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Houston Young Professionals Enjoy a Hot Havana Night

There’s No Party Like a Cuban Party

BY // 06.19.17
photography Leah Wilson Photography

What: Urban Green Presents Havana Nights

Where: Hermann Park’s Historic Clubhouse

PC Moment: Hermann Park transformed into a scene from Havana as 300 young professionals descended on the park’s Spanish-style clubhouse for a Cuban-themed evening hosted by HP’s young professionals group Urban Green.

Donning vibrant tropical attire, guests were greeted by a beautiful blue-hued classic car while the melodic sounds of Spanish guitarist Guillermo Serpas filled the air. Inside, a bevy of Cuban-inspired fare filled the space featuring bites from Adair Kitchen, Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, Butter & Company Catering, Capone’s Bar & Oven, Lilu’s Cuban Press, Paulie’s, Relish, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Spanky’s Pizza, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Steel City Pops.

Also on hand, a bevy of libations — the star of the night was the Cuban Mojito — courtesy Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, Deep Eddy Vodka, ROXOR Gin, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and Topo Chico.

Of course, a Cuban soiree isn’t complete without hand-rolled cigars and salsa dancing. Strictly Street Salsa performed an exciting dance number before offering interactive salsa lessons for the crowd. DJ MAV kept the tunes going all night long.

Holiday Gifting

  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Casa di Lino
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume

The festive night culminated with a $14,000 fundraising effort, fueled by the event’s silent auction which featured everything from staycations at the Four Seasons and Hotel ZaZa to a team autographed Houston Texans football.

On the scene: Havana Nights chairs Mary Stewart Anderson, Cotton Clark, Chelsea Fred, and McKenzie Hull; Urban Green steering committee chairs Jon Sanfelippo and Emily Lutz; Hermann Park Conservancy president Doreen Stoller with Dan PietteNick Scurfield, Emily and Connor TamlynKevin Zlotnik, Mitchell ZlotnikHolly and Brian Waters

Home, chic home.

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