St. Charles Avenue - December 2019

Philanthropic Fun: Backing the Boys

Son of a Saint raised $7,500 in support of the organization’s many programming events and resources for its young mentees at its “Dine Around.” CeCe and Trevor Colhoun generously hosted the event at their Uptown home. A trio of musicians,…

St.Charles Avenue's Activists of the Year

  Read on to learn why we’re honoring Susan Brennan, Daryl G.Byrd, Edgar L. “Dooky” Chase III, Susan O. Hess, Robert “Bob” Merrick and Kim S. Sport. What you’ll see is that though we’re only able to scratch the surface…

Holiday Jewelry

1. A holiday engagement will be the talk of the town, especially with a Tacori RoyalT diamond ring in Platinum featuring a 3 carat round diamond. Boudreaux’s Jewelers, 701 Metairie Road, 831-2602, BoudreauxsJewelers.com     2. Gift the elegant and…

Philanthropic Fun: At Home in the Park

The Louisiana Children’s Museum opened new doors for CHAIRish the Children, showcasing its new home in City Park, which was meticulously designed to be a social, cultural…

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On

More than 300 guests joined Le Petit Théâtre’s “Curtain Call Ball” to provide vital support for its mission to present the highest quality theatrical…

Nostalgia: Charles L. Franck

The Charles L. Franck, Commercial Photographer studio window, decorated for Christmas. The rights to all the Franck…

Philanthropic Fun: A Safer City

More than 650 guests supported the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation at “Stake Out for Justice,” hosted at the Sheraton Hotel.…

Ken Richmond

Located on River Road, the American Cancer Society Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge is a friendly sanctuary for people who travel to New Orleans in need of cancer treatment. A conversation with…

Student Activist: Amanda Francisca Rougeé

“I believe it’s so important to be involved in the community because anyone can make a difference in someone’s life. For me, it’s important to speak out about the importance of organ donation and hopefully save a life,” says Amanda…

Blythe Wren

What product or service do you recommend most for homes in New Orleans? Everyone is different, so I find out the need of the customer and then go from there. The most popular window treatment right now is Solar Shades.…

Christmas Bonfires

While there is no shortage of Christmas events in New Orleans, one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is a Cajun one that takes places on Christmas Eve a…

Performing Arts: December

Through December 15 Scrooge in Rouge This cross-dressing musical take on A Christmas Carol was created by and stars Varla Jean Merman, Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com…

Schooldays

Quinn and Karen Eagan posed with Anne and Jack Dardis at Dominican High School’s “Diamonds are Forever” “Legacy Gala” in February. Guests enjoyed a culinary spread by 12 Seasons Catering and a bar donated by Jorge…

Morgan's Note

This is our last issue of the year, and as we look forward to the New Year I would like to thank all of you who have helped make Avenue possible. The staff at Renaissance Publishing, especially our Art Director…

Waring – Mcintosh

Nina Pape Waring was enjoying the single life in college and had no intention to find a serious relationship. That all changed one day at a Carolina football tailgate party, when she met Duncan Scott Mcintosh Jr. Everything Dun said…

Philanthropic Fun: Friends Like Family

Garden District Association flags could be seen flying throughout the neighborhood as New Orleanians of the historic neighborhood came together for the annual “Fall Affair.” Patrons attending the party…

Holiday Happenings

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is part of the Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration, although…

Valerie Gernhauser

How would you describe your role at Sapphire Events? I founded the company in 2011 and have grown the business into the premier event design and planning firm in the city. What kind of events does Sapphire specialize in? Debutante…

Legacy Donor Foundation

As a 3-year-old, long-time Isidore Newman School Science teacher and Cross Country Coach Randy Zell was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Insulin dependent, he spent 30 years managing his diabetes until his body started showing signs of distress. Eye surgeries…

December 2019

December 2 “The Garden District Christmas Concert,” benefiting The Friends of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 782-3323   4 “Sound Collage,” benefiting New Orleans Jazz Museum, NolaJazzMuseum.org   4 “Holiday Toy Drive,” benefiting Sideline Pass, info@sidelinepass.org   5 Inaugural “Holiday Tree…

Philanthropic Fun: Leading by Example

The hallways of The Fillmore were lined with nearly life-size portraits of the Role Models for the Young Leadership Council’s 33rd annual “Role Model Awards…

Classical Tastes

Vinaigrette 1 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup Dijon mustard Salt and sugar to taste In a mason jar, place the oil, vinegar and mustard. Cover with a lid and shake until well blended. Add salt and…

SNAPSHOTS

Danielle Duren, Paul Bello and Katelyn Powell are pictured at the New Orleans Jazz Market in April for Upturn Arts’ sixth annual “Studio 504: Disco for Dance” fundraiser. Guests were treated to a performance from the…

Bev's Note

We are so excited about our cover, which features our 2019 Activists! Thanks to Susan Brennan, Daryl G. Byrd, Edgar L. “Dooky” Chase III, Susan O. Hess, Robert “Bob” Merrick and Kim S. Sport for gracing our cover and for all they…

Philanthropic Fun: Home Away From Home

Mardi Gras World transformed into a magical environment with a shimmering star wall and blue, amber and white-accented lighting and confetti globe balloons for the…

Philanthropic Fun: Cocktails for City Park

Aptly named “Martini Madness,” Friends of City Park hosted a craft cocktail-forward celebration at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, joined by a sold-out crowd of 1,100 guests.…