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St. Charles Avenue November 2008

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Opening A-Fair

Generations of New Orleanians have celebrated Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds. Decked out in fine clothes and hats, people partake of the dining room dinner or Thanksgiving buffet, have a few Bloody Marys and cheer on the horses. Also important: strolling around the Grandstand, visiting with neighbors and admiring their costuming choices. Horse racing […]

November Calendar of Events

November: 3    Marriott Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament, benefits Children’s Hospital, 553-5696 6    Cocktails for KID smART, benefits KID smART, 410-1990 7    City Stars Soiree, benefits Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans Inc., 569-8658 or    913-8786 7    Fifth Annual Wine & Roses Gala, benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 455-5194 7    La Fête 281, benefits […]


Laura Adams, Claire Escher and Camile Lavoie, representing the three swans and each receiving a special award, help to mark the 60th anniversary of the Junior Philharmonic presenting talented students in recital at Dixon Hall. 2008-09 season marks the 60th anniversary of presenting talented young students in recital at Dixon Hall. Debbie Rodriguez, Susan Haney, […]

The Time for Change is NOW

Most people choose not to exercise even though they’re aware of the social, emotional and physical benefits of regular exercise. Three major reasons that many people choose not to exercise: 1. Lack of time: Time is the number one barrier to being physically active on a regular basis. Consider this, do you set a time […]

Reiss-Fuller Wedding

Lady Catherine Reiss and Christopher “Chip” James Fuller’s relationship sounds like it’s straight out of the movies. The two were introduced by mutual friends on a dock on the west shore of Lake Tahoe during Fourth of July festivities. They remained friends until they saw each other several months later at a Rolling Stones concert. […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals

From Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes, to Bill Gates, inventor of computer and internet operating systems and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the tradition of philanthropic giving around the world and around the country is long and rich. Famous philanthropists have left indelible marks on the […]

A World of Flavors

Forget home cooked meals and staying in; fall in New Orleans is all about going out, having fun and socializing with pals over a great meal. Menus are changing to reflect the new mood in the autumn air, with bolder ingredients inspired by world flavors and spices, served in palate-pleasing, unexpected ways. Light and flaky […]

New Orleans Activists of the Year & Unsung Hero

St. Charles Avenue is proud to present its “Activists of the Year” for 2008 – Robert W. Brown, Ruthie Frierson and Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, Anne Milling and Women of the Storm, King Milling and Julie Wise Oreck – and Unsung Hero for 2008 – Andre M. Perry Ph.D. By recognizing the “Activists […]

Gilt Trip

Model Cydney Hedgpeth Photographed at KKProjects/Life is Art Foundation, 2448 North Villere St., 218-8701. Kirsha Kaechele’s block of six derelict  structures in her 8th Ward neighborhood of St. Roch are living gallery spaces. The project hosts site-specific installations for three-month exhibition periods. Featured in The New York Times T Magazine Design Fall 2008, visit www.kkprojects.org […]

In Fall’s Full Swing

We are in the swing of fundraiser season and there are lots of charity events coming up destined to raise money for worthy causes. In other cities, these sorts of functions too often serve up bland chicken breasts and steamed veggies almost as an afterthought for the guests. Not so in New Orleans. Here, great […]

Tempting Tastes

APPETIZERSGautreau’s Seared Sea Scallopswith a relish of corn and pancetta and a roasted pepper coulis ENTRÉESautéed Snapperwith zucchini, fennel, cherry tomatoes and preserved lemonbasil butter DESSERTCaramelized Banana Splitwith walnuts, homemade butterscotch and homemade fudge sauce Seared Sea Scallops with a relish of corn and pancetta and a roasted pepper coulis 8 each U-10 Sea Scallops1/4 […]

Party Preparedness

With holiday season approaching, you still have time to pamper, shape up and look amazing for those exciting soirées. With these simple steps watch your ego soar – and look stunning for the festivities! Update Your StyleIs your hairstyle current? Want to try a chic “Up-do?” Take time to get into a salon and find […]

