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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet Penn Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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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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.
Our holiday fashion feature was shot at the stunning Maison de la Luz and Bar Marilou and will provide endless inspiration for your upcoming festivities. For those of you planning celebrations, be sure to read our Private Dining feature highlighting a range of gorgeous private rooms and intimate spaces that can be rented out for smaller gatherings.
How to Host covers tips for cocktail hour entertaining and offers a slew of great-looking products from local boutiques to consider for the occasion. What’s Hot will immediately conjure sugarplums dancing in your head. We also discuss the benefits of hot yoga in our new monthly Wellness column. And, oh do we have a treat (or many) for you! This month’s Eat + Drink covers the sinfully delectable and equally stunning confections crafted at Piety and Desire Chocolate. You’ll love learning more about their process and new space on Magazine Street.
Our November Change Maker is John R. Nickens, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, who has spent his entire career in pediatrics. We are thrilled to share details about all of the incredibly exciting new projects John and his team have been working tirelessly on for some time now, including the Campus Transformation Project and a new Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center.
If you’re having trouble brainstorming the perfect gift picks for certain recipients on your list, fear not, we have you covered with a themed gift guide coming next month. We also can’t wait to announce our annual Activists of the Year in our December issue.
November is a wonderful time here in our fair city and we hope your days and nights are filled with joy, surrounded by family and friends. We have much to be thankful for!
On the Cover
Sanja Alickovic Haynie, stylish healthcare executive, mom, wife and New Orleans sophisticate celebrates this holiday season at the exquisite Maison de la Luz hotel. Son Alec and husband Dr. Brandon Haynie joined in for a bit of seasonal joy.
See the full feature on page 25.
Photograph by Theresa Cassagne
Styled by Melissa Coleman
Hair and Makeup by Kelly Snezrud
Jerry Parker's Socks That Rock
Local breast cancer survivor Jerry Parker is organizing a sock drive to provide warmth and comfort to other cancer patients. She is asking for donations of new, clean socks in original packaging for children and adults – all sizes are welcome. The goal is to collect over 1,000 pairs that will be delivered locally to cancer infusion centers. No monetary donations will be accepted.
Please donate at one of the following locations: Attn: Jerry Parker