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.
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!
Conwill Family Foundation/Global Hunter Securities
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