Mario De Armas, Bruce Gurace, Errol Lawrence and Maggie O’Neill
Kathy Hollinger and Athena Cross
Jen Motruk-Loy and Jen Resick Williams
Heather Shaw-Menis and Brie Hatton
Ashleigh Spiller, Josh Hedrington and Matthew Donovan
Allison Cooke and Amy Miller
The Party: Washingtonians traded politically polite for notorious and naughty at the gold gilded opening of Sax Restaurant and Lounge. The People: Corseted cocktail waitresses served the lively crowd, which included the lounge’s interior designer, Maggie O’Neill, Venga co-founder Winston Bao Lord and Kathy Hollinger, formerly of the DC film office. Best in Show: This crowd would be one of the few to see the “Sax Scandals” murals before the salacious paintings were painted over and before the burlesque dancers inside the 20-foot-glass enclosed infinity stage above the bar got a little more, uh, costumed.
Photography by Dominique FIerro