St. Charles Avenue - May 2019

May

2 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Swing in the Park The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs favorites from the past and present in an outdoor concert that promises to be fun for the whole family.  Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., 523-6530, LPOMusic.com…

Philanthropic Fun: Festive Fun

“Fête de Fezziwig” was held to support Le Petit’s mission to present the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate the diverse population of the New Orleans area. The family-centric event was held in the Green Room at Tableau, which…

Philanthropic Fun: Festival Flair

More than 450 masked revelers paraded into “Bal Masqué” at the start of a spirited Carnival season. The masquerade party featured live musical entertainment, a lineup of celebrity chefs and mixologists dishing out their best bites and an auction offering…

Morgan's Note

Compiling the Registry of Charitable Events each quarter takes a lot of work, but it’s so much fun to see the next four months of nonprofit events laid out in a usable way. Not only can those individuals and groups…

Sugar Roots Farm

Most of us who grew up in New Orleans think of ourselves as “city” kids. Although we have Audubon and City parks and plenty of green space in which kids can play, New Orleans is a city, an urban center.…

Philanthropic Fun: Anchors Aweigh for the Cure

Held at the Southern Yacht Club, the “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off” served to excite guests about the upcoming regatta and educate about the important mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This free event is…

Camp Pelican

Each year as summer break approaches it reminds me of years ago when I traveled solo aboard a Trailways bus to my first overnight camp session. Terrified yet excited, the anticipation of freedom, fun and new friendships in an uncharted…

Snapshots

Susie Hoskins is pictured at her home with Susan Couvillon in November 2018, where a patron party for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held. Tracy Cunningham, Jack Sullivan and Paul Willis attended the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival…

Sinful Summer Flavors

Pork Belly 2 pounds pork belly Sea salt and black pepper 4 fresh bay leaves 3 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed 1 teaspoon cardamom pods 4 star anise 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds Olive oil 2 quarts chicken stock 1 Tablespoon…

St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Cambise—Williams Victoria Michelle Cambise was on Bumble, a dating app, one day when Aaron Michael Williams’ profile appeared on her screen. Victoria sent Aaron a causal “Hey, what’s up?” and the two texted back and forth on the app for…

Philanthropic Fun: Fruits of Good Labor

The 10th anniversary celebration of the “Good Apple Gala” honored the work of Louisiana Appleseed volunteers who embody the organization’s mission. Social Justice awards were given to individuals whose daily work exceeds expectations in creating access to justice, education and…

Philanthropic Fun: A Lifetime of Service

Mark Romig, recognized for his unwavering love and extraordinary commitment to our great city, was honored with the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award. Each year, the award is presented to a recipient who has made a lifetime commitment…

Nostalgia: Print in Paint

The Canal Branch of the New Orleans Public Library, located at 2940 Canal St. at the corner of S. Gayoso Street, opened in 1911. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation, it was an active part of the neighborhood, serving a few…

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

MAY 03 42nd annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute Event Info.: Donations to the 2019 events will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for giraffes, a signature species of Audubon Zoo and the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW), Audubon’s conservation breeding partnership…

Philanthropic Fun: Future Planning

The Preservation Resource Center’s President’s Circle members were invited to an exclusive unveiling of the PRC’s new Strategic Plan to get a special look into the future of…

Philanthropic Fun: Radiant in Red

Shades of red were worn by guests at the “Red Tie Gala,” with many donning a custom red tie designed by Ochsner and NOLA Couture, featuring the Ochsner life mark in white and gold. Funds raised from the event and…

What's Hot: Hostess Gifts

1. A bottle of Herbs de Provence Olive Oil – with top notes of lavender, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf – is the ideal gift for someone who knows their way around a spring salad. Verdure Olive Oil Co., 3634…

Student Activist: Madalyn Claire Cranford

“I gained self-confidence because helping others made me feel good about myself, and when I make other people happy it makes me happy. Being an activist makes me put others first before myself which I enjoy doing,” says Madalyn Claire…

Philanthropic Fun: An Artist’s Legacy

Daniel Price, and up-and-coming artist and New Orleans native, was killed in San Francisco on December 19, 2003. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and NOCCA, Louisiana’s only public arts conservatory for high school students, Daniel was a talented…

Shop Talk: Natalie Becnel

What’s your best anti-aging advice?  I recommend working with a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics; it’s essential for early prevention and for maintaining a natural look. Do all these anti-aging lotions and potions actually make a difference?  …

Shop Talk: Skip A Chatelain

What’s the best way for someone to find a financial advisor?  Working with a financial advisor and planning for your future retirement needs is very personal – I liken it to being married. The best marriages are built on trust…

Young Bloods: Llewellyn Everage

Youth volunteers have been a part of the Audubon legacy in New Orleans for decades. Thirty-five years ago the Jr. Keeper Program at the zoo was launched, followed by the AquaKids at the Aquarium volunteer group 15 years later. Now,…

Philanthropic Fun: Turn of a Century

This year’s annual BRAVO Gala dedicated two glamorous evenings to kick off NOBA’s Golden Anniversary. On January 26, the “Evening of Stars” performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre began with a lifetime board member induction ceremony and presentation featuring youth…

Philanthropic Fun: Successful Service

The YMCA of Greater New Orleans Annual Meeting welcomed YMCA Board of Trustees members, Advisory Board members from across the region and special guests to welcome the new board members and thank those who have fulfilled their service. The reception…

Off the Path Perfection

We were starving. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the two of us were the only people in Hong Minh, save for three generations of the…

Bev's Note

  We are thrilled to present the “Business Hall of Fame Gala” presented by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. on our cover this month!  They honor local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship, have…

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Ballin’s LTD 504-866-4367 BallinsLtd.com Accessories from Ballin’s are a perfect gift for Mom!   Boudreaux’s Jewelers 504-831-2602 BoudreauxsJewelers.com Pearls always come to mind when people think of Mother’s Day. In Louisiana, many women already have a strand of pearls, so…

Weddings

Bridal Gowns   Pearl’s Place 3114 Severn Ave., Metairie 504-885-9213 PearlsPlace.com For 48 years, Pearl’s Place Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique has prided itself on quality customer service. Their expert sales staff offers a one-on-one experience that leads to your…