All That Glitters Is Gold

River Oaks District sets a new gold standard for partying at gilded soirée

River Oaks District sets gold standard for partying at gilded soirée

River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016, Amanda Abiassi, Anita Barua, Neera Patidar
Amanda Abiassi, Anita Barua, Neera Patidar. Photo by Chris Brown
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Asli Omar, Andres  Anderson
All that glitters is gold in River Oaks District, compliments of Todd Event. Photo by Chris Brown
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Asli Omar, Andres  Anderson
Asli Omar, Andres Anderson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Cara Barnhart, Carson Brown
Cara Barnhart, Carson Brown. Photo by Chris Brown
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Dennis Boulle, Karen Boulle, Colin Moussa
Denis Boulle, Karen Boulle, Colin Moussa. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Mark Sullivan, Lynn Wyatt
Mark Sullivan, Lynn Wyatt.  Photo by Morris Malakoff
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Carolyn Tanner, Isabel David, Saba Jawda
Carolyn Tanner, Isabel David, Saba Jawda. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Fady Armanious, Todd Ramos
Fady Armanious, Todd Ramos. Photo by Morris Malakoff
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Claire Cormier Thielke, Judy Nyquist
Claire Cormier Thielke, Judy Nyquist. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse
Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Becca Cason Thrash
Becca Cason Thrash. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Stuart Humphries, Meghan Jump
Stuart Humphries, Meghan Jump. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Taylor Hudgins, Randi McBroom,  Lauren Hogan, Taylor DeMartino
Taylor Hudgins, Randi McBroom, Lauren Hogan, Taylor DeMartino. Photo by Chris Brown
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Clifford Pugh, Edward Sanchez, John Dascoulias
Clifford Pugh, Edward Sanchez, John Dascoulias. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,
Welcome to the party at River Oaks District. Photo by Morris Malakoff
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016, Amanda Abiassi, Anita Barua, Neera Patidar
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Asli Omar, Andres  Anderson
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Asli Omar, Andres  Anderson
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Cara Barnhart, Carson Brown
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Dennis Boulle, Karen Boulle, Colin Moussa
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Mark Sullivan, Lynn Wyatt
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Carolyn Tanner, Isabel David, Saba Jawda
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Fady Armanious, Todd Ramos
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Claire Cormier Thielke, Judy Nyquist
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Becca Cason Thrash
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Stuart Humphries, Meghan Jump
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Taylor Hudgins, Randi McBroom,  Lauren Hogan, Taylor DeMartino
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,  Clifford Pugh, Edward Sanchez, John Dascoulias
River Oaks District Gold Standard, March 2016,

River Oaks District has seen a score of dazzling store-opening parties since the curtain went up last fall on the luxe OliverMcMillan development on Westheimer. But none was more glittering, literally, than "The Gold Standard" bash that the developer hosted on Wednesday.

Think gold everything. Dazzling wall coverings, gilded swag bags, golden draped bars and Houston's grand dame Lynn Wyatt creating her own high wattage in a shimmering gold cocktail dress by Naeem Khan. Few would have realized that the venue for this first district-wide celebration was a bare bones space, located above Equinox.

On this night, Todd Events transformed the empty space (which will soon be a skin care salon) into a Midas-inspired tableau enriched by the H-Town glitterati that populated the scene. Picture Isabel David, Claire Cormier Thielke and Saba Jawda in their best party clothes and host Colin Moussa, ROD director of marketing, setting the fashion bar equally high.

"We really wanted to take the concept of River Oaks District's spring campaign," Moussa said, "and transfer it into this really beautiful experience that we thought our clients and customers would enjoy." 

With A Fare Extraordinaire dishing up the party fare, DJ Dave Wrangler spinning the discs and David Bowie tribute band Space Oddity setting the night on fire, who wouldn't enjoy?

Happily embracing "The Gold Standard" concept were George Lancaster, Becca Cason Thrash, Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Edward Sanchez, Jane and Ed Parker, Fady Armanious, Jo and Jim Furr, Karen and Denis Boulle, Todd Ramos, Carson Brown, Cara Barnhart, and Joyce Echols.

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