Hooray for Yelpywood! This past Saturday night, New Orleans Elites walked the red carpet into the Crescent Ballroom at the Westin Canal Place to gather for the highly anticipated Inaugural Yelpy Awards.
The swank-alicious room afforded stunning views of the city, but it was the Elite squad who were the real stunners this evening, as they graced the ballroom in their red carpet finest. Complimentary cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and beer from Saint Arnold Brewery were a huge hit as were the shrimp and grits, bacon-wrapped scallops, pork belly/watermelon skewers and mini muffaletta sandwiches, among other delish apps available to us, compliments of the Westin Canal Place.
Then… the moment everyone had been waiting for as Elites were honored at the awards ceremony. And the winners are: Funniest: Scott S; Most Useful: Marielle S; Coolest: Andrea B; Biggest Foodie: Susan W; Best Compliments: Suzanne JC; Rookie of the Year: Jeff C; Lifetime Achievement: René D; Life of the Party: Joshua B; Most Helpful/Ultimate Ambassador: John LH; MVE (Most Valuable Elite): Jen L.
Who needs a gold statue when you can have a silver bullet thermos?!
Thank you so much to Kelly and the wonderful staff at the Westin Canal Place, Nicole of Saint Arnold Brewery and Abbey of Deep Eddy Vodka for their participation in this stellar event! See the rest of the pix by Josh Brasted on flickr. Read the 5-star reviews here… here's an excerpt from John LH:
I had been waiting for this event for what seemed like forever… Not only did it live up to my hype, it may have been even better than I ever could have imagined.
And now, we're sure you can't wait until next year! In the meantime, there's plenty more events in store for y'all…
Yours in glitz and glamah,
Yelp NOLA Community Manager