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St. Charles Avenue November 2019

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Philanthropic Fun: Hats With Heart

“The Bigger the Hat, the Bigger the Heart,” as they say at FestiGals at the inaugural “Hats Off” luncheon. Benefiting the Greater New Orleans American Heart Association, 350 gathered at Jung Hotel & Residences to tip off their hats to 15 extraordinary women for their professional accomplishments and contributions to the New Orleans community. The […]

Student Activist: Brad Corcoran

“Being involved in your community is important to help it grow and to help it become a better place than it was when I got there,” says Brad Corcoran a senior at Brother Martin High School. “A community is only as strong as its weakest link.” Corcoran went on a mission with the Brothers of […]

Philanthropic Fun: Empower Women, Empower All

The Contemporary Arts Center hosted “You Night New Orleans 2019” to a sold-out audience of 750 guests, comprised of friends, family members, health care providers and program sponsors who attended to cheer on 24 cancer survivors who walked the runway as a celebration of life. The method behind the experience is to train the participants […]

With This Ring: Lupo–Bieker

While waiting for his blind date, Alexander William Bieker knew nothing more than her name and that they had been set up by his stepmother’s friend’s daughter, who just knew the two would hit it off. When he finally met his matchmaker’s college friend, Alex took one look and exclaimed “Finally!”, as if he’d been […]

Philanthropic Fun: Champagne and Shoes

The first weekend of August marked the 12th anniversary of The Historic New Orleans Collection “Antiques Forum,” which, themed “Fancy Footwork,” offered a series of educational and entertaining talks by renowned experts from across the country. Presentations explored the use of various types of decorative feet in furniture, silver, and paintings as well as actual […]

Philanthropic Fun: Backing the Blue

Shades of blue filled Generations Hall as 400 partygoers gathered for a night of blues music, the best of local bites and support for the youth crime prevention programs of Crimestoppers GNO. Bunches of blue balloons, twinkle lights and flowers decorated the room where partygoers danced the night away to blues music – including a tribute […]

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

Through November 10 Higgins: The Man, the Boat, the War The life of legendary New Orleanian Andrew Higgins is told through live-action newsreel recreation, musical revue and dramatic history.  BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org Through November 10 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow This outdoor, immersive production will give viewers a one-of-a-kind […]

Something Special

Whether you’re seeking time out in a festive holiday atmosphere or a means of entertaining guests without bringing the fa-la-la to your own kitchen, a bevy of New Orleans restaurants have you covered for the season. With a lush hanging garden and climbing wisteria vines separating an intimate gathering space from the bustle of Poydras […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: November

  1 10th annual “Dancing for the Arts” Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc. Event Info.: This gala features celebrity dancers, a dancing competition, cocktails, a live art auction, and fine fare hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies  Camille Whitworth. Vote for your favorite dancer in advance online or at the gala! Funds raised through sponsorships, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Orchestraic Opulence

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its upcoming 36-week season, in which they will perform at 100 concerts, with a trifold “Opening Night Gala.” The evening began with cocktails, a seated dinner and dessert reception, held in the newly redecorated Blue Room of The Roosevelt Hotel, awash in blue lighting with gold and white accents. Food […]

¡Vámonos NOLA!

Once Halloween is over, we enter what I (somewhat) affectionately call the Holiday Vortex. It seems like Thanksgiving is a blip on our radar before we can even catch our breath for December. In between, there seem to be a series of small school breaks, report card days and professional development days that leave us […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing Deeply

To commemorate the 203rd anniversary of Argentina’s independence, Casa Argentina hosted its annual “Tango Celebration,” which made donations to benefit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, the Second Harvest Food Bank, Young Audiences and other local and international charities. The Hyatt Regency Hotel hosted the program in the Celestin Ballroom, which offered a Patron Party […]

What’s Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

1. Even your credit cards deserve to get dressed up when tucked into a gold embossed wristlet. Wildflower, 2700 Metairie Road, 218-8996 2. Glitzy Marni sunnies add glam to a holiday brunch. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com 3. Crescent City class is all in the wrist with a pair of nickel plated […]

Philanthropic Fun: Chefs for a Cure

To mark the 18th annual “Summer Cure,” Susan G. Komen New Orleans honored five outstanding chefs who each prepared a delicious dinner course paired with fine wine for an audience of 200. The Windsor Court Hotel hosted the benefit, Co-Chaired by Pat Denechaud, Holley Haag, Kristi Post and Dottie Reese. The five-course dinner began with […]

Entertaining With Bev: Building Dreams With Eden House

As many of you know, Eden House is building a second home for adult women who have experienced human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. These women have experienced trauma, addiction, homelessness and poverty, and they now have a safe place to turn to where they can be rehabilitated and become successful adults. Kara Van De […]

Philanthropic Fun: Community and Culture

A record-breaking 48,000 filled Julia Street to experience art, build community and celebrate culture throughout the Arts District of New Orleans for the “Hancock Whitney White Linen Night.” During the “Art in Focus” kick-off event, the CAC and the Arts District New Orleans honored gallery owner Arthur Roger and CCH Pounder. For its 25th anniversary, […]

Bev’s Note

Get ready for the New Orleans Museum of Art’s fabulous “Odyssey Ball,” 2019 brought to you by IBERIABANK! The date is November 15th and the theme is “Mystère Louisiane,” so get ready to dress to the nines and dance all night! Thanks to Co-Chairs Rupa and Tarun Jolly and Anne and Edmund Redd and IBERIABANK’s Hunter […]

