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St. Charles Avenue October 2019

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What’s Hot: Art

1. Erté used a mixture of bronze, brass and plexi to form this femme fatale mirror that rotates 360-degrees. Barnett Fine Art, BarnettFineArt.com  2. The “Lounging Figure Study in Burnt Umber” shows an emphasis on pose and posture. Billy Solitario Fine Art, 4531 Magazine St., 919-9346, BillySolitario.com  3. A glamorous gown in black wire and […]

Philanthropic Fun: Remarkable Role Models

Bridge House / Grace House presented the 24th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” honoring local female role models for the many women in the BHGH substance abuse treatment program. The luncheon featured three primary honorees centered around the unifying theme of who possesses the ideals women look for in a role model, as well as […]

Philanthropic Events Calendar

1 “Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 861-2004 1 “Wings & Watts,” benefiting Energy Wise Alliance, 222-2920 2-3 “Wine, Dine & Design,” benefiting Bastion, 830-7264, WineDineNDesign.com 4 “Scales & Ales,” benefiting Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, AudubonNatureInstitute.org/scales-and-ales 4 “Signature Chefs Auction,” benefiting March of Dimes, 264-9288 4 Seventh annual “The Greenway Soirée,” […]

Student Activist: Emily LeBlanc

“People aren’t remembered by the material items that they have or where they live, but it’s how they treat others that no one ever forgets,” says Emily LeBlanc, a junior at Academy of the Sacred Heart. “Being involved in your community not only has a positive effect on those struggling, but it also helps the […]

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

  Through 6 August: Osage County A highly dysfunctional family airs their grievances with each other as they gather for their patriarch’s funeral.  Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Road, 523-9857, SouthernRep.com Through 13 The Rocky Horror Show This stage adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows newlyweds Brad and Janet as they stumble across […]

Philanthropic Fun: Barred from Freedom

Innocence Project New Orleans hosted its 18th Anniversary Gala in celebration of the organization’s freed, innocent clients and in recognition of the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing legal assistance. This year, 450 attended the event which raised over $125,000, helping IPNO represent – and free – even more innocent clients […]

Montz Farm

For lots of New Orleanians, there’s nothing quite like the arrival of October. The temperatures and humidity finally start dropping, and while it may not feel quite like “fall” the way most people imagine it, that doesn’t stop us from costume planning and seeking out the perfect pumpkin for our front porch, and Montz pumpkin […]

Autumnal Aspects

After spending a sweltering summer snuggled up next to the air conditioner, as a gardening enthusiast I’m beyond eager to spend as much time taking in the beauty that befalls New Orleans with the first hint of autumn. I was recently drawn to the comfortable outdoor space at Copper Vine, where a lush hanging garden […]

With This Ring: Reily – Yancey

New Orleans native Karen Kristie Reily had just moved back home from New York and was enjoying spending quality time with her friends. Richard Hunter Yancey V, who had been living in New Orleans since college, was also spending a lot of his free time hanging out with friends. As luck would have it, Kristie […]

Morgan’s Note

I had the hardest time writing my note this month. Maybe it’s because it’s too quiet in my house (my son is at school and my husband at work, and for once the neighborhood is silent except for the cicadas). Maybe it’s because there’s too much to talk about (we have a great issue, our […]

Shop Talk: Judy Fern

The Elms Mansion is a New Orleans landmark, can you give us a brief history?  The historic Elms Mansion, located on St. Charles Avenue, was built in 1869. John “Tac” Elms purchased the Mansion in 1951, and his daughter turned it into a special event venue (weddings, social parties, corporate events) 50 years ago – […]

Shop Talk: Ellen M. Kramer

Please describe your role at A New Leaf.  I founded A New Leaf in 2003 after 10 years as a high-level executive assistant. I wanted to take the skills that I developed over my career to help businesses and individuals get control over their environments, both internal and external. A New Leaf focuses on creating […]

Philanthropic Fun: Spectacular Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare was the showcased performance at the annual “New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Opening Night Party” hosted by Tulane University. The festival produces professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon Shakespeare’s works and additionally provides a remount of one of its summer productions in January of the following year […]


Lauren Haydel and Andrew Ward emceed the Bridge House / Grace House 10th annual “Recycled Fashion Show” at Rock ’n’ Bowl in March, which featured unique fashion pieces made by local designers from materials they found within the organization’s thrift shops. All proceeds from the event help to fund substance use disorder treatment programs that serve […]


FRONT & CENTER NOLA Project says ‘Book it now’ Now in their 14th year of presenting fresh and original works, members of the NOLA Project are expanding efforts to bring next-generation dramatists into the fold. The company recently kicked off the second round of its educational “Oskar” series of plays designed for children in grades […]

