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Nupur Gupta, Christina Martin, and Casey Olson © Tony Powell

Nupur Gupta, Christina Martin, and Casey Olson © Tony Powell

Dancer Mallory Terry © Tony Powell

Dancer Mallory Terry © Tony Powell

The last time I was at Josephine I had the privilege of covering the pre-Inaugural “Black Door” party for Washington Life Magazine, the event’s exclusive media partner. It was a celebrity-laden evening that I’ll never forget. Last night’s 8th Annual White Nights party, was also, in its own unique way, a night to remember.

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© Tony Powell  337

Two locations were chosen: first stop-the rooftop of Donovan House and then on to Josephine Lounge until the wee hours. The heavy downpour of rain all afternoon didn’t stop the brave from venturing out for the first leg of the activities. Very rarely do I lend my name to an event, but the cause was a very good one – raising awareness and money to support the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Having smoked heavily at one point in my life I feel blessed today that it’s no longer the huge burden it once was.

Seyhan Duru and Casey Olson © Tony Powell

Seyhan Duru and Casey Olson © Tony Powell

White Nights originator Seyhan Duru, one of DC’s most visible DJ’s, told me how he attended the very first “White” party thrown by, then, Puff Daddy, in the Hamptons. Arriving back in DC he appropriated the theme and began a tradition that’s now in its 8th year. Every square inch of real estate was taken up last night by white-clad revelers dancing and drinking the night away. I was introduced to sugar-free Red Bull last night by Seyhan. Where have you been all my life? As a host committee we were able to get 700 to RSVP with, at least, 500 in and out of Josephine alone. I’d only planned to take a few shots but the atmosphere was so charged with energy I couldn’t put down my camera. Click here to see all the photos!

Casey Pauo, Maria Smith, John Dunsford, Tanya Sabel, Austen Shearer © Tony Powell

Casey Pauo, Maria Smith, John Dunsford, Tanya Sabel, Austen Shearer © Tony Powell

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  1. Selah Garden says:

    Really appreciate you sharing this post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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