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St. Charles Avenue August 2019

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What’s Hot: Sports & Spirit

1. NFL approved, nothing says stadium chic like a clear crossbody bag with gold hardware and faux leather trim. Madly Yours, MadlyYoursCollection.com 2. Make your house the most spirited on the block with a Superdome door hanger on a sweet black hanging ribbon. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8352, HomeMaloneNola.com  3. Hosting a Saints […]

Philanthropic Fun: Wining & Dining

The rainy skies cleared up for a wonderful event at this year’s VIP Welcome Party for the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. At the exclusive event prior to the “Royal Street Stroll,” NOWFE presented a $30,000 check to chef Ruth Varisco of Nunez Community College, the 2018 Event Beneficiary. Presiding and in attendance were […]

Morgan’s Note

As I write this it’s the Monday after (just for a moment there) Hurricane Barry mostly bypassed New Orleans. The damage from this storm could’ve been so much worse, and I’m glad that so many people took the appropriate precautions. Just because widespread flooding didn’t occur, doesn’t mean that the next time a tropical storm […]

Entertaining Impresarios

Whatever the occasion is, if you’ve decided to throw a party there are infinite ways to customize it to your unique vision. But the most important aspects are: a guest list that includes your favorite people, along with a fitting location, food and drinks and entertainment. Décor is also a good way to include your […]

Nostalgia: Roar in the Water

Sigmund Odenheimer, who immigrated from Germany in 1880, had an impressive career in New Orleans, leaving a legacy that still has an impact today. He was the president of Lane Cotton Mills from 1886-1945 as well as the first president of the Deutsches Haus. He also was an early benefactor to the Audubon Zoo, donating […]

Student Activist: Riley Kay Talbot

“I think the most rewarding volunteer work I have done is simply educating people on the issues within our environment,” says Riley Kay Talbot, a Junior at Ursuline Academy. Before Talbot learned about her environmental impact, she had no idea that one plastic straw would make the difference. Her sister, Sydney, took the time to […]


Past-Presidents of the New Orleans Garden Society, Linda Skidmore Foreman, Denise Mehurin, Lee Pitre, Carole Parker McGinity and Cynthia Glancy posed with current president, Alice Reese, at the group’s annual luncheon and tea at the Metairie Country Club in January. David Torkanowsky, Ed White, Jon Cleary, Raymond Weber, George Porter Jr., Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., […]

Compost NOW

I admit when I first encountered the compost collection bin under my mother in law’s sink, I was somewhat shocked. I knew she was an avid gardener, but was she really one of those super environmentally conscious gardeners that have their own compost piles? I was only familiar with a handful of composting gardeners, but […]

With This Ring: Hylton–Nutik

Chelsea Lloyd Hylton matched with a man on the dating app Tinder, and they made a date. However, they ended up cancelling that date and didn’t follow up to reschedule. A year later she matched with the same man, Chandler Jay Nutik, on a different dating app, Hinge. Chandler remembered Chelsea and asked if they […]

Entertaining with Bev: Blooming Brightly

With all of the festivals we have here in New Orleans, our sister city, Mobile, Alabama has the incredible “Festival of Flowers,” each year in March, which benefits the Providence Hospital Foundation. This year, I was invited as a one of three featured speakers to give a seminar on entertaining, and I was so impressed […]

Young Bloods: Ralph Mahana

New Orleans has long been praised for its vibrant hospitality culture, and the latest generation of industry professionals are using their skills to give back in a major way. Ralph Mahana, who was named General Manager of Windsor Court Hotel in April 2018, proves hospitality workers are deeply dedicated to supporting New Orleans and the […]


1 Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour Legendary coach Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls perform never-before-seen routines, including fan versus Dancing Doll stand battles.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 2-4 JPAS Theater Kids Presents Aladdin, Jr. Jefferson Parish’s young thespians put on a delightful retelling of the classic […]

