Washington Life Magazine - September 2013
2013-2014 Balls and Galas Issue Your guide to over 70 of the year's best events with photos of 34 glamorous gala chairmen.
Rob and Kelly Lee with Kim and John Snedden Ethan and Lindsay Drath with Chris and Allison Putula Marc Schappell, Tom Anderson and Daryl Judy Anne Polk, Angle Steever, Otto Hoernig, Mary Cull and Lizzy Conroy Samantha Corrigan and Kerry Carlsen CHILDREN’S HEARING & SPEECH CENTER COUNTRY BARBECUE Villa Firenze | PHOTOS BY KYLE SAMPERTON BBQ AND BELLINIS 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 a ire — lots of Lilly Pulitzer colors worn by the ladies and “jazzy” jackets, ties and pants by the men. Drew Flood with Shannon and Lindsay Stroud Marnie Owens, Mae Haney Grennan and Howard Owens VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS AT WWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM Kate Collins and Brad Nelson Carla Sims and Frederic Yonnet Robyn and Andre Wells Adra Williams, LaToya Lewis and Kadreika Maiden EVENTS BY ANDRE WELLS 10TH ANNIVERSARY Malmaison | PHOTOS BY TONY POWELL ANDRÉ’S DANCE PARTY: A er planning more than 4,000 high-end events throughout his career, noted Washington party designer André Wells celebrated 10 “amazing” years in business with his very own private soirée. Accompanied by his wife, Robyn, “the love of my life,” the aﬀable host treated friends, clients and event partners to a typically Wells-esque aﬀair that included a three-course candle-lighted dinner, multiple toasts of bubbly and dancing to music by DJ Adrian Loving. Wells’ ﬁrm, Events by André Wells, was launched in 2004 and is nationally known for producing glamorous aﬀairs 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 ﬁrst gig? His own seventh birthday. “It was,” he recalled, “a big deal.” VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS AT WWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM Carla Sims and Cheryl Masri and Frederic Yonnet Ann Walker Marchant Deborah Kalkstein and Lynda Erkiletian Krystal Ugo, Anton Papich and J.C. Hayward Angela Biciocchi and Claudia Barcelo 88 WA S H I N G T O N L I F E | SEPTEMBER | washingtonlife.com