Young, Wild and 3
Wheeee! It’s fun to be 3! The DoSeum celebrated a 3-year milestone with what else? A sold-out birthday bash with Champagne, party favors, ice cream and donuts! Co-chairs Lauren Kate and Peter J. Holt and Corinna and J.B. Richter oversaw the celebration, which kicked off with Zenshin Daiko Maui and cocktails on the patio and ended with more cocktails and desserts, again on the patio. That’s where guests enjoyed a nitro ice cream bar and Maybelle’s donut wall.
Committee members Caroline and Bo Badouh, Lauren and Mark Biegler, Lindsay and Greg Bolner, Carla and John Brozovich, Amanda and W.B. Cavender, Jackie and Eric Covey, Gloria and Miguel Dilley, Ashley and Andrew Friedman, Katherine and Matt Gainery, CeCe and James Griffin and Triana and Brandon Grossman helped “paint the town” in reference to the theme. Other committee members included Sarah and Kerr Hager, Meredith and Mike Howard, Christina and Evan Ketabchi, Elisabeth and Matt Koehler, Amelita and David Mauzè, Mallory and Johnny Moorman, Bonnie and Mark Muecke, Emilie and Christopher Petty, Elizabeth and Scott Stephens and Megan and Tres Steves. Among the birthday celebrants were John and Rita Feik, Susan Naylor, Jim Goudge and Ashley and Rad Weaver.
Cheers to Chairity
The Texas Biomedical Forum presented A Historic Argyle Chair Auction: Cheers to Chairity. Nicola Bathie, Elizabeth Carrington, Raven Labatt, Kate Kingman, Bonnie Chumbley, Melissa Morgan, Whitney Schones, Mary McNelis and Casey Roy recreated and embellished donated chairs from The Argyle that were auctioned to the 100 guests who socialized and bid on these one-of-a-kind chairs. President Courtney Percy and co-chairs Adrianne Frost and Mallory Moorman welcomed the guests to The Argyle and encouraged them to bid on the pieces of art.
Bidders, socializers and members included Emily Petty, Carroll Dorsey Walker, Minnie Jaber, Alice Welder, Tina Haynes, Jody Lutz, CeCe Griffith, Lisa Grove, Kim Lewis, Ginger and Dick Lord, Jenifer Brown, Kelly Strange, Jessica Worth, Dr. Kelley Frost, Brooke Bell, Janet Montague, Amy Garcia, Tacee Feik, Ana Montoya, Rita Feik, Whitney Solcher, Amy Swaney, Lisa Sechler, Christine Butschek, Andrea Olson, Eva Holliday, Amanda Bezner, Elizabeth Cox, Amy Maverick, Amelita Mauze and Vivienne Bathie.
Hearts in Harmony (un) Gala
The Children’s Bereavement Center honored deserving couple Suzy and Cappy Lawton for their generous commitment to making San Antonio a kinder and better community for children and families. For more than a decade, Suzy and Cappy have sustained the Center by providing valuable consultation, increasing community awareness of the Center and its vital programs and donating generously. The Center would not be where it is today without them.
KENS-TV anchorwoman Deborah Knapp emceed the event. President of the Friends, Brooke Leddy, and chair of the Hearts in Harmony (un) Gala, Zoe Reilly, were pleased with the (un) Gala. In attendance were Executive Director Marian Sokol, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bert Pfiester, Janie and Jim Worth, Sallie Chasnoff, Linda Fugit, Mallory and Stephen Ahl, Deborah and Rex Amini, Mary Pat and Mike Bolner, Emily and William Cage, Ann and Joey Guerrero, Walter Leddy, Shannon Kingman, Faith and Blake Stouffer, Stephanie and Jeff Bailey, Alison and James Barrow, Elizabeth and EJ Bartolmei, Dominique and Christian Balldin, Courtney and Chip Percy, Asher Reilly, Mary and Hunter Conger, Barbara Wood, Kitty and Rich Lange and Lois Jones.
Let There Be Music
The beautiful Alamo Heights home of Dr. Jeff Glass was the venue for Love Notes Feb. 11, a Cactus Pear Music Festival VIP Soirée Special Concert with pianist Michelle Schumann and violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio. Music lovers Nancy and John Akin (they had just married the day before and came to celebrate at Love Notes Soiree), Nancy Anderson, Dr. John and Catherine Milbourn, Daniel and Valerie Shiu, Suzanne and Earl Stanley, Dr. Victor and Valerie Ostrower, Bill and Ellen Myers and Paul Lueders attended.
Opening of Esther Penn in Alamo Heights
Kacey Cargile and Alyson Johnson are excited to be opening their third Esther Penn location. After founding their first location in Fort Worth in 2014, and then Dallas a little over a year later, they felt Alamo Heights was the perfect spot to open their third location.
They have combined the best of their Texas and California heritages into a casual, welcoming and fun shopping experience. Carefully curated and sourced from L.A., each item you find at Esther Penn is unique and hand-picked with you in mind. The entire process should feel like shopping in a girlfriend’s closet, making you comfortable and inspired, and leaving you ready to come back the next week to see what’s new.
A Wizard of Oz Themed Opening for Frosted Home on Broadway
Kelley Frost has been busier than ever since her children left the nest for college and beyond. Not only has she obtained her Ph.D. and opened a counseling office, she also officially opened a unique and creative home décor retail store at 5800 Broadway, Suite 101. Frosted Home has been a dream since childhood and is now a place where shoppers can find custom furniture, lighting, and original art discovered by Kelley in many different corners of the world. March 29 was the date for a huge grand opening celebration with a Wizard of Oz theme. The ruby slippers adorned party invitations and cookies celebrated a girl from Kansas who followed her dream. With every purchase, Frosted Home donates 10 percent of net profits to causes that support mental health.
Alamo Heights Night
The 32nd Annual Alamo Heights Night took place April 20th on the University of Incarnate Word campus. This year the entertainment lineup included 5 bands: Suede, Hotcakes, Finding Friday, the Chris Boss Band and the Biohazard Brass Band. A spectacular fireworks show followed the live entertainment. Some of San Antonio’s leading restaurants were on hand offering Texas style BBQ, fajitas, funnel cakes, burgers, gyros, turkey legs and more. A carnival midway, laser tag, rock climbing wall and face painting stations captivated the kids. Alamo Heights Night is sponsored by the Rotary Club and the proceeds provide scholarships to students and support local charities.
Journey the El Camino Real de los Tejas
The Belles of the Ball — the Symphony Ball, that is — celebrated San Antonio’s Tricentennial during the 48th annual ball. There were plenty of gatherings, meetings and practices leading up to the big day. One of them, a meet and greet get-together, was held on a Sunday afternoon at the Quarry Country Club. Belles and their parents along with their escorts and parents gathered for a fun afternoon. San Antonio Symphony League President Maureen Hillman, Ball Chair Toni-Riester Wood and Belle Chairs Allison Zeller and Lisa Miller mingled with guests and gave final thoughts for the upcoming event, held after Spring Break. Last year’s chair, Jill Vassar, was there and served as this year’s reservations chair.
A few families spotted included Mark and Laura Humphries and son Hank, Roxana and Hamlet Newsom, Adam and Kathy Stell, Susan Glover, Susanne Marco and son Chris Marco, Kelly and Lisa Sechler, Susie Vaughn, Gina Bellinger, Michael and Christin Lynd, Karina and Alvaro Cobos, Joseph Rubiola and daughter Elise, and Tom Northington with daughter Shelton.
By Leslie Foley