As most of you know, Renaissance Publishing LLC and St. Charles Avenue magazine have been supporting our wounded warriors and veterans at Bastion with our “Wine, Dine & Design” events, and we’re so proud of our cover for this year! This fourth annual event includes the Preview Party on Wednesday, October 11, 6-8 p.m., and the Luncheon on Thursday, October 12, 11:30-1:30 p.m., both at the Audubon Tea Room. Thanks to our Co-Chairs Celeste and Curtis Eustis, and Lauren and Bryan Fitzpatrick; and our Presenting Sponsor representatives Bryan Subaru’s Will Bryan and IberiaBank’s Cleland Powell!

The events (and our November issue) will feature tables by 26 over-the-top designers who are creating a work of art for each table, as well as favors for each guest who attends the luncheon. The cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the Preview Party as well as the gourmet food and wine for the Luncheon are provided by the exceptional staff at the Audubon Tea Room.

Bastion is an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors with lifelong rehabilitative needs and their families, and it’s up and running serving 35 families now! Bastion Founder and Executive Director Dylan Tête is excited that we’re spreading the word about this dynamic program, and we need all of you to be involved. We are almost sold out for the Luncheon, join us at the Preview Party for $50 a person by visiting or calling 830-7264.

What’s Hot for Art this month features the perfect musically themed accent piece for your home. And our feature, “From Heels to Heart: Health solutions for women,” offers new technologies, advice and procedures from local experts.

Join M.S Rau for “Aristocracy: Luxury and Leisure in Britain,” a “premier exhibition exploring the culture and lavish lifestyle of the 19th-century British elite.” This exhibition is set to illuminate the grand lifestyles of Victorian England’s most influential and affluent citizens through a range of art and crafted objects including furniture, fine art and important pieces of provenance, from a rare royal commission by Edwin Henry Landseer to an extensive porcelain dinner service once owned by the Duke of Hamilton. The show will run October 21-January 20, 2018 at M.S. Rau Antiques (630 Royal St.) and is free of charge. For more information call 273-7391 or visit

Fall has begun, so go out and enjoy this weather!


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This year’s “Just Say YAYA: Central to the City,” benefit auction celebration will take place Friday, November 3, at the YAYA Arts Center on 3322 LaSalle St. Event Chairs Evie Poitevent Sanders, Ellie Sanders and Lilla Wright Kearney invite you to the Patron Party, 6-7 p.m., which will feature the Robin Barnes Trio. The Gala, 7-10 p.m., will offer live music and fabulous beverages by NOLA Brewing, Cavan, Mayhew Bakery, Halal Guys, Langenstein’s and more. There will also be a showcase of work made at the YAYA Arts Center and a silent auction.

The exclusive fine art silent auction will offer creations by Giles Bettison, Marion Eagan, Katherine George, Markette, Brandan Odums, The Family of Daniel Price, Katie Rafferty, George Rodrigue Foundation, Lex Williams and more!

Visit or call 529-3306 to purchase your ticket and learn more today!