On Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 11am til 2pm, Robert Ripley & Thom Beaty are hosting a Prix D’Elegance Honoree Brunch celebrating all of the Women and Men of Fashion and their support of the New Orleans Ballet Association. The Brunch is located at the famous Maison du Parc located at 822 Barracks Street. We look forward to a wonderful brunch celebrating fashion and those who have supported our wonderful city. Please RSVP to Robrip@cox.net.
The 45th annual Prix d’Elegance Luncheon, hosted by the Men and Women of Fashion and benefiting the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization (BRAVO), will pay tribute to 10 male and 10 female honorees who exemplify unique personal style as well as excellence through business, civic and charitable endeavors that specifically better the community in which they live. More than 600 people will gather to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of these 20 honorees chosen by the Men and Women of Fashion’s Membership (all former honorees). Additionally, two former honorees – one man and one woman – will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their continued contributions to the organization and to the community. The event, co-chaired by Melanie Cannatella and Cheryl Georgusis, will also feature a showing of spring fashions from Chatta Box Boutique and Jeff’s Haberdashery, as well as a champagne reception, a three-course seated lunch, an exciting raffle, a silent auction, and a special performance by pre-professional students in NOBA’s Education Programs.
About The New Orleans Ballet Association:
Since 2004, BRAVO, which provides critical funds for the nationally award-winning dance education programs and scholarship funds of the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), has been the beneficiary of the event’s proceeds. With a growing enrollment of over 600 youth each semester and a high national profile – remarkable for a tuition-free, after-school program – NOBA and BRAVO are making a huge impact in the lives of local youth.
NOBA offers more than 5,500 tuition-free dance classes and activities annually, making it possible for any child to receive quality, professional instruction. Annually, scholarships are provided for talented youth to study at prestigious summer schools, such as American Ballet Theatre and The Ailey School. Other students study here in New Orleans with world-renowned artists who are brought in to teach intensive programs as part of the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, a 25-year partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.
About Maison du Parc:
Maison du Parc is comprised of a perfect blend of renovated historic structures and brand new construction to create ten unique luxury residences. This exclusive community offers residents the privacy of owning a single family home, with the effortless living of a condominium. Through a combination of completely renovated historic structures and ground up new construction, each residence has been thoughtfully designed with luxury amenities and exquisite attention to detail.