100 Years and Counting

A new single gals' paradise? Dapper gents dominate Urban Green young professionals party scene

Dapper gents dominate Urban Green young professionals party scene

Peter Cho, from left, Anthony Esmurria and Greg Besozzi at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Peter Cho, from left, Anthony Esmurria and Greg Besozzi. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Zailyn Gunnion, from left, Steven Hammer and Ryan Korsgard at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Zailyn Gunnion, from left, Steven Hammer and Ryan Korsgard. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Virginia Dean, left, and Betty Gerecht at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Virginia Dean, left, and Betty Gerecht. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Mollie Mansell, left, and Lauren Wooten at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Mollie Mansell, left, and Lauren Wooten. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Meghan Miller, from left, Gwen Bradford, Mark Eichenbaum and Catherine Bradley at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Meghan Miller, from left, Gwen Bradford, Mark Eichenbaum and Catherine Bradley. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Maddy Foxx, from left, Alley Lewis and Bebe Browning at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Maddy Foxx, from left, Alley Lewis and Bebe Browning. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Julia Wood, from left, Meagan Killion, Jessica Sanbery and Kristen Killian at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Julia Wood, from left, Meagan Killion, Jessica Sanbery and Kristen Killian. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
John-Luke and Rachel McConn at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
John-Luke and Rachel McConn. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Jarrod McCade, from left, Morgan Rippy and Michael Ferguson at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Jarrod McCade, from left, Morgan Rippy and Michael Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Holly Smith and Austin Alvis at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Holly Smith and Austin Alvis. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Bobby Pelton, from left, Gaberielle Rigsby and Victoria Sanchez at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Bobby Pelton, from left, Gaberielle Rigsby and Victoria Sanchez. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Connie Lin, from left, Corey Freundel and Hannah Thibodeaux at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Connie Lin, from left, Corey Freundel and Hannah Thibodeaux. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Allyson Camp, from left, Maricarolyn Stith and Christina Stith at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Allyson Camp, from left, Maricarolyn Stith and Christina Stith. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
D.J. Mav, left, and D.J. M-Cue at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
D.J. Mav, left, and D.J. M-Cue. Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
Peter Cho, from left, Anthony Esmurria and Greg Besozzi at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Zailyn Gunnion, from left, Steven Hammer and Ryan Korsgard at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Virginia Dean, left, and Betty Gerecht at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Mollie Mansell, left, and Lauren Wooten at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Meghan Miller, from left, Gwen Bradford, Mark Eichenbaum and Catherine Bradley at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Maddy Foxx, from left, Alley Lewis and Bebe Browning at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Julia Wood, from left, Meagan Killion, Jessica Sanbery and Kristen Killian at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
John-Luke and Rachel McConn at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Jarrod McCade, from left, Morgan Rippy and Michael Ferguson at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Holly Smith and Austin Alvis at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Bobby Pelton, from left, Gaberielle Rigsby and Victoria Sanchez at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Connie Lin, from left, Corey Freundel and Hannah Thibodeaux at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
Allyson Camp, from left, Maricarolyn Stith and Christina Stith at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014
D.J. Mav, left, and D.J. M-Cue at the Hermann Park Conservancy's Urban Green event November 2014

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 BrowningMaddy 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.

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