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This year’s St. Charles Avenue’s Courts of Carnvial is bigger and better than ever, with two additional courts and each court’s profile doubled in size –over 40 pages worth! See His Majesty King of Carnvial Dr. Stephen Wilson Hales in all his glory and many more, starting on pg. 45.

Courts of Carnival St. Charles Avenue’s fifth annual compendium presented by Gulf Point Advisors



Spring Into the Light

Our Beloved French Quarter

Embrace this season’s minimalist color palette and effortless lightweight styles that illuminate spring.

Eight local, charming merchants and why we love them by Kelcy Wilburn photos by MikE Lirette

Styled By Tracee Dundas photos by Teresa Cassagne

On the Cover The 40th “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” and 29th “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented by Tulane Pediatrics graces our cover this month. The annual fundraisers will celebrate a significant expansion of the ever-popular Jaguar Jungle at Audubon Zoo. Whitney Bank Senior Vice President Liz Hefler, “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented by Tulane Pediatrics Gala Chair Kelly

Dabezies, “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Gala Chair Caroline Reily, Honorary Chair and husband of founding “Zoo-To-Do” Chair the late Kitty Duncan Brooke Duncan and President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute Ron Forman invite you to experience both events. You can enjoy family fun, giant inflatables and face painting at “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” on

Photographed by Jeffery Johnston Dresses from Saks Fifth Avenue Special thanks to Audubon Nature Institute’s Development Officer Megan Beer Eustis for her invaluable assistance.

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Friday, April 28, and “Whitney Zoo-To-Do,” the following Friday, May 5, will feature food and drink from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, live music, a silent auction and a Lexus Luxury Vehicle Raffle. To purchase tickets and to learn more about both events call 861-6160 or visit 3

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In Every Issue



10 & 12


Editors’ Notes

Entertaining WIth Bev

14 Making a difference

SouthWings: Conservation through aviation



Philanthropic Fun

16 Southern Glow

Take a Brow: Is microblading magic? 18 What’s Hot

Spring Fashion Accessories 20 On the Menu

Delightful Dipping: Executive Chef Vladimir Costa of Lula shares his Smoked Pompano and Avocado Dip 22 The Dish

Spring Has Sprung: Bright flavors and unexpected elements

Art As Event: Party like a Venetian in the 1700s – but visit NOMA first With This Ring

Cockerham – Lawson 104

Hispanic Heritage NOMA NOHHF highlighted the natural splendor of Nicaragua and honored Arnold W. Donald. 24 Holiday Homes The PRC kicked off its 41st annual “Holiday Home Tour” with a festive Patron Party. 26

Young Bloods

Holiday Cheer The Ladies Leukemia League ushered in the Christmas season with a festive fête. 34 Intricate Interiors Friends of Longue Vue hosted a symposium all about the details of interior design. 36

Celebrating Creative Arts A star-studded lineup of New Orleans musicians rocked the House of Blues at NOCCA’s holiday fundraiser. 28

An Evening to End Trafficking Eden House hosted a festive fundraiser for its fifth anniversary. 38

Artistic Aspirations The annual “Just Say YAYA” opened the doors of the YAYA Arts Center. 30

Musical Magnificence The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans hosted its 14th annual “Nocturne.” 40

No Place for Hate The Anti-Defamation League highlighted its important work toward inclusivity. 32

Catholic Changemakers The Catholic Foundation’s annual dinner honored Marilyn Quirk. 42

Latina Jolivett, LMSW: Founder Expressive Art Solutions 106 Student Activist

Teresa Ann LaCour: Archbishop Chapelle High School 108 Shop Talk

Mignon Faget: Owner & Designer, Mignon Faget 109 Shop Talk

Sarah Martzolf, Kristen Nelson & Hayley Bumpas: Real Estate Agents, The Martzolf Group 114 Snapshots

120 OnStage calendar

128 Nostalgia

Egg-stravagant Celebration: The origins of the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade 4 st. charles Avenue April 2017

APRIL 2017 Vol. 21 Issue 11 Editorial Executive Editor Bev Church Editor Morgan Packard Griffith Art Director Ali Sullivan contributing editor Mirella Cameran Beauty Columnist Lorin Gaudin Society Columnist Catherine Freeman Food & Dining Columnist Jyl Benson Associate Editor Melanie Warner Spencer web Editor Kelly Massicot Event Photo Coordinator Jeff Strout

Advertising vice president of sales Colleen Monaghan

(504) 830-7215, sales manager Brittany Brady

(504) 830-7248, Account Executive Samantha Blanchard (504) 830-7226, Account Executive Breja Boles (504) 830-7257,


Cheryl Lemoine event coordinator Whitney Weathers digital media associate Mallary Matherne For event information call (504) 830-7264

Production production designers Demi Schaffer, Molly Tullier, Monique Di Pietro traffic COORDINATOR Terra Durio

Administration Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne President Alan Campell Executive Vice President/Editor-in-Chief

Errol Laborde vice president of sales Colleen Monaghan OFFICE MANAGER Mallary Matherne Distribution Manager John Holzer Subscription manager Sara Kelemencky For subscriptions call (504) 830-7231

A Publication of Renaissance Publishing, LLC 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 828-1380 The entire contents of this magazine are copyrighted by Renaissance Publishing, LLC, © 2017 with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without permission, of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited. St. Charles Avenue is not responsible for photos or artwork and assumes that all releases have been cleared upon submission to the magazine. St. Charles Avenue is published monthly by Renaissance Publishing, LLC, 110 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 123, Metairie, La. 70005, (504) 828-1380. Subscription rate: one year $17.95, two year $31, three year $43 — foreign rates vary call for pricing. It is the policy of this magazine to employ people on the basis of their qualifications and with assurance of equal opportunity and treatment regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or handicap.

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We are thrilled to feature the 40th “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” and the 29th “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented by Tulane Pediatrics. These are spectacular parties, and this year both events will benefit the expansion of the Jaguar Jungle exhibit! Thanks so much to Whitney Bank Senior Vice President Liz Hefler, “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented by Tulane Pediatrics Gala Chair Kelly Dabezies, “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Gala Chair Caroline Reily, Honorary Chair and husband of the beloved late Kitty Duncan, founding member of the “Zoo-To-Do,” Brooke Duncan and, last but not least, President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute Ron Forman for gracing our cover! On Friday, April 28, Tulane Pediatrics brings us the “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” featuring family fun, giant inflatables, face painting, music, food, special kids drinks and more. On Friday, May 5, Caroline Reily and her team bring you the “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” with fabulous food and cocktails from our finest restaurants, music featuring headline entertainment by Jessie’s Girls and performances by Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters. There will also be a silent auction and a Lexus Luxury Vehicle Auction presented by Clifton LeBlanc. Tickets are almost sold out, so get yours ASAP by calling 861-6160 or by visiting These are two parties you don’t want to miss, and your support is necessary to keep our zoo at the top of the list across the country! We are so excited this month to bring you the biggest ever Courts of Carnival presented by Gulf Point Advisors! We know you’ll want to save it and see all of your favorite friends who are in the courts, whether they’re debutantes, Kings, Queens or Pages. One of our grandchildren, Jack Church, was a page in Comus this year, so you know we’ll save this issue. Whether we have friends in town for Jazz Fest or other events, we always take them to the French Quarter, so check out our feature on some of our favorites – old and new. My entertaining column features the amazing exhibit, “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s” at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Be sure to see it and then plan your own party. Thanks to NOMA and to Robert Dula, who owns and operates the gondola at City Park. He has loved gondolas since he was a little boy, and even had this gondola created in Venice and shipped here – yes, we mean Venice, Italy! Artist George Dunbar’s fourth solo exhibition, Palladium, is on exhibit at Callan Contemporary (518 Julia St., 525-0518) through April 28. Following his career retrospective at NOMA, this new show will feature work from different periods of his life done in white clay and palladiam leaf. Dunbar, now 89, continues to explore and develop his remarkable career. You will love this show by a remarkable man and amazing artist! Be safe and enjoy our spring weather!

Beverly Reese Church

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On Friday, April 7, the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation will sponsor famous Cuban author and architect Hermes Mallea on his presentation Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style at the New Orleans Museum of Art, with a lecture at 6 p.m. and a book signing at 7:30 p.m.

Ileana Suquet and Luz Caputto of NOHHF say that this timely Cuban presentation will give an insider’s view of Havana’s exceptional houses built between 1860 and 1960, and their fascinating personal histories, alongside Havana’s architectural patrimony. For more information, visit 11

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April Events Through 1



“Hogs for the Cause,”

“French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala,”

“Take Steps New Orleans,” benefiting


Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, (225) 955-0959 1 “NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival,” 568-4121


April may be my favorite month of the year in New Orleans. The weather, by and large, is still beautiful; the flowers and flowering trees are in bloom; the city is full of music and musicians; and, while Carnival and St. Patrick’s Day (and my birthday and wedding anniversary) have passed, the city is still abuzz with energy. You may notice that I’ve added my married name to my signature here. While I legally changed my name a short time after my wedding day, it’s only now that I feel confidant enough that you know me to change it here (I’m only mostly kidding). Part of that confidence comes from finalizing this, the fifth annual Courts of Carnival section of St. Charles Avenue. This year we’ve added a couple profiles and more than doubled the size of the section as a whole. For me, it’s a labor of love, and I hope that you enjoy learning more about these courts as much as I do! This issue also includes a fabulous feature on eight of our favorite French Quarter merchants – food and shopping – and a spring fashion feature with pieces by local and national designers that you’ll want to purchase now and wear all season long. So get outside (while you can) and enjoy all that April in New Orleans has to offer!

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“Jewish Roots of Past, Present & Feature Gala,” benefiting Jewish

Children’s Regional Services, 828-6334 1 “Sugarplum Ball,”

benefiting Children’s Hospital, 896-9373 1 “80s Prom Spring Gala,”

benefiting St. Martin’s Episcopal School, 1-2 “2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta,” benefiting the

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 837-0945 2 “Parkway Promenade XXVI: April in Paris,”

benefiting Jefferson Beautification, Inc., 887-8992 5 “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon & Fashion Show,” benefiting the

New Orleans Ballet Association’s Youth Ballet Program, 522-0996

7 Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style Book Presentation and Author Event, benefiting

the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation,

22 “A Dozen Decades of Dedication,” benefiting

the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section, 861-7788



“Art in April,” benefiting

“Magic Carpet Ride,”

The Friends of St. Alphonsus Church, FriendsOfStAlphonsus. org

benefiting Isidore Newman School,

8 “Cochon Cotillion XXI,”

“Tails But No Black Tie,” benefiting City

benefiting Bridge House / Grace House, 821-7134

Park, 483-9398,




“Aces Against Aneurysms,” benefiting

“Sunset Garden Gala,” benefiting the

Brain Support Nola, 626-3706

Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Garden, 523-7257

10 “Johnny & Friends Visiting Chefs Series: Michael Solomonov,”

benefiting the John Besh Foundation, 323-7642, extension 31 11 “NORD Foundation Inaugural Foundation Gala,” benefiting New

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SouthWings Conservation through aviation By Catherine Freeman

I first visited New Orleans in the summer of 1989. The purpose of the trip was to spend time with my boyfriend in the city, but his plans also included a deep-sea fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Blessed with seasick tendencies and a lack of fishing experience, I was nervous but nonetheless excited to embark on this adventure. I don’t recall what fish were caught or other details, but I do remember vividly the long boat ride from New Orleans down the Mississippi River to the mouth of the river at Port Eads. Never had I witnessed such an impressive expanse of marsh, water and wildlife, and I was moved by the vastness and beauty of my surroundings. Although I took that trip many more times, I haven’t returned since Hurricane Katrina. I often wonder how sights that were so familiar would look now, if they’ve vanished forever and if we’re doing enough to save them. Fighting Back

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Aerial Awareness

Relying on Generosity

Using the unique perspective of aerial views, SouthWings has flown thousands of individuals and organizations including local, state and national government officials, policy makers and media to increase the education and understanding of our environmental challenges and successes – including the Gulf oil industry, Gulf ecosystem restoration and coastal climate adaptation. Associate Executive Director Meredith Dowling continues to be motivated witnessing first-time SouthWings flight passengers exclaim “I had no idea!” and in turn be inspired to do something to help. The information gathering of SouthWings also directly benefits their many conservation nonprofit collaborations by providing a greater understanding of the environmental challenges and opportunities to enable them to strengthen their individual messages. SouthWings partner organizations here in Louisiana include Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Gulf Monitoring Consortium, Gulf Restoration Network, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Lower 9th Ward CSED, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition,Vanishing Earth and others.

