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North of the Lake

Pam Eagan, Blanche McCloskey and Judy Greene Kathryn Grimball, Rebecca Urland and Cindy Brown Jonathan Kernion, Serenity Farms co-owner Dr. Kathleen Posey, Margaret Haskins and Mathew Haskins Amanda Goldman, Delaney Hand and Leah Curtiss Chef John Levy, Susan S. Barrett and Fellers Drury The Jump for the Cure Gala Horse Show, an equestrian competition which […]

Calendar of Events

JULY 12    Edna Hibel Art Sale, 20 percent of proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospital, 896-9375. 16-20     Tales of the Cocktail, 948-0511, www.TalesoftheCocktail.com. 19    Mr. Legs VIII, benefit for Bridge House, 522-2124 x13, www.bridgehouse.org. 19-27    20th New Orleans International Piano Competition, Keyboard Festival and the Piano Institute, hosted by The Musical Arts Society of New […]


1   New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and wife, Beth, announcing theformation and launch of Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation in order to raise funds and awareness to help families and children in need in the areas of health, education and social welfare. “Beth and I have proudly called New Orleans home for the […]

Work it Out

Staying fit is more than just exercise. Proper nutrition is just as important and can help you get a better workout. Here are a few things your can do nutritionally to increase the results of your workout: Stay hydrated. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you drink around 16 or so ounces of […]

Villere-Colhoun Wedding

Flying to New York City for a birthday party seemed like it was just going to be a fun weekend with the girls for Cecile “CeCe” Villere, until she met Trevor Colhoun, an entrepreneur. The two chatted during CeCe’s best friend’s sister’s birthday party in the Big Apple but didn’t start dating until a few […]

History’s Treasures

When I was in seventh grade, I had a rather precocious friend named Maxine, who one day at school sported an antique ring she’d purchased at a thrift store. A friend’s mother complimented her and Maxine’s cheery response was “I just love things with a history.” Our friend’s mom smiled knowingly and proclaimed her to […]

Clean & Green

It isn’t easy being green. It isn’t even easy to explain it. Green means environmentally friendly but defining what exactly makes a product friendly to the environment, specifically in your kitchen and bath, is an entirely different proposition. “Green can be a lot of things,” says Denise Domingues, appliance product manager with Coburn Supply Company. […]

Top Stoppers

Lai Lee, Daniel Martiny, Cynthia Lee Sheng and Stewart Sheng Dennis Woltering, Dionne Butler, Sally-Ann Roberts, Eric Paulsen and Val Amedee Gregory Rusovich, Cynthia Molyneux and William Renton Tuesday, March 18, at noon, law-abiding citizens met at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton for the 23rd Annual Crimestoppers Luncheon. Attendees comprised local and federal law enforcers, […]

Bart-y Party

Hosts Morris and Cathy Bart with Ina and Rick Davis Vicki Blanchard and Judi Guth Cindy Rittenberg, Gayle Brignac and Carol Lise Rosen Susan Tramontana, Inge Elsas and Jane Lowentritt Nearly 100 guests gathered Thursday, April 3, at the New Orleans home of Cathy and Morris Bart for an event recognizing the WDSU/NewsChannel 6 “Problem […]

Guarding the French Quarter

Carol Gelderman, Ernesto Caldeira and Carol Lise Rosen Irving Rosen and Andrée Moss Diane Bruno, Ralph Brennan and President Meg Lousteau Allain and Judy Andry and Lynne and Harold Neitzschman The Sunday sunset set the scene for the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates Annual Fundraiser at Ralph’s on the Park. This year’s venue […]

Healin’ Through Wheelin’

Josh and Abby Lipschutz and Chris Brewer Founder and host Harold Asher and fellow founders Bill Schwartz, Mickey Allweiss and Doug Thornton Founder and host Carol Asher and honorary survivor chairs Mike and Kim Sport Bill Burke and Michele Bivona New Orleans cycling enthusiasts put on their best spandex Saturday, April 12, for Tour de […]

Food for Thought

David Blitch, Pam St. Pierre and Michael Martin Event Chairman Tommy Cvitanovich, Tom Wolfe and Andy Halpern Rebecca Olivier and Bryan Klotz Approximately 2,000 food-lovers rejoiced Friday, April 4, at the Seventh Annual Taste of the Town culinary event. Thrown by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association and The Patrons of […]

Kitchens for Children’s Education

Anthony Scanio, event chair Lara Jensen Esq., and Isaac Toups Committee members Dianne Atkinson and Patricia King Committee members Robin Adams and Amber Beezley Committee members Sarah Chancellor, Kristen Ponthier, Leigh Ellen Smith and Megan Schuldt Committee members Allison Plaisance, Courtney Nalty, Lora Wormuth, Edie Ross and Kristen Smith JLNO President Gwathmey Gomila and Kristin […]

The Dish

Calas ComebackCalas, a turn-of-the-century snack food, once popular in New Orleans back when horses pulled the streetcars, are making a comeback. The tasty rice fritters are extremely versatile and can be made with just about any kind of ingredient ranging from the savory to the sweet. Though they’re primarily remembered as an economical street food, […]

