Location: Saks Fifth Avenue~Houston Galleria
The 10th anniversary of The Houston Sweetheart tea was celebrated at Saks Fifth Avenue this year and honored 10 Houston Sweetheart ICONS, Rose Cullen, Paige Fertitta, Joanne King Herring, Trini Mendenhall, Sybil Roos, Joan Schnitzer, Phoebe Tudor, Martha Turner, Margaret Williams and Lynn Wyatt. Hostesses Anne Carl, Deborah Duncan, Sylvia Forsythe, Kim Moody, Warner Roberts and Alicia Smith welcomed just over 100 guests who lived up to the request on the invitation to dress for Valentine’s Day. The event benefited The Mission of Yahweh homeless shelter for women and children.
Next to the honorees, the hit of the day was Eric Buterbaugh of EB Florals, the Los Angeles based lifestyle brand with focus on floral fragrances and candles. These masterfully crafted scents are designed to relax or energize you depending on which fragrance you choose.
Guests who all seemed energized, wearing a variety of Valentine “looks” in red or pink were: Bobbie Nau, Kelley Lubanko, Gracie Cavnar, Donae Chramosta, Lilly Andress, Gayla Gardner, Angie Roberts, Monica Hartland, Elsie Echert, Trish Morille, Susan Osterberg, Leila Gilbert, Kim Padgett, Beth Wolff, Betty Hrncir, Phyllis Williams, Kappy Muenser, Janis Fleming, Sonia Soto, Rosanne Rogers, Astrid Van Dyke, Anne Richardson, Carolyn Faulk, Chris Swanson, Scott Evans, Cheryl Byington, Amita Bhalia, Lotty Gautsch, Pam Lockard, Carol Sawyer, Chris Kase, Stephanie Tsuru, Susan Hansen, Franelle Rogers, Donna Vallone, Mehrnaz Gill, Bruce Padilla, Paul-David Van Atta, Marikay Evans, Mary Ann McKeithan, Betsy Garlinger, Joyce Pankonian, Tricia Oliver, Leela Krishnamurthy, Tammie Jeffers, Judy Nichols, Gloria Meszoros, Sandra Smith-Cooper and Margaret Smith.
Photos by Daniel Ortiz