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Go Green!

Get in the spirit with these festive beverages:

Nobie's will be serving a vibrant green cocktail called the
Vuelve a la Vida "Come Back to Life" for St. Patricks Day -

It is made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Lillet Blanc, Ancho Reyes Verde,
Herb Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice and Absinthe.
Nobie’s is located at 2048 Colquitt Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 pm until midnight . For information, visit nobieshtx.com or call 346.319.5919.

Milano Bar (located on the first floor of Radio Milano in CITYCENTRE) will also be serving St. Patrick's Day cocktails.

432 A.D. - $12
tobacco smoked jameson black barrel/ green chartreuse/ becherovka/ lime
Peaky Blinders - $12
black bush/ carpano antica/ aperol/ orange bitters
Transatlantic - $12
mint infused tullamore dew/ carpano antica/ lustau sherry/ chocolate bitters
Veritas Aquitas - $12
sage infused jamesons/ lemon/ egg whites
Irish Whiskey Flight - $20
Green Spot - Jameson 18 - Yellow Spot
Draft Ale - $8
Smithwick’s Red Ale


Wearing of the Green

For work or after these pieces will make your St. Pat’s great.



The Manolo Blahnik
Hangisi Crystal-Buckle Satin 105mm Pump
Neiman Marcus

Nestled in River Oaks is the first location of Bosscat outside of California. This comfort food bistro and whiskey bar will be a great neighborhood hangout. You can reserve their whiskey room for private parties. Be sure to try their fried meatloaf bites-they are not your Grandmother’s!


Mr. Agu

Authentic ramen bistro concept continues brand momentum in Houston with new restaurant openings in Katy, Sugar Land and Nassau Bay. The new locations will feature the same menu with more than 20 different ramen varieties. Standout selections include the Original Kotteri, Tan Tan Tonkotsu, Yuzu Jidori, and AGU’s Savory Parmesan, a twist on the Original Kotteri topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. With equal emphasis on ramen and a variety of Asian offerings, AGU’s Houston menu comprises a variety of small plates, mains and dishes created specifically for the local market.



Houston Philanthrophy


Dr. Robert Robbins with Dr. Benjamin Chu

Houston’s best dressed and most generous turned heads at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Secret Garden” themed Heart Ball presented by the Texas Medical Center (TMC) on Saturday, Feb. 18. The annual black-tie fundraising dinner celebrated hearts and second chances under the leadership of TMC’s President and CEO and 2017 Houston Heart Ball Chair, Dr. Robert C. Robbins. Dr. Robbins hosted an unforgettable evening for an exceptional cause – fighting heart disease and stroke with the American Heart Association.

Heart Ball Crowd

Guests donned their favorite jewels, ball gowns and festive frills for a spectacular evening at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston in a tucked away, French-inspired Secret Garden complete with ivy trimmings and brought to life by Darryl & Co. The evening featured living human trees and aerialists provided by J&D Entertainment, in addition to many once-in-a-lifetime auction items including a trip to the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, a stay at Lazy Q Ranch with Celebrity Chef Masraff, an MTV Movie Awards & exclusive MTV set experience, and VIP Houston Rockets Ultimate Road Trip for six. Through the live and silent auction, support of numerous guests, and a surprise $150,000 donation from AmRisc, the 2017 Houston Heart Ball presented by TMC had an incredible evening of fundraising. Early reports show $2.2 million was raised, but numbers are still being tallied. Funds for the campaign are raised through June 30.

There was no shortage of surprises throughout the night, with the raffle of a brand new 2017 BMW 530i perhaps being the biggest thanks to AHA’s generous friends at Houston Area BMW Centers. Marc Pharo, jeweler and AHA volunteer, walked away as the lucky winner of the stylish and hot-on-the-market vehicle. The winning name was pulled by Cathy and Joe Cleary, who were announced as the incoming 2018 Houston Heart Ball chairs. Timothy Singletary and Joanne Houck captivated the hearts of guests as they shared their story of a second chance at life, a second chance of love and a second chance together to over 600 guests. The happily wedded couple credits their love story to the research and efforts of the American Heart Association.

A Game Changing Evening for Young Life

Lance Berkman with chairs Patti and Vince Elliott
Photos by Dave Rossman

Get in the Game for Young Life was the theme as over 330 supporters gathered at the Houstonian Hotel, Thursday, February 16 with, Chairmen Patti and Vince Elliott leading the way joined by honorary Chairmen Doris and Terry Looper, Sherry and Jim Smith and Kim and Chuck Watson. Attendees were informed of the great need to support Young Life’s urban and multicultural work in Houston’s under resourced communities. Special guest speaker baseball great, Lance Berkman shared his story of faith, baseball and family and how to help young people along the path of life. The ballroom was really about the “game” with floral centerpieces having a baseball in them. A live feed to a bus filled with the kids that will be able to go to camp from some of the evening’s proceeds, kept the energy going in the ballroom as appeal paddles were raised in the air. Kevin Edelbrock, Development Director for Young Life International's Developing Global Leaders Program and current chaplain for the Houston Astros lead the evening as emcee and interviewer for Berkman. The event was a definite grand slam when the proceeds of the evening went over $800,000. Funds from the event will go towards Young Life's Houston Urban Multicultural Ministry which focuses on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically depressed areas such as Houston's 3rd and 5th wards and the Southwest Houston area.


