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St. Charles Avenue February 2008

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On the Cover

When flowers across New Orleans begin to stretch their petals outward, it must be time for Art in Bloom. A joint project by the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, this year’s theme is: “Merci Bien: A Bouquet of Thanks” – a thank-you to the many people and organizations […]

Valentine’s Day Sparkles of a Different Sort

There was something in the air on Valentine’s Day, 1895 – and it wasn’t just love. Though we may not be unfamiliar to strange weather patterns, it was still a surprise when a snowstorm occurred in February in New Orleans. Snow fell on the mouth of the Mississippi River and even places as far away […]

Calendar of Events

March 1    Ogden’s O-Mazing Race, benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9616 1     Celebration 2008, benefit for Jesuit High School, 228-6172 4    Mat Hatter’s Luncheon, benefit for New Orleans Opera Assoc., 529-2278 5    Celebrate Red Cross with the Hornets, benefit for American Red Cross, 593-4740 6    An Evening benefiting Lighthouse for the […]

A Good Variety

Tired of the same old routine and having trouble staying motivated? Then maybe it’s time for a change. A change could be just what you need to remind you of all the reasons to work out. Here are a few tips on how to freshen up your exercise routine. 1) If you’re not already, try […]

Bridal Resource Directory

BEAUTYBamboo Apothecary4112 Magazine St.895-1664 Beauty 1012728 Magazine St.895-2869 Bella Rouge 214 Lee LaneCovington(985) 875-0775 Belladonna2900 Magazine St.891-4393 Bronze Goddess Tan234-4514www.bronzegoddesstan.com Earthsavers 5501 Magazine St.899-8555Lakeside Shopping Center Annex835-0225 The Retreat801 S. Carrollton Ave866-7724 CAKES/ICE CREAM/CHOCOLATEBlue Frog Chocolates5707 Magazine St.269-5707 Cakes by Beth 782-9736 Gambino’s 4821 Veterans Blvd.885-7500 Haydel’s Bakery4037 Jefferson HighwayJefferson 837-0190 Maurice French Pastries4451 W. […]

Shopping Guide for Brides

Shopping Guide for Brides: Adler’s, 722 Canal St., Lakeside Shopping Center, Oakwood Shopping Center, 523-5292, 800/925-7912, www.AdlersJewelry.com All the Best, 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., N, Metairie, 835-1499,  HYPERLINK “mailto:allthebestgifts@aol.com” allthebestgifts@aol.com Audubon Golf Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5285, specialevents@auduboninstitute.org Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, www.antoines.com Beauty 101, 2728 Magazine St., 895-2869 Betty Hunley Designs, 6057 […]

Forever After

The official kick-off for wedding plans begins with an engagement ring, and if you buy it at Adler’s, 10 percent of its value goes toward your bridal registry, giving couples a lovely head-start. Adler’s has been a family-owned tradition since it opened its doors in 1898, and offers the irresistible registry bonus of completing sets […]

Ferrara-Vilere Wedding

The wedding party in Turks and Caicos: Sidonie and Jonathan (front); Marianna Villere, Bo Wynn, Nico Ferrara and Ava Ferrara (seated on rail); Ainslie Blanke, Michel Varisco, Shannon Gunther, Anne Villere, Elizabeth Montz, Margaret Wynn, Jason Berry, David Ferrara, Sandy Villere, Roberto Ortiz, Vince Morelli, Lee Frank, Dan Berl and Chris Rose. Photo: Tropical Imaging […]

Escape Routes

Yearning to get away from the up and down, hot and cold New Orleans weather?  Find yourself staring out of the office window?  Need a break from the everyday?  From warm, sandy beaches to wintry wonderlands, quiet Caribbean villages to metropolitan bustle, making a getaway near and far this winter and spring can be more […]

North of the Lake

Event co-chair Jolie McCaleb, Lori Murphy and event co-chair Lynne Adcox Penny and Osman Rodas, Leo Flotron and Christopher Stuben Ryan Berg, Jose Awill, Leah Colomer, John Johnson, Mike Crane and Keenan Goldsmith Danielle Fournier, Max Townsley, Sue Smith, Genie Harper (seated) with Carole Townsley, Jennifer Rice and Rick Harper KK Hebert, Peggy Hebert, Will […]

Under the Big Top

Shirley and A. J. Gibbs with Nicole Johnson Monique and Beau Beals with Mimi Arnoult Ransdell and William Prieur with event co-chair Terry Cambise Harvey Burns and event co-chair Deborah Vinson Roy Malone, Elizabeth Boh, Cole Pratt and Kelly McHenry Things aren’t always as they seem. On Nov. 17, a Historic Garden District Home maintained […]

Joy to the World

John Benton with Allison and Robert DeViney Diann Sanborn and Ken Blanchard Todd Matherne with Angelle and Patrick Fitzmorris Jackie Shreves and Walt Navoy with Mary and Keith Johnson Greg Rosenstein, Renee and Paul Masinter, and Peggy McCranie A sparkling holiday party, previewing Celebration in the Oaks, was held on Nov. 16 at the New […]

