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St. Charles Avenue February 2013

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A Royal Welcome

Arriving Mardi Gras morning, 1950, at 7 a.m. by private train car, His Royal Highness, Edward, Duke of Windsor, and his wife, Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, were taken first to the St. Charles Hotel to settle in and then began what many of us are familiar with on Mardi Gras: a very long day of […]

Top Dishes for March of Dimes

28th annual “Signature Chefs Auction” benefits the March of Dimes Foundation.

Sparkling Philanthropy

Fifth annual “Uncork the Cure” raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Star Designs at Longue Vue House and Gardens’ Annual Event

Longue Vue House and Gardens’ “Essence of Style Design Symposium” features Mario Buatta.

For Love of Literature

“STAIR Affair” uses an Alice in Wonderland theme to advance literacy in public schools.

A Helluva Night at Tulane Fundraiser

Tulane University sets an event fundraising record with “Helluva Hullabaloo Auction.”

Art for the Ages

18th annual “Poydras Home Art Show” raises $103,000 for a new wellness and therapy center.

Louisiana’s Cultural Economy Foundation’s Ode to Louisiana

LCEF toasts state culture with “LA Fête Louisiane.”

Top New Orleans Entrepreneuers Shine Bright

Top entrepreneurs under age 40 honored as “Rising Stars” by Junior Achievement.

Getting smART with Art

“Cocktails for KID smART” celebrates its 10th anniversary in record-setting style.

A Gatsbian Affair Serving the Emeril Lagasse Foundation

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s signature fundraiser generates $2.2 million in a weekend.

February Schooldays


Shop Mardi Gras

          Abeille 324-3488 Your Mardi Gras must-haves: hangover prevention patches and hair chalk! Banbury Cross Fine Children’s Clothing 837-0447 Purple gingham smocked romper and bow Betty Hunley Designs 895-2870 Hand gilded door embellishment Chatta Box 454-1527 Jovani emerald evening gown   Cristy’s Collection www.cristyscollection.com Sideways fleur de lis necklace Eclectic Home […]

On the Cover: February 2013

Celebrating all things wine, the annual spring fundraiser “Amazing Grapes” is hosted by the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. This event helps to sustain its educational programming; these programs are tailored to the individual classroom curriculum of each school and offer uncommon perspectives on the diversity of life in 19th-century New Orleans. Executive director Mamie […]

Rivers Spencer

Rivers Spencer Interiors

Real Wedding: Bland – McLean

In 2008, Laura Anne Bland and Lee Davidson McLean IV both went to Fat Harry’s to catch the Saint’s game – the two had never met but were pleasantly surprised to find out they had many mutual friends. That evening, Lee gave Laura a ride back to her house and asked if he could call […]

Marianne Winter Miller to Dr. Isidore Cohn Junior

Vintage Wedding | January 3, 1976

What's New and What's Hot in New Orleans

New Orleans restaurants stand out with new menus, events and offerings during the most festive of months.

Bridal Resource Directory

                  CATERERS/FOOD SERVICE Fresh Bar 6101 Magazine St. 309-9513 Pinkberry 5601 Magazine St. (and other locations) 899-4260 Toulouse Catering 3811 Toulouse 488-4466   CHILDREN’S CLOTHES Angelique Baby 5519 Magazine St. 899-8992 Banbury Cross 100 Atheron St. 837-0447 Haase’s 8119 Oak St. 866-9944   CLEANERS Liberto Cleaners 4814 […]

Bridal Style in New Orleans

Being in Love is Always in Fashion

Passionate Eats

February has the makings for some very special occasion moments. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day (only two days, actually), you’ll probably be in need of some dining recommendations, and if chefs Kristin Butterworth and Brian McGeehee have anything to do with it, you’ll gain a new passion for dining in New Orleans. Maybe it’s […]

Layered Luxury with Executive Chef Chris Montero of Cafe B

Crispy Eggplant with Basil Ricotta and Smoked Tomato Crawfish Sauce Recipe

Finding the Best Mascara For You

Magazines flood us with information on “the best” mascaras, but what works for some may not work for others – I can’t stress enough the importance of finding what works for you. To make it easier to get the most out of any mascara I have 10 great tips for fabulous lashes in 2013: 1: […]

Cruisin’ the Crescent – February 2013

Six degrees of separation is defined as: the idea that everyone is approximately six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. I thought of this theory after socializing over the holidays. We all play the “name game” as a conversation tool when meeting someone new. If you […]

A Note from Bev

Amazing Grapes, the fabulous spring fundraiser for Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses is March 1 and you don’t want to miss it! We are so excited to have executive director Mamie Gasperecz, co-chairs Holt Kolb and Cara Ogg, Barry Wiss representing Trinchero Family Estates and Keith de la Gardelle, regional manager of the Trincero Family […]

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