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Summer party scene heats up with cool young professionals at CultureMap Social

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17 Nik Kapetanakos, from left, Kelcy Mayell and Katy and Mat Ellis at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Nik Kapetanakos, from left, Kelcy Mayell and Katy and Mat Ellis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3  Misty Taylor, from left, El Jimador and Annie Sorrells at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Misty Taylor, from left, El Jimador and Annie Sorrells. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Sami Toussi at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Sami Toussi. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Alycia Holland, left, and Brithney Watson at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Alycia Holland, left, and Brithney Watson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Michael Broderick, from left, Travis Shirley and Todd Ramos at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Michael Broderick, from left, Travis Shirley and Todd Ramos. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Michelle Moreno and Daniel Pereyra at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Michelle Moreno and Daniel Pereyra. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Tracy Leibovitz, left, and Lindsay Grossman at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Tracy Leibovitz, left, and Lindsay Grossman. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Ramon Carey, from left, Diana Pham, Kaiden Tong and Hao Chen at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Ramon Carey, from left, Diana Pham, Kaiden Tong and Hao Chen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Holly Grice, left, and Jackie Leong at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Holly Grice, left, and Jackie Leong. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Daniella Lewis, left, and Catrina Stevens at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Daniella Lewis, left, and Catrina Stevens. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Andrew Rentz, from left, Tod Eason and Lonnie Schiller at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Andrew Rentz, from left, Tod Eason and Lonnie Schiller. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
16 Elizabeth Gunter, from left, Carolyn Roberts and Corey Mannie at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Elizabeth Gunter, from left, Carolyn Roberts and Corey Mannie. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
21 Ellen Gaines and Chris Maraldo at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Ellen Gaines and Chris Maraldo. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 Bridget Barrow, from left, Colleen Nash, Sherwin Brandford and Lindsay Mays at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Bridget Barrow, from left, Colleen Nash, Sherwin Brandford and Lindsay Mays. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
18 Aimee Finnorer, from left, Tim Southerland and Ashley McCown at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Aimee Finnorer, from left, Tim Southerland and Ashley McCown. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Kelli Bednarz and Greg Guarino at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
Kelli Bednarz and Greg Guarino. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Nik Kapetanakos, from left, Kelcy Mayell and Katy and Mat Ellis at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
3  Misty Taylor, from left, El Jimador and Annie Sorrells at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
10 Sami Toussi at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
7 Alycia Holland, left, and Brithney Watson at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
19 Michael Broderick, from left, Travis Shirley and Todd Ramos at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
11 Michelle Moreno and Daniel Pereyra at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
6 Tracy Leibovitz, left, and Lindsay Grossman at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
12 Ramon Carey, from left, Diana Pham, Kaiden Tong and Hao Chen at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
13 Holly Grice, left, and Jackie Leong at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
14 Daniella Lewis, left, and Catrina Stevens at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
15 Andrew Rentz, from left, Tod Eason and Lonnie Schiller at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
16 Elizabeth Gunter, from left, Carolyn Roberts and Corey Mannie at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
21 Ellen Gaines and Chris Maraldo at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
23 Bridget Barrow, from left, Colleen Nash, Sherwin Brandford and Lindsay Mays at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
18 Aimee Finnorer, from left, Tim Southerland and Ashley McCown at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014
22 Kelli Bednarz and Greg Guarino at the CultureMap Summer Social July 2014

Forget the withering heat outside, the partying was trés cool inside at quirky 1919 Wine & Mixology on Wednesday when CultureMappers, 250 strong, proved that even the dog days of summer can be socially invigorating. Particularly when El Jimador is providing its Mango Mango and Lime tequila flavors for cocktails and grown-up snow cones.

The after-work crowd of young professionals prowled the various spaces of the uber-decorated wine bar such as the Lexington Room and the intimate Mixology Room, where the popularity of the tequila-laced snow cones kept the bar tenders hustling. DJ Bizonee spun the discs while Smilebooth provided photo opps with El Jimador's masked gent.

Corner Table, which adjoins the bar, provided sustenance for the summer partying in the form of citrus ceviche, crispy egg rolls, grilled prawns, Moroccan lamb meatballs, cauliflower soup shooters and a tempting array of desserts from pastry chef Alyssa Dole. Mango curry mint cupcakes, anyone?

Beneficiary of the mid-summer good will was Plant It Forward, which had representatives on hand to explain the urban farming concept. Also vying for YP attention were volunteers from CultureMap's party partners Blondes vs. Brunettes, Camp for All and Houston Food Bank's  f.r.e.s.h..

Chilling in the cool party atmosphere were Katy and Mat Ellis, Kelcy Mayell and Nik Kapetanakos, Jessica Nimon, Andrew Rentz, Ellen Gaines and Chris Maraldo, Ramon Carey, Michelle Moreno, Daniel Pereya, Todd Ramos, Bridgette Barrow and Lindsay Mays.

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