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Here’s a great way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon; take in the complimentary wine tasting at French Country Wines. Nestled on the tree lined Bartlett Street, owners Phyllis Adato and Tim Smith will welcome you into their petite winery like you were family. They offer a selection of artisanal Wines, hand-made, and estate-bottled, from small family-owned vineyards throughout France. There is also Pola cheese (which is locally made) to savor as you sip your wine, and view their photos of France. You’ll want to take home at least one bottle, and perhaps one of their wine accessories they have for sale.

French Country Wines
2433 Bartlett Street

Bon Appetite!

French Country Wines, also had Green Eyed Susan there with her colorful, French macaroons. This light cookie has a an airy, crumbly outer shell, and a soft melt-in-your mouth filling. Susan Doherty, owner of GES, fell in love with these delicacies while on a trip to Paris, and when she returned to Houston she began her cookie business. These sweet treats not only taste great, but are a wonderful gluten and preservative-free delicacy.

You can order these tempting treats online, and it’s best to give Susan
at least three days to create theses pastries.

Green Eyed Susan



Reserve your spot now!


Houston Philanthropy

Young Audiences of Houstonarts for learning
Houston’s Cultural Visionaries

Young Audiences of Houston Executive Director J. Todd Frazier
and Luncheon Chair Margaret Buescher

photo by Kim Coffman

Young Audiences of Houston, celebrated it’s 55 years of providing art for learning in the schools. Luncheon Chair, Margaret Buescher, discussed to the sellout crowd, the founding era of YAH, and how far the organization has come over those 55 years. The organization started with what was considered a trial project in 1956, which was the idea of renowned international American violinist, Fredell Lack. Fredell had arranged for the NY woodwind quintet to perform at River Oaks Elementary School. Students were mesmerized, and all who attended agreed that this must continue, and YAH was born.


Fourth Annual
Ronald McDonald Country Ball

Justin Wood, Melinda Wood, Nicole Needle, Ryan Anderson
photo by STP Images.

Event Chairs Nicole Needle & Ryan Anderson and Melinda & Justin Wood had a combination of good food and great country music which had everyone two-stepping for a cause . The Young Friends of Houston’s Ronald McDonald House hosted the Fourth Annual Country Ball at Firehouse Saloon proving that the Texas way is the best way to party. Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q graciously underwrote this year’s event.

Guests dusted off their cowboy boots and danced to the sounds of headliner Rich O’Toole and opening band, The Guzzlers. Radio DJ’s from 93Q, Erica Rico and Tim Tuttle, announced Derrick Equipment Company as Master Chef Champions of the barbeque cook off. A silent auction had guests going home with great treasures.

Check our calendar to plan your social schedule!