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Chair Amy Lawler (seated), Head of U.S. Corporate Banking for Presenting Sponsor Capital One Karen S. DeBlieux, CEO Julia Bland (seated) and Board President Taylor Beery for the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s annual gala “CHAIRish the Children.”

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on the cover

If you’ve ever experienced the Louisiana Children’s Museum, then consider supporting it by attending the “CHAIRish the Children” Auction Gala sponsored by Capitol One Bank on August 22. The gala,

themed “Silver Linings,” will showcase the talent and generosity of the community, illustrating the ways in which people and organizations have made a positive impact for children over the last decade.

LCM’s CEO Julia Bland, Board President Taylor Beery, Chair Amy Lawler and Head of U.S. Corporate Banking for presenting sponsor Capital One Bank Karen S. DeBlieux invite you

to celebrate at 420 Julia St. The gala will feature both live and silent auctions, as well as delicious cuisine from more than 20 gourmet restaurants. Of course, it will also display one-of-a-kind hand-painted chairs from area artists and organizations, for which the event bears its name. The Patron Party starts at 7 p.m., with the main event beginning at 8 and running until 11 p.m. Tickets start at $75 a person for the main event and $150 for the Patron Party. For more information about this fabulous event or to purchase tickets, call 266-2415 or visit LCM.org/ support-us/fundraising-events. n

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features 24 Fresh Flowers, Fresh Inspiration The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden

Study Club host one of springtime’s largest viewing weekends.

26 Secret Garden District Debut

The Secret Garden Tour held its inaugural Patron Party along with its annual walk.

28 Chefs and Connoisseurs

Ten intimate dinners featured the finest dining prepared by celebrity chef duos.

30 Mediterranean Marvels

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A Moroccan-inspired gala dinner kicked off “Hogs for the Cause.”

32 Neighborhood Watch

Crimestoppers GNO honors community members who keep our communities safe.

34 Empowering Women in Business

The Junior League of New Orleans and The Idea Village partnered for the seventh annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

36 Seeing Success

Lighthouse Louisiana supporters gathered to help people succeed.

38 Sailing for a Cure

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The Peake BMW “Leukemia Cup Regatta”raised funds to end blood cancers.

40 Commitment to the Campaign

AHCA celebrated exceeding its 2014 annual campaign fundraising goal.

42 Creative Legends

The 29th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival had a sumptuous start.

45 The Pleasures of Pampering Nine places to treat yourself

by Mirella Cameran

50 Summer Sipping 10 Happy Hours across New Orleans

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in every issue 10 Editors’ Note 12 Making a Difference Learning to Just Say YAYA: Young Artists/Young Aspirations

extends its influence

14 Kids Play The Backyard: Where kids can be kids and adults can relax 16 Southern Glow Louisiana Purchase: Locally grown head-to-toe beauty 18 What’s Hot Summer Style 20 On the Menu

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Israeli Inspiration: Alon Shaya shares his Cast Iron Shakshouka

22 The Dish

Tall Tales: Standing corrected

62 Entertaining with Bev

70th Birthday Surprise: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Swanson

64 With This Ring Kiser – Beahm 66 Young Bloods

Millennial Spirits of New Orleans: Member, Board of Directors, Robert Riess

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Dominick Boscareno IV –Archbishop Rummel High School

67 OnStage Performance Calendar 68 Shop Talk

Jessica Schultis: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

69 Shop Talk

Jackie Hughes: Owner, The Cannery and Toulouse Gourmet Catering

70 Snapshots 80 Nostalgia Doomed from the Start: The sad history of the old

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New Orleans’ definitive social magazine July 2015 / Volume 20 / Issue 2

Editorial Executive Editor Bev Church Editor Morgan Packard Art Director Sarah George contributing editor Mirella Cameran Beauty Columnist Lorin Gaudin Society Columnist Marilee Hovet Food & Dining Columnist Jyl Benson Associate Editor Melanie Warner Spencer web Editor Kelly Massicot Event Photo Coordinator Jeff Strout interns Lani Griffiths and Morgan Heuer advertising vice president of sales Colleen Monaghan sales manager Brittany Brady (504) 830-7248, Brittany@MyNewOrleans.com

Account Executive Erin Duhe (504) 830-7226, Erin@MyNewOrleans.com

Production/Web Manager Staci McCarty Production DesignerS Ali Sullivan, Monique Di Pietro, Claire Geary traffic coordinator Jess DeBold Administration Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne President Alan Campell Executive Vice President/Editor-in-Chief Errol Laborde vice president of sales Colleen Monaghan DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND EVENTS Cheryl Lemoine Distribution Manager John Holzer Subscriptions Sara Kelemencky (504) 830-7231 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Denise Dean

A Publication of Renaissance Publishing, LLC Printed in USA 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 828-1380 The entire contents of this magazine are copyrighted by Renaissance Publishing, LLC, © 2015 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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Meet our sales team Colleen Monaghan Vice President of Sales Colleen Monaghan is a seventh-generation New Orleanian and member of the Mayflower Society who passionately loves her city. She is an alumna of the University of New Orleans and has more than 30 years of experience in both the nonprofit sector and publishing. She enjoys art collecting, traveling the world and has been known to organize fabulous events both for herself and many charities in the New Orleans and San Francisco areas. You can reach Colleen by calling 830-7215 or emailing Colleen@myneworleans.com.

