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NOPJF’s “Stake-In for Justice”

President and CEO NOPJF Melanie Talia, NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and Event Chair Elizabeth Boh   The virtual “Stake Out for Justice Patron Party,” available for viewing on NOPJF.org, supported the New Orleans Police Department in its efforts to make New Orleans a safer place to live, work and visit. Honorees were NOPJF Founders Sandy […]

Shop Talk | Keith LeBlanc Jr. M.D., Elizabeth Bucher M.D. & R. Corey Rougelot M.D.

What is The Skin Surgery Centre? The Skin Surgery Centre© is a state-of-the-art facility for Dermatologic Surgery, where we strive to provide individualized, focused care for each patient in a warm, caring environment. Our mission is to make each patient’s experience as pleasant as possible from booking to discharge What do the Physicians at The […]

Student Activist | Sean Michael Cursain

“Being involved in my community matters to me because it allows me to have a say in what kind of world I want to live in and hope my small actions may inspire others to do the same,” says Sean Michael Cursain, a senior at Brother Martin High School. Cursain began volunteering at University Medical […]

Changemakers | Candice Huber

Fulfilling a lifelong goal to run a bookstore, Candice Huber opened Tubby & Coo’s in 2014. With a focus on science fiction, fantasy, queer and diverse books (including children’s books), the shop promotes inclusivity for authors and readers alike. A curated bookstore, Tubby & Coo’s offers everything from engrossing fantasy series to fresh young adult […]

What’s Hot | Mardi Gras

No ifs, ands or King Cakes about it, Mardi Gras is going to be a little different this year. Although parade routes will be paused, we can still celebrate at home by surrounding ourselves with Carnival-themed concepts that keep our laissez les bon temps rouler spirits in full swing.   Deck out your door with […]

Nostalgia | Carnival Cancellations

Image provided courtesy of the Historic New Orleans Collection, John T Mendes Photograph Collection, Gift of Waldemar S. Nelson, 2003.0182.162 A Mardi Gras masker in 1919. While there were no large krewe events that year, “celebration of an impromptu nature” was expected. Thousands took part of the masking and carousing on Mardi Gras day as […]

American Cancer Society’s “Belles & Beaus Ball”

Jordan and Co-Chair Jessika Schulman with Co-Chair and Hostess Stacy and Jim Guest at private viewing party This annual fête exclusively benefits the operating costs of the American Cancer Society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge on River Road in New Orleans, which provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and caregivers who […]

The Dish | Pivoting for Mardi Gras

The “Elvis” King Cake from Cochon Butcher. is filled with peanut butter and banana and topped with house-cured bacon, marshmallow and Mardi Gras sprinkles.   As we do in my household every year at this time, we recently dismantled Christmas and New Year’s stowed them in the attic and hauled out Mardi Gras. This year […]

IPNO’s “19th Anniversary Gala Online Fundraiser & Auction”

Still from the District Attorney Candidate Forum The Innocence Project New Orleans’ weeklong virtual gala culminated with a digital fundraiser and auction with a dedicated site with videos, silent auction and more, available for patrons to view between August 28 and September 6, 2020. The event culminated with the District Attorney Candidate Forum, which took […]

Shop Talk | Brandon Boudreaux

What are some of the services you offer at Boudreaux’s? We are a full-service jeweler, offering top-end designers, watch brands and our own signature collection designed and crafted in-house. We also offer jewelry and watch repairs as well as custom jewelry services for clients looking to design their own pieces. Do you offer financing or […]

Entertaining With Bev | New Orleans Knows How to Put on A Party

[gtx_gallery]   In September 2019, The Garden Club of America’s New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc, hosted members from five Southern states! We are a city that knows how to entertain, educate and excite everyone who comes to visit; of course, this was before the pandemic. President of Zone 1X Barbara Bush, along with her committee, […]


Camille Whitworth, Simone Bruni, Sandra Dartus, Betsie Gambel and Margarita Bergen celebrated the birthday of Queen Yolande of Aragon at Palace Cafe in August. Queen Yolande was the mother-in-law of the Dauphin King and the royal ruler who was credited with helping fund the campaign in support of the Maid of Orleans. In honor of […]

Editor’s Note

Bev’s Note It is Mardi Gras time, and even though we won’t have the usual celebrations we’re accustomed to, New Orleanians are going to celebrate to the utmost! Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Mardi Gras for ideas for decorating and celebrating. And Nostalgia outlines 15 other times Carnival was curtailed. I just […]

With This Ring | Goldberger — Morgan

[gtx_gallery]   Thirty years ago, Clem Goldberger met William Arthur Morgan at a coffee shop. While neither remembers exactly what they said to one another, Clem does recall Bill telling her that she was pretty. Bill asked Clem on a date to UNO’s Jazz Club, the Sandbar. They were a couple for many, many years […]

Ochsner Health’s “Colors of the Mind”

“Colors of the Mind” may have looked different this year, but the 2020 virtual and in-person celebrations of the advancements in Neuroscience raised over $200,000 to support cutting-edge treatment, care and support for the most vulnerable patients being treated at the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. The “Sidewalk Soirée” transformed the Ochsner Baptist Imaging Center parking area […]

Kids Play | Valentine’s Day

I will be the first to admit that I have never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. In fact, I may be guilty of having called it the “Mardi Gras Distraction Holiday” on more than one occasion. However, as we settle into 2021, it’s good time to celebrate the people we love and help support […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Couture Wedding Guide

According to famed American psychologist Albert Ellis, “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” And in the era of COVID-19, couples who have planned to tie the knot have found that persistence, accompanied by creativity and flexibility, can bring their wedding dreams to life despite the hindrances brought on by a pandemic. […]

Valentine’s Gifts

Art & Eyes 504.891.4494 3708 Magazine St., New Orleans On Instagram: @ArtAndEyesNola ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com LET THEM EAT CAKE! How sweet it is, eyewear and maskwear! Look delicious in Frenchy glasses from Sabine Be., $345, and Gaston, $350, & have fun in super functional and fun plaque mask, $35! We put the FUN in functional!   Art […]

2021 Bridal Resource Directory

Beauty Services The Spa at Windsor Court 300 Gravier St., New Orleans 888.441.0137 On Instagram: @WindsorCourt WindsorCourtHotel.com/spa   Custom Invitations & Personalized Items GEM Printing 1904 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 504.834.9580 or 504.831.1762 On Instagram: @GemPrinting GemPrinting.com InvitoBella 985.269.0806 On Instagram: @InvitoBella InvitoBella.com   Flowers Kim Starr Wise Floral Events 2036 Magazine St., New Orleans […]

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