Garden District Association flags could be seen flying throughout the neighborhood as New Orleanians of the historic neighborhood came together for the annual “Fall Affair.” Patrons attending the party were all given green and white flags with the Garden District logo to hang on the front of their home.
The Benefactor Party, hosted at the St. Charles Avenue home of Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier, featured hors d’oeuvres by Commander’s Palace and a specialty cocktail, The District Marker, in honor of the PIPP program. In lieu of music, the Saints game was on TVs as the crowd gathered around to watch the Saints victory.
Approximately 225 guests then gathered at Commander’s Palace to enjoy cocktails and dinner.
In keeping with the classic Southern theme, mint julep cups were filled with vibrant colored Ecuadorian roses, hydrangeas, wax flower and variegated greens.
Attendees included many new and long term residents of the Garden District. Seen making sure all the details were attended to were Executive Director of the GDA Shelley Landrieu and her husband, photographer David Spielman. The Commander’s Brennan Clan was out in force – Ti Adelaide Martin, Dottie Brennan and Brad Brennan where all there playing hosts. A group from Reve Realtors, led by Ryan Wentworth, attended and were Sponsors.
Chairs Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier, Holly and Guy Perrier and Julie and Shelton Shugar received special thanks for their efforts.
Event at a Glance
What: “Fall Affair,” benefiting Garden District Association
When: Sunday, September 22
Where: Commander’s Palace