RAMADAN IN DC: IFTAR AT THE RITZ CARLTON

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THE LOCATION:  Today I am taking you along with me to an Iftar dinner at the Ritz Carlton (1150 22nd St NW) hosted by the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce.  This shoot is from the door of the Ritz Carlton to just before I indulged in the fabulous menu set for the evening.  The dark halls of the hotel led to the ruby-rouge Middle Eastern themed banquet room.  During our dinner we mingled with ambassadors and heard from the widely respected Imam Belkacem Nahi.  He noted the multi-denominational attendance of the dinner.  He spoke to the deep importance of diversity and knowledge, especially in a city like Washington, DC.  During Ramadan, and all other months, Washingtonians have a responsibility to use their gifts of knowledge as well as their resources to better the world at large.  A beautiful message and reminder that redefines the “privilege” of being in DC.

THE LOOK:  The look I was going for was a fancy family dinner, appropriate to the summer season.  While in the company of diplomats, heads of organizations, and religious leaders, one has to strike a balance between elegance and youthful style.  So, I whipped out a new burnt creamsicle dress from H&M and threw on my Gwen Stefani GX sandals that I also wore on my last rooftop shoot.  I added a white leather Zara bag and black and white earrings to keep my colors simple and my look classic.

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