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St. Charles Avenue April 2008

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Everything Old is New Again

The French Market of New Orleans has undergone a few renovations over its 215 years of operations, with the most recent $5 million transformation completed just this spring. This newest version of the French Market includes a flea market, farmers market, shops and kitchens, as well as new architectural features and amenities to make the […]

Calendar of Events

Events for the month of APRIL Through April 6 Spring Fiesta 2008, benefit for Spring Fiesta House, 581-1367 1    Survivor Luncheon, benefiting Cancer Crusaders, 454-7869 2-6    Art in Bloom, benefit for the New Orleans Museum of Art, 658-4121, www.noma.org 3    Pillars of Support, benefit for the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section, […]

Running in Place?

The treadmill is a great way to exercise and shed those extra pounds; however, over time the treadmill can become quite monotonous and boring. Why not make it fun and exciting by adding variety to your treadmill workouts? This will not only help to keep you from getting bored but will also help you get […]

Love in the Time of War

This month, Virginia McIlhenny [Mrs. Edmund] has graciously shared herwedding with us! Of course this is a major change for “Tying the Knot” and we areso honored and grateful to her for giving us a glimpse into her wedding day. Virginia Anne Smart and Lieutenant Edmund McIlhenny met at a dance during their college days […]

Over the River and Through the Oaks!

When that steamy summer heat begins to roll into New Orleans around mid-May, parents and kids both have one thing on their minds: freedom. Kids are free from school and what better way to spend those months off than at one of the many summer camps and programs in and around New Orleans? Summer camp […]

Hues des Vieux

Hair and makeup by Cat WallModel and stylist, Caroline Tudor for Paige Perks 713 Even the Vieux Carre Commission would approve these color-coded additions to the streets of the French Quarter. From Bourbon Street to Esplanade Avenue, fashion’s strongest shades rule the rue this season. Resembling our pet pastimes, the delicious look of spring is […]

North of the Lake

Kerri Blache, along with a group of volunteers who share a fascination with England and Jane Austen novels, put together first annual Old Mandeville Jane Austen Festival, during the weekend of Feb. 16-17, with an overall mission to foster the fine art of letter writing – a recurring motif in the works of Jane Austen. […]

Leadership, History

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service invited over 200 guests to the J.W. Marriott Hotel on the evening of Feb. 23, for their Jazz It Up gala, where Phyllis S. Stern was honored with a Sara Stone Board Leadership Award for her commitment and dedication to the organization. Sara Stone served as the honorary chair; co-chairs […]

Helping New Orleans Bounce Back

The men of the NBA are used to celebrity and attention on a regular basis but often obscured are the vital characters not squeaking up and down the parquet, that is, the players’ wives. Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association, holds an annual gathering each year to recognize the work of these women […]

Taking Literary License

The king came as an ex-governor; his queen a stripper. Such a turn around from last year’s royalty: a French king and a New Orleans baroness! Gaudy or graceful, the Krewe of Libris’ third soiree, held at the Cabildo was a rollicking good time. Event chairs were Rosemary James, the Queen Mother of the Krewe […]

Soirée Française

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orleans held their annual gala Friday, Feb. 29 in the Versailles room at Le Pavillon Hotel. This year’s theme, “Au clair de la lune,” was inspired by an old French song. A patron party, held at 6:30 p.m., allowed special guests to enjoy a champagne reception and auction preview. The […]

Hollywood in New Orleans

Louisiana’s only official Oscar Night America party, Red Cross/Red Carpet presented by ABC 26-TV and CW 38-TV, was held at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. The evening featured food, fun, cocktails, a silent auction, door prizes and all guests were treated like celebrities for the night! At 6:30 p.m., a patron party and dinner were held […]

Candy-Coated Charity

Chocolate enthusiasts citywide gathered at Generations Hall on Feb. 10, for WYES-TV’s 6th Annual Chocolate Sunday. Guests sampled countless confections at this sweet affair, including sweet and savory dishes, desserts and cocktails. Participants included Creole Creamery, Cold Stone Creamery (Riverbend), Community Coffee, Blue Frog Chocolates, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, La Côte Brasserie, La Divina Gelateria, Andrea’s […]

Philharmonic Festival

The Italian Trade Commission kicked off Festa D’Italia on Friday, Feb. 22, with a morning conference at the World Trade Center; very appropriately, the group discussed trade and investment in Italy. In the evening, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra held their Festa d’Italia Concert at McAlister Auditorium at Tulane University. Saturday’s events began with a “Vesparade,” […]

Heart in the Arts

The Preservation Resource Center’s Rebuilding New Orleans in New York City fundraiser brought the fun of the Big Easy to the people of NYC. The event took place at the Lincoln Center Allen Room in New York, N.Y., on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand to […]

Have a Ball

Harrah’s Casino and Hotel was especially packed on the night of Jan. 18, as over 500 guests showed up for the Ball in the City, a benefit by the United Negro College Fund in order to raise money for deserving students from low-income families so that they can pursue their dream of earning a college […]

Location, Location, Location

VIZARDHas Chef Kevin Vizard finally found a home? Following this talented chef around town has become something of a sport among diners in New Orleans. All this rambling hasn’t fazed his devoted clientele, who enthusiastically tag along wherever he leads. His new perch, Vizard’s, is the site of the former Alberta’s on Magazine Street and […]

Savoring Springtime

APPETIZERSRuby Red Grapefruit SaladArugula and baby greens with ruby red grapefruit sections tossed with honey-mustard citrus vinaigrette and topped with Feta cheese ENTREECrawfish RavioliA free-form ravioli filled with fresh Louisiana Crawfish tails, diced onions, peppers and tomatoes in a rich buttery sauce DESSERTLouisiana Strawberry CrêpeCrème fraiche and Ponchatoula strawberry filled crêpe served with warm strawberry […]

What’s Hot for Beauty

It has been said for eons that beauty is only skin-deep and, not being one to trifle with age-old wisdom, I’m inclined to agree; regardless, there’s more to achieving “skin-deep” beauty than the old adage indicates. To be honest, sometimes a girl needs a little help. That’s why it helps to know about these products […]

Along the Avenue

Nell Nolan-Young and Robert Young Artists Sebastien Lemarie and Meg Moring Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and LPO conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto The city’s alive with the sounds of music and it’s more than a run-up to the sensational 2008 line-up for Jazz Fest. There has been world-class music in the air all last month, from La Di […]

A Note From Bev

It’s time for two of the best parties of the year – we’re proud to feature the Chase Zoo-To-Do and Kids Zoo-To-Do, presented by Humana, on our April cover. Both parties benefit the renovation of the Tropical Bird House and brand new aviary exhibits at Audubon Zoo! Thanks so much to Kate Werner, Zoo-To-Do chairman, Westy […]

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