Bev’s Note & On the Cover

Longue Vue House & Gardens is kicking off its centennial year! It is such a treasure and we’re thrilled to feature Chairman of the Board Lee Ledbetter, President of the Friends of Longue Vue Marian Gibbs, Executive Director Baty Landis and Centennial Committee Member Deidre Hall. This fall, the Friends of Longue Vue fundraiser will be “Games in the Garden,” on October 22, 5-7 p.m. at Longue Vue. You will be in a safe and controlled outdoor party featuring croquet, boules, an open air auction, garden-harvested refreshments, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Definitely wear your flower bedecked mask to the event! Be sure to get your tickets quickly – only $100 or $75 for Members – by calling 293-4722 or online at

We are going to miss Catherine Freeman and her phenomenal column, “Making a Difference.” She was with us for three years and introduced us to so many nonprofits in which we could get involved. Good luck to you in all of your endeavors!

As we go through this pandemic, we at St. Charles Avenue magazine, want to thank our advertisers who have been so loyal. My column features Home Malone, Feet First, Betty Hunley Designs, Judy at the Rink and Starr Hagenbring of Art & Eyes! I am excited to share a group of advertisers with you each month, and I urge you to go visit them and mention that you saw them in our magazine! Thanks to you all!

This month, I’d like to recognize the fabulous real estate agents who advertise with us. We have a special section featuring Glenda Bach/Latter & Blum, Jeanne Harang/Boughton Real Estate, Eleanor Farnsworth/Gardener Realty, Nora Vaden Holmes Agency, Tricia King/Gardener Realty, Elizabeth McNulty/Gardener Realty, Sarah Martzolf/McEnerny Company, Ashley Nesser Real Estate, Susan Price/Gardener Realty and O’Dwyer Realty. All of these are the best! Thanks again!

Hope you are staying safe!

Bev’s Note & On the Cover

Beverly Reese Church


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The Young Leadership Council is reviving their “Proud To Call it Home Campaign” by encouraging everyone to buy a Garden Flag for $20 or a Porch Flag for $40. This flag was designed by YLC member Lorraine Lorio and they want all New Orleanians to display them to remind everyone to come together to put public health and safety first during this pandemic! Purchases directly support YLC’s volunteer-led community projects that develop the young leaders moving New Orleans toward a more equitable, inclusive and prosperous future for everyone!

Please visit or call 858-1500 to purchase a flag today!