With over one-third of all SouthWings flights originating in New Orleans, the organization relies on the generosity of local volunteer pilots to fulfill their mission and needs additional pilots. To volunteer, pilots need to have at least 750 hours of Pilot in Command time and either own or have access to an aircraft. “I’m a volunteer pilot who shares concerns for the environmental plight of southern Louisiana, and how this area’s demise may ultimately impact New Orleans and sister coastal communities,” says Ken Knevel. “SouthWings is an inspirational organization that creates the opportunity to combine the joy of flying with the desire to do something, anything, to help stem the tide of losing ground. As an additional benefit, I glean knowledge of ecological causes and effects from the scientists and experts who I fly.” The powerful stories shared by SouthWings inspire creative change in coastal conservation, helping to save our unique and beautiful Louisiana ecosystem. n

A little more … Become a volunteer pilot, make a donation or just learn more by visiting


We are all familiar with the disturbing land loss statistics of our Louisiana coast and the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Fortunately, coastal wetlands conservation is becoming a greater priority for our city, state and nation, but there’s still much work to be accomplished in bringing awareness to the urgency of protecting our globally significant ecosystem. Sensing that need, SouthWings has tapped into an alternative method to bolster this awareness of key environmental issues in our area. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, but with a satellite office in New Orleans since 2012, this nonprofit conservation organization provides a network of volunteer pilots who advocate for the restoration and protection of ecosystems and biodiversity of the Southeast through flight.

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Take a Brow Is microblading magic? By Lorin Gaudin

Eyebrows are a big deal. They frame the eyes, offer expression, add facial dimension and, in general, are for many a profound part of beauty confidence. I am a brow warrior, always checking out brows and staying current with the trends – though my brows haven’t changed shape since I had them done by Anastasia herself about 40 years ago. My own brows are thin-ish and straight, with a small arch on the outside edge of my iris and a small tail. They are in pretty decent shape, with some sparse spots, though age has wrecked havoc on hair growth, causing my brows’ tails to disappear some. I have to use brow products (powder and gel) to fill in the gaps and add a proper tail every single day. That is all getting ready to change. The latest brow wizardry is microblading, semi-permanent brow tattoos, and I’m in. Though microblading falls under the category of permanent cosmetics, it’s semi-permanent, with its own process and equipment. Even the more “permanent” tattoo process known as “powder brow” has been updated considerably with new techniques, training, blades and inks. But make no mistake, both methods (microblading and powder brow) aren’t to be taken lightly. It is tattooing, with very fine needles used to deposit ink replicating hair strokes on your face. The artist is slicing the skin in an area that tends to be thin, so no surprise there can be pain and hygiene is paramount. The most important thing to do before booking an appointment is to do your research. Do you want to get this work done at a spa or tattoo parlor? How much training has the artist had? How hygienic is the work area? Do you see an autoclave (tool sterilizing machine) or are disposable units being used, and are they being disposed of properly? Are

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there examples of finished brows available? Recently, I saw a before-and-after picture of my friend Christal’s re-done eyebrows. After years of over-tweezing and two scars, she tried everything to “correct” the situation: pencils, powders, stencils, pomade and multiple combinations thereof. Once Christal had gone super-skinny with her brows there was no going back, no matter how long she let her brows “grow in,” and the shape became a problem. Enter LPN now nurse-aesthetician and brow guru, Robyn Champagne Scianneaux at Wicked 13 Tattoo. After Scianneaux’s microblading services, Christal now has expertly shaped, even and beautiful eyebrows she describes as “easy to maintain” and “big confidence boosters.” Scianneaux began doing permanent cosmetics years ago, and when she learned there was a newer, better process for eyebrow tattooing, she started looking into classes and training but found none local and had to go out of state. She has attended many classes, gone through a lot of training and has a very specific two-step process for microblading. She uses the more expensive – but more hygienic – disposable units and premium inks, and is extremely committed to her craft, often the go-to gal for cancer patients or people suffering from alopecia. Microblading takes two sessions, six weeks apart. The bulk of the magic is in the

three-hour first session, where Scianneaux considers age, skin type, coloring, etc. She then “maps” the brows with a specialized ruler and selects pigments to ensure proper coloration. The eyebrows are designed, approved by the client, then numbed with top quality numbing cream before the artwork begins. Scianneaux described the pain as “Minimal. It felt more like scratching.” The second visit is for touch-ups and usually takes less time. The results are stunning. Gorgeous, symmetrical, full eyebrows that require little care once healed (seven to 14 days) and can take regular cosmetics, if desired. Scianneaux is generally booked well in advance, and to minimize any pain (some claim the process is more painful than Christal described), she advises to no Botox, Retin-A or any Retinol product for four weeks prior to microblading. Having beautiful brows takes work and can be pricey. Microblading services around town range from $300 to $1,000. If you decide to ditch the products and go for tattooing, do some homework, plan ahead and remember that microblading is semi-permanent; the color will fade with time. By the time this goes to press, I’ll have had my brows tattooed. Stay tuned for a report on the results. n 17

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From festive outdoor concerts at Lafayette Square to French

Spring Fashion Accessories By Amy Gabriel

Quarter Fest food tent hopping to joyful Easter parades, New Orleans is all aflutter with spring fever; and we’ve got just the accessories to suit every delightful occasion on your social agenda. n

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� 1. Pretty up your peepers with a pair of clear pink Vue DC. frames, handmade in France. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, 2. He will be sipping proper in a pink silk Wetlands tie. NOLA Couture, 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959; 528 St. Peter St., 8753522; 3. Step stylish in a pair of silver metallic leather Morna platforms. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 5690005;

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4. A lengthy 40-inch rolo-style chain with Fleur de Knots is the perfect accent to a soft spring blouse. Cristy’s Collection, Adler’s, 722 Canal St., 523-5292; 3301 Veterans Blvd., 523-5292; Detour Nola, 3363 Severn Ave., 862-6652; 5. Showcase some brass of your own with a duet of handcut Harmony earrings. Hess and Co, 6. The calf leather shoulder straps on this stylish tote offer sophisticated flair, while the iPad compartment keeps you prepped for correspondence. Elizabeth’s, 204 Metairie Road, 833-3717 7. Have a bohemian fling with a fringe bucket bag in go-witheverything gunmetal from Flying Fox.; Buff Beauty Bar, 720 Carondelet St., 522-2833; Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661; Head Over Heels, 3112 Magazine St., 603-3234 8. Dress up his ankles in funky Supima cotton socks from Ace & Everett. Various colors and prints available. Friend, 600 Carondelet St., 342-2162, 19

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Delightful Dipping Executive Chef Vladimir Costa of Lula shares his Smoked Pompano and Avocado Dip

Smoked Pompano and Avocado Dip Ingredients Avocado Dip

2 Hass Avocados 6 Halved grape tomatoes 1/8 cup green onions 1 Tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne onion powder Smoked Pompano

2 ounces of Smoked Gulf Pompano Fish Choice of wood chips to smoke fish

Directions Heat hardwood chips in a pan over an outdoor burner or grill. Place perforated pan or colander over smoking chips and cover with foil for 10 minutes. Assembly Break down

avocados with a whisk. Fold in grape tomatoes with a wooden or plastic ladle. Add all other ingredients and fold. Serve with choice of chips or bread for dipping. Serves 4

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Lula Restaurant Distillery, 1532 St. Charles Ave., 267-7624, 21

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Spring Has Sprung

Oysters with Sour Mash at Maypop

Bright flavors and unexpected elements By Jyl Benson

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I adore chef Michael Gulotta. He left his cushy, guaranteed-to-make-hima-superstar position as chef de cuisine at John Besh’s flagship Restaurant August to mortgage his life to the hilt and roll the dice on a spot in a strip mall next to a snowball stand and behind a Burger King. Opened in early 2014 with a name some found offensive, MoPho was an instant success, marrying Louisiana ingredients with the flavors of Southeast Asia and launching him into national recognition as one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2016. Recently nominated for the second consecutive year in the category of “Best Chef – South” by the James Beard Foundation, the Brother Martin and John Folse Culinary Institute graduate is everywhere. Team MoPho also includes his brother, Jeff Gulotta, and their childhood friend, Jeff Bybee. Together they also run popular pop-ups Tana at Trèo on Tulane Avenue and Rum & The Lash at Finn McCool’s pub.

Their latest venture, Maypop, pushes the menu further into explorations in fermentation while pulling influence from the disparate cuisines – Vietnamese, Cajun, Creole and Sicilian – that routinely inspire Michael Gulotta. Maypop is decidedly sleeker and more daring even than MoPho, which is saying something. The centerpiece in the dining room is a stunning wall map from Farouki Farouki. From one angle, it appears to be a map of the Mississippi River, from another you’re looking at the Mekong Delta. At the table a thick grey-black smear on a plate turned out to be the mash left over from the making of the small-batch Blue Grass Bourbon-barrel aged soy sauce Gulotta started using at MoPho. “I started wandering what they do with the byproducts from the soy sauce. They said I could have it all if I paid for the shipping.” With his new, odd treasure in hand, the chef worked the inky substance into an aioli and pairs it with crisply fried P&J oysters, aged Idiazábal cheese from Spain and spicy cucumber salad with heavy Asian notes. Who else would think of this? The outcome is divine. Other head-turning doubletakes on the menu from Gulotta and his chef de cuisine Will “Trey” Smith include Bibb lettuce chaat with coconut cucumber ranch DTB (Down the Bayou), 8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (phone number to come) Maypop Restaurant, 611 O’Keefe Ave., 518-6345,

Try This: Chef Carl Schaubhut recently opened DTB (Down the Bayou) in a bustling block along the Oak Street corridor. A kitchen alum of Commander’s Palace, Cafe Adelaide and Bacobar in Covington, with DTB Schaubhut returns to the Cajun roots of his native Des Allemandes. Look for new interpretations on some familiar dishes recreated with refined technique and a focus on plenty of Gulf seafood, Cajun flavors and fresh seasonal produce. Crawfish Boiled Chips riff on a crawfish boil with seasoned tempura-fried red bliss potato slices with lemon marmalade, popcorn crema and herb salad. The vegan Mushroom Boudin Balls look and taste confusingly like the real deal but they are made with three types of mushrooms, charred eggplant and Louisiana jasmine rice, and served with a smoked tofu mayo. Crawfish Bread is a light and airy twist on the Jazz Fest favorite. It features pâte à choux mini-loaves stuffed with local crawfish tails and green chili fonduta. It is served with pickled seasonal chow-chow. For the cocktail program Schaubhut brought in the celebrated Lu Brow. Her brilliant creations include a Brown Butter Old Fashioned (brown butter-washed bourbon, bitters, satsuma and “damn good” cherries) a Louisiana Cocktail (sassafras-infused rye whiskey, barrel-aged Peychaud’s bitters, Amaro and a pecan oil drizzle) and Fire on the Bayou (Magnolia vodka, Lillet, fresh citrus and pepper jelly). This creation is served as a shot alongside a pony beer to lessen the heat.

dressing, beet citrus relish, cashews and bánh xèo crisp; crispy skinned pompano in a bright Panang curry; hot chicken Vindaloo with crispy sticky rice cake and pickled mirliton; and charred Lamb with cream cheese roti, coconut milk glaze nuoc cham, harissa, a fried egg and puffed field peas. Get ready for an adventure. n 23

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Hispanic Heritage NOHHF highlighted the natural splendor of Nicaragua and honored Arnold W. Donald. By Shelby Simon

The 2016 “Azúcar Ball” welcomed patrons to “An Enchanted Evening In The Land of Fire and Water” inspired by the lakes, volcanoes, rainforests and overwhelming natural beauty of Nicaragua. Tropical centerpieces of giant orchids and large, hanging heliconias were artfully prepared by Perfect Presentations. Royal Event Rental contributed additional festive decorations. In a surprise performance, the St. Augustine High School Second Line Band marched into the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency to present the 2016 Gálvez Cup to honoree Arnold W. Donald, a St. Augustine graduate and CEO of Carnival Corp. A Patron Party sponsored by chef Adolfo Garcia with signature cocktails by Daniel Victory of Victory NOLA preceded the main event. The ball featured 27 outstanding restaurants and dessert donors, accompanied by five wine and spirits distributors. Ashéson, DJ Felipe Estrada and Julio y César performed live music. There was additionally a silent auction, which featured online bidding. Pan American Life served as the lead sponsor. n



