St. Charles Avenue - July 2012

A Note from Bev

Our cover this month features “CHAIRish the Children,” the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. We are thrilled to feature cover models Board President Jennifer Couvillon with co-chairs Gina McMahon and Maria Huete and Mark Boucree, Vice President…

To Your Health: Vacation Variants

Dear Billy and Hudson, I am going away several times during the summer and every year the same thing happens to my workout routine: It completely disappears! I don’t know how to combine my vacations with exercise. Do you have…

Cruisin’ the Crescent - July 2012

During summer in New Orleans we switch from red wine to white and from dark suits to white linen, and everyone becomes moths to a flame when they feel an air conditioner close by. We are from New Orleans, and…

Fancy a Roast?

Delgado Community College’s “Roast of the Town” honors Boysie Bollinger.

Skin Deep: Sun Science

Sunscreen is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, understanding the differences among brands is less clear. The FDA is now mandating that sunscreen manufacturers adhere to more stringent labeling requirements and more consistent claims about what a sunscreen can do, and what type…

Fancying France

The National Council of Jewish Women visits “April in Paris.”

What's Hot: July 2012

Debutante Season – the time for white dresses and balls officially begins in August with announcements. However, the planning for the season occurs year-round and marks a young lady’s introduction to society. This monumental event requires the ideal gift for the…

Charitable Cotillion

The “Cochon Cotillion XVI” was held on Saturday, April 14, at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. The event celebrated The Krewe of Pork and Beads with their majesties King Bryan Batt and Queen Barbara Gaiennie. The cotillion, the “first Mardi…

New Orleans Nostalgia: Touring Pontchartrain Park

In the days of legalized segregation, the demand for “separate but equal” housing was met with the creation of Pontchartrain Park, the first subdivision in New Orleans designed exclusively for middle- to upper-class black residents. With encouragement from then-Mayor Chep…

The Dish: Keep it Cool

For pastry chefs in New Orleans, innovation is ever on the rise, as witnessed in the creative and risky flavor pairings showing up in many a New Orleans restaurant. While sorbet – the refreshingly light frozen treat – used to be traditionally…

Your "You" Time

Some of New Orleans’ best spas and retreats for your much-needed pampering this summer.

Room Redos

Local experts offer suggestions and rising trends for those updating homes or starting fresh.

Super Sunday

LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry Advisory Board and the LSUHSC Foundation celebrate 17 years of fundraising.

Great Grapes

The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses salutes “Amazing Grapes.”

With This Ring: Forrester - Jordan

Tully Anne Forrester and Paul Ernst Jordan met in the winter of 2009-’10 when they joined up with a group of mutual friends to rent a ski house in Lake Tahoe for the season. They began as friends, with Tully…

On the Cover: July 2012

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has played a significant role in education and community outreach in New Orleans since its opening in 1986. With field trips, birthday parties and charity events, the museum has been enriching the lives of children and…