As the Blanton Museum of Art celebrated 50 years of art and culture in Austin, guests gathered at the museum for Gold a Go-Go, a lively after-party complete with Grey Goose cocktails, dancing and live music by The BlueBonnets, featuring Kathy Valentine and Charlie Sexton.
The Austin Center for Photography hosted an evening with renowned portrait photographer Dan Winters during the annual Texas Photo Roundup. Winters presented a lecture and signed copies of his latest book, Last Launch, a breathtaking visual chronicle of America’s space program, featuring photographs of shuttles Discovery, Endeavor and Atlantis.
Laura and Morris Gottesman opened their home to supporters of JDRF, the leading global organization in type 1 diabetes research. Guests enjoyed canapés and cocktails, as they toasted to the upcoming One Party, an all-day golf tournament benefitting JDRF to take place in April.
The Women’s Fund of Central Texas presented its ninth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel. Featuring guest speaker Gigi Edwards Bryant, founder of the Write to Me Foundation, the afternoon celebrated this year’s Women’s Fund grant recipients and their philanthropic efforts to better the Austin community.
We celebrated the release of our February Love Issue at Nannie Inez during an evening with some of the most innovative minds in Austin’s wedding scene. Guests tasted cheeses from Dos Lunas, handcrafted Valentines with The Creative Parasol and enjoyed stunning décor by Loot Vintage Rentals and Rosehip Flora, while a photo booth designed by The Confetti Committee captured the festivities.
In anticipation of Texas Furniture from Ima Hogg’s Winedale Collection, an upcoming exhibition at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, noted curator Lonn Taylor held an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and stories of Texas furniture at the home of Dr. John Hogg and Mr. David Garza.
At 27 homes across the city, Project Transitions held Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, one of the most anticipated dinner parties of the year. From a Casablanca-inspired affair to an Arabian Nights soiree, each gathering celebrated fine cuisine and conversation, culminating in a reception at Nest Modern. The evening benefited Project Transitions’ efforts to support those living with HIV and AIDS.
Austinites gathered at the elegant home of Dr. John Hogg and Mr. David Garza for A Swanky Affair, the Travis County Medical Alliance’s annual gala. Nestled in the hills of Westlake, guests enjoyed a sumptuous evening benefiting Family Eldercare, Hospice Austin, LifeWorks, Saint Louise House and the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic.
Billy Reid hosted a fashionable evening of vintage menswear curated by Sam Hill. Guests explored a unique collection of clothing and collectibles from across the country, while a vibrant lineup of musicians, from Jesse Woods to Jazz Mills, provided a lush soundtrack for the event.