We are extremely proud to present our cover for the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball that benefits the National World War II Museum! The men and women who serve our country in all of the armed forces are “heroes” risking their lives to defend our great country. The World War II Museum reminds us of the sacrifices these men and women continue to make for us. I am honored to have Sylvia and John Laborde and Cappy and Darlene Bisso on the cover. The theme “Thanks for the Memories” in celebration of the entertainers and music of World War II that inspired our troops and comforted them is perfect for the fundraiser on June 7! It’s black-tie, will feature Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra, a gourmet dinner and dancing, an appearance from Carl Reiner and you’ll get a sneak peek at the Stage Door Canteen that’s under construction! Tickets start at $500 and you can sponsor a table for $5,000 and up.
Call Trish Eubanks at 527-6012 x329 for more information.

We’ve got a great issue with lots of great ideas for Father’s Day, June 15. Check out what The Bonner Collection, the Audubon Park Golf Course, Massey’s, Perlis, Jos A. Banks and Wellington & Company have to delight Dad!

My column is back with a great idea for a Seafood Soiree and Dancing with the Stars Party! Even if you don’t want to dance, there will be plenty of ideas for you to use.
Le Mieux Galleries has an incredible exhibition of works by famed tennis legend Martina Navratilova in collaboration with Slovik artist Juraj Kralik. They are here to help benefit the Youth Tennis Program at City Park and will create a painting here in New Orleans. They also have produced a signed limited edition called “New Orleans Forever” and 10 percent of the sales of the new painting and the limited edition pieces will go to the program. You don’t want to miss this! The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and the show will run through June 21.

Pamper your pet, and yourself, at Canine Culture in the Riverbend. They sell all kinds of merchandise for pets, from treats and all natural food to spa products – there’s even a self-wash dog tub on the premises! While there, pick up something for yourself from their large selection of life is good” and barkology” clothing and accessories or a piece of dog art, photos or greeting cards. They will be hosting
community events throughout the year so visit,www.canineculture.com for updates.

Genevieve Trimble has worked tirelessly for the New Orleans Botanical Garden, raising millions of dollars to bring our city a world-class institution before and after the storm! Paul Soniat, the fabulous director, has been with Gen from the beginning and in her honor, City Park has established The Genevieve Munson Trimble Endowment Fund! Our Garden Club, The New Orleans Town Gardeners, presented her with a generous contribution and I hope all of you will do the same. This Endowment Fund will guarantee that the garden will be protected, maintained and grow even more beautiful for years to come. Thanks to Gen Trimble for all of the gifts of her time and love she has given to our beautiful city! Please send totally
tax-deductible contributions to Genevieve M. Trimble, The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124.  
Have a wonderful summer!