Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
I am streaming two live World Cup matches on two separate laptops with Wimbledon on the television (hoping whatever happens will happen soon as I have to leave in an hour for work) while writing Out and About on a third laptop. Any moment now, my husband and son are going to wonder what happened to their computers. Oh, well – it only happens once every four years, after all.
Speaking of sports – Dave Martin was with Jess Fields, Kent Friedman, Cindy Clifford, Ron Franklin, Willie Alexander, Martye Kendrick, Dr. Laura Murillo, Tom Sprague, Lawrence Catuzzi, Manson Johnson II, Bruce Oakley, Robert Woods, Joseph Callier, Jeff Syptak and Mary Benton to witness Mayor Sylvester Turner throw the first pitch and accept the World Series ring on behalf of the city. I am sure Twila Carter was also around for this Houston Astros historic moment. To the Houston Sports Authority – thank you for an amazing job at bringing the FIFA World Cup to Houston in 2026!
It was a fantastic sunny day for a wedding after a week of heavy rains as Wilson Calvert and Stephanie Weiss celebrated their first moment as husband and wife at The Overlook. Travel-themed touches were everywhere as the couple are avid travelers – beginning with the invitations which were fashioned as boarding cards, the table designations which highlighted cities the two have traveled to, vintage travel postcards that guests wrote personal notes on, and the candy bar which featured candy from around the world, our family’s gift to the happy couple (Daniel, Carlos and I ate more candy in four weeks than any person should, but someone had to do it!).
Stephanie looked gorgeous in a beautifully beaded gown while Wilson looked dashing in his custom-made suit. Lori Auclair and The Overlook team created such a beautiful space with touches of silver, blush and steely violet. Robin Martinez and her crew at Flowers of Kingwood created such beautifully breathtaking arrangements of orchids, peonies, roses, stargazer lilies, hydrangeas and curly willow. Suzanne Moyes served up Wilson and Stephanie’s favorites from Marsala’s while Letty Martinez of Yummy Tummy outdid herself with six different cake flavors between the wedding and groom’s cakes (a three-tiered cake designed as a spectacular stack of vintage suitcases.) A special shout out to my friend Drake McIntosh, photographer, who came in last minute to save the day when the original photographer couldn’t come through. Cynthia Calvert, Wilson’s mother, and husband, Larry Shiflet, were hosts extraordinaire greeting guests which included Pam McNair, Bernie and Gina Remmes, Diane Blanco, Christopher Curran, Dave and Gwendolyn Crawford, Cheryl Johnson, Gary Rabelaix, Jan and Roger Harris, Wayne and Millie Garrison, Rick and Kelly Paull, Guy and Diane Sconzo, Chad and Devon Alexander, Tom Broad and John Denton, Gayle and Donald Sampley, David and Brooke Baugh, Norman and Kathy Funderbunk, Marvin and Tracy Monk, Mike and Barbara Byers, Sarah Mertins, Mike and Judy Geiger, Patsy Oliver, Derise and Bryan Bunn, Lawrence and Michele Kuslich, Sharon Thames, Fernanda Narragon, Theresa Harper and Kate Ebbs. Olivia Calvert, Wilson’s sister, along with her husband, Lachland Faulkner, were home from London for her brother’s nuptials and knee-deep in helping host all the friends and family from both in and out of town. After all the wedding prep, having hosted the rehearsal dinner and taking everyone bowling after, then the full-on wedding extravaganza, Cynthia and Larry, Wilson and Stephanie and Olivia and Lachie also hosted the wedding brunch the day after for all the out-of-town guests who would soon be leaving Houston. Wedding presents were opened while enjoying fresh fruit, pastries, breakfast casserole, chicken salad, mimosas and more cake!
Happy birthday to a great friend – Robin Martinez! I hope you had a fabulous European getaway with Hector to celebrate!
I hope to see some of you at any of the many wonderful events happening in our area in celebration of the Fourth of July. I know I’ll be heading off to Kingwood’s Town Center for a bit to hang out with DJ KDub Mark Linabury and pig out on some quality street food before enjoying the fireworks spectacular and music from That 70’s Thing. Over at Kings Harbor, where things are definitely starting to look and feel the way it used to before Harvey, another fantastic concert is in the works along with fireworks off the pier.
Happy Independence Day to everyone – enjoy yourselves and be grateful for this beautiful and amazing country we call home!