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St. Charles Avenue October 2008

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Oysters or Ersters?

New Orleans’ love affair with oysters is a long and flavorful one. A New York Times article from February 17, 1889, describes the blooming oyster business, claiming that by 1900, New Orleans would be supplying the oysters for the entire territory west of the Mississippi River. As they put it, “(New Orleans’) oyster supply is […]

Calendar of Events

2    Ten Outstanding Persons Gala, benefits Family Service of Greater New Orleans, 827-4002 2    New Orleans Film Festival Patron Party, benefits the New Orleans Film Society, 309-6633 3    20th Annual Justice for All Ball, benefit for the Pro Bono Project, 581-3480 4    Art for Arts’ Sake, event at Contemporary Arts Center benefits the CAC, 528-3800 […]


Rubye Noble Evans, with Pat and Byron LeBlanc at the Omni Bank Parkway Promenade XVII Patron Party. Joy Shane, embodying this year’s “Beautification for All Seasons” theme, having fun with Dr. and Mrs. Henry Andressen. A Chef Dennis sandwich worthy of Le Parvenu, featuring Pat Starnes and Joyce Laporte. Tom Riley with Exhibit Designer Whitney […]

Regarding REST

Rest periods, the time you spend resting between sets during your workout, might be more important in getting a good workout and seeing the results you want than you think. Most people spend most of their workout worrying about how many reps or how many sets they should do, or what exercises will give them […]

Davis – Ballard Wedding

While living and working in New York City, Francine Davis met New Orleans native Westervelt “Westy” Terhune Ballard one night out with friends. A year and a half later, Westy proposed at Francine’s family’s beach home in Melbourne Beach, Fla. He presented her with a radiant cut diamond in a platinum setting, flanked by two […]

Room at the Table

We gave a great assignment to some of the top stores in New Orleans and as always, they surpassed our expectations. Let the next pages serve as your guide to Thanksgiving tablescapes. You will get great ideas and tips for your holiday, so be sure to visit them for items you might need to create […]

Junior Achievement Celebrates its 2008 Rising Stars

On Saturday, November 7, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans will honor its 5th class of Rising Stars at the 2008 City Stars Soirée. The celebration and recognition will take place at the newly restored (slated to be finished in early November) Capstone Education Center, formerly known as Exchange City, on the City Park campus […]

A Community of Celebration

Celebrating 70 years of philanthropic work for disadvantaged citizens across the nation, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans held its annual gala Saturday, June 12. Festivities included a Benefactor’s Reception at the Hilton Riverside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, followed by a gala in the same gorgeous room. Patrons danced the night away to the sounds […]

Go Green for Girl Scouts

Saturday, June 21, approximately 200 scout-supporting guests, dressed in cocktail attire boogied to the sounds of Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans, as well as Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers at the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana’s Rhapsody in Green. The fundraiser benefited the Scouts and the 23 Louisiana parishes the […]

Celebrating Our Scientists

On Sunday, June 22, the Windsor Court welcomed some of our area’s best and brightest minds at the Eighth Annual “Celebrating Our Scientists” dinner, hosted by the Louisiana State University Health Science Center’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The evening was the best-attended dinner the event had ever seen, with co-chairs Dottie and John Charbonnet offering […]

As You Like It

While it may not have taken place on Twelfth Night, the annual Shakespeare Festival at Tulane Gala was the perfect way to kick-off the 15th season of three-month festivities. The gala, a fundraiser for the festival, took place on Saturday May 31, right after the opening performance of the season’s standout play, The Taming of […]


Friday, June 6, the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter held it’s largest annual fundraiser, the Humanitarian Ball, at the Audubon Tea Room. Guests at the 6:30 p.m. patron party enjoyed music by Jazz vocalist Ms. Keith Porteous, before heading to the main event. There, roughly 200 guests gathered to honor John Kallenborn, president of […]

