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, but I think that I’m the one having the most trouble adjusting.) to my husband and I taking our first trip by ourselves (Only two nights, and it was wonderful, but I couldn’t wait to get back!).
This issue is jam-packed with our What’s Hot for Home Décor to freshen up your favorite space; our annual Fashionable New Orleanians showcasing not only their style, but also the causes that are near and dear to their hearts; and, after you add their events to your calendar, check out our Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2019 to fill in the rest of your free afternoons and evenings. Note: If you have a nonprofit event during those months that you don’t see there, please fill out our online form – MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent – and email me – Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com – with any questions or concerns.
This month also includes New Orleans Fashion Week! The brainchild and passion of my dear friend Tracee Dundas since 2011, NOFW9 will be even bigger than before! The events running September 22-28 will include a series of runway shows, presentations, pop-up boutiques and social experiences, and returning this year is the Top Design Competition, which allows emerging designers the opportunity to present their collection to a panel of esteemed fashion professionals with the chance to win a career launching prize package. In addition, there are a number of auxillary events, from the official Kickoff Party to Fashion Panel discussions, Fashion Career Day and more! Visit NewOrleansFashionWeek.com for a complete schedule of events and to purchase your ticket today.
Coming up quickly are St. Charles Avenue’s sixth annual “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes events! Below is an image of the painting that nationally celebrated local artist Terrance Osborne has donated for our live auction. You know about the amazing work Bastion is doing in our community, so please join my mother and I (We always have a table!) to support this great cause at these fun events. To get your ticket, call 830-7264 or visit WineDineNDesign.com today – before it sells out again!
Morgan Packard Griffith