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St. Charles Avenue October 2022

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Taming the Beast: Tackling Home Organization

I was recently gifted a lovely settee that was passed down by a family member. I adore it and have found the perfect spot for the piece nestled against a wall in my bedroom. My first thought when I brought it home was, “this will be my new favorite place to cozy up with a book, […]

Self-Care Heading into the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and with them comes the stressors we all know and love: family, friends, presents and travel. And with those stressors comes the need for self-care. But what does “self-care” really mean? While it’s often thought of as just a way to relax and unwind after a long day, self-care can be […]

Editor’s Note: Peace of Mind

Fall is my absolute favorite season. It (eventually) brings a most welcome temperature change, the excitement of a new school year, football mania, the lead up to the holidays – and all of the festive hustle and bustle that come with them. Along with packed schedules and all of that excitement comes the need to […]

36th Annual Fellows Gala

The Louisiana Bar Foundation held its 36th Annual Fellows Gala to recognize, honor, and celebrate honorees, all of whom have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession, as well as an individual or organization, to make a significant contribution to the Louisiana justice system. The honorees, […]

HOW TO HOST: Planning Your Tablescape

I am amazed how the pace of life in New Orleans picks up at Halloween and does not slow until the last song is performed on the first Sunday in May. This year I’m telling myself I will use October to get ahead. It’s too early to think about gifts and recipes, so tabletop is on […]

Burlesque & Brunch

When is a brunch more than a brunch? When it’s at Virgin Hotels New Orleans (550 Baronne St.), which has been upping the see-and-be-seen quotient at its bar, pool and Commons Club restaurant, where these two Halloween-themed events are: Oct. 28 is the “Brunch and Boos” with mimosas and a DJ, while the next day […]

Changemakers: Christina Adrini

Get Involved Readers are invited to support Jai Bhakti Yoga by taking a class, making a donation and following their progress on social media. jbyfnola.org, facebook.com/Jaibhaktiyogafoundation, twitter.com/jaibhaktiyoga After moving to New Orleans from Florida, Christina Adrini saw the need for accessible yoga classes. Following her recovery from a car accident in 2015, Adrini began teaching […]

Sherry Shirah

For designer Sherry Shirah, work is all about telling stories through the careful curation of physical spaces. A New Orleans native who moved away in childhood, Shirah spent years working in the technology world, leading software teams in Atlanta and Dallas. But design, much like New Orleans, kept calling her back. “I’m one of those […]

Where the Wild Things Are

A pair of 24k gold plated python chunky hoops, handcrafted in Greece by ZÉNAÏS, is the most exotically stylish way to slither into the fall season. Saint Claude Social Club, 1933 Sophie Wright Pl., 504-218-8987, saintclaudesocialclub.com.  A cream leopard oval tray by Dana Gibson, with lovely details like hand-painted tole and easy hand holds, makes […]


Karen and Henry Coaxum Steve Gleason (Co-Founder, Team Gleason), Warner Thomas (President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health) and Dr. Robert Hart (Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health) Dr. Richard Zweifler (System Chair, Department of Neurology and Co-Medical Director, Ochsner Neuroscience Institute), Paul Flower (co-chair) and Dr. Cuong “CJ” Bui (System Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and […]

Finishing Touch: About Face

Vibrant Market’s new Vital Pressed Skincare Powders are weightless, talc-free, antioxidant rich and packed with probiotics. Infused with quinoa seed extract that works to minimize pores and Vitamin C to neutralize free radicals and even tone, your skin will reap the benefits. Available in a range of gorgeous shades at Vibrant Market, thevibrantmarket.com.

Memorial Tree Grove Dedication

Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful hosted the Memorial Tree Grove Dedication, a tree dedication ceremony to honor the memory of a loved one, for an audience of 60 guests in Lafreniere Park. Funds raised support the beautification of Jefferson Parish by the planting of trees, landscaping on public properties and thoroughfares and free, open-to-the public […]

Ancient Cure or Modern-Day Fad?

