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St. Charles Avenue January 2020

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Young Bloods: Benjamin Gordon

Combining philanthropy with a flair for fashion, one local sock company is making a positive difference. By purchasing a pair of socks from New Orleans-based Ell & Atty, shoppers can help give back to the local community as well. Benjamin Gordon drew on his background in the clothing industry to create Ell & Atty. Socks […]

America the Beautiful

As many of you know, my husband and I purchased a new Airstream Mercedes-Benz RV about three months ago. So many people asked about our adventures, so I decided to fill you in! We are having a ball and it’s the best way to see our beautiful exquisite country. This is an entertaining column, so today […]

Philanthropic Fun: Taking to the Trail

  More than 450 patrons came to celebrate trailside for “The Greenway Soiree,” the largest crowd yet for Friends of Lafitte Greenway. The $97,000 raised at the benefit goes right back in supporting work that benefits all, including making safe bike and pedestrian connections, completing the last half-mile of the trail and bringing the Greenway […]

Performing Arts: January

9 & 10 Bill Burr Incendiary comic Bill Burr is on tour again after his latest Netflix special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger.  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com 9 & 11 LPO: Beethoven’s “Eroica” The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, “Eroica.”  Orpheum Theater, 129 […]

Shop Talk: Christy Zurcher

What is your role at Ursuline Academy?  I have the privilege of promoting and sharing all of the wonderful things that take place at the nation’s first all-girls Catholic school. Every day is different. From assemblies to performances to class projects and everything else in between, I love being out and about on campus – […]

Shop Talk: Tammy O’Shea

What are some of your duties as Chief Marketing Officer of Fidelity Bank?  As CMO I’m responsible for brand management, advertising and public relations strategy, social media and all donations and events and sponsorships. I also serve as the corporate spokesperson. I work with all business entities to help them achieve their goals and to […]

Savory Satisfaction

Pecan Crust 3/4 cup pecans 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons butter, chilled 3 Tablespoons ice water Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grind pecans fine in a food processor. Add flour and salt and process. Remove to a large mixing bowl and cut in butter with 2 knives until mixture resembles […]

Philanthropic Fun: Away With ALS

Over 3,500 partygoers filled Champions Square for a fun-filled “Gleason Gras” presented by Dave and Buster’s and the Kavanagh Family Foundation. The festivities raised more than $335,000 for the Team Gleason Foundation, which aims to empower people living with ALS by providing innovative technology, custom voices, equipment, assistance and more to provide added purpose and […]


Then-Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee Sheng and Nora Vaden-Holmes are pictured at Dr. Bradley Bartholomew’s home in Metairie Club Gardens for a cocktail reception for the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s board members and sponsors ahead of the Tree School’s 19th annual fundraising event in April. Lee Sheng has since been elected Jefferson Parish President, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Thrilling Tablescapes

  A stunning display of 23 tables with towering centerpieces, bright and colorful florals, sparkling glassware and whimsical accents decorated the Audubon Tea Room for the sixth annual “Wine, Dine & Design.” St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC and the Renaissance Foundation, together with Presenting Sponsor Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque – […]

Philanthropic Fun: Serving a Healthier Future

  March of Dimes presented its annual “Signature Chefs Auction” on October 4, 2019 at the Omni Royal, which raises awareness and funds to advance scientific research and educational programs for the health of all moms and babies. John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, served as Event Chair. Mr. […]

What’s Hot: Beauty

1. Put your best face forward by using a Rose Quartz facial roller from Slow North to massage the lymphatic system and improve firmness, circulation and fine lines. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8352, HomeMaloneNola.com. 2. While ordinary cotton pillowcases pull skincare products away from your skin, Slip silk pillowcases keep your face moisturized […]

Geaux Girl!

