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St. Charles Avenue September 2021

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How to Host: The Pre-Party

Welcome to How to Host, a new monthly feature where we will address various aspects of hosting stylish, memorable and, hopefully, low-stress gatherings. To kick things off we’re tackling the pre-party, the pre-event gathering that kicks things off before a bigger event such as a Saints game, charity gala or an evening at a concert […]


Philip and Laura Claverie participated in the “2020 Covenant House Sleep Out” in November 2020, in solidarity with the 4.2 million children experiencing homelessness in the United States. Every year, Covenant House encourages participants to give up the comforts of home for one night to show their support and raise awareness to this important cause.  […]

Greater New Orleans American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women Digital ‘Lunch-In’”

The 2021 New Orleans “Go Red for Women Digital ‘Lunch-In’” continued the annual “Go Red” events to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke to improve the cultural health of Louisiana women who are disproportionately affected. The March 5 digital event offered guests to choose their own adventure and join breakout rooms as […]

Changemakers: Sarah Andert

Wanting to raise more awareness about plastic pollution, longtime environmentalist Sarah Andert opened Vintage Green Review, the city’s first zero waste supply and bulk refill shop. By making it easier for people to live more sustainably, Andert aims to make in-person bulk refill shopping accessible in New Orleans. Reducing your plastic consumption can start with […]

Friends of City Park’s “Lark Picnic in the Park”

The 2021 “Lark Picnic in the Park” focused on building City Park’s endowment for the future of New Orleans to ensure that generations of people living in or visiting New Orleans can create memories in this historic park that will live on forever. The 39th annual event took place as two sold-out socially distanced picnics […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

As we return to celebrating together, this fall will be unlike any other we’ve experienced! Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that the information herein is correct as of August 6, though details are subject to change. Additionally, should the event take place as planned, certain aspects which rely on […]

Philanthropic Faces: Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is a natural for his job. After working for years in city and state government in several positions, he came to know the region better than most.  As President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, he guides this organization that acts as a “clearinghouse” – or as its website (GNOF.org) says, […]

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation’s “60 Years of Support, Service & Song”

A celebration of Conservative Judaism in the Greater New Orleans area honored numerous congregants who, for the past six decades, have contributed to the warm, inclusive and sacred communities of Conservative Congregation of New Orleans – Tikvat Shalom, Chevra Thilim and Shir Chadash – who welcome all to join in praying, learning and celebrating together. […]

Avenue’s Impact

I started as Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine almost two months before my first issue appeared on stands. I had served in Editor and Managing Editor positions for various magazines previously, but Avenue was another beast entirely – and I was 26 and nervous. It was January 2008, and I was joining then-Editor Sue Strachan […]

Editor’s Note

A Note from Bev – We’re Back! We’re back with our new redesign for St. Charles Avenue magazine celebrating our 25th Anniversary and it’s over the top! Thanks to Ali Sullivan and Morgan Griffith for all their hard work! We’re featuring new columns and have reworked everything – content, fonts, colors and more! Thanks also to our fearless leader […]

New Orleans Museum of Art’s “Odyssey Ball”

“1995 Odyssey Ball” Chairmen Sandra and Richard W. Freeman Jr. along with artist John T. Scott pictured in front of Scott’s “Spirit Gates” at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Scott designed the ball’s invitation to commemorate the opening of the new “Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy” exhibition. The theme of the “Odyssey Ball” that […]

NOCCA’s “Home for the Holidays”

Named in memory of a New Orleans Center for Creative Arts alum, “Home for the Holidays” supports the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, overseen by the NOCCA Foundation, which was established to give exceptional graduates the opportunity to pursue higher educational studies in music and visual arts. “Home for the Holidays 2020” featured […]

Economic Impact of Nonprofits on New Orleans

The nonprofit industry doesn’t just provide a wide array of valuable services to residents, it serves a vital role in the New Orleans metropolitan area economy. For one, the industry is a huge employer. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, 11.6 percent of the area’s workforce was employed by nonprofits — […]

National Council for Jewish Women GNO’s “Hannah G. Solomon Award Ceremony”

Ina Weber Davis was the sole Hannah G. Solomon Award honoree this year. The honor is bestowed annually to a community leader who exemplifies the qualities of National Council of Jewish Women’s founder, stands on issues with which NCJW is in sympathy and brings about social change through community programs and services through their leadership […]

Starr Hagenbring

In a Starr Hagenbring piece colors bend and twist. Fault lines of fabric erupt where sumptuous textures collide. Painted spirals seem to float above colorful patterns. The eye is drawn several different directions at once as the viewer tries to take it all in. Starr has been an artist for most of her life, but […]

Interior & Exterior Design

Kathy Slater Interiors/Design Collection KathySlater.com 504-400-9032 3908 Magazine St., New Orleans The Design Collection has for many years consistently produced the highest quality and unique furniture designs for clients. In response to client demand, Kathy Slater has now expanded the line by adding custom stair railings and this Orleans Upholstered Canopy Bed.   Landscape Images LandscapeImagesLTD.com  |  […]

Extra Bite: Pre-Party

If the event for which you are pre-partying is at the Saenger Theater consider Palm&Pine (308 N. Rampart St., 504-814-6200, PalmAndPineNola.com), located just a block away for an after-event stop. A Late Nite menu is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. and a secret menu only available to show-goers is in the […]

What to Wear

Audubon Nature Institute’s annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” returns September 17 on the zoo grounds. With temperatures still summery, this semi-formal event calls for lighter fabrics and lower heels as this season’s social calendar comes back with a roar. All available at Moda Operandi. See more ready-to-wear styles you can find locally.  Draped in Gauze Beat […]

Entertaining with Bev: Over the Top & Down to Earth

For the past 25 years I’ve been the Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine and produced an entertaining column almost monthly. I have co-authored four books on entertaining and I give presentations all over the United States. My latest lecture is called “Over the Top and Down to Earth,” which includes fabulous parties that are […]

With This Ring: Green – Rusovich

Sydney Elizabeth Green and Colin Gregory Rusovich were both part of the small Arabic language program at Ole Miss, but somehow, they kept missing each other. That changed when they moved to Jordan to study Arabic at the MALIC Institute for the spring of 2017 and ended up being next-door neighbors. By Easter weekend Colin […]

What’s Hot – Silver Anniversary

For those with a love of travel comes a highly polished silver “on top of the world” desk accessory. WWII Museum Store, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org New from the Renaissance Collection comes a sterling silver ring with filigree butterfly design, inspired by the iconic architecture of the French Quarter. Mignon Faget, 3801 Magazine St., […]

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