A Note from Bev

Our cover this month features “CHAIRish the Children,” the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. We are thrilled to feature cover models Board President Jennifer Couvillon with co-chairs Gina McMahon and Maria Huete and Mark Boucree, Vice President of Community Development Banking for title sponsor Capital One. The museum celebrates 14 years of this favorite auction and gala that features one-of-a-kind whimsical chairs for the auction. This year the museum will be transformed into a magical carnival where you’ll be treated to food and spirits from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants,with exciting games, entertainment and both silent and live auctions.

If you haven’t been to the museum lately, please go to promote hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages in a brightly colored “continuum framework.” They encourage discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role playing and problem solving. Their focus is on children from birth to 11 years of age, but we all love it!

The party is Saturday, August 25; the patron party is from 7 to 8 p.m. and starts at $150 a person, with the gala directly following for $75 a person. Call 266-2415 for tickets and further details.

The debutante summer parties are in full swing, so you’ll want to check out “What’s Hot for Debutantes” featuring the perfect preparation pieces and gifts for that special young lady in your life.

Summer is most definitely here, and we’re all working on looking as great as possible in bathing suits and summer dresses. To that end, check our feature “Your ‘You’ Time” on spas in New Orleans – we bring you all of the new and notable ones so you’ll have lots of choices for all your favorite treatments.

If you’re updating your home, why not start with the rooms that your guests tend to always see: your kitchen and bathroom? We offer you plenty of ideas to make them the chicest part of your home.

This month we’re featuring Betty and Jiggie Moran’s “Vintage Wedding” as well as Tully Forrester and Paul Jordan’s wedding at the Windsor Court.

We all love gallery hopping on the first of the month, so definitely check out the our special section “Discover the Great Indoors.”

The New Orleans Hotel Collection features seven premier hotels in New Orleans – including the Audubon Cottages. In July they will be hosting events at all their locations for Tales of the Cocktail. Each venue also has monthly events, like The Wyndham Riverfront Christmas in July. They are also co-hosts of the Running of the Bulls with special hotel rates and “Third Thursday Jazz” on July 19 at 7 p.m. on Fulton. Check out NewOrleansHotelCollection.com for more information about the fabulous catering they now offer for your parties at all of their locations.

We have all been shopping at our favorite Town & Country our whole lives, and now they’re holding a July Bridal Sale. Two trunk shows will feature Martina Liana on July 13 and 14, and Alyne Bridal on July 20 through 22. Visit the location or the website (TownAndCountryBridal.com) to see the beautiful gowns.

I am always blown away by what young students at our area schools are doing to improve the community. Be sure to see who is featured in “Schooldays” and “Student Activist” this month for more on our local up-and-coming young activists.

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