Author: Bev Church

Entertaining with Bev: Helping While Having Fun

Zoom wine tasting with Commander’s Palace’s “Wine Guy” Dan Davis I know that all of us are staying home, washing our hands and wearing our masks, but we all want to get back to whatever we feel is normal, so…

Bev’s Note

We are proud to highlight the work of the New Orleans Ballet Association on our cover this month! Since March, NOBA has shared more than 1,850 hours of virtual dance, fitness and wellness programming for ages 3 to 96. These…

Editors' Note

For the past eight years, St. Charles Avenue’s Courts of Carnival has been a labor of love wherein we chronicled Carnival’s courts – complete with their historic themes, elaborate mantles and glittering crowns. These krewes have been a part of our…

Bev's Note

We are so proud to feature The National WWII Museum on our cover this month, and what a celebration they’re having! Thanks to CEO Gordon “Nick” Mueller Ph.D. and current President Stephen Watson for being on our cover – socially…

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 7a

  Celebrations are important rituals. Happy events that we commemorate with parties, gathering with loved ones and things like cakes, balloons and presents. They create moments that we replay in our memories. However, during this time celebrations are much different,…

Editors' Note

Hello to you all, We decided that during this tumultuous time that, instead of highlighting one nonprofit’s fundraiser on our cover as we usually do, what was most important was encouraging our readers to help those who are helping us. …

Bev's Note

When spring arrives it’s time for all of the “Zoo-To-Do” and “Kids-Zoo-to-Do” Chairmen to fly their flags, so look out for those iconic reminders that both events are coming up! We are proud to present “2020 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Chair…

Entertaining With Bev: A Sensational Surprise

When Hunter’s wife and two youngest sons got together to surprise him for his 90th birthday, they called Susan Zackin, owner of Z Event Company, to help them pull it off! They wanted just the family (about 40 people) on…

Bev's Note

We are so proud to present “Hogs for the Cause” for our March cover! Their grants – numbering over 1,000 in all 50 states – are presented to the families of children being treated for brain cancer. This year they held a…

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We are beyond excited to present the “Game Changer Gala” for our February cover! Thanks so much to Co-Founders Steve Gleason and Michel Varisco Gleason with Host Committee Co-Chair Gayle Benson and Hyatt Regency General Manager Michael Smith for gracing…

America the Beautiful

As many of you know, my husband and I purchased a new Airstream Mercedes-Benz RV about three months ago. So many people asked about our adventures, so I decided to fill you in! We are having a ball and it’s the…

Bev's Note

Get ready for the amazing “Bal Masqué” presented by the Link Stryjewski Foundation! This year, Founders chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, will be joined by chef Nancy Oakes from San Francisco and chef Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles for…

Bev's Note

We are so excited about our cover, which features our 2019 Activists! Thanks to Susan Brennan, Daryl G. Byrd, Edgar L. “Dooky” Chase III, Susan O. Hess, Robert “Bob” Merrick and Kim S. Sport for gracing our cover and for all they…

Entertaining With Bev: Building Dreams With Eden House

As many of you know, Eden House is building a second home for adult women who have experienced human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. These women have experienced trauma, addiction, homelessness and poverty, and they now have a safe place…

Bev's Note

Get ready for the New Orleans Museum of Art’s fabulous “Odyssey Ball,” 2019 brought to you by IBERIABANK! The date is November 15th and the theme is “Mystère Louisiane,” so get ready to dress to the nines and dance all…

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We are so excited to bring you “O What A Night” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for our October cover! The gala is dubbed “The Met Ball of the South,” so expect some fabulous outfits! The Patron Party…

Entertaining with Bev: A New Adventure

We did it! We bought an Airstream 2020 Tommy Bahama Special Edition and our first trip is to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our friends and family think we’re crazy, but we’re so excited! Of course, we had to have a…

Bev's Note

We are over the moon for this year’s “Wine Dine & Design” that benefits Bastion and our wounded warriors! Just check out our cover with Natasha and Ronnie Lamarque who, along with Lamarque Lincoln, are our Presenting Sponsors. Pictured also…

Entertaining with Bev: Blooming Brightly

With all of the festivals we have here in New Orleans, our sister city, Mobile, Alabama has the incredible “Festival of Flowers,” each year in March, which benefits the Providence Hospital Foundation. This year, I was invited as a one…

Bev's Note

We are so honored to present the 19th annual American Cancer Society New Orleans “Belles & Beaus Ball” on our cover for August! Thanks so much to Chair Ann Heslin, 2019 Belle Nancy Parker, Board Chair Ryan Messina, Board Co-Chair…

Bev's Note

Get ready to attend the Susan G. Komen “Summer Cure Chef’s Wine Dinner” on July 26 at the Windsor Court! Thanks to our cover models: President of the Board of Directors Elizabeth Williams; Co-Chair and Honorary Board Member Dottie Reese; Co-Chair…

The Swansons’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Liz and Clarke Swanson’s 50th anniversary celebrations began on Thursday with a private concert at Preservation Hall, a second-line to Napoleon House and a beautiful cocktail buffet and dancing. The next night was a spectacular dinner and dancing at the…

Bev's Note

Please put Saturday, June 15, on your calendar for The American Heart Association’s “Heart & Soul Gala,” which will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Avenue! Thanks so much to Co-Chairs Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich and Jessica Brandt who promise…