A Gem of a Party

Hot young professionals rock The Joule terrace for CultureMap Social

Hot young professionals rock The Joule terrace for CultureMap Social

Samantha Irby, Britt Sogard, culturemap social, the joule
Samantha Irby, Brit Sogard Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Joseph steffen, Dan Rodriguez , culturemap social, the joule
Joseph Steffen, Dan Rodriguez  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Anna dunavin, Emily mount, culturemap social, the joule
Anna Dunavin, Emily Mount  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
culturemap social, the joule
The Joule hotel hosted DCAC Alliance and DMA Junior Associates for the second CultureMap Social. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Christine Shack, Harmony Brown, Lacey Brutschy, Alex Baker, Matthew walfish , culturemap social, the joule
Christine Shack, Harmony Brown, Lacey Brutschy, Alex Baker, Matthew Walfish Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
culturemap social, the joule
A station of Texas cheeses was a hit at the CultureMap Social. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brooke Dowdy, Katie Cunningham, Catherine Cody, culturemap social
Brooke Dowdy, Katie Cunningham, Catherine Cody  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Caitlin Clark, Jordan Kragen, Brittany Sweeney,  Meredith bucher,  Cait Pickavance, culturemap social, the joule
Caitlin Clark, Jordan Kragen, Brittany Sweeney, Meredith Bucher, Cait Pickavance Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bryn burchfiel, Kirsten Williams, culturemap social, the joule
Bryn Burchfield, Kirsten Williams  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Emeka Ndukwe, Victoria Nsikak, Marcus Myers, culturemap social, the joule
Emeka Ndukwe, Victoria Nsikak, Marcus Myers  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Taylor poss, Aquia Francisco, culturemap social, the joule
Taylor Poss, Aquia Francisco  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
smores station, the joule, culturemap social
Goodies from the s'mores station. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Dior Gardner Keara Dwyer Paige Phillips, culturemap social, the joule
Dior Gardner, Keara Dwyer, Paige Phillips  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
culturemap social, the joule
Jackson Durham provided the floral arrangements. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Philip Thornton, Haley Luper, The Joule, CultureMap Social
Phillip Thornton, Haley Luper Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jessica mozer Susannah groves, culturemap social, the joule
Jessica Mozer, Susannah Groves  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
culturemap social, the joule
These liquid-activated cups turned even a glass of water into a bright beverage.  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jana Parker, Mallory Bassham, Clare Watkins, the joule, culturemap social
Jana Parker, Mallory Bassham, Clare Watkins  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Samantha Irby, Britt Sogard, culturemap social, the joule
Joseph steffen, Dan Rodriguez , culturemap social, the joule
Anna dunavin, Emily mount, culturemap social, the joule
culturemap social, the joule
Christine Shack, Harmony Brown, Lacey Brutschy, Alex Baker, Matthew walfish , culturemap social, the joule
culturemap social, the joule
Brooke Dowdy, Katie Cunningham, Catherine Cody, culturemap social
Caitlin Clark, Jordan Kragen, Brittany Sweeney,  Meredith bucher,  Cait Pickavance, culturemap social, the joule
Bryn burchfiel, Kirsten Williams, culturemap social, the joule
Emeka Ndukwe, Victoria Nsikak, Marcus Myers, culturemap social, the joule
Taylor poss, Aquia Francisco, culturemap social, the joule
smores station, the joule, culturemap social
Dior Gardner Keara Dwyer Paige Phillips, culturemap social, the joule
culturemap social, the joule
Philip Thornton, Haley Luper, The Joule, CultureMap Social
Jessica mozer Susannah groves, culturemap social, the joule
culturemap social, the joule
Jana Parker, Mallory Bassham, Clare Watkins, the joule, culturemap social

To honor the good deeds of our city’s charitable young professionals — and to have a little fun on a Wednesday night — CultureMap partnered with the Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Alliance for its second CultureMap Social, this time on the spectacular terrace of The Joule hotel downtown.

With the city links twinkling in the background, guests — including Dior Gardner, Keara Dwyer, Paige Phillips, Bryn Burchfiel, Kirsten Williams, Clare and Rob Watkins, Caitlin Clark, Jordan Kragen, Catherine Cody, Julie Blacklidge Kinzie, Hala Habal, and Wade Sims — sipped custom cocktails by Remy Cointreau and wines from Texas' own Becker Vineyards, McPherson Cellars and Duchman Family Winery. They also nibbled on a smorgasbord of Texas cheeses and charcuterie before indulging in treats from a s’mores station.

Because sometimes it’s hard to break the ice, attendees also participated in the “Find Your Match” game. The premise was simple: Each person got a card with a name on it and was tasked with discovering its match. There were only two matching cards out of hundreds, and the two winners were rewarded with a one-night stay at The Joule, breakfast for two and a $100 gift card to Joule retail shops. It was quite the incentive to mingle.

Adding to the posh party vibe were arrangements of orchids, garden roses and hydrangeas from Jackson Durham and the musical stylings of DJ Gina G, who plays only pure vinyl. And, if the Find Your Match game weren’t adventurous enough, those who dared could get their cards read by Megan Benanti of Tarot Dallas.

And you didn’t think we’d let people leave empty-handed, did you? CultureMap swag bags featured goodies from Neiman Marcus Last Call, ESPA, Traffic, Weekend Coffee and Ten Over SixLyft, the official transportation sponsor, also provided a free ride up to $20 to new users using a CultureMap code for the event.

But before they got in their rides, partygoers wrapped the night with a complimentary beverage from buzzy new CBD Provisions.