Author: Morgan Packard Griffith

Avenue’s Impact

I started as Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine almost two months before my first issue appeared on stands. I had served in Editor and Managing Editor positions for various magazines previously, but Avenue was another beast entirely – and I…

Editor’s Note

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…

Editor's Note

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…

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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…

Editors' Note

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…

Editors' Notes

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…

Morgan's Note

If you look carefully through this magazine, you’ll notice that it’s a little different than any issue before – there are no Philanthropic Events. Due to the pandemic there was a gap in time when every fundraiser had to be…

Morgan's Note

I am fortunate that walks around my neighborhood these days come with socially distanced visits with neighbors as well as weekly music played by extremely talented musicians – from their porches, of course. My son recently turned 3, which means that…

Morgan's Note

The Louisiana SPCA is committed to finding loving families for the homeless and neglected animals throughout our state. Now is the perfect time to adopt a rescue pet! All you have to do is visit LA-SPCA.org and complete their online adoption application.…

The Harlequins

Founded: 1925 Theme: “NOLA’s Ark” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen at Mike Posey Photography & Video Her Majesty Queen Harlequins Miss Emily Clay Weinmann Debutantes Miss Alston Adele Bagot, Miss Camille Elise Ciolino and Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs, with Her Majesty…

Twelfth Night Revelers

Founded: 1870 Theme: “World of Audubon” Photographer: Anne Cresson of Cresson Photography Charity: The krewe’s nonprofit is the United States Marine Reserve Band Her Majesty Queen TNR Miss Hayden Dawson Livaudais Maids Miss Shannon Elizabeth Schmidt, Miss Elizabeth Carter…

Krewe of Apollo

Year Founded: 1929 Theme: “Apollo Walks the Line” Photographer: Norris Gagnet of Norris Gagnet Photography Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Heart of Passion, which is a teen-run nonprofit that fundraises for and plans a four-day summer event for teens…

The Krewe of Eros

Year Founded: 1935 Theme: “Mi Amoré” Photographer: Creative Images Photography Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the Network Summer Service Projects at Sacred Heart. “I attended Clown Academy where I learned slapstick comedy and aerial skills that I would…

The Olympians

Year Founded: 1902 Theme: “A Political Circus” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Her Majesty Queen Olympians Miss Kaitlin Monica Daly Maids Miss Caroline Louise Viator and Miss Ashton Elise Rabalais

Caliphs of Cairo

Year Founded: 1936 Theme: “Bourbon Restoration” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Her Majesty Queen Caliphs Miss Adelayde Grace Rome Page Master John Reniers Grace, with Maid Miss Bryce Reyne Arata, and First Maid Miss Camille…

Krewe of Nereus

Founded: 1896 Theme: “125th Anniversary Grand Ball” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite charity is: Amigos for Christ, which she’s worked with the past four summers and plans to return for another in…

Krewe of Osiris

Year Founded: 1915 Theme: Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is OPTIONS, a charity that serves the developmentally disabled. She just finished a…

The Achaeans

Year Founded: 1947 Theme: “Odysseus and the Cyclops” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography Her Majesty Queen Achaeans Miss Kelly Manning Batt Her Majesty Queen Achaeans Miss Kelly Manning Batt and Odysseus Maids Miss Helen Anne Mason, Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs,…

Young Men Illinois Club

Year Founded: 1926 Theme: “Harlem Renaissance” Photographer: Bernie Saul Photography Her Majesty Queen YMI Miss Sydney Angelle Wright Princesses Miss Jolie Marie Evans, Miss Ava Jenine Dabon, Miss Sydney Danielle Harkins, Miss Kennedy Ann-Maria Miller, Miss Jaila Catrice Kagler…

Krewe of Athenians

Year Founded: 1909 Theme: “Bienville’s Nightmare” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Animal Rescue New Orleans. “I have always held ARNO near and dear to my heart. I’m a huge animal…

Krewe of Dorians

Year Founded: 1937 Theme: “A Sailor’s Valentine” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video Her Majesty Queen Dorians Miss Skye Alexandra de la Vergne Ward Page Master Benjamin Price DeMeyers, with Maids Miss Ashton Adele Bagot, Miss…

High Priests of Mithras

Year Founded: 1897 Theme: “Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography Her Majesty Queen Mithras Miss Elizabeth Carter Macdiarmid Her Majesty Queen Mithras Miss Elizabeth Carter MacDiarmid and Caliph Pages Master Henry Tucker Fitch, Master Curtis Collins Eustis, Master Tanner…

Prophets of Persia

Year Founded: 1927 Theme: “The White Palace in Belgrade, Serbia: The 1922 Imperial Wedding of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria of Romania Honoring the Visitor, Edward, Prince of Wales” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography &…

Original Illinois Club

Year Founded: 1895 Theme: “Under the Big Top” Photographer: Aaron Cormier Photography Charity: The Original Illinois Club is a 501c3 organization and is the presumed favorite of its members and the Queen His Majesty King Illinois Dr. Reginald Rigsby…

Knights of Momus

Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Momus Bags” Photographer: Anne Cresson of Cresson Photography Her Majesty Queen Momus Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis  Her Majesty Queen Momus Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis and Momus Maids (back row) Miss Marley Eastman Cannaday, Miss…