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Cabana Chic Rules

Rowdy spirits of Havana's heyday light up the night with Cuban cigars, burlesque girls and PYTs

Havana spirits light up the night with Cuban cigars, burlesque dancers

News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Jennifer Carmen, Emily Carmen, Lauren Jacobs
Jennifer Carmen, Emily Carmen, Lauren Jacobs. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Preston Luster Jed English (Castro) John Andell Curtis Willeford Wesley Bryan
Preston Luster, Jed English (Castro), John Andell, Curtis Willeford, Wesley Bryan. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Lisa Malkamaki
Lisa Malkamaki. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Stacy Andell, Katie Hoyt, Leigh McBurnett
Stacy Andell, Katie Hoyt, Leigh McBurnett. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Hannah English, Jed English
Hannah and Jed English. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Shiva Sheen, Dave Rafferty, Katherine Sin
Shiva Sheen, Dave Rafferty, Katherine Sin. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Courtney Doucet, Monique Boudreaux, Anna Kachkava
Courtney Doucet, Monique Boudreaux, Anna Kachkava. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015,Christen Sawyer, Lee Shamrock, Elle Tolmachoff
Christen Sawyer, Lee Shamrock, Elle Tolmachoff. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Kariyma Regis, Saliym Regis
Kariyma Regis, Saliym Regis. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Dan Brunello, Jordan Brunello
Dan and Jordan Brunello. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Sarah Scott, Jennifer Giambi, Sabina Stolba
Sarah Scott, Jennifer Giambi, Sabina Stolba. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Annie Patten
Cigar girl Annie Patten. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Priscilla Schonacher
Priscilla Schonacher. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, riley, lauren, beatrice, kendra
Bar servers Lauren, Beatrice, Kendra. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, cigar guys
Lighting up stogies at Night in Havana. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Tara Conley Aaist, Chelsea Ingram
Tara Conley, Chelsea Ingram. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, John Andell, Stacy Andell
John and Stacy Andell. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, three names
Party people at Night in Havana. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Jennifer Carmen, Emily Carmen, Lauren Jacobs
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Preston Luster Jed English (Castro) John Andell Curtis Willeford Wesley Bryan
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Lisa Malkamaki
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Stacy Andell, Katie Hoyt, Leigh McBurnett
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Hannah English, Jed English
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Shiva Sheen, Dave Rafferty, Katherine Sin
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Courtney Doucet, Monique Boudreaux, Anna Kachkava
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015,Christen Sawyer, Lee Shamrock, Elle Tolmachoff
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Kariyma Regis, Saliym Regis
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Dan Brunello, Jordan Brunello
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Sarah Scott, Jennifer Giambi, Sabina Stolba
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Annie Patten
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Priscilla Schonacher
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, riley, lauren, beatrice, kendra
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, cigar guys
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, Tara Conley Aaist, Chelsea Ingram
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, John Andell, Stacy Andell
News, Shelby, Night in Havana, August 2015, three names

The timing could not have been more perfect for the seventh annual "Night in Havana" fundraiser celebrating all things Cuban. Little more than a week before Saturday's bash at Hudson Lounge, the American flag was hoisted above the newly reopened U.S. embassy in Cuba.

Fedoras and Panama hats were de rigueur among both men and women in the crowd of several hundred young professionals. As were the stogies, Gran Habanos for $10 proffered by cigar/cigarette girl Annie Patten. Burlesque girls performing inside the lounge echoed the rowdy spirits of Havana's heyday while on the patio a five-piece steel band gave off an island vibe. Add a couple of Castro characters to the spicy scene.

Holding court over the who's who of young professional Houston was "Night in Havana" major domo John Andell. "It's a Havana party, you're supposed to be smoking," he advised.

And smoking it was from the blue Habano vapors to the smokin' hot collection of Pretty Young Things draping themselves across the chaise lounges on the patio.

Special guests were Jennifer GiambiCandlelighters development director, and Candlelighter volunteers Sarah Scott and Sabina Stolba. That non-profit was beneficiary of the night's revelry.

Stepping out in their best whites for the night were guests including Stacy Andell, Chris Brown, Matt Harris, Leigh McBurnett,  Preston Luster, Corbett Parker, James Sivco, Curtis Willeford, Wesley Bryan, Katie Hoyt, Christen Sawyer, Hannah and Jed English, Tara Conley and Jordan and Dan Brunello.