New Orleans Seen

Longue Vue House and Gardens’ Gala Brings Venice to the Big Easy

A “Venetian Carnevale” temporarily replaced our traditional New Orleans Carnival with Longue Vue House and Gardens’ fundraising gala “Sentimental Journeys,” which was held at Mr. and Mrs. Andre Robert’s Uptown home this past April. The 2013 gala’s theme brought a…

“Whitney Zoo-to-Do” Raises Record-Breaking Funds

This past May, there was a big to-do at the Audubon Zoo, which brought a night of “wild” entertainment to one of New Orleans’ most beloved institutions. Begun in the 1970s in the midst of a state-of-the-art transformation that would…

Legacy Donor Foundation’s 14th Annual “Soul Revival”

THE LEGACY DONOR Foundation held its 14th annual “Soul Revival” at the home of Lauren and George Brower this past April. The event benefitted Legacy’s longtime mission of inspiring Louisiana residents to register as organ donors to help those in…

The 2013 “Big Beat Gala” Honors “The Masters of the Reed”

This April the New Orleans Jazz Institute hosted its 2013 “Big Beat Gala,” a fundraiser and awards ceremony that honors local jazz leaders and their outstanding contributions to New Orleans’ musical heritage. The institute is a partnership between the University…

Junior League of New Orleans Fetes its Kitchen Tour

The Junior League of New Orleans held its eighth annual Kitchen Tour in April, showcasing outstanding kitchens and homes throughout the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods while raising funds to support the 89-year-old volunteer organization. Event co-chairs Tesa Bossetta, Caroline…

Kingsley House Celebrates 117 Years of Service to Local Families

Kingsley House held its fourth annual “Friendraising Luncheon” this April at the historic Kingsley gymnasium, which marked 117 years of service to Southeast Louisiana, where supporters and friends made this year’s theme “Cheers for Kingsley House” ring true with cheers…

The Innocence Project Commemorates Its 12th Anniversary

Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) held its “12th Anniversary Gala” at the famed Generations Hall in May, celebrating its work over the years to free factually innocent life-sentenced prisoners in Louisiana and south Mississippi. IPNO is the second-largest innocence project…

NOAAHH Celebrates Allen Toussaint’s 75th Birthday

New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness honored world-renowned musician Allen Toussaint’s 75th birthday with their April benefit concert “Tribute to Toussaint” at Harrah’s Casino. Toussaint is co-founder of NOAAHH along with Aaron Neville. The NOAAHH board members pulled off…

Bridge House/Grace House Honor “Women of Substance”

Bridge House/Grace House hosted its 18th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” and silent auction at the Audubon Tea Room in May to honor three outstanding women who are renowned leaders in the community as well as recognize other exceptional supporters…

It’s Raining Green

Raintree Children and Family Services “Paint the Town Green” every year for local families.

Food for Thought

Third annual “La Provence Wine Dinner” benefitted the St. Tammany Cancer Fund.

Stargazing

A once-in-a-lifetime gala for “A Night to Make It Right.”

Step By Step

“Dancing for the Arts” celebrates art education.

Cruisin’ the Crescent - May 2012

The Sybarites sure know how to throw a bash; they laid out all the stops for their annual spring party. Party chairs Dana Hansel and Winnie Brown created a memorable, stupendous and exciting party at the New Orleans Board of…

Passing the Torch

Anti-Defamation League’s “A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner.”

Cruisin’ the Crescent - April 2012

So Mardi Gras is over and we’re well into Lent. Looking back, I remember asking people what they would be giving up. Everyone answered one of two things: food or alcohol. People were so enthusiastic about it, including myself. I…