Both the spiritual City of New Orleans and the International House have been intersections of hospitality, rituals, love, and magic, and Sean wants to continue to celebrate these elements of humanity, as the city itself has an uncanny history and ability to turn tragic times into blessings of perseverance.
“Wrenching times, like we face now, have long left the lasting impression on this city and its inhabitants that life is a gift – perhaps fleeting – and should be enjoyed to its fullest each day,” says Cummings.
Located in the lobby of the hotel, an altar features an awe-inspiring 8 foot Saint Joseph statue by glass artist Mitchell Gaudet which will be adorned with traditional Sicilian accouterments – fava beans and Sorrento Lemons. Sicilian cocktails and wine will be offered to-go …. Ummm, from a safe distance and, yes, with plenty of Purell.
“In these challenging times, we can all use a lil’ help from the Patron Saint of Protection, Families, and Travelers. Sallie Ann Glassman reminds us why. Please pop in for a tasty sip and reassuring moment.” – Sean Cummings.