Even a rainy storm couldn’t dampen spirits at Midtown’s Proof Bar + Patio, where a cute crowd gathered to toast Houston magazine’s February “Newcomers” photographic portfolio. Although the weather did push the party off the club’s vast, mod deck and into its more intimate bar.
Partygoers lined up to try a Pura Vida Fizz—tequila, grapefruit juice, Grand Marnier—before noshing on Zushi sushi. And all were eager to chat with the honorees—12 young professionals who recently moved to Houston, helping illustrate why Forbes named H-Town the coolest city.
Energy exec Sara DuPuy, who was featured on the cover, banker Katie Flaherty, graphic designer Yonis Kintero, gallerist Paul Middendorf, digital media pro Cassie Nolan, model Mikey Oster, nutritionist Erin Stewart, medical consultant Kevin Messenger and trader Nicolaas Van Nispen, plus Houston magazine’s new Assistant Editor Nick Esquer, were all in attendance. Photos by Daniel Ortiz