What: Balani Custom Clothiers grand opening.
Where: The new shop at 3601 W. Alabama.
The scoop: Balani owners flew in from home base in Chicago to christen the new store, Balani's first in Texas and fifth in the U.S. The evening, benefiting the American Heart Association, was billed as "Scotches and Swatches." Serving as chairs were Scott Bayley, Lucas Fertitta, Nick Florescu, Russell Labrasca, Jeff Shell and Dr. Wayne Franklin.
In addition to checking out the chic threads, guests sampled fine Scotches presented by William Grant & Sons featuring The Balvenie and Glenfiddich. And what's a great Scotch without a good cigar? The hand-cut stogies were provided by Jonathan Fiant of Cigars by Jonathan while B&B Butchers and Restaurant provided sustenance.
Who: Sheetal and Sonny Balani, Neena and Peter Balani, Rachel Castillo, Ben Berg, Melvin Johnson, Denney Burke, Mary Kueser, Raven Garris, Jonathon Fient, Meggie Wardrope, Gilbert Priest and Georgeta Teodorescu.