PARTIES

2020 September October, Parties, Dallas

METALLIC MAGIC

Star-Studded UNICEF Gala Dallas Dazzles To Set Fundraising Record Of $1.5 Million By Jake Gaines     Photography by Rick Kern/Getty Images THE SETTING: Pre-COVID-19, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dallas hosted the annual UNICEF Gala Dallas, where 430 guests were on...

2020 September October, Galveston, Parties, Houston

COASTAL VIBE

San Luis Salute Event Wows Crowd   By Jennifer Roosth   Photography by Gary Fountain and Dave Rossman THE SETTING: Before COVID-19, the 24th annual San Luis Salute, hosted by the Tilman Fertitta family of Houston, was once again lauded with praise as almost 2000...

2020 September October, Laredo

THE REGAL TREATMENT

The Society Of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant And Ball Dazzles By Jake Gaines      Photography By Rodolfo Guzman and Mediazilla THE SETTING:  Before COVID-19, the most memorable event in South Texas this year happened in Laredo. Cocktails were poured, champagne...

2020 September October, Parties, San Antonio

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

San Antonio Gardenia Club Luncheon Celebrates With Oscars® Theme   By Jake Gaines       Photography by Greg Harrison THE SETTING: Pre-COVID-19, Red Carpet At The Oscars served as the fashionable theme that inspired a recent event to support the San Antonio Gardenia...

2020 September October, Parties, San Antonio

WORLDLY PURSUITS

World Affairs Council Event Lifts City’s International Profile By Jake Gaines       Photography by Dos Kiwis Studios THE SETTING: Before COVID-19, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts was the setting for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio’s 2020...

2020 September October, Austin

CHILD’S PLAY

Center For Child Protection’s PlayBingo Raises Funds By Rob Giardinelli         Photography by Christina Murphy and Haley Plotkin THE SETTING: Pre-COVID-19, Austin’s JW Marriott Hotel was the setting for one of Austin’s most anticipated annual events. Over 1,200 of...

2020 September October, Parties, Austin

CRYSTALIZING HOPE

 Helping Hand Home Hosts Annual Crystal Ball Presentation And Gala By Rose Betty Williams     Photography by Jetter Photography THE SETTING: Before COVID-19, the Helping Hand Society celebrated the 77th annual Crystal Ball with a brunch and fashion show and the...

2020 September October, Parties, Dallas

THE ART OF CHIC

Mad Hatter’s Tea Celebrates 32 years Of Fundraising For The Dallas Arboretum By Cynthia Smoot          Photography by Dana Drienski THE SETTING: Before COVID-19, MIcah Gilbert, owner of Empressive Earth Gallery, along with his mother, Empress Gilbert, opened the...

2020 September October, Parties, Houston

THE POWER OF SUPPORT

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Fourth Annual Power of Literacy Luncheon By Jennifer Roosth     Photography by Jenny Antill and Michelle Watson THE SETTING: Pre-COVID-19, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies for Literacy Guild welcomed...

Summer 2020, Parties, Houston

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

2020 Houston Ballet Ball Celebrates the 50th Anniversary By Jennifer Roosth             Photography by Alida Bonifaz, Gary Fountain, Jacalyn Lawton, Wilson Parish, and Dave Rossman THE SETTING:  For the first time since Hurricane Harvey, The Houston Ballet brought...