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St. Charles Avenue November 2022

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Editor’s Note: ‘Tis Almost the Season

We are gearing up for a festive holiday season filled with family, fun, events and more. This month’s Avenue is packed cover to cover with the latest trends, local happenings, décor and nonprofit news. Don’t forget to check out our Arts Calendar and new Around Town page for regional events as you plan your outings.  […]

All is Bright

The Glitterati Sequins for day? We’re good with that. This sequin maxi dress will take you from lunch at Galatoire’s to an evening gala.  Dress: La Double J, Joseph stores, josephstores.com Boots: Paris Texas, My Theresa, mytheresa.com Earrings: Dolce Boutique, shopdolceboutique.com Bracelet: Lizzie Fortunado, Pilot and Powell, pilotandpowell.com Vamping It Up Sometimes you just need […]

A Private Affair

Whether you seek time out in a festive holiday atmosphere or a means of entertaining guests without bringing Turkey Talk, fa-la-la, or fireworks to your own home, many New Orleans restaurants and event venues have private spaces for all your entertaining needs – from casual to over-the-top.  The Rampart Room at Chefs Amarys Koenig-Herndon and […]

Holiday Glow Up

One Christmas tradition New Orleanians and visitors alike look forward to is when The Roosevelt lobby officially turns into the Waldorf Wonderland for the holiday season. This year’s illuminating kick-off is Nov. 29 at 5:00 p.m. when Grammy-winning musician Irma Thomas turns on the lighting extravaganza — did you know it uses more than 112,000 […]

Lee Ledbetter

Lee Ledbetter sees the world through the eyes of a painter. In fact, the world-renowned architect said he had to teach himself to visualize his projects in 3D. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Ledbetter said he always felt drawn to New Orleans, the city where his mother grew up and his father attended medical school. […]

Oh, The Places You’ll Bow

Sexy and sweet, step out on the town in a pair of Elara by Billini luxe stiletto heels featuring glam diamante encrusted detailing and a crystal bow. Hemline, 609 Chartres St., 504-592-0242, shophemline.com. The chicest way to soiree, the Rayne satin pleated bow frame clutch is crafted with intricate hand-pleated fabric and comes accompanied by […]

Shop Talk Interviews: Halo Mimi

Look for this and more every Wednesday in the St. Charles Avenue newsletter and catch Shop Talk live every Friday on our Instagram @stcharlesavenuemag at lunchtime! What local finds should we feature next? Email shoptalk@myneworleans.com. Meet Penn Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC […]

Cozy Comfort

Local makers We Might Be On Fire craft blankets made from 100% cotton, perfect for those with sensitive skin who become particularly itchy during colder months. The charming prints are all New Orleans themed and make a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love. A portion of all sales also goes towards Gulf Coast […]

Women of Substance Luncheon

Since 1996, Bridge House / Grace House has held the Women of Substance Luncheon to honor local female role models for the many women in their substance use disorder treatment program. More than $135,000 was raised at this year’s 27th annual luncheon. Joy Bollinger, Dian Tooley-Knoblett and Gwen Briggs were this year’s honorees. The award […]

With This Ring: Abboud-Levy

Both hoping to meet someone special, Adele Cassidy Abboud and Jonathan Loris Levy joined Tinder, a dating app. After they swiped right on each other’s profiles, they arranged to meet for a Sunday night at Delachiase Wine Bar. A drink quickly turned into dinner at Dick and Jenny’s. Jonathan asked Adele out three more times […]

Hot Yoga

Yoga uses slow movements and deep breathing to increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while building strength through holding poses. This develops muscle tone and flexibility. By adding heat, muscles warm up faster, enabling your body to stretch further and burn more calories. Studies show an average calorie burn can go from 200 to […]

Haute for the Holidays

Festively tie the gathering table together by draping it in a Megève tablecloth by Beauvillé. The frost-colored holiday scene depicted is printed in Alsace, France using a state-of-the art silk-screening process. Square 67″ x 67″; rectangular 67″ x 95″; large rectangular 67″ x 122″. Maisonette Shop, 2727 Prytania St., Ste. 13, 504-437-1850. maisonettehop.com. When uncorking […]


Jenny Longwell, Elizabeth Grimes, Dr. Erika Smith, Ashby Navarro, Meredith Claiborne and Riley Kennedy Layne Court, Dr. William Lennarz, Rene Doucet and Warner Thomas Shannon Brice, Shon Cowan Baker, PhD and Aimee Brice Imagination Gala benefiting Ochsner Hospital for Children When: May 21 Where: Mardi Gras World The evening raised nearly $400,000 for patients and […]

PRC’s 43rd Julia Jump

The 43rd Julia Jump gala continues to support the Preservation Resource Center’s (PRC) work to preserve New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity. The gala, themed “Jumping Through the NOLA Seasons,” was a black-tie encouraged affair. Patron party guests were greeted by members of The Sirens dance and marching krewe and enjoyed passed hors […]

John R. Nickens

Inspired by his father’s role in hospital administration, John R. Nickens has spent his entire career in pediatrics. As the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans explains, the chance to make a difference in young lives, as well as support families during a difficult time, creates a fulfilling work experience. “At the end […]


Chocolate started out as a food for the elite among the Maya and Aztecs, and later European aristocrats, but officially stopped being a luxury item in 1894 when Hershey’s began mass producing it. Until 2006, most considered $4 for a chocolate bar to be robbery because they were used to buying it at the drug […]