What’s Hot for Home Furnishings

This fall, home furnishings are putting an au naturel twist on modern shapes and décor. Melding organic materials with sleek exteriors, the results from designers are truly unique, and adding even one piece to your living or dining room ensures your home will be the one to which friends are clamoring to be invited. 1. […]

Leaf the Blues Behind

Since the economy is crazy, why not set a fall table with items you already own? I used lime green and turquoise for the color scheme, and a bathmat shaped like a leaf started the whole idea! Huge turquoise underlays made the leaf “pop,” and the single celebration vases were filled with pincushion protea and […]

Along the Avenue

Bien sur, I do believe the French took over the month of October and it’s not because “le Beaujolais est arrivé.” Mais non, mon vieux. French conversations among friends, French sung with passion with operatic themes, French cinema, French dining … When not doing any of the above in French, the social calendar looked a […]

A Note from Bev

What a treat for us to feature the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses and their incredible Annual Fall Gala Thursday, November 13. Thanks to our cover models, co-chairs Joyce Pulitzer and Kristen Dry, hosts Mary and Bill Hines and director Mamie Gasperecz. This sumptuous event honors the members of the Historic Houses Society, a group of the most […]

On the Cover

Fall has arrived. The air is crisp and everyone is dusting off their suits and long dresses – the cultural season is upon us! But as we look toward the future of our city (and her parties), we also need to remember her past. What better way to experience and educate oneself on the past of […]

Tuning In

This summer, Loyola University Music and Communications Complex played host to some of the most talented pianists and composers in the world at the 20th Annual New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival. This annual roundup from the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans showcased a dozen rising stars in the piano world from […]

Spin That Wheel

Together, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, New Orleans Jewish Day School and New Orleans Hillel held the spectacular Winners and Spinners! at Harrah’s Casino on Saturday, September 13. The night had it all with a hearty agenda. As a main attraction, guests were treated to the lively music of Motown with a dramatic […]

Dining for a Cure

Guests dressed in “Summer Swank” attire gathered on August 9 for wining and dining to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans Affiliate.With 200 attendees – including special guests such as Regan Forrester, Drs. Oliver and Sissy Sartor, ReRe Avegno, Martin and Mimi Peake, John and Betty Hope, Phyllis Taylor, Shelia Davlin and […]

Show Me Some Leg!

Can you believe that it was a mere seven years ago that the Bridge House’s Mr. Legs pageant was born? The first winner is probably gracing billboards in Times Square advertising socks, or so one imagines. However, as usual in the business of the beautiful, it’s the latest that’s hot. On Saturday, July 19, the […]

Casa Argentina’s Tango Celebration

Nonprofit group Casa Argentina celebrated the 192nd anniversary of the signing of Argentina’s Declaration of Independence by throwing a lavish party for guests to dance the night away. The annual Gala Tango Night took place at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, July 19th. The president of the organization, Dr. Juan J. Gershanik, was on hand […]

Lovely in Linen

On Saturday, August 2, it seemed like the entirety of New Orleans converged on Julia Street in the Warehouse District to celebrate Whitney White Linen Night. The gallery opening night was given some serious oomph thanks to live music, refreshing specialty drinks such as mojitos to beat the heat, and fine cuisine all around from […]

Leading Ladies

At a luncheon at the W Hotel, New Orleans Magazine honored its 2008 class of top female achievers. The more than 200 people in attendance enjoyed a lunch of filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, scallops, shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes, as well as spirits provided by Republic Beverage Co., Korbel Champagne, Fetzer Vineyards, Luxco Spirited […]

A Night of Spirit and Hope

The eighth annual Hope Gala was held on Saturday, August 23 at the Shops at Canal Place, benefiting the American Cancer Society. More than 20 of the city’s finest restaurants provided cuisine for partygoers to sample as they bid on items from live and silent auctions and sipped on beverages provided by Glazer’s.  Vacation packages, […]

Forever Young

On August 23, the Louisiana Children’s Museum was transformed into a lush, colorful paradise for its 10th annual CHAIRish the Children benefit. Co-chairs Melissa Scandaliato and Elizabeth LeBlanc organized an event for over 400 guests who were able to relive the magic of childhood with the Never Land-themed gala and the Pixie Hollow patron party […]

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