I love spring. Granted, we don’t have much autumn or winter and goodness knows we have summer. But spring in New Orleans is magic and this year the magic started early with the Japanese magnolias in January, followed by azaleas, petunias and tulips. All delivered bright color to gardens, balconies, streetscapes, and parks from Uptown […]
“Activism has provided me with a better insight into the lives of those I’ve encountered. Through conversations with individuals of different backgrounds, I’ve gained an understanding of their cultural experiences,” says Elana Perriott, a senior at St. Mary’s Dominican High School. In Spring 2018, Perriott became the President of Human Dignity and Diversity in […]
You will notice that this year’s events listings are a little bit sparser than usual. Due to the impact of the pandemic, many events have moved online and many more are postponing celebrations for a little longer in hopes that we’ll be able to gather in greater numbers. Please note that we’ve done all […]
A minimalist white bud vase, with a touch of cheeky personality in hand-painted gold facial features, perks up any bookshelf. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com A set of gold cocktail forks make a darling addition to a plate of hors d’oeuvres. Lucy Rose, 3318 Magazine St., 895-0444; 600 Metairie Road, 218-7368, ShopLucyRose.com A […]
The historic courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter, in its original layout from 1831 and filled with flowering plants and trees popular in the 19th century, provided a special ambiance for the 2020 “Historic Houses Society Gala.” The gala honors top donors to the Historic Houses Society and benefits the preservation […]
The realization of a shared dream, Chef Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery in 2017 with her husband, Alton Osborne, a native of the Seventh Ward and a clothing designer who’s a familiar face in New Orleans’ art and music communities. Osborne maintained a presence in the craft area at Jazz Fest for 20 years […]
Tell us about Poydras Home’s new expansion project breaking ground this summer. Poydras Home is proud to elevate our tradition of care with our introduction of The Green House® Project model. With the completion of the Poydras Home Reimagined expansion in 2022, we’ll become Louisiana’s first community to offer this revolutionary care approach that […]
Willa Jean Owner and Executive Chef Kelly Fields helps distribute the three-course meal she created for the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 “Taste America” event, presented by Capital One in October. In lieu of the usual in-person events, participating chefs, special guests and diners from 20 cities around the country came together for a virtual communal […]
In many ways, Old Metairie is its own world – with so many small businesses and tucked-away residences, many of its community members don’t have any reason to leave. Convenient to both New Orleans and other areas of Jefferson Parish, the neighborhood is a charming microcosm of the surrounding city with its own arts, culture, […]
Designed to help ease the global housing crisis, a new approach to homebuilding recently launched in New Orleans. Kathryn L. Reynolds, a sustainable real estate developer, and Steven Bingler, the founder and CEO of Concordia Architects, decided to create more affordable, sustainable homes through their company Shibusa Systems. Reynolds and Bingler spent years researching methods […]
Friends of The Salvation Army honored the spirit and life of the late Bill Hornsby, longtime board member and former chair of The Salvation Army, and his dedication to the mission of serving others through The Salvation Army. The evening took place at the Heebe residence and lawn on St. Charles Avenue, beautifully decorated […]
How would you describe the Four Seasons Private Residences? The Four Seasons Private Residences New Orleans is the first ultra-luxury fully serviced, managed and branded residences in the city. It has the highest standards of finishes and quality of build ever seen in New Orleans, and since the residences are located above the Four […]
What is usually known as the block party that shuts down the neutral ground from Napoleon Avenue from St. Charles Avenue to Prytania Street went virtual in 2020, broadcast live into the living rooms of guests and small watch parties to celebrate the third annual “Shuck Cancer,” in partnership with Superior Seafood and presented […]