Arts Calendar: November

1 – Dec 6 After School Photography Club: Session II Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org, Facebook.com/ogdenmuseum 2 Craft Happy Hour: Indigo Dye Class 101 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org, Facebook.com/ogdenmuseum 4 The Music of Led Zeppelin and Zebra Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, […]

Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon

Patrons gathered in The Pavilion of the Two Sisters for the annual Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon on April 27, which benefits the care of City Park’s historic urban forest and the community programs supported by the New Orleans Town Gardeners. Dr. Tlaloc Selway Alférez served as the 2022 Honorary Chair. This year’s spring-themed, […]

Business Hall of Fame

Established in 1984, the Business Hall of Fame honors local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community. These individuals are recognized for their significant contribution to the success of their profession. Eighteen members of the Business Hall of Fame in attendance were introduced in procession style by class year […]

The Incredible Ruth Law

Ruth Law was the third American woman to gain a pilot’s license, granted to her in 1912 at the age of 25. She quickly set multiple flying records for distance and speed and worked as an exhibition flyer.  She was hired by the New Orleans National Farm and Live Stock Show, held Nov. 10-19, 1917, […]

Ogden Museum’s Magnolia Ball

This year’s Magnolia Ball celebrated Ogden Museum’s current exhibition: “Luis Cruz Azaceta: What a Wonderful World.” In a collaborative spirit with the artist’s use of bright and bold colors, the atrium in Goldring Hall was beautifully lit with blue, purple and green uplighting, and boasted dramatic floral centerpieces with hanging greenery throughout. More than 400 […]

Cocktail Hour

November, the holidays are a-knocking. Fear not, there’s still plenty of time to host non-holiday gatherings. And with all the cooking and meal preparation on the horizon, we’ll be inviting guests for a drink. Having friends for cocktails is a wonderful way to catch up without the effort of a dinner party. You can keep […]

The American Spirit Awards

The 2022 American Spirit Awards celebrated those whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the World War II years. The events featured a Patron Reception on June 9, a luncheon and Billy Michal Student Leadership Forum and the Awards Gala on June 10. Proceeds from the weekend’s trio […]

Avenue Gives

We hope you will consider supporting these amazing nonprofits who are tirelessly lending much needed support to members of our community.

Holiday Gift Guide

Get inspired by our top holiday gift picks sure to suit every taste.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) has been a leader in housing, disaster relief, and long-term rebuilding efforts for more than 39 years. NOAHH’s homebuyer program provides hard working individuals and families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans the opportunity to purchase a home they can afford in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, […]

New Orleans Mission

The New Orleans Mission has been serving the community for over 33 years. Helping aid those struggling in addiction, mental illness, abuse and food insecurity. We offer a safe place of healing and restoration with programs and services designed to meet the mental, physical and emotional needs of each person we serve.  Our long-term recovery […]

Lyrica Baroque 

Since 2009, Lyrica Baroque has remained steadfast in its mission of supporting the city’s musical community of students, teachers, artists, institutions and audiences through means of education, collaboration and performance. The nonprofit highlights New Orleans’ classical music history through accessible chamber music performances and educational programs.  Three-time winner of Best Chamber Music Performance in Gambit’s […]


Established in 1896 as Kingsley House, Clover’s mission is to educate children, strengthen families and build community. Programs include adult day care, career pathways, community & supportive services, early learning and youth services. The agency’s board of directors announced the retirement of the Kingsley House name in 2021 and debuted the name Clover in September […]

Spirit of Charity Foundation 

Now at University Medical Center New Orleans, we continue the legacy of Charity Hospital by promoting health and wellness and caring for those marginalized by societal inequities. You help us provide patient-centered care through a myriad of hospital services: treating those living with cancer, burns, trauma and more, supporting patients with medication financial relief or […]

The Roots of Music

With a belief that music has the power to transform lives, The Roots of Music has been empowering the youth of New Orleans through music, mentorship and academic achievement for 15 years. Five days a week, twelve months a year, the organization serves youth ages 5-19 from low-income households in providing music history and theory, […]

Humane Society of Louisiana

The Humane Society of Louisiana leads the fight against cruelty to animals statewide. Founded in New Orleans in 1988, the charity works with law enforcement to accept custody of animals seized in abuse cases and operates diverse programs to prevent cruelty. Fueled by a small staff and a wide network of volunteers, the group rescues […]

Ascension DePaul Foundation 

Ascension DePaul Foundation supports the work of Ascension DePaul Services (ADS) in continuing the Mission and legacy of the Daughters of Charity by providing high-quality, compassionate and affordable health care to every member of the community, regardless of their ability to pay. Your generosity directly promotes the primary and preventive care services that help build […]

Upturn Arts

With a mission to provide “Arts for All,” Upturn Arts believes that fostering creARTivity and confidence in children shouldn’t come at a cost. Upturn offers all children in New Orleans the chance to UPstart their passion for art through afterschool, summer and holiday programming, regardless of financial restraints. Contributions made to Upturn Arts’ creARTive grant […]

Heart N Hands 

Founded in 2014 by Essence Banks after surviving heart disease herself, Heart N Hands empowers young girls in our community with the knowledge and awareness of heart health and heart disease prevention. Heart N Hands has empowered and motivated over 6,500 girls to take their heart into their own hands through exercise programs, food education […]

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