Besties join forces with Downton Abbey-themed party and raise big bucks for non-profit
What:The Women's Home annual gala themed "An Evening at Downtown Abbey," a Houston riff on the popular PBS series Downton Abbey.
Where: The Corinthian.
The 411: Dressed in pearls, long gloves and slinky gowns reminiscent of the British TV series, gala chairs Martha Turner, Cindy Burns and Harriet Hart stirred up a load of fun in honor of the honoree who happens to be one of their closest friends, Trini Mendenhall. WithDominique Sachseserving as mistress of ceremonies, the evening earned $365,000 for the non-profit that aids women in crisis.
Who: Stepping out in Downton Abbey style were Jan and Oniel Mendenhall, Mandy and William Kao, Diane Riley, Kay and Renee Joyce, Brenda and Jim White, Carolyn Farb, Janice and Charlie Hall, Sue Trammell Whitfield, Joanne King Herring and Sneha and Nick Merchant.