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St. Charles Avenue October 2018

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Philanthropic Fun: Tasting Temptations

The "Grand Tastings" at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience showcased wines from around the world and food served by some of New Orleans' finest chefs. Wine connoisseurs rubbed elbows and compared palates with winemakers, asked questions and tasted special appellations from across the globe, while novice wine drinkers enjoyed the experience of trying […]

Nostalgia: The World’s Champion Speed Contest

The Speed Derby of 1941, billed as the World’s Champion Speed Contest by Creator and Master of Ceremony King Brady, opened on July 31 in the Municipal Auditorium. The main event consisted of 50 men and women, in 22 couples teams and six solo racers, competing in a months-long endurance race around a track on […]

Performing Arts: October

Through October 7 Aladdin Take a magic carpet ride into the world of Disney with this stage adaptation of the hit animated musical. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com.   Through October 28 Shear Madness It is a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon until the lady upstairs is murdered […]


Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society sponsored a “Meet-And-Greet” for area health professionals and medical students in April. The event featured presentations from John Wales M.D., President, JPMS; Barbara McAneny M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan M.D., FACEP, Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health; Hallet Watz M.D., Chief Medical and […]

Shop Talk: Danielle Conrad

When did you open the store? I opened Wildflower Boutique at the end of October 2017, right on the cusp of the upper Metairie Road business boom. Tell us about the lines you carry? Wildflower carries trendy clothing, shoes and accessories for women. We carry statement pieces and everyday basics at affordable prices. Lately, our […]

Shop Talk: April L. Watson

Tell us about what happens at The Shard Shop?  The Shard Shop is a friendly make-your-own glass art boutique located in the heart of the Irish Channel on Magazine Street. We teach you how to design your own glass art using a mosaic-like technique placing glass on canvas or board, resulting in beautiful, sparkly, unique […]

Student Activist: Lucy Claire Galloway

“I’ve learned that it’s important to give back to the community as part of being a good citizen,” says Lucy Claire Galloway, a graduated senior from Academy of Sacred Heart. “Everyone has the responsibility to help each other and to help the community.” While in high school Galloway started a club at Sacred Heart called […]

Young Bloods: Happy Johnson

First responders are the definition of everyday heroes. Trained to help others during natural disasters and other catastrophes, these workers are indispensable. Fortunately, one New Orleans organization is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of first responders – and they work right here in the city. Happy Johnson and his crew at Team Happy Foundation […]

With this Ring: Geary–Philips

When Elizabeth Ashley Geary moved to Los Angeles, she was focused on graduate school, not romance. She and some friends joined a dating app just to meet new people. Michael Kent Philips was also using the app, and he and Libby “swiped right” for each other! After a few months of getting to know each […]

Vintage Wedding: Dorothy Henican Weds Dr. Charles Emile Heidingsfelder

Dot and Charles Heidingsfelder, both lifelong New Orleanians, met while they were in high school. Dot went to Sacred Heart and college at Barat in Lake Forrest Illinois. Charlie attended Jesuit High School and then Loyola University and dental school. They dated for eight years, then when Charles was going into the Air Force he asked […]

Whole Health

  October is a month often designated for increasing health awareness, and from the pink breast cancer awareness cleats and sweatbands we see Saints players don to the mailers and commercials advertising this year’s flu shots, we’re reminded left and right of the appointments we need to schedule. While family members face some of the […]

On Stage: Front & Center

  Festing on the fringes For a taste of the diverse performance talent that bubbles under the surface in New Orleans, sometimes it’s a good idea to get off the beaten track. The New Orleans InFringe Fest offers plenty of opportunities to experience performances that developed outside the mainstream. The annual festival will premiere daring […]

Philanthropic Fun: For Heart’s Sake

The “2018 Heart & Soul Gala” brought 300 attendees to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and continue the work of fighting cardiovascular disease. An original painting by Maya Irimpen was showcased as guests walked into the Hyatt New Orleans Hotel, a motif from the event invitations and program. An ivy wall […]

Philanthropic Fun: Sharing Shakespeare

In 1994, responding to the lack of a Shakespeare-focused theatre in New Orleans, four Tulane University professors established the Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival, which evolved into the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival, Tulane’s Lupin Hall was the site of the opening night party for Shakespeare’s All’s […]

Bev's Note

  Young Aspirations/Young Artists (YAYA) is 30 years old and what a celebration they’re planning for Friday, November 16! Thanks so much to our cover models Peggy Laborde, Kathryn Brennan McLeod, Hattie Moll and Timeka Junius (and not pictured Susan Brennan)! We are especially honored to have the founder of this amazing organization, Jana Napoli, whose […]

Philanthropic Fun: Medical Missionaries

The New Orleans Medical Mission Services hosted the 16th annual “Mission Possible Gala,” which allows the organization to deliver medical expertise and treatment to the underprivileged population of foreign countries by providing services, treatment and supplies with dignity and self-esteem to program recipients and participants. Archbishop Gregory Aymond delivered the invocation at the Patron Party. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Women Helping Women

The 23rd annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” honored local female role models for the many women in the Bridge House / Grace House substance abuse treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. The luncheon features three primary honorees centered around the unifying theme and who possess the ideals Grace House women look […]

Philanthropic Fun: Friendly Competition

A philanthropic competition to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s blood cancer research, “Man & Woman of the Year” brought together motivated and dedicated New Orleanians to bring their best in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The 10-week campaign culminated in the “2018 New Orleans Man & Woman of the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Luminous Service

A sold out “Soirée de Lumière” brought 200 patrons to a summer cocktail chic experience in The Count’s Ballroom in Arnaud’s Restaurant to benefit Lighthouse Louisiana.   Décor featured cream and yellow roses accented by peacock feathers created by Flowers by Steve. These arrangements filled the ceramic centerpiece bowls, which were hand painted by the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Leaning into Literacy

Enabling ongoing literacy outreach programming, “Juleps in June” supported the efforts of One Book One New Orleans, as well as for their festival, “Words & Music: A Literary Feast.” The event honored Elizabeth M. Williams, author of OBONO’s 2018 book selection, New Orleans: A Food Biography and chef Susan Spicer. Pam Georges Dongieux hosted at […]

Philanthropic Fun: Strong Southern Women

Honoring strong female voices in abstract art in the American South, this year’s “Magnolia Ball” celebrated the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibition, “The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction.” The Whole Drum Will Sound was drawn primarily from the Ogden’s permanent collection. Chairmen included David T. Baker, Andrew Freeman, Chad Graci, Jessie […]

Philanthropic Fun: True Patriots

Courage, sacrifice, initiative and generosity – demonstrated in the areas of leadership, service to country, community and education – are key qualities of the honorees recognized at The National WWII Museum’s “American Spirit Awards.” The multi-day series of events celebrating individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country […]

First Breath of Fall

  With the first refreshing breaths of cooling autumn air and the turning of the leaves – to the extent that leaves actually change here – we can welcome a season for outdoor dining. After a long summer spent huffing frigid Freon fumes and running about in tank tops, we can finally dress up a bit […]

On the Menu: Craving Crab

  Blue Crab and Heirloom Tomato Salad with avocado, beets, radish and chililime vinaigrette 1 pound picked jumbo lump crab 2 large heirloom tomatoes, diced medium ½ cup beets, boiled and diced ¼ cup radish, julienned ¼ cup sunflower sprouts 1 cup *avocado purée (recipe below) 1 cup *chili lime vinaigrette (recipe below) 4 pieces […]

What's Hot: Art

1. The smoke element in Ida Floreak’s “Censer” (16×20-inch) is a nod to the examination of religious fascination with the natural world. Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 131 Decatur St., 309.4063, ClaireElizabethGallery.com. 2. The torch bearers in all their glory shine in “Lighting of the Flambeaus” (12×12-inch). Billy Solitario Fine Art, 4531 Magazine St., 905-4175, BillySolitario.com. 3. […]

Tulane Football & the Riptide Kid’s Club

In our sub-tropical climate, the arrival of “fall” can be hard to pinpoint. Temperatures don’t begin falling until well after kids start school, and sipping a pumpkin spice latte in a sweater isn’t something we can do until November (if we ever can do it at all). So, for most of us in the South, […]

NAMI New Orleans

Years ago, a doctor and I were having a conversation about mental illness when he shared a profound analogy I’ve never forgotten. Asking if I would take my children to an eye doctor if they had vision issues, I quickly replied yes, of course. He then inquired if I would take my children to visit […]

Morgan's Note

The nonprofit events season is in full swing as I write (I’m attending four events next week!), and it’s only going to get busier until the holidays roll in and a difference kind of time management has to happen. It is always hard to make time for our family’s health, but it’s better to prevent […]

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