Nothing like a panoramic view to inspire a party mood. Just ask members of Flock, Houston Zoo's young professional group, who sailed up the elevator to Hotel ZaZa's 11th floor to party in the Grapevine Ballroom and adjacent Room With a View — with the Hermann Park gardens and the gates to the zoo on the horizon.
For this late-summer bash, dubbed ZooZa, 300 guests prowled the premises and sipped Circulo Tequila and Saint Arnold’s beer while admiring that million dollar view. And as with any Hotel ZaZa fete, Monarch executive chef Jeff Axline put on a mighty spread to satisfy those after-work appetites.
A Fistful of Soul provided the sounds while Lucky Shots captured the playful moments in its signature photo booth. And in celebration of its new-kid-on-the-block status, Lyft gave out $25 gift cards.
The party throng included Tamar Mendelssohn, Sam Cole, Farrah Akhtar, Kendall and Chris Hanno, Ted Bowen, Todd Ramos, Tiffany Halik, Brandon Weinbrenner, Jim Petersen and Denise Furlough.