Thursday, April 10, arts patrons gathered at 6 p.m., at Le Petit Salon for “Cocktails and Camaraderie,” a social occasion featuring cocktails, hor d’ouervres and lively conversation.
Founded in 1934 by author Grace King, the organization’s first president, the club’s mission is to preserve the traditions and history of the French Quarter.
“Members enjoy meetings throughout the year that feature some of the city’s best known literary figures, historians and learned figures,” party Chair Janet Duval says. “We are constantly educating our members about the history, art, music and architecture that make our city special.”
After the party, guests were encouraged to dine at a local restaurant as a show of support for businesses in the French Quarter.
“We felt that in this way, members could support a local restaurant and be inspired to come back to the French Quarter often,” says Diana Jones, president of Le Petit Salon, who believes local support is vital to the French Quarter.
Harry and Claire Stahel
President Diana Jones, Ann Bruce and Helene Lopez
Laura Claverie and chair Janet Duval
Mamie and Kirk Gasperecz and Libby and Mark Adams
Dr. Bill and Cindy Woessner