Mary D’Andrea, Valerie Dieterich, Yvonne Cormier (Photo by Johnny Than)
Meredith Chastang, Nicole Katz, Christine Falgout, Monica Bickers (Photo by Johnny Than)
Lucinda Loya (Photo by Johnny Than)
Duyen Nguyen, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl at the Galleria Luxe Luncheon (Photo by Johnny Than)
Lindley Arnoldy at the Fig & Olive luncheon kick-off for CAM's Another Great Night (Photo by Johnny Than)
Estela Cockrell, Liz Anders, Blakely Griggs, Katherine Phelps (Photo by Johnny Than)
Kelly Silvers, Melissa Mithoff (Photo by Johnny Than)
Karen Pulaski, Nancy Littlejohn, Kelley Lubanko (Photo by Johnny Than)
Nicole Katz, Chris Lane, Paige Kist (Photo by Johnny Than)
Karen Bradshaw, Mia Andrea (Photo by Johnny Than)
Deanna Dancy, Dancie Ware (Photo by Johnny Than)
Salma Hizam, Shereen Ibrahem (Photo by Johnny Than)
Meredith Chastang, Erika Tousaint, Katherine Phelps (Photo by Johnny Than)
Shelby Hodge, Anita Smith (Photo by Johnny Than)
Rebecca Mátalon, Patricia Restrepo (Photo by Johnny Than)
Kurt Webb, Verna Ravago, Christina Tran, Chris Lane at The Galleria Luxe Luncheon (Photo by Johnny Than)
Liz Anders, Kery Starzec (Photo by Johnny Than)
Kiet Chu, Nicole Rose (Photo by Johnny Than)
Kaylene Fedor (Photo by Johnny Than)
Louisa Chopra, Lluvia Alzate at the Galleria Luxe Luncheon (Photo by Johnny Than)
(Photo by Johnny Than)
The chic clutch of lunching ladies strode into Fig & Olive in The Galleria with glowing anticipation of not only a tasty repast and beautiful fall fashions but also a bump in enthusiasm for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s “Another Great Night in November.”
And, of course, there was the fab party favor that is tradition with Simon lavish entertaining — the coveted pass for a year’s worth of free valet parking in The Galleria.
An exclusive list of friends and supporters of the CAMH, The Galleria and PaperCity were the lucky attendees at the “Luxe KickOff Luncheon,” held in anticipation of the museum’s upcoming November 20 dinner and sophisticated scavenger hunt in an art-filled home.
The popular restaurant was closed to the public for the midday fête in order to make room in the light-filled bar for sumptuous displays from Fendi, Loro Piana, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, Max Mara and Versace.
Ghost chairs and circular tables replaced traditional Fig & Olive dining room furnishings, the tables dressed not only in crisp silver-hued cloths but also in flowers and sparkling displays of jewels from DeBeers and Fabergé.
While “Another Great Night in November” chairs Yvonne Cormier and Mary D’Andrea thanked guests for their support, CAMH board member Liz Anders shared insights on the evening that will be held in an art-filled home. It was part of the brief program that featured a welcome by The Galleria’s Chris Lane.
Enhancing the experience were models from The Webster and Saks Fifth Avenue who swanned through in fall and winter fashions that had more than a few ladies marking their lineup cards for shopping just around the corner.
Joining the affair from Simon Malls were Deanna Dancy, senior vice president of marketing, and Jenny Harris, vice president of marketing for the southwest and central regions, and from The Galleria general manager Kurt Webb and luxury retail manager Lisa Bendfeldt.
PC Seen: Lindley Arnoldy, Nicole Katz, Blakely Griggs, Katherine Phelps, Erika Tousaint, Dancie Ware, Nancy Littlejohn, Anita Smith, Kelley Lubanko, Lucinda Loya, Karen Bradshaw, Estela Cockrell, Rebecca Mátalon, Patricia Restrepo, Karen Pulaski, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, and Duyen Nguyen.