Brittany Brady Sales Manager

Brittany Brady was born in the deep South of Mississippi and has led a nomadic lifestyle ever since. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration, she migrated to New Orleans and is currently residing in the Warehouse District. In addition to being a part of the St. Charles Avenue team, she enjoys being involved in the city’s music scene, craft cocktails, being an eccentric “foodcentric,” having more knowledge of the NBA than the average male and learning from people of all walks of life. You can reach Brittany by calling 830-7248 or emailing Brittany@myneworleans.com.

Erin Duhe Account Executive

Born and raised in the heart of New Orleans, Erin Duhe embraces all of the qualities that make this city special. She is an active member of the New Orleans social scene and a professional at wining and dining. After graduating from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, she followed her educational path to Louisiana State University and earned a degree in Business. She can be found at almost all festivals and loves reading a good non-fiction book, and aspires to become a master at Pilates – to offset finding the best restaurants. You can reach Erin by calling 830-7226 or at Erin@ myneworleans.com.

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Editors’ Note

Collecting Cool Everyone knows how important the Louisiana Children’s Museum is to our community, state and surrounding communities, so we’re very excited that they’ve almost attained their goal to create a new Children’s Museum in City Park! This is the time to show your support and attend “CHAIRish the Children.” The event this year is themed “Silver Linings” and will celebrate the myriad ways that our community is better for children post Hurricane Katrina! Thanks to our cover participants: CEO Julia Bland, Board President Taylor Beery, Chair Amy Lawler and Head of U.S. Corporate Banking for the presenting sponsor, Capital One Bank, Karen DeBlieux. They

promise us a fabulous night featuring entertainment, cuisine and both live and silent auctions, all to bring attention to the important work of cherishing our children. Beyond its big blue doors, the Louisiana Children’s Museum offers life-changing opportunities with programs embedded in public schools and Head Start Programs that focus on early childhood development, resiliency building, family literacy, parenting and life skills. Call 266-2415 or visit LCM. org/support-us/fundraising-events for tickets now and show your support! All of us know what July in New Orleans is like – it’s hot! Be sure to check out What’s Hot for Summer

Style featuring everything from purses to pillows. After taking the children to the pool or sporting events, you deserve some pampering, so check our some of the best places to be treated in our Pampering Yourself spa guide, because you deserve it! Once everyone is pampered, it’s time to grab a cool cocktail. If you want the inside scoop, look to our “Summer Sipping” feature that highlights 10 Happy Hours across the city. Why not go to one new place every night? The new YAYA Art Center is open at 3322 LaSalle St., right across the street from Harmony Oaks! There are just a few more $1,000 spaces on our Founder’s Wall to finish our $1.3 million campaign, so email me or Kay Kerrigan if you want to be a part of this exciting project! Congratulations to Gene Meneray, YAYA’s new CEO. Also, thanks to Baty Landis who is retiring! We couldn’t have created this incredible project without her vision and creativity. YAYA’s mission is to empower creative young people to become successful adults. We do this through educational opportunities in the arts and entrepreneurship, and by supporting the individual goals of local youth. Please read Marilee Hovet’s Making A Difference column spotlighting YAYA this month! Have a safe and happy summer! Bev

Locals tend to joke that everything stops in New Orleans in deep summer – musicians, artists and especially those who enjoy snowy climes pack up and head north (or far, far south). But this year, as we approach the 10th anniversary of the storm that changed everything, it seems that many of us are choosing to stay in the city that we love, finding ways to stay, if not cool, then less sweaty. We kept that in mind this issue; from Kids Play’s experience at The Backyard, to What’s Hot for Summer Style to our feature on Happy Hours and much more, you’ll find new ideas and old favorites here – everything you need except a snowball. Our upcoming August magazine is our annual Weddings Issue, featuring eight fabulous weddings! Whether you’re dreaming of your ideal wedding, planning your wedding currently or just enjoy basking in the joy of others, this issue will be one to keep. Also, start holding the evening of Thursday, October 8 and the afternoon of Friday, October 9 for our second annual Wine, Dine & Design events! We promise you won’t want to miss it! Stay cool and enjoy the long evenings of summer! Morgan

Life Is Too Short To Be Chic by Elizabeth Pipes Swanson is a book about how to live life to the fullest! This quote from a reviewer on Amazon sums up her book perfectly: “The uniquely imaginative, perceptive, empathetic, daring, bold, hysterically amusing, zany, creative, ingenious, refreshingly unbridled, free-spirited and beautiful mind of Elizabeth Pipes Swanson is only matched by her extraordinary ability to express her thoughts, penetrating insights and words of wisdom. ... While at first it may appear to be a random, whimsical collection of nothings in particular, this book is in fact, is about everything that’s important about life.” You can purchase Swanson’s book, which is perfect to give as a gift, on Amazon.com.

