Bev’s Note

When spring arrives it’s time for all of the “Zoo-To-Do” and “Kids-Zoo-to-Do” Chairmen to fly their flags, so look out for those iconic reminders that both events are coming up! We are proud to present “2020 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Chair Dr. Leslie P. Gottsegen, “2020 Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans” Chair Betsy T. Laborde, Owner of Lexus New Orleans Clifton LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and Corporate Banker of Hancock Whitney Elizabeth Heffler and Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Hospital New Orleans Courtney Garrett on our cover.

The 43rd “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” is on May 1 at the zoo, so get your cocktail dress and black tie out and get ready for a night under the stars, complete with fabulous food and drink from the best restaurants in town, live entertainment, animal encounters and more to support conservation, our zoo and the whooping cranes! To purchase tickets call 650-5539 or visit

Betsy and her committee for “Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans” can’t wait for you and your children to meet the animals, play on giant inflatables and have great kid-approved food and drinks. There will be many stages with live music and sing along groups, crafts, magicians, face painters and more. For tickets, call 650-5539 or visit

With so many upcoming and rescheduled events to attend, you’ll need a new spring outfit, so check out our feature on Magazine Street and our annual spring fashion spread. And if you’re daydreaming about travelling, our What’s Hot for Spring Fashion Accessories has you beautifully covered.

Almost everyone has been touched by someone who has cancer, and Al Copeland Foundation and LSU Health Sciences Center Partnership in Viruses, Cancer and Immunotherapy have come up with an event to help end cancer! Krewe du Cure is April 16, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Copeland Tower Landmark Hotel and Suites, 2601 Severn Ave. in Metairie. Al and Luan Copeland promise an evening of cocktails, culinary delights, live music and a silent and live auction, all to support new local cancer education, patient programs and research at the Foundation. To purchase tickets please visit or call 620-3727.

Keep going out to your favorite stores and restaurants – they need us! Please stay safe and protect yourself from this virus! We all know that this will pass, but please check on your family and friends!

Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church


What better way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, than to attend “IBERIABANK’s Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon!” Presented by the Friends of City Park and The New Orleans Town Gardeners, this event supports the care of City Park’s magnificent Live Oak trees and projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners, like Grow Dat Youth Farm and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. Chairs Linda Miller, Barbara Rosenberg and Sheila Sanderford invite you to this fun celebration at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain that includes a lively art auction, musical entertainment and beautiful seated luncheon. Learn more and buy your ticket today at

Shelley Hesse’s painting, pictured above, will be auctioned off “live” at the luncheon.


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