We are so proud to present Dress for Success and their incredible fundraiser, “Suits & Salads” on our cover this month! Thanks to Co-Chair and Dress for Success Board Member Leigh Thorpe, Honorary Chair and Director of Marketing Saks Fifth Avenue Steven Putt, Co-Chair Lisa Irons Representing Co-Presenting Sponsor Capital One, Co-Chair Stacy Melvin Representing Co-Presenting Sponsor Ochsner Health System and Honorary Chair and Vice President/General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue Carolyn Elder for gracing our cover! “Suits & Salads” will bring together more than 450 men and women at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 11 to support Dress for Success. Their mission is to provide disadvantaged women with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program, which will begin at noon, will honor Client of the Year Daviauna Morrell, and feature “A Toast To Mothers”; a keynote panel discussion by speakers Carolyn Elder, Ellen Macomber and Crystal McDonald; a silent auction; an Empowerment Fashion Show Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue; and a raffle courtesy of Friend and Company. DFS President Meaghan Bonivita tells us that it’s a perfect time to support DFS because they’ve just signed a new lease for their building at the corner of Carondelet and Josephine streets and are starting a new capital campaign. For more information and to purchase tickets call 891-4337 or visit NewOrleans.DressForSuccess.org.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so check out What’s Hot featuring everything from jewelry to shoes. If you’re looking for something Mom will really love, consider a gift that includes a consult by Dr. Elizabeth Riggs, who offers facial enhancement procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers in addition to restorative and cosmetic dentistry from her Garden District office on Magazine Street. Book your consult today by calling 891-1115 or visiting SmilesByRiggs.com.  

You will love our annual compendium of local weddings from the past year – it’s our 15th year! From familiar faces to far-away places to last October’s hurricane scare, we know you’ll enjoy reading all about how these couples enjoyed their big day.

As you’re planning nonprofit events to host and attend, look to our annual “Registry of Charitable Events: May-August 2018.” If you don’t see your event, please fill out the form now: MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent. We try to be the clearing house for all major nonprofit in the city, but you have to tell us when your event is for us to include it!

Revolutionizing the New Orleans Beauty Scene, Spafoo was founded by local, entrepreneur Alicia Reynaud, who has been in the New Orleans beauty business for 18 years. Alicia wanted to break out of the traditional salon model in the same vein as trendsetters Uber and Lyft to bring convenience to beauty services. Once you download the free app on your phone and register, services are only a tap away! Hair, nails, make-up, massage and personal training are all provided on location, your home, office and hotel room! Spafoo has over 30 licensed beauty professionals in the New Orleans metro at your fingertips. Download the mobile app today on iOS or Android!
Have a great start to summer and have fun!

Bev's Note

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Bev's Note

Starring Bryan Batt, An Act of God, directed by Maxwell Williams, will run May 11-27 at Le Petit Théâtre, located just off Jackson Square at 616 St. Peter St. 
After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels), has arrived back on Earth to address some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. “Transcribed” by 13-time Emmy Award-winner David Javerbaum, An Act of God is the Broadway smash-hit comedy from the creator of, well, everything.

For tickets and information, visit LePetitTheatre.com or call 504-522-2081.