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events JULY 11 “Mr. Legs XV,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House, 821-7288 15-19 “Tales of the Cocktail,” benefiting the New Orleans Culinary and Culture Preservation Society, 9480511 17 “A Night Out with the Akula Foundation,” 8810452 24 “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” benefiting Susan G. Komen New Orleans, 455-7310

AUGUST 1 “Heart of our Angels,” benefiting Help Free An Angel, (985) 227-9069 19 “2015 SPE-YP Silent Auction and Casino Night,” benefiting he Society of Petroleum Engineers – Delta Selection, (985) 665-1562 20 “St. Jude in the Big Easy, A Legends for Charity Event,” benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (225) 282-3240 21 “Next Generation’s Banquet Fundraiser, 885-0980 22 “CHAIRish the Children,” benefiting the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 266-2415

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making a difference

By marilee hovet

an inviting, nurturing, safe space that has been perfectly designed to inspire artistic development.

Learning to Just Say YAYA Young Aspirations/Young Artists extends its influence YAYA: A distinctive name for a distinctive program. In truth, Young Artists/Young Aspirations is more than just distinctive, it’s extraordinary. Founded in the late 1980s by artist Jana Napoli, YAYA is a multifaceted program that has been impacting the lives of young people in the New Orleans area since its inception. I have always found it fitting that the word “aspirations” is part of its name; just as a young artist has 12 | St. Charles Avenue July 2015

great aspirations, so too does YAYA itself. And now, for the first time in decades, this remarkable organization will have a home of its own in a building that was designed specifically to suit YAYA’s needs. If You Build It, They Will Come When I first saw the drawing for the YAYA Arts Center on La Salle Street, I was struck by how perfectly the design of the building evokes the unique spirit of YAYA.

The center will offer resources and programming for the entire community in a state-of-the-art facility right in the heart of Central City. Perhaps the most compelling feature of its new home is that it has allowed YAYA to significantly expanded its scope. New programs will include a hot glass studio (just think of what a perfect field trip destination that will be), an art market and retail gallery, creative aging workshops, an eco-arts garden and an arts and technology studio. An important piece of the redevelopment along the La Salle corridor, this building will be

Teaching Young Adults to Be Successful In Life The path to a career in the arts isn’t necessarily an easy one. An aspiring doctor, for instance, knows that medical school is a must. The future isn’t similarly prescribed, however, for a young person who dreams of a career as an artist. YAYA’s brilliance is in the way its programs have been carefully constructed to demystify the relationship between creativity and the professional world. I have heard YAYA described in many ways, among them: an after-school arts program, an art school for budding professionals, a mentorship program, a glass blowing studio and a community center. And yes, some of its programs do fall into those categories. But the reality is that YAYA is more than those things. YAYA’s impact on its students, and indeed on the community at large, goes far beyond art. Like all of the best programs that serve young people in this country, YAYA is greater than the sum of its parts. And now, with a building specifically designed to facilitate the work YAYA does, there seems to be no limit to the ways in which YAYA will continue making a difference – not only to aspiring young artists, but to everyone who enters the doors of the YAYA Arts Center. For more information about YAYA and all its programs, visit YaYaInc.com. Offices are located at 3322 LaSalle St. n

Heard something interesting for “making A difference?” If so, please send it to: St. Charles Avenue, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 123, Metairie, LA 70005 or email Morgan@ MyNewOrleans.com with the subject line “Making A Difference”


kids play

By lynne gibbons

The Backyard Where kids can be kids and adults can relax Summer months are filled with myriad activities, which translates into a busy time for any mom. Sometimes, even Mom needs a break. For me personally, and I would bet for many moms out there, the best “break” involves a meal that I don’t have to shop for, prepare or clean up after! But even in this city that’s so rich in wonderful restaurants, it can be slightly more difficult to find a place to dine out that doesn’t merely welcome kids, but truly caters to them. What Can I Bring? Allow me to introduce you to The Backyard, the new restaurant in Lakeview on West Harrison Avenue. The brainchild of Jason Tournillon, dining at The 14 | St. Charles Avenue July 2015

Backyard feels very much like the name suggests; you’ll think you’ve been invited by old friends to grill out and hang out at their house. Tournillon said when designing the restaurant, he envisioned friends asking, “What can I bring?” And he would answer, “Just yourselves.” This “come as you are” attitude is evident in the casual, welcoming feeling that permeates The Backyard. Real Relief If you’ve ever felt like you were getting the stink eye from other diners or wait staff while you tried to use your maternal magic to keep toddlers in their chairs, then The Backyard will not only provide you with a delicious meal but also a sense

of relief. There is no pressure to keep the kids seated here; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. There is a large, new outdoor playground with a play gym surrounded by outdoor wooden tables. While you do order inside, the friendly, helpful waiters will serve your food to you outside. Kids can climb, slide and scramble around on the shaded playground while their lunch or dinner is prepared or even between each bite if they choose! There is, of course, indoor seating as well.

