For its 2013 Essence of Style Design Symposium, Longue Vue has put together a program with the help of internationally acclaimed designer Thomas Jayne. Jayne is the founder of Jayne Design Studio in New York. His exposure to architecture and decorative arts lead him to interior design, working at two influential design firms before establishing Jayne Design Studio in 1990. A long-lunch event held at The Audubon Tea Room, the program will feature a talk by Jayne where he introduces his timeless design aesthetic and highlights from his book, American Decoration: A Sense of Place. With a carefully curated luncheon, and silent auction of items and gift certificates from distinguished local businesses. 10 am–2 pm at 7 Bamboo Road. $100 can be purchased at longuevue.com. (504) 293-4723 for more information.