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  Through June 2 Come From Away The critically acclaimed musical tells the story of the small town in Newfoundland who welcomed 7,000 people stranded in the wake of 9/11.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com Through June 9 How to Kill a Diva An insufferable soprano nearing the end of her career […]


The ladies of Pontchartrain Links — Kiana Mitchell, Ange’lique Reed and Beverly Wright – celebrate their win at CADA’s “Family Feud” event in January. Each member of the winning team took home a Google Home Hub as a prize. John Bendernagel, Shaun Duncan, Sybil Favrot and Paul Masinter at the St. Charles Avenue Association’s annual […]

Young Bloods: Gene Meneray

One local organization is dedicated to helping New Orleans artists and nonprofits succeed in a big way. Launched as a joint program of the Arts Council of New Orleans, Tipitina’s Foundation and Tulane Law School, The Ella Project offers high-level, pro bono legal assistance to low and moderate income artists, musicians and grassroots nonprofits. As […]

Philanthropic Fun: Serving the Solution to Ending Hunger

The largest food bank in Louisiana honored the 10th anniversary of “Harvest at Home” with a lineup of talented chefs, scrumptious bites and the support of more than 200 guests in attendance. Guests were impressed with the beauty of the home and outdoor spaces of hosts Rupa and Tarun Jolly. Second Harvest Board member Susu […]

Student Activist: Makayla Amma Anderson

“It is important to be involved in your community for many reasons. I chose to be involved because it allows me to get to know the people in my community, make new relationships and view the world from different aspects. If I’m only able to view the world my way, then I have failed at […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Federation Fête

The ninth annual “Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner” expressed gratitude to major donors of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ 2019 Annual Campaign. 73 major donors were in attendance. The intimate setting at the Windsor Court Hotel featured ivory linens and lush centerpieces of roses and hydrangeas. The evening was a black-tie affair, generously underwritten […]

The Swansons’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Liz and Clarke Swanson’s 50th anniversary celebrations began on Thursday with a private concert at Preservation Hall, a second-line to Napoleon House and a beautiful cocktail buffet and dancing. The next night was a spectacular dinner and dancing at the iconic restaurant Arnaud’s. When you looked at your invitation, guests were encouraged to wear “over […]


Each of us can relate to one or more of the following roles in our lives: Community Activist, Philanthropist, Volunteer, Donor, Participant, Grantee, Grantor, Patron, Attendee, Co-Chair, Ambassador or Committee Member. It takes all types to participate in the New Orleans social season and many of us wear multiple hats. The 2018-2019 social season has […]

Philanthropic Fun: Festing at The Fillmore

French Quarter Fest kicked off the celebration nearly a month early, on March 22, with its annual gala fundraiser at New Orleans’ dazzling new venue, The Fillmore New Orleans. Guests experienced a night with Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton, a full open bar, dinner and a silent auction. A Tribe Called Gumbolia, a group of Mardi […]

Morgan’s Note

If you’re looking for me this summer, I’ll be in the water. I spend my spring determining how often I can visit the beach and collecting the casual offerings of pool time from friends and acquaintances. Thankfully, my son is just as enamored of the siren call of cool water as I am. But all […]

Top Box Foods Louisiana

Writer and humorist Lewis Grizzard said “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” I completely agree, but would add a few more homegrown indulgences that make also me smile: juicy watermelon, buttery corn on the cob, ripe peaches and fresh butter beans. The plethora of farmers markets, roadside stands […]

Philanthropic Fun: Enchanted Playground in the Park

Friends of City Park is celebrating a momentous year: its 40th anniversary. Nearly 35 years after its last major renovation, Storyland in City Park will receive a refurbishment supported by the funds raised at the gala, which will enhance the importance of play for all children by creating a modern Storyland with new exhibits and […]

Shrimp Toast

A cornerstone of the Pu-Pu platter – companion to crab rangoon, sticky red ribs, fried wontons and other Americanized Chinese bites – shrimp toast is finally getting the respect I have long denied it. As a child I indulged at every chance my passion for the two-bite morsels. At once chewy, crisp, briny and vaguely greasy, […]

Shop Talk: Ellis Arjmand MD, MMM, PhD

How are you adjusting to life in New Orleans?   I moved from Houston to New Orleans in January of this year. The adjustment has been very easy and the overall experience has been just delightful. What brought you this position?  This is a time of growth and change at Children’s Hospital. With major campus […]

What’s Hot: Children’s Chic

1. A white bubble with blue trim and embroidered ice cream cones is the sweetest outfit for the sandbox. Aura Luz, 4408 Shores Drive, 888-3313, ShopAuraLuz.com  2. Toting around summer camp essentials is made easy with a washable raw linen alligator backpack. Zuka Baby, 3248 Severn Ave., 407-2700, ZukaBaby.com 3. A collared polo with a […]

