Photos from VCPORA’s Voyage dans la Lune Gala
September 16th, 2016
Beauregard-Keyes House

Many thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who made this stellar event possible!

invitation 2016 lady on moon B&W WEB VERSION plus auction as of 9-8-16

Some of our favorite local acts will be performing ethereal music at this year’s Gala!

Alan Bailey and Natasha

Alan Bailey and Natasha

Alan Bailey and Natasha perform original jazz songs as well as standards you already know and love.  Alan has written a large number of jazz songs over the past nine years, and Natasha adds her voice to Alan’s melodies and words.  Alan began playing piano in childhood, and after spending time in other genres and other cities, prefers doing jazz in New Orleans.  Natasha developed a singing career in her native Philippines, and now lives in New Orleans with her family and sings with various projects.

Tiffany Baira

Tiffany Baira is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background in a wide array of musical genres. She is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Music Business at Pace University in Manhattan, NY. Tiffany has spent her young adult life performing in different New Orleans establishments and continues to capture audiences with her passionate and unique vocal style. Tiffany has produced and written multiple songs and currently awaiting the release of her first album debut.


B402 Catchin Corners 24 x 18

Catchin’ Corners, 24 x 18

Michalopoulos signature 2012

Catchin’ Corners (2016)
original oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″

Michalopoulos Gallery 

Artist’s Statement “My style is an abstraction of the figurative. I like color, volumetric shape and graphic lines. While one knows my subject one knows more fully the spirit of the subject. I take my liberties and express my emotions in a poetic interpretation.”

Moon Over The Bayou (2016)
original oil on canvas, 29″ x 35″

Fredrick Guess 

Fredrick Guess began his career as a portraitist in Manhattan. Upon his move to New Orleans in 1997, Guess fell into the rhythm of the city and immersed himself into its culture. From his Royal St Gallery, he enjoys meeting clientele from the world over, teaching workshops to share his knowledge of painting, and supporting local social and charitable organizations where, in an average year, his donated paintings raise over twenty five thousand dollars.

 Five Night Stay at the Portman Ritz Carlton, Shanghai
(Courtesy of Jarel Portman)


Enjoy a five night stay in a room with a king bed. The award-winning 610-room Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in a retail, dining, and entertainment complex on the famous Nanjing Road. The Club Level opens 24 hours a day, features relaxed lounging, internet connection and sumptuous delicacies served throughout the day.  The hotel also features an extensive health club with swimming pool, gym and squash court.

Five Night Stay at the Hotel Aventura in Playa del Carmen
(Courtesy of Robert Merrick, Latter & Blum)


Enjoy a five-night stay, valid for one year, excluding mid-December to mid January. The Hotel Aventura is an oasis of silence and beauty, located just off 5th Avenue, 2 blocks from the beach! All guestrooms include; air conditioning, private bathroom, TVs, phone, patio/veranda (most rooms), cooked-to-order breakfast, free in-room wi/fi, beach club access, beach towels, free onsite parking (limited), mini refrigerators, safe deposit boxes & hair dryers. Other amenities: Mayan Bistro restaurant & bar, tours & airport transportation concierge, 2 swimming pools (unheated), 3 sundecks, Spa, complimentary day changing & shower room, internet center w/ with printer.

Our wonderful friends have teamed up to provide a wide variety of out-of-this-world treasures for you to bid on!

Alliance Française of New Orleans

Carol Allen

Arcadian Books

Brass Monkey

Barbara Bowen

Brilliant Inc. Custom Framing

Géza Brunow

California Drawstrings

David Claymont

Fifi Mahony’s

Fleur d’Abeille Nola/ Lynette DuFrene

Forever New Orleans

French Quarter Pet Shoppe & Asylum

Fun Rockin’ & Pop City

Lauren Glonek

Roy Guste

Harris Antiques

Hotel Provincial

Humidity Skate Shop

Jane Krug

Councilmember Jason Williams

Java House Imports

Jean Hawes

Jennifer Kelly/Designlab LLC

Jill McGaughey

Keil’s Antiques

Emma Lerille

Meg Lousteau


Mayan Import Co.


