Donae Cangelosi Chramosta also known as The Vintage Contessa celebrated her 50th birthday with an Italian themed bash in River Oaks District surrounded by over 200 celebrants decked out in their finest black and gold attire. While the evening celebrated Donae turning a fabulous fifty the night also belonged to KNOWAutism raising $23,000 by the end of the night in support of this local non-profit.
Guests enjoyed cocktail hour at Dolce & Gabbana, before continuing with the nights festivities at nearby Toulouse Cafe and Bar. Here revelers noshed, drank, and danced the night away from the patio to the inside of the restaurant. The night included a DJ playing Italian classics, traditional Italian dancers, and artist Hanh Tran created a piece for The Vintage Contessa. Donae’s husband Rob Chramosta led the crowd with a birthday toast and song to wish her a happy 50th.
The crowd included familiar faces like Chau Nguyen, Alice Mao Brams, Miya Shay, Erika Bagwell, Tammy & Wayne Nguyen, Andrea La, Chi Hoang, Fifi Phi, Fady Armanious, and Issa Chou.
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photos by Daniel Ortiz Photography