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St. Charles Avenue August 2023

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Late Summer Delights

We had a lot of fun pulling this issue together. Inside you will find two beautiful and inspiring local weddings as well as advice from industry insiders on planning a more intimate celebration. While many find it overwhelming taking on a large ceremony, fine-tuning a smaller-scale event can be just as difficult, with a lot […]

With This Ring: Moore – Metz

When Quinn Marie Moore and Tyler Alexander Metz moved into their freshman dorm rooms at Tulane, neither was looking to meet the person they’d eventually marry. However, fate had other plans. Quinn and Tyler were in the same friend group for over a year, and in December of their sophomore year they decided to date […]

Just Our Nearest and Dearest: Small Weddings, Big Possibilities

Though the worst of the global pandemic seems to—thankfully!—be a thing of the past, we’re all still living with the lessons learned during that time. This is particularly evident in a new trend we’re seeing with weddings. Newly engaged couples, who learned the value of small gatherings with only the ones they hold nearest and […]

Guide To the Cultural Season

As autumn approaches, so too does the anticipation of a new season of theater, dance, music and other artistic pleasures around town. The array of offerings for the upcoming season are broad enough to satisfy any taste from Beethoven to ballet and beyond. Opt for a season subscription package to Le Petit Theatre, a ‘Broadway […]

With This Ring: Cochran-Bickford

While Katherine Anne Cochran and Ethan Gordon Bickford were in college at Virginia Tech, they both spent a lot of time at Sigma Chi fraternity functions. They became good friends, and every time they happened to be at the same event, they found themselves together. Nothing romantic happened until senior year. They were sitting on […]

Something Blue

Whether you’re adding a touch of blue for your wedding weekend, or a date night trip to the Saenger, a pair of Ella Bartlow’s vibrant earrings (shown here in Starburst) are sure to turn heads. Made from Swarovski crystals with 24k gold-plated brass, in a range of styles and cerulean hues, their classic shapes and […]

Short & Sweet

Succulent, sweet and enticing, figs are ripening on trees all over Louisiana. In late summer, the distinctive lush green leaves and orbs of rosy fruit are as pleasing to the eye as the barren, skeletal branches of the deciduous trees are in times of dormancy.  Native to Asia Minor, the fig tree (ficus carica) is […]

Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon

Chapeau, bonnet, beret, fedora, fez, Panama, cloche, caps — so many names for an almost infinite array of hats, but only one luncheon in New Orleans’ City Park that celebrates them for good causes. The Heart of the Park Luncheon presented by First Horizon started as a partnership between the New Orleans Town Gardeners and […]

Larry Palestina Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament

Teeing off for its second year was the Larry Palestina Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament. Held April 24 at Lakewood Golf Course, the event had a shotgun start and teams that consisted of foursomes. The winning team was Joe Gerritty, Kyle Hughes, Harrison Golden and Dwight Heron. In addition to golf, the event featured a […]

Shop Talk: From the Big Easy to the Big Apple

After 15 plus years as a New Orleans-based artist, Ashley Longshore is headed to the Big Apple to sow her wild, glittered oats. It’s a loss for New Orleans of course. We’ll miss her flamboyant Magazine Street gallery, proudly displaying rotating tongue in cheek mantras via window decals. Still, she plans to keep New Orleans in […]

What’s Hot: It’s About Time

Color lovers will be in high spirits to keep time with a Daybreak watch in Ivy from laCalifornienne. A rose gold-plated steel case, matte forest green dial and glossy pink colored baton-shaped hands are elevated by a band made of hand-painted natural vegetable tanned leather. Pilot & Powell, 3901 Magazine St., 504-827-1727, pilotandpowell.com. Add around […]

