St. Charles Avenue - August 2007

The Ride To Read

The New Orleans Public Service began publishing the “Riders’ Digest” on Sept. 15, 1947 as a free weekly brochure for passengers on the company’s streetcars and buses. Copies were first placed in holders inside each NOPSI vehicle.The “Riders’ Digest” served…

Children & Working Out

As a personal trainer, two questions that most parents ask after seeing results from their own training are: “Can my child work out?” and “Is it safe?”The reluctance of fitness professionals to suggest weight training for pre-adolescent children is due…

Gwin – Dupuy Wedding

Dottee and MacThe custom of the single woman who catches the wedding bouquet is the next one to marry proved apt for Dorothy Butler Ives Dupuy. Better known to family and friends as Dottee, she caught the bouquet at a…

A map to the statrs of Magazine Street

Whether you shop it all in a one-day marathon ramble or spread it out over a long weekend, we’ve found the must-go-to destinations for a Magazine Street shopping tour. Our tour starts at the edge of Audubon Park and takes…

North of the Lake

The dog days of summer were upon the region when the “Jazz’n the Vines” concert was July 28—when these photos were taken. “Jazz’n” takes place May through October, the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, at Pontchartrain Vineyards in…

A Healthy Commitment

In 2001, a group of local physicians and businessmen created New Orleans Medical Mission Services Foundation and began medical missionary work throughout Central and South America. The group’s “Mission Possible 2007 Gala” was held on June 23 at Generations Hall.…

Advocating Equality

Since 1938, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans has worked to eliminate racial discrimination and support equal opportunity. On June 16, the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel was the site of the group’s 28th annual “Golden Gala.”  The event…

Kicking their Boots Up

New Orleans isn’t exactly the “Wild West,” but sometimes it’s fun to pretend. On July 21, guests gathered at the Foundry for the “Pink Fling Wingding”—a Western-themed benefit put on by the Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force. Guests donned Western…

The Royal Treatment

The first fundraiser since Hurricane Katrina for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans was a regal affair. On June 16, special guest Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York—who is also the International Ambassador for the group—joined guests for…

Strutting their Stuff

Some people slave away at the gym to tone their legs up for the summertime. Some diet, and some don’t care.  At “Mr. Legs VII,” Generations Hall was filled on July 14 with legs of all shapes and sizes because…

Sipping into Summer

Guests enjoyed extraordinary pairings of entrées and wine at the renowned annual “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner.” This event held at the Windsor Court Hotel on July 26 benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure and was chaired by Angele…

Scouting the Future

Ninety-five years of Girl Scouts was celebrated on June 23 at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. “Rhapsody in Green” was the Girl Scout’s first local fund-raising gala and it proved to be a success. “ ‘Rhapsody in Green’ was a magical…

With Stars in Their Eyes

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré (affectionately called Le Petit) is known for presenting fabulous plays in a historic building—and it has been doing so for 90 years. The theatre’s benefit on July 23, “Encore! – A Fête for Le…

Class Acts

New Orleans Magazine honored some of the city’s brightest and accomplished women at its “Top Female Achievers” awards luncheon on July 11 at the W Hotel New Orleans. Ten dynamic women made the list this year: Tiffany Adler, Carolyn Elder, …

STYLE-WISE THEY WEAR IT WELL

Fashion is fleeting, cyclical, and sometimes downright finicky. Personal style, on the other hand, is timeless. It’s about taking a trend and making it your own—and sometimes, it’s about knowing when not to. Each of the five locals on St.…

Fall Fashion Accessories

This fall, shiny skin is in. Not the kind that needs a powder brush, but accessories stitched from a variety of exotic skins like python and Nile crocodile, camel and ostrich. Shiny patent leather reigns, large sunglasses shield and flatter,…

A Local Look at Mediterranean Cuisine

“Lemon juice and olive oil. He put it on everything.” So said my friend Mike about his ex-girlfriend’s Greek father. Indeed, this seasoning duo infuses much of thecuisine of Greece, along with that of other nations along the rim of…

A New Season

La Petite Grocery’s new chef Justin Devillier concocts a menu that deftly mixes the savory and sweet flavors of the fallAppetizerApple, walnut and celery root tossed in white-wine vinaigrette with Roquefort and fresh herbsEntréeBraised shank of Berkshire pork with smothered…

Recycle, Create & Celebrate

With the environment being of such concern now, it’s only natural to think of ways of how to integrate that into entertaining. Instead of using paper plates and napkins, plastic glasses and flatware—which destroy trees and fill landfills, to name…

Muscling in

Adding muscle seems to be a mystery to most, yet if you pick up a copy of any fitness magazine you’ll almost always see a headline like this: “Gain 15 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks.” If it were so…

Just Down the Street

Tired of the heat? Ready to look at some cool fall fashions? Plan an afternoon of shopping on trendy Metairie Road, home to more boutiques than you can shake a credit card at. When all that buying wears you out,…

St. Charles Avenue Weddings

Dawson – Farris Wedding— by Judi Russellphotos: Oscar RajoLindsay & JoeThe setting was historically romantic when Lindsay Taylor Farris married Joseph Edwin Dawson on Oct. 14, 2006. The couple said their vows under the magnificent oak trees at Oak Alley…

North of the Lake

Ten days after American Independence Day, many of those who live in greater New Orleans celebrate another patriotic holiday to honor the area’s French heritage.This year, on July 14th, downtown Covington was the place to be on Bastille Day when…

Success Stories

Guests flocked on June 8 to Generations Hall for the 21st annual March of Dimes fund-raiser “Spotlight on Success,” honoring New Orleans’ outstanding single professionals. WDSU-TV’s Camille Whitworth served as the hostess for the evening that began with a complimentary…

Celebratory Sipping

The city was echoing with the clinks of wine glasses and delightful cries of “Cheers!” on Memorial Day weekend. That’s because the 16th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience served more than 15, 000 glasses from 1,000 different types…

Dance if You Can-Can

Adecadent and delightful theme —“Moulin Rouge”—mixed in with a hip venue and eye-catching attractions are just part of the recipe for a fabulous party. Just ask the many who attended the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization (BRAVO)’s Ballet Ball fund-raiser…

Springing into Action

On May 20, guests gathered for the “YMCA New Orleans Garden Party”—an early summer soirée of cocktails, cuisine and entertainment at the lovely home of Bob and Carol Pettit. The Orleans Original Jazz Ensemble provided tunes with a local twist.…

Pump it Up

Chaired by Leslie and Carol Hirsch, the American Heart Association’s “Heart of New Orleans” gala generated funds to support education, research and awareness to prevent heart disease and stroke in the area. It was also a fun, early summer evening…

Juleps in June

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society heralded the summer social season with Juleps in June, which took place on June 3 at the beautiful residence and gardens of the Houmas House Plantation, owned by local entrepreneur Kevin Kelly.The gala began at…

Opening Creative Doors

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a unique and progressive organization providing young artists the opportunity to enrich their lives through the study of creative writing, visual arts, music and theater. NOCCA is currently in the progress of…