Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s La Dolce Vita Gala

By Natalia Martinez
Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SCENE: Renowned for its extravagant and creative theme, the annual Texas Biomediical Research Institute gala impressed guests once again on the lawns of The Argyle Club in San Antonio. Themed “La Dolce Vita…Una Magica Notte in Toscana,” the event transformed the classic venue, transporting over 500 guests to the rolling hills of Tuscany.

THE VIBE: The Mediterranean décor and landscape of the venue was the perfect setting for Negroni-infused conversations among friends; carrying guests through an evening filled with welcomed surprises, and a lively after-party, with the musical styling of DJ Lucy Wrubel in from Dallas. Luxurious cars, exotic travel packages, and exuberant jewelry were auctioned, bedazzling the already enchanting night that included valuable favors, live musical entertainment, dancing, and exquisite cuisine. Major sponsors for this year’s event were North Park Lexus and Neiman Marcus of San Antonio.

THE CAUSE: Chairing the gala this year were Daniela Serna, Ashley Solcher Hixon, and Jordan Worth Arriaga. Since 1971, the Texas Biomedical Research Insitute’s annual gala has been one of the largest fundraisers for pilot studies of the Texas Biomedical Forum that aim to answer important medical questions that ultimately improve the lives of many.


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