Event at a Glance What: “Azúcar Ball,” benefiting New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation When: Saturday, November 19 Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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1. Silent Auction Co-Chair and Committee Member Dr. Carin Sanchez, Dr. Trey Sands and Patron Party Chair Yakelis Anzola 2. Founder George Fowler and Galvez Cup Winner Arnold Donald 3. Elizabeth and Rudy Revuelta with Co-Chairs Heidi Kiesling and Aimee Bonomolo 4. Silent Auction Committee Member Zhandra Marin and Silent Auction Co-Chair Paola Corrada 5. Publicity Co-Chair Nicole Caridad Ralston, Kelly Duncan, Kid Chef Eliana de Las Casas and Ashley Garcia 6. Dr. Marcia Davila-Cucinotta and Dr. Louis Cucinotta



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Holiday Homes The PRC kicked off its 41st annual “Holiday Home Tour” with a festive Patron Party. By Shelby Simon

The annual “Holiday Home Tour” featured Garden District homes dressed up for the holidays and open for tour-goers to enjoy the history and architecture, accompanied by the tunes of talented New Orleans musicians. The “Holiday Home Tour Patron Party” helped fund this annual tradition. Proceeds aid the PRC in restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods. At the Patron Party, guests were in awe of the grand architecture designed by architect Peter M. Trapolin, as well as the incredible interiors by internationally acclaimed interior designer Alexa Hampton at the home of Sue Ellen and Joseph C. Canizaro. The spectacular collection of Old Master paintings, including works by Ferdinand Bol, Luca Giordano and Sandro Botticelli delighted guests, and the beautiful private chapel provided a festive tone for the holidays. Passed hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, shrimp and grits and sweet holiday treats were provided by Pigeon Caterers. The John Parker Jazz Trio provided musical entertainment. Delightful Christmas décor was provided by The Plant Gallery. More than 350 guests attended the event. Patron Party Chairs were Elizabeth Bush and Adele Ralston. Kristin Van Hook Moore and Mary Martin Roth served as Tour Chairs. n



Event at a Glance What: 41st annual “Holiday Home Tour Patron Party,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Where: The Home of Sue Ellen and Joseph C. Canizaro

1. Richard Roth, Tour Co-Chairs Mary Martin Roth and Kristin Van Hook Moore and Brian Moore 2. Board President Will and Catherine Hales 3. Beau and Jessie Haynes with Mollye and Laurent Demosthenidy 4. Meg Baldwin and Mimi Wilson with Doug and Susan Johnson 5. Scott and Julie Habetz with Jill and Minor Pipes 6. Katherine and Beau Raymond

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When: Friday, December 9, 2016



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Celebrating Creative Arts


A star-studded lineup of New Orleans musicians rocked the House of Blues at NOCCA’s holiday fundraiser. By Shelby Simon

Packed with 800 partygoers, the House of Blues provided the backdrop for a night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price. In keeping with Daniel’s twin passions of art and music, the fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Gralen Banks served as emcee, and Jonathan Bloom as Stage Manager. Silver and Gold patrons were treated to an intimate concert by the legendary Irma Thomas and enjoyed all night access to the Foundation Room and the Parish Room, which featured a buffet by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students and House of Blues in addition to an open bar sponsored by Abita. Gold patron tickets included reserved seating in the lodge overlooking the concert hall. The main event lineup included: Jon Roniger and The Good For Nothin’ Band; John Boutte; Big Sam; Khris Royal; Robin Barnes; Kermit Ruffins + BBQ Swingers; Stanton Moore and Trio with David Torkanowsky, James Singleton and Cyril Neville; Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs; James Andrews and guests; Trombone Shorty and surprise guests; Christopher Miller; and more. Catering was provided by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students and The House of Blues, Abita donated Abita Amber beer, and select alcohol was donated by Bill Goldring via Republic National Distributing Company. All auction items were original pieces of art donated by Daniel Price Memorial Award recipients in addition to reprints of work done by Daniel donated by the Price family. n



Event at a Glance What: “Home for the Holidays,” benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists and the NOCCA Institute Where: House of Blues New Orleans

1. Christopher and Madeline Price and Dr. Steve and Kathy Price 2. Joyce Schenewerk and Niki Rubenstein 3. Katherine and Mike Batiste 4. Madalyn Schenk, Oley Sassone, Sally Perry and Robert Schenk 5. Frank Levy, Sally Shushan and Ted and Suzie Bloch 6. Anne Candies, Mary Frances Candies and Paul Candies

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Artistic Aspirations


The annual “Just Say YAYA” opened the doors of the YAYA Arts Center. By Shelby Simon

“Just Say YAYA” welcomed 300 partygoers to the YAYA Arts Center for the annual benefit and arts showcase supporting Young Aspirations/Young Artists. More than $76,000 was raised through contributions, a live auction and art sales. The Patron Party featured hors d’oeuvres by Dickie Brennan’s, live music and a glassblowing demonstration. The industrial chic fête spread out over the campus of the arts center, from the open courtyard framed with string lights to the glass studio where guests could mingle and the Gore Family Foundation Gallery filled with original art by YAYA youth artists and local professional artists. Upstairs, the Ruth E. Fertel Eco-Garden donated by Randy Fertel, a sculpture garden in the large balcony that mimics a bayou, featured colorful painted flooring, a cabin facade build out from the wall and wooden planters. The mixed media studio, a classroom and workspace for YAYA artists, was set up as an exhibition of students’ work, featuring works in glass, ceramics and painting. Food was provided by Open Hands, Twelve Mile Limit and private caterers, and NOLA Brewing donated beer. Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders provided musical entertainment. The live auction, hosted by Andrew Ward, featured a vacation stay in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico; a painting by Wayne Amedee; a painting by Alexis Walter; a private chef experience with chef Ryan Hughes; a fused glass panel by Laurel Porcari; and a print by Frenchy. Vivian Cahn, Paige Royer and Danielle Coco served as Event Chairs. n



Event at a Glance What: “Just Say YAYA: YAYA Goes Gardening,” benefiting Young Aspirations/Young Artists When: Friday, November 18, 2016

1. Co-Chairs Danielle Coco, Paige Royer and Vivian Cahn 2. President of the Board Kay Kerrigan and Founder Jana Napoli 3. Beth Lambert and Board Members Lesli Harris and Nathalie Simon 4. YAYA’s Hart Kelly, Shanti Broom and Amira Slocum with Board Member Carter Perrilliat 5. Stephanie Feoli, Board Member Linda Bjork and Lisa Schlesinger 6. Executive Director Meg Miles with Committee Members Sarah Martzolf, Christie Comeaux and Jesse Hartley

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No Place for Hate The Anti-Defamation League highlighted its important work toward inclusivity. By Shelby Simon

With the prestigious Torch of Liberty award that has been given to honorable contributors for over 50 years, the “A. I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner" pays tribute to two individuals who have impacted our community and furthered the mission of the ADL, and to raise awareness and celebrate the work of the ADL fighting bigotry and discrimination: Walter Isaacson and Carroll Suggs. Furthermore, the Barney Mintz Leadership Awardees were Peter Sperling and Aaron Ahlquist. Phyllis Taylor, Odom Heebe, Tim Francis and Allan Bissinger served as Dinner Chairs. Prior to the dinner, there was a special VIP toast in the Rodrigue Room for Honorees, Chairs and the Event Committee. There was also a large Patron Party before the event for all attendees with an open bar. Guests were given ADL No Place for Hate® pins, and encouraged to wear one and give one to someone else to help spread the message of inclusivity. Dinner was provided by the Sheraton Hotel, and Republic National Distributing Company and Glazer’s provided beverages. Flowers were beautifully arranged by Vivian Cahn and Carol Stone. This year’s event highlighted ADL’s important work with law enforcement, and announced a huge new gift and partnership to the ADL to support law enforcement trainings and resources. The Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI New Orleans, Jeff Sallet, spoke on ADL’s close relationship with law enforcement and excellent training workshops. John Charles, Educator at De La Salle High School, and Darryl Coulon, ADL Student Leader at Xavier University, also delivered remarks. n



Event at a Glance When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Where: Sheraton Hotel

1. Dinner Co-Chair Odom Heebe, Regional Board Chair Jonathan Lake and Dinner Co-Chair and Board Member Tim Francis 2. Dinner Co-Chair Phyllis Taylor, Honoree Carroll W. Suggs and Regional Director Allison Padilla-Goodman 3. Honoree Walter Isaacson and Cathy Isaacson with Nancy B. Timm and Dinner Co-Chair Allan Bissinger

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What: “A. I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner,” benefiting Anti-Defamation League

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Holiday Cheer The Ladies Leukemia League ushered in the Christmas season with a festive fête. By Shelby Simon

The Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. held their annual “Fete de Noel” at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside grand ballroom. The fête honored Mr. Bingle with the theme “Soar for a Cure.” This year, over 1,200 attendees joined in the festivities, which topped off with the presentation of $125,000 in grants for 2016-’17. In attendance and honored were young people fighting cancer, Emily Peters and Annabelle Thomas, and the mother-daughter duo of Ronny Michel and Elise Southwick. Paula Pizzaloto served as Event Chair, with Co-Chair Meb Cefalu. LLL President Jeri Landry delivered welcoming remarks, and Camille Whitworth of WDSU-TV served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The ceiling-height Christmas tree sparkled to life as the “Light the Tree” names were read. The opening ceremony was followed by the highlight of the day: the Dillard’s fashion show, “A Day To Play – The New Orleans Way.” The upbeat show featured scenes including: Bingle Jingle, The French Quarter-Morning Til Night, Audubon Zoo, Crescent City Casino, Taste of the Town, Saints and Mardi Gras Ball. Mr. Bingle and Santa joined the models on stage for a show stopping ending complete with a “throw me a Mr. Bingle.” LLL member Joyce Coleman is the Dillard’s liaison for the group. The fête featured over 100 silent auction items, including an Apple iPad, Aucoin Hard David Yurman earrings, a Southwest Airlines round-trip for two, a Brahmin Duxbury Weekender, a Dillard’s $500 shopping spree, a Riverside Hilton Weekend Stay and more. n



Event at a Glance When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 Where: New Orleans Hilton Riverside

1. LLL President Jeri Landry, Mike Jones, Joyce Coleman and Event Chair Paula Pizzaloto 2. Mistress of Ceremonies Camille Whitworth, Suzanne de Montluzin, Mr. Bingle and Bobbi Long 3. (Front) Honoree Emily Peters with Terri Kloor, Anita Hymel and Carolyn Escher

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Intricate Interiors


Friends of Longue Vue hosted a symposium all about the details of interior design. By Shelby Simon

For its 25th anniversary, the “2016 Essence of Style Design Symposium” featured Guest Speaker Dutch Master Designer René van Rems. Chaired by Suzanne Krieger and Kathy Weidner, the three-day event welcomed van Rems to New Orleans with a Designer Reception on Thursday, November 17, at the Old Metairie Home of Doug Lore. The Luncheon and Lecture took place on Friday, November 18, at the Audubon Team Room, where participants gathered to explore European seasonal interiors, events and weddings, complete with a silent auction and book signing. On Saturday, November 19, van Rems led workshops on how to create a holiday centerpiece using autumn flowers and foliage. The autumn-inspired Saturday Luncheon menu was prepared by the Tea Room, featuring a menu of butternut squash soup, a medallion of pork glazed with a cranberry pecan meuniere sauce and a side of sweet potatoes, with a cinnamon glazed apple for dessert. David Bandrowski played the banjo at the reception party. Festive auction items included a birthday party package at the Audubon Zoo or Aquarium with a Safari “Lion King-inspired” necklace and earring set; a pair of John Akers original watercolors; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for eight at Longue Vue House and Gardens; and more. Other specialty items for sale or auction included items from The Shop at Longue Vue, table centerpieces from the luncheon and a decorative vase pull, with beautiful vases valued up to $200. The Designer Reception featured a Wine Auction, featuring a premier wine pull and a top prize of an antique Dutch wine cooler from the Magazine Street Antique Store. The symposium served to educate locals interested in interior design while fundraising towards the maintenance, educational programs and art exhibitions of a National Historic Landmark. n



Event at a Glance When: Thursday, November 17 Where: Home of Doug Lore

1. Co-Chair Kathy Weidner, Guest Speaker René van Rems and Co-Chair Suzanne Krieger 2. Carol Hall, Dr. Erin Fleming, Tony Chauveaux and Mimi Schlesinger 3. Ashely McCoy and Elesha Kelleher

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What: “Essence of Style Design Symposium’s Designer Reception,” benefiting Friends of Longue Vue

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An Evening to End Trafficking Eden House hosted a festive fundraiser for its fifth anniversary. By Shelby Simon