Cool, Satisfying Summertime Bites

Though I’m an enthusiastic cook, by the time August rolls around I want nothing to do with a heat belching oven, roiling liquid in a hot pot or even hot food. I am in the mood for cool, refreshing soups, crisp salads, light vegetable-forward sandwiches, raw anything (pretty much) and fresh sushi. How fortuitous for […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Fruitful Decade

The 10th annual “An Edible Evening” gathered guests for a garden party to benefit Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. All proceeds from this celebration of local cuisine, wine, live music and student-made goods ensure that children learn to make healthy connections to food and the natural world, through hands-on, garden-based food and nutrition education classes at […]

Bev’s Note

We are so honored to present the 19th annual American Cancer Society New Orleans “Belles & Beaus Ball” on our cover for August! Thanks so much to Chair Ann Heslin, 2019 Belle Nancy Parker, Board Chair Ryan Messina, Board Co-Chair Dr. Tarun Jolly and (our own) Happy Hour/Give Back Chair Lisa Love. This year, the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Vive le Cochon!

With more than six decades of providing critical resources for substance abuse recovery for the New Orleans community, Bridge House / Grace House served up a festive Carnival-themed “Cochon Cotillion” in the event’s 23rd year. The Court and Patron Party took place in the Bienville Room at Mardi Gras World. Court members attired in their […]

Philanthropic Fun: Monte Carlo Magic

Blackjack, craps, roulette and poker games filled the Grand Ballroom at Chateau Golf and Country Club, transformed into the Casino de Monte-Carlo for Parkway Promenade XXVII. Prior to the event, the Patron Party was held in the Main Lounge, which included many of the event sponsors and patrons. Seen at the Patron Party was Ron E. Samford Jr., President and CEO […]

Fresh Looks For Fall

The season changes, but the weather doesn’t – a familiar story for New Orleans as the summer months come to an end. As school and other fall activities begin to pick up we see the signs of change, even if it doesn’t feel any cooler or less humid outside. Despite the lingering summer heat, finding a […]

Philanthropic Fun: Reviving Raw

The former Union Savings and Loan Building came alive for “The Revival Gala: 42nd Annual Julia Jump,” with a host of music and entertainment, local food and beverages, live art painting and more. Held in the Mid-Century Modern former bank lobby, the Patron Party featured contemporary violin stylings by Kristen Monnick. Patrons checked into the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Lessons from the Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation’s “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park” in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters supported the newly constructed October Teaching Garden, a kitchen garden within the Botanical Gardens. Co-Chaired by Pam Bryan, Beverly Matheney, Reagan Charleston and Terrance Osborne, the event showcased 107 artists and 159 pieces of art for more […]

Philanthropic Fun: Springing to Life

More than 250 guests attended the “2019 ACCESS Jazz Brunch,” making it one of the largest ACCESS events. Proceeds from the brunch and auction allow ACCESS and Catholic Charities Pro-Life Services to continue providing complimentary pregnancy support services and a full-service Diaper Bank program in our community. Catholic Charities Pro-Life Services Director Michelle Black welcomed […]

Chugging Along

If you have a child that loves trains, then the moment you walk into the Train Garden at the Botanical Garden at City Park, you know you’re going to be there a while. In fact, it quickly morphs into one of those parenting moments when you know you have lost a battle before you have even […]

Summer In a Bite

Crab Cakes 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Creole mustard 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 Tablespoon pickle brine 3/4 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 cup unseasoned fresh dry breadcrumbs *Maque Choux (recipe below) *Grapefruit Jam, for serving (recipe below) […]

Philanthropic Fun: Cancer Aweigh!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a day of nautical fun on Lake Pontchartrain to secure funds in support of finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to continue to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The event recognized Ayanna “YaYa” Singleton as the 2019 Honored Hero. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Man of the Hour

It was standing room only in Harrah’s Casino for the Delgado Community College Foundation’s 15th annual “Roast of the Town” featuring this year’s Roastee, Warner Thomas, CEO of Ochsner Health System. The funds raised at the event are a part of the scholarship funds that the foundation provides for Delgado students as well as for […]

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