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Texas’ Most Charming Town Throws a Party That Rocks Henkel Square — and is Anything But an Antique

Dancing Under the Stars in Round Top

BY // 08.29.19
photography Chris P. Bachman

Talk about living your best life. Round Top and classic days of antiquing in the fields were celebrated at Henkel Square with an al fresco supper and impromptu dancing under the stars.

The Massey family hosted: Henkel Square owners Susan Massey, and sons Owen Massey and Mark Massey (he, also owner/developer of Rummel Square, The Compound, and the upcoming Minden Square). The evening additionally toasted PaperCity’s biannual Round Top special section.

It was all about the details, which were charming, with farmhouse tables draped in gingham and lined with geraniums providing the backdrop for the picnic-fare buffet catered by Bistro 108 from La Grange. Highway Vodka fueled the cocktail cart, along with vintages from Fall Creek Vineyards. Live music with a Western spin came courtesy of The Wallens duo Molly and Brian Wallen.

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More than 200 turned out, from Round Top regulars to those in from Houston and Austin. On the scene: Martha Turner Sotheby’s Linda Plant; Sally and Norman Reynolds (his law shingle hangs outside a Lincoln-esque log cabin on the square); Round Top restaurateurs Cinda and Armando Palacios; Peg Richardson and Betty Melton of Heritage Texas Country Properties; Fayetteville quartet Joan and Jerry Herring, and Mary and Evan Quiros; Laurie and John Lowery of Humble Donkey; Round Top Real Estate’s Ruth Ann Streiff and husband Stephen Streiff; Melissa and Lee Ellis, as in Tutu & Lilli (Melissa) and Ellis Motel (Lee); Blue Hills quartet Penny and Paul Layne and Stephanie Layne Disney and Corey Layne; Pascal’s Pascal Brevillard; linen lady Pandora de Balthazár; The Vintage Round Top’s Paige and Smoot Hull; Dawn and Richard Gervais; Kuper Sotheby’s Brady Moore, in from Austin with wife Jamie and father Ron Moore; Tikaa Cone; John Elford; Townsend Provisions’ Ryann Ford and Nick Mosley; Coldwell Banker’s Andrea Schutter-Riebeling; Debbie and Paul Michael of Market Hill; winemakers Kimberley and Richard Rolland; Sue and Tomas Romero; Clemencia Larimore; Wendy Burks; and Houston posse Ken Christie, Scott Wells, DeeAnn and Marcus Thigpen, Neera Patidar, gallerist Barbara Davis, Alina Hernandez, artist Christy Karll McWhorter (who also has a country casa in New Ulm), and designers Alexandra Killion and Ashton Taylor.

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