For a small donation, guests enjoyed an open bar, food, treats, and live music to help less fortunate kids. Here, Mrs. Logan Circle Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly with DCPR prez Joel Greenberg.
The US Marines Reserves hosted the Toys for Tots Charity Ball at NYU-DC.
For a small donation, guests enjoyed an open bar, food, treats, and live music to help less fortunate kids. Here, Mrs. Logan Circle Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly with DCPR prez Joel Greenberg.
A top-rated charity, Toys For Tots provides toys, books, and other gifts to poor kids. Here, Laura Black, Danielle Karst, Amanda Tantum, and Sunita Joshi.
A top-rated charity, Toys For Tots provides toys, books, and other gifts to poor kids. Here, Laura Black, Danielle Karst, Amanda Tantum, and Sunita Joshi.
Matt Mika, Bart Kempf, Chris Adamo, Catherine Thompson, and Brad Crowell.
Matt Mika, Bart Kempf, Chris Adamo, Catherine Thompson, and Brad Crowell.
We went to Oyster Riot XIX at the Old Ebbitt Grill, always one of the best parties of the year, always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. There were nearly 1,000 people, and tens of thousands of oysters, music by Mudcat, and a competition for the best wine to drink with oysters.
We went to Oyster Riot XIX at the Old Ebbitt Grill, always one of the best parties of the year, always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. There were nearly 1,000 people, and tens of thousands of oysters, music by Mudcat, and a competition for the best wine to drink with oysters.
We snapped mermaids Joshalin Evans and Amanda Campion flanking Clydes Restaurant Group prez Tom Meyer.
We snapped mermaids Joshalin Evans and Amanda Campion flanking Clyde's Restaurant Group prez Tom Meyer.
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Epstein Becker Greens Leslie Norwalk, Ed DAgostino, author Kerry Reichs, and CAS Ned Scharpf.
Epstein Becker Green's Leslie Norwalk, Ed D'Agostino, author Kerry Reichs, and CAS' Ned Scharpf.
Starlight Childrens Foundation hosted its annual Taste of the Stars Gala Saturday night at the Four Seasons. Here, its chairman Tom Gregg, with Brittany and Bill Milby.
Starlight Children's Foundation hosted its annual Taste of the Stars Gala Saturday night at the Four Seasons. Here, its chairman Tom Gregg, with Brittany and Bill Milby.
This years event honored the late Curt Winsor, Bank of Georgetown founder and longtime Starlight board member. Gala chairs Jim and Mai Abdo memorialized him by continuing his work supporting sick children. Here, Korn Ferrys Nels Olson with his wife Kristen.
This year's event honored the late Curt Winsor, Bank of Georgetown founder and longtime Starlight board member. Gala chairs Jim and Mai Abdo memorialized him by continuing his work supporting sick children. Here, Korn Ferry's Nels Olson with his wife Kristen.
Guests enjoyed cocktails, a moveable feast, and music by the Red Baraat band. Here, Silver Freedman Taff partner Steve Abramson with Medium Rare owner Mark Bucher.
Guests enjoyed cocktails, a moveable feast, and music by the Red Baraat band. Here, Silver Freedman & Taff partner Steve Abramson with Medium Rare owner Mark Bucher.
We went to the French Embassy for Alliance Francaises Beaujolais and Beyond. The annual event celebrates the release of this years Beaujolais Nouveau. Under French law, its released one minute after midnight Thursday, but this being DC, folks prefer to party on the weekend. We snapped Maurie Carr, consultant Ainsley Lloyd, attorney Reade Wilson, and Tara Varghese.
We went to the French Embassy for Alliance Francaise's Beaujolais and Beyond. The annual event celebrates the release of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau. Under French law, it's released one minute after midnight Thursday, but this being DC, folks prefer to party on the weekend. We snapped Maurie Carr, consultant Ainsley Lloyd, attorney Reade Wilson, and Tara Varghese.
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Guests sampled different vintages and hors doeuvres from DCs French restaurants. Here, DC DMVs Justin Day, MXM Socials Hillary Jackson Donovan and Erin Kirkpatrick, DODs Drew Fagan, and Greystar Real Estates Leah Woogen.
Guests sampled different vintages and hors d'oeuvres from DC's French restaurants. Here, DC DMV's Justin Day, MXM Social's Hillary Jackson Donovan and Erin Kirkpatrick, DOD's Drew Fagan, and Greystar Real Estate's Leah Woogen.
There were French pastries following the wine tasting, and a DJ playing popular French music by a large dance floor. Here, NATO Norfolks Marc Augenstreich, the Serge Betsen Academys Odile Prevot-Mussat, his wife Patricia Augenstreich, IFCs Olivier Mussat, and Midas Capital Investments David Martin.
There were French pastries following the wine tasting, and a DJ playing popular French music by a large dance floor. Here, NATO Norfolk's Marc Augenstreich, the Serge Betsen Academy's Odile Prevot-Mussat, his wife Patricia Augenstreich, IFC's Olivier Mussat, and Midas Capital Investments David Martin.
USMC John Barranco, Inter-American Development Banks Wendy Martinez, El Salvador Embassys Camila Vaquerano, USMCs Chris Brewster, and Navys Jack Downes.
USMC John Barranco, Inter-American Development Bank's Wendy Martinez, El Salvador Embassy's Camila Vaquerano, USMC's Chris Brewster, and Navy's Jack Downes.
Last night we headed to the Ritz Carlton in West End for Planned Parenthoods annual gala. There was a reception and four-course dinner in the ballroom, which had pink and purple uplighting Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe dropped by to congratulate them. We snapped The Nature Conservancys Amy Newstock, Susan Hamsher, and ethics officer Charlotte Young.
Last night we headed to the Ritz Carlton in West End for Planned Parenthood's annual gala.
There was a reception and four-course dinner in the ballroom, which had pink and purple uplighting; Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe dropped by to congratulate them. We snapped The Nature Conservancy's Amy Newstock, Susan Hamsher, and ethics officer Charlotte Young.
Planned Parenthood CEO Dr. Laura Myers is flanked by her son composer Chris Rogerson, and by Community Wealth Partners prez Sara Brenner, daughter Bethany Rogerson, and Access Youth founder Jodi Ovca.
Planned Parenthood CEO Dr. Laura Myers is flanked by her son composer Chris Rogerson, and by Community Wealth Partners prez Sara Brenner, daughter Bethany Rogerson, and Access Youth founder Jodi Ovca.
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Planned Parenthoods Susan Jones and her daughter Shanae flank Hannah Hoffman.
Planned Parenthood's Susan Jones and her daughter Shanae flank Hannah Hoffman.
Last night we went to a reception to celebrate the spectacular new offices of Streetsense at Bethesda Metro Center. We snapped CEO Marc Ratner with his mom Carole and wife Nadia. The offices redefine what a cool work space can be.
Last night we went to a reception to celebrate the spectacular new offices of Streetsense at Bethesda Metro Center.
We snapped CEO Marc Ratner with his mom Carole and wife Nadia. The offices redefine what a cool work space can be.
Everyone at Bisnow encourages all of you to take part in this years Bisnow Movember Challenge because life is better with a mustache (well, if youre a guy). If you want to fight prostate and testicular cancer, please sign up at www.movember.com. Make a team and start raising money. And send us your photo Well select the best sent to movemberbisnow.com. Pictures will be judged on creativity, quality of stache, and general silliness.
Everyone at Bisnow encourages all of you to take part in this year's Bisnow Movember Challenge because life is better with a mustache (well, if you're a guy). If you want to fight prostate and testicular cancer, please sign up at www.movember.com. Make a team and start raising money. And send us your photo! We'll select the best sent to movember@bisnow.com. Pictures will be judged on creativity, quality of 'stache, and general silliness.
Almost 1,000 came to the Washington Hilton Saturday for the 27th annual gala for Georgetowns Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. There was dinner, dancing, a huge silent auction, and a raffle for a Lexus. Ritz-Carltons Ellen Terry received the Margaret L. Hodges Leadership Award from Laurie Hodges Lapeyre for 20 years of volunteering.
Almost 1,000 came to the Washington Hilton Saturday for the 27th annual gala for Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. There was dinner, dancing, a huge silent auction, and a raffle for a Lexus. Ritz-Carlton's Ellen Terry received the Margaret L. Hodges Leadership Award from Laurie Hodges Lapeyre for 20 years of volunteering.
The NFL Players Assn Award went to Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald, who was unable to attend. His mentor, NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter accepted for him, talking about visiting Fitzgerald and his mother when she was dying from breast cancer. Hes bookended by Vince Lombardi II and NFLPA exec director DeMaurice Smith.
The NFL Players Assn Award went to Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, who was unable to attend. His mentor, NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter accepted for him, talking about visiting Fitzgerald and his mother when she was dying from breast cancer. He's bookended by Vince Lombardi II and NFLPA exec director DeMaurice Smith.
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We checked out hot new restaurant Table in Shaw and snapped architect Shalom Baranes with NOAAs Shannon Simpson and Capital Adventures Ellie McMullen.
We checked out hot new restaurant Table in Shaw and snapped architect Shalom Baranes with NOAA's Shannon Simpson and Capital Adventure's Ellie McMullen.
We went to the Home For The Holidays, a 22nd anniversary wine and hors doeuvres reception and fundraiser at Urban Country Home Furnishings in Bethesda Row. We snapped store co-owner Rachelle Roth flanked by her two daughters Jillian and Sascha.
We went to the Home For The Holidays, a 22nd anniversary wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and fundraiser at Urban Country Home Furnishings in Bethesda Row. We snapped store co-owner Rachelle Roth flanked by her two daughters Jillian and Sascha.
The store honored our wounded vets such as combat soldiers Captain Hugh Fisher and Will Fisher, here with Garland Miller, whos with the nights beneficiary, The Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund, a nonprofit that gives 100 of donations it receives to wounded soldiers recovering at military hospitals.
The store honored our wounded vets such as combat soldiers Captain Hugh Fisher and Will Fisher, here with Garland Miller, who's with the night's beneficiary, The Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund, a nonprofit that gives 100% of donations it receives to wounded soldiers recovering at military hospitals.
Last night we headed around the corner from our office at Bisneyland in Dupont Circle for the 27th annual High Heel Race. 15,000 people cheered as hundreds in drag raced four blocks on 17th Street in costumes, wigs, and high heels.
Last night we headed around the corner from our office at Bisneyland in Dupont Circle for the 27th annual High Heel Race.
15,000 people cheered as hundreds in drag raced four blocks on 17th Street in costumes, wigs, and high heels.
A racer dressed as Paula Deen offered biscuits throughout the race.
A racer dressed as Paula Deen offered biscuits throughout the race.
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Congrats to Barry Glassman for preparing an incredible tasting menu, paired with amazing wines, to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society. Barry is flanked by long-time supporters Cardinal Bank prez Kevin Reynolds and his wife Stacey Barrys wife Caren is at right. For the last 12 years, Barry, whose day job is wealth manager, has been chef for a night this year raised 75,000 at Gtowns PowerHouse.
Congrats to Barry Glassman for preparing an incredible tasting menu, paired with amazing wines, to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society.
Barry is flanked by long-time supporters Cardinal Bank prez Kevin Reynolds and his wife Stacey; Barry's wife Caren is at right. For the last 12 years, Barry, whose day job is wealth manager, has been chef for a night; this year raised $75,000 at Gtown's PowerHouse.
Many of the Chefs Night guests share a connection with brain tumors, like WTOP anchor Hillary Howard, who had one removed after a fall. She delighted the 230 guests by singing with the band.
Many of the Chef's Night guests share a connection with brain tumors, like WTOP anchor Hillary Howard, who had one removed after a fall. She delighted the 230 guests by singing with the band.
Saturday night we went to a huge Halloween Party at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and snapped AEIs Caroline Kitchens, Stephanie Xu of Sen. Burrs office, and BBTs Diane Moore dressed as shower loofahs.
Saturday night we went to a huge Halloween Party at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and snapped AEI's Caroline Kitchens, Stephanie Xu of Sen. Burr's office, and BB&T's Diane Moore dressed as shower loofahs.
DoDs Adam Mack, College of Charlestons Hannah Elizabeth Gilley, and Accentures Rich Alexander. There were six rooms with live music and open bars, co-hosted by George and Mason Inn.
DoD's Adam Mack, College of Charleston's Hannah Elizabeth Gilley, and Accenture's Rich Alexander. There were six rooms with live music and open bars, co-hosted by George and Mason Inn.
Bond, James Bond. Here, GWUs Devon Guralnick, Sphere Consultings Matt Sulva, and wealth manger Den Nichols.
Bond, James Bond. Here, GWU's Devon Guralnick, Sphere Consulting's Matt Sulva, and wealth manger Den Nichols.
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Yesterday morning we headed toward Arlington Cemetery for the start of the 38th Annual Marine Corps Marathon.
Yesterday morning we headed toward Arlington Cemetery for the start of the 38th Annual Marine Corps Marathon.
Over 30,000 marathoners came past mile marker 9 in Rock Creek Park under the M Street bridge.
Over 30,000 marathoners came past mile marker 9 in Rock Creek Park under the M Street bridge.
Last night we went to Dance Til Dawn, a Zumbathon at Howard Theatre hosted by VIDA Fitness. The two-hour dance party of nonstop Zumba was open to VIDA members and nonmembers. We snapped Flo Activewears Nina Logan with Vida Fitness GM Tara Sampson and program director Tami DeVitis.
Last night we went to Dance 'Til Dawn, a Zumbathon at Howard Theatre hosted by VIDA Fitness.
The two-hour dance party of nonstop Zumba was open to VIDA members and nonmembers. We snapped Flo Activewear's Nina Logan with Vida Fitness GM Tara Sampson and program director Tami DeVitis.
A Masquerade Social followed the dance party, with food and drinks and a performance by Elijah Rock. Here, ChildFund Internationals Brooke DiPetrillo, Melissa Kelly, and Danielle Roth.
A Masquerade Social followed the dance party, with food and drinks and a performance by Elijah Rock. Here, ChildFund International's Brooke DiPetrillo, Melissa Kelly, and Danielle Roth.
Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness program to music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training, that tightens and tones bodies. It was led by VIDA Fitness instructors.
Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness program to music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training, that tightens and tones bodies. It was led by VIDA Fitness instructors.
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Hearts and Homes for Youth at The Fillmore in Silver Spring celebrated 50 years of providing support to MoCo at risk youths. Guests enjoyed dinner and a performance by Miss Maryland 2013 Kasey Staniszewski, here with professional trainer Jana Costa.
Hearts and Homes for Youth at The Fillmore in Silver Spring celebrated 50 years of providing support to MoCo at risk youths. Guests enjoyed dinner and a performance by Miss Maryland 2013 Kasey Staniszewski, here with professional trainer Jana Costa.
Jan Goldstein received the annual Avis Birely award, named for the first MoCo Council Chair whose grant started the non-profit, from her grandson, Vic Seested. Here, his parents, Nola and Victor Seested.
Jan Goldstein received the annual Avis Birely award, named for the first MoCo Council Chair whose grant started the non-profit, from her grandson, Vic Seested. Here, his parents, Nola and Victor Seested.
Macys Metro Center hosted its Five Essentials Fall Fashion Show for 200 to see the hottest trends color blocking, layering, military style, embellishments, and baroque (so why theyre wearing basic black is a mystery to us). Here, Macys Christina Fulton is flanked by Holland Mitchel and MarQuies Willis of Kimptons, which provided food and drink.
Macy's Metro Center hosted its Five Essentials Fall Fashion Show for 200 to see the hottest trends: color blocking, layering, military style, embellishments, and baroque (so why they're wearing basic black is a mystery to us). Here, Macy's Christina Fulton is flanked by Holland Mitchel and MarQuies Willis of Kimpton's, which provided food and drink.
Last night we went to the Four Seasons for the annual Blue Hope Bash hosted by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. We snapped The Bachelors Michelle Money with Chris4Lifes Nathan Mattson and founder Michael Sapienza. Called Love Your Butt the night raised funds for colon cancer research.
Last night we went to the Four Seasons for the annual Blue Hope Bash hosted by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.
We snapped The Bachelor's Michelle Money with Chris4Life's Nathan Mattson and founder Michael Sapienza. Called "Love Your Butt!" the night raised funds for colon cancer research.
Board member Alison Hansan joins supporter and auctioneer Patti Haslett. Guests dined on steak and whitefish entrees, sipped on a great wine selection all evening, and had an incredible silent auction.
Board member Alison Hansan joins supporter and auctioneer Patti Haslett. Guests dined on steak and whitefish entrees, sipped on a great wine selection all evening, and had an incredible silent auction.
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Joe Puglise honored the memory of his wife Dr. Peter Jackson, holding Rocco Puglise, received the Ambassador of Hope Award.
Joe Puglise honored the memory of his wife; Dr. Peter Jackson, holding Rocco Puglise, received the Ambassador of Hope Award.
ABC7 anchor and emcee Jennifer Donelan with Breanna Pettinga, Kristy George and, via Skype, Jackie Borawski, receiving the Christine Sapienza Memorial Award for organizing the Scope It Out 5k Run in memory of their friends Erica Paul and Jaime Luch. Michael Sapienza is at right.
ABC7 anchor and emcee Jennifer Donelan with Breanna Pettinga, Kristy George and, via Skype, Jackie Borawski, receiving the Christine Sapienza Memorial Award for organizing the Scope It Out 5k Run in memory of their friends Erica Paul and Jaime Luch. Michael Sapienza is at right.
Musician Ted Garber performs during the dessert reception. The hot DC artist plays a Blues Americana Rock genre.
Musician Ted Garber performs during the dessert reception. The hot DC artist plays a Blues Americana Rock genre.
Promoting awareness, Victim Empowerment founder Angela Roses journey to becoming one of the nations most passionate and impactful advocates for the prevention of sexual violence started with the harrowing story of an abduction at knifepoint from a suburban shopping mall when she was 17. She shared her journey at the October Sterling Women luncheon and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of her truly inspirational and educational speech. Shes with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Promoting awareness, Victim Empowerment founder Angela Rose's journey to becoming one of the nation's most passionate and impactful advocates for the prevention of sexual violence started with the harrowing story of an abduction at knifepoint from a suburban shopping mall when she was 17. She shared her journey at the October Sterling Women luncheon and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of her truly inspirational and educational speech. She's with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Last night we also went to the Howard Theater in Shaw for Impact DC, with the Jewish Federations Young Leadership, to celebrate its philanthropy. We snapped its committer director Rachel Giattino, EPAs Josh Novikoff and his wife, attorney Jamie Novikoff.
Last night we also went to the Howard Theater in Shaw for Impact DC, with the Jewish Federation's Young Leadership, to celebrate its philanthropy. We snapped its committer director Rachel Giattino, EPA's Josh Novikoff and his wife, attorney Jamie Novikoff.
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Tearing up the dance floor US Global Leadership Councils Emily Benovitz, Ben Rosenbaum of Rep. Dina Titus office, and Brookings Karen Slachetka.
Tearing up the dance floor: US Global Leadership Council's Emily Benovitz, Ben Rosenbaum of Rep. Dina Titus' office, and Brookings' Karen Slachetka.
Georgetown Laws Sam Smith, NRCCs Dana Klein, and CNNs Sara Fischer. There was a great DJ, photo booth, and open bar.
Georgetown Law's Sam Smith, NRCC's Dana Klein, and CNN's Sara Fischer. There was a great DJ, photo booth, and open bar.
Grassroots Business Funds Rachel Wald, entrepreneur Bram Levy.
Grassroots Business Fund's Rachel Wald, entrepreneur Bram Levy.
Last night we also went to TranscenDANCE, the FreerSackler Silk Road Society Annual Soiree, at Mellon Auditorium. We snapped its founder (right) Carly Pippin with NEDs Jean Schindler, Philadelphia Museum of Arts Mekala Krishman, and McCain Institutes Stephen Wong.
Last night we also went to TranscenDANCE, the Freer|Sackler Silk Road Society Annual Soiree, at Mellon Auditorium. We snapped its founder (right) Carly Pippin with NED's Jean Schindler, Philadelphia Museum of Art's Mekala Krishman, and McCain Institute's Stephen Wong.
Guests could dance the night away with young art connoisseurs and yoga aficionados at an unforgettable soiree with open bars, hors doeuvres, and sublime desserts. The headliner was DJ beats by Thievery Corps Rob Garza hes flanked by Yoga Del Sol yoga instructor Pari Bradlee (daughter-in-law of Ben Bradlee) and Washington Ballets Septime Webre.
Guests could dance the night away with young art connoisseurs and yoga aficionados at an unforgettable soiree with open bars, hors d'oeuvres, and sublime desserts. The headliner was DJ beats by Thievery Corp's Rob Garza; he's flanked by Yoga Del Sol yoga instructor Pari Bradlee (daughter-in-law of Ben Bradlee) and Washington Ballet's Septime Webre.
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The Silk Road Society, the young patrons of the FreerSackler, hosted TranscenDANCE to benefit the opening of Yoga The Art of Transformation, the worlds first exhibition on the art of yoga. Here, Angelo Kostopoulos, World Banks Carolin Geginat, and Sodexos Ahmad Lutfeali.
The Silk Road Society, the young patrons of the Freer|Sackler, hosted TranscenDANCE to benefit the opening of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first exhibition on the art of yoga. Here, Angelo Kostopoulos, World Bank's Carolin Geginat, and Sodexo's Ahmad Lutfeali.
We went to the Italian Embassy Friday for the Points of Light Tribute Awards honoring those who have made extraordinary strides in volunteering. NJ Governor Chris Christie won in the civic category. We snapped him surrounded by the other winners Citi (corporate) exec Francesco Vanni dArchirafi, AmpleHarvest (non-profit) founder Gary Oppenheimer, and My Little Waiting Room founder Amy Paterson (individual).
We went to the Italian Embassy Friday for the Points of Light Tribute Awards honoring those who have made extraordinary strides in volunteering.
NJ Governor Chris Christie won in the civic category. We snapped him surrounded by the other winners: Citi (corporate) exec Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi, AmpleHarvest (non-profit) founder Gary Oppenheimer, and My Little Waiting Room founder Amy Paterson (individual).
The awards are presented annually to shine a national spotlight on the best of those who are a point of light. Here, singer Pia Toscano, who was the entertainment for the evening, and one of the emcees, actress Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooneys ex).
The awards are presented annually to shine a national spotlight on the best of those who are a "point of light." Here, singer Pia Toscano, who was the entertainment for the evening, and one of the emcees, actress Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooney's ex).
Over 300 enjoyed the live auction, with rare presidential mementos and deluxe travel, emceed by FOX News Greta Van Susteren, here with her husband John Coale.
Over 300 enjoyed the live auction, with rare presidential mementos and deluxe travel, emceed by FOX News' Greta Van Susteren, here with her husband John Coale.
The online auction, open until Oct. 31, has a custom 2014 Fiat 500L with enhancements to mimic Points of Lights color scheme. Here, attorney Larry Bathgate with his wife Michelle Bengue and Palm Restaurant owner Wally Ganzi with his wife Sandy.
The online auction, open until Oct. 31, has a custom 2014 Fiat 500L with enhancements to mimic Points of Light's color scheme. Here, attorney Larry Bathgate with his wife Michelle Bengue and Palm Restaurant owner Wally Ganzi with his wife Sandy.
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Last night we went to the Shoes for Running Tour at The Howard Theatre to see Big Boi. One half of Outkast with Andre 3000, Antwan Big Boi Patton has blazed musical trails since 1994. We snapped him with interactive marketing consultant Patrick Kidda and his wife DoTs Starr Kidda, who took advantage of the Howard Theatres free ticket offer to furloughed government employees for shows through Saturday.
Last night we went to the Shoes for Running Tour at The Howard Theatre to see Big Boi.
One half of Outkast with Andre 3000, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton has blazed musical trails since 1994. We snapped him with interactive marketing consultant Patrick Kidda and his wife DoT's Starr Kidda, who took advantage of the Howard Theatre's free ticket offer to furloughed government employees for shows through Saturday.
Last night we also joined 150 art and education supporters at Courage on Canvas, A Fall Exhibition by Life Pieces To Masterpieces at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. We snapped Bens Chili Bowl owner Sonya Ali, Pepco Social Responsibility VP Debbi Jarvis, Landon Schools Carole Kerns, and her husband Fort Myer Constructions Chris Kerns.
Last night we also joined 150 art and education supporters at Courage on Canvas, A Fall Exhibition by Life Pieces To Masterpieces at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. We snapped Ben's Chili Bowl owner Sonya Ali, Pepco Social Responsibility VP Debbi Jarvis, Landon School's Carole Kerns, and her husband Fort Myer Construction's Chris Kerns.
Life Pieces, named a top DC charity by the Catalogue for Philanthropy since 2003, shows art drawn by young men living in DCs poorest neighborhoods. Here, Selvon Waldron is with LPTM exec director Mary Brown and council member Kasim George.
Life Pieces, named a top DC charity by the Catalogue for Philanthropy since 2003, shows art drawn by young men living in DC's poorest neighborhoods. Here, Selvon Waldron is with LPTM exec director Mary Brown and council member Kasim George.
The opening featured 60 works of art created by LPTM boys and young men. Here, artist Jay Durrah with DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Judith Terra and its exec director Lionell Thomas.
The opening featured 60 works of art created by LPTM boys and young men. Here, artist Jay Durrah with DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' Judith Terra and its exec director Lionell Thomas.
We watched country music star Billy Currington at The Fillmore Silver Spring. He sang crowd faves, such as People are Crazy and Pretty Good at Drinkin Beer, while also throwing in Motown and surprise covers at the encore, including Daft Punks Get Lucky and Robin Thickes Blurred Lines. He even brought his dog Paco on stage when he sang Like My Dog.
We watched country music star Billy Currington at The Fillmore Silver Spring. He sang crowd faves, such as People are Crazy and Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer, while also throwing in Motown and surprise covers at the encore, including Daft Punk's Get Lucky and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. He even brought his dog Paco on stage when he sang Like My Dog.
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We joined the 1869 Societys Fall Fete at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Taking its name from the year the Corcoran was founded, the 1869 Society is a group of young professionals who promote arts and the Corcoran. We snapped Aldis Mandy Cylc, National Geographics Diane Page, Childrens National Medical Centers Eva Ilse Rubio, and Stephanie Hartzberg.
We joined the 1869 Society's Fall Fete at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Taking its name from the year the Corcoran was founded, the 1869 Society is a group of young professionals who promote arts and the Corcoran. We snapped Aldi's Mandy Cylc, National Geographic's Diane Page, Children's National Medical Center's Eva Ilse Rubio, and Stephanie Hartzberg.
The Corcorans newly installed American art collection highlights the influence of places like Paris on artists such as Sargent and Cassatt. Here, DoJs Mark Hammer is pleased to be surrounded by EZ Business Booms Ellie Parsa, Lili Kazemi, Melinda Morton, and Brivo Labs Kristen Papa.
The Corcoran's newly installed American art collection highlights the influence of places like Paris on artists such as Sargent and Cassatt. Here, DoJ's Mark Hammer is pleased to be surrounded by EZ Business Boom's Ellie Parsa, Lili Kazemi, Melinda Morton, and Brivo Labs' Kristen Papa.
There was an open bar, hors doeuvres, Parisian food, and music by DJ Baronhawk Poitier and DJ Ozker, who flank Katie Macyshyn.
There was an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, Parisian food, and music by DJ Baronhawk Poitier and DJ Ozker, who flank Katie Macyshyn.
Congrats to VIDA Fitness, which celebrated Seven Years of Fitness in the DC area at a VIDA Member Happy Hour at the Penthouse Pool Club. We snapped VIDAs James Kameen, Zumba instructor Tami DeVitis, football player Alan Gendreau, and Aaron Moore.
Congrats to VIDA Fitness, which celebrated Seven Years of Fitness in the DC area at a VIDA Member Happy Hour at the Penthouse Pool Club. We snapped VIDA's James Kameen, Zumba instructor Tami DeVitis, football player Alan Gendreau, and Aaron Moore.
Guests got beer and wine with passed hors doeuvres such as chicken shish kabobs and sliders. Here, Taylor Siegel, Robin Baron Designs Rory Vitagliano, VIDAs Lauren White, Stephen Nurff, and John Murray III.
Guests got beer and wine with passed hors d'oeuvres such as chicken shish kabobs and sliders. Here, Taylor Siegel, Robin Baron Design's Rory Vitagliano, VIDA's Lauren White, Stephen Nurff, and John Murray III.
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We stopped by Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie Saturday for a preview of the new Armani collection and to support St. Judes. We snapped Donna Donella, City Girl Blogs Stef Woods, Queen Bee Designs Allison Brooks, and Linda Courie.
We stopped by Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie Saturday for a preview of the new Armani collection and to support St. Jude's. We snapped Donna Donella, City Girl Blog's Stef Woods, Queen Bee Designs' Allison Brooks, and Linda Courie.
There were brunch bites and mimosas after a seated presentation of the brands Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection. Here, NBC4s Eun Yang is flanked by Dr. Cheryl Burgess and Yewgenesh Lara.
There were brunch bites and mimosas after a seated presentation of the brand's Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection. Here, NBC4's Eun Yang is flanked by Dr. Cheryl Burgess and Yewgenesh Lara.
NBC4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer emceed, bookended here by his wife Holly and RJ Interiors Rachel James.
NBC4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer emceed, bookended here by his wife Holly and RJ Interiors' Rachel James.
Last night we headed to the Newseum for the Treasure our Troops Gala for ThanksUSA. We snapped NBCs David Gregory accepting an award on behalf of Tom Brokaw, a huge advocate for ThanksUSA, a non-profit that gives scholarships to the children and spouses of people serving in the military.
Last night we headed to the Newseum for the Treasure our Troops Gala for ThanksUSA.
We snapped NBC's David Gregory accepting an award on behalf of Tom Brokaw, a huge advocate for ThanksUSA, a non-profit that gives scholarships to the children and spouses of people serving in the military.
The Okun family former NBC honcho (now O Team founder) Bob and former ITC Commissioner (now with Adduci, Mastriani) Deanna bookend daughters and ThanksUSA founders Rachel and Kelsi.
The Okun family: former NBC honcho (now O Team founder) Bob and former ITC Commissioner (now with Adduci, Mastriani) Deanna bookend daughters and ThanksUSA founders Rachel and Kelsi.
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Rear Admiral Richard Buchanan (Ret.), his wife Amy, and Sen. John Cornyn. Before dinner, guests had cocktails and appetizers, including a delicious Thai Chicken skewer with peanut sauce, at a reception on the terrace, enjoying the beautiful autumn weather.
Rear Admiral Richard Buchanan (Ret.), his wife Amy, and Sen. John Cornyn. Before dinner, guests had cocktails and appetizers, including a delicious Thai Chicken skewer with peanut sauce, at a reception on the terrace, enjoying the beautiful autumn weather.
Dept. of Educations Mark Cole and Maureen Dowling flank Major General Frederick Padilla, USMC. During dinner, some ThanksUSA scholarship recipients talked about the importance of the support.
Dept. of Education's Mark Cole and Maureen Dowling flank Major General Frederick Padilla, USMC. During dinner, some ThanksUSA scholarship recipients talked about the importance of the support.
Donna Boone, Potomac Swim School founder, delivered one of the most powerful presentations at the monthly Sterling Women luncheon. The audience of 120 gave her a standing ovation after she shared her emotional, inspiring story of overcoming abuse and domestic violence. Shes with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Donna Boone, Potomac Swim School founder, delivered one of the most powerful presentations at the monthly Sterling Women luncheon. The audience of 120 gave her a standing ovation after she shared her emotional, inspiring story of overcoming abuse and domestic violence. She's with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Last night we went to 86 Summer, 86 Bucks Charity Rooftop Soiree at BLT Steak, where five of DCs top chefs bid farewell to summer on the restaurants roof to raise money for Childrens Hospital. Grilling whatever they wanted—from steaks and fish to veggies—to create a terrific end-of-summer dish BLT Steak chef Jon Mathieson, Rogue 24 chef RJ Cooper, Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, Green Pig Bistro chef Scot Harlan, and 1789 chef Anthony Lombardo, whom we snapped with EIGs Brian Gilmore and wife Cynthia.
Last night we went to 86 Summer, 86 Bucks Charity Rooftop Soiree at BLT Steak, where five of DC's top chefs bid farewell to summer on the restaurant's roof to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Grilling whatever they wanted—from steaks and fish to veggies—to create a terrific end-of-summer dish: BLT Steak chef Jon Mathieson, Rogue 24 chef RJ Cooper, Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, Green Pig Bistro chef Scot Harlan, and 1789 chef Anthony Lombardo, whom we snapped with EIG's Brian Gilmore and wife Cynthia.
BLT served hors doeuvres, a Popover Bar with its signature hot popovers, and craft cocktails from mixologist Steve Oshana. Here, Anne Patton, Advisory Boards Jessica Hersh, Microstrategys Lamberto Erb, Kristen Chou, and Pegah Kazemifar enjoy the view of the Washington Monument (in back).
BLT served hors d'oeuvres, a Popover Bar with its signature hot popovers, and craft cocktails from mixologist Steve Oshana. Here, Anne Patton, Advisory Board's Jessica Hersh, Microstrategy's Lamberto Erb, Kristen Chou, and Pegah Kazemifar enjoy the view of the Washington Monument (in back).
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Part of the proceeds will help ensure everyone at Childrens Hospital gets emergency care, regardless of their familys ability to pay, as they have for 140 years. Here, Steve Young, Green Pigs Scot Harlan, and Leading Authorities Tim Reber.
Part of the proceeds will help ensure everyone at Children's Hospital gets emergency care, regardless of their family's ability to pay, as they have for 140 years. Here, Steve Young, Green Pig's Scot Harlan, and Leading Authorities' Tim Reber.
Tigerlily Foundation held its second annual Pink Boa 5K RunWalk at Fairfax Corner to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer in young women its programs provide peer support, meals, education, and financial assistance.
Tigerlily Foundation held its second annual Pink Boa 5K Run/Walk at Fairfax Corner to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer in young women; its programs provide peer support, meals, education, and financial assistance.
Tigerlily founder Maimah Karmo is with one of the hosts, WUSA9s Lesli Foster.
Tigerlily founder Maimah Karmo is with one of the hosts, WUSA9's Lesli Foster.
Aramarks Koran Saines, Merrill Lynchs Seward Cooper, and Assn for Financial Professionals Roger Sherman. Over 500 enjoyed Zumba, yoga, vendors, and a dance party for a great cause.
Aramark's Koran Saines, Merrill Lynch's Seward Cooper, and Assn for Financial Professionals' Roger Sherman. Over 500 enjoyed Zumba, yoga, vendors, and a dance party for a great cause.
Weve been at New York Citys Lincoln Center for the last week, with celebs, designers, models, buyers, and stylists for the Mercedez Benz Fashion Week springsummer 2014 collections. The Project Runway show doubled as the season finale for the Emmy-nominated Lifetime series. We snapped the all-star judges super-model host Heidi Klum, designer Zac Posen, Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, and actress Kerry Washington.
We've been at New York City's Lincoln Center for the last week, with celebs, designers, models, buyers, and stylists for the Mercedez Benz Fashion Week spring/summer 2014 collections.
The Project Runway show doubled as the season finale for the Emmy-nominated Lifetime series. We snapped the all-star judges: super-model host Heidi Klum, designer Zac Posen, Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, and actress Kerry Washington.
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The weeks longest, the hour-long show had eight competitors showing their 10-look collections to a packed house. One of the tasks in the final competition was to use a material not always readily available. Each collection, though eccentric, still had an everyday charm, like designer Alexandria Von Bromssen, who mixed feathers and leather for a high-end but downtown rocker edge.
The week's longest, the hour-long show had eight competitors showing their 10-look collections to a packed house. One of the tasks in the final competition was to use a material not always readily available. Each collection, though eccentric, still had an everyday charm, like designer Alexandria Von Bromssen, who mixed feathers and leather for a high-end but downtown rocker edge.
We were backstage to preview Carmen Marc Valvos collection moments before it hit the runway. The designer made a bold statement with black and white dip-dye wigs by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, which mimicked the monochromatic clothing, wowing buyers with an atypical bold collection in the softer spring theme.
We were backstage to preview Carmen Marc Valvo's collection moments before it hit the runway. The designer made a bold statement with black and white dip-dye wigs by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, which mimicked the monochromatic clothing, wowing buyers with an atypical bold collection in the softer spring theme.
The SpringSummer 2014 collections have a neutral hue, with blacks, whites, and gold. We snapped one of our faves, Hervé Léger by Max Azria. Entering its 25th year, the collection reflects the brands archives, showing how far it has come, but breaking out with separates that could double as swimwear.
The Spring/Summer 2014 collections have a neutral hue, with blacks, whites, and gold. We snapped one of our faves, Hervé Léger by Max Azria. Entering its 25th year, the collection reflects the brand's archives, showing how far it has come, but breaking out with separates that could double as swimwear.
It wouldnt be Fashion Week without PETA protests. Their demonstrators were on the sidewalk painted like reptiles, an extension of the Go Naked campaign, which began in 1991.
It wouldn't be Fashion Week without PETA protests. Their demonstrators were on the sidewalk painted like reptiles, an extension of the Go Naked campaign, which began in 1991.
Back in DC, we went to 18th Street for the annual Adams Morgan Day street fair Sunday. We snapped ICFs Scott Seel, GW Laws Peter Thomas, solar energy guru Grant Keefe, and FP1s Robert Anderson.
Back in DC, we went to 18th Street for the annual Adams Morgan Day street fair Sunday. We snapped ICF's Scott Seel, GW Law's Peter Thomas, solar energy guru Grant Keefe, and FP1's Robert Anderson.
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Coldwell Bankers Alex Collins, Georgetown Nursing student Julene Radziewicz, Bayous Beryl Price, and McCabe Weisberg Conways Jon Laynas.
Coldwell Banker's Alex Collins, Georgetown Nursing student Julene Radziewicz, Bayou's Beryl Price, and McCabe Weisberg & Conway's Jon Laynas.
New America Foundations Eric Tyler and Glover Park Groups Claire Lerner enjoy various food options.
New America Foundation's Eric Tyler and Glover Park Group's Claire Lerner enjoy various food options.
Friday night we went to the Mandarin Oriental for the annual Charity in Chocolate. The night raised funds for the Heart of America foundation. We snapped ABC 7 anchors Scott Thuman, Abby Fenton, and Jummy Olabanji with Lagarderes LaRhonda Burley.
Friday night we went to the Mandarin Oriental for the annual Charity in Chocolate.
The night raised funds for the Heart of America foundation. We snapped ABC 7 anchors Scott Thuman, Abby Fenton, and Jummy Olabanji with Lagardere's LaRhonda Burley.
Honorary chairs, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise, bookend host Barbara Hawthorn.
Honorary chairs, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise, bookend host Barbara Hawthorn.
Advisory Boards Katie Shaver and Knot Standards Matthew Mueller. There were chocolate creations from 50 chefs.
Advisory Board's Katie Shaver and Knot Standard's Matthew Mueller. There were chocolate creations from 50 chefs.
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GW student Kendra Bova joins Guest of a Guest editor Nicole Mills in the chocolate lounge.
GW student Kendra Bova joins Guest of a Guest editor Nicole Mills in the chocolate lounge.
Saturday we went to the Blondes vs. Brunettes Draft Party at George to learn who made the team, as they released the rosters. We snapped Team Blonde captains Deloittes Katie Welsh, Monument Realtys Lindsay Fry, with NIHs Kiersten Bugge.
Saturday we went to the Blondes vs. Brunettes Draft Party at George to learn who made the team, as they released the rosters. We snapped Team Blonde captains Deloitte's Katie Welsh, Monument Realty's Lindsay Fry, with NIH's Kiersten Bugge.
Blondes vs. Brunettes increases awareness among young people of Alzheimers disease while raising funds for the local chapter. Here, Team Brunette captain Tina Burton (who works at MidCap Financial) is flanked by Bethany Watson, and Jessie Bourland.
Blondes vs. Brunettes increases awareness among young people of Alzheimer's disease while raising funds for the local chapter. Here, Team Brunette captain Tina Burton (who works at MidCap Financial) is flanked by Bethany Watson, and Jessie Bourland.
Each fall—this year Nov. 16—the powder puff football game raises funds for the Alzheimers Association since 2005, 150,000 in DC and 1,000,000 nationally. The coaches Robert Powell, Advantage SCIs Jared Fowler, and KPMGs Omar Aziz.
Each fall—this year Nov. 16—the powder puff football game raises funds for the Alzheimer's Association; since 2005, $150,000 in DC and $1,000,000 nationally. The coaches: Robert Powell, Advantage SCI's Jared Fowler, and KPMG's Omar Aziz.
Friday night we headed to the National Zoo for Friends of the National Zoos Rock-N-Roar, with an acoustic performance by O.A.R.s Marc Roberge and Richard On. We snapped their fans, Michelle Miller, Bethlehem Catholics Rebecca Houk, and LoveLaughOARs Lauren Miller.
Friday night we headed to the National Zoo for Friends of the National Zoo's Rock-N-Roar, with an acoustic performance by O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge and Richard On. We snapped their fans, Michelle Miller, Bethlehem Catholic's Rebecca Houk, and LoveLaughOAR's Lauren Miller.
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At the VIP reception, we snapped general contractor Matt Eyster, his wife Holly, jewelers Jim and Noreen Shenk, and Dept. of the Interiors Greg and Lori Ruderman.
At the VIP reception, we snapped general contractor Matt Eyster, his wife Holly, jewelers Jim and Noreen Shenk, and Dept. of the Interior's Greg and Lori Ruderman.
The night was run entirely by FONZ volunteers, including Rebecca Maddage, Paul Shedlarski, and Molly Zechar, to raise money for programs at the Zoo.
The night was run entirely by FONZ volunteers, including Rebecca Maddage, Paul Shedlarski, and Molly Zechar, to raise money for programs at the Zoo.
Last night 250 joined us for two hours of open bar, hors doeuvres, and networking at our Bisnow Bethesda Schmoozarama at Lebanese Taverna. Guests enjoyed wines, Lebanese beer, and sampled mini-falafel bites, cheese pies with olive, and kibbeh (lambbeef meatballs).
Last night 250 joined us for two hours of open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and networking at our Bisnow Bethesda Schmoozarama at Lebanese Taverna.
Guests enjoyed wines, Lebanese beer, and sampled mini-falafel bites, cheese pies with olive, and kibbeh (lamb/beef meatballs).
We were treated to Lebanese Tavernas unique decor with floor to ceiling lanterns, custom made tile, and zebra wood tables. We snapped Monarc Constructions Glenda Vasquez and Susan Prather flank Potomac Wealth Advisors Mark Avallone.
We were treated to Lebanese Taverna's unique decor with floor to ceiling lanterns, custom made tile, and zebra wood tables. We snapped Monarc Construction's Glenda Vasquez and Susan Prather flank Potomac Wealth Advisors' Mark Avallone.
The menu included a selection of Middle Eastern beers including Almaza, a Lebanese pilsener. Here, ThinkFoodGroups Ellen Kaplan and Stephanie Salvador flank Kam Khazai.
The menu included a selection of Middle Eastern beers including Almaza, a Lebanese pilsener. Here, ThinkFoodGroup's Ellen Kaplan and Stephanie Salvador flank Kam Khazai.
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Innovative Managements Jean Rosen with We Plan — You Partys Laura Levengard and Michele Palmer.
Innovative Management's Jean Rosen with We Plan — You Party's Laura Levengard and Michele Palmer.
AXA Advisors Patrick Robertson, Lebanese Tavernas Gladys Abi-Najm and Dany Abi-Najm, and ThinkFoodGroups Lydon Saccof.
AXA Advisors' Patrick Robertson, Lebanese Taverna's Gladys Abi-Najm and Dany Abi-Najm, and ThinkFoodGroup's Lydon Saccof.
Brandywine Realty Trusts Natalie Dahlstrom with KLNB Retails Patrick Kain and Veronica Salcido.
Brandywine Realty Trust's Natalie Dahlstrom with KLNB Retail's Patrick Kain and Veronica Salcido.
CTI Consultants James Karsten with Sandy Spring Banks Michelle Pabico and Brian Oettinger.
CTI Consultants' James Karsten with Sandy Spring Bank's Michelle Pabico and Brian Oettinger.
McShea Companys Greg Brown with Bethesda Magazines Lindsay Lithgow and Shannon Wilson.
McShea & Company's Greg Brown with Bethesda Magazine's Lindsay Lithgow and Shannon Wilson.
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Last night we took in a special panel discussion on this summers hit Lee Daniels The Butler at the Newseum. We snapped the films co-producer, Intelligent Decisions president Harry I. Martin Jr. The event focused on the film in relation to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Last night we took in a special panel discussion on this summer's hit Lee Daniels' The Butler at the Newseum.
We snapped the film's co-producer, Intelligent Decisions' president Harry I. Martin Jr. The event focused on the film in relation to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Panelists included Charles Allen, son of Eugene Allen, on whom the film was based, WaPos Will Haygood, who wrote the original article, and moderator, WJLA anchor Kendis Gibson.
Panelists included Charles Allen, son of Eugene Allen, on whom the film was based, WaPo's Will Haygood, who wrote the original article, and moderator, WJLA anchor Kendis Gibson.
Former White House chief usher Stephen Roschon talked of the inner workings of the White House and its staff, while retired four-star Army General Johnnie Wilson looks on.
Former White House chief usher Stephen Roschon talked of the inner workings of the White House and its staff, while retired four-star Army General Johnnie Wilson looks on.
Fedscoop CEO Goldy Kamali and Amazon Web Services Teresa Carlson.
Fedscoop CEO Goldy Kamali and Amazon Web Service's Teresa Carlson.
Last chance For the second straight year, were hosting a pre-Labor Day celebration (aka End of Summer Schmoozarama) tonight, Aug. 27 at Bethesdas Lebanese Taverna. Last year, over 300 joined us. Sign up now. And our hosts are rolling out new menu items that you can be the first to enjoy. Dont miss out register now
Last chance! For the second straight year, we're hosting a pre-Labor Day celebration (aka End of Summer Schmoozarama) tonight, Aug. 27 at Bethesda's Lebanese Taverna. Last year, over 300 joined us. Sign up now. And our hosts are rolling out new menu items that you can be the first to enjoy. Don't miss out; register now!
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Moments ago, we stopped by NYUs DC campus for a symposium on Jewish and African American Civil Rights Alliances, sponsored by Potomac Productions and the Ciesla Foundation. We snapped Mayor Vincent Gray with Ciesla Foundations Aviva Kempner.
Moments ago, we stopped by NYU's DC campus for a symposium on Jewish and African American Civil Rights Alliances, sponsored by Potomac Productions and the Ciesla Foundation. We snapped Mayor Vincent Gray with Ciesla Foundation's Aviva Kempner.
Last night we headed to MOIs office on M Street for Operation Backpack-Back to Basics 2013. Now, kids in need are getting a positive start to their school year The event supports Volunteers of America-Chesapeake, gathering school supplies for homeless children. We snapped event sponsors Elizabeth Hurley of Kimball Office, MOIs Susan Lee, Marissa Cornejo, and David Noel, and DIRTTs Kelly Whittingham and Krista Moschitta.
Last night we headed to MOI's office on M Street for Operation Backpack-Back to Basics 2013. Now, kids in need are getting a positive start to their school year!
The event supports Volunteers of America-Chesapeake, gathering school supplies for homeless children. We snapped event sponsors' Elizabeth Hurley of Kimball Office, MOI's Susan Lee, Marissa Cornejo, and David Noel, and DIRTT's Kelly Whittingham and Krista Moschitta.
Design and architecture firms competed in creating backpacks from raw materials, in only one hour. We snapped HKS Architects Matthew Noe, Heidi Swift, Lisa Goldsmith, and Abbie Howard.
Design and architecture firms competed in creating backpacks from raw materials, in only one hour. We snapped HKS Architects' Matthew Noe, Heidi Swift, Lisa Goldsmith, and Abbie Howard.
350 (including Allen Shariffs Jack Gunther, Sauer Inc.s Mallika Subramaniam, and Neema Hospitalitys Sandeep Thakrar) joined us Wednesday at National Harbors gorgeous Sunset Room for our Prince Georges County State of the Market, where our optimistic panels were followed by a few hours of cocktails and great hors doeuvres on the Potomac.
350 (including Allen & Shariff's Jack Gunther, Sauer Inc.'s Mallika Subramaniam, and Neema Hospitality's Sandeep Thakrar) joined us Wednesday at National Harbor's gorgeous Sunset Room for our Prince George's County State of the Market, where our optimistic panels were followed by a few hours of cocktails and great hors d'oeuvres on the Potomac.
We celebrated Fab Empires 6th anniversary with a soiree at Recess Lounge. Guests enjoyed complimentary signature cocktails. We snapped Victoria Jagger, the Fab Empires Mia Fields-Hall and Joi-Marie McKenzie, WPGC 95.5 radio personality Sunni and the City and event planner Yodit Gebreyes.
We celebrated Fab Empire's 6th anniversary with a soiree at Recess Lounge. Guests enjoyed complimentary signature cocktails. We snapped Victoria Jagger, the Fab Empire's Mia Fields-Hall and Joi-Marie McKenzie, WPGC 95.5 radio personality Sunni and the City and event planner Yodit Gebreyes.
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We were at The Huxley Saturday evening at the Midsummer Nights Dreams for Kids celebration. The yearly fundraiser supports the Extreme Recess and Holiday for Hope programs for Dreams for Kids, helping 12,000 DC-area kids with developmental disabilities through physical activity and lasting relationships. We snapped the host committees Leigh Genetti, Monumental Sports Greg Turner, and TechUSAs Christi Main.
We were at The Huxley Saturday evening at the Midsummer Night's Dreams for Kids celebration. The yearly fundraiser supports the Extreme Recess and Holiday for Hope programs for Dreams for Kids, helping 12,000 DC-area kids with developmental disabilities through physical activity and lasting relationships. We snapped the host committee's Leigh Genetti, Monumental Sports' Greg Turner, and TechUSA's Christi Main.
Skins player Josh Morgan was honored as Volunteer of the Year. Hes flanked by his PR manager Thomasina Perkins-Washington, Dreams for Kids director Glenda Fu, and Board chair Rachel Merritt.
Skins player Josh Morgan was honored as Volunteer of the Year. He's flanked by his PR manager Thomasina Perkins-Washington, Dreams for Kids director Glenda Fu, and Board chair Rachel Merritt.
Jerry Carroll received the Participant of the Year for giving back as a volunteer. Hes surrounded by sponsor Washington Music Centers Adam Levin and by Alex Stern and Gabe Raskas.
Jerry Carroll received the Participant of the Year for giving back as a volunteer. He's surrounded by sponsor Washington Music Center's Adam Levin and by Alex Stern and Gabe Raskas.
We were delighted to join a birthday celebration for White Cases Carolyn Lamm, recently named one of the top lawyers by National Law Journal. Going around the table Brown Rudnicks Mark Tuohey, former US Ambassador for Women Melanne Verveer, ABAs Tom Susman, Stephanie Isaia, Daniel Halle, developer Morty Bender, Judge Susan Braden, Alex Halle, Carolyns husband hiding behind the chandelier Morgan Lewis Peter Halle, Marty Tuohey, former State Dept honcho Phil Verveer, Arnold Porters Rob Weiner, Cheryl Weiner, Grace Bender, and Judge Paul Friedman.
We were delighted to join a birthday celebration for White & Case's Carolyn Lamm, recently named one of the top lawyers by National Law Journal. Going around the table: Brown Rudnick's Mark Tuohey, former US Ambassador for Women Melanne Verveer, ABA's Tom Susman, Stephanie Isaia, Daniel Halle, developer Morty Bender, Judge Susan Braden, Alex Halle, Carolyn's husband hiding behind the chandelier Morgan Lewis' Peter Halle, Marty Tuohey, former State Dept honcho Phil Verveer, Arnold & Porter's Rob Weiner, Cheryl Weiner, Grace Bender, and Judge Paul Friedman.
We went to Asia After Dark at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art on Saturday night to explore Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing. We snapped filmmaker Charlie Yi, teacher Valerie Hargis, Andrew Smith, and software developer Dylan Lauber.
We went to Asia After Dark at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art on Saturday night to explore Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing. We snapped filmmaker Charlie Yi, teacher Valerie Hargis, Andrew Smith, and software developer Dylan Lauber.
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We loved the dancing dragon, tai chi demos, Kung Fu, DJ Hop Fu, and Conversations on the Cosmological Buddha.
We loved the dancing dragon, tai chi demos, Kung Fu, DJ Hop Fu, and Conversations on the Cosmological Buddha.
Marthas Vineyard in August is Washington, DC North its not just the First Family who has discovered its charms. At a cocktail party Wednesday at the Gotbaums Marthas Vineyard home were lots of Washingtonians PSI board chair and former Under Secretary of State Frank Loy, NPR national correspondent Mara Liasson, and German Marshall Fund senior fellow and former Chrysler honcho Rob Libertore.
Martha's Vineyard in August is Washington, DC North; it's not just the First Family who has discovered its charms.
At a cocktail party Wednesday at the Gotbaums' Martha's Vineyard home were lots of Washingtonians: PSI board chair and former Under Secretary of State Frank Loy, NPR national correspondent Mara Liasson, and German Marshall Fund senior fellow and former Chrysler honcho Rob Libertore.
CQs Finlay Lewis, the nights host Joyce Thornhill, the National Gallerys Elizabeth Cropper, PENFaulkners Willee Lewis, Rhodes College junior Emma Gotbaum, and her dad, PBGC head Josh Gotbaum.
CQ's Finlay Lewis, the night's host Joyce Thornhill, the National Gallery's Elizabeth Cropper, PEN/Faulkner's Willee Lewis, Rhodes College junior Emma Gotbaum, and her dad, PBGC head Josh Gotbaum.
Kalorama Staging prez Robert Horvath, Gabriela and Doug Smith, Clifford Chance attorney Jessica Springsteen, and IFC Asset Managements George Springsteen. Send us your vacation photos
Kalorama Staging prez Robert Horvath, Gabriela and Doug Smith, Clifford Chance attorney Jessica Springsteen, and IFC Asset Management's George Springsteen. Send us your vacation photos!
ColorComm, a professional organization for women of color in communications, held a one-year anniversary party with 150 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Here, campaign manager Michael Hardaway and attorney Jamie Jackson.
ColorComm, a professional organization for women of color in communications, held a one-year anniversary party with 150 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Here, campaign manager Michael Hardaway and attorney Jamie Jackson.
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Pepco VP Debbi Jarvis gave remarks about the importance of networks like ColorComm. Shes with MopWater PRs Amanda Miller Little John, MSL Groups Lauren Wesley Willson, Edelman PRs Trisch Smith, PR strategist Tara Jones, and PR guru Whitney Stringer, who organized the event.
Pepco VP Debbi Jarvis gave remarks about the importance of networks like ColorComm. She's with MopWater PR's Amanda Miller Little John, MSL Group's Lauren Wesley Willson, Edelman PR's Trisch Smith, PR strategist Tara Jones, and PR guru Whitney Stringer, who organized the event.
Guests donated school supplies to Operation Backpack for the Central Union Mission and ate chicken with red velvet waffles. Here, marketing honcho Karen Alston, ColorComms Mercy Chikowore, and KellyGirl PRs Renee Kelly.
Guests donated school supplies to Operation Backpack for the Central Union Mission and ate chicken with red velvet waffles. Here, marketing honcho Karen Alston, ColorComm's Mercy Chikowore, and KellyGirl PR's Renee Kelly.
We went up to Rockville for the Best of 355s fourth annual Best Bartender Competition at Dave Busters. Neal Smith The winner was Muses Parham Feiz after several hours of grueling competition, which tests the bartenders speed, accuracy of pour, and knowledge of various drinks.
We went up to Rockville for the Best of 355's fourth annual Best Bartender Competition at Dave & Buster's.
Neal Smith The winner was Muse's Parham Feiz after several hours of grueling competition, which tests the bartender's speed, accuracy of pour, and knowledge of various drinks.
We snapped Muses Aye Nyein and Tatiana Redmond with Omely Mante.
We snapped Muse's Aye Nyein and Tatiana Redmond with Omely Mante.
Host Dave Busters Neal Smith, Muses Parham Feiz, and Brios Zach Adams.
Host Dave & Buster's Neal Smith, Muse's Parham Feiz, and Brio's Zach Adams.
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Attendees 10 donation went to Dave Busters Make-A-Wish Foundation partnership. Here, judges Sarah Harris, Premium Distributors Marisa Matthews, and Boston Beers Mike Piontek.
Attendees' $10 donation went to Dave & Buster's Make-A-Wish Foundation partnership. Here, judges Sarah Harris, Premium Distributor's Marisa Matthews, and Boston Beer's Mike Piontek.
Last night we went to Friendship Heights, where Mazza Galleries Tabandeh boutique presented an exclusive trunk show for Samira 13 fine jewelry. The designer, Samira Sizdahkhani, uses unorthodox materials like distressed metals, tattered silks and leathers, South Sea pearls, and raw gemstones to create unique designs. We snapped her with boutique owner Tabandeh Sizdahkhani and musician Sahba Sizdahkhani.
Last night we went to Friendship Heights, where Mazza Gallerie's Tabandeh boutique presented an exclusive trunk show for Samira 13 fine jewelry. The designer, Samira Sizdahkhani, uses unorthodox materials like distressed metals, tattered silks and leathers, South Sea pearls, and raw gemstones to create unique designs. We snapped her with boutique owner Tabandeh Sizdahkhani and musician Sahba Sizdahkhani.
The reception was a send-off to Mrs. DC America Meagan Barnes, as she travels to Mrs. America to represent the District. We snapped her (right) with Miss United States 2013 Candice Dillard.
The reception was a send-off to Mrs. DC America Meagan Barnes, as she travels to Mrs. America to represent the District. We snapped her (right) with Miss United States 2013 Candice Dillard.
A portion of the event sales go to Lukes Wings, which unites wounded warriors, veterans, and heroes with their loved ones. Here, its reps Jennifer Magerer and Mark Hobson with the events host, designer and Real Housewife Mary Amons.
A portion of the event sales go to Luke's Wings, which unites wounded warriors, veterans, and heroes with their loved ones. Here, its reps Jennifer Magerer and Mark Hobson with the event's host, designer and Real Housewife Mary Amons.
Stacey Adams, Glam Squad DCs Ana Polanco, Mrs. DC America sponsorship coordinator Veronica Jeon, and Randall Holdings Elizabeth Vargas-Randall.
Stacey Adams, Glam Squad DC's Ana Polanco, Mrs. DC America sponsorship coordinator Veronica Jeon, and Randall Holdings' Elizabeth Vargas-Randall.
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We went to Sip With Socialites Sunday Funday benefiting Second Chance Employment Services at Nicks Riverside Grille. We snapped Northrop Grummans Rachel Hallinan, Nordstroms Ashley Yau, and Jillian Hancock.
We went to Sip With Socialites' Sunday Funday benefiting Second Chance Employment Services at Nick's Riverside Grille. We snapped Northrop Grumman's Rachel Hallinan, Nordstrom's Ashley Yau, and Jillian Hancock.
Guests enjoyed a brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas and makeup touch ups. Here, Sip With Socialites Tahera Zamanzada and Eve Edwards flank VM Public Relations Victoria Michael and You Successful Yous Jana Sedlakova.
Guests enjoyed a brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas and makeup touch ups. Here, Sip With Socialites' Tahera Zamanzada and Eve Edwards flank VM Public Relations' Victoria Michael and You Successful You's Jana Sedlakova.
AVRs Lisa Clark, Sidecars Mary-Alice Farina, and Howard Theatres Jennifer Vinson.
AVR's Lisa Clark, Sidecar's Mary-Alice Farina, and Howard Theatre's Jennifer Vinson.
Following his Under the Influence concert at Jiffy Lube Live, six-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist B.o.B. performed at Eden Lounge. He said he was thrilled to be in DC, and did his Billboard hits like Nothing On You, Airplanes, and Magic. Hes with a fan, Joyce Kim.
Following his Under the Influence concert at Jiffy Lube Live, six-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist B.o.B. performed at Eden Lounge. He said he was thrilled to be in DC, and did his Billboard hits like Nothing On You, Airplanes, and Magic. He's with a fan, Joyce Kim.
B.o.B greeted fans, including Dave Hwu, Dre Gedlu, George Krilly, Gina Wright, and Alexis Bradley. He says his motivation comes from his dreams.
B.o.B greeted fans, including Dave Hwu, Dre Gedlu, George Krilly, Gina Wright, and Alexis Bradley. He says his motivation comes from his dreams.
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Weve been having fun all week at the Citi Open tennis tournament, and last night was great as we watched both American star John Isner and top seed Juan Martin del Potro win their matches. We snapped ASB Real Estate Investments CEO Robert Bellinger, Natalie Wilensky, Streetsense CEO Marc Ratner, and his fiancée Nadia Aviles. When we visited Rappaport president Henry Fonvielle in his suite, we discovered he and Robert were housemates after college and have great stories about each others youthful antics.
We've been having fun all week at the Citi Open tennis tournament, and last night was great as we watched both American star John Isner and top seed Juan Martin del Potro win their matches.
We snapped ASB Real Estate Investments CEO Robert Bellinger, Natalie Wilensky, Streetsense CEO Marc Ratner, and his fiancée Nadia Aviles. When we visited Rappaport president Henry Fonvielle in his suite, we discovered he and Robert were housemates after college and have great stories about each other's youthful antics.
We took a fun group to cheer on their favorite players (front) Booz Allens Kushan Patel, SOL Capital Managements Varun Saluja, (second row) Leo A Dalys Lewis Goetz, Bisnows Marie Finnegan, and RMA Worldwide Transportations David Nock. (And thanks to Bisnows Channing Muller, who took the picture.)
We took a fun group to cheer on their favorite players: (front) Booz Allen's Kushan Patel, SOL Capital Management's Varun Saluja, (second row) Leo A Daly's Lewis Goetz, Bisnow's Marie Finnegan, and RMA Worldwide Transportation's David Nock. (And thanks to Bisnow's Channing Muller, who took the picture.)
For the first time in his pro career, superstar tennis player Juan Martin del Potro had to play two matches yesterday because of the rain the day before. Hes with one of his biggest fans, Rappaports Christian Kingston—in the Argentina hat, of course.
For the first time in his pro career, superstar tennis player Juan Martin del Potro had to play two matches yesterday because of the rain the day before. He's with one of his biggest fans, Rappaport's Christian Kingston—in the Argentina hat, of course.
Contest winners Congrats to winners of The Scene Bisnow tickets to the Citi Open. Here, Medical Society of DCs Ed Shanbacker, Lerners Jason Berkowitz, and Michael Winstanleys Geri Turner. Off cheering on Sloane Stephens Symmetra Designs Nicole White and the Reagan Buildings Ryan Hayes. We were delighted at how many of you responded and hope to have another contest soon
Contest winners! Congrats to winners of The Scene Bisnow tickets to the Citi Open. Here, Medical Society of DC's Ed Shanbacker, Lerner's Jason Berkowitz, and Michael Winstanley's Geri Turner. Off cheering on Sloane Stephens: Symmetra Design's Nicole White and the Reagan Building's Ryan Hayes. We were delighted at how many of you responded and hope to have another contest soon!
Last night we also stopped by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys Team In Training happy hour at Policy. We snapped TNTs Erin Ward, Center for American Progress Annie Malknecht, Dept of Labors Elizabeth Wolkomir, and DC Environment Depts Sarah Bradbury.
Last night we also stopped by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training happy hour at Policy. We snapped TNT's Erin Ward, Center for American Progress' Annie Malknecht, Dept of Labor's Elizabeth Wolkomir, and DC Environment Dept's Sarah Bradbury.
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Last night we also went to Lyfts DC kick-off at the 1776 Penthouse. There were great jams, delectable eats from local chefs, and beer and wine. We snapped Lyfts Nick Greenfield with Pivvits Ashley Aruffo and Mike Rauta.
Last night we also went to Lyft's DC kick-off at the 1776 Penthouse. There were great jams, delectable eats from local chefs, and beer and wine. We snapped Lyft's Nick Greenfield with Pivvit's Ashley Aruffo and Mike Rauta.
For some reason, there was a pink mustache photo booth. Here, Bullpen Digitals Doug Hochberg, Lyfts Adi Gilo, and digital media strategist Roy Abdo.
For some reason, there was a pink mustache photo booth. Here, Bullpen Digital's Doug Hochberg, Lyft's Adi Gilo, and digital media strategist Roy Abdo.
Lyft is a new mobile app for rides on-demand. Here, vocalist Lisa May, Jeremy Muenz, Wanderlusts Simmy Singh, Network Advertisings Charles Simon, and Allison Zincke-Robles.
Lyft is a new mobile app for rides on-demand. Here, vocalist Lisa May, Jeremy Muenz, Wanderlust's Simmy Singh, Network Advertising's Charles Simon, and Allison Zincke-Robles.
Last night we went to the Friends of Lombardi Happy Hour at Teddy The Bully Bar. Proceeds support Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. We snapped JBG Rosenthal Retails Anne-Marie Kwan, Serten Advisors Adam Schindler, Teddy The Bully Bars Romeo Santos, Studleys Angelea Busby, and RR Donnellys Michael Lopes.
Last night we went to the Friends of Lombardi Happy Hour at Teddy & The Bully Bar.
Proceeds support Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. We snapped JBG Rosenthal Retail's Anne-Marie Kwan, Serten Advisors' Adam Schindler, Teddy & The Bully Bar's Romeo Santos, Studley's Angelea Busby, and RR Donnelly's Michael Lopes.
The Lombardi Center prevents, treats, and cures cancers by linking scientific discovery, patient care, quality education, and community partnership, while caring for the whole person. Here, OTJ Architects Elvin Santiago, KGOs John Kennington, and Devin Myler.
The Lombardi Center prevents, treats, and cures cancers by linking scientific discovery, patient care, quality education, and community partnership, while caring for the whole person. Here, OTJ Architects' Elvin Santiago, KGO's John Kennington, and Devin Myler.
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APSCUs Caitlin Reagan, The Atlantics Mike Riggs, and Population Reference Bureaus Smita Gaith.
APSCU's Caitlin Reagan, The Atlantic's Mike Riggs, and Population Reference Bureau's Smita Gaith.
Last night we also went to Pillow Talk to Help the Homeless at One Lounge. We snapped one of the hosts, comedian Ricky Rickonia Smith, with philanthropist Elyse Ho.
Last night we also went to Pillow Talk to Help the Homeless at One Lounge. We snapped one of the hosts, comedian Ricky 'Rickonia' Smith, with philanthropist Elyse Ho.
Pillows were collected for the homeless as a part of Rickonias RAKE tour—Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere—an effort to pay it forward across the US. Those who donated to the cause received a gift card for a free smoothie from Jamba Juice. Here, Keyla Checo, Whitney Stan, and MandB Clothings Decorte Hollis.
Pillows were collected for the homeless as a part of Rickonia's RAKE tour—Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere—an effort to "pay it forward" across the US. Those who donated to the cause received a gift card for a free smoothie from Jamba Juice. Here, Keyla Checo, Whitney Stan, and MandB Clothing's Decorte Hollis.
Kristin Gould, strategist Brenden Hill, and Welcome Pushs Collin OBrien.
Kristin Gould, strategist Brenden Hill, and Welcome Push's Collin O'Brien.
Congrats to the 2013 Newsbabes, who presented a 15k check to Howard University Hospital Cancer Center at a luncheon hosted by Bourbon Steak at The Four Seasons. Here, news anchors Monika Samanti, Shawn Yancy, Leslie Foster, Andrea Roane, Eun Yang, Rebecca Cooper, and Angie Goff (with her new son Bob).
Congrats to the 2013 Newsbabes, who presented a $15k check to Howard University Hospital Cancer Center at a luncheon hosted by Bourbon Steak at The Four Seasons. Here, news anchors Monika Samanti, Shawn Yancy, Leslie Foster, Andrea Roane, Eun Yang, Rebecca Cooper, and Angie Goff (with her new son Bob!).
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Last night we went to the Howard Theatre for the Skins Cheerleaders annual calendar release party. Fans got their 13-14 calendar signed and mingled with the 36 squad members. We snapped Madison S., Christa A., and Adrienne W.
Last night we went to the Howard Theatre for the 'Skins Cheerleaders annual calendar release party.
Fans got their '13-'14 calendar signed and mingled with the 36 squad members. We snapped Madison S., Christa A., and Adrienne W.
Cheerleaders Monique and Ashley A. signed calendars at the theatre entrance. The First Ladies of Football Calendar release party is the only event where fans and corporate partners can spend time with the entire squad.
Cheerleaders Monique and Ashley A. signed calendars at the theatre entrance. The First Ladies of Football Calendar release party is the only event where fans and corporate partners can spend time with the entire squad.
The squad performed a routine and premiered Beauties on the Beach, a Skins TV show aired on Comcast. We snapped supporters Takahiro Hirano, Tatsuya Sassa, and Chris Cloutir.
The squad performed a routine and premiered Beauties on the Beach, a 'Skins TV show aired on Comcast. We snapped supporters Takahiro Hirano, Tatsuya Sassa, and Chris Cloutir.
Last night we also went to Cocktails with the Nationals at Teddy the Bully Bar. We snapped Nats GM Mike Rizzo and Nats Radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster Charlie Slowes with his wife Tina. Proceeds went to their Youth Baseball Academy and other Dream Foundation community projects.
Last night we also went to Cocktails with the Nationals at Teddy & the Bully Bar. We snapped Nats GM Mike Rizzo and Nats Radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster Charlie Slowes with his wife Tina. Proceeds went to their Youth Baseball Academy and other Dream Foundation community projects.
Congrats to the team on yesterdays 9-7 win over the Pirates, aided by pitcher Ian Krol. Hes with NASAs Lisa Ziehmann and plastic surgeon Ron Pearlman.
Congrats to the team on yesterday's 9-7 win over the Pirates, aided by pitcher Ian Krol. He's with NASA's Lisa Ziehmann and plastic surgeon Ron Pearlman.
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Guests enjoyed small plates, cocktails, and a silent auction with rare Nats memorabilia and exciting experiences. Here, Nats Heather McKeon, Bridget Gannon, Caroline Myers, and Emily Tatum.
Guests enjoyed small plates, cocktails, and a silent auction with rare Nats memorabilia and exciting experiences. Here, Nats' Heather McKeon, Bridget Gannon, Caroline Myers, and Emily Tatum.
Last night we went to SummerPalooza at new tech incubator 1776. We snapped Chris Bukowski, star of TV shows Bachelor Pad and The Bachelorette, surrounded by the nights hosts, Gregs List DCs Greg ONeill and What Do I Wears Liz Whiting and Joel Cas.
Last night we went to SummerPalooza at new tech incubator 1776.
We snapped Chris Bukowski, star of TV shows Bachelor Pad and The Bachelorette, surrounded by the night's hosts, Greg's List DC's Greg O'Neill and What Do I Wear's Liz Whiting and Joel Cas.
Guests got swag from the film The To Do List, which opens tomorrow, and listened to music by DJ Heather Femia. Here, Edge Salons Alaniis Summerfield, MariaOnPoints Maria Abad, IDBs Marcella Distrutti, and jeweler Sophie Blake.
Guests got swag from the film The To Do List, which opens tomorrow, and listened to music by DJ Heather Femia. Here, Edge Salon's Alaniis Summerfield, MariaOnPoint's Maria Abad, IDB's Marcella Distrutti, and jeweler Sophie Blake.
PR guru Noeline Arulgnanendran, Clyde Mays Whiskeys Mike Tibodean, and DRCs Carla Langjahr.
PR guru Noeline Arulgnanendran, Clyde May's Whiskey's Mike Tibodean, and DRC's Carla Langjahr.
We went to Potomac for the opening of Gomez-Gracia Atelier. We snapped the boutiques Wendy Abelman and owner Alexis Smith flanking model Rachel Greiner and Deborah Sigmund, founder of Innocents at Risk, which benefited from the evenings proceeds.
We went to Potomac for the opening of Gomez-Gracia Atelier. We snapped the boutique's Wendy Abelman and owner Alexis Smith flanking model Rachel Greiner and Deborah Sigmund, founder of Innocents at Risk, which benefited from the evening's proceeds.
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We had champagne and sushi while shopping the London-based lines detail-rich designs. Here, Clarice Ghais, Karen Schwartzman, the evenings host Washington Lifes Katerina Polymeropoulos, and American Laws Meridith Satz.
We had champagne and sushi while shopping the London-based line's detail-rich designs. Here, Clarice Ghais, Karen Schwartzman, the evening's host Washington Life's Katerina Polymeropoulos, and American Law's Meridith Satz.
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagen joined DC folks at Kastles stadium to cheer on the team and promote the upcoming crowdfunding campaign for the documentary film In the Sign of Cancer. Shes surrounded by 18th Street Films Karim Chrobog and by Christopher Reiter and his son Leo.
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagen joined DC folks at Kastles stadium to cheer on the team and promote the upcoming crowdfunding campaign for the documentary film In the Sign of Cancer. She's surrounded by 18th Street Films' Karim Chrobog and by Christopher Reiter and his son Leo.
Last night we also went to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons and enjoyed wines from Pascual Toso and Achaval Ferrer, and dined on 16 different cuts of meat served by traditional gauchos. We snapped Chima Assistant GM Juarez Morais, head gaucho Rodrigo Camacho, and Sales Events Manager Christina Mohr.
Last night we also went to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons and enjoyed wines from Pascual Toso and Achaval Ferrer, and dined on 16 different cuts of meat served by traditional gauchos. We snapped Chima Assistant GM Juarez Morais, head gaucho Rodrigo Camacho, and Sales & Events Manager Christina Mohr.
Last night we also headed to U Street to Desperados Burgers Bar to check out its recent extensive renovation at Lawless Night Part Deux, which featured a happy hour and burger tasting. We snapped State Departments Kate Henderson and Capitol Standard PRs Ursula Lauriston.
Last night we also headed to U Street to Desperados Burgers & Bar to check out its recent extensive renovation at Lawless Night: Part Deux, which featured a happy hour and burger tasting. We snapped State Department's Kate Henderson and Capitol Standard PR's Ursula Lauriston.
Last night we also had so much fun at the Washington Kastles Charity Classic at Kastles Stadium. The benefit brought together DC personalities in politics, media, and sports for a friendly night of tennis. We snapped the Stripes team, with Meet the Press David Gregory, ABC News Jonathan Carl, and representatives Shelley Moore Capito, Donna Edwards, and Charlie Dent.
Last night we also had so much fun at the Washington Kastles Charity Classic at Kastles Stadium. The benefit brought together DC personalities in politics, media, and sports for a friendly night of tennis. We snapped the Stripes team, with Meet the Press' David Gregory, ABC News' Jonathan Carl, and representatives Shelley Moore Capito, Donna Edwards, and Charlie Dent.
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The Stars team gets bragging rights as this years champions. Team members included Fox News Bret Baier, representatives Tim Bishop, Cheri Bustos, and Ed Henry, DC United Coach Ben Olsen, and Indonesian Ambassador Dino Djalal.
The Stars team gets bragging rights as this year's champions. Team members included Fox News' Bret Baier, representatives Tim Bishop, Cheri Bustos, and Ed Henry, DC United Coach Ben Olsen, and Indonesian Ambassador Dino Djalal.
Before the match, we played Wii tennis in the VIP tent. We also got to test out the super-cool, still-under-development Google Glasses, modeled here by Alexandra McNair and Samira Ghaffari. Theyre flanked by Googles Andrew Ladner and Jim Young.
Before the match, we played Wii tennis in the VIP tent. We also got to test out the super-cool, still-under-development Google Glasses, modeled here by Alexandra McNair and Samira Ghaffari. They're flanked by Google's Andrew Ladner and Jim Young.
Hall of Famer Martina Hingis, team owner Mark Ein, coach Murphy Jensen, and players Anastasia Rodionova and Bobby Reynolds.
Hall of Famer Martina Hingis, team owner Mark Ein, coach Murphy Jensen, and players Anastasia Rodionova and Bobby Reynolds.
Proceeds benefited three local organizations DC Public Education Fund, Food Friends, and TAPS. Here, My Taxis Henok Fikru and Stephanie Zocher flank LivingSocials Peter Psaltakis theyre with 8112 Studios Pergrin Pervez and photographer Ben Droz.
Proceeds benefited three local organizations: DC Public Education Fund, Food & Friends, and TAPS. Here, My Taxi's Henok Fikru and Stephanie Zocher flank LivingSocial's Peter Psaltakis; they're with 8112 Studios' Pergrin Pervez and photographer Ben Droz.
We joined Kate Michael and friends for K Street Magazines Seventh Inning Stretch at ArtJamz. We snapped her flanked by ArtJamzs Allison Recht and NY jeweler Sophie Blake and communications guru Alexandra McNair.
We joined Kate Michael and friends for K Street Magazine's Seventh Inning Stretch at ArtJamz.
We snapped her flanked by ArtJamz's Allison Recht and NY jeweler Sophie Blake and communications guru Alexandra McNair.
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Guests painted a graffiti wall, drank vodka flavors like Peanut Butter Jelly and Blackberry, and gave part of the proceeds to the DC Public Library Foundation. Here, Neat Methods Catherine Zohn and Raelynn Johnson with Jessica Guilla.
Guests painted a graffiti wall, drank vodka flavors like Peanut Butter & Jelly and Blackberry, and gave part of the proceeds to the DC Public Library Foundation. Here, Neat Method's Catherine Zohn and Raelynn Johnson with Jessica Guilla.
Christie Edwards, FDAs Tracy Kruzick, and Jamestown Entertainments Felicity Amos.
Christie Edwards, FDA's Tracy Kruzick, and Jamestown Entertainment's Felicity Amos.
When guests got tired of painting the wall, they painted Kate, to give her an anniversary party shell never forget.
When guests got tired of painting the wall, they painted Kate, to give her an anniversary party she'll never forget.
Last night we went to Washingtonians ATT Best Of Washington at the National Building Museum. We snapped publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, Cokes Ryan Guthrie, and American Beverage Assn CEO Susan Neely.
Last night we went to Washingtonian's AT&T Best Of Washington at the National Building Museum. We snapped publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, Coke's Ryan Guthrie, and American Beverage Assn CEO Susan Neely.
1,500 guests sampled tastes from 60 restaurants part of proceeds go to Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Here, Newseums Javier Rodriguez and Pamela DArcy flank Oyster XOs Arash Dibs.
1,500 guests sampled tastes from 60 restaurants; part of proceeds go to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here, Newseum's Javier Rodriguez and Pamela D'Arcy flank Oyster XO's Arash Dibs.
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Esker Groups Todd Milbury, Avalon Theatres Beth Anderson, Sapient Nitros Hilding Anderson, Norwegian Embassys Uad Milbury.
Esker Group's Todd Milbury, Avalon Theatre's Beth Anderson, Sapient Nitro's Hilding Anderson, Norwegian Embassy's Uad Milbury.
Last night we also had an evening of champagne and shopping at Georgetowns Tip Top Boutique, which sells high-end, pre-owned products to support Innocents at Risks fight against trafficking. We snapped founder Deborah Sigmund flanked by Laurie Kitsch and Lincoln Cathedral Foundations Allison White, and by Georgetown Pilates Heather Perry, and the 100 volunteer-run boutiques founding partner Laura Lederer.
Last night we also had an evening of champagne and shopping at Georgetown's Tip Top Boutique, which sells high-end, pre-owned products to support Innocents at Risk's fight against trafficking. We snapped founder Deborah Sigmund flanked by Laurie Kitsch and Lincoln Cathedral Foundation's Allison White, and by Georgetown Pilates' Heather Perry, and the 100% volunteer-run boutique's founding partner Laura Lederer.
Last night we also went out to the Patriot Center in Fairfax for a preview of Cirque du Soleils Quidam, the story of a bored young girl who imagines an exciting world for escape. The artistry was breathtaking, the clowns made us laugh, the acrobatics made us gasp, and we loved the audience participation.
Last night we also went out to the Patriot Center in Fairfax for a preview of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, the story of a bored young girl who imagines an exciting world for escape. The artistry was breathtaking, the clowns made us laugh, the acrobatics made us gasp, and we loved the audience participation.
We were most impressed with this pair of dancers, who showed amazing flexibility and strength (hes holding her with one hand) The show only runs through Sunday.
We were most impressed with this pair of dancers, who showed amazing flexibility and strength (he's holding her with one hand!) The show only runs through Sunday.
We joined the cast of The Second City for A Very Woolly Birthday Bash at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Saturday night. Guests enjoyed beer, wine, and cupcakes, while talking with the actors after the performance of The Second Citys America All Better We snapped Second City actor Aaron Bliden with Emily Townley and Woolly Mammoth artistic director Howard Shalwitz.
We joined the cast of The Second City for A Very Woolly Birthday Bash at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Saturday night.
Guests enjoyed beer, wine, and cupcakes, while talking with the actors after the performance of The Second City's America All Better!! We snapped Second City actor Aaron Bliden with Emily Townley and Woolly Mammoth artistic director Howard Shalwitz.
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Here, Scott Morehead, actress Niccole Thurman, and Woolly Mammoth managing director Jeffrey Herrmann.
Here, Scott Morehead, actress Niccole Thurman, and Woolly Mammoth managing director Jeffrey Herrmann.
Through the run of America All Better, audiences interact with installations in the lobby including photo booths, touch screen Pinspiration boards, and tweettext polls. Here, Firmseeks Swati Agrawal, Skadden Arps Tony Saldana, and actress Claudia Michelle Wallace.
Through the run of America All Better!!, audiences interact with installations in the lobby including photo booths, touch screen Pinspiration boards, and tweet/text polls. Here, Firmseek's Swati Agrawal, Skadden Arps' Tony Saldana, and actress Claudia Michelle Wallace.
The Second City is an improv comedy group that originated in Chicago and has been a consistent starting point for comedians, award winning actors, directors, and cast members for Saturday Night Live and SCTV. Here, (front) Aaron Bliden, Scott Morehead, (back) Sayjal Joshi, Martin Garcia, Niccole Thurman, and Claudia Michelle Wallace.
The Second City is an improv comedy group that originated in Chicago and has been a consistent starting point for comedians, award winning actors, directors, and cast members for Saturday Night Live and SCTV. Here, (front) Aaron Bliden, Scott Morehead, (back) Sayjal Joshi, Martin Garcia, Niccole Thurman, and Claudia Michelle Wallace.
By providing interactive experiences, Woolly hopes to create stronger connections between the art and the audiences, as it does with this hysterically funny improv show. Here, (front) Niccole Thurman, Scott Morehead. Second row, left to right—Claudia Michelle Wallace, Aaron Bliden, Sayjal Joshi, and Martin Garcia
By providing interactive experiences, Woolly hopes to create stronger connections between the art and the audiences, as it does with this hysterically funny improv show. Here, (front) Niccole Thurman, Scott Morehead. Second row, left to right—Claudia Michelle Wallace, Aaron Bliden, Sayjal Joshi, and Martin Garcia
Last night we went to the Washington Kastles season opener as it beat the NY Sportimes 23-15 at the sold-out Stadium on the Wharf. We snapped Cardinal Bank prez Kevin Reynolds, Cora Masters Barry, and Mayor Vince Gray. The crowd was pumped, the weather glorious, and the tennis great, as the Kastles tied the all-time pro sports consecutive win streak at 33.
Last night we went to the Washington Kastles season opener as it beat the NY Sportimes 23-15 at the sold-out Stadium on the Wharf.
We snapped Cardinal Bank prez Kevin Reynolds, Cora Masters Barry, and Mayor Vince Gray. The crowd was pumped, the weather glorious, and the tennis great, as the Kastles tied the all-time pro sports consecutive win streak at 33.
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Michelle Obama stayed for the entire match, cheering the Kastles. We also saw Valerie Jarrett and Gene Sperling from the White House, tennis legend Billie Jean King, Wolf Blitzer, and Nationals owner Ed Cohen, who kept checking his teams game on his phone.
Michelle Obama stayed for the entire match, cheering the Kastles. We also saw Valerie Jarrett and Gene Sperling from the White House, tennis legend Billie Jean King, Wolf Blitzer, and Nationals owner Ed Cohen, who kept checking his team's game on his phone.
Venus Williams couldnt play due to an injury but cheered on the sidelines. She stopped by our box to say hi to Kevin Reynolds.
Venus Williams couldn't play due to an injury but cheered on the sidelines. She stopped by our box to say hi to Kevin Reynolds.
Super Bowl XVII MVP John Riggins helped present the 2012 championship rings and trophy to the Kastles Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova, Kevin Anderson, Bobby Reynolds, and coach Murphy Jensen.
Super Bowl XVII MVP John Riggins helped present the 2012 championship rings and trophy to the Kastles: Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova, Kevin Anderson, Bobby Reynolds, and coach Murphy Jensen.
In the VIP tent before the match, DC restaurant fave Ris catered delicious food. We snapped Ris Raj Lal and super chef Ris Lacoste flanking Boston Properties Ray Ritchey.
In the VIP tent before the match, DC restaurant fave Ris catered delicious food. We snapped Ris' Raj Lal and super chef Ris Lacoste flanking Boston Properties' Ray Ritchey.
It wouldnt be the Kastles without cheerleaders. Well be cheering them on tonight to beat the all-time consecutive win record.
It wouldn't be the Kastles without cheerleaders. We'll be cheering them on tonight to beat the all-time consecutive win record.
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We went to the Embassy of Italy for a VIP fashion show by the 7-7-7 project, supporting breast cancer charity Fashion for the Cure. We snapped Everyluxs Evy Edwards, Don Davenport, stylist Kara Allan, and Copa Catering CEO Rodney Branche.
We went to the Embassy of Italy for a VIP fashion show by the 7-7-7 project, supporting breast cancer charity Fashion for the Cure. We snapped Everylux's Evy Edwards, Don Davenport, stylist Kara Allan, and Copa Catering CEO Rodney Branche.
Outside, we checked out 12 Lamborghinis, five classic Ducatis and a T-Rex. We snapped attorney Bryan Salamone in front of his Lambo, which just got back from touring five countries in celebration of Lamborghinis 50th anniversary. Hes flanked by DOS Alex Pirc and Lambo Mid-Atlantic owner Joe Eckart and by Ryan Eckart.
Outside, we checked out 12 Lamborghinis, five classic Ducatis and a T-Rex. We snapped attorney Bryan Salamone in front of his Lambo, which just got back from touring five countries in celebration of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary. He's flanked by DOS' Alex Pirc and Lambo Mid-Atlantic owner Joe Eckart and by Ryan Eckart.
As 7-7-7 implies, similar events are happening in six other cities, including LA, Miami and Vegas. During the VIP reception, guests listened to Billy T Wilde while sipping drinks and eating olives. Here, Olina Kovalchuk and her daughter Khrystyna Kovalchuk bookend MRIS Larissa Hyland and Mason student Orietta Citarella.
As 7-7-7 implies, similar events are happening in six other cities, including LA, Miami and Vegas. During the VIP reception, guests listened to Billy T Wilde while sipping drinks and eating olives. Here, Olina Kovalchuk and her daughter Khrystyna Kovalchuk bookend MRIS' Larissa Hyland and Mason student Orietta Citarella.
600 guests saw fashions from Steven McDermott, Stacey Barker Lil Forrest. Here, Citibanks Ali Abdallah, TD Banks Tina Haque, Ferraris Shawn Emanuel, and Lamborghinis Amy Hendershot.
600 guests saw fashions from Steven McDermott, Stacey Barker & Lil Forrest. Here, Citibank's Ali Abdallah, TD Bank's Tina Haque, Ferrari's Shawn Emanuel, and Lamborghini's Amy Hendershot.
Yesterday we also went to the Brainfood Burger Battle at Poste Moderne Brasserie, as 10 top chefs competed for best burger to raise funds to support Brainfoods food-focused programming for DC teens. It was hosted by last years winners, including Granville Moores chef Teddy Folkman. We snapped him flanked by Del Campo chef Victor Albisu and Iron Gate chef Anthony Chittum.
Yesterday we also went to the Brainfood Burger Battle at Poste Moderne Brasserie, as 10 top chefs competed for best burger to raise funds to support Brainfood's food-focused programming for DC teens. It was hosted by last year's winners, including Granville Moore's chef Teddy Folkman. We snapped him flanked by Del Campo chef Victor Albisu and Iron Gate chef Anthony Chittum.
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Guests enjoyed burgers, local brews, and dessert. The Source exec chef Scott Drewno won Brainfood Burger Battle Champion for his monstrous two-patty The Beast burger. Hes flanked by Brainfood exec director Paul Dahm and DC 101s DJ Roche.
Guests enjoyed burgers, local brews, and dessert. The Source exec chef Scott Drewno won Brainfood Burger Battle Champion for his monstrous two-patty The Beast burger. He's flanked by Brainfood exec director Paul Dahm and DC 101's DJ Roche.
Jorge Brignoni, Urban Alliances Veronica Nolan, Strong Youths Lori Kaplan, Greater DC Cares Harrison Boyd, and Advisory Boards Graham McLaughlin.
Jorge Brignoni, Urban Alliance's Veronica Nolan, Strong Youth's Lori Kaplan, Greater DC Care's Harrison Boyd, and Advisory Board's Graham McLaughlin.
Last night we went to Mio for a StreetHearts fundraiser, supporting an orphanage in Haiti. Linsey Jorgenson founded the non-profit after seeing the terrible conditions of young Haitian boys on the streets. The former sorority gal now watches after nearly 100 boys in the shelter, serving as guardian to several. We snapped her flanked by GP VP Joanna Hoffschneider, Fox Architects Heather Davis, Meet Market CEO Kerry Gabler, and Omnifics Kara Takesuye.
Last night we went to Mio for a StreetHearts fundraiser, supporting an orphanage in Haiti.
Linsey Jorgenson founded the non-profit after seeing the terrible conditions of young Haitian boys on the streets. The former sorority gal now watches after nearly 100 boys in the shelter, serving as guardian to several. We snapped her flanked by G+P VP Joanna Hoffschneider, Fox Architects' Heather Davis, Meet Market CEO Kerry Gabler, and Omnifics' Kara Takesuye.
The shelter burned down just days after it was built, but theyre pushing on, and the boys continue to do community service. Here, KGOs Seth Katz, Diamonds Jerry Mahar, Kelly Hamrick, whos taking a group of teens to visit, and Streethearts Bailey Deacon.
The shelter burned down just days after it was built, but they're pushing on, and the boys continue to do community service. Here, KGO's Seth Katz, Diamond's Jerry Mahar, Kelly Hamrick, who's taking a group of teens to visit, and Streethearts' Bailey Deacon.
Last night we also went to Room Board on 14th Street for a kick-off party for the World Team Tennis champion Kastles. At 32 consecutive wins, its almost the winningest team ever in professional sports, with a chance on opening night July 8 to tie the record held by the 71-72 Lakers, and a chance July 9 to beat it. We snapped mascot TopSpin flanked by Cbeyonds Ariana Parker and Kastles GM Kevin Wynne.
Last night we also went to Room & Board on 14th Street for a kick-off party for the World Team Tennis champion Kastles. At 32 consecutive wins, it's almost the winningest team ever in professional sports, with a chance on opening night July 8 to tie the record held by the '71-'72 Lakers, and a chance July 9 to beat it. We snapped mascot TopSpin flanked by Cbeyond's Ariana Parker and Kastles GM Kevin Wynne.
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Judicial Watchs Matt Kownacki and Merge Creatives Brendan Kownacki (theyre brothers) bookend CBS Radios Leah Berry, The Tommy Shows Kelly Collis, consultant Patrick Bauer, and Fine Point PRs Meredith Fineman.
Judicial Watch's Matt Kownacki and Merge Creative's Brendan Kownacki (they're brothers) bookend CBS' Radio's Leah Berry, The Tommy Show's Kelly Collis, consultant Patrick Bauer, and Fine Point PR's Meredith Fineman.
Last night we also stopped by the newly opened Malmaison for Fashion Group Internationals Summer Soiree. Guests enjoyed hors doeuvres and signature cocktails, including the Queen Bee with honey and cinnamon. We snapped COACGs Tasha Lallemand, Real Life Styles Lani Inlander, Gilt Groupes Marissa Schneider, and Agents in Styles Roda Wheeler.
Last night we also stopped by the newly opened Malmaison for Fashion Group International's Summer Soiree. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails, including the Queen Bee with honey and cinnamon. We snapped COACG's Tasha Lallemand, Real Life Style's Lani Inlander, Gilt Groupe's Marissa Schneider, and Agents in Style's Roda Wheeler.
FGI will host its annual Rising Star gala this fall, celebrating the top local talents in the fashion industry. It has over 5,000 members in the DC area. Here, The Aba Agencys Ashley Arias, photographer Naiffer Romero, and FGI exec board member Maggy Francois.
FGI will host its annual Rising Star gala this fall, celebrating the top local talents in the fashion industry. It has over 5,000 members in the DC area. Here, The Aba Agency's Ashley Arias, photographer Naiffer Romero, and FGI exec board member Maggy Francois.
Last night we also went to the Kabin VIP Preview Party before the Dupont Circle alpine lounge opens to the public on Saturday. We snapped ABC 7 anchor Scott Thuman flanked by models Juelles Chester and Rachel Cunico.
Last night we also went to the Kabin VIP Preview Party before the Dupont Circle alpine lounge opens to the public on Saturday. We snapped ABC 7 anchor Scott Thuman flanked by models Juelles Chester and Rachel Cunico.
Kabin managing partner Kunal Shah is flanked by Evergreen Building Services Desiree Santos and Footprint Developments Crystal Yee.
Kabin managing partner Kunal Shah is flanked by Evergreen Building Services' Desiree Santos and Footprint Development's Crystal Yee.
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Guests can sample a shot of three pins, a classic aprés-ski libation. Here, Weddingwires Margo Trak and Contemporarias Christina Athanasiades flank Krooth Altmans John Burns.
Guests can sample a shot of three pins, a classic aprés-ski libation. Here, Weddingwire's Margo Trak and Contemporaria's Christina Athanasiades flank Krooth & Altman's John Burns.
Last night we restaurant-crawled through Penn Quarter for celeb chef Jose Andres first Dine-n-Dash benefiting World Central Kitchen. We loved the mussels, frites and kale slaw on the patio at Poste, where we snapped organizer Jose Andres flanked by DC Central Kitchens Paul Day, Communications Dailys John Hendel, and by Postes Dennis Marron, Adam Barnett, and Sean Alves, who tells us goat will be the next it food, and beef is making a comeback.
Last night we restaurant-crawled through Penn Quarter for celeb chef Jose Andres' first Dine-n-Dash benefiting World Central Kitchen.
We loved the mussels, frites and kale slaw on the patio at Poste, where we snapped organizer Jose Andres flanked by DC Central Kitchen's Paul Day, Communications Daily's John Hendel, and by Poste's Dennis Marron, Adam Barnett, and Sean Alves, who tells us goat will be the next it food, and beef is making a comeback.
At Proof Main Event Caterings May Burford and her husband USAIDs Paul Burford bookended by Arent Foxs Brian Leung and Amal Dave trying the duck fois gras.
At Proof: Main Event Catering's May Burford and her husband USAID's Paul Burford bookended by Arent Fox's Brian Leung and Amal Dave trying the duck fois gras.
People started at different restaurants, with a 35 minute per-restaurant time. At Zaytinya, which served hummus and a Greek yogurt dessert Adam Louallo, whos moving to NYC, with Living Socials Remington Below, Sunny Regulapati, and Alan Clifford.
People started at different restaurants, with a 35 minute per-restaurant time. At Zaytinya, which served hummus and a Greek yogurt dessert: Adam Louallo, who's moving to NYC, with Living Social's Remington Below, Sunny Regulapati, and Alan Clifford.
We also stopped in Azur, Jaleo, and newly renovated Oyamel. Back at Proof, we found ThinkFoodGroup CEO Rob Wilder with ProofEstadio owner Mark Kuller, and cheflawyer Phil Colicchio.
We also stopped in Azur, Jaleo, and newly renovated Oyamel. Back at Proof, we found ThinkFoodGroup CEO Rob Wilder with Proof/Estadio owner Mark Kuller, and chef/lawyer Phil Colicchio.
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Last night we also stopped by the new Tysons C. Wonder store for a book signing party for Real Housewives of New Jerseys Caroline Manzos Let Me Tell You Something. The Bravo show fan fave tells how she achieved an enviable life in her personal and practical guide. We snapped the tell-it-like-it-is star and Hilary Phelps.
Last night we also stopped by the new Tysons C. Wonder store for a book signing party for Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo's Let Me Tell You Something. The Bravo show fan fave tells how she achieved an enviable life in her personal and practical guide. We snapped the tell-it-like-it-is star and Hilary Phelps.
Carolyns book offers advice on how she manages friends, family and a career, which she says makes her a real housewife. Here, Wayfarer Advisory Groups Mike LaRosa, Wendy Gordon, Allison Barnes, and Makin Whoopie owner Kimberly Robinson.
Carolyn's book offers advice on how she manages friends, family and a career, which she says makes her a "real housewife." Here, Wayfarer Advisory Group's Mike LaRosa, Wendy Gordon, Allison Barnes, and Makin' Whoopie owner Kimberly Robinson.
Andres Jimeneez, Ashley Bazzarone and Lauren Copeland.
Andres Jimeneez, Ashley Bazzarone and Lauren Copeland.
We went to the 2nd annual Alexandria Food and Wine Festival at John Carlyle Square Saturday in Old Town. We snapped Trademarks chef Mathew Miller, holding his famous bacon candy, with colleague Charlie Solis.
We went to the 2nd annual Alexandria Food and Wine Festival at John Carlyle Square Saturday in Old Town. We snapped Trademark's chef Mathew Miller, holding his famous bacon candy, with colleague Charlie Solis.
Spotted MPs Maurissa Potts at the Share Bistro station, where the burgers and dogs drew a huge crowd.
Spotted MP's Maurissa Potts at the Share Bistro station, where the burgers and dogs drew a huge crowd.
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Dancing (working out) along to the percussive beats of Brazilian dance troupe Pie Fitness Yoga Studios
Dancing (working out?) along to the percussive beats of Brazilian dance troupe Pie Fitness Yoga Studios
Last night we joined 800 at the JW Marriott for the CEI Gala and casino after party. They raised over one million dollars. Sen. Rand Paul keynoted, drawing laughs for his jabs on NSA, furloughing the Capitol police, and spending hundreds of thousands to discover pizza is the best food to eat on Mars. We snapped him with US Federal Courts Loren Smith, Zyvex Labs James Von Ehr, and CEIs new prez Lawson Bader, sporting a kilt.
Last night we joined 800 at the JW Marriott for the CEI Gala and casino after party. They raised over one million dollars.
Sen. Rand Paul keynoted, drawing laughs for his jabs on NSA, furloughing the Capitol police, and spending hundreds of thousands to discover pizza is the best food to eat on Mars. We snapped him with US Federal Courts' Loren Smith, Zyvex Labs' James Von Ehr, and CEI's new prez Lawson Bader, sporting a kilt.
Considered one of the more fun think tank events, the night was themed James Bond, complete with film footage during dinner and a Bond spoof, Capitalism Never Dies. Here, former Ambassador Boyden Gray, Freedomworks Wayne Brough and Patrick Hedger are bookended by Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Judy Mulcahy and her husband US Patents Peter Mulcahy.
Considered one of the more fun think tank events, the night was themed James Bond, complete with film footage during dinner and a Bond spoof, Capitalism Never Dies. Here, former Ambassador Boyden Gray, Freedomworks' Wayne Brough and Patrick Hedger are bookended by Alliance of Auto Manufacturers' Judy Mulcahy and her husband US Patent's Peter Mulcahy.
Guests dined on herb crusted rack of lamb in a merlot glace. Here, former VA Gov. Jim Gilmore with Zoos and Aquariums Allegra Formento and American Chiropractic Associations Jack Dusik.
Guests dined on herb crusted rack of lamb in a merlot glace. Here, former VA Gov. Jim Gilmore with Zoos and Aquariums' Allegra Formento and American Chiropractic Association's Jack Dusik.
We took home an engraved martini glass—for shaken drinks only—and a cigar with a cutter. Here, CATO prez John Allison, GM Laws Todd Zywicki, and science journalist John Tierney.
We took home an engraved martini glass—for shaken drinks only—and a cigar with a cutter. Here, CATO prez John Allison, GM Law's Todd Zywicki, and science journalist John Tierney.
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Yesterday we also went to the National Press Club for the 7th annual N Street Village luncheon. Alumna Emily Miller told how alcohol addiction took her from her family, but N Street got her back on her feet shes now studying to be a social worker. We snapped her flanked by N Street prez Schroeder Stribling (happy birthday) VA Urban League CEO Lavern Chatman, Pepcos Debbi Jarvis.
Yesterday we also went to the National Press Club for the 7th annual N Street Village luncheon. Alumna Emily Miller told how alcohol addiction took her from her family, but N Street got her back on her feet; she's now studying to be a social worker. We snapped her flanked by N Street prez Schroeder Stribling (happy birthday!) VA Urban League CEO Lavern Chatman, Pepco's Debbi Jarvis.
N Street helps 63 of DCs female homeless population. We snapped Wiley Rein managing partner Peter Shields, Ruth Sorenson, Community Ally Award winner Amanda Stafford, event chair Keith Harley, and emcee Mary Kays Gloria Mayfield Banks.
N Street helps 63% of DC's female homeless population. We snapped Wiley Rein managing partner Peter Shields, Ruth Sorenson, Community Ally Award winner Amanda Stafford, event chair Keith Harley, and emcee Mary Kay's Gloria Mayfield Banks.
We ate chicken pasta salad, fresh fruit, and greens in cabbage cups. Here, N Streets Stuart Allen with TD Banks Julie Hunko, Constantine Fersszidis, Scott Meehan, and Donna Grigsby.
We ate chicken pasta salad, fresh fruit, and greens in cabbage cups. Here, N Street's Stuart Allen with TD Bank's Julie Hunko, Constantine Fersszidis, Scott Meehan, and Donna Grigsby.
Last night we went to the Institute of Peace to hear Estelle launch the Young Lawyers initiative Moving America Toward Justice. We snapped the Grammy Award-winning singer on a special night for The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, commemorating President Kennedys call to take action against social injustice 50 years ago. She sang American Boy, then called a lawyer on stage. For a great photo of her dancing with him, check out the next Legal Bisnow.
Last night we went to the Institute of Peace to hear Estelle launch the Young Lawyers' initiative Moving America Toward Justice.
We snapped the Grammy Award-winning singer on a special night for The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, commemorating President Kennedy's call to take action against social injustice 50 years ago. She sang American Boy, then called a lawyer on stage. For a great photo of her dancing with him, check out the next Legal Bisnow.
Last night we also went to the Dumbarton House garden for opening night of Molieres comedy Tartuffe by Picnic Theatre. Its about a wanderer who convinces a family hes a pious man who must be trusted. We snapped Hanover Researchs Meredith Cox, law student Jacquelyn Bolen, Veritas Frances Morton, and CASA DCs Abigail Hull.
Last night we also went to the Dumbarton House garden for opening night of Moliere's comedy Tartuffe by Picnic Theatre. It's about a wanderer who convinces a family he's a pious man who must be trusted. We snapped Hanover Research's Meredith Cox, law student Jacquelyn Bolen, Veritas' Frances Morton, and CASA DC's Abigail Hull.
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Wine and crepes were for sale for guests to enjoy as they sat on their blankets. Here, France 24s Stan de Saint Hippolyte, Reporters Without Borders Delphine Halgand, Globe and Mails Kevin Carmichael, and Patricia Naugain.
Wine and crepes were for sale for guests to enjoy as they sat on their blankets. Here, France 24's Stan de Saint Hippolyte, Reporters Without Borders' Delphine Halgand, Globe and Mail's Kevin Carmichael, and Patricia Naugain.
We snuck downstairs to snap a picture of the all-volunteer cast between vocal warm-ups. The play has two more showings in the garden tonight and tomorrow—check it out
We snuck downstairs to snap a picture of the all-volunteer cast between vocal warm-ups. The play has two more showings in the garden tonight and tomorrow—check it out!
Last night we also went to The Brixton on U Street for Hinges singles mixer. We snapped Circas Spencer Allen, Julianne Laport, Angie Carz, and DC Health Coaches David Rosenbaum.
Last night we also went to The Brixton on U Street for Hinge's singles mixer. We snapped Circa's Spencer Allen, Julianne Laport, Angie Carz, and DC Health Coaches' David Rosenbaum.
Folks enjoyed the rooftop view and drink specials. Here, House of Reps Jon Chapin, ULI Washingtons Emily Tara, and Matt Kypta.
Folks enjoyed the rooftop view and drink specials. Here, House of Reps' Jon Chapin, ULI Washington's Emily Tara, and Matt Kypta.
Hinge is a dating app we covered its launch in February. Theyre expanding to NYC and plan to spread one city at a time. Here, HRCs John Cloutier, Cash Colburn (she told us her parents were hippies hence, the name), Kelley Pencek, and Gary Bollinger.
Hinge is a dating app; we covered its launch in February. They're expanding to NYC and plan to spread one city at a time. Here, HRC's John Cloutier, Cash Colburn (she told us her parents were hippies; hence, the name), Kelley Pencek, and Gary Bollinger.
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Last night we also went to a preview of PRG Hospitalitys newest presidential restaurant, Teddy The Bully Bar, launched after the success of Lincoln. Exec chef Michael Hartzer has a seasonal menu with bison, venison, veggies, and oysters. We snapped him flanked by co-founder Alan Popovsky and GM Romeo Santos.
Last night we also went to a preview of PRG Hospitality's newest presidential restaurant, Teddy & The Bully Bar, launched after the success of Lincoln. Exec chef Michael Hartzer has a seasonal menu with bison, venison, veggies, and oysters. We snapped him flanked by co-founder Alan Popovsky and GM Romeo Santos.
Teddy opens Monday at 19th M, around the corner from our office, Bisneyland were looking forward to mixologist John Hogans unique cocktail program featuring The Rickey. Dominique Fierros photography is on the walls. Shes with The Hills Judy Kurtz Altscher and FBRs Daniel Altscher.
Teddy opens Monday at 19th & M, around the corner from our office, Bisneyland; we're looking forward to mixologist John Hogan's unique cocktail program featuring The Rickey. Dominique Fierro's photography is on the walls. She's with The Hill's Judy Kurtz Altscher and FBR's Daniel Altscher.
The interior was designed by ONeill Studios Maggie ONeill, who incorporated aspects of President Roosevelts life. We toured the restrooms the mens, with the feel of a barn, and the womens, where we snapped her in front of a fun version of the Pledge of Allegiance, written backwards so it can only be read in the mirror.
The interior was designed by O'Neill Studios' Maggie O'Neill, who incorporated aspects of President Roosevelt's life. We toured the restrooms: the men's, with the feel of a barn, and the women's, where we snapped her in front of a fun version of the Pledge of Allegiance, written backwards so it can only be read in the mirror.
Yesterday afternoon we headed to Foxhall Road to the Belgian Ambassadors residence for the Alliance Francaise luncheon. During the cocktail reception before lunch (why arent we more like the French) we snapped Agnes Matthysen, right, (here with Danish envoy Vibeke Lofft and FedExs David Short) wife of Belgian Ambassador Jan Matthysen, who welcomed us to his residence, which was built in 1931 on nine acres overlooking the Potomac.
Yesterday afternoon we headed to Foxhall Road to the Belgian Ambassador's residence for the Alliance Francaise luncheon.
During the cocktail reception before lunch (why aren't we more like the French?) we snapped Agnes Matthysen, right, (here with Danish envoy Vibeke Lofft and FedEx's David Short) wife of Belgian Ambassador Jan Matthysen, who welcomed us to his residence, which was built in 1931 on nine acres overlooking the Potomac.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch of rockfish and beef tenderloin by exec chef Jan Pieter Van Haute. Here, Adventure Theatres Janet Berry, Alliance Francaises Sylvain Cornevaux, Volkerts Tyler Work, and Smithsonians Brigitte Blachere.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch of rockfish and beef tenderloin by exec chef Jan Pieter Van Haute. Here, Adventure Theatre's Janet Berry, Alliance Francaise's Sylvain Cornevaux, Volkert's Tyler Work, and Smithsonian's Brigitte Blachere.
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Alliance Francaise emphasizes Francophone language and culture. Here, its president Andrew Colquitt joins Rep. Ed Royce and his wife, board member Marie Therese Royce.
Alliance Francaise emphasizes Francophone language and culture. Here, its president Andrew Colquitt joins Rep. Ed Royce and his wife, board member Marie Therese Royce.
We went to the Fairfax Embassy Row for an Opera Camerata performance of Pagliacci and snapped prior host Colombian Ambassador Carlos Urrutia and his wife Leonor bookending The Embassy Series founder Jerome Barry and his wife Lizette.
We went to the Fairfax Embassy Row for an Opera Camerata performance of Pagliacci and snapped prior host Colombian Ambassador Carlos Urrutia and his wife Leonor bookending The Embassy Series founder Jerome Barry and his wife Lizette.
Opera Camerata has brought opera into the community and local schools for 23 years. Here, its founder Michael Reilly (right) with White House Chronicle TVs Llewellyn King, Forrestal Groups David Cooper Blee, and Best Marketings Liz Sara.
Opera Camerata has brought opera into the community and local schools for 23 years. Here, its founder Michael Reilly (right) with White House Chronicle TV's Llewellyn King, Forrestal Group's David Cooper Blee, and Best Marketing's Liz Sara.
During the reception, we listened to End of the Sun and other jazz on the piano while munching on Peking duck tacos and risotto balls. Here, USDAs Dennis Stewart, Census Bureaus David Ryan, Marion Redlich, and fine art appraiser Ben Hastings.
During the reception, we listened to End of the Sun and other jazz on the piano while munching on Peking duck tacos and risotto balls. Here, USDA's Dennis Stewart, Census Bureau's David Ryan, Marion Redlich, and fine art appraiser Ben Hastings.
We joined the Capital Pride celebration at the 4th annual Beacon Hotel Pride Brunch. We snapped co-hosts Rob Keast, Roger Whyte, and Matt Simeon.
We joined the Capital Pride celebration at the 4th annual Beacon Hotel Pride Brunch. We snapped co-hosts Rob Keast, Roger Whyte, and Matt Simeon.
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Guests enjoyed bottomless mimosas and a drag queen show following the brunch. Here, Rasool Roach and Schwab Sustainable Solutions Steve Schwab flank Miss Isabella Frost.
Guests enjoyed bottomless mimosas and a drag queen show following the brunch. Here, Rasool Roach and Schwab Sustainable Solutions' Steve Schwab flank Miss Isabella Frost.
Decherts Phil Hinkle, DSCCs David Reid, APAs Ashton Theodore Randle, and political consultant Christian Berle.
Dechert's Phil Hinkle, DSCC's David Reid, APA's Ashton Theodore Randle, and political consultant Christian Berle.
Last night, even in the rain, we were pleased to drive out to the Country Club of Fairfax for the 11th annual Cardinal Bank Charity Classic, raising funds for Inova Kellar Center. Congrats to the folks who inspired 1,000 business partners to benefit the community. Bravo to those who slogged through golf games Team Bisnow (along with our volunteer ringers) looks forward to the rescheduled tennis challenge. We snapped Inova Keller Center director Rick Leichtweis, Inova Health System CEO Knox Singleton, honorary chair and VA Secretary of Health Bill Hazel, tournament founder and Cardinal Bank CEO Bernard Clineburg, and tournament chair and Cardinal prez Kevin Reynolds.
Last night, even in the rain, we were pleased to drive out to the Country Club of Fairfax for the 11th annual Cardinal Bank Charity Classic, raising funds for Inova Kellar Center.
Congrats to the folks who inspired 1,000 business partners to benefit the community. Bravo to those who slogged through golf games; Team Bisnow (along with our volunteer ringers) looks forward to the rescheduled tennis challenge. We snapped Inova Keller Center director Rick Leichtweis, Inova Health System CEO Knox Singleton, honorary chair and VA Secretary of Health Bill Hazel, tournament founder and Cardinal Bank CEO Bernard Clineburg, and tournament chair and Cardinal prez Kevin Reynolds.
The LLS Man Woman of the Year held its gala Saturday at the downtown Ritz and celebrated the record-breaking amount the candidates raised 1.145 million. Fox5s Laura Evans, here with husband Mike Manatos, was co-emcee.
The LLS Man & Woman of the Year held its gala Saturday at the downtown Ritz and celebrated the record-breaking amount the candidates raised: $1.145 million. Fox5's Laura Evans, here with husband Mike Manatos, was co-emcee.
Congrats to the winners, the top fundraisers in the fight to cure blood cancers 2013 Man Woman of the Year MorganFranklins Jeana Foster and Northwestern Mutuals Leo Tucker, here with last years champ, Cassidy Turleys Amanda Tiede.
Congrats to the winners, the top fundraisers in the fight to cure blood cancers: 2013 Man & Woman of the Year MorganFranklin's Jeana Foster and Northwestern Mutual's Leo Tucker, here with last year's champ, Cassidy Turley's Amanda Tiede.
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And congrats to the 2013 Boy Girl of the Year, Reed Switzer and Madison Nardi, here with their families, who were honored for providing inspiration to the 19 candidates during the 10-week fundraising campaign for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
And congrats to the 2013 Boy & Girl of the Year, Reed Switzer and Madison Nardi, here with their families, who were honored for providing inspiration to the 19 candidates during the 10-week fundraising campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
We went to the eighth annual Crab Cake Competition at The Source, which co-hosted with The American Institute of Wine and Food to raise awareness for local, sustainable seafood initiatives. The contest pitted eight top chefs in a crab cake showdown featuring Maryland blue crab. We snapped the winner, Black Restaurant Group owner and exec chef Jeff Black, flanked by The Source chef Scott Drewno and Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley.
We went to the eighth annual Crab Cake Competition at The Source, which co-hosted with The American Institute of Wine and Food to raise awareness for local, sustainable seafood initiatives. The contest pitted eight top chefs in a crab cake showdown featuring Maryland blue crab. We snapped the winner, Black Restaurant Group owner and exec chef Jeff Black, flanked by The Source chef Scott Drewno and Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley.
The competition also raised funds for culinary internships, scholarships and educational programs. Here, food writer David Hagedorn, PR guru Amber Pfau, and NBC4 anchor Eun Yang.
The competition also raised funds for culinary internships, scholarships and educational programs. Here, food writer David Hagedorn, PR guru Amber Pfau, and NBC4 anchor Eun Yang.
We joined hundreds for Speeks user appreciation party at 1776 where we snapped founder Michael Chasen and his wife Randi Chasen at left, Seamless Rachel Alansky and her husband Social Radars Kevin Alansky.
We joined hundreds for Speek's user appreciation party at 1776 where we snapped founder Michael Chasen and his wife Randi Chasen; at left, Seamless' Rachel Alansky and her husband Social Radar's Kevin Alansky.
The DC startup, now living in AOLs Fishbowl Labs, makes conference calls visual, easy, and free. Here, retired Skin Doc Walker, who had a fireside chat with a co-founder during the VIP reception, with his agent Jennifer Bowden, and Speek co-founder John Bracken and his wife Anna.
The DC startup, now living in AOL's Fishbowl Labs, makes conference calls visual, easy, and free. Here, retired 'Skin Doc Walker, who had a fireside chat with a co-founder during the VIP reception, with his agent Jennifer Bowden, and Speek co-founder John Bracken and his wife Anna.
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After a photo shoot with props near the front door (we were a fan of the boa), we listened to dueling pianos while enjoying the open bar. Here, Valhalla Partners Kiran Hebbar, Speek co-founders John Bracken and Danny Boice, and LogiAnalytics Kevin Greene.
After a photo shoot with props near the front door (we were a fan of the boa), we listened to dueling pianos while enjoying the open bar. Here, Valhalla Partners' Kiran Hebbar, Speek co-founders John Bracken and Danny Boice, and LogiAnalytics' Kevin Greene.
Yesterday was the last day of a very moving three-day exhibit of 1,000,000 bones (man-made not real) that were laid on the National Mall as a visual petition against ongoing genocides and mass atrocities. We snapped them during a rare break in the clouds.
Yesterday was the last day of a very moving three-day exhibit of 1,000,000 bones (man-made; not real) that were laid on the National Mall as a visual petition against ongoing genocides and mass atrocities. We snapped them during a rare break in the clouds.
Last night, after rain scuttled plans for the Newseum Rooftop, we headed to the BGR Group offices in the Homer Building for Kari Kants art exhibition, Abstraction Acrylics on Canvas. We snapped the artist surrounded by her fans former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and Rep Jim. Nussle and his wife Karen.
Last night, after rain scuttled plans for the Newseum Rooftop, we headed to the BGR Group offices in the Homer Building for Kari Kant's art exhibition, Abstraction: Acrylics on Canvas.
We snapped the artist surrounded by her fans: former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and Rep Jim. Nussle and his wife Karen.
Karis sister Krista Kant joins Dept. of Veterans Affairs Tim Embree and his wife Kristen. A string quartet played current hits as we sipped cocktails and learned about Karis abstract work depicting the American flag.
Kari's sister Krista Kant joins Dept. of Veterans Affairs' Tim Embree and his wife Kristen. A string quartet played current hits as we sipped cocktails and learned about Kari's abstract work depicting the American flag.
Last night we also went to the inaugural All-White charity event hosted by Skins player Pierre Garcon at The Millennium Building on K Street. We snapped the star wide receiver flanked by ESB Advertisings Eiman Bassam and Jim Freeman.
Last night we also went to the inaugural All-White charity event hosted by 'Skins player Pierre Garcon at The Millennium Building on K Street. We snapped the star wide receiver flanked by ESB Advertising's Eiman Bassam and Jim Freeman.
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Over 200 guests decked out in their best white attire (we wore pink pantsÃÂ... oops) began at a reception featuring white drinks and hors doeuvres, continuing in the club space, where everyone danced and watched the Spurs-Heat game 1 thriller (congrats, San Antonio). Here, Jessamyn Paribello, Alexis Strong, and Caroline Morcom.
Over 200 guests decked out in their best white attire (we wore pink pants… oops!) began at a reception featuring white drinks and hors d'oeuvres, continuing in the club space, where everyone danced and watched the Spurs-Heat game 1 thriller (congrats, San Antonio). Here, Jessamyn Paribello, Alexis Strong, and Caroline Morcom.
Skins players Doug Worthington, Stephen Bowen, and Jarvis Jenkins. The benefit raised over 30,000 for DCs Boys Girls Clubs, which serve 1,300 kids. Pierre says its similar to a club he used growing up.
'Skins players Doug Worthington, Stephen Bowen, and Jarvis Jenkins. The benefit raised over $30,000 for DC's Boys & Girls Clubs, which serve 1,300 kids. Pierre says it's similar to a club he used growing up.
Last night we also went to Water Terrace for the opening party of the SUPERNOVA Performing Arts Festival. Starting today and all weekend, 75 artists will take to public spaces in Rosslyn. Here, Arlington Arts Commissions Monique OBrady, Monday Properties EVP Tim Helmig, and Rosslyn BID exec director Cecilia Cassidy.
Last night we also went to Water Terrace for the opening party of the SUPERNOVA Performing Arts Festival. Starting today and all weekend, 75 artists will take to public spaces in Rosslyn. Here, Arlington Arts Commission's Monique O'Brady, Monday Properties EVP Tim Helmig, and Rosslyn BID exec director Cecilia Cassidy.
Many performances are set to take place outside, but if the rain continues, tents and indoor spaces are ready. The festival is the brainchild of Pink Line Projects Philippa Hughes, right. Shes with colleague Pamela Strother and Tishmans Tony Womack.
Many performances are set to take place outside, but if the rain continues, tents and indoor spaces are ready. The festival is the brainchild of Pink Line Project's Philippa Hughes, right. She's with colleague Pamela Strother and Tishman's Tony Womack.
Pink Lines Tashim Ahmed, Happy Campers Vilma Metteri and Katrina Haikala, who came from Finland to perform Nutty Tarts (we learned Almost Never Boring in Finnish ei melkein koskaan tylsaa), festival curator Eames Armstrong, and Supernovas Melinda DiaChenko, who says 24-hour The Still Point starts at 500 today.
Pink Line's Tashim Ahmed, Happy Campers Vilma Metteri and Katrina Haikala, who came from Finland to perform Nutty Tarts (we learned Almost Never Boring in Finnish: ei melkein koskaan tylsaa), festival curator Eames Armstrong, and Supernova's Melinda DiaChenko, who says 24-hour The Still Point starts at 5:00 today.
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In our sneak peek, we saw TRUST and DOUBT benches, an interactive project where people write what they trust or doubt and then have their picture taken on the appropriate bench. Here, Burning Down the House by Rachel Hynes, performing three times today.
In our sneak peek, we saw TRUST and DOUBT benches, an interactive project where people write what they trust or doubt and then have their picture taken on the appropriate bench. Here, Burning Down the House by Rachel Hynes, performing three times today.
After doing its famous Red Party near Valentines Day for years, architectural firm Gensler decided to hold the party when it had something to celebrate. Last night, it was the completion of its newly renovated office. We snapped Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, his wife Gensler co-CEO Diane Hoskins, her colleagues Jared Krieger and Gigi Webb, MRP Realtys Bob Murphy, Rand CEO Linda Rabbitt, and former Public Buildings commissioner Bob Peck.
After doing its famous Red Party near Valentine's Day for years, architectural firm Gensler decided to hold the party when it had something to celebrate. Last night, it was the completion of its newly renovated office. We snapped Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, his wife Gensler co-CEO Diane Hoskins, her colleagues Jared Krieger and Gigi Webb, MRP Realty's Bob Murphy, Rand CEO Linda Rabbitt, and former Public Buildings commissioner Bob Peck.
Last night we went to Penn Social for the second annual Mr. DC Pageant benefiting Childrens Miracle Network. Each of the 20 contestants was scored on fundraising (40), talent, formal wear, and on-stage responses to questions. Our reporter was so overwhelmed staring at all these talented men that she forgot to write down their names.
Last night we went to Penn Social for the second annual Mr. DC Pageant benefiting Children's Miracle Network.
Each of the 20 contestants was scored on fundraising (40%), talent, formal wear, and on-stage responses to questions. Our reporter was so overwhelmed staring at all these talented men that she forgot to write down their names.
We snapped last years—the inaugural—Mr. DC Hi-Tec Systems Hirsh Singh flanked by his wife Honeywells Pratibha Singh and Kate Michael, who gets a second mention this week because no pageant is complete without Miss DC for Life.
We snapped last year's—the inaugural—Mr. DC Hi-Tec System's Hirsh Singh flanked by his wife Honeywell's Pratibha Singh and Kate Michael, who gets a second mention this week because no pageant is complete without Miss DC for Life.
Winner Joe Humphrey plays Justin Biebers Boyfriend on the violin.
Winner Joe Humphrey plays Justin Bieber's Boyfriend on the violin.
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During the talent section, over 300 packed the downstairs to cheer for DJ-ing, rapping, and ballet to Keha. Here, Ernesto Castedo, The Colour Bars Karla Ferrel and Samia Ayoobi, and Santender Banks Miguel Seleme.
During the talent section, over 300 packed the downstairs to cheer for DJ-ing, rapping, and "ballet" to Ke$ha. Here, Ernesto Castedo, The Colour Bar's Karla Ferrel and Samia Ayoobi, and Santender Bank's Miguel Seleme.
Each contender was paired with a Miss DC contestant to raise money, raising 16k, but for now, the men are leaving the public rounds to their female counterparts. Here, attorney Julia Stein, USAIDs Stephanie Levy, World Banks Aaron Ordower, MALDEFs Gabriela Baca, and Accentures Eryn Schultz.
Each contender was paired with a Miss DC contestant to raise money, raising $16k, but for now, the men are leaving the public rounds to their female counterparts. Here, attorney Julia Stein, USAID's Stephanie Levy, World Bank's Aaron Ordower, MALDEF's Gabriela Baca, and Accenture's Eryn Schultz.
We went to the The Front Row Runway Event at Bethesda Row Friday to meet Jessica Alba and see a fashion show. Jessica, here with Drybar founder Alli Webb watching the fashion show, signed copies of her new book The Honest Life Living Naturally and True To You. The actress, fashion icon and entrepreneur, who spent the last few years building a healthy life, lays out expert advice of tastemakers, environmentalists, chefs, stylists, and fellow moms into a guidebook for busy women.
We went to the The Front Row Runway Event at Bethesda Row Friday to meet Jessica Alba and see a fashion show.
Jessica, here with Drybar founder Alli Webb watching the fashion show, signed copies of her new book The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True To You. The actress, fashion icon and entrepreneur, who spent the last few years building a healthy life, lays out expert advice of tastemakers, environmentalists, chefs, stylists, and fellow moms into a guidebook for busy women.
We snapped the Runway Event emcees, Georgetown Cupcakes owners, the stars of TLCs DC Cupcakes, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis. The fashion show featured 15 Bethesda Row fashion retailers Amethyst, Bonobos, Courage b, Francesca, Ginger, Lou Lou, Lucy, Pink Palm, Sassanova, and Wear It Well.
We snapped the Runway Event emcees, Georgetown Cupcakes owners, the stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis. The fashion show featured 15 Bethesda Row fashion retailers: Amethyst, Bonobos, Courage b, Francesca, Ginger, Lou Lou, Lucy, Pink Palm, Sassanova, and Wear It Well.
The fifth-annual, star-studded style weekend had three fashion events and 35 in-store fashion, beauty and culinary events. Here, T.H.E Artist Agencys Sondra Ortagus (center) and Lynda Erkiletian (right) with Krystals Kreationss Krystal Ugo, Maureen Hidalgo, and Amanda Franklin.
The fifth-annual, star-studded style weekend had three fashion events and 35 in-store fashion, beauty and culinary events. Here, T.H.E Artist Agency's Sondra Ortagus (center) and Lynda Erkiletian (right) with Krystals Kreations's Krystal Ugo, Maureen Hidalgo, and Amanda Franklin.
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Seating for the SummerFall runway show was reserved, but standing room with clear views of the runway was available for the hundreds of fashionable attendees. We snapped K Street Kates Kate Michael wearing J. MacLaughlin.
Seating for the Summer/Fall runway show was reserved, but standing room with clear views of the runway was available for the hundreds of fashionable attendees. We snapped K Street Kate's Kate Michael wearing J. MacLaughlin.
We were delighted to go to the Bethesda Theatre Friday for the ribbon cutting for the Bethesda Blues Jazz Supper Club, which officially opened 75 years ago to the day, May 17, 1938. We snapped owner Rick Brown with founding member CohnReznicks David Kessler, his colleague David Reznick, Ezra Company CEO Fred Ezra, and his wife Starr. In addition to a great meal, we were treated to a fantastic 90-minute jazz performance by the Branford Marsalis quartet. The new club will have music every night.
We were delighted to go to the Bethesda Theatre Friday for the ribbon cutting for the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, which officially opened 75 years ago to the day, May 17, 1938. We snapped owner Rick Brown with founding member CohnReznick's David Kessler, his colleague David Reznick, Ezra Company CEO Fred Ezra, and his wife Starr. In addition to a great meal, we were treated to a fantastic 90-minute jazz performance by the Branford Marsalis quartet. The new club will have music every night.
We went to the British Ambassadors residence Friday for the team launch of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, which will join the Big Battlefield Bike Ride this summer for 350 miles between London and Paris. The team, a partnership between the Embassy and US Wounded Warriors, highlights our defense relationship. We snapped the MBDA team John Pranzatelli, with his wife Suzanne (center), Bill Rigger, with his wife Susan, and its CEO Jerry Agee.
We went to the British Ambassador's residence Friday for the team launch of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, which will join the Big Battlefield Bike Ride this summer for 350 miles between London and Paris. The team, a partnership between the Embassy and US Wounded Warriors, highlights our defense relationship. We snapped the MBDA team: John Pranzatelli, with his wife Suzanne (center), Bill Rigger, with his wife Susan, and its CEO Jerry Agee.
The dinner supported three military charities. Each of the seven tables represented a stop on the tour guests had scallops and sweet pea risotto. Here, Embassy of Britains Anne Collett, DODs Phil Burdette, Embassy social secretary Amanda Downes, and USO prez Sloan Gibson with his wife Margaret.
The dinner supported three military charities. Each of the seven tables represented a stop on the tour; guests had scallops and sweet pea risotto. Here, Embassy of Britain's Anne Collett, DOD's Phil Burdette, Embassy social secretary Amanda Downes, and USO prez Sloan Gibson with his wife Margaret.
DC saxophonist Tedd Baker and pals played live jazz. Here, BPs Karen Hyland, MedStar National Rehabs Joan Joyce, Paralympic Sport Clubs Pamela Lehmert, and Carroll Fuels Joe Antonelli.
DC saxophonist Tedd Baker and pals played live jazz. Here, BP's Karen Hyland, MedStar National Rehab's Joan Joyce, Paralympic Sport Club's Pamela Lehmert, and Carroll Fuels' Joe Antonelli.
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At the N Street Village gala at Malmaison, an award was given in memory of N Street Village friend and ambassador Evan Bliss. In its first year, the award was presented to Evans parents Don and Nancy Bliss, here with Evans friends Jason Mattis and Justin Fishkin. Evan was an extraordinarily talented musician, front man of popular local band The Low Life, athletic, compassionate, and dedicated to his work with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes medical research. He died tragically last summer at the age of 35 after a long flight home from Kenya.
At the N Street Village gala at Malmaison, an award was given in memory of N Street Village friend and ambassador Evan Bliss. In its first year, the award was presented to Evan's parents Don and Nancy Bliss, here with Evan's friends Jason Mattis and Justin Fishkin. Evan was an extraordinarily talented musician, front man of popular local band The Low Life, athletic, compassionate, and dedicated to his work with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes medical research. He died tragically last summer at the age of 35 after a long flight home from Kenya.
Grammy winner Arrested Development had a high-energy set that lasted over an hour, playing their hits Tennessee and Everyday People and introducing new songs by mega-producer Kevin KHAO Cates, who opened his set with a song that featured Evan Bliss singing on the screen. N Street Village helps homeless and low-income women with comprehensive services for emergency and long-term needs.
Grammy winner Arrested Development had a high-energy set that lasted over an hour, playing their hits Tennessee and Everyday People and introducing new songs by mega-producer Kevin KHAO Cates, who opened his set with a song that featured Evan Bliss singing on the screen. N Street Village helps homeless and low-income women with comprehensive services for emergency and long-term needs.
Last night we went to Harman Hall for the Shakespeare Theater Companys Mock Trial, as three Supreme Court justices ruled on a libel case based on Shakespeares play Coriolanus. We snapped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who presided over the panel in The Pen vs. The Sword, with Chadbourne litigation head Abbe Lowell, whos on the STC board and and chairs the Bard Association.
Last night we went to Harman Hall for the Shakespeare Theater Company's Mock Trial, as three Supreme Court justices ruled on a libel case based on Shakespeare's play Coriolanus.
We snapped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who presided over the panel in The Pen vs. The Sword, with Chadbourne litigation head Abbe Lowell, who's on the STC board and and chairs the Bard Association.
We went to the Ronald Reagan Building for Fight for Childrens Awards Luncheon for Quality Schools, the initiative to improve student achievement in DC public, charter, and independent schools. We snapped FedEx VP Gina Adams (tan dress) and Mayor Vincent Gray surrounded by Fight for Children Board member David Fensterheim, program director Skip McKoy, CEO Michela English, and Board chair Raul Fernandez.
We went to the Ronald Reagan Building for Fight for Children's Awards Luncheon for Quality Schools, the initiative to improve student achievement in DC public, charter, and independent schools. We snapped FedEx VP Gina Adams (tan dress) and Mayor Vincent Gray surrounded by Fight for Children Board member David Fensterheim, program director Skip McKoy, CEO Michela English, and Board chair Raul Fernandez.
Congrats to Columbia Heights Education Campus and DC Bilingual Public Charter School, which each received 100,000 awards. Here, Practical Strategys Elizabeth Plant, Capital Teaching Residencys Sarah Strom, and KIPP DCs Rachel Wandell.
Congrats to Columbia Heights Education Campus and DC Bilingual Public Charter School, which each received $100,000 awards. Here, Practical Strategy's Elizabeth Plant, Capital Teaching Residency's Sarah Strom, and KIPP DC's Rachel Wandell.
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State Board of Educations Laura Slover and Office of the State Superintendent of Educations Jose Alvarez.
State Board of Education's Laura Slover and Office of the State Superintendent of Education's Jose Alvarez.
Ronald Reagan Buildings Julia Rapley and Lindsey Schneider bookend First Washington Realtys Daniel Radek.
Ronald Reagan Building's Julia Rapley and Lindsey Schneider bookend First Washington Realty's Daniel Radek.
We went to the OAS for LAWCFs Grasping the Dream Gala. We snapped DCYOs Liz Schurgin, OAS Mariano Vales, Sonje Productions owner Sonjay DeCaires who planned the event, emcee Comcast SportsNet anchor Julie Donaldson, and Booz Allens Siraaj Hasan.
We went to the OAS for LAWCF's Grasping the Dream Gala. We snapped DCYO's Liz Schurgin, OAS' Mariano Vales, Sonje Productions owner Sonjay DeCaires who planned the event, emcee Comcast SportsNet anchor Julie Donaldson, and Booz Allen's Siraaj Hasan.
We listened to crossover violin from Americas Got Talent winner Damien Escobar. Here, NAMs Candice Austin, Veritexts Lemar Datcher, and Digital Huber High Schools Abeer Saeed.
We listened to crossover violin from America's Got Talent winner Damien Escobar. Here, NAM's Candice Austin, Veritext's Lemar Datcher, and Digital Huber High School's Abeer Saeed.
It was fun having our caricature drawn. Here, RPRs Lindsay Christian, her husband Sacks Bradford Christian, and his mom Woodrow Wilson special ed teacher Wiletta Christian.
It was fun having our caricature drawn. Here, RPR's Lindsay Christian, her husband Sacks' Bradford Christian, and his mom Woodrow Wilson special ed teacher Wiletta Christian.
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We joined the National Capital Area Kidney Walk at the Georgetown Waterfront Saturday, starting at Seqouia Restaurant. We snapped Kiewitt Building Groups BJ Gehriki, Rep. Donna Edwards, Fox 5s Will Thomas, and presenting sponsor Ronald D. Paul Companies CEO Ron Paul.
We joined the National Capital Area Kidney Walk at the Georgetown Waterfront Saturday, starting at Seqouia Restaurant. We snapped Kiewitt Building Group's BJ Gehriki, Rep. Donna Edwards, Fox 5's Will Thomas, and presenting sponsor Ronald D. Paul Companies CEO Ron Paul.
ABC 7s Jummy Olabanji with Mandi Peters and Fairfax Co Public Schools Amy Downing. Congrats to the National Kidney Foundation and the National Walk team, which provided great incentives for volunteers for their hard work, raising over 167k.
ABC 7's Jummy Olabanji with Mandi Peters and Fairfax Co Public Schools' Amy Downing. Congrats to the National Kidney Foundation and the National Walk team, which provided great incentives for volunteers for their hard work, raising over $167k.
We joined 2,000 of our closest friends at DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night for the annual Taste of the South. Rep. Billy Long led the live auction. We snapped him flanked by UMD student Elizabeth Owen, MGH Consultings Peter Mindnich, DHHS Natalie Hanrion, Peters brother Electronic Transaction Assns Chris Mindnich, and Varsights Drake Haywoode.
We joined 2,000 of our closest friends at DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night for the annual Taste of the South.

Rep. Billy Long led the live auction. We snapped him flanked by UMD student Elizabeth Owen, MGH Consulting's Peter Mindnich, DHHS' Natalie Hanrion, Peter's brother Electronic Transaction Assn's Chris Mindnich, and Varsight's Drake Haywoode.
Guests grabbed swag and local dishes from 13 southern states. Here, DynCorps Jason Rossbach, his wife PR guru Laurie, with DynCorp VP Ashley Burke, her husband the Federal Reserves Brendan Burke in the VIP room, serving Catoctin Creek Sazerac.
Guests grabbed swag and local dishes from 13 southern states. Here, DynCorp's Jason Rossbach, his wife PR guru Laurie, with DynCorp VP Ashley Burke, her husband the Federal Reserve's Brendan Burke in the VIP room, serving Catoctin Creek Sazerac.
The half-million in proceeds are split among 14 charities (13 states DC), with a spotlight on Virginia. Here, plastic surgeon Mark Clymer, his wife Aegis Sciences Kasey, FamousDC editor Morgan Gress, AAFMAAs Lauren Wynn, and APIs Brian Johnson.
The half-million in proceeds are split among 14 charities (13 states + DC), with a spotlight on Virginia. Here, plastic surgeon Mark Clymer, his wife Aegis Sciences' Kasey, FamousDC editor Morgan Gress, AAFMAA's Lauren Wynn, and API's Brian Johnson.
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Later in the evening, it turned into a big dance party. Here, Banner Public Affairs Jesse Appleton, event chair Ali Gabel, eBays Lauren White, and her husband, teacher Brandon White.
Later in the evening, it turned into a big dance party. Here, Banner Public Affairs' Jesse Appleton, event chair Ali Gabel, eBay's Lauren White, and her husband, teacher Brandon White.
On Saturday we also spent a galactic night of art, bands, and burlesque at the Countdown to Yuris Night (C2YN) celebration. Rosslyns Artisphere was transformed into an out-of-this-world spacecraft with final-frontier props and an anti-gravity chamber (AKA moon bounce). We snapped Accentures Tracy Jacquez, Michael Jacquez , Tabitha Boggs, and Guillermo Hernandez.
On Saturday we also spent a galactic night of art, bands, and burlesque at the Countdown to Yuri's Night (C2YN) celebration. Rosslyn's Artisphere was transformed into an out-of-this-world spacecraft with final-frontier props and an anti-gravity chamber (AKA moon bounce). We snapped Accenture's Tracy Jacquez, Michael Jacquez , Tabitha Boggs, and Guillermo Hernandez.
Guests, hosts, and performers turned out in their best robotic attire for the Year of the Robot theme. Acrobatic duo Trixie Little and Mr. Beautiful, along with bands Atomic Mosquitoes and Dance for the Dying, provided entertainment until the wee hours. C2YN is an annual party commemorating Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarins first manned space flight in 1961.
Guests, hosts, and performers turned out in their best robotic attire for the Year of the Robot theme. Acrobatic duo Trixie Little and Mr. Beautiful, along with bands Atomic Mosquitoes and Dance for the Dying, provided entertainment until the wee hours. C2YN is an annual party commemorating Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight in 1961.
We went to Fletchers Boat House Saturday morning for the 3rd annual Stroud 5K, helping children with disabilities. We snapped Potomac Maritime prez Keith Powell, TCH Group managing partner Mike Tongour, and Stroud Foundation prez Brooke Stroud Carnot, daughter of the beloved pediatrician for whom the foundation is named, with Jackson, Jack, and Sebastian.
We went to Fletcher's Boat House Saturday morning for the 3rd annual Stroud 5K, helping children with disabilities. We snapped Potomac Maritime prez Keith Powell, TCH Group managing partner Mike Tongour, and Stroud Foundation prez Brooke Stroud Carnot, daughter of the beloved pediatrician for whom the foundation is named, with Jackson, Jack, and Sebastian.
Runners soaked up the spring sun on their jog to Georgetown and back. After the run, everyone headed to Surfside for brunch. Here, real estate exec Mike Magruder and his daughter Madison with The Grosvenor Funds partner Oaks Strawbridge.
Runners soaked up the spring sun on their jog to Georgetown and back. After the run, everyone headed to Surfside for brunch. Here, real estate exec Mike Magruder and his daughter Madison with The Grosvenor Funds partner Oaks Strawbridge.
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Saturday we also went to the Parkinsons Move for Mobility 5K5 Miler at the Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown. 100 of proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We snapped John Jay Colleges Odessa Simms and Bronx Community Colleges Crystal Rodriguez with Ebony and David Thompson.
Saturday we also went to the Parkinson's Move for Mobility 5K/5 Miler at the Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown. 100% of proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We snapped John Jay College's Odessa Simms and Bronx Community College's Crystal Rodriguez with Ebony and David Thompson.
Move for Mobility organizes active events to raise money for diseases and injuries that restrict physical mobility 11k was raised for Parkinsons research at the race. Here, event organizer Amber Wason, Deb Duggan, whos currently battling Parkinsons, and DC Running Clubs John Brathwaite.
Move for Mobility organizes active events to raise money for diseases and injuries that restrict physical mobility; $11k was raised for Parkinson's research at the race. Here, event organizer Amber Wason, Deb Duggan, who's currently battling Parkinson's, and DC Running Club's John Brathwaite.
We went to the annual National ShamrockFest at RFK Stadium Saturday, with performers on nine musical stages, games, and plenty of Guinness and Harp for green-clad revelers. We snapped Variety Entertainer Unicycle Lady flanked by Melissa Schultz and Dennis Neill.
We went to the annual National ShamrockFest at RFK Stadium Saturday, with performers on nine musical stages, games, and plenty of Guinness and Harp for green-clad revelers.

