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Happy New Year!

new years party

The yin and yang of throwing a great party is a balancing act of hard work and talent behind the scenes playing to a discerning but game audience out front. Happily, we had both NYE. I stopped shooting at 11:57  but a big shout out to my fellow dancers in the bar from 12-2am ~ you know who you are ~ you guys rocked it. As did DC West for the extraordinary floral arrangements, Isabel Hales for her late night playlist, K2 for our beautifully designed menus, and the Barndiva staff, both in the kitchen and on the floor, who took what is far too often an overrated night and made it stellar.

final preparations
Mix Garden arriving
food prep
kitchen staff preparing
kidding in kitchen
beautiful bar
barndiva vip
barndiva staff
Jil and geoff2
plating food
serving cauliflower veloute
short rib truffles mash
happy guest
good times
beautiful guest
good company
party girls
ray pouring for midnight
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All text Jil Hales. Photos © Jil Hales

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