Metairie Park Nation Day Dad and mom Affiliation rolled out the pink carpet March 24 for its annual Nation Day, Metropolis Evening, themed this 12 months as Hollywood Nights.
The festivities began with the patron get together within the glamorous house of Rania and Hicham Khodr; Rania was co-chair with Kim Abramson, who attended the get together with Neil Abramson. The get together was catered by NOLA Restaurant and Sucre, with champagne flowing and caviar and different delicacies served. Chris Wilson, the culinary director for Emeril; David Slater, director of culinary growth for Emeril; and NOLA Chef Phil Buccieri have been available overseeing particulars.
Enjoyable particulars included cocktail napkins that mentioned, “Costume like Coco, Dwell like Jackie, Act like Audrey, and Giggle like Lucy,” flowers from Tommy’s Florist and Andrew Fath acting on a white child grand piano. Eleanor and Ian Carney of Lightwire Theater introduced two of their actors within the group’s signature light-up costumes who escorted the gang to the shuttle to the principle get together on the college.
The primary get together, co-chaired by Ashley Value Swanson and Elesha Kelleher, adopted on the college, the place partygoers noticed a big gold Oscar statue as they walked in — it was among the many decorations offered by Z Occasions and Jacquie Hood to provide the get together house an Oscar night time really feel. Music was offered by Musical Fantasy and meals served by Cafe B, Felix’s, Galatoire’s and Marigny Brasserie and Bar. The libations for each occasions was offered by Sazerac Firm, Crescent Crown and Diane and Alan Franco.
The get together crowd included Matt Neely, the brand new Nation Day headmaster, his spouse Erica Neely, board President Andy Weinstock, Dad and mom Affiliation President Leslie Fawer, Kris and Paul Viguerie, Melanie and Mickey Loomis, Ryan and Sara Gootee, Boo and Sid Charbonnet, Kathleen and John Kazour, Ramona and Will Seemann, Robyn and Andrew Schwarz, Julie and Paul Kitziger, and public sale co-chairs Kathleen Kazour, Gina McMahon and Heather Hays, who gathered deluxe gadgets corresponding to a Joe Namath signed jersey; a New Orleans Saints get together with Josh Hill and per week keep in Jackson Gap. Nancy and Franco Valobra donated a pair of diamond and gold butterfly earrings from Valobra Jewlery that got away as a door prize.