We snapped Variety Entertainer Unicycle Lady flanked by Melissa Schultz and Dennis Neill.
The Ninja Turtles, Steve Willoughby, Pat Lawton, John Newman, and Sean Curran, AKA Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael.
The Ninja Turtles, Steve Willoughby, Pat Lawton, John Newman, and Sean Curran, AKA Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael.
Shannon Shea dresses up Eernie every St. Patricks Day.
Shannon Shea dresses up Eernie every St. Patrick's Day.
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We went to the Italian Embassy for the Mercy Health Clinic Heart of Mercy Gala. We snapped the emcee, NBC4s Pat Collins, flanked by gala co- chair Kim Viti Fiorentino, Italian Embassys Franco Impala, and MHC board member Christopher Perez.
We went to the Italian Embassy for the Mercy Health Clinic Heart of Mercy Gala. We snapped the emcee, NBC4's Pat Collins, flanked by gala co- chair Kim Viti Fiorentino, Italian Embassy's Franco Impala, and MHC board member Christopher Perez.
A Venetian theme encouraged guests to wear their best masquerade masks as they enjoyed cocktails, dinner , and auctions. Here, MHC exec director John Kleiderer and his wife Kelly bookended by Dr. James Ronan and MHC board member Bill Olson.
A Venetian theme encouraged guests to wear their best masquerade masks as they enjoyed cocktails, dinner , and auctions. Here, MHC exec director John Kleiderer and his wife Kelly bookended by Dr. James Ronan and MHC board member Bill Olson.
MHC gives free healthcare, education, and drugs to low-income uninsured MoCo residents. Here, board member Elena Caulfield, Jay Vending Cos John Messenger and wife Mary Ann, Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals Dr. Brett Gamma and wife Mary Kay.
MHC gives free healthcare, education, and drugs to low-income uninsured MoCo residents. Here, board member Elena Caulfield, Jay Vending Co's John Messenger and wife Mary Ann, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's Dr. Brett Gamma and wife Mary Kay.
We joined thousands at the finish line of the Rock n Roll marathon at RFK Stadium. And were so proud of Bisnow Medias Laura Bellantoni and Chris Baird who ran the whole way.
We joined thousands at the finish line of the Rock 'n Roll marathon at RFK Stadium. And we're so proud of Bisnow Media's Laura Bellantoni and Chris Baird who ran the whole way.
30,000 runners polished off a full or half marathon with beer and music starting at 9am. CEBs Steve Adams and Stephanie Natusch are with HeaLogics Britton Cone.
30,000 runners polished off a full or half marathon with beer and music starting at 9am. CEB's Steve Adams and Stephanie Natusch are with HeaLogics' Britton Cone.
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The Local Palates Cameron Colcolough, Strawbridge Studios Ned Reynolds, VT student David Cross and wife Simply Megs Anna, Oracles Tony Starinieri, Davids sis, VT student Caroline Cross.
The Local Palate's Cameron Colcolough, Strawbridge Studios' Ned Reynolds, VT student David Cross and wife Simply Meg's Anna, Oracle's Tony Starinieri, David's sis, VT student Caroline Cross.
Yesterday we stopped by P.J. Clarkes for St. Patricks Day with an Irish Pipe and Drum Band and Skins Cheerleaders. Here, DHSs Lindsey Johnson, Guest of a Guests Sophie Pyle, Necessary and Propers Lauren Wynns, and Cori Sue Morris.
Yesterday we stopped by P.J. Clarke's for St. Patrick's Day with an Irish Pipe and Drum Band and 'Skins Cheerleaders. Here, DHS's Lindsey Johnson, Guest of a Guest's Sophie Pyle, Necessary and Proper's Lauren Wynns, and Cori Sue Morris.
Last night we went to two great galas. Well start with Teach for Americas Leadership Changing Lives gala at the Omni Shoreham. We joined over 600 to raise more than 1M for DC schools and snapped Googles Dan Israel, Kipp DC prez Allison Fansler, and The Atlantic Media Company owner David Bradley.
Last night we went to two great galas. We'll start with Teach for America's Leadership Changing Lives gala at the Omni Shoreham.
We joined over 600 to raise more than $1M for DC schools and snapped Google's Dan Israel, Kipp DC prez Allison Fansler, and The Atlantic Media Company owner David Bradley.
After the cocktail reception, the Washington Youth Choir opened the program dinner was followed by a dessert reception and (for those who stay out late on Wednesdays) an after party. Here, KPMG vice chair Sven Holmes with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.
After the cocktail reception, the Washington Youth Choir opened the program; dinner was followed by a dessert reception and (for those who stay out late on Wednesdays) an after party. Here, KPMG vice chair Sven Holmes with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.
Monumental Sports owner Jack Davies, of course wearing a red tie (Go Caps), Councilman Jack Evans, Ron Brown Middle Schools Amanda Marcum, and Councilman David Catania.
Monumental Sports owner Jack Davies, of course wearing a red tie (Go Caps!), Councilman Jack Evans, Ron Brown Middle School's Amanda Marcum, and Councilman David Catania.
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TFA has been in DC 20 years, and has 10,000 teaching nationwide. Here, Cynthia Butz, her husband Jefferson Apartment Group CEO Jim Butz, Baker Tilly partner Pete McKenna, and Futron Cos Catherine De Peuter.
TFA has been in DC 20 years, and has 10,000 teaching nationwide. Here, Cynthia Butz, her husband Jefferson Apartment Group CEO Jim Butz, Baker Tilly partner Pete McKenna, and Futron Co's Catherine De Peuter. ________________________________________
Last night we went to the OAS for the Latino Student Fund Gala. We snapped Rosalia Miller, who founded it in 94 to fight Hispanic student drop- out rates, with Sidwell Friends trustee Paula Alonso.
Last night we went to the OAS for the Latino Student Fund Gala. We snapped Rosalia Miller, who founded it in '94 to fight Hispanic student drop- out rates, with Sidwell Friends trustee Paula Alonso.
Weve known Colliers EVP Fern Barrueta for years and never knew his real name is Fernando. Hes with Ruth Luper and Wells Fargo SVP Philip Duarte and his wife Cherie.
We've known Colliers EVP Fern Barrueta for years and never knew his real name is Fernando. He's with Ruth Luper and Wells Fargo SVP Philip Duarte and his wife Cherie.
We celebrated by sipping cocktails before Peruvian cuisine. Here, NY Lifes Rene Cruz, Juan and Sandra Borckardt, Wash Gas Ruben Rodriguez, and LSF exec director Maria Fernanda Borja.
We celebrated by sipping cocktails before Peruvian cuisine. Here, NY Life's Rene Cruz, Juan and Sandra Borckardt, Wash Gas' Ruben Rodriguez, and LSF exec director Maria Fernanda Borja.
The silent auction had baskets of games, unique wine, and signed sports gear. Here, Sage Groups Diana Leon-Taylor, LSF board member Julie Forker, FLOC volunteer Jeff Fergus , Metta Journeys CEO Jo Ousterhout, and atty Michael DeSantis.
The silent auction had baskets of games, unique wine, and signed sports gear. Here, Sage Group's Diana Leon-Taylor, LSF board member Julie Forker, FLOC volunteer Jeff Fergus , Metta Journeys CEO Jo Ousterhout, and atty Michael DeSantis.
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Were still recovering from SXSW in Austin, between parties and seeing the latest tech startups. Mayor Vince Gray says supporting entrepreneurs is a priority. We snapped him at the DC Tech Meetup flanked by 1776 co-founder Evan Burfield and Blackboard founder Michael Chasen, who told us about his new extremely cool app.
We're still recovering from SXSW in Austin, between parties and seeing the latest tech startups. Mayor Vince Gray says supporting entrepreneurs is a priority. We snapped him at the DC Tech Meetup flanked by 1776 co-founder Evan Burfield and Blackboard founder Michael Chasen, who told us about his new extremely cool app.
We snapped Startup America chair Steve Case, before a panel on the legal hurdles of crowdfunding, flanked by SoMoLends Candace Klein, Crowdfund Capital Advisors Jason Best, and IndieGoGo founder Slava Rubin.
We snapped Startup America chair Steve Case, before a panel on the legal hurdles of crowdfunding, flanked by SoMoLend's Candace Klein, Crowdfund Capital Advisors' Jason Best, and IndieGoGo founder Slava Rubin.
Studio owner Maggie ONeill told us all about her plans for Teddy, the sequel to Lincoln. We snapped her at A Celebration of American Startups at ACL with husband Startup Americas Chris Roche, sporting .co swag shades.
Studio owner Maggie O'Neill told us all about her plans for Teddy, the sequel to Lincoln. We snapped her at A Celebration of American Startups at ACL with husband Startup America's Chris Roche, sporting .co swag shades.
Our reporter Caitlin Byrnes ran into Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who only let her snap his photo if she were in it.
Our reporter Caitlin Byrnes ran into Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who only let her snap his photo if she were in it.
Last night we went to Snuggle with the Stars, DCs Official Oscar Event, at the US Navy Memorial Burke Theater, to cheer for our favorite movies. We snapped Maya Brod, with DC Shorts Film Festival director Jon Gann, and board member Wuiping Yap, wearing Snuggies handed out to event VIPs, since it was a pajama party.
Last night we went to Snuggle with the Stars, DC's Official Oscar Event, at the US Navy Memorial Burke Theater, to cheer for our favorite movies.

