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No ordinary summer escape: Houston influentials play it cool in U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris

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News, Shelby, paris, Anna Dean, Linda Barrett, Astrid Van Dyke, Paolo Schulhof, July 2014
Anna Dean, from left, Linda Barrett, Astrid Van Dyke and Paola Schulhof in Paris. Photo by Arman Molavi-Paris
News, Shelby, paris, Jim Crownover, Molly Crownover, July 2014
Jim and Molly Crownover at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris. Photo by Arman Molavi-Paris
News, Shelby, Paris, Tres Page, Phillip Page, Benner Page, Donna Chapman, Joe Kurka and Laurel Page, July 2014
Tres Page, from left, Phillip Page, Benner Page, Donna Chapman, Joe Kurka and Laurel Page. Photo by Arman Molavi-Paris
News, Shelby, Paris, Coco Blaffer, Diane Lokey Farb, July 2014
Coco Blaffer and Diane Lokey Farb at the American Hospital in Paris luncheon. Photo by Arman Molavi-Paris
News, Shelby, paris, Anna Dean, Linda Barrett, Astrid Van Dyke, Paolo Schulhof, July 2014
News, Shelby, paris, Jim Crownover, Molly Crownover, July 2014
News, Shelby, Paris, Tres Page, Phillip Page, Benner Page, Donna Chapman, Joe Kurka and Laurel Page, July 2014
News, Shelby, Paris, Coco Blaffer, Diane Lokey Farb, July 2014

Not everyone from Houston is summering in Aspen, Pebble Beach and Nantucket — though the rest of us wish we were. A handful of H-town philanthropists have been champagne toasting in Paris in honor of Donna Chapman, who just received the American Hospital of Paris Foundation's Medal Award.

Chapman was recognized for her long-term support of the AHPF for which she has served on the foundation board, on the hospital board of governors and as foundation chair. In receiving the honor, she joins such notables as former Ambassador Howard Leach, Christiane Guerlain and Michael P. Schulhof

The honor was presented to Chapman at a luncheon at Hotel de Pontalba, the U.S ambassador's gilded residence on the Rue Faubourg St. Honoré, where a handful of Houstonian supporters of the hospital were on hand. The luncheon was part of a series of tours and private visits and receptions in honor of Houston AHPF board members and patrons as well as supporters from New York and Paris.

Houstonians in the glamorous contingent included Anna Dean, Astrid Van Dyke, Diane Lokey Farb, Coco Blaffer, Molly and Jim Crownover, Emily and Tyler van Houtan and Donna and Joe Kurka.

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