No products in the cart.

Home St. Charles Avenue St. Charles Avenue September 2018

St. Charles Avenue September 2018

To get access to this digital edition, register now for free.

Already registered? Login Now




Philanthropic Fun: Angels Against AIDS

The annual “Guardian Angel Award Gala” celebrated two of its most impactful and passionate volunteers as Guardian Angels: Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. Both awardees have made significant contributions to Project Lazarus through their tireless advocacy and commitment to this mission. Co-Founder Fr. Paul Desrosiers opened the program with an invocation and dedicated the night […]

No Beer Goggles Needed

What is now known as the Falstaff Brewery Building on Gravier Street near South Broad Street was originally built in 1911 by the National Brewing Company. Ownership changed hands a few times over the following 25 years until St. Louis-based Falstaff Brewing Corp bought the brewery for just over $500,000 in 1936. In two years […]


Carlos Sanchez, John Melton, Jackie Case and David Fennelly at Raphael Village’s seventh annual “Soraparu Soiree” in March at the historic Bond Bakery building in the Irish Channel. Over 300 guests attended the event and were treated to food from local restaurants, a silent auction, a raffle and music. Rita Gue, Leah Melton and Floyd […]

Shop Talk: Erin Kolb MSW, LCSW, NFA & Dianne McGraw, MSW, LCSW, CMC

Tell us about Poydras Home’s new acquisition?  Erin: Poydras Home is reaching deeper into the Greater New Orleans area to fulfill the diverse care needs of even more seniors with the acquisition of an in-home, sitter companion services company: Home Care Solutions. Tell us about the need you see for this in the community?  Erin: […]

Shop Talk: Oliver and Shalanta Jackson

How did Cherry Blow Dry Bar start?  Cherry Blow Dry Bar launched in 2013, providing glam styling services at affordable prices. Since then, the following has grown, transforming the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model. We wanted to bring Cherry Blow Dry Bar to service people in the New Orleans […]

Student Activist: Camille Patton

“My most rewarding volunteer experience so far has been helping to improve literacy by providing access to books through my work with Little Free Libraries for the Mississippi Delta,” says Camille Patton, a senior at Isidore Newman School. Patton’s love of reading allowed her to spread that joy through Free Libraries in the Gulf South. […]

Young Bloods: Damon Burns

Inspired by the organization’s devotion to public service, Damon Burns became the President and CEO of the Finance Authority of New Orleans about two years ago. Since that time, he has furthered the organization’s mission to provide a better quality of life for all residents of the Crescent City. A housing and development finance agency, […]

With this Ring: Carvin–Luchenta

Jessica Elizabeth Carvin was enjoying a lovely evening in New York’s West Village when she met Joseph Albert Luchenta. Just 10 months later, while she was visiting for Mardi Gras, Joseph asked if they could stop by Jessica’s family church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown New Orleans, to light a candle for her father and […]

Entertaining With Bev: Spur of the Moment Fun

It all started a week before the Fourth of July when my sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Alan Mumford, asked us to go with them to Puerto Vallarta – off-season! We made the reservations and were on the plane three days later. Their house is in Old Town, one block from the Catholic Church on […]

Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2018

  SEPTEMBER   8 32nd annual “Role Model Awards Gala” Benefits: Young Leadership Council Event Info.: This annual gala will honor 15 exemplary New Orleanians and their contributions to the community while raising funds for the YLC’s volunteer-led community service projects and leadership development curriculum. Tickets: $200 and up/Ticket; $3,000 and up/Table Location: The Orpheum […]

Consider Customizations

  From a home design standpoint, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most fun rooms – there’s a lot at play in these two areas, where form and function are quite interconnected. As humans, we need a place to prepare food and we also need a comfortable space for grooming. While satisfying those basic needs is […]

Views in Vogue

  We are all obsessed with style – from stylish celebrities to style blogs, stylish shopping services and more. However, true style cannot be bought or borrowed. Genuinely stylish people look amazing all the time, no matter what they’re doing, if they’re dressed up or dressed down, their confidence shines through. Each one of the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Horsing Around

Donning their best “cowboy casual,” equestrian enthusiasts at the 13th annual “Tails But No Black Tie” were treated to an elegant evening filled with spectacular horseback riding with proceeds donated to Equest Farm in New Orleans City Park. Attendees arriving on the grounds were transported to a country estate and greeted by the magnificent participating […]

Philanthropic Fun: Spain’s Lasting Legacy

The Cabildo, enveloped in a flurry of red and gold, Spanish music, cuisine and even period costumes, transported 500 patrons back to Spanish Colonial Louisiana at the exclusive viewing of “Recovered Memories” before it opened the next day to the general public. Guests were treated to a magnificent 7,000 square foot exhibition on all three […]

