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St. Charles Avenue January 2014

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January Snapshots

      Former Executive Director Deena Gerber with her successor, current Jewish Family Services Executive Director Michael Steiner. The “Rhythm and Soul Jazz Brunch” honored Gerber for her term of service, and featured a champagne reception and brunch at the Audubon Tea Room. Odessa Adams-Price, chair Patty Riddlebarger, Toya Barnes-Teamer and Ana Gershanik at […]

The 18th Annual “Pasta & Puccini” Gala for JPAS.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society held its 18th annual fundraising gala, “Pasta & Puccini,” on October 11 at the JW Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. Chaired by Mayor Michael Yenni and his wife Michelle, the annual fundraiser supports the performances and outreach programs of Jefferson Performing Arts Society, including children’s programming, opera, chorale, symphony, theatre and […]

Fourth Annual “Magic in the Moonlight” Raised Funds for the Botanical Garden

On the evening of Friday, October 18, The New Orleans Botanical Garden honored the Garden Study Club of New Orleans for the sustained support they have provided for many years. Chaired by Marla Donovan, Dana Hansel and David Waller, the evening featured a four-course seated dinner prepared by renowned chef Aaron Burgau of Patois and […]

Olmsted Legacy Dinner

John Charles Olmsted Society for Audubon Park has raised more than $9.5 million.

Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala

Attended by over 1000 guests, the “Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala,” which benefited the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, started off with a bang featuring “Supper-by-the-bite” with refreshments from over 30 of New Orleans’s finest eateries, libations from the Goldring Family Foundation and Republic National Distributing Company. Musical entertainment was provided on all […]

Local Wedding: Young – Meeks

Elizabeth “Bess” Caliste Young and Matthew Ethridge Meeks met at Sewanee: The University of the South through mutual friends. Matt was on the swim team, and Bess was friends with several members on the team. Their paths crossed at various functions around Sewanee’s campus, and they began spending more time together. Matt bought Bess tickets […]

Take Charge Of Your Health, Beauty & Wellness In 2014

This New Year, resolve to stay in tip-top shape with the help of St. Charles Avenue. Our healthy, beauty and wellness guide contains expert advice on keeping healthy as well as a few recommendations for outstanding local businesses to help make this year your best yet. Improving your health and wellness doesn’t require a gym […]

It’s A Nawlins Dawlins Pawty

The debut season is well underway, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate because everyone is in town. Ellie Beuerman, Claire Brown, Cheney Gardner, Ellie Gardner, Ainsley Mumford, Jennifer Leigh St. Paul and Lauren Terral wanted a real New Orleans party, so their parents went into high gear to pull out all the stops! […]

Registry of Charitable Events

JANUARY January 9 2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-off Party Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Info.: Come help kick off the party for the March 22 “2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta” at the Southern Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: Free Location: Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St. Contact: […]

OnStage Performance Calendar

JANUARY Through Jan. 12 | The Golden Girls Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Brian Peterson and Jack Long perform their camped-up version of the classic sitcom. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460, MidCityTheatre.com 9 | Gluzman and Sibelius Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the concert featuring Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahalia Jackson Theater, […]

Lambeth House Celebrates Its Holistic Wellness Center.

“A New Star on Broadway” celebrated the opening of the Holistic Wellness Center at Lambeth House on Thursday, October 17. The Holistic Wellness Center is the first of its kind in New Orleans, designed to be a place where older adults can exercise and strengthen the mind, body and spirit. The building includes a chapel, […]

Mark Strella

Did you know that, percentage-wise, New Orleans has more independent businesses than most American cities? From food to jewelry to music stores, New Orleans is filled with creative enterprises. With the help of Stay Local!, New Orleanians can locate nearby companies to meet almost every need. Stay Local! was founded in 2003 to showcase New […]

Student Activist – Gillen Briede

St. Mary’s Dominican High School

Shop Talk – Emily LaBorde

Owner, Dry Bar Bleu

Shop Talk – Sanja Alickovic

How did you first get involved in the fashion business? Fashion always played a big role in my life; my mother would dress my sister and I in matching, custom-made outfits. Opening the store two years ago was a lifelong dream come true. What makes Haute unique? We focus on designers that you can’t find […]

