St. Charles Avenue - December 2017

St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year

St. Charles Avenue magazine is proud to present its Activists of the Year 2017 – our 22nd year!   Read on to learn why we’re honoring Stephanie and Terrance Osborne, Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski and Linda and Thomas Westfeldt. Though…

Fish for Fall

Executive Chef Michael Nelson shares GW Fins’ Gulf Cioppino

School Days

 Committee members Christy Simeon, Annie Palmisano, Melanie Branton Manzella and Wanda Castaneda are pictured at St. Martin’s “Spring Gala” in April. The event’s theme was “Totally 80s,” and the money raised will help with school upgrades and modernizations.

Snapshots

Executive Brian Friedman and Producer and Co-Director Alen Frederic of New Orleans are pictured at the Napa Valley Film Festival where their film The King of New Orleans won Best Narrative Feature.

Culinary Collaboration

An impressive lineup of celebrity chefs created a dining experience to benefit the James Beard Foundation’s local scholarship funds.

Local Literacy

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society teamed up with the Louisiana State Museum and One Book One New Orleans to celebrate New Orleans authors.

Morgan's Note

Christmas has always been a magical holiday for my family, and every year of my life (even when I was delayed due to snow in New Orleans) I’ve travelled to Dallas to celebrate with my parents in my childhood home.…

December Events

1 49th annual “Fete de Noel,” benefiting The Ladies Leukemia League, 836-2470 1 Eighth annual “Dancing for the Arts,” benefiting Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc., 304-5197 1 “Son of a Saint Fifth Annual Gala,” SonOfASaint.org 2 “2017 Azúcar Ball,” benefiting…

Dining in the Dark

Eighty patrons experienced a blindfolded culinary adventure for WRBH Reading Radio.

Bev's Note

We are thrilled to present our Activists of the Year on our December cover! Thanks to Linda and Tommy Westfeldt, Stephanie and Terrance Osborne and Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski! These incredible New Orleanians have made huge contributions in the…

Sacca – Brennan

In April 2015, Katherine Joy Sacca took her black Labrador retriever, Wilson, to her local dog park. A few minutes into chatting with a handsome stranger  Patrick Gore Brennan, owner of a cute Brittany spaniel called Murphy  Katie realized how…

On the Cover

When the time comes each year to choose St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year, we end up with a list much longer at the end of the meeting than it was when we started, because one of the most…

Volunteer Veterans

Ten Volunteer Activists and two Hall of Fame Activists were honored for continued charitable efforts.

Luxury Gifts

Boudreaux’s Jewelers BoudreauxsJewelers.com 504-831-2602 Boudreaux’s Signature collection sapphire and diamond earrings set in white gold, $4,995.   Ballin’s BallinsLtd.com 504-821-4000 Ballin’s offers a large selection of Baroque Pearls priced $425-650 depending on size and color.   Symmetry SymmetryJewelers.com 504-861-9925 Platinum…