Politico‘s Jonathan Martin only seems like an alpha male with his hard news ways. In reality, he’s a man about town with girlfriend Betsy Fischer, Executive Producer of NBC’s MTP. The proof is in the lotions: He attends skin bar openings.
Martin, along with a number of journalists, spent at least a portion of Tuesday night with Fischer at Nectar Skin Bar in Georgetown at a VIP gathering. We’re told he arrived toward the end of the night and was spotted eying the Billy Jealousy products. Our spies say they don’t think he purchased anything. Jealousy is for truly masculine men only. His website describes his products as “sharply tailored” toward today’s “bad boy” to ensure a look that is “effortless yet edgy, playful but still polished.” We suspect VandeHarris wouldn’t take issue with this.
Journos spotted in the crowd include The Hill‘s Kate Oczypok, the Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, Politico‘s Karin Tanabe, as well as Fischer and Martin. On the political side there was V.P. Biden’s Social Secretary Carlos Elizondo, UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and his apparently “gorgeous” wife, fabulously named Abeer, Tom Daren (head of Brad Pitt‘s Make It Right Foundation, in from New Orleans), Self Magazine’s Mark Adelman and Dina Powell.
Guests received spectacular Goodie bags, which included products from Comfort Zone (an allegedly “amazing Italian line of skincare that they have here exclusively”), plus products from Darphin, Oribe haircare and Spa Ritual and 25 percent off cards for both Nectar Skin Bar and their sister hair salon just a few doors down, Ipsa Hair.
Photo Credit: Mark Silva (From L to R: Betsy Fischer, Amy Little Thomas and Abeer Al Otaiba)