Bubbly and book sacks

Baccarat and backpacks make for unusual bedfellows at back-to-school soireé in the Galleria

Baccarat and backpacks make this back-to-school bash a winner

News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Charlotte Murry, Cindi Rose, JMichael Soliz
Charlotte Murry, Cindi Rose and J. Michael Soliz. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Debbie Pakzaban, Alex Martinez
Debbie Pazkaban, Alex Martinez. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, David Arpin, Lily Paxon-Salinas, Enrique Salinas
David Arpin, Lily Paxon-Salinas, Enrique Salinas. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Dr. Essa Kawaja & Diana Martinez-Cumbow
Dr. Essa Kawaja, Diana Martinez-Cumbow. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Patrick Bell, Dominique Collins
Patrick Bell, Dominique Collins. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Caton, Darienne, Charlotte Murry
Caton Murry, Darienne Murry, Charlotte Murry. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Kim Padget, Yasmine Haddad, Matt Burrus, Winston Burrus-Pierce, Estelle Burrus-Pierce
Kim Padget, Yasmine Haddad, Matt Burrus, Winston Burrus-Pierce, Estelle Burrus-Pierce. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Cayn James, Ryan Dolibois
Cayn James, Ryan Dolibois. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Alexis Gunn, Catherine Flowers
Alexis Gunn, Catherine Flowers. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Yasmine Haddad, Ashley Pakzaban
Yasmine Haddad, Ashley Pakzaban. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Connie Kwan-Wong, Ruchi Mukherjee
Connie Kwan-Wong, Ruchi Mukherjee. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Gerado Dorado-Smith, Victor Garcia
Gerado Derado-Smith, Victor Garcia. Photo by Paul R David
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Charlotte Murry, Cindi Rose, JMichael Soliz
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Debbie Pakzaban, Alex Martinez
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, David Arpin, Lily Paxon-Salinas, Enrique Salinas
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Dr. Essa Kawaja & Diana Martinez-Cumbow
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Patrick Bell, Dominique Collins
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Caton, Darienne, Charlotte Murry
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Kim Padget, Yasmine Haddad, Matt Burrus, Winston Burrus-Pierce, Estelle Burrus-Pierce
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Cayn James, Ryan Dolibois
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Alexis Gunn, Catherine Flowers
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Yasmine Haddad, Ashley Pakzaban
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Connie Kwan-Wong, Ruchi Mukherjee
News, Shelby, Alex Martinez Back to School event, Aug. 2015, Gerado Dorado-Smith, Victor Garcia

No one who knows the deliciously flamboyant Alex Martinez was surprised when he tapped the glitzy Baccarat boutique in the Galleria for his second annual "Back-to-School Supply Drive." What was surprising was the wealth of colorful school stuff piled high alongside crystal chandeliers, sparkling vases and dazzling candelabra.

Martinez and his co-chair Debbie Pakzaban and their guests toasted the back-to-school bash with champagne served in trés cher Baccarat crystal flutes. Sweet. A nice thank you for guests who brought in more than $6,000 worth of school supplies for Yellowstone Academy. An extra bonus: One generous donor contributed more than 50 computers for the school's students.

Chef Charles Clark joined the party via his sumptuous bites, prepared in the Ibiza kitchen and delivered to the boutique.

Savoring this rich moment were Yellowstone executive director Ryan DoliboisDavid Arpin, Christine and Matt Tabrizi, Dr. Peyman Pakzaban, J. Michael Soliz, Kim Padgett, Alison Bell, Matt Burrus, Connie Kwan Wong, Dr. Essa Kawaja and Diana Martinez and Cindi Rose.

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