Pink Tie Party: It?s All About the CherriesMarch 27, 2013

Cold may have lingered, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival?s Pink Tie Party at the Renaissance Hotel March 20 was hot. And while the bloom date of the Tidal Basin?s famous cherry trees was pushed back, cherries were incorporated into the small plates offered by 30 participating D.C. restaurants. Miami chef Lorena Garcia was the chef of honor and celebrated by dancing the night away with her staff and attendees to music by DJ Heather Femia. Event staff outfits were donated by Lilly Pulitzer, and Escada debuted a new limited-edition scent for spring, called ?Cherry in the Air.? Other sponsors included Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and Chandon Champagne.

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