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St. Charles Avenue August 2022

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Editor’s Note: Full Steam Ahead

We’ve arrived – the dog days of summer. For locals, August comes with a mix of “over it” and the frantic rush to fit in doctor’s appointments, last trips of the season and other to-dos before the school year starts and the summer ends. But, for us it’s been an exceptionally exciting several months and […]

Cocktail Hour

Good, bad, or otherwise, as the birthplace of the cocktail, drinking culture is tightly woven into the social fabric of everyday life in New Orleans, where Prohibition was greeted with a chuckle. New Orleans’ bars and lounges are as numerous and diverse as the people who populate them and the reasons for their patronage.  That […]


Molly Gorman, Cooper Rubin and Sydney Able Eileen Dugan, Haylie Walsh and Julia Mahfouz Foster Woods and Ellie Habetz Eight O’Clocks Dance Dessert Party WHEN: Saturday, March 19 WHERE:  Home of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Habetz on State St. WHAT: Prior to the Eight O’Clocks Dance, themed Light Up the Night this year, committee members’ […]

Love Your City Awards Gala

The tenth edition of the Love Your City Awards Gala, presented by LifeCity and sponsored by Batture, promoted New Orleans’ culture and celebrated influential leaders while also addressing our community’s most pressing social and environmental needs. Proceeds from the event will support the Veggi Co-op in Village de l’Est to benefit from a Green Infrastructure […]

What’s Hot: Artful BarWare

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Should the green fairies call, deliver accordingly with a stainless steel absinthe bar tool. Measuring 7” and prepped for you to partake, this timeless utensil won’t tarnish. Perch, 2844 Magazine St., 504-899-2122, perch-home.com.  Tickle their tipple by serving your preferred aperitif from a hand-blown, blush […]

What to Eat: Charcuterie

A French culinary term that once referred to preserved meat products, usually pork, the preparation for which arose from the necessity to extend its shelf life, pre-refrigeration. A more contemporary interpretation conjures wooden boards bearing lavish arranged displays of smoked or cured meats as well as tempting accompaniments—cheese, fruit, pickled and fresh vegetables, crackers, toast, artisan […]

Arts Calendar: August

1 Tai Chi in the Sculpture Garden New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org 2 Stage Door Idol The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, nationalww2museum.org 5 First Fridays at NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org 9 Book Club: […]

Change Makers: Devin De Wulf

Inspired by New Orleans’ vibrant culture — and one of its signature dishes, red beans and rice — Devin De Wulf founded the Krewe of Red Beans in 2009. Now the organization puts on three beloved Lundi Gras day parades: the Red Beans Parade, with Black Masking Indians and a second-line feel; Feijao + Green […]

Puttin’ on the Aperol Spritz

Effortlessly chic, shimmer in style by slipping on a body-skimming AS by DF mare knit dress in a luxe metallic gold stretch knit with front tie. Hemline French Quarter, 609 Chartres St., 504-592-0242, shophemline.com. Complement your cocktail with an exotic dharma ring featuring a center 2.77CT garnet stone encircled by a 14K solid gold alligator. […]

Paint the Town Green Gala

Raintree Children and Family Services’ Paint the Town Green Gala hosted their annual celebration for donors and supporters to help the organization continue its mission to provide needed services to at-risk children and youth and provide opportunities for growth via three core programs: Raintree’s Therapeutic Group Home, Therapeutic Foster Care program and Early Steps program. […]

Last Look

Fleur x Chairish’s limited edition Carnival Mystic Rectangle Mirror is handpainted by talented local artist E. Lee Jahncke Mead. The faux tortoise shell finish mixes seamlessly with most decors and works perfectly in an entryway, powder or dressing room. You’ll never miss food in your teeth before heading out the door with a mirror this […]

WITH THIS RING: “You’re Invited…”

When couples decide to spend the rest of their lives together, one of the first big steps they take is planning a wedding. The invitation is often the first thing that their guests receive with details about the upcoming celebration. Margaret Jones, owner and operator of Scriptura, has been creating memorable invitation suites for New […]

Founders Ball III

The Founders Ball III opened Rex: The 150th Anniversary of the School of Design, an exhibition of the Louisiana State Museum (LSM) and the office of Lt. Governor William H. “Billy” Nungesser, funded by the Louisiana Museum Foundation (LMF) through generous community support. The gala honored the Rex Organization for 150 years of Carnival leadership, […]

Jensen Killen and Katie Logan Leblanc

Jensen Killen and Katie Logan Leblanc come from different professional backgrounds, but the longtime friends have managed to meld their interior design work together seamlessly. The duo formed Logan Killen after realizing their different paths had converged over time. Katie studied graphic design, furniture design, and interior design at LSU before spending the better part […]

Summer So Chloe

Wind down the weekend at Uptown’s see-and-be-seen spot, The Chloe, at its Sunday Summer Series featuring DJs, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 7, Otto; Aug. 14, Kelly Green and Aug. 28, DJ G. Order a cocktail or some light bites and enjoy — Monday is still more than 12 hours away! 4125 St. Charles […]

Notre Dame Seminary Gala

The Notre Dame Seminary welcomed approximately 550 patrons to a gala on the grounds on Saturday, March 12. The Honorary Chair Couple were Tim and Beverly Napier. Chair of Peter Sponsors included: The Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Canizaro, Louisiana State Council Knights of Columbus, David and Mary Beth […]

Lark in the Park

Each March, guests gather for Lark in the Park, featuring live music, dishes from New Orleans’ top chefs, specialty cocktails and springtime glamor under City Park’s live oaks. Event co-chairs were Deb Elam and Cary Grant, Mark Romig and David Briggs, Blair Broussard and Shon Cowan Baker, Ph.D and Friends of City Park President.  Destiny […]

Sugarplum Ball

The $1 million raised from the Sugarplum Ball will help Children’s Hospital New Orleans expand vital programs and services, advance technology, innovate care delivery and fund life-saving projects. A patron party hosted 400 in the hour before the ball, with catering by Ralph Brennan Catering and Events and music by The NOLA Dukes. The whimsical […]

Alden Knitting Mills

  The Alden Knitting Mills hosiery company incorporated in January 1891, and was welcomed into “the field of useful manufacturing industries” in New Orleans by local newspapers. Founded by Asahol (A.W.) McLellan with a few thousand dollars, the firm started out in a small mill on Julia St. near Camp and found quick success. After […]

Wellness: Truth or Myth?

Brewing matcha? Taking Sound Baths? When it comes to wellness, there are so many ‘health’ trends to choose from at the moment, how do you know which ones work and what ‘work’ even means? The options are overwhelming to say the least. We thought it was time to do the research for you and sort […]

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Lindsey Benoit

A passion for teaching and taking care of others led Lindsey Benoit, a former educator of 11 years, to pursue a career in cosmetics and skincare. After her sister-in-law opened About Face of Mandeville in 2006, Lindsey found herself looking for a career change that would lead her to franchise the About Face of Metairie […]

Kathie Carnahan & Sarah Pottharst Girolami

Founded by Kathie Livaudais Carnahan, a Certified Educational Planner with 25+ years of experience, The Carnahan Group developed an established reputation of guiding students through the educational admission and placement process. Headquartered in Louisiana with satellite offices nationally, Sarah Pottharst Girolami manages the powerhouse team of seasoned experts who advise students through the range of […]

Mia Freiberger-Devillier

Mia Freiberger-Devillier’s lifelong passion for food and wine, knack for business management and innate sense of southern hospitality positioned her perfectly for a future in owning and managing restaurants. Combining a Master’s Degree in Accounting and 25+ years in the service industry, Mia and her husband, Chef Justin Devillier, took over ownership of La Petite […]

Hedy Rose Kraft

While her dream to own a fitness studio began in college, Hedy Rose Kraft was exposed to the industry at a younger age. Her father successfully competed as a lightweight boxer in exhibitions through the 1980s and sparked her initial interest in the sport. Two of his siblings also independently owned gyms dedicated to martial […]

Meredith Garrett

For Meredith Garrett, building trusted relationships with her clients is the cornerstone of making their dreams of home ownership a reality. Understanding the enormity of purchasing a home, Meredith prioritizes open communication to make the process a successful one.    “Anyone can give you a loan but, choosing the right lender that you trust and […]

Terri Dreyer, AIA, LSBID

Owner and Founding Partner, Terri brings more than 35 years of experience to NANO and has successfully designed and managed both new construction and historic renovation projects valued at over $250M. “Our philosophy, ‘Detail at Every Scale,’ depicts our commitment to deliver each project—from programming and construction documents through construction and closeout—with comprehensive analysis and […]

Kate Novak

As one of three Educational Therapists in Louisiana, Kate advocates and provides intervention for students with mild/moderate learning differences and specifically dyslexia. With the generous help of The Goldring Family Foundation, Kate has been able to develop a program to offer free services to students with learning differences. Kate has spacious offices uptown on Oak […]

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