Shell Chic

Add ambience to an alfresco picnic by incorporating natural oyster shell candles to the setting. Each covered glass candle from Mud Pie features a coastal scented wax to evoke the sense of a seaside escape. Phina, 425 Harrison Ave., 504-571-5169; 2561 Metairie Rd., 504-827-1605; 3717 Veterans Blvd., 504-888-4141, phinashop.com. Shuck in an embroidered canvas apron […]

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Black & Gold Gala

It was billed as the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Black & Gold Gala, but for insiders, the event is informally known as the “Party on the Turf,” as it takes place at the Ochsner Performance Center, home of the New Orleans Saints indoor training facility. The turf proved up to the task as it set […]

EJGH Auxiliary Great Lady/Great Gentleman Awards

The East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary found a great way to honor New Orleans metro area volunteers and raise funds for nursing: the Great Lady/Great Gentleman Awards. Now in its 45th year, the awards luncheon was April 23 at the Château Country Club. Honorees for 2023 were Melinda Bourgeois, Micki Chehardy, Chad Landry, Dominic Massa, […]

Free Fridays at Tip’s

The Free Friday Concert series at Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave.) is harmonically winding down the summer with: Aug. 4: Brass-A-Holics; Aug. 11: Honey Island Swamp Band; Aug. 18: Billy Iuso; Aug. 25: Raw Deal: A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire and Sep 1: Naughty Professor. Sponsored by Crescent Canna, BeatBox and Skyy Vodka, this […]

Changemakers: Claire Jecklin

Drawing on her longtime background in education, Claire Jecklin recognized New Orleans students’ need for high-quality technical education. She brought together a cross-sector of professionals from the Recovery School District, Orleans Parish Schools, philanthropic and youth organizations dedicated to this work.  The resulting organization, the New Orleans Career Center (NOCC), is the first nonprofit career […]

Arts Calendar: August

1-31 Museum Month  Participating museums, neworleans.com/museum-month 2 Jazz Foundation of New Orleans Presents: Storyville Stompers New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993, nolajazzmuseum.org 3-6 New Orleans Antiques Forum 2023: Music to My Eyes: Material Culture of Southern Sound Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., 504-598-7146, hnoc.org 3-6, 10-13 Tennessee Williams Theatre Company presents “Sweet […]

Gut Instincts

The more medical science learns about gut health, the more it sounds like science fiction. In his 2013 book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, author and journalist Michael Pollan writes “The microbial world within our body remains very much a terra incognita — its age of exploration has only just begun. But already scientists […]

Army Navy Relief Day 1942

Newly crowned Miss New Orleans 1942, Edna Joyce, in the white bathing suit is perched with another finalist, selling tickets for Army Navy Relief Day. The total raised for Army Navy Relief Day at Pontchartrain Beach was $8796.64, reportedly the largest any amusement park in the US had raised for the fund. During WWII, campaigns […]

Every Room Tells a Story

Designer Blair Price approaches her work with an eye to history. For Price, each project offers an opportunity to draw stories from the city’s historic homes and reflect them in designs that often hint at her own family lineage, which includes Creole roots on the maternal side tracing back to an early nineteenth century French […]

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Once a year, the grounds of the Audubon Nature Institute’s Audubon Zoo turn into a bedazzling, bedecked and beloved space for the annual Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do. This year’s soirée celebrated Audubon Zoo’s conservation efforts and the upcoming expansion of its spider monkey habitat. (A spider monkey graced the cover of the invitation, as well.) From […]

Clover Annual Friendraising Luncheon

As one of Clover’s most important fundraisers for the past 12 years, this year’s Annual Friendraising Luncheon didn’t disappoint. The luncheon on April 27 at the Clover campus featured food from the Link Stryjewski Foundation, a wine pull and an auction of a Perdido Beach condo getaway. Attendees also got to learn about the programs […]

When It’s Too Hot to Cook

August gets a bad rap. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan. However, I think many New Orleanians feel it’s the month to wish away. It’s too hot to do much. The season of back to work and back to school. One that’s easy to overlook and hold out for September. It’s also the month […]

Ladies Who Launch

Celebrating local women in business and their entrepreneurial spirit, professional accomplishments, and community involvement.