Philanthropy Fête

Lisa Sibal with Dr. Don and Kay Faust Stanford, Sandy and Stephen Rosenthal Amanda Hoskins and event co-chair Melissa Wells Tim and Kay Favrot Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli with Elizabeth Grace and Frank Glaviano The Association of Fundraising Professional’s Greater New Orleans Chapter held their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 15, 2007.    The […]

Crimestoppers Carnivale

John “Spud” McConnell, Kriss Fairbairn Fortunato, Crimestoppers executive director Darlene Cusanza and John Fortunato Steve Caraway and Melanie Talia Patrick Dembrun and Joni Loria Willy Morton, Pam Schafer, state Sen. Julie Quinn and Jefferson Parish Councilman John Young John and Ann Casbon Over 600 people attended the Crimestoppers Carnivale, held 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Nov. 10, […]

Sweet Charity

Max Moreno, event chair Melissa Meyers and Dr. Bill Meyers Robert Phillips, Jacqueline Simon and Dr. Raoul Rodriguez Margarita Bergen, David Miller and Darleen Carlisle Dina Boyle, Juan Barona and Audrey Voelker Rosa Rodriguez and George Fowler The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation Inc., held the Azucar Ball Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at 8 p.m. […]

Literati Glitterati

Anne Pincus with Faulkner Society founders Joe DeSalvo and Rosemary James Terry and Lindsey Maxon Lee Pryor, Julie Smith, Moira Crone and Rodger Kamenetz Roy Blount Jr. and Michael Malone Robby, Nancy and Hartwig Moss III The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society “Words & Music 2007” was a five-day festival packed with events, classes, lunches and […]

CASA Cooks for their Cause

Caroline Cody and CASA executive director Dellona Davis Justin Woods, chef Donald Link, Jennifer Benjamin and Aaron Wolfson William Prieur, Nicole Scalco, Scott Scheffy and Amy Harang Allen Miller, Beth Johnson and Skylar Rosenbloom The 2nd Annual What’s Cookin’ with CASA fundraiser was held at Savvy Gourmet (4519 Magazine St.), Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. The […]

New Orleans Chefs Join the March

Raymond and Marlene Donovan with chef Tom Wolfe Harold Clarke with Ana and Juan Gershanik Ralph Brennan with chefs Scott Boswell, Jared Tees and Andrea Apuzzo Nikki Reyes, chef Rene Bajeux and Tari Lagasse Chefs Ben Wicks, Vincent Catalanatta, Jared Ralls and Adolfo García Smith and Elda Ourso with Austin and Angela Westbrook Steve and […]

Look to the Stars

Lee Anne Sciambra, Sidney Torres and Rita Benson LeBlanc Clark Todd, Carla Thomas, Philip Nimmo and John Besh Chris Casey, Robby Moss and Ricky Green David Andignac and Junior Achievement executive director Jack Brancewicz Ryan Berg, Kristen Ponthier and Clint Coldren Neil Abramson, Calvin Turner, Katherine Kay and David Capo The Junior Achievement honored the […]

Keeping history alive

Virginia White, Katherine Saer and Ellen Coleman Catherine Freeman, Susan and Ralph Brennan, and Cathy Posey Kristen Dry, chef Haley Bittermann and Joyce Pulitzer Tommy Westervelt and Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses executive director Mamie Gasperecz Tiffany Adler with Dr. John and Mimi Bowen Dr. Quinn Peeper, Carole Franco and Michael Harold The household of Mimi and […]

The Dish

The Next GenerationA healthy crop of cafés and boutique shops continues to blossom in New Orleans. Encouragingly, they are often the realization of efforts by young locals looking to be a part of the rebuilding process. First time small business owners like Madison Curry of Il Posto Italian Café on Dryades Street and Tiffany Wallace […]

Are you game?

AppetizerCalamariMussels EntréeDuck Duet with Raspberry and Duck ReductionServed with chive mashed potato and grilled asparagusBeef WellingtonSea Bass DessertChocolate sin cake Duck Duet with Raspberry and Duck Reduction3 ea. 5 lb. ducks, cleaned (saving all fat and bones)2 tblsp. Kosher salt and black pepper, fresh ground2 large Spanish onions, rough chopped6 ribs celery, rough chopped3 carrots, […]

What’s Hot

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to show the special someone in your life how much you care. And of course, gifts are always appreciated. These stylish items are guaranteed to dazzle your darling – without any help from Cupid! A stunning gift fit for royalty, this Faberge Imperial Twelve-Panel Egg from James Napier would be […]

Along the Avenue

Someone promise it won’t be like this next year? Even the hard-core need a rest! By the time you read this, the DebThanksHoliGras season will be over. All favs times of the Avenue set. But did we really need so many good things in the short span of eight weeks? I’ve been in a constant […]

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