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Philanthropic Faces: Don Marshall

Age: 71    Education: M.A. Arts Administration, University of New Orleans Is there any part in New Orleans’ creative community with which Don Marshall hasn’t shared his talent? A native of New Orleans, his professional career in the arts started as the first director of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1977, curating more than 30 […]

Temple Sinai’s “Sinai Soirée in Slippers”

  The spirit of Sinai was brought into the homes of congregants and friends for the celebration of “Sinai Soirée in Slippers.” Over 185 gourmet meals were delivered by volunteers to more than 92 participants’ homes for a safe and comfortable experience. Though many donned their favorite slippers for the occasion, some guests took it […]

Friends of City Park & New Orleans Town Gardeners’ “Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon”

  The New Orleans Botanical Garden transported patrons of the 2021 “Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon” to the Amalfi Coast for an Italian-inspired garden party. The fête, this year presented by IBERIABANK/First Horizon, benefits the partnership between Friends of City Park and the New Orleans Town Gardeners. Guests were greeted by Harry Hardin’s New […]

How to Host: Unexpected Outdoor Entertaining

Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you do not. This time we were in the target range when the rude lady with the old-fashioned name came calling, leaving behind shorn roofs, crippled foliage and moldy refrigerators that could take months to rectify. Yet, this being the beginning of autumn (at least as we know it) and […]

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses’ “Wine Fête”

  Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses hosted a hybrid digital and in-person “Wine Fête” event to support the educational programming and ongoing preservation of their two 19th century historic houses in the French Quarter. This is a celebratory year for the museum, celebrating its 50th anniversary, in addition to the 140th anniversary of The Woman’s […]

Entertaining With Bev: Dancing Through Time

When the four Landis girls – Baty, Beth, Anne Teague and Dabney – got together to figure out how to celebrate their parent’s 50th anniversary, Beth had the idea to celebrate Jazz Fest, Elizabeth’s favorite festival that had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guest list had to be small, but the party was over […]

How to Host: Last Bite

To celebrate New Orleans’ grand brunch tradition, SoFAB (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-569-0405, SouthernFood.org) will take the month of October to celebrate “Birthplace of Brunch Month” with four pop-up brunches: Drag Brunch (featuring Poppy Tooker and Chef Jason Goodenough, October 2) Kamyan Brunch (featuring Chef Christina Quackenbush of Milkfish, October 16), Barrow’s Beyond Catfish […]

The Touro-Shakspeare House

When New Orleans philanthropist Judah Touro died in 1854, he left $80,000 to establish the first almshouse for the city’s elderly poor. A three-story stone building with parapets and towers designed by William Freret Jr. was completed in 1862 in Bywater. Before it could be used for its purpose, Union Army troops took it over […]


Sally Sutton, Thomas and Deborah Valentine and Lee Isaacson celebrated the culmination of the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2021 “SweetArts” series at the “Contemporary Arts Center’s Mid-Century Jazz Fest Soirée” in May.  Marian Wallis, Peter Trapolin and Cynthia Isaacson attended the “Contemporary Arts Center’s Mid-Century Jazz Fest Soirée” in May. Guests were treated to a night […]

With This Ring: Romig – Lutkewitte

Conor Thomas Lutkewitte felt ready to meet his future wife, so he asked his cousin, Evie, if she had any friends she could introduce him to. Evie immediately thought of Dreda Maurer Romig, but warned Conor that due to Dreda’s medical school rotations she didn’t have much time to socialize. However, she also let him […]

National Council of Jewish Women, GNO’s “A Night Under the Stars Gala”

  The rain didn’t spoil the National Council of Jewish Women’s annual gala because the committee moved the previously scheduled outdoor elevated drive-in movie experience into the Gates of Prayer Synagogue for a festive and safe night. The organization’s major fundraiser of the year, the goal of the event was to “raise friends” and funds […]

Editor’s Notes

A Note from Bev – We’re Back! We’ve all been impacted by Hurricane Ida, and I hope that you and your family made it safely through the storm! The levees held thanks to the millions of dollars of federal funds spent in our region – of course we’re grateful! Now that Ida is gone, we want to […]

Changemakers: Simone Levine

As Executive Director of Court Watch NOLA, Simone Levine advocates for accountability in the criminal justice system. With past work as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and as Deputy Police Monitor for the New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor, Levine has a long history of working to make the court system more just […]

Are You Healthy?

It’s easy to forget a doctor’s appointment for that annual check-up, then never reschedule – especially during the aftermath of a pandemic or hurricane – so much so that you realize a few years have gone by and you still haven’t made it there. That isn’t a good thing.  As we get older, aging and […]

Kingsley House’s “Picnic For A Purpose”

  More than 125 patrons gathered in the Kingsley Gayle & Tom Benson Community Center, joined by nearly 300 patrons on Facebook Live, to celebrate the organization’s 125 years of life-changing programs and services in the courtyard of their historic campus. Committee Co-Chairs Ralph Mahana and Kea Sherman spearheaded this year’s event alongside Master of […]

Finishing Touches: Wear Your Cause On Your Sleeve

    After a disaster there are almost as many places to donate to as there are people who need assistance. From individual Venmos to national nonprofits, you can find someone collecting for whichever cause is closest to your heart.  But, if you’d rather wear your cause on your sleeve, we have two options for […]

Natalie Fitton, MD

Dr. Natalie Fitton serves as the Director of Women’s Imaging at Touro where she specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a recognized expert in breast imaging with a single goal: save lives with early detection and treatment of breast cancer. During her Breast Imaging fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Fitton mastered […]

Mark Kline, MD

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is proud to appoint an internationally known leader in child health, accomplished researcher, and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr. Mark Kline, as Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer for Children’s Hospital New Orleans and the LCMC Health Pediatric Market. Dr. Kline works together with Children’s academic partners, LSU and Tulane, to […]

The Skin Surgery Centre

The surgeons at The Skin Surgery Centre are fellowship- trained in Mohs micrographic surgery: the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. This gold-standard treatment modality offers the highest potential for cure — even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method. Using the Mohs method, the surgeons are able […]

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