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St. Charles Avenue June 2021

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What’s Hot | Father’s Day

For the man with places to go and things to bring, the Quinn Commuter Backpack has space enough for gym clothes and a laptop, a bottle of water and work files – plus the ability to keep them all neatly separated. Billy Reid, 3927 Magazine St., 504-208-1200, BillyReid.com When next he flies the friendly skies, send […]

SNAPSHOTS

Zina Diaz, Sydnie Johnson and Payten Johnson attended Make Music NOLA’s 10-year anniversary celebration. The event was held virtually, and participants had the opportunity to stream live performances and speeches by T-Ray the Violinist, Tucker Fuller, Givonna Joseph, Regina Carter, Matt Rhody and Make Music NOLA students.  Trenton Thomas, Olivia Msemaji, Geordan Rogers and Tucker […]

“Ballo di Natale”

  The Elenian Club hosted their annual “Ballo di Natale” welcoming six new Debutante members and one Lady in Waiting on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the International Ballroom of the downtown Doubletree Hotel. Each Debutante and Lady in Waiting were escorted by her father and grandfathers. The Master of Ceremony Daniel Villafranco introduced each […]

Nostalgia | The Voyage of Friendliness

  In November of 1915, journalist Elwood Lloyd, his wife (referred to only as “Little Partner”), and their small dog Patsy May, put their birch-bark canoe the “Vagabond” in the water at Chautauqua Lake, New York, and started a 3,976-mile, eight-month canoe journey to New Orleans.  The trip was to commemorate the 300th anniversary of […]

Entertaining with Bev | Celebrating a Centennial

  Many of you know or have heard about Mary Ann Valentino, an extraordinary woman who’s a former St. Charles Avenue Activist and such a blessing for our city because of her generosity! She just celebrated her 100th birthday, and she modestly told her family that she didn’t want anything “big” for her celebration. Her […]

Uptown Living

From the streetcars that roll down St. Charles Avenue and the allure of Audubon Park to the influence of nearby universities and shop-lined Magazine Street, Uptown New Orleans has its own personality and charm. The businesses of Uptown help define the neighborhood’s vibe and character, serving as residents’ go-to resources for fashion, home décor, gifts […]

Editor’s Note

Bev’s Note This month we have an amazing feature “Uptown Living: 10 ways to enjoy!” We feature some of the best businesses in the neighborhood, ones that help define its character and serve as its residents’ go to resources for fashion, home décor and gifts. There are so many that complement the Uptown lifestyle and […]

“WYES Holiday Par-TEA”

  WYES supporters enjoyed a fanciful high tea party together, but apart. A Zoom broadcast showcased participants’ attire, hats, tea services and themed setups, including a “Christmas with the Grinch” tea party by Kathleen Mix and Carol Short; a decadent tea at the Windsor Court with Dorothy Clyne and her guests; The Elms Mansion where […]

With This Ring | Valls – Hansel

  When Kayla Grace Valls and Nicholas Perry Hansel were introduced by a mutual friend, they spoke for only a few minutes. Despite the fact that he was moving to Washington, DC, the next week, Nick knew he wanted to get to know Gracie better and asked her on a date. They ended up spending […]

Changemakers | Claire Steiner

Trying out flavor-forward, lovingly prepared vegan food just got easier for people all around New Orleans. Launched by Claire Steiner (in the middle of a pandemic, no less), Clairly Vegan is a vegan food delivery service that’s generating city buzz in a city famed for its cuisine. After years of cooking vegan and living the […]

Shop Talk | Emily LaBorde

  What is the difference between a traditional salon and a blow-dry bar? BLEU is a blowout-focused hair salon offering a luxury styling experience without the price, fuss and long lead times found at a traditional hair salon. There is no color or cut, meaning you won’t be greeted by a harsh chemical smell or […]

Student Activists | Sophie Leigh Stubbs

“My outlook on life was completely altered when I started noticing that Christ was present in every single human,” says Sophie Leigh Stubbs, a rising senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School. “As a Catholic, it’s crucial to be involved in my community in order to serve others and portray Christ’s love.” Over the past year […]

Second Annual Virtual “Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival”

  Poydras Home kept their new holiday tradition alive by lighting up the night with their holiday tree on the corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue. The illumination ceremony took place on December 3, 2020, and the tree stayed bright for more than five weeks during the 2020 holiday season to offer love, hope, […]

“SweetArts 2020: CHANGES: Into A Radiant Future”

  Initially conceived as an elegant event for a few hundred guests in a private home, the CAC’s “SweetArts 2020” was transformed into a series of small dinner parties of no more than 25 guests that were hosted by couples in open-air settings to adhere to safety and social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

The Dish | A Happy Place

  Last August, the culmination of a long held dream, Chef Suda Ounin and Jeerasak Boonlert opened their restaurant and bakery. Housed in a cottage the color of strawberry buttercream frosting and fronted by a lush garden, Thai DJing beckons merrily from Fifth Street in Old Gretna. Guests are greeted with irresistible warmth by Denise […]

Student Activists | William Flores

  “I believe that it’s important to be involved in my community because living in a caring and compassionate community benefits everyone. When people take pride in their community and are willing to give back, there’s a sense of unity that inspires others,” says William Flores, a graduating senior from Brother Martin High School. Labor […]

Shop Talk | Jonathan Brouk

  Give us a little background on CHNOLA. Children’s Hospital was originally founded in 1955 as a 53-bed rehabilitation facility for children during the polio epidemic. For more than 60 years, Children’s Hospital New Orleans has delivered expert pediatric healthcare for children across our state and region. As Louisiana’s first and largest free-standing children’s hospital, […]

Featured Skincare Provider

The Skin Surgery Centre 1615 Metairie Road, Suite 101  |  504-644-4226  |  TheSkinSurgeryCentre.com The Skin Surgery Centre© is a state-of-the-art facility for dermatologic surgery, specifically Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the removal of skin cancer. Their board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and their staff strive to provide individualized, focused care for each patient in a warm, caring environment. […]

Father’s Day Featured Gift

The Sazerac House 101 Magazine St, · 504-910-0100 From the bar to the barbecue, gift Dad the cocktail apron that can do it all. Handmade by The FoodWhore Co. in San Antonio Texas, these aprons are made out of sturdy canvas and leather. Available in-store and online at store. SazeracHouse.com/black-bartender-apron.html

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM