St. Charles Avenue - January 2019

Nostalgia: The Meal-a-Minit Era

The Meal-A-Minit at 1717 Canal St. opened in 1951. This location was probably the most successful of the chain. It had a complete retail pastry department as well as a large parking lot with both food and cocktail service to…

Performing Arts: January

  5-6 Rock of Ages: 10th Anniversary Tour This jukebox musical full of pop and metal standards from the 1980s celebrates its 10th birthday. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com   8-13 Les Miserables…

Schooldays

The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School Founders Colby “Skip” Dempesy, Paul Guth, Sybil Morial, Matthew Causey and Barbara MacPhee celebrated the school’s 25th anniversary in April. The celebration featured a student-led event to show Sci High evolved…

Snap Shots

Jessica Paxton, Alexia McKinney, Pat Tucker, David Bottner, Candi Hamm, Bevann Dubuisson, Ashley Nguyen, Kate Memleb, Herbert Dubuisson, Kathy Delatte, Michelle Gonzalez, Jennifer Gardner, Parker Gardner and Chip Gardner participated in the “Big Easy, Big Heart” 5K race at Fontainebleau…

Shop Talk: Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin

  Tell us what led you to join McGehee?  From the moment that I began to learn about McGehee and the people associated with it, I felt a strong connection. McGehee women are independent, smart, full of integrity and are…

Shop Talk: Christopher Cody

  You have worked in some famous restaurants in New Orleans and elsewhere, why make the switch to private chef/caterer?  I love the hands-on approach of building personalized menus and events with clients. On any given event, I’m hand picking…

Student Activist: Ryan Joseph O’Connor

  “Community service is important because it can change people’s lives. In a world full of negativity, the positive impact of service can change your life along with the lives you’re serving,” says Ryan Joseph O’Connor, a senior at Brother…

Dr. Quinn Peeper & Attorney Michael Harold

  Music, philanthropy and fun all collided on November 17, 2018, when Rach and Bach rocked out with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Amateur musicians Dr. Quinn Peeper (Rach) and Attorney Michael Harold (Bach) performed “Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in…

Pottharst – Girolami

  Sarah Villere Carnahan Pottharst was living in Verona, Italy, when her parents came to visit for a few weeks. The three traveled to Venice, where her mother set off in pursuit of a particular style of earrings. She found…

Family Gatherings

  With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mardi Gras and Easter, we all have family and friends getting together to celebrate. Because these gatherings are multi-generational, mixing children, young adults and grandparents, you have to ready for anything! Whether you’re at the…

Registry of Charitable Events

  January 9  “President’s Circle Reception” Benefits: Preservation Resource Center Event Info.: President’s Circle members of the PRC are invited to an exclusive unveiling of the PRC’s new Strategic Plan for a special look into the future of the organization.…

Assisted Living Guide

  When it comes to helping an elderly loved one into an assisted living facility, it can be a comfort to know that there are several high-quality options in New Orleans that compassionately cater to residents’ individual needs as they…

Renewal in the New Year

  New Year’s resolutions can be fun to think up during the festive holiday season, when we’re eating and drinking with abandon. But now that the New Year has arrived, it’s time to get down to business. While some of…

Philanthropic Fun: Catholic Community

  The Catholic Foundation hosted its annual dinner to bring the Catholic community together for an evening of fellowship, and to publicly thank and recognize those who have contributed to the success of the organization’s mission. The evening began with…

Philanthropic Fun: Preserving the Vieux Carré Character

  The Vieux Carré Commission Foundation celebrated the launch of “The New Vieux: An Education & Engagement Program” for the craftsmen and caretakers who will carry the cultural heritage of the beloved French Quarter and city into the future. The…

Philanthropic Fun: Think Pink

  All three floors of Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans were decked in an elegant array of pink décor to celebrate “Key to the Cure” benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual…

Philanthropic Fun: Representing 30 Years

  The Pro Bono Project celebrated its 30th annual “Justice for All Ball” this year with a festive gala filled with nods to the New Orleans Tricentennial. Held on the grounds of the Audubon Zoological Gardens in the Odenheimer Pavillion,…

Bev's Note

We are honored to present the JCRS’ “Jewish Roots of Fashion Gala” on our January cover! Special thanks go to Honoree Mrs. Betty Kohn, a special New Orleanian who supports the Jewish Children’s Regional Service through the establishment of the…

Philanthropic Fun: Celebrating a Changemaker

  The National Council of Jewish Women proudly honored Susan Hess as the 2018 recipient of the coveted Hannah G. Solomon Award. Susan Hess was selected for epitomizing the qualities of NCJW founder Hannah G. Solomon, and for acting as…

Morgan's Note

I don’t know about you, but I’m still recovering from the holidays. While I enjoyed spending so much time with family and friends, I’m excited to get back to my routines, including diet, exercise and self-care practices – though I think…

Philanthropic Fun: Elegance Under the Oaks

  This year’s “Magic in the Moonlight” featured an elegant dinner served under the majestic oaks and the twinkling lights of the New Orleans Botanical Garden on flower-filled, candlelit tables. An opening cocktail party was held in the Azalea/Camellia garden…

SisterHearts

  Fireworks, champagne toasts, “Auld Lang Syne,” black eyed peas, collard greens and resolutions. How routine and fortunate it is for me to say goodbye to the past year and feel the hopeful anticipation of possibilities of the year to…

Philanthropic Fun: Taste of Cuba

  The “Feast at the Board of Trade” transported guests to Old Havana with an elegant, tropical brunch evoking Cuban style and cuisine. The event honored Dr. Lake Douglas. The courtyard at the New Orleans Board of Trade featured tables…

AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge

  When we think of the words “heart healthy,” we picture images of exercise, foods rich in omega-3s and making sure we schedule that yearly check-up. We don’t, however, usually think about our kids, and the American Heart Association is…

Philanthropic Fun: Greenway Growth

  Ensuring the Lafitte Greenway remains a healthy and vibrant public space that connects people to nature, their destinations and to each other, Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosted the sixth annual “Greenway Soirée,” the organization’s largest annual benefit. Held trailside…

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Philanthropic Fun: “Stelllllllaaaaaa!”

  Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s themes of desire and passion, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival staged a benefit called “An Evening of Desires.” Guests enjoyed music, scenes from plays and poetry by and inspired by the works…

On the Menu: Tantalizing Textures

  Winter Shrimp Tacos 20 Gulf shrimp (21-25) 10 Mawi corn tortillas (6 inches) 8 ounces Spicy Sweet Potato Purée* (recipe below) 8 ounces Mirliton & Coconut Slaw* (recipe below) 8 ounces corn starch (for dredging shrimp) Peel and devein…

Philanthropic Fun: Encore for Musicians

  The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra hosted “Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven” to publicize the Encore Shop, a resale boutique which specializes in designer clothing, shoes and accessories that directly benefits the musicians and artists of the LPO. The beautiful home…

Setting a Clean Course

  I first met Kim Sawyers in 2017 when she was applying for a grant offered by the Feed Justice Team (of which I am a member) at First Unitarian Universalist (FUU) Church. We were looking for someone with a…