St. Charles Avenue - November 2018

Bev's Note

We are honored to have chairmen Murray and Caroline Calhoun and Semmes and Catherine Favrot on our cover representing the Louisiana Museum Foundation’s inaugural “Founders Ball!” The ball will be held at the Cabildo on Saturday. December 1, and they promise…

Morgan's Note

Happy (what I hope is) fall weather! My husband and I are celebrating by using our new backyard kitchen, which the entire neighborhood has seen throughout its permutations over the past eight months. (And a quick thank you to everyone…

American Heart Association

We have a family joke that Saints football gives us weekly heart attacks. Thankfully this isn’t true, but I’m certain our hearts are working harder when jumping up and down after a successful Lutz field goal or high-fiving anyone in…

Avery Island

  There are times when it seems like temperatures are never going to come down in New Orleans. Then, in an instant, “fall” arrives and we enjoy such a brief, and wonderful, moment when it isn’t too hot – and not…

What's Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

1. Stroll the streets of the French Quarter in a faux fur pom embellished hat. Anthropologie, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com. 2. Take in the sights of the season through a pair of gorgeously sculpted DITA Nightbird-One sunglasses with wing-shaped…

On the Menu: Luxurious Layering

  Crab Dressing 1 gallon trinity (green bell pepper, onion and celery, chopped) 1 Tablespoon crab base 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 quart breadcrumbs 1 pound of…

Virtuous Indulgences

  With the first breath of fall I used to flee from the salads and chilled proteins I had been sustaining myself on since just after Mardi Gras. I would run to the rich gumbos, smoked and slow cooked meats…

Philanthropic Fun: Thanks for the Memories

The Louisiana Children’s Museum opened its big blue doors for the 20th and last “CHAIRish the Children” on Julia Street, Saturday, August 25. More than 600 “Chairished” guests enjoyed a fun and festive evening of gourmet cuisine from more than…

Philanthropic Fun: Save Your Theatrics

Le Petit paired entertaining theatrical performances with fine dining at its largest annual benefit, which hosted 250 patrons supporting the future of arts education. The evening began in Tableau restaurant, which was decorated in reds and pinks by Urban Earth…

Philanthropic Fun: Outstanding Citizens

The YLC honored 15 community members at a celebratory evening of live music, dinner and dancing. A Patron Party preceded the gala, which featured the awards presentation in addition to cuisine and cocktails from 12 local restaurants. A lively after…

Philanthropic Fun: Cuisine for a Cure

The sold-out “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” hosted by the Windsor Court Hotel, invited guests to enjoy a magnificent five-course meal and wine pairings prepared by a lineup of local chefs in support of the organization’s ambitious mission to reduce…

Philanthropic Fun: Teaching Through the Arts

The historic home of Anne Montgomery provided the backdrop for “Miss & Sip,” The Crown and Shield Foundation’s benefit to support the organization’s day programs for children, which utilize the arts and media production as an influential tool. Each program…

Philanthropic Fun: Beauty Through Struggle

“You Night New Orleans 2018” hosted a “FIERCE BEAUTY REVOLUTION” for a sold-out audience of 600 guests, comprised of friends, family members, health care providers and program sponsors, all of whom attended to cheer on 18 cancer survivors who walked…

Philanthropic Fun: Lighting the Way

Held at the Grace-Montgomery Mansion on St. Charles Avenue, Lighthouse Louisiana welcomed patrons to the foundation’s annual “Light Up the Night,” which benefits programs to empower persons with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. Approximately 422 partygoers attended. The Patron…

Philanthropic Fun: A Jazzy Luncheon

Cancer Crusaders hosted its 18th annual “Celebration of Life Luncheon” on September 14, and recognized a new class of honorees. Judy Hof, Charter Member of Cancer Crusaders, delivered the invocation. Richard Buchsbaum served as Emcee. The national anthem was performed…

Philanthropic Fun: Charming With Champagne

The final activity on the Friday of the “New Orleans Antiques Forum, the champagne reception drew 125 guests to The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC)’s Royal Street complex to cap the first full day of sessions for the 2018 forum…

Philanthropic Fun: Sensory Dining

La Petite Grocery welcomed 80 guests to a seated dinner and live auction for the fifth annual “A Blind Taste,” which benefits the WRBH Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Impaired. The FM reading radio station broadcasts over a…

Elegant Opulence

Beginning with a Preview Party on Wednesday, October 3 and culminating with a luncheon on Thursday, October 4, St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC and the Renaissance Foundation, together with Presenting Sponsor Royal Honda and Chairs…

Night Moves

  Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup Artist: Pilar Miranda Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Helena Koclanes Scarlet Clematis Red high necked long sleeved hand embellished iridescent sequin swing dress from SoSuSu; gold dangle earrings from Perlis; gold plated bronze arrow pin…

Celebrating the Season

Snapper Pontchartrain from Briquette   As the weather changes, so do the flavors we’ve come to know and love in South Louisiana. Braised meats and squash, apples and warm soups begin appearing on menus across the city as chefs welcome…

Entertaining With Bev: Varied Vignettes

As dyed in the wool New Orleanians, we love to go to Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis and Waveland, Mississippi whenever we get a chance! So many locals have summer houses on the coast and the fall is the best…

With This Ring: Branton–Weidenhaft

Abigail “Abbee” Lee Branton was 18 years old when she met 21-year-old Jonathan William Weidenhaft at a mutual friend’s game day party. They caught each other’s eye as the Saints played the Bears, but they never really talked. Two months…

Young Bloods: Katy Casbarian

The fine dining restaurant Arnaud’s is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2018, which is quite the achievement for the French Quarter establishment. Although its Jazz Brunch menu and Creole cuisine are well known in New Orleans and abroad, the restaurant…

Student Activist: Brooke Scardino

“In order for a community to effectively work, there needs to be involvement. A community is nothing if it doesn’t have support from its members,” says Brooke Scardino, a senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School. Scardino’s most rewarding volunteer experience…

Shop Talk: Mary-Jo Webster

What is it like to work for such an iconic New Orleans brand? For me this is a dream job. It is about food, retail and New Orleans – three of the things I love the most! Aunt Sally’s is…

Shop Talk: Alicia & Scott Reynaud

What is Spafoo?    Scott: Spafoo is a smartphone app that delivers beauty on demand to your door. Think UBER or Lyft but for beauty services. How did it start?    Scott: We wanted to develop a beauty app for…

Snapshots

Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savanah College of Art and Design, and Alexa Pulitzer celebrated the release of Wallace’s newest book and SCAD’s 40th anniversary at Pulitzer’s home in April. Winnie and Mark Brown shared a dance to…

Performing Arts: November

3 The Pillowman This Tony-Award winning play, written by Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), centers around the interrogation of an author in an unnamed totalitarian state.  Lusher Lions Gate Theatre, 5624 Freret St., 302-9117, NOLAProject.com   4 School…

Nostalgia: Bali Ha’i

Bali Ha’i at Pontchartrain Beach was the creation of Harry Batt Sr., who had developed a great appreciation for Asian culture and food on his many travels. The restaurant was first called the Pontchartrain Beach Comber when it opened in…

Holiday Gift Guide

Aunt Sally’s 504-524-3373 auntsallys.com New Orleans is a gumbo of culture, and now you can send those flavors anywhere with this Gumbo Gift Basket! One of the most popular dishes in New Orleans cuisine, this basket is perfect for the…