St. Charles Avenue - March 2020

DEBUTANTE SNAPSHOTS

Color was abundant everywhere at Lucy Currence and Charlotte Freeman’s debutante party, themed “Carnival Des Couleurs,” hosted by their parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison Currence Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lawrence Freeman. Wearing designs by local couturier Mary…

What's Hot: Home Décor

1. Pretty up your hallway with a ninepetal stainless steel magnolia sculpture. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 524-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com 2. A lightbearer table lamp, with a poised hand to light the way, makes for a…

Philanthropic Fun: Haunting Historical Homes

The upkeep and restoration of the historic Women’s Guild Home, a museum listed on the U.S. register of historic places, is made possible by benefits such as “A Haunting Affair.” The program took place in a hauntingly beautiful 1859 Uptown…

More Mole

ENCHILADAS 4 corn tortillas 1 3-pound roasted chicken, meat pulled off the bones 1 Tablespoon queso fresco  2 Tablespoon cilantro, minced 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted In a new skillet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil heat the tortillas until…

Philanthropic Fun: Justice Leaders

The Anti-Defamation League hosted a dinner program to celebrate the mission of “stop[ping] the defamation of the Jewish People and secure justice and fair treatment for all.” The program honored award recipients Dr. Stephen Hales and the Bissinger-Timm Family, who…

Philanthropic Fun: Musical Magnificence

The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presented an electrifying program of piano performance by Kenny Broberg at their annual “NOCTURNE XVII” gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton. MASNO supports music education, provides mentorships, manages the New Orleans International Piano Competition…

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events - MARCH

March 4  Student of the Year Kick-Off Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Info.: Honoring 16 high school students and their teams as they embark on their seven-week fundraising campaign for the society. Tickets: Free Location: Rock ’N’ Bowl Contact:…

The Bold, the Beautiful & the Bespoke

Whether you’re an avid HGTV viewer or someone who invests little in keeping up with the latest home design trends, you probably know how you feel about your own living space and whether or not it brings you joy. When…

OnStage

Front & Center Front & Center Cue The Buffoons If you’re among those who have enjoyed the evocative, provocative and hilarious productions offered…

Entertaining With Bev: A Sensational Surprise

When Hunter’s wife and two youngest sons got together to surprise him for his 90th birthday, they called Susan Zackin, owner of Z Event Company, to help them pull it off! They wanted just the family (about 40 people) on…

Philanthropic Fun: For the People

The “Weiss Awards,” established in 1954, recognizes members of the Greater New Orleans community whose civic and humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity was an example to be followed. This year’s gala honored outstanding citizens and provides funds…

Philanthropic Fun: An Arts Education for All

The 10th annual “Dancing for the Arts Gala” featured a cocktail reception, dinner and dance competition at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre. Funds raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, voting and the silent auction benefit YALA’s after school, summer and early childhood…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

6-8 Jersey Boys This musical traces the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 6-8 Schoolhouse Rock…

Philanthropic Fun: Festive Fashion

The New Orleans Garden Society hosted its “Bewitching Affair” luncheon and fashion show at the Audubon Tea Room. Festive Halloween-themed décor filled the room, including lanterns laced with bows and topped with witches legs. The fashion show contest featured awards…

Morgan's Note

As I write this we’re just about to descend into the true madness of Carnival. My son is more than ready; he’s got his parade-ready light-up drum and his teachers have taught him to put his arms up, protect his…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

  March Through 4 “New Orleans French Film Festival,” benefiting New Orleans Film Society, 309-6633, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org/french-film-festival 4  “Student of the Year Kick-Off,” benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 758-3213 6  “Red Tie Affair,” benefiting Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 842-7125 6  “French Quarter…

Philanthropic Fun: A Season of Growth

The annual “Design Symposium” celebrates the legacy of design and giving that's Longue Vue’s heritage, thanks to the example of Edith and Edgar Stern. This year’s symposium event, attended by 275 patrons, benefited the Education Center in Longue Vue’s Discovery…

Shop Talk: Rachel Patterson

What are some of your responsibilities as Owner and Buyer for Feet First?  Buying shoes for each season is a lot of fun, but also like trying to read a crystal ball. Footwear production has a long lead time, which…

Nostalgia: Baron Fazzio’s Bowling Fascination

In 1941, Dom Fazzio opened Fazzio’s Bowling Alley, located at 1301 N. Rampart St. His tongue-in-cheek comment was that he loved bowling so much that he wanted to be sure he’d always have an alley at the ready. Known as…

Raising a Glass to Alice Weiss

“Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel.” James Taylor, “Shower the People” We saw ourselves in one another. Alice Weiss, a fierce fighter, moved to New Orleans in the 1970s to work as…

Bev's Note

We are so proud to present “Hogs for the Cause” for our March cover! Their grants – numbering over 1,000 in all 50 states – are presented to the families of children being treated for brain cancer. This year they held a…

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

One of my favorite things about parks is how they change with the seasons. While our long summers and mild winters mean we have green year round, a visit to City Park will always surprise you with how the landscape…

Student Activist: Emmanuel Levy

“We all have personal struggles, and it’s in this vulnerability to be open that we build each other up and become stronger because of it,” says Emmanuel Levy, a Senior at Brother Martin High School. “This complete immersion into a…

Shop Talk: Dr. Kelly Burkenstock

Tell us a little background on your business.  Skin Body Health is the South’s hallmark anti-aging clinic. We take care of ladies and gentlemen on the inside and out. I feel you should look as good as you feel, and…

Philanthropic Fun: Beach Bash

The “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala,” themed “The Beach Ball,” supported the creation of an endowment for the Touro Rehabilitation Center, providing ongoing financial resources for this renowned program. Set in the spirit of the beach, live orchid centerpieces, aquatic-themed décor…

Philanthropic Fun: Meaningful Mentorship

The “2019 Son of a Saint Annual Gala,” in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, raised funds to support the core mission of supporting its myriad of programming events, activities and holistic services provided to more than 100 young mentees…

SNAPSHOTS

Panelists Dr. Reshma Bhanushali, Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, Mary Beth Langlinais, Dextria Sapp, Dr. Arti Singh, Dr. Charisse Ward and Nicole Delahoussaye attended the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Lafayette General Health’s inaugural “Heels for Hearts” fundraiser, a women’s social…

With This Ring: Ernst – Dildy

One afternoon, Lieutenant Colonel John Robert Dildy paid a very special visit to Virginia Richmond Ernst. John had been seeing Mrs. Ernst’s daughter, Virginia Verret de Marigny Ernst, for two years. Mrs. Ernst, who was terminally ill, already thought of…

Friends of Lafitte Greenway

The basic definition states a community is simply a group of people living together, but isn’t community more? There is an expanded definition we will likely agree is improved: “… a group of people who, regardless of the diversity of…

Philanthropic Fun: Collections for Charity

The Salvation Army hosted the “SOUPer Bowl,” their major annual fundraising event to support the Army’s Programs and Services fighting poverty and homelessness in New Orleans. This year’s event raised over $100,000. The evening began with a welcome reception in…