The Preservation Resource Center’s 46th annual Holiday Home Tour, presented by McEnery Residential, returned with a fresh new format this year.
The exclusive Patron Party offered a formal cocktail reception at the beautiful Garden District home of Blaire Fernandez and Mike Katz at 1520 Toledano St. The lavish soirée, presented by Brown Forman Brands, featured an open bar, delectable cuisine and live music.
The Holiday Home Tour opened the gardens to six private homes in the Garden District and Lower Garden District, all decorated for the holidays, for a festive Art & Garden in-person tour. Lush Garden District landscapes transformed into stunning holiday showcases filled with custom-designed, larger-than-life art installations thanks to talented landscape architects and artists. The gardens featured were: 1225 Third St., the garden of Beverly Dale and Patrick Welsh; 1208 Eighth St., the garden of Janet and Scott Howard; 1237 Washington Ave., the garden of Cherie and Jonathan Thompson; 1329 Seventh St., the garden of a friend of the PRC; 2340 Prytania St., the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dugan Westfeldt II; and 2324 Prytania St., the garden of Shelby and John Mills.
In addition, the event also showcased video tours of historic homes and the homes of famous local residents around New Orleans. The houses, filled with stunning architectural details, exquisite art collections and masterful interior design, highlighted the best of New Orleans’ diverse neighborhoods, and centered around the French Quarter home of Elizabeth and Michael Magner, the Uptown home of Nomita Joshi-Gupta and Dr. Shaminder Gupta, the Faubourg St. John home of Alon and Emily Shaya and the Uptown home of Ashley and Tim Francis. The productions were filmed by Calm Dog Productions and 343 Media.
Event Co-chairs were Jenny Longwell and Courtney Lane. Sherman Lane.
Event At A Glance
What: Holiday Home Tour Patron Party benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
When: December 10, 2021
Where: Home of Blaire Fernandez and Mike Katz