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Safe Fun In The Sun

Our June issue is an important one, dedicated to sun safety with tips for protecting yourself and your family while also enjoying your time outdoors. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Every day! These are staggering statistics. 

It is easy to get distracted playing at the beach or poolside, but sun safety needs to remain top of mind. I had my own scare last year, with a biopsy that thankfully turned out to be benign, but know far too many people who have had melanoma. As the very wise Dr. Elizabeth Bucher says in our feature on page 24, “Your skin is the only one you are given.” We get one shot and it’s our job to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This feature offers excellent advice from Dr. Bucher and other local experts. We also share a selection of chic-yet-functional sun-shielding essentials, from sunscreens to hats and cover-ups for adults, as well as gear for children on our Fashion page. 

In keeping with the skin protection theme, our Wellness page tackles the great fight against (in my opinion) summer’s most pesky nemesis – mosquitoes. The loathsome pests not only wreak havoc on your skin, creating endlessly itchy welts, they can also be dangerous. Melanie Warner Spencer spoke with Dr. Dierdre Hooper for advice on how to keep mosquitoes at bay and the latest on what’s safe for both kids and adults. 

August will bring our annual Avenue weddings issue. If you have a wedding you would like to submit for consideration to be covered in the magazine, or a topic you would love to see highlighted, please email aveweddings@myneworleans.com.

Enjoy the beginning of summer, in a wide brimmed hat, bathed in SPF with a touch of bug spray. 


Safe Fun In The Sun
Photographed by Mike Lirette

On the Cover

Shot on location at the gorgeous, newly-renovated Windsor Court rooftop pool deck. Find our feature on sun protection, including important tips from local dermatologists, on page 24.

Model: Patrice Jones courtesy of FT45.agency.

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