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St. Charles Avenue March 2019

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Morgan's Note

I just had a conversation with my best friend about feeling silenced and finding ways to speak out – even to your best friends – without starting a fight and before slights fester and become larger issues. (This is momentarily funny because I don’t currently have a literal voice, and what sounds I can make […]

Nostalgia: Movie Magic Memories

  The growing accessibility of automobiles after World War II changed American culture in many ways, including the rapid growth of the drive-in movie theater industry. Starting with the first one in 1940, by 1960 the Greater New Orleans area boasted 10 drive-in theaters. New Orleans’ climate meant that drive-ins could be open year-round, but […]

Debutante Snapshots

Honorees Maggie Malone, Megan McGoey, Erin Tolar, Emily Hardie, Lucie Lanier and Lillie Kuhn are pictured at the party thrown in their honor by their parents at the Audubon Tea Room on June 15, 2018. The theme was “They All Asked for You.” Some of the honorees and their mothers danced on stage with the […]

Performing Arts: March

  9 PJ Masks Live: Save the Day The trio of superheroes from the hit TV series The PJ Masks fight to save the day from sneaky villains in an all-ages performance featuring brand new songs.  The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.   9 Zac Brown Band The multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country band visits […]


UNCF Walk for Education participants at the start of the “2018 Walk for Education” 5K to support local students get to and through college. This year’s race raised over $100,000 to benefit UNCF’s mission to fund scholarships for students get scholarship for 37 private historically black colleges and universities  Mayor LaToya Cantrell stretches with the […]

Shop Talk: Kristin Malone Johnson

  How did you start Home Malone? Home Malone began by refinishing furniture in my carport. While I had my tools and paint out, I began making rustic signs with New Orleans inspired art and sayings on them. I sold them at various regional art markets and local retailers. My focus eventually shifted to my […]

Shop Talk: Susan Wormser & Katie McNulty

What is The Event Glossary? Susan Wormser: We are a web-based planning company. The website provides a resource for everything you need to plan an event, from venues and rentals to florals, catering, entertainment and more. Having all of these sources available on one website, with one point of contact is really helpful.   What […]

Student Activist: Michael Baquet III

  “I believe that it’s important for me and other teenagers like myself to be involved in the community, so that our future community can be a community that we helped create and make great,” says Michael Baquet III, a senior at Archbishop Rummel High School. Baquet is involved with the Young Peacemakers Leaders Council […]

Young Bloods: Paul Roach

  For many people, contributing to a published book is a lifelong dream. However, few achieve it while still in college. For Loyola studio arts major Paul Kalil Roach, this dream is already a reality. Roach is a published illustrator for the children’s picture book From A to Zoot, released in October 2018 by Mascot […]

With This Ring: Lyons – Reily

  Elizabeth Ashley Lyons was living in Nashville and focusing on her country music career. She wasn’t particularly looking to meet anyone when she attended a fraternity party at Vanderbilt University, but William Boatner Reily V’s dance moves caught her eye. They had their official first date in July 2013, after their graduation from Vanderbilt. […]

Entertaining With Bev: Let the World Be Their Oyster

  Give Kate Werner a few weeks and she and her board of The Choice Foundation, who operate Esperanza Charter School and Layfayette Academy, can pull off a fundraiser to benefit our elementary school children in a unique way! This event kicked off a campaign to raise $1.5 million dollars. The Choice Foundation says that: […]

Renewal Resources

  Time to open the windows, dust off the pillows and welcome in spring. A busy time of year situated between the holidays and summer vacation, spring is the season many choose to make updates to the home. From taking stock of old inventory during spring-cleaning to embarking on a full-scale kitchen redo, the way […]

On Stage: Front & Center

Saenger snags a blockbuster More than two years after premiering on Broadway, the show is still one of the toughest tickets to get in New York, with shows sold out months in advance and tickets selling for over $1,000 on secondary markets. But access to the smash hit “Hamilton” has eased up thanks to the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Cultural Connections

  The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses Board of Managers honored its most generous supporters with a reception and dinner to celebrate the Circle Level members of the Historic Houses Society. This year’s “Historic Houses Gala” was held at the recently renovated and impeccably decorated home of Anne and Sandy Villere. Stunning centerpieces from Mitch’s […]

Philanthropic Fun: Viva Las Vegas!

