WL Hosted: Summer Rooftop Kick Off at Donovan House

On a warm and breezy summer evening, ladies and gentleman of the District ventured over to the chic and modern ADC rooftop lounge of the Donovan House for cocktails, music, and people-watching.
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Johnathan Burns, Ulrick Casseus, Samantha Taylor, and Jyl Woolfolk at the WL kick-off to Summer at the Donovan House rooftop, ADC "Above DC" (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

, , , and at the WL kick-off to Summer at the Donovan House rooftop, ADC "Above DC" (Photo by Alfredo Flores)

How do you gauge the start of summer in DC? It’s when the rooftops come alive for the District’s scenesters; and if you’re downtown, there no better place to let your rooftop chic fly (well, hopefully, not over the rail) than at Donovan House’s rooftop deck, ADC (Above ). Perched atop Thomas Circle with spectacular, panoramic views of the city, ADC was the perfect place for Washington Life to kick-off summer with an exclusive rooftop opening event for ADC.

The party exemplified the very best that summer has to offer; cocktails, good eats, great music, and summer fashion!

Chilling outside on the Donovan House rootop lounge.\

Chilling outside on the Donovan House rootop lounge."

Ladies in minis and sky-high heels sipped cocktails while men listened to the tunes of DJ Seyhan Duru. Waiters dressed in all black served small sushi plates and other Asian-inspired bites off the hotel restaurant’s Zentan menu, while attendees dipped their feet in the large pool to cool off from the everlasting summer heat.

The event set the tone for the summer, introducing a rooftop setting where Washingtonians can see and be seen. The layout included a large pool surrounded by chic decor and lots of private seating. As if it couldn’t get any better, the ADC towers over the bustling streets of the city, giving leeway to a little rest and relaxation. Donovan House’s rooftop pool is open exclusively to hotel guests during the day, but accessible to both guests and locals alike by night.  Looks like this will be the new hot-spot for the summer.

Guest were also treated to bites from  Zentan Chef Jamie De Oca, including Spicy Tuna Sushi and Scallop Sushi with fresh ginger, Slaw served in little Chinese take-out boxes and Crusted Vegetable Dumplings. “Pirate Punch” made with Absolut Raspberry Vodka, PR maven Victoria Michael, and party organizers Freddie Wyatt and Greer Kimsey of Jamestown Entertainment also kept it hot for the 500 invited guests of Washington Life.

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Nightime by the pool. Donovan House rooftop.

Nightime by the pool. Donovan House rooftop.

Nihgtime view from Donovan House rooftop.

Nihgtime view from Donovan House rooftop.

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