“An Evening in the Garden of Eden” marked the fifth and most successful fundraiser to date for Eden House New Orleans, which provides a safe home and recovery programs for victims of human trafficking. Eden House’s anniversary event honored the Founding Board Members, each of whom received an award made by local artist Juli Juneau. In celebration of this milestone, each guest received a wooden bracelet made by Eden House’s residents, interns and volunteers. Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, Rabbi Alexis Berk, Rep. Helena Moreno and Co-Founder and Board President Kara Van de Carr delivered remarks throughout the evening. In addition to these speakers, Eden House also featured a short video of the organization made by Shena Mullins. One of Eden House’s residents was also a featured speaker. Allison Tiller and Kaylea B. Hill served as Co-Chairs. Approximately 350 guests attended the event. n



Event at a Glance What: “An Evening in the Garden of Eden,” benefiting Eden House Where: Audubon Tea Room

1. Kenneth Polite, Co-Chairs Allison Tiller and Kaylea Hill and Michael Harrison 2. Co-Founder, Honoree and Board Member Katherine Green, Co-Founder and President Kara Van de Carr and Honoree and Board Member the Hon. Joy Lobrano 3. Daryl Byrd, Executive Director Susanne Dietzel and Board Members and Honorees Erin Luetkemeier and John Krentel

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Musical Magnificence The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans hosted its 14th annual “Nocturne.” By Shelby Simon

Acclaimed Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, Artist-In-Association of the NY Philharmonic, was the “Nocturne XIV” Featured Artist. He performed “Suite Bergamasque” by Debussy, Schubert’s “Impromptu in G flat major” and “Handel Variations” by Brahms. The event also honored Diane Dupin and Richard Goula, who were recognized for chairing the first “Nocturne” 14 years ago. Elissa Bluth, Kathan Dearman, Dr. James Farrow and Dr. Emel Mize served as Event Chairs. Anne Gauthier serves as MASNO President, and Cara McCool Woolf is the Executive Director. The evening began with a champagne reception and passed appetizers. Guests enjoyed the piano concert by Barnatan, followed by a seated dinner in the Lafayette Ballroom. Arrangements of roses on each table were arranged by Henrique Paraizo. MASNO’s main fundraising event benefits the New Orleans International Piano Competition every other year, and the New Orleans Piano Institute every summer, bringing pianists from all over the world to the Crescent City. These events are held at Loyola University in July. n



Event at a Glance What: “Nocturne XIV,” benefiting Musical Arts Society of New Orleans Where: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

1. Dr. Edward Bluth and Co-Chair Elissa Bluth 2. Co-Chair Dr. James Farrow, MASNO President Anne Gauthier, Co-Chair Dr. Emel Songu Mize and MASNO President-Elect Dr. Keith Lescale 3. MASNO Artistic Director Daniel Weilbaecher, Phillip Fuselier, MASNO Executive Director Cara McCool Woolf and Fred Kasten 40 st. charles Avenue April 2017

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Catholic Changemakers The Catholic Foundation's annual dinner honored Marilyn Quirk. By Shelby Simon

The “31st Catholic Foundation Annual Dinner” honored Marilyn Quirk with the 2016 Saint John Paul II Award, presented by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Quirk founded Magnificat Ministry for Women, which currently has 103 chapters in 11 countries and has brought spiritual growth to the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. Archbishop Aymond delivered a tribute to Quirk and presented the award. “Marilyn was inspired by her devout grandmothers, who taught her how to pray. Since 1970, Marilyn has been involved with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal – she was led by the Holy Spirit to found Magnficat, along with the help of others. She uses her gifts for others seeking a closer relationship with Christ. Marilyn has left her fingerprints and heartprints on the lives of thousands of people.” In addition to the SJPII Award, the dinner celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Foundation. Instead of a keynote speaker this year, a 10-minute video spotlighted the impact of the mission and work of The Catholic Foundation, including powerful testimonies on behalf of Covenant House, Woman’s New Life Center and Project Lazarus. n



Event at a Glance What: “Annual Foundation Dinner,” benefiting The Catholic Foundation Where: New Orleans Hilton Riverside

1. Archbishop Alfred Hughes and Mary Ann Valentino 2. Jack, Anne and Fr. Stephen Dardis 3. Mary Matalin with Mayor Mitch and Cheryl Landrieu

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Courts of


St. Charles Avenue’s fifth annual Courts of Carnvial – the largest ever at more than double the size of last year – and reminds you that Mardi Gras really is the most wonderful time of year in New Orleans. Arranged in reverse chronological order from Mardi Gras to Twelfth Night, the Courts of Carnvial march through our memories, complete with sparkling trains and glittering crowns. Long live the season! By Morgan Packard Griffith 45

Mistick Krewe of Comus Year Founded: 1857 Theme: “The Burgundians� Her Majesty Queen Miss Avery Scott Rowan Maids Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry, Miss Virginia Parker Stewart, Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd, Miss Eleanor Scullin Janvier, Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, Miss Ninette Therese deBalathier Hickey, Miss Emily Smith Adams and Miss Mary Dalton Acomb Pages Master James McDowell Brady Jr., Master Coalter Barroll McCall, Master John Mark Church IV and Master Charles Frederick Seemann IV

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Rex Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Carnival Fêtes and Feasts” Her Majesty Queen of Carnival Miss Anna Eugenie Huger and His Majesty King of Carnival Dr. Stephen Wilson Hales Maid Miss Caroline Lane, Duke Mr. Richard Joseph Brennan III, Maid Miss Mary Nolan Brown, Duke Mr. Clark Mayo Barousse Jr., Maid Miss Katherine Stafford Winsberg, Duke Mr. William John Kallenborn, Maid Miss. Charlotte Villars Delery, Duke Mr. Matthieu Poche Robert, Page Master Thomas Westervelt Werner, His Majesty King of Carnival Dr. Stephen Wilson Hales and Her Majesty Queen of Carnival Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, and Page Master Frank Polk McIlhenny Dinkins, Duke Mr. Bristol Favrot Bell, Maid Miss Reagan Nicole Hairston, Duke Mr. William Kirchhoff Kelleher, Maid Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer, Duke Mr. Wilson Saunders Sharp, Maid Miss Elizabeth Fenner French, Duke Mr. Charles Waterhouse Goodyear III and Maid Miss Marcia Madeline Conwill Pages Master Frank Polk McIlhenny Dinkins and Master Thomas Westervelt Werner Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofits are Lafayette Academy Charter School and Ochsner Hospital for Children

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Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Year Founded: 1909 Theme: “Stop the Violence” Her Majesty Queen Donna Marie Glapion His Majesty King Zulu Adonis Charles Exposé (Standing) King’s Maids Miss Kami R. Thompson, Queen’s Maid Miss Nia M. Haley, and Maids Miss Deanna C. Daggs, Miss Coren S. Wilson, Miss Erin D. Stewart and Miss Jada D. Herrington and (seated) Miss Jhaire A. Bougere, Miss Kaya A. Bastian, Miss Tiffany A. Charlot, Miss Mia J. Robertson, Miss and Miss Aspyn S. Harry (Standing) Maids Miss Tamiko T. Stroud, Miss Leah C. Lee, Miss Deni D. Robinette, Miss Deja S. Beard, Miss Kennedi A. Randolph and Miss Ti’Lyn L. Boykins and (seated) Miss Jada D. Herrington, Miss Whitney N. Johnson, Miss Kia N. Washington, Miss Erin T. Henry and Miss Semaj A. Hamilton Imperial Prince Todd Glapion Jr. with King’s Pages Master Ramon Stevens, Master Jace Williams, Master LeBarron Spears, Master Elija Rice and Master Marvin Harris Jr. Queen’s Imperial Attendant Miss Irielle Duncan and Queen’s Pages with Queen’s Page Miss Alya L. Adams and Queen’s Majestic Pages Miss Peyton Remble and Miss Amiya Johnson, and Queen’s Pages Miss Mkayla Lee and Miss McKinzie Lee, and Queen’s Princesses Miss Zoe Jewel, Miss Countess Spears and Miss Rayvyn Boneé, and Queen’s Imperial Princess Matison Williams

Photographer: Gavin Goins with Goins Photography

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Krewe of Proteus Year Founded: 1881 Theme: “Der Ring Des Nibelungen� Her Majesty Queen Miss Mary Dalton Acomb Page Master Elliot Simms Cooper Hardin, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Mary Dalton Acomb and Proteus 2017, and Page Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV Maids Miss Avery Scott Rowan, Miss Caroline Emily Lane, Miss Rachel Elizabeth Schulingkamp, Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer, Miss Margaret Sullivan Hildebrand, Miss Emily Dickson Ellis, Miss Mary Nolan Brown and Miss Emily Smith Adams, and Page Master Elliot Simms Cooper Hardin, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Mary Dalton Acomb and Proteus 2017, and Page Master St. Denis Julien Villere IV, and Maids Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry, Miss Charlotte Villars Delery, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, Miss Ellen Lane Horn, Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelsonand Miss Ailleen Cassegrain Livaudais

Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers

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Original Illinois Club Year Founded: 1895 Theme: “OIC Salutes the ‘Divine Nine’” Her Majesty Queen Miss Lauren Kennedi-Ozie Dixon Maid Miss Alicia Symone Hoey, Ball Captain Mr. Gregory Perrault Jr. and Maid Miss Barianne Lenore Franks His Majesty King Mr. Walter L. Dixon and Her Majesty Queen Miss Lauren Kennedi-Ozie Dixon, with Royal Maids Miss Alicia Symone Hoey and Miss Barianne Lenore Franks, and Royal Debutantes Miss SaDeja Sonnae Jones, Miss Tia Teresa Alexander and Miss Kailyn Lilly Rainey, and Escorts and Dancers Mr. H. Kenneth Johnston, Mr. William J. Washington, Mr. Charles F. Webb Sr. and Mr. Christopher Hammond, with Debutante Chairman and Dancer Ms. Tracey Thibodaux, and Queen’s Pages Miss Christia Hardon and Miss Gabrielle Hubbard, and King’s Pages Miss Jaide Williams, Miss Sarah Freeman and Master Jaiden Hollis, and Herald Miss Hiliary Vaucresson, and Ball Captain Mr. Gregory Perrault Jr. Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is a local organization in her home state of Mississippi called The Pink Lotus Project, which provides educational programs and services focusing on physical, mental, emotional and financial topics for girls and women of all ages to empower them to build and sustain healthy relationships and communities.

Photographer: Aaron Cormier Photography

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Knights of Babylon Year Founded: 1939 Theme: “Lure and Legends of Gold” Her Majesty Queen Miss Jenna Ann Mintz and Sargon LXXII Pages Master John Louis Collins, Master Kerth Peterson Metzinger and Master Alston Lane Manne (Back row) Princesses Miss Madeline Rose Golden and Miss Glenn Eliza Riley, and Maids Miss Morgan Marie Jeansonne, Miss Arden Eugenie Townsend and Miss Francesca Marie Lopinto, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Jenna Ann Mintz, and Maids Miss Zoie Michelle Gunnels and Miss Emmie Rae Davila, and Princesses Miss Anne Constant Barone and Miss Lucie Clare Barone, and (front row) Ladies in Waiting Miss Julia Eleanor Golden, Miss Guidry Greer Manne, Miss Jean-Eliza Susan Barone, Miss Colleen Patricia Collins, Miss Paige Isabella Duffard, Miss Addison Renee Perry, Miss Peyton Ashley Schultz, Miss Lila Ryan Patel, Miss Isabella Victoria Anazagasty and Miss Erin Kathleen Collins Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Children’s Hospital, because she believes every kid deserves to be a kid.

Photographer: Darryl Schmitt Photography of Darryl Schmitt Photography

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Krewe of Mystery Year Founded: 1911 Theme: “Mystery Goes to Venice” Her Majesty Queen Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter Trainbearers Miss Virginia Elizabeth Gardes, Miss Corinne Lorraine Grace, Miss Madeleine Anne Long and Miss Lillian Claire Charpentier Trainbearers Miss Lillian Claire Charpentier and Miss Madeleine Anne Long, and Page Master John Crossin Calhoun Jr., and Maids Miss Lindsey Claire Barnes, Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso and Miss Rachael Roberts Moss, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter, and Maids Miss Madden Elizabeth Wilbert, Miss Ellen Lucy Simon and Miss Juliette Teresa Hotard, and Page Master Andrew Warren Breaux, and Trainbearers Miss Virginia Elizabeth Gardes and Miss Corinne Lorraine Grace Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Project Heal, which raises money for people to get treatment for eating disorders.

