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January 2019- Houston

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RARE JEWELS WOW THE RIVER OAKS CROWD: GEM GAZING WITH WAYNE SMITH Photography Chris P. Bachman W ayne Smith Jewels at The St. Regis Hotel was the beautiful mise-en-scène for a holiday evening that paired important jewels with pedigreed people. The merry bash also dou- bled as a special exhibition showcasing rare vintage and antique bijoux. While the champagne bubbled, display cases dazzled with Smith's own designs, including a fire opal torsade necklace with a hand-cast toggle closure, in addition to estate Cartier timepieces, and classic and im- pressive vintage creations from David Webb, Tiffany & Co., and L'Orée du Bois, alongside Art Deco and mid-century masterpieces. WHO: Wayne Smith and Denny Lyons; Lady Lorraine Palmer; John B. Connally IV; Tracy and David Livingston; John Kidd; David Lemier; Carrington Weems with Gabrielle Girard; Terry Wayne Jones, eyeing Cartier cufflinks; Roberta Rude; Ewan Dinsdale; Richard Dawson; Renea Abbott Manteris and Greg Manteris; Don Mafrige Jr.; Suzy Simons; Annie Cater; Jana Giammalva; Cindy Kratz; Gail and Bobby Stillwell; Laura Ward, leaving with a bauble; Edna Meyer-Nelson; Chari and Bob Hust; Virginia and Dan Steppe, and Karen and Terry Henderson. Catherine D. Anspon and Matthew Ramirez DECKED FOR DINING Photography Daniel Ortiz H oliday tablescapes never looked so grand as dur- ing Houston Design Center's Deck the Tables event. Top designers took over showrooms creating dreamy dining scenes ranging from cozy Christmas to jaw-dropping brilliance. The latter would be the creation by Travis DeZalia for Design House for which he employed Baccarat everything. Not so coincidentally, Baccarat North America president and CEO Jim Shreve jetted in for the two-day showcase. WHO: French Consul General Alexis Andres, Chloe Baumgartner, Ashton Morgan, Connie LeFevre, Sheri Roane, Ken Newberry, Corbin Young, Brad Brandt, James Craig, Diana Martin, Kim Wilson, and Heather Walker. Shelby Hodge TREE TOPS AT THE ALLEY Photography Wilson Parish D ressed in holiday finery, youngsters Penelope and Parker Moore and Kitt Taylor led the countdown then flipped the giant switch that lit up a glittering forest of Christmas trees and wreaths for the Alley Theatre's 12 th annual Deck the Trees cocktail gathering. The fête preceded the opening night performance of A Christmas Carol. Leading the merry throng were chairs Jeanie and Don Sweet and Pepette and Joe Mongrain. Shelby Hodge Corbin Young at Houston Design Center Jenny & David Moore with Penelope and Parker at Deck the Trees Alexis Andres, Jim Shreve at Houston Design Center Valerie Jalufka, Lucy Hahn, Jill Hahn at Deck the Trees Gabrielle Girard Carrington Weems at Wayne Smith Connie LeFevre, Leasa Roy, Ken Newberry at Houston Design Center Virginia & Dan Steppe at Wayne Smith Denny Lyons & Wayne Smith, Karen & Terry Henderson at Wayne Smith John B. Connally IV, Tracy Livingston Lady Lorraine Palmer at Wayne Smith Richard Dawson, Roberta Rude at Wayne Smith Terry Wayne Jones, David Lemier at Wayne Smith Cora Sue & Harry Mach at Deck the Trees Greg Manteris & Renea Abbott Manteris, Don Mafrige Jr. at Wayne Smith Annie Cater, John Kidd at Wayne Smith 31

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