[gtx_gallery] When an opportunity comes along to support a worthwhile cause and have an unforgettable evening while doing so, many would agree that this is just too good to pass up. It seems the guests at “Art Against AIDS” at the New Orleans Museum of Art Saturday, December 1, agreed. NO/AIDS Task Force’s 26th annual […]
[gtx_gallery] Nothing speaks of New Orleans quite so much as our distinctive architecture, and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is here to ensure that it stays that way. For almost 40 years, the PRC has made efforts to preserve some of our most beloved historical landmarks, as well as over 300 homes after […]
[gtx_gallery] For an evening, the spotlight was all theirs. Though the anticipation spanned years, often beginning at birth, the moment was fleeting – but what a moment it was. Ahead the challenges of the real world awaited them, but for the night, and the days and events that built up to it, there was a chance […]
Illustrations by Kathryn Stoll Mills | Makeup by Brandie Hopstein Hair by Niki Walker Salon | Market Editor by Mirella Cameran Models: 2013 “Sentimental Journey” co-chairs Caroline Robert and Daphne Berger in Garden Party Attire In a city that reveres preservation, Longue Vue House & Gardens is a crown jewel. Edith and Edgar Stern fashioned […]
Monique Anne Laborde and James Edwin Dunn III met in Washington, D.C. The two married on December 29, 2012 at Monique’s high school, Academy of the Sacred Heart, and guests spent the evening celebrating the love of Monique and James. After the wedding, the two spent their honeymoon and New Year’s Eve in Bora Bora […]
We just attended an 80th birthday dinner at the Creole Cottage at Arnaud’s, and it was perfection! The Creole Cottage has just been renovated and it’s so chic. The party started at 7 p.m. and the toasts were still going on at 11:30 p.m. So much for getting tired as you get older. I decorated all of […]
We identify many things that come with Carnival season. Parades, beads and King Cakes all come and go, but one thing stays with us: crawfish. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is also the time crawfish season starts and we can begin the long tradition of the crawfish boil. Here, a crawfish boil is more than […]
The New Orleans Zoo is at its best for the annual “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” fundraiser. The event sees the zoo transformed into a fairy-lit wonderland for one magical night on Friday, May 3. Proceeds will help underwrite the renewal and relocation of the Audubon Zoo’s Discovery Walk, where guests of all ages can begin their zoo […]
It is almost May 3, which is time for the 36th annual black-tie extravaganza, “Whitney Zoo-To-Do!” Olivia Manning is chairman this year and promises a fabulous night with lavish decorations and premium cocktails and food from the best restaurants in New Orleans. There will be music by Björn Again and Phat Hat, just to mention […]
[gtx_gallery] This past December, the South-Central Region of the Anti-Defamation League held a “Centennial Dinner Celebration,” commemorating the organization’s work for equality and for the end of discrimination within the United States, as well as on a global scale. Michael Botnick served as chair of the Centennial Committee, and with help from co-chairs Sherrie and […]
[gtx_gallery] Event at a Glance What: “Aqua Vitale Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum When: Saturday, December 8 Where: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum In December, the Pharmacy Museum held its “Aqua Vitale Gala,” celebrating the “life-giving” tonics of America’s first registered pharmacist, a local New Orleanian, and the rich history and culture that the […]
[gtx_gallery] Sports lovers and kids lovers united at the Fore!Kids Foundation’s annual “Golf Ball Gala,” which “tee’d off” at 7 p.m., Friday, November 30. The foundation is one of the premier organizations in the New Orleans area whose efforts help provide “healthcare, education and hope” to New Orleans children by benefitting local charities, including St. […]
[gtx_gallery] Great style for an even greater purpose: this is what the Ladies Leukemia League brings to every holiday season in New Orleans. In December at the luxurious Hilton Riverside, the LLL donated $175,000 to local pioneers in the medical field to fight – and win – the battle against cancer. Co-chairwomen Jacquelyn Milan and Joan Ingram […]
