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St. Charles Avenue September 2019

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Imagine a World…

“Imagine a world where every family was given the tools to thrive”: that’s the mission at Kingsley House, which has provided essential resources and community to families and individuals at all life stages since it was founded in 1896. In a “World of Imagination,” Kingsley House hosted its 10th annual “Friendraising Luncheon” in a whimsical […]

Philanthropic Fun: Great Heights

More than 4,000 attendees enjoyed a memorable evening of fine dining and dancing on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo at the annual philanthropic event featuring a mouth-watering array of cuisine from 70 of the city’s most famous eateries and specialty and full-service bars serving premium cocktails. The theme of this year’s “Zoo-To-Do” events was […]

Philanthropic Fun: Surrounded by Spring

A stunning display of color, flowers and greenery surrounded the second annual “Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon” presented by IBERIABANK, in City Park, from the outdoor lush scenery to the fashion-forward headpieces. Guests were encouraged to boldly decorate hats and fascinators to welcome the start of spring. Elaborate designs incorporated fresh flowers and greenery, […]

A Sweet Investigation

As we head to the point of summer when we don’t remember the last time we felt cold air outdoors and our brains seem to be melting, keeping kids from falling away into heat-induced doldrums and complaining of boredom seems an almost impossible task. If you’re looking to keep kids mentally sharp as we enter […]


Cindy Bowman, chef Emeril Lagasse and Eileen Schulin attended the 41st annual “Chefs’ Charity for Children” at the Hilton Riverside in January to raise money for St. Michael School, which educates children and adults with special needs and intellectual disabilities from around the New Orleans area. Nina Compton posed with chef Leah Chase in January […]

Student Activist: Margot Marie Roussel

“I think it’s important to be involved in your community because it makes you a better individual, and the exposure you get to other people and their experiences is invaluable,” says Margot Marie Roussel, a Junior at Isidore Newman School. In her community, Roussel participates in Breakthrough New Orleans and the Miracle Leauge of Greater […]

Magazine Tour de Force

What change three decades can bring. As a college student I was the assistant manager of La Casa & The Garden Pottery, a funky, upscale home furnishings store at Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue. La Casa was a rarity. Pretty much everything else on the street was either an antique store or a bar. The […]

Zeus’ Rescues

My husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful children, but we like to joke that we also have a “perfect” fourth child: our dog Olive. While she did have a few unfortunate chewing incidents as a puppy, we all agree otherwise she’s the best behaved, most attentive and least demanding of anyone in […]

Philanthropic Fun: We Can Do It!

Decked out in patriotic colors, guests at the “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman!” National Council of Jewish Women Gala enjoyed an evening of entertainment, eating well and supporting the GNO Section’s efforts in service and advocacy. Rosie the Riveter signs decorated the WWII Museum and the Stage Door Canteen, with photo opportunities where […]

Fashion Meets Philanthropy

What we wear often reveals our personalities. Our collective sartorial sense as New Orleanians is eclectic and rarely boring, drawing from a range of influences. In a city where it’s equally acceptable to show up in a creative costume as it is a linen suit or an elegant ball gown, it’s difficult to choose just […]

Philanthropic Fun: Agents of Change

The Tulane University Freeman School of Business hosted the “2019 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala” at the Audubon Tea Room on Monday, April 8. The program began with a cocktail reception followed by the Awards Dinner and presentation of the honorees. The 2019 Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year were Dr. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Dressing the Part

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Dress for Success and the 10th annual “Suits & Salads” luncheon. In honor of these milestones, DFSNO specially recognized Hope Encalade, founder of Dress for Success. DFSNO is also celebrating its one-year anniversary in its new location at 1700 Josephine St. All programs are now facilitated in this […]

Entertaining with Bev: A New Adventure

We did it! We bought an Airstream 2020 Tommy Bahama Special Edition and our first trip is to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our friends and family think we’re crazy, but we’re so excited! Of course, we had to have a party to introduce our new RV to everyone. Decorations are key to any party, so […]

Philanthropic Fun: Fouettés and Fashion

For more than a decade, Women and Men of Fashion have worked alongside NOBA’s staff and board and the members of BRAVO (Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization) to benefit the nationally award-winning education and scholarship programs of the New Orleans Ballet Association. The 47th annual “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon & Fashion Show” followed suit, and recognized […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

September 7 “Downriver Fest” Benefits: New Orleans Jazz Museum Event Info.: The Downriver Festival celebrates impact of the Mississippi River through live music, food and educational activities. Enjoy music by local artists, learn about the future of our coast through their lecture series and make crafts with the kids. Tickets: N/A Location: New Orleans Jazz […]