When Food Is Fun The menu will keep the kids happy and satisfied with the traditional offerings of a hot dog, hamburger, grilled cheese or sloppy Joe. All are served with fresh fruit, fries or tater tots and a soft drink or lemonade for just $7.50, so your relaxing night out won’t break the bank either. The Backyard’s menu also makes sure

that the grown-ups leave happy as well. I recommend starting with the muffuletta deviled eggs or the homemade pimento cheese with house-fried pita chips. You will want to leave room for an entrée, with selections such as the marinated and grilled chicken sandwich, a sloppy Joe with smoked brisket or a farmers market veggie burger made with edamame, kale, black beans and mushrooms. But, perhaps my gang’s favorite item on the menu: the single or double patty burger with toppings including bacon, grilled mushrooms and your choice of pimento, Swiss, bleu, pepper jack or cheddar cheese, isn’t to be missed. And much like enjoying a relaxing evening at an old friend’s house, when you’re finished with your meal you won’t want to leave. You will find yourself lingering over their cocktail menu, which includes a Pimm’s Cup, a Dark and Stormy and some unique concoctions like the Lakeview Lemonade, the Front Porch and the Bermuda Triangle. If you prefer a cold beer, you can choose from one of at least five that they have on draft, including local favorites such as Canebreak and Covington Kolsch, or you can select bottled beer or wine by the glass. Relaxing as you watch your junior crew happily entertain themselves has never been so easy or delicious. So if you’re looking for a place to take the kids or grandkids to dinner without the dining-out drama, check out The Backyard. For hours, location and menu, visit TheBackyardNola.com. n


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southern glow

By lorin gaudin

Louisiana Purchase Locally grown head-to-toe beauty The beauty industry is already bulging with a dizzying array of products. New companies come on board almost daily, and product releases mean there’s always something to try, recommend, love or toss into a “product graveyard.” What is also new is that some great beauty products are made right here at home, and that means it’s time for a little Louisiana purchasing. Skin Sense: DermAware fans will want to know about VitalAssist Skincare, a line of products associated with the cosmetic dermatological scientists of Owen Biosciences, Inc. in Baton Rouge, one of DermAware’s creators. The five-product line aims to clean, hydrate, repair, renew and protect. I started with The Daily 16 | St. Charles Avenue July 2015

Probiotic Cleanser, used both day and night. A gentle pH gel cleanser that removes makeup without stripping, it contains a proprietary blend of probiotics and peptides that are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. The herbal spa scent and foaming gel texture are pleasant. VitalAssist’s Daily Essential Hydrator is another winner – light and lovely, plumping and moisturizing without being sticky or greasy. Face It: Ashley Sievert, a local make-up artist who’s well known for her wedding makeup artistry, has a retail line of her foundation, powder and concealer/brightener. The Mineral Velvet Crème (SPF 15) provides full coverage, if layered. One application with a flat-top

kabuki-style brush gives even, long-lasting, medium coverage. This foundation has been my daily go-to use for about three weeks and is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorites. Paris (my shade) is close to a perfect match of my lightmedium, slightly yellow skintone. There is a complementary mineral Finishing Powder that’s micro-fine and silky – great for setting foundation on particularly hot, sticky days. The Glow Under-Eye Brightener is pretty, but doesn’t have enough of the right color or coverage to tackle my seriously dark under-eye circles. Used in conjunction with a corrector it worked better, but I loved the Glow product best as an eye shadow base. Brow Arching: Brow fanatics like me will flip for Lauren Prats’ Hi-Brow. Prats, an Aveda-trained esthetician with a passion for brow correction and shaping, developed her own line of products to help cover gray brow hairs and fill in gaps. Of her current line I’ve been using the Waterproof Brow Pen in dark taupe (there’s also a soft taupe) and the brow mascara in brunette (of course there’s also blonde). The products are truly waterproof. I have worn filled-in brows to work out (a spin class and a sweaty walk in the park) and I got caught in the rain, but my brows stayed on and looked amazing. The brow mascara not only provides tone, but also the appearance of fullness. Prats takes appointments at her own spot in Metairie (126 Sierra Court) and her products are also sold at Buff Beauty Bar and Earthsavers. Lip Service: Lipscape is an all lip-product brand of Ingrid Butler, a geographer by training and a lip guru by nature. Her all-natural line of lipsticks, butters, stains and glosses are

highly pigmented and totally wearable for real life. If you love a super-matte look, check out the Lavas. Going for something a bit more summertime sheer, the WetScape and Buttercream glosses are perfection. Butler’s whole range is flawless and can be found at Söpö, Hattie Sparks and Mint Uptown Salon. Body Beautiful: Megan Hargroder is best known for her social media skills – she’s a go-to for many of the best businesses. When her name was whispered to me as a source for beauty products, I was intrigued. Hargroder’s Apothecary is an Etsy store filled (and growing) with truly natural body, bath and skin care products she meticulously makes by hand. Simple, clean and pretty, both in product and packaging, she often uses sensitive skin-loving coconut oil as a base. Her line started with hand-poured lip balms scented with high quality essential oils and has expanded to include soap, body butter, body and room sprays, muscle rubs, shower fizzes and more. Her top sellers, a Tension Headache roller-ball oil and a sore muscle rub are must-haves. The skincare products are newer and include an oil cleanser, restorative face serum and eye serum. There is emu oil (collagen boosting and penetrating) in the eye serum and Helichrysum (a known restorative and scar reducer) in the face serum. I want one of everything. Find the bulk of her products online – for now. If head-to-toe Louisiana is how you roll, there’s a lot to love in locally made beauty products. Make a Louisiana purchase and get that Southern glow.