Catch of the Day

APPETIZERIced Creole Tomato Soupwith Fresh Garden Vegetables and Lemon Preserved Shrimp ENTRÉEGrilled Catch of the Daywith Sautéed Spinach and served over a Warm Pinto Bean and Vegetable Relish DESSERTOld Fashioned Ice Cream and Banana Sundae Finished with Whipped Cream and Sugar Cookies Grilled Catch of the Day with Grilled Red Onions, Sautéed Spinach and a […]

An Elegant Affair

Past honorees Dr. Raja Dhurandhar and Jane Bories, with Bridget Bories and Bobby Bories Dr. Charles Smith, past honoree Joe Friend and Tony Benjamin Ann and honoree Larry Israel with Edie and Paul Rosenblum Steve and Mara Kupperman and Carol and Les Hirsch Allan Bissinger, past honoree Leone Marks and Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez Saturday, April […]

Earth Angel

Concerning cosmetics, there are generally a few good rules of thumb to follow: don’t share with friends, pitch mascaras every three months, avoid using too much bronzer and always wear “green”!  The “Going Green” movement isn’t just for home or workplace, it’s a lifestyle. It is also the latest place you can help with the […]

A World of Fun to Help the World

Tiffany Truxillo, Brian McDonald, Belinda Pounders and Mike Morris King Rusty King and Queen Arlene Rome Buzzy Gaiennie and David and Nancy Martinez Lorie Zylicz, Kevin Gardere and Michelle and Dan Daigle Bruce Katz and Susan and John Firmin Jeanne Truxillo, Suzanne Tomchuck, Alex Campagno (front), Else Pedersen and Darlene Wapegan The Krewe of Pork […]

Heart’s Desire

Brandon Brown, event chair Stephanie Mayne and Skipper and Ashley Bond Co-chair Christi Reeves, Lizzie Schott, co-chair Ashley Barkley, event chair Hannah Thomas and co-chair Courtney Fisher Johnny Cazale, Angela Jenkins, Tony Maiorana and Rachel Maddox Zachary Materne, Founder Chris Kane and Christian Jensen Gabe Nassar, Steven Putt, event chair Chrissy Gross and Charles Leininger […]

A Fashionable Cause

Women of Fashion President Christie Mintz, Men of Fashion President R. K. Hoddinott and chairs Teresa Guzzetta and Jacquee Carvin Mike Winters, Jean Rice, Kenneth Pickering and Martha Conover Hall of Fame honorees Mike Sport and Sheila Davlin with Mimi Bowen (owner of Mimi’s) and Jeff Chouest (owner of Jeff’s Haberdasher) who sponsored the attire […]

Singing Your Praise

Virginia Eckholdt, Michelle Schlafly, Aysen Young and Betty Davidson Dr. Erin Fleming, Jacob Manguno, Louana DeMatteo and opera ball chair Debbie Alciatore Eileen Caprito, Joseph Young and Lee Anne Savoie Robert Lyall, Christie Mintz and Salvatore Panzeca Patron party co-chair Jacquee Carvin, Dr. Ralph Lupin and patron party co-chair Teresa Guzzetta The Women’s Guild and […]

What’s Hot for Resorts

Summertime is here again and you know what that means … it’s too hot to be in New Orleans. That’s why it’s important to grab the right gear so when you take that all-too-necessary Caribbean Cruise, you can be stylish, bold, even comfortable (it’s possible!). Last resort? No, resort at last! Nothing says “summer” like […]

Sea Shells to Help Children

Hattie Hill, Charles Hill and Harriet Hill Tiffany Alexander and Leigh Smith Renee Masinter, Amanda Lo and Virginia Rowan Joseph and Tali Caspi and Tim and Deb Pettitt Jeanette Slakey and Bob and Ashley Carey Event co-chair Beth Favrot, Terry Hall and event co-chair Laura Politz Saturday, April 12, the New Orleans Museum of Art […]

Along the Avenue

E. Lee Jahncke and fiancé Jason Mead celebrate their engagement. Wayne Curtis, Louise Klaila and Ann and Paul Tuennerman celebrate Paul’s birthday. Stephen Putt with Simon and Nadine Blake at ESU. Happy Birthday! Seems everyone, including this great country, is celebrating this month with cakes, candles and a good deal of cheer. First and foremost […]

A Note from Bev

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a prized New Orleans institution and we are so proud to feature them on our cover. Thanks to Chairman of the Board Mary Lou Christovich, board member Drew Jardine, Treasurer of the Board Fred Smith, Executive Director Priscilla Lawrence, board member Alexandra Stafford and President of the Board Charles […]

On the Cover

New Orleans has played a significant role in the propagation of myriad art forms throughout the U.S., including opera, jazz and, one of the more overlooked, 18th- and 19th-century decorative arts traditions from Europe, the Caribbean and the eastern seaboard that influenced not only the customs and tastes of the New Orleans region but of […]

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