Louisiana Landmarks Society’s major fundraiser of the year, the “Fête du Jardin” – this year held in honor of the tricentennial of New Orleans – is essential to the organization’s ability to continue its preservation advocacy and education programs and maintaining its home, the Pitot House. This year’s fête was a resounding success, and the Pitot House provided a lovely setting from which guests could enjoy beautiful views of Bayou St. John from the gallery and celebrate the Saints’ victory from the patio.

Floral arrangements of daisies, irises and plants peeked through crab traps, enhancing the bayou theme and adorning the décor that transformed the lawn into an enjoyable place to spend the evening.

Along the double galleries and throughout the house, guests enjoyed fine wine, beverages and food provided by local favorites including Ralph’s on the Park, Cavan, Arnaud’s, Redfish Grill, Mother’s Next Door, Bayou Beer & Wine Garden, Katie’s Restaurant, Cafe Degas and Educated Palate. Sweets and desserts were provided by Boucherie, Sucré and JCB Creations. Craft Beer was served by Royal Brewery, and Old New Orleans Rum provided a “Partly Cloudy” specialty cocktail.

Music was provided by The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band who played throughout the evening. Attendees enjoyed authentic bayou fun on the dance floor with Cajun dancers leading the way.

A raffle was held with offerings from Twirl Photography, Greg Arceneaux, Emeril’s, Rock ‘n’ Bowl, Stella and Dot and more.

Committee Co-Chairs were Sarah Howard and Kelley Gill, who give special thanks to Committee Members Sarah Busch, Michael Duplantier, Sandra Stokes, Margot Hammond, Julie Martin and Jennifer Zdon.

Event at a Glance

What: “Fête du Jardin: Big Fun on the Bayou,” benefiting Louisiana Landmarks Society
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Where: Pitot House

Philanthropic Fun: Southern and Sweet

Bill and Sally Reeves with Committee Member Michael Duplantier

Philanthropic Fun: Southern and Sweet

Sonny Shields, Committee Member Sandra Stokes and Drew Jardine