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Event Co-Chair Carol Short, Whitney Bank’s Suzanne Thomas and Event Co-Chair Glendy Forster


More than 1,400 patrons gathered under the live oaks at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The evening honored New Orleans artists Anita Cooke, Simon Gunning, Karoline Schleh and Bob Snead.

This year’s theme was “Unrequited LOVE,” and the fourth annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge gave guests the opportunity to vote on who served the spirits best. Participating New Orleans bartenders included: Tyler Chauvin of Trèo; Megan Devine of Twelve Mile Limit; Alia Fawaz of Marcello’s; Paul Gustings of Tujague’s; Konrad Kantor of Cane and Table; Hadi Ktiri of The Sazerac Bar; Beth McCaskey of Kenton’s; Chris McMillian of Revel Cafe and Bar; Kimberly Patton-Bragg of Latitude 29; Daniel Victory of Victory; Evan Wolf of Company Burger. The winner was Tyler Chauvin of Trèo with his aptly named gin beverage: “She Keep On Passion Me By!”

Six participating restaurants served food during the Garden Party. The Late Night Party’s cuisine was provided by Cocoa and Cream, Grita Tacos, Morning Call in the Oaks, Nola Snow Snowballs and The Red Stove Food Truck.

Kinfolk Brass Band entertained during the Patron Party, BRW performed during the Garden Party and DJ Brice Nice kept the Late Night Party lively.

Event Co-Chairs were Olivia Carisella, Eleanor Davis, Glendy Forster, Joanna Giorlando, Kathleen Mix and Carol Short.


Event at a Glance

What: “LOVE in the Garden,” benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art
When: Friday, September 22
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art


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