New Orleans - Champagne, Beignets, & Paint Pt 2

8:00 AM

After our first day at the paint conference, we all joined Jolie Design and Annie Sloan at the Historic Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion for a wonderful cocktail party. 

This extraordinary historic mansion, built in 1869, was beautifully set-up with food and cocktail stations throughout the home, allowing all of us to tour the entire house and grounds.  The house was recently repainted (historically matching in most cases), and the colors so reminded me of all the fantastic Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors like Antoinette, Duck Egg, Paris Grey, and French Linen.  Check out for more pictures and information.

We enjoyed champagne, tapas, alligator sausage, and some unbelievably delicious bananas fosters over white chocolate vanilla ice cream!  The best thing was the espresso at the end of the night - I'm still lusting after that! 
The night wrapped up with a traditional New Orleans handkerchief dance to some fantastic live music!  Back at the hotel to get ready for our second day and painting with Annie!

There are still a few spots left in the San Francisco leg of the Annie Sloan North American Tour, Monday, March 19.  Go to to register. 
If registration has closed, you can come down and register in person starting at 8:00am, Monday, March 19.


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