A note from Bev

Bev with Ford Church, the founder of The Cottonwood Institute in Denver (cottonwoodinstitute.org) is inspiring young people to make positive changes in their schools and communities. For Father’s Day, why not give a $250 donation to the institute for Operations’ Military Kids in honor of your Dad? Our military families have given so much; this is an opportunity for their children to be in the outdoors, practice survival and leadership skills and help the environment. Call Ford at (303) 447-1076 to make your donation today!

We are so thrilled to feature honoree Harry Connick Sr. surrounded by three gorgeous Victory Belles for the 2011 Iberia Bank Victory Ball for the National World War II Museum. The party is Friday, June 3, and begins with the black-tie optional Superior Energy Patron Party at 5:30 p.m. – where you’ll get a sneak peak of their newest John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion! The gala itself will feature an elegant dinner by Chef John Besh honoring World War II veteran Harry Connick Sr., whose personal and civic contributions reflect the vitality of the American spirit – he really is our “special treasure.” Otto Candies, LLC How Sweet It Is will follow with the second annual Dessert and Dancing Soiree featuring the Bucktown All-Stars. Call 528-1944, extension 555, for more information, to purchase tickets or to donate to our incredible National World War II Museum – even if you can’t attend the event!

Father’s Day is coming up quickly, so be sure to check out What’s Hot for the perfect gift for the dad in your life, from cufflinks to equipment rentals.

We all love our favorite animals, so you’ll want to read our pet care feature, which covers everything from adopting to boarding, now taken to new levels – some even have their own television sets and the hottest new toys.

Our annual children’s chic fashion feature shows you the hottest in “Kinder Cool,” baby slings to pre-teen outfits.
The St. Charles Avenue activist party has been at the Martin Lawrence Gallery for the past few years on Royal Street, which has an unprecedented collection of exceptional artwork (all of which is owned by the company) including the largest collection of Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Francis and Haring. It also serves as the publisher and representative for Erté, Kondakova, Deyber, Mas, Bertho, Hallam and Lalonde. On June 10 renowned artist, René Lalonde, who uniquely blends the art genres of surrealism, cubism and fauvism, will visit Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans to unveil his latest original works on canvas and to meet with collectors.

While you’re downtown on Royal Street, check out Wellington & Co. Fine Jewelry owned by Tom and Brandy Whisnant. They are now carrying a fresh and fabulous line of beautiful gold jewelry from Betty Lou Moscot, whose work has been featured in the Sex and the City films. Called “blu,” the line is stylish and pretty, with lots of yellow gold, diamonds and colored gemstones. Wellington is the exclusive carrier of the blu line in the area and will be promoting it with special events throughout the summer.
 

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