Levy Park Grand Attracts Nearly 7,500 for its Grand Re-Opening
People of all ages and backgrounds joined in the activities,
which included a VIP Ribbon Cutting

Park Director Doug Overman
Photo by Morris Malakoff courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy

Approximately 7,500 people came out to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Levy Park on Feb. 25 in the Upper Kirby District, over the course of the all-day celebration, with many showing up well before the 10 a.m. start. This was the official unveiling of the two-year, $15 million renovation of Levy Park, first deeded to the City of Houston by Houston philanthropist Leon Levy in 1941.

Park Director Doug Overman emceed the ceremony, which was kicked off by Baby Sonic Boom, an award-winning high-energy, youth drumline. Featured speakers included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen, retiring Houston Parks & Recreation Department Director Joe Turner, Upper Kirby District Director Jamie Brewster, Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority Chairman Buddy Bailey, and Upper Kirby District Foundation Chairman Maureen Sanders. After remarks about the Park and its “14-year overnight success story,” the entire group, armed with scissors, cut a giant green ribbon to officially re-open Levy Park to the public.

Under clear blue skies, bright sunshine and cool temperatures, park guests experienced the Park’s many amenities, including: events at Performance Pavilion, the children’s play area, activity lawn, the Levy Park Overlook (an ADA-accessible walkway into the live oak canopy), the dog park, ping pong, board games, a putting green, community gardens, local food trucks and celebrity chef Tim Love’s Love Shack featuring burgers and more. Chef Love will open the Woodshed Restaurant in Levy Park in 2018. Also notable in the Park are 30 live oak trees, 65 to 70 years old, which provide shade and beauty, nine of which were relocated.

Coming soon to Levy Park, in addition to the Woodshed Restaurant, are: ·
Beer Garden: A refurbished English double-decker bus will serve beer, wine, coffee and small food items, while seating and umbrellas will fill out a citrus grove garden surrounding the bus. ·
Food Kiosk: The second of three concessions will serve park goers smoked chicken, beverages and other food items in the northwest corner of the park. ·
Park-wide Wi-Fi: Free and always available to the public.

From Sea to Shining Sea, the Fun Never Stopped at Star Studded Three-Night 69th Annual Charity Ball

Past President Peggy Roe, President Shannon Wiesdeppe,
Past President Pam Lovett, Charity Ball Chairman Jennifer Roberts
Photo by Michael Martinez Photography

The Junior League of Houston hosted the 69th Annual Charity Ball, American Journey, and raised over $740,000 to fund the Junior League’s Community Program and volunteer initiatives. Each evening provided a patriotic theme with “Bayou City Lights” on Thursday night, Friday night highlighting “Stars Over Texas” and Saturday night featuring “Sea to Shining Sea.” The Thursday night preview party offered members and guests a chance to preview the highly anticipated volunteer-produced show in a fun, mix-and-mingle cocktail party atmosphere. In addition to the show, Friday night featured lively entertainment with Reckless Kelly, and Sunset BLVD took the stage on Saturday night. Silent and live auctions took place each night, and included incredible packages like the opportunity for six girls and their parents to meet Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and spend four hours with her at her gym, a stunning diamond bracelet, necklaces and ring donated by Community Partner, Tenenbaum Jewelers and more.
Guests were greeted by a classic barbershop quartet as they exited their cars and were met at the door by a receiving line, including Charity Ball Chairman Jennifer Scheifley Roberts, Development Vice President, Amy Dunn and President Shannon Beirne Wiesedeppe. Guests also got to see Houston artist Taft McWhorter in action while he painted a piece of artwork up for auction as well. The ball wound its way through the facilities with a seated dinner held in the Ballroom that was transformed into a beautiful setup with red white and blue themed décor.

