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Photos From the AT&T Best of Washington Party at the National Building Museum

Photos From the AT&T Best of Washington Party at the National Building Museum
Party-goers filled the National Building Museum for our annual Best of Washington event. Photograph by Dan Swartz.

More than 2,000 guests and restaurateurs gathered at the National Building Museum for the annual sold-out AT&T Best Of Washington party! Partygoers enjoyed an evening of delicious bites, libations, and great conversation at the “Old Hollywood Glamour” themed event featuring more than 80 of Washingtonian’s top-rated restaurants. The event benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Special thanks to the event sponsors: AT&T, American Beverage Association, BMW, Geico, Penfed, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Ketel One Vodka, Stella Artois, and 94.7.

This event wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful partners: A. Dominick Events, Booth-o-Rama, Chicka, Edge Floral Event Designers, Elan Artists, Frost Lighting, Nomad Event Systems, Occasions Caterers, Select Event Group, Sperry Tents, Stephen Bobb Photography, Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey, and Video Express Productions.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Guests felt like VIPs walking the red carpet with AT&T Hollywood stars.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

BMW created a beautiful lounge area for guests to enjoy.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Susannah Herrada tests out the luxurious BMW i8.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Attendees admire the BMW X6M.

Photographs by Andrew Propp and Rodney Bailey.

On the left, “Old Hollywood Glamour” themed models pose with the model Ford car designed by Chicka. The bartenders and servers, right, dressed the part in the VIP party.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Elan Artists Band Carte Blanche played jazz hits all night.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Dr. Despina Markogiannakis and Christos Marafatsos.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Washingtonian’s Susan Farkas with Rima Bitar and George Bitar.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Jeff Morgan and Ralph White.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Jim Dinegar, Beth Gorman, Tony Cancelosi.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Edge Floral created a beautiful centerpiece for the bar.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

While party-goers enjoyed cocktails with Ketel One, right, the American Beverage Association provided guests a non-alcoholic option.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Guests could enjoy Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden, and Stella Cidre.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Guests had a choice of specialty cocktails provided by Diageo.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams with Tony Cancelosi.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams with Chrys Kefalas, Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis, Patrick Bauer, and Jenn Richer.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Barbara Gordan and Chase Rynd.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests could pose as a gecko in Geico’s booth.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

John Paltineanu and Kasey Hayward show off their sillouhettes.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests strike a pose in a AT&T branded Booth-O-Rama Photo Booth.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Mike Madsen and Kaitlyn Zito.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Washingtonian’s Lauren Joseph with Eric Schulze.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

94.7 hands out goodies to guests.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Olde Towne Pet Resort’s pup Maggie poses with Shannon Auth.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Ray Bialiek and Rickie Bialek.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Ray Hesse and Katy Lovell.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests posed at the PenFed photo booth.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Vintage soda bottles were displayed at the Publisher’s private reception hosted by the American Beverage Association.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Attendees enjoyed Goose Island Urban Wheat Ale.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Flapper girls handed out chocolate cigars and candy cigarettes.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Audrey Henson, Melissa Smith, Nicole Alese.

Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Alisa Holzer, Marisa Workman, Brent Kroll, Ariel McMilan, and Brittney Ann Cardillo.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests take a break in the Geico Lounge.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests bid on different items at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s silent auction.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Partygoers enjoyed an open bar provided by Diageo brands.

Photographs by Andrew Propp and Jeff Elkins.

Oysters XO added to the entertainment providing oysters for party-goers. The Leukemia and Lymphoma society sported Best of Washington themed shirts.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

The Lupo Verde team served great bites all night.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Pete’s New Haven Pizza served spoonfulls of strawberry-rubarb crumble.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Poste’s Ethan Butterfield and Kyoo Eoiu.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Baby arugula topped with smoked peaches, cripsy bacon, and balsamic truffle drizzle from Café Rue.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Goose Island handed out IPA’s all night.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Assorted mini cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Chilled pea soup with shrimp, dill, and house yogurt from Iron Gate.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Lobster and pequillo pepper gazpacho from The Liberty Tavern.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Chinese donut with a spicy hot mustard dip from Toki Underground.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Guests took home cigars at BMW’s cigar rolling station.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Guests enjoyed a tequila liquor bar sponsored by Deleon.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Guests tested out the AT&T virtual reality game at the party.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Guests tried different shades of lipstick at BMW’s lipstick lounge.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Olde Towne Pet Resort’s Shannon Auth, Katy Salo, Chris Gilbert, and Asheley Clukey.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Jonathan Peterson, Taha Ismail, and David Mazza.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Alexa Johnson and Chris Gindlesperger.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

2569 Nate Lane, Liza Whiting, Christian LaBella, and Morgan Fykes.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Ke’Shawn Forbes, Anwaa Kong, and Washington Wholesale’s Glen Hodge.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Washingtonian’s Kristin Anderson with Audrey Henson, Jessie Edington, Brendon O’Toull and Melissa Smith.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Steven Fiser and Maggie Maurer.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

Alisa Holzer and Marisa Workman.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Washingtonian’s Patrick Leddy and Sarah Zlotnick with Bridget Groves.

Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Chase Rynd, Joanne Rashbaum, and Terri Fariello.

Photograph by Stephen Bob.

Leah McCormick, Alicia Kovach, Mary Frances Blomme, Jennifer Reitmeyer, and Kyle Bergner.

Photograph by Rodney Bailey.

The National Building Museum was a packed house.

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