St. Charles Avenue - March 2019

Renewal Resources

  Time to open the windows, dust off the pillows and welcome in spring. A busy time of year situated between the holidays and summer vacation, spring is the season many choose to make updates to the home. From taking…

Philanthropic Fun: Fruit of the Earth

  “Carnivale du Vin,” the nationally-recognized charity wine auction that took place on November 10, 2018 as part of Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s two-night signature fundraising weekend, brought 600 patrons to wine and dine following the food and music festival “Boudin,…

Entertaining With Bev: Let the World Be Their Oyster

  Give Kate Werner a few weeks and she and her board of The Choice Foundation, who operate Esperanza Charter School and Layfayette Academy, can pull off a fundraiser to benefit our elementary school children in a unique way! This…

Philanthropic Fun: For Our Freedom

  The National WWII Museum celebrated Victory Ball on the weekend of Veterans Day to salute the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom. The 2018 Victory Ball reception honored featured guest, Medal…

With This Ring: Lyons – Reily

  Elizabeth Ashley Lyons was living in Nashville and focusing on her country music career. She wasn’t particularly looking to meet anyone when she attended a fraternity party at Vanderbilt University, but William Boatner Reily V’s dance moves caught her…

Bev's Note

Can you believe that “Sugarplum Ball,” one of the most prestigious fundraising events benefiting Children’s Hospital, is 38 years old and is as important as ever? Thanks so much to Co-Chairs Lisa Ballay and Karey Haslauer; John R. Nickens IV,…

Philanthropic Fun: Love for the Library

  “Growing Partnerships with Latter Library,” benefited the Latter Library Garden Conservancy, which is in charge of the ongoing beautification of the grounds of the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library on St. Charles Avenue. This year, the event surpassed its…

Young Bloods: Paul Roach

  For many people, contributing to a published book is a lifelong dream. However, few achieve it while still in college. For Loyola studio arts major Paul Kalil Roach, this dream is already a reality. Roach is a published illustrator…

Morgan's Note

I just had a conversation with my best friend about feeling silenced and finding ways to speak out – even to your best friends – without starting a fight and before slights fester and become larger issues. (This is momentarily…

Student Activist: Michael Baquet III

  “I believe that it’s important for me and other teenagers like myself to be involved in the community, so that our future community can be a community that we helped create and make great,” says Michael Baquet III, a…

Community Sailing New Orleans, Inc.

Being born into generations of sailors and living on the coast, it was assumed I would spend my childhood summers learning to sail at our local yacht club. Eventually I became a respectable sailor, but I recall spending more time…

Philanthropic Fun: A Safe House

  The seventh annual “Evening in the Garden of Eden” proved to be Eden House’s largest-ever benefit with 375 attendees in attendance. The gala supports the movement to eradicate human trafficking, and proceeds from this year’s fundraiser go directly towards…

Shop Talk: Susan Wormser & Katie McNulty

What is The Event Glossary? Susan Wormser: We are a web-based planning company. The website provides a resource for everything you need to plan an event, from venues and rentals to florals, catering, entertainment and more. Having all of these…

“Fête Française”

In a city and state where we seem to have a festival for just about everything, it makes sense that there would be one dedicated to our French Heritage. The “Fête Française,” hosted by the Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle…

Philanthropic Fun: A Fine Philanthropist

  Each year, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of United Way of Southeast Louisiana presents its highest award for exemplary leadership in community volunteerism and philanthropy. The 2018 award was conferred upon Mary Keller Zervigon – philanthropist, public servant and…

Shop Talk: Kristin Malone Johnson

  How did you start Home Malone? Home Malone began by refinishing furniture in my carport. While I had my tools and paint out, I began making rustic signs with New Orleans inspired art and sayings on them. I sold…

What's Hot: Home Décor

1. The five-tiered Aloha fringe chandelier with brushed brass detail is a fanciful conversation piece for any room.  Anthropologie, Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com. 2. A side table is turned into a showpiece to flock to thanks to…

Philanthropic Fun: All For One and One For All

  Guests arrived to the beautiful Garden District home of Honorary Chairs Anna Beth and John Goodman dressed for the “Masquerade for The Three Musketeers”-themed gala for Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR). The benefit supports the ongoing community work…

Snapshots

UNCF Walk for Education participants at the start of the “2018 Walk for Education” 5K to support local students get to and through college. This year’s race raised over $100,000 to benefit UNCF’s mission to fund scholarships for students get…

On the Menu: Decadent Delight

  Crawfish Omelet Mornay 1    ounce unsalted butter, divided 2½    ounces Louisiana crawfish tails (Chef’s Note: If crawfish aren’t in season, or you’re unable to find them, you can substitute equal portions of Louisiana blue crabmeat and/or Gulf shrimp) 2    …

Philanthropic Fun: Viva Las Vegas!

  The annual “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala” honored Allan Bissinger as the 2018 Judah Touro Society Award recipient. The gala was cocktail event and featured a Patron Party, seated dinner, award ceremony and After Party reception geared towards Touro Tomorrow,…

Performing Arts: March

  9 PJ Masks Live: Save the Day The trio of superheroes from the hit TV series The PJ Masks fight to save the day from sneaky villains in an all-ages performance featuring brand new songs.  The Saenger Theater, 1111…

Que Rico!

From 1960 to 1979, hundreds of thousands of Cuban people fled the Communist regime of Fidel Castro and began new lives in the United States. Iderlin Carillo Rivera’s parents were among those who settled in the New Orleans area, and…

Philanthropic Fun: Cultural Connections

  The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses Board of Managers honored its most generous supporters with a reception and dinner to celebrate the Circle Level members of the Historic Houses Society. This year’s “Historic Houses Gala” was held at the…

Debutante Snapshots

Honorees Maggie Malone, Megan McGoey, Erin Tolar, Emily Hardie, Lucie Lanier and Lillie Kuhn are pictured at the party thrown in their honor by their parents at the Audubon Tea Room on June 15, 2018. The theme was “They All…

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

  “Odyssey 2018: All That Glitters” offered a scintillating gala for patrons of the arts. In support of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the annual program celebrates and enhances the museum by raising the funds necessary to support NOMA’s…

On Stage: Front & Center

Saenger snags a blockbuster More than two years after premiering on Broadway, the show is still one of the toughest tickets to get in New York, with shows sold out months in advance and tickets selling for over $1,000 on…

Nostalgia: Movie Magic Memories

  The growing accessibility of automobiles after World War II changed American culture in many ways, including the rapid growth of the drive-in movie theater industry. Starting with the first one in 1940, by 1960 the Greater New Orleans area…

Philanthropic Fun: Starry Night

  Stars and a crescent moon hung from the ceiling of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to herald the annual “Moonlight & Miracles,” which raises funds for the Ochsner Cancer Institute, the organization that offers comprehensive cancer services, access to cancer research…