Author: Bev Church

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Bev’s Note Now that everyone is getting the vaccines, we’re excited to get out there and go places, so you’ll be sure to welcome our annual spring fashion feature starring model Rupa Jolly for the perfect ideas to enliven your…

Entertaining With Bev | Seeing Beyond Spectacle

Though we weren’t able to enjoy the entertainment that the Rex Organization usually provides the city of New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day, there’s much more to this group than spectacle. The Rex Organization, through their Pro Bono Publico Foundation,…

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Bev's Note City Park must raise 89 percent of its revenue on its own, and they should be congratulated for a successful “Celebration in the Oaks” and “Floats in the Oaks” and of course the “Lark Picnic in the Park”!…

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Bev's Note It is Mardi Gras time, and even though we won’t have the usual celebrations we’re accustomed to, New Orleanians are going to celebrate to the utmost! Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Mardi Gras for ideas…

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Bev's Note Now that we’ve been home for the last few months, it’s really been a great time to experiment with new beauty techniques. Be sure to check out What’s Hot to see the latest in skincare to confront winter…

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Bev's Note There are some great programs at Le Petit that you don’t want to miss! “NOLA Noel” is December 4-26, featuring the jumpiest holiday songs by Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Allen Toussaint and more! On December 3 at 7:30…

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Bev's Note Our annual holiday fashion feature offers fabulous outfits modeled by Martine Chaisson Linares in her own exquisite gallery! Discover your new favorite going out and staying in outfits, then add a new accessory from our What’s Hot for…

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BEV'S NOTE Get ready for the 22nd annual “CHAIRish the Children: A Fall Feast Celebrating New Orleans” fundraiser, which will be celebrated in a very different way! The Louisiana Children’s Museum’s new location is fabulous, and thanks to the pandemic…

Bev’s Note & On the Cover

Longue Vue House & Gardens is kicking off its centennial year! It is such a treasure and we're thrilled to feature Chairman of the Board Lee Ledbetter, President of the Friends of Longue Vue Marian Gibbs, Executive Director Baty Landis…

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Bev Church with (clockwise from top) Kristin Malone Johnson of Home Malone, Julia Craig of SoSuSu and Starr Hagenbring of Art & Eyes show you just how easy it is to make your mask a fashion…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…