St. Charles Avenue - October 2007

The Right Direction: 9 tips for keeping your diet on track

A visit to the food, nutrition and diet section of your local bookstore is a confusing experience. There are books praising the virtues of low carbs, high carbs, low protein, high protein, vegetarian, all meat—you name it, some doctor-specialist-nutritionist-dietitian has…

Laborde-Gray Wedding

Last year, Elisabeth McGuigan Gray got an early birthday gift. It was July 5, the day before her birthday, and the same night of the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concert they were going to in New Orleans. Before the concert, Brian…

Entertaining Possibilities

'Tis the season to pull out the formalwear and fancy table settings for holiday entertaining. Whether hosting an intimate cocktail party for friends, serving family the very best with a formal sit-down dinner, or welcoming both family and friends for…

Junior Achievement Presents its 2007 Rising Stars

Junior Achievement is all about the kids. It’s about preparing and inspiring our young people to be successful participants in our rebuilding economy. JA does this with its economics curriculum presented by role model volunteers in classrooms and other settings…

In High Spirits

“Tales of the Cocktail” founder Ann Rogers and Stacey Smith, creator of the Starfish Cooler, the official cocktail of the event.Cocktail aficionados gathered in New Orleans from July 18 to 22 for the annual “Tales of the Cocktail,” a cocktail…

Living it up at the Lakefront

Joey and Susan Englert with Trisha and Scott EnglertMore than 10,000 people showed up to Kenner’s Laketown for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s annual “Back to the Beach Festival, ” June 2 and 3. The theme was “Surf’s Up” and…

Cooking for a Cause

Chefs Guy Sockrider, Stephen Stryjewski, Michael Sichel, Alon Shaya, and Chris NealyIn a region known for its cuisine, those who cook it are taken very seriously. In recognition of what culinary talent there is, Louisiana Cookin’ magazine honored five chefs…

Praise Be

Rev. Gary Bolden, Ralph and Connie Phillip, and Dennis DillonBy combining gospel music and the culinary traditions of New Orleans, the Girls and Boys Town of Louisiana’s fund-raising brunch was satisfying to the palate and the spirit. Held on Aug.…

Saving Our Coast

John Humphreys, III, Lara Ballard, Peirce Hammond, and Dwight AcombSince 1983, Coastal Conservation Association/Louisiana has been instrumental in ensuring good stewardship of Louisiana’s marine and coastal resources. On Aug. 15, CCA held it’s annual “Delta Banquet” at the Audubon Tea…

A Classic Proposition

From July 21 to 20, the sounds of  classical piano music wafted through Loyola University’s Roussel Hall for the annual New Orleans International Piano Competition, hosted by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Alexander McDonald, MASNO executive director Daniel…

Taking the Lead

In a city still in the throes of recovery, having role models is more important than ever. To honor those who inspire—and continue to inspire—the Young Leadership Council held is 21st annual “Role Model Gala” on Aug.11. Each year, the…

The Stars Aligned

“Lights, Camera, Action” was the cinematic theme for the annual “CHAIRish the Children,” a benefit for the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Aug. 25. The museum dazzled as it was transformed into the perfect setting for a Hollywood-style party. The highlight…

Focusing on a Brighter Future

The American Cancer Society’s seventh annual “Hope Gala,” held Aug. 18 at the Shops at Canal Place, offered guests an evening of elegance while raising funds for research to find a cure for cancer and for the group’s other programs.Seven…

Hot in the City

Nothing could deny—not the heat, especially—art lovers and partygoers from Julia Street and its surrounding area for “White Linen Night” on Aug. 4. The galleries were packed with people—Arthur Roger even had men manning the door for crowd control—though some…

UP TO THE CHALLENGE

Thanks to an emphasis on early diagnosis, combined with more targeted, effective treatments, cancer is becoming a treatable disease for millions of people. A trio of local survivors wants to get the message out to everybody: you can fight cancer…

Guten Appetit

Chef Jared Tees of Lüke, chef John Besh’s latest venture, looks to German cuisine for this timely menu. AppetizerFlamenkucheA thin Alsatian tart topped with onions, Benton’s bacon lardons, caraway seeds, Emmenthaler cheese and Mornay sauce.EntréeBlanquette of local veal cheekswith pumpkin…

What's Hot for Art

A fall tradition embraced by art lovers and partygoers is “Art for Arts’ Sake,” held annually on the first Saturday of October. Galleries around town will be showcasing the work of talented artists—many of them local—and the Contemporary Arts Center…

Along the Avenue

Last month kicked-off various seasons: football, social, hunting and deb. On the social and cultural front, it started when NOMA flung open its doors for “Overture to the Cultural Season,” and since then it’s been a “dressy casual” or “dressy…