Birthday Bash

Chic socialites and badass beauties come together for Hotel ZaZa 10th anniversary blowout

Chic socialites and badass beauties come together for Hotel ZaZa 10th anniversary blowout

Tracy Madans, Josh Madans
Tracy Madans , Josh Madans Photo by Jason Acton
Steve Wrubel, Lucy Wrubel
Steve Wrubel , Lucy Wrubel Photo by Jason Acton
Tim Peck, Missy Rogers
Tim Peck , Missy Rogers Photo by Jason Acton
Contortionist
A contortionist, perched on a pedestal in the lobby, was one of the entertainers. Photo by Bruno
Rob Brinkley, John Terlingo
Rob Brinkley , John Terlingo Photo by Jason Acton
Will Smith, Wren Homsey
Will Smith , Wren Homsey Photo by Jason Acton
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Lynn McBee , Allan McBee Photo by Jason Acton
Anne McQueen, Jeff McQueen
Anne McQueen , Jeff McQueen Photo by Jason Acton
Kate Rose Marquez, Ryan Phillips, Terri Phillips
Kate Rose Marquez , Ryan Phillips , Terri Phillips Photo by Jason Acton
Gibbs Henderson, Marjon Zabihi, Brooke Hortenstine, Billy Fong
Gibbs Henderson, Marjon Zabihi, Brooke Hortenstine, Billy Fong  Photo by Jason Acton
John Falconer, Laura Lee Falconer
John Falconer , Laura Lee Falconer Photo by Jason Acton
Benji Homsey, Chris Brancato
Benji Homsey , Chris Brancato Photo by Jason Acton
Charlie Givens, Jimmy Lee, Sharon Lee
Charlie Givens , Sharon Lee , Jimmy Lee Photo by Jason Acton
David Droese, Creighton Vero
David Droese , Creighton Vero Photo by Bruno
Scott McClure, Nasiba Adilova
Scott McClure , Nasiba Adilova Photo by Jason Acton
Shannon Johnson, Faisal Halum
Shannon Johnson , Faisal Halum Photo by Bruno
Tracy Madans, Josh Madans
Steve Wrubel, Lucy Wrubel
Tim Peck, Missy Rogers
Contortionist
Rob Brinkley, John Terlingo
Will Smith, Wren Homsey
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Anne McQueen, Jeff McQueen
Kate Rose Marquez, Ryan Phillips, Terri Phillips
Gibbs Henderson, Marjon Zabihi, Brooke Hortenstine, Billy Fong
John Falconer, Laura Lee Falconer
Benji Homsey, Chris Brancato
Charlie Givens, Jimmy Lee, Sharon Lee
David Droese, Creighton Vero
Scott McClure, Nasiba Adilova
Shannon Johnson, Faisal Halum

Fabulous doesn’t even begin to describe the Hotel ZaZa 10th anniversary party. And we aren’t just talking about the oodles of bejeweled and begowned beauties. But did we really expect anything less from the city’s sexiest Uptown address?

ZaZa execs Charlie Givens, Benji Homsey and Matthew Nuss welcomed a truly eclectic crowd — socialites, A-listers, industry veterans, nightlife mavens — who sipped and sashayed their way around the hotel, which flickered with candlelight and buzzed with excitement. Veuve Cliquot flowed while old and new friends exchanged hugs and air kisses. To counter the cocktails, waiters passed smoked salmon-wrapped deviled eggs, micro tuna tacos, micro rock shrimp corn dogs and braised Wagu ravioli.

Revelers packed onto the dance floor in the tented pool area, where DJ Lucy Wrubel was doing what she does best — spinning an energetic mix of music, from “Hey, Mickey” to “Gangnam Style.” Meanwhile, Mr. Best had his own thing going in the ballroom. Behind him, life-sized Blue Brothers figures peered through the window at partygoers as they cruised down the hallway.

There was more entertainment in the lobby, in the form of a tarot card reader and a purple body suit-clad contortionist, who bent her body in unexpected ways while perched on a pedestal just beyond the main doors. In the ballroom, celebrants got their pics snapped in the photo booth.

Guests — including Lynn and Alan McBee, Jackson, Ken Maxwell, Jim Williamson, Barbara and Don Daseke, Dee Lincoln, Kellie Rasberry, Faisal Halum, Steve Wrubel, Brooke Hortenstine, Tracy and Josh Madans, and Brady Wood — came in and out of Dragonfly, where groups of guys were enjoying the eye candy.

“Dude, you’ve got to get to ZaZa. It’s f---ing sick,” we overheard one of them say into his smartphone.

We don’t know if that guy ever made it, but if he didn’t, he missed a hell of a party.