Beaujolais (and Beauty) Nouveau

by Casey Valerie Linsey
“Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” The new Beaujolais has arrived! To celebrate the arrival of the purple-pink, fruity wine, the Alliance Française hosted its annual Beaujolais Nouveau party at the historic Washington Club on Dupont Circle Friday evening.
Despite the night’s freezing temperatures, DC’s francophiles came in full force to give a nod to Fall and the fruits of this year’s harvest. Attendees enjoyed modern music and classic jazz, a silent auction, dinner buffet, and of course, toasted with lots of wine.
Not to be outdone by the great grapes, French fashion also took center stage during the event as fashionistas had the opportunity to view sample pieces from the Woodley Park-based boutique Carbon and take some style tips from its chic owner Katherine Limon
“I see a lot of good variety. There are people here who are hip and willing to take a risk by wearing colored tights with their evening gown,” noted local fashion designer Jennifer Elizabeth Miller.  “Then, of course, there are those who are more subtle and go with clean lines. For the most part, DC has got stylish and interesting people.”
Beaujolais and beauty… cheers to that!

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