Photographer: Mike Posey Photography & Video

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Krewe of Hermes Year Founded: 1937 Theme: “A Hermes Miscellany” Her Majesty Queen Miss Elizabeth Hale Rodriguez Pages (clockwise) Master John Michael Thomas, Master Ryan Thomas McFarland, Master Connor Andrew Amorosi, Master Andrew Michael Murphy, Master Nathan Armando Patrón, Master Theodore Barrow Solomon and Master Thomas Anthony Gennusa IV Pages Master Andrew Michael Murphy, Master Theodore Barrow Solomon and Master Ryan Thomas McFarland, with Ladies-in-Waiting Miss Veronica Ofelia Rodriguez, Miss Kagan Pulitzer Levine, Miss Rosalie Frances Chapman and Miss Madison Kathyrn Rodriguez, and Her Majesty Queen Miss Elizabeth Hale Rodriguez and His Majesty Hermes LXXVIII, and Ladies-in-Waiting Miss Margaret Allen Atkins, Miss Gretchen Neuhoff Solomon, Miss Toni Mary Elaine Gagliano and Miss Gabrielle Marie Dennis, with Pages Master Nathan Armando Patrón, Master Thomas Anthony Gennusa IV and Master John Michael Thomas, and (back row left side) Page Master Connor Andrew Amorosi, and Ladies-in-Waiting Miss Lauren Ainsley Klebba and Miss Macie Marie Rodriguez, and Bearer of the Scepter Miss Katherine Mary Cibilich, and Maids Miss Keil Elizabeth Senter, Miss Sarah Jane Lowentritt, Miss Elise Marie Burk and Miss Claire Frances Alcus, and (back row right side) Maids Miss Gillen Catherine Briede, Miss Caroline Rebecca Korndorffer and Miss Keegan Clare Marchese, with Bearer of the Scepter Miss Lauren Michelle Perlis, and Ladies-in-Waiting Miss Allison Lesley Langhetée and Miss Abigail Elizabeth Gannon Charity: The krewe’s nonprofit is the Hermes BTP Foundation, Inc., to help support New Orleans’ first responders on a year-round basis.

Photographer: Darryl Schmitt of Darryl Schmitt Photography

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Knights of Momus Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Lost and Found� Her Majesty Queen Miss Virginia Parker Stewart and Momus Her Majesty Queen Miss Virginia Parker Stewart Maids Miss Erin Curry Reily, Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, Miss Margaret Sullivan Hildebrand, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot and Miss Eliza Ann Baldwin, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Virginia Parker Stewart and Momus, with Maids Miss Emily Smith Adams, Miss Emily Dickson Ellis, Miss Ninette Therese Hickey, Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer, Miss Caroline Emily Lane, Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd and Miss Avery Scott Rowan

Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers

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The Atlanteans Year Founded: 1890 Theme: “Festin Corsario de Cartagena� Her Majesty Queen Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd Page Master James Joseph Reiss IV, Her Majesty Queen Miss Elizabeth Redd and Poseidon, and Page Master Nathaniel Pope Phillips IV Maids Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, Miss Chastine MacGregor Arbaugh and Miss Elizabeth Fenner French, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd, and Maids Miss Avery Scott Rowan, Miss Caroline Emily Lane and Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer

Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers

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Elves of Oberon Year Founded: 1895 Theme: “The Commander in Tweet” Her Majesty Queen Miss Mary Nolan Brown Pages Master John Sawyer Adriance, Master Ian Patrick Todd, Master Colin McGlinchey Moffett and Master Thomas Hampton Gamard Maids Miss Adele Bry Layrisson, Miss Eugenia Hill Walk, Miss Elaine Daire Delouche and Miss Alexandra Suzanne LeJeune, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Mary Nolan Brown, and Maids Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry, Miss Charlotte Crenshaw Clark, Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot and Miss Ailleen Cassegrain Livaudais Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite local nonprofit is Bridge House; she enjoys volunteering there to help people with addiction issues.

Photographer: Mike Posey Photography & Video

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Prophets of Persia Year Founded: 1927 Theme: “1871 Reception of Nicholas I and Milena Vukotic honoring the visitor, Prince Vladimir Andreyevich Dolgorukov” Her Majesty Queen Miss Madison Colleen Mikes Ladies in Waiting Miss Katherine Quealy Schaumburg, Miss Sadie Elizabeth Taylor and Miss Genevieve Marie Sonnier, with Maids Miss Christina Elizabeth Karl, Miss Emily Catherine Busse and Miss Eugenia Hill Walk, and Her Majesty Queen Miss Madison Colleen Mikes and His Majesty the Great Shah of all of the Persias, and Maids Miss Charlotte Crenshaw Clark, Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso and Miss Nicole Rose Rueb, and Ladies in Waiting Miss Ella Maxwell Freeman and Miss Alexandra Denise St. Pierre Pages Master Grayson Evans Wise and Master Andrew Emory Sonnier, with Princesses Miss Colette Elizabeth Shannon, Miss Eleanor Rose Lurie, Miss Kathryn Ivy Lansford and Miss Lyla Dayton Gordon, with Page Master Garrison Joseph Franks Page Master Garrison Joseph Franks, and Princesses Miss Lyla Dayton Gordon and Miss Eleanor Rose Lurie, and (back row) Ladies in Waiting Miss Genevieve Marie Sonnier, Miss Sadie Elizabeth Taylor and Miss Katherine Quealy Schaumburg, and Maids Miss Christina Elizabeth Karl, Miss Emily Catherine Busse and Miss Eugenia Hill Walk, and Her Majesty Queen Miss Madison Colleen Mikes and His Majesty the Great Shah of all of the Persias, and Maids Miss Charlotte Crenshaw Clark, Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso and Miss Nicole Rose Rueb, and (back row) Ladies in Waiting Miss Ella Maxwell Freeman and Miss Alexandra Denise St. Pierre, and (front row) Princesses Miss Kathryn Ivy Lansford and Miss Colette Elizabeth Shannon and Pages Master Grayson Evans Wise and Master Andrew Emory Sonnier Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, through which she has planted trees to help restore the wetlands.

Photographer: Mike Posey Photography & Video

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The Achaeans Year Founded: 1947 Theme: “King Midas and the Golden Touch� Her Majesty Queen Miss Emily Dickson Ellis Maids Miss Virginia Parker Stewart, Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, Miss Anne Bailey Girault and Miss Jane Todd Betz, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Emily Dickson Ellis, and Maids Miss Charlotte Villars Delery, Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs and Miss Olivia Louise Rufty Maids Miss Virginia Parker Stewart, Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, Miss Anne Bailey Girault and Miss Jane Todd Betz, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Emily Dickson Ellis and Odysseys LXIX, and Maids Miss Charlotte Villars Delery, Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs and Miss Olivia Louise Rufty

Photographer: Jim Cresson Photographers

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Krewe of Athenians Year Founded: 1909 Theme: “A Battle of Fools” Her Majesty Queen Miss Erin Curry Reily Pages Master Christopher David Gieseler and Master John David Laurent, with Maids Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs, Miss Keil Elizabeth Senter, Miss Juliette Teresa Hotard, Miss Christina Elizabeth Karl, Miss Catherine Frances Rosamond, Miss Gillen Catherine Briede, Miss Emily Catherine Busse, Miss Sarah Elise Moreau, Miss Madison Colleen Mikes, Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso, Miss Lauren Elizabeth Redfearn, Miss Colette Elysse Crouere and Miss Madison Elizabeth Wilbert, and Pages Master Kerth Peterson Metzinger and Master Clifton David LeBlanc Jr. Princesses (left of throne) Miss Sydney McCloskey Able, Miss Jeanne Elizabeth Adams, Miss Ainsley LeFebvre Browne and Miss Lauren Ainsley Klebba, and (right of throne) Miss Caitlin August Brennan, Miss Caroline Ann Kogos, Miss Nancy Wells Johnson and Miss Wilhelmina Beatrix Richeson, and Maids Miss Madden Elizabeth Wilbert, Miss Keil Elizabeth Senter, Miss Madison Colleen Mikes, Miss Lauren Elizabeth Redfearn, Miss Colette Elysse Crouere, Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs and Miss Gillen Catherine Briede, and Pages Master Kerth Peterson Metzinger and Master Christopher David Gieseler, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Erin Curry Reily and His Majesty 2017, and Pages Master Clifton David LeBlanc Jr. and Master John David Laurent, and Maids Miss Emily Catherine Busse, Miss Juliette Teresa Hotard, Miss Christina Elizabeth Karl, Miss Sarah Elise Moreau, Miss Catherine Frances Rosamond and Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Earthjustice.

Photographer: Mike Posey Photography & Video

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Krewe of Osiris Year Founded: 1915 Theme: Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake Her Majesty Queen Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson Pages Master William Wiley Kessler and Master William Swayze Darragh, with Maids Miss McKain Elizabeth Williams, Miss Madden Elizabeth Wilbert, Miss Gillen Catherine Briede, Miss Rachael Roberts Moss and Miss Mary Lucy Lapeyre, and Pages Master Colin McGlinchey Moffett and Master Cooper Wells Velie Pages Master Colin McGlinchey Moffett and Master William Wiley Kessler, with Princesses Miss Ella Maxwell Freeman, Miss Shelby Alexander Sundmaker and Miss Halle Grace Briede, and Maids Miss Madden Elizabeth Wilbert and Miss Gillen Catherine Briede, and Her Majesty Queen Miss Callie Nelson and His Majesty Osiris, and Maids Miss Rachael Roberts Moss, Miss McKain Elizabeth Williams and Miss Mary Lucy Lapeyre, and Princesses Miss Claire Marcelle Perez and Miss Mary Catherine Triche, and Pages Master Cooper Wells Velie and Master William Swayze Darragh Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is Read, Lead, Achieve, Pi Phi Sorority’s national philanthropy, which she has been involved with throughout college.

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Krewe of Apollo Year Founded: 1929 Theme: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” Her Majesty Queen Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perrier Pages Master Robert Wade Van Horn, Master Robert Edward Milling, Miss Susan Taylor Stewart and Miss Florence Virginia Dupuy Maids (Bottom row) Miss Sarah Eleanor Lane, Miss Elizabeth Carter McDiarmid, Miss Winifred Diane McCarthy and Miss Mary Mitchell Ives Henry, with Pages Miss Florence Virginia Dupuy and Miss Susan Taylor Stewart, and Maids Miss Lucille Caliste Currence, Miss Shannon Elizabeth Schmidt, Miss Lindsey LeJeune Gibert and Miss Helen Anne Mason, and (back row) Maids Miss Ellen Lorraine Gambel, Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis, Miss Lydia Vivian Calhoun and Miss Katherine Isabel Balart, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perrier, and Maids Miss Charlotte Sprunt Freeman, Miss Kelly Manning Batt, Miss Sara Elizabeth Jenkins and Miss Peyton Armistead LeCorgne Charity: Her Majesty’s favorite nonprofit is the American Cancer Society, which she has raised money for through her school, the Academy of the Sacred Heart; she feels a personal connection to the ACS because her grandfather died of cancer and many adults she knows have suffered from the disease.

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High Priests of Mithras Year Founded: 1897 Theme: “Sound of Music� Her Majesty Queen Miss Caroline Emily Lane Pages Master Brandon Freret Favrot and Master Henry Lawes Cook, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Caroline Emily Lane and the High Priest of Mithras, and Pages Master John Crossin Calhoun Jr. and Master Ian Patrick Todd Maids Miss Caroline Chapman Hewitt, Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd, Miss Adele Bry Layrisson, Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter, Miss Avery Scott Rowan, Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, Miss Mary Lucy Lapeyre, Miss Emily Smith Adams and Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Caroline Emily Lane, and Maids Miss Susan Shelbourne Pointer, Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, Miss Virginia Parker Stewart, Miss Madeline Meriwether Stauss, Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry, Miss Emily Dickson Ellis, Miss Jane Todd Betz, Miss Olivia Louise Rufty and Miss Mary Dalton Acomb

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Twelfth Night Revelers Year Founded: 1870 Theme: “1872 Ball” Her Majesty Queen Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry finds the bean Maids Miss Eugenia Hill Walk, Miss Erin Curry Reily, Miss Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, Miss Alexandra Suzanne LeJeune, Miss Caroline Emily Lane, Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs, Miss Margaret Elisabeth Hoefer, Miss Emily Dickson Ellis, Miss Mary Corbin Bolles Burlingame and Miss Emily Smith Adams, with Her Majesty Queen Miss Catherine Lapeyre Barry and the Lord of Misrule, and Maids Miss Mary Dalton Acomb, Miss Eliza Ann Baldwin, Miss Charlotte Villars Delery, Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, Miss Anna Eugenie Huger, Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson, Miss Ailleen Cassegrain Livaudais, Miss Elizabeth Flower Redd, Miss Avery Scott Rowan and Miss Virginia Parker Stewart Junior Cooks Master Cooper Suthon Woods, Master Nathaniel Pope Phillips IV, Master Andrew Douglas Sykes and Master Padraig Raegan McCausland Charity: The krewe’s nonprofit is the United States Marine Corps Reserve Band.

