St. Charles Avenue - September 2021

How to Host: The Pre-Party

Welcome to How to Host, a new monthly feature where we will address various aspects of hosting stylish, memorable and, hopefully, low-stress gatherings. To kick things off we’re tackling the pre-party, the pre-event gathering that kicks things off before a…

SNAPSHOTS

Philip and Laura Claverie participated in the “2020 Covenant House Sleep Out” in November 2020, in solidarity with the 4.2 million children experiencing homelessness in the United States. Every year, Covenant House encourages participants to give up the comforts of…

Changemakers: Sarah Andert

Wanting to raise more awareness about plastic pollution, longtime environmentalist Sarah Andert opened Vintage Green Review, the city’s first zero waste supply and bulk refill shop. By making it easier for people to live more sustainably, Andert aims to make…

Friends of City Park’s “Lark Picnic in the Park”

The 2021 “Lark Picnic in the Park” focused on building City Park’s endowment for the future of New Orleans to ensure that generations of people living in or visiting New Orleans can create memories in this historic park that will…

Welcome Back & Moves of All Kinds

I’m back! Just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most interesting coverage of the city’s social, smart and savvy scene.  I can’t go back any further than March 2020, when COVID-19 brought closings, fears and total reviews…

Education

Early & Primary St. Andrew’s Episcopal School StAndrewsEpiscopalSchool.org  |  504-861-3743 8012 Oak St., New Orleans Founded in 1957, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a co-educational, independent school serving children 12 months through Eighth Grade. It is the oldest Episcopal School…

St. Charles Avenue's Registry of Charitable Events

As we return to celebrating together, this fall will be unlike any other we’ve experienced! Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that the information herein is correct as of August 6, though details are subject…

Philanthropic Faces: Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is a natural for his job. After working for years in city and state government in several positions, he came to know the region better than most.  As President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, he…

Avenue’s Impact

I started as Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine almost two months before my first issue appeared on stands. I had served in Editor and Managing Editor positions for various magazines previously, but Avenue was another beast entirely – and I…

Editor’s Note

A Note from Bev - We’re Back! We’re back with our new redesign for St. Charles Avenue magazine celebrating our 25th Anniversary and it’s over the top! Thanks to Ali Sullivan and Morgan Griffith for all their hard work! We’re featuring new…

New Orleans Museum of Art’s “Odyssey Ball”

“1995 Odyssey Ball” Chairmen Sandra and Richard W. Freeman Jr. along with artist John T. Scott pictured in front of Scott’s “Spirit Gates” at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Scott designed the ball’s invitation to commemorate the opening of…

NOCCA’s “Home for the Holidays”

Named in memory of a New Orleans Center for Creative Arts alum, “Home for the Holidays” supports the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, overseen by the NOCCA Foundation, which was established to give exceptional graduates the opportunity to…

Economic Impact of Nonprofits on New Orleans

The nonprofit industry doesn’t just provide a wide array of valuable services to residents, it serves a vital role in the New Orleans metropolitan area economy. For one, the industry is a huge employer. According to the US Bureau of…

Starr Hagenbring

In a Starr Hagenbring piece colors bend and twist. Fault lines of fabric erupt where sumptuous textures collide. Painted spirals seem to float above colorful patterns. The eye is drawn several different directions at once as the viewer tries to…

Interior & Exterior Design

Kathy Slater Interiors/Design Collection KathySlater.com 504-400-9032 3908 Magazine St., New Orleans The Design Collection has for many years consistently produced the highest quality and unique furniture designs for clients. In response to client demand, Kathy Slater has now expanded the line by…

Extra Bite: Pre-Party

If the event for which you are pre-partying is at the Saenger Theater consider Palm&Pine (308 N. Rampart St., 504-814-6200, PalmAndPineNola.com), located just a block away for an after-event stop. A Late Nite menu is available on Fridays and Saturdays…

What to Wear

Audubon Nature Institute’s annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” returns September 17 on the zoo grounds. With temperatures still summery, this semi-formal event calls for lighter fabrics and lower heels as this season’s social calendar comes back with a roar. All available…

What's Hot - Silver Anniversary

For those with a love of travel comes a highly polished silver “on top of the world” desk accessory. WWII Museum Store, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org New from the Renaissance Collection comes a sterling silver ring with filigree butterfly…

Entertaining with Bev: Over the Top & Down to Earth

For the past 25 years I’ve been the Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine and produced an entertaining column almost monthly. I have co-authored four books on entertaining and I give presentations all over the United States. My latest lecture…

With This Ring: Green – Rusovich

Sydney Elizabeth Green and Colin Gregory Rusovich were both part of the small Arabic language program at Ole Miss, but somehow, they kept missing each other. That changed when they moved to Jordan to study Arabic at the MALIC Institute…