St. Charles Avenue - May 2007

Plane Dealing

When traveling this summer, it’s interesting to note that while plane technology was not as advanced, planes looked so much more stylish—and air travel seemed a lot more leisurely so many years ago. With that in mind, we take a…

Losing Weight on the Go

For many people, finding an effective way to lose weight can be difficult—almost as difficult as finding a few extra minutes in their jam-packed days.In a world of exhausting commutes, long workdays and a multitude of daily chores and errands,…

An Affair to Remember

The beginning of summer in New Orleans brings endless opportunities for entertainment—festivals, barbecues and patio dining, to name a few. While flip-flops and Bermudas, icy cold beer and boiled seafood are all welcome additions to the season, many want to…

Savoring Summer

As summer descends upon the city and nature sets the temperature to “broil,” the typically straightforward task of choosing a place to eat can be rendered onerous by the heat. Therefore, in an attempt to simplify the decision making process,…

Tiller - Berger Wedding

Allison and BenWhen Allison Aden Berger met Benjamin (Ben) Bradley Tiller at a friend’s wedding, little did she know that they had just missed meeting years earlier. They had both been ski instructors at Snowmass, and it was this missed…

North of the Lake

Inclement weather didn’t keep the crowds away from Barq’s “Woofstock” festival on April 1. The Sunday afternoon affair still drew 1,000 people and more than 500 dogs to Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park.A benefit for the St. Tammany Humane Society, the…

Lifesaving Lessons

Master of ceremonies Dr. Luis Gabriel Uribe and event chair Angela Westbrook were part of an elegant evening party to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. Held April 14 at the Sheraton Hotel, partygoers  at the “Gift…

Give Me Some Sugar

he richer, the better—for chocolate, that is! And at the WYES-TV/Channel 12’s “Chocolate Sunday” on April 1, more than 600 guests enjoyed chocolate in almost every form imaginable. The event was held at Generations Hall, and in honor of the…

Brimming with Creativity

he Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera held its 23rd annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon” on March 29 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel—complete with the whimsical theme of “Butterfly Gardens.”Event co-chair Jane Renaudin saw some gorgeous glittering butterfly…

Playing for Keeps

While playwright Tennessee Williams is the patron saint of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, other writers get their due as this event showcases works by them and Williams. Held March 28 to April 1, seminars, workshops, theatrical offerings, film,…

By a Snout

Some New Orleanians can’t get enough of Mardi Gras. So less than two months after Mardi Gras day, Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World played host on April 14 to Bridge House and ABC26/CW38’s “Cochon Cotillion XI.”The evening was a Mardi…

Doing its Part

Desire NOLA provides grants and small business development assistance, and on March 30, the group also showed the city that it knows how to throw a great party. More than 400 people attended “A Party Named Desire,” which was held…

Hitting a Milestone

On March 30, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans celebrated the 30th anniversary of its still popular “Julia Jump” benefit.  The soirée’s setting at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel—itself an example of preserving the past, as it was once…

Wet Noses, Warm Hearts

Two legs were good, but four legs were even better at the LA/SPCA “Dog Day Afternoon” on March 25. This year’s theme was “Pawsitively New Orleans: Gotta dig it!” The event, which helped to raise money for the LA/SPCA to…

Ever Green

“Art in Bloom” was sorely missed in 2006, so when it was announced that it would return in 2007, there was much rejoicing. This year’s theme, “Vive la Nouvelle Orleans!” was apt, as it celebrated the rebuilding spirit of the…

Creating New Memories

It was just before 7 p.m. and for one home on St. Charles Avenue, the night of April 20 was just about to begin. The garden—still vibrant with late spring blossoms—had a just-before-sunset glow and was humming with activity: wine…

Along the Avenue

If June is “sweet”—weddings, graduations, and such—May is feverishly festive, starting May Day, rolling thru Jazz Fest, “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, and moving toward “Juleps in June.”Great guy Dalton Milton now has his own…

Land of the Brave

Memorial Day is an important reminder of the importance of our men and women in the armed forces. During World War II, there was a person back home in New Orleans who made an his own contribution to the war…

Giving Spirits

New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes and Catholic Charities welcomed 130 guests at the early evening reception on March 5 at the Archbishop’s residence. The eventwas to honor longtime volunteers for Archbishop’s Community Appeal. The fund was founded by Archbishop Philip…

Red Carpet Revelry

Lights, cameras, action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood was on hand at the W New Orleans Hotel for the American Red Cross’ “Red Cross Red Carpet” Oscar-night party. To give the party a “reel world” feel, partygoers were greeted…

with pain, no gain

We want to thank you for the abundance of emails we’ve received lately.  A topic that has come up frequently has been pain management and the awareness of possible injuries resulting from working out. When any workout or specific exercise…

Graduation Gifts

1. Come to Little Miss Muffin to get gifts for your graduate including this magnetic bulletin board from Bittersweet. It’s great to bring to the dorm to hang your photos and memories. Little Miss Muffin, 244 Metairie Rd., 504.833.6321, 766 Harrison…

Marsiglia - LaCorte Wedding

Jennifer and MichaelLittle did Jennifer St. John LaCorte and Michael Jay Marsiglia know that years after they shared a lunch table at Metairie Park Country Day School, they would one day be dating, much less married. It took them until…

North of the Lake

Spending a Sunday evening—March 18, to be exact—in Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park was not only a pleasant option to wrap up the weekend, but it was also a great way to benefit the Youth Service Bureau. The party on this…

An Open Book

The Friends of City Park hosted a wonderful evening of outdoor entertainment and dining to contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans’ beloved City Park.  “Lark in the Park” was held March 23 at the park’s Pavilion of the Two…

To Grow and Nuture

On March 22, Jefferson Beautification supporters spent a spring evening at the home of Jennifer and Kenny Rabalais as a preview to the Omni Bank “Parkway Promenade XVI.”  The more than 200 patron party guests sampled delectable food  by Vega…

Star Power

For this year’s Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Campaign Celebration, the group turned to Academy Award-winning actor and activist Richard Dreyfuss to be their guest speaker at the March 7 event. Dreyfuss spoke about of the importance of teaching…

Helping Others

Adelightful culinary occasion filled Emeril’s restaurant when the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry held its annual “Sunday at Emeril’s” on March 18. A cocktail hour preceded dinner, with a musical performance by two NOCCA students. The…

Getting High Marks

March was a busy month for fund-raisers with these three local schools putting their own spin on their respective parties. On March 3, Jesuit High School hit the high seas with its nautically themed “Celebration” benefit held at the school.…

A Vine Affair

An evening of delectable dining and drinks, as well as silent and live auctions, was held on March 23 to benefit renowned national landmarks Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses. The annual “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine Auction and Dinner” was held…