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St. Charles Avenue December 2021

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What to Wear

New Orleans icon Jeremy Davenport is always at the top of our best dressed list in a suit by Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers (LFSuits.com) at The Ritz-Carlton.    Hitting the holiday party circuit? Here’s what to wear to lighting ceremonies, house parties or a spin on the dance floor at the Davenport Lounge. Suited Up […]

What’s Hot: Holiday Jewelry

A supernova small pendant necklace with diamonds by David Yurman is like wearing fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 110-B, 504-832-0000, LMFJ.com  Sparkle like a flute of champagne in a duet of David Yurman Chatelaine® full pavé triple drop earrings in 18 karat yellow gold. Aucoin […]

How to Host: Art of the Plate

Plating  We eat first with our eyes. Brilliant colors and compelling textures draw us in. We invited Chef Loma Xayalinh of Lomakase to work his plating magic. Every opulent bite of the chef’s nigiri sushi tastes as outstanding as it looks within the chef’s Jackson Pollock-like arrangements. As an affiliate of Inland Seafood, he has […]

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s “Ella Brennan ‘Stand Up for Your Hometown’ Awards”

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) gathered fans of its annual culinary and wine-focused festival with the “Ella Brennan ‘Stand Up for Your Hometown Awards” gala dinners on Tuesday, June 8. The dinners took place concurrently at three locations: Galerie de Galatoire, Rib Room and Broussard’s. Traditionally, each year the board of directors […]

Kathy Slater

Kathy Slater had spent more than three decades as an interior designer when she started seeing the same piece of furniture over and over again.  “I went to a home tour, and I think on that home tour I saw the same coffee table in three different houses,” Slater says.  Sensing an obvious opportunity in […]

Changemakers: Jonny Liss

  An immersive, 12-room experience, JAMNOLA celebrates New Orleans art, music and culture with works from over 20 local artists. Short for Joy Art Music New Orleans, JAMNOLA’s founders Chad Smith and Jonny Liss have redefined the museum in a post-pandemic world. Bright colors, costumes and, of course, plenty of beads are just a few […]

Along The Avenue: Reunions, Books & Holiday Shopping

[gtx_gallery]   I can’t quite pin down when it happened, but by the time The Beauregard-Keys House opened its doors, beautiful garden and restored back patio, it felt like this social season had begun. Jeff Parker strummed on the front porch, Bon Bon Vivant kept them dancing in the patio, Palate did the food and […]

Editor’s Note

  A Note from Bev – Activists & Events We’re so proud to announce our activists for the year! Congratulations to Angel and Taylor Beery and their amazing children Walker, Evelyn and McLain for creating Kids Join The Fight; to award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his wife Robin Burgess, CEO of Burgess Management for their support of […]

St. Charles Avenue Activists of the Year 2021

  What does it mean to love New Orleans? It’s a question asked every day, whether it be taking a sunrise stroll through Audubon Park or dealing with broken car windows. It isn’t the easiest of cities to live in, but for many mysterious, individual reasons, we stay.  For some, this affection for the city […]

December Nonprofit Events Calendar

  2    Third annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival, benefiting Poydras Home, 504-897-0535, PoydrasHome.com 2    Casino Night, benefiting Touro Infirmary Foundation, 504-897-8435, Touro.com/casino 3    Signature Chefs Auction, benefiting March of Dimes, SignatureChefs.org/NewOrleans2021 4    Ballo di Natale, benefiting the Elenian Club, 504-450-9443 4    Fourth annual Improvisations Gala, benefiting New Orleans […]

The Poche Theater

When Irwin Poche died in 1971, his obituary listed his leadership roles in so many sports, civic, business and arts associations that it’s hard to believe he also had time to open and manage one of New Orleans’ most active and ambitious theaters of the 20th century.  Poche managed the Municipal Auditorium for 11 years, […]

Bridge House / Grace House’s “Mr. Legs”

Dedicated contestants showed up to strut their stuff on stage for the “Mr. Legs” parody beauty pageant and benefit, a competition to see who could raise the most money for Bridge House / Grace House, whose mission is to provide gender sensitive treatment to those who are recovering from addiction, regardless of their ability to […]