We snapped Maya Brod, with DC Shorts Film Festival director Jon Gann, and board member Wuiping Yap, wearing Snuggies handed out to event VIPs, since it was a pajama party.
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The only Oscar viewing party here officially associated with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences encouraged guests to wear comfortable sleep wear since it was close to midnight when Argo finally won. Here, CACIs Will Lambert with Mix 107.3s Brooke Ryan, Stephanie Flax, and Andrea Siegel.
The only Oscar viewing party here officially associated with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences encouraged guests to wear comfortable sleep wear since it was close to midnight when Argo finally won. Here, CACI's Will Lambert with Mix 107.3's Brooke Ryan, Stephanie Flax, and Andrea Siegel.
Guests watched on a giant two-story HD screen while sipping soda creations form Gina Chersevani and munching gourmet snacks. Here, Marijuana Policy Projects Robert Capecchi, Human Rights Firsts Caroline Phillips, and Navy Memorials Danielle Loewy.
Guests watched on a giant two-story HD screen while sipping soda creations form Gina Chersevani and munching gourmet snacks. Here, Marijuana Policy Project's Robert Capecchi, Human Rights First's Caroline Phillips, and Navy Memorial's Danielle Loewy.
Its no gamble The National Kidney Foundations Jennifer Jopling says its upcoming Casino Night is sure to be amazing. The March 2 evening is black-tie-optional and attracts 500 guests and volunteers. Enjoy games, food, drink, music, and frivolity, including casino- style gaming (black jack, craps, roulette), complimentary wine and beer, premier silent auctions, dance music, and a photo booth. The fun supports a great cause the DC-area National Kidney Foundations medical research, patient and community services, professional education, and organ donation awareness. Special guests include honorary chairs Skins Lorenzo Alexander and his wife Manjanique. This year, dress green for a chance to win incredible prizes.
It's no gamble: The National Kidney Foundation's Jennifer Jopling says its upcoming Casino Night is sure to be amazing. The March 2 evening is black-tie-optional and attracts 500 guests and volunteers. Enjoy games, food, drink, music, and frivolity, including casino- style gaming (black jack, craps, roulette), complimentary wine and beer, premier silent auctions, dance music, and a photo booth. The fun supports a great cause: the DC-area National Kidney Foundation's medical research, patient and community services, professional education, and organ donation awareness. Special guests include honorary chairs 'Skins Lorenzo Alexander and his wife Manjanique. This year, dress green for a chance to win incredible prizes.
We went to The Pump Me Up Party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art Design. We snapped Ian MacKaye (right), front man of influential hardcore punk bands Minor Threat and Fugazi, with Globe Poster Printing Corp.s Bob Cicero.
We went to The Pump Me Up Party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design. We snapped Ian MacKaye (right), front man of influential hardcore punk bands Minor Threat and Fugazi, with Globe Poster Printing Corp.'s Bob Cicero.
It was a pre-opening party for Pump Me Up D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of that era, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Here, Globe Collection and Press at MICAs John Lewis and Mary Mashburn with Steve St. Angelo.
It was a pre-opening party for Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of that era, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Here, Globe Collection and Press at MICA's John Lewis and Mary Mashburn with Steve St. Angelo.
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Guests got to see rare concert posters and photographs from the 80s DC music scene. We snapped Henry Rollins, an American spoken word artist, musician, writer, comedian, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist, with Express local news editor Clinton Yates
Guests got to see rare concert posters and photographs from the '80s DC music scene. We snapped Henry Rollins, an American spoken word artist, musician, writer, comedian, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist, with Express local news editor Clinton Yates
Saturday we went to A WINNter AFFAIR at House of Sweden. We snapped Aesthetic Dental Spas Dr. Alex Naini, The Childrens Inn at NIHs Dahlia Benzaquen, and Ellie Slotkin.
Saturday we went to A WINNter AFFAIR at House of Sweden. We snapped Aesthetic Dental Spa's Dr. Alex Naini, The Children's Inn at NIH's Dahlia Benzaquen, and Ellie Slotkin.
Guests danced the cold away to benefit Bethesdas The Childrens Inn at NIH, a nonprofit home for seriously ill children and their families. Here, Mix 107.3s Aly Jacobs, Eagle Banks Matthew Leydig, Julie Ziegler, and Nate Ling.
Guests danced the cold away to benefit Bethesda's The Children's Inn at NIH, a nonprofit home for seriously ill children and their families. Here, Mix 107.3's Aly Jacobs, Eagle Bank's Matthew Leydig, Julie Ziegler, and Nate Ling.
Childrens Inn Young Ambassadors Council prez Beth Maloney, SnapDash founder Meredith Balenske, and Everfis Sarah Peck.
Children's Inn Young Ambassadors Council prez Beth Maloney, SnapDash founder Meredith Balenske, and Everfi's Sarah Peck.
Guests enjoyed The Morrison Brothers Band, cocktails, and hors doeuvres.
Guests enjoyed The Morrison Brothers Band, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres.
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Last night we joined 400 at the Mandarin Oriental for NALEOs annual Edward R Roybal Legacy Gahttpstage.dev-cms.comwtop.php subtitle (No20Title)path2,1093story2846720,2187640, gallery,0la. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (or Ileanita, if youre a friend), in white, was honored for outstanding public service. We snapped her with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, his wife Raquel, MC famed Univision host Maria Elena Salinas, prez Cesar Conde, and SVP Bert Gomez.
Last night we joined 400 at the Mandarin Oriental for NALEO's annual Edward R Roybal Legacy Gahttp://stage.dev-cms.com/wtop.php? subtitle= (No%20Title)&path=2,1093&story=2846720,2187640, gallery,0la.

Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (or Ileanita, if you're a friend), in white, was honored for outstanding public service. We snapped her with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, his wife Raquel, MC famed Univision host Maria Elena Salinas, prez Cesar Conde, and SVP Bert Gomez.
Of course former awardee Sen. Marco Rubio brought a water bottle.
Of course former awardee Sen. Marco Rubio brought a water bottle.
Guests ate surf and turf before heading to the lobby for a dessert reception. Here, Reps. Lois Capps and Pete Olson are flanked by Capps COS Sarah Rubinfield and Toyotas Robert Chiappetta.
Guests ate surf and turf before heading to the lobby for a dessert reception. Here, Reps. Lois Capps and Pete Olson are flanked by Capps' COS Sarah Rubinfield and Toyota's Robert Chiappetta.
Hosted in memory of the congressman, it supports the Education fund for NALEO (Natl Assn of Latino Elected Appointed Officials). Here, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and his wife Marty are flanked by Coca-Colas Javier Polit, Lizette Olmos, and Rudy Beserra.
Hosted in memory of the congressman, it supports the Education fund for NALEO (Nat'l Assn of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials). Here, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and his wife Marty are flanked by Coca-Cola's Javier Polit, Lizette Olmos, and Rudy Beserra.
Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, The Hispanic Institutes Gus West, and IDB exec director Gustavo Arnavat.
Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, The Hispanic Institute's Gus West, and IDB exec director Gustavo Arnavat.
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Entrepreneur, author and international speaker Debra Townsend put her heart on her sleeve during her dynamic presentation on healthcare advocacy at the recent Sterling Women luncheon. After four decades as a nurse and healthcare entrepreneur, shes devoting the next phase of her life to philanthropy. Over the next three years, shell lead regional and international initiatives focusing on holistic health in the corporate setting and advocacy for patients, families, caregivers and military caregivers in crisis. Shes the CEO of several healthcare companies and nonprofits, including Concepts of Care, The National Center for Compassionate Care, and the International Care ADVOCACY Foundation, and exec director of The Catoctin Foundation and Loudoun Free Clinic. Shes with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Entrepreneur, author and international speaker Debra Townsend put her heart on her sleeve during her dynamic presentation on healthcare advocacy at the recent Sterling Women luncheon. After four decades as a nurse and healthcare entrepreneur, she's devoting the next phase of her life to philanthropy. Over the next three years, she'll lead regional and international initiatives focusing on holistic health in the corporate setting and advocacy for patients, families, caregivers and military caregivers in crisis. She's the CEO of several healthcare companies and nonprofits, including Concepts of Care, The National Center for Compassionate Care, and the International Care ADVOCACY Foundation, and exec director of The Catoctin Foundation and Loudoun Free Clinic. She's with Sterling Women founder and Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri.
Last night we also went to the WUFPAC Welcome Reception Fundraiser to mingle with congresswomen serving this country. We snapped Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) in white flanked by Women Under Forty Political Action Committee board members Kate Farrar, Jessica Grounds and Susannah Shakow.
Last night we also went to the WUFPAC Welcome Reception & Fundraiser to mingle with congresswomen serving this country. We snapped Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) in white flanked by Women Under Forty Political Action Committee board members Kate Farrar, Jessica Grounds and Susannah Shakow.
WUFPAC is the nations only non-partisan organization that supports young women running for local, state and federal office. Here, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) is bookended by Blessed Havens Danielle Jennings and Heels Helmets Shavannia Williams.
WUFPAC is the nation's only non-partisan organization that supports young women running for local, state and federal office. Here, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) is bookended by Blessed Haven's Danielle Jennings and Heels + Helmets' Shavannia Williams.
ASAEs Mary Kate Cunningham, consultant Erin Barrett, and NASEs Katie Vlietstra.
ASAE's Mary Kate Cunningham, consultant Erin Barrett, and NASE's Katie Vlietstra.
We went to the Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala at The Four Seasons. We snapped Dr. Chris Cannova with his wife Sarah and event co-chair Elizabeth Blalack.
We went to the Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala at The Four Seasons. We snapped Dr. Chris Cannova with his wife Sarah and event co-chair Elizabeth Blalack.
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The gala benefited local children battling cancer at Childrens Hospital, which has been serving the nations children since 1870. Here, Chris Hall, with OMelveny Myers Piper Hall and RP Sagner, and his wife Nadya.
The gala benefited local children battling cancer at Children's Hospital, which has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Here, Chris Hall, with O'Melveny & Myers' Piper Hall and RP Sagner, and his wife Nadya.
The festive black tie-gala, with 500 guests, had a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and exciting live auction. Here, White Houses David Sandler, Abby Cook-Mack, with OMelveny Myers Lee Blalack.
The festive black tie-gala, with 500 guests, had a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and exciting live auction. Here, White House's David Sandler, Abby Cook-Mack, with O'Melveny & Myers' Lee Blalack.
Last night, we were among over 400 at the Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District in Merrifield, Va. for Bisnows Urban Revitalization Summit Schmooze. Guests were treated to Angelikas gourmet popcorn menu and open beer and wine bar featuring the Art House Theaters microbrew and craft selections. We snapped one of our panelists, Edens Tom Kiler, with Cadmus Groups Devon Lauer and Nils Klinkenberg.
Last night, we were among over 400 at the Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District in Merrifield, Va. for Bisnow's Urban Revitalization Summit & Schmooze.

