New Beginnings for babies
A little rain was not about to deter young professionals from doing their thing — mixing, mingling and savoring adult libations post work Tuesday night at CultureMap's Mixers on the Map.
The mist brought lower temperatures and a gentle breeze, morphing the patio of Hotel Zaza's Monarch into an informal socializing cool spot where 60 plus of Houston's twenty and thirtysomethings gathered in support of Scrubs, the Harris County Hospital District Foundations' young professionals group.
Lounging around cozy couches and comfy outdoor chairs, the amicable conversation buzz veered towards old kindred spirits catching up while forming new friendships.
The relaxed social amassed gender-neutral baby items for its New Beginnings Project, which provides diapers, lotion, onesies and pacifiers to babies who enter the world at Hospital District facilities.
When Monarch presented trays of south-of-the-border mini quesadillas and warm spanikopitas, it was the tempura-battered chiles rellenos with paella that kept the casual throng coming back for more. Yum!
The relaxed social amassed gender-neutral baby items for its New Beginnings Project. Amid diapers, lotion, onesies and pacifiers, the in-kind donations help babies who enter the world at Hospital District facilities. The newborn miscellanea are then arranged in baskets and delivered to parents by volunteers.
In the healthy crowd were Katherine and John Plumb, Mollie Schall, Maymay Plumb, Laura Fraser, Cynthia Conner, Carey Kirkpatrick, Nic Phillips, Amos Davis, Anne Tropoli, Whitney Mears, Sam Bowen, Michael Coppens, Patty Padamada,Krystal and Garrett Thompson, Andrew Hoyt, Courtney Hurst, Emily Goetz, Lisa Whitaker, Will Fitzgerald andTom Broughton.