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September 2018- Houston

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128 GRAND NIGHT GRAND FAYETTE at the (continued from page 126) PaperCity in lights Jordan & Clemencia Larimore Nick Mosley & Ryann Ford Mosley, Christian White John & Eric Alexander Russell Smith & Barbara Samuelson Tye & Philip Taft, Lauren Taft, Libby Cagle Ezra Charles at the Grand Fayette Hotel Christy Karll McWhorter & Hal McWhorter Andrea Riebeling Linda Plant T he party spilled from the hotel's Moravian Gallery through the Wine Bar and onto the street, which borders the 19th-centu- ry-era town square. The street had been closed down for festivities, including a performance by the night's headliner: legendary Houston-based piano man Ezra Charles with his son, Jakob Helpinstill, on drums. Bluesy boogie-woogie tunes from Charles' extensive repertoire reverberated through the town, while, the PaperCity logo lit up the night, projected onto the century-old fa├žade of the hotel. GRANDEES AT THE GRAND FAYETTE: Fayetteville Mayor Stephen Cushing and wife Lynda; architect and artist Clovis Heimsath and wife Maryann (the previous owners of the inn); a Houston posse including Libby Cagle and Lauren Taft, her parents, Tye and Philip Taft, DeeAnn and Marcus Thigpen, Frances Chenne, Kathy Ong, and Upper Kirby Consignment's chic Colleen Smith and Peggy Strode; designer Beverly Jacomini; Linda Plant of Martha Turner Sotheby's; artist Christy Karll McWhorter and husband Hal McWhorter, over from New Ulm; Round Top Real Estate's Denise Jacobs, Lisa Mayer and husband Monty, Ruth Ann Streiff and husband Stephen, Renee Diehl and husband Matthew, and Louise Cody; Round Top shopkeepers, in- cluding Ryann Ford Mosley and Nick Mosley of Townsend Provisions, The Dapper Deer's John and Eric Alexander, Lark's Barbara Samuelson and Russell Smith, Expressions Coffee's Carolyn and Johnnie McNellie, and Cynthia and Bill Stolle of the Silver Barn and Nutmeg's; Heritage Texas Country Properties' Maxine Coppinger, Ellen Hart, and Andrea Riebeling; Evelyn and Ian Todd; in from San Antonio, Jackie Currie with designer Allyson Cavender; Clemencia and Jordan Larimore; Debbie Michael and Martin Mercader of Market Hill in Round Top; Red & White Gallery artist Sally Maxwell; designer Michelle Billette, in from New York; Houston retail transplants Melissa and Lee Ellis, who have recently acquired a Round Top residence; chef Jim Mills; designer Renea Abbott and husband Greg Manteris, who are in the midst of a Round Top home reno; John Elford; Lori and John Yeats; and Joan Herring's sister Lori Dunne, and nephew Justin Dehn of The Texas Tribune, both in from Austin.

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