What: Denali Foundation's Dream of Flight gala.
Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.
The scoop: Headlining the second annual gala was renowned mountaineer and wingsuit flyer Joby Ogwyn, who lost most of his crew to an avalanche during work on filming his planned leap from Mount Everest.
Honored on the evening with the first Artist Distinction Award was Austin-based painter Graydon Parrish, who was presented the award by renowned jeweler Peter Martino. Also honored was sherpa Tashi Lakpa from Nepal. Part of the evening's proceeds were dedicated to building a Denali Arts and Education School in Nepal.
The evening was chaired by Leslie Wall Hassen.
Who: Denali Foundation founder Sequoia Di Angelo, Marie and Bill Wise, Vivian Wise, Meredith Cocke, Alexander Cocke, Douglas Acker, Dana Kervin, Greg Harrison, Shadi Abedin, Cindi Rose and Erica Rose, clearly showing her baby bump.