National Humane Society a sugar and Champagne affair
January 25 • Ritz Carlton
The fourth benefi t for the Washington Humane
Society raised over $22,000 for the Humane Law Enforcement
Program-which brings animal abusers to justice-at Equinox
restaurant. As hosts, Todd and Ellen Gray, owners of Equinox,
sought out 30 of the area's top pastry chefs and champagne
purveyors plus restaurants Inde Bleu, Citronelle, Galileo, Zola,
Marcel's, Ten Penh and Market Salamander.
About 400 animal loving guests packed the Ritz-Carlton's
grand ballroom along with 200 of the city's most stylish dogs,
wearing designs from Ralph Lauren to Burberry. Owners and
pets alike gobbled up scrumptious dog-shaped deserts.
Mike Ziskind, Annie Louis, Marie Drissel, Erika
Kelton, Joan Jackson and Howard Nelson.
PHOTOS BY ZAID HAMID