Santa Kazi and Santa Saylor.
In a setting perhaps worthy of its own Frank Capra
production, longtime friends and D.C. business leaders Bash Kazi
and Michael Saylor
hosted a casually festive “Christmas Sing-Along” celebration on Thursday evening at Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown
With over a hundred of the city’s local residents and self-described “orphans and vagabonds” (those transplants who will temporarily call the District home over the holidays) donning their finest elf and Santa apparel for the occasion, the “friendliest saloon in town” soon found itself overflowing with green and red holiday cheer.
Last night’s party marked the first of its kind and came about after Kazi and Saylor stumbled upon the M Street-based piano bar a few weeks back, after having dinner together at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel
“We decided that it was the perfect place to throw a piano party,” said a Santa Claus costume-clad Kazi.
No stranger to throwing wildly successful parties (see our previous coverage from Red, White & Blue
) for friends, family, and employees, yesterday’s holiday bash was intentionally more low-key than the typical Saylor soiree.
The guest list-only event invited attendees to enjoy an evening of libations, food, and, of course, live piano music in the merry spirit of the season.
Everyone from Washington Kastles
owner Mark Ein
to ABC 7 news anchor Pamela Brown
and sports reporter Britt McHenry
to Hill staffers to philanthropists and technology executives were spotted milling about the crowded two-floored venue.
It’s a wonderful life Washington!