‘Book.’ Marked!

THE PREMIER ISSUE of Houston CityBook was the most talked-about publication of the year, and we were honored to throw a buzzy party to match! Executive Publisher Lisa Holthouse and her husband, Michael, opened up their Memorial manse for the cocktail soiree, coordinated by the Sullivan Group. Guests entered the property via a winding, candlelit driveway, grabbing champagne out of an airstream trailer, decked out in the magazine logo by Air Space Creative. Bubbly in hand, partygoers continued back to the sprawling backyard, outfitted with sleek lounge furniture by BeDesign. Swift + Co.’s spread included tender lamb lollipops, which paired nicely with Yellow Rose cocktails and tunes by Unique Style Productions’ DJ Cesar Gil. But the most showstopping moment occurred when musician William Close played his “Earth harp,” an instrument with strings that reached from the roof all the way down to the ground.

  • Gina Erwin, Lisa Holthouse, Jeff Gremillion and Shannon Gremillion
    Gina Erwin, Lisa Holthouse, Jeff Gremillion and Shannon Gremillion
  • Stuart Rosenberg
    Stuart Rosenberg
  • Bob and Gracie Cavnar, and Vivian Wise
    Bob and Gracie Cavnar, and Vivian Wise
  • Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin
    Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin
  • Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton
    Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton
  • Karen DeGeurin and Peter Remington
    Karen DeGeurin and Peter Remington
  • Lisa and Michael Holthouse
    Lisa and Michael Holthouse
  • Diane Lokey Farb and Isabel David
    Diane Lokey Farb and Isabel David
  • Chris Vandewater and Chris Shepherd
    Chris Vandewater and Chris Shepherd
  • The crowd underneath the 'earth harp'
    The crowd underneath the 'earth harp'
  • Vanessa Tort, Melissa Ivanic, Mario Tort, Megan Halvorsen
    Vanessa Tort, Melissa Ivanic, Mario Tort, Megan Halvorsen
  • Kendall Hanno and Tamar Medelssohn
    Kendall Hanno and Tamar Medelssohn
  • Partygoers on the patio
    Partygoers on the patio
  • Roz Pactor, Alan Pactor and Chris Goins
    Roz Pactor, Alan Pactor and Chris Goins
  • William Close and his 'earth harp'
    William Close and his 'earth harp'
  • Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse
    Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse
  • Catering By Swift + Company
    Catering By Swift + Company
  • Lynn Wyatt and Lisa Holthouse
    Lynn Wyatt and Lisa Holthouse
  • Lindsey Brown, Julie Soefer and Chris Vandewater
    Lindsey Brown, Julie Soefer and Chris Vandewater
  • Lisa Gochman and Chris Beverly
    Lisa Gochman and Chris Beverly
  • Clifford Pugh
    Clifford Pugh
  • Camille Connelly and Meagan Thomason
    Camille Connelly and Meagan Thomason
  • Kalyn Oden
    Kalyn Oden
  • Louis Bollinger, Jennifer Farias, Iliana  Sotiriou and Macy Osoria
    Louis Bollinger, Jennifer Farias, Iliana Sotiriou and Macy Osoria
  • Weezy and Bobby Dees, and Carolyn Farb
    Weezy and Bobby Dees, and Carolyn Farb
  • Bradley and Joanna Marks
    Bradley and Joanna Marks