Dishing out Charity

On June 20, the American Cancer Society held their 2008 Celebrity Waiter event at Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie. Host Waiter Chef Andrea Apuzzo, Maitre d’ Ray Seamon and Emcee Jack Sloan joined an esteemed group of ACS supporters, including celebrity waiters Aaron Broussard, Lee Georgio, Paul Johnson, Tricia Trifley, Judy Labella, Brad Grundmeyer, Joseph Rault, […]

Shining Stars

It was a star-filled evening for the New Orleans Ballet Association on May 31, when the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization, the fundraising arm of NOBA, hosted their annual gala. This year’s theme was “Dancing with the Stars,” and was a bit unconventional for the usually black-tie affair. An elegant Benefactor Party took place a […]

Into the Starry Night

With the events stretching nearly a week, the March of Dimes’ Spotlight on Success party was indeed a huge success. The “Starry Night” themed celebration was emceed by local favorites Roop Raj and Camille Whitworth of WDSU, who introduced the real stars of the night: The 26 outstanding single professionals in the Greater New Orleans […]

Open the Stage Door!

The National World War II Museum held the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball June 7, in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion under the Torpedo and Tumbleweed planes. Co-chairs were John and Sylvia Laborde and Cappy and Darlene Bisso. Always a fabulous event and the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the ball’s theme was “Thanks for […]

Cancer Conquerors

Each year, through the combination of research, early diagnosis and continually more focused treatments prove that cancer is no longer a death sentence but rather a treatable disease. The following two local survivors show an often-overlooked face of cancer: Those who are struck young and go on to live long, full lives. Both stress the […]

Fall into Something New

Chef Tom Wolfe opened the doors to his new restaurant mid-September, having revamped the former Peristyle in a manner better reflecting his unique style and verve. The new iteration is called, simply enough, Wolfe’s, and it heralds a return to the style of cuisine that won him accolades with his former flagship Wolfe’s of New […]

Taste of the Season

APPETIZERSpiced Shrimp Napoleonwith crisp mirliton, rémoulade, cayenne beurre blanc and frisée ENTRÉEThe DuckSteen’s-cured-smoked breast, confit leg, walnut-bleu risotto, Hudson Valley foie gras and pear glace DESSERTCandied Macadamia CrustedEspresso Bombewith dark chocolate and macadamia sauces Spiced Shrimp Napoleon Rémoulade2 cups mayonnaise1 cup sour cream1/2 cup Creole mustard3 (heaping) tablespoons horseradish1/2 bunch green onions (chopped)3 tablespoons Worcestershire […]

Fresh New Face

You know those times when you’re just about to walk out the door and you look in the mirror and think, "Ehhh"? You just don’t like your makeup but you’re not sure why. It seems bland, or maybe you’re tired of the usual and need a change. Little changes can make a big difference. This […]

What’s Hot: Art

October is a month of art in New Orleans. Between Art for Arts Sake and the plethora of cultural events – much less the feel of fall in the air (finally!) that encourages us to put on our new fashions – art is all around us and it’s time to embrace it! This signed, 28-by-25 […]

Along the Avenue

Neither wind, nor rain, nor Hurricane Gustav can stop the course of true love.The elegant Trinity Church ceremony and Orleans Club reception of E.Lee Jahncke and Jason Mead morphed into a barefoot-on-the-beach event. The pair exchanged vows in Grayton Beach, Fla., surrounded by family and a few evacuees who happened to be in the area […]

A Note From Bev

Get ready for the spectacular fundraiser this month benefiting Longue Vue House and Gardens – Sentimental Journeys! The Patron Party will take place October 24 with the fabulous dinner and auction event on October 25. Thanks to co-chairs: Denise Monteleone, Helen Butcher and Dathel Coleman (all wearing jewelry by Franco Valobra), and Nelson Valentin, from […]

On the Cover

Those who wish to spend “A Night in Old Havana” need go no further than the “Sentimental Journeys” this October 24 and 25. Besides transporting guests through time and international embargos, the fundraiser serves as a benefit for the Longue Vue House and Gardens, which in turn is dedicated to helping New Orleans recover – […]

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