’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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. […]
[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.
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, […]
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 […]
Tiki torches, raffles, pork and pineapples marked the first “Make A Splash” event at Kingsley House June 3. Proceeds benefited Kingsley House’s eight-week full-day Summer Camp, including repairs to the pool and programs such as Head Start, Adult Day Healthcare for seniors and Family Counseling Services.
Every summer more than 200 children from the New Orleans area attend the camp that has been without a pool since Hurricane Katrina. Constructed in the 1950s the historic Olympic-size pool hosted the first integrated swim area in the community.
Between 100 and 200 people, including honorary chair Wendell Pierce, attended the Tropical Fun themed soiree where there was a silent auction, festive food and music. Disney World passes, gift certificates to Cochon, Herbsaint and the Columns Hotel and a two-night stay at the lush Fairmount Washington D.C. rounded out the auction items.
An extravagant two-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, roundtrip airfare and $250 in spending money were awarded in a raffle drawing. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse prepared island-inspired hors d’ouevres, and Palace Café and Bourbon House also supplied food. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, and Steel Drummer John Wooton provided the nighttime harmony. Sponsors included Whitney Bank, Glazer’s Companies of Louisiana, City Wholesale Liquor Company, Valero, Southern Eagle, Bellwether Technology Corporation, Covey Rise, Community Coffee, Natco, New Orleans Fish House, nola.com, and Strike It Green Props.