Twenty Something: Four Years of FAB

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Fab Empire anniversary celebration gathers 300 young professionals in White House corridor
By Ursula Lauriston

From left to right: Vic Jagger, Joi-Marie McKenzie (creator or Fab Empire) and Sunni

Last night the Fab Empire celebrated their four year anniversary in true Fab fashion with an invitation-only cocktail party at Recess Lounge (727 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005).

The award-winning web site, which  covers entertainment and nightlife in major cities across the U.S.,  also announced a new content partnership with NBC Washington.

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Theo Abbott with Carlos Gray (right)

Guests enjoyed complimentary signature cocktails  including the Beantown ‘Tini, Charm City Coconut, District Delight and Neurogasm, courtesy of CÎROC Vodka as well as a Neuro Drinks VIP Lounge. Along with enjoying a unique photo booth and cupcakes by TamiCakes D.C.,  DJ Heat, celebrity deejay and producer of the “Big Tigger Morning Show,” provided the evening’s soundtrack.

Invited guests left with a bag of goodies from local and national sponsors including Carol’s Daughter, Clockwise Clothing, Curbside Cupcakes, D’ Brows, Hela Spa, IRockFox Clothing, The Mile High Club Global, LLC, Neuro Drinks, Tami Cakes DC, Tea and Honey, Uptown Magazine, Wilder Experience and Vita Coco.

Notables including former America’s Top Model contestant Bianca Chardei, Carlos Gray, son of current mayor of D.C. Vincent Gray, WABC7 newsanchor Jummy Olabanji, Radio One personality Poet Taylor, WPGC radio personality Sunni, Russ Parr Morning Show host Vic Jagger along with local bloggers Jasmine Henderson of The Jasmine Brand, Brookie Obie of DC District Diva and Ashley Silva of I Am Supergorge also attended to support.

Yodit Gebreyes, Ashley Silva, Guest and Jasmine Henderson

About The Fab Empire:

The Fab Empire, a unique Web site that caters to young, urban professionals in metropolitan areas, highlights the best events and venues in four major cities. Created in August 2007, The Fab Empire recognized a void in the nightlife industry. Today, nightlife experts cover four major cities including Baltimore, Boston, New York and Washington, DC. The Fab Empire is an award-winning Web site, earning a Black Weblog Award in 2008, “Best Blog in the DMV” from Elite DC Magazine in 2010, and earlier this year nominated for a Black Weblog Award for “Best Group Blog.” The Fab Empire has been mentioned in several mainstream publications including Associated Press, The Baltimore Sun, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight,,, Rolling Stone Magazine, TBD Newschannel 8, The Washington City Paper, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Post.

Ursula Lauriston is the author of Twenty Something, a social diary blog where she sounds off weekly on dating, D.C nightlife and events, career etiquette, and more. During the day, Ursula stays in step with the pulse of DC with her work as a Communications Specialist at a noteable nonprofit. Follow me on Twitter.

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