Sep 1, 2010

From Paris with Love

Je t'aime Paris. No better words best describe the City of Lights. Grand Rapids' brightest showed up in full force, packing Bar Divani and the adjacent gallery with two hundred guests on a Tuesday night. From Paris with Love is an event hosted by
Kelly Jansens Boos, Cara Ontiveros and Jimmy Le in honor of Kelly's friends JJ Gomes and John Christian. This is JJ and John Christian's first visit to the United States and Kelly and the gang couldn't think of  a better way to showcase JJ's fashion clothing line than to throw a party. Joining the line up is Studio Jewel Bead Girl, Lisa Lehmann's hand crafted jewelry line. Bar Divani matched the occasion with a selection of French wines and small plates menu. Not to be overshadowed with the festive occasion, yours truly, debuted my DJ skills by setting the soundscapes to global beats from France, Morocco, India, Russia, Spain to name a few.

It was a great way to kick off what is slated to be a very busy social season in Grand Rapids this fall. You'll never know, DJ Aquino might be back spinning in a cool place near you. 
Our evening hosts, John Christian, Jimmy, Kelly and JJ
Designer Ashley Cole with Elena Aquino
Fox 17's Emily Richett, Natasha Ohlman, Brittany Fowler and Azizah Hines
Kelly Boos with Monsieur Jendrasiak
Luba Samrick and Rachelle Brown
Marjorie Yost, Brittany Fowler and friend
Ryan Slusarzyk and Fox 17's Abby Sloan
Jimmy Le with "I Love GR"mannequin
The DJ always gets the pretty girls
It must have been the ascot!
Natasha, Lisa Lehmann and friends
Kelly with the entire gang
Madame Mannequin
Jeff Hill, WZZM's Jen Pascua, Wood TV's Laura Velasquez & Paul Jendrasiak
Jennifer Mowery with Fashion Week's Angie Austin
Chris Koens, Karen Liu and Azizah Hines
Anicia Latter with Scott "SEF" Erickson
That's me with Mr. Kev Couture


Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

great recap George! thank you for sharing! you truly did an excellent job!

Natasha said...

George-Thank you for enhancing the evening with a great mix of tunes

My Hotel Life said...

you ladies are jdub special!