Bev's Note

All of us watch WYES, and we’re thrilled to feature them on our cover this March, as they celebrate 60 years as our region’s educator and storyteller! Thanks to Co-Chairs Mary and Bill Hines, C.C. and Bill Langenstein and Hunter Hill and (not pictured) Kaylea Hill for gracing our cover for “WYES – 60 Years and Still Groovin’ Gala!” The date is Thursday, March 23, at the home of Dana and Steve Hansel. The Patron Party begins at 6:30 p.m., and the Gala begins at 8 p.m. The event features fabulous food, cocktails and dancing, and they want you to dress ’60s style! Call 486-5511 for tickets and support our oldest public television station that has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our community serving Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

We all love shopping on Magazine Street, and people come from all over the country to see what these amazing shops have to offer – antiques, high-end clothing, cosmetic procedures and more. From old standbys to new favorites, read on to learn more.

Spring is here, and thoughts turn to sprucing up our homes. Please see our annual feature on home renewal, this year highlighting local ways to “green” your home without breaking the bank.

Now that Mardi Gras is over we want to give you a peek at three of the most unique debutante parties that took place this season! Thanks to: Marcia Madeline Conwill, Anna Huger, Caroline Favrot, Elizabeth Fenner French, Caroline Lane and Elizabeth Flower Redd. Thank you all so much for sharing your special nights with us.

I want to let you know that Khoobehi & Associates is hosting a “Plump and Peel” meet-and-greet for their new cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Sophia Mai, on Thursday, March 23, 6-8 p.m. at their office at 3901 Veterans Blvd. To RSVP call 779-5538.

The 8616 Oak Condominiums is a brand-new, move-in ready complex located on historic Oak Street. The four-story mixed-use property includes a commercial on-site gym and 12 residential units. The new development offers modern conveniences all within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and nightlife of the Oak Street Commercial Corridor. Learn more by calling 432-7788 or visiting

Welcome to spring and beautiful weather; be safe!

Beverly Reese Church

Co-Chair Stephanie Feoli, Pam Bryan and Co-Chair Carmen Duncan are pictured for “Response 2017 – Artists in the Park!” This new event, March 29-31, will feature Pam Bryan of Octavia Gallery as curator along with Lisa Rotondo-McCord of NOMA (not pictured) at this art exhibit and sale of original work created by fine artists in “RESPONSE” to the landscape of the Botanical Garden and the surroundings of City Park. The funds will go to creating an Outdoor Teaching Kitchen in the garden. Please join these ladies at the “Celebration Reception” on March 31, from 6:30-9 p.m., for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and to view art, meet the artists and buy the art. For  tickets, visit or call 483-9386.

Exhibition and sale opens March 29, with free admission until 4 p.m. on March 31. Proceeds will go to creating an Outdoor Teaching Kitchen in the Botanical Garden.


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