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Creative Inspiration at Wash Life’s YGL Fete

Aureta Thomollari,WL's John Arundel, Politico's Karin Tanabe

Over 600 guests filed into Long View Gallery on Friday night for Washington Life‘s annual “Young and the Guest List” party to honor the mag’s picks for the city’s top 250 movers and shakers under the age of 40.  Themed “Creative Inspiration,” the event’s guest donned bright colors, progressive patterns and even feathered hair pieces.  One of the most enjoyable YGL events of the past several years, the fete was the creative collaboration of Washington Life and Andre Wells, with sponsors like Juicy Couture, General Motors, and Rogue 24, Chef RJ Cooper‘s “urban fine dining institution.”

The perfect combination of food, fashion and art offered YGLers and their guests an exciting yet relaxing escape from the humdrum events that plague D.C..  As always, the evening’s honorees were showered with presents from WL‘s swanky swag bags at the end of the evening (though we missed out on the treasures within because FishbowlDC stupidly went out the back door to avoid the crowds…and ultimately the gift bags).

The breakdown of the Young and the Guest List looks like this:  150 business leaders, 53 White House and Cap Hill staffers, 35 members of the media, 11 restaurateurs, 7 athletes and 3 diplomats.  For more info or to see the complete list, visit Washington Life here

L: The event’s entertainers R:  Newlyweds WL’s Michael Clements and Anchyi Wei

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Washington Life’s Clements to Wed Wei


Washington Life Executive Editor Michael Clements was recently engaged to Anchyi Wei, Web Design Team Lead at RMCI. Wei, who grew up nearby in Maryland, is also a photographer. The two met in March last year while volunteering for the non-profit Becky’s Fund.

Given the couple’s proclivity for creativity, it’s not surprising they were engaged at the opening night of the exhibition “On/Off the Grid” at Irvine Contemporary Gallery. Clements, who is also an artist, created a painting entitled “The Proposal,” which had ‘Will u?’ written across it. The painting was hung on a back wall during the opening night of the exhibition.

When Wei and Clements arrived, Gentile subtly suggested that they come view “a special painting”. After making their way to the painting, Clements took to one knee and proposed.

“I let a few friends know about it, so, I had support, but I was a nervous wreck, I’m not going to lie,” Clements told FishbowlDC. “I remember at one point looking over and noticing that the entire gallery had stopped and were standing around watching us. Luckily, Anchyi said yes!”

The couple has yet to set a date, but are looking at a wedding this fall.

“I do so much event planning at Washington Life, so apparently, I’ve been tasked with handling our wedding too,” said Clements. “We picked out the ring at Adeler Jewelers and Anchyi already chose her dress; so, basically, she’s like, let me know when and where the wedding is and I’ll be there.”

Congrats to Michael and Anchyi from FishbowlDC!