The Preservation Resource Center is turning 40 this year, and we want to celebrate early to let them know how much we appreciate everything they’ve done to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of our historic New Orleans architecture and neighborhoods. The PRC’s 40th annual Julia Jump will be held March 24, 2017, and will be chaired by four phenomenal women: Sweet Dupuy, Kaylea Hill, Dorothy Sarpy Mann and Annie Sarpy Phillips. (Annie and Dorothy’s mom, Frannie Sarpy, was involved from the very beginning of the “Julia Jump” and she would be so proud to see her daughters chairing this event.) We are thrilled that they’re appearing on our cover along with Will Hales, PRC Board President and representative of event sponsor IberiaBank!

Their photo is in front of famed Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter, because the Ralph Brennan Catering Group will be providing the incredible food for the Patron Party on Friday at the The Cannery with entertainment by The Sons of Jazz Brass Band! The gala starts at 8 p.m., and features music by The Essentials, dancing, creative cocktails, open bar and a fabulous silent auction. Call 581-7032 or visit for ticket information.

Whatever your age, you’ll want to read our feature on the latest in Assisted Living in our area. There are fabulous places to choose from with amazing amenities, including spas, swimming therapies, memory care and much more.

We also have an amazing product-centered feature on Health, Beauty and Wellness. Look to this for the items you need to add to your daily routine.

Do not forget the Link Stryjewski Foundation’s “Bal Masque,” which is Saturday, January 7 at the Orpheum Theater –and chef Mario Batali is back! Kingsley House and YEP are the beneficiaries, so call 583-5550 or visit to buy your ticket today!

Mardi Gras is February 28, so read the longest What’s Hot we’ve ever published to discover the piece you need to add to make your Carnival complete, including sunglasses for parade watching to the perfect bag for your ball ensemble.

Have a fun and safe Carnival season!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church

Bev's Note
CeCe Colhoun, née Cecile Honoré Villeré, is a native of New Orleans. She will be taking over from the incomparable Lynne Gibbons, who wrote the “Kids Play” column for three years. Lynne is teaching at Sacred Heart, and we want to thank her creating columns that people cut out and saved! We know CeCe will bring a new perspective to her column, and we welcome her to our St. Charles Avenue family!

CeCe attended Isidore Newman School for 13 years, graduating in 2000. She then enrolled at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Art History from the Meadows School of the Arts. After a lifelong career in fashion, CeCe continues to pursue special projects in the field. She is an active member of the community with a specific interest in the Audubon Institute, and resides in Uptown with her husband Trevor and two sons, Trevor Jr. and Blaise, with whom she’s pictured here.