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St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

Looking forward to 50+ events! This fall will be unlike any other we’ve experienced. With restrictions changing daily, the information herein was finalized on August 14. If necessary, almost all of these events are ready to pivot virtually – if they’re not already scheduled to be so. Please visit the nonprofits’ websites and call to […]

Young Bloods | Josh D’Arcangelo

Sometimes the right idea comes along at just the right time. When Josh D’Arcangelo and Stuart Seiler decided to start a nonprofit benefiting New Orleans, they settled on the idea of providing computers and internet access to students in need throughout the city. Although this technology is easy to take for granted, many people are […]

Bev’s Note & On the Cover

Longue Vue House & Gardens is kicking off its centennial year! It is such a treasure and we’re thrilled to feature Chairman of the Board Lee Ledbetter, President of the Friends of Longue Vue Marian Gibbs, Executive Director Baty Landis and Centennial Committee Member Deidre Hall. This fall, the Friends of Longue Vue fundraiser will […]

Hines – Odom

[gtx_gallery] Engagement Ring: Blake designed the ring with a Houston jeweler Bride’s & Groom’s Wedding Bands: Friend and Company During this uncertain time, many of us have had to pause and reflect on what’s really important in life. That is exactly what happened to Elizabeth Ashland Hines and Blake Turner Odom, who found themselves in […]

Student Activist | Carina Ruth Swonger

“It is by touching the lives around us that we change the world. There are always people who need us in our own neighborhood,” says Carina Ruth Swonger, a senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School. During her junior year, Swonger was very active at Archbishop Chapelle High School with many honor societies and various leadership […]

Kids Play | ’Tis Still the (Snowball) Season

While so many of us were hoping the arrival of fall and going back to school would also bring a the return of “normal” life, that hope seems to a bit further in the horizon. In times like these there are things that always stay the same, especially in New Orleans. It is September and […]


Gary Van Vonderen posed with Charles Barnes, Founder and President of NOLA Code, and the Very Rev. Bill Terry, rector, at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church during “Anna’s Place NOLA Champagne and Chocolates” fundraiser in January. The event was held at the church to benefit its music, arts and education enrichment programs.   Karen Judge and […]

Shop Talk | Joy Cronvich

What makes Ballin’s special? At Ballin’s we pride ourselves on the high-quality service that’s offered to every customer. Our expertise is in assisting the customer to find the perfect outfit for each of their occasions. We are a curated clothing selection that includes casual sportswear, career options, cocktail attire and “after five” wear. What clothing […]

Morgan’s Note

If you look carefully through this magazine, you’ll notice that it’s a little different than any issue before – there are no Philanthropic Events. Due to the pandemic there was a gap in time when every fundraiser had to be cancelled or postponed. To keep you busy this month, we’ve doubled our Snapshots –24 photos […]

The Dish | Of Shade Trees and Sandwiches

As our protracted quasi-quarantine state drags on and my own backyard, usually a resplendent, verdant sanctuary, has devolved into an overgrown, buggy bog, I’ve identified several large, centuries-old oak trees with ground sweeping boughs in public spaces in various small neighborhood parks around town. It is always 10 to 15 degrees cooler under such a […]

Entertaining With Bev | Celebration Central

Everyone is staying at home and ordering out, so I decided to go to some of our favorite advertisers to create parties outside! We all should get creative and support our small businesses. Please visit websites of Feet First, Home Malone, Starr Hagenbring, Judy at the Rink and Betty Hunley to see the items we […]

Nostalgia | The Glass Kitchen

In 1954, the Petrolane Gas Company built the Glass Kitchen, a new showroom unlike anything seen in New Orleans before. Located at 917 Jefferson Highway, the glass-walled room was 65 feet long and 12 feet wide. Suspended seven feet in the air and held in place by two 75 foot arches, customers could pull up […]

Shop Talk | Tricia King

What is your specialty as a Realtor? I am unique because I establish strong relationships with my clients and understand all the different neighborhoods New Orleans has to offer. I am a native New Orleanian and share with my clients a love of the city’s architecture, aided by my 12 years of experience in real […]

What’s Hot | Home Furnishings

Since we’re spending more hours at home than ever before, there’s no time like the present to create a warm and welcoming space. Cozy up your personal cocoon with concepts and furnishings that make for a chic and comfortable respite. Warm up your salon with a paprika hued cotton throw in a herringbone weave, finished […]

Home For Fall

Claire Lewis Designs 310.801.6622 | 
ClaireLewisDesigns.com Whether in-person or virtually, Claire Lewis Designs can conceptualize a range of projects from large-scale remodels and new construction to quick makeovers, both residential and commercial. Services include architectural plan consulting and space planning; concept development using inspiration boards and 3D renderings; and professional sourcing, both domestically and abroad. […]

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