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!

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

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Jim Crane and Lynn Wyatt at CityBook's 'Leaders & Legends' party

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The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, so the VIP guests were thrilled to gather in person for the occasion, in Residence’s at The Allen’s sunny hospitality space, in the shadow of its rising hotel and condominium tower. Along with CityBookExecutive Publisher Lisa Holthouse and Editor Jeff Gremillion, The Allen developer Roberto Contreras, himself among the Leaders & Legends honored, welcomed guests with warm remarks.

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