St. Charles Avenue - June 2008

Bottoms Up!

New Orleans is referred to by some as the Birthplace of the Cocktail and is well-known today as a city that loves to mix and savor a fine drink. We spice up our milk and coffee with brandy, we name…

Green Gala

Secretary Julia Loudenback, President Phyllis Jordan and Treasurer Dave Kurtz Recycle for the Arts Program Manager Karen Kempf, Tim Dean and Assistant to the Executive Director Crystal White Tami Hills, Ross Lanz and Alex Mena At 7 p.m., on March…

Art Along the Fence

New Orleans native Herbert Frère was born in 1911 into a family full of artistic achievement. Two uncles – Theodore Frère and Pierre-Edouard Frère – were both accomplished French painters and Herbert was called to art as well. He started…

Calendar

JUNE7    8th Annual Humanitarian Ball, benefit for the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross, 620-3154, www.arcno.org.7    2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball, benefiting the National World War II Museum, 527-6012, www.nationalww2museum.org.20    23rd Annual Spotlight on Success, benefiting the March…

Snapshots

Founder and Chairman of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Ruthie Frierson, Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin and Cathie Black (right) accepted their honorary degrees from Loyola University, May 9, with President of Loyola University of New Orleans the Rev. Kevin Wm.…

Walk Your Weight Off

There are many ways to work out and stay fit but don’t disregard walking. Enjoy a pretty day with a friend around the neighborhood, in the park or even around the nearest high school track; just pick a reachable destination…

Beahm - Steen Wedding

Kristin Sanders Beahm and John Wesley (Jay) Steen, married on March 8, 2008. Both attended the University of Virginia but that’s not where they fell in love. In fact, they didn’t have their first meeting until just before Kristin’s last…

Early Summer Specials

As we enter the summer months, keep in mind that June dining has a lot to offer. This is the time of year we begin to see special prix fixe menus popping up around town as restaurants prepare for the…

Keeping Up Appearances

Pontchartrain Beach fabric, fleur-de-lis and Billy Reid jeans, oh my! Magazine Street, undeterred by big, past storms, re-emerges stronger than ever, with brand new findings and a grounded sense of that old feeling: There’s no place like home.And it’s quite…

North of the Lake

Thursday, April 3, Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful presented the eighth annual Tree School, an event wherein “Tree Experts” from around the nation share, in a seminar free to the public, their expertise with community members at Jefferson Parish Eastbank…

Fiesta Fun

Spring Fiesta’s first weekend of festivities, March 29-30, included French Quarter walking and home tours, brunch at Commander’s Palace and Garden District home tours.The next weekend, April 4-6, featured the presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen, a “Night in Old…

Crusading Against Cancer

Approximately 500 people gathered at the New Orleans Hilton on April 1, for the Celebrating Life luncheon held by the Cancer Crusaders. Cancer Crusaders raises money for cancer research in the New Orleans area, locally contributing to cancer research at…

Focusing on the French Quarter

Thursday, April 10, arts patrons gathered at 6 p.m., at Le Petit Salon for “Cocktails and Camaraderie,” a social occasion featuring cocktails, hor d’ouervres and lively conversation.Founded in 1934 by author Grace King, the organization’s first president, the club’s mission…

Honoring the Greats

The Audubon Tea Room was filled on April 6 for the Great Lady/ Great Gentleman Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary. For the 37th year, the group honored volunteer community activists in the New Orleans area.…

Poetry in Motion

A reception and awards ceremony took place on March 29 at the Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, La., to honor Ellis Marsalis, who was named the 2008 Humanist of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Other award…

Desire-ing Your Presence

The 2008 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival kicked off with a special evening of entertainment, conversations and fun in the French Quarter at Le Petit Theatre’s main stage, where performances took place honoring and reflecting upon the writer’s life. Afterwards,…

Napoleonic Glory

Guests came from near and far for the opening of “Treasures of Napoleon” at the Louisiana State Museum. The Honorary Chair, Mme. Martin Bouygues, and the collections’ owner, curator, author and historian, M. Pierre-Jean Chalencon, came from France. Event co-chair…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The “Julia Jump,” in its 31st year, was held on the evening of Friday, April 4, at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans hotel. Themed, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and featuring a live performance by Bobby J. and Stuff Like…

Blooming with Talent

Art in Bloom is a 5-day event beginning with a grand preview party that continues with a series of lectures, demonstrations, luncheons, fashion shows and the flora, fauna and fanciful installations of individual and group talents of garden clubs, professionals…

The Dish

Looking for someone to handle the hors d’oeuvres for your next party? If you’ve already got too much on your plate, there are a range of caterers ready and able to meet your noshing needs. Whether it’s for a party…

Sweet Summertime

APPETIZERSLouisiana Shrimp Saladwith papaya, mango, avocado and tomato sherry vinaigrette with chervil aioli ENTREESauteed Red Snapperwith cucumber, grilled onion, feta, olives, roasted red peppers and basil DESSERTPonchatoula Strawberry Shortcake   Ponchatoula Strawberry Shortcake 11 oz self rising flour1 oz toasted…

5 Summer Beauty Secrets

This month we’re pleased to introduce Beauty columnist, Cat Wall Aschaffenburg. Cat is a seasoned makeup veteran with over a decade of experience and a painter’s eye for color and detail. She has worked in film, television and print and…

What's Hot for Father's Day

Dads are, on the whole, amongst the best when it comes to receiving gifts; whether it’s socks and underpants or macaroni sparkle art, Dad is just happy to be remembered. So, in honor of the man that fumbled awkwardly around…

Scintillating Seafood Soirée

The weather has been incredible and casual parties outside are a treat – especially when we know that the long hot summer is almost upon us! Pick up the phone and invite two to three other couples for a night…

Along the Avenue

Sarah Winston and Arthur Mendonca Issac Delgado Award Recipient Prescott Dunbar Dr. Terry Creel of the Royal Society of St. George and wife Liz Murray Nelson helps close the old Bruno’s We danced, sang, laughed, cried, welcomed back, sent forth…

A Note From Bev

We are extremely proud to present our cover for the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball that benefits the National World War II Museum! The men and women who serve our country in all of the armed forces are “heroes” risking…

On the Cover

What better way to celebrate and honor those who entertained, comforted and inspired the troops of World War II, and those here on the home front, than with the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball, this year themed “Thanks for the…