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St. Charles Avenue September 2008

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Fashionable Philanthropy

Each of the five locals on St. Charles Avenue’s 2008 list of “Stylish New Orleanians” understands that while fashion is fleeting, personal style is timeless. Each also understands the importance of philanthropy to our community; thus, this year all five are pictured in the outfit they would wear to their favorite charitable event (see our […]

36 Hours in San Francisco

Food lovers descend upon San Francisco for good reason: The city is one of our country’s great dining destinations. Like New Orleans, it’s a port city sitting at an international crossroads, which throws open the gates to a wide variety of seafood, culinary influences and exotic ingredients. But unlike New Orleans, the seafood comes from […]

Decadent Delight

APPETIZERinsalata mista ENTREElobster ravioli DESSERTcirrolato framboise Lobster Ravioli Filling: 6 ounces cooked lobster meat,   diced small8 ounces cooked shrimp,    diced small2 ounces sweet onion, diced small2 ounces celery, diced small1 1/2 ounces carrot, diced small5 ounces breadcrumbs2 eggs1/2 ounces parsley, finely chopped1/2 lemon, juice and zest5 ounces goat cheese1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black   pepper1/2 tablespoon […]

Off the Runway and Into Your Home

Clockwise: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Petal from Bamboo Apothecary; Laura Mercier Simmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic from Bamboo Apothecary; Laura Mercier Eye Colour Trio in Midnight Sun from Bamboo Apothecary; Laura Mercier Eye Colour Trio in Mauve Sunset from Bamboo Apothecary; NARS Lipstick in Beautiful Liar from Beauty 101; Smashbox Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss […]

What’s Hot for Accessories

Many moons ago, when I’d just arrived in New Orleans, one of the first conversations I had was about the weather and the change of seasons – or rather, the lack thereof. “Well,” a former collegiate colleague explained, “We have two seasons here – summer and not-summer.” Quite a confusing concept to someone raised in […]

Along the Avenue

Did I hear school bells ring at McGehee’s? Are they back in uniform at Sacred Heart? The debutante set has come, curtseyed, partied and pretty much left until Thanksgiving. Yet, here I sit looking a stack of mail and a computer full of photos and notes stretching all the way back to… Well, what seems […]

A Note from Bev

What an honor it is for us to feature the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on our September Cover for their wildly successful fundraiser, O What A Night! Internationally known architect, and one of our favorite New Orleanians, Arthur Q. Davis is receiving the Opus Award – an honor he richly deserves! This award is […]

On the Cover

On October 18, as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrates it’s annual “O What A Night” gala, the passageway connecting the Ogden’s Patrick F. Taylor Library, designed by noted architect H.H. Richardson, with Goldring Hall, designed by architect Errol Barron, will be open just that night to link the past and present. (The official […]

Registry of Charitable Events

Next month, St. Charles Avenue will go back to its regular calendar of events, so if your event wasn’t listed for October, November or December – or if there are any errors – please visit our Web site, www.saintcharlesavenue.com, and fill out theCharitable Events Form; email morgan@renpubllc.com: or fax (504) 828-1385.Also, if you have any […]

Try Dr. Nut

Dr. Nut, the soft drink immortalized as the favorite beverage of Ignatius Reilly in the John Kennedy Toole novel A Confederacy of Dunces, had been a favorite of New Orleanians long before that book was published. Originally produced by the New Orleans-based World Bottling Company, Dr. Nut had an almond flavor reminiscent of amaretto liquor […]


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1   Jack and Kelly Francioni with Eric and Alicia Irmscher at Chef Soirée 2008, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Youth Services Bureau. 2   At Chefs Soirée 2008, Ila Deiterich, Johni Miles-Blount and Danny Blount enjoyed food from over 85 Northshore restaurants and beverage purveyors, music from four bands and a grand fireworks finale. 3   […]

Educate Yourself

Academy of the Sacred Heart4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 504-269-1213, www.ashrosary.orgThe Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, collegepreparatory school for girls, nursery through grade 12. It is the only areaCatholic girls’ school that is a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), the National Association of Independent Schools […]

