St. Charles Avenue - January 2014

Finding the Right Fit for Retirement

New Orleans is known for being one of the country’s more exciting cities, and for the aging community, an exciting and independent life in the city is easier to maintain than ever before. Recently, Kiplinger named New Orleans one of…

The beginning of the 1984 World’s Fair

In 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition, more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair, came to New Orleans – but the process to get it here started much earlier. The first steps were taken in 1974 by Edward Stagg, Executive Director…

CADA Carnivale Patron Party

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans held its third annual “Carnivale Patron Party” at the Columns Hotel on October 17th. The Carnival-themed evening featured an open bar, entertainment, circus acts and an auction. Musical entertainment…

It’s A Nawlins Dawlins Pawty

The debut season is well underway, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate because everyone is in town. Ellie Beuerman, Claire Brown, Cheney Gardner, Ellie Gardner, Ainsley Mumford, Jennifer Leigh St. Paul and Lauren Terral wanted a real New…

Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala

Attended by over 1000 guests, the “Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala,” which benefited the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, started off with a bang featuring “Supper-by-the-bite” with refreshments from over 30 of New Orleans’s finest eateries, libations from…

Registry of Charitable Events

JANUARY January 9 2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-off Party Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Info.: Come help kick off the party for the March 22 “2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta” at the Southern Yacht Club from…

On The Cover

Be transported back to a different age on Friday, January 24, at WYES’ inaugural “An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey.” Co-chairs Ransdell and William Prieur, Margaret and Pierre B. Villere II and Thomas P. Westervelt promise a magical evening at…

OnStage Performance Calendar

JANUARY Through Jan. 12 | The Golden Girls Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Brian Peterson and Jack Long perform their camped-up version of the classic sitcom. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460, MidCityTheatre.com 9 | Gluzman and Sibelius Carlos Miguel…

A Note from Bev

We all watch WYES and love it, so we’re featuring the WYES inaugural “An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey” on our January cover! This is your chance to support WYES and have fun doing it! Thanks to Randsell and William…

Local Wedding: Young – Meeks

Elizabeth “Bess” Caliste Young and Matthew Ethridge Meeks met at Sewanee: The University of the South through mutual friends. Matt was on the swim team, and Bess was friends with several members on the team. Their paths crossed at various…

Cruisin’ the Crescent

These past few months the United States has had a slew of celebrations, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and now the New Year. I am excited to celebrate the New Year here in New Orleans, and why not? This past year…

The 18th Annual “Pasta & Puccini” Gala for JPAS.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society held its 18th annual fundraising gala, “Pasta & Puccini,” on October 11 at the JW Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. Chaired by Mayor Michael Yenni and his wife Michelle, the annual fundraiser supports the performances and…

Mark Strella

Did you know that, percentage-wise, New Orleans has more independent businesses than most American cities? From food to jewelry to music stores, New Orleans is filled with creative enterprises. With the help of Stay Local!, New Orleanians can locate nearby…

10 Beauty Resolutions for 2014

It is that time of year again, which can only mean one thing: the dreaded New Year resolutions. Yes, you could vow to go the gym at least three times a week – for the fourth year running – or promise that…

Adventures in Mom Camp

As a lifelong resident of New Orleans and mother of two, I’m often asked by visiting friends from out of town, “what are the best things to do with children in New Orleans?” The answer comes quickly and easily: New…

Lambeth House Celebrates Its Holistic Wellness Center.

“A New Star on Broadway” celebrated the opening of the Holistic Wellness Center at Lambeth House on Thursday, October 17. The Holistic Wellness Center is the first of its kind in New Orleans, designed to be a place where older…

What’s Hot for the New Year

This time of year a clean slate is laid out in front of you and it’s called 2014. Do not get bogged down by the post-holiday blues because Mardi Gras is just around the corner! Some New Orleans brands and…

Bridge House/Grace House Hosts Its Seventh 'Celebrity Waiters'

Presented by Will and Racquel Smith’s Foundation, Where There’s a Will There’s a Way, Bridge House/Grace House celebrated its seventh annual “Celebrity Waiters” luncheon. Featuring a decadent meal, silent auction and service from celebrity waiters, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans…

Shop Talk - Sanja Alickovic

How did you first get involved in the fashion business? Fashion always played a big role in my life; my mother would dress my sister and I in matching, custom-made outfits. Opening the store two years ago was a lifelong…

Soup’s On

                              Smoked Butternut Squash Roasted Red Pepper Bisque With Tarragon-Scented Jumbo Lump Crab and Red Pepper Sour Cream • 2 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, de-seed and…

Celebrating the Opening of the Heritage School of Music

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., held a fundraising gala “Celebrating the Heritage School of Music” on Thursday, October 17, at the home of Mary and Bill Hines. Perennial Jazz Fest favorite Henry Butler performed, ensuring…

January Snapshots

      Former Executive Director Deena Gerber with her successor, current Jewish Family Services Executive Director Michael Steiner. The “Rhythm and Soul Jazz Brunch” honored Gerber for her term of service, and featured a champagne reception and brunch at…

Take Charge Of Your Health, Beauty & Wellness In 2014

This New Year, resolve to stay in tip-top shape with the help of St. Charles Avenue. Our healthy, beauty and wellness guide contains expert advice on keeping healthy as well as a few recommendations for outstanding local businesses to help…