Everytime I’m in Union Station, I’m basically miserable. There are a million crazy people asking for money and tourists walking into you and random bag checks and trains and buses and Circulators and everything is overwhelming. Last Saturday night was no less overwhelming, but not for the clueless Metro riders. The central station was inundated with puppies for Washington Animal Rescue League’s annual Rescue Me! Gala, which features people and pets in black tie enjoying the huge ballroom of Union Station.
In keeping with the animal-friendly theme, vegetarian and vegan food was served, while cocktails were poured at one of several bars stationed alongside the room. Delicious doggie treats that looked like people food were passed around as well, keeping the pooches happy. Adorable animals for adoption were also guests at the event, and attendees were encouraged to take home a four-legged friend from the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Quinn Gillespie & Associates and Financial Dynamics teamed up again this year to throw their annual pre-party for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. With the event being held last year at Public bar, this year’s move to the American Gas Association gave the event quite a different ambiance. A guitarist played crowd favorites as attendees nibbled on gourmet food cart treats like chicken parmigiana and gyros.
Since journalists love an open bar, this media-only party was prepared with wine and spirits spread over three bar stations. Guests enjoyed breathtaking views of Washington and the Capitol with the American Gas Association’s picture windows and prime location. It was the perfect Thursday night event to kick-off a weekend of WHCD celebrations.
Seen here in what can only be described as the world’s most expensive Halloween costume are Prada’s new shoe/boots that feature red Mary Janes over fleshy leather leg panels. At least now you don’t need to shave just wear your favorite $1500 heels.
Caroline Coppel, Events and General Hoopla Writer Fête Fatale
Caroline Coppel is originally from New Jersey, but decided to stay in Washington, D.C. after graduating from GW in May 2010. She lives in Adams Morgan, a neighborhood that is much cooler than she is, and loves eating the free food at providing in-depth coverage of events around the city.
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