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Naming names: The Social Book honors Houston Treasures in elaborate Astor-themed bash

Naming names: The Social Book honors Houston Treasures in elaborate Astor-themed bash

012, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Lynn Wyatt
Lynn Wyatt Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
016, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Scott Evans, Warner Roberts, Jeff Henry, Sami Shbeeb
Scott Evans , Warner Roberts , Jeff Henry , Sami Shbeeb Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
020, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Deborah Duncan, Rose Carrabba, Johnny Carrabba
Deborah Duncan , Rose Carrabba , Johnny Carrabba Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
019, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Linda McReynolds, Jeanie Kilroy, Pat Breen
Linda McReynolds , Jeanie Kilroy , Pat Breen Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
014, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Jim Crownover, Molly Crownover
Jim Crownover , Molly Crownover Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
010, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Thurmon Andress, Lilly Andress, Richard Flowers
Thurmon Andress , Lilly Andress , Richard Flowers Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
011, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Ellie Francisco, Michael Francisco
Ellie Francisco , Michael Francisco Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
009, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Matt Schatzman, Rosemary Schatzman, Mary Gracely, Tim Connolly
Matt Schatzman , Rosemary Schatzman , Mary Gracely , Tim Connolly Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
007, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Lucinda Loya, Javier Loya
Lucinda Loya , Javier Loya Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
005, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki
Nancy Levicki , Lauren Levicki Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
017, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Shannon Hall, Erin Florescu
Shannon Hall , Erin Florescu Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
002, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Ernie Manouse, Jackson Hearn
Ernie Manouse , Jackson Hearn Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
012, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Lynn Wyatt
016, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Scott Evans, Warner Roberts, Jeff Henry, Sami Shbeeb
020, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Deborah Duncan, Rose Carrabba, Johnny Carrabba
019, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Linda McReynolds, Jeanie Kilroy, Pat Breen
014, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Jim Crownover, Molly Crownover
010, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Thurmon Andress, Lilly Andress, Richard Flowers
011, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Ellie Francisco, Michael Francisco
009, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Matt Schatzman, Rosemary Schatzman, Mary Gracely, Tim Connolly
007, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Lucinda Loya, Javier Loya
005, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki
017, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Shannon Hall, Erin Florescu
002, Social Book anniversary party, December 2012, Ernie Manouse, Jackson Hearn

Celebrating 10 years of naming names — in the best of ways — The Social Book continued its tradition of naming H-Town leaders to spotlight as Houston Treasures in the annual calendar with a John Jacob Astor-themed dinner at the St. Regis Hotel. (Astor opened the original St. Regis in New York in 1904.)

Social Book principals Scott Evans, Jeff Henry and Sami Shbeeb welcomed the cocktail-attired throng of 330 guests that included past Treasures such as Paul Somerville, Linda McReynolds, Pat Breen, Linda Lorelle and Kimberly DeLape. Houston Treasures founder Warner Roberts served as emcee for the seated dinner evening hosted by St. Regis Houston GM Ron Lamers.

They partied in decorative splendor with various vendors donating their talents in order to guarantee a beautiful experience — among them Vik Chadha's The Perfect Touch and Nino Shbeeb's Flowers by Nino. Richard Brown and his musicians pumped the holiday tunes and Tiffany & Co.'s Michael McClure delivered party favors of Tiffany Christmas ornaments. J&D Entertainment provided the playful characters that entertained guests during the cocktail hour.

The ballroom was filled with a who's who of Houstonians including past honorees who had joined in to introduce 2013 honorees. We counted among them Lynn Wyatt, Dr. Kelli Cohen-Fein, Linda Lorelle, Deborah Duncan, Kimberly DeLape and Fred Zeidman.

Taking bows as 2013 poster pals for community leadership were Rose Carrabba, Molly and Jim Crownover, Bob Devlin, Danielle Ellis, Richard Flowers, Ellie Francisco, Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen, Bill King, Nancy Levicki, Lucinda and Javier Loya, Sharon Michael Owens, Rosemary Schatzman and Penny and Paul Loyd.