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St. Charles Avenue August 2018

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Philanthropic Fun: Green for the Greater Good

Raintree Children and Services, which helps at-risk foster children and infants with disabilities, hosted 300 patrons at the annual “Paint the Town Green” benefit. Beautiful white gardenias in illuminated flower pots and jars decorated Generations Hall for the event. Event Chairs were Deborah Alciatore-Empey, Lana Duke and Cindy Paulin. Mr. Mike Hoss served as Emcee […]

Pool Pleasures

  After City Park opened a swimming pool in 1924, Audubon Park decided to build one, too. Funds mostly came from private and corporate donations and an “advertisers fair” held at the park, which featured a children’s bathing beauty contest, a water carnival with gondolas and a treasure hunt through the park for adults. Donated […]

Performing Arts: August

2 Brian Posehn with Matt Owens Stand-up comic Brian Posehn, who has appeared on hit TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory,” comes to the Joy for a night of laughter. The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., 528-9569, TheJoyTheater.com. 3 “Bring It!” Live Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of the Lifetime Network’s […]


Jim Blanchard (right) poses in front of his work “Howard Memorial Library” with Bill Goldring during the opening reception for “A Precise Vision: The Architectural Archival Watercolors of Jim Blanchard” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Blanchard’s work was featured in the museum’s exhibitions to celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial.  Carroll Morton, Manager of the […]

Shop Talk: Matt Schwartz

HOW DID YOU START THE DOMAIN COMPANIES? My business partner, Chris Papamichael, and I launched Domain with a focus on high-quality affordable and mixed-income housing. After Hurricane Katrina, we saw the urgent need for housing and developed our first Louisiana properties in Mid-City. Our comprehensive approach to community development has grown to include condominiums, retail, […]

Shop Talk: Jeanne Monet Roberson

HOW DID YOU COME TO OPEN LILY NEW ORLEANS (LNO? After closing two other boutiques in the early 2000s, I started other businesses, studied overseas and traveled tons! While away, I would always pick up beautiful, affordable silk and batik pieces to wear. Then last January I decided to open Lily New Orleans on Oak Street […]

Guide to Entertaining

Whether you’re throwing a small cocktail gathering with close friends or an all-out soirée, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep the event stress-free and fun for all. Belinda Belk of Blue Gardenia Events says that would-be hosts should plan their event at least a month in advance, no matter the […]

Student Activist: Caroline Elizabeth MacLaren

“Being involved in your community involves so many aspects that can ultimately affect someone’s growth and development entirely,” says Caroline Elizabeth MacLaren, a senior at Ursuline Academy High School. MacLaren is involved with her school and local communities by participating in retreat team, Peer Ministry Club, Executive Board and Beyond Our Borders service immersion program. […]

Young Bloods: Diana Meyers

Anna’s Place offers an after-school program, Saturday program and summer camp aimed at promoting academic, cultural and artistic education for children in the Greater New Orleans community. By combining these aspects with holistic health care and lifestyle education, this organization aims to bring children in New Orleans a brighter future, and it has already achieved […]

Fashionable & Friendly

Old Metairie is one of Greater New Orleans’ most vibrant neighborhoods, quietly thriving out of the limelight in a city that prioritizes tourism. Located just outside of Orleans Parish and the tourist-heavy areas of the city, Old Metairie is a place that fosters community by maintaining its family-oriented atmosphere. Metairie Road provides a charming oak-shaded […]

With this Ring: Logan-Williams

Ellen Rogers Logan and Patrick Hinton Williams met in high school while Ellen was attending the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Patrick Country Day School. They became friends, but their studies and careers took them in different directions across the country. However they always stayed in touch and saw each when they came back […]

Philanthropic Fun: Disco Inferno

WYES departed from its normal decor to become a hot club scene for one night only, complete with an illuminated red carpet welcoming guests to the “WYES Studio 12 Gala” Presented by Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation. The Charlie & Janette Kornman Performance Studio transformed with modular seating, a live band stage, roving disco […]

Entertaining With Bev: Fish Faced

Fishing is one of my favorite things to do and City Park, right at Bayou St. John, is the perfect spot! You can have a picnic while you fish, complete with a decorated umbrella and tablecloth. Add fish glasses and plates, along with baguette sandwiches from La Madeleine, Boursin cheese, pita chips, fresh fruit and raspberry […]

Philanthropic Fun: Exemplary Entrepreneurs

Guests, honorees and Tulane students attending “The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2018 Awards Gala” had the opportunity to network with some of the most successful and well respected entrepreneurs from around the region. The event began with a cocktail reception on the lovely patio, followed by a dinner program inside the beautiful […]

