Nothing can keep CultureMap readers from a good party — including dropping temps and frosty winds. Guests and passersby huddled for It's Fall Y'all in West Village on November 13, ready for an evening of sampling, shopping, and fun, despite the wintry weather.
Tucked in by Mi Cocina, the outdoor block party featured some of West Village's favorite retailers. Kendra Scott, Modern Citizen, Planet Blue, Abi Ferrin, Allen Edmonds, y & I clothing boutique, and 18/8 were all there.
Beauty buffs got a chance to check out modern interactive beauty lounges with The Scent Room and BAM.
Guests jumped from station to station, surrounded by fiery heaters and festive outdoor lighting strung throughout the street. The food stands were a hit, with samples from Public School 214, Namo, Pōk The Raw Bar, Eureka, the Dock, and Teasom. Bisous Bisous Patisserie was on hand with warm samples of rich hot chocolate and fresh coffee.
But what better way to stay toasty than with a good cocktail? Bartenders offered up signature drinks, including Old Fashioned with Patron Anejo and You Glad It's Fall Peroni Cocktail, which was a refreshing mix of cinnamon-orange shrub, pineapple, and Peroni, of course. Topo Chico was also also there, with a bubbly non-alcoholic option.
In lieu of paying admission, guests brought canned goods to the event, and donations were collected throughout the night to benefit North Texas Food Bank. The nonprofit provides access to meals for hungry children, seniors, and families across 13 counties.
Among those spotted in the crowd, bundled up and having a great time, were Mayra Ordonez, Caraima Galo, Abby Datz, Allison Corley, Will Richardson, Jacob Richardson, Taylor Teets, Phylecia Bare, Rob Bare, Anne Warren, Laurin Byars, Carolina Carvajal, Shereen Dewmarais, Josephine Thomas, Jessica Dobbs, Rachna Sharma, Destiny King, Deenah Kafeel, Amit Kapoor, Paula Wilson, Wayne Bornstein, and Shannon and Elliot Thomas with their dog, Toby.
This event was brought to you by CultureMap, West Village, Patron, Peroni, Topo Chico, and CatalyXe Experiential. Special thanks to Beautiful Event Rentals, Smilebooth Texas, and Balloon Therapy.