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St. Charles Avenue February 2022

St. Charles Avenue February 2022

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February Nonprofit Events Calendar

February 4    City Stars Soirée, benefiting Junior Achievement, JAGNO.org 4    New Orleans Go Red for Women Luncheon, benefiting American Heart Association, 504-872-3500, NewOrleansGoRed.Heart.org  7    Galatoire Foundation’s Mardi Gras Table Auction, benefiting Covenant House, Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré and the Galatoire Foundation, Galatoires.com/events 10    Alexis de Tocqueville Gala, benefiting United […]

American Cancer Society’s “Fire & Ice Honoree Ball”

The American Cancer Society hosted its “Fire & Ice Honoree Ball” presented by Ochsner Cancer Institute, to recognize an elite group of individuals who have shown support for the fight against cancer in the New Orleans community. The Audubon Tea Room hosted the memorable program, three-course dinner, libations, live music, an online auction, raffle and […]

Audubon Nature Institute’s “2021 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do”

The 43rd “Zoo-To-Do” gala fundraiser was held Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Audubon Zoo, accented by beautiful wetlands-chic décor following a whooping crane theme. The event, usually held the first Friday in May, was rescheduled due to the pandemic and scaled down to a Sponsors & Patrons only experience to accommodate COVID safety measures. […]

Philanthropic Faces: Gia M. Hamilton

In the heart of Treme, the New Orleans African American Museum is ideally situated to tell the history of the city through its Black citizens, as well as expanding their stories beyond it borders. “The contributions of African Americans in Treme, New Orleans and our nation are so vast and important to American culture that […]

Finishing Touches: Elevate Your Offerings

Chances are that sometime this month around parade time, you’ll find yourself laying out a spread of finger sandwiches (I’m partial to the ones cut into triangles or mini-muffulettas), potato salad, cheese straws and the like.  Instead of popping the top off the tray, adding a stack of go-cups and calling it a day, why […]

Arts Calendar: February

FEBRUARY 3  Billie Eilish, Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, SmoothieKingCenter.com 3 & 17  Ogden Museum Meditation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, OgdenMuseum.org 4-6  Tet Fest: Vietnamese New Year, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14011 Dwyer Blvd. 5  Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, Marigny/Bywater, Chewbacchus.org 5  Tool, Smoothie King Center, 1501 […]

Along The Avenue: From Pyramids to Parties

Goodness, a gal slips out the country for a bit of educational and personal R & R and Omicron arrives with a vengeance, making a mess of everyone’s plans for Christmas, a big Deb Season and New Year’s Eve. Now who knows how this will impact February? So far Mardi Gras and the big Rex […]

Extra Bite: Rent the Rampart & The Bacchus Mule

Palm & Pine’s private dining room, The Rampart Room, is an ideal spot to book for Mardi Gras. The space has a private entrance and seats 24 or accommodates 30 to 40 guests for an indoor/outdoor cocktail reception. The Rampart Room contrasts the vibrant space of Palm & Pine next door with a sultry, jazzy, […]

SNAPSHOTS

Gayle Benson and Rebecca Pennington, Ph.D, CFRE, attended Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s fifth annual “Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Luncheon” in October 2021 in the Audubon Tea Room. More than 200 guests attended this year’s event, raising more than $60,000 to support needs including camp experiences, uniforms, horse feed and case and the “Badge in a […]

How to Host: All Day Mardi Gras Brunch

Have no doubt, this Mardi Gras will be one for the books, an over-the-top debacle of debauchery. If you live on or close enough to a parade route and you have a functioning bathroom you might as well plan a party: Guests are on the way. A Big Batch Libation Emily Walker, sommelier for Copper […]

With This Ring: Norton – Bright

On New Year’s Day 2016 in New York City, a friend introduced Edgar Allen Gordon Bright IV to Kathryn Frances Norton. Shortly after, he learned that he had won two tickets to a matinee performance of The Book of Mormon, and he decided to ask her to join him for the show. They met at […]