Bev's Note

We are so excited about our cover this month celebrating the arts. As we all know, the arts are the very fabric that makes our city strong, diverse and vibrant! Thanks to Stephanie Burks, BRAVO President of the New Orleans Ballet Association; Literary Manager and lead actress of upcoming A Doll’s House, Part 2, Jessica […]

Philanthropic Fun: Southern Hospitality

This year’s “ACCESS Jazz Brunch” benefiting Catholic Charities featured an award presentation honoring U.S. Representative Steve Scalise as the 2018 “ACCESS Pro-Life Champion” for his work and dedication to pro-life issues. On behalf of the ACCESS board, founding member Sharon Rodi presented the award, saying “Representative Scalise has always been a champion of pro-life issues, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Be Our Guest

Kingsley House hosted its ninth annual “Friendraising Luncheon,” which also served as an opportunity to invite friends, supporters and new guests to Kingsley House to directly see what the organization does and how it makes a daily impact strengthening families and building community through early learning, adult day health and community service programs. Inspired by […]

Philanthropic Fun: Tri-colored Tricentennial

Coinciding with the King and Queen’s costume decree for members of their court to join them in celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial, court members and attendees attired festively for Bridge House/Grace House’s 22nd annual “Cochon Cotillion.” The ball honored King Bill Mimeles and Queen Betsie Gambel; each delivered remarks of recognition for the services Bridge […]

Philanthropic Fun: Eradicating an Epidemic

The “Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse’s 21st Annual Awards Luncheon” recognized Alcohol Awareness Month and honored professionals who prevent or reduce substance abuse in New Orleans. This year’s Keynote Speaker was Dr. José Calderón-Abbo, Chief Medical Officer for Optum/United Health Care for Louisiana, who focuses on public health initiatives for integration of behavioral health […]

Philanthropic Fun: Fabulous Fashionistas

For more than a decade, the memberships of Men & Women of Fashion have worked alongside NOBA’s staff and board and the members of BRAVO (Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization) led by President Sandra Chaisson to benefit the nationally award-winning education and scholarship programs of the New Orleans Ballet Association. This year’s “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon” […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Feast of Talent

Alon Shaya was the featured chef at this year’s “Harvest at Home,” the annual fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank. The beautiful evening reception hosted 150 attendees for a taste of delicious selections from several of New Orleans’ finest culinary talents. Chefs and culinary selections included: Frank Brigtsen with crawfish sauté, Alon Shaya with tomato […]

Philanthropic Fun: Creative Caps

A total of 386 guests filled the Arbor Room for the inaugural “Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon” held on Wednesday, April 11, at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in City Park. Chairmen Susan Brennan, Ashley Bright, Pam Bryan and Bev Church hosted a fast-paced and fun fête where guests donned their most festive […]

Healing Around A Table

I was born in 1968 when my sister, Beth, was 13. She was pretty and graceful, able to dance en pointe under the tutelage of Tony Bevinetto, the Broadway dance legend who retired to New Orleans to coax the inner dancers from little girls. He suggested to our mother that Beth pursue a career in […]

On the Menu: Especially Seafood

Muffuletta Ingredients 2     loaves of Muffuletta bread (We get ours from Liedenheimer Bakery; it’s a round Italian bread with sesame seeds) 1½    cup Olive Salad* (recipe below) 4     slices provolone cheese 6     ounces thick-sliced potato chips (We make our own, but Zapp’s work well) 6     Tablespoons unsalted butter softened ¼    […]

What's Hot: Sports & Spirit

1. Touchdowns will look twice as nice through a set of handmade shades with animal-print detail from small batch eyewear designer, Jacques Marie Mage. Art and Eyes, 3708 Magazine St. 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com 2. Count down the minutes to game time with a minimalist CLUSE Minuit watch with a gold leather band. Mignon Faget, 3801 Magazine […]


To say that there is no greater life change than having a baby is like saying it’s hot in the summer, and for any woman who has been pregnant or had a young infant during summer in New Orleans, both of these truths are almost too real to face. Getting out of the house with […]

Children of Promise

The African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” has definitely been overused, but I believe it’s still relevant. Reflect a moment on your own upbringing to recall all those you turned to when you needed support or advice. It may have been a coach, a teacher, a friend or a grandparent, but […]

Morgan's Note

Oh, August … when we’re tired of sweating the moment we leave the house and cooler weather seems like it will never arrive. But students are headed back to school by the end of the month and though our Septembers aren’t usually what the rest of the country would call “cool,” fall really is on […]

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