Author: Photos by Nijme Rinaldi Nun

Safe is Sexy

It was all about responsibility this past October on the evening of October 9, when Mimi and John Bowen opened the doors of their Audubon Place home to Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta for their annual and…

Such a Special Rose

The Blue Rose Ball was held October 4, 2008 alongside the mighty Mississippi in the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom. It was not only an elegant evening but also a joyful fundraiser for St. Michael Special School. The organization’s mantra was the…

Scenes from the 2008 Storer Boone Awards Celebration

Barbara Motley, “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont Ricky Graham, Angela Papale, Blake Balu Kathy Randels Leslie Limberg, Leon Contavesprie, Kelly Fouchi   Michael Sullivan, Dane Rhodes, Sonny Borey Carolyn Casey Barrois, Cecille Casey Covert Sean Glazebrook, A.J. Allegra, Kathleen Tarwater, Andrew Larimer…

Leadership, History

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service invited over 200 guests to the J.W. Marriott Hotel on the evening of Feb. 23, for their Jazz It Up gala, where Phyllis S. Stern was honored with a Sara Stone Board Leadership Award for…

Candy-Coated Charity

Chocolate enthusiasts citywide gathered at Generations Hall on Feb. 10, for WYES-TV’s 6th Annual Chocolate Sunday. Guests sampled countless confections at this sweet affair, including sweet and savory dishes, desserts and cocktails.Participants included Creole Creamery, Cold Stone Creamery (Riverbend), Community…

Philharmonic Festival

The Italian Trade Commission kicked off Festa D’Italia on Friday, Feb. 22, with a morning conference at the World Trade Center; very appropriately, the group discussed trade and investment in Italy. In the evening, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra held their…

Heart in the Arts

The Preservation Resource Center’s Rebuilding New Orleans in New York City fundraiser brought the fun of the Big Easy to the people of NYC. The event took place at the Lincoln Center Allen Room in New York, N.Y., on Thursday,…

Have a Ball

Harrah’s Casino and Hotel was especially packed on the night of Jan. 18, as over 500 guests showed up for the Ball in the City, a benefit by the United Negro College Fund in order to raise money for deserving…

Holiday P-Art-Y

Madeline Price, Christopher Price, Steve Price, Kathy Price and Sarah Abbott Price Bill and Carolyn Oliver Stephanie Glass, Dr. Richard Levine and Jackson Knowles Patrick Sudderth and Tracy Price Sudderth with Steve and Ariene Price Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, art…

Raising a Torch

Alexis Robinson, Nancy Marsiglia and Anne Milling Leah Chase flanked by event co-chairs Ted and Leann Moses Jaymi Baum and Ina Davis Robin Kanner and Cheryl Teamer with Sherrie and Alan Goodman Arnold and Susan Fielkow with Cathy Glaser and…

Fun and Flash

Zach Smith, Celeste Marshall, Owen Murphy and Maja Georgiou Jennifer Shaw, Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown Steven Maklansky, Joshua Mann Pailet, Rick Hock and Kevin Longino Mae Lizama, Renée Allie and Rick Perez At the RC Bridge Lounge on Nov.…

Home for the Holidays

Anna Ellis, Allison Hescock, Christine Greenebaum and Shannon Carradine Camille Zander, Kathleen Ramsey and Wendy Joseph John Nieset, event co-chairs Holly Nieset and Virginia Barba, and Lee Barba Bob and Brenda Brown with Becca and Gregor Fox Barbara Beckman with…

Holiday Hope

Joyce Coleman, Mike Jones, Dawn Zachman and Linda Sholtis Kathy Pastorek, Jeri Landry, Faye Young and co-chair Cynthia Aucoin JoAnn Bohm and Kathi Zimmerman Joy North, Priscilla Casey, Margaret Orr and Cissy Titlte Beth Hingle, Debbie Buchler, Janet Buchler and…

Renaissance Revelers

Shannon Gunther, Weldon “Brother” Frommeyer and Yvette Stouse Jane Heidingsfelder with Scott and Sunny Duggins Odom and Mimi Heebe with Ellen and Cooper Manning Mike Putiak and Kristie Marino with Molly and Dr. Charlie Silva Nicolas Perkin and Suzanne Alford…

Lunch with the Law

Bob Stellingworth, event chair Elizabeth Boh, Frank Glaviano Sr. and Jim Hoskins Sam Palumbo, New Orleans Police Chief Warren Riley and Kevin Boswell John Casbon, Henry Kothmann, Jack Sands and Carl Mixon Heidi Unter and Soledad O’Brien King Logan, Gayle…

Cosmopolitan Couture

Event co-chairs Ginny Wirth and Caroline Christy Erin Luetkemeier, Adam Wirth, Gwathmey Gomila and Dana Hansel Laura Politz, Carolyn Elder and Mary Schmidt Carla Thomas, Jennifer Banquer and Lynn Alline Holly Dalferes, Ryan Berg and Emily del Corral Katie McCloskey…

