August is the turning point in our minds between summer and fall (even if the temperature doesn’t actually get cooler). But before we jump into pumpkin spice, turning leaves and football, football, football, let’s take time for (at least) one more trip to the beach and plan one more summer blowout before going back to school.

To that end, look to our What’s Hot for Sports and Spirit for your new favorite sports-related accessory, and to our feature on Metairie Road to be reminded of some favorite stores and introduced to new ones. We also bring you our annual Guide to Entertaining, which this year highlights more than 20 tips from 12 local experts.

August is also our annual Weddings issue. This, our 14th compendium, brings you a curated selection of six locals’ weddings for your enjoyment that prove no matter the size, location or opulence, love shines through.

The old adage goes “first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby carriage,” and as we go to press, that’s what I’m preparing for right now. Thank you to all of your who have sent me kind words and advice; I’m excited for this new stage of my life and look forward to catching up with you all in the September issue.

With that in mind, that issue will bring our Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2017. If you have a nonprofit event taking place during those months, be sure to fill out our online form so that we can include it:

Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep that sunscreen handy!

Morgan's Note
Morgan Packard Griffith

August Events

“New Orleans Antiques Forum,” benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection, 523-4662,

“Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” benefiting Susan G. Komen New Orleans, 455-7310

Fifth annual “Mom’s Night Out,”
benefiting New Orleans Moms Blog,

“101 Donations Presents ‘Bow Wow Luau,’”
benefiting City Bark, 483-9377

Sixth annual “Senior Moments,”
benefiting Jefferson Council on Aging, 207-4691

18th annual “CHAIRish the Children,”
benefiting the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 266-2415,