New Orleans is referred to by some as the Birthplace of the Cocktail and is well-known today as a city that loves to mix and savor a fine drink. We spice up our milk and coffee with brandy, we name our restaurants after liquors, even our street names call to mind whiskey and wine. New […]
Secretary Julia Loudenback, President Phyllis Jordan and Treasurer Dave Kurtz Recycle for the Arts Program Manager Karen Kempf, Tim Dean and Assistant to the Executive Director Crystal White Tami Hills, Ross Lanz and Alex Mena At 7 p.m., on March 14, friends of the environment gathered at The Shops at Canal Place for Salvations 2008: […]
New Orleans native Herbert Frère was born in 1911 into a family full of artistic achievement. Two uncles – Theodore Frère and Pierre-Edouard Frère – were both accomplished French painters and Herbert was called to art as well. He started his formal art education at the New Orleans Art School and then went on to […]
JUNE7 8th Annual Humanitarian Ball, benefit for the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross, 620-3154, www.arcno.org. 7 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball, benefiting the National World War II Museum, 527-6012, www.nationalww2museum.org. 20 23rd Annual Spotlight on Success, benefiting the March of Dimes, 836-2087 or (800) 460-0865. 20 Celebrity Waiters Luncheon, benefiting American Cancer […]
Founder and Chairman of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Ruthie Frierson, Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin and Cathie Black (right) accepted their honorary degrees from Loyola University, May 9, with President of Loyola University of New Orleans the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wiles, S.J., Ph.D. Frierson accepted the degree on behalf of Citizens for 1 Greater New […]
There are many ways to work out and stay fit but don’t disregard walking. Enjoy a pretty day with a friend around the neighborhood, in the park or even around the nearest high school track; just pick a reachable destination about three or four miles away and start walking. If the weather doesn’t allow you […]
Kristin Sanders Beahm and John Wesley (Jay) Steen, married on March 8, 2008. Both attended the University of Virginia but that’s not where they fell in love. In fact, they didn’t have their first meeting until just before Kristin’s last year at UVA when she was hired as an intern at Greenhill & Co., a […]
As we enter the summer months, keep in mind that June dining has a lot to offer. This is the time of year we begin to see special prix fixe menus popping up around town as restaurants prepare for the summer slowdown. They start tweaking their lineups, offering good deals on lunch and dinner. If […]
Pontchartrain Beach fabric, fleur-de-lis and Billy Reid jeans, oh my! Magazine Street, undeterred by big, past storms, re-emerges stronger than ever, with brand new findings and a grounded sense of that old feeling: There’s no place like home.And it’s quite a place. A major thoroughfare in New Orleans, the six-mile strip is dotted with quaint […]
Thursday, April 3, Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful presented the eighth annual Tree School, an event wherein “Tree Experts” from around the nation share, in a seminar free to the public, their expertise with community members at Jefferson Parish Eastbank Regional Library. Pat and Henry Shane of Kenner graciously opened their home for a cocktail […]
Spring Fiesta’s first weekend of festivities, March 29-30, included French Quarter walking and home tours, brunch at Commander’s Palace and Garden District home tours. The next weekend, April 4-6, featured the presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen, a “Night in Old New Orleans” parade through the French Quarter and of course, the gala. Miss Elizabeth […]
Approximately 500 people gathered at the New Orleans Hilton on April 1, for the Celebrating Life luncheon held by the Cancer Crusaders. Cancer Crusaders raises money for cancer research in the New Orleans area, locally contributing to cancer research at universities including Tulane and Louisiana State. The luncheon is held to honor active community members […]
Thursday, April 10, arts patrons gathered at 6 p.m., at Le Petit Salon for “Cocktails and Camaraderie,” a social occasion featuring cocktails, hor d’ouervres and lively conversation. Founded in 1934 by author Grace King, the organization’s first president, the club’s mission is to preserve the traditions and history of the French Quarter. “Members enjoy meetings […]
The Audubon Tea Room was filled on April 6 for the Great Lady/ Great Gentleman Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary. For the 37th year, the group honored volunteer community activists in the New Orleans area. Ginger Crawford delivered the invocation, while Liz Reyes served as the mistress of ceremonies. […]
A reception and awards ceremony took place on March 29 at the Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, La., to honor Ellis Marsalis, who was named the 2008 Humanist of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Other award recipients included Norman Francis, Ph.D., who won the Award for Lifetime Achievement; Darrell Bourque, who […]
