St. Charles Avenue - August 2020

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SHOP TALK | Kim Starr Wise

What is your role at Kim Starr Wise Floral Events? I’m the head honcho, flower slinger, ladder climber, creative director, owner, boss lady, visionary and designer of all beautiful things. What events do you design in addition to weddings? Bar…

Morgan's Note

I am fortunate that walks around my neighborhood these days come with socially distanced visits with neighbors as well as weekly music played by extremely talented musicians – from their porches, of course. My son recently turned 3, which means that…

Entertaining in a New Era

Note that federal, state and local guidelines are continually in flux; before solidifying your plans for entertaining or enlisting the following ideas, make sure to follow the current rules for maintaining safe distances,…

New Roles for Restaurants

  For restaurants, creativity and quick pivots have also been a necessary part of moving forward and continuing to elevate the gatherings of families and friends. Briquette, located in the former Rodd Brothers Molasses…

Philanthropic Fun: Children at Heart

“Sugarplum Ball 2020” transported guests to the whacky and whimsical world of Wonderland. Hedge walls created a maze that led to the rabbit hole filled with oversized flowers and greenery. The main ballroom featured tables covered in an array of…

Bev's Note

Bev Church with (clockwise from top) Kristin Malone Johnson of Home Malone, Julia Craig of SoSuSu and Starr Hagenbring of Art & Eyes show you just how easy it is to make your mask a fashion…

Philanthropic Fun: Fêteing the French Quarter

The French Quarter Fest kicked off what would usually begin the 2020 festival season on Friday, March 6, with its annual gala fundraiser at The Fillmore New Orleans, setting a glamorous evening for the more than 500 guests in attendance.…

Kids Play: Subscription Boxes

For the average New Orleanian, August means more hot weather and going back to school. However, this school year – or at least the first half of it – promises to be a very different experience. Be it fully online, hybrid or…

What's hot: Sports & Spirit

We may not all be gathering in Champion’s Square, sitting elbow-to-elbow at Tiger Stadium or tailgating in typical fashion this year, but we can still showcase the love of our favorite teams with spirited accessories.   Vintage-inspired onesies, tees and…

Young Bloods: Jasmine Araujo

During the COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater New Orleans area, Jasmine Araujo noticed that people living unhoused were being neglected and left to their own devices during the quarantine. Araujo quickly mobilized a group of educators and activists who were…

SNAPSHOTS

  Tara Madden, Jessica Graber, Betty Trachtman, Ribby Fergusson, Jenny James, Elizabeth Pearson, Amie Bond, Louise Saenz, Lesley Brown and Alisha Serement enjoyed a night of James Bond-themed fun at the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library’s fundraising event,…

The Dish: Old Gretna

In these times of dueling sensibilities, when we’re eager for a change of pace yet wary of ever more uncertainty, adventures close to…

Philanthropic Fun: Cheers to 150 Years

Temple Sinai celebrated its 150th birthday on March 7, 2020, with a Roaring Twenties Gala presented by the Goldring Family Foundation. The Patron Party took place at the home of Joan and Julian Feibelman. Julian is the son of Rabbi…

Nostalgia: Monkey Business on Canal

Image provided courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, Charles L. Franck Photographers, 1979.325.5047 The Brass Rail opened at 1316 Canal St. in 1934. Taking its name from the brightly polished brass rail running along the mahogany bar, the Brass…

Philanthropic Fun: From the Heart

This year’s “Red Tie Affair” on Friday, March 6, which took place on The Riverboat Louis Armstrong, welcomed more than 600 patrons to raise funds for the lifesaving work happening at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI). The…

Holiday Party Planning

August 301 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans 504-299-9777 RestaurantAugust.com Restaurant August boasts historical architecture and luxurious detailing to offer the perfect setting for any holiday event. The Private Dining Room and the Chef’s Tasting Room offer different experiences for hosting up…