One of my favorite parts of heading up public relations for Trashy Diva is the large amount of community work we do each year. In addition to donating items for gala silent auctions, we frequently partner with local organizations in unique ways to help enrich the greater New Orleans community that we call home. One of our favorite events each year is New Orleans Magazine’s “Wine, Dine & Design,” a tablescapes luncheon. It’s always such a fun event to not only participate in, but also to attend. Each table is an elaborately designed work of art with a theme and elements created by local retailers and designers.
This day of beautiful design is all for a cause as well. Proceeds from ticket sales each year are donated to a local philanthropy and this year’s recipient is Bastion, a revolutionary one-of-a-kind housing development for military veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury. Bastion broke ground on their property in Gentilly in June of this year and the proceeds from this event will help them close the gap on getting the first phase of housing erected. With so many of our servicemen and women returning from combat missions having survived horrific injuries and in need of both medical and emotional support, Trashy Diva is so happy to be raising funds for such a vital and necessary project. You can read more about Bastion’s mission and plan of action on their website here.
As you can see from the images, last year we went with a “camping” theme and created our very own picnic space in Audubon Tea Room, complete with a real campfire and furry woodland friends! This year we’ve decided to embrace the spooky vibes of October and will be presenting a table entitled “Flowers in the Attic” – want to know more? Then join us! We’ll be opening up 5 seats at our table to our local fans for the luncheon, which will be on Thursday, October 13th from 11am-2pm. The tickets are $150/each and all funds will be donated directly to Bastion to further their great work. By joining us, you will enjoy a three-course seated lunch with the divas, including wine and fun takeaways! To grab a seat for yourself, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t join us for the luncheon day, you can always attend the preview party the previous night (Wednesday, October 12th from 6-8pm) and enjoy drinks and light bites while you peruse all the amazing tables. Proceeds from the preview party also go directly to Bastion. Tickets for that event are $50 and can be purchased here.
We’re looking forward to getting decked out in our favorite dark, romantic Trashy Diva pieces and accessories and enjoying a spooky lunch for a great cause. Float on over and join us, won’t you?