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Young Bloods: Andreas Hoffmann

It began with a simple idea: Andreas Hoffmann wanted to give back to New Orleans after Katrina. So he made his job as a touring musician carbon-neutral by installing energy-efficient CFL and LED light bulbs in band members’ homes. Soon enough, word spread across the community and his low-key CO2 reduction project developed into Green […]

Nostalgia: Furniture Fame

Abraham Mintz left Russia to escape religious persecution, arriving in New Orleans in 1910 with only $3 and unable to speak the English language.  His first job was on the riverfront, carrying bananas for 25 cents a day. He moved on to work at Menta Bag Co. and then Lane Cotton Mills, where he earned […]


Greg Feirn and Dr. Lee Hamm III attended the “2019 Spirit of Charity Award” gala at the JW Marriott Hotel Ballroom in October. More than 430 guests attended the sold-out event, which benefited the University Medical Center and its vital programs that impact the community and save lives.   Dr. Frederick and Shannon Cerise posed […]

Shop Talk: Trevor Colhoun

Tell us a little about the Trusted Provider Network.  New Orleans-based TPN is a professionally licensed, digital behavioral health clinician network and database. As traditional in-person networking opportunities are placed on hold, counselors and clinicians must search elsewhere to find the correct referral for their patients. What is your role within TPN?  My overall mission […]

Shop Talk: Glennda Bach

Tell us about your role at Latter & Blum.  I’ve been an agent with Latter & Blum for over 25 years and thoroughly enjoy working as a real estate professional with the company. I’ve been fortunate to become a top producer, and was the number one agent for Latter & Blum in 2018 and 2019. […]

Vacation Oasis

Savory cuisine, a luscious bed, museum exhibitions, shopping and yes, maybe even a workout. Sounds like a vacation, and it is – just because your summer travel plans have been canceled or altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, doesn’t mean you can’t have that same relaxed, dreamy feel at home. Really! There are, of course, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Racing for a Cup & a Cure

The “Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff,” a free event held annually, rallies volunteers, donors and participants for the anticipated regatta through education of how the Leukemia Cup Regatta raises funds towards the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The organization works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve […]

Philanthropic Fun: Cooking for Community

Several of New Orleans’ best-known and most talented chefs came together to cook, teach, entertain and serve lunch at the 43rd annual “Chefs’ Charity for Children” on Monday, January 27 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The theme, “Angels of St. Michael’s School,” was depicted on CCC hand towels with artwork created by Upper School […]

Philanthropic Fun: Passion for Performing Arts

On December 20, 2019, The NOCCA Institute, The New Orleans Advocate and the Family of Daniel Price welcomed patrons to a night of art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. The scholarship fund honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price by investing in the outstanding visual arts and music […]

Philanthropic Fun: Going Off Book

One Book One New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presented the world premiere of their first collaboration on November 23, 2019. NOJO Artistic Director Adonis Rose composed an original jazz suite based on OBONO’s 2019 selection, Vengeance by Zachary Lazar, which debuted as part of the Words & Music literary festival. Prior to […]

Philanthropic Fun: Access & Opportunity

The 11th anniversary of the “Good Apple Gala” was the highest grossing event in the organization’s history. The 2020 event, which took place at the NOPSI Hotel on January 23, celebrated the good work of their pro bono network members who recognize the importance of solving systemic problems at their root cause. Community Honorees were […]

Philanthropic Fun: Festive in the French Quarter

The Preservation Resource Center “President’s Circle Reception,” which took place on January 15, is just one of several exclusive events held in historic venues for the PRC’s top level of membership. The annual reception offers President’s Circle members a chance to hear directly from PRC Executive Director Danielle Del Sol and the PRC’s board president […]

Philanthropic Fun: Golden Grand Jeté

The “50th Anniversary Season Evening of Stars,” benefiting the New Orleans Ballet Association dedicated two glamorous evenings to NOBA’s Golden Anniversary Season. On January 25, the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts hosted 1,500 guests. The program began with a special performance by NOBA Center for Dance alumni and students in honor of Pamela and […]

Philanthropic Fun: Masked Revelry

“Bal Masqué,” the glitzy masquerade opener of Carnival season, which took place on January 18th this year, once again supported the Link Stryjewski Foundation’s mission to nourish, educate and empower New Orleans youth. James Beard Award-winning chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewsk brought together a star-studded lineup of nationally renowned celebrity chefs and mixologists to […]

Fun Times with Fin Fish at Home

In an effort to support his suffering purveyors Michael Nelson, Executive Chef at GW Fins, recently began offering a large selection of fresh seafood as well as many of the restaurant’s signature sides, sauces and desserts – all packaged to take home to prepare. Nelson took care to ensure that all of his offerings feature a majority of […]

What’s Hot: Father’s Day

1. With green grass lenses and tobacco hued frames, a pair of fighter-pilot style Carver sunglasses will give him instant cool cred. Curbside pick-up available. Billy Reid, 3927 Magazine St., 208-1200, BillyReid.com  2. Cycling around the city is his cardio of choice, so set him up with a proper 16-piece tool kit for adjusting, tuning […]

In-cation Today!

While the school year may have come to an end, we missed a lot of the endings that come with it: field day, graduation and end of year picnics, to name a few. The result is that the arrival of summer vacation may not seem like much of an arrival, but instead more of the […]

Health + Beauty

Children’s Hospital CHNOLA.org/VirtualCare Virtual Care for Kids from Children’s Hospital New Orleans. In the face of uncertainty with COVID-19, Children’s Hospital continues to provide expert care for kids here at the hospital, in our clinics, and even from a distance with Virtual Care for Kids. With more than 200 pediatric providers in 30+ specialties, we’ve […]

Food Matters

My husband’s birthday was March 16th, the last day before “normal” life in New Orleans basically ceased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After our large family dinner was canceled, I scrambled and found a restaurant where just the two of us could celebrate. That afternoon the announcement was made for all restaurants to close the […]

Morgan’s Note

While I knew that my son was going to miss playgrounds, museums and especially the zoo and aquarium, I didn’t expect him to break into tears after seeing two kids about his age that he didn’t know playing down the street. He told me that he missed his friends and missed playing with them. Now, […]

Bev’s Note

We are so proud to feature The National WWII Museum on our cover this month, and what a celebration they’re having! Thanks to CEO Gordon “Nick” Mueller Ph.D. and current President Stephen Watson for being on our cover – socially distancing, of course. On June 6 they’re celebrating the museum’s 20th birthday and commemoration of […]

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