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St. Charles Avenue November 2023


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Let’s Be Still

I recently ran into one of my favorite mom friends during carpool and she said to me, “We’re just barreling through the month, aren’t we?” I laughed and replied, “Indeed we are.” That statement really hit home. As I pulled away a favorite song, “Let’s Be Still” by The Head and The Heart, started playing. […]

Sarah Martzolf Shines Bright

Partner in the Martzolf Group and philanthropist Sarah Martzolf leans into the holidays at The Historic Swoop-Duggins House in this season’s best. Sarah serves as board president for Dress for Success-New Orleans, as well as on the boards for the Preservation Resource Center, YAYA-Young Aspirations/Young Artists, and Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. In her free […]

A Fresh Take

I have been fascinated with the art and science of wellness for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my dad routinely infused nutrition and movement into our daily lives – no small feat as a single dad on a tight budget. Dinner was often a home-cooked meal; fast food was a rare treat. […]

The RKO Liberty Theater

Ernst Boehringer had a plan: to build the most modern and luxurious photoplay (movie) theater of its time. And in the summer of 1917, construction of the Liberty Theatre began.  Lush drapes, richly comfortable chairs, and a grand marble staircase adorned the interior. The Typhoon cooling system circulated air efficiently among the 2500 seats. The […]

All Aglow

Add warm drama to any lounge area with lantern lighting in the form of a Modernist Original Bracket from the Bevolo Modernist collection. The rectangular style shape, available in copper or stainless steel, pairs seamlessly and strikingly with mid-century modern architecture. Bevolo, 318 Royal St., 504-522-9485, bevolo.com. A lovely take on a pendant, the hand-crafted […]

With This Ring: Beuerman-Manning

Just weeks before graduating from the University of Alabama, friends introduced Eleanor Barret Beuerman to Leland Kenneth Manning. Ellie’s interest was piqued when Leland ordered a dirty martini, her drink of choice. They met up for more martinis; during that first date they talked for hours, realizing how much they had in common. However, they […]

Changemakers: Natalie Barranco

By drawing on 20 years of experience across a variety of fields, including construction, education, public health, public accounting, retail, tourism, and transportation, Natalie Barranco spotted a need for comprehensive business consulting services in the New Orleans area. As someone who has experience on both sides of consulting work, she could see some limitations in […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Blue Door Blues Gala

Many galas have VIP experiences, but the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana created a notable one for its Blue Door Blues Gala on June 8. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame member Tyrone Hughes and Saints players Zack Baun, Blake Gillikin (now Arizona Cardinals), Wil Lutz (now Denver Broncos), […]

All That Glitters…

Isn’t necessarily gold and these exquisite opal rings by Lauren K Fine Jewelry are confirmation. Completely magical Australian boulder opals are framed in delicate diamonds highlighting their unique color variations that dance like a kaleidoscope in changing light. These one-of-a-kind gemstones are said to hold protective properties that encourage serenity, clarity and courage. Available at […]

New Orleans Women & Children Shelter Bubbles & Bubbly

The Louisiana Children’s Museum was quite effervescent on May 21 when it was transformed for Bubbles & Bubbly, a benefit for the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter. Presented by Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, the family-friendly fête was noted for the ever-present bubbles, produced by bubble machines, that added a fun flair to activities, […]

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Magnolia Ball

One of the more eagerly anticipated events of the summer season is the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Magnolia Ball and on June 10, it was once again the place to be. This year’s ball celebrated the exhibition, “Knowing Who We Are: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition,” which not only explored the development of the visual […]

Sheer Delight

Equal parts street and chic, pack your prettiest essentials in a see-through Selena handbag with gold studded embellishments. The elongated gold chain easily works as a crossbody. Indigo Boutique, 333 Canal St., shopindigoboutique.com. A stylish visual spectacle, the sheer Baddie frame features a sculptural silhouette, scratch-resistant designer lenses and curved Luna Grey Mazzucchelli cellulose acetate […]

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Visionaries of the Year Gala

This year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Visionaries of the Year Gala on June 23 saw some fierce philanthropic competition.   Over 10 weeks before the gala, 12 Visionaries got to work raising funds to go towards the fight against blood cancer, with the one who raised the most money becoming Visionary of the Year. The […]

Arts Calendar: November

1 – 12  MJ The Musical Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com 2 LPO: Mozart & Prokofiev Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orpheum Theater, lpomusic.com 2, 9  Thursdays at Twilight Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Victory Park Dr., 504-482-4888, neworleanscitypark.org 4 Bayou Bacchanal Various locations, friendsofculture.org 9 Hey Y’all Art Talk Ogden […]

Oysters At Their Prime

My grandfather was born Uptown shortly after his parents immigrated from Sweden. As a child I would marvel as he pushed aside plates of my Seventh Ward-born grandmother’s glorious grillades, etouffee, and smothered vegetables, favoring instead to nibble buttered white bread while he longed for things like boiled potatoes, pickled herring and sardines. Born in […]

Margie Tillman Ayres

When viewing a work by Margie Tillman Ayres, you can almost hear the soundtrack that fueled its creation. With a playlist that ranges from African guitar and Latin music to Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint, Ayres’ art vibrates with a colorful interplay of rhythm and pattern – whether on wall, screen, or canvas.  Ayres hails […]

American Heart Association New Orleans Heart Ball

Making changes in the community — particularly heart health — is vital and the American Heart Association’s New Orleans Heart Ball raised money on June 10 to continue its mission. The event at The Higgins Hotel went above and beyond with its auctions: the silent auction boasted 10 packages, with the top purchase as “Merch […]

Shop Talk: Rubensteins’ Centennial

In a few months the century-old Rubenstein family business will become a multi-hyphenate brand, adding hoteliers to their list of achievements. Spanning the upper floors of six buildings on the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles, The Rubensteins Hotel aims to provide travelers with a unique boutique hotel experience in the heart of downtown […]

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Uncorks Fun & Festivities

Whether you are an oenophile or just like your “Two Buck Chuck” (though sadly, not still $2), the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience had an experience to fit any mood.  The annual event, held this year June 9-11, hosts some of the world’s best vineyards and serves some of the finest cuisine, making the […]

Where Art Converges

Where can you find more than 200 artists from all over the U.S. whose work includes painting, metalwork, pastels, multi-media pieces and more? Look no further than the Three Rivers Art Festival, marking its 27th year on Nov. 11 and 12. “Three Rivers is proud once again to bring some of the best artists to […]

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