A Tale of Two Houses


Co-Chair Ashley and Edgar Bright


“The Historic Houses Society Gala” was hosted to thank the Society’s Circle Level members. The gala is put on by The Woman’s Exchange (TWE) Board of Members.

The evening began at the beautiful home of Sheila and James Favrot with a cocktail hour. Guests sipped on French 75s and enjoyed fried oyster bites before heading next door to the gorgeous home of Mathilde and Richard Currence for the main party. Both homes featured flowers by Dunn & Sonnier Antiques • Florals • Gifts.

Local celebrity chef and James Beard Award Winner Sue Zemanick cooked food throughout the evening while guests were able to view the wonderful chef at work. A three-piece jazz band composed of NOCCA students created a wonderful ambiance.

Ashley Bright, Sheila Favrot and Betsy Laborde served as Event Chairs.

True to this year’s theme, “A Tale of Two Houses,” funds raised at the gala are assisting in the ongoing preservation of the two 19th century homes that TWE oversees: the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. Both houses are located in the French Quarter and operate as museums.



Event at a Glance

What: “The Historic Houses Society Gala,” benefiting The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Where: Home of Sheila and James Favrot, Cocktail Hour; home of Mathilde and Richard Currence, Reception


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