When I was about 12 years old, my friends and I liked to walk to a neighborhood book store to buy stick candy and peruse the book selection. The owners graciously allowed us this pleasure although we never purchased anything but candy and left sticky fingerprints on many books during our visits. That is until […]

Philanthropic Fun: Art Amongst the Oaks

  Sydney and Walda Besthoff were honored at “LOVE in the Garden” Presented by Hancock Whitney, which hosted 1,600 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. For the first time, the new Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion opened for the Patron Party, where guests mingled to the sounds of the NOCCA Trio and enjoyed a special […]

Philanthropic Fun: Star Students

  “Everybody is a Star” at the 2019 Blue Rose Ball, where 800 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency for a sold-out gala to support the mission of ensuring every student with special educational needs is able to reach their potential at St. Michael Special School. This fundraiser allows the school to keep tuition affordable […]

Philanthropic Fun: Pasta for the Performing Arts

  The 24th annual “Pasta and Puccini Fundraising Gala” provides the Jefferson Performing Arts Society with resources for its youth programs and cultural endeavors for the 2020-2021 Season. The 2019 gala presenting sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shane. Hon. Conrad and Carol Appel hosted the Patron Party in their Metairie home on Friday, September […]

Nostalgia: Arts History

Max Simon Rau opened M. S. Rau Antiques in 1912 at 719 Royal St.; 19 years later, he moved to a larger space at 630 Royal St., and the business has been located there ever since. Two expansions occurred in the 1940s and 1990s with the purchase of additional buildings on St. Peter and Toulouse […]

Bev’s Note

Get ready for the amazing “Bal Masqué” presented by the Link Stryjewski Foundation! This year, Founders chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, will be joined by chef Nancy Oakes from San Francisco and chef Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles for the fifth annual weekend January 17-18! Thanks to chefs Donald and Stephen for gracing our cover, […]

Philanthropic Fun: The Answer to Cancer

  Since 1976, Cancer Crusaders’ mission has been to raise funding for research to eradicate cancer. The 19th annual “Celebration of Life Luncheon” continues to champion that cause and honored cancer survivors in the community who are making a difference. Luncheon Co-Chairs were Charleen Boos and Dawn Miller. 2019 Co-Presidents were Susie Baker and Linda […]

Philanthropic Fun: Contribution of Character

  The 34th annual “Catholic Community Foundation Dinner” celebrated Catholic generosity in our community and honored 2019 St. John Paul II Award winner, Peter “Pete” R. Quirk, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Thursday, October 10. The award is given annually to a person who exhibits high moral character, exemplary values and unselfish volunteer […]

Joan of Arc Parade

The beginning of Carnival season has its own milestones within every household. The first King Cake bought for the season. The change of decorations. For the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, however, their parade on the first day of Carnival marks another important milestone that they will celebrate this year: Jeanne d’Arc’s 100th anniversary of sainthood.  […]

Morgan’s Note

I always think I’m going to get a break after the holidays. That after all that time preparing, cooking, planning, wrapping, hosting, visiting with friends and family, etc., etc., etc., that there would be some time to take a breath and get back to a regular (maybe a little less stressful) schedule.  And then I […]

Philanthropic Fun: Valuable Volunteers

  St. Elizabeth’s Guild continues to support the well-being of the various children’s programs serviced by Catholic Charities, bolstered by proceeds from their “Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon” presented by Angel Wings Foundation. This year’s program raised $80,000 for Padua House, St. John the Baptist Head Start, Cornerstone Kids, Isiah 43 and Therapeutic Family Services. Master […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

January 8  Past President High Tea Benefits: The New Orleans Garden Society Event Info.: This annual event will feature a guest speaker from Pistil & Stamen. Tickets: $55/Ticket Location: Windsor Court Hotel Contact: 655-2727 15  President’s Circle Reception Benefits: Preservation Resource Center Event Info.: Daniela and Elie Khoury will host this annual event celebrating the […]

Hitting Reset

I used to go on a clean eating binge at the start of every year, sickened from the excesses of the prior season while gearing up for the ultimate excess of Mardi Gras. I gave this up two years ago when I flipped the practice of a season of vegetable-forward eating to a daily one. […]

With This Ring: McHenry – Smith

Victoria Knox McHenry and Derek Michael Smith were both first-year medical students at LSU, and neither was looking to meet someone. That all changed when Derek’s lab partner, who was also a good friend of Victoria’s from college, invited them both to her birthday party and introduced them. Derek casually asked Victoria “F&M’s or Grit’s?”, […]

Health + Beauty

Dr. Sean Weiss Facial Plastic Surgery 2201 Veterans Blvd., #408, Metairie 504-814-3223 (FACE) | SeanWeissMD.com/SaintCharlesAvenue Dr. Sean Weiss is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and expert in facial aesthetics. Start the new year by taking advantage of incredible offers including discounts on fillers, HydraFacials, RF Microneedling, Skin Pen and more! Exclusive offers for St. […]

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