Guests were treated to Angelika's gourmet popcorn menu and open beer and wine bar featuring the Art House Theater's microbrew and craft selections. We snapped one of our panelists, Edens' Tom Kiler, with Cadmus Group's Devon Lauer and Nils Klinkenberg.
Bignell Watkins Hassers Ni Paul, LF Jennings John Martin, and Versars Stephanie Moumen and Keith Fagan enjoyed food from Matchbox, a Mosaic District restaurant.
Bignell Watkins Hasser's Ni Paul, LF Jennings' John Martin, and Versar's Stephanie Moumen and Keith Fagan enjoyed food from Matchbox, a Mosaic District restaurant.
Froehling Robertsons Shambi McGill and Capitol Financial Partners Brandon Gulley.
Froehling & Robertson's Shambi McGill and Capitol Financial Partners' Brandon Gulley.
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MOS Creatives Max Kryzhanovskiy and Convergence Techs Kerry Hancock.
MOS Creative's Max Kryzhanovskiy and Convergence Tech's Kerry Hancock.
Last night we also went to the Friends and Supporters of French Language and Culture reception at The Embassy of Canada. We snapped Rep. Ed Royce (right) with his wife, event committee member Marie Royce, and Alliance Française de Washington Board prez Andrew Colquitt.
Last night we also went to the Friends and Supporters of French Language and Culture reception at The Embassy of Canada. We snapped Rep. Ed Royce (right) with his wife, event committee member Marie Royce, and Alliance Française de Washington Board prez Andrew Colquitt.
The night celebrated DCs robust Francophone community while enjoying the spectacular views from the Embassy of the Capitol. (Plus, we all love Canada after having seen Argo.) Here, Ina Ginsberg, SNR Dentons Sydney Johnson, Agnes Mattheyson, and her husband Belgian Ambassador Jan Mattheyson.
The night celebrated DC's robust Francophone community while enjoying the spectacular views from the Embassy of the Capitol. (Plus, we all love Canada after having seen Argo.) Here, Ina Ginsberg, SNR Denton's Sydney Johnson, Agnes Mattheyson, and her husband Belgian Ambassador Jan Mattheyson.
The Alliance Française de Washington, DC (AFDC) serves the community with language instruction, cultural programming, and advancing lifelong learning in a multicultural society. Here, Tessa McBride, Audrey Wolf, Former Ambassador to Luxembourg James Lowenstein, and AFDC board member Willie Lewis.
The Alliance Française de Washington, DC (AFDC) serves the community with language instruction, cultural programming, and advancing lifelong learning in a multicultural society. Here, Tessa McBride, Audrey Wolf, Former Ambassador to Luxembourg James Lowenstein, and AFDC board member Willie Lewis.
AFDC board member Evelyn Di Bona, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, and Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek.
AFDC board member Evelyn Di Bona, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, and Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek.
We learned retailers need density to afford high rents. Here, Capitol File senior editor Leslie Quander Wooldridge, Threespots Liz Ott, and AARP Magazines Nicole Crowder.
We learned retailers need density to afford high rents. Here, Capitol File senior editor Leslie Quander Wooldridge, Threespot's Liz Ott, and AARP Magazine's Nicole Crowder.
We went to the 8th Annual Chance for Life charity event Saturday night at the City Tavern Club. Over 400 people came out to this inspiring event, raising over 100,000 to fight pediatric spinal cord cancer. We snapped Callie Nierenberg, NBC 4 anchor Angie Goff, and government contractor Megan Britton
We went to the 8th Annual Chance for Life charity event Saturday night at the City Tavern Club.

Over 400 people came out to this inspiring event, raising over $100,000 to fight pediatric spinal cord cancer. We snapped Callie Nierenberg, NBC 4 anchor Angie Goff, and government contractor Megan Britton
The events inspiration, Kennedy Snyder, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor at just two years old, and has gone through numerous surgeries and chemotherapy rounds. Despite this, she has an incredibly optimistic outlook on life. Shes with Inspira Marketing Groups Jeff Snyder, poker champ Ethan Foxman of Group Dental Group, and RedPeg Marketings Brad Nierenberg, whose company put on the event pro bono.
The event's inspiration, Kennedy Snyder, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor at just two years old, and has gone through numerous surgeries and chemotherapy rounds. Despite this, she has an incredibly optimistic outlook on life. She's with Inspira Marketing Group's Jeff Snyder, poker champ Ethan Foxman of Group Dental Group, and RedPeg Marketing's Brad Nierenberg, whose company put on the event pro bono.
he night included DCs largest poker tournament the winner received a 10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. There was also a wine tasting and an after party that went well into the night. Here, Strauss Radios Richard Strauss, RedPeg Marketings Caryl Bigley, Tiger 21s Brien Biondi, and Costa Brava restaurant owner Larry Holden.
he night included DC's largest poker tournament; the winner received a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. There was also a wine tasting and an after party that went well into the night. Here, Strauss Radio's Richard Strauss, RedPeg Marketing's Caryl Bigley, Tiger 21's Brien Biondi, and Costa Brava restaurant owner Larry Holden.
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Interior designer Nicole Priddy, Colao Stone and Designs Joe Colao, and blogger Quin Woodward Pu.
Interior designer Nicole Priddy, Colao Stone and Design's Joe Colao, and blogger Quin Woodward Pu.
Marthas Table celebrated the completion of a 100k kitchen renovation made possible by Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, whose DC office co-managing shareholder Edward John Allera presented them with a 30k check at its recent ribbon-cutting. Buchanan had pledged to match up to 30k in donations from its employees, other businesses, and the community to secure funding for the kitchen renovation, which began last month. Buchanan has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals in 16 offices throughout the East Coast and California. Marthas Table helps more than 1,100 people per day deal with the immediate effects of poverty and finds long- term solutions for them with education, nutrition, and family support services. In the next several years, it will see expansion and growth with former Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer at the helm. Visit www.marthastable.com for more information.
Martha's Table celebrated the completion of a $100k kitchen renovation made possible by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, whose DC office co-managing shareholder Edward John Allera presented them with a $30k check at its recent ribbon-cutting. Buchanan had pledged to match up to $30k in donations from its employees, other businesses, and the community to secure funding for the kitchen renovation, which began last month. Buchanan has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals in 16 offices throughout the East Coast and California. Martha's Table helps more than 1,100 people per day deal with the immediate effects of poverty and finds long- term solutions for them with education, nutrition, and family support services. In the next several years, it will see expansion and growth with former Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer at the helm. Visit www.marthastable.com for more information.
Saturday was casino night for great causes in DC. We also headed to the Willard InterContinental for the 3rd Annual Hope for Hearts Casino Night to raise funds for Congenital Heart Defect research and treatment. We snapped CWCapitals Chris Callahan, Brown Bags Spencer Lacey, and NCRCs Jessica Stone.
Saturday was casino night for great causes in DC. We also headed to the Willard InterContinental for the 3rd Annual Hope for Hearts Casino Night to raise funds for Congenital Heart Defect research and treatment. We snapped CWCapital's Chris Callahan, Brown Bag's Spencer Lacey, and NCRC's Jessica Stone.
The Hope Marietta Foundation board members co- founders Sean Wainwright and Adam Armiger surrounding Kerrin Delaney, Kelly Bond, Joe Stuntz, and Tyler Cabell Dickinson. Adams sister Hope Marietta, who lost her life after being born with a congenital heart defect, was the inspiration for the foundation.
The Hope Marietta Foundation board members: co- founders Sean Wainwright and Adam Armiger surrounding Kerrin Delaney, Kelly Bond, Joe Stuntz, and Tyler Cabell Dickinson. Adam's sister Hope Marietta, who lost her life after being born with a congenital heart defect, was the inspiration for the foundation.
Attendees tried their luck at the casino tables and enjoyed hors doeuvres and cocktails. Here, Deloittes Luis Paniagua and wife Morgan Stanleys Catherine Paniagua with Decherts Adam Teufel and Jamie Teufel.
Attendees tried their luck at the casino tables and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Here, Deloitte's Luis Paniagua and wife Morgan Stanley's Catherine Paniagua with Dechert's Adam Teufel and Jamie Teufel.
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We also went to the Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala at Carnegie Library Saturday night. We snapped Heather Gordon with sponsor LivingSocials Ryland Greenhouse and Colleen Clark.
We also went to the Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala at Carnegie Library Saturday night. We snapped Heather Gordon with sponsor LivingSocial's Ryland Greenhouse and Colleen Clark.
Carnegie Library was transformed to celebrate Mardi Gras, featuring the festive flavors, sights, and sounds of Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Here, Shayla Martin, Discovery TV specialist Juanita Page, accountant Petrina Paxten, and program manager Kelli Tucker.
Carnegie Library was transformed to celebrate Mardi Gras, featuring the festive flavors, sights, and sounds of Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Here, Shayla Martin, Discovery TV specialist Juanita Page, accountant Petrina Paxten, and program manager Kelli Tucker.
Soul food chef Daniel Thomas is with sponsor Events DCs Jayce Watson and Centerplate asst GM Abdel Anane.
Soul food chef Daniel Thomas is with sponsor Events DC's Jayce Watson and Centerplate asst GM Abdel Anane.
Last night we went to the Kennedy Center for a white tie gala celebrating the opening of Nordic Cool, a month-long celebration of Scandinavian culture that includes work from over 750 artists. All we can say is wow The night started with cocktails (we loved the Ingrid Bergman, a pink drink of vodka and Scandinavian bitters) through several rooms of art on the top floor. We snapped co-chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter (a former ambassador to Finland), artist Karrina Kaikkoken, whose massive sculpture of shirts is in the Hall of States, philanthropist Calvin Cafritz with his wife WNO exec committees Jane, and Finnish ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde with her husband UTT director Hidde.
Last night we went to the Kennedy Center for a white tie gala celebrating the opening of Nordic Cool, a month-long celebration of Scandinavian culture that includes work from over 750 artists. All we can say is wow!

The night started with cocktails (we loved the Ingrid Bergman, a pink drink of vodka and Scandinavian bitters) through several rooms of art on the top floor. We snapped co-chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter (a former ambassador to Finland), artist Karrina Kaikkoken, whose massive sculpture of shirts is in the Hall of States, philanthropist Calvin Cafritz with his wife WNO exec committee's Jane, and Finnish ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde with her husband UTT director Hidde.
We listened to five beautiful symphonies, one for each Nordic country, by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Here, DNC National Finance chair Jane Stetson and husband Kennedy Center Presidential advisory committee member Bill, former Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley (whose international bona fides include doing Irish dancing growing up), Postal Regulatory Commission chair Ruth Goldway, and Undersecretary of State for Economics Bob Hormats.
We listened to five beautiful symphonies, one for each Nordic country, by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Here, DNC National Finance chair Jane Stetson and husband Kennedy Center Presidential advisory committee member Bill, former Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley (whose international bona fides include doing Irish dancing growing up), Postal Regulatory Commission chair Ruth Goldway, and Undersecretary of State for Economics' Bob Hormats.
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After the show, we headed outside to a tent for a four-course Scandinavian meal with Norwegian crab, Icelandic lamb three ways, and a dessert that lit up. Here, Ken Cen prez Michael Kaiser (right) is with CFTCs John Roberts and his mom retired writer Amy.
After the show, we headed outside to a tent for a four-course Scandinavian meal with Norwegian crab, Icelandic lamb three ways, and a dessert that lit up. Here, Ken Cen prez Michael Kaiser (right) is with CFTC's John Roberts and his mom retired writer Amy.
Dinner courses were separated by musical acts a choir procession, a trio singing traditional music (somewhat like speaking in tongues, our Norwegian friends tell us), and an unforgettable rendition of Ave Maria on the piano. Here, WPAS prez Neale Perl, Harvards Paula Dobriansky (former Undersecretary of State for Democracy), Mary Mochary, and Lena and Lennart Scott-Lundh.
Dinner courses were separated by musical acts: a choir procession, a trio singing traditional music (somewhat like speaking in tongues, our Norwegian friends tell us), and an unforgettable rendition of Ave Maria on the piano. Here, WPAS prez Neale Perl, Harvard's Paula Dobriansky (former Undersecretary of State for Democracy), Mary Mochary, and Lena and Lennart Scott-Lundh.
In the Ken Cen halls, there are giant Nobel medallions reminding people of prizes past. We snapped the two Nobel Laureates in the room, Dale Mortensen and Roger Myerson, with their wives Beverly and Gina. They both work at Northwestern but didnt realize theyd be at the same event across the country.
In the Ken Cen halls, there are giant Nobel medallions reminding people of prizes past. We snapped the two Nobel Laureates in the room, Dale Mortensen and Roger Myerson, with their wives Beverly and Gina. They both work at Northwestern but didn't realize they'd be at the same event across the country.
Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen and his wife Cecilia bookend Arnold Porters John Bellinger, who worked on treaties with the Ambassador, and Norwegian Culture Minister Hadia Tajih.
Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen and his wife Cecilia bookend Arnold & Porter's John Bellinger, who worked on treaties with the Ambassador, and Norwegian Culture Minister Hadia Tajih.
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Kennedy Center chair David Rubenstein, right, is headed to Helsinki and Stockholm in a few days. We snapped him with his director of special programming Robert Pullen.
Kennedy Center chair David Rubenstein, right, is headed to Helsinki and Stockholm in a few days. We snapped him with his director of special programming Robert Pullen.
The gift bag had a little of everything—Nordic CDs, an umbrella, raspberry crème-filled chocolates, and more. Here, US Ambassador to Denmark Laurie Fulton is with Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hofstrom, and his Consul General in SF Barbro Osher.
The gift bag had a little of everything—Nordic CDs, an umbrella, raspberry crème-filled chocolates, and more. Here, US Ambassador to Denmark Laurie Fulton is with Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hofstrom, and his Consul General in SF Barbro Osher.
We learned to say our motto, Almost Never Boring, in Norwegian Nesten Aldri Kjedelig. Here, Finish-Swedish politician Jan-Erik Enestam is with former Hungarian Ambassador now head of Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations Andras Simonyi and his wife Nada.
We learned to say our motto, Almost Never Boring, in Norwegian: Nesten Aldri Kjedelig. Here, Finish-Swedish politician Jan-Erik Enestam is with former Hungarian Ambassador now head of Johns Hopkins' Center for Transatlantic Relations Andras Simonyi and his wife Nada.
Tregaron Conservancy exec director Bonnie LePard with philanthropists J.C. and Connie Milstein de la Haye St. Hilaire. With Nordic Cools giant installations, delicious food, and new shows every day for a month, well be back soon.
Tregaron Conservancy exec director Bonnie LePard with philanthropists J.C. and Connie Milstein de la Haye St. Hilaire. With Nordic Cool's giant installations, delicious food, and new shows every day for a month, we'll be back soon.
Last night we went to A Night of Beauty to support The Childrens Inn at NIH at Neiman Marcus. There were complimentary makeovers, beauty consultations, and info about this Saturdays 2nd Annual A WINNter Affair Gala to support The Inn (info in Where to be Scene below). We snapped The Inns special events manager Lauren Conte, with two big supporters, Palladian Partners Beth Maloney and Bloomberg Communications director Meredith Balenske.
Last night we went to A Night of Beauty to support The Children's Inn at NIH at Neiman Marcus.

