Take it Outside!

A beautiful Houston spring bloomed just in time for a trio of alfresco fetes. The perennial favorite Hats in the Park luncheon, this year chaired by Stephanie Cockrell, Marita Fairbanks and Houston CityBook’s Lisa Holthouse, honored Cece Fowler and Judy Nyquist for their contributions to the Hermann Park Conservancy’s Art in the Park campaign. Gals — and gents! — donned bright springtime colors and, of course, elaborate headpieces perfect for the sunny afternoon. ... Houstonians also got dressed up to go outside for the second annual Bayou Bend Fashion Show, featuring looks by Oscar de la Renta, whose designs will also be on display this fall during a retrospective exhibit at the MFAH. And thanks to the Galleria and Saks Fifth Avenue, the ladies who lunched could shop the clothing at an onsite pop-up shop! ... And on a splendid Sunday afternoon, Houston Oaks Country Club hosted its first-ever tailgate and exhibition polo match between the Plank Companies and Horsegate teams. Members, guests and families also enjoyed live music and a post-game barbecue.

  • Stephanie Cockrell,  Lisa Holthouse and  Marita Fairbanks at ‘Hats’
    Stephanie Cockrell, Lisa Holthouse and Marita Fairbanks at ‘Hats’
  • Phoebe Tudor and Lynn Wyatt at ‘Bayou’
    Phoebe Tudor and Lynn Wyatt at ‘Bayou’
  • Divya Brown at ‘Hats’
    Divya Brown at ‘Hats’
  • Gracie Cavnar and Ceron at ‘Bayou’
    Gracie Cavnar and Ceron at ‘Bayou’
  • Holly Alvis, Kathryn Swain and Anna McNair at ‘Polo’
    Holly Alvis, Kathryn Swain and Anna McNair at ‘Polo’
  • Judy Nyquist and Cece Fowler at ‘Hats’
    Judy Nyquist and Cece Fowler at ‘Hats’
  • Jenee Stephanakis, Mike Plank, Paige Flanders and Cammie Kennedy at ‘Polo’
    Jenee Stephanakis, Mike Plank, Paige Flanders and Cammie Kennedy at ‘Polo’
  • Match play at ‘Polo’
    Match play at ‘Polo’
  • Lucinda Loya  at ‘Hats’
    Lucinda Loya at ‘Hats’
  • Martha Finger at ‘Hats’
    Martha Finger at ‘Hats’
  • Nicole Katz and Holly Radom at ‘Hats’
    Nicole Katz and Holly Radom at ‘Hats’
  • A look by  Oscar de la Renta at ‘Bayou’
    A look by Oscar de la Renta at ‘Bayou’
  • Sharon-Marie Hogge and Dina McMearn at ‘Hats’
    Sharon-Marie Hogge and Dina McMearn at ‘Hats’
  • Soraya McClelland, Luvi Wheelock, Isabel David, and Donae Chramosta at ‘Bayou’
    Soraya McClelland, Luvi Wheelock, Isabel David, and Donae Chramosta at ‘Bayou’