Class of 2017
Photography by Gittings

Warmer weather greeted the over 650 guests who gathered on February 11, 2017 at the specially blue lit Hilton Americas for The Diamond Ball 30th Anniversary Winter Ball, chaired by Franelle Rogers and Honorary Chairman Margaret Alkek Williams. The Winter Ball was the culmination of ABC13’s Women of Distinction 2017 presented by Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston campaign. Everyone was celebrating as the evening brought in $1 million, a new record for the event. All the major sponsors including Tootsies and Gittings were thrilled with the results. Benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Winter Ball honors 11 Women of Distinction who have supported the community through volunteerism. This year’s honorees were Jo Furr, Dr. Sippi Khurana, Alissa Maples, Shawntell McWilliams, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Jessica Rossman, Susan Sarofim, Kim Tutcher, Kelli Weinzierl, Vivian Wise and Judi McGee 2017 Ambassador. Also honored during the program were over 50 ladies who were former Women of Distinction from the past 30 years, all of whom continue to do good works in Houston. Olympic bound Honored Hero Jonathan Tybur shared his journey with ulcerative colitis demonstrating the importance of the funds raised at the event and generated a standing ovation from the crowd. The high-energy crowd started the evening mingling, bidding on unique auction items, pulling numbers for a wine pull and buying raffle tickets for a $15,000 Tenenbaum and Co gift card from a living table. As the guests moved to their tables, the décor kept the mood, all the black and white tables with a touch of pink and falling diamonds across the screens, then onto a Marilyn Monroe movie montage. The Diamond theme made for lively evening from the start, with entertaining opening performance of look-alike Marilyn Monroe singing Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. Images changed throughout the night keeping the attendees wrapped in the allure of the event. After the honoree presentation, five over the top live auction items, with auctioneer Vincent Montalbano, including a trip to Los Angeles to see Jimmy Kimmel, a custom necklace made especially for the night by Franco Valobra, along with a home in Cabo donated by Paul and Penny Loyd, generated excitement and funds for the mission. The highlight of the auction, two donated Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster and 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet donated by the Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston, sold for over value and had everyone applauding. The dance floor was packed to the sounds of Password well past closing time. The crowd’s attention was held well in to the night waiting to see whose Lucky Key would open the Diamond Treasure Box of a $15,000 Gift certificate to Tenenbaum and Co.. The evening was orchestrated by event producers Ellie Francisco and Niki Smith.

Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

March 22

On the Move Luncheon

March 24

2017 KICKSTART KIDS “Heroes Among Us” Gala
7:00 p.m. Reception, 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Hilton Americas-Houston
Chairmen: Courtney and Jason Fertitta, Keith and Alice Mosing, Chuck and Gena Norris
Honorees: Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, Laura True and Mike King
Attire: Cocktail Tables of 10 are $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, and Sponsor Couple $1,000 Contact: gala@kickstartkids.org or 832-834-5023
Benefiting: KICKSTART KIDS www.kickstartkids.org

March 30

2017 Houston Hospice Butterfly -Luncheon
11:00 a.m., registration Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa
Chairman: Gaylon Cunningham
Guest Speaker: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home a beautiful story of the best things about best friends and examines the deepest levels of devotion between friends
Benefiting: Houston Hospice www.houstonhospice.org
Tickets and Tables: Tables of 10 are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 and Individual Tickets are $1,000, $500, $250, $150
Information: Cynthia Nordt at 713.677.7123 or cnordt@houstonhospice.org

March 31

Galaxy Gala Space Center Houston
7 p.m. Hilton Americas-Houston
Chairmen: Keith and Alice Mosing and Kim and Dan Tutcher
Honorary Chairmen: Scott Kelly and Amiko Kauderer and Susie and Pat Cunningham
Entertainment: Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinise
Tariff: Tables of 10 are $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, and Individual Tickets are $500 (limited availability)
Contact: 866.366.5274
Benefiting: Space Center Houston

April 20

The Immunization Partnership’s Community Immunity Spring Luncheon
Event chairs: Selby Devault, Catherine Mitchell, and Shannan Sturgis
River Oaks Country Club

The Immunization Partnership will host the 8th annual Community Immunity Spring Luncheon. Hundreds of community leaders, vaccine advocates and supporters will come together to honor leaders who help to advance immunizations and immunization rates, while raising funds to support programs. KPRC anchor/reporter Syan Rhodes will serve as this year’s luncheon host.
The Ralph D. Feigin, MD Award for Excellence will be awarded to Dr. Julie Boom, director of the Texas Children's Hospital Immunization Project and director of Infant and Childhood Immunization for the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research. MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. Ronald A. DePinho, president, will accept the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award for Community Partnership.
Prices: Individual Tickets - $250; Tables: $2500-$25,000
Contact: Julie Comiskey 281.400.3689



18th Annual Spirit of Spring
Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Children’s Assessment Center is excited to announce that Ericka Bagwell, Diane Caplan and Ursaline Hamilton are the Event Chairs, and Rhonda and Mike Graff are the Underwriting Chairs for the 18th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by Signature Underwriter Neiman Marcus on April 20, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta. We invite you to join us as an underwriter of this premier event and to help us raise funds for programs that are critical to the healing of child victims of sexual abuse.

May 12

Hilton Houston Post Oak For tickets: https://ahahouston.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20162017HoustonGoRedLuncheon/Event/tabid/763197/Default.aspx


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