Capitol File Magazine President & Editor-in-Chief Sarah Schaffer with Ryan and Heather Zimmerman.
MOUNT VERNON SQUARE --
Bipartisanism was alive and well, and dancing, late Saturday evening as Capitol File
Magazine hosted its 8th annual White House Correspondents' Association
dinner after party.
Taking over the entirety of Mount Vernon Square's historic Carnegie Library
, the elegant affair was co-hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center
, the only D.C.-based think tank that actively promotes politically-balanced policymaking.
Working in conjunction with event sponsors Clear Channel Communications, the Entertainment Software Association, Mercedes-Benz, Corona Light, Reyka Vodka, and Saks Fifth Avenue, the Niche Media
publication left nothing to chance in rolling-out the red carpet for guests.
The at-capacity, by-invitation-only party boasted a variety of entertainment options for attendees, including a pop-up video game arcade, a dedicated dance hall, and a complimentary beauty bar boasting luxe prodcuts from the likes of Kilian.
Speaking of attendees, people of every political persuasion were welcomed, including more than a few notables. Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman
and wife Heather Downen Zimmerman
, along with Hollywood actor and comedian Chris Tucker
and New York fashion designer Monika Chiang
, were but a few of the famous faces spotted milling about.
While guests were wowed upon arrival by two ultraluxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles parked out front, it was a decidedly non-luxurious group of gratis food trucks that greeted them when exiting.
And everyone couldn't have been happier to dig into a hearty spread of tacos, empanadas, and "stuffed somethings" after four hours of glamorous fun.
Both Democrats and Republicans alike, to be sure, enjoy a great after party.