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St. Charles Avenue April 2019

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Magazine Street

  Magazine Street is well known for being a shopping destination, but the thoroughfare also offers a wider variety of experiences that begin near Canal Street and extend all the way to Audubon Park. From school children learning French and arithmetic to older adults catching Mardi Gras throws with their families, the street’s all-ages offerings […]

Philanthropic Fun: An Extraordinary Life

  Touro Synagogue’s L’Chayim Award is given every other year to a person or persons who have demonstrated support and a long-standing deep commitment to the Congregation. On December 1, 2018, Touro Synagogue presented the prestigious L’Chayim Award to Joyce Pulitzer, who served as the first female President of the synagogue. The program began with […]

Nostalgia: Magnolia Bridge

  The Magnolia Bridge, a favorite Bayou St. John landmark, has a long history as well as a long history of names. The hand-cranked swivel bridge was built in the late 1800s when Bayou St. John was still in use as a commercial waterway. In 1908-1909, the bridge was moved about a quarter-mile from its […]

Performing Arts: April

  Through 14 Azul After the death of her Cuban-born mother, New Yorker Zelia comes to terms with her heritage and learns of her great aunt who remained in Cuba out of love for another woman. The play is written by New Orleans native Christina Quintana.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com.   […]


Glade Bilby shows off his painting “Margarita Bergen Riding in a Red Rolls Royce,” at the French Quarter Citizen’s tricentennial gala, one of four pieces he created for the event to depict the theme, “New Orleans Then and Now.”  Will Sadler, Morgan Mechling and Brian Gille were among the over 500 guests that attended the […]

Shop Talk: Eleanor Farnsworth

  How did you get your start in the business of real estate?  I was a single mother of three young children and I had to work. Fortunately, my neighbor suggested that I would be a good real estate agent. She thought I had the right sales ability and really encouraged me. What’s your secret […]

Shop Talk: Jeanne Emory

  What makes Bra Genie different?  Customer service and selection! We employ expertly trained fit stylists at each store, and we’re the only store with a bra fit guarantee. Each location has over 180 sizes (28A through 50K) and around 10,000 bras in the “bra vault.” This allows us to find each customer’s unique fit. […]

Student Activist: Rosemary Louise Odem

“In order for a community to thrive, its members must be engaged and care about it. If the people in a community don’t care about their community they won’t have any desire to maintain it,” says Rosemary Louise Odem, a senior at Louise S. McGehee School. Before this year, McGehee had minimal recycling bins. Odem […]

Young Bloods: Valeria Emmett

  At Sugar Roots Farm, New Orleans kids of all ages learn about sustainable farming, composting and the humane treatment of farm animals. Located within Orleans Parish, this unique farm gives local kids a firsthand look at sustainable agriculture. Sugar Roots Farm was founded by Sharessa Garland, who used her background in animal husbandry and […]

With This Ring: Juneau – Willis

  Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, recent medical school graduate Michelle Leigh Juneau was busy with her internship in New Orleans when she was asked to be in a friend’s wedding in Atlanta. As her friend’s big day drew near, the busy intern was looking forward to getting away for the weekend with her college friends. […]

Vintage Wedding: Patricia Ann Coco Weds William Conner Ellis Jr.

  Patricia “Pat” Ann Coco and William Conner Ellis Jr. met in high school. Pat was at Sacred Heart and Conner went to De La Salle, and they went almost every afternoon to Valencia, an iconic club for high school students on Valence Street. It took Conner about two years to get a date with […]

Bright, Bold, & Beautiful

Photographer: Theresa Cassagne Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup Artist: Glenn Mosley Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Kathleen Alexander Location: The Civic Theatre Canary yellow oversized jacket with balloon sleeves and frayed trim tie-belt and black and yellow floral print skirt with front ruffle gather, both from Monomin; black tassel earrings from Perlis; gold-dipped polish tube lariat […]

Philanthropic Fun: Cemetery Saints

  To support tomb restoration and educational programs, Save Our Cemeteries’ “All Saints Soirée” offered 200 guests a festive evening of historic tours, cuisine, artwork and music. Due to the predicted weather forecast, the event moved from the grounds of Metairie Cemetery near Tom Benson’s tomb to inside the All Saints Mausoleum. Colorful flowers left […]

Philanthropic Fun: Express to the Cure

  An over-the-top New York runway-style fashion show by the Ladies Leukemia League (LLL), sponsored by Dillard’s and produced by Sue Webber Productions, offered 1,000 guests a way to give towards leukemia/lymphoma research and “Believe” in a cure. The fashion show’s theme was “The Magic of Disney,” complete with Cruella de Vil. LLL featured three […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dueling Duets

  The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) presented its “NOCTURNE XVI” fundraiser gala on December 2, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton. Celebrating the event’s 16th year, MASNO presented a very exciting piano duo, the Emmy-nominated Anderson & Roe Piano Duo featuring Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe. The program included a variety of classical […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing With the Activists

  Young Audiences of Louisiana hosted a cocktail reception, dinner and dance competition featuring local philanthropists and community activists partnered with professional dancers at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre. The event benefits Young Audiences of Louisiana’s mission of 56 years to invest in youth arts education. Activists and dance partners included Nadine Brown with professional partner […]

