A crowd of PYTs celebrated at Houston magazine’s 2018 Men of the Moment issue release party at the new Hotel ZaZa Memorial City.
THE PARTY A 200-plus crowd arrived at the new Hotel ZaZa Memorial City for the release of Houston’s 2018 Men of the Moment issue, which lauded five gents breaking ground and pushing the city forward in a variety of diverse professional and creative fields. On the roster this year was Houston Ballet’s new principal dancer, Chun Wai Chan, Houston hair legend and salon mogul Ceron, real estate developer Derek Darnell, Hotel ZaZa Memorial City’s exec chef, Jonathan Wicks, and dapper Raja Ratan, owner of men’s clothing purveyors Rye 51 and Q Clothier. THE SCENE Handsome Page Parkes models posed in looks by Rye 51 on podiums surrounding the new pool, which was colorfully lit and filled with huge balloons. Coupes of Veuve Clicquot kept revelers in a bubbly mood before Houston’s magazine publisher, Sarah Leftwich, and editor-in-chief, Ray Dennison, took turns at the mic to thank the evening’s sponsors and acknowledge the dynamic men featured in the issue. THE HIGHLIGHTS After the sunset shindig finally came to a close, revelers were sent into the night with goodie-stocked gift bags that included items from Mercedes Benz of Greater Houston and Dr. Marshall Stein. -Ray Dennison
Photos by Mike Charlton