Stormin’ of the Sazerac

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by admin

Sazerac-0049-Edit-EditThe Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Stormin’ of the Sazerac with a re-creation on Friday, September 26 at the Roosevelt.

The re-creation marks the occasion when women, normally admitted to the Sazerac Bar only on Mardi Gras, stormed the popular gathering place demanding equality.  Wearing the hats, veils, peep-toe shoes and gloves popular in post-war New Orleans they changed the Sazerac Bar forever.

The celebration began with the traditional ladies lunch in the Blue Room, which featured live entertainment from Chance Bushman and the Smoking Time Five and a 1940s fashion show featuring apparel from Retro Active Vintage. Broadway performer Matthew Ragas emceed the event.

New this year, ladies gathered in the Fountain Lounge at 2 p.m. for light fare and cocktails. Tom Hook and Wendel provided music for the patrons of the Fountain Lounge.
Click here to see event pictures.

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