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St. Charles Avenue August 2011

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Poolside Party

Kingsley House supports a swimming pool and summer program for children.

Seeing Red

The Preservation Resource Center celebrates musicians.

Battling for the Beach

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation parties to save our lake and coast.

Freret Feast

Adolfo Garcia’s latest offerings

Savoring Squash

Chef de Cuisine Brett “Shaggy” Duffee of Bayona showcases squash in a summer salad

Happy Feet

12 tips, tricks and indulgences for your poor piggies.

Back to School

Shopping for the new school year

August 2011

’Tis the season for debutantes. In keeping with tradition for several decades, Le Debut des Jeunes Filles de la Nouvelle Orleans hosts the first official presentation of the year for those counted in the coterie of formal debutantes. The season began July 30 with Le Debut, as it’s informally known, and ends at the stroke […]

11th Annual Hope Gala

Everyone of us has been touched by someone who’s had cancer. The fight to eradicate it is ongoing. We are proud to present the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Hope Gala. Thank you so much to our cover models: Hope Gala chair Melissa Pennebaker, ACS director Tonya Jackson-Ramsey, ACS Executive Leadership councilmember and Hope Gala […]

On the Cover

All of us have been affected by cancer in some way. On Saturday, August 20, the American Cancer Society will hold its 11th annual Hope Gala to honor those who are engaged in the fight against cancer every day. Join Gala Chair Melissa Pennebaker, ACS Executive Director Tonya Jackson-Ramsey, ACS Executive Leadership Council President Lorrie […]

The Sign Says the Action’s Back

Waves of growth have shaped the Freret neighborhood.

Celebrity Fitness Secrets Revealed

Dear Guys,I have been working out and eating more healthily but I’m putting on weight, not losing it! How are all these celebrities like Jennifer Hudson able to shed the pounds? KarenMarrero Scales Can Lie: Scales measure everything: muscle, bone, water, internal organs, etc. So, gaining a few extra pounds isn’t necessarily bad if you’re […]

Nicole Frances Delesdernier

“Service brings me peace, joy and a sense of purpose,” says Nicole Frances Delesdernier, an incoming senior at St. Mary’s Dominican High School. As a member of St. Angela Merici Parish, Delesdernier has been an active member of the Catholic Youth Organization since the eighth grade. During the 2010-’11 school year, Delesdernier served as president. […]

Scintillating Summer Centerpieces

[gtx_gallery] Starting with a trip to the grocery store, we created five centerpiece ideas for your next summer party. I went to two of my favorite stores, Orient Expressed and Judy’s at the Rink, used two centerpieces that I created and voila! Enjoy these great ideas to get your imagination going.

A Walk Down Metairie Road

A road of restaurants and retailers


Mary Scott Westfeldt and Ryan Todd McKinnon met through mutual friends at the University of Alabama. Mary Scott had just finished an internship in London, where her family was meeting her to go on a family trip to Croatia. The Westfeldt family went out to lunch at a place that Shelby Westfeldt, Mary Scott’s sister, […]

Van Horn-Davis

Kathleen Favrot Van Horn and Dr. Carter Thomas Davis met through a mutual friend and Katie’s maid of honor, Dr. Julia Viviana Coutin, when Julia and Carter worked as lifeguards together in the summer of 2004.  Though Katie attended the University of Virginia and Carter attended Vanderbilt University, they maintained a long-distance relationship during college. […]


Jennifer Eaves Scanlon and John Edward Marshall were family friends while growing up. Even though Jennifer lived in Mandeville and John lived in New Orleans, the two celebrated many New Year’s Eves in Covington together because of their family ties. Jennifer and John went to different colleges and moved to different cities after graduation, but […]


Sarah Miles Norton and Scott Richards Samuel have known each other since high school, even though Sarah went to Newman while Scott went to St. Martin’s. In 2008, the pair ran into each other two weekends in a row and began talking on the phone. Scott called Sarah and asked her to join him the […]


Courtade Carrère Miller and David James Critchell met six years ago at a work event in New York. Courtade worked in public relations for restaurants and chefs in New York and David was one of the journalists invited to attend a dinner she had arranged. After that first work dinner, David kept stopping by the […]


Emily Taylor Conrad and William David Mueller had a very “The Office” moment when they first met: Emily was a receptionist while David was an account coordinator for the Lowe’s team. Dave proposed to Emily over her birthday weekend in April of 2010. They had dinner with some friends at their favorite Mexican restaurant in […]

Giving at a Garden Gala

Faulkner Society starts off the summer honoring writers and supporting readers.

Finding Your Spotlight

The March of Dimes honors 24 single business professionals at its annual gala.

Cause for Celebration

The National World War II Museum honors America’s greatest generation.

Fine Art

The community comes together to support NOCCA.

And The Winner Is…

NOWFE celebrates a local cooking legend.

Sippin’ in Style

Guests donned their best seersucker for the Ogden’s annual fundraiser.

The Play’s the Thing

Annual Shakespeare Festival kicks off with lavish affair.

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