Happy Birthday Bridge House

John Firmin, John Larrouquette, Erin Beech and Buzzy Gaiennie Dennis O’Hara, Jeri Wheeler and Ronnie Virgits Wayne Olivia, Darlene Wapegan, Arlene Rome, Madelyn Truxillo and Brian McDonald Mike and Lynn Morris Tiffany Truxillo and Else Pedersen-Wasson Barbara Gaiennie, Bill Nelson…

Under the Big Top

Shirley and A. J. Gibbs with Nicole Johnson Monique and Beau Beals with Mimi Arnoult Ransdell and William Prieur with event co-chair Terry Cambise Harvey Burns and event co-chair Deborah Vinson Roy Malone, Elizabeth Boh, Cole Pratt and Kelly McHenry…

Joy to the World

John Benton with Allison and Robert DeViney Diann Sanborn and Ken Blanchard Todd Matherne with Angelle and Patrick Fitzmorris Jackie Shreves and Walt Navoy with Mary and Keith Johnson Greg Rosenstein, Renee and Paul Masinter, and Peggy McCranie A sparkling…

Philanthropy Fête

Lisa Sibal with Dr. Don and Kay Faust Stanford, Sandy and Stephen Rosenthal Amanda Hoskins and event co-chair Melissa Wells Tim and Kay Favrot Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli with Elizabeth Grace and Frank Glaviano The Association of Fundraising Professional’s Greater…

Crimestoppers Carnivale

John “Spud” McConnell, Kriss Fairbairn Fortunato, Crimestoppers executive director Darlene Cusanza and John Fortunato Steve Caraway and Melanie Talia Patrick Dembrun and Joni Loria Willy Morton, Pam Schafer, state Sen. Julie Quinn and Jefferson Parish Councilman John Young John and…

Sweet Charity

Max Moreno, event chair Melissa Meyers and Dr. Bill Meyers Robert Phillips, Jacqueline Simon and Dr. Raoul Rodriguez Margarita Bergen, David Miller and Darleen Carlisle Dina Boyle, Juan Barona and Audrey Voelker Rosa Rodriguez and George Fowler The New Orleans…

Literati Glitterati

Anne Pincus with Faulkner Society founders Joe DeSalvo and Rosemary James Terry and Lindsey Maxon Lee Pryor, Julie Smith, Moira Crone and Rodger Kamenetz Roy Blount Jr. and Michael Malone Robby, Nancy and Hartwig Moss III The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner…

CASA Cooks for their Cause

Caroline Cody and CASA executive director Dellona Davis Justin Woods, chef Donald Link, Jennifer Benjamin and Aaron Wolfson William Prieur, Nicole Scalco, Scott Scheffy and Amy Harang Allen Miller, Beth Johnson and Skylar Rosenbloom The 2nd Annual What's Cookin' with…

New Orleans Chefs Join the March

Raymond and Marlene Donovan with chef Tom Wolfe Harold Clarke with Ana and Juan Gershanik Ralph Brennan with chefs Scott Boswell, Jared Tees and Andrea Apuzzo Nikki Reyes, chef Rene Bajeux and Tari Lagasse Chefs Ben Wicks, Vincent Catalanatta, Jared…

Look to the Stars

Lee Anne Sciambra, Sidney Torres and Rita Benson LeBlanc Clark Todd, Carla Thomas, Philip Nimmo and John Besh Chris Casey, Robby Moss and Ricky Green David Andignac and Junior Achievement executive director Jack Brancewicz Ryan Berg, Kristen Ponthier and Clint…

Keeping history alive

Virginia White, Katherine Saer and Ellen Coleman Catherine Freeman, Susan and Ralph Brennan, and Cathy Posey Kristen Dry, chef Haley Bittermann and Joyce Pulitzer Tommy Westervelt and Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses executive director Mamie Gasperecz Tiffany Adler with Dr. John and…

Serving the Community

Nearly 270 guests attended the Southern Dominican Gala, which was held at the Wyndham Canal Place Hotel on Nov. 2. The night started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and partygoers also bid on silent auction items.At 8 p.m., a gourmet…

Top Achievers

Recognizing the accomplishments of local leaders who have contributed to the community is why St. Charles Avenue magazine organized its annual Activists of the Year and Unsung Hero awards in 2004. The Activists of the Year 2007 are Phyllis Taylor…

Cooking for a Cause

Chefs Guy Sockrider, Stephen Stryjewski, Michael Sichel, Alon Shaya, and Chris NealyIn a region known for its cuisine, those who cook it are taken very seriously. In recognition of what culinary talent there is, Louisiana Cookin’ magazine honored five chefs…