St. Charles Avenue - February 2007

FILLING THE AIR WAVES

The WYES-TV/Channel 12 studios during the first “Showboat Auction” in 1967. photo courtesy of WYES-TV.While April 1 may be best known as April Fool’s Day, for WYES-TV/Channel 12, this April 1 will commemorate the station’s 50th anniversary of its first…

Strength in Numbers

Q: I heard several people in the gym talking about circuit training. What exactly is this method of training and do I need to belong to a gym that is specifically set up to circuit train?A: Circuit training has become…

MATTHEWS - MARSHALL WEDDING

Kacey and BaronThere were stars in the sky—and stars in the eyes of Katherine Lesley Marshall and Baron Danzey Matthews when they met at Millsaps College. Kacey, as she is known, was at his fraternity party—that in itself is not…

Girls Night Out

What if shopping benefited something besides your wardrobe—such as children’s education programs? On the evening of Nov. 29, spending money on clothing and accessories at the Shops at Canal Place did just that, thanks to the Junior League of New…

Banding Together

It’s not surprising that people like to go to the House of Blues to see their favorite musicians perform. On Dec. 21, however, more than 300 showed up not only to enjoy music, but to raise funds for a good…

Joy to the World

The Girls and Boys Town of Louisiana offered local at-risk youth a chance to celebrate a dream Christmas. On Dec. 10, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association joined Girls and Boys Town for the “Christmas in Washington Square” celebration. Many of…

Bidding for a Future

If there is one event at which you can not only buy Christmas gifts for the family, but also bring home a piece of art, it’s the NO/AIDS Task Force’s “Art Against AIDS.” Held Dec. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton New…

A Tradition Endures

What would the holiday season be without the Preservation Resource Center’s annual “Holiday Home Tour”? This year’s event—co-chaired by Suzanne Perlis and Kristi Trail—was held Dec. 9 and 10 and featured the Garden District homes of Mr. and Mrs. Beau…

Dedicated to Finding a Cure

The Ladies Leukemia League’s “Fête de Noël” once again proved to be a big draw, as more than 1,300 patrons attended this luncheon at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Dec. 6.  There were a number of activities to keep…

Lighting the Flame

For more than 90 years, the Anti-Defamation League has been a leading civil rights and human relations organization. On Dec. 3, the ADL honored those who exemplify the group’s mission with the 2006 A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award. The…

Time for a Renaissance

Rarely does a hotel become the inspired backdrop for a party theme, but in this case, the colorful and festive Renaissance Arts Hotel did just that for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society/La. Chapter gala, held at the hotel on Dec.…

To Protect and Serve

Back in 1995, concerned citizens banded together to found the New Orleans Police  Foundation in order to raise funds for a number of New Orleans Police Department programs. In 2003, the group expanded its role to help the city’s criminal…

Setting a Mood

When it came time to leave her storm-damaged apartment—the ceiling in the dining room had fallen in—there was something else that Pam Lyons was going to leave behind: a bright color palette. Hues of hot pink, chartreuse, orange and other…

Spring into Action

AppetizerChilled avocado soup with charred scallions (cebollitos) and crispy tortillasEntrÉeCrawfish chile relleno with chipotle sour creamDessertWarm passionfriut curd crepes with rum and cane syrup roasted pineappleBayona Crawfish Chile Relleno with Chipotle Sour Cream4 poblaño peppers, roasted and peeled2 tblsp. olive…

Restoration Drama

On its own, this French urn is an object of beauty. Add flowers, such as liatrus and lisianthus and it’s a masterpiece for a centerpiece. Note that the flowers are not in the center of the table, but to one…

MORITZ - LANIER WEDDING

Piper and Andrew For Agnes Piper Lylé Lanier the perfect wedding dress showed up courtesy of her mother, Nell Lanier, and sister, Hallie White. Piper, as she is known to family and friends, had already chosen a wedding dress, but…