  The annual “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala” honored Allan Bissinger as the 2018 Judah Touro Society Award recipient. The gala was cocktail event and featured a Patron Party, seated dinner, award ceremony and After Party reception geared towards Touro Tomorrow, the Touro Foundation’s young professionals group and Touro Employees. Funds raised at the gala were […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Fine Philanthropist

  Each year, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of United Way of Southeast Louisiana presents its highest award for exemplary leadership in community volunteerism and philanthropy. The 2018 award was conferred upon Mary Keller Zervigon – philanthropist, public servant and volunteer. The program commemorated the fifth anniversary of United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Public Policy […]

Bev's Note

Can you believe that “Sugarplum Ball,” one of the most prestigious fundraising events benefiting Children’s Hospital, is 38 years old and is as important as ever? Thanks so much to Co-Chairs Lisa Ballay and Karey Haslauer; John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital; William Lemoine, Vice President of East Market: New Orleans […]

Community Sailing New Orleans, Inc.

Being born into generations of sailors and living on the coast, it was assumed I would spend my childhood summers learning to sail at our local yacht club. Eventually I became a respectable sailor, but I recall spending more time in the water from capsizing than winning races! Now it’s for me to understand why […]

“Fête Française”

In a city and state where we seem to have a festival for just about everything, it makes sense that there would be one dedicated to our French Heritage. The “Fête Française,” hosted by the Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orléans is marking 20 years of hosting the original event that celebrates French culture and […]

What's Hot: Home Décor

1. The five-tiered Aloha fringe chandelier with brushed brass detail is a fanciful conversation piece for any room.  Anthropologie, Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com. 2. A side table is turned into a showpiece to flock to thanks to a team of golden flamingos proudly propping up the glass top. Z Gallerie, Lakeside Shopping […]

On the Menu: Decadent Delight

  Crawfish Omelet Mornay 1    ounce unsalted butter, divided 2½    ounces Louisiana crawfish tails (Chef’s Note: If crawfish aren’t in season, or you’re unable to find them, you can substitute equal portions of Louisiana blue crabmeat and/or Gulf shrimp) 2     ounces artichoke hearts, halved ½    teaspoon fresh garlic, thinly sliced 1    pinch Creole or Cajun […]

Que Rico!

From 1960 to 1979, hundreds of thousands of Cuban people fled the Communist regime of Fidel Castro and began new lives in the United States. Iderlin Carillo Rivera’s parents were among those who settled in the New Orleans area, and for nine years she welcomed with both fear and confidence immigrants of her parents’ and […]

Philanthropic Fun: Museum Magnificence

  “Odyssey 2018: All That Glitters” offered a scintillating gala for patrons of the arts. In support of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the annual program celebrates and enhances the museum by raising the funds necessary to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 290,000 annual visitors to the museum […]

Philanthropic Fun: Starry Night

  Stars and a crescent moon hung from the ceiling of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to herald the annual “Moonlight & Miracles,” which raises funds for the Ochsner Cancer Institute, the organization that offers comprehensive cancer services, access to cancer research and new cancer treatment development across the Gulf South. The 2018 Miracle Makers of the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Fruit of the Earth

  “Carnivale du Vin,” the nationally-recognized charity wine auction that took place on November 10, 2018 as part of Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s two-night signature fundraising weekend, brought 600 patrons to wine and dine following the food and music festival “Boudin, Bourbon & Beer.” Patrons were welcomed by a grand entryway swagged in green silken drapes […]

Philanthropic Fun: For Our Freedom

  The National WWII Museum celebrated Victory Ball on the weekend of Veterans Day to salute the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom. The 2018 Victory Ball reception honored featured guest, Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Col. Charles Hagemeister, U.S. Army (Ret.). The gala featured live music, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Love for the Library

  “Growing Partnerships with Latter Library,” benefited the Latter Library Garden Conservancy, which is in charge of the ongoing beautification of the grounds of the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library on St. Charles Avenue. This year, the event surpassed its fundraising goal and raised $15,500. Miles Mumford and Spencer Shilstone, founders of MileStone Pictures LLC, […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Safe House

  The seventh annual “Evening in the Garden of Eden” proved to be Eden House’s largest-ever benefit with 375 attendees in attendance. The gala supports the movement to eradicate human trafficking, and proceeds from this year’s fundraiser go directly towards recovery services for victims, the acquisition of a second Eden House residence and an expansion […]

Philanthropic Fun: All For One and One For All

  Guests arrived to the beautiful Garden District home of Honorary Chairs Anna Beth and John Goodman dressed for the “Masquerade for The Three Musketeers”-themed gala for Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR). The benefit supports the ongoing community work of STAIR: free one-on-one tutoring to lower elementary children so they have a chance for success. […]

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