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December 2016

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In This Issue

Yearly Yule

Carter Fayard’s magical Christmas party

Autumn Ambiance

The Garden District Association threw a formal fundraiser at Commander’s Palace.

Where Hope Grows

Grow Dat Youth Farm

On the Cover

Toasting to Trees

Parkway Partners continues planting trees to keep our city grounded.


December 2016

Mary Esther Pilant

Isidore Newman High School

Saluting Survivors

More than 800 attended a patriotic fête to support the fight against cancer.

Light of Love

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden glowed for “LOVE in the Garden.”

What’s Hot


Flor Serna

Founder, Electric Girls

Activists of the Year

Applauding Activism

Donations of more than $90,000 supported the children’s programs of Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans.

All That Glitters

Products to shine, spice and gift

Industry Icon

Ralph Brennan was recognized with the 2016 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award.

Upcoming Entrepreneurs

Rising Stars “Under the Big Top” at JA BizTown City Hall were celebrated by 350 partygoers.

Luxury Gifts

Dr. Lisa Donofrio

Partner & Physician, Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center

Bev's Note

Art for Its Own Sake

The Delgado Art Museum

Shared Values

The National Council of Jewish Women’s highest honor was presented to Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik.

A Christmas Sampling

New Orleans-style tempting teas and more

Winner Winner!

Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate

A Safer City

Hundreds joined the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation to show solidarity.

Don’t Drop the Ball

New Year’s Eve from prep to party

Morgan's Note

Mutual Malaise

Compère Lapin transforms the day

Katrina Greer

Owner, The French Library

Performing Arts Calendar


Year of Green

The Lafitte Greenway commemorates one year of adding to New Orleans green spaces.

Moseley – Vulevich

With this Ring