Author: Bev Church

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A Note from Bev - We’re Back! We’re back with our new redesign for St. Charles Avenue magazine celebrating our 25th Anniversary and it’s over the top! Thanks to Ali Sullivan and Morgan Griffith for all their hard work! We’re featuring new…

Entertaining with Bev: Over the Top & Down to Earth

For the past 25 years I’ve been the Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine and produced an entertaining column almost monthly. I have co-authored four books on entertaining and I give presentations all over the United States. My latest lecture…

Entertaining with Bev | Celebrating a Centennial

  Many of you know or have heard about Mary Ann Valentino, an extraordinary woman who’s a former St. Charles Avenue Activist and such a blessing for our city because of her generosity! She just celebrated her 100th birthday, and…

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Bev’s Note This month we have an amazing feature “Uptown Living: 10 ways to enjoy!” We feature some of the best businesses in the neighborhood, ones that help define its character and serve as its residents' go to resources for…

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Bev’s Note Now that so many of our charitable events are hybrid, you really need to check out our “Registry of Charitable Events: May-August 2021” for information on 20 upcoming nonprofit events. If you missed sending us your event, we…

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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…