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what’s hot

by amy gabriel

Summer Style

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1. For a casual outing, toss on a pair of Saali Shorts from lemlem; mix-and-match the sweet stripe with a floral print for an unexpected pop. Haute, 725 Magazine St., 522-8687, HauteNola.com 2. The Egyptian cotton sateen Eloise short sleeve robe with a Monet-inspired print calls for a relaxing beignet breakfast in bed. The Linen Registry, 204 Metairie Road, 831-82283. 3. Invite a season’s worth of compliments with the truly unique geometric burnout lace skirt from BCBG. The darling design of the cutouts are steadied by the attached pair of shorts beneath. The Villa, 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., (985) 626-97974. 4. The Finn Crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff, with a mix of gold hardware and on-trend pewter brushed leather, makes the perfect party companion for a night on the town. Febe, 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250, FebeClothing.com 5. Give outdoor décor a pop in the right direction with a pillow

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from LACEFIELD. Double your pleasure with a bold abstract design on one side and solid blue hue on the reverse. JADE, 324 Metairie Road, 875-4420, JadeNola.com 6. A floral fantasy, the 20-inch Market Bottle by Napa Home and Garden is the ideal showcase for succulents. Available empty, with a mini orchid or with two succulents and moss. Dunn and Sonnier Flowers, 2138 Magazine St., 524-3235, DunnAndSonnierFlowers.com 7. Protect your crowning glory with a D&Y Open Weave Fedora. The black-and-white ribbon adds a sophisticated touch to the natural colored straw weave. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com 8. The four-inch-tall Vaneli Dandy woven wedge with python print will be your go-to shoe for sexy summer outings. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St. 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; 200 Metairie Road, 324-9124, FeetFirstStores.com

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on the menu REcipe Cast Iron Shakshouka 1 cup yellow onions, julienned  1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced  1 clove garlic, minced  1 cup bell peppers, julienned  3 cups tomato sauce, San Marzano 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt 4 each Jerusalem artichokes, boiled until tender 1 cup fava beans, blanched and peeled 6 whole eggs 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced  Salt to taste  Chili zhoug (recipe below) Heat a large cast iron skillet with 1/2-cup of olive oil over medium heat. Once it begins to smoke, add the cherry tomatoes and blister 1 minute until golden brown. Once tomatoes are blistered, add onions, garlic, bell peppers, Jerusalem artichokes and fava beans. Cook over high heat for 2 minutes until all vegetables are tender, but not turning golden brown. Add the tomato sauce and salt. Bring to a simmer and crack eggs into the pan in different areas. Place a cover on the pan and cook until egg whites have set but yolk is still runny. Remove lid and pull the pan from the heat. Sprinkle all sliced green onions on top. Dollop green chili zhoug on top, drizzle on a little extra virgin olive oil and serve with warm pita bread. 

Israeli Inspiration Alon Shaya shares his Cast Iron Shakshouka

Green Chili zhoug Yields 1 cup or 12 servings 1 bunch cilantro, chopped  1/2 bunch parsley, picked and chopped  6 small Serrano chili peppers  1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground 1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground  1/4 teaspoon sugar  1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground  2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt  1 clove garlic  2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil  3 Tablespoons water  1/4 cup + 4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar  Pinch orange zest  Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it’s a coarse purée.

Serves 6

Shaya, 4213 Magazine St., 891-4213, ShayaRestaurant.com

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the dish

By jyl benson

Ann Tuennerman

TRY THIS Looking for a fun Friday freebie? Chefs of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group (Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Brennan’s, Heritage Grill, Napoleon House and café b) are demonstrating their culinary acumen at Café NOMA’s “Artful Palate,” the annual summer cooking series featuring art-inspired demonstrations at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Samples of the chefs’ creations round out the experience.

Tall Tales Standing corrected Inspired by author and photographer Kerry McCaffety’s Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans, a stunning photographic essay and history, in 2002 serial entrepreneur and idea woman Ann Tuennerman (née Rogers) founded a cocktail tour of New Orleans, whereby she led history-minded imbibers around the French Quarter and CBD to some of the city’s many places to have a drink and collected a nice coin for doing so. This seemed like a clever idea, so I raised my glass to Ann. A year later she announced the formation of Tales of the Cocktail, an event to be held in the dead heat

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of summer whereby she would invite cocktail experts to the city to serve as hosts to those who would, she predicted, travel from far and wide to sup and drink with said experts at a handful of New Orleans’ most storied restaurants. This was back in the days when wine was still very au courant and few were consuming mixed drinks – save for the ever-present Sazerac – any more creative gin and tonics or vodka and O.J. My response to Ann: “Sistah, you’re nuts. Who in hell wants to slog around in the heat slugging potent drinks while mopping their brows and swatting at mosquitoes?”

As it turns out, many do – many, many do. What began as a small gathering of enthusiasts has grown into a five-day international celebration of high fallutin’ boozy beverages whipped up by the demi monde of the ultra-hot cocktail world. With an annual economic impact in 2014 of $14 million, TOTC drew 18,000 imbibers from 35 countries and has become the industry’s annual not-to-be-missed gathering. In 2008, she also cleverly founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCS), a nonprofit organization which also serves as the producer of TOTC. NOCCS has invested more than $500,000 into much needed programs that serve our behind-the-bar brethren with services such as health care and wellness programs. Dear Ann, I raise my glass to you: you’re doing well by doing good, sistah. This year’s TOTC gatherings with take place July 15-19 at locations around the French Quarter and CBD.

