Another Piece Of Paris Is Coming To New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – It is well known locally that the Eiffel Society building, located at 2040 St. Charles Ave., was inspired and literally structured from pieces of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Society even prides itself on being “A Piece of Paris in New Orleans.” Inspired once again by arguably the most romantic city in the world, Eiffel Society is bringing another piece of Paris to New Orleans with a Love Locks gate.
Love Locks are already a romantic custom popularized in Paris where couples affix a padlock on a chain or gate and then throw away the key, symbolizing their everlasting love and commitment to one another. “Love Locks of New Orleans” will be a sanctioned location with a Love Locks Gate in front of Eiffel Society for tourists and locals alike to leave a symbol of their eternal love in New Orleans.
Official Eiffel Society Love Locks will also be available for purchase. Partnering with Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) for the “Love Locks of New Orleans” campaign, Eiffel Society will donate 20 percent of all locks sold, as well as 20 percent of all profits for its fundraising event taking place at Eiffel Society on Jan. 22, to help raise money to save the lives of animals in need.
Society reps said there will be a suggested donation at the door, which will include entry to the launch party, one complimentary signature cocktail, a buffet fit for a king, a silent auction, free prizes and performances from the Muffaletta dance crew and Troy Marks and No Idea band. There will also be furry friends attending the party, looking for their forever homes.
One hundred percent of the donation at the door will go to help cover the extraordinary medical costs incurred for the four-legged victims of the floods, of which ARNO is responsible for rescuing more than 140 of these furry friends, Society reps said.
Eiffel Society will be selling Love Locks before, during and after the fundraiser. Proceeds earned from the “Love Locks of New Orleans” campaign will continue to be donated monthly to ARNO.
Silent auction donations includes works by renowned artists including Julie Silvers, Mina Lanzas and Amanda Talley as well as other items such as a Trader Joe gift basket, gift cards for Tony Mandina's, Joey K's and more.
Other sponsors include Claudia’s Cottage Catering, Gumbo Shop, Champagne Palace, Nacho Mama's, Fresh Market, Lakeview Harbor and the Leblanc Family.