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St. Charles Avenue May 2022

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Editor’s Note: Busy Bees

The streets are buzzing, and we’ve all got a touch of spring fever. Be it hay fever or seasonal excitement, we’re ready for all that the end of spring and beginning of summer bring. Be sure to check out our quarterly “Registry of Charitable Events: May-July 2022” for information on local nonprofit fundraisers. If you […]

What to Wear

Four-year-old Jolie and six-year-old Harlow play dress up in Tutu Du Monde, available at Peony, sunglasses by Lupima from Sosusu, and bedazzled handbags. Red crystal Mesh Shoulder Bag by Benedetta Bruzziches, available at Joseph Stores. Bloom tote bag by Cult Gaia at Sosusu. Black wool hat from Monomin Boutique. Diamonds and Pearls  Pearl necklace with […]

Getting Back to Lunch

Lunch is as big a deal as you care to make of it. Donning matching feather boas with a tribe of friends for a booze-fueled midday repast at Galatoire’s that bleeds into dinner is as a-okay in this town as grabbing a Reuben at Stein’s Deli or a carton of leftovers from your fridge to […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry Charitable Events 2022

April 29 Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute  Event Info.: The 33rd annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans on April 29, 2022, will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for pollinators, the group of insects, mammals and birds on which the future of life on Earth […]

Elenian Tea Honoring the Debutantes and Ladies in Waiting benefiting The Elenian Club

Now in its 88th year of membership and with four generations of Italian/Sicilian-Americans, The Elenian Club passed on traditions of heritage with a celebratory tea on Sunday, November 21st to honor its new members and debutantes. The ceremony included an introduction to families with the ladies looking forward to being Elenians. The Ladies in Waiting […]

Home for the Holidays benefiting NOCCA Foundation

Home for the Holidays welcomed a star-studded lineup of musicians and friends of NOCCA to the House of Blues for a night of spectacular art and music to benefit the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. The fund, established in memory of NOCCA alum Daniel Price (Visual Arts, 1993), is part of the NOCCA […]

With This Ring: Kullman—Johnson

Years ago, Cameron Adolph Johnson was a senior chaperone on a high school freshmen class trip to Washington, D.C. One of the freshmen was Ginny Leigh Kullman. The two met during that trip, and Cameron developed a bit of a crush on Ginny, but romance didn’t blossom until much later. During a Mardi Gras party […]

Signature Chefs Auction benefiting The March of Dimes

Approximately 200 patrons gathered to give generously in support of March of Dimes’ 81st Signature Chefs Auction, which pays tribute to the culinary excellence of prominent chefs while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. This year, the black-tie gala raised $140,000 for research, programs and resources at March of Dimes. […]

Holiday Home Tour Patron Party benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

The Preservation Resource Center’s 46th annual Holiday Home Tour, presented by McEnery Residential, returned with a fresh new format this year. The exclusive Patron Party offered a formal cocktail reception at the beautiful Garden District home of Blaire Fernandez and Mike Katz at 1520 Toledano St. The lavish soirée, presented by Brown Forman Brands, featured […]

Looking Back: May Day Celebrations

Since Medieval times, May Day and May Festival celebrations have been held to greet the arrival of spring. The European custom carried over to America, and of course to New Orleans, a city that never hesitates at a chance to throw a party.  Some of the earliest press accounts of local children’s May festivities appeared […]

SNAPSHOTS

Lally Brennan, John Charpentier, and Ti Martin at Commander’s Palace for the Garden District Association’s annual fundraising event, A Fall Affair, which benefits the organization’s mission to improve the Garden District as a vital residential neighborhood.   Fall Affair co-chairs Paul and Annie Thibodeaux enjoy an evening of food, drink, and music with Bethaney Vincent […]

What’s Hot: Children’s Chic

Roll in style in a Mima Xari 4G stroller made with leatherette fabric. Zuka Baby, 701 Metairie Rd., 504-407-2700, ZukaBaby.com.  Even rainy days will make for a spirited smile when flitting about in a butterfly and floral print raincoat. Lucy Rose, 600 Metairie Rd., 504-218-7368; 3318 Magazine St., 504-895-0444, ShopLucyRose.com.  A magnolia teether in pale […]

Under the Stars: 20th Anniversary Celebration benefiting Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO)

The Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) celebrated its 20th anniversary of existence in 2021, starting with a private dinner at Cavan on December 2nd and a lively party under the stars at The Broadside on December 4th. The events raised $140,000 to support IPNO’s critical service work to expose the root causes of systemic racism […]

Philanthropic Faces: Natalie Jayroe

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Honors, University of Reading, England and Masters of Business Administration, Loyola University New Orleans   Age: 61 New Orleans and Louisiana are known for their cuisine, but the irony is that their citizens are often left hungry. According to a recent report from the Center for Planning Excellence in partnership with […]

Alex Geriner

Doorman furniture brand creator Alex Geriner started out building small custom pieces from reclaimed wood in the backyard of his Uptown apartment as a side hustle – but working with wood and metal soon blossomed into big business. The Slidell native is quick to point out that he didn’t study design or woodworking before creating […]

Arts Calendar: May

Now Through July 17  Queen Nefertari’s Egypt Exhibit, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Dibolll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org Now Through May 8  2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 504-943-2200, nojazzfest.com 1  Wartime Piano Happy Hour, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, nationalww2museum.org […]

How to Host: Mother’s Day

Many mothers and grandmothers will find themselves alone for this annual holiday that has taken on a high level of importance in our society. If one such lady is in your orbit, operate on the assumption that this “holiday” is a loaded one for her and she could use some love. Do something nice. Invite […]

Just For Kids

Glamping on the Geaux Glampingonthegeaux@gmail.com 504-321-1440 Kids can sleepover in style this summer with Glamping on the Geaux’s mermaid themed package! A one stop shop for party needs, Glamping on the Geaux offers an array themed glamping packages, spa add-ons, decorations and more.  

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Though the mothers in our lives deserve praise everyday, Mother’s Day is a time to make them feel extra special. Browse the products and services below to treat mom to something exciting this Mother’s Day.   Sazerac House Museum Sazerachouse.com 101 Magazine Street, New Orleans 504-910-0100 Cocktail Garnishes Travel Pouch, $15. Zip up travel pouch […]

Finishing Touches: Glow Up

For the ultimate pre and post event glow, visit the recently opened Spyre Center for an array of offerings. Spyre has curated a wide breadth of services and treatments to “address health concerns, embolden the spirit and balance the mind so that you can discover wellbeing your way.” From Ayurveda counseling to bodywork and energy […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM