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2 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Swing in the Park The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs favorites from the past and present in an outdoor concert that promises to be fun for the whole family.  Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., 523-6530, LPOMusic.com   3 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – A Special Tribute to the Queen of Soul […]

Philanthropic Fun: Festive Fun

“Fête de Fezziwig” was held to support Le Petit’s mission to present the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate the diverse population of the New Orleans area. The family-centric event was held in the Green Room at Tableau, which was decorated for the winter holidays. Tableau provided cuisine including mini grilled cheese sandwiches, hummus […]

Philanthropic Fun: Festival Flair

More than 450 masked revelers paraded into “Bal Masqué” at the start of a spirited Carnival season. The masquerade party featured live musical entertainment, a lineup of celebrity chefs and mixologists dishing out their best bites and an auction offering up one-of-a-kind local pieces and experiences — all to benefit the Link Stryjewski Foundation (LSF). […]

Morgan’s Note

Compiling the Registry of Charitable Events each quarter takes a lot of work, but it’s so much fun to see the next four months of nonprofit events laid out in a usable way. Not only can those individuals and groups who are still looking for an open date for an event easily see where the […]

Sugar Roots Farm

Most of us who grew up in New Orleans think of ourselves as “city” kids. Although we have Audubon and City parks and plenty of green space in which kids can play, New Orleans is a city, an urban center. Well, most of it is. Tucked away on the West Bank near Algiers is a […]

Philanthropic Fun: Anchors Aweigh for the Cure

Held at the Southern Yacht Club, the “2019 Porsche of New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off” served to excite guests about the upcoming regatta and educate about the important mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This free event is held annually, prior to the Leukemia Cup Regatta, to share with the community how the […]

Camp Pelican

Each year as summer break approaches it reminds me of years ago when I traveled solo aboard a Trailways bus to my first overnight camp session. Terrified yet excited, the anticipation of freedom, fun and new friendships in an uncharted environment was intoxicating. Summer camp was all I envisioned, and I remained a devoted camper […]


Susie Hoskins is pictured at her home with Susan Couvillon in November 2018, where a patron party for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held. Tracy Cunningham, Jack Sullivan and Paul Willis attended the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Patron Party at Susie Hoskins’ home in November.   Craig and Arlene Tafaro with Pat […]

Sinful Summer Flavors

Pork Belly 2 pounds pork belly Sea salt and black pepper 4 fresh bay leaves 3 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed 1 teaspoon cardamom pods 4 star anise 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds Olive oil 2 quarts chicken stock 1 Tablespoon wholegrain mustard Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Score the pork belly skin diagonally in […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Cambise—Williams Victoria Michelle Cambise was on Bumble, a dating app, one day when Aaron Michael Williams’ profile appeared on her screen. Victoria sent Aaron a causal “Hey, what’s up?” and the two texted back and forth on the app for a few weeks before setting up a date. Their first date was at a Mexican […]

Philanthropic Fun: Fruits of Good Labor

The 10th anniversary celebration of the “Good Apple Gala” honored the work of Louisiana Appleseed volunteers who embody the organization’s mission. Social Justice awards were given to individuals whose daily work exceeds expectations in creating access to justice, education and opportunity. Gayle Benson of Benson Enterprises was recognized for her exemplary work in creating access […]

Entertaining with Bev: The Swansons’ Miraculous 50th Anniversary Wedding Party in New Orleans

Try to imagine a four-day celebration with 160 friends and family from all over the world, coming together in New Orleans to celebrate with Elizabeth and Clarke Swanson. In your wildest dreams, you couldn’t believe that they could treat their guests with such love, creating fabulous non-stop parties with attention to detail that would please […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Lifetime of Service

Mark Romig, recognized for his unwavering love and extraordinary commitment to our great city, was honored with the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award. Each year, the award is presented to a recipient who has made a lifetime commitment to the hospitality industry through extraordinary leadership, personal and professional accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to […]

Nostalgia: Print in Paint

The Canal Branch of the New Orleans Public Library, located at 2940 Canal St. at the corner of S. Gayoso Street, opened in 1911. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation, it was an active part of the neighborhood, serving a few nearby schools, and by the 1940s had 8,500 registered users. In 1940, the WPA hired […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

MAY 03 42nd annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute Event Info.: Donations to the 2019 events will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for giraffes, a signature species of Audubon Zoo and the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW), Audubon’s conservation breeding partnership with San Diego Zoo Global. In the coming years, the zoo’s beloved giraffe exhibit will […]

Philanthropic Fun: Future Planning

The Preservation Resource Center’s President’s Circle members were invited to an exclusive unveiling of the PRC’s new Strategic Plan to get a special look into the future of the organization. Executive Director Danielle Del Sol presented the plan as part of an elegant evening reception at a local historic landmark home, the Ewing House built […]

Philanthropic Fun: Radiant in Red

Shades of red were worn by guests at the “Red Tie Gala,” with many donning a custom red tie designed by Ochsner and NOLA Couture, featuring the Ochsner life mark in white and gold. Funds raised from the event and throughout Heart Month (February) benefit Ochsner Health System’s Dr. John Ochsner Tribute Fund. The cocktail […]

What’s Hot: Hostess Gifts

1. A bottle of Herbs de Provence Olive Oil – with top notes of lavender, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf – is the ideal gift for someone who knows their way around a spring salad. Verdure Olive Oil Co., 3634 Magazine St., 373-2848, VerdureOliveOil.com   2. Scriptura’s “Writing and Drinking” series of hand-printed notecards, complete […]

Student Activist: Madalyn Claire Cranford

“I gained self-confidence because helping others made me feel good about myself, and when I make other people happy it makes me happy. Being an activist makes me put others first before myself which I enjoy doing,” says Madalyn Claire Cranford, a senior at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Cranford’s most rewarding volunteer experience is with […]

Philanthropic Fun: An Artist’s Legacy

Daniel Price, and up-and-coming artist and New Orleans native, was killed in San Francisco on December 19, 2003. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and NOCCA, Louisiana’s only public arts conservatory for high school students, Daniel was a talented artist whose work can be seen all around New Orleans. As a way to make […]

Shop Talk: Natalie Becnel

What’s your best anti-aging advice?  I recommend working with a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics; it’s essential for early prevention and for maintaining a natural look. Do all these anti-aging lotions and potions actually make a difference?   Yes, vitamin C serums, peptides and growth factors really work to further enhance and maintain […]

Shop Talk: Skip A Chatelain

What’s the best way for someone to find a financial advisor?  Working with a financial advisor and planning for your future retirement needs is very personal – I liken it to being married. The best marriages are built on trust and liking your partner. My closest clients are all referrals and came to me through […]

Young Bloods: Llewellyn Everage

Youth volunteers have been a part of the Audubon legacy in New Orleans for decades. Thirty-five years ago the Jr. Keeper Program at the zoo was launched, followed by the AquaKids at the Aquarium volunteer group 15 years later. Now, young people have the opportunity to volunteer at the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, as well […]

Philanthropic Fun: Turn of a Century

This year’s annual BRAVO Gala dedicated two glamorous evenings to kick off NOBA’s Golden Anniversary. On January 26, the “Evening of Stars” performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre began with a lifetime board member induction ceremony and presentation featuring youth from NOBA’s tuition-free dance program. NOBA’s newest Lifetime Board Members are three community visionaries whose […]

Philanthropic Fun: Successful Service

The YMCA of Greater New Orleans Annual Meeting welcomed YMCA Board of Trustees members, Advisory Board members from across the region and special guests to welcome the new board members and thank those who have fulfilled their service. The reception also touted the past year’s successes and accomplishments and looked forward to another year of […]

Off the Path Perfection

We were starving. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the two of us were the only people in Hong Minh, save for three generations of the extended Vietnamese-Chinese family who own the unassuming place and their children who were playing quietly by the cash register next to the whole roasted ducks hanging in […]

Bev’s Note

  We are thrilled to present the “Business Hall of Fame Gala” presented by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. on our cover this month!  They honor local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship, have achieved extraordinary success in business and serve as role models for others. Thanks to our cover […]

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