DC hotspot Josephine
DC hotspot Josephine (www.josephinedc.com) unveiled its new interior decor to Washingtonians on Tuesday night with the launch of Belvedere Red for a private Friends and Family preview event. Local VIPs such as Josephine Co-Owner Alain Kalantar, Redskin Edgar Jones, Mayor Vincent Gray's son Carlos Gray, celebrity stylist Paul Wharton, celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki, Moet-Hennessy USA's Michelle Desrosiers, Public Bar Co-Owner Tony Hudgins, One Lounge Co-Owner Seth McClelland, Capitol File Magazine Editor In Chief Kate Bennett and KStreetKate's Kate Michael among others made a toast to the lounge's new design.
Co-Owners David Karim and Alain Kalantar closed the DC hotspot Josephine two months ago to revamp the interior with a chic new modern decor. The renovation expanded the venues usable space, with the main bar illuminated in shades of lavender, shedding an ethereal glow throughout the venue. Miami-based designer Mark Lehmkuhl is the creative mastermind behind the redesign, incorporating cutting edge technology and intelligent lighting which pulsates alongside diamond shaped mirrors throughout the lounge.
Josephine (1008 Vermont Ave. NW. DC) co-launched with Belvedere Vodka's newest initiative, Belvedere Red. The RED partnership raises proceeds for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.