A Note from Bev

We are so honored to have honorary chairs Daphne Berger, Lisa Biderman, CeCe Colhoun and Lauren Hotard (who have served as chairs of this event for the past three years) along with new board member and 2014 chair, Meaghan Ryan Bonavita, on our cover this month promoting Dress for Success’ “Suits & Salads” luncheon. It will take place this year on Friday, January 17, at The Roosevelt New Orleans and will feature seven local “StyleSetters” representing stores including: Angelique, Ballin’s, Em’s, MIMI & CeCe Shoe, SöPö, Weinstein’s and Worth. For more information and to purchase tickets to the luncheon and other events, call 891-4337 or visit DressForSuccess.org/NewOrleans.

A Note from Bev




There are several fundraisers on November 15. The two pictured are “Moonlight and Miracles,” chaired by Gail Benson and benefiting the Ochsner Cancer Institute; and “Just Say YAYA,” chaired by Anna Shaffer, pictured here with corporate giving chair, Ashley LeBlanc. Young Aspirations/Young Artists gives students a chance to make art a business. Famed musician and songwriter Allen Toussaint will play for the patron party and has been a loyal fan of YAYA since the beginning!

Speaking of great causes, Covenant House will be having its “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” on November 14, and Sally Suthon is urging all of us to get involved. Visit NewOrleans.TheSleepOut.org for more information.

In order to make it to all of these incredible fundraisers and parties, we’re going to help you with our annual holiday fashion feature. It was shot at the    Marigny Opera House   , which will be showing a holiday production of the rarely performed masterpiece by   Claudio Monteverdi  ,  “Vespers of 1610,  December 12-14. Ti ckets are on sale now at their website MarignyOperaHouse.org, or at the box office  before each performance – until they sell out. 

Once you have your new outfits, be sure to read up on our special section on what’s new in 10 of our top restaurants around town and their holiday specials.
Everyone cares about making their homes comfortable and up to date so, whether you’re updating a room or creating a whole new house, you’ll love What’s Hot in Home Furnishings!

The Academy of the Sacred Heart Marketplace is just around the corner, so mark your calendar for November 22. This year’s marketplace will feature a luncheon by Clancy’s! Tables of eight and individual seats can be purchased by calling Robyn Cook at 269-1210 or emailing her at rcook@ashrosary.org. The marketplace itself is open for shopping from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, visit AshRosary.org.

Judy at the Rink has two trunk shows coming up this month! Addison Weeks jewelry will be showing November 20-21 and local designer Laura McClendon will be showing her work on November 30. Visit them at 2727 Prytania St. or at JudyAtTheRink.com to find out more.
Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and family!

– Beverly Reese Church

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