A Note from Bev

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I love the Edible Schoolyard! I volunteered there for two years at Samuel J. Green School, so I’m very excited to present the biggest fundraiser for them on our cover this month! This is the ninth annual “An Edible Evening,”…

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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a gem in our city and is known internationally as a repository for the most fabulous Southern artists and their creations. This year, the biggest gala for the museum, “O What A Night!”…

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We all know how important our policemen and women are to our city, and we want to thank them for their service! You can get involved by supporting the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. Thanks to our cover models,…

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We are so proud as New Orleanians to have The National WWII Museum in our city; it represents everything that’s superior: our history, our spirit and the service of our people! We are proud to present on our cover the museum’s…

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The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is an icon in our city – and for good reason! It was founded in 1973 to offer intensive art instruction for high school students in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Jazz,…

A Note From Bev

What an amazing cover for the 30th anniversary of “Lark in the Park.” Thanks so much to the ever-amazing honoree Genevieve Munson Trimble and co-chairs Gayle Benson, Margo Dubos and Juli Miller Hart. You should be receiving your patron letter…

11th Annual Hope Gala

Everyone of us has been touched by someone who’s had cancer. The fight to eradicate it is ongoing. We are proud to present the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Hope Gala. Thank you so much to our cover models: Hope…

Young Leadership Council

Whenever you hear of the Young Leadership Council you think of incredible projects like lighting the Mississippi River Bridge and the young dynamos in our incredible city making positive things happen everyday! It is their 25th anniversary and we’re so…

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We are so thrilled to feature honoree Harry Connick Sr. surrounded by three gorgeous Victory Belles for the 2011 Iberia Bank Victory Ball for the National World War II Museum. The party is Friday, June 3, and begins with the…

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It is hard to believe, but Amazing Grapes Wine Auction is celebrating its 26th year on May 13 and you don’t want to miss it! Thanks to co-chairs Mary Funderburk and Courtney Murphy; Hermann-Grima/Gallier Houses Executive Director Mamie S. Gasperecz;…

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Start picking out that fabulous dress for the Whitney Zoo-to-Do on May 6, which will benefit the new Twilight Adventure at Audubon Zoo. Thanks to Caroline Milling from the Whitney, Whitney Zoo-to-Do Chairwoman Mary Johnson, Humana Zoo-to-Do for Kids Chairwoman…

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Our cover this month celebrates The Sugarplum Ball for Children’s Hospital, which will take place on April 1. We are so excited to help celebrate the ball’s 30th anniversary and so pleased to present co-chairs Julie Habetz and Amanda Lo,…

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The Contemporary Art Center has been such a success in our community and we’re proud to present on our cover the SweetArts Ball, themed “Art In The Dark,” that will be held on February 12th! This year, its 35th birthday,…

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We are so proud to present the “movers and shakers” of the incredible new exhibit at the Presbytère called “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond: Louisiana Museum Foundation President Thomas P. Westervelt, Exhibition Patron Co-chair Sally Lapeyre and Exhibition Committee…

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We are so Proud to present our December issue, highlighting “Home for the Holidays,” which benefits The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. For all of you who knew Daniel, and…

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We are so pleased to bring to you the United Way’s 2010 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award Gala on our cover this month! Thanks so much to co-chairs Kim Sport and Barbara Turner Windhorst; Clancy Dubos, who will serve as…

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Chef Emeril Lagasse isn’t only a national treasure, he’s also a local hero! It is time for Carnival Du Vin, the spectacular fundraiser that Chef Lagasse has held to raise money for children’s charities since 2005. Thanks to our cover…

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We have neared the end of summer and once again, it’s time for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s O What a Night Gala! Thank you to co-chairs Michelle Ogden and Grace Kaynor, as well as to T.G. Solomon for…

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We are thrilled to present Overture to the Cultural Season’s “Celebration of the Arts” on our cover for August! Thanks to gala co-chairs Linda Skidmore Forman and Margaret Mielke; honorary chairman Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, dean of Loyola’s College of Music…

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Everyone loves the Children’s Museum and we do too! “CHAIRish the Children” is coming up and you don’t want to miss all of the exciting food, music and food that co-chairs Malise Kearney and Shannon Zink have for you August…

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This June, we’re featuring one of my favorite causes on our cover: Young Aspirations/Young Artists! The second annual “Just Say YA/YA” event will take place Thursday, July 22 at the brand new The 12 Bar on 608 St. Peters St.,…

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We are so honored to have the IberiaBank Victory Ball featured on our cover this month! Thanks to Honorary Chair Phyllis Taylor and co-chairs Rita Benson LeBlanc and Daphne and Brandon Berger for giving us a night to remember on…

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We are honored to feature the Whitney Zoo-To-Do and the Humana Zoo-To-Do for Kids on our April cover so you’ll have lots of time to get your tickets early! Thanks so much to Chairman and CEO of Whitney National Bank…

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It is Sentimental Journeys time again, and we’re thrilled to feature their three gorgeous and talented co-chairs, Shane French, Cindy Weinmann and Diane Zink, and Honorary Chairs O. Miles and Mary Pollard. Longue Vue House and Gardens is a treasure,…

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We are very excited to feature on our cover the Great Gatsby Opera Ball, to be held April 10 at The Roosevelt New Orleans. The glamorous co-chairs Jude Swenson, Yvonne Coe, Jeanne Charlebois and Holli Ensz are promising a night…

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We are thrilled to feature Soul Revival 2010 on the cover this month even though the party is on March 27; we’re just getting you ready for a great event a little early! Soul Revival was started in 1999 by…

A note from Bev

I want to begin my column with a huge thank you to Morgan Packard, Editor of St. Charles Avenue. Morgan is invaluable to me and all of us who work at Renaissance Publishing! She is there every day with multiple…

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We are all thrilled about our cover for the LA/SPCA’s Howling Success 2009, “Hooray for Howlywood.” Thanks so much to D. Paul Spencer and J. Coller Ochsner M.D. two major sponsors, CEO Ana Zorilla, Celebrity Restaurateur of Howling Success Joel…

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The New Orleans Museum of Art is one of our premiere arts institutions in New Orleans and we’re so grateful to John Bullard, Diane Walmsley, Charlotte Hebert and Lori Frischertz for gracing our cover! They are preparing for the 44th…

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We are pleased to announce the very first fundraiser for Touro Infirmary October 10, and you don’t want to miss it! Thanks so much to our cover models Jeri Nims, Odom Heebe, Bobby Bories and Nancy Bissinger. Touro is raising…