Color was abundant everywhere at Lucy Currence and Charlotte Freeman’s debutante party, themed “Carnival Des Couleurs,” hosted by their parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison Currence Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lawrence Freeman. Wearing designs by local couturier Mary Williams, Charlotte and Lucy sparkled in white cocktail dresses adorned with beaded floral accents. Guests […]
1. Pretty up your hallway with a ninepetal stainless steel magnolia sculpture. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 524-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com 2. A lightbearer table lamp, with a poised hand to light the way, makes for a vintage-inspired statement. Anthropologie, Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com 3. Staycation vibes abound with […]
The upkeep and restoration of the historic Women’s Guild Home, a museum listed on the U.S. register of historic places, is made possible by benefits such as “A Haunting Affair.” The program took place in a hauntingly beautiful 1859 Uptown mansion decorated by Women’s Guild volunteers. Republic National Distributing Co. created specialty cocktails, and Christian […]
ENCHILADAS 4 corn tortillas 1 3-pound roasted chicken, meat pulled off the bones 1 Tablespoon queso fresco 2 Tablespoon cilantro, minced 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted In a new skillet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil heat the tortillas until tender. Remove to a plate and spoon the pulled chicken and queso fresco down the […]
The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presented an electrifying program of piano performance by Kenny Broberg at their annual “NOCTURNE XVII” gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton. MASNO supports music education, provides mentorships, manages the New Orleans International Piano Competition and brings top classical artists to area stages. Kenny Broberg, one of MASNO’s own, is […]
The Anti-Defamation League hosted a dinner program to celebrate the mission of “stop[ping] the defamation of the Jewish People and secure justice and fair treatment for all.” The program honored award recipients Dr. Stephen Hales and the Bissinger-Timm Family, who have embodied ADL’s mission in how they have lived their lives and contributed to our […]
March 4 Student of the Year Kick-Off Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Info.: Honoring 16 high school students and their teams as they embark on their seven-week fundraising campaign for the society. Tickets: Free Location: Rock ’N’ Bowl Contact: 758-3213 6 Red Tie Affair Benefits: Ochsner Clinic Foundation Event Info.: The 2020 Red Tie […]
Whether you’re an avid HGTV viewer or someone who invests little in keeping up with the latest home design trends, you probably know how you feel about your own living space and whether or not it brings you joy. When we tire of our home space, it’s likely because aspects have grown outdated or become […]
Front & Center Front & Center Cue The Buffoons If you’re among those who have enjoyed the evocative, provocative and hilarious productions offered by the Radical Buffoons in recent years, you likely will be intrigued by what the troupe has on tap this spring. The company that garnered awards last year with such shows as […]
When Hunter’s wife and two youngest sons got together to surprise him for his 90th birthday, they called Susan Zackin, owner of Z Event Company, to help them pull it off! They wanted just the family (about 40 people) on Thanksgiving Day in the country in Mississippi. They wanted to incorporate everything that Hunter loves: […]
The “Weiss Awards,” established in 1954, recognizes members of the Greater New Orleans community whose civic and humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity was an example to be followed. This year’s gala honored outstanding citizens and provides funds for New Orleans Council for Community and Justice’s program development and implementation. The honorees were: […]
The 10th annual “Dancing for the Arts Gala” featured a cocktail reception, dinner and dance competition at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre. Funds raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, voting and the silent auction benefit YALA’s after school, summer and early childhood arts in education programs. The centerpieces were mini reproductions of four original artwork pieces created […]
6-8 Jersey Boys This musical traces the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 6-8 Schoolhouse Rock Live Junior Some of the city’s finest young thespians bring to life many beloved songs […]
The New Orleans Garden Society hosted its “Bewitching Affair” luncheon and fashion show at the Audubon Tea Room. Festive Halloween-themed décor filled the room, including lanterns laced with bows and topped with witches legs. The fashion show contest featured awards presented by judges Mary Katherine Lonatro-Tusa, Karen Burmaster and Heather Murlin. Best Halloween Hat was […]
As I write this we’re just about to descend into the true madness of Carnival. My son is more than ready; he’s got his parade-ready light-up drum and his teachers have taught him to put his arms up, protect his face and say “Throw me something, mister!” I’m ready; I’ve got my ball gowns chosen […]
March Through 4 “New Orleans French Film Festival,” benefiting New Orleans Film Society, 309-6633, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org/french-film-festival 4 “Student of the Year Kick-Off,” benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 758-3213 6 “Red Tie Affair,” benefiting Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 842-7125 6 “French Quarter Fest Gala Fundraiser,” benefiting French Quarter Festivals, Inc., 522-5730, FQFI.org 7 “Temple Sinai 150th Celebration,” […]