Looking for a few adventurous and fun restaurant options to add some spunk to your otherwise routine spots? These days New Orleans is bustling with places that will add the spark to your love of dining out. SoBou is located in the former Bacco space, but you would never know. A lively renovation with beautiful […]
[gtx_gallery] On Wednesday, December 5, St. Charles Avenue magazine honored six local activists whose unceasing efforts to enrich and rebuild the city of New Orleans earned them the title Activists of the Year 2012. The honorees were Dana Hansel, for her involvement with a number of local organizations, including the Art Council of New Orleans, […]
[gtx_gallery] An invitation-only patron party, which was graciously hosted by Honorary Chairs Paul and Donna Flower and sponsored by The New Orleans Saints, was for close CADA (Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans) supporters and “Carnivale” sponsors on Thursday, November 15. The party featured live music by groups Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz […]
[gtx_gallery] The Alexis de Tocqueville Society of United Way of Southeast Louisiana honored outstanding local community leader, volunteer and philanthropist Carol Wise with its highest award this past November. The ceremony and gala were hosted at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Local leader and devoted mother and grandmother, Carol Wise has played a pivotal role […]
[gtx_gallery] The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s annual black tie masquerade, the “Azucar Ball,” brought a “carnaval” to the very home of Carnival this December, with Mardi Gras World playing host to this year’s theme “Noche de Carnaval” or “Night at the Carnival.” Azucar directly benefitted NOHHF’s scholarship funds that are awarded to deserving Hispanic […]
Now that your feet no longer need to be encased in wool socks and leather boots to survive the outdoors, you can go for something a little more gamine in the shoe department. Put away your scarves and sweaters, too, and get a little something new for your single-layer-weather wardrobe. […]
Pharmacists Gus Katz and Sydney Besthoff formed a partnership in 1905 that would become one of New Orleans’ most treasured icons of the 20th century. The first Katz and Besthoff drugstore opened in 1905 at 732 Canal St. By 1955, there were 18 stores in New Orleans. In 1977, with stores open all around Louisiana […]
Do a quick check of any bathroom and chances are you’ll find jars of rarely used face cream, the dregs of a favorite powder blush and at least one tube of lip gloss squeezed within an inch of its life. Being that I’m a makeup artist, you can pretty much triple all the habits above. […]
When an opportunity comes along to support a worthwhile cause and have an unforgettable evening while doing so, many would agree that this is just too good to pass up. It seems the guests at “Art Against AIDS” at the New Orleans Museum of Art Saturday, December 1, agreed. NO/AIDS Task Force’s 26th annual gala was one of the most successful yet, with over 1,000 attendees supporting the Task Force and its mission to provide “hope, care and compassion” to Louisiana families affected by HIV and AIDS.
Thanks to honorary co-chairs Lin Emery and Skylar Fein; honorary co-chairs emeriti John Bullard and William Fagaly; media chair Chet Pourciau; school arts chair Candy Ulmer Cranch; holiday boutique chair Edmund Adams; entertainment chair Laura Tenneyson; culinary arts chair Poppy Tooker; auction chairs Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi; and operations chair Jimmy Fahrenholtz, the gala was a wonderful success, raising over $100,000.
Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, The Sirens of New Orleans, Big Deal Burlesque, Nasimiyu & Rainy Days and Dorian Rush provided live music and entertainment.
Guests enjoyed a silent auction of juried artwork, with pieces from some of New Orleans’ most well-respected artists. One highest bidder was also lucky enough to win an exclusive tour of world-renowned artist Skylar Fein’s studio. Guests could also purchase unforgettable gifts for loved ones at the holiday boutique, including specially handcrafted Christmas ornaments by New Orleans youth and “Paper Prayers,” painted strips of paper offered in Japan as prayers for the sick.
Event at a Glance
26th annual “Art Against AIDS,” benefiting the NO/AIDS Task Force