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What’s Hot: Home Decor

Created in Paris, bask in the otherworldly glow of a dome shell light made out of Japanese washi paper. SWADOH, swadoh.com.  A handmade palm leaf fan is perfectly fit for foyer decor or for stashing in your suitcase to bring your own breeze. B. Viz Design, 3506 Magazine St., 504-913-4111, bvizdesign.com.  Can a scent transport […]

Debutante Snapshots: Club Elle

On December 22, 2021, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bright White invited guests to celebrate their daughter Elinor “Ellie” Pitot White at their Old Metairie home. Special family vacations around the world inspired the theme for the evening – “Club Elle.” Late family members “Jane White, Tita and Popsie” were there in spirit and included in […]

Debutante Snapshots: Girls of a Feather

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, six debutantes who have been friends for years celebrated together at a party hosted by their parents at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans’ oldest theater. The theme, “Girls of a Feather,” focused on the flock’s lasting friendships with a spotlight on New Orleans art, music and entertainment, as all parents […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope Gala benefiting Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans

The Golden Gala, sponsored by Banner Ford Banner Chevrolet, was a fabulous day in the New Orleans Botanical Garden dedicated to honoring the success and longevity of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH). The 41-year-old local nonprofit helps youth from disadvantaged backgrounds rise up and strive for more within a safe, supportive and academic-focused household. The […]

Looking Back: Buzzing About

Founded in the late 1880s, the Jefferson City Buzzards are the oldest Carnival marching club in New Orleans. The all-male club was founded by brothers Lee, Sidney, and Wilbur Simpson along with William Markel. As a loosely formed group of merrymakers guided only by their rules of mirth and pleasure, they called themselves the Muddy […]

Editor’s Note

A Note from Andy – Hope, support & celebration It’s March, and that means we’ve survived Carnival season and are gearing up for the next. This time in New Orleans comes with a (short) slow-down and recovery in preparation for a busy catch-up season for our town’s philanthropic events. The weather lends itself to more outdoor festivities, […]

How to Host: Last Bite

In the spirit of brunch Criollo Restaurant in the Monteleone Hotel offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday with $39 per bottle offerings of Taittinger Champagne to complement the restaurant’s contemporary New Orleans brunch menu. All-day parking for $5 is part of the package, too.

SNAPSHOTS

Prospect.5 Co-Artistic Director Naima J. Keith poses with artist Eric-Paul Riege and Co-Artistic Director Diana Nawi at the Contemporary Arts Center during the Prospect.5 opening reception in October.  Prospect Executive Director Nick Stillman, artist Anastasia Pelias, and gallerist Jonathan Ferrara enjoy an evening of art, music, and dancing, at the Prospect.5 opening reception held at […]

An Enchanting Escape

Inspired by French Provencial iron daybeds, Doorman’s latest stunner is what dreams are made of. Designed by Alex Geriner and handcrafted in New Orleans, it’s quite simply the perfect spot to curl up with a favorite tome or drift off to sleep on a breezy springtime afternoon. Available through Doorman, 504-408-1616, doormandesigns.com.

Debutante Snapshots: Come Together

On December 30, 2021, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Merrit Lane III invited friends and family for dinner and dancing at Antoine’s in celebration of their daughter Isabel “Izzy” Susan Lane for a festive Fab Four tribute. The family’s love for the Beatles was reflected throughout with the evening’s theme “Come Together.”  A vibrant, pop-art-inspired covered […]

Let’s Do Brunch

If everybody’s working for the weekend, then brunch is our reward. The scene at New Orleans’ restaurants suggests that brunch is a meal best served with festive libations and consumed between peals of laughter.  It was 1955 when the Brennan family opened Brennan’s Restaurant, a temple of French-Creole cuisine on Royal Street in the French […]

23rd Annual CHAIRish the Children benefiting Louisiana Children’s Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum celebrated 35 years of play with their 23rd gala, auction and raffle, which took place in the lush outdoor gardens and interactive landscapes of their City Park home. The courtyard was draped with white catenary lights and Air Star Crystal lights illuminating the outdoor landscapes. The Museum’s atrium glistened with firefly […]

