Suzanne Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Whitney Bank and a New Orleans Museum of Art Trustee, is pictured to celebrate Whitney Bank’s sponsoring “Art in Bloom” for another year! Other events coming to NOMA include: “Friday Nights at NOMA,” which feature everything from gallery walk-throughs with artists to special lectures, music, kids’ art activities and film […]
A “Venetian Carnevale” temporarily replaced our traditional New Orleans Carnival with Longue Vue House and Gardens’ fundraising gala “Sentimental Journeys,” which was held at Mr. and Mrs. Andre Robert’s Uptown home this past April. The 2013 gala’s theme brought a glamorous and exotic twist to an old Crescent City tradition. Caroline Robert and Daphne Berger […]
Jenny Claire Summers met Gavin Hodges Guillot because a mutual friend of their mothers’ suggested that Gavin give Jenny a call and take her on a date. On February 27, 2010, Gavin crossed the Causeway to pick Jenny up in Mandeville, and by the time he dropped her off the two had enjoyed a full […]
Mattie Anne Pettey and Jonathan Andrew Sanders met in college at the University of New Orleans while they were both taking an Economics class. Jimmy Riles, a mutual friend of the groomsmen, introduced Mattie and Jonathan. Their first date was at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen. One weekend, Mattie and Jonathan took a weekend trip to Biloxi. […]
Mary “Molly” Katherine Matteksy met Arthur Alexander Clarkson Sanders at a pre-season Saints game in 2009. They had grown up a streetcar ride away from each other but didn’t realize it. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and he went to De La Salle. Soon after the Saints game, Arthur asked Molly to […]
In February 2010, Susan Gale Kenney was working as a wine sales representative in Charleston, S.C., and needed a date for a black-tie work fundraiser. With only one day’s notice to find a date, Susan asked her coworker, Michelle Braud, if she knew anyone who would be suitable to have around clients. Michelle actually had […]
Ainsley Allen Hines met Justin Alexandre Davies Santa Barbara at the inaugural performance of mutual friends playing in a San Francisco band. Ainsley’s friends from work and Justin’s former business partner were having their first musical gig, and Ainsley and Justin were there to support them. While waiting for friends after the show, they struck […]
Dr. Esther Cleveland Beeson and Frank Clancy Dupepe Jr. first met in 2000 in New Orleans through a close mutual friend. Clancy knew that there was something special about Esther pursued her until she agreed to date him. In true New Orleans style, their first date was during the Mardi Gras at Babylon. The Dupepes […]
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“Special surprises” will abound at this year’s “O What a Night Gala” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, on Saturday, October 26. Co-chairs Dathel Georges and Katy Weil, along with Jacques Rodrigue, executive director of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, whose father, artist and philanthropist George Rodrigue, is this year’s Opus Award […]
During my visit to the Excite All Stars camp in summer 2013, the facility was a blur of activity. Some campers finished up an Olympic games activity while others flocked to a snowball truck parked outside. All of the campers wore a smile and their laughter filled the gym, creating an atmosphere of irresistible joy. […]
May 4, 1952 Ann Hall met Howard Barnett on a blind date. She had just graduated from Stephens College and he was operating a successful sewing machine business in Meridian, Miss. Ann was hesitant to go out with Howard again, but he was persistent and two weeks later they had their second date. They were […]
Bridge House/Grace House hosted its 18th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” and silent auction at the Audubon Tea Room in May to honor three outstanding women who are renowned leaders in the community as well as recognize other exceptional supporters of Bridge House/Grace House. The three Women of Substance awards were bestowed upon: Charmaine Neville, […]
New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness honored world-renowned musician Allen Toussaint’s 75th birthday with their April benefit concert “Tribute to Toussaint” at Harrah’s Casino. Toussaint is co-founder of NOAAHH along with Aaron Neville. The NOAAHH board members pulled off a spectacular group effort to make this event possible and would like to extend their […]
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) held its “12th Anniversary Gala” at the famed Generations Hall in May, celebrating its work over the years to free factually innocent life-sentenced prisoners in Louisiana and south Mississippi. IPNO is the second-largest innocence project of its kind in the world. This year’s IPNO heroes honored were: Baptist Community Ministries, […]
Kingsley House held its fourth annual “Friendraising Luncheon” this April at the historic Kingsley gymnasium, which marked 117 years of service to Southeast Louisiana, where supporters and friends made this year’s theme “Cheers for Kingsley House” ring true with cheers of their own. The event welcomed more than 350 guests and raised over $70,000 for […]
The Junior League of New Orleans held its eighth annual Kitchen Tour in April, showcasing outstanding kitchens and homes throughout the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods while raising funds to support the 89-year-old volunteer organization. Event co-chairs Tesa Bossetta, Caroline Kearney, Margaret Zainey-Roux, vice chair Christy Dirks and chair of the patron party Heather Johnson […]
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art made a classic Southern fashion statement with its May event, “Sippin’ in Seersucker” at the Shops at Canal Place. Guests kicked off summer in the South by donning their best seersucker ensembles and supporting the largest collection of Southern art in the world. Elizabeth and Clifton LeBlanc; Jennifer Lotz; […]
This April the New Orleans Jazz Institute hosted its 2013 “Big Beat Gala,” a fundraiser and awards ceremony that honors local jazz leaders and their outstanding contributions to New Orleans’ musical heritage. The institute is a partnership between the University of New Orleans’ jazz education programs and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). John Fraiche […]
THE LEGACY DONOR Foundation held its 14th annual “Soul Revival” at the home of Lauren and George Brower this past April. The event benefitted Legacy’s longtime mission of inspiring Louisiana residents to register as organ donors to help those in need. Event chairs Michael Harold and Elizabeth Boh and honorary chair Danielle Kavanagh organized a […]
This past May, there was a big to-do at the Audubon Zoo, which brought a night of “wild” entertainment to one of New Orleans’ most beloved institutions. Begun in the 1970s in the midst of a state-of-the-art transformation that would garner Audubon national recognition, the “Whitney Zoo-to-Do” is one of the city’s premier annual fundraisers. […]
Sometimes it’s tough to look stylish while rocking your team’s colors, but Tru Colors makes it simple. This Addison empire waist maxi dress features contrasting color panels and the Kendall, here in black and gold, looks great as pictured over capris or a skirt. Tru Colors, TruColorsApparel.com, or locally at Perlis, Fini or by emailing […]
“Batting your lashes” has long been a cliché for feminine flirty behavior; no doubt with our fixation on mascaras, lash curlers and faux lashes there may be something to that cliché. With technology we have now “one-upped” those faux lashes of time gone by and brought them to a new age with actual lash extensions. Lash […]
After we got engaged, my fiancé, John, and I decided to start house hunting. Since we only had a six-month engagement, we were looking for something “move-in ready.” Since I was preoccupied with wedding planning, John sort of took the reins on the home search. We saw house after house and nothing seemed to work […]
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Suzanne Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Whitney Bank and a New Orleans Museum of Art Trustee, is pictured to celebrate Whitney Bank’s sponsoring “Art in Bloom” for another year! Other events coming to NOMA include: “Friday Nights at NOMA,” which feature everything from gallery walk-throughs with artists to special lectures, music, kids’ art activities and film screenings. “Meet Us at the Fair” on Friday, August 2, will transform NOMA into a Speakeasy and you’re encouraged to dress in 1920s style while taking special tours and enjoying live music, specialty cocktails and more. “Love in the Garden” will honor the 10th anniversary of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Friday, September 27; helmed by co-chairs Elizabeth LeBlanc and Jennifer Rareshide and honorary co-chairs Sydney and Walda Besthoff, the event will feature over 35 of New Orleans’ top restaurants and caterers, an open bar and live music by the Brassaholics.
“O What A Night,”
the biggest fundraiser for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, has become one of the most exciting parties to attend for the fall and it’s all to make sure that the Ogden can continue to showcase the diversity and importance of Southern art through exhibitions and educational initiatives!
Thanks to co-chairs Dathel Georges and Katy Weil, and to Jacques Rodrigue, son of Opus Award-winner George Rodrigue.
The patron party will be held at the spectacular home of Dathel and John Georges on Friday, October 25, where patrons will be able to preview the live auction pieces.
The gala will be the next evening at the museum, 925 Camp St., from 6 to 11 p.m. As in years past, the gala’s cuisine will be created by award-winning chefs and the lineup of musical guests and all-star performers will have you dancing the night away! Please look out for your invitation or contact Colleen Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.
Everyone anticipates our phenomenal Wedding Issue, this year with seven fabulous weddings that will give you ideas galore. In addition, I’m featuring Ann and Howard Barnett’s wedding from 1952. She is even more beautiful today and is re-opening her gallery with daughter Holly, so check it out! We are gearing up for sports again with the Saints, Pelicans and college teams, so check out What’s Hot for Sports and Spirit. You will find everything from tutus for the little ones to decorations for your home.
Shopping along Metairie Road is always a favorite because while a new shop is always popping up, all of your favorites are featured as well! The Louisiana Children’s Museum’s 15th annual “CHAIRish the Children” gala takes place August 24 and will feature entertainment by the Wiseguys, their signature one-of-a-kind chairs up for auction and so much more! Celebrate in Oz, as the LCM transforms for the theme: There’s No Place Like Home. For tickets and more information, visit LCM.org.
August is a great time to be a tourist in your own town! Also, don’t forget NOMA (see above), The Ogden on Thursday nights, concerts at City Park and the new City Putt is fabulous. Then head off the Cool Zoo! We have an incredible city, even in the heat, so get out and enjoy it!