On Monday, July 13, the

Museum’s of the American Cocktail’s annual “State of the Art” will again

serve as the unofficial kickoff. Twenty-four bartenders from across the region will concoct both proper and ridiculous libations as they mix and twist the cocktail canon. The highlight of the evening will be Tanqueray’s donation of the world’s coolest cocktail-making machine to MOTAC: the Tanqueray No. TEN Imperial Shaker by Jason Crawley. Recreated from a 19th-

century line drawing under the guidance of spirits impresario Jason Crawley, the six-foot-tall Imperial Shaker is crafted of cast iron, brass, copper and silver to form an elliptical shaker (as opposed to a ho-hum, pedestrian up-and-down shaker) operated by a crank. The Imperial Shaker first appeared in the 88th annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and will now have a permanent home with The Museum of the American Cocktail’s New Orleans Collection at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.

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The remainder of the summer schedule:

July 10: Chef Austin Kirzner, Red Fish Grill July 24: Chef Steven Marsella, Heritage Grill August 7: Chef Chip Flanagan, Ralph’s on the Park August 21: Chef Slade Rushing, Brennan’s September 4 & 18: Chef Chris Montero, Café NOMA and Napoleon House

Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group 539-5520, NewOrleans-Food.com Tales of the Cocktail 948-0511, TalesOfTheCocktail.com The Museum of the American Cocktail (inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum) 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., 569-0405, CocktailMuseum.org The New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100, Noma.org

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Fresh Flowers, Fresh Inspiration The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club host one of springtime’s largest art viewing weekends. More than 100 exhibitors of creative and inspirational floral designs, sculptures and scenes combined for the 27th annual “Art in Bloom,” presented by IberiaBank. The five-day event benefited educational projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community gardens projects of the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Co-Chairs Catherine Favrot and Betsey Laborde steered the 2015 event. At the Preview Party on Saturday, April 18, Treme Brass Band provided entertainment as over 1,000 guests enjoyed cuisine and libations catered by myriad restaurants and a silent auction full of gems from a host of generous donors. This year’s theme display winners included: Aurora Plantation Gardeners for Best Interpretation; Junior League of New Orleans Garden Club for The Museum Directors Award; Magnolia Forest Garden Club for Best in Show; Garden Study Club of New Orleans for Best Use of Color; and New Orleans Town Gardeners for The Rose Forsyth Strachan Award. n

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event at a glance What: “Art in Bloom Preview Party,” benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club When: Saturday, April 18 Where: New Orleans Museum of Art

1. Executive Director Susan Taylor, Co-Chair Betsy Laborde, Board President Julie George and Co-Chair Catherine Favrot 2. Auction Co-Chair Mathilde Currence, Douglas Meffert and Auction Co-Chair Anne Villere 3. Marion Bright and Garden Study Club President Marilee Hovet 4. Incoming NVC Chair Dana Hansel, Lector Lee Ledbetter and Movers and Shakers Chair Anne Redd 5. NVC Chair Joni and Tommy Diaz and Board Member Penny Francis 6. Trustee Brenda Moffitt, Tommy Westervelt and Joanna Giorlando

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Secret Garden District Debut

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The Secret Garden Tour held its inaugural Patron Party along with its annual walk The inaugural patron party for the “Secret Gardens Tour” marked the first time the event was held in the Garden District, and honored current and past garden owners for the past nine years. Barkley Rafferty and Meghan Donelon served as Event Chairs. Guests mingled through “The Great Outdoors” inside IberiaBank, with fresh floral arrangements by Pick A Petal on burlap and Spanish moss-covered tables throughout the space and music by Jon Roniger’s Gypsyland. Guests could also venture outside to enjoy the fresh air under a tent or dine from food trucks. The signature cocktail, entitled “Secret Garden Sip,” was a well-received twist on the Moscow Mule. Banners with the Secret Gardens Tour logo, hand-painted by Katie Rafferty, hung throughout the venue. These same banners are used to indicate garden stops throughout the Secret Garden Tour. Several lucky guests received door prizes such as one-hour consultations with garden designer Kyle Penny, who designed the garden for Catherine Tremaine, as well as eight flats of annual flowers and several bags of mulch. This year’s tour featured stops at 14 gardens, including Katherine and Tony Gelderman’s garden, which featured the Secret Gardens Tour boutique, and the Roman-style garden of Cali and Frank Tessier, who will host the 2016 patron party. Funds raised from the “Secret Gardens Tour” benefit the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, which focuses on raising awareness and providing resources and programs for brain injury and spinal cord injury recovery. n

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event at a glance What: Inaugural “Secret Gardens Tour Patron Party: The Great Outdoors,” benefiting the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana When: Thursday, March 19 Where: IberiaBank on St. Charles Avenue

1. Leonard and Janet Tallerine 2. Kelly Kuebel, Co-Chair Meghan Donelon, Sophie Ryan, Leslie Rouse and Ashley Morgan 3. Co-Chair Barkley Rafferty and Director Eva Pokorny 4. Janet Clark, Paul Genco, Catherine Howard and Suzanne Lentz 5. David Willenzik, Lynne Stern, Sara Brittair Paradis and Ben Waring 6. Christopher Tidmore and Christian Villere

