Lela Rose - Fresh Air Affairs: Entertaining With Style in the Great Outdoors


The Garden District Book Shop is pleased to announce that fashion designer Lela Rose will be at the shop to celebrate her latest work, Fresh Air Affairs: Entertaining with Style in the Great Outdoors. In her follow-up to Pret-a-Party, Rose takes the party outdoors, sharing tips and inspiration on hosting more than a dozen fun and festive gatherings. Rose is the ultimate party girl, and with Fresh Air Affairs she is back with advice on giving stylish parties outside, filled with ideas for beautiful table settings, flower arrangements, and specialty cocktails and canapés.  

The event is free and open to the public. The evening will kick off with Rose in-conversation with Jennifer Lauscha, followed by a Q&A. Afterwards, Rose will mingle with guests and sign copies of her book. Books will be available for purchase.

The parties featured in Fresh Air Affairs are inspired by places that matter to Lela—her childhood home in Texas, her favorite vacation retreat in Jackson Hole, and her home base in New York City—but their concepts easily travel, from a sundowner cocktail hour to a party celebrating local cheeses. There are stylish bird-watching excursions and a wildflower-gathering expedition under the big sky of Texas. The glory of the Tetons serves as a backdrop for a glamorous bonfire, and there is a beautifully choreographed dinner with a lunar theme on a Manhattan terrace. These and many more unique parties showcase Lela’s creative flair with dozens of tips and takeaways. From always choosing a specialty cocktail to picking a pretty dress to match the theme of the party, this book shows the importance of celebrating life’s everyday moments with the people who matter most.

Event date: 

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

The Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Fresh Air Affairs: Entertaining with Style in the Great Outdoors By Lela Rose Cover Image
ISBN: 9780847872954
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli - March 7th, 2023