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St. Charles Avenue October 2006

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Shell Game

Oysters reach their pinnacle of haute cuisine at Antoine’s, creators of oystersRockefeller. – Photo: Eugenia Uhl Oysters are, like New Orleanians, products of their environment. It may surprise some to learn that our esteemed local oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is biologically the same creature as those raised in Yankee territory. However, the warmer water and nutrient-rich […]

Hot Boite

By Lisa TudorPhotographs by Skip BolenHair by Miranda St. Pierre for Paris Parker/AvedaMakeup by Theresa Camet for Bamboo ApothecaryTalent: Heather Tattersall and Robert LeBlancProduction Assistant: Teri TanenbaumPhotographed on location at Republic New Orleans Badgley Mischka chocolate jersey gown from Ballin’s; Mizuki glass and gold bead pendant on raw silk cord; Sheila Fajl ring and Rodo […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year & Unsung Hero 2005 & 2006

St. Charles Avenue is proud to present its “Activists of the Year” for 2006—Barbara G. Bush and Dr. Stephen Hales—and “Unsung Hero” for 2006—Gregory Ben Johnson. The “Activists of the Year’ is a way to acknowledge citizens who through the years have volunteered their time and talent to organizations that benefit the New Orleans area. […]

Handling a Need

Erica Normand, Sonia Normand and Dr. Robert Normand This late summer, the New Orleans Medical Mission Services Foundation hosted its annual fund-raiser, “Mission Possible” at Southport Hall. Enjoying the cocktails, food, raffle and live and silent auctions were local doctors and supporters of the group. The NOMMS is a not-for-profit organization that donates medical services […]

Glad to Be Back

Event co-chair Jane Goldring, Dr. Roy Weiner and event co-chair Andree Herrington Friendly signs lined the iron gates in front of Magnolia Mansion on Aug. 27 asking, “How do you do?”; “Are you in Nawlins, darlin’?” and “How’s your mama and ‘em?” It was a humorous way to greet partygoers at “Pink Ribbon Fling VIII,” […]

Cause for Celebration

Mark Romig and Janet Krane The Shops at Canal Place were buzzing with activity on the evening of Aug. 12 when the American Cancer Society held its annual “Hope Gala,” themed “Flower of the Lily.” During the event, the ACS presented its Spirit Awards to members of the community who have made significant contributions to […]

Hitting a Benchmark

Lizette Terral, Karl Turner, Julia Bland The eighth annual “CHAIRish the Children” benefit for the Louisiana Children’s Museum took place on Aug. 26 and more than 500 people attended the festivities. The patron party commenced at 6:30 p.m., and a performance by the NOCCA Jazz Ensemble entertained guests, who were clad in summer chic attire. […]

Taking an Oath

Sen. David Vitter, Dr. Juan Gershanik, Wendy Vitter and Dr. Esteban Gershanik Celebration of Commitment and Courage” was the title of an event held Aug. 25 honoring the 800-plus medical and surgical residents of the four local training programs—Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, Ochsner Clinical Foundation and Tulane […]

Performing Arts

Terry Mackin, Mason Granger and Emerson Coleman More than 200 people celebrated at the premiere party hosted by WDSU News Channel 6 on Aug. 14 for a documentary commemorating the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “Song for New Orleans” celebrated the soul of the city and reflected upon the city’s status as “The Birthplace of […]

Tuned Into the City

Bill McFarlin, Wynton Marsalis and Dan Carlin Musician and New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis and some VIFs (very important friends) organized three days of functions to commemorate the spirit of the city and its future. Joining Marsalis as co-chairs were Bill McFarlin, executive director of the International Association of Jazz Educators, and Dan Carlin, chairman […]

Gems Dandy

Drs. Anthony Scalco, C. Edward Foti, Fortune Dugan and Anthony Scardino On Aug. 19, East Jefferson General Hospital held its 35th anniversary gala, “Jewels of Jefferson,” at the Hotel InterContinental. At the sold-out soirée, guests were escorted down a red carpet to the ballroom, where they socialized and sipped cocktails while the Joe Simon Trio […]

Women with a Vision

St. Charles Avenue executive editor Bev Church, Nancy Marsiglia, Peggy Laborde and Liz Sloss On Aug. 8, New Orleans Magazine celebrated its “Top Female Achievers” for 2006 with a luncheon at the Omni Royal Orleans. Starting at 11 a.m., more than 100 guests arrived and sipped champagne at the reception preceding the luncheon and awards […]

If the Shoe Fits

The front of Haase’s in 1926. The camelback is where the family lived. photo courtesy of Haase’s. Haase’s was opened in 1921 by Boris and Della Haase. Originally located on Prytania Street, it moved six months later to Oak Street, across from its current location. About a year later, Boris Haase bought a house on […]

Calendar of Events – November

1, 29 Dine out for Charity with Table One, benefit New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (11/1) and New Orleans Fire Department (11/29), 872-9035 2-6 Words & Music, a Literary Feast, benefit for Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, 586-1609 3 Fore! Kids Golf Ball, benefit for Fore! Kids Foundation, 342-3000 3 Legacy Ball Gala, benefit for […]


1 Music and libations flowed freely at the Friends of City Park’s annual “Martini Madness” on Sept. 15. Denise Tebbe, Sue Guarisco and Andrea LeGrand were among those who enjoyed martinis from seven martini bars and food at this fund-raiser for the Friends of City Park. 2 Diann Sanborn, David Giffin and Nancy Plough were […]

Rutledge – Butcher Wedding

Rand and Michael The setting of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art proved to be just the perfect spot for Rand Pearson Butcher and Michael Winston Rutledge to meet. It was during the “O What a Night Gala”—yes, a hectic evening with the museum packed with people, but a mutual friend thought to introduce them. […]

North of the Lake

Michelle Kelsey, Kama Fischer and Phoebe Whealdon The horse set trotted up to Covington on Oct. 1 for “The Garden Party,” a fund-raiser that benefited the New Heights Therapy Center. This organization promotes the physical and emotional health of people with disabilities—and one of the programs includes therapeutic horseback riding. Hosted by David Fennelly and […]

In its Prime

A sampling of cheeses from the St. James Cheese Company. Great food is all about choices, and New Orleans will soon have a fantastic resource for fine cheeses at the St. James Cheese Company at 5004 Prytania St. Augmenting an already excellent neighborhood collection of restaurants, this specialty shop will provide the richness and depth […]


From a musical breakfast to a late night, full moon “Art for Arts’ Sake,” life in the city is non-stop. Citizens deeply concerned about the city, arts, education, business and their fellow citizens have been doing their best to keep up, keep moving and keep so many very important causes afloat.Some venues are large, but […]

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