Author: Marie Gabriel

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  Tara Madden, Jessica Graber, Betty Trachtman, Ribby Fergusson, Jenny James, Elizabeth Pearson, Amie Bond, Louise Saenz, Lesley Brown and Alisha Serement enjoyed a night of James Bond-themed fun at the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library’s fundraising event,…

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Glade Bilby, Lucy Barnett and Gregory Holt celebrated the French Quarter Citizens’ annual fundraiser with “Jazz and Joie de Vivre” at the Orleans Ballroom in the Bourbon Orleans hotel in November 2019. Alvin Albe Jr. and Virginia Boulet enjoyed a…

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Greg Feirn and Dr. Lee Hamm III attended the “2019 Spirit of Charity Award” gala at the JW Marriott Hotel Ballroom in October. More than 430 guests attended the sold-out event, which benefited the University Medical Center and its vital…

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Jeff Gulotta and Alexis, a Liberty Kitchen alumna, celebrate 10 years of impact at Liberty Kitchen’s annual “Come Grow With Us” fundraiser in September 2019. The event featured chefs from nearly 20 of New Orleans’ hottest restaurants serving up signature…

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Panelists Dr. Reshma Bhanushali, Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, Mary Beth Langlinais, Dextria Sapp, Dr. Arti Singh, Dr. Charisse Ward and Nicole Delahoussaye attended the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Lafayette General Health’s inaugural “Heels for Hearts” fundraiser, a women’s social…

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Dawn Bradley Fletcher and David Schlakman attended the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter “There’s No Place Like Home” gala, held at the Audubon Golf Clubhouse in May, to celebrate the shelter’s 10th anniversary and present the first ever “Jackie…

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Then-Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee Sheng and Nora Vaden-Holmes are pictured at Dr. Bradley Bartholomew’s home in Metairie Club Gardens for a cocktail reception for the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s board members and sponsors ahead of the Tree School’s…

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Danielle Duren, Paul Bello and Katelyn Powell are pictured at the New Orleans Jazz Market in April for Upturn Arts’ sixth annual “Studio 504: Disco for Dance” fundraiser. Guests were treated to a performance from the…

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Anne Redd poses with Chip and Ella Flower at the annual Beauregard-Keyes House “Spring Gala” in March, where guests were treated to an evening of dancing to Deacon John and the Ivories, an oyster bar from Felix’s Restaurant and other…

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Lauren Haydel and Andrew Ward emceed the Bridge House / Grace House 10th annual “Recycled Fashion Show” at Rock ’n’ Bowl in March, which featured unique fashion pieces made by local designers from materials they found within the organization’s thrift shops.…

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Cindy Bowman, chef Emeril Lagasse and Eileen Schulin attended the 41st annual “Chefs’ Charity for Children” at the Hilton Riverside in January to raise money for St. Michael School, which educates children and adults with special needs and intellectual disabilities…

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Past-Presidents of the New Orleans Garden Society, Linda Skidmore Foreman, Denise Mehurin, Lee Pitre, Carole Parker McGinity and Cynthia Glancy posed with current president, Alice Reese, at the group’s annual luncheon and tea at the Metairie Country Club in January.…

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Bobby and Allison Hjortsberg with Liz and Jason Williams at the annual Son of a Saint fundraiser, held at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans in November. The event featured a three-course dinner, silent auction and patron cocktail party presented by Moët…

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The ladies of Pontchartrain Links -- Kiana Mitchell, Ange’lique Reed and Beverly Wright – celebrate their win at CADA’s “Family Feud” event in January. Each member of the winning team took home a Google Home Hub as a prize. John…

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Susie Hoskins is pictured at her home with Susan Couvillon in November 2018, where a patron party for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held. Tracy Cunningham, Jack Sullivan and Paul Willis attended the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival…

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Glade Bilby shows off his painting “Margarita Bergen Riding in a Red Rolls Royce,” at the French Quarter Citizen’s tricentennial gala, one of four pieces he created for the event to depict the theme, “New Orleans Then and Now.”  Will…

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The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School Founders Colby “Skip” Dempesy, Paul Guth, Sybil Morial, Matthew Causey and Barbara MacPhee celebrated the school’s 25th anniversary in April. The celebration featured a student-led event to show Sci High evolved…

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Jessica Paxton, Alexia McKinney, Pat Tucker, David Bottner, Candi Hamm, Bevann Dubuisson, Ashley Nguyen, Kate Memleb, Herbert Dubuisson, Kathy Delatte, Michelle Gonzalez, Jennifer Gardner, Parker Gardner and Chip Gardner participated in the “Big Easy, Big Heart” 5K race at Fontainebleau…

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Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana (VOASEL) President and CEO Jim LeBlanc, John and Dathel Georges and Tod Smith are pictured at the WWII Museum to mark the end of the Volunteers of America’s 2018 national conference with an awards dinner.…

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Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savanah College of Art and Design, and Alexa Pulitzer celebrated the release of Wallace’s newest book and SCAD’s 40th anniversary at Pulitzer’s home in April. Winnie and Mark Brown shared a dance to…

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Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society sponsored a “Meet-And-Greet” for area health professionals and medical students in April. The event featured presentations from John Wales M.D., President, JPMS; Barbara McAneny M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan…

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Carlos Sanchez, John Melton, Jackie Case and David Fennelly at Raphael Village’s seventh annual “Soraparu Soiree” in March at the historic Bond Bakery building in the Irish Channel. Over 300 guests attended the event and were treated to food from…

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Jim Blanchard (right) poses in front of his work “Howard Memorial Library” with Bill Goldring during the opening reception for “A Precise Vision: The Architectural Archival Watercolors of Jim Blanchard” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Blanchard’s work was…

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Sarah Harding, Ed Hardin, Maria Daigle, Corey Wax and Jennifer Suare attend “A Patriotic Affair for Tomorrow’s Military Leaders, the 2017 All Service Academies Ball” in December. The event was held in the National World War II Museum as an…

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Thomas Harris Jr., Vice President of Pediatrics at Ochsner Hospital for Children, accepts a check from Trey Edwards, Regional Vice President of Winn-Dixie, on behalf of the Ochsner Hospital for Children. Dayja Davis, a liver and transplant survivor was invited…

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Darren and Eileen Radcliff attend the New Orleans Mission’s fourth annual “Changing the Face of Homelessness” gala in December. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and featured entertainment by Jonny Diaz and a motivational speech from…

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Kay Favrot, Dickie Brennan and Mamie Gasperecz pose with Tennessee Williams at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival preview party in November 2017. (Photo by Ride Hamilton)    

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 Jackie Elliot and Patti Muehlemann sit with Jeanne Turnipseed, Cynthia Glancy, Patti Millan, Janice Lekcert at “A Bewitching Affair,” the New Orleans Garden Society’s annual pre-Halloween fundraising gala. This year’s theme was “Spellbinding,” and the 140 guests donned their best…

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Tara Caro, Austin Caro, Liz Lotz and Reid Caro show off their costumes at “SEALebration” at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in October. The annual thank-you party for Audubon members was fall-themed and featured close-up animal encounters, music, games…