There were complimentary makeovers, beauty consultations, and info about this Saturday's 2nd Annual A WINNter Affair Gala to support The Inn (info in Where to be Scene below). We snapped The Inn's special events manager Lauren Conte, with two big supporters, Palladian Partners' Beth Maloney and Bloomberg Communications director Meredith Balenske.
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The Inn is a nonprofit home for seriously ill children and their families at NIH. Here, the Russian Embassys Kamila Aydarkhanova, Anastasia Gorgunova and Liudmila Kolesnik.
The Inn is a nonprofit home for seriously ill children and their families at NIH. Here, the Russian Embassy's Kamila Aydarkhanova, Anastasia Gorgunova and Liudmila Kolesnik.
Its Social Media Week in DC, and we went to the Opening Party at Penn Social to kick it off. We snapped iStrategyLabs and event organizers Audrey Matthias, Kevin Hardy, Katie Lancos and Erica Goodwin.
It's Social Media Week in DC, and we went to the Opening Party at Penn Social to kick it off. We snapped iStrategyLabs' and event organizers Audrey Matthias, Kevin Hardy, Katie Lancos and Erica Goodwin.
The week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Here, Northrop Grummans Emily Vera and Kathleen Berger with Virgin Methods Sajith Kumar and Green Buzz Agencys Tod Plotkin.
The week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Here, Northrop Grumman's Emily Vera and Kathleen Berger with Virgin Methods' Sajith Kumar and Green Buzz Agency's Tod Plotkin.
The mission is to help people connect through collaboration, learning, and sharing ideas and information. Here, AARPs Rachel Skolnick and Grace Lee with Wire Ups Ben Bone.
The mission is to help people connect through collaboration, learning, and sharing ideas and information. Here, AARP's Rachel Skolnick and Grace Lee with Wire Up's Ben Bone.
Baker Communications Arlene Pena, Eagle News Ken Fealing and Green Buzz Agencys Maddy Urick.
Baker Communications' Arlene Pena, Eagle News' Ken Fealing and Green Buzz Agency's Maddy Urick.
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We stopped by Graces Mandarin in National Harbor, site of Tuesdays ICSC Mid-Atlantic retail conference, for a party hosted by some of the DC real estate scenes biggest players. We snapped KLNBs Ryan Wilner and Jennifer Zohorsky and Mulrenin Assoc David Katz.
We stopped by Grace's Mandarin in National Harbor, site of Tuesday's ICSC Mid-Atlantic retail conference, for a party hosted by some of the DC real estate scene's biggest players. We snapped KLNB's Ryan Wilner and Jennifer Zohorsky and Mulrenin & Assoc' David Katz.
Held on the top two floors of the Asian fusion restaurant, it featured some of Graces great hors doeuvres and music from DJ Philipz. Here, KLNBs Veronica Salcido and StreetSenses Michael Johns.
Held on the top two floors of the Asian fusion restaurant, it featured some of Grace's great hors d'oeuvres and music from DJ Philipz. Here, KLNB's Veronica Salcido and StreetSense's Michael Johns.
We went to Eatonville to meet Danny Glover in a South African wine-tasting fundraiser for TransAfrica Forum, the countrys oldest African American civic organization. We snapped the actor, whos also chair of the organization, surrounded by KWVs Andre Van Der Veen, Hinre Smit, Tania Joubert, DeBruyn Steenkamp, and David Salmon.
We went to Eatonville to meet Danny Glover in a South African wine-tasting fundraiser for TransAfrica Forum, the country's oldest African American civic organization.

We snapped the actor, who's also chair of the organization, surrounded by KWV's Andre Van Der Veen, Hinre Smit, Tania Joubert, DeBruyn Steenkamp, and David Salmon.
Last night we went to the Huxley to celebrate the new members of The Madison, a professional, civic and social organization of 100 young women who improve their community through volunteerism. We snapped Williams Jensens Courtney Jane Rosellini, Booz Allens Kaitlyn Reilly, and Morgan Stanleys Kristina Palangi.
Last night we went to the Huxley to celebrate the new members of The Madison, a professional, civic and social organization of 100 young women who improve their community through volunteerism. We snapped Williams & Jensen's Courtney Jane Rosellini, Booz Allen's Kaitlyn Reilly, and Morgan Stanley's Kristina Palangi.
It raised funds for Crittenton Services, empowering teen girls to achieve their goals through DC school programs. Here, The Madisons Kathy Alsfeld, Transwesterns McKay Elliott, the Reagan Buildings Josie Taylor, and Huxley co- owner Ryan Seelbach.
It raised funds for Crittenton Services, empowering teen girls to achieve their goals through DC school programs. Here, The Madison's Kathy Alsfeld, Transwestern's McKay Elliott, the Reagan Building's Josie Taylor, and Huxley co- owner Ryan Seelbach.
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US Senates Lauren Spivey and Paige Hallen with House of Reps Lauren Russell.
US Senate's Lauren Spivey and Paige Hallen with House of Reps' Lauren Russell.
NIHs Margo Santiago and Bethany Watson (inducted earlier in the evening) with Relman, Dane Colfaxs Hannah Kieschnick.
NIH's Margo Santiago and Bethany Watson (inducted earlier in the evening) with Relman, Dane & Colfax's Hannah Kieschnick.
Guests enjoyed cocktails in the transformed atrium followed by dishes from Top Chef Bryan Voltaggios Range on the third floor. Here, Bethesda Magazines Lindsay Lithgow, Susan Hull, and Krystle Fleetwood.
Guests enjoyed cocktails in the transformed atrium followed by dishes from Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio's Range on the third floor. Here, Bethesda Magazine's Lindsay Lithgow, Susan Hull, and Krystle Fleetwood.
50 million in diamonds was just stolen from Brussels airport, which ironically marked the 10th anniversary of the legendary 100 million Antwerp Diamond Heist. To commemorate it, the men at Duponts Heist suited up Oceans Eleven- style for diamond-themed festivities. We snapped mixologist Kristopher Carr, who created three 1,500 cocktails, each with a real diamond, to be sold to support the Wake Up and Dream Foundation. Hes with the non-profits board member Piero Spada, and Heist owner Patrick Osuna and Guest Services head Timothy Sheldon.
$50 million in diamonds was just stolen from Brussels airport, which ironically marked the 10th anniversary of the legendary $100 million Antwerp Diamond Heist. To commemorate it, the men at Dupont's Heist suited up Ocean's Eleven- style for diamond-themed festivities. We snapped mixologist Kristopher Carr, who created three $1,500 cocktails, each with a real diamond, to be sold to support the Wake Up and Dream Foundation. He's with the non-profit's board member Piero Spada, and Heist owner Patrick Osuna and Guest Services head Timothy Sheldon.
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The two-night diamond-themed party also launched Heists new app. Guests enjoyed drinks, music, and dancing. Here, Heists Quincy Jones, Alissa Wulff, and Eleven Eleven PR founder Sara Morgan.
The two-night diamond-themed party also launched Heist's new app. Guests enjoyed drinks, music, and dancing. Here, Heist's Quincy Jones, Alissa Wulff, and Eleven Eleven PR founder Sara Morgan.
A portion of the proceeds supported local young diamonds through the Wake Up and Dream Foundation. The service and education focused charity provides financial assistance to encourage a life of continued education. Here, Pulpos Mike Finkelstein, Heists Jeffrey Jenkins, and Madhatters Hilary Shaw.
A portion of the proceeds supported "local young diamonds" through the Wake Up and Dream Foundation. The service and education focused charity provides financial assistance to encourage a life of continued education. Here, Pulpo's Mike Finkelstein, Heist's Jeffrey Jenkins, and Madhatter's Hilary Shaw.
We went to a reception celebrating A World Apart at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We snapped the hosts Museum director Susan Fisher Sterling, Danish Ambassador H.E. Peter Taksøe- Jensen, and director of Denmarks Skagens Museum Lisette Vind Ebbesen.
We went to a reception celebrating A World Apart at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We snapped the hosts: Museum director Susan Fisher Sterling, Danish Ambassador H.E. Peter Taksøe- Jensen, and director of Denmark's Skagens Museum Lisette Vind Ebbesen.
This is the first exhibit in the US to focus on Danish modern painter Anna Ancher, featuring 41 of her paintings and oil sketches, and more than 20 by her fellow Skagen artists. We snapped Swedish ambassador Jonas Hafstrom and wife Eva bookending NMWAs co-founder Wilhelmina Holladay and (right) associate curator Ginny Treanor in front of an Ancher painting.
This is the first exhibit in the US to focus on Danish modern painter Anna Ancher, featuring 41 of her paintings and oil sketches, and more than 20 by her fellow Skagen artists. We snapped Swedish ambassador Jonas Hafstrom and wife Eva bookending NMWA's co-founder Wilhelmina Holladay and (right) associate curator Ginny Treanor in front of an Ancher painting.
Saturday we raced down Pennsylvania Ave SE in our bedroom best to support The Childrens Tumor Foundation. Braving the cold temps for a great cause U MD Triathlon Club members Joshua Kosopolo, Patrick Mohl, Candice Sanderson, Genevieve Brock, and Jen Macko.
Saturday we raced down Pennsylvania Ave SE in our "bedroom best" to support The Children's Tumor Foundation.

Braving the cold temps for a great cause: U MD Triathlon Club members Joshua Kosopolo, Patrick Mohl, Candice Sanderson, Genevieve Brock, and Jen Macko.
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Pretty in Pink Kirsten Spittel and Emma Andrews tell us theyve been annual participants in Cupids Run.
Pretty in Pink: Kirsten Spittel and Emma Andrews tell us they've been annual participants in Cupid's Run.
Doctors for the cause Meredith Nelson joins George Mason Law student Amy Shepard.
Doctors for the cause: Meredith Nelson joins George Mason Law student Amy Shepard.
12-year-old Kennedy Snyder suffers from pediatric spinal cord cancer and often wears braces on her legs. Nevertheless, her attitude, maturity, and zest for life are nothing short of inspirational. Her godfather, RedPeg Marketing CEO Brad Nierenberg (right), created Chance For Life to benefit her fight and help fund research. Now in its eighth year, February 16 at the City Tavern Club, its an unforgettable evening of poker, wine, dancing, and upbeat fun. Its also your chance to see Kennedy shine (and dance the night away) Last year, an enthused crowd of 400 helped raise over 100k, bringing us one step closer to a cure. Theres wine tasting (sample 15 different wines), a silent auction, and an open-bar after party. The grand prize a 10,000 seat at The World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.
12-year-old Kennedy Snyder suffers from pediatric spinal cord cancer and often wears braces on her legs. Nevertheless, her attitude, maturity, and zest for life are nothing short of inspirational. Her godfather, RedPeg Marketing CEO Brad Nierenberg (right), created Chance For Life to benefit her fight and help fund research. Now in its eighth year, February 16 at the City Tavern Club, it's an unforgettable evening of poker, wine, dancing, and upbeat fun. It's also your chance to see Kennedy shine (and dance the night away!) Last year, an enthused crowd of 400 helped raise over $100k, bringing us one step closer to a cure. There's wine tasting (sample 15 different wines), a silent auction, and an open-bar after party. The grand prize: a $10,000 seat at The World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.
We kicked off Cupids holiday with Men Against Breast Cancers Valentines Soiree Friday night at Opera Ultra Lounge. We snapped MABC founder Marc Heyison, Sarah Hall, and MABC Ambassador Brian Silver.
We kicked off Cupid's holiday with Men Against Breast Cancer's Valentine's Soiree Friday night at Opera Ultra Lounge. We snapped MABC founder Marc Heyison, Sarah Hall, and MABC Ambassador Brian Silver.
There were raffle prizes, food, drink, and dancing to benefit MABCs programs to educate men about breast cancer. Here, Metro Offices Apoorva McIntosh, The Social Tea House CEO Andrew Bittan, Capital City Balls Tanya Sabel, and SRAs Karen Ogden.
There were raffle prizes, food, drink, and dancing to benefit MABC's programs to educate men about breast cancer. Here, Metro Offices' Apoorva McIntosh, The Social Tea House CEO Andrew Bittan, Capital City Ball's Tanya Sabel, and SRA's Karen Ogden.
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MABC was founded in 99 to care about the women we love and mobilizes men as supporters and caregivers. Here, Sara Jones with EOP Groups Sean Parkhurst and his brother James.
MABC was founded in '99 to "care about the women we love" and mobilizes men as supporters and caregivers. Here, Sara Jones with EOP Group's Sean Parkhurst and his brother James.
On Sunday we went to Equinox Bethesda for Cycle for Survival, a team cycling event benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We snapped its Dr. David Solit (right) with top fundraisers, Team Perry Anne and Larry Zimmerman, and sister-in-law Mary Lou Collins, riding for Perry, recovering from cancer.
On Sunday we went to Equinox Bethesda for Cycle for Survival, a team cycling event benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We snapped its Dr. David Solit (right) with top fundraisers, Team Perry: Anne and Larry Zimmerman, and sister-in-law Mary Lou Collins, riding for Perry, recovering from cancer.
Since starting in 07 as a small event in NY, its raised 26M for new treatments for patients with rare cancers. Here, Team CharityChicksUS U.S. Chamber of Commerces Jennifer Pierotti, Pink Palms Kara Tabb and Laura Gaiser, Vocuss Angie Jusino, IIFs Leah Davis, AFPs Stephanie Fontenot, CharityChicksUS founder Elizabeth Kane, and True Line Publishings Heather Darázs.
Since starting in '07 as a small event in NY, it's raised $26M for new treatments for patients with rare cancers. Here, Team CharityChicksUS: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Jennifer Pierotti, Pink Palm's Kara Tabb and Laura Gaiser, Vocus's Angie Jusino, IIF's Leah Davis, AFP's Stephanie Fontenot, CharityChicksUS founder Elizabeth Kane, and True Line Publishing's Heather Darázs.
Cycle for Survival has become a national movement and is expected to bring 13,000 people in 10 cities this winter. Here, Team Ezras Elyce Levin, Marilyn Brody, Doug Homer, and Dana Chirumbole.
Cycle for Survival has become a national movement and is expected to bring 13,000 people in 10 cities this winter. Here, Team Ezra's Elyce Levin, Marilyn Brody, Doug Homer, and Dana Chirumbole.
We have been to amazing galas over the last few days well start with last night at the United Negro College Funds Masked Ball at the JW Marriott, supporting 4,000 students from the DC area who attend 38 historically black colleges and universities. The ball featured a VIP reception, silent auction, a parade of Mardi Gras-themed masks, and music by Jeffrey Osborne. We snapped former Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, educator Charlene Drew Jarvis, Dr. DeMaurice Moses, and UNCF CEO Early Reese.
We have been to amazing galas over the last few days; we'll start with last night at the United Negro College Fund's Masked Ball at the JW Marriott, supporting 4,000 students from the DC area who attend 38 historically black colleges and universities.

The ball featured a VIP reception, silent auction, a parade of Mardi Gras-themed masks, and music by Jeffrey Osborne. We snapped former Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, educator Charlene Drew Jarvis, Dr. DeMaurice Moses, and UNCF CEO Early Reese.
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Last night we also went to the 15th Annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum, enjoying food from 40 chefs from the areas finest restaurants. We snapped Pearl Dive Oyster Bars Mallory Buford, Majestic exec chef Shannon Overmiller, Sunset Room exec chef Russell Smith and sous chef Agustino Juarez.
Last night we also went to the 15th Annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum, enjoying food from 40 chefs from the area's finest restaurants. We snapped Pearl Dive Oyster Bar's Mallory Buford, Majestic exec chef Shannon Overmiller, Sunset Room exec chef Russell Smith and sous chef Agustino Juarez.
The gala has raised 3 million for the hospital, celebrating 50 years of research and treatment for patients who never have to pay. Here, Bourbon Steaks Adam Sobel, Eunice Mazloom, St. Jude chair David Gorodetski, and Rogue 24s RJ Cooper.
The gala has raised $3 million for the hospital, celebrating 50 years of research and treatment for patients who never have to pay. Here, Bourbon Steak's Adam Sobel, Eunice Mazloom, St. Jude chair David Gorodetski, and Rogue 24's RJ Cooper.
Ronnie Elias Ronnie Hier, Tim Shadyac, and his father St. Jude CEO Richard Shadyac.
Ronnie Elias' Ronnie Hier, Tim Shadyac, and his father St. Jude CEO Richard Shadyac.
We went to the SOME Jr. Gala at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Friday and snapped PWCs Yuri Sineriz, Shahdeh Ammadi, and Columbia Universitys Alina Girshovich.
We went to the SOME Jr. Gala at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Friday and snapped PWC's Yuri Sineriz, Shahdeh Ammadi, and Columbia University's Alina Girshovich.
There was a live band, open bar, hors doeuvres, and an after party at George. Here, Aspen Institutes Michaella Seaman, Childrens Guilds Erin Reilly, and Woods Academys Molly McNamara.
There was a live band, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and an after party at George. Here, Aspen Institute's Michaella Seaman, Children's Guild's Erin Reilly, and Woods Academy's Molly McNamara.
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Funds will provide affordable housing, including 30 apartments for homeless vets and their families. Here, Thos. D. Walshs Keith Carr, Carlyle Groups Morgan Breck and gala co-chair Chris Brimsek.
Funds will provide affordable housing, including 30 apartments for homeless vets and their families. Here, Thos. D. Walsh's Keith Carr, Carlyle Group's Morgan Breck and gala co-chair Chris Brimsek.
We celebrated the accomplishments of public school teachers across the USA at the NEA Foundations Salute to Excellence in Education Gala at the National Building Museum emceed by Kevin Eubanks, formerly of The Tonight Show. We snapped him flanked by NEAF prez Harriet Sanford and staff Liz Dunning, Nancy Moll, and Edith Wooten.
We celebrated the accomplishments of public school teachers across the USA at the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala at the National Building Museum emceed by Kevin Eubanks, formerly of The Tonight Show. We snapped him flanked by NEAF prez Harriet Sanford and staff Liz Dunning, Nancy Moll, and Edith Wooten.
The NEAF has given 9 million to educators for best-practice ideas and support for student achievement. Here, award recipient Manassas Kellie Blair Hardt is with her husband, Jason Hardt, AEA prez Jaim Foster, and Blandine Liguidi.
The NEAF has given $9 million to educators for best-practice ideas and support for student achievement. Here, award recipient Manassas' Kellie Blair Hardt is with her husband, Jason Hardt, AEA prez Jaim Foster, and Blandine Liguidi.
We went to the Junior League Centennial Fete at the National Building Museum for its 100th anniversary. Here, Deloittes Melissa Russell, DoDs Marie Hahn, and NRPAs Shelley OBrien.
We went to the Junior League Centennial Fete at the National Building Museum for its 100th anniversary. Here, Deloitte's Melissa Russell, DoD's Marie Hahn, and NRPA's Shelley O'Brien.
All proceeds benefit the Junior Leagues literacy efforts, including RESOLUTION READ. Here, Stephanie Jones, Amy Griggs, Dana Harris, Margaret Barry, and Travel Channels Kasey Sporck.
All proceeds benefit the Junior League's literacy efforts, including RESOLUTION READ. Here, Stephanie Jones, Amy Griggs, Dana Harris, Margaret Barry, and Travel Channel's Kasey Sporck.
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There was a cocktail reception, dinner, and after party, with drinks, desserts and entertainment. Here, United Way National Capital Area CEO Bill Hanbury, wife Valerie, JLW prez Wendy Cumberland, and husband CEAs Winson Cumberland.
There was a cocktail reception, dinner, and after party, with drinks, desserts and entertainment. Here, United Way National Capital Area CEO Bill Hanbury, wife Valerie, JLW prez Wendy Cumberland, and husband CEA's Winson Cumberland.
Last night we went to the Verizon Center for the DC premiere of Disney on Ices Treasure Trove show. Before the performance, we headed to the Acela Club for the Madhatter Tea Challenge party with kid friendly food like grilled cheese and cookies, and party favors of colorful hats and tiaras, sported here by Fox News anchor Bret Baiers wife Amy and their boys Daniel and Paul.
Last night we went to the Verizon Center for the DC premiere of Disney on Ice's Treasure Trove show.

Before the performance, we headed to the Acela Club for the Madhatter Tea Challenge party with kid friendly food like grilled cheese and cookies, and party favors of colorful hats and tiaras, sported here by Fox News anchor Bret Baier's wife Amy and their boys Daniel and Paul.
The party brought four local mixologists to create Madhatter cocktails. Guests voted on their favorites from Buffalo and Bergens Gina Chersevani, who won, here with Restaurant Eves Todd Thrasher, Bourbon Steaks Duane Sylvestre, and Farmers Fishers John Arroyo.
The party brought four local mixologists to create Madhatter cocktails. Guests voted on their favorites from Buffalo and Bergen's Gina Chersevani, who won, here with Restaurant Eve's Todd Thrasher, Bourbon Steak's Duane Sylvestre, and Farmers Fishers' John Arroyo.
Performers skated to musical numbers from Disney faves like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, and Snow White.
Performers skated to musical numbers from Disney faves like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, and Snow White.
We celebrated Chinese New Year at The Source with Wolfgang Puck, who tells us his favorite food will always be schnitzel, but he loves spicy foods, especially in Asian cooking. We snapped him flanked by Capital Trust Group CEO John Oswald, The Holt Groups Debbie Holt, exec chef Scott Drewno, and Johns wife Mona.
We celebrated Chinese New Year at The Source with Wolfgang Puck, who tells us his favorite food will always be schnitzel, but he loves spicy foods, especially in Asian cooking. We snapped him flanked by Capital Trust Group CEO John Oswald, The Holt Group's Debbie Holt, exec chef Scott Drewno, and John's wife Mona.
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We celebrated Chinese New Year at The Source with Wolfgang Puck, who tells us his favorite food will always be schnitzel, but he loves spicy foods, especially in Asian cooking. We snapped him flanked by Capital Trust Group CEO John Oswald, The Holt Groups Debbie Holt, exec chef Scott Drewno, and Johns wife Mona.
We celebrated Chinese New Year at The Source with Wolfgang Puck, who tells us his favorite food will always be schnitzel, but he loves spicy foods, especially in Asian cooking. We snapped him flanked by Capital Trust Group CEO John Oswald, The Holt Group's Debbie Holt, exec chef Scott Drewno, and John's wife Mona.
The sold-out six-course Year of the Snake meal included tea-smoked snakehead and wok-fired Maine lobster. Here, Newseum SVP Pam Galloway-Tabb, Patton Boggs Matthew Dressman, DHS Heather Wong, and NBCs Heather Neal with husband Jason.
The sold-out six-course Year of the Snake meal included tea-smoked snakehead and wok-fired Maine lobster. Here, Newseum SVP Pam Galloway-Tabb, Patton Boggs' Matthew Dressman, DHS' Heather Wong, and NBC's Heather Neal with husband Jason.
We sipped our way through the International Wine Food extravaganza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center we snapped its president John Drew, with Taylor Made Experiences Christina Taylor, the Reagan Buildings Maureen Pace, and Washington Posts Linda Haskins-Wrenn.
We sipped our way through the International Wine & Food extravaganza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; we snapped its president John Drew, with Taylor Made Experience's Christina Taylor, the Reagan Building's Maureen Pace, and Washington Post's Linda Haskins-Wrenn.
The last night of the week-long vino extravaganza was dubbed The Last Sipper, with some of DCs hottest chefs. We snapped DC Chefs Table author Beth Kantor, flanked by sisters Emily Pearl Goodstein and Rebecca Goodstein, who compiled recipes from DCs best chefs, giving part of the proceeds to Miriams Kitchen.
The last night of the week-long vino extravaganza was dubbed The Last Sipper, with some of DC's hottest chefs. We snapped DC Chef's Table author Beth Kantor, flanked by sisters Emily Pearl Goodstein and Rebecca Goodstein, who compiled recipes from DC's best chefs, giving part of the proceeds to Miriam's Kitchen.
Guests were treated to personal sommeliers at each of the 100 winery stations and palate cleansing bites of exotic breads and spreads. Here, Karen and Ryan Eakes of Karen Mary Confectionery in DCs Bloomington neighborhood, enjoying Baby Sea Scallop Ceviche, risotto balls, and shrimp n grits.
Guests were treated to personal sommeliers at each of the 100 winery stations and palate cleansing bites of exotic breads and spreads. Here, Karen and Ryan Eakes of Karen Mary Confectionery in DC's Bloomington neighborhood, enjoying Baby Sea Scallop Ceviche, risotto balls, and shrimp 'n' grits.
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DC celebrity food truck chef Brian Arnoff of CapMac is surrounded by fellow chef Victoria Harris and his wife Jaimee Arnoff.
DC celebrity food truck chef Brian Arnoff of CapMac is surrounded by fellow chef Victoria Harris and his wife Jaimee Arnoff.
Last night we celebrated Valentines Day at opening night of LAmour (love, babyÃÂ...), a new three-part ballet from The Washington Ballet at Sidney Harman Hall. We loved Under Covers, a world premiere that plays with what happens between the sheets to the tune of upbeat cover songs. Two of our favorite dancers, Brooklyn Mack and Maki Onuki, did a playful, sensual dance to Amy Winehouses To Know Him is to Love Him.
Last night we celebrated Valentine's Day at opening night of L'Amour (love, baby…), a new three-part ballet from The Washington Ballet at Sidney Harman Hall.

We loved Under Covers, a world premiere that plays with what happens between the sheets to the tune of upbeat cover songs. Two of our favorite dancers, Brooklyn Mack and Maki Onuki, did a playful, sensual dance to Amy Winehouse's To Know Him is to Love Him.
The production also had a world premiere take on Dangerous Liasons, done to classical music, before stepping up the beat in a short company premiere, Opposites Attract. We snapped Abt Associates Susan Mitchell, IDBs Frank Nieder, sculptor Barbara Liotta—whose must-see artwork is all over the city—and husband attorney Robert Liotta who, though he works on divorces, was spreading the love last night.
The production also had a world premiere take on Dangerous Liasons, done to classical music, before stepping up the beat in a short company premiere, Opposites Attract. We snapped Abt Associates' Susan Mitchell, IDB's Frank Nieder, sculptor Barbara Liotta—whose must-see artwork is all over the city—and husband attorney Robert Liotta who, though he works on divorces, was spreading the love last night.
Dottie and George Salvatierra are with attorney Jeff Gibbs and wife Jodi
Dottie and George Salvatierra are with attorney Jeff Gibbs and wife Jodi
We joined our tan and blonde friends to celebrate Californias film industry at the annual Ahhhscar Night at Eastern Market. We snapped CA State Society vice chair Rep. Jim Costa and Marie Royce, wife of event organizer Rep. Ed Royce.
We joined our tan and blonde friends to celebrate California's film industry at the annual Ahhhscar Night at Eastern Market. We snapped CA State Society vice chair Rep. Jim Costa and Marie Royce, wife of event organizer Rep. Ed Royce.
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Rep. Barbara Lees Abby Owusu joins the Natural History Museums Samantha Linford. Guests sipped wine (from California of course) and enjoyed seafood appetizers.
Rep. Barbara Lee's Abby Owusu joins the Natural History Museum's Samantha Linford. Guests sipped wine (from California of course!) and enjoyed seafood appetizers.
Event organizers Rep. Roger Williams Spencer Freebairn, Rep. Ed Royces COS Amy Porter, and Rep. Lucille Roybel-Allards COS Paul Cunningham.
Event organizers: Rep. Roger William's Spencer Freebairn, Rep. Ed Royce's COS Amy Porter, and Rep. Lucille Roybel-Allard's COS Paul Cunningham.
Ed Royces Sean McReynolds and press secretary Chelsea Wilson surround the International Justice Missions Jessica Horner at right, DDC Advocacys Mason Harrison.
Ed Royce's Sean McReynolds and press secretary Chelsea Wilson surround the International Justice Mission's Jessica Horner; at right, DDC Advocacy's Mason Harrison.
Last night we also went to an intimate Valentines evening of mellow jazz at the downtown Ritz-Carlton. We snapped five-time Grammy nominee Ski Johnson with singer Trevor Holland, who entertained with soulful jazz as guests enjoyed champagne and desserts by exec pastry chef Nelson Paz.
Last night we also went to an intimate Valentine's evening of mellow jazz at the downtown Ritz-Carlton. We snapped five-time Grammy nominee Ski Johnson with singer Trevor Holland, who entertained with soulful jazz as guests enjoyed champagne and desserts by exec pastry chef Nelson Paz.
Proceeds benefited Boys Town to improve lives of at-risk youth through community service programs such as Job Shadowing Day. Here, its rep Carl Rapen, with Jeanarta and Earl McEachron.
Proceeds benefited Boys Town to improve lives of at-risk youth through community service programs such as Job Shadowing Day. Here, its rep Carl Rapen, with Jeanarta and Earl McEachron.
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The Foundation Fighting Blindness held its 4th annual NoVa Dining in the Dark at the Ritz- Carlton, Tysons Corner, raising 150,000 for research by giving guests a glimpse into the lives of the visually impaired. Here, SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein with his wife Judy and the Foundations CEO Bill Schmidt.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness held its 4th annual NoVa Dining in the Dark at the Ritz- Carlton, Tysons Corner, raising $150,000 for research by giving guests a glimpse into the lives of the visually impaired. Here, SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein with his wife Judy and the Foundation's CEO Bill Schmidt.
Lets hear it for the other hometown team Yay Ravens If you thought it was a heart-stopping finish in front of your TV, can you imagine the excitement in the Superdome We ran down to the field to snap Beyonce during the halftime show
Let's hear it for the other hometown team! Yay Ravens! If you thought it was a heart-stopping finish in front of your TV, can you imagine the excitement in the Superdome?