Kim McNulty


Moss Antiques

Moonshine Nettie

Nadine Blake

NOLA Cycles

NOLA Shirts / Billy Schell

Orleans Grapevine

Old New Orleans Rum

Patricia Meadowcroft

Papier Plume

Porter Lyons




Emilie Rhys, Scene By Ehys

Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Roux Royal


Sazerac Company

Diane Simoneaux

Steve Richards Properties

The Bank Architectural Antiques

The Blakemoore Bark

The French Quarter Vet

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Tommy’s Flowers

Tropical Isle

Restaurant Stanley

Studio Inferno

Sydney’s Wine Cellar

Villa Vici


Voyage dans la Lune 2016 Sponsorship and Tickets

 Champagne  $10,000moon crop

  • 10 tickets to the Gala and a reserved table at the event
  • Name and/or logo on all promotional material
  • Recognition on home page of VCPORA website
  • Season Pass to all 2016-17 At Home in the Vieux Carré events

Burgundy: $5000




  • 6 tickets to the Gala
  • Name and/or logo on all promotional material
  • 6 tickets to 2016-17 At Home in the Vieux Carré events
Bordeaux: $2500




  • 4 tickets to the Gala
  • Name and/or logo on all promotional material
  • 4 tickets to 2016-17 At Home in the Vieux Carré events
Rhone: $1000




  • 2 tickets to the Gala
  • Name and/or logo on all promotional material
  • 2 tickets to 2016-17 At Home in the Vieux Carré events

Patron Ticket: $250




Individual Ticket: $150




Junior Ticket: $100 (Under 35)




2016 Voyage dans la Lune Gala Committee

Grégor Trumel, Consul général de France en Louisiane
Honorary Chair

Lynette Dufrene, Co-Chair                                     Lisa Shedlock, Co-Chair

Deborah West Brown
Jenna Burke
Nancy Ferraro
Lyn Gladney
Kathy Hebert
Erin Holmes
Jennifer Kelly
Jane Krug
Meg Lousteau
Mary Matthews
Jill McGaughey
Kelly McLaughlin
Pat Meadowcroft
Jes Menes
Ed Shedlock



In Memory of
Frank Masson


Laurie Swallow

French Quarter Hotel Collection
New Orleans Hotel Collection


Virginia Boulet & Alvin R. Albe, Jr.
Ira Paul Babin & Graig A. Luscombe
Lynette and Terry DuFrene
Carol Gelderman
Virginia Gould & David Speights
Claudio Hemb
Melvyn Kossover, M.D. & Judith Kossover
NOLA Cookery
Drs. Katherine & Sam McClugage
Patricia Meadowcroft
Hotel Monteleone
Jeffery Morgan & Jason Waguespack
Oceana Grill
Gary R. Williams
Jerry Zachary & Henry Bernstein


Lee Alexander
Carol Allen
Judith and Allain Andry
Robert & Peggy Armstrong
C.J. Blanda
Edward Bonin
Deborah West Brown
Vanessa Castanga
Albert “Blue” Flettrich
René J. L. Fransen
Melissa Gibbs
Jerry Greco
Capt. Clarke C. Hawley
Katie Hymel
Anthony C. Marino
Dr. Lynne Neitzschman
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
Rick Normand
Nanette Keil Shapiro
Lisa & Ed Shedlock
Kate Simister
Laura & Sonny Shields


Patron Party Sponsor meauxbar

Event Venue Sponsor SteveRichardsPropertiesLogo venue sponsor

Floral Sponsor ksw_logo_v2

Music Sponsor
Shelley Lawrence latter and blum shelley lawrence

Special thanks to our Hosts bkh logo