Williams Notaro and Fanelli McClain (now FM Studios) spend many hours sharing an office and working together on shared projects; we also enjoy spending time with each other at office events. We started off 2018 with our annual dinner and white elephant gift exchange.
This year we dined and imbibed at the Blackwall Hitch in Alexandria with spectacular views of the Potomac and the National Harbor.
We began the evening with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres giving everyone a chance to move around and mingle. Even though most of us see each other everyday, the opportunities for chit chat are few and far between. This was the time to relax and "catch up"
The sit down dinner provided more time for conversing and enjoying the view as the sun set over the Harbor.
The white elephant gift exchange was the highlight of the evening. The gifts this year were creative and in high demand (they were stolen by the next person, and maybe stolen again). Among the favored were Bob Ross: The Art of Chill, a board game of pop culture painter and art instructor, Bob Ross, and the Bob Ross Chia Pet.
The evening ended with a fabulous dessert and lots of laughter and good cheer. As always, it was a great time and we can't wait to celebrate again next year.