St. Charles Avenue - June 2012 05/31/2012 Site Staff FacebookTwitter Light in the DarkLighthouse for the Blind celebrates with its annual gala. Coolest Kid on the BlockBe the coolest kid on the block by rocking the latest fashion trend of color blocking. Adding big splashes and blocks of color guarantees to make a standout statement! A Note from Bev Get ready for the 2012 “Heart & Soul Gala” on Saturday, June 9, benefiting the American Heart Association! Wow, what a lineup for our cover with honoree Jim Letten, gala chair Cleland Powell, American Heart Association volunteer Barbara Turner… Do You Care for Tea?The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s 28th annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon.” Kids Gifts Cruisin’ the Crescent - June 2012They call Louisiana the “Sportsman’s Paradise” because of its unique terrain of swamps, bayous and woodland, which provide the perfect landscape for hunting and fishing. Recently this motto has taken on an entirely new meaning – particularly in New Orleans.… BRAVO to DedicationThe “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon” commemorates a milestone anniversary. Live it Up Lakeview Mondo 900 Harrison Blvd. | 224-2263 | mondoneworleans.com Susan Spicer’s Mondo is a neighborhood restaurant with friendly, professional service offering the best of our local harvest, plus flavors that reach across the globe. From… Stick to Your RibsChef Aaron Burgau of Patois grills up Lamb Ribs and Green Tomato Jam. Local Fun for Four-Legged FriendsFrom bakeries and spas to the latest in veterinary care – services and products for area pet lovers. June Snapshots 2012 Sugar, Spice and Everything NiceThe 31st Children’s Hospital “Sugarplum Ball” for critical care transport. A Basecamp BashNew Orleans jazz, cuisine and cocktails spice up Denver and The Cottonwood Institute A Ball and AllThe United Negro College Fund celebrates 18 years of “Ball in the City.” Rayburn - ChaffeMary-Margaret Rayburn and Robert Hamilton Brierre Chaffe knew who each other but were never formally introduced until June of 2007, when Robert, who’s a freelance musician, was performing in a band with Mary-Margaret’s brother, Tyler. Mary-Margaret walked in and happened… Jumping for Joy“Julia Jump” celebrates 35 joyous years of benefiting the Preservation Resource Center. Sara AriziSt. Mary's Dominican High School Artful FloraThe 26th annual “Art in Bloom” patron and preview party honored art and artists. Workout LimboHow to Make Your Efforts Count Actors and Indians“My Darlin’ New Orleans Celebrity Gala and Auction” supports a trio of charities. Monkey See, Monkey RollThis “hill” is the center of many New Orleanians’ childhood memories. If You Can't Stand the Heat...JLNO kicks-off their 2012 Kitchen Tour with a fundraiser. On the Cover: June 2012Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death among men and women, and heart defects among children are on the rise in Louisiana as well as the United States as a whole. Help put a stop to heart disease… In Honor of a PlaywrightThe 26th annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival Kick-Off Event. What's Hot: June 2012Father’s Day Meat MadnessSummer- and Father’s Day-ready restaurants.