St. Charles Avenue - October 2019

What's Hot: Art

1. Erté used a mixture of bronze, brass and plexi to form this femme fatale mirror that rotates 360-degrees. Barnett Fine Art, BarnettFineArt.com  2. The “Lounging Figure Study in Burnt Umber” shows an emphasis on pose and posture. Billy Solitario…

Philanthropic Fun: Remarkable Role Models

Bridge House / Grace House presented the 24th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” honoring local female role models for the many women in the BHGH substance abuse treatment program. The luncheon featured three primary honorees centered around the unifying theme…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

1 “Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 861-2004 1 “Wings & Watts,” benefiting Energy Wise Alliance, 222-2920 2-3 “Wine, Dine & Design,” benefiting Bastion, 830-7264, WineDineNDesign.com 4 “Scales & Ales,” benefiting Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, AudubonNatureInstitute.org/scales-and-ales…

Student Activist: Emily LeBlanc

“People aren’t remembered by the material items that they have or where they live, but it’s how they treat others that no one ever forgets,” says Emily LeBlanc, a junior at Academy of the Sacred Heart. “Being involved in your…

Philanthropic Fun: Barred from Freedom

Innocence Project New Orleans hosted its 18th Anniversary Gala in celebration of the organization’s freed, innocent clients and in recognition of the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing legal assistance. This year, 450 attended the event…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

  Through 6 August: Osage County A highly dysfunctional family airs their grievances with each other as they gather for their patriarch’s funeral.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com Through 13 The Rocky Horror Show This stage adaptation…

Montz Farm

For lots of New Orleanians, there’s nothing quite like the arrival of October. The temperatures and humidity finally start dropping, and while it may not feel quite like “fall” the way most people imagine it, that doesn’t stop us from…

Autumnal Aspects

After spending a sweltering summer snuggled up next to the air conditioner, as a gardening enthusiast I’m beyond eager to spend as much time taking in the beauty that befalls New Orleans with the first hint of autumn. I was…

With This Ring: Reily – Yancey

New Orleans native Karen Kristie Reily had just moved back home from New York and was enjoying spending quality time with her friends. Richard Hunter Yancey V, who had been living in New Orleans since college, was also spending a…

Morgan's Note

I had the hardest time writing my note this month. Maybe it’s because it’s too quiet in my house (my son is at school and my husband at work, and for once the neighborhood is silent except for the cicadas).…

Shop Talk: Judy Fern

The Elms Mansion is a New Orleans landmark, can you give us a brief history?  The historic Elms Mansion, located on St. Charles Avenue, was built in 1869. John “Tac” Elms purchased the Mansion in 1951, and his daughter turned…

Shop Talk: Ellen M. Kramer

Please describe your role at A New Leaf.  I founded A New Leaf in 2003 after 10 years as a high-level executive assistant. I wanted to take the skills that I developed over my career to help businesses and individuals…

Philanthropic Fun: Spectacular Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare was the showcased performance at the annual “New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Opening Night Party” hosted by Tulane University. The festival produces professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon Shakespeare’s works and additionally…

Snapshots

Lauren Haydel and Andrew Ward emceed the Bridge House / Grace House 10th annual “Recycled Fashion Show” at Rock ’n’ Bowl in March, which featured unique fashion pieces made by local designers from materials they found within the organization’s thrift shops.…

Giving Hope NOLA

Hunger. Drug addiction. Homelessness. Sex Trafficking. Poverty. These worldwide dilemmas have plagued humankind for thousands of years, appearing too monumental for any entity or individual to derail their potential societal destruction. Yet despite the magnitude of the challenges, there are…

Philanthropic Fun: Fundraising Frenzy

A 10-week philanthropic competition for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign provided a platform for local leaders and their teammates to honor local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the year.…

OnStage

FRONT & CENTER NOLA Project says ‘Book it now’ Now in their 14th year of presenting fresh and original works, members of the NOLA Project are expanding efforts to bring next-generation dramatists into the fold. The company recently kicked off…

Bev's Note

We are so excited to bring you “O What A Night” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for our October cover! The gala is dubbed “The Met Ball of the South,” so expect some fabulous outfits! The Patron Party…

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: October

1 “Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven” Benefits: This elegant evening will feature ready-to-purchase designer accessories including handbags, shoes, scarves, jackets and jewelry from the Encore Shop. Tickets: $85-$500/Ticket Location: 1931 State St. Contact: 861-2004 2-3 “Wine, Dine & Design” BENEFITS:…

Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

The “2019 Magnolia Ball” celebrated the museum’s exhibition “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé.” The ball brought to life Bongé’s Surrealist “Circus Series” with a festively engaging evening. The event raised over $75,000 through ticket sales and…

Philanthropic Fun: Passing the Gavel

The 95th anniversary gala of the Junior League of New Orleans presented an opportunity to reflect on the organization’s lasting positive impact, in addition to an opportunity to “pass the gavel” to the next generation of leadership: the 2019-2020 JLNO…

Young Bloods: Emily Leitzinger

If you like finding new ways to serve the New Orleans community, one local radio program has you covered. “Voluntold Ya!” with host Emily Leitzinger, airing every Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. on WHIV 102.3, presents new ways to get engaged with…

Nostalgia: Business of Death

  Ambrose Leitz immigrated to New Orleans from Germany and opened a cabinet shop in 1854. Rudimentary medical care and yellow fever led to high mortality rates in the 19th century, so Leitz soon turned to making coffins. Success in…

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On

Southern Rep touted its new home on Bayou Road at its “Annual Gala 2019”. The Audubon Tea Room, decorated in candles and pink and orange rose petals, reflected the refreshed Southern Rep logo that accompanies the change to headquarters at…

Philanthropic Fun: Embracing Entrepreneurship

More than 300 people attended the gala honoring nine individuals who embody the spirit of business leadership and community values. The evening began with the introduction of 20 members of the Business Hall of Fame, who were introduced in procession…

Philanthropic Fun: American Altruism

This year’s “American Spirit Awards” presented by Hancock Whitney highlighted the importance of civil discourse and working together for a common cause – a core value that was integral to securing victory in World War II. Vice President Richard B.…

From Table to Tailgate

Meatballs 5 pounds mix of pork, veal and beef, ground 1 pint milk 1/2 large onion 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 cups Italian parsley, chopped 1 1/2 cups high quality Parmesan 1/2 cup dry Italian seasoning 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs…

Talking Trends

From treating the root cause of varicose veins to losing and maintaining weight or achieving a younger look, a number of growing health trends are being noted by area specialists who can recommend treatments, as well as questions you might…

Philanthropic Fun: A Light of Hope

“Soirée de Lumiere,” which raised over $85,000 this year, is Lighthouse Louisiana’s premier fundraising event that brings awareness to the organization’s mission to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. A three-piece jazz band greeted guests for the…