Entertaining with Bev: Mardi Gras Epiphany

What do four very busy women with major careers have in common this Mardi Gras? They all had an epiphany when it came to Mardi Gras beads and throws that are clogging up our gutters and causing major damage when it comes to the environment!  Three of these women, Allison Tiller, (Avenue’s own) Penn Iarocci […]

When Romance & Debauchery Collide

As is often the case, Carnival season will encompass Valentine’s Day, though, lucky for lovers, the annual celebration that’s the apex for romance falls on a Monday this year when no parades are scheduled to roll. On its surface Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and romance. As such, this would logically lead celebrants […]

Traditions Transformed

While weddings – even the most perfectly planned – have an element of unpredictability, the COVID-19 pandemic threw yet another agent of chaos into the mix. But, brides, grooms, parents and the wedding industry have learned to pivot and adjust. “The one constant is that there is no constant,” says Susan Zackin, Owner of Z […]

The Wohl Apartments

The late 1940s in New Orleans saw a building boom for new homes, including apartment buildings. One of the largest, built Uptown in 1949, was The Wohl Apartments, on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Josephine Street. The site had previously been the Coleman Adler home, which was demolished to make room for the […]

Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ “NOCTURNE XVIII”

“NOCTURNE XVIII” brought music to the ears of arts patrons with a champagne reception, a salon recital by a world-renowned pianist and a seated dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. The annual gala and fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, this beautiful and anticipated evening allows MASNO to continue offering a wide variety of […]

What’s Hot: Mardi Gras

The city is alive with the promising sound of Mardi Gras magic making its way back to us this season. As we excitedly prepare to gather round the bead trees to hoist our go-cups high, you’ll want to have a few celebratory essentials on hand when those good times begin to roll.  Take your drink […]

What to Wear

Nigel Girgrah M.D. Ph.D. , Chief Wellness Officer and Medical Director, Liver Transplant, Former Medical Director, Multi-Organ Transplant Institute, Ochsner Health and his wife Shelley, a Director at Ochsner Health, show us how to support and celebrate in serious style. With so many great causes and parties to attend, here’s what you should be hanging […]

Editor’s Note

A Note from Bev – JCRS, Mardi Gras and More! Jewish Children’s Regional Service has been in existence since 1855 and is the only regional Jewish child welfare agency in the country! They provide needs-based scholarships for summer camp, college aid and assistance to children with special needs. This year, JCRS will serve or fund over […]

Jeanne Barousse

For interior designer Jeanne Barousse, her chosen profession runs in her family. Barousse was influenced early on by her mother’s cousin, who was an interior designer in north Louisiana.  That led to Barousse obtaining an interior design degree from LSU in the early 1980s, and then spending more than three decades dedicated to the design […]

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s “Beneficiary Luncheon for Carnivale du Vin”

A beneficiary luncheon Hosted by Alden, Meril and E.J. Lagasse, kicked off the festivities of the “Carnivale du Vin” fundraising weekend for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Presented at the New Orleans Board of Trade, the event featured students from several local schools throughout the program. St. Michael Special School Cheerleaders welcomed guests, and the school’s […]

Changemakers: Libbie Sonnier Ph.D.

As Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC), Dr. Libbie Sonnier has served the youngest residents of Louisiana for years. By supporting legislation and helping fund early care and education programs, Sonnier has worked her whole career for the benefit of children. Inspired by a nephew born with special needs, Sonnier dedicated […]

Le Petit Theatre’s “Curtain Call Ball”

The “Curtain Call Ball” brought guests “back to the theatre” for an evening of mingling and musical performances that support keeping the curtains open with new works at Le Petit Theatre. The event began at Tableau, where patrons could mingle and enjoy cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. The musical performance and live auction followed […]

Gift Guide

NOLA Pens NolaPens.com 3017 Edenborn Ave, Metairie 504-258-3916 Instagram: @nola.pens Our Mardi Gras pens are expertly handcrafted to showcase the purple, green, and gold colors of Mardi Gras. Own an extraordinary collectible. Your writing will be truly inspired. Art & Eyes ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLa.com  3707 Magazine St, New Orleans 504-891-4494  Instagram: @art.and.eyes Art & Eyes, where Valentine’s […]

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