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St. Charles Avenue July 2020

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Art and Eyes is open regular biz hours! They are BOOKING APPOINTMENTS & have a dress code; you must come MASKED. (it’s a party!!) Art & Eyes has a UVC eyewear cleaning cabinet and air filters, anti-bacterial everything and a special try on area, where you can view yourself without a mask. Same fun spot… […]

Summer Trends 2020

Summer Trends HEALTH & BEAUTY DR. SEAN WEISS FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Sean Weiss is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and expert in facial aesthetics. This month, take advantage of these incredible offers: $100 off a syringe of filler and discounts on RF Microneedling, Laser Treatments and Botox! Exclusive offers for St. Charles Avenue […]

Entertaining with Bev: Helping While Having Fun

Zoom wine tasting with Commander’s Palace’s “Wine Guy” Dan Davis I know that all of us are staying home, washing our hands and wearing our masks, but we all want to get back to whatever we feel is normal, so I’m spotlighting Commander’s Palace, Southern Hospitality Catering, Ralph’s on the Park and Napoleon House, who […]

A Philanthropic Fun: A Taste for Good

For those impassioned by good food, the “Taste America Gala Dinner” benefiting the James Beard Foundation offered both an opportunity to enjoy creations from the region’s most celebrated chefs and a way to give back to our community. On February 12, the dinner donated a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the Taste America Scholarship […]

What’s Hot

July has arrived and the heat is on. When  the temps are this high, you’ll want to keep your fashion choices as low maintenance as possible. These carefree pieces will be a breeze to incorporate into the mix. Select Photos by Cheryl Gerber   Headbands are back. Slip on a beachy, hand-dyed natural fiber Bora […]

A Philanthropic Fun: Reinvention & Recovery

The annual Bridge House / Grace House “Recycled Fashion Show,” which took place on February 9, invited 19 local designers to showcase the possibilities of renewal with re-envisioned treasures found in their thrift stores for a unique fashion show experience. For the occasion, Rock ’n’ Bowl transformed into a fashion show complete with a runway, […]

Nostalgia: Biff! Bang!

Image appears courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, Gift of Waldemar S. Nelson, 2003.0182.120 In 1918, the New Orleans Elks organized a two-day 4th of July fundraiser for the Navy Relief Society. The Wild West-themed celebration was called Biff! Bang! and would feature parades, a carnival and a pack of lady outlaws called the […]

Kids Play: Upturn Arts’ U-Turn & More

Just as it seemed like the school year would never end, it suddenly did. In the meantime, New Orleans is slowly opening up when we normally slow down for the summer heat. For many parents the slow re-opening of stores and restaurants also means that camps are now running at a reduced capacity, leaving parents […]

Philanthropic Fun: United by Flavor

Each year, the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award is presented to a recipient who has made a lifetime commitment to the hospitality industry through extraordinary leadership, personal and professional accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to the community. The “New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s Award Gala,” which took place on January 29, honored Chef […]

Metairie Road

BLEU, a Blowdry Bar 701 Metairie Road, Suite 112-2A, Metairie 309-5999 BLEUaBlowdryBar.com Spring is usually New Orleans’ busiest season, as festivals, graduations and holidays keep area businesses humming with both locals and visitors. But with the arrival of COVID-19 to the metro area, the 2020 spring season came to an abrupt halt before ever having […]

Young Bloods: Rabbi Katie Bauman & Evelyn Turner

As a growing coalition of congregations and community-based organizations, Together New Orleans is a new nonprofit dedicated to affecting real change in our city. A more localized version of Together Louisiana, one of the largest grassroots organizations in the state, Together New Orleans is aiming to bring together diverse groups to improve the city in […]


Glade Bilby, Lucy Barnett and Gregory Holt celebrated the French Quarter Citizens’ annual fundraiser with “Jazz and Joie de Vivre” at the Orleans Ballroom in the Bourbon Orleans hotel in November 2019. Alvin Albe Jr. and Virginia Boulet enjoyed a night of jazz, dining and dancing at the French Quarter Citizens 2019 fundraiser. Guests were […]

With This Ring

[gtx_gallery]   At a party for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day parade, Charlotte Clare Colton found herself standing next to Peyton Walker Lasiter. A native New Orleanian, Clare could tell by Walker’s accent that he wasn’t from her hometown, so when he asked where she had gone to school, Clare responded “Alabama.” Though he had […]

Morgan’s Note

The Louisiana SPCA is committed to finding loving families for the homeless and neglected animals throughout our state. Now is the perfect time to adopt a rescue pet! All you have to do is visit LA-SPCA.org and complete their online adoption application. All adoptions are by appointment-only to ensure the safety of their team and visitors. Adopt […]

Bev’s Note

We are proud to highlight the work of the New Orleans Ballet Association on our cover this month! Since March, NOBA has shared more than 1,850 hours of virtual dance, fitness and wellness programming for ages 3 to 96. These tuition-free classes have included youth, Senior Dance Fitness, Dance for Parkinson’s, the Freedom of Movement […]

The Dish: Get Out!

Photo By Margo Smart I broke my New Orleans confinement a few weeks ago when I ventured over to Abita Springs and Covington with a friend for an overnight stay and some restaurant exploration. We started our adventure on the outdoor deck at the Abita Brew Pub with snacks, including crisp fried artichoke hearts served […]

A Philanthropic Fun: A Symphony of Service

Jewish Children’s Regional Service held its ninth annual “Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues” Gala on February 2 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The event was Chaired by three former JCRS Presidents: Neil Kohlman, Bruce Miller and Leon Rittenberg III. Tipping out at 400 in attendance, this signature event raised vital funds for JCRS’s […]

Making A Difference: New Orleans City Park

When not juggling working in home offices and remote school lessons while under “stay-at-home” orders, I watched friends jump into various activities – gardening, bread making, Netflix bingeing, cooking, puzzling, reading, etc. – they never seemed to find time for in busy pre-social isolation days. But the common denominator in recalibrated schedules was the extra […]

Shop Talk: Dr. Richard Gitter

What is your role at Gitter Vein Institute? I am the Director and Founder of Gitter Vein Institute. I’m a board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. What services do you offer? Gitter Vein Institute primarily treats varicose veins, spider veins, vascular malformations, venous ulcers and vascular lesions of the […]

Shop Talk: Ingrid Rinck

How did the idea for Rinck Packaging, Inc. come about? For Sensible Meals, it was important to us during the COVID-19 pandemic that we could keep everyone – our vendors, our delivery companies, our employees – moving forward, busy and employed. During this time, an opportunity for us to help other local food industry companies arose […]

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