We ran down to the field to snap Beyonce during the halftime show
At the NFL tailgate before the big game, we found Mr. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken sporting Ravens purple.
At the NFL tailgate before the big game, we found Mr. Baltimore: Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken sporting Ravens purple.
We also snapped actress Lucy Liu. If the blue beads means shes a 49ers fan, sorry, tough loss
We also snapped actress Lucy Liu. If the blue beads means she's a 49ers fan, sorry, tough loss!
We couldnt all be in New Orleans, but we all had to watch We cheered the Ravens to victory with chic professional women at Pumps and Pigskins at Lima with cocktails, desserts, and gift bags. We snapped She Rocks Jewels Nyki Nykole, TTD4 Custom Jewelrys Latasha Whitehead and Sherrill Jenkins, Ellie Olivers Malonda Richard-Sia, and Slumber Parties Sharraine Banks.
We couldn't all be in New Orleans, but we all had to watch! We cheered the Ravens to victory with chic professional women at Pumps and Pigskins at Lima with cocktails, desserts, and gift bags. We snapped She Rocks Jewels' Nyki Nykole, TTD4 Custom Jewelry's Latasha Whitehead and Sherrill Jenkins, Ellie Oliver's Malonda Richard-Sia, and Slumber Parties' Sharraine Banks.
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On Saturday night we headed to Bayou for The Tenfold Fortys Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser sponsored by Macys, 38 Real Estate, Ruck.us, and Bisnow. Guests donned black tie, feather masks, and beads for a night of cocktails and music by the Lloyd Dobler Effect. We snapped ESSIs Brian Carbauh and Herrington Harbors Hamilton Chaney with Tenfold members, tutor Caroline MacMillan and Georgetown Hospitals Marie Gurka.
On Saturday night we headed to Bayou for The Tenfold Forty's Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser sponsored by Macy's, 38 Real Estate, Ruck.us, and Bisnow. Guests donned black tie, feather masks, and beads for a night of cocktails and music by the Lloyd Dobler Effect. We snapped ESSI's Brian Carbauh and Herrington Harbor's Hamilton Chaney with Tenfold members, tutor Caroline MacMillan and Georgetown Hospital's Marie Gurka.
The raffle included prizes like Merryvale Vineyards wine, Kastles tickets, yoga lessons, and a Trump Soho spa gift certificate. Tenfold Forty board members Karina Bjelland and Sarah Hamilton recruited CFPBs Jolina Cuaresma to help sell the tickets.
The raffle included prizes like Merryvale Vineyards wine, Kastles tickets, yoga lessons, and a Trump Soho spa gift certificate. Tenfold Forty board members Karina Bjelland and Sarah Hamilton recruited CFPB's Jolina Cuaresma to help sell the tickets.
Proceeds will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia. Here, Booz Allens Andrew Gibbons, Quantum Communications Amanda Nimmer, GW Law student Susie Coggins, and the SSAs Gavin Young.
Proceeds will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia. Here, Booz Allen's Andrew Gibbons, Quantum Communication's Amanda Nimmer, GW Law student Susie Coggins, and the SSA's Gavin Young.
Saturday night we also went to Clarendon Ballroom for the Arts for Autism Gala benefiting the Autism Society of NoVa. A private dinner reception was followed by open bar, passed hors doeuvres, fashion show, auction, and performances. We snapped the nights emcee, WUSA 9s Peggy Fox, with performer Jake Sizemore.
Saturday night we also went to Clarendon Ballroom for the Arts for Autism Gala benefiting the Autism Society of NoVa. A private dinner reception was followed by open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, fashion show, auction, and performances. We snapped the night's emcee, WUSA 9's Peggy Fox, with performer Jake Sizemore.
The fashion show featured top fundraisers like John Reeves and Devlin Berlo and students from McLean High School as models wearing clothing by sponsors Cache, Jos. A Bank, and Papaya.
The fashion show featured top fundraisers like John Reeves and Devlin Berlo and students from McLean High School as models wearing clothing by sponsors Cache, Jos. A Bank, and Papaya.
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DogDen Golfs David Ogden (who auctioned off two golf weekend getaways), Lore Systems Bill Mountjoy, Nationwides Christopher Williams, Burr Auto Groups Chris Burr, Keller Williams Realtys Kevin Kleifges, and Reed Smiths Catherine Kleifges.
DogDen Golf's David Ogden (who auctioned off two golf weekend getaways), Lore Systems' Bill Mountjoy, Nationwide's Christopher Williams, Burr Auto Group's Chris Burr, Keller Williams Realty's Kevin Kleifges, and Reed Smith's Catherine Kleifges.
Last night we went to the annual Alvin Ailey opening performance and gala at the Kennedy Centers Opera House. Patrons were treated to an incredible performance and the opportunity to dance with Ailey dancers at the after party. We snapped philanthropist Hillary Baltimore, senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Seattles Carolyn Niles, and Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Last night we went to the annual Alvin Ailey opening performance and gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera House.

Patrons were treated to an incredible performance and the opportunity to dance with Ailey dancers at the after party. We snapped philanthropist Hillary Baltimore, senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Seattle's Carolyn Niles, and Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Denise and Claude Bailey flank Pepcos Kim Watson at right, Howard University president Sidney Ribeau and his wife Dr. Paula Whetsel- Ribeau.
Denise and Claude Bailey flank Pepco's Kim Watson; at right, Howard University president Sidney Ribeau and his wife Dr. Paula Whetsel- Ribeau.
Guests dined on beet salad and grilled salmon. Here, Tower Companies Shawn Gibbons and Sheila Mitchell join anthropologist Cheryl LaRoche and Sister Strength founder Lucia Riddle.
Guests dined on beet salad and grilled salmon. Here, Tower Companies' Shawn Gibbons and Sheila Mitchell join anthropologist Cheryl LaRoche and Sister Strength founder Lucia Riddle.
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is surrounded by Charles and Willa Hall-Smith and her chief of staff Tracie Pough,and by Yebbie Watkins.
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is surrounded by Charles and Willa Hall-Smith and her chief of staff Tracie Pough,and by Yebbie Watkins.
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We went to Go Red for Women Happy Hour at BlackFinn DC for heart healthy appetizers and Oyster Bay wine on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease. It was hosted by PULSE, which has a cocktail reception for the Heart Ball Feb. 23. We snapped Grunleys Lauren Grunley, EPAs Marcus Skelton, PULSE co- chair Megan Christensen, and Sallie Maes Nathan Rutledge.
We went to Go Red for Women Happy Hour at BlackFinn DC for heart healthy appetizers and Oyster Bay wine on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease. It was hosted by PULSE, which has a cocktail reception for the Heart Ball Feb. 23. We snapped Grunley's Lauren Grunley, EPA's Marcus Skelton, PULSE co- chair Megan Christensen, and Sallie Mae's Nathan Rutledge.
We went to DC Family and Youth Initiatives Give your heART to a Child at Mason Inn, to support its work finding permanent families for teens in foster care. We snapped former NY Jets football player Tavon Mason, now with Tavon Mason Loves the Kids, with DCFYIs Jennifer Mauritzen and Melissa Brown.
We went to DC Family and Youth Initiative's Give your heART to a Child at Mason Inn, to support its work finding permanent families for teens in foster care. We snapped former NY Jets football player Tavon Mason, now with Tavon Mason Loves the Kids, with DCFYI's Jennifer Mauritzen and Melissa Brown.
There was art and fashion work by sPACYcLoud, Dez Customz, and Venus Visuals, and music by Flo Anito. Here, Joseph Cartwright, Suzanne Wells and Advanced Resources Intls Michael Godec.
There was art and fashion work by sPACYcLoud, Dez Customz, and Venus Visuals, and music by Flo Anito. Here, Joseph Cartwright, Suzanne Wells and Advanced Resources Intl's Michael Godec.
Entertainment included graffiti artist Rajan Sedalia, who painted along to the concert Once Okay Twice singer Ian Thomas.
Entertainment included graffiti artist Rajan Sedalia, who painted along to the concert Once Okay Twice singer Ian Thomas.
The Madison Hotel celebrated 50 years in the nations capital and becoming the Loews Madison Hotel after completing a 23 million renovation. Loews CEO Paul Whetsell performed the cake cutting with the hotels GM Jim Horsman.
The Madison Hotel celebrated 50 years in the nation's capital and becoming the Loews Madison Hotel after completing a $23 million renovation. Loews CEO Paul Whetsell performed the cake cutting with the hotel's GM Jim Horsman.
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Over 1,000 shoppers turned out for the 8th annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale and shopping extravaganza Saturday at Alexandrias Masonic Temple.
Over 1,000 shoppers turned out for the 8th annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale and shopping extravaganza Saturday at Alexandria's Masonic Temple.
Last night we went to night two of Crystal Couture, Crystal Citys annual week-long shopping and fashion extravaganza. We snapped Navys Nicole Fallone, photog Adelle McCauley, and Patent Offices Erin Colello.
Last night we went to night two of Crystal Couture, Crystal City's annual week-long shopping and fashion extravaganza. We snapped Navy's Nicole Fallone, photog Adelle McCauley, and Patent Office's Erin Colello.
Guests rummaged through vintage pop-ups that surround a runway. Here, Speak Vintages Derek Farino, Casandra Stafer, and Kate Thompson (left, center, right) are with I Found That owner Dafna Steinberg and Crowley Constructions Jason Crowley.
Guests rummaged through vintage pop-ups that surround a runway. Here, Speak Vintage's Derek Farino, Casandra Stafer, and Kate Thompson (left, center, right) are with I Found That owner Dafna Steinberg and Crowley Construction's Jason Crowley.
Our Secret Closet co-owner Alane McCotter with student Cleo Crews and her daughter Shalinda.
Our Secret Closet co-owner Alane McCotter with student Cleo Crews and her daughter Shalinda.
We joined dozens of the countrys most innovative entrepreneurs and Administration officials, and yesterday we got a sneak-peak at 1776, a new DC tech accelerator, which will soon house startups from around the country. We snapped Smith Island Banking founder Brian Murphy, Startup America CEO Scott Case, Dell Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ingrid Vandervelt, DeveloperTown partner Mike Coffey, Verges Matt Hunckler, and Seed Here Studios Andy Stoll. For more on this, read our Bisnow Tech issue.
We joined dozens of the country's most innovative entrepreneurs and Administration officials, and yesterday we got a sneak-peak at 1776, a new DC tech accelerator, which will soon house startups from around the country. We snapped Smith Island Banking founder Brian Murphy, Startup America CEO Scott Case, Dell Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ingrid Vandervelt, DeveloperTown partner Mike Coffey, Verge's Matt Hunckler, and Seed Here Studio's Andy Stoll. For more on this, read our Bisnow Tech issue.
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The Arts for Autism Runway Show and Gala brought together NoVas fashion and autism communities at Arlingtons Clarendon Ballroom to celebrate the creativity of people with autism. Here, Capital Networkings Devlin Berlo is with Resort Homes Groups Robert Mechlin and his wife, Gala Chair Vix Mechlin.
The Arts for Autism Runway Show and Gala brought together NoVa's fashion and autism communities at Arlington's Clarendon Ballroom to celebrate the creativity of people with autism. Here, Capital Networking's Devlin Berlo is with Resort Homes Group's Robert Mechlin and his wife, Gala Chair Vix Mechlin.
Congrats to the top fundraisers Dan Coulter, Larrie Ellen Randall, Ivan Boyd, Courtney Fulmer, Irene Sakkas, Andrew Huynh, Sofia Alonso, Kevin Miller, Alessia Ripani, and John Reeves.
Congrats to the top fundraisers: Dan Coulter, Larrie Ellen Randall, Ivan Boyd, Courtney Fulmer, Irene Sakkas, Andrew Huynh, Sofia Alonso, Kevin Miller, Alessia Ripani, and John Reeves.
Bohler Engineering hosted a happy hour at Arlingtons Spider Kellys. Here, its Dan Duke is with Fairfield Residentials Martin Howle and Samaha Associates Paul Falkenbury.
Bohler Engineering hosted a happy hour at Arlington's Spider Kelly's. Here, its Dan Duke is with Fairfield Residential's Martin Howle and Samaha Associates' Paul Falkenbury.
Last night we went to the Young Benefactors of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundations Offseason on Ice at Nicks Riverside Grill and Washington Harbour Ice Rink. We snapped Nats GM Mike Rizzo with Teddy, whos excited about this seasons new racing competitor.
Last night we went to the Young Benefactors of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation's Offseason on Ice at Nick's Riverside Grill and Washington Harbour Ice Rink.

We snapped Nats GM Mike Rizzo with Teddy, who's excited about this season's new racing competitor.
Nats owner Marla Lerner-Tanenbaum is surrounded by community relations director Shawn Bertani and communications VP Lara Potter. Proceeds went to the Dream Foundation, now partnering with local young professionals to improve the lives of children and families in the DC area.
Nats owner Marla Lerner-Tanenbaum is surrounded by community relations director Shawn Bertani and communications VP Lara Potter. Proceeds went to the Dream Foundation, now partnering with local young professionals to improve the lives of children and families in the DC area.
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There were hors doeuvres, beer and wine, complimentary ice skating, a DJ, door prizes and grab bags. Here, Mission Readiness Jenny Harper with husband Taoti Creatives Sam Harper, and Abby Froemming with husband Nationals Adam Froemming.
There were hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, complimentary ice skating, a DJ, door prizes and grab bags. Here, Mission: Readiness' Jenny Harper with husband Taoti Creative's Sam Harper, and Abby Froemming with husband Nationals' Adam Froemming.
Last night we also stopped by The Sphinx Club in Franklin Square for the Leadership Greater Washington reception. We snapped Verizons Mario Acosta-Velez, Cardinal Banks Kathy Speakman, and BBTs Jeff Rubery.
Last night we also stopped by The Sphinx Club in Franklin Square for the Leadership Greater Washington reception. We snapped Verizon's Mario Acosta-Velez, Cardinal Bank's Kathy Speakman, and BB&T's Jeff Rubery.
There were hors doeuvres and festive drinks. Here, Council for Court Excellences June Kress, Hager Sharps Debra Silimeo, MWCOGs Carolyn Walker, and TDP LLCs Carolyn Walker.
There were hors d'oeuvres and festive drinks. Here, Council for Court Excellence's June Kress, Hager Sharp's Debra Silimeo, MWCOG's Carolyn Walker, and TDP LLC's Carolyn Walker.
The silent auction benefited LGWs youth program, which offers development, education, and networking for high school students. Here, LGW prez Tim Kime, Meyer Foundations Danielle Reyes, ABC7s Abby Fenton, GWHCC prez Angela Franco, and Colliers Fern Barrueta.
The silent auction benefited LGW's youth program, which offers development, education, and networking for high school students. Here, LGW prez Tim Kime, Meyer Foundation's Danielle Reyes, ABC7's Abby Fenton, GWHCC prez Angela Franco, and Colliers' Fern Barrueta.
This morning at the Economic Club breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel we snapped Hilary Fordwich and restaurateur Christianne Ricchi after listening to Mort Zuckerman say hes still bearish on the US economy.
This morning at the Economic Club breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel we snapped Hilary Fordwich and restaurateur Christianne Ricchi after listening to Mort Zuckerman say he's still bearish on the US economy.
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Last night we also went to the 1776 Campus to celebrate the launch of the new Hinge iPhone app. We snapped In The Capitals Carl Pierre, Social Tables Laura Simmons, and The Hunter Defense Funds Andrew Bird.
Last night we also went to the 1776 Campus to celebrate the launch of the new Hinge iPhone app. We snapped In The Capital's Carl Pierre, Social Tables' Laura Simmons, and The Hunter Defense Fund's Andrew Bird.
There was an open bar with specialty cocktails and music by Viceroy. Here, teacher Jessica James, Fairfax Dermatologys Vivian Leslie, and NTCICs Kathleen Galvan.
There was an open bar with specialty cocktails and music by Viceroy. Here, teacher Jessica James, Fairfax Dermatology's Vivian Leslie, and NTCIC's Kathleen Galvan.
The app lets you rate friends of friends and connects people when theres a match. We snapped Hinge co-founders Bennett Richardson and Justin McLeod.
The app lets you rate friends of friends and connects people when there's a match. We snapped Hinge co-founders Bennett Richardson and Justin McLeod.
The festivities leading up to President Obamas second inauguration kick off this week with parties, balls, and fun events around the city at every price point from 0 to 750 and everything in between. Click Here for the Bisnow Inauguration Schedule
The festivities leading up to President Obama's second inauguration kick off this week with parties, balls, and fun events around the city at every price point from $0 to $750 and everything in between.

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We went to the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball at The Harman Center for the Arts on Sunday night, presented by Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and PHILANTHROPIK in celebration of hip-hops role in the election. Angela Simmons tells us she was happy to represent her uncle Russell Simmons.
We went to the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball at The Harman Center for the Arts on Sunday night, presented by Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and PHILANTHROPIK in celebration of hip-hop's role in the election. Angela Simmons tells us she was happy to represent her uncle Russell Simmons.
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Actorsingercomedian Wayne Brady sang Marvin Gayes Whats Going On and performed a hip-hop duet onstage with Doug E. Fresh.
Actor/singer/comedian Wayne Brady sang Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and performed a hip-hop duet onstage with Doug E. Fresh.
Actress La La Anthony co-hosted the black-tie charity gala alongside E News anchor Terrance J. with a program recognizing artists and organizations that influenced the hip-hop and youth communities to be politically active.
Actress La La Anthony co-hosted the black-tie charity gala alongside E! News anchor Terrance J. with a program recognizing artists and organizations that influenced the hip-hop and youth communities to be politically active.
The celebration continued with an after-party featuring DJ D-Nice and DJ Lil Mic. We snapped incomparable jazz pianist ELEW.
The celebration continued with an after-party featuring DJ D-Nice and DJ Lil Mic. We snapped incomparable jazz pianist ELEW.
SNR Denton, Salans, and FMC celebrated the upcoming merger of their three firms into Dentons with a glam inaugural cocktail reception at the beautiful DAR, across from the White House grounds. We snapped HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her husband Gary surrounded by Clint and Sandi Vince, and by Jenny Vince.
SNR Denton, Salans, and FMC celebrated the upcoming merger of their three firms into Dentons with a glam inaugural cocktail reception at the beautiful DAR, across from the White House grounds. We snapped HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her husband Gary surrounded by Clint and Sandi Vince, and by Jenny Vince.
Congressman Ed Royce is surrounded by his wife Marie and SNR Dentons Sydney Johnson. Guests enjoyed a European cheese platter, cured meats, and grilled shrimp skewers as a string quartet played.
Congressman Ed Royce is surrounded by his wife Marie and SNR Denton's Sydney Johnson. Guests enjoyed a European cheese platter, cured meats, and grilled shrimp skewers as a string quartet played.
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SNR Denton managing partner Michael McNamara, global chair (and former DNC chief) Joseph Andrew, and CEO Elliott Portnoy surround astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz and his wife Peggy and Jorge and Kerry Alers.
SNR Denton managing partner Michael McNamara, global chair (and former DNC chief) Joseph Andrew, and CEO Elliott Portnoy surround astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz and his wife Peggy and Jorge and Kerry Alers.
DCs social elite gathered at Café Milano Monday night for a celebration, saluting the official inauguration theme Faith in Americas Future. We snapped CNNs Wolf Blitzer and his wife Lynn with Melissa Moss and The Nats Ed Cohen.
DC's social elite gathered at Café Milano Monday night for a celebration, saluting the official inauguration theme Faith in America's Future. We snapped CNN's Wolf Blitzer and his wife Lynn with Melissa Moss and The Nats' Ed Cohen.
Guests enjoyed inauguration-themed ice sculptures, food, and entertainment by acclaimed jazz harmonicist Frederic Yonnet. Here, The Washington Ballets artistic director Septime Webre (right) and his brother Charles surround Innocents at Risk founder Deborah Sigmund.
Guests enjoyed inauguration-themed ice sculptures, food, and entertainment by acclaimed jazz harmonicist Frederic Yonnet. Here, The Washington Ballet's artistic director Septime Webre (right) and his brother Charles surround Innocents at Risk founder Deborah Sigmund.
We heard a rumor that President Obama treated Michelle to a birthday dinner at Café Milano earlier in the week. Here, Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan is flanked by his wife Fügen and Toka Salon Founder Nuri Yurt.
We heard a rumor that President Obama treated Michelle to a birthday dinner at Café Milano earlier in the week. Here, Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan is flanked by his wife Fügen and Toka Salon Founder Nuri Yurt.
We went to the Chefs Ball at Art and Soul at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel Saturday. Celebrity chefs prepared dishes proceeds benefited their charities of choice, listed after their names Toki Underground chefowner Erik Bruner-Yang (The Cambodian Childrens Fund), Equinox exec chefowner Todd Gray (DC Jewish Community Center), The Source exec chef Scott Drewno (Prevent Cancer Foundations GW Mobile Mammography Unit), and Graffiato chefowner Mike Isabella (James Beard Foundation).
We went to the Chefs Ball at Art and Soul at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel Saturday. Celebrity chefs prepared dishes; proceeds benefited their charities of choice, listed after their names: Toki Underground chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang (The Cambodian Children's Fund), Equinox exec chef/owner Todd Gray (DC Jewish Community Center), The Source exec chef Scott Drewno (Prevent Cancer Foundation's GW Mobile Mammography Unit), and Graffiato chef/owner Mike Isabella (James Beard Foundation).
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We snapped Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson with TieTheKnot.orgs Justin Mikita. Proceeds also benefited Common Threads, a non- profit that helps low-income kids understand the importance of nutrition and physical well-being.
We snapped Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson with TieTheKnot.org's Justin Mikita. Proceeds also benefited Common Threads, a non- profit that helps low-income kids understand the importance of nutrition and physical well-being.
We went to Voto Latinos Celebrating the American Latino Vote reception at Oya. We snapped Labor Secretary Hilda Solis surrounded by host Voto Latino president Maria Teresa Kumar and actress and VL chair Rosario Dawson. Guests enjoyed hors doeuvres and Moët Hennessy champagne.
We went to Voto Latino's Celebrating the American Latino Vote reception at Oya. We snapped Labor Secretary Hilda Solis surrounded by host Voto Latino president Maria Teresa Kumar and actress and VL chair Rosario Dawson. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and Moët Hennessy champagne.
We went to The Harman Center for the Arts for the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball Monday night. We snapped White Collar actor Matt Bomer.
We went to The Harman Center for the Arts for the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball Monday night. We snapped White Collar actor Matt Bomer.
Hellooo, Newman Seinfeld star Wayne Knight arrived with his wife. The benefit gala supported The Creative Coalition, the nonpartisan advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities.
Hellooo, Newman! Seinfeld star Wayne Knight arrived with his wife. The benefit gala supported The Creative Coalition, the nonpartisan advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities.
Partygoers listened to music by 90s rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. We snapped actors Omar Epps and Marlon Wayans.
Partygoers listened to music by '90s rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. We snapped actors Omar Epps and Marlon Wayans.
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Of course actors from The West Wing came to DC. We snapped Richard Schiff and wife Sheila Kelley.
Of course actors from The West Wing came to DC. We snapped Richard Schiff and wife Sheila Kelley.
We also stopped by Chinatowns Goethe Institut for Social Yous Power Forward Inauguration Cocktail Celebration. We snapped Intuition Photos Nik Robinson, Kelly Kitchens, The Artinista Art Advisorys Sharon Burton, and Kreative Ways Solutions Sherry Burton Ways.
We also stopped by Chinatown's Goethe Institut for Social You's Power Forward Inauguration Cocktail Celebration. We snapped Intuition Photos' Nik Robinson, Kelly Kitchens, The Artinista Art Advisory's Sharon Burton, and Kreative Ways & Solutions' Sherry Burton Ways.
Guests enjoyed open bar, hors doeuvres, and Georgetown Cupcakes Johnny Graham and the Groove provided smooth jazz. Here, GWUs Madeline Shepherd, Gabrielle Porter, and Julia Watts.
Guests enjoyed open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and Georgetown Cupcakes; Johnny Graham and the Groove provided smooth jazz. Here, GWU's Madeline Shepherd, Gabrielle Porter, and Julia Watts.
Social You combines philanthropy with engaging events for young professionals. Here, model Kamilah Zandria, Bethesda Magazines Krystle Fleetwood, and Energy Plus Sarah ONeil.
Social You combines philanthropy with engaging events for young professionals. Here, model Kamilah Zandria, Bethesda Magazine's Krystle Fleetwood, and Energy Plus' Sarah O'Neil.
The Washington Performing Arts Society honored Grammy-winning opera singer Jessye Norman with the Ambassador of Arts Award during its inaugural brunch at Top of the Hay. Shes with WPAS Doug Wheeler, BET event productions prez Paxton Baker and wife Rachel.
The Washington Performing Arts Society honored Grammy-winning opera singer Jessye Norman with the Ambassador of Arts Award during its inaugural brunch at Top of the Hay. She's with WPAS' Doug Wheeler, BET event productions prez Paxton Baker and wife Rachel.
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About 150 guests munched on eggs, filet, and smoked salmon. Here, former White House Deputy Social Secretary Ebs Burnough, Chris McLaren and WPAS Board member Rachel Pearson
About 150 guests munched on eggs, filet, and smoked salmon. Here, former White House Deputy Social Secretary Ebs Burnough, Chris McLaren and WPAS Board member Rachel Pearson
In case you think we only went to inauguration events last week, we also went to The Kennedy Center for The National Ballet of Canadas Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carrolls classic childrens tale had spectacular dances by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, an enchanting, original score, vibrant sets, and great costumes. The first act features the Drink MeEat Me scene, Pig and Pepper, and the Mad Hatters tea party the second act is the Queen of Hearts croquet party and the Knaves trial. We loved Aleksandar Antonijevic as the White Rabbit.
In case you think we only went to inauguration events last week, we also went to The Kennedy Center for The National Ballet of Canada's Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale had spectacular dances by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, an enchanting, original score, vibrant sets, and great costumes. The first act features the Drink Me/Eat Me scene, Pig and Pepper, and the Mad Hatter's tea party; the second act is the Queen of Hearts' croquet party and the Knaves' trial. We loved Aleksandar Antonijevic as the White Rabbit.
We continue our inauguration coverage with a look at five of the best state society galas. More great inaugural parties tomorrow Puh-leeeeze dont tell us that Joe Bidens appearance at Iowas First in the Nation Celebration means the 2016 campaign has started The gala, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, commemorated Iowas role selecting presidential candidates through the caucuses.
We continue our inauguration coverage with a look at five of the best state society galas. More great inaugural parties tomorrow!

Puh-leeeeze don't tell us that Joe Biden's appearance at Iowa's First in the Nation Celebration means the 2016 campaign has started! The gala, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, commemorated Iowa's role selecting presidential candidates through the caucuses.
The celebration featured a menu of hors doeuvres and desserts from Iowa, with a Speakeasy Bar hosted by Iowas Templeton Rye. We snapped John Davis with AGPs Matt Caswell and BIOs Sarah Caswell.
The celebration featured a menu of hors d'oeuvres and desserts from Iowa, with a Speakeasy Bar hosted by Iowa's Templeton Rye. We snapped John Davis with AGP's Matt Caswell and BIO's Sarah Caswell.
Deloittes Victoria Roehrich, McChrystal Groups Will Smith, and Taoti Creatives Sam Harper.
Deloitte's Victoria Roehrich, McChrystal Group's Will Smith, and Taoti Creative's Sam Harper.
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