Sipping Through Summer

We all know someone close to us that has had breast cancer, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been a leader in raising funds to find a cure! This month, we’re honored to feature the “Summer Cure Chef’s Wine Dinner” that will be held on July 11 at the Windsor Court Hotel at 6 p.m. Thanks to co-chairs Pat Denechaud, Kristi Post, Dottie Reese and Jordan Teich with Summer Cure Coordinator Joe Briand and Komen New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa Plunkett. They promise a fabulous night hosted by the Windsor Court Hotel. The dinner will be prepared by outstanding chefs such as Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s and Ivy; Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint; and Daniel Causgrove of The Grill Room, just to name a few. Their dishes will be pared with choice wines from Wine Importers Extraordinaire. There also will be both live and silent auction, which everyone looks forward to each year, so get your tickets now by calling 455-7310.

Now that summer is in full swing, we have some great features! Start with “What’s Hot for Summer Style” everything from dresses to desktops. You definitely want to get into shape for all of those new summer items you bought, so read “Sensational in Summer” in which New Orleans beauty experts weigh in on available services and products perfect for the summer season. We give you ideas for local drink deals– along with hors d’oeuvres – in our happy hours feature that details eight of the best.

All of you who like to gallery hop will want to see our listing of the best galleries in New Orleans and the Northshore. I just went to the Three Rivers Gallery in Covington where you can see everything: fine art, jewelry, antiques, pottery, sculpture and publications. Owner Maurice Legardeur has a new book out on the Gulf Coast, so look for it soon!

Get your passport issued for the 14th annual Vegas Tapas Tour of the Mediterranean. Sign up before July 7, and over the next eight weeks have your passport stamped as you experience 5- to 9-course dinners inspired by countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey France and Spain. After attending three or more dinners, bring in your passport in September for a free bottle of wine. For more information call 837-2007.


Be sure to sign up quickly for our “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon that will be on October 2. Proceeds from the event will go to Operation Homefront, which helps our returning veterans and their families. We all want to support our returning heroes and this will be your chance! You will also have the opportunity to see tablescapes designed by some of your favorite local stores and, at some tables, even purchase the items that you see right then and there. Visit and watch this space for more information as we get closer to this amazing event!


11 “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 455-7310,
16-20 “Tales of the Cocktail,” benefiting the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, 948-0511,
18 “All That Jazz,” benefiting the Akula Foundation, 881-0452
19 “ Mr. Legs XIV,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House, 821-7288
31-August 3 “New Orleans Antique Forum,” benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection, 523-4662,

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