Philanthropic Fun: Architectural Aesthetics

  The Patron Party kicked off the festivities for the 43rd annual “PRC Holiday Home Tour” presented by McEnery Residential, held December 8-9 in the Garden District and Lower Garden District. CeCe and Trevor Colhoun hosted the party at their beautiful home on Walnut Street. Built in 2008, the house was recently decorated by Sara […]

Philanthropic Fun: Caring Into Action

  The Anti-Defamation League’s “A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner” presented its esteemed award to honorees Warner Thomas of Ochsner Health System and Steve Gleason, former New Orleans Saint and founder of Team Gleason. Award recipients personify the noblest traditions of the United States of America and are well-known for their community and public […]

Philanthropic Fun: Hispanic Heritage

  The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s annual fundraiser event, “Azúcar Ball” presented by Pan American Life, provides funding for the foundation’s mission to encourage and support talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships via the NOHHF Scholarship Program. The gala, themed “Una Vez en Nueva Orleans … 300 años de Encanto,” […]

Philanthropic Fun: YAYA Celebrates 30

  “Just Say YAYA” welcomed more than 600 guests to an art-filled cocktail party featuring work by current YAYA students and alumni spanning 30 years, with an arts market of glassware and a silent auction with works by acclaimed local artists. Many alumni, partners and supporters traveled to New Orleans specifically to celebrate this milestone. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Local Legacies

  The Louisiana Museum Foundation (LMF) debuted its “Founders Ball,” an annual gala that honors the contributions of individuals or families who have contributed in historical times to our city or state, or current individuals who have made a significant contribution to the preservation or promotion of our history or culture. As part of its […]

Kids in the Kitchen

  Living in one of the most famous food cities in the world, we all strive to expose our kids to the tastes that make us famous – even if all they really want to eat is standard kid fare like hot dogs, burgers and fries. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum has a dynamic program […]

Springing into the Season

  On the exterior, with its deep, graceful front porch and lush, verdant gardens, the impeccably restored and maintained historic Italianate raised center hall cottage that houses The Country Club reveals nothing of the building’s oft-sordid past. Built in 1884 as an elegant home for Anne McAvoy and George Canby, by 1947 the house had […]

On the Menu: Savoring Spring

Egg Yolk Carpaccio with Sautéed Shrimp and Andouille Vinaigrette 24 shrimp, small, peeled and deveined 1 cup egg yolk carpaccio mix (*recipe follows) 1 quart crispy sweet potato (*recipe follows) 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ cup Andouille vinaigrette (*recipe follows) 1 bunch scallions, sliced thinly Salt to taste Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil […]

What's Hot: Spring Fashion Accessories

1. Keep the sun’s rays at bay with a cotton and linen Tropical Kiss flat cap. Available at Goorin Bros., 709 Royal St., 523-4287, Goorin.com. 2. What could be more stylish than sipping rosé while wearing a pair of rose frames from SALT? Available at The Optical Shoppe, 800 Metairie Road, 301-1726, OpticalShoppeBR.com. 3. Slip […]

Community Visions Unlimited

  If you do any driving in New Orleans, I guarantee you’ve noticed the growing number of painted signal boxes. At the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Freret Street it’s Fats Domino. At Poydras Street by the Superdome you’ll find the Saints Whistlemonster. On Gentilly Boulevard and Paris Avenue there’s a tree of Louisiana wildlife. […]

Morgan's Note

I love spring, though my allergies don’t, because of the blooming of everything. As we recover from Mardi Gras and look to the end of Lent and to Easter, everything feels fresh and new and, when I’m not sneezing, smells glorious. My husband, our son and I walk our neighborhood every morning we can, and […]

Bev's Note

Everyone loves the giraffes at the Audubon Zoo and this year’s Chair Carmen Duncan and her committee are raising money for Audubon’s conservation efforts for the giraffes! This is the 42nd year for the “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” and we are so proud to present Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO; Carmen L. Duncan, […]

Easter Gifts

      Art & Eyes 504-891-4494 ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com Make a statement with these Faniel designer frames made from recycled acetale in France. Available at Art & Eyes!     Aunt Sally’s 504-524-3373 AuntSallys.com Bunny Bites Easter Basket – New Orleans perfected, Easter bunny approved. Add a Big Easy twist to your family’s Easter traditions this […]

Summer Camps

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Camp 4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504) 269-1213 | ASHRosary.org/SummerCamp Calling all boys and girls – ages 1-13! Join us for a variety of festive and fun summer camps, like arts, sports, water fun, cheer, coaching clinics and the ever-popular theater camp (ASH Showstoppers: A Musical Journey). Don’t […]


Arnaud’s Restaurant 813 Bienville St., New Orleans (504) 523-5433 ArnaudsRestaurant.com  Arnaud’s Sunday Jazz Brunch adds another layer of New Orleans charm, with the sounds of Dixieland accompanying a decadent and leisurely meal with sweet starters such as the Creole Cream Cheese Evangeline and savory entrées like Eggs Fauteaux or Grillades & Grits.     Private […]

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