Christmas has always been a magical holiday for my family, and every year of my life (even when I was delayed due to snow in New Orleans) I’ve travelled to Dallas to celebrate with my parents in my childhood home. Though some things have changed – we no longer put out fried okra for the reindeer, […]
1 49th annual “Fete de Noel,” benefiting The Ladies Leukemia League, 836-2470 1 Eighth annual “Dancing for the Arts,” benefiting Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc., 304-5197 1 “Son of a Saint Fifth Annual Gala,” SonOfASaint.org 2 “2017 Azúcar Ball,” benefiting New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, 636-0107 4 “Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge Press Conference,” benefiting […]
We are thrilled to present our Activists of the Year on our December cover! Thanks to Linda and Tommy Westfeldt, Stephanie and Terrance Osborne and Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski! These incredible New Orleanians have made huge contributions in the fields of arts and education and beyond. I can’t wait for you to read their […]
When the time comes each year to choose St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year, we end up with a list much longer at the end of the meeting than it was when we started, because one of the most amazing things about New Orleans and her people is that a list of those who […]
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St. Charles Avenue magazine is proud to present its Activists of the Year 2017 – our 22nd year! Read on to learn why we’re honoring Stephanie and Terrance Osborne, Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski and Linda and Thomas Westfeldt. Though we’re only able to scratch the surface of their activism in this feature, we outline […]
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[gtx_gallery] Executive Brian Friedman and Producer and Co-Director Alen Frederic of New Orleans are pictured at the Napa Valley Film Festival where their film The King of New Orleans won Best Narrative Feature.
[gtx_gallery] Committee members Christy Simeon, Annie Palmisano, Melanie Branton Manzella and Wanda Castaneda are pictured at St. Martin’s “Spring Gala” in April. The event’s theme was “Totally 80s,” and the money raised will help with school upgrades and modernizations.
Honorees Carla Adams, Giorgio Valobra and Dr. Deirdre Hooper
Cast in shades of blue, silver and white and complete with moving clouds, an aerial artist above and the Crescent City Fae in whimsical fairy attire, Mardi Gras World evoked a feeling of flying through the air for the 17th annual “Belles & Beaus Ball.” The event honored 20 individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer.
The 2017 Belles are: Ruby Brewer, Senior VP, Chief Quality and Nursing Officer, East Jefferson Medical Center; Laura Claverie, Retired Freelance Writer, New Orleans Magazine; Sarabpreet Khara, MBA, MHA, Vice President of Neuroscience, HCA Osceola Regional Medical Center; Alix Schaubhut, Co-founder and Owner, Grace Pilates and Yoga; Dr. Deirdre Hooper, MD, Owner and Dermatologist, Audubon Dermatology; Kiki Baker Barnes, Athletic Director, Dillard University; Shelby Sanderford, Founder, YIPS LLC; Crystal Bell, Director of Marketing, Take 5 Oil; Ashlie Chocheles, Physician Account Executive, Quest Diagnostics; and Carla Adams, Event Planner, Carla Adams Events.
The 2017 Beaus are: Dr. John Colfry III., Breast Surgical Oncologist, Touro Infirmary; Dr. Oliver Sartor, Medical Oncologist, Tulane University School of Medicine; Jacob Giardina, President and CEO, Honiron Corporation; Carl Schaubhut, Owner and chef, Bacobar and DTB; Jerry Bologna, President and CEO, Jefferson Economic Development Commission; Michael Milling, Teacher and Advisor, Isidore Newman School; Dr. Eric D. Griggs, Director Of Community Medicine, Access Health LA; Steven Blumhagen, Account Executive, Eustis Insurance; David Gaines, CEO, System Retail Services and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Ochsner Health Systems; and Giorgio Valobra, Owner, Valobra Antiques.
The VIP Patron Party preceded the event in the Grand Oaks Mansion Room at Mardi Gras World, where 300 patrons enjoyed a VIP-only auction and cuisine from Clancy’s, Patios and Boucherie. Stoli mixed up signature Moscow Mules in custom “geaux” cups and Superior Seafood debuted a frozen pink pomegranate mojito. Live music was provided by the Bill Malchow Trio.
The evening was hosted by Nancy Parker, along with her husband and longtime newsman-turned-public information officer for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Glen Boyd. The black-tie auctioneer, Chuck Mutz, served as the event auctioneer, announcing vacation packages, jewelry, sports tickets and artwork, including a live painting of the evening by artist B. Spellman.
Kendra Scott returned for the popular 50-bag jewelry pull, and a new Wine Pull debuted, featuring more than 50 high-end wines including a priceless 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon New Orleans Pete Fountain Collector’s Edition.
Event at a Glance
What: 17th annual “Belles & Beaus Ball,” benefiting American Cancer Society When: Friday, September 22 Where: Mardi Gras World