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Book Loving Young Professionals and a Houston Texans Star Party in the Sky

Well Read Heroes Step Up

BY // 05.12.17
photography Daniel Ortiz

What: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Young Professional Group‘s gala kickoff

Where: The rooftop of White Oak Music Hall

PC Moment: It’s never too early to celebrate, apparently, as this enthusiastic group of gala host committee members and honorary chair Houston Texan Whitney Mercilus gathered to stir up interest in the September 22 Jungle Book Gala. Gala chairs Alexa Bode and Will Finnorn were among the lively group that sampled hand-rolled cigars from Embajadores Fine Cigars, hors d’oeuvres, and a whiskey tasting by TX Whiskey.

In keeping with the literacy focus, authors Jennifer and Kyle Solak were on hand to sign copies of their book, Goodnight Houston.

Feeling bookish: Former Houston Texan Wade Smith, Gwendolyn and Wade Parks, Morgan Relyea Colt and Walker Colt, Julie Baker Finck and Ron Finck, Caitlin Rance, Kia Austin, Carly Colton, Grace Gosnell, Amy and Kyle McCully, Kathaleen and Steven Walton, and Chloe Rushing.

Holiday Gifting

  • Asher Gallery
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Wayne Smith
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cotton Club
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Cotton Club
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish

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