Stars at Night

10 femmes and one young man honored for community service and leadership

10 femmes, one young man honored for community service and leadership

CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Lily Jang, Connie Kwan-Wong
Lily Jang, Connie Kwan-Wong. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Gina Li, Betty Gee, Leona Chen
Gina Li, Betty Gee, Leona Chen. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Mary D'Andrea, Dr. Mark D'Andrea
Mary D'Andrea, Dr. Mark D'Andrea. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Chau Nguyen, Lily Jang, Christine Delon, Chloe Dao
Chau Nguyen, Lily Jang, Christine Delon, Chloe Dao. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Sean Gilmore, Judge Vanessa Gilmore
Sean Gilmore, Judge Vanessa Gilmore. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Frederico Marques, Cecile Tindlund
Frederico Marques, Cecile Tindlund. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Alex Blair, Astley Blair
Alex Blair, Astley Blair. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Dr. William Reading, Teresa Reading
Dr. William Reading, Teresa Reading. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Phyllis Williams, Connie Kwan-Wong
Phyllis Williams, Connie Kwan-Wong. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Hanh Tran, Ilse Geldenhuys
 Hanh Tran, Ilse Geldenhuys. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Michael Chang, Cynthia XUE
Michael Chang, Cynthia Xue. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Max Harrison, Gregg Harrison
Max Harrison, Gregg Harrison. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Myra Johnson, Katya Dow, Farida Abjani
Myra Johnson, Katya Dow, Farida Abjan. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Rose Chen, Nevin Noorani, Diane Angel
Rose Chen, Nevin Noorani, Diane Angel. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Thi Hac Nguyen, Hac Nguyen
Thi Hac Nguyen, Hac Nguyen. Courtesy of CKW Luxe
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Lily Jang, Connie Kwan-Wong
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Gina Li, Betty Gee, Leona Chen
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Mary D'Andrea, Dr. Mark D'Andrea
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Chau Nguyen, Lily Jang, Christine Delon, Chloe Dao
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Sean Gilmore, Judge Vanessa Gilmore
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Frederico Marques, Cecile Tindlund
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Alex Blair, Astley Blair
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Dr. William Reading, Teresa Reading
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Phyllis Williams, Connie Kwan-Wong
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Hanh Tran, Ilse Geldenhuys
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Michael Chang, Cynthia XUE
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Max Harrison, Gregg Harrison
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Myra Johnson, Katya Dow, Farida Abjani
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16  Rose Chen, Nevin Noorani, Diane Angel
CKW Luxe Star Awards 6/16 Thi Hac Nguyen, Hac Nguyen

Philanthropist, publisher, pediatric cardiac sonographer and social force Connie Kwan Wong celebrated the first anniversary of her CKW Luxe magazine with a glam bash in the penthouse of Mosaic on Hermann Park high-rise. In addition to the mag bash, the evening saluted 11 individuals with Wong's Star Awards.

The festive gathering featured music by Ars Lyrica; taste treats from Davis Street at Hermann Park, Edible Moments and Macaron by Patisse; and presentation of dreamy jewels from Joe Vilaiwan, who flew in from Beverly Hills for the party.

In addition, lucky guests were the recipient of more than $15,000 total in door prizes, ranging from a CKW crystal clutch filled with Houston Grand Opera tickets to a private yacht charter from the Yacht Sales Company.

The 2016 Star Award honorees, recognized for community service and leadership,  were Dr. Susan Osterberg, Phyllis Williams. Dr. Anne Shen Chao, Gracie Cavnar, Cynthia Petrello, Leona Chen, Simone Biles, Chloe Choudhury, Tarun Srinivasan, and youngsters Sean Gilmore, son of U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore, and Bradlee Few, daughter of Arvia and Jason Few. Also taking bows was Cindi Harwood Rose, film producer and founder of the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.

The party cast truly represented Houston's vibrant rainbow coalition beginning with KHOU Channel 11 news anchor Lily Jang as emcee and including Alex and Astley Blair, Mary and Dr. Mark D'Andrea, Christine Delon, Chloe Dao, Frederico Marques, Cecile Tindlund, Teresa and Dr. William Reading, Jason Walsh, Gregg Harrison and his son, Max.

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