St. Charles Avenue - December 2016 12/01/2016 Site Staff FacebookTwitter Luxury GiftsArt and Eyes (504) 891-4494 One of a kind swing coat by Starr Hagenbring Boudreaux's Jewelers (504) 831-2602 Boudreaux’s Signature Oval Emerald and Diamond Cluster Earrings in 14K White… Art for Its Own SakeThe Delgado Art Museum Performing Arts CalendarDecember Dr. Lisa DonofrioPartner & Physician, Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center Katrina GreerOwner, The French Library Mary Esther PilantIsidore Newman High School Flor SernaFounder, Electric Girls Moseley – VulevichWith this Ring Yearly YuleCarter Fayard’s magical Christmas party Activists of the YearSt. Charles Avenue magazine is proud to present its Activists of the Year 2016 – our 21st year! Read on to learn why Peggy Laborde, Beverly Matheney, Alan Philipson, Frank and Paulette Stewart and Mary Ann Valentino are honored here for… Don’t Drop the BallNew Year’s Eve from prep to party What’s HotJewelry Mutual MalaiseCompère Lapin transforms the day Winner Winner!Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate All That GlittersProducts to shine, spice and gift A Christmas SamplingNew Orleans-style tempting teas and more Where Hope GrowsGrow Dat Youth Farm Morgan's NoteI usually use this space to talk about the amazing features we have in this issue (Our 2016 Activists and a guide to New Year’s Eve!), or my thoughts on this month of the year (In my opinion, it really… Bev's NoteHappy Holidays to all of you! We are happy to announce our 2016 Activists, all of whom have been sharing their gifts of volunteerism with us for years! Thanks to Peggy Laborde, Beverly Matheney, Alan Philipson, Paulette and Frank Stewart… On the CoverEach year as St. Charles Avenue prepares to choose our Activists of the Year, we consult our ongoing list of possible candidates. You would think that as we choose six New Orleanians who have given so selflessly of themselves each… SnapshotsDecember 2016 Shared ValuesThe National Council of Jewish Women’s highest honor was presented to Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik. Upcoming EntrepreneursRising Stars “Under the Big Top” at JA BizTown City Hall were celebrated by 350 partygoers. Saluting SurvivorsMore than 800 attended a patriotic fête to support the fight against cancer. A Safer CityHundreds joined the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation to show solidarity. Autumn AmbianceThe Garden District Association threw a formal fundraiser at Commander’s Palace. Toasting to TreesParkway Partners continues planting trees to keep our city grounded. Applauding ActivismDonations of more than $90,000 supported the children’s programs of Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans. Year of GreenThe Lafitte Greenway commemorates one year of adding to New Orleans green spaces. Industry IconRalph Brennan was recognized with the 2016 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award.