Opera Lounge Opens With A VIP-Studded Bash

by Sophie Pyle · August 26, 2011

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    Anyone who\'s anyone was at the Opera VIP opening last night, located at 1400 I Street NW. The whole place is a big light show (designed by renowned nightlife designer Francois Frossard), making it one of the most unique-looking lounges in DC and worth the months of waiting.

    RHODC\'s Cat Ommanney (center) stuck to her VIP corner with personality Paul Wharton (second from left) and Fox News\' Will Thomas (far right)

    The team: Opera partner Alex Haje, VIP Manager Rafi Aldajani, and partner Walid Zeytoun; EPGPR\'s Erika Gutierrez, and her boyfriend Rodrigo Garcia of Serendipity Georgetown

    Socialite Katherine Kennedy made a strong re-emergence on the social scene after bring MIA all summer. She had a table, and was handing Patron XO shots to the likes of LivingSocial\'s Eddie Frederick, beau Grant Allen, and Jon Mervis of Mervis Diamond Importers.

    The bartenders and cocktail waitresses were very attractive and friendly young ladies

    The Weinblatt Brothers, Ezra and Micha rocking Crooked Monkey t-shirts with a friend; Katherine Kennedy with polo aficionado Ray Regan and Coca Cola\'s Keri Ann Meslar

    Society photographer Alfredo FloresCori Sue Morris of BitchesWhoBrunch.com, Venga\'s Winston Bao Lord, and Scene Bisnow\'s Caitlin Byrnes; Microsoft\'s Dr. Mark Drapeau and MoKi Media\'s Dannia Hakki