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Rob and Kelly Lee with Kim and John Snedden Ethan and Lindsay Drath with Chris and Allison Putula Anne Polk, Angle Steever, Otto Hoernig, Mary Cull and Lizzy Conroy Marc Schappell, Tom Anderson and Daryl Judy Samantha Corrigan and Kerry Carlsen CHILDREN’S HEARING & SPEECH CENTER COUNTRY BARBECUE Drew Flood with Shannon and Lindsay Stroud Villa Firenze | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON BBQANDBELLINIS Supporters of Children’s Hospital’s Hearing and Speech Center sipped bellinis and enjoyed the Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company’s mouthwatering specialties before dancing to the suave sounds of the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra at the residence of the Italian ambassador. Rainy weather didn’t stop guests from dressing in their usual laidback-but-stylish aire — lots of Lilly Pulitzer colors worn by the ladies and “jazzyâ€? jackets, ties and pants by the men. Marnie Owens, Mae Haney Grennan and Howard Owens Kate Collins and Brad Nelson VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM Carla Sims and Frederic Yonnet Robyn and Andre Wells Adra Williams, LaToya Lewis and Kadreika Maiden EVENTS BY ANDRE WELLS 10TH ANNIVERSARY Carla Sims and Cheryl Masri and Frederic Yonnet Ann Walker Marchant Deborah Kalkstein and Lynda Erkiletian Malmaison | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL ANDRÉ’S DANCE PARTY: Aer planning more than 4,000 high-end events throughout his career, noted Washington party designer AndrĂŠ Wells celebrated 10 “amazingâ€? years in business with his very own private soirĂŠe. Accompanied by his wife, Robyn, “the love of my life,â€? the aable host treated friends, clients and event partners to a typically Wells-esque aair that included a three-course candle-lighted dinner, multiple toasts of bubbly and dancing to music by DJ Adrian Loving. Wells’ ďŹ rm, Events by AndrĂŠ Wells, was launched in 2004 and is nationally known for producing glamorous aairs for President Barack Obama’s inauguration and companies such as Walt Disney, BET, PBS, ABC and NBC. Other clients have included Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. His ďŹ rst gig? His own seventh birthday. “It was,â€? he recalled, “a big deal.â€? VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM 88 Krystal Ugo, Anton Papich and J.C. Hayward WA S H I N G T O N L I F E | SEPTEMBER Angela Biciocchi and Claudia Barcelo |

Washington Life Magazine - September 2013

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