THE PARTY Studio Snaidero DC Metro and DC magazine hosted Paws & Effect at the Snaidero showroom in Alexandria to raise money for the Humane Rescue Alliance. The evening allowed attendees to bid through a silent auction on unique dog bowls designed by local creatives. In between bidding, guests nibbled on light bites from Amphora Catering with highlights including the Mediterranean grilled octopus bites and the fresh mango with black pepper ricotta and truffled honey. Sips of the evening included a prosecco bar, tastings from Brown Forman and two brews from Oliver Brewing Company out of Baltimore, MD including their new seasonal cherry wheat ale, just in time for those beloved cherry blossoms!
THE PEOPLE Notable attendees included designer Barbara Brown and Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch.
BEST IN SHOW Paws up! The designer dogs bowls crafted for the auction ranged from modern and sleek for the city dog to laid back and casual for the beach dog. All bowls went home to new owners and the event surpassed the original donation goal. That’s what we call a successful paw-ty! - Lillie Simpson
Photography by Tony Brown