Tootsies was, for once, more about baseball fans than fashionistas, as a fab crowd of Astro lovers gathered at the shopping mecca to hobnob with some of their favorite players. Beloved pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., MVP second baseman José Altuve, and three-time Golden Glove winner Dallas Keuchel hosted the event to raise money for a variety of causes close to their hearts, including The Sunshine Kids and McCuller’s own foundation, which promotes pet rescue and adoptions. Other ’Stros in attendance included Carlos Correa, George Springer and Justin Verlander, along with Hall of Famer Craig Biggio. In the end, the sluggers and their supporters — like Judge Ed Emmett, Terri and John Havens and Vivian Wise — raised $360, 000. Now that’s a homerun!
HOW DID YOUR team form? After ten years as a realtor for a top firm in Houston, Kim Perdomo established a boutique brokerage in 2011. The team grew organically and joined forces with Compass in 2019.
What is the relationship within the team? We have a very special relationship as a team. A lot of us have been friends for many years prior to working together in real estate. With that brings a camaraderie and loyalty to one another that is truly remarkable. We all work together to help everyone succeed, and that is a huge benefit to our clients.
What makes you unique? Our Brand Promise:
Maintaining Lifelong Relationships With Our Clients
Helping Our Clients Make the Right Move
How do you bring this promise to life? We specialize in presenting our listings to the market to achieve the best results. Our personalized, hands-on service includes coordinating staging services, repairs, inspections and through distinctive marketing we attract the largest group of buyers. A few metrics we use to define best results include sales price, contract terms offered, days on market and list price to sales price ratios. Since we are with our clients throughout the entire process, our business relationships typically evolve into true friendships. We have done this successfully in a seller’s market and buyer’s market. As a team, we have 140 years of experience. We have seen it all.
What’s the secret to your success? Integrity. Doing what we say we are going to do and putting our clients’ needs above ours.
What’s next for the end of the year and 2023? We just returned from our top producer awards trip in Alys Beach, Fla., and we are beginning to set goals and prioritize on how we can continue to raise the bar as individuals and as a team. We are currently working with clients to help them evaluate their real estate needs and monitoring the luxury market while communicating exclusive listing opportunities to our buyer clients and fellow agents. Our team expertise and the Compass advantage provides the ultimate results for our clients.
MORE THAN 600 party animals gathered at the Royal Sonesta to celebrate 50 years of Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP).
The ballroom was decked out with glittery, glamorous floral arrangements and swaths of shiny fabric, in addition to several IG-worthy photo backdrops. Violinist Radu John warmed up the crowd with electrifying tunes played on a light-up violin, and JD Entertainment characters — like a Champagne-toting cat — roamed the room.
The main event was, as always, a fur-tastic fashion show, emceed by animal-loving television personality Frank Billingsley. Gala honorees strutted their stuff alongside their pets, and supporters Jody Merritt and Steve Spencer’s cat, Yuli, was named the Celebrity Pet of the Year. Other honorees included JD Adamson with Dolly; Deborah and Ernesto Bautista with Asher and Penelope; Rose Chen and David Webster with Muffin; Cortney Cole-Hall with Leo and Elia; Michael Gabbanelli with Daisy; Danielle and Derek Gillespie with Claire; Casey and Ryan Mitchell with Gabby Win; and Sonia Soto and Jeff Hoffman with Layla.
West Houston Subaru raffled off a 2023 Crosstek, which revved up the evening’s proceeds. The till currently stands at $725,000, with more donations rolling in.
Sterling Woerner and Kathryn Bonesteel
Yaritza and Alexander Scott
Austin and Marian Cornelius
Steve Spencer and Jody Merritt with Yuli
Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider and Fady Armanious
Cassidy Harriman and Dinah Linn
Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla
Cindy Peoples and Mary Kenner
Rosemary McDonald and Jacqueline Swilling
Courtney Cole-Hall with Leo
Daryl and Amy Dichoso
Richard Ray, Tamara Bonar and Anthony Dowd
Michael and Ivanne Corsi
Deborah and Ernesto Bautista with Asher
Mica Piro and Anna Kaplan
Melanie Cizik, Alex Gonzalez and Reilly Cizik
Edna Meyer-Nelson and Julie Brookshire
Frank Billingsley and Kevin Gillard
Tony and Frances Buzbee
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Gown, by Naeem Khan; ruby and diamond suite, $549,000, diamond and ruby bracelet, $198,000, wide diamond bracelet, $179,800, and rubellite tourmaline ring, $18,900, all at Tenenbaum.
Dress and wrap, by Michael Kors; Hot Crystal handbag, $265, by Creations by Niki Lassiter; tourmaline and pink-sapphire earrings, $7,690, by Barry Kronen, oval sapphire necklace, $11,385, and multi-row diamond ring, $18,475, both by IWM Signature Collection, all at IW Marks.
Dress and gloves, both by Versace; leopard cuff, $32,800, and lion cuff, $30,400, both by David Webb, doorknocker earrings, $48,900, by Sabbadini, and Navette ring, $22,500, all at Tenenbaum.
Gown, by Naeem Khan; emerald and diamond drop earrings, $849,000, and emerald and yellow diamond necklace, $790,000, diamond and emerald bracelets, $34,500 and $31,500, and cocktail ring, $7,000, all at Valobra Master Jewelers.
Blazer, by Michael Kors; diamond heart necklace, $4,500, mixed-metal bar necklace, $3,938, and mother of pearl butterfly necklace, $1,700, all at Bella Madre.
Sequin jacket and pants, and earrings, all by Chanel; Spirit of Big Bang King Gold with pink ceramic and diamonds, by Hublot.
Sweater and leather dress, by Versace; Disco earrings, $32,000, by Fernando Jorge, Patchwork necklace, $7,800, Geode cuff, $16,000, Chubby ring, $16,800, and Sparkle ring, $14,900, by Emily P. Wheeler, all at Elizabeth Anthony.
Sequin top, $4,290, and pants, $2,990, by Oscar de la Renta, and shoes, $825, by Saint Laurent, all at Saks Fifth Avenue; diamond and emerald choker, $42,768, diamond and tsavorite garnet ring, $11,858, mother and child ring, $8,712, diamond starburst bracelet, $14,685, flower bracelet, $10,846, cuff, $5,478, and emerald lattice bracelet, $55,000, all by Arman Sarkisyan at Lesley Ann Jewels.
Dress, by Naeem Khan, shoes, $845, by Christian Louboutin at Saks Fifth Avenue; sapphire earrings, $8,100, sapphire bracelet, $8,125, diamond tennis bracelet, $17,250, diamond ring with a center emerald, $10,965, and sapphire statement ring, $12,220, all at Zadok Jewelers.
Jacket dress, by Gucci; freshwater pearl pendant with white diamonds, $5,830, on handmade gold chain, $4,270, and pearl ring with white diamonds, $6,920, all by Lika Behar at Cotton Club.
Styling by Todd Ramos
Art Direction by Patrick Magee
Hair and Makeup by Edward Sanchez
Model Charlotte Stevens for Page Parkes
Shot on Location at the Memorial home of Michael and Lisa Holthouse
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