Weddings, Welcomings and Wine

If it’s August, it’s our big wedding issue, and we’re pleased to present seven spectacular weddings along with the Doyle – Weber wedding in my column. I want to apologize to Chris and Cristina Edmunds and to Rebecca and Richard Weber for the mix-up last month in text and photos; we’re so sorry!

The opening of the Yulman Stadium is featured on the cover this month, and all of us are excited to see the stadium open Uptown. When I was at Newcomb College, we all went to the Tulane games and loved every minute. Thanks to our cover models Director of Athletics Rick Dickson, Head Football Coach Curtis Johnson, Senior Tight End Matt Marfisi, Junior Safety Darion Monroe and of course Richard Yulman.
The major donors for the new stadium are the Yulman family, Gayle and Tom Benson and Jill and Avram Glazer, and you can bet they’ll be there for the opening on September 6. The festivities start on August 28 at the Bea Field House at 6 p.m. for Alumni Tailgating, on September 2 for “In the Land of the Wave” for all students and tailgating for the big game on September 6 will start at 11 a.m. For the most up-to-date schedule of these exciting events, visit Roll Wave!

   With all of the excitement around Tulane, the return of football season and all of our favorite sports, check out What’s Hot for Sports and Spirit featuring everything from dining to dresses. You will also enjoy our feature on shopping along Metairie Road – with getting all the children ready for back-to-school, you’ll need to look your best!

We are so excited about our “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescape luncheon on October 2 at the Audubon Tea Room, benefiting Operation Homefront and the Wounded Warrior Program. So far we’ll be featuring these fabulous stores and designers: Orient Expressed, Judy at the Rink, RDS Productions/Nan Dupuy, Friend & Company, Mignon Faget, Feet First, Stella & Dot, JADE, The Plant Gallery, The Secret Gardens Tour, The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (the previous two thanks to Kathleen Waring), along with two tables that I will be decorating personally. It isn’t too late to sign up; we want to give as much support to these veterans as we can! It also isn’t too late to be a sponsor at the $8,000 or $2,500 levels, so call me for more information at 891-0726.

Have a great rest of the summer!

– Beverly Reese Church

Please get involved with Help Free an Angel, Inc. Executive Director Joanna Maison is executive director and Blaine and Holly Kern are on her advisory board; they’re pictured here with Johana’s son at a Mardi Gras Parade for special need kids. Their first fundraiser, “Angels of Hope” will be on August 21..

The program will soon implement an after school program for children with special needs including art and music, adaptive sports, communication assistant technology, resources for parents and professional counseling by Loyola University psychologists. They are trying to change lives and reduce the amount of medication given to children who suffer from ADD, ADHD and Bipolar disorders. If you want to be involved, please call Johanna at 595-9491.


Through August 3   “New Orleans Antique Forum,” benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection, 523-4662,
17-18   “Community Attic Sale,” benefiting the Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Joanie Tuchman, 432-5322,
21   “Painting With a Purpose,” benefiting Help Free an Angel Foundation, 330-7505
22   “Banquet 2014,” benefiting Next Generation, 885-0980

St. Charles Avenue is finalizing its September through December Registry of Charitable Events! If you want your event included, make sure to fill out our calendar form online as soon as possible:


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