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St. Charles Avenue’s “Wine, Dine & Design” 2016 tablescapes Preview Party and Luncheon presented by Bryan Subaru benefited Bastion

Beginning with a Preview Party on Wednesday, October 12, and culminating with a luncheon on Thursday, October 13, St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC, together with Presenting Sponsor Bryan Subaru, presented a check for more than $87,000 to Bastion at their third annual “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon, chaired by Elizabeth and Peyton Bush and Michele and Lamar Villere.

The Preview Party allowed almost 250 guests a sneak peek at the fabulous designs while sipping wine and dining on hors d’oeuvres by the Audubon Tea Room Culinary Team. In addition, patrons bid on live auction packages including a weekend stay in Napa Valley, a staycation in the Ace Hotel and more.

The next day, the Audubon Tea Room hosted 26 tables created by retailers and designers, each with its own theme and design elements. Almost 260 guests dined and sipped among these creations, while learning more about Bastion. Following thank yous, a live auction of a painting of the luncheon created by artist Alex Harvie raised an additional $4,500.

In addition, thanks to Marianne and Alan Mumford, there was a live auction of a week stay at their home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Nan Dupuy of RDS Concepts donated a total of three handmade hats that were also sold for Bastion.

As the luncheon ended, an anonymous "angel" offered to match the proceeds from both events, bringing the total raised to more than $174, 000.

Bastion is a nonprofit organization that’s building an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors with lifelong rehabilitative needs and their families. Through their powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, Bastion will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and causalities of war.

Read on to learn more about these tables and see the incredible designs, and prepare to join us next year!

TOP: “An Adler’s Gracious Table” designed by Tiffany Adler of Adler’s (722 Canal St., 523-5292, BOTTOM: “Verte de Jalousie” designed by Gene Luke of Ambrose Garden (8015 Maple St., 861-1953,

TOP: “Going to the Beach” designed by Eric and Carolyn Fredericks of Bee’s Wedding Designs (738 Phosphor Ave., Metairie, 830-4031, BOTTOM: “Smoke on the Water” designed by Kim Sayatovic of Belladeux Event Design (757 St. Charles Ave., Suite 303, 323-2100,

TOP: “The Gift of the Nile” designed by Tricia Reichert of Beth Claybourn Interiors (401 Tchoupitoulas St., 342-2630, BOTTOM: “Save the Coast” designed by Beverly Church for Bev Church: Entertaining Celebrations (891-0726,

TOP: “A Girl’s Birthday Lunch at Galatoire’s” designed by Beverly Church for Bev Church: Entertaining Celebrations (891-0726, BOTTOM: “It’s Nature’s Way of Healing You with a Song” designed by Emily Eberwine of Pick-a-Petal Floral Designs and Julie Ponze Designs, LLC for the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (8325 Oak St., 982-0685.

TOP: “Go For The Gold!” designed by Nita Duhe of Crescent City Cooks Cooking School (201 Chartres St., 529-1600, BOTTOM: “Age of Discovery” designed by Stephen Sonnier of Dunn and Sonnier Antiques • Florals • Gifts (3433 Magazine St., 524-3235,

TOP: “Diamonds Are Forever/007/James Bond” designed by Fancy Faces Décor + Wine Design and Events (Fancy Faces Décor: 73128 Highway 1077, Covington, (985) 893-2652,; Wink Design and Events, 1519 Tchoupitoulas St., 366-8063, BOTTOM: “Disco Diva” designed by Accent-DMC Inc. for FestiGals, Inc. (615 Baronne St., Suite 303, 524-1227,

TOP: “The Elements of Elegance” designed by Tony Leggio and Holly Bethany of Hosts New Orleans (365 Canal St., Suite 1400, 524-8687, BOTTOM: “FALL in Love …” designed by Christy Porta for JADE (324 Metairie Road, Metairie, 875-4420,

TOP: “Industrial Modern” designed by Kim Starr Wise of Kim Starr Wise Floral Events (437 Philip St., 315-5607, BOTTOM: “Seeing the Forest for the Trees” designed by Marianne Mumford of Landscape Images Ltd. (655 Central Ave., Jefferson, 734-8380,

TOP: “The Colorful Days of Autumn” designed by Richard Bartholomew of Mardi Gras Productions (1201 Annunciation St., 529-5555, BOTTOM: “NSCDA: Entrusted with History’s Future” designed by Loftin Brooks, Marian DeMeyers and Susan Clasen for the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (1413 Louisiana Ave.,

TOP: “Rustic Romance” designed by Sue Komidor of Perino’s Home & Garden Center (3100 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 834-7888, BOTTOM: “TPG Sings the Blues,” designed by The Plant Gallery (9401 Airline Highway, 488-8887,

TOP: “Halloween Masquerade” designed by Carlos Hernandez of RD Home (2014 Magazine St., 523-9525, BOTTOM: “Wounded Warrior” designed by Nan Dupuy and Dale Shaw of RDS Concepts (117 Rosa Ave., Metairie, 915-6482,

TOP: “The Absence of Color” designed by Nan Dupuy and Dale Shaw of RDS Concepts (117 Rosa Ave., Metairie, 915-6482, BOTTOM: “Flowers in the Attic” designed by Candice Gwinn of Trashy Diva (1022 Josephine St., 299-3939,

“Floral Fantasia” designed by Vivian Cahn of Vivian Cahn Designs (2934 DeSoto St., 722-1014, BOTTOM: “Just Say YAYA” designed by Linda Bjork for Young Artists, Young Aspirations (3322 LaSalle St., 529-3306,

Thank You

We wish to thank our Chairmen: Peyton and Elizabeth Bush, Lamar and Michelle Villere and Dylan Tête, Executive Director of Bastion.

We also wish to thank our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Bryan Subaru; Supporting Sponsors Joy and Boysie Bollinger, Hibernia Bank and Walter and Sally Cockerham; and our Contributing Sponsors Whitney Bank, Villere & Co., Community Coffee, the New Orleans Saints, Ballard Brands, St. Margaret’s Foundation and Vernon and Patricia Brinson. And thanks to our Auction Donors: Ace Hotel New Orleans, Besh Restaurant Group, Brennan’s Restaurant, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Paul Villinski, The National World War II Museum, Nan Dupuy at RDS Concepts, Marianne and Alan Mumford and Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson.

And we would like to thank our Table Sponsors: The Bastion Board of Directors; Marshall and Faye Ballard; Manny and Pepper Bright; Peyton and Elizabeth Bush; the Casbarian and Farnsworth Families; Richard and Mathilde Currence; Curtis and Celeste Eustis; Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard & DeShazo; Landscape Images Ltd.; Michael and Marley LeBourgeois; the National Society of Colonial Dames; Ann Packard and the Packard Family; James and Erica Reiss; Trashy Diva; and Lamar and Michelle Villere.

In addition, we would like to thank our partners Alex Harvie Oil Paintings, Party Portraits, Perrier Party Rentals and Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson. And a very special thanks to Richard Buchsbaum and the Audubon Tea Room.

 And last but not least, thank you to our "angel" who matched the proceeds raioded at the event!


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