Donned in silk, saris and suits, more than 800 of Houston's finest attended the Asia Society Texas Center's annual membership gala: Cocktails And Cultural Fusions. For the lucky 80 Yelp Elite Squad members in attendance, it was a night to remember!
New York-based turntablist and producer DJ Kalkutta took over the ones and twos, turning up the heat with her Bollywood-style beats, as guests sipped on wine, spirits and beer courtesy of Glazier and Silver Eagle and noshed on bites provided by Triniti Restaurant, Bar Boheme and Nosh Bistro.
Over in the "Yelp's Traders Oasis Lounge," party-goers indulged in an authentic Asian-experience – complete with hot herbal tea sponsored by Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT Bar, a spread of delicious hookah offerings courtesy of Texas Hookah Lounge, and intricate and beautiful henna body art offered by The Original Henna Company. As yelper GG put, "I loved this event because it was such a statement of everything I love about Houston: a very diverse group of ages, backgrounds, races, all mingling, engaging and having fun together."
The Spotlight Asia: Cocktails and Cultural Fusions event was chaired by Divya and Chris Brown, along with co-chairs Claire and Rick Thielke and Janae and Kenny Tsai.