St. Charles Avenue - February 2009

Until the Fatted Bull Moos!

Pre-Lenten partying and feasting is a custom that dates back to the Middle Ages. One of the oldest symbols of that tradition is the fatted bull, representing the last meat eaten before the fasting of Lent begins. The fatted bull,…

Prepare to Get Warm

With the new year upon us and the heightened enthusiasm about getting fit, don’t underestimate the importance of a good warm-up before working out. The warm-up should be part of every exercise routine for several reasons: Warming up your muscles will…

A Note from Bev

What an exciting cover we’re presenting to you, featuring our beloved New Orleans Ballet Association and BRAVO! Thanks to Chairwoman Charlotte Bollinger, to generous donator Phyllis Taylor, to Chairwoman of the Benefactor Dinner Sheila Davlin and to BRAVO President Debbie…

Be Shellfish

Broiled Gulf Fish with Shrimp & Corn Macque Choux SauceFor the basil shrimp compound butter:1 cup shrimp stock1/4 cup diced peeled shrimp1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sweet basil1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon minced fresh garlic1/8 teaspoon white…

Morning Miracles

As a fan of eating from the moment I wake up, I never understood why breakfast has a bad rap, skipped by many or replaced with a cup of coffee and a burnt toaster strudel topped with icing from a…

On the Cover

Though history has proven that Marie Antoinette did not, in fact, say, “Let them eat cake!” there are few among us who can resist those beautifully decorated sugary confections. So, as we’ve all thought at one time or another, if…

Along the Avenue

’Twas and ’Tis the season!As we march toward Mardi Gras there’s been no shortage of merriment and mirth. All those along the avenue, places and boulevards pulled out their prettiest pumps for deb parties, the opening of both the Mahalia…

Robert Logan V

The world’s youth is the world’s future, and older generations can smile – and relax a little – when those young men and women look to the future with a sense of purpose.Robert Logan V is a 17-year-old senior – and…

Richeson- Scoggin Wedding

M.I. and Guy Scoggin met in the Newcomb Quad of Tulane University at a Pan-Hellenic event. She called him Joe incorrectly for at least a month! Finally she got it right and after dating for a while he asked her…

Smallpage – Gilly Wedding

Although Kathryn “Katie” Carrère Smallpage and Thomas Cameron Gilly both grew up in New Orleans, and knew each other casually in high school, it took old-fashioned college football pride to finally unite the happy couple. “We started really hanging out…

Lash Out

Each year, I fall prey to glossy ads of the new “it” mascara. Truth is, most of those long lashes are faux and have been digitally enhanced; yet still I’m seduced by the ads. With so much new technology in…

Take a Stay-cation

We are all sick of hearing about it – “Times are tough.” We get it already. But when economic troubles become too much to handle and we need to get away from everything, if only for a weekend, it helps to…

Chic to Chic

Photographed at Old Mandeville’s historic Maison Lafitte Makeup by Cat Wall Hair by Niki Walker for Niki Walker Salon Flowers by Stephen Sonnier for Dunn & Sonnier Food by Chef Michael Sichel for Lake House Jewelry from Adler’s Fine Jewelry