If you’ve passed by where Camp Street meets Magazine Street lately, you’ve seen the tremendous building that’s going on at The National World War II Museum – what a shining jewel in our city! We are so proud to present our cover this month featuring the “2013 Whitney Bank Victory Ball” for the museum, featuring Mr. and Mrs. John Hairston and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mestayer, co-chairs of the ball. The gala will be Friday, June 14, and you don’t want to miss it! The patron party begins at 5 p.m., and then from 7 on are dinner, dancing, dessert and more. People from all over the world support this museum, and we want to make sure that New Orleans is represented at this incredible fundraising effort. Local support is so important!

Now that Mother’s Day is over, we’re ready to celebrate Father’s Day, so be sure to check out What’s Hot. You will find ideas for Dad from steaks to suits, and ties that are anything but boring. Of course, we all care about Dad, but our pets come next! We have a special section on “The Dog Days of Summer” that covers the latest in doggy trends, boarding and treats at local shops.

Now that school is over, our children will have more time to shop with us, so be sure to check out our “Children’s Chic” fashion spread that will give the kids in your life the hottest looks for back to school.
Jazz Fest and “Zoo-to-Do” are in the history books, and both were fabulous; kudos go to Olivia Manning who chaired “Zoo-To-Do” for her incredible job! It was their most successful ever, so thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this event.

If you missed Dr. Bob at Jazz Fest this year, please go see him at his studio just past the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts on Chartres Street. He has fabulous artwork, especially his “Be Nice or Leave” signs, which are collected by people from all over the world – especially Mariah Carey. You don’t want to miss his impressive sculpture and designs, and his stories are incredible as well!

The Great Gatsby is showing, so check out my Entertaining column, which features a fundraiser called the “Greater Gatsby Affair!” I talked to Yvonne LaFleur, and she and a group of 10 women, dressed in Gatsby attire and hats, and went to the movie together! Wow; only in New Orleans do we have so much fun!

Make up a reason to have a party and have a great start to the summer!


2  “Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1 Mile Daisy Dash,” benefiting Girl Scouts Louisiana East, gsle.org

7  “Juleps in June,” benefiting The Pirate’s Alley Faulker Society, 524-2940 or Faulkhouse@aol.com

8, 22 & 29  “Junior Achievement 2013 Bowl-a-Thon,” 569-8657

8  “The O-Mazing Race presented by the Kohlmeyer Circle,” benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9616

9  “Le Gala de la Bonne Vie,” benefiting National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, 861-4500

12  “Season Preview Party,” benefiting The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, 865-5105

13  “Father of the Year,” benefiting American Diabetes Association, 889-0278 extension 6072

13  “Pause 4 Dinner (and Lunch!),” benefiting the Louisiana SPCA, 762-3307

14  “2013 Whitney Bank Victory Ball,” benefiting the National World War II Museum, 528-1944, extension 306

14  “Ladies in Red Gala,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, 581-7032

14   “Spotlight on Success,” benefiting the March of Dimes, 836-2087

15  “Just Say YAYA Launch Party,” benefiting Young Aspirations/Young Artists, Inc., 208-8376

22  “Bourbon & Burlesque,” benefiting Contemporary Arts Center, 528-3800

24  “FORE Leadership Golf Tournament,” benefiting Girl Scouts Louisiana East, 733-8220