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Nerd Prom Weekend Recap

8 parties and who knows how many dresses (and 1 jumper!) White House Correspondents Dinner weekend is over. I’m so glad this only happens once a year. It is exciting and utterly exhausting all at the same time. Here’s a sampling of where we were.. who we saw and how much fun it was seeing the world of politics and Hollywood collide.

We kicked things off Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for a private dinner hosted by The Creative Coalition, Elle Magazine and Lanmark Technologies .The awesome Alex Wagner of MSNBC and Norah O’Donnell from CBS were honored as leading women in media. Thank you to April Firoozabadi for the wonderful fashion styling for the weekend!  (Photos by Allison Priebe Brooks, Pamela Sorensen, Paul Moretti)

CC’s Robin Bronk with Ginnifer Goodwin and Lani Hay


David Arquette

Tim Daly with Rebecca Cooper and Emily Miller

Friday night it was tres’ party time. First stop the Turkish Embassy for The Hill party. Then it was off to the W Hotel for the very fun Google/Hollywood Reporter bash. The night ended on L street for the Funny or Die 1st Amendment Party where Charlize showed up.

Mark Drapeau scores the pic all guys would die for

With Matthew Morrison and my co-anchor Richard Jordan

Later arriving at Funny or Die

Judy Kurtz and Scott Brodbeck

Early birds Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis spotted late night at Funny or Die

Saturday after anchoring the morning shows I met my girlfriend Pamela Brown at the WHCD brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad. It was a bit chilly… but still a great time. Lilo was there with her lawyer and Kris Jenner. We also spotted Woody Harrelson who I loved in the Hunger Games and Game Change.

My friend Jimmy gets a close up with Lindsay

With Pamela and Allison out back


Kris Jenner takes our friend Tony’s Camera and gets to work!

Loved seeing Jayne Sandman and husband Jeff Dufour


Saturday night we stopped by Capitol File’s party at the Newseum. Spotted were NBC’s Matt Glassman, Eun Yang and Doug Kammerer. We then finished the night at MSNBC’s party at the Italian Embassy.

At Capitol File with my lady friends Pamela and Amanda who were stunning!

Instagram with Megan McCain at MSNBC party

From the Vanity Fair party.. one of the cutest couples ever! Mark and Kelly!


And finally “the day after” arrived! I still had to do the shows Sunday morning. David Gregory joined us on set and said he too was feeling a little tired after a long night. It was good to know I was not alone in having to work the next day. After the show it was off to the Hay-Adams. John McLaughlin was hosting his famous Sunday brunch on the roof. The view was great as were the eggs benedict!

Julie Chen with hubby Les Moonves

Access Washington: Faces & Places of 2010

Thanks to Janet Donovan for this amazing compilation of candids that sum up a year of celebrity, politicos and media heads making buzz in Washington this past year!

 

SCORE! Fall District Sample Sale

PHOTOS: District Sample Sale 2010 gallery

It’s the one day to score high-end designer duds for low-end prices! A little rain didn’t stop shoppers from taking advantage of the deals at this year’s Fall District Sample Sale. See full story here

Oh Snap! Catwalk to end cancer

The 2nd Annual Couture for Cure showcases DKNY but is outshined by models- the SURVIVORS!

WATCH NOW: Coverage of the show on WUSA9 TV

Couture for a Cure was founded in 2009 by Bryan Namoff and his wife Nadine below, surrounding Joe Vide’s girlfriend Nicole. The show benefited Vide’s (former DC United player) fight against Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Supporters Allison Priebe Brooks, Krista Johnson & Heather Halsey

Photo Credit: Vithaya Photography

Oh Snap! Best of Peru

On the morning show today I reported on a cultural party that had ALPACA fashion on the forefront!An Alpaca fan (I own a wrap see picture)  I was happy to see the threads showcased at Washington Life Magazine’s ‘Best of Peru’ party at the Textile Museum.

