We are so honored to present the 19th annual American Cancer Society New Orleans “Belles & Beaus Ball” on our cover for August! Thanks so much to Chair Ann Heslin, 2019 Belle Nancy Parker, Board Chair Ryan Messina, Board Co-Chair Dr. Tarun Jolly and (our own) Happy Hour/Give Back Chair Lisa Love. This year, the gala – annually attended by over 800 people – is solely benefiting the Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge on River Road, which offers 34 guest rooms located near cancer treatment centers. It offers a free, supportive, homelike environment where cancer patients and their caregivers can share a meal and have special activities to help them while receiving cancer treatments. The theme this year is “The Keys of Hope,” and they’re hoping to raise $400,000: one year of operational costs for the Hope Lodge. Get your tickets now and enjoy a multi-course buffet provided by 12 Seasons Catering and entertainment by T. Ray the violinist and the Royal Essence Show Band!

The gala will take place Friday, September 13, at Mardi Gras World, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. A patron ticket is $500 and general admission is $250. Please visit BellesAndBeausBall.com to get yours today. You don’t want to miss this!

This month we have a feature to help you host your next soirée. Luckily, New Orleans has an abundance of local experts who have a wealth of advice on how to make your party memorable and stress-free from the new trends to the tried and true.

We all love our Metairie Road, so look to our feature “Fresh Looks for Fall” for seven ways to help you look your best, all along Metairie Road!

What’s Hot this month features “Sports & Spirit to help you celebrate this sports season in style with spirited essentials that will take you from geaux time to show time.

St. Charles Avenue is happy to celebrate and is a proud sponsor of the 25th anniversary of “White Linen Night.” We will be teaming up with the CAC (Creative Arts Center), joining them in their tent on Julia street, Saturday, August 3! Come out and see us, we will have games and chance at some fun prizes courtesy of St. Charles Avenue!

Also, this year The Royal Street Arts District is heading up “Dirty Linen Night” for the third year in a row! This year it’s August 10, and is featuring the best cocktails, wonderful street musicians and an impressive collection of food vendors including the Food Network’s Jordan Kanouse and her Bombshell Sweets and more. Co-Chair Ryan Tramonte agrees, “‘Dirty Linen Night’ is the coolest thing happening in New Orleans this summer!”

Our annual “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes events benefiting Bastion are coming up October 2-3 at the Audubon Tea Room. We are so excited to have Ronnie Lamarque and the Lamarque Auto Complex featuring Lamarque Lincoln as our Presenting Sponsor, and Chairs Archie and Adrienne Casbarian and Stephen and Amy Farnsworth! Terrance Osborne has donated a fabulous painting and you’ll want to bid on this and other amazing auction items. There are only a few tables left! Also, tickets for the Preview Party on October 2 are only $50 apiece and you get to see all of the fabulous tables!

Have a great last holiday before school starts!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church

Bev's Note

“Just Say YAYA” is coming up on November 15, and Chairs David T. Baker and Caroline Hayes promise a night of surprises and fun! The theme this year is “ARTrepreneur,” celebrating YAYA’s unique program of visual arts and entrpreneurship training. There will be fabulous food and drinks from New Orleans’ best restaurants, live music, glassblowing demontrations and artwork for sale, including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, YAYA chairs and more. The Patron Party begins at 6 p.m. with the gala following 7-10 p.m. For tickets visit YayaInc.org or call 529-3306. You don’t want to miss this!