Hi y’all! It’s been awhile … Welcome to the new look of “Uptown Life!”


Each blog I’ll introduce you to someone I know through a New Orleans version of the Proust Questionnaire. Naturally the perfect inaugural person is St. Charles Avenue’s Executive Editor and entertainment expert Beverly “Bev” Church!

I’ve worked with the colorful and fabulous Bev on Avenue for about eight years now, and treasure her friendship at work and in my daily life. She is as upstanding, loyal and ethical as anyone I’ve ever met, and her kindness – for everyone she meets – is unparalleled. To learn more about Bev and what she does, read on and visit BeverlyChurch.com.



Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

            A: Being with my family and having all of them healthy and happy.


Q: What is your greatest fear? 

            A: That I won’t live up to what is expected of me.


Q: Which living person do you most admire?

            A: Genevieve Trimble


Q: What is your greatest daily (or almost daily) extravagance? 

            A: Skinny popcorn with real butter.


Q: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

            A: No virtue can be overrated.


Q: What or who is the greatest love of your life? 

            A: My husband Johnny


Q: Which talent would you most like to have? 

            A: I’d like to be able to tap dance.


Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?

            A:  Our two boys: John Mark and Ford


Q: Where would you most like to live? 

            A: Right here in New Orleans


Q: What do you most value in your friends? 

            A: Loyalty


Q: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

            A: I procrastinate.


Q: What is the trait you most deplore in others?

            A: When someone treats someone differently based on the situation; for instance, when someone is rude to a waitress, but if that waitress was dressed up that person would be nice to them. People are people and should be treated with respect.


Q: What restaurant do you find yourself recommending to friends lately?

            A: Arnaud’s


Q: Describe your perfect New Orleans day? 

            A: Cool and sunny


Q: What’s your favorite New Orleans story?

            A: Our resilience after Katrina