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April 2018

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St. Charles Avenue’s 2018 Courts of Carnival

St. Charles Avenue’s sixth annual Courts of Carnival reminds you that Mardi Gras really is the most wonderful time of year in New Orleans. Arranged in reverse chronological order from Mardi Gras to Twelfth Night, the Courts of Carnival march through our memories, complete with sparkling trains and glittering crowns. Long live the season!

Houses With History

A Patron Party opened the PRC’s 42nd annual weekend tour of Garden District homes.

Under the Luminous Oaks

The 31st “Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party” offered an exclusive first look at the spectacular lights.

Sondra Berger

Owner, The Optical Shoppe

Spring Protocol

This season’s fashion includes everything from whites to brights, and is as diverse as it’s fun and fabulous.

On the Cover

Spring Fashion Accessories

Drumming in Spring

Arnaud’s Chef de Cuisine Tommy DiGiovanni shares their Herb-crusted pan-seared Black Drum with Buerre Rouge and spring corn maque choux

A Grand Slam for Students

More than 200 partygoers gathered to support A’s & Aces.

Pellerin –Stakenborghs

Pierce Bienvenu Landry Weds Hans Adolph Boegh Jonassen

September 4, 1963

Melissa Cousans Mortillaro

Owner & Manager, Gem Printing


Stories & Stop-Ins

Festivals, food and fun in the French Quarter

The Gunga Den

A brief history of an infamous spot

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

A new way of seeing a favorite fest

Morgan's Note

Creole Italian

A long, happy marriage of cuisines

Bev's Note

Monique Pilié

Executive Director, LA Green Corps

Activists of the Year

St. Charles Avenue proudly honored six local activists in its 22nd year.

April Events

Dazzling Dances

Inspired by “Dancing with the Stars,” the sold-out “Dancing for the Arts” benefited YALA.

Champions of Literacy

“Faulkner for All” doubled as a surprise tribute for literacy pioneers Rosemary James and Joe DeSalvo.

Passing the Torch

The ADL honored Robert Merrick and Arthur Roger, and special honoree Allison Padilla-Goodman.

826 New Orleans

Writing the future

Flower-Filled Fiesta

NOHHF created the Cristina Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Evan Pierce McCollum

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

Performing Arts


Born to Eat

March of Dimes’ benefit offered chef tastings ranging from Louisiana classics to a whole alligator.

Celebrating the Season with a Reason

The Ladies Leukemia League celebrated $100K in grants and honored young people fighting cancer.

Summer Camps