Falling Into Warmth

Pork Belly 1 pound piece meaty pork belly 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 white onion, coarsely chopped 2 chiles negros 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons allspice 6 peppercorns 4 black pepper seeds 2 dinner spoons Sazon complete 2 teaspoons coriander seeds 2 dinner spoons brown sugar Preheat oven to 250 degrees. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Healthy Hearts

The “New Orleans Heart Ball” highlighted the diversity of heart disease this year, emphasized through its “Walk a Mile in My Heart” exhibit. Guests strolled through a red fabric draped maze featuring dramatic floor lighting while seeing the many faces of heart disease and learning how heart disease affects people’s health, faith, community, well-being and livelihood. […]

Morgan’s Note

This month I’m writing just days after our successful annual “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes events sponsored by Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque – Lamarque Automotive Complex featuring Lamarque Lincoln, which benefited Bastion. I just want to say thank you again to all of you who attended the Preview Party and Luncheon, and to those who […]

Shop Talk: Patrick Schoen

 Please tell us a little about your role at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home.   I have worked for my family’s business since 1969. I took over the company in 2014 as managing partner, continuing my family’s 145-year legacy of helping New Orleans families. I run the day-to-day operations and ensure we give each […]

Philanthropic Fun: Medical Miracles

Poster-sized pictures of smiling patients who received major surgeries, treatment and eyeglasses during NOMMS missions were on display throughout the 16th “Mission Possible Gala,” which honored individual and corporate supporters of the organization’s critical medical work. Archbishop Gregory Aymond delivered the invocation during the Patron Party. Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Medical Director and Board Member, emceed […]

Young Bloods: Adelle Bergman

Twice a month, volunteers at the Crescent City Cafe serve up a free, restaurant-style breakfast for guests who are facing income difficulties or homelessness. For over 10 years now, the cafe has welcomed anyone who steps through its doors with a choice of delicious breakfast foods and a friendly dining experience. The Crescent City Cafe […]

Philanthropic Events Calendar

  1 10th annual “Dancing for the Arts,” benefiting Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc., 523-3525 1 “Magnolia Moonlight Gala,” benefiting Magnolia Community Services, 731-1397 1 “Son of a Saint Annual Gala,” SonOfASaint.org/Events 1 “Jazz and Joie de Vivre,” benefiting French Quarter Citizens, 588-2929 2 “Touch a Truck,” benefiting Junior League of New Orleans, 891-5845 2 “Touro […]

Kitchen in the Garden

In June, New Orleans lost a revered icon with the passing of chef, restauranteur and community leader Leah Chase. Her legacy in the culinary world is undeniable and her belief in the power of food made her special. “Food builds big bridges. If you can eat with someone, you can learn from them, and when […]

Snapshots

Anne Redd poses with Chip and Ella Flower at the annual Beauregard-Keyes House “Spring Gala” in March, where guests were treated to an evening of dancing to Deacon John and the Ivories, an oyster bar from Felix’s Restaurant and other local cuisines, like Galatoire’s signature shrimp remoulade. Steve and Suzanne Dumez with Taylor and Martin […]

Beauty That Benefits

Beginning with a Preview Party on Wednesday, October 2 and culminating with a luncheon on Thursday, October 3, St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC and the Renaissance Foundation, together with Presenting Sponsor Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque – Lamarque Automotive Complex featuring Lamarque Lincoln with Chairs Archie and Adrienne Casbarian and Amy […]

Nostalgia: Gloriously Happy

The news of the end of the first World War reached New Orleans early on the morning of November 11, 1918. The celebrations of Armistice Day began at 3:30 a.m. on the riverfront, when the Dock Board heard the news and began blasting their horns, which were soon joined by church bells and sirens. All […]

Shop Talk: Cristy Cali

Tell us a little background on your business.  In October 2012, I started my own business after working in my family’s retail jewelry business for seven years. Since I had spent so much time in a retail environment, the freedom of online business was extremely attractive to me. It was also nice to have more […]

The More the Merrier

Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup: Pilar Miranda Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Alexandria Galiano | ABOUTFACES MTM Agency Location: Laurenia at the Pythian Market     STANDING TALL Black strapless squared jumpsuit with notched front sequined side panels by AG Studio from Stella & Grace; gray leopard faux fur coat by John + Jenn from FeBe […]

Stopping to Savor

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving I try to spend one-on-one time with each of the women who have served as mentors to me throughout my life. My mother died when I was a teenager, and I doubt I’ll ever reach a point where I do not need the guidance they share. My friend […]

Holiday Gifts

  Art & Eyes 504-891-4494 ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLa.com Sabine Be … hand made in France. They are $385 each.   Ballin’s 504-821-4000 BallinsLTD.com Have the “it” accessory this holiday season with this large black mink cross body only available at Ballin’s.   Belladonna 504-891-4393 BelladonnaDaySpa.com Give the gift she really wants … gift cards are great for […]

Holiday Dining

  Ace Hotel New Orleans 504-900-1180 AceHotel.com/NewOrleans/ For the holidays, both Josephine Estelle and Seaworthy will be open throughout featuring festive menus for Thanksgiving, Reveillon, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Plus, they will be featuring holiday-inspired musical programming in Three Keys all season long.   Briquette 504-302-7496 Briquette-NOLA.com For an “Absolut-ly” perfect […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM