Chef Chris Shepherd & Lindsey Brown tied the knot over Christmas and celebrated in New Orleans and thus earned a slot in the New Year's poem. (Instagram photo)
Alex Bregman, seen here with his fiancée Reagan Howard, is about to reach his goal of raising $1 million for the Houston Food Bank. (Instagram photo)
Amanda Mills, Cody Soutar (Photo by Hung Nguyen)
Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Molly & Matt LaFauci (Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design)
Augie Bering V
Lucille's chef Chris Williams is one of two Texas chefs cooking in the October 18 James Beard Foundation Taste America event. (Photo by Lenard Smith)
Civic leader and philanthropist Paul G. Somerville for whom the Legacy Award was named with his wife, Kristina. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Nicole & Evan Katz (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Jason & Lindley Arnoldy Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Holly & Austin Alvis (Photo by Wilson Parish)
Lance McCullers Jr. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
William Finnorn, Marnie Greenwood (Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton)
Terry & Amanda Boffone in Aspen in July, he in his retro baseball cap and she in a summer stunner.
Adrian Dueñas & Marcelo Saenz social distancing at home while still conducting business through BeDesign.
T’was the night before New Year’s
And all through the nation
There might have been hope
But there was no elation,
Other than kicking this miserable year
In its totally unholy and horrible rear.
Banana bread, bicycles and plenty of booze
We ate, we drank and how we did snooze.
We masked up. We locked down
While COVID spread all across town.
But the heroes among us kept our hopes shining bright.
The doctors, the nurses, first responders all right.
Raising millions for the Food Bank and those of ill fate.
Uber chef Chris Shepherd kept plowing the field
Funds for hospitality workers to yield.
In the midst of his aid to so many in need
to the lovely Lindsey Brown his vows he did read.
Dr. Hotez, our hero, on CNN each day
Working to keep the falsehoods at bay.
As we tried to stay home, warnings sometimes we heeded,
Instagram fed us the excitement we needed.
Cody Soutar in a wreck then a robbery recorded.
Lance Scott in New York where we see that he partied.
Escaping to Aspen, we observed with glee
Amanda Mills, Kathy Orton, Reggie Smith and Leigh,
Judy Allen, Estela Cockerel, Denise Monteleone,
Lesha and Tom Elsenbrook, and on and on.
Alas, Mike d’Antoni we bid him adieu
as we did Bill O’Brien and Jeff Luhnow too.
But the sparkly people of our pages,
they certainly prevailed.
Thus, we issue to them all well hail.
To Fady and Bill
If you don’t know them by now I’m betting you will.
Cheers to Chris and Kristy Bradshaw, Lindley Arnoldy and Jason,
Nicole Katz and Evan, Anna Rathe and hubby Mason.
Hats off to Chris Williams of Lucille’s fame.
His chef-driven generosity earns him great fame.
Through Instagram and Facebook we’ve kept up with many
Mary Tere Perusquia, Nic Phillips and Winnie,
Stephanie and Frank Tsuru, Kristen Berger and John,
Isabel and Danny David, Y. Ping Sun, David LeeBron,
Randy Powers, Bill Caudell, Matt LaFauci and Molly,
Ann Ayre, Vicki West, Austin Alvis and Holly.
Shawn Stephens and Jim Jordan and Amanda Boffone
Tony Bradfield, Roger Clemens and Tim Maloney
Roslyn Bazzell Mitchell and Neeki Kashani,
Heather Simpson, Lyndsey Zorich, Chef Killen as in Ronnie,
Brigitte Kalai, Marla Hurley, and Cheryl Creuzot,
Bob Schulz, Ishwaria Subbiah, Melissa Juneau,
Nina Magon, Adrian Dueñas and Marcelo Saenz
All three have their eyes and their hearts on design.
Augie Bering, Liz Glanville, Ceron and Todd Fiscus,
Chris Hendel, Paul Somerville and his beautiful Missus.
Marni Greenwood, William Finnorn, Beth Zdeblick and Nick,
Joan Schnitzer, Lynn Wyatt, Susan Hansen and Dick.
And while I could go on and on from here til tomorrow
I now bid adieu without much sorrow.
For my wish as the year comes near to an end
is to get it over quickly and new to begin.