Philanthropic Fun: Fundraising Frenzy

A 10-week philanthropic competition for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign provided a platform for local leaders and their teammates to honor local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the year. More than $667,000 was raised in the 10 weeks. 2019 Woman of the Year Allison […]

Giving Hope NOLA

Hunger. Drug addiction. Homelessness. Sex Trafficking. Poverty. These worldwide dilemmas have plagued humankind for thousands of years, appearing too monumental for any entity or individual to derail their potential societal destruction. Yet despite the magnitude of the challenges, there are special individuals everywhere blessed with an optimistic resilience to change lives by seeing beyond the […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: October

1 “Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven” Benefits: This elegant evening will feature ready-to-purchase designer accessories including handbags, shoes, scarves, jackets and jewelry from the Encore Shop. Tickets: $85-$500/Ticket Location: 1931 State St. Contact: 861-2004 2-3 “Wine, Dine & Design” BENEFITS: Bastion EVENT INFO.: This eighth annual Preview Party and Luncheon, hosted by St. Charles Avenue […]

Bev’s Note

We are so excited to bring you “O What A Night” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for our October cover! The gala is dubbed “The Met Ball of the South,” so expect some fabulous outfits! The Patron Party and auction preview will be held October 17 at the home of Roger H. Ogden […]

Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

The “2019 Magnolia Ball” celebrated the museum’s exhibition “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé.” The ball brought to life Bongé’s Surrealist “Circus Series” with a festively engaging evening. The event raised over $75,000 through ticket sales and the silent auction, which provides vital support for the Museum’s exhibitions and programming. Immediately prior […]

Young Bloods: Emily Leitzinger

If you like finding new ways to serve the New Orleans community, one local radio program has you covered. “Voluntold Ya!” with host Emily Leitzinger, airing every Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. on WHIV 102.3, presents new ways to get engaged with New Orleans every week. For two years, Leitzinger has hosted the live weekly radio show […]

Nostalgia: Business of Death

  Ambrose Leitz immigrated to New Orleans from Germany and opened a cabinet shop in 1854. Rudimentary medical care and yellow fever led to high mortality rates in the 19th century, so Leitz soon turned to making coffins. Success in this business set the family on a path to becoming the oldest and largest family-managed […]

Philanthropic Fun: Passing the Gavel

The 95th anniversary gala of the Junior League of New Orleans presented an opportunity to reflect on the organization’s lasting positive impact, in addition to an opportunity to “pass the gavel” to the next generation of leadership: the 2019-2020 JLNO President Christine Vinson. The event, hosted by Canal Place, raised more than $30,000 to support […]

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On

Southern Rep touted its new home on Bayou Road at its “Annual Gala 2019”. The Audubon Tea Room, decorated in candles and pink and orange rose petals, reflected the refreshed Southern Rep logo that accompanies the change to headquarters at the former St. Rose de Lima church. Board President Bruce Gordon with Melissa Gordon and […]

Philanthropic Fun: Embracing Entrepreneurship

More than 300 people attended the gala honoring nine individuals who embody the spirit of business leadership and community values. The evening began with the introduction of 20 members of the Business Hall of Fame, who were introduced in procession style by class year. Recognized for their significant contributions to the success of their profession, […]

Philanthropic Fun: American Altruism

This year’s “American Spirit Awards” presented by Hancock Whitney highlighted the importance of civil discourse and working together for a common cause – a core value that was integral to securing victory in World War II. Vice President Richard B. Cheney and Senator Joseph Lieberman were selected as this year’s recipients of the American Spirit […]

From Table to Tailgate

Meatballs 5 pounds mix of pork, veal and beef, ground 1 pint milk 1/2 large onion 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 cups Italian parsley, chopped 1 1/2 cups high quality Parmesan 1/2 cup dry Italian seasoning 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs Round into 2-3 ounce meatballs – carefully, as to not tighten too much. Brown in […]

Talking Trends

From treating the root cause of varicose veins to losing and maintaining weight or achieving a younger look, a number of growing health trends are being noted by area specialists who can recommend treatments, as well as questions you might ask your health professional when addressing a particular health issue. From technological to behavioral trends, […]

Vintage Wedding: Linda Louise Reese Weds Robert David Bjork, LTJG, United States Naval Reserve

By any accounts, this was a whirlwind courtship that lasted only three months and ended in the happiest marriage of a lifetime! Linda met Rob on a blind date that she really didn’t want to go on. Dr. Manny David Paine, who was both her doctor and her dad, Ford Reese’s, best friend, asked her […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Light of Hope

“Soirée de Lumiere,” which raised over $85,000 this year, is Lighthouse Louisiana’s premier fundraising event that brings awareness to the organization’s mission to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. A three-piece jazz band greeted guests for the cocktail hour. Each guest received a mini bottle of St. Charles Punch made specifically by […]

Fall Fashion

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