Garden Glam

Houston CityBook invited hundreds of friends to celebrate its one-year anny at Hermann Park’s Centennial Gardens. The evening started out warm, and guests, donning garden-chic attire, admired a display by IndiGo Autos before cooling off with Merchant du Vin brews, Foyt Family Wines and cocktails courtesy of Qui Tequila and Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. Exec Publisher Lisa Holthouse gave remarks, thanking expert party-planner Claire Sullivan Jackson and her team, between moving performances by the Houston Gospel Choir, which garnered national attention after they sang in shelters during Harvey. Partygoers then made their way to the main lawn, where an impressive spread by Jackson & Company, including a quasi-art installation of hundreds of pre-filled Champagne flutes — and another cool concert, by the electric violin foursome Phat Strad — awaited. By night’s end, a cold front had swept through the park, leaving everyone feeling cool.

  • Elizabeth Purpich and Natalie Annette May
    Elizabeth Purpich and Natalie Annette May
  • Vicki Rizzo, Leisa Holland Nelson and Mauri Oliver
    Vicki Rizzo, Leisa Holland Nelson and Mauri Oliver
  • Marquist Taylor and the Houston Gospel Choir
    Marquist Taylor and the Houston Gospel Choir
  • Aaron Smith and Vivian Wise
    Aaron Smith and Vivian Wise
  • DJ Cesar Gil of Unique Style Productions
    DJ Cesar Gil of Unique Style Productions
  • Stuart Rosenberg and Marita Fairbanks
    Stuart Rosenberg and Marita Fairbanks
  • The scene at Centennial Gardens
    The scene at Centennial Gardens
  • Jim and Jo Furr
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  • Lisa Holthouse
    Lisa Holthouse
  • Jack Castle, Todd Ramos, Shoshana Castle and Stephen Cordova
    Jack Castle, Todd Ramos, Shoshana Castle and Stephen Cordova
  • Andrea Simonton, Tyler Treadwell and Sarah Wohlschlaeger
    Andrea Simonton, Tyler Treadwell and Sarah Wohlschlaeger
  • Melvin and Shamika Johnson
    Melvin and Shamika Johnson
  • Edward Sanchez, Angela Fabbri and Justin Garcia
    Edward Sanchez, Angela Fabbri and Justin Garcia
  • Lucinda and Javier Loya
    Lucinda and Javier Loya