A bevy of art-lovers bundled up for a beautiful bash at Montrose’s La Colombe d’Or mansion-turned-hotel, celebrating Houston magazine’s annual Arts & Power issue. The party also doubled as a holiday-season soiree for the Page Parkes modeling agency.
Accomplished artists and longtime supporters—many of them the subjects of the December issue’s fabulous “Patrons & Players” photographic portfolio—rubbed shoulders with head-turning models while checking out the sleek rides from Mercedes-Benz out front. Once inside, everyone grazed on trays of specialty cheeses and flocked to the bar for festive drinks like the Cranberry Sparkler, made with Grey Goose La Poire. Upstairs, guests meandered in and out of the venue’s beautiful guest rooms, admiring the hotel’s extensive art collection and enjoying a spread that included heaps of chocolate chip cookies.
Editor-in-Chief Jeff Gremillion welcomed partygoers, including special guests Sharon Englestein and Aaron Parazette, Houston’s Artists of the Year. Proceeds from the evening benefited Houston Arts Alliance. –Photos by Anthony A. Hynes Photography