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25 Vikram and Karishma Asrani, from left, Michelle Nainani and Chandni Sharma at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Vikram and Karishma Asrani, from left, Michelle Nainani and Chandni Sharma. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2 Tracy Hagemann, from left, Eric Franklin and Kaitlin Kerns at the CultureMap Social at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Tracy Hagemann, from left, Eric Franklin and Kaitlin Kerns. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 Salice Sanders and Phil Markle at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Salice Sanders and Phil Markle. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
18 Amee Thompson, from left, Ruben Lizaola and Joy Taylor at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Amee Thompson, from left, Ruben Lizaola and Joy Taylor. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Ellen McCloskey, left, and Eliza Wright at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014.
Ellen McCloskey, left, and Eliza Wright. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Jay Zeidman, from left, Stephen Strake and Casey and Will Hedges at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Jay Zeidman, from left, Stephen Strake and Casey and Will Hedges. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
16 April Helmandollar, left, and Nikki Hanley at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
April Helmandollar, left, and Nikki Hanley. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
20 Bryan Dunlap, from left, Erika Amjadi and Mike Hopkins at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Bryan Dunlap, from left, Erika Amjadi and Mike Hopkins. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
24 Renia Butler, from left, Free Lane and Michael Stevenson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Renia Butler, from left, Free Lane and Michael Stevenson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Steve Nisenson, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Christian Johnson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Steve Nisenson, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Christian Johnson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Mike Olive, from left, Heather Amos, Jason Johnson and Christian Johnson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Mike Olive, from left, Heather Amos, Jason Johnson and Christian Johnson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 John Pruett, from left, Brandi Banks, Christina Vivola and Ken Banks at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
John Pruett, from left, Brandi Banks, Christina Vivola and Ken Banks. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Mary Patton, left, and Hannah Lonergan at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Mary Patton, left, and Hannah Lonergan. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Margot Trevino, from left, Mari Trevino, Rachel Heines and Stacy Johnson  at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Margot Trevino, from left, Mari Trevino, Rachel Heines and Stacy Johnson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Reaz Rasul, from left, Emily Vitek and Joey Minervini at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Reaz Rasul, from left, Emily Vitek and Joey Minervini. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Simone Powell, left, and Christmas Day at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Simone Powell, left, and Christmas Day. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Lally Sanchez, Grace Coonrod, Krystal Soliz at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
Lally Sanchez, from left, Grace Coonrod and Krystal Soliz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
25 Vikram and Karishma Asrani, from left, Michelle Nainani and Chandni Sharma at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
2 Tracy Hagemann, from left, Eric Franklin and Kaitlin Kerns at the CultureMap Social at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
23 Salice Sanders and Phil Markle at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
18 Amee Thompson, from left, Ruben Lizaola and Joy Taylor at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
22 Ellen McCloskey, left, and Eliza Wright at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014.
9 Jay Zeidman, from left, Stephen Strake and Casey and Will Hedges at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
16 April Helmandollar, left, and Nikki Hanley at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
20 Bryan Dunlap, from left, Erika Amjadi and Mike Hopkins at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
24 Renia Butler, from left, Free Lane and Michael Stevenson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
15 Steve Nisenson, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Christian Johnson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
14 Mike Olive, from left, Heather Amos, Jason Johnson and Christian Johnson at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
13 John Pruett, from left, Brandi Banks, Christina Vivola and Ken Banks at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
11 Mary Patton, left, and Hannah Lonergan at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
10 Margot Trevino, from left, Mari Trevino, Rachel Heines and Stacy Johnson  at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
8 Reaz Rasul, from left, Emily Vitek and Joey Minervini at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
7 Simone Powell, left, and Christmas Day at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014
6 Lally Sanchez, Grace Coonrod, Krystal Soliz at the CultureMap Social at Gateway November 2014

Mother Nature played a trick on Houstonians this week with this unseasonable chilling blast. But it didn't stop CultureMappers from kicking up their heels at the final CultureMap Social of 2014.

Rather than rock the night in the breezeway at Gateway Memorial City as had been planned, the party moved inside into one of the spaces yet to be built out at the mixed-use shopping center. Good neighbors Vallone's, Churrascos and KUU provided the good eats for the young professional crowd while Stillhouse Moonshine cocktails delivered the firewater that kept folks warm.

Joining the neighborly evening was Thomas Markle Jewelers, which provided a swell set of cufflinks given away in a drawing, while other retailers in Gateway filled the enviable swag bags with loads of gift certificates. The toast of the goodie bags were the s'more kits in mason jars, courtesy of Lexus, which had two of its hottest cars on hand for inspection. Guests could set their dreams on the sporty IS or the brand's new luxury coupe, the RC.

As is CultureMap Social tradition, three of our young professional partners — Houston Ballet's Ballet Barre, Friends of DePelchin and Memorial Hermann Heroes — set up booths to encourage membership sign-ups. Brush & Blush Blow Dry Bar provided instant makeovers. Smilebooth joined the party and DJ Gabe Bizonee kept the music playing.

Living the party life were Margot Trevino, Mari Trevino, Jay Zeidman, Tracy Hagemann, Simone Powell, Christmas Day (yes), Stephen Strake, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney, Nikki Hanley, Amee Thompson, Emily Vitek, John Pruett and Michelle Nainani.