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January 2019- Houston

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30 LAST GASP HOLIDAYS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AT BEDESIGN Photography Wilson Parish A t international home furnishings destination BeDesign, a Houston Symphony string quar- tet — violinists MuChen Hsieh and Annie Chen, Jarita Ng on the viola, and cellist Maki Kubota — between sets by DJ Matt Johns and a PA by St. Nick himself, made for a festive Yule-time fête. The evening in the gleaming interiors of the home-design Mecca, hosted by owners Adrián Dueñas and Marcelo Saenz and chairmen Carrie and Sverre Brandsberg- Dahl, served as the holiday bash for the Houston Symphony Young Associates Council, drawing 120 culturally inclined music acolytes. BeDesign generously gave back a portion of shopping proceeds to the performing-arts nonprofit. The highlight was a rousing rendition of Sleigh Ride, with musician Ian Mayton as percussionist conjuring the holiday standard's buggy-whip sound. WHO: Houston Symphony's Molly Simpson; YAC co-chairs Ann Ayre and Jennifer Gravenor applauding new members Elaine and Jeff Hiller, Emily and Matt Fellows, and Amanda Hassler and Mark Stadnyk; Sofia Gambara; Flexform's Antonella Cremonesi in from Chicago; Nina Delano with Wirt Blaffer; Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis; collector Ken Christie; artist Justin Garcia; Georgeta Teodorescu; Davide Mei with Anyela Herrera; Valerie and Tracy Dieterich; Brian McCullough and Jeremy Garcia; Laurel Flores; Houston Center for Photography director Ashlyn Davis; Michael Baugh and Tim Ong; Michelle Stair and Carlos Sierra; Kirby and David Ludholz; Chris Goins Pazda with the MFAH; and BBVA Compass' Rey Ocañas and Orlando Ocañas- Manzo. Catherine D. Anspon ZADOK'S CELEBRATES 43 Photography Kirsten Gilliam, Chris P. Bachman Z adok Jewelers rang in the holiday season with a very personal celebration marking 43 years for owners Helene and Dror Zadok. The family partnered with Crime Stoppers, providing pro- ceeds from the raffle and the popular gemstone cupcakes (buy a cupcake and find a beautiful gem within) to the crime fighting non-profit. Welcoming guests were Zadok sons and wives: Lisa and Gilad, Amy and Segev, and Michelle and Jonathan. The evening doubled as the launch of Zadok's newest designer, Stephen Webster. WHO: Mayor Sylvester Turner, Crime Stopper's Rania Mankarious, Esther Friedman, Christine and Jonathan Zou, Cabell Wood, Varda and Jess Fields, Tseela and Jeffrey Newport, and Annette and Scott Ernstein. Shelby Hodge of the Chairs Sverre & Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl at BeDesign Helene & Dror Zadok at Zadok Aerin & Quentin Smith at BeDesign Segev & Amy Zadok, Rania Mankarious at Zadok Marcelo Saenz, Santa, Adrián Dueñas at BeDesign Wirt Blaffer, Nina Delano at BeDesign Debra & Kerry Bonner at Zadok Jennifer Gravenor, Ann Ayre at BeDesign Jacqueline Levine Georgeta Teodorescu at BeDesign Daniel & Alexandra Gottschalk at BeDesign

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