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The De Gaulle Grand Opening Soiree

the de gaulle openingMy friends and I only drink champagne and wine, for the most part.  Finally, Houston has figured this out and is accommodating our champagne wishes!  New to the Washington Ave. entertainment corridor is The De Gaulle, next to Hughe’s Hangar.  This is H-town’s first official champagne house and home to over 50 types of champagne.  This town just got a bit more bubbly and I like it! Saturday, March 29th I attended the VIP grand opening reception .  Thank you for the invitation Ms. Lori-Lemon Geshay! The theme was midnight in Paris! Ok, I thought it was spring time in Paris hence my floral Alice + Olivia pants, but I won’t worry too much about it.  I had a wonderful time with my lovely friends and my handsome man!

the de gaulle event crowdThe venue took me back to Paris, drinks were flowing, the DJ had us dancing, and fashionable eye candy everywhere.  Tres chic crowd! I love my Veuve, Dom, and Moet, but a taste of Perrier-Jouet Nuit Blanche had me at HELLO! They had a champagne tasting bar set up and I learned very quickly, the smaller the flute, the more expensive the taste!

the de gaulle piere blanchThe evening would not officially go down in style without its charitable efforts.  A suggested $20 donation at the door helped support the Pink Door nonprofit.  Well, I am looking forward to more nights  at my new favorite place.  Chin chin!

Jan-Oliver Schmidt and Nicole Brende
Jan-Oliver Schmidt and Nicole Brende

Host Committee Members in the crowd included Cortney Cole Hall, Jared Lang, Kim Padgett, Lori Lemon Geshay, Lisa Gochman, Mark Sullivan, Tiffany Halik, just to name a few.