“Sippin’ in Seersucker” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art always kicks off the summer social season, and this year it’s May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thanks so much to our cover models: Roger Ogden, whose collection really started the museum; Carla Adams, representing Canal Place; Tabitha and Micaiah Bethune, co-chairs (along with Katye and Trey Fayard who aren’t pictured); Rob Savoy, representing the main headliner, the Creole String Beans.
The party this year is hosted by Canal Place, where partygoers dressed in seersucker or “summer chic” will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from more than 20 restaurants, luscious libations, shopping specials, music from the Creole String Beans and raffles.
There is even a seersucker fashion contest, and the Legacy Award winner will be announced! The Ogden is home to the largest collection of southern art in the world and needs your support, so get your tickets now by visiting OgdenMuseum.org/events/sippin.

Mother’s Day is May 11, so you’ll want to check out our What’s Hot for Mother’s Day, including everything from shoes to spa trips. While thinking of the best gift ever for Mom, look at where to take her for brunch in this month’s feature; there are so many great places, and a luxurious brunch is available at every price point.

Be sure to see my Vintage Wedding column, where I feature Virginia Eason Weinmann and former Ambassador to Finland, John “Jack” Giffen Weinmann’s wedding that took place in Oklahoma City in 1955.

If you’re planning an event, be sure to check our Registry of Charitable Events from May to August. It is an invaluable resource so you don’t plan your fundraiser or wedding on the same night as another huge event. St. Charles Avenue is the ultimate source for your fundraising calendar, so if you don’t see yours here, make sure to fill out the form on our website: MyNewOrleans.com/St-Charles-Avenue/Submit-a-Charitable-Event.

Have a great summer with family and friends, and be safe on all of those trips near or far! We would love to know where our readers are going.
If you’re staying home, I know you love Lynne Gibbons’ column with all of the fabulous things to do right here; and if you’re going abroad, don’t forget to take your Avenue with you, and send us your pictures by posting them to our Facebook page or emailing them to Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com!

– Beverly Reese Church

The Beauregard-Keyes House has a story for everyone, from the tales of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Touant Beauregard to the story of the triple murder that took place on the house’s back gallery.

Frances Hegenberger, Executive Director Larry Schmidt, House Manager Ella Camburnbeck, Ruth Burke and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Paul Haygood are pictured here for the Beauregard-Keyes House’s “A Bohemian Night.”

The gala will take place at the house and garden at 1113 Chartres St., on Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m., to celebrate the spirit of the 20th century literary community in New Orleans. The event this year will strive to raise funds for the house’s most pressing goal: to address a $60,000 structural foundation failure under the center hall.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BKHouse.org.