Philanthropic Faces: Bivian “Sonny” Lee III

For Sonny Lee, success isn’t just a goal, it’s a mission. It has to be when you start a nonprofit organization from the ground up and celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.  The organization is Son of a Saint, which offers a number of programs to help boys whose fathers are dead or incarcerated.  The […]

Entertaining with Bev: Bells On More Than Bobtails

Now that the holidays are here, I wanted to give you some ideas from Landscape Images, Urban Earth and some of my own – in case you haven’t decorated yet! Marianne Mumford of Landscape Images loves to use warm glow LED lights for the beautiful ambiance that you can see when lit in the day or […]

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s “Mad Hatters Luncheon and Fashion Show”

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association hosted its 37th annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Fashion Show” May 25, 2021. Kay Oplinger served as Event Chair for this year’s program. Event chairs from the COVID-canceled 2019 event were Valerie Grubb and Sandra Herman. To create the theme, “Around the World With the Mad […]

One Book One New Orleans’ “Juleps in June”

Champions of literacy – friends, supporters and volunteers – gathered on the first Wednesday in June for the annual “Juleps in June” summer fête on behalf of One Book One New Orleans (OBONO). A campaign for literacy and community through a shared reading experience, the nonprofit spotlights one book per year – about New Orleans, voted upon by […]

Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Magnolia Ball”

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted the eighth annual “Magnolia Ball” on Saturday, June 12. The event celebrated the exhibition “Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord,” which brought together works from throughout Kinnord’s career to illustrate her practice in clay. Patrons safely experienced art, live music, DJs, entertainers, an […]


Sr. Ann Lacour, MSC, congregational leader of the Marianites of Holy Cross and Dennise Tabony, University of Holy Cross Board of Trustees, attended UHC’s annual Spes Unica Award ceremony, the university’s highest honor, held in the Old Metairie home of Rachel and Arnold Kirschman in June.  University of Holy Cross President Dr. Stanton McNeely III […]

With This Ring: Tufton – Delery

Ashley Lynn Tufton’s oldest sister and Oliver Stanislaus Delery III’s cousin, who were good friends, spent years trying to set them up, but the timing never worked out. That changed when Ashley was interviewing with Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Pensacola, Florida, for their pharmacy residency program. Ashley’s sister knew that Oliver was […]

Victoria Giglio

A lifelong love of fashion inspired Victoria Giglio to open Indigo Boutique in Houma in 2005, and her devoted New Orleans clientele are excited to welcome the store’s expansion to Old Metairie. Victoria opened her Metairie Road location in August and loves being in the heart of such a supportive community.  “The day I found out […]

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 […]

Tara Pfeiffer

As a Financial Professional with Penn Mutual, Tara enjoys helping others through engagement, education, and community involvement. “Becoming a single mother put me in a financial position I had never been in, and it is my goal to help others secure themselves for unexpected events,” she says. “Everyone can build wealth and should have the […]

Felicia Schimpf

Launched in 2019, NEAT Method is a white-glove, lifestyle service that provides a luxurious and smartly appointed living space and clutter-free living.  “Once your life is clutter-free and well arranged, you’ll have a new appreciation for the importance of living ‘NEAT,’” says Owner Felicia Schimpf. Offering organizing services, moves and relocations, and virtual assistance for […]

Dr. Shondra Williams

With more than two decades of experience caring for the area’s most vulnerable populations, Dr. Shondra Williams oversees five non-profit community health clinics across Jefferson Parish as President & CEO of award-winning InclusivCare. A one-stop provider of Primary Care, Dental, and Behavioral Health services, InclusivCare also operates two in-house pharmacies—one in its new, state-of-the-art facility […]

Alison Burns, MBA

In 2013, Alison Burns recognized a need in the local marketplace for a trusted resource for competitive rate packages and reliable payment processors. With years of experience working in a highly unregulated payment processing industry, Alison witnessed significant overpromising and under delivering, and she saw an opportunity to do right by the city’s merchants and […]

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