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February 2020- Houston

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46 GENTLEMEN WALK THE WALK SHELBY HODGE TAKES A SEAT. DANIEL ORTIZ AND QUY TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY. C hampagne flowed and air kisses streamed through Tenenbaum Jewelers as the femmes behind the Una Notte in Italia gala evening gathered to ignite excitement for the fête. Leading the clutch of fashionables were luncheon chairs Duyen Nguyen and Melissa Juneau. Christina Stith, wearing fabulous Buccellati earrings, and Tony Bradfield welcomed the ladies as they were seated for lunch by Monarch Hospitality. W eeks later, explosions of confetti, tossed flowers, and showers of rose petals provided a jovial show of affection for the gents that strode the catwalk during Una Notte in Italia. The annual benefit, this year supporting Houston Area Women's Center, was headlined by MLB Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell, MLB All-Star Lance McCullers Jr., and Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole. They and more than a dozen businessmen — including Bill Baldwin, Mike Mahlstedt, and Ajay Khurana — walked the walk in menswear from Festari for Men. Event founders Debbie and Rudy Festari held the spotlight along with co-chairs Rachel Bagwell and Sneha Merchant, emcee Dominique Sachse, and the legions of women who cheered for their guys. WHO: Hallie Vanderhider, Nicole and James Lassiter, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Courtney Hopson, Neal Hamil, Nick Florescu, Drs. Rocio and Matthew Harbison, Adrienne and Jared Crane, Frances Moody and Tony Buzbee, Gary Petersen, Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune, Jane and Larry Wagner, Stacey Lindseth, Nina Magon, Jessica Bertuccio, Iraida Brown, Courtney Hopson, Mauney Mafrige, Sippi Khurana, and Marley Hurley. See more Shelby Hodge at ON THIS FASHIONABLE EVENING, LADIES TAKE A BACKSEAT. BUT FIRST, IT'S BLING AND BENEVOLENCE AT TENENBAUM'S KICKOFF LUNCHEON. Rudy Festari, Danny Brown at Una Notte in Italia Kara McCullers & Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. at Una Notte in Italia Courtney Hopson, Tiffany Wong at Tenenbaum Melissa Juneau at Una Notte in Italia Sippi Khurana Debbie Festari Co-chair Sneha Merchant at Una Notte in Italia Houston Texan Cullen Gillaspia at Una Notte in Italia Adrián Dueñas, Nina Magon Marcelo Saenz, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl at Una Notte in Italia Jessica Bertuccio Chair Melissa Juneau at Tenenbaum Dr. Rocio Harbison, Tony Bradfield, Rachel Bagwell at Tenenbaum Chair Duyen Nguyen at Tenenbaum Houston Texan Justin Reid at Una Notte in Italia Sippi Khurana, Sneha Merchant at Tenenbaum Christina Stith, Hallie Vanderhider Shelby Hodge at Tenenbaum

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