A Truly New Orleans Affair: Antique Textiles, Lunch & Garden District Tour
Thursday May 9, 2024 - 9:00am-2:30pm
$250 per person*
*Registration fee includes roundtrip bus transportation, tour, refreshments and lunch.
Make plans to join us on a unique tour of B.Viz Design New Orleans Atelier on Magazine Street! For nearly 30 years, owner Rebecca “Becky” Vizard and her team have created exquisite pillows using fragments of up-cycled antique textiles. Becky will talk about textile history, the textile business, and, how an early childhood fascination with textiles eventually led her to create pillows from her growing personal collection of rare textiles. She has sold her pillows to designers such as Neiman Marcus, and her pillows have graced the covers of national publications such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and Architectural Digest. She is also the author of the book, Once Upon a Pillow.
The tour will also include a visit to Sue Sartor, a dress shop on Magazine Street. Sue’s work includes handmade dresses from artisan textiles. She will talk about the ancient art of Block Printing in India and information about her designs. Sue is an independent designer with a deep admiration for fashion, textiles, art and flowers. She started her career working in fashion merchandising for Calvin Klein’s iconic luxury brand, Calvin Klein Collection, in the ‘90s but she dreamed of designing her own artisan, luxury line of tunics, dresses and kaftans.
The tour includes lunch at Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar. Following lunch, guests will tour the architecturally phenomenal Garden District.