Shelby's Social Diary

Wicked witches play Trick or Toy, Houston artists take over New York and the in-crowd lunches

Wicked witches play Trick or Toy, Houston artists take over New York and the in-crowd lunches

Trick or Toy party, Halloween, Sydney Faust, Cora Sue Mach, October 2012
Sidney Faust, left, and Cora Sue Mach headlining their annual  "Trick or Toy" party. Photo courtesy of Texas Children's Cancer Center
Trick or Toy, Halloween decorations, October 2012
The entire yard in River Oaks was decorated.  Photo courtesy of Texas Children's Cancer Center
Houstonians in NY, October 2012, Filmmaker Michel Muylle, shown here with Kristine Mills
Filmmaker Michel Muylle with Kristine Mills during their night  at New York's Metropolitan Room. Photo by Tracy Ketcher NYC
Houstonians in NY, October 2012, Mark Addison, Tammy Dowe, Neal Hamil, Dustin Mansyur at Collector's Waltz screening and release in NY
 Mark Addison, from left, Tammy Dowe, Neal Hamil and Dustin Mansyur at the Collector's Waltz screening. Photo by Tracy Ketcher NYC
Trick or Toy party, Halloween, buffet, food, party decorations, October 2012
The table setting for "Trick or Toy" was a Halloween vision. Photo courtesy of Texas Children's Cancer Center
Trick or Toy party, Halloween, Sydney Faust, Cora Sue Mach, October 2012
Trick or Toy, Halloween decorations, October 2012
Houstonians in NY, October 2012, Filmmaker Michel Muylle, shown here with Kristine Mills
Houstonians in NY, October 2012, Mark Addison, Tammy Dowe, Neal Hamil, Dustin Mansyur at Collector's Waltz screening and release in NY
Trick or Toy party, Halloween, buffet, food, party decorations, October 2012

If you saw a coven of witches and other creatures circling through River Oaks midday Tuesday, no worries. It was the 13th annual "Trick or Toy" Halloween luncheon hosted by self-proclaimed "wicked witches" Sidney Faust and Cora Sue Mach

But anyone who knows those two generous femmes understands that they are anything but wicked, as if their frothy ball gown costumes weren't a giveaway. 

This was the 13th year that the duo has hosted the event at the Faust home where guests are required to bring new holiday toys for patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center. By the party's end, hundreds of toys had been stacked up around the wagon in the Faust yard.

Lunching on fare from Pappas, having their fortunes read and handwriting analyzed were Melinda Berkman, Denise Bush Bahr, Andy Delery, Dr. Ronada Davis, Joann Crassas, Alice Mosing, Karen Mayell and loads more.

Partying in Manhattan

A duo of Houstonians took over New York's Metropolitan Room on Thursday to showcase their talents. Filmmaker and art collector Michel Muylle presented an abridged screening of his Gold REMI Award-winning documentary Collector's Waltz, which features gallerist Wade Wilson and six Houston-based artists and their collectors.

Not coincidentally, Houston vocal talent Kristine Mills was on the same billing with Muylle. She wrote and performed all music for the film soundtrack and presented those ballads and more in the Metropolitan Room, where she is a popular talent.

Applauding the Houston artists were fans including Neal Hamil, Mark Addison, Dustin Mansyur, Samira Salman, Erinn McMahon, Channing Sanderson, Julie Levy, Penny Sidik, Tammy Dowe and Adam Paige.

Sight 'ems

The in-crowd lunching at La Griglia including wheeler dealer Fred Zeidman, attorney Jim Moriarty, developer Art Lopez, political strategist Cindy Clifford and social butterfly Neil Strauss, celebrating his birthday in the bar with about 30 friends . . .

Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Karen and Mike Mayell and Diane and John Connally III having a casual dinner at Brasserie 19.

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