A Note from Bev

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a prized New Orleans institution and we are so proud to feature them on our cover. Thanks to Chairman of the Board Mary Lou Christovich, board member Drew Jardine, Treasurer of the Board Fred Smith, Executive Director Priscilla Lawrence, board member Alexandra Stafford and President of the Board Charles Snyder, all representing The Historic New Orleans Collection, for gracing our cover. We are highlighting their Inaugural New Orleans Antiques Forum, taking place August 7-10, featuring lectures and tours dedicated to the study of Southern decorative arts. This program will feature preeminent scholars from the field including Thomas Savage from the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Robert Leath from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Cybele Gontar just to name a few.

Be sure to register early – there’s an admission fee and special hotel rates if you want to be a tourist in your own home town and stay at the Hotel St. Marie.

Everybody is traveling this summer and resort wear will be a must! What’s Hot is featuring Beauty 101, Bora Bora, Feet First, All the Best, Snap and Mirabella to make sure that you look your best in the cutest sunglasses, sandals, bathing suits and more!

Speaking of looking your best, in Skin Deep, Cat Wall Aschaffenburg gives you hints on how to be an “Earth Angel” by using eco-friendly makeup that’s good for you and the environment.

The Young Leadership Council is making such a difference in our city. To
help them raise at least $300,000, we urge you to buy a “Streetcar” to say
“New Orleans is Back.” Renaissance Publishing is buying one of the custom designed streetcars to support their efforts!

Monmouth Plantation is a fabulous place to retreat if you need to escape for a vacation. Southern elegance abounds! There is gourmet dining, beautiful gardens and it’s the perfect place to sip a mint julep.

If you haven’t been into Feet First on Magazine Street lately, you’re in for a huge surprise. The store has been redecorated with antique French tables, new mirrors and great tabletop displays featuring all of their super shoes, hats, accessories and more! They carry local designers, Saints for Sinners Saint Metals, Eco-friendly flip flops by Feelgoodz, comfort lines like Cole Haan, Wolky and Jack Rogers and NBT – a new line featuring physiological footwear that improves posture, core strength and even reduces cellulite – you’ve got to check it out!

Have a great summer holiday and be sure to enjoy our fabulous city and all that we have to offer! 

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