St. Charles Avenue magazine and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC, along with Presenting Sponsor Whitney Bank, were proud to present Operation Homefront with a check for more than $23,000 at their inaugural “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon, where more than 15 local retailers and designers exhibited 20 elaborate tables in the Audubon Tea Room, each with its own theme and intricate design.

Generous table sponsors included Super Supporting Sponsors: Henri and Terry Hall, Pixie and Jimmy Reiss, Trimark Constructors and The Packard Family; Supporting Sponsors: Friend & Company Fine Jewelers, RDS Productions, Betty Hunley Designs, Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs and Michelle Sparkling; and Table Design Sponsors: Ambrose Garden, Audubon Nature Institute, Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs, The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, Friend & Company Fine Jewelers, JADE, Judy at the Rink, Mignon Faget, Orient Expressed, Perino’s Home + Garden Center, The Plant Gallery, RDS Productions, The Secret Gardens Tour, Trimark Constructors, YAYA, Kathleen Waring and Bev Church.

Each tablescape was unique and intricately decorated from the chairs to the centerpieces; each designer incorporated elements from fine dining sets, their homes, decorations such as candles and monogrammed blankets, natural elements such as flowers, palms, leaves, shells and stones and even birds and fish.

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. 


What:  “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon benefiting Operation Homefront
When: Thursday, October 2
Where: Audubon Tea Room