Get ready for the New Orleans Museum of Art’s fabulous “Odyssey Ball,” 2019 brought to you by IBERIABANK! The date is November 15th and the theme is “Mystère Louisiane,” so get ready to dress to the nines and dance all night! Thanks to Co-Chairs Rupa and Tarun Jolly and Anne and Edmund Redd and IBERIABANK’s Hunter Hill for gracing our cover. There will be incredible dishes from New Orleans most famous restaurants, cocktails, wine and live music. There is always a fabulous auction with items that you won’t be able to get anywhere else! For ticket information, please call 658-4100 or visit As most of you know, the “Odyssey Ball “raises critical funds to support NOMA’s nationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, along with the 12-acre Walda and Sydney Bestoff Sculpture Garden. You don’t want to miss this elegant affair!

With Thanksgiving and Christmas almost here, you’ll want to check out our annual holiday fashion feature. Then look to What’s Hot featuring Holiday Fashion Accessories to go with the fabulous outfits you’re sure to go purchase. And once you’re outfitted, show off your new looks while partaking in some of the local holiday meals highlighted in our feature “Something Special.”

When you go into the stores that we feature in the magazine, please mention that you saw their ad in St. Charles Avenue magazine; their support is how we’re able to spotlight the many fundraisers that you’re involved with in the city!

The second annual Shuck Cancer event, presented by Latter & Blum and hosted by Superior Seafood, will take place Thursday, November 21! This amazing block party offers guests oyster and wine pairings from across the United States and Canada (as well as non-oyster cuisine from 15 restaurant partners and brew from local breweries, including the limited addition Shuck Cancer Oyster Stout by Urban South Brewery), live entertainment and a silent auction – on Napoleon Avenue’s neutral ground and outside of Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar. Funds raised will go to American Cancer Society’s local Access to Care program for transportation grants to Greater New Orleans area health systems. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s “Azùcar Ball” presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group is Saturday, November 23 at the Hyatt Regency and our own Production Designer Rosa Balaguer Arostegul is one of the Co-Chairs, along with MaryCole McCants and Marguerite Henry! The Patron Party starts at 7 p.m., followed by the Ball at 8 p.m. This year’s Gálvez Cup Recipient is Beatriz Ball, and the theme for this year’s event will highlight the many contributions and influences of Cuba and its music to the city of New Orleans. The majority of the proceeds from the event will provide scholarships to outstanding high school Hispanic students in our community who have demonstrated the desire to excel through their academic record. Tickets and Sponsorships are available at or by calling (985) 259-1177.

Maurice Legardeur from Covington has a new book Mona’s Greatest Criminal Defenses, illustrated by Roy Robinson. You can get it online at or by emailing

Wait until you read about “Wine, Dine & Design” brought to you by Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque and Lamarque Lincoln, and Chaired by Adrienne and Archie Casbarian and Amy and Stephen Farnsworth. The designers were amazing and guests were treated to Ronnie Lamarque’s incredible singing voice, a fabulous lunch and cocktail party produced by the Audubon Tea Room! What a fun evening and luncheon all to benefit Bastion founded by Dylan Tête, an intentional neighborhood for returning wounded warriors situated right here in New Orleans in Gentilly. Thanks to Terrance Osborne for a painting that was auctioned off at the luncheon! We are still counting, but we raised over $100,000 for Bastion! Thanks to Morgan Packard Griffith for being our auctioneer, she’s great!

Happy fall and look at my entertaining column for a new fundraiser benefiting Eden House with a country and western twist!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church


Bev's Note


As it has done each year since 1969, the Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. will once again host its annual Fete de Noël luncheon and fashion show –its 50th! – on Wednesday, December 11, at the Hyatt Regency. Pictured here are Train Conductors and greeters Anita Hymel and Eryn Melancon with one of the honorees, Anna Belle Thomas, at the 2018 “Fete de Noël.” The event has had recent attendance of close to 1,100 people and has grown bigger and better with age. From its early days, when fashions and models were provided by Kreegers, to the more recent gala presentations by Dillards, this event is an eagerly anticipated opening to the holiday season in New Orleans.   Through the efforts and dedication of LLL’s 225 volunteers, your support of this major event has helped them raise over $3.8 million dollars for Leukemia research. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 458-4288.