Wow, I had SUCH a blast at the cove 14th Street Re-Launch party! From the moment I walked in I knew it was going to be a fun night due to the ample swag, drinks, live music, and delicious food.

THE SWAG

Swag paradise

Swag paradise

I am a huge fan of swag, as long as it's not....junky. I can tell you that cove had their swag game on fleek! They had high-quality t-shirts, pens, hardcover notebooks, portable cell phone chargers, wine glasses, AND alcoholic freeze pops. Um, yes please! I'd like to note that the portable chargers were actually really good quality, there are a lot floating around that can barely hold its own charge, let alone charge a phone! Nice work cove, very impressive!


THE FOOD

Yum!

Yum!

Noms really do make or break a party and the catering from Soss Bauce was fabulous! I thought the meatballs stole the show! One of the best parts about their service were the friendly staff and the fact that they brought enough food to feed tons of people. I can't tell you how many events I've been to where they run out of food or drinks, that's the demise of a party because that means people are headed out! Nice work Soss Bauce!


THE MUSIC

Photo with the artists!

Photo with the artists!

When I first arrived, not gonna lie I went straight for the bar in the back room. When I finally made my way back to the main space in front with the view of 14th street I was completely tuned out from everything except the singing in front of me. My first thought, dang that guy can SING and those other guys are really holding a nice beat.

After asking around I found out that the singer is Joe Maye who, no biggie, SANG AN IMPROMPTU DUET WITH CHRISTINA AGUILERA ON THE VOICE! A rad local group called BOOMscat combined with Joe Maye made for epic musical performances throughout the evening. Thanks so much guys!


THE SPACE

14th Street Location

14th Street Location

Some of you may know that I used to work for WeWork, that massive coworking company who tout their "community of creators" but let me stop right there and call out their bullshit. They don't know much about building community, but they sure do know how to get in legal trouble by violating various labor laws...you know what, I'll write a blog post about this later and maybe include a Q&A with my attorney on the sinking ship that is WeWork.

Anyways, if you're looking for an AUTHENTIC community of creative individuals, cove is 100% the top place in the city to work, collaborate, and learn. All of my interactions with the staff at multiple locations have been superb and their spaces are beautifully design for productivity and work breaks. If you've never visited a location or need a place to work, whether you're a freelancer or work for a company that allows some flex days, cove has you covered with different membership levels to meet your need. Please note that I did not recieve compensation or perks or anything, this is my personal opinion and I love them :)


THE PEOPLE

Me, Edgar, & Kerilynn!

Me, Edgar, & Kerilynn!

I loooooove socializing and I pleasantly surprised to find a lot of friends and colleagues at the cove party! I saw Karen GordonBen Horton, Ricardo Chavez, Ken Rub, Edgar Ndjatou, Kerilynn VigneauLyzette Wallace, Brandon Luong, Garrett Bauman, and more!

Special shoutout to cove managers Gabrielle Moise, DC Marketing Manager, and Misha Branche, DC Community Coordinator who worked hard to make sure we all had a blast at the re-launch party!