Planning outdoor events does come with risks. Will the weather gods cooperate or will they unleash their wrath upon unsuspecting revelers?
It turns out that Urban Green young professionals could care less about the airs of Mother Nature, evident by the 300 strong supporters and the many, many fresh faces that stepped out in chic attire at Hermann Park's Historic Clubhouse for "Cheers to the Next 100 Years" party despite the unusually chilly temps Thursday.
One would think that everyone would cozy up inside. But thanks to heaters and the aroma of wood burning inside a chimenea — plus Saint Arnold Brewing Co. beer and cocktails mixed with Deep Eddy Vodka and Dulce Vida Tequila — the scene spilled onto the covered veranda that was alive with on trend tunes from DJ Mav's turntable.
Could UG be the next single gals' paradise?
We did observe that dapper gents sans wedding rings outnumbered pretty young girls. OMG, could UG be the next single gals' paradise? You can say thank you to chairs Bebe Browning, Maddy Foxx and Alley Lewis for that.
Nibbles from Adair Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Museum Park Café, Raising Cane's, Ruggles Green and Sprinkles fed the chatty throng. A silent auction enticed with special dinners, booze, staycations and a Houston Texans jersey signed by J.J. Watt.
On the scene with Hermann Park executive director Doreen Stoller and Urban Green chair Catherine Bradley were Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches, Miya Shay, Catarina Cron, Carey Kirkpatrick, Kevin Dewhurst, Gwen Bradford, Marc Eichenbaum, Megan Kaldis, Jon Sanfelippo, Bridget and Gabe Vick, Kelly and David Leonard, Amanda Zimmerman and Nikki Hanley.