Lift your mint julep and sweet tea in a toast on Friday, April 1 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, as Children’s Hospital celebrates “The Sugarplum Stakes,” the 30th anniversary of its Sugarplum Ball. Three decades ago, attendees helped the hospital fund its first ground intensive transport care team in tandem with the opening of […]
Jeanne Elise Michel, senior at Mount Carmel Academy, has been an active volunteer at the Louisiana SPCA for the past seven years. Over the past two years, Michel has concentrated her volunteering in the veterinary clinic. “I have had the opportunity to participate in finding loving homes for many animals, and I have learned many […]
It is Carnival … at least for the next week. But before the balls and queens’ suppers really got under way, there were parties requiring serious jewelry, designer duds and very pretty pumps. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala at the Ritz-Carlton. Seen sipping champagne and hobnobbing with orchestra members were […]
Our cover this month celebrates The Sugarplum Ball for Children’s Hospital, which will take place on April 1. We are so excited to help celebrate the ball’s 30th anniversary and so pleased to present co-chairs Julie Habetz and Amanda Lo, honoree David Haydel Sr. of Haydel’s Bakery and Michael Gray, a patient who was saved […]
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Get ready for The Secret Gardens Tour! I chose one of the fabulous featured gardens on Joseph Street, owned by Holly and Geoffrey Snodgrass, to highlight the event and give you some fun ideas for entertaining in your garden.
Their garden is formal, yet full of textures and blooming shrubs and outdoor rooms with carpets of monkey grass and evergreen walls of Japanese Yew.
I set up two entertaining areas: one for a buffet, complete with an Oriental carpet; the other for a seated dinner. I went to the Green Parrot on Nashville Avenue and collected ivy, dill, maidenhair fern and lavender. I wrapped the pots with lettuce leaves and ribbons. I used fresh cauliflower, garden roses, white hydrangeas and mini carnations for my flower arrangements and tucked pansies and hydrangea throughout the faux-leaf tablecloth.