Author: Bev Church

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  We are thrilled to present the “Business Hall of Fame Gala” presented by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. on our cover this month!  They honor local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship, have…

Entertaining With Bev: Let the World Be Their Oyster

  Give Kate Werner a few weeks and she and her board of The Choice Foundation, who operate Esperanza Charter School and Layfayette Academy, can pull off a fundraiser to benefit our elementary school children in a unique way! This…

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This year the “Lark in the Park” is raising money for the revitalization of Storyland in City Park! We are so grateful to Friends of City Park Board President Larry Dale; Trustee of Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Lisa Romano;…

Family Gatherings

  With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mardi Gras and Easter, we all have family and friends getting together to celebrate. Because these gatherings are multi-generational, mixing children, young adults and grandparents, you have to ready for anything! Whether you’re at the…

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We are honored to present the JCRS’ “Jewish Roots of Fashion Gala” on our January cover! Special thanks go to Honoree Mrs. Betty Kohn, a special New Orleanian who supports the Jewish Children’s Regional Service through the establishment of the…

Vintage Wedding: Eugenia Niehaus Weds Thomas Otto Lind

  Eugenia Niehaus had graduated from the University of Texas El Paso and was teaching in Dallas, Texas. Tommy had graduated from Tulane University in Engineering, joined the Navy and was stationed in Long Beach, California. Tommy’s best friend, Jimmy…

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We are honored to have chairmen Murray and Caroline Calhoun and Semmes and Catherine Favrot on our cover representing the Louisiana Museum Foundation’s inaugural “Founders Ball!” The ball will be held at the Cabildo on Saturday. December 1, and they promise…

Entertaining With Bev: Varied Vignettes

As dyed in the wool New Orleanians, we love to go to Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis and Waveland, Mississippi whenever we get a chance! So many locals have summer houses on the coast and the fall is the best…

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  Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YAYA) is 30 years old and what a celebration they’re planning for Friday, November 16! Thanks so much to our cover models Peggy Laborde, Kathryn Brennan McLeod, Hattie Moll and Timeka Junius (and not pictured Susan Brennan)!…

Entertaining With Bev: Spur of the Moment Fun

It all started a week before the Fourth of July when my sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Alan Mumford, asked us to go with them to Puerto Vallarta – off-season! We made the reservations and were on the plane three…

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  We at Renaissance Publishing are thrilled to support Bastion and our wounded warriors for the third year at our fifth annual “Wine, Dine & Design!” Thanks to our cover movers and shakers: Betsy Laborde, President and Founder of Monarch Blue…

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We are so excited about our cover this month celebrating the arts. As we all know, the arts are the very fabric that makes our city strong, diverse and vibrant! Thanks to Stephanie Burks, BRAVO President of the New Orleans…

Entertaining With Bev: Fish Faced

Fishing is one of my favorite things to do and City Park, right at Bayou St. John, is the perfect spot! You can have a picnic while you fish, complete with a decorated umbrella and tablecloth. Add fish glasses and…

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If you take a ride out to City Park, you’ll see the new Children’s Museum coming to life – and it’s all been made possible by so many volunteers, like Anne Milling, Peggy Laborde and the late Nancy Marsiglia. If…