Young professionals filled 800 Congress on Tuesday evening for the CultureMap Social: Top Texans Under 30 Edition to celebrate the Austin winners of our first-ever Top Texans Under 30.
Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan, Jason Bornhorst, Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais, Katie Fang, Kelly Wynne Ferguson, Anne Gardner, Stephanie Hansen, Paul Hedrick, Adam Jacoby, Dominik Stein, Lizzie Velasquez, and Whitney Wolfe were saluted for making things happen across the state, and sometimes the world.
Upon arrival, guests sipped cucumber vodka mojitos and bergamot orange margaritas courtesy of Austin Cocktails, beer from Oskar Blue Brewery, and wine from Austin Winery. A lucky group of 50 early-bird attendees grabbed swag bags with goodies from Nicely Noted, Olive + M, Hiatus Spa + Retreat, Outdoor Voices, and Sugarfina. Royal Fig Catering provided a delectable build-your-own macaroni and cheese bar and tasty sliders.
And, as has come to be expected at CultureMap Socials, guests participated in fun activities like a DIY flower pin station courtesy of Austin Learnshop, a Henna tattoo station, and DIY charms from Psyche Jewelry. Guests posed at a fun photo booth and played at the videogame multiplex provided by Game Plan Entertainment. And there was music too: DJ Charles Moon set the vibe with an epic playlist.
A brief presentation from network editor in chief Jennifer Chininis celebrated the twentysomething trailblazers. Spotted at the party were Sarah O'Brien, Katy Stover, Melissa Grady, Isabella Sheehan, Shelbie Johansson, Sara Pendley, and CultureMap Stylemaker readers' choice winner Lamar Sanchez.
This was the final installment of CultureMap Social: Top Texans Under 30 Edition — Dallas and Houston held shindigs earlier this month. All proceeds from the party will benefit charities chosen by our Top Texans, including Andy Roddick Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, College Forward, Dance Another World, Girlstart, Helping Hand Home for Children, Hill Country Conservancy, Out Youth Austin, Rising Tide Capital, and Susan G. Komen Austin.