St. Charles Avenue - July 2009 07/01/2009 Site Staff FacebookTwitter The Poetry of PamperingBeauty at every budget Disco to Save LivesThe Legacy Donor Foundation hosts its annual Soul Revival benefit with a ’70s twist. The Anatomy of a FundraiserA behind-the-scenes look at decorating the Whitney Zoo-to-Do 2009. Leadership-wiseForty-third Hannah G. Soloman Awards honors Carol Wise. Thibaut – Laborde Wedding“I’m just looking for a happy ending. All I’m looking for is you.” Those Pat Green lyrics from his hit song “Wave on Wave” ring true for Elizabeth Reynaud Thibaut and Eric Lanning Laborde M.D., who met on a blind… When Pigs FlyThirteenth annual Cochon Cotillion. On the CoverFeatured on this month’s cover are the directors – Baty Landis, executive director; Rondell Crier, creative director; and Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera, co-chairwomen – of a unique organization that promotes artistic expression and positive development among budding New Orleans… Laurel GiaconeThree years ago, Laurel Giacone was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. This potentially life-threatening connective tissue disorder affects the lungs, heart, skeletal system and eyes. Instead of letting this disease define her life, this incoming Mount Carmel freshman is taking action… A Sporting SuccessFifth annual Dugan Westfeldt Sporting Clays Classic and Cajun Night Gala. A Note from BevOur cover features Executive Director Baty Landis; Creative Director and former YA/YA, Rondell Crier; and co-chairs Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera representing the new fundraiser, “Just Say YA/YA!” Tuesday, July 21, begins the fun at the patron party, to be… Building BlocksThe importance of protein and exercise. Joie de Vivre!Ecole Bilingue hosts a French festival. Along the AvenueSpring went out with a bang, a whistle, applause and tears. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra closed its regular season with a bang. Well, not literally but when you perform both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and 9 in one performance at… Arthur Q. DavisSculptor of the New Orleans Skyline. A Dream of PureJLGC raises funds for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany. Debutante GiftsIn addition to Mardi Gras, perhaps the most highly anticipated season for fabulous parties is Debutante Season. Announcements go out in August, which means society’s best have mere months to plan one of the best bashes around (and debut into… July Snapshots Beauty BullionLavish products worth their weight in gold. Fit for RoyaltyBRAVO! Ballet Ball 2009 visits Marie Antoinette’s Paris. Pickled Shrimp SaladChef Mike Stoltzfus of Coquette keeps it cool and in season. It’s Nice on the Nile2009 New Orleans Opera Ball takes guests to Egypt. Creams of the CropBeat the heat with these cool treats. Big Brains BringLSUHSC Department of Psychiatry’s 14th annual Sunday at Emeril’s Dinner. Kitchen & Bath Budget BlessingsA quick update now can save you money down the line. Fashionable PhilanthropyThirty-seventh annual Prix D’Elegance luncheon.