On the Go

When traveling or on vacation you need not sacrifice your fitness program. Exercising while traveling has always been difficult but with some advanced planning you can stay in shape while on the road. First, call ahead and check with the hotel you’re staying at to see if they have a workout facility. A lot of […]

McGrew – Manning Wedding

Abby Lauren McGrew and Elisha “Eli” Nelson Manning exchanged vows on April 19, 2008, at the One & Only Palmilla resort along the Sea of Cortez on the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, Mexico. The couple met in the spring of 2002 at the University of Mississippi while he was a junior and she was […]

North of the Lake

The JL Foundation was established by Bob & Janet Leslie in March of 2002. Thanks to the generosity of grants, corporate partners, sponsors and supporters, the foundation has been honored to help 135 patients with out of pocket expenses for gas, meals, hotels and air fare. They are now assisting more than 90 leukemia patients […]

Strollin’ with NOWFE

Thursday, May 22, the festively epicurean gathered for the Royal Street Stroll, an event of the 2008 New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. A party at the Hotel Monteleone kicked off the night’s revelry. After, spectators enjoyed a parade of members of the Krewe of Cork, including 2008 Grand Marshall Kix Brooks, of Brooks & […]

Bright Whites, Big Shindig

Wednesday, April 30, guests gathered at dusk at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club for “Tennis Whites” Night 2008, benefiting Communities In Schools Of New Orleans, Inc., the fifth largest organization of it’s kind in America. Festivities kicked off at 6 p.m., with scrambled doubles matches. Afterward, guests enjoyed cocktails and music by Tony Green […]

Celebrating Blessings

To know a special needs person is to share an instant friendship. The bond is one of love, laughter, inspiration and challenge. St. Michael Special School celebrates the privilege of knowing a special person as a blessing and welcomes students age six through school graduates to learn and work at its facilities. On March 31, […]

Painting the Town Red

Friday, May 9, art patrons gathered at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel at 11:30 a.m. to honor creative individuals in the arts. Events also included a patron party, held at the Windsor Court Hotel on Tuesday, May 6, a gathering that brought early occasion for jubilation. Recipients of the 2008 Community Arts Awards included: […]

More Precious than Gold

On April 18, at 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Dollars for Scholars presented the annual Rising Stars Golden Tassel Gala, celebrating scholastic achievement. The theme for the evening was “Rising Stars” – a salute to program beneficiaries who graduated high school this year. The gala, chaired by Ricky and JoAnn Burke, featured roughly 50 restaurants, a silent […]

Putting On the Ritz

Friday evening at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel was a swanky and philanthropic affair for those who attended Junior Achievement’s 2008 Chase Bank Business Hall of Fame. Beginning with a chairman’s reception at 6:30 p.m., the elegant soiree continued with a dinner and awards presentation to honor the following inspirational members of the greater New Orleans business […]

Helping to Grow

Amongst a rainbow of flowers and sear sucker, the supporters of YMCA’s s celebrated at their 5th Annual Garden Party “planting the seeds for youth development.” On May 18, ladies and gents gathered in the late afternoon at the home and garden of Robert Merrick in Uptown New Orleans for the event chaired by Dr. […]

Get Into the Act!

Starlight, star very bright! The NOCCA Institute earns top marks for “Art & Soul 2008,” a successful fundraiser titled “Get into the act!” for the impressive arts conservatory. On Sunday, May 18, The Lupin Foundation led a list of generous donors who proudly supported on show-biz themed levels, from “Executive Producer” to “Broadway Bound.” Co-chairs […]

NOLA’s Heart & Soul

On May 17 at the Astor Crown Plaza, guests flocked to a fundraising event hosted by Rita Benson LeBlanc of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans VooDoo, and Gerald Parton of Peoples Health. Commencing at 6 p.m., the American Heart Association’s New Orleans Heart & Soul Gala celebrated unique things about our city […]

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