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Here Comes the Sun Floral kimono wrap maxi dress by Privacy Please at Hemline; gold choker at Monomin; navy-andturquoise color blocked suede and leather stiletto sandals by Karl Lagerfield at Dillard’s; textured blue shoulder bag with needlepoint handle and floral cuff bracelet at Pilot and Powell; gold three-tier cuff by Ashley Porter at Porter Lyons; bronze Sun King ring by Reagan Charleston through designer

Embrace this season’s minimalist color palette and effortless lightweight styles that illuminate spring Photographer: Theresa Cassagne Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup: Glenn Mosley Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Amita Raman Location: Patrick F. Taylor Library in Ogden Museum 89

Neutral Ground Blush pink, off-theshoulder, cascade sleeved sheath dress by Milly at FeBe; multistrand beaded necklace with medallion pendant at Hemline; clear quartz crystal drop earrings by Ashley Porter at Porter Lyons; bronze Sun King ring by Reagan Charleston through designer; white, black and grey patent leather lizard print strap sandals by Ginna Bini at Dillard’s

Make Me Blush Silk peach V-neck top with flutter sleeve and asymmetric hemline, and white stretch, skinny jeans with zipper ankle by 209 WST, both at Elizabeth’s; apricot slab stone pendant and Sterling silver and vermeil crystal icicle earrings, both by Sennod at FeBe 91

Blushing Moment Light blue cotton sheath dress with high-neck, bubble sleeves and zigzag embroidery detail by Ellery at Pilot and Powell; Sterling silver Sun King pendant by Reagan Charleston through designer; Sterling silver braided tassel choker and dangle earrings, both by Ashley Porter at Porter Lyons; Sterling silver and iolite gemstone in geode large ring by Dominique Giordano at Peony Nola

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Catch the Sun Blue-and-white striped top with ruffle front and collar and wrap tie waist, and blush pink cropped and slit culottes, both by Milly at Clover; silver metallic sandals by Donald J. Pliner at Elizabeth’s; wide brim hat by Reagan Charleston through designer; gold Chrysler cuff by Ashley Porter at Porter Lyons; druzy crystal quartz cuff bangle bracelet at Peony Nola 93

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Our Beloved

French Quarter

Eight local, charming merchants and why we love them By Kelcy Wilburn Photos by Mike Lirette

April brings the annual French Quarter Festival to what is perhaps New Orleans’ most beloved neighborhood, giving us yet another celebratory reminder of what a gift we have in the 78 square blocks it comprises. As throngs of people wander the streets, stopping at the variety of stages along the way, they often duck into shops, restaurants and hotels that maintain the French Quarter’s character and charm, whether through antiques and art or Creole cuisine, or Sazeracs and stories of the city’s many generations of residents and travelers. This month, we’re highlighting a number of French Quarter merchants – from fashion-forward clothing boutiques to grand dame restaurants – that add to the neighborhood’s old charm and modern appeal. For stories of the city’s past, you could easily park yourself at a barstool of any French Quarter watering hole, but you might find the information a little more reliable from local experts at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC). A museum, research center and publisher working to preserve the history and culture New Orleans, the state and the surrounding Gulf South since 1966, THNOC houses two campuses in the French Quarter, with a third exhibition center to open soon at 520 Royal St. On April 5, THNOC’s William Research Center at 420 Chartres St. will welcome the unveiling of “Storyville: Madams & Music,” an exhibition examining the sights and sounds of Storyville, the notorious and legal red-light district that operated just outside of the French Quarter from 1897 to 1917. According to Executive Director Priscilla Lawrence, much of the city’s present identity dates back to the Storyville era, when New Orleans was marketed as a winter playground. THNOC’s founders, General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, were committed to the preservation of New

Orleans, and were among the first to revitalize their area of the French Quarter in the mid-20th century. “Preservation remains a critical component of our mission, and we’re delighted to be a place of learning and discovery in this iconic community,” says Lawrence. “And, as for our founders’ residence, it’s preserved as a house museum, where visitors can see what daily life was like in the Vieux Carré in the mid-20th century.” Another preserved and iconic French Quarter locale is Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, which was established just over 100 years ago in 1916. Located at 616 St. Peter St., the theater’s mission today is to provide high quality theatrical experiences that entertain and educate the diverse populations of Greater New Orleans. They offer a range of classic and contemporary dramas and comedies as well as musical productions. “As the city’s longest continually operating theater, being in the heart of the city is so much a part of our cultural identity,” says General Manager Ashley Robison. “Throughout our history, so many local entertainers have performed or gotten their start on our stages. It creates such a memorable experience to be able to perform in the French Quarter, just steps from Jackson Square.” April and May will be busy months at Le Petit. In April, the theater’s Main Stage Production will be Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, which opened during The Tennessee Williams Festival. During French Quarter Festival, Le Petit will host the festival’s film series, and during the New Orleans Heritage & Jazz Festival, it will offer a selection of concerts from local favorites like Cowboy Mouth and Broadway performers like Morgan James. Adjacent to Le Petit is Dickie Brennan & Co.’s Jackson Square restaurant, Tableau. Tableau and Le Petit share a courtyard and lobby on performance 95

nights, and pre-theater menus are available to complete an evening of entertainment. Tableau’s menu pays homage to the classic style of New Orleans cooking, with chef John Martin adding his special touch to the updated signature dishes. Highlights of the menu include chicken Tableau, a herb roasted chicken breast and crispy boneless thigh with potatoes Tableau, béarnaise and chicken demi-glace; the pan-roasted redfish Bienville with friseefingerling potato salad and blue crab butter sauce; as well as the barbecue shrimp and grits spiked with local beer. “This building provided us with a chance to create what we believe to be a beautiful tribute to French Quarter architecture, including the main staircase, which is a replica of the one located in the Pontalba buildings,” says Managing Partner of Dickie Brennan & Co. Steve Pettus. The restaurant also features a wrap-around balcony with views of Jackson Square, an intimate 96 st. charles Avenue APRIL 2017

courtyard with historic fountain and the main dining room with an open kitchen. Also known for its atmosphere – one that has withstood the test of time – is Arnaud’s, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. Featuring classic Creole cuisine, Arnaud’s embodies the New Orleans tradition. The restaurant boasts the James Beard Award-recognized French 75 Bar, a Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Dixieland jazz and a carefully curated Mardi Gras Museum showcasing the intricate gowns worn by the founder’s daughter, Germaine Wells. Arnaud’s will celebrate Easter this month with a four-course Easter Menu for $55 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For a dose of live jazz, stop in nightly to the Jazz Bistro and on Sundays for the Jazz Brunch, which runs 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Arnaud’s signature items include soufflé potatoes, shrimp Arnaud and oysters Arnaud. “It’s also strawberry season, so ending any meal with our signature strawberries Arnaud

is a must,” says Co-Owner Archie Casbarian. “We offer a variety of fish dishes, perfect for those observing the Lenten Season. Some of my personal favorites are the potato encrusted Gulf fish and pompano Duarte topped with Gulf shrimp, both of which celebrate the fresh, local seafood we’re so lucky to have at our fingertips.” Along with Arnaud’s, Broussard’s is a French Quarter Grand Dame, one of the stalwart restaurants of the French Quarter that has entertained guests for generations. Now part of the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, Broussard’s was originally opened in 1920 by Paris-trained Joseph Broussard and his wife Rosalie Borrello. The restaurant was famous for its fusion of classic French cooking with local Creole cuisine. Today, Executive Chef Neal Swidler oversees the menu, which features elevated takes on classic dishes. Highlights include the duck à l’orange: pan-seared duck breast with manchego duck confit crêpes and spiced

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orange sauce, as well as the broiled black drum Rosalie with a rosemary and mustard crust, haricot verts and a ginger apple glaze. “We are fortunate to be an integral part of French Quarter history and proud to be a participant in the evolution of this institution,” says Director of Marketing for Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts Jeff Zaffron. “Broussard’s is one of the four existing Grand Dame restaurants dedicated to preserving the culture of Old World New Orleans, but also stands out for elevating the fine dining experience through unparalleled service and exquisite cuisine.” A bit younger than Broussard’s but also notable to New Orleans and French Quarter history is Brennan’s, located at 417 Royal

St. Opened in 1946, Brennan’s recently underwent a major renovation aimed at restoring its Old World charm and elegance. Brennan’s offers a celebratory and unique take on Happy Hour, known as Bubbles at Brennan’s, which is offered Mondays through Thursdays, 2-7 p.m. in the Courtyard and Roost Bar, as well as on Fridays 9 a.m.-7 p.m. With deep discounts to bottles of Champagne from top vintners and sparkling wine houses, patrons can enjoy a special-occasion bottle of delicious bubbly at an everyday price. This month, Brennan’s is extending their happy hour through French Quarter Festival weekend 2 -7 p.m. on April 8 and 9. “The proclaimed ‘Champagne House of the South’ offers a revolving selection of five

deeply discounted bottles of Champagnes as well as seven sparkling cocktails from the bar for $7,” says Executive Account Director Meaghan Regan. Bottles currently include Montmartre Sparkling Rosé and the Henriot “Souverain” Brut among others. Aside from the wealth of food options for which the French Quarter is known, the neighborhood is also a major shopping destination. Boutiques featuring fashion and accessories dot the streets, and while you’ll see tourists zigzagging in and out, exploring their door-todoor options, you’ll also see local regulars on a mission, perhaps heading to their favorite destinations for a particular item or accessory. In 2015, A. Renée Boutique was opened by April Renée, a passionate owner whose mission was to create a store for women who love fashion and want to create a style uniquely theirs. “Fashion is for us; we can hide behind it or stand out in it,” says Renée, who calls the boutique a “store for women who dress to kill.” In a neighborhood so fixated on the past, Renée aims to make a more cuttingedge fashion statement. This spring and summer the boutique is highlighting the bohemian look with all new designers. “We are also collaborating with an Italian designer in L.A. with 20 years experience in designing for celebrities. Couture separates and dresses will be designed exclusively for A. Renée Boutique,” she says. From Rogiani couture separates to the New Bronte bohemian line, the boutique is evolving into a unique store for sassy French Quarter shoppers with a focus on quality fabrics, bright colors and designs, and “smart, sexy, funky and elegant” styles,” she says. Just down the street is Queork, a store with its own unique approach to merchandise. Queork began in a small French Quarter storefront in 2012 before expanding and moving across the street in ’13. The successful concept has even further expanded, this time into Uptown, with a second location on Magazine Street. Queork features products made with cork fabric that’s elegant and leather-like while offering the benefits of being water-, scratch- and stain-resistant, as well as environmentally sustainable. Queork’s product line includes fashionable handbags, wallets, belts, bowties, boots, jewelry, aprons, hats and more. “We are starting to roll out all new jewelry this spring,” says Co-Owner Amanda Dailey. “We are having a lot of fun mixing up our jewelry line to show that cork can be used in statement pieces, as well as something 97

A. Renée Boutique 824 Chartres St. 418-1448 Arnaud’s 813 Bienville St. 523-5433 Brennan’s 417 Royal St. 525-9711 Broussard’s 819 Conti St. 581-3866 The Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St. 410 Chartres St. 523-4662 Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré 616 St. Peter St. 522-2081

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dainty for everyday wear. We are bringing out all new colors as well as new styles, bangles, fringe and even cork beads.” Dailey and her team love that their French Quarter store is uniquely positioned to share with global visitors the benefits of cork, which comes from the cork oak tree mainly grown in the Mediterranean. The bark is repeatedly harvested, which lengthens the life of the tree while producing a sustainable and beautiful product. Obviously, these are just a few of the many notable merchants who make the French Quarter the colorful, diverse destination that it is. One could go on for days talking about other great shops, bars and eateries. From the craft beer selection at Rampart Street’s newer Black Penny to the cozy, Italian meals at casual Mona Lisa or chic Italian Barrel, to the mesmerizing walls of galleries like the prestigious Martin Lawrence or dynamic Graphite Galleries, the opportunities for fun, food, education and entertainment are – quite literally – around every turn. 98 st. charles Avenue APRIL 2017

Queork 838 Chartres St. 481-2585 Tableau 616 St. Peter St. 934-3463

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Art As Event Party like a Venetian in the 1700s – but visit NOMA first By Bev Church

We visited “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s” at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and you’ve got to go see it! The exhibit, which focuses on festivals, pageantry and ceremony, will be here until May 21 and is exclusive to New Orleans! There are so many parallels between Venice and New Orleans, so the exhibit has four major themes: A City that Lives on the Water; The Celebration of Power; Aristocratic Life in the Town and Country; and The City as Theater. There are 300-year-old Carnival masks, costumes, robes, shoes, a puppet show, exquisite paintings by Canaletto and Guardi and much more.

