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The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Presents a Fashionable Round Table Luncheon Wednesday May 21st at 12:00 Noon

Attention “Fashionistas” because we’re bringing the runway to the Royal Sonesta’s Round Table this month. On Wednesday May 21st at 12:00 Noon, slip into something chic and join us as three local experts discuss the latest spring fashion trends, update us on a worthy causes, and delve into New Orleans’ thriving fashion industry. Hosted by the ever-stylish Margarita Bergen in the elegant Fleur de Lis Suite, enjoy a lively discussion, sample the hotel’s delicious cuisine and celebrate all things couture with plenty of champagne, darlings.
Andi Eaton, founder of the NOLA Fashion Council and owner of Hazel & Florange boutique, will share chic fashion tips as only one of the city’s most talented stylists and best-dressed women can do.  
FestiGals spokesperson Sandra Dartus will update us on this annual women-centric celebration taking place in New Orleans this June.  Dartus will even provide a sneak peek of celebrity-designed bra-art to be auctioned off during FestiGals signature ‘Bodacious Bras for a Cause’ luncheon. Proceeds benefit targeted women’s causes.
Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Week New Orleans, Tracee Dundas will share her in depth knowledge on all things in vogue. This go-to-gal for fashion is redefining what it means to be fashionable in the Crescent City.
The luncheon just wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down the catwalk so fashion designer Dominique Ansari has a mini fashion presentation planned just for the occasion.  A local designer who specializes in “Comfort Couture,” Ansari firmly believes that all women should feel relaxed and comfortable in their own skin.
Resident pianist and Round Table favorite Jim Walpole will entertain guests with his musical stylings throughout the event. 
Royal Sonesta’s expert culinary team has prepared an elegant three-course menu which begins with a Baby Spinach and Ponchatoula Strawberry Salad with Feta Crumbles, Slivered Almonds, Sweet Basil, Burnt Honey and Chili Vinaigrette. The entrée features a duet of Annatto Marinated Pork Tenderloin and Champagne Scented Grilled Gulf Shrimp with House Made Ricotta, Citrus Jasmine Rice, Black Pepper Olive Oil and Lemongrass Beurre Blanc. For dessert, Executive Pastry Chef Solandie Exantus has whipped up a delicious Chocolate Carrot Cake with Caramelized Carrot Medley & Buttermilk Panna Cotta. Divine!
The Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Round Table Luncheon is $50 inclusive with advance reservations or $55 at the door. Parking is complimentary in the hotel’s parking garage. For reservations, please contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220 or email her at
The 500-room Royal Sonesta Hotel is just steps away from some of the finest antique shops, art galleries and visitor attractions in New Orleans.  Selected as one of the top three ‘Best Hotels in New Orleans’ by U.S. News & World Reports, the Royal Sonesta provides visitors with an authentic New Orleans experience. Centrally located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta is home to Restaurant R'evolution, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, Desire Bistro and Oyster Bar, and PJ's Coffee Cafe.  For more information on the Royal Sonesta Hotel, please call 504-586-0300 or visit  
The 500-room Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in the heart of the fabulous French Quarter, just steps from world-famous restaurants, antique shops, jazz clubs and premier tourist attractions. Its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm. The hotel surrounds a tropical courtyard, just off an elegant marble lobby. The guestrooms offer views of the beautifully landscaped pool, secluded patios or French Quarter life. The hotel boasts over 20,000 square feet of functional meeting space as well as a brand new, luxurious Board Room equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. For hotel or restaurant reservations or more information, call your travel agent, 1-800-SONESTA, or visit their website at
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