Author: Lilith Dorko

Present Perfect: Charitable Gift Giving

Everyone knows the holiday season is about gifts and giving to those you love. But this year, the times they are a-changin’, as giving is less about what you give than to to whom you give it. So while the…

A Spiritual Brunch

The brunch bunch gathered on Sunday, September 21 to honor Patricia Talbot Hotard of the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center at their 2008 Jazz Brunch. Held after a beautiful Mass at St. Louis Cathedral, members of ASC and its board enjoyed a…

Toasting for Ten

The Audubon Tea Room played host to many a dapper guest when Family Services of Greater New Orleans honored top locals who are dedicated to the community at this year’s Ten Outstanding Persons Gala.  Held on the evening of October…

Artistry Alive

Art appreciators and patrons alike flooded Magazine Street and the Warehouse Arts District on the evening October 4, for the annual Art for Art’s Sake celebration. Presented by Capital One, the fundraiser turned 30 this year, and 44 galleries around…

Legally Lavish

The Pro Bono Project celebrated 20 years of giving back to the community this year with the annual Justice For All Ball. Held on Friday, October 3, the night kicked off with a lively patron party at 6:30 p.m. with…

What's Hot: Jewelry

Andy Williams got it right when he crooned that the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year.” December is always a memorable month filled with fun, thanks to the copious holiday parties that abound. And what says holiday…

A World of Flavors

Forget home cooked meals and staying in; fall in New Orleans is all about going out, having fun and socializing with pals over a great meal. Menus are changing to reflect the new mood in the autumn air, with bolder…

Etc. Editorial

Perfect in PerlisLocal clothing institution Perlis is revamping its image this fall, thanks to owners David G. and Sharon Perlis, and the direction of the son, David W. Perlis. The store, which opened three generations ago under Rogers Perlis, has…

What's Hot for Home Furnishings

This fall, home furnishings are putting an au naturel twist on modern shapes and décor. Melding organic materials with sleek exteriors, the results from designers are truly unique, and adding even one piece to your living or dining room ensures…

Tuning In

This summer, Loyola University Music and Communications Complex played host to some of the most talented pianists and composers in the world at the 20th Annual New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival. This annual roundup from the Musical…

Casa Argentina’s Tango Celebration

Nonprofit group Casa Argentina celebrated the 192nd anniversary of the signing of Argentina’s Declaration of Independence by throwing a lavish party for guests to dance the night away. The annual Gala Tango Night took place at the Sheraton Hotel on…

Lovely in Linen

On Saturday, August 2, it seemed like the entirety of New Orleans converged on Julia Street in the Warehouse District to celebrate Whitney White Linen Night. The gallery opening night was given some serious oomph thanks to live music, refreshing…

A Community of Celebration

Celebrating 70 years of philanthropic work for disadvantaged citizens across the nation, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans held its annual gala Saturday, June 12. Festivities included a Benefactor’s Reception at the Hilton Riverside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, followed by…

Celebrating Our Scientists

On Sunday, June 22, the Windsor Court welcomed some of our area’s best and brightest minds at the Eighth Annual “Celebrating Our Scientists” dinner, hosted by the Louisiana State University Health Science Center’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The evening was…

As You Like It

While it may not have taken place on Twelfth Night, the annual Shakespeare Festival at Tulane Gala was the perfect way to kick-off the 15th season of three-month festivities. The gala, a fundraiser for the festival, took place on Saturday…

Shining Stars

It was a star-filled evening for the New Orleans Ballet Association on May 31, when the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization, the fundraising arm of NOBA, hosted their annual gala. This year’s theme was “Dancing with the Stars,” and was…

Into the Starry Night

With the events stretching nearly a week, the March of Dimes’ Spotlight on Success party was indeed a huge success. The “Starry Night” themed celebration was emceed by local favorites Roop Raj and Camille Whitworth of WDSU, who introduced the…