Bohemian Party/Literary Rave for "Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans" with Valorie Hart, Sara Essex Bradley, Patrick Dunne and Ann Madden


It is a bohemian party and literary rave celebrating the publication of Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00PM until 8:00 PM.  Throughout the evening, author and interior designer Valorie Hart, photographer Sara Essex Bradley, and Patrick Dunne, who penned the foreword for the book, will be interviewed in brief segments by Ann Madden as guests mingle. Guests are encouraged to attend in bohemian attire, complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be offered, and a selection of adult beverages will be available.    

  • Roving interviews throughout the evening so that all can mingle and celebrate.
  • The best bar staff on the coast offering a specialty menu featuring the four elements of nature – Fire, Wind, Earth, Water. (The Fire offering will be tequila based and served aflame).

Celebrate with Valorie and Sarah upon the launch of their beautiful book capturing many of the most interesting and unusual interiors of New Orleans. Be influenced by the homes and rooms featured in the book in wearing a bohemian "costume."

New Orleans is one of the most distinctive cities in the world, but like most American cities, rapidly developing. Designer and writer Valorie Hart and photographer Sara Essex Bradley have sought out spectacular residences that represent the best of old bohemian New Orleans--domiciles that serve both as inspiration and as an imaginative balm to all that is unappealingly conventional and cookie-cutter in design today. Ranging from a Garden District cottage to a Civil War-era Creole mansion, all the homes feature elements of elegance and eccentricity, old French furniture and vintage finds, colors only produced by local light. The free spirits who own these homes have a lust for all the arts, from music to dance, painting, and fine cuisine. They include an artist in a crumbling garret, an eccentric dreamer, a voodoo queen, moneyed wayfarers, world travelers, a resourceful magpie, bon vivants, gypsies, and old souls--all united in their love of the chipped and tattered, romantic and resplendent.

This book is a valentine to a New Orleans that is disappearing, a last call to remember, appreciate, and repeat and revive its great bohemian soul. 

The author of House Proud, designer Valorie Hart wrote the popular design blog The Visual Vamp.

Sara Essex Bradley has been photographing interiors and architecture for twenty-five years. She was the photographer for House Proud and the author and photographer of Dog Decor. 

Patrick Dunne, founder of Lucullus Antiques in New Orleans, has written on style for more than four decades.

Ann Dinwiddie Madden’s photographs and mixed media work have been shown at numerous museums and galleries. Born and raised in New Orleans, Ann has studied in Paris, DC and New York City.  

Event date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
301 East Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, MS 39571, USA
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Bohemian Soul: The Vanishing Interiors of New Orleans By Valorie Hart, Sara Essex Bradley (Photographs by), Patrick Dunne (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Valorie Hart, Sara Essex Bradley (Photographs by), Patrick Dunne (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780847899760
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rizzoli - March 12th, 2024