Holiday Schmooze Event Caps Off Epic Fall Houston Social Season
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Legacy Community Health
THE SCENE: A picture-perfect evening at a private residence in the River Oaks section was the recent setting of merriment that concluded the fall social season in Houston. A couple hundred of Houston’s most notable sociables, community leaders, and philanthropists turned out for Legacy Community Health’s annual Holiday Schmooze for a night of fun, merriment, and most of all, fundraising.
THE VIBE: The holiday chic crowd brought out an array of festive ensembles. Women donned everything from solids to metallic, to holiday color cocktail dresses and ensembles, while the men mixed it up with an array of classic sport-coats, velvet blazers, and tuxedo jackets paired with denim and slacks that made for a welcoming environment for all who attended. The fun started in the living room of the host residence where patrons posed for photos next to a beautiful grand piano to commemorate the evening.
Partygoers then headed to the back lawn where guests mingled on the patio, taking advantage of the slightly chilly, yet temperate holiday temperatures. Others chose the tented canopy to socialize. In the middle of it all, patrons also dined on a delectable dinner buffet mixed with classics and holiday fare. Wherever revelers wound up, it was full of cheer and fun conversation. During the event, guests all congregated around the pool to hear words from event leaders to talk about how Legacy Community Health positively impacts so many in the community.
THE NON-PROFIT: Holiday Schmooze raised nearly $150,000 for Legacy Community Health. Proceeds from the event went towards the Jackson Hicks Endowed Fund for the Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and AIDS established in honor of the legendary event producer.