St. Charles Avenue - August 2012

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On the Cover: August 2012

The Idea Village is a nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. It has provided direct support to over 1,798 New Orleans entrepreneurs. It generates more than $100 million in annual revenue…

A Note from Bev

The Idea Village has gained national recognition, and we are so pleased to feature this entrepreneurial creator on our August cover! Thanks to co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village Tim Williamson; chairman of the board Bill Hines; vice-chair of…

Cruisin’ the Crescent - August 2012

New Orleans has many nicknames – Big Easy, Crescent City, N’awlins – but most recently we have been dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” If you live here I’m sure you’ve noticed the constant flow of movie trucks all around the…

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions

The hot summer weather brings us so many awesome perks: spending time with your friends on the beach, hot summery nights and fun, adorable sundresses. However, sometimes we aren’t prepared for those heat-wave beauty blunders that put a damper on…

The Dish: Super Food

True pleasure cannot be found without conscience – that’s a phrase you’ll never hear from a Southerner, especially when it comes to food. Still, by the time August rolls around, the thought of eating a warm buttered biscuit is torturous. How…

Russian Revelry

The 2012 Opera Ball presented by the Women’s Guild and the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association.

As You Like It

A “Season Preview Party” opens the 19th season of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University.

A Friendly Meal

The Kingsley House Foundation holds its third “Friendraising Luncheon.”

Summering in Style

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the University of New Orleans celebrate eight years of “Sippin’ in Seersucker.”

St. Charles Avenue's Weddings

At St. Charles Avenue magazine, we pride ourselves on celebrating life’s “big moments”: births, débuts and, most of all, weddings. In this, our ninth compendium, we’re proud to showcase seven local wedding that display everything New Orleans lends to one’s…

Acomb-Smallpage

Louise Jahncke Acomb and Jack Leighton Smallpage met in 2002 at Louise’s Sacred Heart Sweet Sixteen party. After that night, the two became good friends and dated throughout the rest of high school and during their time at the University…

Burka-Wright

Catherine Aden Burka and Daniel Alan Wright met over 15 years ago in a small newsstand in Uptown New Orleans. Aden and Dan spent the summer eating Baskin Robbins, walking along the streetcar line and falling in love. Dan then…

Geary-Navarro

Ashby Elizabeth Geary and Alexander Charles Navarro were originally introduced over 15 years ago through Scott Geary, Ashby’s cousin and one of Alexander’s best friends. It wasn’t until Labor Day 2008, when Ashby was living in Washington, D.C., and Alexander…

Hamilton-Boler

Jennifer Leigh Hamilton and Brendan John Boler met at a happy hour in Arlington, Va., in 2010 where Brendan asked for Jennifer’s phone number. The two met up for lunch on the Georgetown Waterfront and Brendan showed up with a…

Hester-Mayhew

Sarah Kathryn Hester was living in Charleston, S.C., when one of her friends invited her to attend a concert by an Elvis impersonator at a local venue. After the concert, a young woman, Liz Mayhew, asked if she was seeing…

Hines-Milano

After Mary Wyatt Hines attended a family friend’s 49th birthday costume party with good friend Kelsey Kiser, they went to their favorite local spot, Fat Harry’s, dressed as the Doublemint Gum twins. While at the bar, Mary Wyatt met Kerry…

Smallpage-Sapir

Charlotte Favrot Smallpage and John Paul Sapir knew each other in high school but did not connect until later on in their college careers. The two led different lives at the University of Alabama. However, they always seemed to run…

Central and Chic

New fashion and old favorites make for great shopping adventures along Old Metairie’s main vein.

To Your Health: Why Women Need Weights

Dear guys, I tried various forms of weight training, like body pump, for years and I never saw any difference. Nowadays, I just stick to a daily morning run, as it seems to keep my weight in check. Problem is,…