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St. Charles Avenue February 2018

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Two Centuries of Poydras Home

Poydras Home celebrated its 200th year with a juried art show and sale benefit.

On the Cover

Co-Chairs Ann Heslin and Catherine Hales; FirstLine Schools Board President Brian Egana; Patron Co-Chair, Board Member and sponsor Capital One representative Carol Starr; and Langston Hughes Academy Leader Kamisha Gray are pictured representing “An Edible Evening,” benefiting Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. This ninth annual gala will be held Thursday, March 22 at the Langston Hughes […]

Bev's Note

I love the Edible Schoolyard! I volunteered there for two years at Samuel J. Green School, so I’m very excited to present the biggest fundraiser for them on our cover this month! This is the ninth annual “An Edible Evening,” which is their premiere fundraising event showcasing their signature seed-to-table garden and culinary education program. […]

February Events

21 “Fête de Voyage,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 523-6530, extension 30 21 “New Orleans Take Steps,” benefiting Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 408-2119, CCTakeSteps.org/NewOrleans2018 23 “Une Affaire d’Avant Garde: En Blanc et Noir,” benefiting Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association, 522-0996, extension 208 24 Seventh annual “Jewish Roots Gala – An […]

Morgan's Note

With the first half of the month focused on Mardi Gras and the second half on recovering from it, there isn’t much time for our everyday schedules. But, as my six-month-old reminds me at his nap time, maintaining the parts of your day that keep you sane – for me it’s making the bed every morning […]


Safety through solidarity

Valentine’s Day

1. Pack your most kissable lipstick in a leather crossbody clutch in blush. FeBe Clothing, 474 Metairie Road, 83505250, FeBeClothing.com 2. Imagine opening a little black box with a sparkling rose gold spike ring tucked inside. Porter Lyons, 631 Toulouse St., 518-4945, PorterLyons.com 3. A oui gift for your wee one, the super soft stretch […]

Seafood for Spring

Antoine’s Chef Michael Regua shares Soft Shell Crab topped With Crawfish Cardinal on a Bed of Onion Rice

Grab & Go

Entertaining for the Carnival crowd

A Candlelit Cemetery Soirée

An illuminated St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 hosted friends of Save Our Cemeteries for its annual benefit.

Traveling with Touro

Honoring Dr. Tom Oelsner, the “Touro Infirmary Foundation” gala supported Wellness Center upgrades.

Backing the Blue

More than 650 gathered to show support for New Orleans law enforcement.

Jazz in the Garden

“Fête du Jardin” recognized Patricia H. Gay for her lifetime of service to historic preservation.

Carnivals and Carousels

CADA raised more than $50,000 for the prevention and treatment of addiction.

Operatic Odyssey

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association celebrated its 75th anniversary.

World Record-Breaking Wines

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s “Carnivale du Vin” raised a record-breaking $3.5 million for children’s charities.

When Children Reigned

The story of the Krewe of Nor

Central to the City

Combining free arts education with entrepreneurship training, YAYA bolsters young artists.

A Legacy of Art and Culture

NOMA’s “Odyssey Ball” celebrates 51 years as a signature tradition of New Orleans’ culture.

Ash Wednesday Amour

Restaurant Offerings for a Lenten Valentine’s Day

St. Charles Avenue’s Annual Couture Wedding Guide

She could have chosen anywhere in the world to get married – money was no object – and she chose New Orleans. When tennis superstar Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian last November, she chose to stage her nuptials at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Central Business District “because of its incredible architecture and history,” […]

2018 Bridal Resource Directory

CATERING & FOOD SERVICES Antoine’s 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans 504-581-4422 Antoines.com   Arnaud’s 813 Bienville Ave., New Orleans 504-523-5433 ArnaudsRestaurant.com   Ralph Brennan Catering & Events 112 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 504-539-5511 RalphBrennanCatering.com   CLOTHING (BRIDE, BRIDESMAID, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, COCKTAIL, LINGERIE)   Ballin’s LTD 721 Dante St., New Orleans (and other […]

Health & Beauty

Children’s Hospital CHNola.org/pediatrics Children’s Pediatrics provides primary care in and around the Greater New Orleans area. With practices in 13 locations, including the After Hours Clinic, they treat more than 150,000 children each year. Their goal is to not only care for sick kids, but to work to prevent illness by teaching families how to […]

Geoff Coats

General Manager, Blue Bikes

Sophia Frances Bruton

Louise S. McGehee School

Michele Percy

Buyer & Partner, Lukka Boutique

Melissa Benitez

Director, Belladonna Day Spa 


[gtx_gallery] Tara Caro, Austin Caro, Liz Lotz and Reid Caro show off their costumes at “SEALebration” at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in October. The annual thank-you party for Audubon members was fall-themed and featured close-up animal encounters, music, games and more.    

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