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Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 7c

  What if when you look back on this time 10 years from now, the first thing that comes to your mind is a feeling of happiness, not fear? What if you choose to remember a series of celebrations of life and living, more than moments of trepidation and awkwardness? To cap off our series […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 7b

  This is our second installment on celebrating at home. As Phase 1 continues to roll out other options will begin to open, but for most of us “safe at home” will continue to be the rule for the following months. Below you’ll read about how St. Charles Avenue’s Executive Editor Bev Church’s grandson spent […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 7a

  Celebrations are important rituals. Happy events that we commemorate with parties, gathering with loved ones and things like cakes, balloons and presents. They create moments that we replay in our memories. However, during this time celebrations are much different, and we often have to be content with drive-by waving and much smaller gatherings – sometimes […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 6

  Date night these days looks a bit different than it used to, but it’s just as important. It is a time to reconnect as people instead of Mommy and Daddy, to see each other without a screen between us and to find a bit of familiarity in the midst of this uncertainty. I reached […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Mother’s Day

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St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Bridal Gowns   Pearl’s Place 3114 Severn Ave., Metairie 504.885.9213 PearlsPlace.com For 50 years, Pearl’s Place Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique has prided itself on quality customer service. Their expert sales staff offers a one-on-one experience that leads to your dream dress. With the largest selection of bridal gowns in the South, your options are […]

Angelo Brocato

Angelo Brocato immigrated to New Orleans from Sicily in the early 1900s, following a long apprenticeship at an ice cream and pastries parlor in Paloma. He opened his own shop in the French Quarter, introducing New Orleans to Italian-style ice cream. The first flavor he debuted was torroncino: vanilla gelato with cinnamon and almonds. Following […]

Young Bloods: Dr. Lana Joseph

At the High Level Speech and Hearing Center, over 25,000 patients received help with their speech and hearing issues in the past three years alone. By treating and diagnosing speech, hearing and dizziness disorders, the center helps people across the city safeguard their health. A conversation with the High Level Speech and Hearing Center’s Founder […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Boasso + Duplantier Recently graduated architect Hunter Chase Duplantier was having a going away party for a friend at his house when some of his guests introduced him to a friend they had brought, Adrienne Michel Boasso. She was focused on working on her real estate license and he was focused on working on a house, […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

May 9   DBE Silver Tea Benefits: DBE Event Info.: DBE is a national philanthropic organization of women of British ancestry. This event will raise funds for Mountbatten House assisted living facility. Tickets: $40/Ticket Location: St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Byrd Hall Contact: 367-4116, DBEinLa.com   9   Champagne Stroll Benefits: Magazine Street Merchants Association Event […]

Philanthropic Fun: Tree Traditions

Debuting an entirely new annual event, Poydras Home hosted their first “Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival” on December 5, 2019. This burgeoning Uptown tradition featured a majestic, 30 foot lighted tree, which shone brightly until January 1, 2020. More than 300 attendees enjoyed the Patron Party inside Poydras Home’s historic 1857 Hall. Musical entertainment […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dazzling Displays

The “Celebration in the Oaks” soirée helped kick off the holiday season in New Orleans with an exclusive look at the annual lights display, where guests donned in festive holiday cocktail attire get the first glimpse of the illuminated City Park, Botanical Garden and Train Route. Presenting sponsors were Entergy and Fox 8. Guests were […]

Philanthropic Fun: Holiday Cheer for a Cure

The primary fundraiser for Ladies Leukemia League is the annual “Fete de Noel,” which ushered in the Christmas season in early December. Celebrating 50 years, the Past Presidents in attendance were recognized before the start of the Fete. LLL Co-Presidents Melba Bruce and Jacquelyn Milan could be seen around the room. Children honored were Maryam […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Musical Menagerie

The grounds and gardens of the New Orleans Jazz Museum were transformed  for the “Improvisations Gala.” The fundraiser enabled the museum to globally promote jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms through highly-interactive exhibits, as well as support ongoing musical and educational programming. Randy Fertel, Gianna Chachere, Rosalind Hinton and […]

Philanthropic Fun: Pearls of Purpose

American Cancer Society’s Junior Executive Board brought in $281,000 during their second annual “Shuck Cancer” event in partnership with Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar and Latter & Blum. The event was held on the two blocks of Napoleon Avenue’s neutral ground from St. Charles Avenue and Prytania Street. Twenty young professional cancer advocates and fundraisers […]

