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St. Charles Avenue April 2022

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Editor’s Note

Spring has officially sprung and it’s a glorious time for New Orleans. We’ve emerged from a successful and happy Mardi Gras return and our local businesses are seeing an uptick in foot traffic. It will take a long time to recover from the hit we’ve taken from COVID-19 and Ida, but things are looking promising, […]

Works of Art

Women today play many roles. In celebration of all things women do and teach their children, we are featuring three local artists and a local gallerist doing what they do best — spotlighting their art and raising the next generation, all while making a fashionable statement in this season’s most coveted pieces. Shot at the […]

Chad Graci

Interior designer Chad Graci strives to avoid the confines of current design trends. The Graci Interiors owner said he would much rather create a space that transcends the moment. “The ultimate goal is to produce something that feels timeless, collected, and very much in the spirit of the client,” he said. “You never want it […]

Finishing Touches: Later Alligator

Later Alligator Walk on the wild side with a unique statement ring from Porter Lyons’ Alligatorea collection  “My first collection explored the alligator down to its bones and teeth. I wanted to revisit this mystical swamp creature’s inspiration with a nod to the history of my brand,” said Ashley Porter, founder and designer, Porter Lyons.  […]

Looking Back: Labiche’s

Albert Labiche and Walter Graff met while working for Gus Gretzner’s clothing store. In 1918, they joined finances and opened Labiche and Graff, a men’s clothing store located at 809 Poydras St. In 1921, they bought out Gretzner’s store and took over that location, at 826-34 Poydras St. Within the next three years, they expanded […]

Love in the Time of Corona

In Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez writes “the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” No offense to one of my favorite writers, but in March 2020, when the pandemic first began, I wondered if this line would hold true.  I write about weddings. While at its core a […]

How to Host: Baby Shower

Gorgeous, Stress-Free, Utterly Delicious Bites For stress-free entertaining just dial it in. The call to make is to Food & Board NOLA. A skilled cook and entertainer with a flair for food styling, Maureen Wolfe creates custom boards and platters heaped with local produce, honey, charcuterie, cheeses, nuts, edible flowers, cookies and pastries that are […]

The Sky is the Limit

Excluding a few fits and starts of relative freedom, the majority of our waking hours over the last two years have been spent at home, tethered to computer, phone, and television screens with the idea of travel a dangling carrot for good and safe behavior. With loosening worldwide restrictions, people are itching to spread—or charter—their […]

SNAPSHOTS

Real Men Wear Pink ambassadors Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Jeff Goldberg, Dr. Troy Scroggins, Chuck Mutz, Greg Kayser, Jeffrey Beach, Jim Birch, Jonathan Stewart and Tim Falcon pose together at the organization’s annual Reveal Party at Faubourg Brewery in September.  Randi Rousseau and Chad Sabadie of WDSU News This Morning emcee the American Cancer Society’s 2021 […]

Building Dreams benefiting Eden House

The Building Dreams 2021 Fall Fiesta fundraiser annually supports Eden House’s long-term recovery program for survivors of human trafficking. Il Mercato featured colorful decorations, including a wall of vibrant Mardi Gras flowers. The Patron Party portion of the event featured delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, including snapper ceviche, spicy jumbo Gulf shrimp and pork belly. Under […]

Philanthropic Faces: Emily Painton

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History/Photography, University of Oklahoma; Masters of Library and Information Services, University of Texas at Austin; Master of Arts in Art History, Tulane University. The Assyrian ruler Ashurbanipal was onto something when in the 7th century B.C. he decided to organize his cuneiform tablets in what is considered the world’s […]

Preview Party for Celebration in the Oaks benefiting New Orleans City Park

Celebration in the Oaks sponsors, or “Merry Makers,” attended the exclusive Preview Party for City Park’s largest fundraiser to enjoy an evening of dancing, dining and holiday-themed decor. Patrons were given a sneak peek of Celebration in the Oaks, which included the first access to the driving tour, train ride experience and holiday bites. Merry-making, […]

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

The Bright School Parenting Center welcomed 30 patrons to campus to celebrate its Grand Opening on November 17. The school’s mission is to provide critical education, resource facilitation, advocacy assistance and support to parents, caregivers, education and service providers and special education students, all free of charge. Services include a Deaf Mentor Program, non-English resources […]

Just Say YAYA: Art is Essential benefiting YAYA

Just Say YAYA welcomed patrons to their Arts Center for a casual, art-filled cocktail party celebrating creativity and entrepreneurship. The event provided YAYA’s teen artists with an opportunity to sell the work they have created in YAYA’s programs, giving them firsthand entrepreneurial experience with marketing, pricing and cultivating clients. The artists keep at least 50% […]

The Worlds of Hemingway Gala presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust benefiting WYES

Guests gathered to celebrate the myriad arts, culture and educational experiences across the globe that WYES brings into our homes at The Worlds of Hemingway Gala presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. Proceeds from this event support the WYES mission of providing educational, entertaining and enlightening programming to Greater New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana […]

Changemakers: Renee Blanche

Established in 1955, Ozanam Inn has provided help for homeless and underserved people in New Orleans for decades. And as Deputy Director and Director of Development of Ozanam Inn, Renee Blanche has seen many changes during her 10 years with the organization. One of the biggest changes was Ozanam’s recent move to a new location […]

What’s Hot: Travel Accessories

Log your adventurous moments in a Letts of London pocket travel journal, featuring 160 gilt edge pages and a bespoke ballpoint pen secured in the spine. Adler’s, 722 Canal St., 504-523-5292, 2937 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. B, 504-523-1952, adlersjewelry.com.  Take a moment to enjoy cVc noise cancellation technology, or benefit from dual microphones on a […]

Arts Calendar: April

1 SweetArts 2022, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 504-528-3805, cacno.org, Twitter.com/cacno 1 Darius Rucker, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com 9 Sacred Journey (WORLD PREMIERE), Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 504-528-3805, cacno.org, Twitter.com/cacno 5-10 Anastasia, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com 7 LPO: From the New World, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt […]

CAMP GUIDE

There’s lots to look forward to this summer, including the return of in-person camps! As many parents get back to working in the office, summer camps across New Orleans are eager to open up their doors for a summer of hands-on learning and enrichment. With the school year’s end drawing closer, get a head start […]

Easter Gifts

The Shop at The Collection  Museum Shop of The Historic New Orleans Collection 520 Royal Street, New Orleans 504-523-4662  |  Hnoc.org Accessorize your spring looks with fine jewelry at The Shop at The Collection.” Fleur de Lis earrings in gold vermeil.    PERLIS Clothing 6070 Magazine Street, Uptown 600 Decatur St, French Quarter 1281 N […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM