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Merry and Bright

It’s officially the holidays and New Orleans is bustling with a jam-packed event calendar and busy, twinkling streets. Shops are filled with customers and it’s once again tough to find a reservation at so many of our fantastic restaurants – both established and new to the scene.  We could not be more thrilled to bring […]

Activists of the Year 2022

For over 20 years, Avenue has been honoring philanthropists, volunteers and community activists — in fact, more than 85 people have been recognized for their efforts as Activists of the Year.  Focuses have included mentoring, music, the arts, children’s issues, fighting illnesses, education, mental illness, food insecurity and other matters that move them to help. […]

All Wrapped Up: Holiday Gift Guide 2022

The Quirky Cubicle Companion    When those inevitable downpours hit while you’re out grabbing lunch together, save the day with “The Saints Go Marching In” umbrella. A reproduced image from an oil painting and linen created circa 1977 by painter James Thomas, the spirited scene depicts a view of a New Orleans cemetery with parade […]

Soiree de Lumiere

On Thursday, Sept. 8, at Arnaud’s restaurant, guests attended Soiree de Lumiere in an effort to raise needed funds so that Lighthouse Louisiana can continue programs and services to support people who are visually impaired, deaf and live with other disabilities. Soiree is an annual fundraiser that highlights Lighthouse Lousisiana’s mission to empower people with […]


Angela St. Clair, Felicia Wano-Irving, David Piscola and Susan Zimmermann Davon Barbour, Sandra Lindquist Bill Goldring, Jamie Hall, Tony Abadie Hilton New Orleans Riverside 45th Anniversary When: September 9 Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, The District and St. Charles Ballrooms In honor of the anniversary, the hotel partnered with Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and kindly suggested […]


“Come, for I am drinking stars!” Dom Pérignon, according to legend, when he first “discovered” Champagne. Champagne was created accidentally. The wine growers of northern France were attempting to create a wine equal to those from the Burgundy region to the south but they failed due to the colder winters in the Champagne region that […]

A Blind Taste

Eighty guests gathered at La Petite Grocery on September 12 for A Blind Taste, a unique, intimate dining event featuring a five-course dinner with wine pairings created by James Beard Award-winning Chef Justin Devillier.  During dinner, guests wear blindfolds, removing one sense but also heightening others with a goal that by dining blindfolded, they gain […]

Changemakers: Essence Banks

Heart N Hands welcomes volunteers, both individuals and groups. Anyone interested is welcome to visit their website and reach out by email. You can also sponsor an event or support the organization with donations. In addition, attending the free and public events hosted by Heart N Hands is a great way to help show your […]

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane Opening Night Party

A Shakespeare Festival first! The 29th season of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is dedicated to the memory of Max Nathan. Max served on the Festival’s Advisory Board for many years and acted as chair during the crucial years after Hurricane Katrina. His daughter Kathryn, who now sits on the advisory board, attended the […]

Mr. Legs XXII

Mr. Legs, the annual fundraising event featuring male contestants who show a little leg for charity, was held on Saturday, July 16, at Generations Hall. As a parody of a beauty pageant, Mr. Legs contestants don costumes and perform on stage soliciting funds before and during the event to benefit the treatment programs at Bridge […]

Merry Carry Alls

Sweetly chic, the dazzling mesh rhinestone Lucinda clutch from Cult Gaia is sure to set any festive shindig into full swing. SOSUSU, 3427 Magazine St., 504-309-5026, sosusu.myshopify.com. The picture of elegance, make way into your next soiree swinging a sophisticated clutch with pearl handle. Swoon Boutique, 130 Harrison Ave., 504-516-2770, swoonboutiquenola.com. Paint the town pink […]

Is Floatation Therapy worth its salt?

Humans have been using Epsom salts for their medicinal properties for over 500 years, since they were first discovered in Southern England in the late 1600s. Made from magnesium sulfate, these healing salts can promote better sleep, exfoliate your skin and even add volume to hair. Floatation tanks are a modern method of combining the […]

With This Ring: Slovy-Goodman

“What’s your favorite Meters song?” said Jono Goodman to Sami Slovy when they were first introduced. They met only long enough to exchange phone numbers, but soon Sami called Jono to meet up. Their first date was in January 2018 at the Lost Love Lounge, where they talked for hours. Eventually they would discover that […]

Le Petit’s Curtain Call Ball

Approximately 280 patrons gathered on September 9 for The Curtain Call Ball, Le Petit Théâtre’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the event go to supporting Le Petit’s mission of presenting the highest quality theatrical performances while nurturing the next generation of up-and-coming talent. In addition to supporting a dynamic season of musicals, […]

Season’s Sparklings

When headed out to a festive fête, outfit your wrist in a Tiffany T T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k gold. A reinvention of a Tiffany icon, the round brilliant diamonds and timeless “T” motif make a divine duo. Available at select Tiffany & Co. locations, 504-434-6002, tiffany.com. Let your lobes shimmer beneath the […]

Arts Calendar: December

2-4 Raw Fruit Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 504-528-3805, cacno.org 3 Heather McMahan Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 504-525-1052 4 Performance and Record Release: People Museum New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org 9, 10 Home Alone with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Blue Door Blues

The annual Blue Door Blues was held on June 16 at the Audubon Tea Room to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana’s nine club sites located in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and East Baton Rouge Parishes. This year’s event raised $120,000. Festive décor featured flowers by Jeanne Gallo with AV and […]

Admission by Fez

A large group of onlookers gathers at 1137 St. Charles Ave. to see the Jerusalem Temple cornerstone being laid. The building was completed in 1918 and the Shriners used the building until 1995. Current owners Church of the King use the property for outreach services and have plans in place for the restoration of the […]

Slip Sliding Away

Local gents take note! Whether you’re heading to a fete on the town or entertaining at home, do it in style and comfort donning these luxe loafers from Lima Hahn. Handmade in Turkey, the heavenly heeled beauties will have your dancing feet feeling great all night long. Fred Astaire would approve. Available through Friend New […]

Shop Talk Interviews: NOLA’s Winter Wonderland

Meet Penn Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC for nine years working in sales in marketing at an invest­ment bank. When she missed New Orleans more than she could stand, she moved back home, met her husband and started a family. She’s now […]

When Naughty is Nice

The Krewe of Krampus NOLAauf is ready to see if children and adults have behaved this year — the naughtier the better. (Really!) On Dec. 3, the krewe will revive its walking parade after last year’s drive-by version due to the pandemic. The krewe inspiration is Krampus, a beast-like creature from the European Alps who […]

Kate Grace Bauer

For Kate Grace Bauer, creating art is almost as natural as breathing. Family legend has it that Bauer was an artist from birth. The daughter of an interior designer and a realtor, Bauer had the perfect artistic playgrounds to delve into at a formative age. “With my mom, her spec room in her design business […]

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