One For The 'Book'

At a regal bash fit for royalty, the Social Book celebrated its 2019 edition at the Westin Galleria. Among the 600-plus guests were the Social Book’s 2019 Houston Treasures, honored for their contributions to the community. A pop-up portrait studio from #Be_Scene included “crown jewels” from Houston Jewelry, and at the separate Face Exchange photo booth, there was an opportunity for a pic with Queen Elizabeth II herself, played by Tirey Counts. Food stations galore ensured everyone dined like kings and queens!

David Jones
Cindy Baker, Tirey Counts, Celene Buffington and Missa Sutton
Cindy Baker, Tirey Counts, Celene Buffington and Missa Sutton

Cindy Baker, Tirey Counts, Celene Buffington and Missa Sutton
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