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Dallas prepsters party country-club style at interactive happy hour

Dallas prepsters party country-club style at interactive happy hour

CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
CultureMap Country Club brought out the preppies. Photo by WJNPhoto
Amy Espinosa, Amelia Duckworth
Amy Espinosa, Amelia Duckworth Photo by WJNPhoto
Kim Alexander, Praya Persaud
Kim Alexander, Praya Persaud Photo by WJNPhoto
James Blair, Laura Blair
James Blair, Laura Blair Photo by WJNPhoto
Rachel Nicholson, Linda Snorina, Dan Hunt, Miso Ryu
Rachel Nicholson, Linda Snorina, Dan Hunt, Miso Ryu Photo by WJNPhoto
Yulia Luky, Ashley Stewart, Kate Cunningham
Yulia Luky, Ashley Stewart, Kate Cunningham Photo by WJNPhoto
Austin Green, Chris Kahle, Greg Cunningham
Austin Green, Chris Kahle, Greg Cunningham Photo by WJNPhoto
Valeria Rodriguez, Jessica Carbone, Haley Schwab
Valeria Rodriguez, Jessica Carbone, Haley Schwab Photo by WJNPhoto
Jenna Brown, Ernesto Cristian
Jenna Brown, Ernesto Cristian Photo by WJNPhoto
Rob Jentz, Steven Grindord
Rob Jentz, Steven Grindord Photo by WJNPhoto
Tito Attang, Jennifer Parker, Matthew Lloyd
Tito Attang, Jennifer Parker, Matthew Lloyd Photo by WJNPhoto
Jane McKee, Christina Hays
Jane McKee, Christina Hays Photo by WJNPhoto
Tahnae Tarkenton, Jeremy Bartley
Tahnae Tarkenton, Jeremy Bartley Photo by WJNPhoto
Stephanie Kaye Ramirez, Dana O’Connell
Stephanie Kaye Ramirez, Dana O’Connell Photo by WJNPhoto
Lea Mastronardi, Paula Newlands
Lea Mastronardi, Paula Newlands Photo by WJNPhoto
Dhanya Yalamanchi, Jackie Heath
Dhanya Yalamanchi, Jackie Heath Photo by WJNPhoto
Lori Lesniewski, Lauren Finegan
Lori Lesniewski, Lauren Finegan Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
My Event encouraged good times at the interactive photo booth. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Country Club 2016 mini golf
Mini golf at the SkyLounge. Photo by WJNPhoto
MiniLuxe manicure
MiniLuxe touched up our nails. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
Props for days at the photo booth. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Country Club 2016 bocce ball
Major League Bocce brought the yard games. Photo by WJNPhoto
DJ Blake Ward
DJ Blake Ward gave the people what they wanted: a lot of Taylor Swift. Photo by WJNPhoto
Lauren James
Lauren James was part of the pop-up shop inside. Photo by WJNPhoto
Appetizers from Oak
Food from Oak, Pakpao Thai, and El Bolero went fast. Photo by WJNPhoto
AMLI Design District pool
Check out that view from the pool. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
Amy Espinosa, Amelia Duckworth
Kim Alexander, Praya Persaud
James Blair, Laura Blair
Rachel Nicholson, Linda Snorina, Dan Hunt, Miso Ryu
Yulia Luky, Ashley Stewart, Kate Cunningham
Austin Green, Chris Kahle, Greg Cunningham
Valeria Rodriguez, Jessica Carbone, Haley Schwab
Jenna Brown, Ernesto Cristian
Rob Jentz, Steven Grindord
Tito Attang, Jennifer Parker, Matthew Lloyd
Jane McKee, Christina Hays
Tahnae Tarkenton, Jeremy Bartley
Stephanie Kaye Ramirez, Dana O’Connell
Lea Mastronardi, Paula Newlands
Dhanya Yalamanchi, Jackie Heath
Lori Lesniewski, Lauren Finegan
CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
CultureMap Country Club 2016 mini golf
MiniLuxe manicure
CultureMap Country Club 2016 photo booth
CultureMap Country Club 2016 bocce ball
DJ Blake Ward
Lauren James
Appetizers from Oak
AMLI Design District pool

Dallas' party people pulled out their headbands and Sperrys for the CultureMap Country Club, held at the swanky AMLI Design District apartments, and all the cool kids were there.

Our BFFs of the event world, Prime Valet, ushered guests from their cars into the glittering AMLI lobby. Once everyone had their wristbands and drink tickets, they were whisked up to the pool level.

That pool is every bit as impressive in person, with the downtown Dallas skyline looming against the sunset. For anyone curious about what living at the property is like, AMLI reps happily led tours of a model apartment.

Major League Bocce utilized the green spaces to teach guests the finer points of tossing the pallina; mini golf in the SkyLounge offered a respite from the summer heat. A pop-up shop featuring Lauren James' preppy fashions and PerriBerri goodies tempted wallets while other guys and girls posed for snaps at the My Event is the Bomb interactive photo booth.

Tasty bites from El Bolero, Oak, and Pakpao Thai were gobbled up immediately, and fruity and all-natural GoodPop popsicles were on hand throughout the evening to keep everyone cool. Cups of Cabert Pinot Grigio and Louis Vernier cava flowed freely, with a selection of beers — Alaskan Summer Ale, Community Mosaic IPA, Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde, and Real Ale Fireman's #4 — rounding out the liquid offerings.

DJ Blake Ward played a healthy dose of pop while eager prepsters lined up for chair massages and quickie manicures from the gals of MiniLuxe. 

When it was time to call it a night, guests got a sweet send-off from AMLI Design District with warm Tiff's Treats cookies before heading back out into the Design District.

Take a look below at the event's highlights.

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