What: CityCentre's Night Out.
The 411: The west side mixed use complex took on a party atmosphere as a big crowd took advantage of drink, dining and retail specials, with a portion of proceeds going to Victory, the American Cancer Society nonprofit that won the CultureMap Charity Challenge. CultureMap editor-in-chief and style critic Clifford Pugh offered shoppers fashion advice at Dryden Kreps while CultureMap contributor Heather Staible did the same at Elaine Turner. At Grub Burger Bar, CultureMap food expert Eric Sandler created the Texas Legend Burger for diners.
The evening ended at Straits Restaurant, where celebrity bartenders, including KHOU Ch. 11's Lily Jang and Rekha Muddaraj, Mix 96.5's Lauren Finkelstein, Urban Swank editors Felice Simmons and Shanna Jones and CultureMap's Marcy de Luna, mixed special drinks for the festive crowd.
Who: Nesrine Aroura and Samy Alaoui, Craig Hensley and Sarah Jones, Dee and James Darby, Scarlett Virginia Darby, Matthew and Joi Maria Probus, Kristen and Elson Smith, Dr. Neil Badlani and CultureMap's Joel Luks, Craig Hensley and Sara Martinez.
Also joining in the fun were Michael and Michele Maerz, Christina Maerz, Melanie Mabry, Annie Shen, Kevin Bryant, Katy Ellis, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney, Crystin Pactor, Thuy and Tuyet Pham, Britaney Wilmore, Mario Sermeno, Price DuBose and Ashley Wright.