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Natasha Kugel is currently living in the bustling city of Washington, DC where she enjoys the local parks with her two dogs and significant other. Having been raised all over the world by military parents Natasha grew up with an innate curiosity for everything new and different. Her favorite thing to do is to visit all the local museums, which DC has an abundance of. If Natasha can’t do that then a good movie with a cup of hot chocolate does the trick! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University where she also helped found the Alpha Kappa chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority. Still following her passion of acting and fashion, Natasha continues to audition for local projects and started her own blog named Two Tails One Closet honoring her two rambunctious pets, Louie and Zeus. She also hopes that one day she can start her own charity to support animal rights to give back to all the pets in her life that gave so much love without asking any in return.

Recap: RX: Blend Of Cocktails, Culture, Philanthropy And Style In DC To Benefit Boys Town DC

Maggie O'Neill, Andre Wells and Fran Holuba posing for the camera before heading over to try their inspired cocktails. (Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

Maggie O’Neill, Andre Wells and Fran Holuba posing for the camera before heading over to try their inspired cocktails.
(Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

As the rain passed over DC this past Wednesday the city’s top socialites and soccer fans came together at the Renaissance Hotel‘s M Bar & Lounge to enjoy the new specialty cocktails crafted by Duane Sylvestre and the gripping soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina. The event launched its third installment of its delicious cocktails inspired by some of DC’s most distinguished locals, Dr. Katy Nelson; veterinarian and TV personality, Fran Holuba; White House Staffer and philanthropist, Maggie O’Neill; artist and co-owner of SwatchRoom and Andre Wells; event planner extraordinaire.

For Dr. Katy Nelson The Papi Raz was born using Metaxa Ouzo Greek Liqueur, fresh lemon, fresh raspberry, and sugar served over ice in a bucket glass topped with a salted cucumber round. In honor of Fran Holuba the Passionate Press came to be using Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, passion fruit, black pepper, honey, and nutmeg served over crushed ice in a Collins glass garnished with an orchid. Maggie O’Neill brought to life the Pineapple Print which uses Remy Martin V Brandy, ginger beer, pineapple, and Angostura bitters served in a wine glass with bitters garnish. Lastly by not least the Eventinisto, in commemoration of Andre Wells, incorporated Botanist Gin, fresh lime, basil, and sparkling water served in a Collins glass as well garnished with basil.

Master mixologist Duane Sylvestre for Remy Cointreau mixing up the Pineapple Print. (Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

Master mixologist Duane Sylvestre for Remy Cointreau mixing up the Pineapple Print.
(Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

Guests enjoyed the blends of sweet and savory drinks with the exquisite music mastery of DJ Charity. Her expert blends of 80’s, 90’s and today’s hits set the scene for friends and colleagues to mix and mingle while chatting about Argentina’s advance to the Finals in the World Cup among other interesting stories of the week.

Every dollar raised that night went to Boys Town DC. This amazing organization opened its doors to Washington, DC in 1993 to continue its work in serving the children around the area by reuniting them with their families, providing foster homes and giving them a family with Boys Town when they have nowhere else to turn. Here in DC Boys Town also has In-Home Family Services and Community Support Services to help strengthen the family dynamic by teaching parents/parent figures skills to expand and improve their child-rearing skills. It was more than easy to give to a cause that  helps support those who are so much in need in our own backyard.

DJ Charity mixing up top hits from the 80's, 90's and today. (Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

DJ Charity mixing up top hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today.
(Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

Sondra Ortagus, John Arundel and friends enjoying the event and the cocktails. (Photo Credit: Ben Droz)
Sondra Ortagus, John Arundel and friends enjoying the event and the cocktails.
(Photo Credit: Ben Droz)

Makeda Saggau-Sackey, LaShawn Kenley and friend enjoying the music and company. (Photo Credit: TAA PR)
Makeda Saggau-Sackey, LaShawn Kenley and friend enjoying the music and company.
(Photo Credit: TAA PR)

Mark Drapeau and friend catching up after the Argentina win. (Photo Credit: TAA PR)

Mark Drapeau and friend catching up after the Argentina win.
(Photo Credit: TAA PR)

 

 

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