Hollywood on the Potomac
Dance Trance DC celebrated the grand opening of its second location in the Balance Gym at the Fairmont Hotel with a “Keeping It Classy” cocktail party in the hotel’s courtyard Tuesday night.
Guests made up of dance class regulars and those still learning about the high-cardio exercise class traded stories about their favorite routines and songs, sipping on spirits instead of the usual water bottle in the middle of class.
Since Dance Trance DC’s opening last year in the Balance Gym location at Thomas Circle, owner Sarah Spears Sands along with instructors Lauren McCaghren and Maria Jose Horen have helped dozens of women burn thousands of calories through dance choreography. Several of the class’s now-seasoned veterans are training to become instructors themselves.
If hobnobbing is the art of social interaction with ‘higher-ups’ then Joanna Coles – new Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine – does it well. That’s not to say she isn’t herself one of the most powerful women in the world, but when Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State and Four Star General Colin Powell did a spontaneous drop in at a private dinner in her honor – that we guess, is hobnobbing at its best and exactly what took place at Cafe Milano.
It was sometime after the the Truffle Scented Taglioni Pasta with a Creamy Pecorino Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper Sauce “Cacio e pepe” Style and the Sauteed Mediterranean Sea Bass Fillet with Baby Zucchini and Baby Leeks in a Heirloom Tomato Emulsion that the ‘hobnobbing’ took place.
Lauren Weisberger was the guest of honor at the exclusive launch of the sequel to her best seller turned box office hit, The Devil Wears Prada at the W Washington D.C. rooftop, P.O.V.
“At its core, Revenge Wears Prada, like The Devil Wears Prada, is about the struggle for power–just while wearing great shoes,” said Lauren Weisberger. “I can’t think of a better place to celebrate this story in Washington than overlooking The White House, which currently symbolizes both power and fashion better than anywhere else.”