Amy and Jim Lee along with big brother Hunter welcomed baby Harrison into the family. Lucinda Loya gave a fashionable baby shower for Amy with Hermes as the theme. All the attendees wore Hermes fashions to the shower and brought Hermes items for the baby’s room which was decorated in orange and brown. It’s interesting to note that both Hunter and Hermes have the same first initial; his room will certainly make a “best dressed room” list somewhere.
Sandalwood residents, Kathy and Steve Covey, celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Kelly, to Lee Russell. The lovebirds have been dating for seven years and finally tied the knot. Restaurant owners, Tony and Phyllis Mandola, hosted the rehearsal dinner as a treat for their manager, who just happened to be the groom!
Where is Memorial High School’s English teacher Diana Hoover these days? She is now teaching part time to a much younger crowd at The Fay School. Toddlers are now a specialty since grandson, Andre Hoover, arrived.
Clyde Drexler, Jeff and Erica Bagwell, Jim and Amy Lee, Marek and Sherry Menger, Dr. Franklin and Cindi Rose, and Javier and Lucinda Loya hosted a Super Bowl party with four other friends at Drexler’s BBQ. A few marching bands started off the evening that included exotic game for dinner, a cigar bar and tequila shooters. And for those that weren’t interested in tuning into the game on one of 22 televisions, there was a jewelry “bar.” Nancy and Mark Reichek and Linda Weiner and Jennifer Roosth were oogling at a ten carat ring for sale for a mere $320,000. Two hundred fans had their own halftime entertainment by the energetic Alabama band, the Toppetts. Fashion divas from the Best Dressed List, Lucinda Loya, Melissa Mithoff, Erica Bagwell and Debra Grierson danced the night away during halftime in their blue jeans. Erica Rose sported a knee brace to the party. Her boo boo was the result of a ski accident in Aspen. Her doctor, Dr. Jack Jensen and his wife, Allison, marveled at the Steelers ice sculpture. The party, which went into the wee hours of the morning, was a touchdown.
Another Super Bowl party in full motion was for teenagers at Jay and Carolyn Kaplan’s house. The party for their daughters, Glynn and Layne Kaplan, was also a birthday celebration for Glynn’s 17th birthday. Christen Bigelow had just returned in time for the party from winning first place with her cheerleading team at the national championship for Cheer Power in San Antonio. (Kudos to Leslie Meyer and Nicoloe Tippet who were also on the team.) Partyers at the pool table and air hockey table were Barrett Tode, Jordan Wilson, Josh Evans, and Megan Stevens. And of course there were prize winners every quarter for the football pool, just in case you didn’t think anyone watched the game.
Linda West hosted the Executive Group of Houston, her breakfast network club and their spouses, at her house for their annual winter party. “Blind tasting” and “dump bucket” were new terms to learn when Linda presented the wine tasting game to the group. Wine bottles were numbered and wrapped in brown paper. After you sampled the wine you had a list to mark numbers by if you thought the wine was the most or least expensive. After you sampled the wine you could dump the rest of the wine in the dump bucket if your taste buds didn’t approve of the flavor. The choice prize of the evening was a magnum of wine. The flavorful gourmet meal was no surprise since Linda owns Melange Catering.
There was plenty of flower power at Anne Frachtman’s 50th birthday party. Her husband, Richard, announced to their friends dressed as hippies and flower children that he met Anne at a singles party that cost him one dollar. He claimed it was the best dollar he ever spent on her. Friends that traveled back in time included Kathy Weiner, dressed as Jackie O, and Paulette and Mel Levine in authentic blast-from-the-past hippy threads. Paulette’s purse was an original UT Longhorn cigar box.
Make no bones about it, the Chinese New Year party in honor of the Year of the Dog was a dog gone fun event. It was celebrated by the Hunters Creek Garden Club at Sharon and Mike Brier’s home, which featured a Chinese lantern over the front door and a dragon over their dining room table. Tookie McMahan, Anne O’Neil, and Terri Thomas were the hostesses in charge of chopsticks and dinner. Macho and Mia Brier, two Chihuahuas, performed for the audience of laughing gardeners and spouses. Some of the ladies that wore Oriental jackets were Diane Cimo, Geetha Mammen, Mary Powell and Mary Ann Russell. The surprise custom-made fortunes in the fortune cookies provoked a lot of giggles. It is amazing what you can find online.
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