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Chefs and Connoisseurs

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Ten intimate dinners featured the finest dining prepared by celebrity chef duos. Local chefs teamed up with visiting chefs in 10 New Orleans homes to prepare meals inspired by each visiting chef’s respective restaurant. Each intimate dinner seated 20 guests, with the exception of chef John Besh, who hosted a meal for 30 at his home on the bayou. Participating chefs and hosts included: Michael Anthony hosted by Todd Pulsinelli of Restaurant August at the home of Jessica Bride and Nick Mayor; Vishwesh Bhatt hosted by Phillip Mariano of Domenica at the home of Sid Bhansali; Ashley Christensen hosted by Paul Robert of Besh Steak at the home of Becky and Dick Currence; John Currence and Tiffany Derry hosted by Drake Leonards of Luke at the Billy Reid store; Paul Kahan hosted by David Slater of Emeril’s at the home of Mary Matalin and James Carville; Edward Lee hosted by Michael Gulotta of MoPho at the home of Anne and Billy Grace; Aaron Sanchez hosted by Miles Landrem of Johnny Sánchez at the home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe; Chris Shepherd hosted by Brian Landry of Borgne at the home of Frances and Calvin Fayard; Gail Simmons and John Besh hosted by Chef Erick Loos of La Provence at the home of Jenifer and John Besh; Michael Solomonov hosted by Alon Shaya of Shaya at the home of Diane and Alan Franco; and Marc Vetri hosted by Anthony Acanio of Emeril’s Delmonico’s at the home of Sue Ellen and Joseph Canizaro. There was also a special “Young Supporters Reception” for 75 guests at the Billy Reid store, a favorite local purveyor of Besh’s. Following the dinners, nine of the country’s most talented pastry chefs prepared a dessert after party at Borgne Restaurant. The event raised more than $150,000 to support the initiatives of The John Besh Foundation, which provides the funding, structure and support to support individuals in the New Orleans community with the passion, creativity and knowledge to enact change in their culinary worlds. n

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event at a glance What: “Fêtes des Chefs,” benefiting The John Besh Foundation When: Saturday, March 21 Where: Private homes throughout New Orleans

1. Katy Weil, chef Michael Anthony, Leigh Ann and Murray Ross, Howard Kalachnikoff, Chris Weil and Todd Pulsinelli 2. Scott James, Greg Morey and Jessie and Beau Haynes 3. John Foley, Staci Rosenberg and Robyn and Andrew Schwarz 4. Rob Nelson, Raine Bedsole, Virginia Nelson and George Demmas 5. Jimmy and Vicki Lee with Barbara and Andrew Rosenberg 6. Home host Nick Mayor, home hostess Jessica Bride Mayor and Laurent and Mollye Demosthenidy

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Mediterranean Marvels

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A Moroccan-inspired gala dinner kicked off “Hogs for the Cause.” Vibrant Mediterranean-inspired colors set the stage for the “Hogs for the Cause’s The Moroccan Roll” gala dinner featuring a Mediterranean Street Fair presented by the Link Restaurant Group and chef friends from the Fatback Collective. “Moroccan food has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines with its unique fusion of flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques,” says chef Stephen Stryjewski, chef and co-owner of Cochon, Cochon Butcher and Pêche Seafood Grill. “The gala dinner has become a fun way to showcase both the foods and talents of our region, while supporting a great cause.” A silent and live auction took place throughout the evening. String Remedy, a three-piece gypsy band, played during the cocktail hour, where guests sipped on Moroccan-inspired “hogtails.” Chefs wore fez hats to serve the family-style meal, which included foods such as lamb, fish and couscous. NOLA Brewing unveiled its newest specialty brew, Hog Tied, by tapping its first keg at the dinner. Alex Layfield, Alex Pappas, Jessica Ibert and Katie Gilly managed the auction and Mediterranean-inspired décor. Auction package highlights included a trip to New York City to see Billy Joel in concert and a private dinner for 40 at La Boca for Super Bowl/ Bacchus Sunday. n

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event at a glance What: “The Moroccan Roll” gala dinner benefiting Hogs For the Cause When: Thursday, March 26 Where: Popp Fountain, City Park

1. Brittany Gowland, Becker Hall and Cheryl Georgusis 2. Mike Church, Brian Landry and Rene Louapre 3. Josh and Amy Meza with Kenya and Tod Smith 4. Stephen Stryjewski, Rebecca Wilcomb and Donald Link 5. Laura and Chris Sullivan 6. Mary Larson, Kristin Shannon, Ian McNulty and Antonia Keller