Educate Yourself

what’s new and special in your area school

The beginning of the 1984 World’s Fair

In 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition, more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair, came to New Orleans – but the process to get it here started much earlier. The first steps were taken in 1974 by Edward Stagg, Executive Director of the Council for a Better Louisiana, who successfully promoted the fair to the U.S. […]

Celebrating the Opening of the Heritage School of Music

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., held a fundraising gala “Celebrating the Heritage School of Music” on Thursday, October 17, at the home of Mary and Bill Hines. Perennial Jazz Fest favorite Henry Butler performed, ensuring a musically magical night for all. The Heritage School of Music will open its doors […]

Bridge House/Grace House Hosts Its Seventh 'Celebrity Waiters'

Presented by Will and Racquel Smith’s Foundation, Where There’s a Will There’s a Way, Bridge House/Grace House celebrated its seventh annual “Celebrity Waiters” luncheon. Featuring a decadent meal, silent auction and service from celebrity waiters, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans hosted and catered the luncheon. Mike Morris performed as musical entertainment, and Eddie Gonzales provided […]

On The Cover

Be transported back to a different age on Friday, January 24, at WYES’ inaugural “An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey.” Co-chairs Ransdell and William Prieur, Margaret and Pierre B. Villere II and Thomas P. Westervelt promise a magical evening at the iconic St. Charles Avenue home of Mrs. Anne Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. William […]

The Encore Shop Hosted A Designer Boutique For LPO Musicians

Fashion Week at the Encore Shop on Maple Street held six days of fashionable events, but the highlight of the week was the Tuesday night “Fall Into Fashion Party” held at the elegant home of the retired Major General David Mize and his wife Jane. Entertainment was provided by the Nick Ellman Jazz Trio, and […]

CADA Carnivale Patron Party

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans held its third annual “Carnivale Patron Party” at the Columns Hotel on October 17th. The Carnival-themed evening featured an open bar, entertainment, circus acts and an auction. Musical entertainment was provided by Jay, Ray and Gee, and the circus acts featured a clown, stilt […]

Feast with the Stars

“Feast with the Stars” celebrated the green spaces of New Orleans.

Filling the Doughnut Hole

Modern takes on an old classic

Soup’s On

                              Smoked Butternut Squash Roasted Red Pepper Bisque With Tarragon-Scented Jumbo Lump Crab and Red Pepper Sour Cream • 2 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, de-seed and cut into medium-sized chunks • 2 red bell peppers • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice […]

What’s Hot for the New Year

This time of year a clean slate is laid out in front of you and it’s called 2014. Do not get bogged down by the post-holiday blues because Mardi Gras is just around the corner! Some New Orleans brands and boutiques are here to help you pass the time until the next big celebration with […]

Adventures in Mom Camp

As a lifelong resident of New Orleans and mother of two, I’m often asked by visiting friends from out of town, “what are the best things to do with children in New Orleans?” The answer comes quickly and easily: New Orleans offers countless options for kids of all ages. My answer typically includes the local […]

10 Beauty Resolutions for 2014

It is that time of year again, which can only mean one thing: the dreaded New Year resolutions. Yes, you could vow to go the gym at least three times a week – for the fourth year running – or promise that this year you’ll dramatically cut down on your chocolate consumption, instead nibbling your way through […]

Cruisin’ the Crescent

These past few months the United States has had a slew of celebrations, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and now the New Year. I am excited to celebrate the New Year here in New Orleans, and why not? This past year Travel + Leisure ranked us “America’s Favorite City to Visit.” When looking back on the […]

A Note from Bev

We all watch WYES and love it, so we’re featuring the WYES inaugural “An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey” on our January cover! This is your chance to support WYES and have fun doing it! Thanks to Randsell and William Prieur, Margaret and Pierre Villere II and Tommy Westervelt for chairing this incredible event. It […]

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