What’s Hot: Home Furnishings

1. A charred wood Shou Sugi Ban Mirror adds texture to your wall. Vision Wood, 6010 Magazine St., 265-8983, Vision-Wood.com 2. Part ceiling fan and part chandelier, a fandalier gets you the best of both worlds for lovely lighting and air flow. Élan Studio Design, 1509 Metairie Road, 267-2792, ÉlanStudioDesign.com.  3. Liven up your lounge […]

Philanthropic Fun: Helping Hands, Helping Home

The annual “Guardian Angel Award Gala” for Project Lazarus saw the 2019 Guardian Angel Award presented to Laura Fine by Larry Lehmann. The award was also presented to the group of Michael McIntosh, Robert Lucky, Jason Allen and Dr. Khanh Ho by Maryam Bahman, last year’s honoree. The Guardian Angel is defined as being a […]

With This Ring: Gardner – de Lauréal

In August 2015, Savannah native Elizabeth Grier Gardner was living in Baton Rouge while completing her ENT Residency through Louisiana State University when she happened to meet New Orleans native Henry David de Lauréal, who was working in Baton Rouge. After a fantastic first date at the Radio Bar in Baton Rouge, the two soon […]

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

1 Charlie Wilson Eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson performs some of his biggest hits like “Chills” and “There Goes My Baby.”  Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, 587-3663, SmoothieKingCenter.com 5 Rhett & Link: Live in Concert Rhett & Link, hosts of the popular Internet daily show “Good Mythical Morning,” bring their comedic songs and […]

Bev’s Note

We are over the moon for this year’s “Wine Dine & Design” that benefits Bastion and our wounded warriors! Just check out our cover with Natasha and Ronnie Lamarque who, along with Lamarque Lincoln, are our Presenting Sponsors. Pictured also are our Co-Chairs Adrienne Casbarian, Archie Casbarian and Terrance Osborne, who is donating a fabulous […]

Philanthropic Fun: On the Avenue

The St. Charles Avenue Association, which hosted its “Inaugural Fundraiser” on May 8, advocates for the historic and residential character of St. Charles Avenue. The Association spearheaded the designation of the streetcar line as a National Historic Landmark and currently provides funding to maintain the over 1,000 live oak trees on the avenue. IberiaBank on […]

Nostalgia: Belleville to Ellawohl to Christian Brothers

What is now the home of Christian Brothers School in City Park started out as Belleville, a five-bedroom home built in 1909 by liquor distributer Fred Bertrand. Ten years later, William Harding McFadden, an oilman and philanthropist, bought it for use as a second home during Carnival and other social seasons in New Orleans. McFadden […]

Philanthropic Fun: Around the World

Dressed inspired by their travel destinations, guests gathered to celebrate the myriad of arts, culture and educational experiences from across the globe that WYES brings into our homes. The gala took place at the home of Bob and Sheryl Merrick in New Orleans, opening with a large replica of the Eiffel Tower on the front […]

Shop Talk: Elizabeth B. McNulty

How did you start New Orleans Luxury Living?  I started as an agent four years ago under Gardner and have since expanded to create the New Orleans Luxury brand. I was inspired to do so through my own personal network of high-end interior designers, stylists and architects. Under this brand I’m not only able to […]

Shop Talk: Julia W. Bland

Please describe your role at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.  I’m the chief cheerleader! I often think of myself as a “weaver,” weaving together big ideas, strategic partnerships, funding and key users or stakeholders – all in an effort to strengthen the lives of our children. What does the LCM hope to achieve with their educational […]

Morgan’s Note

There is so much going on in this issue and so much going on in our lives! Our family has had so many firsts this last month, from travel (My son got the first stamp in his passport!) to all of us getting used to him attending school (It’s only half-day three days a week, […]

Decadence With a Drizzle

Si Si Toscana  8 slices brioche 6 Tablespoons room temperature butter (split for two uses) 1/4 cup local honey (local raw is best, but local will do just fine) 1 cup Polly-O ricotta 1 cup candied walnuts 1 large apple 1 large pear 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Blend sugar and cinnamon in a […]

Home for the Holidays

  Graci Interiors 504-452-0051 | GraciInteriors.com Get your home ready for the holidays with a few tips from Graci Interiors! Try mixing your vintage china with more streamlined pieces to keep place settings fresh and festive. Want to soften things up amidst a sea of china and crystal? Use a placemat or charger between the […]

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