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St. Charles Avenue December 2017

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Soaring Toward a Cure

More than 800 partygoers supported the American Cancer Society.

Supportive Shopping

Louisiana Cancer Research Center and Saks Fifth Avenue teamed up again.

Starlit Soirée

A celebration of art, music and cuisine filled with local LOVE.

Fish for Fall

Executive Chef Michael Nelson shares GW Fins’ Gulf Cioppino

Dining in the Dark

Eighty patrons experienced a blindfolded culinary adventure for WRBH Reading Radio.

A Star-Studded Lineup

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans honors ethical entrepreneurs

Volunteer Veterans

Ten Volunteer Activists and two Hall of Fame Activists were honored for continued charitable efforts.

Bouncing Back After Brain Injury

The inaugural Friends of BIALA benefit supported recovery services for brain and spinal injuries.

’Tis the Season

Holiday shopping and lunch with my mother

Local Literacy

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society teamed up with the Louisiana State Museum and One Book One New Orleans to celebrate New Orleans authors.


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Celebration in the Oaks

Illuminated fun for all ages

Bridging Generations

Promoting inter-generational friendships

Morgan's Note

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, […]

December Events

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 […]

Bev's Note

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 […]

On the Cover

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 […]

A Neighborhood Gathering

The “Fall Affair” benefited the ongoing operations of the Garden District Association.

Luxury Gifts

Boudreaux’s Jewelers BoudreauxsJewelers.com 504-831-2602 Boudreaux’s Signature collection sapphire and diamond earrings set in white gold, $4,995.   Ballin’s BallinsLtd.com 504-821-4000 Ballin’s offers a large selection of Baroque Pearls priced $425-650 depending on size and color.   Symmetry SymmetryJewelers.com 504-861-9925 Platinum emerald and diamond ring, 2.5CT emeralds surrounded by 0.30CT diamonds, $8,000.   Salon M SalonMNO.com […]

Culinary Collaboration

An impressive lineup of celebrity chefs created a dining experience to benefit the James Beard Foundation’s local scholarship funds.

St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year

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 […]

Sparkling Nights & Twinkling Lights

A guide to celebrating the holiday season into the New Year

Sacca – Brennan

In April 2015, Katherine Joy Sacca took her black Labrador retriever, Wilson, to her local dog park. A few minutes into chatting with a handsome stranger  Patrick Gore Brennan, owner of a cute Brittany spaniel called Murphy  Katie realized how much she was enjoying herself. Katie and Patrick starting dating, and the following fall, while […]

Grace Morse

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Lauren VanCamp

Owner & Manager, Liberto Cleaners

Lauren Bott

Owner & Designer, Crowe Jewelry


[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.

School Days

[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.

French Opera House

The heart of the old French Quarter

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