St. Charles Avenue - December 2016 12/01/2016 Site Staff FacebookTwitter Moseley – VulevichWith this Ring 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… Industry IconRalph Brennan was recognized with the 2016 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award. Yearly YuleCarter Fayard’s magical Christmas party 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… 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… SnapshotsDecember 2016 Don’t Drop the BallNew Year’s Eve from prep to party Shared ValuesThe National Council of Jewish Women’s highest honor was presented to Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik. 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… What’s HotJewelry Upcoming EntrepreneursRising Stars “Under the Big Top” at JA BizTown City Hall were celebrated by 350 partygoers. Art for Its Own SakeThe Delgado Art Museum Mutual MalaiseCompère Lapin transforms the day Saluting SurvivorsMore than 800 attended a patriotic fête to support the fight against cancer. Performing Arts CalendarDecember Winner Winner!Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate A Safer CityHundreds joined the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation to show solidarity. Dr. Lisa DonofrioPartner & Physician, Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center All That GlittersProducts to shine, spice and gift Autumn AmbianceThe Garden District Association threw a formal fundraiser at Commander’s Palace. Katrina GreerOwner, The French Library A Christmas SamplingNew Orleans-style tempting teas and more Toasting to TreesParkway Partners continues planting trees to keep our city grounded. Mary Esther PilantIsidore Newman High School Where Hope GrowsGrow Dat Youth Farm Applauding ActivismDonations of more than $90,000 supported the children’s programs of Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans. Flor SernaFounder, Electric Girls 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… Year of GreenThe Lafitte Greenway commemorates one year of adding to New Orleans green spaces.