Exclusive: WL ‘Best of Peru’ found in Washington DC
Watch: Angie’s ‘Best of Peru’ report on Channel 9

Mio restaurant owner Karla Espinoza pictured on right with Evelyn Brooks of Evelyn Brooks Designs wowed the crowd with her ceviche and seafood causa. Indulging in Peruvian food and music were DC social butterflies Pamela Sorensen, Heather Guay, Cheryl Romero and Allison Brooks. There was a lot of music and home decor also on display!

Heather, Pamela, Cheryl & Allison toast Peru

My Alpaca Wrap… a gift from reporter buddy Kristin Fisher who did a story on a local Alpaca Farm

Oh Snap! The Young & the Guest List

It was rumored to never happen but we’re glad it did. The party to celebrate 250 of DC’s most influential movers ‘n’ shakers under 40.

Upon entering the stunning Washington Club at Dupont (with hot date wusa9’s Lauren Vance) we took our pics against the wall with the wonderful Joseph Allen and Alfredo Flores and were soon ushered into the next room for check-in. That’s where we exchanged double kisses with list-mates Paul Wharton looking fab hair pulled back & the Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran beautiful in a romantic sheath. We also were greeted by  Washington Life publisher John Arundel who told us about the magnificent venue.. a mansion built at the turn of the century by Chicago Tribune Editor Robert Patterson.  Extraordinary I think!  The mansion provided a warm air for the young on the guest list and then some. Among great history walked wonderful fashion and conversation. Events by Andre Wells superbly kept the rich feel of an ages-old establishment while adding touches of modern flair with bright flowers and strategically placed candles. The Asian fusion spread added a cultural taste and the swagalicious gift bags by Moki Media filled with everything from a Badgley Mischka parfum bottle to earrings by Karen Millen and Queen Bee were exciting to open.

All in all I’d have to say making the list is pretty neat— but after this night I think most would agree making the party is even better 😉

See More Party Pictures from the night courtesy Tony Powell of Washington Life Magazine

Ruffle Trio: Aureta Thomollari, Angie Goff in Tashia Senn & Katherine Kennedy (created top from a scarf & ducktape-genius!)

Beauty Queens: The former.. Miss VT Ashley Wheeler, Miss VA Tara Wheeler & Miss DC Kate Marie Grinold

Stopped on the stairway: WL’s Michael Clements, Mark Drapeau & Kelly Collis Fredrick

DC50’s Paul Wharton & designer Tashia Senn (Who styled me in the gold silk jumper for the evening)

Fashionistas: The Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran & Kristin Guiter bookend flower fun friend!

Included in those most lovin’ the Mo-Town band Keri Ann Meslar, Josie Taylor, Lauren Vance

Swag! My favorite find in the bag’s created by Moki Media include petite perfume & jewels by Queen Bee Designs

High-heels, hoops & a man cave?

Fab finds + babes with brains what more can you ask for this weekend. My reporter buddy Courtney Robinson is one of many ladies involved with Tossed & Found. It’s the ultimate rummage sale of the season sponsored by the Junior League. It’s your chance to get big bargains on quality pre-owned housewares, clothes, books, electronics furniture and more!   Everything for sale has been donated by members like Court or their friends and community supporters. The sale benefits the community programs JLW supports.

Become a Fan: JLW on Facebook

Did someone say PARTY? That’s right.. this Friday night (hate I’ll be out of town) grab your beau, hubby or perhaps person of interest to the sale site! JLW ladies are SO smart they’ve created a ‘Man Cave’ equipped with an open bar and big screen TVs for March Madness.  For you there’s shopping and a ton of really fantastic auction items!  Should be a great time and something different.  While they’re eyes are on balls… yours can be on bargains. Hoops and High Heels is Friday March 26th from 7:00-10:00 pm. Online ticket sales close at 12 am on March 26th. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $45.00.

[Photos of Tossed & Found Preview Night by : Betsey Clarke]

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