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St. Charles Avenue April 2007

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It Takes A Village

Many recall a time when a spot on St. Charles Avenue hosted the “Bunny Village,” an Easter tradition that lasted for about 65 years. The bunny village was at Scheinuk the Florist, a shop established in 1906 by Max Scheinuk, a Polish immigrant and gardener, with his German wife, Elsie. In the springtime, the couple […]

The Personal Touch

If your efforts to get fit are limited to a bit of bicep-action as you lift and lower your drink in the pub, a personal trainer might be the solution. Personal training is one of the fastest growing sectors in the health and fitness industry today. The perception that a personal trainer is only for […]

Summer Camp

When summer in the Crescent City heats up and parents can no longer take the sounds of video games and drum practice, there is no better relief than summer camp. New Orleans area schools and educational centers provide a variety of day camps to fit the needs of practically any child. Whether your young ones […]

Key – Baldwin Wedding

The rhyme “rain, rain go away, come again some other day,” took on a significant meaning for the wedding of Katherine (Katie) Folwell Baldwin and Brandon Scott Key. A heavy rain fell the evening of their Dec. 30 wedding—and in fact delayed the ceremony when the wedding coordinator, Claudia Kelleher, wouldn’t allow Katie to get […]

What Makes a Legend

The Junior League of New Orleans celebrated its hard work and determination at its fund-raiser, “Legends and Lagniappe,” held Jan. 26 at the JW Marriott.  It’s been a busy year for the JLNO, which focuses its resources on children’s education, with programs such as the Green Charter School and the Plate Project. The evening began […]

Romancing the Throne

It was not the winter of their discontent at the Krewe of Libris Celebration, held Feb. 14 at the Cabildo. This literary minded group—the party benefits the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society—included event sponsors, the Louisiana State Museum and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, which helped underwrite the music for the party. The krewe chose Feb. […]

At the Proteus Day Lunch

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter is always crowded—but there is often quite a scene in front of Antoine’s of men in suits and women in their day suits covered with Carnival pins. It’s a tradition for the Krewe of Proteus, founded in 1882, and it is known as the Proteus Day lunch. Krewe members, […]

Keyed In

If you happened to be in the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel on the evening of Feb. 11, there’s a good chance you heard the strains of classical piano music. It was not the hotel’s usual musical fare, but this night the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans was hosting its annual “Nocturne V.” It’s a […]

The Greatest Show on Earth

On Jan. 27, the 3 Ring Circus exhorted all to festively “Join the Circus.” This party, located at the Big Top on Clio Street, was a chance for this nonprofit arts education center to raise money and recruit new members. 3 Ring Circus—which is committed to rebuilding New Orleans through community development of the arts […]

Betting on the Future

Music and excitement filled the evening air on Jan. 12, when the United Negro College Fund held its annual fund-raiser, now called “Ball in the City.” Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel was the site of the patron party, where Leah Chase and BRW were the entertainment. The Original Royal Players Brass Band led a second line […]

Full Speed Ahead

When spring comes to New Orleans, the azaleas bloom, the weather is sunny andsailboats reappear on Lake Pontchartrain. So there was great anticipation when the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society kicked off its 2007 Leukemia Cup Regatta with a party at the Southern Yacht Club on Jan. 30. Gary Jobson, a world-renowned sailor and ESPN commentator, […]

Goal Oriented

Gourmets and football fans alike certainly took delight at the Bridge House “Celebrity Waiter” fund-raiser at  Gallier Hall on Jan. 23. The luncheon, catered by Chef Ed Preferred Products, began at 11:30 a.m., with special guest emcee Bobby Hebert (the former New Orleans Saints player) leading the day. He stood in for sportscaster Jim Henderson, […]

Cooking Up Dreams

The 30th annual “Chefs’ Charity for Children,” a benefit for St. Michael’s Special School on Feb. 13, was sold out. And it’s no wonder—participating chefs included John Besh, Frank Brigtsen, Leah Chase, John Folse, Goffredo Fraccaro, Emeril Lagasse, Gunter Preuss, the Wong Brothers (James, Joe, Tommy, Frank and John), David Woodward, Andrea Apuzzo and Greg […]

State of Grace

What better way to commemorate turning 66 than having a big party? And how about having fun, while raising funds? Singer Irma Thomas did just that on Jan. 28 at Generations Hall. Thomas, whose birthday it was, sang at this party which was also a benefit for the Grace House. More than 500 people attended […]

A Fiesta to Remember

This year, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra decided to focus on the city’s Spanish heritage for its annual gala, titled “Fiesta Sinfonica.” Co-chairs Luz Caputto, Ana Gershanik and Pam Ryan put together a spectacular evening of celebration that was a feast for all senses. Alas, another part of the city’s heritage—the New Orleans Saints—had a playoff […]

Cool Rules

On Chloe: Elizabeth Gillet “Margot” chiffon baby doll dress at Rubensteins. On Cydney: Ports 1961 silk dress with net overlay and grosgrain ribbon tie at Rubensteins. On Caroline, Phillip Lim 3.1 oyster silk organza swing dress at Shoefty Garb. In New Orleans, if it’s hot, wear white, and if it’s white it’s right. Five teenage […]

Try It, You’ll Like It! Japanese appetizers that don’t involve raw fish.

Komei Horimoto of Horinoya Going out to a Japanese restaurant with friends can be an anxiety-ridden experience for diners who are disinclined to eat sashimi or similarly uncooked dishes. When the large sushi platters begin to appear at the table, these unfortunates are reduced to picking through a minefield of foods that they fear––confused and […]

Full Circle

Chef Adam J. Korbel returns home to New Orleans to stir up the culinary offerings at the Chateau Sonesta Hotel AppetizerCrawfish Cheese Cake with a smoked tomato coulis EntrÉeAbita quail stuffed with Chorizo sausage and Asiago cheese served with pesto mashed potatoes and Julienne vegetables. DessertChocolate mousse served in an almond and caramel tulipe with […]

Along the Avenue

Last month, as some were recouping from Mardi Gras, a town crier began yelling, “The French are coming! The French are coming!” Rather than taking up arms, the city opened its arms to them, put more champagne on ice and kept celebrating. But let’s back up to bubbly times in February before we spring forward […]

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