Thursday - 4 April: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Arrive at LA LAURIE MANSION for a welcome and progressive happy hour while touring the house with interior designer, Katie Scott. You’ll pass throngs of tour groups who marvel at the La Laurie mansion 24/7 and be one of the few to enter the historic home.
Insights and history of the mansion’s haunted past and cleansed present will unfold as your tour.
Tour will end on the rooftop deck overlooking the French Quarter we get to know one another while enjoying floral cocktails and more.
The history of the home will be shared as well as how its past has been cleansed. Hint: the “Power of Flowers” has much to do with the La Laurie’s new beginnings and you will have the opportunity to be a part of its future.
Retreat to your own home or nearby boutique hotel (suggestions of several are available) for the evening and rest up before returning for a packed day.
Friday - 5 April: 9:00 - 5:00PM
Courtyard entrance and breakfast of Cafe du Monde’s famous chicory coffee and more.
Welcome by Maura. Abundant, specialty blooms will also greet you!
11:00 AM -Get to work at your flower station for our morning lesson:
“Compotes in the Courtyard”
Catered lunch and break in the dining room and salons of the mansion.
1:30 PM -Return to the courtyard for the second lesson:
“Fancy and French - pave centerpieces”.
Art opening and gathering at Gallery Orange .
5:00PM Send off for an Evening on your own to explore the Quarter or rest up for a packed day on Saturday.
Saturday - 6 April: 9:00 - 5:00PM
Return through the gated front door and ascend the stairs to the kitchen for another catered breakfast and hands-on lesson.
10:00AM — Low and lush centerpieces for an elaborate, formal tablescape.
11:30 AM -Lunch in the wine cellar of La Laurie.
1:00 PM -Return to your home/hotel for freshening up and to get your “inner fancy” on.
3:30PM -Return for a 1:1 portrait session with photographer ANDREA WALKER who will be photographing our work and interactions throughout the weekend but will now focus on you.
4:00 - 6:30PM End with a formal heavy happy hour which could suffice as dinner.