Night Life: A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream at EDEN

by Editorial

The weather might have been hot, but the crowd was even hotter at Washington Life’s private Mid-Summer Night’s VIP Rooftop Dream at D.C.’s newest nightlife “it spot,” Eden Lounge.

By Roshan Farazad

Elizabeth Chapman, Eliot Hubbel, and Charlotte Ferguson. Photo by Tony Powell.

Elizabeth Chapman, Eliot Hubbell, and Charlotte Ferguson. Photo by Tony Powell.

The setting couldn’t have been better for Washington Life‘s summer party on the rooftop of Eden Lounge at the former I bar location. Set in between two tall buildings, Eden is a secluded and private urban hide-away that offers a sophisticated nightlife scene for those that might be getting a bit tired of the same ole same ole that K Street nightclub seem to offer. The recently-opened club has already attracted a great deal of attention, establishing itself as a primary destination for celebrities and glamorous young Washingtonians alike.

Attendees of the Mid-Summer Night’s VIP Rooftop Dream party were certainly in the glamorous mood. Guests including Paul Wharton, Katherine Kennedy, Peter Corbett, Ernie Arias, Renee Sharrow, Aureta Thomollari, and Eden co-owner Vinoda Basnayake, and other well-known Washingtonians, sipped on sweet summer cocktails from the open bar and snacked on delicious Asian-inspired hors d’oeuvres catered by Cafe Asia. The full portioned appetizers included delicious sushi hand rolls, chicken satay, and shrimp cocktail.

‘Thursday nights are a more upscale and chic crowd,” said Eden owner Charles Zhou of Zhou Hospitality, which also operates Muse Lounge in the Chinatown area. “We felt it was a perfect match for Washington Life’s The Young and The Guest List crowd.”

Partygoers were in no  hurry to leave this rooftop oasis, and the event lasted well into the evening. Whether you made it to the party and can’t wait to get back, or missed out on this one but want to check out the scene for yourself, you can find details about upcoming events and drink specials on Eden’s website. Thursdays are “Summer Jam” nights, with free admission until midnight as well as drink specials and live music.

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