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After you see this incredible exhibit, plan your own party! We started with cocktails on the gondola at City Park. Robert Dula is the gondolier and he takes you on a sunset trip through the lagoons of City Park, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres. We went to Rouses for flowers and sushi – I brought my own Italian platter filled with China Doll red beans and asked Tran Tluang of Rouses to place the sushi artfully, which he did beautifully. I used my small Celebration centerpiece and filled it with roses, lilies and white hydrangeas. After your sunset gondola ride, plan a fun Venetian dinner party at home and ask

guests to wear masks! The gondola, which Dula had made in Venice, holds six people so it’s perfect! To reach Dula contact Nola Gondola by calling 450-4400 or visiting to make a reservation. After seeing the Venetian exhibit at NOMA I know you’ll come up with some great party ideas of your own. Start with these and enjoy! n OPPOSITE PAGE TOP: 10 Theatre puppets, XVIII century, Venice, Museo di Casa di Goldon. Courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art OPPOSITE PAGE BOTTOM RIGHT: Antonio Stom, “The Departure of the Bucintoro,”XVII century, Oil on canvas, Venice, Querini Stampalia Foundation. Curtesy New Orleans Museum of Art 101

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Cockerham – Lawson By Mirella Cameran

Caroline Saunders Cockerham met

in the private room of the award-winning Cochon restaurant. Out of town guests were amazed to see a whole pig as part of the dinner! The next day, Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Caroline’s father, Walter Cockerham, walked his daughter down the aisle at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Garden District. She wore a stunning lace dress designed by Allure from Bridals by Laurie in Atlanta, the store famous for being featured on the “Say Yes to the Dress” TV show. The Reverend Winston Rice (husband of Caroline’s godmother) conducted the marriage ceremony with musical accompaniment by Albinas Prinzgintas on the harpsichord and organ, Maria Elliot on the oboe and Fitzgerald Barrau as trumpeter. The happy couple led their wedding guests and a jazz band in a second line to Caroline’s parents’ house, which is only a block away from the church. The Cockerhams’ house had been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” filled with whites, silvers and a hint of blue.

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Guests enjoyed a wonderful wedding supper catered by Patti Constantine. The wedding cake, made by Zoë’s Bakery in Covington, featured pinecones from the bride’s family’s former home in Utah. The groom chose his favorite childhood dessert from Mexico, a tres leches cake. When the dancing began, the bridesmaids changed into monogrammed Converse tennis shoes, gifted to them by the bride and groom. The bridesmaids wore long chiffon gowns in a blue harbor color by Watters & Watters. Caroline’s twin sister, Martha, who served as maid of honor, wore a special snowflake pin. The couple honeymooned in New York City before returning to Atlanta, Georgia, where they now live. Caroline is an Assistant Manager of Natural Body Buckhead, a luxury spa, and Patrick is an entrepreneur. n ABOVE: (front row) Catherine Sumpter, Elise Cahn, Alycia Swayze, (back row) Kallan Arvidson, Arielle Yuspeh, Molly Dugan, Claire Pitts, Jennifer Katz, Caitlin Carrere, Jenny Surcouf, Katie O’Dell, Martha Cockerham, Caroline Lawson, Patrick Lawsonthe Bride and Groom, Michael Ziedler, Shaun Woo Ko, Matthew McEnery, Daniel Gerhardt, Andrew Katz, David Choi, Colbey Robinson and Mark Allen Lawson OPPOSITE PAGE TOP LEFT: Walter Cockerham, the Bride, Martha Cockerham and Sally Cockerham OPPOSITE PAGE BOTTOM RIGHT: the Bride and Groom with Pat and Bill Lawson

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Patrick Ian Lawson while they were freshmen at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. During the summer between their junior and senior years, Caroline evacuated to North Carolina for a hurricane. Patrick was living there at the time and asked Caroline out for dinner as soon as he learned she was in town. The romance began and seven years later, when Patrick and Caroline were living in Atlanta, Patrick took Caroline, who’s an artist, to lunch at the High Museum in the city. The day was Twelfth Night – the official start of Mardi Gras – but it’s also Three Kings Day in the Mexican tradition, which has special significance for Patrick, who spent some of his childhood living in Mexico. Patrick proposed and the couple decided on a winter wedding in the bride’s hometown of New Orleans. They also designed Caroline’s engagement ring together; it features a Harry Winston Ceylon sapphire, which Caroline’s maternal grandmother had left her. Festivities began with a rehearsal dinner 103


Latina Jolivett, LMSW Founder, Expressive Art Solutions By Lindsay Mack

New Orleanians have long embraced the arts as a way to celebrate and communicate. Now, this creative impulse can be used in a new way. Thanks to the efforts of founder Latina Jolivett, LMSW, Expressive Art Solutions offers visitors a way to use the arts as a means of achieving positive mental health and wellness.

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The Expressive Art Solutions Counseling Center encourages its visitors to use the arts as a means of expressing emotions and facilitating healing. Painting, crafts and meditation can offer visitors a unique means for addressing and expressing feelings. Overall, this studio acts as a nontraditional approach to the typical counseling center. “Walking into the studio, you feel a sense of safety and comfort because we appeal to the senses of sight, smell and hearing,� says Jolivett. Individual counseling sessions pair the participant with a licensed mental health

practitioner or mental health professional. A work of art is then created through the process of exploring thoughts, feelings and problems. Family, group and open studio sessions are also available. In addition to the mental health aspects of the business, the studio also offers painting parties for individuals and large groups alike. n

Get Involved At this time, Expressive Art Solutions is in need of volunteers and interns. Donations are always appreciated. In addition, interested persons are always welcome to contact the studio and learn more about its many services. Expressive Art Solutions: Healing Minds & Heart Through Art, 2309 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 5, Harvey, 376-6146,

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This lovely idea was, unfortunately, born from tragic circumstances. Following the murder of a family member, Jolivett found solace in the healing power of artistic expression. In her case, painting helped Jolivett cope with her grief. A licensed master social worker, Jolivett was also interested in owning her own business. By combining her talents for both healing and creativity, she came upon the idea of Expressive Art Solutions. Getting accepted into the LaunchNOLA program

gave her the necessary tools for every aspect of business operations. Thanks to credentialing, Expressive Art Solutions provides mental health services for crisis intervention, community psychiatric support and psychosocial rehabilitation. 105

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Teresa Ann LaCour Archbishop Chapelle High School By Mallory Lindsly

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actually had a greater impact on my life than I could ever have on their lives,” she says. “While we did many different types of service, I think this entire trip made me realize how fortunate I am and how it’s my duty to help those around me,” says LaCour. Claire Gallagher, LaCour’s “It is important to be youth minister at St. Clement, involved in the community in was the main adult who led the order to better serve and help students on the mission trip. those who are in need all around Gallagher’s deep love for those you,” says Teresa Ann LaCour, a around her provided LaCour senior at Archbishop Chapelle with an example of what a true High School. servant leader looks like. LaCour was a member of LaCour serves the community the 2016 Archdiocese of New by signing at St. Clement of Orleans World Youth Day, where Rome Mass, teaching first grade she was tasked with running in the Parish School of Religion the event from start to finish. and serving with Campus As a member of the Teen Cross, Ministry. “By serving with she created and implemented Campus Ministry, I join with ideas to promote a fun, relaxed other teens to create change in environment for the local our community through our Catholic Youth to grow their service projects and to enhance faith. She was the Master of the faith life of our school,” she Ceremonies for the Junior High says. Track, and helped lead the crowd LaCour doesn’t know which through the day’s schedule and university she wants to attend, introduce the keynote speakers. but she’s considering majoring LaCour’s most memorable in Theology. Her goal is to pass volunteer experience was a on her Catholic faith to the next Mission Trip to San Antonio with generation and plans to do that St. Clement of Rome, her church through teaching or working parish youth group. The group for the Church through Youth volunteered at Our Lady of Ministry. She plans to continue Guadalupe Parish, a local parish her involvement with and in need. “It was on this trip that I service to faith based organizafirst discovered that those I served tions in college. n 107

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Mignon Faget Owner & Designer, Mignon Faget By Mirella Cameran

Describe your unique style of designing jewelry. I consider myself not only a jewelry designer but also a fashion designer. The whole silhouette and look is very much in my mind when I’m designing. I tell a story with each collection, and investigate an idea with every additional piece. You have been creating beautiful jewelry for over 40 years and are as popular as ever; what’s the secret to your enduring appeal? I connect with people through jewelry. We share what matters to us in an intimate and lasting form with a style that’s both fresh and timeless. You have over 40 collections; tell us about how New Orleans and Louisiana inspire you? As a fifthgeneration New Orleanian, a love for this city is in my blood. I connect with the architecture, objects and stories that gave form to this city and to myself.

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You also design accessories and items for baby and the home; tell us about those? When I extend my designs to objects of utility, I want them to exude joy and style. While the designs alone elevate these accessories beyond the average, the exceptional quality of materials and finishing truly sets them apart. What is going to be coming out that you are excited about? I have created some new additions to my HIVE, SEA and Romanesque Return collections. What else do you want our readers to know? I have had an amazing 47 years of designing and I look forward to many more to come. n

Mignon Faget multiple locations, (800) 375-7557,

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Sarah Martzolf, Kristen Nelson & Hayley Bumpas Real Estate Agents, The Martzolf Group By Mirella Cameran

Why did you create The Martzolf Group? Sarah: Hayley joined me nearly five years ago, and since then our business has flourished and we’ve been able to expand the services we offer. We are a full service group, and Kristen came on board to help us continue to best serve our clients as we grow.

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Are you still a part of the Keller Williams Realty Company? Hayley: Yes, Keller Williams empowers its agents to operate their own business team under the brokerage umbrella. What is different about what The Martzolf Group? Hayley: Three heads are better than one, and we collaborate on just about everything. Our backgrounds are law, business and Fine Arts, so we can offer clients a real competitive edge.

Tell us about some recent successes you have had? Kristen: We are proud of closing nearly $5 million in sales already in 2017. What’s exciting you at the moment? Kristen: Joining The Martzolf Group! From finding the perfect house, to making sure it feels just like home, we’re here for our clients every step of the way. Is there anything else you would like to add? Sarah: We offer luxury real estate services, as well as design and renovation consultation. We all love New Orleans, and we’re all committed to giving back and making the city the best it can be. n The Martzolf Group 450-3515, 109


Camp Trinity 1315 Jackson Ave. | New Orleans 670-2566 Camp Trinity offers more than 30 specialty camps each June and August. Camps are led by Trinity faculty and staff and include a variety of options for students ranging from grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Their summer camp runs over four consecutive weeks in June and for two full weeks and one partial week in

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August. It includes both halfand full-day scheduling options. Before and after camp care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

Chapelle Summer Camp for Girls 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie 467-3105 | Join the Chapelle Chipmunks for a summer of fun! This year, they’re offering a variety

of camps to choose from including baking, theatre, athletics, cheerleading, art, dance, photography, jewelry making, spy games and themed dress-up days, to name a few. Daughters and parents alike will love camps that promote a healthy mind, body and spirit while offering enrichments in art, athletics, leadership, music, public speaking, STEM and theatre. Acorn and Summer Camp is June 5-30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Acorn Camp is open to first through third

graders; Summer Camp is open to fourth through seventh graders. Each week of camp runs $80-150. Before and after care is available.

Every Day Away Camp 1100 Broadway St. New Orleans 274-1404 | Every Day Away is a summer day camp concept brought to you by 43-year summer camp experts: Kidcam Camps. Campers entering third 111


through eighth grade won’t stay put with these daily field trips, giving campers a chance for creative exploration and exciting adventures around every turn. Excursions include: Gulf Islands Water Park, Jellystone Park, White Sands Lake Day Beach and so much more! Register for up to eight weekly sessions ( June 5-August 4) departing from Uptown near Tulane and Kidcam City Park.

LCM Summer Camp 420 Julia St. | New Orleans 523-1357 The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to play this summer with weekly themed camps that explore food, art, theater, science, fitness and more! Star in a circus, orbit the planets and explore the galaxies. Plant a mini garden, design treasures using recycled materials or be a paleontologist and dig for fossils. Learning has never been more fun!

