St. Charles Avenue - April 2020


Note from the editor: Some information in this issue was prepared prior to the current virus health situation. Where there are references to event dates and times, the listings will have likely changed and should be checked. As for the content we trust it remains informative and worthy of your time. We maintain our mission of chronicling local life even when we occasionally have to negotiate obstacles. We remain here for our readers.


 

 

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Nonprofit Event Updates

  St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2020 will run in our upcoming issue. If you have a nonprofit event during that time and you haven’t filled out our online form, please do it ASAP: MyNewOrleans.com/submit-a-charitable-event/. If you…

With This Ring: Olson – Burton

Virginia Catherine Olson, like many 21st-century women looking to meet someone, downloaded the dating app Bumble. The app matched her with Jeffrey Harris Burton Jr., and the two arranged to meet at Delachaise for drinks. Catherine noticed Jeff’s welcoming smile…

Rockrose

The menu at Rockrose, the contemporary Greek restaurant in the International House Hotel, recently unveiled a new spring menu to reflect the abundance of Gulf seafood and regional produce now coming into season while retaining the signature enhancements of bright…

Student Activist: Elizabeth Drennan

“A community catches people when they fall and helps them get back up. This is why everyone must be involved in their community – for the help you may need in the future is the help someone else needs right…

Philanthropic Fun: Home Fulfillment

“Building Dreams” for Eden House raised funds to support the Eden House operating costs and to furnish the second Eden House residence via an interactive home registry. The event was held at the home of Eden House Founder and Board…

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…

A Magazine Adventure

Fashion & More Starting on the far end of Magazine Street, near Audubon Park, PERLIS has long been selling high-end Southern fashion for men, ladies and children. Perlis is a hot spot in spring for one of the South’s most…

Shop Talk: Martha Claire Breland

What is your role at Judy at the Rink?  As a small business owner I get to do all the fun stuff. I’m the buyer, merchandiser and sales associate. I do the marketing, deliveries and all the paperwork, too. What…

Hippity Hop

This year’s mild winter means that spring basically sprung before Mardi Gras. The Japanese magnolias bloomed a while ago. We already got the citrus off of the trees, and we’ve had warm temperatures for a while now. However, that doesn’t…

Morgan's Note

As I write, my email is being flooded with events postponing and cancelling. The news seems to change hourly if not faster, and yet the adage that no one knows what the future holds has never been more true.  That…

Philanthropic Fun: By the Light of the Moon

Large white spheres hung from the ceiling of the Superdome created a celestial ambiance for “Moonlight & Miracles” benefiting Ochsner Health System on November 8, 2019. Dr. David Margolin and Dr. Bobby Rodwig were this year’s Miracle Makers. The event…

Philanthropic Fun: A Star-Studded Soirée

One of two annual fundraiser events held to sustain and enhance Kingsley House programs and services, “A Benefit Under the Stars” raised funds to meet the ever-evolving needs of the more than 7,000 children, families, seniors, veterans, mentally-fragile adults and…

Youngbloods: Connie Uddo

One organization is dedicated to restoring the New Orleans tree canopy in a fun, spirited way that fits the city’s vibe. Originally founded by Monique Pilie as Hike For Katreena, the NOLA Tree Project was created to help replant the…

SNAPSHOTS

Jeff Gulotta and Alexis, a Liberty Kitchen alumna, celebrate 10 years of impact at Liberty Kitchen’s annual “Come Grow With Us” fundraiser in September 2019. The event featured chefs from nearly 20 of New Orleans’ hottest restaurants serving up signature…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

Through 5 Disney’s Moana, Jr. Rivertown’s stage adaptation of the recent Disney blockbuster is performed by kids, for kids. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 4-May 3 Songs That Won the War The Victory Belles…

Craving Comfort

Ingredients:  1 ⅔ pounds rabbit 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter 3 Tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 Tablespoons flour 1 cup red wine 2…

Philanthropic Fun: Historic Heritage

The “Historic Houses Society Gala” welcomed and honored the organization’s highest level of museum members. Their support allows the organization to maintain and preserve two 19th century historic house museums, which are National Historic Landmarks and important to the architecture,…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

APRIL 1  11th annual “Harvest at Home,” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, 729-2820 1  37th annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Fashion Show,” benefiting Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association, 267-9534 2  43rd annual “Ben Smith Fete…

Nostalgia: Straw Hat Day

Straw Hat Day – the day designated for men to switch from winter hats to the straw hats of spring and summer – quietly started in New Orleans in the late 1910s.  But in April of 1922, Mayor Andrew McShane…

Shop Talk: Autumn Adamme

Tell us a little background about your business.  Dark Garden supports uncommon beauty with beautifully curated boutiques centered around our world-renowned corsetry line. My team and I are determined to provide clothing to fit any body type and any personal…

Philanthropic Fun: Reclaiming Sustainable Creativity

The Green Project’s mission is to cultivate a culture of creative reuse and build a marketplace for reclaimed materials. “Salvations Exhibition + Auction” exemplifies this mission in real time by pairing reclaimed materials with beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind design as featured…

Fore!Kids Foundation

When my sons were young they loved memorizing the license plate designs and nicknames of each state. Of course, their favorite was Louisiana’s displaying the pelican and phrase “Sportsman’s Paradise.” It is understood “Sportsman’s Paradise” refers to the plentiful hunting…

Philanthropic Fun: Elegance and Exhibitions

More than 500 attendees filled the New Orleans Museum of Art and Besthoff Sculpture Garden to fète “Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane” presented by IBERIABANK for an evening of opulence amongst art. Sound House presented by Élan Artists performed live music.…

Bright & Breezy

Dress by Ulla Johnson at FeBe; shoes by Kate Spade and bracelets, both at Feet First FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250, FeBeClothing.com Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800, FeetFirstStores.com Photography by Theresa Cassagne Hair by Thomas Roney and Kelly Ann…

Philanthropic Fun: Art + Entrepreneurship

The YAYA Arts Center was filled with artwork made by youth artists, YAYA alumni artists and glass artists from across the city to welcome patrons to “Just Say YAYA Celebrating ARTrepreneurship” on Friday, November 15, 2019. AOS interior environments created…

What's Hot: Spring Fashion Accessories

1. Carry all of your essentials in a tassel accented, hand-woven crossbody. Hola Guava, HolaGuava.com 2. A Paris-made cuff bracelet with an interchangeable silk scarf makes for an ideal double-your-delight accessory. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com 3. Keep your…

Philanthropic Fun: Loving the Local Library

Latter Library opened its doors to local vendors and artists for a family-friendly party benefiting the library’s future projects and continued maintenance of the beautiful gardens. The current project in the works is an outdoor reading garden that can be…

Philanthropic Fun: Wonderful Wines

“Carnivale du Vin 2019” marked the 15th year for the nationally recognized wine auction and gala dinner for Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s signature program, Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen, and nationwide nonprofit youth organizations supported by the foundation’s community grants…

Philanthropic Fun: A Salute to Veterans

The National WWII Museum’s 2019 “Victory Ball” presented by the Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation took place on the weekend of Veteran’s Day and saluted the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our…