We had the best time at the Washingtonian Best Of Happy Hour at Redwood restaurant on Bethesda Row in downtown Bethesda. When Jan Haber at the Washingtonian invited invited us to participate, I knew it was going to be a blast, and I am so appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of it!
Since it was an outdoor event, we ran 8 of our wireless Bose speakers all around the space, and the sound was amazing!
I spun all kinds of music to create a block party feel! I was keeping everything right on beat and put together some great sets including the new Katy Perry f. Snoop, Journey, Prince, Jay- Z, Madonna, some B.O.B., Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, old-school Shaggy, Taio Cruz, a club mix of Living on a Prayer as well as the new Lady Gaga. All over the board!
The party was packed! I ran into a few wedding folks, including Allison Britton, Aimee Otto, and Brian Childs. The event would not have been complete with a guest appearance from the super-fab Jill Hudson Neal herself! It was so nice to see her albeit for about a minute.
One of the best parts of the night was the cupcakes my great friend Leslie, from Fancy Cakes by Leslie, gave me for my kids! Her shop is right there on Bethesda Ave., facing into Bethesda Row. Of course, we ate them in no time – there is NO wonder why she’s been voted the best in town for so many years. Her talent, passion, and dedication to her craft reveals itself in every product she produces!
After I was done deejaying, we had a delicious dinner at Redwood. I spoke with the owner, Jared Rager, prior to the event and he was very accommodating. Jared owns two more places in DC, Sonoma and Blue Ridge. He’s a local guy, and I love that Redwood sources almost everything on its menu from local organic farmers and focuses on environmentally sustainable choices.
Thanks to everyone for making it such a fantastic event!