St. Charles Avenue - December 2016

Bev's Note

Happy 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…

Industry Icon

Ralph Brennan was recognized with the 2016 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award.

On the Cover

Each 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…

Activists of the Year

St. 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…

Shared Values

The National Council of Jewish Women’s highest honor was presented to Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik.

Luxury Gifts

Art 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…

Upcoming Entrepreneurs

Rising Stars “Under the Big Top” at JA BizTown City Hall were celebrated by 350 partygoers.

Saluting Survivors

More than 800 attended a patriotic fête to support the fight against cancer.

Winner Winner!

Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate

A Safer City

Hundreds joined the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation to show solidarity.

Autumn Ambiance

The Garden District Association threw a formal fundraiser at Commander’s Palace.

Applauding Activism

Donations of more than $90,000 supported the children’s programs of Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Morgan's Note

I 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…

Year of Green

The Lafitte Greenway commemorates one year of adding to New Orleans green spaces.