The bottles were popping and champagne fizzing as participants of this year’s Garden District Champagne Stroll sashayed through our unique and beautiful neighborhood Sunday evening, October 28. Sixty-two of our neighbors and friends made their way from house to house in the gorgeous autumn weather to enjoy delectable eats, cold bubbly champagne and great camaraderie among old and new friends at four of our neighbor’s homes.
The champagne stroll would not be possible without the gracious hospitality of our Garden District homeowners who offer up their homes as landing spots for the group to gather, imbibe in a bit of the bubbly, ingest some noshes, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The homes and gardens on this year’s stroll were quintessential Garden District and so lovely decorated in fall decor. They provided the perfect backdrop for socializing and enjoying the delightful fall weather. At the last host home of the stroll, we were treated to a savory gumbo and live entertainment by the Gypsy Jazz Duo of Sue Aysen and Brent Melancon. What a perfect ending to a superb evening!
Our hospitable homeowners for this year’s stroll included; Britt and Claire Drummond, Christopher Suba, Eulis and Tammy Simien, and Rachel and Matt Stewart. We cannot thank these fine folks enough for accommodating our roving party and opening their homes to the festivities.
We also want to send thanks to Calandros Supermarket for donating the scrumptious sandwiches and cheese trays.
And finally, a humongous thank you to Greta Corona, GDCA board member, for organizing such a splendid activity for the neighborhood.
The Garden District Champagne Stroll is an annual fall event and is a wonderful way to meet new neighbors and enjoy the company of those you already know. Don’t miss out next year. Get your tickets early and come join us for a stroll among the beautiful live oaks and homes of our beloved neighborhood.