The White House Correspondents weekend is always one of the most alluring events in the DC area, but this year was particularly exciting. For the first time in history, the Japanese Embassy opened the doors of the old Japanese Ambassador’s Residence to the public. The Residence was the perfect backdrop for Modern Luxury DC’s White House Correspondents’ Week Cocktail Party. Sponsored by Adler Jewelers, the National Museum of Asian Art, and the House of Suntory, guests celebrated the glamorous evening by sipping custom cocktails from Will Patton of Michelin-starred Bresca and Ari Wilder of Zeppelin and Chaplin. Chef Matt Baker of Michelin-starred Gravitas and Johnny Spero of Michelin-starred Reverie created divine displays of mouth-watering bites. Tunes from DJ Mova set the electric tone for the evening as guests filled the Residence in their most stylish ensembles and delighted in exhibits highlighting Japanese culture, such as the art of the Kintsugi by Unbroken Kintsugi. Jim Coleman Automotive showcased Toyota’s latest models. Publisher Jessica Powers greeted guests alongside the Deputy Ambassador of Japan, Tamaki Tsukada.