LOCAL Houston | The City Guide December 2016 - Page 72

SCENE EVENT: GRAND OPENING WHERE: MIZU INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC + FLOAT CENTER MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center hosted its grand opening soirée benefiting The Brian Cushing Foundation. More than 50 guests met and mingled with Co-Founders Drs. Hannah and Mahyar Badrei and toured the state-of-the-art clinic while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres from Tony’s along with live jazz music by Tianna Hall and the Houston Jazz Band. A percentage of sales from the evening and opening weekend benefited the local nonprofit in its mission to serve and honor the men and women who protect our country by providing resources and experiences to Houston-area veterans and their families. Photography by Daniel Ortiz Co-Founders Drs. Hannah and Mahyar Badrei Gala Co-Chairs Truett and Elva Akin and Monica and Greg Meeks EVENT: MAD HATTER’S BALL WHERE: THE CORINTHIAN The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Mad Hatter’s Ball” raised $955,000 at The Corinthian. Event chairs Elva and Truett Akin and Monica and Greg Meeks played host to a whimsical evening benefiting the Museum’s educational and outreach programs. Underwriting was co-chaired by Caroline and John Harrell and Lyndsey and Bret Zorich. More than 500 guests walked through the looking glass and were hurled into a wonderland, enthralled by Rebekah Johnson’s (of Bergner & Johnson) vision of an outrageous “tea party” complete with floating playing cards, rampant vines and dazzling chandeliers. Guests rejoiced in the likes of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, while the tunes of Skyrocket sent everyone onto the chess-inspired dance floor. Photography by Alexander Rogers and Gary Maltz 72 L O C A L | december 16