Le Camp d’été 821 General Pershing St. New Orleans 896-4500 | Join Ecole Bilingue for a fun filled French summer camp where children will learn the art of French cuisine, the joy of chanter (singing) and l’amour de la scene (theatre)! Camp is open to all children and French language background is not required. Give your child the experience of a lifetime by learning about

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French culture in a small group experience with a highly trained staff. For more information, visit EBNola. net or email summercamp@

Louise S. McGehee School 2343 Prytania St. | New Orleans 561-1224 Louise S. McGehee School will be opening its gates this summer to rising Kindergarten through seventh grade girls. Their camp runs from June 6 to August 5, with flexible weekly registration. New experiences, new projects, new friends, new fun! All girls (rising Kindergarten through fourth grade) from the New Orleans community are invited to attend! They also have a Counselor-inTraining program, complete with new and improved activities for creative tweens and teens entering fifth grade through seventh grade. They offer girl-powered fun that aims to foster leadership and inclusion. All sessions are led by McGehee teachers, alumnae and students in an academically-engaging environment that promotes problem-solving and independent thinking, not to mention seriously good fun! Their girls are immersed in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) projects, music and vocal performance, sports and activities and personalized crafts. They also enjoy special

interest sessions such as yoga, Lego works, pet training, pottery, jewelry making and more. Parents can also opt to sign their daughters up for exciting afternoon enrichment add-ons from their professional partners. Every Friday is Water Day, where campers eat snoballs, play water games and dance like crazy! Summer at McGehee is all about summer fun for girls! Visit summer or contact Camp Director Julee LaPorte (juleel@ for all the exciting details!

Ogden Museum Summer Camps 925 Camp St. | New Orleans 539-9608 Nurture the creativity within your child in an environment where budding artists will draw inspiration from a variety of celebrated Southern works of art! The Ogden Museum presents a series of small, specialized camps guided by professional artists and museum educators in a unique museum setting. Younger campers will explore fine arts techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed-media, while older campers will have the opportunity to focus on applied arts such as fashion design and photography. Each session culminates in a final show or gallery exhibition celebrated with family and friends. Camps start June 12 and run through August 4,


and are for students in second through 12th grade. For more information and to register visit camps or contact the education department at (504) 539-9608 or

Sacred Heart Summer Camp 4301 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans 269-1230 Calling all boys and girls! Sacred Heart is excited to offer Summer Fun Day Camp for girls and Sports ‘N’ More for boys – ages 1 through 13. Popular camp sessions include our early childhood Summer Hearts for boys and girls, Creative Hearts for girls, Middle School Creative Choice, Theater Camp (Schoolhouse Rock), Cheer Camp, Sports Clinics, Enrichment,and new this year ACT/PSAT/SAT Prep Course for grades 10-12. Dates: May 30-July 14, 2017.

Splendor Farms 27329 Mill Creek Road | Bush (985) 886-3747 Splendor Farms is a girls-only horse/farm camp designed to give girls an opportunity to learn cooperation, self-confidence and teamwork through hands-on instruction on a real working farm. They will not only learn the basics of horsemanship, but also enjoy many

other activities, including field trips to other farms, arts and crafts, swimming and cooking lessons. Also, guest speakers on various subjects like Equine Digestion & Nutrition & Equine Dentistry! Day camps and overnight camps are offered.

St. Mary’s Dominican High School 7701 Walmsley Ave. New Orleans 518-5004 Fun and variety at Dominican’s Summer Camps 2017! Summer camps for girls at St. Mary’s Dominican High School start Monday, June 5. All camps, except soccer and softball camps, are at Dominican’s main campus, 7701 Walmsley Ave. Visit Summer Programs at Before and after care available. For more information, contact Camp Director Meg Womble at (504) 518-5004 or email mwomble@stmarysdominican. org. June 5-23: Jumpin’ for Joy and Dominicamp. Sports Camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer. Specialized Camps: Band, Studio Art and DominiTech.

STM Summer Camp 225 Green Acres Road | Metairie 736-9911

Camp programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, the culminating talent show, visits from the Saints’ and Pelicans’ Junior Training Camps, yoga, scuba, sports, arts, drama and much more! St. Martin’s Theatre campers will learn about the acting process, while building self-confidence and problem solving skills. Campers will take the stage with two performances of The Wizard of Oz on June 23. For more info visit

Ursuline Academy Camp U 2635 State St. | New Orleans 861-9150 | Ursuline Academy presents Camp U, with five individual camp styles to mix and match with your interests! Camp Invention empowers girls to take on fun challenges emphasizing STEM, creative problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Camp Create offers fun classes in art, acting, singing, cooking, sewing, music, swimming and more! Camp ROAR and MANE Camp are for reading and math enrichment so girls can strengthen their academic skills. Camp of Champions includes volleyball, softball, basketball, running, cheer, tennis and soccer.

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1. Members Marcia Williams, Jackie Elliott and Gail Lavis show of their hats at the annual New Orleans Garden Society’s Halloween luncheon, the “Bewitching Affair.” This year’s “Enchanted Garden” was held at the Audubon Society Team Room and included an outfit contest with categories like “Best Botanical Hat.” 2. New Orleans Garden Society member Anita Brite poses with the winner of “Most Enchanting Outfit,” Faith Pepperone, at the “Bewitching Affair” in October. The event included a luncheon and a fashion show, and the benefits went to Longue Vue’s Yellow Garden and Jeannette Bell, for her work to beautify vacant lots with flowers and plants which are sold at a local farmer’s market. 3. Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, Director of Community Relations at Lowe’s James Frison and Director of Talent Acquisition at Lowe’s Thaddeus Jones present KIPP Central Academy Marching Band Director Josh Speight with a check at Rebuilding Together’s remodel of A.L. Davis Park in October. 4. Volunteers with Lowe’s Heroes worked with Rebuilding Together in October to repair A.L. Davis Park, a city-owned park with a grassy area provides families and residents of the Central City neighborhood with an outdoor space where children can play. 5. Chef John Folse poses with Abbot Justin Brown, Fr. Jonathan Wallis and Fr. Gregory Boquet at Saint Joseph Seminary College for its annual fundraising gala, “Deo Gratias,” which is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” Folse prepared the food for the event, which attracted a record number of guests for this event, with over 700 pre-registered. 6. Abbot Justin Brown, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Donna Paciera, Kirth Paciera and Fr. Gregory Boquet attend the Saint Joseph Seminary College “Deo Gratias” gala. The gala took place on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey in Covington. 114 st. charles Avenue APRIL 2017 115

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7. Louise S. McGehee School Headmistress Eileen Powers celebrates with Richard Currence, George Young and Mathilde Villere Currence at the dedication and ribbon cutting of Mathilde Bernard Villere Hall on St. Charles Avenue. In October, the Louise S. McGehee School donated their historic building for the early childhood program, Little Gate. 8. Robert and George Young attend the dedication and ribbon cutting of Mathilde Hall, which became the fourth alumnae name to grace St. Charles Avenue between First and Phillip streets on McGehee’s historic Garden District campus. 9. Jessica Whitworth, daughter Nell, daughter Cate, husband Ben Whitworth and daughter Charlotte post in their costumes at the 2016 “Boo at the Zoo” presented by Bryan Subaru, an annual four-night Halloween extravaganza at the Audubon Zoo. This year’s event featured a nightly dance party hosted by The Super Stars on the Capital One Performance Pavilion. 116 st. charles Avenue APRIL 2017 117

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10. Peyton, Ford, Jordan and Sawyer Lambert monkey around at “Boo at the Zoo” in October. The first of four nights of family fun included a one-evening-only Marvel® Super Hero Night starring Spiderman, Captain America and Iron Man. 11. Allison Couvillion and Mary Breaux are pictured at the 17th annual “Golf Ball Gala.” The evening included local food and drinks, a raffle and live music by the Benchwarmers. All proceeds benefitted the Fore!Kids Foundation. 12. David and Jeanne Gallo and Melissa and Tristan Manthey at pictured at the annual “Golf Ball Gala.” This year’s event was held in October at Champion’s Square and featured an auction of high-quality, unique prizes, including a Drew Brees game worn uniform and a private catered party by Acme Oyster House. 118 st. charles Avenue APRIL 2017

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April by Fritz Esker

Through June 28

April 2

April 18

The Vic-Tones


Bob Weir & the Campfire Band

Watch this dynamic male vocal trio sing 1940s standards like “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” every Wednesday through June. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943,

This timeless opera tells the story of a man willing to sell his soul to the devil for a chance at happiness and love. Sung in French with English text projected above the stage. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052,

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir recently released his first solo album in 10 years and he’s playing his new music at the Saenger. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

April 22

Biloxi Blues

April 4-9

Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy focuses on a young writer negotiating the trials of boot camp during World War II in Biloxi. The Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., 528-1943,

The Bodyguard

Based on the blockbuster 1992 film, R&B superstar Deborah Cox takes the Whitney Houston role as a singer terrorized by an unknown stalker. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

Take a musical journey to Scotland with the LPO’s principal flutist, Heather Zinninger Yarmel as she performs Christopher Rouse’s “Flute Concerto,” followed by Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

Dividing the Estate

April 6

April 21

A mother and her three children squabble over their family’s land in this dark comedy from Horton Foote. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

Water Music

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour

The Louisiana Philharmonic plays aquatic works from composers past and present, including Bach, Ibert and Handel. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, 523-6530,

Grammy-nominated comedian and bestselling author Jim Gaffigan is on tour to promote his new standup album Contagious. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052,

You Don’t Know the Half of It

April 8

April 21-23

Local writers script scenes. Half of the actors work from the script; the other half are improvisers making it up as they go along. It all adds up to great fun. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081,

New Water Music

Guys and Dolls

Composer Yotam Haber will debut his New Water Music on Lake Pontchartrain in a spectacularly choreographed presentation. Seabrook Boat Launch, 523-6350,

Gambler Nathan Detroit scrambles to set up the biggest crap game in town, keep the cops off his back and prevent his longtime girlfriend from leaving him in this rollicking musical. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dive, 731-4700,

Through April 22

Through April 2 & April 13-15

April 2

April 12 Debauchery!

New Orleans’ live, ongoing soap opera enters its seventh season as sisters Chanel and Cartier continue their outrageous adventures. The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 522-6545,

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April 20 & 22 Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony

April 23 No Strings Attached

The LPO’s final chamber music program of the season features vibrant selections from America and the Caribbean, as well as works from Beethoven and Mozart. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 523-6530,

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Dwight Rhoden’s kinetic choreography and Desmond Richardson’s daredevil dancing is set to a soundtrack of pop, rock and classical anthems and makes for an unforgettable performance. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052, April 25 Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Oaks

Bring lawn chairs, refreshments and the entire family for this celebration of popular music favorites from the past and present. City Park’s Great Lawn, 523-6530, April 26 Alton Brown Live – Eat Your Science!

Food Network star Alton Brown, inventor of the live culinary variety show, is on tour with songs, comedy, puppets and outrageous food demonstrations. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, April 29 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown

Legendary local musician Trombone Shorty plays his annual show at the Saenger to ring in festival season. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, 123

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Egg-stravagant Celebrations The origins of the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade. By Seale Paterson

proprietress of Arnaud’s Restaurant (after inheriting it from her father and its founder, Arnaud Cazenave), decided there was no better way to introduce high fashion into the French Quarter than by hosting an Easter parade and fashion contest. Germaine, known for her embrace of all that is pleasurable in life, had three flowerbedecked horse-drawn carriages carry her and her friends from Jackson Square following the noon Easter Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. They paraded around the French Quarter, alighting at Arnaud’s where a special Easter meal was held, complete with themed music and décor. Three times during the afternoon awards were handed out to the best-dressed ladies in the restaurant.

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The first parade was such a success that Wells made it an annual event. Themes inspired by her world travels were soon introduced to the festivities. A Hawaiian theme was up first in 1958, with exotic Hawaiian dishes added to the Arnaud’s menu for the day. Councilman (and future mayor) Victor Schiro was bestowed with a lei as he greeted the carriages at the end of the parade. “Easter in the Basque Country” was the theme the following year, and over the following years, other regions and cultures of the world were honored, including Irish, Cajun and Spanish. A lengthy trip to the Orient inspired not only an “Easter in the Orient” parade, but also a Cantonese craband-corn dish addition to Arnaud’s menu

and the opening of the Oriental Room for private dining. In 1972, President Nixon’s visit to China inspired the “Easter in China” parade theme. Wells died in 1983 after a brief illness, but her parade lives. The Friends of Germaine Wells French Quarter Easter Parade was formed in ’85 to keep the Easter parade tradition alive; the parade is now called the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade. n Germaine Wells was inspired to create her Easter Parade after watching Easter celebrations in New York City, when the Astor and Rockefeller ladies would show off their latest couture fashions. Wells took it a step further and made sure the horses pulling her French Quarter parade carriages were also clad in Easter bonnets, pictured here ringed with flowers and artificial eggs.

Photo provided c ourtesy of t he Louisiana Division of the N ew Orlean s Publi c Li brary.

In 1956, Germaine Cazenave Wells, the