The 2008 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival kicked off with a special evening of entertainment, conversations and fun in the French Quarter at Le Petit Theatre’s main stage, where performances took place honoring and reflecting upon the writer’s life. Afterwards, guests headed over to Café Amelie for a reception. Attendance at the five-day festival soared […]
Guests came from near and far for the opening of “Treasures of Napoleon” at the Louisiana State Museum. The Honorary Chair, Mme. Martin Bouygues, and the collections’ owner, curator, author and historian, M. Pierre-Jean Chalencon, came from France. Event co-chair Mrs. O. Miles (Mary) Pollard arrived from Baton Rougewhile the event’s other co-chair, Henry Lambert, […]
The “Julia Jump,” in its 31st year, was held on the evening of Friday, April 4, at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans hotel. Themed, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and featuring a live performance by Bobby J. and Stuff Like That, the party drew over 600 guests. The co-chairs Julia Habetz and Kendall Hales joined […]
Art in Bloom is a 5-day event beginning with a grand preview party that continues with a series of lectures, demonstrations, luncheons, fashion shows and the flora, fauna and fanciful installations of individual and group talents of garden clubs, professionals and even students that decorate seemingly every inch of the New Orleans Museum of Art. […]
Looking for someone to handle the hors d’oeuvres for your next party? If you’ve already got too much on your plate, there are a range of caterers ready and able to meet your noshing needs. Whether it’s for a party of six or 600, you can relax knowing that there’s plenty of talent around to […]
This month we’re pleased to introduce Beauty columnist, Cat Wall Aschaffenburg. Cat is a seasoned makeup veteran with over a decade of experience and a painter’s eye for color and detail. She has worked in film, television and print and has painted the faces of many A-listers such as Oprah, Brian Williams, Brad Pitt, John […]
Dads are, on the whole, amongst the best when it comes to receiving gifts; whether it’s socks and underpants or macaroni sparkle art, Dad is just happy to be remembered. So, in honor of the man that fumbled awkwardly around puberty talks, politely threatened your homecoming date and told callers, “she’s been in the bathroom […]
The weather has been incredible and casual parties outside are a treat – especially when we know that the long hot summer is almost upon us! Pick up the phone and invite two to three other couples for a night of eating, dancing and casual fun. You know how popular Dancing with the Stars is, […]
Sarah Winston and Arthur Mendonca Issac Delgado Award Recipient Prescott Dunbar Dr. Terry Creel of the Royal Society of St. George and wife Liz Murray Nelson helps close the old Bruno’s We danced, sang, laughed, cried, welcomed back, sent forth and saluted so much already this year, June may feel positively tranquil. Hayden and Paula […]
We are extremely proud to present our cover for the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball that benefits the National World War II Museum! The men and women who serve our country in all of the armed forces are “heroes” risking their lives to defend our great country. The World War II Museum reminds us of […]
What better way to celebrate and honor those who entertained, comforted and inspired the troops of World War II, and those here on the home front, than with the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball, this year themed “Thanks for the Memories.” A black-tie affair chaired by John and Sylvia Laborde and Cappy and Darlene Bisso, […]
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New Orleans is referred to by some as the Birthplace of the Cocktail and is well-known today as a city that loves to mix and savor a fine drink. We spice up our milk and coffee with brandy, we name our restaurants after liquors, even our street names call to mind whiskey and wine.
New Orleans’ first cocktail, the Sazerac, was invented in the mid-1800s, followed soon after by the Ramos Gin Fizz in the 1880s. The Gin Fizz was so delicious that in 1935, Huey P. Long took a Roosevelt Hotel bartender with him to New York to show them how to make his favorite drink properly.
The 1940s were a high time in New Orleans cocktail history. New Orleans was introduced to its first revolving bar – the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone – in 1940. In 1942, Pat O’Brien’s opened in its current French Quarter location and has since made the Hurricane a world-famous drink. And in 1949, women declared their right to a fine cocktail by breaking the 100-year-old men-only rule at the Sazerac Bar. (Until that time, women were only allowed to drink at the Sazerac on Mardi Gras day, when, as we all know, all rules are off.)
On July 21st, the Museum of the American Cocktail opens in New Orleans in the Riverwalk Mall. Stop in to see the exhibit, and the impressive array of historical bar paraphernalia, history, literature and music. Then enjoy the summer afternoon with a cocktail in the shade, waxing nostalgic on your own New Orleans cocktail memories.