The “Just Say YAYA at Home” virtual gala, benefiting Young Artists/Young Aspirations (YAYA), celebrated five years at the Arts Center and honored Avenue’s own Beverly Church, Kay Kerrigan and Baty Landis for their leadership in the organization’s capital campaign. Participants tuned in on Zoom with only a small group of YAYA supporters and community […]
Bev’s Note Now that so many of our charitable events are hybrid, you really need to check out our “Registry of Charitable Events: May-August 2021” for information on 20 upcoming nonprofit events. If you missed sending us your event, we can add it online! Just send the information to Morgan Packard Griffith at Morgan@myneworleans.com. Look […]
Though they grew up a block away from each other, Leighton Freret Bell and Michael Robert Carson Riess Jr. didn’t meet until June 2014, when both happened to be at Fat Harry’s with friends. They immediately hit it off and had their first date at Jamila’s on Maple Street about a week later. Leighton […]
Cosimo’s Bar, located at 1201 Burgundy St. in the French Quarter, is not, in fact, connected to music studio owner Cosimo Matassa. Instead, it was named after its original proprietor, Cosimo “Gus” LoBuono. Opened in 1934, the bar was more causally called Gus’s Bar until the formal opening of Cosimo’s Bar on June 23, 1951. […]
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I love spring. Granted, we don’t have much autumn or winter and goodness knows we have summer. But spring in New Orleans is magic and this year the magic started early with the Japanese magnolias in January, followed by azaleas, petunias and tulips. All delivered bright color to gardens, balconies, streetscapes, and parks from Uptown to the Northshore.
Our parks are full of people promenading and picnicking under blossoming shade trees – with or without pollen! And though normally busy, City Park is busier than ever thanks to the New Orleans Museum of Art producing a head-spinning number of events this spring.
Shortly after Rex reigned, another queen arrived, perhaps on a barge via Bayou St. John. Nefertari, the most important wife of Ramesses II in all of her glory, has paid a visit bringing artifacts from 3,000-year-old Egypt, from sandals to sarcophagi, perfume bottles to bronze chisels to our fair city. Some 230 objects both great and small are worth making a reservation to see. Though this writer visited Nefertari’s huge tomb this fall, none of these objects were there. Perhaps they were in packing crates bound for New Orleans.
This exhibit excites like the Tutankhamun show of the 1970’s. Few could be more pleased to see Nefertari’s show mounted than NOMA’s Director Emeritus E. John Bullard (who brought the Tut show to New Orleans) and Susan Taylor, NOMA's present director. Patrons packed the museum for the preview including Scott James, Greg Morey, Sarah Dunbar, Film Society Gala Honoree Alexa Georges and husband Jerry Armatis, Shaun Foster, Steve and Dana Hansel and many, many more.
Less than two weeks later, the museum hosted one of its most popular benefits. “Art in Bloom” is a bit of a spring fling that brings the museum, the Garden Study Club of New Orleans and First Horizon bank together for an inspired two-day event. Opening night was a send-up to fashion and flowers and the crowd dressed for the occasion. The next day lectures filled the morning, then came a luncheon at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters with a fashion show by the oh so chic Tanya Taylor and Susu Stall of SoSusu boutique. Those in attendance wish they had not eaten dessert.
Spotted at the opening reception were Stephanie Feoli, Murray and Carolyn Calhoun, newly returned to the city Marilee Hovet, C.C. and Billy Langenstein, Eleanor Farnsworth, several Labordes, Jane Scott and Phillip Hodges, Philip Lorio, Susan and Jimmy Gundlach, Pixie and Jimmy and James and Erica Reiss and event chairs Kaylea Hill and Dorothy Mann. Others in attendance were some of the hard-working members of the exhibitors committee Margaret Beer, Elinor Bright, Sweet Dupuy, Susu Kearny, Sally Lapeyre, Shelby Mills and others. Believe me when I say, there was not a single forsythia branch left in the city!
The sun came out for Hogs for the Cause, where the smell of BBQ and success wafted through the air. Easter came with its usual migration to The Coast. JazzFest was welcomed back after a two-year delay, and any day now Creole Tomatoes will arrive. Ah, spring.
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[caption id="attachment_117092" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Lily Hines and daughter Alejandra Rosales[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_117094" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Anne Reily Sutherlin[/caption]