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St. Charles Avenue December 2016

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Saluting Survivors

More than 800 attended a patriotic fête to support the fight against cancer.

Where Hope Grows

Grow Dat Youth Farm

Industry Icon

Ralph Brennan was recognized with the 2016 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award.

Year of Green

The Lafitte Greenway commemorates one year of adding to New Orleans green spaces.

Applauding Activism

Donations of more than $90,000 supported the children’s programs of Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Toasting to Trees

Parkway Partners continues planting trees to keep our city grounded.

Autumn Ambiance

The Garden District Association threw a formal fundraiser at Commander’s Palace.

A Safer City

Hundreds joined the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation to show solidarity.

Upcoming Entrepreneurs

Rising Stars “Under the Big Top” at JA BizTown City Hall were celebrated by 350 partygoers.

Shared Values

The National Council of Jewish Women’s highest honor was presented to Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik.


December 2016

On the Cover

Each year as St. Charles Avenue prepares to choose our Activists of the Year, we consult our ongoing list of possible candidates. You would think that as we choose six New Orleanians who have given so selflessly of themselves each year the list would begin to dwindle. But one of the most amazing things about […]

Bev's Note

Happy Holidays to all of you! We are happy to announce our 2016 Activists, all of whom have been sharing their gifts of volunteerism with us for years! Thanks to Peggy Laborde, Beverly Matheney, Alan Philipson, Paulette and Frank Stewart and Mary Ann Valentino! What a line-up of Activists who have helped everything including the: […]

Morgan's Note

I usually use this space to talk about the amazing features we have in this issue (Our 2016 Activists and a guide to New Year’s Eve!), or my thoughts on this month of the year (In my opinion, it really is “The most wonderful time!”). But as I’m writing this, I just came from the […]

Luxury Gifts

Art and Eyes (504) 891-4494 One of a kind swing coat by Starr Hagenbring                       Boudreaux's Jewelers (504) 831-2602 Boudreaux’s Signature Oval Emerald and Diamond Cluster Earrings in 14K White Gold   Beth Claybourn Interiors (504) 342-2630 Monogrammed throw pillows 18" x 18" in a […]

A Christmas Sampling

New Orleans-style tempting teas and more

All That Glitters

Products to shine, spice and gift

Winner Winner!

Chef Justin Devillier shares Balise’s Fried Chicken Plate

Mutual Malaise

Compère Lapin transforms the day

Don’t Drop the Ball

New Year’s Eve from prep to party

Activists of the Year 2016

St. Charles Avenue magazine is proud to present its Activists of the Year 2016 – our 21st year! Read on to learn why Peggy Laborde, Beverly Matheney, Alan Philipson, Frank and Paulette Stewart and Mary Ann Valentino are honored here for the gifts of their time, their efforts, their energies, their specialties – themselves – that they have […]

Flor Serna

Founder, Electric Girls

Mary Esther Pilant

Isidore Newman High School

Katrina Greer

Owner, The French Library

Dr. Lisa Donofrio

Partner & Physician, Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center

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