LOCAL Houston | The City Guide April 2017 - Page 73

SCENE EVENT: 2017 FRIENDS AND FAMILIES “NO LIMITATIONS” LUNCHEON WHERE: RIVER OAKS COUNTRY CLUB Kelly Horton, Rishma Mohamed and Lauren Biggs The Children’s Museum of Houston raised more than $166,000 during the 2017 Friends and Families Luncheon on March 1 at the River Oaks Country Club. Chairs Rachel Regan, Millette Sherman and Michelle Smith welcomed inspi- rational gymnast Jen Bricker, whose infectious personality shined during her inspiring speech about living a triumphant life no matter the cards you are dealt. The luncheon helped sup port the museum’s early childhood and parenting programs which focus on building parenting skills, providing informa- tion on child development and engaging families in the joy of learning together. Nearly 400 parents, educators, families and friends came together for awareness and philanthropy at this enlightening event. Michelle Smith, Rachel Regan and Millette Sherman Photography by Wilson Parish EVENT: DE BOULLE X ROLEX 24 EVENT WHERE: RIVER OAKS DISTRICT About 100 guests were welcomed to the de Boulle’s private party at River Oaks District to celebrate the recent victory of Nick Boulle and his team, James French, Kyle Masson and Pato O’Ward, at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team took top honors in the Prototype Challenge (PC) Class at the grueling 24-hour sports car endurance race. Nick Boulle, the 27-year-old son of Denis and Karen Boulle—of de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston—anchored in the final segment and cruised to victory. Boulle made history being part of the youngest group of drivers to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and the first authorized ROLEX dealer to win the prestigious endurance race. Nick Boulle, James French, Kyle Masson and Pato O’Ward were on hand at the event and donned their special Rolex Daytona timepieces that were awarded to race winners. Race cars were also on display outside the salon storefront. DJ Seneca kept the crowd entertained while guests sipped on Patron cocktails such as Boulle’s Blood Orange Margarita and noshed on passed bites of mini short rib grilled cheese sandwiches, petite buffalo chicken tacos with celery root slaw, checkered flag cook- ies and peanut butter truffles splashed with artful edible red and silver paint. Photography by Daniel Ortiz april 17 | L O C A L 73