Cuisine and cocktails

Interior designer celebrates new restaurant with samba action at high-energy Carnaval

Interior designer celebrates new restaurant with high-energy Carnaval

Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Michael Plank, Susan Plank, LD Dance Company
Michael Plank, Susan Plank, LD Dance Company. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Nina Magon, Chita Johnson
Nina Magon, Chita Johnson. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Todd Ramos, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta
Todd Ramos, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Carrie Colbert, Duyen Nguyen, Anais Nguyen, Marie Dang
Carrie Colbert, Duyen Nguyen, Anais Nguyen, Marie Dang. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, James Khreibani, Maryam Asfari
James Khreibani, Maryam Asfari. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, David Peck, Christy Eastland
David Peck, Christy Eastland. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Sydney Dao, Sarrah Zadeh
Sydney Dao, Sarrah Zadeh. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Meenu Mangal, Sapna Patel
Meenu Mangal, Sapna Patel. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, LD Dance Company
LD Dance Company. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Daron Mendoza, Jeri Mendoza
Daron Mendoza, Jeri Mendoza. Photo by Quy Tran
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Michael Plank, Susan Plank, LD Dance Company
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Nina Magon, Chita Johnson
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Todd Ramos, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Carrie Colbert, Duyen Nguyen, Anais Nguyen, Marie Dang
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, James Khreibani, Maryam Asfari
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, David Peck, Christy Eastland
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Sydney Dao, Sarrah Zadeh
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Meenu Mangal, Sapna Patel
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, LD Dance Company
Houston, Carnaval De 51fifteen, May 2016, Daron Mendoza, Jeri Mendoza

Creative director Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design recently celebrated the opening of 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails, which her firm designed, with a Brazilian-themed Carnaval inside the restaurant located at the new Saks Fifth Avenue.

More than 300 guests attended the party, dubbed "Carnavale de 51fifteen," where they danced to the music of Mango Punch, thrilled to the gyrations of samba dancers from LD Dance Company, and took park in a silent auction, with such raffle items as a B&B Italia chair. Ticket sales and proceeds from the silent auction items benefited the Houston charity Dec My Room.

Spotted in the crowd were KHOU’s Chita Johnson, who emceed the evening, Donae and Rob Chramosta, Dec My Room founders Susan Plank and daughter Kendall Plank, Michael Plank, Carrie Colbert, Duyen Nguyen, Anais Nguyen, Marie Dang, Todd Ramos, Sneha Merchant, Sydney Dao, David Peck, Maryam Afshari and James Khreibani, Misti Pace-Krahl, Adrian Duenas, Bill Stubbs, and Angel Rios.

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