So much is going on this weekend! First, mom and I are attending Alex Beard's PARTY TO SAVE ELEPHANTS. His fabulous studio is two doors down from Gallery B, and elephanteur and conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton is the guest of honor (along with Alex Beard himself, of course!). The event is open invite, and I highly suggest attending if you are anywhere in the New Orleans neighborhood.
And on Saturday is the much-anticipated annual Howling Success gala for the LSPCA. This year's theme is Superheros!
Back-to-back parties for the animals!!! Could one weekend get any better? Will update with pics & news and hope to see ya'll there :). xoxo <3
Last night, I got a sneak peek at the not-yet-open Saints & Sinners! It's the new Bourbon Street lounge co-founded by Actor Channing Tatum and his long-time friend Keith Kurtz. Please don't expect this blog post to be well written; I'm a little hungover.
First of all, the ratatouille (full menu here) was the most amazing dish I have ever had in my life! It was so good I'm mentioning it first, even before pointing out how wonderful, sweet, and charming Channing and his wife Jenna Dewan are and were that evening.
The bartenders were great, and the whole vibe was just as it should be. Envisioned as an homage to the New Orleans Storyville era of 1897 - 1917, the lounge features dark red walls, a Bourbon St. balcony, and guests of questionable actions and attire (which I'm sure will be a staple on any night). A small stage in the back hosted the fabulous NOLA jazz band Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns last night. It remains to be seen whether they will make regular appearances, but I'm sure many a memorable band will grace that stage. The video (below) of Meschiya and the band, captured at The Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchman Street, sums up their vibe and music perfectly.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a Bourbon Street regular.... but I might just become one now! Stay tuned, as the spot is rumored to officially open for business soon :) .
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!