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Celebrity hairstylist's 50th birthday party is a rocking hot night, with Houston power players galore

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10 Todd Fiscus, let, and Ceron at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
The host Todd Fiscus, left, and Cerón, the birthday boy at RDG. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
1 Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
3 Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mauri Oliver at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mauri Oliver. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
15 Henry Richardson, from left, Becca Cason Thrash and Monsour Taghdisi at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Henry Richardson, left, Becca Cason Thrash and Monsour Taghdisi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
2 Jennifer McCord, Javier Rodriguez, Sarah Aladwani, Bryan Nguyen at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
Jennifer McCord, from left, Javier Rodriguez, Sarah Aladwani and Bryan Nguyen. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
4 Meghan Lee, left, and Lauren Hogan at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Meghan Lee, left, and Lauren Hogan. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
5 Leslie Strauss, left, and Amy Johnston at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Leslie Strauss, left, and Amy Johnston. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
8 Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Ceron, from left, Marcia Backus and Mike Wood at Ceron's 50th birthday party August 2014
Cerón, left, Marcia Backus and Mike Wood. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
9 L.V. Rosser, from left, Cristian Cardenas, Peter Jonak and Tarek El-bjeirmi at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
LB Rosser, from left, Cristian Cardenas, Peter Jonak and Tarek El-bjeirmi. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mary Beth Aspromonte at Ceron's 50th birthday party August 2014
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mary Beth Aspromonte. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
6 Karen and Mel Payne at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Karen and Mel Payne. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
7 Steven Hempel and Michelle Avinz at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Steven Hempel and Michelle Avinz. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
16 Erica Levit, left, and Lizzie Sullivan at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
Erica Levit, left, and Lizzie Sullivan. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
14 Armando Saenz, from left, Amy Kalmin and Taylor Hudgins at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Armando Saenz, from left, Amy Kalmin and Taylor Hudgins. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
13 Patricia Quirino and Regan McKinney at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Patricia Quirino and Regan McKinney. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
11 The crowd at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
The patio at RDG was filled with white orchids and guests in the requisite black and white. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
News, Shelby, orchids, August 2014
The RDG terrace was loaded with white orchids from Todd Events. Photo by Shelby Hodge
10 Todd Fiscus, let, and Ceron at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
1 Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
3 Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mauri Oliver at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
15 Henry Richardson, from left, Becca Cason Thrash and Monsour Taghdisi at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
2 Jennifer McCord, Javier Rodriguez, Sarah Aladwani, Bryan Nguyen at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
4 Meghan Lee, left, and Lauren Hogan at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
5 Leslie Strauss, left, and Amy Johnston at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
8 Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Ceron, from left, Marcia Backus and Mike Wood at Ceron's 50th birthday party August 2014
9 L.V. Rosser, from left, Cristian Cardenas, Peter Jonak and Tarek El-bjeirmi at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mary Beth Aspromonte at Ceron's 50th birthday party August 2014
6 Karen and Mel Payne at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
7 Steven Hempel and Michelle Avinz at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
16 Erica Levit, left, and Lizzie Sullivan at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014.
14 Armando Saenz, from left, Amy Kalmin and Taylor Hudgins at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
13 Patricia Quirino and Regan McKinney at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
11 The crowd at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
News, Shelby, orchids, August 2014

Who would have guessed that in the first week of August (miserably hot and way too steamy) enough of the social swells would be in town to dress up a Leo birthday party? Proof positive was Saturday night when party-planner extraordinaire Todd Fiscus organized a 50th birthday bash for his spouse, Ceron, on the patio at RDG + Bar Annie.

Granted, it was as hot as Hades during the early evening cocktail bash but whirling ceiling fans and an industrial wind maker, brought in just for the party, made the outdoor experience tolerable. The open bar with beaucoup ice and the prevalent white fashions (as requested on the invitation) contributed to a sense of cool. Profusions of white orchids did their part as well in convincing the 50-plus guests that the humidity wasn't really all that bad.

 Fiscus had sneaked into the salon in the wee hours with loads of flowers and balloons, surprising Ceron when he arrived for work. 

The party was planned at the perfect moment to grab summer travelers between jaunts such as Marcia Backus and Mike Hood, who've made it a point to retreat to cooler climes to avoid H-Town's summer scorch fest. Becca Cason Thrash, just back from a European hejira, and John Thrash, who celebrated his birthday a week earlier, were among the white-attired arrivals. 

The Saturday fete was part two of the celebration, part one taking place at the birthday boy's namesake hair studio on Friday. Fiscus had sneaked into the salon in the wee morning hours with loads of flowers and balloons, surprising Ceron when he arrived for work.

The RDG fest included buffet tables with Robert Del Grande's sophisticated Tex-Mex offerings and passed hors d'oeuvres, presentation of a birthday cake bearing the image of the newlyweds and presentation of a gray Hermes Birkin bag, a group gift to which Fiscus contributed mightily.

The party crowd included Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Lauren Strauss, Henry Richardson and Monsour Taghdisi, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver, Mary Beth Aspromonte, Amy and Murray Kalmin, Jennifer McCord, Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales, Erica and Benjy Levit and friends in from Dallas including LB Rosser.

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