May is one of my favorite months in St. Charles Avenue magazine. From seeing the birds, dresses and white linen suits on our cover for the "Whitney Zoo-To-Do;" to great Mother's Day gift ideas for all the moms in your life in What's Hot; to new procedures and products in Summer Skincare; to mouth-watering 10 Local Brunches; to Mary Hines' secrets to hosting a gala in one's home; to a preview of this summer's nonprofit events in our Registry of Charitable Events: May-August 2016, this issue is chock-full of fun and exciting pieces.

On that note, if you don't see your event in the Registry, or you have an event planned through December 2016, please visit our link and fill out the form found there for each event: Each month we'll continue to run our monthly calendars, and our next Registry will run in September and include events through December. The deadline to be included in that is Monday, August 1.

On a personal note, if you haven't seen my newly redone Uptown Life blog on and in our newsletter every other Tuesday, I encourage you to sign up for it! On it you'll find some faces that you know well along with some who I'm happy to introduce you to, all answering a modified Proust questionnaire. Through this I'm learning more about wonderful locals with varied lives. I hope you'll enjoy them and find some new people to follow on social media, mentors and maybe even friends.

Enjoy as much time as you can outside while the weather is beautiful but not too hot. There are myriad nonprofit events, festivals and parties, new and beloved places to eat and drink and a beautiful city to explore!

Morgan's Note

Morgan Packard