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St. Charles Avenue July 2009

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Building Blocks

The importance of protein and exercise.

A Dream of Pure

JLGC raises funds for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany.

Joie de Vivre!

Ecole Bilingue hosts a French festival.

A Sporting Success

Fifth annual Dugan Westfeldt Sporting Clays Classic and Cajun Night Gala.

When Pigs Fly

Thirteenth annual Cochon Cotillion.


Forty-third Hannah G. Soloman Awards honors Carol Wise.

Disco to Save Lives

The Legacy Donor Foundation hosts its annual Soul Revival benefit with a ’70s twist.

Fashionable Philanthropy

Thirty-seventh annual Prix D’Elegance luncheon.

Big Brains Bring

LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry’s 14th annual Sunday at Emeril’s Dinner.

It’s Nice on the Nile

2009 New Orleans Opera Ball takes guests to Egypt.

Fit for Royalty

BRAVO! Ballet Ball 2009 visits Marie Antoinette’s Paris.

Arthur Q. Davis

Sculptor of the New Orleans Skyline.

On the Cover

Featured on this month’s cover are the directors – Baty Landis, executive director; Rondell Crier, creative director; and Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera, co-chairwomen – of a unique organization that promotes artistic expression and positive development among budding New Orleans artists. Its jubilant acronym – YA/YA – stands for “Young Aspirations/Young Artists,” and was founded […]

Laurel Giacone

Three years ago, Laurel Giacone was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. This potentially life-threatening connective tissue disorder affects the lungs, heart, skeletal system and eyes. Instead of letting this disease define her life, this incoming Mount Carmel freshman is taking action through volunteer service. She has many achievements in raising awareness for Marfan syndrome including raising […]

Thibaut – Laborde Wedding

“I’m just looking for a happy ending. All I’m looking for is you.” Those Pat Green lyrics from his hit song “Wave on Wave” ring true for Elizabeth Reynaud Thibaut and Eric Lanning Laborde M.D., who met on a blind date at none other than a Pat Green concert at the House of Blues in […]

The Anatomy of a Fundraiser

A behind-the-scenes look at decorating the Whitney Zoo-to-Do 2009.

The Poetry of Pampering

Beauty at every budget

Kitchen & Bath Budget Blessings

A quick update now can save you money down the line.

Creams of the Crop

Beat the heat with these cool treats.

Pickled Shrimp Salad

Chef Mike Stoltzfus of Coquette keeps it cool and in season.

Beauty Bullion

Lavish products worth their weight in gold.

Debutante Gifts

In addition to Mardi Gras, perhaps the most highly anticipated season for fabulous parties is Debutante Season. Announcements go out in August, which means society’s best have mere months to plan one of the best bashes around (and debut into society, of course). These once-in-a-lifetime events require equally impressive gifts. Time to get busy with […]

Along the Avenue

Spring went out with a bang, a whistle, applause and tears. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra closed its regular season with a bang. Well, not literally but when you perform both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and 9 in one performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, it’s pretty spectacular. Adding to the performance […]

A Note from Bev

Our cover features Executive Director Baty Landis; Creative Director and former YA/YA, Rondell Crier; and co-chairs Kay Kerrigan and Amanda Rivera representing the new fundraiser, “Just Say YA/YA!” Tuesday, July 21, begins the fun at the patron party, to be held at the YA/YA studio at 338 Baronne St., on the third floor. From 6 […]

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