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St. Charles Avenue January 2022

St. Charles Avenue January 2022

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Finishing Touches: Nailing It

There’s enough to worry about on New Year’s Eve without having to find a last-minute appointment when you break a nail trying to get those tiny buckles on your heels closed. Enter the perfect solution: a set of press on nails from M.A.D. Nails.  Owned by Morgan Dixon (whose work you may know from the […]

Philanthropic Faces: Cristiane Maria Rosales Fajardo

After Hurricane Katrina, Cristiane Maria Rosales Fajardo jumped into the recovery, connecting anyone affected by the storm, as well as the influx of workers to help in relief efforts, with much-needed services when she was at the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA). While working at VAYLA, Cristi shared with her supervisor, MK Ngyuen, how […]

Raising the Bar on Fitness

If you’re one of the many people considering a health reboot during the new year but you’re feeling uninspired by seasonally discounted gym memberships and promises of a new you using tired, old methods, you may want to dive a little further into the offerings of the New Orleans wellness scene. From infrared-heated workouts to […]

Editor’s Note

A Note from Bev – Cocktails, Fresh Starts & Follow Ups  We are so excited to feature “Cocktails for KID smART” for our January cover! Thanks so much to our cover models: Event Chairs Krystal Hardy-Allen, Norman Barnum and Jeanette Weiland; Graham Ralston representing presenting sponsor Regions Bank; and Executive Director Elise Gallinot Goldman! This fabulous fundraiser will […]

What’s Hot: Beauty

Tension will melt away with the drape of a warmed or cooled neck wrap therapy pack from Slow North. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com  Agent Nateur “h o l i ( w a t e r )” is an ultra-moisturizing toner that exfoliates, plumps, tightens, brightens and firms […]

New Orleans Botanical Garden’s “Magic in the Moonlight”

An elegant evening of al fresco dining in the Botanical Garden brought patrons together to enjoy fine dining and dancing for an after-hours soiree marking a quarter-century milestone of the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation. The décor, described as “simple, yet elegant, tasteful and refined,” mirrored the style of one of the esteemed honorees: Genevieve […]

JPAS’ Leading Ladies Guild’s “Promenade Luncheon”

Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Leading Ladies Guild hosted its “Promenade Luncheon” on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Metairie Country Club. The theme “Queen for a Day,” patterned after the 1950s TV show, encouraged attendees to wear tiaras and featured an opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite queen. The luncheon featured contests for […]

Changemakers: Kendall Winindger, Deborah Peters & Diana Fisher

When Diana Fisher faced a cancer diagnosis five years ago, she sought out alternative therapies in addition to Western medicine treatments. But driving all over for mental health, reiki and acupuncture treatments proved inconvenient. So at a fortuitous lunch three years ago, Fisher, along with her sisters Kendall Winindger and Deborah Peters, happened upon the […]

Looking Back: Token Trouble

  While the state luxury tax was 2%, New Orleans enacted a city tax as well, so New Orleanians faced a total 4% tax. This city tax was to be a temporary, stopgap motion to bring the city out of debt and balance the budget; 85 years later, the city sales tax still exists and […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

A new year brings new celebrations! Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that the information herein is correct as of December 10, though details are subject to change. Additionally, should the event take place as planned, certain aspects which rely on community support (for example food, beverages, auction donations, etc.), […]

How to Host: Getting the New Year Off to a Clean Start

I used to say my annual January health kick was motivated purely by vanity and immaturity – and it still is to a great degree – but these days I also just feel poisoned by January 2, and look forward to my post-holiday cleanup as much as the bacchanal that necessitated it. I’ll be relying […]

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana’s “Excelencia Gala”

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and the amazing contributions of exceptional leaders with the “Excelencia Gala.” Originally planned with a September date to celebrate the September Independence Day of nine Latin American countries, Hurricane Ida forced the HCCL to postpone the gala until October 15. In light of this, […]

Beauregard-Keyes House’s “Soirée in the Vieux Carré”

Supporters of the historic Beauregard-Keyes House were treated to a French Quarter fête with music and mingling in the restored courtyard and garden. For 75 years of stewardship and architectural services, Beauregard-Keyes House extends a special thanks to Koch & Wilson Architects under the direction of Samuel Wilson Jr., FAIA, from 1945-1993, and Robert J. […]

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s “Opening Night Party”

Patrons of the arts flocked to the “Opening Night Party” for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane on Friday, July 23, 2021, for an evening of theatre, libations and socializing. This year’s production was The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, dedicated to the memory of Herschel Abbott Jr., Shakespeare Festival colleague who treasured […]


Sylvain Society Co-Chair Amanda Credeur and Event Chair Cree Merriman-Jourdain are pictured at the “Big Wig Ball 2021” at Artmazing Gallery in July. Hosted by the Sylvain Society, “Big Wig Ball” is an annual fundraiser for New Orleans Opera Association’s education programs.  “Big Wig Ball” sponsor Stephen Roques posed with Milissa Credeur and sponsor Bryan […]

With This Ring: Stall – Falconer

On a cold night in New York City, Lindsay Lane Stall, her mother and some friends went to their favorite bar, Spotted Pig. As luck would have it, Peter George Falconer, who had recently moved to NYC, was there with a colleague. They all ended up chatting, and Pete mentioned that they were looking for […]

What to Wear

Krystal’s white Khaite top and Jil Sander velvet pants are available at Weinsteinʼs. See three more ready-to-wear styles you can find locally. Silky Silhouette This flared long sleeved Dorothee Schumacher dress in muted green hugs the body providing a beautiful silhouette with flattering bias seams and a high slit for a peek of skin. You’ll […]

Celebrating Edna Colton’s 100th Birthday

If anyone has had the honor of knowing the fabulous Edna Douglas Colton, born September 19, 1921, they know that she’s known for her love of fun, family and dancing, and that’s just what her family celebrated on her 100th birthday party! Her four children and their spouses – Ann and Newt Reynolds, Dee and […]

Stargazing Together: City Stars Soirée

  For the past 18 years Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans has honored the best and brightest entrepreneurs in our city.  We are proud to continue that tradition with our 10 honorees for this year’s “City Stars Soirée.” The journeys and successes of each of these role models are true examples of why JA […]

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