St. Charles Avenue - October 2018

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On the Menu: Craving Crab

  Blue Crab and Heirloom Tomato Salad with avocado, beets, radish and chililime vinaigrette 1 pound picked jumbo lump crab 2 large heirloom tomatoes, diced medium ½ cup beets, boiled and diced ¼ cup radish, julienned ¼ cup sunflower sprouts…

Philanthropic Fun: For Heart’s Sake

The “2018 Heart & Soul Gala” brought 300 attendees to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and continue the work of fighting cardiovascular disease. An original painting by Maya Irimpen was showcased as guests walked into the…

Nostalgia: The World’s Champion Speed Contest

The Speed Derby of 1941, billed as the World’s Champion Speed Contest by Creator and Master of Ceremony King Brady, opened on July 31 in the Municipal Auditorium. The main event consisted of 50 men and women, in 22 couples…

First Breath of Fall

  With the first refreshing breaths of cooling autumn air and the turning of the leaves – to the extent that leaves actually change here – we can welcome a season for outdoor dining. After a long summer spent huffing frigid…

On Stage: Front & Center

  Festing on the fringes For a taste of the diverse performance talent that bubbles under the surface in New Orleans, sometimes it’s a good idea to get off the beaten track. The New Orleans InFringe Fest offers plenty of…

Philanthropic Fun: True Patriots

Courage, sacrifice, initiative and generosity – demonstrated in the areas of leadership, service to country, community and education – are key qualities of the honorees recognized at The National WWII Museum’s “American Spirit Awards.” The multi-day series of events celebrating individuals…

Whole Health

  October is a month often designated for increasing health awareness, and from the pink breast cancer awareness cleats and sweatbands we see Saints players don to the mailers and commercials advertising this year’s flu shots, we’re reminded left and…

Philanthropic Fun: Strong Southern Women

Honoring strong female voices in abstract art in the American South, this year’s “Magnolia Ball” celebrated the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibition, “The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction.” The Whole Drum Will Sound was drawn primarily…

Philanthropic Fun: Leaning into Literacy

Enabling ongoing literacy outreach programming, “Juleps in June” supported the efforts of One Book One New Orleans, as well as for their festival, “Words & Music: A Literary Feast.” The event honored Elizabeth M. Williams, author of OBONO’s 2018 book…

With this Ring: Geary–Philips

When Elizabeth Ashley Geary moved to Los Angeles, she was focused on graduate school, not romance. She and some friends joined a dating app just to meet new people. Michael Kent Philips was also using the app, and he and…

Philanthropic Fun: Luminous Service

A sold out “Soirée de Lumière” brought 200 patrons to a summer cocktail chic experience in The Count’s Ballroom in Arnaud’s Restaurant to benefit Lighthouse Louisiana.   Décor featured cream and yellow roses accented by peacock feathers created by Flowers…

Young Bloods: Happy Johnson

First responders are the definition of everyday heroes. Trained to help others during natural disasters and other catastrophes, these workers are indispensable. Fortunately, one New Orleans organization is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of first responders – and they…

Bev's Note

  Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YAYA) is 30 years old and what a celebration they’re planning for Friday, November 16! Thanks so much to our cover models Peggy Laborde, Kathryn Brennan McLeod, Hattie Moll and Timeka Junius (and not pictured Susan Brennan)!…

Philanthropic Fun: Friendly Competition

A philanthropic competition to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s blood cancer research, “Man & Woman of the Year” brought together motivated and dedicated New Orleanians to bring their best in honor of two local children who are blood cancer…

Student Activist: Lucy Claire Galloway

“I’ve learned that it’s important to give back to the community as part of being a good citizen,” says Lucy Claire Galloway, a graduated senior from Academy of Sacred Heart. “Everyone has the responsibility to help each other and to…

Morgan's Note

The nonprofit events season is in full swing as I write (I’m attending four events next week!), and it’s only going to get busier until the holidays roll in and a difference kind of time management has to happen. It…

Philanthropic Fun: Women Helping Women

The 23rd annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” honored local female role models for the many women in the Bridge House / Grace House substance abuse treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. The luncheon features three primary…

Shop Talk: April L. Watson

Tell us about what happens at The Shard Shop?  The Shard Shop is a friendly make-your-own glass art boutique located in the heart of the Irish Channel on Magazine Street. We teach you how to design your own glass art…

NAMI New Orleans

Years ago, a doctor and I were having a conversation about mental illness when he shared a profound analogy I’ve never forgotten. Asking if I would take my children to an eye doctor if they had vision issues, I quickly…

Philanthropic Fun: Medical Missionaries

The New Orleans Medical Mission Services hosted the 16th annual “Mission Possible Gala,” which allows the organization to deliver medical expertise and treatment to the underprivileged population of foreign countries by providing services, treatment and supplies with dignity and self-esteem…

Shop Talk: Danielle Conrad

When did you open the store? I opened Wildflower Boutique at the end of October 2017, right on the cusp of the upper Metairie Road business boom. Tell us about the lines you carry? Wildflower carries trendy clothing, shoes and…

Tulane Football & the Riptide Kid’s Club

In our sub-tropical climate, the arrival of “fall” can be hard to pinpoint. Temperatures don’t begin falling until well after kids start school, and sipping a pumpkin spice latte in a sweater isn’t something we can do until November (if…

Philanthropic Fun: Tasting Temptations

The "Grand Tastings" at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience showcased wines from around the world and food served by some of New Orleans' finest chefs. Wine connoisseurs rubbed elbows and compared palates with winemakers, asked questions and tasted…

Snapshots

Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society sponsored a “Meet-And-Greet” for area health professionals and medical students in April. The event featured presentations from John Wales M.D., President, JPMS; Barbara McAneny M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan…

What's Hot: Art

1. The smoke element in Ida Floreak’s “Censer” (16x20-inch) is a nod to the examination of religious fascination with the natural world. Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 131 Decatur St., 309.4063, ClaireElizabethGallery.com. 2. The torch bearers in all their glory shine in…

Philanthropic Fun: Sharing Shakespeare

In 1994, responding to the lack of a Shakespeare-focused theatre in New Orleans, four Tulane University professors established the Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival, which evolved into the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the…

Performing Arts: October

Through October 7 Aladdin Take a magic carpet ride into the world of Disney with this stage adaptation of the hit animated musical. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.   Through October 28 Shear Madness It is a…