What are some of your responsibilities as Owner and Buyer for Feet First? Buying shoes for each season is a lot of fun, but also like trying to read a crystal ball. Footwear production has a long lead time, which means while you’re selling in the current spring season, you’re also planning and ordering for […]
The annual “Design Symposium” celebrates the legacy of design and giving that’s Longue Vue’s heritage, thanks to the example of Edith and Edgar Stern. This year’s symposium event, attended by 275 patrons, benefited the Education Center in Longue Vue’s Discovery Garden, which provides garden education and engagement for the children, students and families of Louisiana. […]
In 1941, Dom Fazzio opened Fazzio’s Bowling Alley, located at 1301 N. Rampart St. His tongue-in-cheek comment was that he loved bowling so much that he wanted to be sure he’d always have an alley at the ready. Known as the “Baron of Rampart Street,” he became so ubiquitous to bowling in New Orleans that […]
“Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel.” James Taylor, “Shower the People” We saw ourselves in one another. Alice Weiss, a fierce fighter, moved to New Orleans in the 1970s to work as a civil rights attorney for the ACLU. I pack a goodly dose of Scandinavian, and […]
We are so proud to present “Hogs for the Cause” for our March cover! Their grants – numbering over 1,000 in all 50 states – are presented to the families of children being treated for brain cancer. This year they held a special event for Walker Beery who’s doing so much better! We are thrilled to present […]
One of my favorite things about parks is how they change with the seasons. While our long summers and mild winters mean we have green year round, a visit to City Park will always surprise you with how the landscape – and the park itself – has changed. Meanwhile, this past June, the Sydney and Walda […]
“We all have personal struggles, and it’s in this vulnerability to be open that we build each other up and become stronger because of it,” says Emmanuel Levy, a Senior at Brother Martin High School. “This complete immersion into a community of like-minded individuals has deepened my own values because I see the drive and […]
Tell us a little background on your business. Skin Body Health is the South’s hallmark anti-aging clinic. We take care of ladies and gentlemen on the inside and out. I feel you should look as good as you feel, and feel as good as you look! I am passionate about helping my clients feel and […]
The “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala,” themed “The Beach Ball,” supported the creation of an endowment for the Touro Rehabilitation Center, providing ongoing financial resources for this renowned program. Set in the spirit of the beach, live orchid centerpieces, aquatic-themed décor with live fish and candlelit scenery filled NOCCA’s Solomon Family Hall, with palm leaves, netting […]
The “2019 Son of a Saint Annual Gala,” in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, raised funds to support the core mission of supporting its myriad of programming events, activities and holistic services provided to more than 100 young mentees enrolled in the program. Speakers at this year’s program were Son of a Saint Board […]
Panelists Dr. Reshma Bhanushali, Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, Mary Beth Langlinais, Dextria Sapp, Dr. Arti Singh, Dr. Charisse Ward and Nicole Delahoussaye attended the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Lafayette General Health’s inaugural “Heels for Hearts” fundraiser, a women’s social event held in September 2019 at Warehouse 535. The event raised more than $12,000 for […]
One afternoon, Lieutenant Colonel John Robert Dildy paid a very special visit to Virginia Richmond Ernst. John had been seeing Mrs. Ernst’s daughter, Virginia Verret de Marigny Ernst, for two years. Mrs. Ernst, who was terminally ill, already thought of John has her son-in-law, and she was filled with joy when John told her that […]
The basic definition states a community is simply a group of people living together, but isn’t community more? There is an expanded definition we will likely agree is improved: “… a group of people who, regardless of the diversity of their backgrounds, have been able to accept and transcend their differences, enabling them to communicate […]
The Salvation Army hosted the “SOUPer Bowl,” their major annual fundraising event to support the Army’s Programs and Services fighting poverty and homelessness in New Orleans. This year’s event raised over $100,000. The evening began with a welcome reception in the Garden Terrace, illuminated by string lights, allowing guests to view the silent auction items. […]
Spring is fast approaching, which means it’s time for a fresh start in your home! Press the reset button and hire JL Studio to curate an interior or exterior space that reflects your style and personality. Whether it’s building a new pool, renovating your master bathroom or designing new drapery treatments, JL Studio is the […]
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Color was abundant everywhere at Lucy Currence and Charlotte Freeman’s debutante party, themed “Carnival Des Couleurs,” hosted by their parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison Currence Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lawrence Freeman. Wearing designs by local couturier Mary Williams, Charlotte and Lucy sparkled in white cocktail dresses adorned with beaded floral accents. Guests got their sparkle on at the Elektra Cosmetics Booth and documented their style in the 360 degree photo Boogie Booth. Urban Earth was responsible for all of the greenery and colorful floral centerpieces around the venue. The cool tunes of Gen 8 Band from Los Angeles got guests moving on the checkered dance floor with a light show provided by See Hear Productions. Charlotte and Lucy joined Gen 8 Band on stage for two songs: “Choppa Style” and “Get Crunk,” and the finale, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” closed out the party with all of the guests surrounding Charlotte, Lucy and their families in a dance floor circle.