Bev's Note

  We at Renaissance Publishing are thrilled to support Bastion and our wounded warriors for the third year at our fifth annual “Wine, Dine & Design!” Thanks to our cover movers and shakers: Betsy Laborde, President and Founder of Monarch Blue Consulting, LLC; Dr. Eric Laborde, Vice Chair of Urology at Ochsner Health System; James Michalopoulos, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Sweetness of Life

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, proceeds from “Dvash: a Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine” directly benefited JFS mental health services, which are made affordable through a sliding-fee scale based on income. JFS mental health services include counseling, case management, senior services and teen suicide prevention training. The name of the event, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Learning for a Lifetime

City Year’s recognizable emblem and signature red – the color of the jackets that AmeriCorps members wear while tutoring and mentoring students – could be seen throughout Messina’s at the Terminal on April 25 for the organization’s benefit party, “School House Rock.” Many of the guests even wore red in support of the AmeriCorps members […]

Philanthropic Fun: Moving Away from MS

The Roosevelt Hotel Waldorf Astoria Ballroom provided an elegant setting for the “On the Move Luncheon,” which leverages support for the National MS Society. The fundraiser supports the organization’s mission to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end Multiple Sclerosis. The 2018 luncheon raised over $82,000. Allison Gouaux served as the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Art Advocates

“Art & Soul,” presented by the The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation, raised $315,000 for The NOCCA Institute and its programs for NOCCA students, faculty and the community. Whimsical springtime décor, including colorful floral arrangements with birds and flowers, created a festive scene. Jesse McBride Presents The Next Generation provided music at the Patron Party, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Entrepreneurial Spirits

The “Business Hall of Fame Gala” recognized six local businessmen and women who have made significant contributions to the community and to the success of their professions. To begin the evening, 25 attending members of the Business Hall of Fame were introduced in procession style by class year. The 2018 Laureates honored were: Ray Brandt, […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dressing The Part

Dress for Success, the organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing tools of support and professional attire, hosted its ninth annual “Suits and Salads Luncheon” at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Client of the Year Daviauna Morrell gave a testimonial followed by a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, which included […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Roaring Return

Over 4,000 attendees at the 41st “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” enjoyed a memorable evening of fine dining and dancing on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo. The theme of this year’s gala was “Celebrate Lions: The Roar Returns!” in honor of the zoo’s new lion exhibit under construction, made possible through a generous donation by Joy and […]

Southern Cuisine & Fine Hospitality

In 2015, chef Jarred Zeringue and Matthew Moreland, a New Orleans attorney, purchased Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse & Restaurant (WJS), a heritage business in Laplace, Louisiana. The smokehouse had been passed down through generations of the Nolan family, producing artisan-smoked meats and fresh sausage they ultimately shipped worldwide. Zeringue’s family owned a farm on River Road […]

On the Menu: Fancying Fall

Ingredients 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups) 2 8-ounce cans crushed tomatoes 2 pounds okra, stemmed 1 Tablespoon salt 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon fleshly ground white pepper 3 bay leaves 1½ gallons crab stock 2 pounds 40/50 count shrimp, peeled 30 oysters 1 pound jumbo […]

What's Hot: Home Furnishings

1. Put disarray at bay and perfect each inch of your pantry by customizing every nook, cranny, corner shelf, spice, wine and hook rack. Louisiana Custom Closets, 885-3188, LouisianaCustomClosets.com. 2. An embroidered edge dresses up any duvet cover, sham, bed skirt and pillow. The Linen Registry, 200 Metairie Road, 831-8228, TheLinenRegistry.com. 3. A powder room […]

A Chauvin Showcase

While summer “vacation” for many people means heading to the beach or some far-off place, summer camp and other obligations can make getting away more challenging than we would like. Yet, in our own backyard – well, maybe our back bayou – going about an hour out of New Orleans to Chauvin, Louisiana (pronounced show-van) can take […]

Hoffman Early Learning Center

When I moved here over two decades ago and started learning my way around, the city was described to me as a “checkerboard” of good and bad neighborhoods. I’m fairly confident this was a warning, but I actually found the checkerboard to be one of the more fascinating characteristics of my new home. I still […]

Morgan's Note

I am writing while my son takes a nap, which is pretty much the only time I can sit quietly and focus on one thing for more than three minutes. I don’t mind it as much as I thought I would though, because the deficit of quiet working time has been more than filled by […]

Sign up for our FREE

New Orleans Magazine email newsletter

Get the the best in New Orleans dining, shopping, events and more delivered to your inbox.