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Bev's Note

It is October, and that means Bryan Subaru’s “Wine, Dine and Design” – our magnificent tablescapes event, presented by Renaissance Publishing and St. Charles Avenue magazine! Elizabeth and Peyton Bush and Michelle and Lamar Villere are chairing the event this year on October 12 and 13 at the Audubon Tea Room, and they promise that it will be as exciting as always. This year 26 designers will surprise you with scrumptious tables complete with flowers, creative place settings and favors for each guest to take home. There will be an awesome auction at the on October 12 with only a few items, including a three-day stay at the Swanson family estate for two couples and a tasting for four at the Swanson Vineyard Salon; a weekend stay at ACE Hotel with breakfast at Brennan’s; dinner at a Besh Restaurant; and a VIP trip to the National World War II Museum along with a show at the Stage Door Canteen.

This year the event benefits Bastion, a nonprofit organization founded by Executive Director Dylan Tete! Bastion is an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors with life-long rehabilitative needs and families. Their innovative community model empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, and will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.

Thanks to our cover participants: Jay Bryan representing presenting sponsor Bryan Subaru; Co-Chairs Elizabeth and Peyton Bush and Lamar and Michelle Villere, and Dylan Tete, founder and executive Director of Bastion. The luncheon on October 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. is almost sold out, so get your tickets now by calling Margaret Strahan at 830-7264. The Preview Party on October 12, 6-8 p.m. is $50 a ticket and there are still some available at MyNewOrleans.com/Events.

Women’s bodies have complex needs and our lives are often filled to the brim. So who can we turn to when a particular health issue presents itself, or when we just need someone to listen? Look to our new feature on Women’s Health for advice from a wealth of specialists across Greater New Orleans.

This month What’s Hot features art and shows you how to bring the outside in by adding the beauty of nature to your walls through a new piece for your wall.

Speaking of Art, YAYA has a new executive director Meg Miles, another local New Orleanian back from New York City, to head up this amazing nonprofit! Look to the caption on the right to learn more.

The “Historic Houses Gala” is Thursday, November 3, and Gala Chairs Mathilde Currence, Susan Johnson and Betsy Todd promise you a night you won’t forget! The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses are part of the unique city’s culture and heritage and need your support, and what a great way to do it by going to the party at Kim and Jamey Roddy’s home in the Garden District. You won’t want to miss it!

OnStage is in this issue and you’ll want to save it so you can be reminded of all the great cultural activities going on in New Orleans. We have a vibrant city with so many enriching places to go – check it out!

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Board Vice President Linda Bjork, new Executive Director Meg Miles, “Just Say YAYA” Co-Chairs Paige Royer and Vivian Cahn (not pictured. Co-chair Danielle Viguerie) invite you on Friday, November 18, to visit the new YAYA Arts Center to celebrate “Just Say YAYA,” with cocktails, fabulous food, live music and an amazing auction. The theme this year is “YAYA Goes Gardening,” complete with everything for the garden you can imagine, crafted by YAYA student artists and professional artisans.

YAYA’s mission is to empower creative young people to become successful adults through free training in the arts and entrepreneurship. YAYA serves the community through youth and family workshops, in-school arts enrichment, glassblowing and ceramics classes, and a public access glass studio.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit YAYAInc.com or call 529-3306.



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