St. Charles Avenue - January 2020

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Young Bloods: Benjamin Gordon

Combining philanthropy with a flair for fashion, one local sock company is making a positive difference. By purchasing a pair of socks from New Orleans-based Ell & Atty, shoppers can help give back to the local community as well. Benjamin…

America the Beautiful

As many of you know, my husband and I purchased a new Airstream Mercedes-Benz RV about three months ago. So many people asked about our adventures, so I decided to fill you in! We are having a ball and it’s the…

Philanthropic Fun: Taking to the Trail

  More than 450 patrons came to celebrate trailside for “The Greenway Soiree,” the largest crowd yet for Friends of Lafitte Greenway. The $97,000 raised at the benefit goes right back in supporting work that benefits all, including making safe…

Performing Arts: January

9 & 10 Bill Burr Incendiary comic Bill Burr is on tour again after his latest Netflix special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com 9 & 11 LPO: Beethoven’s “Eroica”…

Shop Talk: Christy Zurcher

What is your role at Ursuline Academy?  I have the privilege of promoting and sharing all of the wonderful things that take place at the nation’s first all-girls Catholic school. Every day is different. From assemblies to performances to class…

Shop Talk: Tammy O’Shea

What are some of your duties as Chief Marketing Officer of Fidelity Bank?  As CMO I’m responsible for brand management, advertising and public relations strategy, social media and all donations and events and sponsorships. I also serve as the corporate…

Savory Satisfaction

Pecan Crust 3/4 cup pecans 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons butter, chilled 3 Tablespoons ice water Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grind pecans fine in a…

Philanthropic Fun: Away With ALS

Over 3,500 partygoers filled Champions Square for a fun-filled “Gleason Gras” presented by Dave and Buster’s and the Kavanagh Family Foundation. The festivities raised more than $335,000 for the Team Gleason Foundation, which aims to empower people living with ALS…

Philanthropic Fun: Thrilling Tablescapes

  A stunning display of 23 tables with towering centerpieces, bright and colorful florals, sparkling glassware and whimsical accents decorated the Audubon Tea Room for the sixth annual “Wine, Dine & Design.” St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance…

SNAPSHOTS

Then-Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee Sheng and Nora Vaden-Holmes are pictured at Dr. Bradley Bartholomew’s home in Metairie Club Gardens for a cocktail reception for the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s board members and sponsors ahead of the Tree School’s…

What's Hot: Beauty

1. Put your best face forward by using a Rose Quartz facial roller from Slow North to massage the lymphatic system and improve firmness, circulation and fine lines. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8352, HomeMaloneNola.com. 2. While ordinary cotton…

Philanthropic Fun: Serving a Healthier Future

  March of Dimes presented its annual “Signature Chefs Auction” on October 4, 2019 at the Omni Royal, which raises awareness and funds to advance scientific research and educational programs for the health of all moms and babies. John R.…

Geaux Girl!

When I was about 12 years old, my friends and I liked to walk to a neighborhood book store to buy stick candy and peruse the book selection. The owners graciously allowed us this pleasure although we never purchased anything…

Philanthropic Fun: Art Amongst the Oaks

  Sydney and Walda Besthoff were honored at “LOVE in the Garden” Presented by Hancock Whitney, which hosted 1,600 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. For the first time, the new Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion opened for the Patron…

Philanthropic Fun: Star Students

  “Everybody is a Star” at the 2019 Blue Rose Ball, where 800 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency for a sold-out gala to support the mission of ensuring every student with special educational needs is able to reach their…

Bev's Note

Get ready for the amazing “Bal Masqué” presented by the Link Stryjewski Foundation! This year, Founders chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, will be joined by chef Nancy Oakes from San Francisco and chef Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles for…

Philanthropic Fun: Pasta for the Performing Arts

  The 24th annual “Pasta and Puccini Fundraising Gala” provides the Jefferson Performing Arts Society with resources for its youth programs and cultural endeavors for the 2020-2021 Season. The 2019 gala presenting sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shane. Hon.…

Nostalgia: Arts History

Max Simon Rau opened M. S. Rau Antiques in 1912 at 719 Royal St.; 19 years later, he moved to a larger space at 630 Royal St., and the business has been located there ever since. Two expansions occurred in…

Philanthropic Fun: The Answer to Cancer

  Since 1976, Cancer Crusaders’ mission has been to raise funding for research to eradicate cancer. The 19th annual “Celebration of Life Luncheon” continues to champion that cause and honored cancer survivors in the community who are making a difference.…

Philanthropic Fun: Contribution of Character

  The 34th annual “Catholic Community Foundation Dinner” celebrated Catholic generosity in our community and honored 2019 St. John Paul II Award winner, Peter “Pete” R. Quirk, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Thursday, October 10. The award is…

Morgan's Note

I always think I’m going to get a break after the holidays. That after all that time preparing, cooking, planning, wrapping, hosting, visiting with friends and family, etc., etc., etc., that there would be some time to take a breath…

Joan of Arc Parade

The beginning of Carnival season has its own milestones within every household. The first King Cake bought for the season. The change of decorations. For the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, however, their parade on the first day of Carnival marks…

Philanthropic Fun: Valuable Volunteers

  St. Elizabeth’s Guild continues to support the well-being of the various children’s programs serviced by Catholic Charities, bolstered by proceeds from their “Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon” presented by Angel Wings Foundation. This year’s program raised $80,000 for Padua House,…

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

January 8  Past President High Tea Benefits: The New Orleans Garden Society Event Info.: This annual event will feature a guest speaker from Pistil & Stamen. Tickets: $55/Ticket Location: Windsor Court Hotel Contact: 655-2727 15  President’s Circle Reception Benefits: Preservation…

Hitting Reset

I used to go on a clean eating binge at the start of every year, sickened from the excesses of the prior season while gearing up for the ultimate excess of Mardi Gras. I gave this up two years ago…

Senior Living

With promises of a “new you” for the New Year, the early days of January are often prime time for exploring the many advertised health tips and trends. Among the many ways to pursue wellness…

With This Ring: McHenry – Smith

Victoria Knox McHenry and Derek Michael Smith were both first-year medical students at LSU, and neither was looking to meet someone. That all changed when Derek’s lab partner, who was also a good friend of Victoria’s from college, invited them…

Senior Care

  Christwood 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington 985-898-0515 | ChristwoodRC.com Christwood opened in 1996 as the first of its kind on the Northshore, and today remains the only Life Plan Community in the area. As a faith-based non-profit, they’re dedicated to…

Education

Early & Primary Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans 821 General Pershing St., New Orleans 504-896-4500 | EBNola.com Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the only private French school in New Orleans that’s accredited by the French Ministry of Education and…

Health + Beauty

Dr. Sean Weiss Facial Plastic Surgery 2201 Veterans Blvd., #408, Metairie 504-814-3223 (FACE) | SeanWeissMD.com/SaintCharlesAvenue Dr. Sean Weiss is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and expert in facial aesthetics. Start the new year by taking advantage of incredible offers…