St. Charles Avenue - August 2013

A Note from Bev

Suzanne Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Whitney Bank and a New Orleans Museum of Art Trustee, is pictured to celebrate Whitney Bank’s sponsoring “Art in Bloom” for another year! Other events coming to NOMA include: “Friday Nights at NOMA,” which feature…

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…

Local Wedding: Summers – Guillot

Jenny Claire Summers met Gavin Hodges Guillot because a mutual friend of their mothers’ suggested that Gavin give Jenny a call and take her on a date. On February 27, 2010, Gavin crossed the Causeway to pick Jenny up in…

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…

Cruisin’ the Crescent

After we got engaged, my fiancé, John, and I decided to start house hunting. Since we only had a six-month engagement, we were looking for something “move-in ready.” Since I was preoccupied with wedding planning, John sort of took the…

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…

What You Need to Know About Lash Extensions

“Batting your lashes” has long been a cliché for feminine flirty behavior; no doubt with our fixation on mascaras, lash curlers and faux lashes there may be something to that cliché. With technology we have now “one-upped” those faux lashes of…

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…

Sports and Spirit Style

Sometimes it’s tough to look stylish while rocking your team’s colors, but Tru Colors makes it simple. This Addison empire waist maxi dress features contrasting color panels and the Kendall, here in black and gold, looks great as pictured over…

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…

Local Wedding: Beeson – Dupepe

Dr. Esther Cleveland Beeson and Frank Clancy Dupepe Jr. first met in 2000 in New Orleans through a close mutual friend. Clancy knew that there was something special about Esther pursued her until she agreed to date him. In true…

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…

Local Wedding: Hines – Santa Barbara

Ainsley Allen Hines met Justin Alexandre Davies Santa Barbara at the inaugural performance of mutual friends playing in a San Francisco band. Ainsley’s friends from work and Justin’s former business partner were having their first musical gig, and Ainsley and…

Vintage Wedding: Ann Hall and Howard Barnett

May 4, 1952 Ann Hall met Howard Barnett on a blind date. She had just graduated from Stephens College and he was operating a successful sewing machine business in Meridian, Miss. Ann was hesitant to go out with Howard again,…

Local Wedding: Kenney – Dubos

In February 2010, Susan Gale Kenney was working as a wine sales representative in Charleston, S.C., and needed a date for a black-tie work fundraiser. With only one day’s notice to find a date, Susan asked her coworker, Michelle Braud,…

“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…

Excite All Stars

During my visit to the Excite All Stars camp in summer 2013, the facility was a blur of activity. Some campers finished up an Olympic games activity while others flocked to a snowball truck parked outside. All of the campers…

Local Wedding: Matteksy – Sanders

Mary “Molly” Katherine Matteksy met Arthur Alexander Clarkson Sanders at a pre-season Saints game in 2009. They had grown up a streetcar ride away from each other but didn’t realize it. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and…

Local Wedding: Pettey – Sanders

Mattie Anne Pettey and Jonathan Andrew Sanders met in college at the University of New Orleans while they were both taking an Economics class. Jimmy Riles, a mutual friend of the groomsmen, introduced Mattie and Jonathan. Their first date was…

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…

On The Cover

“Special surprises” will abound at this year’s “O What a Night Gala” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, on Saturday, October 26. Co-chairs Dathel Georges and Katy Weil, along with Jacques Rodrigue, executive director of the George Rodrigue Foundation…