St. Charles Avenue - September 2018

Education

  Archdiocese of New Orleans 1000 Howard Ave., Suite 400, New Orleans 504-596-3023 | WhyCatholicSchools.org In our New Orleans Catholic schools, it is our Catholic identity that sets us apart from the rest. Our concentration on educating the whole child,…

Bev's Note

  We at Renaissance Publishing are thrilled to support Bastion and our wounded warriors for the third year at our fifth annual “Wine, Dine & Design!” Thanks to our cover movers and shakers: Betsy Laborde, President and Founder of Monarch Blue…

Morgan's Note

I am writing while my son takes a nap, which is pretty much the only time I can sit quietly and focus on one thing for more than three minutes. I don’t mind it as much as I thought I…

Hoffman Early Learning Center

When I moved here over two decades ago and started learning my way around, the city was described to me as a “checkerboard” of good and bad neighborhoods. I’m fairly confident this was a warning, but I actually found the…

A Chauvin Showcase

While summer “vacation” for many people means heading to the beach or some far-off place, summer camp and other obligations can make getting away more challenging than we would like. Yet, in our own backyard – well, maybe our back bayou…

What's Hot: Home Furnishings

1. Put disarray at bay and perfect each inch of your pantry by customizing every nook, cranny, corner shelf, spice, wine and hook rack. Louisiana Custom Closets, 885-3188, LouisianaCustomClosets.com. 2. An embroidered edge dresses up any duvet cover, sham, bed…

On the Menu: Fancying Fall

Ingredients 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups) 2 8-ounce cans crushed tomatoes 2 pounds okra, stemmed 1 Tablespoon salt 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon fleshly ground white pepper 3 bay leaves…

Southern Cuisine & Fine Hospitality

In 2015, chef Jarred Zeringue and Matthew Moreland, a New Orleans attorney, purchased Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse & Restaurant (WJS), a heritage business in Laplace, Louisiana. The smokehouse had been passed down through generations of the Nolan family, producing artisan-smoked meats…

Philanthropic Fun: A Roaring Return

Over 4,000 attendees at the 41st “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” enjoyed a memorable evening of fine dining and dancing on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo. The theme of this year’s gala was “Celebrate Lions: The Roar Returns!” in honor of the…

Philanthropic Fun: Dressing The Part

Dress for Success, the organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing tools of support and professional attire, hosted its ninth annual “Suits and Salads Luncheon” at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Client of the Year Daviauna Morrell…

Philanthropic Fun: Entrepreneurial Spirits

The “Business Hall of Fame Gala” recognized six local businessmen and women who have made significant contributions to the community and to the success of their professions. To begin the evening, 25 attending members of the Business Hall of Fame…

Philanthropic Fun: Art Advocates

“Art & Soul,” presented by the The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation, raised $315,000 for The NOCCA Institute and its programs for NOCCA students, faculty and the community. Whimsical springtime décor, including colorful floral arrangements with birds and flowers, created…

Philanthropic Fun: Moving Away from MS

The Roosevelt Hotel Waldorf Astoria Ballroom provided an elegant setting for the “On the Move Luncheon,” which leverages support for the National MS Society. The fundraiser supports the organization’s mission to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve…

Philanthropic Fun: Learning for a Lifetime

City Year’s recognizable emblem and signature red – the color of the jackets that AmeriCorps members wear while tutoring and mentoring students – could be seen throughout Messina’s at the Terminal on April 25 for the organization’s benefit party, “School…

Philanthropic Fun: Sweetness of Life

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, proceeds from “Dvash: a Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine” directly benefited JFS mental health services, which are made affordable through a sliding-fee scale based on income. JFS mental health services include…

Philanthropic Fun: Angels Against AIDS

The annual “Guardian Angel Award Gala” celebrated two of its most impactful and passionate volunteers as Guardian Angels: Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. Both awardees have made significant contributions to Project Lazarus through their tireless advocacy and commitment to this…

Philanthropic Fun: Spain’s Lasting Legacy

The Cabildo, enveloped in a flurry of red and gold, Spanish music, cuisine and even period costumes, transported 500 patrons back to Spanish Colonial Louisiana at the exclusive viewing of “Recovered Memories” before it opened the next day to the…

Philanthropic Fun: Horsing Around

Donning their best “cowboy casual,” equestrian enthusiasts at the 13th annual “Tails But No Black Tie” were treated to an elegant evening filled with spectacular horseback riding with proceeds donated to Equest Farm in New Orleans City Park. Attendees arriving…

Views in Vogue

  We are all obsessed with style – from stylish celebrities to style blogs, stylish shopping services and more. However, true style cannot be bought or borrowed. Genuinely stylish people look amazing all the time, no matter what they’re doing,…

Consider Customizations

  From a home design standpoint, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most fun rooms – there’s a lot at play in these two areas, where form and function are quite interconnected. As humans, we need a place to prepare food…

Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2018

  SEPTEMBER   8 32nd annual “Role Model Awards Gala” Benefits: Young Leadership Council Event Info.: This annual gala will honor 15 exemplary New Orleanians and their contributions to the community while raising funds for the YLC’s volunteer-led community service…

Entertaining With Bev: Spur of the Moment Fun

It all started a week before the Fourth of July when my sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Alan Mumford, asked us to go with them to Puerto Vallarta – off-season! We made the reservations and were on the plane three…

With this Ring: Carvin–Luchenta

Jessica Elizabeth Carvin was enjoying a lovely evening in New York’s West Village when she met Joseph Albert Luchenta. Just 10 months later, while she was visiting for Mardi Gras, Joseph asked if they could stop by Jessica’s family church,…

Young Bloods: Damon Burns

Inspired by the organization’s devotion to public service, Damon Burns became the President and CEO of the Finance Authority of New Orleans about two years ago. Since that time, he has furthered the organization’s mission to provide a better quality…

Student Activist: Camille Patton

“My most rewarding volunteer experience so far has been helping to improve literacy by providing access to books through my work with Little Free Libraries for the Mississippi Delta,” says Camille Patton, a senior at Isidore Newman School. Patton’s love…

Shop Talk: Oliver and Shalanta Jackson

How did Cherry Blow Dry Bar start?  Cherry Blow Dry Bar launched in 2013, providing glam styling services at affordable prices. Since then, the following has grown, transforming the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model.…

Snapshots

Carlos Sanchez, John Melton, Jackie Case and David Fennelly at Raphael Village’s seventh annual “Soraparu Soiree” in March at the historic Bond Bakery building in the Irish Channel. Over 300 guests attended the event and were treated to food from…

No Beer Goggles Needed

What is now known as the Falstaff Brewery Building on Gravier Street near South Broad Street was originally built in 1911 by the National Brewing Company. Ownership changed hands a few times over the following 25 years until St. Louis-based…