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Artsy friends and philanthropists turn out for elegant birthday party that's one to remember

Artsy friends and philanthropists turn out for elegant birthday party

John Bradshaw Sr, John Bradshaw Jr
John Bradshaw Sr. and John Bradshaw Jr. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party John Bradshaw Jr, Alison Greene, Cynthia & Dylan Murray, Keir Murray
John Bradshaw Jr., from left, Alison Greene, Cynthia and Dylan Murray, and Keir Murray. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party April Lykos, Alecia Lawyer
April Lykos, left, and Alecia Lawyer. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Bonna Kol, Chase & Diana Untermeyer
Bonna Kol, from left, and Chase and Diana Untermeyer. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party George Chase, Thuy Tran, Michael Devoll
George Chase, from left, Thuy Tran and Michael Devoll. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Chau Nguyen, Kent Shaffer
Chau Nguyen and Kent Shaffer. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jim & Jo Furr, Laura Leman Genung
Jim and Jo Furr, left, and Laura Leman Genung. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Bonna Kol, Glen & Kathy Gondo
Bonna Kol, from left, and Glen and Kathy Gondo. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jay Jones, Christina Girard
Jay Jones and Christina Girard. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jonathon Glus, Claudia Schmuckli, Alton LaDay
Jonathon Glus, from left, Claudia Schmuckli and Alton LaDay. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Marcel Witte, Karen Bradshaw
Marcel Witte and Karen Bradshaw. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jordan Dupuis, Kellye Sanford
Jordan Dupuis and Kellye Sanford. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Lauren Keith Earthman, Angela Caughlin
Lauren Keith Earthman, left, and Angela Caughlin. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Sneha Merchant, Mandy Kao
Sneha Merchant, left, and Mandy Kao. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Stephen Cullar Ledford, Warren Dunn, Travis Johns
Stephen Cullar Ledford, from left, Warren Dunn and Travis Johns. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Wayne Nguyen, Miya Shay, Tammy Nguyen, Robert Sakowitz
Wayne Nguyen, left, Miya Shay, Tammy Nguyen and Robert Sakowitz. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Rich Levy, Dinah Chetrit, Doreen Stoller
Rich Levy, from left, Dinah Chetrit and Doreen Stoller. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
The cake at the Asia Society Texas Center for John Bradshaw Jr.'s 45th birthday party. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
The decorations at the Asia Society Texas Center for John Bradshaw Jr.'s 45th birthday party. Photo by Quy Tran
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
The decorations at the Asia Society Texas Center for John Bradshaw Jr.'s 45th birthday party. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
The decorations at the Asia Society Texas Center for John Bradshaw Jr.'s 45th birthday party. Photo by Jeff Fantich
John Bradshaw Sr, John Bradshaw Jr
John Bradshaw Birthday Party John Bradshaw Jr, Alison Greene, Cynthia & Dylan Murray, Keir Murray
John Bradshaw Birthday Party April Lykos, Alecia Lawyer
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Bonna Kol, Chase & Diana Untermeyer
John Bradshaw Birthday Party George Chase, Thuy Tran, Michael Devoll
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Chau Nguyen, Kent Shaffer
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jim & Jo Furr, Laura Leman Genung
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Bonna Kol, Glen & Kathy Gondo
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jay Jones, Christina Girard
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jonathon Glus, Claudia Schmuckli, Alton LaDay
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Marcel Witte, Karen Bradshaw
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Jordan Dupuis, Kellye Sanford
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Lauren Keith Earthman, Angela Caughlin
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Sneha Merchant, Mandy Kao
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Stephen Cullar Ledford, Warren Dunn, Travis Johns
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Wayne Nguyen, Miya Shay, Tammy Nguyen, Robert Sakowitz
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Rich Levy, Dinah Chetrit, Doreen Stoller
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue
John Bradshaw Birthday Party Venue

The cake? An Italian cream monster so moist you could take a bath in it. The décor? Chic silver and black to complement the charming gent that the event celebrated.

The crowd? A melange of upper echelon philantropists, artsy friends, family and loved ones, all gathered at the Asia Society Texas Center to sing their best birthday wishes to one happy fellow who's always there when you need him.

What a bash it was for John Bradshaw Jr.'s 45th as some 200 Houstonians joined in to hug the birthday boy, who was classically dressed in a white button down and an elegant black pin stripped velvet dinner jacket. Beaming from ear to ear as he was showered with gifts and greetings, the Asia Society Texas Center deputy director was as giddy as a school boy, encouraging guests to indulge in an array of delicious bites from City Kitchen that included pad thai in take out containers, spicy sandwiches and beef lettuce wraps.

The elegant affair left everyone thinking: What will John do for his 50th? Well, he has another five years to think about it.

In the crowd were his father, John Bradshaw Sr.Jo and Jim Furr, Kathy and Glen Gondo, Asia Society executive director Bonna Kol, April Lykos, Alecia Lawyer, Diana and Chase Untermeyer, Chau Nguyen and Kent Shaffer, Robert Sakowitz, Miya Shay, Kellye Sanford and Fritz Lanham, Karen Bradshaw, Marcel Witte and Minnette Boesel.  

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