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Alley patrons double their party fun with glamorous soirees at River Oaks mansion and exclusive boutique

Alley patrons double party fun with glam soirees at mansion & boutique

Larry Brookshire and Sunny Lee at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Alley Artists Dinner host Larry Brookshire and Sunny Lee. Photo by © Wilson Parish
1 6418 Mady Kades and Bruce Padlla at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Baccarat manager Bruce Padilla welcomes Alley Ball chair Mady Kades to the brand's 250th anniversary party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Guests enjoy dinner in the garden at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
The magnificent garden was the setting for the Alley Artists Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
10 6556 Dean and Jane Gladden at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Dean and Jane Gladden at Baccarat. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5 6477 Elizabeth and Alan Stein, from left, with Laura Stein at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Elizabeth and Alan Stein, left, with Laura Stein at the Baccarat Alley party. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Elizabeth Marshall Black and James Black at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Elizabeth Marshall Black and James Black at the Alley Artists Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2 6425 Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast at the Baccarat party for the Alley. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, Dean R. Gladden and Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, Dean Gladden and Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen at the Alley Artists Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Cynthia Petrello, from left, with Ron and Sheila Hulme at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Cynthia Petrello, left, with Ron and Sheila Hulme at the Alley Artists Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
8 6505 Kathy and John Orton at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Kathy and John Orton at Baccarat. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Chris Hutchison, from left, with Sharyn and Jim Weaver at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Chris Hutchison, from left, with Sharyn and Jim Weaver at the Alley Artists Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Larry Brookshire and Sunny Lee at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
1 6418 Mady Kades and Bruce Padlla at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Guests enjoy dinner in the garden at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
10 6556 Dean and Jane Gladden at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
5 6477 Elizabeth and Alan Stein, from left, with Laura Stein at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Elizabeth Marshall Black and James Black at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
2 6425 Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, Dean R. Gladden and Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
Cynthia Petrello, from left, with Ron and Sheila Hulme at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014
8 6505 Kathy and John Orton at the Baccarat anniversary party November 2014
Chris Hutchison, from left, with Sharyn and Jim Weaver at the Alley Artist Dinner November 2014

It was a busy week for Alley Theatre patrons, who were first feted by Baccarat at that brand's 250th anniversary party and then a few days later wined and dined at the swank Alley Artists Dinner held in a magnificent River Oaks home.

Baccarat Boutique manager Bruce Padilla honored 2015 gala chairs Mady and Ken Kades at the anniversary celebration that doubled as a kick-off for next spring's Alley Ball. For the occasion, the shop in The Galleria was brimming with red roses and special pieces, which had guests swooning, brought in just for the anniversary celebration. Case in point, the stunning 3.5 square foot limited-edition chess set in midnight and clear crystal and a fabulous candelabra in both red and clear crystals, made especially for the 250th anniversary.

Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast were among Baccarat guests as were Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Jane and Larry Wagner, Kathy and John Orton and Helen and Jim Shaffer. Many of the ladies dressed in red in honor of the host's anniversary.

Alley managing director Dean Gladden and wife Jane made both events moving next to the Alley Artists Dinner hosted by Larry Brookshire in his beautifully restored River Oaks mansion. This gathering honored Alley Artist Society members and members of the Alley Theatre Resident Acting Company, who had just closed out Dracula the night before.

Among the Dracula cast joining the party, fresh from the very successful run were Jeffrey Bean, James Black, Elizabeth Bunch, Chris Hutchison, Melissa Pritchett and Todd Waite.

Top patrons enjoying cocktails in the house and then moving to an outdoor garden for the beautiful dinner were Sunny Lee, Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen, Sharyn and Jim Weaver, Cynthia Petrello, Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Florence Langford, Tony Canino and Mary Margolis and Sheila and Ron Hulme

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