St. Charles Avenue - December 2021

What to Wear

New Orleans icon Jeremy Davenport is always at the top of our best dressed list in a suit by Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers (LFSuits.com) at The Ritz-Carlton.    Hitting the holiday party circuit? Here’s what to wear to lighting ceremonies,…

What’s Hot: Holiday Jewelry

A supernova small pendant necklace with diamonds by David Yurman is like wearing fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 110-B, 504-832-0000, LMFJ.com  Sparkle like a flute of champagne in a duet…

How to Host: Art of the Plate

Plating  We eat first with our eyes. Brilliant colors and compelling textures draw us in. We invited Chef Loma Xayalinh of Lomakase to work his plating magic. Every opulent bite of the chef’s nigiri sushi tastes as outstanding as it…

Kathy Slater

Kathy Slater had spent more than three decades as an interior designer when she started seeing the same piece of furniture over and over again.  “I went to a home tour, and I think on that home tour I saw…

Changemakers: Jonny Liss

  An immersive, 12-room experience, JAMNOLA celebrates New Orleans art, music and culture with works from over 20 local artists. Short for Joy Art Music New Orleans, JAMNOLA’s founders Chad Smith and Jonny Liss have redefined the museum in a…

Along The Avenue: Reunions, Books & Holiday Shopping

  I can’t quite pin down when it happened, but by the time The Beauregard-Keys House opened its doors, beautiful garden and restored back patio, it felt like this social season had begun. Jeff Parker strummed on the front…

Editor's Note

  A Note from Bev – Activists & Events We’re so proud to announce our activists for the year! Congratulations to Angel and Taylor Beery and their amazing children Walker, Evelyn and McLain for creating Kids Join The Fight; to award-winning trumpeter…

St. Charles Avenue Activists of the Year 2021

  What does it mean to love New Orleans? It’s a question asked every day, whether it be taking a sunrise stroll through Audubon Park or dealing with broken car windows. It isn’t the easiest of cities to live in,…

December Nonprofit Events Calendar

  2    Third annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival, benefiting Poydras Home, 504-897-0535, PoydrasHome.com 2    Casino Night, benefiting Touro Infirmary Foundation, 504-897-8435, Touro.com/casino 3    Signature Chefs Auction, benefiting March of Dimes, SignatureChefs.org/NewOrleans2021 4    Ballo di…

The Poche Theater

The Poche Theater a few days before opening in 1947. Designed and built in 1906 by Stone Brothers Architecture as the Shubert Theater, the building at 533 Baronne St. was created to house live theater and…

Bridge House / Grace House’s “Mr. Legs”

Dedicated contestants showed up to strut their stuff on stage for the “Mr. Legs” parody beauty pageant and benefit, a competition to see who could raise the most money for Bridge House / Grace House, whose mission is to provide…

Philanthropic Faces: Bivian “Sonny” Lee III

For Sonny Lee, success isn’t just a goal, it’s a mission. It has to be when you start a nonprofit organization from the ground up and celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.  The organization is Son of a Saint, which…

Entertaining with Bev: Bells On More Than Bobtails

Now that the holidays are here, I wanted to give you some ideas from Landscape Images, Urban Earth and some of my own – in case you haven’t decorated yet! Marianne Mumford of Landscape Images loves to use warm glow LED…

Arts Calendar: December

  December 1  Allman Family Revival, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, SaengerNola.com 1  Lunchbox Lecture: The Raid at Pearl Harbor, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org 2  Ogden Museum Meditation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp…

One Book One New Orleans’ “Juleps in June”

Champions of literacy – friends, supporters and volunteers – gathered on the first Wednesday in June for the annual “Juleps in June” summer fête on behalf of One Book One New Orleans (OBONO). A campaign for literacy and community through a shared…

Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Magnolia Ball”

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted the eighth annual “Magnolia Ball” on Saturday, June 12. The event celebrated the exhibition “Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord,” which brought together works from throughout Kinnord’s career…

SNAPSHOTS

Sr. Ann Lacour, MSC, congregational leader of the Marianites of Holy Cross and Dennise Tabony, University of Holy Cross Board of Trustees, attended UHC’s annual Spes Unica Award ceremony, the university’s highest honor, held in the Old Metairie home of…

With This Ring: Tufton – Delery

Ashley Lynn Tufton’s oldest sister and Oliver Stanislaus Delery III’s cousin, who were good friends, spent years trying to set them up, but the timing never worked out. That changed when Ashley was interviewing with Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care…

Gift Ideas for Someone Special

St. Charles Avenue December 2021 FeBe  FebeClothing.com  474 Metairie Road, #103, Metairie, 504-835-5250  Exquisite gemstone earrings from Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry collection. NOLA Pens  NolaPens.com  3017 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 504-258-3916  These exquisite writing instruments were created with precious wood sourced…

Victoria Giglio

A lifelong love of fashion inspired Victoria Giglio to open Indigo Boutique in Houma in 2005, and her devoted New Orleans clientele are excited to welcome the store’s expansion to Old Metairie. Victoria opened her Metairie Road location in August and…

Terri Dreyer, AIA, LSBID

Owner and Founding Partner, Terri brings more than 35 years of experience to NANO and has successfully designed and managed both new construction and historic renovation projects valued at over $250M. “Our philosophy, ‘Detail at Every Scale,’ depicts our commitment…

Tara Pfeiffer

As a Financial Professional with Penn Mutual, Tara enjoys helping others through engagement, education, and community involvement. “Becoming a single mother put me in a financial position I had never been in, and it is my goal to help others…

Felicia Schimpf

Launched in 2019, NEAT Method is a white-glove, lifestyle service that provides a luxurious and smartly appointed living space and clutter-free living.  “Once your life is clutter-free and well arranged, you’ll have a new appreciation for the importance of living…

Dr. Shondra Williams

With more than two decades of experience caring for the area’s most vulnerable populations, Dr. Shondra Williams oversees five non-profit community health clinics across Jefferson Parish as President & CEO of award-winning InclusivCare. A one-stop provider of Primary Care, Dental,…

Alison Burns, MBA

In 2013, Alison Burns recognized a need in the local marketplace for a trusted resource for competitive rate packages and reliable payment processors. With years of experience working…