St. Charles Avenue - February 2008

On the Cover

When flowers across New Orleans begin to stretch their petals outward, it must be time for Art in Bloom. A joint project by the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, this year’s theme…

Valentine's Day Sparkles of a Different Sort

There was something in the air on Valentine’s Day, 1895 – and it wasn’t just love. Though we may not be unfamiliar to strange weather patterns, it was still a surprise when a snowstorm occurred in February in New Orleans.Snow…

Calendar of Events

March 1    Ogden’s O-Mazing Race, benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-96161     Celebration 2008, benefit for Jesuit High School, 228-61724    Mat Hatter’s Luncheon, benefit for New Orleans Opera Assoc., 529-22785    Celebrate Red Cross with the Hornets, benefit…

A Good Variety

Tired of the same old routine and having trouble staying motivated? Then maybe it’s time for a change. A change could be just what you need to remind you of all the reasons to work out. Here are a few…

Bridal Resource Directory

BEAUTYBamboo Apothecary4112 Magazine St.895-1664Beauty 1012728 Magazine St.895-2869Bella Rouge 214 Lee LaneCovington(985) 875-0775Belladonna2900 Magazine St.891-4393Bronze Goddess Tan234-4514www.bronzegoddesstan.comEarthsavers 5501 Magazine St.899-8555Lakeside Shopping Center Annex835-0225The Retreat801 S. Carrollton Ave866-7724CAKES/ICE CREAM/CHOCOLATEBlue Frog Chocolates5707 Magazine St.269-5707Cakes by Beth 782-9736Gambino’s 4821 Veterans Blvd.885-7500Haydel’s Bakery4037 Jefferson HighwayJefferson…

Shopping Guide for Brides

Shopping Guide for Brides:Adler’s, 722 Canal St., Lakeside Shopping Center, Oakwood Shopping Center, 523-5292, 800/925-7912, www.AdlersJewelry.comAll the Best, 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., N, Metairie, 835-1499,  HYPERLINK "mailto:allthebestgifts@aol.com" allthebestgifts@aol.comAudubon Golf Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5285, specialevents@auduboninstitute.orgAntoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422,…

Forever After

The official kick-off for wedding plans begins with an engagement ring, and if you buy it at Adler’s, 10 percent of its value goes toward your bridal registry, giving couples a lovely head-start. Adler’s has been a family-owned tradition since…

Ferrara-Vilere Wedding

The wedding party in Turks and Caicos: Sidonie and Jonathan (front); Marianna Villere, Bo Wynn, Nico Ferrara and Ava Ferrara (seated on rail); Ainslie Blanke, Michel Varisco, Shannon Gunther, Anne Villere, Elizabeth Montz, Margaret Wynn, Jason Berry, David Ferrara, Sandy…

Escape Routes

Yearning to get away from the up and down, hot and cold New Orleans weather?  Find yourself staring out of the office window?  Need a break from the everyday?  From warm, sandy beaches to wintry wonderlands, quiet Caribbean villages to…

North of the Lake

Event co-chair Jolie McCaleb, Lori Murphy and event co-chair Lynne Adcox Penny and Osman Rodas, Leo Flotron and Christopher Stuben Ryan Berg, Jose Awill, Leah Colomer, John Johnson, Mike Crane and Keenan Goldsmith Danielle Fournier, Max Townsley, Sue Smith, Genie…

Under the Big Top

Shirley and A. J. Gibbs with Nicole Johnson Monique and Beau Beals with Mimi Arnoult Ransdell and William Prieur with event co-chair Terry Cambise Harvey Burns and event co-chair Deborah Vinson Roy Malone, Elizabeth Boh, Cole Pratt and Kelly McHenry…

Joy to the World

John Benton with Allison and Robert DeViney Diann Sanborn and Ken Blanchard Todd Matherne with Angelle and Patrick Fitzmorris Jackie Shreves and Walt Navoy with Mary and Keith Johnson Greg Rosenstein, Renee and Paul Masinter, and Peggy McCranie A sparkling…

Philanthropy Fête

Lisa Sibal with Dr. Don and Kay Faust Stanford, Sandy and Stephen Rosenthal Amanda Hoskins and event co-chair Melissa Wells Tim and Kay Favrot Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli with Elizabeth Grace and Frank Glaviano The Association of Fundraising Professional’s Greater…

Crimestoppers Carnivale

John “Spud” McConnell, Kriss Fairbairn Fortunato, Crimestoppers executive director Darlene Cusanza and John Fortunato Steve Caraway and Melanie Talia Patrick Dembrun and Joni Loria Willy Morton, Pam Schafer, state Sen. Julie Quinn and Jefferson Parish Councilman John Young John and…

Sweet Charity

Max Moreno, event chair Melissa Meyers and Dr. Bill Meyers Robert Phillips, Jacqueline Simon and Dr. Raoul Rodriguez Margarita Bergen, David Miller and Darleen Carlisle Dina Boyle, Juan Barona and Audrey Voelker Rosa Rodriguez and George Fowler The New Orleans…

Literati Glitterati

Anne Pincus with Faulkner Society founders Joe DeSalvo and Rosemary James Terry and Lindsey Maxon Lee Pryor, Julie Smith, Moira Crone and Rodger Kamenetz Roy Blount Jr. and Michael Malone Robby, Nancy and Hartwig Moss III The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner…

CASA Cooks for their Cause

Caroline Cody and CASA executive director Dellona Davis Justin Woods, chef Donald Link, Jennifer Benjamin and Aaron Wolfson William Prieur, Nicole Scalco, Scott Scheffy and Amy Harang Allen Miller, Beth Johnson and Skylar Rosenbloom The 2nd Annual What's Cookin' with…

New Orleans Chefs Join the March

Raymond and Marlene Donovan with chef Tom Wolfe Harold Clarke with Ana and Juan Gershanik Ralph Brennan with chefs Scott Boswell, Jared Tees and Andrea Apuzzo Nikki Reyes, chef Rene Bajeux and Tari Lagasse Chefs Ben Wicks, Vincent Catalanatta, Jared…

Look to the Stars

Lee Anne Sciambra, Sidney Torres and Rita Benson LeBlanc Clark Todd, Carla Thomas, Philip Nimmo and John Besh Chris Casey, Robby Moss and Ricky Green David Andignac and Junior Achievement executive director Jack Brancewicz Ryan Berg, Kristen Ponthier and Clint…

Keeping history alive

Virginia White, Katherine Saer and Ellen Coleman Catherine Freeman, Susan and Ralph Brennan, and Cathy Posey Kristen Dry, chef Haley Bittermann and Joyce Pulitzer Tommy Westervelt and Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses executive director Mamie Gasperecz Tiffany Adler with Dr. John and…

The Dish

The Next GenerationA healthy crop of cafés and boutique shops continues to blossom in New Orleans. Encouragingly, they are often the realization of efforts by young locals looking to be a part of the rebuilding process. First time small business…

Are you game?

AppetizerCalamariMusselsEntréeDuck Duet with Raspberry and Duck ReductionServed with chive mashed potato and grilled asparagusBeef WellingtonSea BassDessertChocolate sin cake Duck Duet with Raspberry and Duck Reduction3 ea. 5 lb. ducks, cleaned (saving all fat and bones)2 tblsp. Kosher salt and black…

What's Hot

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show the special someone in your life how much you care. And of course, gifts are always appreciated. These stylish items are guaranteed to dazzle your darling - without any help from Cupid!A stunning…

Along the Avenue

Someone promise it won’t be like this next year? Even the hard-core need a rest! By the time you read this, the DebThanksHoliGras season will be over. All favs times of the Avenue set. But did we really need so…