Moonlight and Miracles Gala benefiting Ochsner Health

Viewers learned about how the Ochsner Cancer Institute changes and saves lives every day during the ninth annual Moonlight and Miracles Gala, presented by Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation. The virtual gala, filmed on November 5, brought Gulf South supporters together on November 7 via a local broadcast aired on Fox8 and affiliate channels […]

Arts Calendar: March

1 Mardi Gras, citywide   3 Dancing with the Stars, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com 3, 17, 31 Ogden Museum Meditation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org, facebook.com/ogdenmuseum 4 Iliza Shlesinger – Back in Action Tour, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, orpheumnola.com 6 Johnny Mathis, Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal […]

Philanthropic Faces: Keith Liederman

Age: 60 Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Master of Social Work, Yeshiva University; Ph.D., Tulane School of Social Work Nonprofit: Kingsley House Position: CEO Serendipity shined on Boston native Keith Liederman when in 1994, his wife, Luanne LeBlanc, was offered a job in New Orleans. LeBlanc is from Golden Meadow and it […]

Odyssey 2021 Presented by IBERIABANK | First Horizon benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art

Odyssey 2021 presented by IBERIABANK | First Horizon brought arts patrons together at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) to raise critically important funds that support NOMA’s internationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs. The entire museum was open for guests to wander and explore, with musical performances taking place between the Great Hall and the […]

Changemakers: Aqua Stovall

In 2015, Aqua Stovall founded the Special Education Leader Fellowship (SELF) as an incubated program within charter school network Firstline Schools. Stovall’s goal was straightforward: address the issues in special education that she encountered as both an educator and a student. Helping current students have a more inclusive and beneficial education is the whole idea. […]

How to Host: An Effortless Early Spring Brunch

Two New Orleans Women-Owned Businesses Bring the Power to the Bart Cart  Commander’s Palace cocktail mavens, Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, have joined forces with Christa Cotton, CEO of El Guapo Bitters to create a line of cocktail mixers that make entertaining a breeze—just combine one part mixer with one part alcohol, shake and […]

What to Wear

Missing the Mad Hatters luncheon?  We love a hat for so many events. With Easter, Mother’s Day and wedding season around the corner, we feel inspired to top all of our spring outfits off with the perfect piece from Maria Etkind. Maria Etkind Millinery is a custom millinery studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. Maria creates […]

Luxury Living

The word “luxury” gets a lot of use in the hotel and auto industries, so it’s no wonder it conjures silky-smooth bedding, plush robes, sparkling champagne, and a day at the spa for some or, for others, high-end leather interiors, impeccable audio, and a supremely quiet engine that can accelerate or stop on a dime. […]

Statement from the Publisher

Renaissance Publishing, through its predecessor company, launched St. Charles Avenue in November 1995 aided by the advice and leadership of Beverly Church and Terri Havens. Avenue was created as the voice of the area’s nonprofit and philanthropic community. Over the past 25+ years we have developed into the definitive social magazine in New Orleans. For […]

Along The Avenue: A Grand Carnival Tribute

Officially the Carnival season begins the 12th night after Christmas when a King Cake, with a baby doll or bean, is presented to guests at everything from a backyard party to a grand ball. The recipient of the doll or bean was the king or queen of the evening and, in my home, that king […]

Judah Touro Society Award Reception benefiting Touro Infirmary Foundation

The Judah Touro Society Award is given annually to a community member who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of Touro Infirmary. This year, the award was given to Fr. Doug Brougher, who has served as the Touro chaplain for more than 35 years. Fr. Doug’s dedication to Touro and its patients is […]

With This Ring: Waltemath-Wall

When Christopher Baron Wall planned his proposal to Kelly Kristine Waltemath in October 2020, he knew how important her family and their second home in Florida were to her. Therefore, it seemed only natural to lure her onto the family’s yacht in Sandestin by telling her that he had been roped in to being the […]

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