Kate Moore

Both professionally and personally, Kate Moore strives to be a positive force in the world. A 2016 Millennial Award recipient, Kate not only excels in her industry, she positively impacts the greater community. As Director of Economic Development at St. Tammany Corporation, she and her team strategically align the economic landscape in St. Tammany to […]

Allison Herrera

When her dream job didn’t exist, Allison Herrera took a confident leap of faith and opened doors for herself with Uptown Girl Media, a marketing agency with its own in-house video production and comprehensive creative and digital marketing services. The first woman-owned and Hispanic-owned local agency of its kind, Allison’s all-female powerhouse company works with […]

Claire Melancon

In founding Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Claire Melancon combines her love of artistry and skill as a surgeon to offer patients the chance to achieve their unique facial aesthetic goals through both surgical and non-surgical methods. One of the few female facial plastic surgeons in the city, Claire emphasizes a natural, artful, individualized approach […]

Cammy Livingston

Cammy Livingston is a vibrant entrepreneur, proud foster parent, and the dedicated owner of Camellia Productions. Specializing in event management, strategic marketing consulting, and social media management, Cammy is known for curating unforgettable experiences, meticulous attention to detail, and a passion for empowering others. She finds particular fulfillment in helping small businesses overcome sales and […]

Alejandra Rosales

For Alejandra Rosales and her clients at Arrows Pilates, movement is medicine. Inspired by her clients and the work and dedication they put into strengthening and healing their bodies, Alejandra offers a safe space for people to learn about physical function and wellness. She designed her fully equipped private session studio for clients to learn […]

Stephanie Kaston, MPA

As a Realtor®, Stephanie Kaston is known for providing professional and compassionate guidance in real estate for all of her clients, ranging from luxury to first time homebuyers, investors, downsizers and everyone in between. ​“Real Estate is a service business and requires a personal touch, as each situation is different and each individual has different […]

Jolie Bernard

Jolie Bernard is a “mompreneur” and communications executive with nearly 25 years of industry experience. Principal owner of The Bernard Group LLC, a locally based full-service strategic communications and branding firm, Bernard is passionate about servant-leadership. She aligns herself with causes and non-profit organizations anchored in the spirit and mission of helping those without traditional […]

Simone Bruni

This month, Demo Diva celebrates 17 years since its first demolition, and as the business continues growth, Founder Simone Bruni is celebrating its “coming of age” by taking the Demo Diva brand to the next level. Beyond demolitions, dumpsters, and asbestos abatement, Demo Diva will soon launch its private label of working-girl, outdoor apparel and […]

Charique Richardson

Guided by her faith, Charique Richardson is deeply committed to the success of her service-based business and nonprofit clients as they grow brand awareness, increase visibility, raise donations, and boost sales with the help of Digital Innovation Media Group. This boutique web design agency offers customized web design, effective marketing consulting, and social media management. […]

Susu Stall

As an avid art collector with a background in art history, Susu Stall understands the value of surrounding oneself with beautiful and inspiring creations. With SOSUSU Boutique, Susu provides clients with one more way to nourish their inner expression—through fashion. SOSUSU Boutique showcases unique fashion brands from around the world, carrying designer lines from London, […]

Tina Dang, MPH

Tina draws inspiration from healthcare’s transformative power. As a founding member of an independent retail pharmacy, she tirelessly strives to positively impact individuals’ health and well-being. Armed with a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, Tina is resolute in her quest for more affordable and effective care within the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Her pharmacy […]

Hope Goldman Meyer

Hope Goldman Meyer has been enamored with fine jewelry for as long as she can remember. Her parents Lynne and Jerome Goldman instilled in her a deep appreciation for art, architecture, and jewelry, and though she has no family connections in the jewelry industry, Hope was determined to carve her own path. After graduating from […]