Sentimental Journeys

Sentimental Journeys is the major fundraising event for Longue Vue House and Gardens, a historic estate in New Orleans created by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern from 1939 to 1942. To celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary and Edgar’s 50th birthday, the Sterns embarked on a 14 month trip around the world in 1936.

Later documented in a privately published memoir titled A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy and Other Countries, the Sterns’ travels were the inspiration for Longue Vue’s first Sentimental Journeys benefit in 1995. Now one of the premier fundraisers in New Orleans, the benefit, which provides critical support for Longue Vue’s educational and civic endeavors, features world class cuisine, wines, and entertainment and culminates in an auction of one of a kind travel experiences, art, antiques, and jewelry- a perfect tribute to the Sterns’ spirit of adventure and romance!

Sentimental Journeys 2014: A Night in the Gardens of Spain

Longue Vue House and Gardens will host its 11th Sentimental Journeys fete on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 7 p.m. until midnight. This year’s theme “Night in the Gardens of Spain” celebrates the iconic Spanish Court at Longue Vue House and Gardens and its inspiration, the Generalife Gardens at Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. This event is generously supported by IBERIABANK with an exquisite menu from Chef Michael Sichel of Galatoire’s.

Limited tickets available at the door.

Sentimental Journeys is a black tie affair taking place at the home of Stephanie and Joseph Bruno at 1015 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans.


2014 Raffle and Auction


Sentimental Journeys is excited to include a raffle of an exquisite 14kt estate white gold, multistrand pearl and diamond bracelet valued at $5,000, courtesy of Friend & Company.

Additionally guests can bid on art, jewelry and one of several trips around the world at the event. New this year is an online auction of two exciting trips, beginning March 1, 2014! 

Raffle tickets sold at the event.


View raffle terms and conditions.

View Charitable Gaming Certificate.


View the trips.          View silent auction.



Magnolia Sponsor



Bamboo Sponsor

Conwill Family Foundation/Global Hunter Securities


Rose Sponsor


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Event Partners

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Media Partner



Bamboo Patron

  • Waring Family

Pomegranate Patron

  • Shaun and Foster Duncan
  • Adrea Heebe and Dominick Russo
  • Catherine Burns Tremaine 

Rose Patron

  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Luis Baños Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. Vernon Brinson
  • Jack and Peggy Laborde
  • Archie and Olivia Manning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eli Manning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Manning
  • Tia and Jimmy Roddy

Plum Patron

  • Anonymous
  • Daphne and Brandon Berger
  • Gail Catherine Bertuzzi
  • Mark Brown and Stephen Brint
  • Basi and Michael Carbine
  • Cathy and Rivie Cary
  • Carolyn Chandler
  • Tony and Kathryn Chauveaux
  • Dorothy Clyne
  • Nancy and Stephen Hales/Hales Pediatrics
  • Susan and Doug Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Johnson
  • Renee' and Peter Laborde
  • Jane and Chip Leyens
  • Archie and Olivia Manning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eli Manning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Manning
  • Dianna and Pat McCurnin
  • Katie and Shaun Rafferty
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Redd
  • Carol and Thomas Reese
  • Suzanne Rheinstein
  • Caroline and Andre Robert
  • Tia and Jimmy Roddy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claude Schlesinger
  • Holly and Geoffrey Snodgrass
  • Lynne Rothschild Stern
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Uhalt
  • Melanie and Steve Usdin

Special Support from

  • The Waring Family Fund


  • Margaret and Ken Beer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel V. Benjamin III
  • MaryJo and Calvin Johnson
  • Sally and Jay Lapeyre
  • Charlotte and Barry Leader
  • Mr. and Mrs. Justin D. Seale
  • Charles Stern




Shaun Saer Duncan and Barkley Rafferty

Honorary Chairs

Patricia Brinson and Olivia Manning



J. Luis Baños Jr.
Juan M. Barona
Daphne Berger
Gail H. Bergin
Johannah Marcotte Brown
Stephanie May Bruno
Michael Carbine
Vanessa Brown Claiborne
Monique Coleman
Sara Ruffin Costello
Meghan Donelon
Krista Dumas
Stephanie Feoli
Jennifer Fowler
René J. L. Fransen
Juile Livaudais George
Catherine Hales
Will Hales
Carol Hall
Pam Hayne
Adrea Heebe
Sarah Hillery
Scott James
MaryJo Johnson
Henry Lambert
Courtney Le Clercq
Mary Ellen Miller
John Mills
Gregory Morey
Shirley Moseley
Margaret Nicolson
Ledoux R Provosty III
Alexa Pulitzer
Sandra Pulitzer
Katie Rafferty
Shaun B. Rafferty
Anne Flower Redd
Suzanne Rheinstein
Caroline Robert
Pamela Rogers
Ginger Logan Smith
Holly Sharp Snodgrass
Charles Stern
Janet Tallerine
Courtney Trufant Sutton
Clovis Taittinger
Melanee G. Usdin
Lexie Waring
Kathryn Weidner
Charles L Whited Jr.
Ruth M. Winston
Diane Zink