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July / August 2016 - Houston

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Carson Seeligson Lauren Fred and Ruthie Ryan Ross Suzanne Droese Arthur Seeligson JULY/AUGUST | PAGE 12 | 2016 MATTHEW RAMIREZ HITS THE SLOPES. PHOTOGRAPHY JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON. DOWNHILL RACER WITH SAINT BERNARD T he forecast was snow flurries with a chance of martinis. Think REI meets River Oaks when Saint Bernard Sports opened in a whopping 14,000 square feet of real estate at Oliver McMillan's new luxury palace, River Oaks District, with a snow machine blowing frosty flakes. The opening fête brought in Saint Bernard Sport COO and heir-apparent Charlie Goyer with wife Ashleigh Goyer, whose parents, Anne and Wes Goyer, founded the outdoor sportswear company in 1978 in Dallas, its headquarters. Reef restaurant's chef, Bryan Caswell, served amazing cheddar biscuits stuffed with pulled pork, while precious Saint Bernard puppies scampered throughout the party. In keeping with retail neighbors Dior, Tom Ford and Cartier, Saint Bernard upgrades athletic wear and ski togs with luxe ski brands Obermeyer, Bogner, Nils, Spyder, Canada Goose and Rodd & Gunn, as well as après-ski labels Vineyard Vines, Patagonia, Lilly Pulitzer, Southern Tide, Hunter and Peter Millar. During ski season, a full-service ski shop befitting a top-tier resort offers tune-ups, waxing, adding and adjusting bindings — so you can hit the slopes as soon as wheels touch down. Grab hiking, camping and beaching gear, too, then take a breather in the lounge and sip a draft beer or coffee. Hitting the slopes: River Oaks District's Colin Moussa and Charlotte Johnson, as well as sporty socials Ceron, Bethany and Kelly Layne, Carson and Arthur Seeligson, Blake Woodall and brother Blair Woodall, Chandler West and sister Tammy West, Lilly and Markus Neubauer, Norman Lewis and wife Donna, Suzanne Droese, Mimi and Larry Levine, Catherine and George Masterson, Courtney Ross, Damon Parker, Kari Gonzales, and Michael Nichols. SPORTS Bryan Caswell Anne Goyer Charlie Goyer Ashleigh Goyer Wes Goyer George Masterson Gina Armstrong Mimi Levine Larry Levine Farrell Lawo Amy Stephens and Ruthie Kara Smith Andre Evans Sara Goel Wylie Fitzgerald Andrews Ruthie Megan Fitzgerald Andrews Catherine Masterson Jennifer Farnell Pam Martin Amy Graham Jim Farrell Richard Callicutt Ryan Meyer Chris Cummings Tammy West Courtney Ross Chandler West Colin Moussa Charlotte Johnson MATTHEW RAMIREZ REPORTS. PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS BROWN, MORRIS MALAKOFF AND DANIEL ORTIZ. THE GOLDEN RULE: EAT. DRINK. SHOP. A ll things were golden at River Oaks District for a festive evening that unveiled the District's luxe look book, The Gold Standard, photographed by Rocco Laspata at the architecturally significant Acido Dorado estate (designed by L.A. architect Robert Stone) located in the California desert area of the otherworldly Joshua Tree. In keeping with all things gold and otherworldly, Todd Events designed a tented pavilion, A Fare Extraordinaire performed catering honors, and the David Bowie tribute band Space Oddity paid homage to the thin white duke (RIP, Starman). Greeting guests were hostesses fitted in gold catsuits, along with Olivier McMillan's Charlotte Johnson and Colin Moussa, who makes everything happen at River Oaks District. Socials stepped out to drink in the District's rarefied air, and left with goodie bags stocked with the spring campaign catalogs, Diptyque candle, Etro clutch and L'Occitane and Tom Ford samples. Hitting the step- and-repeat: de Boulle owners Karen and Denis Boulle, in from Dallas; Judy Nyquist, Lynn Wyatt, George Lancaster, Diane Lokey Farb, Becca Cason Thrash, Claire Cormier Thielke, Charlotte Johnson, Isabel David, Joyce Echols, Caroline and Fred Knapp, Cara Barnhart, Saba Jawda, Blair and Josh Beal, Mark Sullivan, Leslie and Adam Strauss, Sarah and Steven Deutser, Tracy and Glen Larner, Carson Brown, Roz and Alan Pactor, Matthew Greives, Rachael Volz, and Asli Omar of local fave The Tontons. Colin Moussa Matthew Greives Joyce Echols Taylor Hudgins Diane Lokey Farb Judy Nyquist Claire Cormier Thielke Josh Bell Blair Beal George Lancaster Chris Dories Carolyn Dories Glen Larner Steven Deutser Sarah Deutser Tracy Larner Charlotte Johnson Sverre Brandsberg- Dahl Carrie Brandsberg- Dahl Becca Cason Thrash Mark Sullivan Lynn Wyatt Lauren Hogan Lauren Werner Isabel David Saba Jawda Shahar Dori Oliver Halkowich Matt Vandever Carolyn Tanner

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