Plunging into an ice bath might seem like one of the latest fitness fads that you might want to skip, or at best, brave once a year for a polar plunge. However, there’s real evidence to consider incorporating it into your fitness routine. Research has proven overwhelmingly that ice baths offer a range of physical […]

Shop Talk Interviews: Mignon Faget

Look for this and more every Wednesday in the St. Charles Avenue newsletter and catch Shop Talk live every Friday on our Instagram @stcharlesavenuemag at lunchtime! What local finds should we feature next? Email shoptalk@myneworleans.com. Meet Penn Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC […]

Son of a Saint Classic

The Son of a Saint Classic Golf Tournament returned for the second time in 2022 to raise critical funding support for the New Orleans-based nonprofit and its mission of transforming the lives of hundreds of fatherless boys throughout our community. The Son of a Saint Classic 2022 hosted 140 players split into approximately 35 four-player […]

Ella Brennan Award Gala

The Ella Brennan Award recognizes one individual each year that has made a lifetime commitment to the hospitality industry through extraordinary leadership, personal and professional accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to the community. Chef Frank Brigtsen was the Honoree this year. Mark Romig delivered a special toast to Chef Brigtsen at the VIP Reception, where Ian […]

What’s Hot: Put a Spell on You

Set the mood for a magical All Hallows’ Eve with the flick of a match to Mantra, the signature scented candle from Porter Lyons. With a burn time of 50+ hours, anticipate a grounding and clearing blend of holy woods and uplifting citrus. Porter Lyons, 623 Royal St., porterlyons.com.  Why rely on a broomstick as […]

Arts Calendar: October

Sept 30-Oct 1 Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com Sept 30-Oct 2 Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St, 504-525-1052 4-9 Pretty Woman: The Musical Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052, saengernola.com You don’t already have your tickets to “Pretty […]

New Orleans Heart Ball

Through the Heart of New Orleans and Heart Ball campaign, the American Heart Association celebrates the community’s success in driving change, funding research and improving behaviors to fight heart disease through programming including CPR training, blood pressure monitoring and nutritional security for families in need. The main event on Saturday, June 11, hosted more than […]

With This Ring: “It’s Like Rain on Your Wedding Day”

When planning a wedding, many couples envision their big day taking place in a picturesque outdoor setting under a perfect blue sky. However, many factors may be beyond the couple’s control. Local event planners Amanda Price and Kim Starr Wise offer some advice for anticipating the unexpected when planning an outdoor celebration. Both Wise and […]

Caviar Sans Oligarch

Caviar is unrivaled in its association with pure luxury. The unfertilized eggs or “roe” of the female sturgeon are rare, pricey and coveted. Several species of sturgeon, a large unattractive specimen that swims the Caspian and Black seas, produce caviar, with Beluga being the largest, scarcest and, at $3,500 a pound, the most expensive of […]

Suits & Salads Luncheon

The annual Suits & Salads Luncheon celebrates the women and inspiring stories of Dress for Success New Orleans. Board President Nadine Brown and Executive Director Lori Byargeon opened the luncheon with inspirational stories, advances in programming and introduced new Programs Coordinator Tracee Dundas, who awarded Volunteers of the Year, the Junior League of New Orleans. […]

The 8th National Eucharist Congress

The 8th National Eucharist Congress in America was held in New Orleans on October 17-20, 1938. This Catholic gathering drew large amounts of people to bear witness to the sanctity of the Eucharist and commune together through various avenues. While the religious aspect of the Congress was paramount, local civic and business leaders were even […]

2022 Health Providers

Local experts ready to help with your health and wellness needs.

Eye Wares

A Doctor of Optometry and owner of Eye Wares optometry practice, Dr. Lauren Agnew is committed to maintaining the health and wellness of one of the body’s most relied upon senses. The practice’s locations in Uptown New Orleans, Mandeville and Metairie offer comprehensive eye care including innovative vision diagnostic eye exams and an optical store […]

Michele Cooper, MD

Dr. Michele Cooper has developed a reputation for highly personalized, compassionate and results-driven care during her 20 years in private practice. Dr. Cooper continually expands her surgical, medical and procedural offerings by training in the latest techniques with leading practitioners. Dr. Cooper provides natural-looking results without the look of “overdone” cosmetic surgery and offers treatments […]

Oak Family Dental

When patients visit Oak Family Dental, they become part of a dental family. A family atmosphere has always been a priority for Dr. Troy Patterson. Since founding the practice in 1980, Oak Family Dental has undergone a state-of-the-art renovation, added both of Dr. Patterson’s children—Dr. Margaret Patterson and Dr. Troy Patterson, Jr.—, and most recently, […]

Suma Maddox, MD

Dr. Suma Maddox understands the overwhelming number of options patients face when it comes to aesthetic services. She offers a nurturing, safe and feminine approach to plastic surgery, which distinguishes her from her peers. Following four years as a General and Breast surgeon at Ochsner, Dr. Maddox joined LSU’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training program […]

Leah Jacob, MD

Among Tulane Dermatology’s outstanding group of board-certified dermatologists is Dr. Leah G. Jacob. Originally drawn to dermatology due to the wide variety of patients the specialty cares for, Dr. Jacob treats cases as mild as acne in teenagers and as serious as full-body psoriasis and cutaneous lymphomas. At Tulane Dermatology, Dr. Jacob is part of […]