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St. Charles Avenue July 2022

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Editor’s Note

No matter how busy I am, there’s something about July that actually forces me to pause, reflect on the first half of the year and find time to just be still. Time to focus my thoughts and to reconsider what’s truly important. Perhaps it’s the heat physically slowing us down, but there is something magical […]

The Skinny on Skincare

Our skincare journeys aren’t always paths paved with 24- karat gold primer. On occasion they may even resemble a second line that steps into a few potholes along the way. Trying out trending treatments and incorporating new ingredients into our regimens is a trial-and-error discovery session, sought out with finger-crossing benefits. Whether you’re a skincare […]

A Wish Come True

Walking slowly through the crowded French Quarter, a figure steps lightly on the pavement, tracing the tips of her fingers along the walls of the buildings she passes and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the city. Having never been to New Orleans, these should be brand new to her, however, as her […]

Commodore’s Ball benefiting Southern Yacht Club

Since the 1849, Southern Yacht Club has hosted the biennial tradition of the Commodore’s Ball as a formal passing of the flag from one commodore to the next. On February 5, Commodore Robert “Duff” Friend, in attendance with his wife, Jan, received the honor and commodore flag from Commodore Provensal. The former then received the […]

Black & White Gala benefiting The Hispanic Apostolate of New Orleans

Each year, the Hispanic Apostolate of New Orleans celebrates with a gala dedicated to the Hispanic children attending Catholic schools through the Hispanic Apostolate program, “St. Thomas Aquinas School Financial Aid.” Many families receive tuition help, allowing their children to benefit from a Catholic education. This year honored Rev. Padre Pedro Nuñez, an outstanding leader […]

Galatoire Foundation Mardi Gras Table Auction benefiting Covenant House New Orleans, Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre and Galatoire Foundation

Galatoire Foundation raised $287,200 at its annual Mardi Gras Table Auction, held Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in the famed Galatoire’s first floor dining room. This year’s beneficiaries were Covenant House New Orleans and Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre. Each year, Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local […]

Go Red for Women Luncheon benefiting American Heart Association

The Go Red for Women Luncheon, chaired by Terrie Sterling, Interim Chief Executive Officer at University Medical Center, is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. A sea of red silk table cloths […]

Mad Hatters Luncheon 2022 benefiting New Orleans Opera Guild

“Mad Hatter takes a Walk on the Wild Side” treated patrons of the New Orleans Opera Guild to a jungle-themed, festive luncheon to support youth education and sponsorships for those who wish to pursue the study of opera as well as the upkeep of the historic guild home. Guests donned animal-inspired hats of all shapes […]

Home Bar Basics

All the rage in the 50s and 60s, like everything associated with the mid-century lifestyle that revolved around stylish home entertaining, the home bar, be it an ornate cabinet or an open cart to be wheeled about for easy imbibing, has made a comeback. Stashing your hooch and cocktail apparatus in a corner on the […]


Tanya Busenlener, M.D., Joseph Kanter, M.D., Jennifer Avegno, M.D. and Juan Gershanik, M.D. gathered in early December for the Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana’s first-ever public health leadership awards. Myra Kleinpeter, M.D. and George Ellis, M.D. at the Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana’s health leadership awards. Harold Miller, M.D., Patrick Breaux, M.D. and Emmett Chapital, M.D […]

Lynn Chiche

Education: Masters of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, specializing in audiology, University of Southern Mississippi. How many years with the organization? 23 years A career change from running an audiology department at the Ochsner Foundation to starting an animal advocacy organization is a leap of faith. Lynn Chiche made that jump 24 years ago.While […]

Travel Time

Did someone press the “All Clear” button on travel? Did the 1st of May signal the call to your travel agent, blow the dust off the passport and say time to get going? For as many people coming into the city for Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, all sorts of fests, just as many were […]

Rashain Carriere Williams

Following a lifelong passion to work with children in the New Orleans area, Rashain Carriere Williams has led Boys Town Louisiana for many years. A tremendous resource for at-risk children and families throughout New Orleans since 1989, Boys Town Louisiana has increased its programs and support in the wake of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida. […]

Keep Your Cool

Fresh Florals by Dunn & Sonnier, dunnandsonnier.com Embracing the heat has never looked so stylish. Sanja Alicovic shows us how dressing and entertaining is done while looking and staying cool. Bright colors and splashy prints have us ready for brunches and dinners al fresco. Mosser cake stand and pitcher are playful additions to any tablescape. […]

Melissa Rufty

Interior designer Melissa Rufty relies on a tried-and-true approach to her design projects, but her approach doesn’t come from the design world at all. Rufty has a background in marketing and advertising, and while an approach originating from that world may not immediately appear applicable when it comes time to design a new space, Rufty […]

Summer Style

Your summer social calendar is stacked with splashy rooftop pool dips, swoony courtyard jazz concerts and spoonfuls of sticky sweet snowballs. Whether getting around by foot, ferry, carriage ride or streetcar, outfit yourself in stylish essentials that will see you through all of your Crescent City escapades. Select photos by Cheryl Gerber A classic navy […]


When Katherine Kergosien Simmons’ mother met Austin Todd Roser at a local sushi place, she had that mother’s gut feeling. She told Austin that he must ask her daughter out because they would get along great. The next day, he asked Katherine for a date. They went to Cafe B, and though Austin was a little […]

Mid City Bowling Center

Jimmy Wittenberg fell in love with bowling during business trips to Chicago. An almost lifelong resident of New Orleans, he decided to bring his passion closer to home and opened New Orleans’ first full-size public bowling alley in 1938 in the CBD. It was an immediate success, so he opened a second alley. Located in […]

Tabletop Oasis

When it’s too steamy outside to entertain, bring summertime indoors with tropical prints and décor from SUD. Your table will transport you to destinations far and wide. Benedetto Fasciana’s stunning dinnerware is decorated with flowers and foliage of Sicily, but works perfectly in any setting, displayed here in front of Ann Keorner’s painting of Pass […]

Beauty Experts

Take the guesswork out of which products to purchase or treatments to invest in by choosing trusted beauty experts in the area. 

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