A Note from Bev

Bobby Wozniak Photographs
Jim Lestelle|!!| Jean Fahr and Joan Doyle standing in front of the 10|!!|000th tree planted by Parkway Partners since Hurricane Katrina. Parkway Partners’ “30th Anniversary Gala|!!|” will be held October 25 at the Hyatt Regency from 6 to 9 p.m. A patron party will precede the gala on October 21 at 1001 Moss St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Dan Gill will receive the Green Spirit Award at the patron party|!!| while 30 individuals – representing the 30 years of the organization – will be honored at the gala. Call 620-2224 or visit ParkwayPartnersNola.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the largest collection of Southern art in the world, and we’re so proud to feature their biggest fundraiser, “O What a Night,” on our cover. Thanks so much to new director of the museum, William Andrews, famed chef Donald Link and Opus Award-winner and international artist Lin Emery. Co-chairs Allison Kendrick and Anna Beth Goodman promise the event of the season on Saturday, October 13, with art, music and culinary delights that reflect the importance of Southern culture across the globe. There will be a live and a silent auction featuring art and artful objects from noted Southern artists, fabulous food from Donald Link and Chris Hastings and music by Larry Braggs, lead singer of Tower of Power. You don’t want to miss this, so call 593-9613 for tickets!

Find more exceptional art in What’s Hot! This month we’re featuring art from local artists who are making their names nationally to national artists making their names locally, from Amanda Talley to Andy Warhol.

Now that we’re in the swing of fall fundraisers and deb parties, we’ve asked socialite, chanteuse extraordinaire and etiquette coach of several Mardi Gras Queens, M.I. Scoggin, to give us her expert advice on etiquette and what to wear to different events. What do you wear when the invitation says “Casual Chic?” Read her article to find out!

There is a new kids’ store on Metairie Road, and you’ll love it! B Kids (115 Metairie Road, Suite B) offers stylish threads for infants, toddlers and tweens with brands such as Splendid, Ella Moss, Juicy Couture, Tea Collection and more. Owner and operator of all things stylish and cool, Terryn Fudickar, believes “Kids have a mind of their own, and we strive to create a super fun and cool experience that invites them to explore trends and be creative in their clothing.” Their motto: B cool, B different, B you, B kids!

We all love the Curtain Exchange (3936 Magazine St., 897-2444, TheCurtainExchange.com), and Elaine Cullen tells me that as we move into fall it’s time to start planning for the holidays. She sees a trend away from silks toward linens, textured cottons and blends. “One of our favorite curtains right now is a treated linen that has a silver sparkle,” Cullen says. How great would that be in your dining room this Thanksgiving?

The other day we went to Manning’s Restaurant (519 Fulton St., 593-8118) and loved it! Be sure to visit it soon – great salads, hamburgers and more. We love you, Archie!

We are so sad about those still recovering from Hurricane Isaac. Have a safe Halloween and have a great start to fall – I can’t wait for the cool weather; maybe we’ll have some by December!

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