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Houston's young and the restless celebrate the rites of spring at "La Dolce Vita" bash

Houston's young and restless celebrate spring at La Dolce Vita bash

News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Abby Frizzell, Megan Sunday, Whitney Cameron
Abby Frizzell, from left, Megan Sunday and Whitney Cameron. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Emily Brlansky, Connor Tamlynn
Emily Brlansky and Connor Tamlynn. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Ceron, MacKenzie Montelaro, Brittany Meisner
Ceron, left, MacKenzie Montelaro and Brittany Meisner. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Alexa Bode, Courtney Casey
Alexa Bode, left, and Courtney Casey.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Gabriel Cooley
Gabriel Cooley and Katye Cheatham. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Michael Chabala, Chester Pitts
Michael Chabala, left, and Chester Pitts. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Evan Wetmore, Molly Rivers, Kaila Fagerstrom
Evan Wetmore, from left, Molly Rivers and Kaila Fagerstrom. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Fady Armanious, Josu Salazar Acosta
Fady Armanious, left, and Josu Salazar Acosta. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Camille Connolly, Julie Chen, Chris Goins
Camille Connolly, from left, Julie Chen and Chris Goins. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Sergio Marazita, Blair Bentley
Sergio Marazita and Blair Bentley. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Evgeny Krasilnikov, Brian Hayes
Evgeny Krasilnikov, left, and Brian Hayes. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Laura Salvador, Kathy Barajas, Dr. Sheena Garner
Laura Salvador, from left, Kathy Barajas and Dr. Sheena Garner.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Javier Rodriguez, Tarek el-b
Javier Rodriguez, from left, Tarek El-bjeirmi, Taylor Hudgins and Neara Patidar. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Natalie Harms, Cody Jo Tinney, Emily Wilkinson
Natalie Harms, from left, Cody Jo Tinney and Emily Wilkinson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015
Confetti guns shower the revelers with fun. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Abby Frizzell, Megan Sunday, Whitney Cameron
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Emily Brlansky, Connor Tamlynn
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Ceron, MacKenzie Montelaro, Brittany Meisner
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Alexa Bode, Courtney Casey
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Gabriel Cooley
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Michael Chabala, Chester Pitts
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Evan Wetmore, Molly Rivers, Kaila Fagerstrom
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Fady Armanious, Josu Salazar Acosta
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Camille Connolly, Julie Chen, Chris Goins
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Sergio Marazita, Blair Bentley
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Evgeny Krasilnikov, Brian Hayes
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Laura Salvador, Kathy Barajas, Dr. Sheena Garner
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Javier Rodriguez, Tarek el-b
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015, Natalie Harms, Cody Jo Tinney, Emily Wilkinson
News, Shelby, Hotel ZaZa La Dolce Vita, April 2015

Ah, the rites of spring are seldom celebrated with such fertile enthusiasm as during Hotel ZaZa's annual welcome of the season. Thursday night's "La Dolce Vita" bash lived up to tradition as more than 400 of H-Town's young and restless arrived to rock, despite the miserable rains.

Typically held around the hotel's sexy pool, the event moved indoors as the savvy ZaZa clan had rainy day plans. First off, the Veuve Cliquot and the Grey Goose helped keep spirits high. Decor transformed the hotel ballroom into a La Dolce Vita (the movie) atmosphere as wait staff, dressed as gondoliers, helped fuel enthusiasm for the theme. Kudos to Spencer Lane, director of food and beverage at Hotel ZaZa, for Plan B.

Divisi Strings launched the action after which DJ Tran kept the party beat rumbling. Not a dull moment on this evening where confetti rockets, dancing sharks and glow-in-the dark-champagne flutes kept the dance party going. Page Parkes models dressed in the latest styles from Tootsies lounged on Vespas (another nod to La Dolce Vita) and posed on pedestals scattered across the ballroom.

Partying guests sampling banquets chef de cuisine Larry De La Flor's party foods included Amy and Hatch Hilliard, Dr. Sheena Garner, Chester Pitts, Michael Chabala, Jennifer and Doug Bosch, Chris Goins, James Sivco, Taylor Crowley, Michael Collins, Ceron, Courtney Perna and Ray Dennison.

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