Philanthropic Fun: Astounding Activism

St. Charles Avenue magazine is committed to honoring the exemplary philanthropic efforts of New Orleans citizens and nonprofits whose community activism strengthens the core of our community. For the 23rd year, our “Activists of the Year” awards event invited patrons to honor the generous contributions of time, passion and resources by six Activists in 2019: […]

Philanthropic Fun: Butterfly Brilliance

A new exhibition of the Louisiana State Museum, entitled “Chasing the Butterfly Man: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825,” celebrates the genius work of an unknown New Orleans cabinetmaker for the repetitive use of a butterfly-shaped joint. Guests at the “Founders Ball” were the first to see the exhibit before its public […]

Philanthropic Fun: Holidays at Home

The Holiday Home Tour and its Patron Party serve as fundraisers for the Preservation Resource Center, which supports the organization’s mission of preserving New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to the community. The 2019 Patron Party was presented by Regions Bank, while the Holiday Home Tour was presented […]

Philanthropic Fun: Latin Legacies

“The 2019 Azúcar Ball: Nueva Vista Social Club” highlighted the many contributions of Cuba and its music to the city of New Orleans. Nueva Vista Social Club is inspired by the documentary A Tuba to Cuba, which follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city […]

The New Canseco’s

From his open kitchen Chef Antonio Saladino presides over a culinary operation devoid of mood lighting, fine linen, courtly tableside service or soothing music. The floors of his establishment are polished to a high shine offset by megawatt overhead lighting. If this were a restaurant this would be a most undesirable environment. But this is […]

Luxury Cooking for 1

Eggs Hussarde Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook (1961) Ingredients:  2 large thin slices ham, grilled  2 Holland Rusks (a light, crisp toast available at most grocery stores) 1/4 cup Marchand de Vin Sauce 2 slices tomato, grilled 2 eggs, soft poached 3/4 cup Hollandaise Sauce Paprika for garnish Lay a large slice of ham across each rusk […]

What’s Hot: The Finishing Touch

1. An oyster wreath door hanger makes a delicious and inviting statement for your front porch. Home Malone, HomeMaloneNola.com 2. Your furry friend will fall head over tail for a super soft and cozy Bessie and Barnie Bagel Bed in a lovely aspen snow leopard and blondie print. Relish, RelishNewOrleans.com  3. Showcase your love for […]

Learning At Home

For me, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ March 20 announcement that all schools would be closing for at least three weeks (and likely longer) now feels like it was years ago. Overnight, a new world entered my household and words like “social distancing” and “pandemic” came out of my 7-year-old’s mouth, and we were faced with […]

The Posse Foundation

In mid-March my children reluctantly arrived home after their college campuses decided to move to online instruction for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Understandably, nearly every campus in the country followed suit and millions of college students and their families began adjusting to this uncharted territory. My children definitely miss […]

Editors’ Note

Hello to you all, We decided that during this tumultuous time that, instead of highlighting one nonprofit’s fundraiser on our cover as we usually do, what was most important was encouraging our readers to help those who are helping us.  Our mission, as you know, is to support our local nonprofits. And while they certainly […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 5

  While sitting at your favorite bar and partaking of a carefully crafted, perfectly balanced cocktail remains a dream, you can still pick up a pre-mixed version without booze. Or, better yet, mix up a batch of your own specialty! I met Quinn Richard a few years ago, and have had him create cocktails for […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 4

  I’ve recently found myself wanting to do something fun and uplifting for friends and neighbors, and since I can’t drop in or take them to dinner, I’ve discovered the perfect alternative: care packages! These can be as simple or over-the-top as you’d like, and I’ve found that there’s something exciting about ringing a doorbell […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story, Part 2

  For more than a decade, I’ve had twice-weekly Pilates sessions with Juan Williams of Uncle Joe’s Pilates Studio (UncleJoesPilates.com). During tough times in my life – and my pregnancy – Juan was a lifeline. He knows what my body needs and helps me move it correctly into the movements and positions that will most […]

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story

  So, it’s week 3 of my self isolation/social (aka physical) distancing/cooped up with my also working husband and our 2.5-year-old and, well, I’ve got some beauty issues. Back in September I got bangs for the second time in my life. (The first was in 6th grade. I had rock hard waterfall bangs and blue […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM