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Estate Auctions Bring New Life

  One might think an estate's auction would be a stuffy, somber affair – all dust and chintz. Even the idea of selling off an individual’s furniture, artwork and heirlooms is a bit sad. But I’ve come to see things…

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Temple Sinai’s “Sinai Soirée in Slippers”

  The spirit of Sinai was brought into the homes of congregants and friends for the celebration of “Sinai Soirée in Slippers.” Over 185 gourmet meals were delivered by volunteers to more than 92 participants’ homes for a safe and…

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses’ “Wine Fête”

  Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses hosted a hybrid digital and in-person “Wine Fête” event to support the educational programming and ongoing preservation of their two 19th century historic houses in the French Quarter. This is a celebratory year for…

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Sally Sutton, Thomas and Deborah Valentine and Lee Isaacson celebrated the culmination of the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2021 “SweetArts” series at the “Contemporary Arts Center’s Mid-Century Jazz Fest Soirée” in May.  Marian Wallis, Peter Trapolin and Cynthia Isaacson attended the…

Kingsley House’s “Picnic For A Purpose”

  More than 125 patrons gathered in the Kingsley Gayle & Tom Benson Community Center, joined by nearly 300 patrons on Facebook Live, to celebrate the organization’s 125 years of life-changing programs and services in the courtyard of their historic…

How to Host: The Pre-Party

Welcome to How to Host, a new monthly feature where we will address various aspects of hosting stylish, memorable and, hopefully, low-stress gatherings. To kick things off we’re tackling the pre-party, the pre-event gathering that kicks things off before a…

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Philip and Laura Claverie participated in the “2020 Covenant House Sleep Out” in November 2020, in solidarity with the 4.2 million children experiencing homelessness in the United States. Every year, Covenant House encourages participants to give up the comforts of…

Changemakers: Sarah Andert

Wanting to raise more awareness about plastic pollution, longtime environmentalist Sarah Andert opened Vintage Green Review, the city’s first zero waste supply and bulk refill shop. By making it easier for people to live more sustainably, Andert aims to make…

Friends of City Park’s “Lark Picnic in the Park”

The 2021 “Lark Picnic in the Park” focused on building City Park’s endowment for the future of New Orleans to ensure that generations of people living in or visiting New Orleans can create memories in this historic park that will…

Welcome Back & Moves of All Kinds

I’m back! Just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the most interesting coverage of the city’s social, smart and savvy scene.  I can’t go back any further than March 2020, when COVID-19 brought closings, fears and total reviews…

Philanthropic Faces: Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is a natural for his job. After working for years in city and state government in several positions, he came to know the region better than most.  As President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, he…

Avenue’s Impact

I started as Editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine almost two months before my first issue appeared on stands. I had served in Editor and Managing Editor positions for various magazines previously, but Avenue was another beast entirely – and I…

Editor’s Note

A Note from Bev - We’re Back! We’re back with our new redesign for St. Charles Avenue magazine celebrating our 25th Anniversary and it’s over the top! Thanks to Ali Sullivan and Morgan Griffith for all their hard work! We’re featuring new…

New Orleans Museum of Art’s “Odyssey Ball”

“1995 Odyssey Ball” Chairmen Sandra and Richard W. Freeman Jr. along with artist John T. Scott pictured in front of Scott’s “Spirit Gates” at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Scott designed the ball’s invitation to commemorate the opening of…

NOCCA’s “Home for the Holidays”

Named in memory of a New Orleans Center for Creative Arts alum, “Home for the Holidays” supports the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, overseen by the NOCCA Foundation, which was established to give exceptional graduates the opportunity to…

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