St. Charles Avenue - August 2016

Treasuring History

The Historic New Orleans Collection celebrates its 50th anniversary at “Soiree d’Or.”

St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Each year St. Charles Avenue magazine delights in presenting a curated selection of locals’ weddings for your enjoyment. Whether you’re in the midst of planning your own wedding, dreaming of one in the future or just like to view how…

Viguerie – Coco

When Danielle Amelie Viguerie walked into NOLA Brewing’s fifth anniversary party, she had one thing on her mind: a new relationship. As Marketing Director of the Southern U.S. Trade Association, she was hoping to persuade owner Kirk Emmanuel Coco to…

Tompkins – Butler

When David Sabiston Butler went to Coconut Beach in Kenner for a volleyball game shortly after moving to New Orleans, instead of his eyes locking on the ball, they locked on Lydia Hamilton Tompkins. Three years later, David drove Lydia…

Taylor – Lapeyre

Somehow, despite being in the same year at Vanderbilt, Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor and Killian Huger Lapeyre missed the chance to meet. It wasn’t until after graduation, when they were both living in Austin, Texas, that some of Caitlin’s friends recognized…

Mills – Marshall

The connection between Caroline Clarke Mills and Conway Charles Marshall was instant. After meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding, they went out for dinner the following Saturday night at Jacques-Imo’s and then for lunch at Dong Phuong the next day. From…

Guidry – Williams

Elise Springer Guidry loves strolling on a beach and picking up seashells, so when her boyfriend, Ray Elliott Williams Jr., pointed out a particular shell in her net, it was the perfect way for her to find her engagement ring.…

Ford – Lapeyre

Frances Brett Ford was looking forward to her standing Saturday brunch date with her boyfriend James Martial Lapeyre, but that day her first view of him as she raced down the stairs was of him on bended knee.   Although…

Lili McCormack

Benjamin Franklin High School & New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

On the Cover

Ochsner Health System’s President and CEO, Warner Thomas, is partnering with New Orleans’ dynamic duo and ultimate power couple, Tom and Gayle Benson, to combat cancer for the fourth annual “Moonlight & Miracles Gala” on Friday, November 11, at the…

bev's note

We are thrilled to feature the fourth annual “Moonlight and Miracles Gala” on our cover this month! Thanks to Tom and Chair Gayle Benson; Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health Systems; and 2015 Miracle Award Winners Dr. John…

Escape Plans

Two local places that specialize in challenging exits

A Sweet Side

Johnny Cake as shared by chef Jason Klutts of café Henri