About us



Our Socials

Sara Alepin + Sarah Campbell joined forces to form the raddest, most hip networking events in DC, VA, NY, CA – and more locations to come SOON!

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When Sarah + Sara met, they hit it off right away. While launching their personal endeavors, they realized very quickly, starting a business was not easy and they wanted to find a supportive group of piers to share this journey with. S+S began attending a variety of networking events; they felt like most events were too big, too small, and often no one seemed interested in talking to them. The ladies came to the conclusion that what they were looking for just didn’t exist.

So, S+S decided to host their own events where they could compile all of things they were looking for. Soon, the ideas started to roll in. After many long nights sampling wines and early morning meetings at local coffee shops: District Bliss was born.

Celebrate all of your hard work and give you a night off (because when do you really get one of those?)

The District Bliss events have received awesome feedback! We have grown to be so much more than we could have imagined; the District Bliss team is so thankful for all of the support we’ve received and can’t wait to host you at an upcoming event!

Photograph by Lauren Louise Photography

Founded by Two Sara(h)s

Sara Alepin, Owner and Co-Founder of District Bliss and Photos from the Harty

Sara Alepin

Co-Founder, Owner

Sara is a lover of lattes, spontaneity, popcorn, pranks & laughing loudly. When she is not working, she’s reading, traveling, enjoying a glass of earthy red wine, spending time time outdoors, or hanging with her friends and family.

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Sarah Campbell

Co-Founder

Sarah is a DIYer who loves finding off-the-beaten-track coffee shops, sweets, a nice gin and sour. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her four-legged yorkie mixes, frequent local farmers markets, or travel.

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Melanie

Executive Assistant + Unicorn

Melanie joined the District Bliss team while working toward her Studio Art degree at the University of Maryland. She loves the sense of support and excitement that surrounds District Bliss’ events. She’s the kind of gal who puts you at ease when you meet her and lightens the mood with a “lame joke”. She loves to read and write creative stories. She’s totally a sucker for sappy young adult novels. She’s obsessed with the Food Network, but cant cook to save her life. She hopes to live in New York someday!

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Ashlin

Intern, Idaho Sate University

Ashlin is joining our team all the way from Pocatello, Idaho as she finishes up
her degrees in Elementary Education, English, and French. She is a dancer, a reader, and a constant coffee drinker. Ashlin hopes to move to the Seattle area as soon as she (finally) finishes school. She is so happy to be joining the creative District Bliss team!

It’s all in the details

Our Goal

We want to make people happy and provide a stress-free environment!

Our goal is to host an event that can accommodate an intimate group of people who can to grab a cocktail, casually mingle with and meet other rad people, while having a good time.

For each social, we work with a select group of Featured Vendors and one Premier Vendor to curate a unique event. We love to introduce our guests to small businesses and creatives.

Where & When

We host one Couples Social per year and tons of Vendors Socials. Every second Sunday, we host a variety DIY Workshops at West Elm.

Keep an eye out – we try to announce our events 1-2 months in advance on social media, our blog, and our calendar of events.

We currently host socials in DC, VA, LA & NYC. We’re always expanding, so keep your eyes out if we haven’t made it to your area, yet!

Because we want our events to be intimate, our ticket sales limited.

What You’ll Gain

Besides being more awesome, what will you gain after attending one of our socials? Guests will take home some fun pictures, treats, gifts, quality connections, and lots of inspiration!

We think everyone should be celebrated for their hard work, so join us at one of our events and let’s toast to a great time!

Our DIY Workshops at West Elm!

We’ve partnered with West Elm in Logan Circle to host DIY Workshops every month! We have some exciting projects coming up and tickets always go quickly, so stay up-to-date or you might miss out!

We want our DIY Workshops to be welcoming, fun, and educational – everyone is welcome!

A rad DIY Leader to teach you something awesome and provide all the supplies! You’ll likely leave with a completed project and maybe even some new friends!

Learn more about District Bliss!

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If you are a vendor or creative and would like to be a Participating Vendor, click here to complete the application!

Photography, Videography by Photos from the Harty