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Young & The Guest List 2012 Party

Washington Life Magazine held a spectacular party at Arena Stage. It was to honor the 2012 Young & the Guest List. Richard came along for the party and it was great catching up with a lot of friends including Ashley Taylor, Pamela Brown and Natasha Barrett. Andre Wells did a superb job throwing this party!

With Richard Jordan

Ashley Taylor Bronczek, Pamela Brown and Natasha Barrett

 

harth Opening: Hot Eats, Cool Show

The storms couldn’t put a damper on the red hot grand opening of harth, the new signature restaurant at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. We were greeted by fire breathers and dancers. The red carpet came out for the celebration that drew hundreds of hungry Washingtonians. Guests enjoyed a sampling of what harth has to offer- food that supports local farmers! LOVIN THAT! One of my faves: Cheddar and Chives Popovers made with poached eggs, sundried tomato hollandaise and bacon jam. Loved the contrast of wood fire burning ovens and dripping ice bars in the lobby. SAKS presented an eye-pleasing show with this summer’s most stylish bikinis and big hats. The cool finale– two ice carvers jammin’ out while creating a sculpture for the audience. Loved having my sister Tricia who is visiting from Texas join me. She was a great help with Adora while I shot video.

OMG! Look who's on the cover

I spy…. some awesome friends on the cover of the latest issue of Washington Life Magazine! Get your issue today or check out their digital edition online at WashingtonLife.com

Lincoln: A President who's Poppin'

By Leigh Macdonald

Tomorrow evening, I’m hitting one of the hottest new night-out scenes in D.C.

Meet ArtJamz: an uncommonly creative concept by Michael M. Clements, Executive Editor of Washington Life Magazine. Last June, Clements launched ArtJamz, the first for-profit production of Genki Media LLC. Genki is a combination of the Japanese characters “Gen” and “Ki,” and it means “happy and healthy condition.” Well . . . by all accounts, it seems that Clements—through his wildly popular ArtJamz series—is indeed making meaningful strides toward the happy and healthy condition of Washingtonians.

What is ArtJamz? It’s open to anyone, online registration is easy, and ArtJammers needn’t bring a thing since Clements provides all needed materials. Indeed, upon arrival, you’ll receive a canvas (already set up on an easel, of course), paint, and materials. For the next few hours, you’ll enjoy wine, soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, great music, and an artsy ArtJamz host. All the while, you and your fellow ArtJammers will be creating your very own original works of art. “Whoa!” you say, “I’m not an artist.” Not to worry . . . the ArtJamz sessions bring out the creative juices in even the most uncreative souls.

This weekend, ArtJamz is hosting its Lincoln Sessions. The Lincoln Sessions will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th and will give ArtJammers a sneak peek at the highly anticipated opening of Lincoln Restaurant. Lincoln is owned and operated by Hudson Restaurant owner Alan Popovsky, and the destination will feature pop art from local artist, Maggie O’Neill.

At each of the three Lincoln Sessions, Maggie will paint alongside ArtJammers. February 10th is an invite-only affair aimed to bring in a who’s who of creative District influencers. The 11th and 12th sessions are open to anyone. By the way, Feb 12 is Abe Lincoln’s birthday, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate honest Abe than with ArtJamz at the city’s newest and most creative restaurant concept.

Watch Angie’s previous report on Artjamz on WUSA9’s Morning Show below:

Photos: Donald Trump & his new VA golf course

We’ve got some of the first shots by Washington Life Magazine of the interview with King of New York Donald Trump at his newly acquired Loudoun County golf course, Trump National.

Looks like the business mogul is making a lot of renovations to his new latest $20 million purchase.

WL’s John Arundel’s interview and more pictures by Tony Powell can be seen in the October issue. Read the full story

ArtJamz: Locals unleash their inner artist

ArtJamz is the new ‘going out’ with no limits in Washington! See for yourself.

ArtJamz on WUSA9

Oliver Stone picks DC to debut new doc, afterparty

Known for his controversial films, Academy Award Winner Oliver Stone chose DC to debut his new documentary.

Stone premiered  ‘South of the Border’ a film that explores the social revolution in South America. The doc features many interviews between Stone and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Following the screening, Stone attended an afterparty at Teatro Goldoni.

The party was hosted by Washington Life. We snapped the famous filmmaker with screenwriter Mark Weitrot. 

Spotted in crowd were newly weds Kristin and John Cecchi with Bisnow’s  Courtney Caldwell

Watch my report on Stone’s short DC stay below from WUSA9 TV (pardon the wrong camera cue 🙂

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

WUSA Personality Weds, Y&GL Party, Gourmet Gala

A few great stories I ran on the WUSA9 Morning Show Today!

We’re sending our biggest congrats to St. Thomas… where WUSA9 correspondent Lindsey Mastis and Digital Media Director Patrick O’brien are honeymooning after getting hitched in St. Louis over the weekend!

We also have a recap of the Young & the Guest List Party at the Washington Club, courtesy Washington Life TV. The theme this year: The Return to Glamour

And from my army of community reporters Nate Brown has more on the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala where Congressmen cooked for celebrity chefs for charity, raising more than $850,000!

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

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