Guests were welcomed to The Sugar Mill with the crest from the invitation and honoree’s names in lights on a custom styled “midway tunnel” with pulsating lights. At first glance, the scene was all black and white, as the family greeted their guests underneath a custom awning striped tent from Element with Elan Artists performing in black and white couture. The first pop of color was the talented violinist performing in all pink, and just beyond, a large custom-built carousel bar that offered guests (and many LSU fans) the opportunity to watch the SEC Championship game with built-in screens.
Z Event Company splattered color throughout the rest of the venue, from the stage backdrop to the oversized inflated flowers hanging from the greenery-covered trusses. Fleur de Lis Catering provided food stations and colorful treats for the dessert booth alongside Poof Cotton Candy whipping up colored spun sugar. A late night pass of bites featured Nashville hot chicken sliders, soft pretzels with Abita Amber cheese sauce and fried mini Oreos and Lucky Dog carts flanked the exit doors at the end of the night.
Hosts Mr. and Mrs. John Fenner French and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald James French flank Rebecca Emerson French at her party honoring her family’s proud heritage with a Scottish Hunting Feast theme that transported guests into a Scottish castle at 1705 Calhoun St. Write On Stationary created a custom invitation with Rebecca’s father’s Boyd clan family tartan and an image of her ancestors’ family castle, Dean Castle in Kilmarnock, Scotland. All of Rebecca’s immediate family had tartan clothes or embellishments made from family tartans from Edinburgh, and Rebecca’s custom attire, along with that of her father and brother, was made by Edgardo of New Orleans. The family encouraged their guests to get into the party spirit by wearing traditional highland attire, including kilts with black formal jackets and scarves, pins and sporran.
Anna November, Sam Shaefer, Ram Ayyala and Ellanor Patton toasted a larger-than-life portrait of Rebecca in Renaissance Scottish Royal Dress in the style of John Singer Sargent painted by Mural Artist Scott Bullock. Guests were welcomed to the party with Robert Grubbs playing bagpipes as they entered the tent and by a floral chandelier by Urban Earth. Large plumes of grass, thistle and feathers decorated the home, complete with a Great Hall flanked by rows of banners bearing family crests hanging from the rafters. A roaring fireplace centered the room, surrounded by mounted deer, pheasant and ducks hanging above the mantle.
Ralph Brennan Catering and Events passed appetizers and champagne as guests entered, as well as a Scottish dinner that included venison shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and leek and tattie soup. Local band BRW brought high energy that rocked the night away, and even backed up Rebecca singing a performance of “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna, for which she received a standing ovation! Late night treats included cheeseburger sliders, fish and chips and Cafe du Monde coffee and beignets.
Sarah Lane, Peyton Lecorgne and Julia Saer were honored in a Three Steel Magnolia-themed fête at Antoine’s by their parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Merritt Lane III, Mr. and Mrs. Matthrew Phillips Lecorgne and Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Saer Jr.
A blush and bashful color scheme transformed the restaurant into a magnolia-covered wonderland, accented with tinted magnolia mirrors, draped blush curtains and a warm festive dance floor. Angle.events planned the party, decorated by flowers arranged by Urban Earth and lighting by Firefly.
Antoine’s food stations and passed appetizers were available throughout the restaurant, including the classic Baked Alaska. The Twelfth Night Revelers Suite offered grillades and grits; the Roy Alcitore Room hosted cigar rolling with a bar and balcony for viewing St. Louis Street from above; and The Mystery Room featured a UVA theme, where all three debutantes attend school, with orange and blue wigs for photo opportunities and fresh sushi for all to enjoy. The Japanese Room became the late night club with DJ Mannie Fresh and Choppa closing the night.