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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.


December 2016

A Safer City

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

Art for Its Own Sake

The Delgado Art Museum

Dr. Lisa Donofrio

Partner & Physician, Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center

Mary Esther Pilant

Isidore Newman High School

Industry Icon

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

Shared Values

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

Mutual Malaise

Compère Lapin transforms the day

What’s Hot


A Christmas Sampling

New Orleans-style tempting teas and more

On the Cover

Activists of the Year

All That Glitters

Products to shine, spice and gift

Flor Serna

Founder, Electric Girls

Saluting Survivors

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

Luxury Gifts

Applauding Activism

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

Bev's Note

Winner Winner!

Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate

Where Hope Grows

Grow Dat Youth Farm

Don’t Drop the Ball

New Year’s Eve from prep to party

Morgan's Note

Upcoming Entrepreneurs

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

Katrina Greer

Owner, The French Library

Light of Love

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

Performing Arts Calendar


Year of Green

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

Moseley – Vulevich

With this Ring

Toasting to Trees

Parkway Partners continues planting trees to keep our city grounded.