Mucho Mojo

Crispy Fish 4 5-6 ounce yellowtail, skin on and scales off 1 cup corn flour 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Oil for frying In a bowl, whisk together the corn flour, paprika, salt and pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Set aside. Season […]

With This Ring: Smith – Korengold

In 2011, New Orleans native Kathryn Vinsant Smith attended a Halloween party at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, dressed as the Tin Man. She introduced herself to William McKendree Korengold, who was dressed as a member of the Blue Man Group, and the two hit it off. During the winter holiday, Kathryn went skiing in […]

Shop Talk: Anne Krozely

How did Love Swimming start?  Marshall Love and Kaye Doiron saw a tremendous need in the community for warm water child-centered lessons, and in 2001 built a small boutique swimming school on Magazine Street in a commercial rental space that was less than 700 square feet. They had 72 swimmers signed up before they opened […]

Philanthropic Fun: Selfless Service

More than 500 guests attended the “2019 Soul Revival,” which marked the 20th anniversary of the Legacy Donor Foundation’s signature event to increase public awareness and education about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation in Louisiana. Ansley Seaver Mashall, also Legacy’s current Board Chair, and Taylor Morgan served as Co-Chairs. The Patron Party […]

Philanthropic Fun: Tip of the Hat

More than 450 guests attending the 35th annual “Mad Hatter Luncheon” celebrated in style at a whimsical wonderland filled with over-the-top hats. New Orleans Opera Association President Karen Villavaso delivered the opening greeting, and Cantor Josh Colman delivered the invocation. Richard Buchsbaum served as Master of Ceremonies. A presentation to Betty T. Brooks was made […]

Philanthropic Fun: Youth Enrichment

The third annual fundraiser for the Youth Empowerment Project, “YEP Fest,” which included a lively Patron Party and festival, raised more than $250,000 to help underserved youth through education, mentoring and employment readiness and enrichment programs. The Patron Party kick-off, hosted by Margaret and Kenneth Beer, featured an open bar and a silent auction. Speakers […]

Handle With Care

Fest Face Forward Eryfotona Actinica sunblock by Isdin, formulated with DNA repairsomes and vitamin E, is a 100% mineral-based lightweight sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. The Skin Surgery Center, 1615 Metairie Road, Suite 101, Metairie, 644-4226 The new collection by Native Polish celebrates the Fairgrounds. Pictured here […]

City Putt

The sport of golf always seemed a bit dignified and, well, a bit buttoned up for a city known for people dancing in the streets and wearing tutus during the weekday. But our warm climate makes us a major destination for golf – from the TCP Louisiana that hosts the Zurich Classic to the courses at […]

Philanthropic Fun: Courageous Community

Crimestoppers GNO hosted its annual “Awards Luncheon” on March 22 to honor the community of civilians and law enforcement who defend and serve a safer New Orleans. The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office presented the nation’s colors and Pastor Tyrone Jefferson Jr. of Abundant Life Tabernacle Church performed the National Anthem. Pastor Brandon Boutin of Greater […]

Bev’s Note

Please put Saturday, June 15, on your calendar for The American Heart Association’s “Heart & Soul Gala,” which will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Avenue! Thanks so much to Co-Chairs Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich and Jessica Brandt who promise a night to remember! Thanks also to Patron Chair Diane Hollis and Honoree and Speaker Jennifer […]

Philanthropic Fun: Masked Magnificence

The “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball 2019″ at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans Celestin Ballroom was adorned with bold lighting and the event’s signature mask. As guests arrived, they were greeted by student volunteers from Xavier and Dillard universities on the first floor, as well as the masked ladies of PaperDoll Promotions on the third floor, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Motorcycle Chic for the Cantor

The “Temple Sinai Gala,” themed “This Is Your Life Cantor Joel Colman,” honored Colman for 20 years at Temple Sinai with a sold-out crowd of 235 friends and congregates. The cantor uses a motorcycle as his means of transportation, so in the foyer sat his very own motorcycle. In keeping with the theme, guests wore […]

St. Charles Avenue Magazine’s Father’s Day Gifts

PERLIS Clothing New Orleans, 504-895-8661 French Quarter, 504-523-6681 Mandeville, 985-674-1711 Baton Rouge, 225-926-5909 Perlis.com Your special dad deserves something from the PERLIS Crawfish Collection. Maybe a lightweight, standard fit, washed linen sport shirt featuring the iconic crawfish logo embroidered on the pocket.   The Shop at The Collection, The Museum Shop of The Historic New […]

St. Charles Avenue Magazine’s Just For Kids

Alliance Française 504-568-0770 AF-NewOrleans.org This summer Alliance Française has a wide variety of activities for kids of all ages, whether they’re discovering the French language for the first time, preparing for back to school or simply want to have fun! They offer French classes, tutoring, immersion week, online classes and more.   Children’s Hospital CHNOLA.org/afterhours […]

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