The Vintage Contessa’s Italian Birthday Celebration

What a night it was! Donae turned 50 on Monday, and this past weekend we celebrated.

And celebrate we did!

It started with shopping and champagne at Dolce & Gabbana, followed by dinner and drinks at Toulouse across the way, at River Oaks District.

It didn’t just stop at dinner and drinks, though.

Authentic Italian dancers came out and danced halfway through the night, Hanh Tran did a live painting, and there was a cake to rival all cakes by Elizabeth Harvey Designs (see below). It was quite the soiree, and it was such a fun celebration.

The most important part was that Donae wanted to raise money for Know Autism, and she’s almost at her goal of $25,000 (link to donate below). Everyone was so generous and it was a truly special evening.

See below for tons of photos from this incredible night!

Rob, Donae, and Bella Chramosta

Fady Armanious & Bill Baldwin

Lenny Matusezewski and Sheree Freede

Sneha and Nick Merchant

Shannon Hall

Norman Freede, Tamara Klosz Bonar, Michael Bickham, Lenny Matusezewski

Kathryn and Colby Swain

Vic & Nancy Cangelosi, Donae and Bella

Brittany Zucker, Paul David Van Atta, Sherri Zucker, Gregg Harrison

Karen Henry, Donae, Diane Caplan

Kim Padgett and Cheryl Byington

Jen Crum and Jim Tompkins

Jenny Moore, Donae, and Roseann Rogers

Huw and Jennifer Pierce

Ben and Bethany Buchanan

Tammy Nguyen, Tracy Faulkner, Alice Mao Brams, Tammie Anne Johnson

Rocky & Elyse Stevens, Pat Cummings, Tommy Osborne

Katie Pipkin, Lisa Lacorte, Ericka Bagwell, Stephanie Perkins, Andrea, Romy Mitchell, Todd Ramos

Tammy & Wayne Nguyen, Deborah Duncan

Roz and Alan Pactor

Mona Khan, Sukaina Rajani

Beth Muecke, Ursaline Hamilton

Click here to see the rest of the photos (pw : Italia)

Click here to see the photo booth photos. 

You can donate to Know Autism here

All photos by Daniel Ortiz

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