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Summertime Spectacle

The Shops at Canal Place hosted the annual “Sippin’ in Seersucker.”

Event Co-Chairs L. Kasimu Harris, Ariel M. Wilson, Shelly Gallender and Benjy Lowry

Photographed by Jeff Strout

“Sippin’ in Seersucker” kicked off the summer social season for the 13th year with a festive fête at the Shops at Canal Place. Patrons donned seersucker attire, and wined, dined and danced throughout the evening, which benefited the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

An annual highlight, this year’s seersucker content was hosted by Charles Divins and judged by Jolie Bensen Hamilton and Sarah Dewey Petitto, owners of the clothing company Jolie & Elizabeth. Judges roamed the crowd to select participants for this fun-spirited event.

Patrons danced to music by Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses. There was also a Big Easy Photo Booth for attendees to commemorate the evening.

Cocktail and food stations spanned throughout the first two floors of Canal Place. Several restaurants offered up light bites and beverages, including Aunt Sally’s Pralines, Fulton Alley, Gordon Biersch, Highly Seasoned Catering, The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, Tsunami, Vega Tapas Cafe, Willie Mae’s, 14 Parishes, Banana Blossom, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Petit Lion, Pralines by Jean, Salon by Sucré, Silk Road and The American Sector.

A raffle included gift cards to The Shops at Canal Place; wine and beer packages; an entertainment package including a meal at Café Amelie; a cruise on the Steamboat Natchez; choice of a tour from Haunted History Walking Tours; and more.

Event Co-Chairs were L. Kasimu Harris, Ariel M. Wilson, Benjy Lowry and Shelly Gallender.


What: “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When: Friday, April 21
Where: Shops at Canal Place

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