The Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. served as the main venue for author, blogger and political analyst Keli Goff’s D.C. party for her 2nd book and 1st novel, “The GQ Candidate”.Â The 65 or so guests sipped the exclusive to the hotel’s “Pamela’s Punch” cocktail that is made up of sangria and Prosecco (quite refreshing if I do say so myself) and wine and had a few passed hors d’oeuvres as they bought books and talked about summer plans and “the other GQ party” which was coinciding at the same time over at Neyla (more on that in another post).
Some notables in attendance:Â Hosts Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Former Congressman Artur Davis, David Sutphen, Jamal Simmons, Christine Delargy, Kimball Stroud (I was a co-host too), Christina Sevilla, Rebecca Cooper, Juleanna Glover, Christopher Reiter, Former Congressman Tom McMillen, Steve Clemons, Laurie Knight, Amy Holmes, Michael Clements, Marland Buckner, Julian Epstein, Janet Donovan, Marissa Mitrovich, Kiki Ryan, Tim Burger, Leah Dyrud, Andre Wells, Freddie Wyatt, Doug Davenport, Matt Dornic, Victoria Michael, John Burns, David Mercer.
Former Congressman Artur Davis and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney made comments to introduce Keli Goff, not holding back on praise and pride before the lady of the hour talked a bit about her own interesting ride in the nation’s capital on the Hill and in the media. She even gave her personal thumbs up on the Punch, saying she doesn’t drink, but definitely enjoyed a sip or two of the refreshing cocktail.Â Later, a group of us ventured down to The Lounge to talk more. Keli told me that so many people had been asking her “Who is the cover model?” for the book that she’s planning on doing her next piece on exactly that…the search for her cover man.
www.keligoff.com – get your own copy for some solid summer reading
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.