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Having a Charmed Life

Here’s a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, or the female graduate in your life. Artisan extraordinaire, Jay Strongwater, has charm bracelets and bejeweled charms for you to create the perfect personalized gift. Put on one or several!
Bracelet $48, butterfly charm $95



Royal Plants

The Beauty of Houseplants, by British authors Tom Gough and David Longman, is a handy guide written expressly for those growing indoor plants. These two ought to know what they are speaking about - Tom is a third generation member of This Company of Florists founded in the UK by his grandfather in 1886. The Company was given the honor of making nearly all the Royal Wedding Bouquets in the last 60 years including that of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Kent, Duchess of Gloucester, and more recently Diana Princess of Wales and Sarah Duchess of York, and The Coronation Bouquet.

Meet Tom Gough at Cornelius and pick up a copy of his latest book.

Friday, May 20th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
2233 S. Voss Road


Houston Philanthrophy


Breaking New Ground Luncheon

Philip Burguieres, Beth Robertson, Ian Aitken
photo by Daniel Ortiz

Chairman Beth Robertson was pleased to honor Philip Burguières for his long-time support and board leadership for The Menninger Clinic and as a mental health advocate in our community. The sold out event raised over $500, 000 to support The Menninger Clinic’s community-based mental health programs. Seen in the crowd: Howard and Carolyn Tellepsen, John and Karen Huff, Harris and Vicky Pappas, Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, Robert and Marcy Duncan, Stanford and Joan Alexander, Barbara and Corby Robertson, Randa Williams, Cathy Brock, Betty Tutor, Franelle Rogers, Mark Wallace, Jeff Love.


10th Annual Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon

Jeffrey Zaslow and Sharon Owens
photo by Daniel Ortiz

The 10th Annual Butterfly Luncheon Chairman Sharon Owens was pleased with the record breaking funds raised – over $225,000. Leslie Alexander served as Honorary Chairman for the annual luncheon. Emcee Greg Hurst led the event, which included an inspiring talk by featured speaker, Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of the popular and poignant book The Last Lecture, written with Randy Pausch, a former Carnegie Mellon professor who maintained a positive, uplifting perspective on death while courageously battling terminal cancer. Seen in the crowd: Ann James, Arthur Baird, Nancy Ruez, Winell Heron, Harriet Foster, Jes Hagale, President & CEO Jim Faucett, Sally and Bob Thomas, Lori Wolterman, Ann and Kenny Friedman, Joyce Standish and Joni Baird.



The Women’s Home Hosts A Cajun Soiree

Blair Pentecost, Marty Lancton, Semmes Burns, Megan Hotze
Photo by Barry Sigman Photography

It was mudbug madness at The Women’s Home Young Professionals first Sunday Funday Crawfish Boil. More than 220 supporters of the organization, joined event Chairmen: Semmes Burns, Megan Hotze and Blair Pentecost at the Firehouse Saloon, and munched on all-you-can-eat crawfish, sipped cocktails, and grooved to live tunes from Niel Nasset and Hunter McKithan. A Cajun-style competition took place with a washers and corn hole tournament. The event raised more than $10,000 for the organization’s mission of helping women in crisis.

Check our calendar to plan your social schedule!