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Crimestoppers GNO honors community members who keep our communities safe. The 30th annual “Crimestoppers Awards Luncheon” recognizes individuals and organizations that work to make a difference in public safety. The luncheon raised over $200,000 for Crimestoppers programs, including the hotline and youth and community education programs. Co-Chairs were Suzanne Mestayer, Karl E. Hoefer and Lynes R. “Poco” Sloss. JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand served as event emcee. Crimestoppers President and CEO Darlene Cusanza provided the annual business report highlighting the approximately 500 cases solved via tips and the many youth programs and community education opportunities and partnerships. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison provided the invocation and presented a NOPD Crimestoppers Award of Distinguished Service to NOPD Homicide Detective Ryan Vaught. Sheriff Normand also presented an award of Distinguished Service to JPSO Lt. Heather A. Sylve and JPSO Det. Brett M. Le Blanc. Other award recipients include Laitram, L.L.C., which was awarded the James J. Coleman Sr. Corporate Partner Award; the Sheriff Harry Lee Criminal Justice Award to Sheriff Willy J. Martin Jr., the George Loker Community Service Award to Mr. John A. Batt Jr. and the Crimestoppers Media Award to WWL-TV’s Creative Team led by Kel Remekes and Josh Meza. A Distinguished Law Enforcement Award was also presented to the “Operation Round Table” team consisting of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District. The final “Chairman’s Award of Recognition” was presented to Mike Meguerditchian. The 2015 class of Crimestoppers Teen Ambassadors and their school principals were also in attendance. A highlight of the event was the introduction of 10-year-old Tyler, Texas resident Savannah Solis who discussed her thank you letter writing campaign to law enforcement and Crimestoppers accepting the “Savannah Challenge.” n

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event at a glance What: 30th annual “Crimestoppers Awards Luncheon,” benefiting Crimestoppers GNO When: March 26 Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

1. Co-Chair Lynes “Poco” Sloss, Suzanne Mestayer and Karl Hoefer 2. Bill Rouselle, President and CEO Darlene Cusanza, Genny May and Daniel Martiny 3. Lynne Burkart, Honoree Mike Meguerditchian, Caryn Rodgers and Les Nettleton

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Empowering Women in Business

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The Junior League of New Orleans and The Idea Village partnered for the seventh annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week “How She Did It: Tales of Female Entrepreneurs” explored the experiences of four local female entrepreneurs, including the challenges they faced in starting their businesses to the successes and lessons that they learned along the way. The event served as the culmination of a strategic partnership between the Junior League of New Orleans and The Idea Village and was hosted during the 7th annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week,” the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation and advanced thinking, produced by The Idea Village. The panel featured three Junior League members, including past president Betsie Gambel, President of Gambel Communications. The other participants were Susan Brennan, President and CEO of Second Line Stages; Suzanne Perron St. Paul of Suzanne Perron New Orleans; and Heidi Redmond Raines, President and CEO of Medical Executive Partners. Katherine Raymond, President of Junior League of New Orleans, moderated the panel. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is headquartered on Fulton Street in downtown New Orleans. The street is transformed into an entrepreneurial village and key event venues across the festival grounds include The Chicory, Manning’s Restaurant, Fulton Alley and the Harrah’s Hotel. The Junior League of New Orleans and The Idea Village’s partnership aimed at promoting professional success and improving economic opportunities for women. Together, the pair produced a three-part event series focused on highlighting the challenges women face in business and entrepreneurship and offering creative suggestions for how women can best leverage networking and mentorship opportunities. n

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event at a glance What: “How She Did It: Tales of Female Entrepreneurs,” benefiting the Junior League of New Orleans and The Idea Village When: Wednesday, March 25 Where: The Chicory

1. David and Edie Darragh with Jenny and Idea Village Co-Founder and CEO Tim Williamson 2. J. Mignez, Lisa Lloyd and Tiffany Napper 3. Speakers Betsie Gambel, Heidi Redmond Raines, Suzanne Perron St. Paul and Susan Brennan

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Seeing Success

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Lighthouse Louisiana supporters gathered to help people succeed. Lighthouse Louisiana’s “Spring Benefit” took place in the beautiful Count’s Room at Arnaud’s, chaired by Katy Casbarian. Lighthouse Board Chair Curtis Eustis and wife Celeste as well as Lighthouse President Renee Vidrine and husband Larry were in attendance, along with Erica and James Reiss and Saints players Ryan Griffin, Tim Lelito and Austin Johnson. Guests were treated to the traditional jazz stylings of The Gumbo Pot Trio and a wine pull, which offered 100 chances to win a bottle of wine ranging in value from $22 to $120. In celebration of Lighthouse Louisiana’s centennial year, the person who pulled number 100 got a bonus bottle valued at $100. Silent auction items included beautifully glazed ceramics painted exclusively for the event by individuals who are visually impaired and receiving services at Lighthouse Louisiana. The highlight of the auction was pottery created by Lizzy Fair. Prior to losing her eyesight in the spring of 2012, Fair’s works were sold in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and Palmer Park Art Market. Fair was able to resume her craft after receiving services at Lighthouse Louisiana. Party guests were able to meet the artist and hear about the life-changing services she received. n

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event at a glance What: “Spring Benefit,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana When: Wednesday, March 18 Where: Arnaud’s

1. President Renee Vidrine, Board Chair Curtis Eustis, Celeste Eustis, Event Chair Katy Casbarian 2. Lauren Darnell with Stephen and Stephanie Kreller 3. Austin Johnson, Renee Vidrine, Tim Lelito and Ryan Griffin

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Sailing for a Cure

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The Peake BMW “Leukemia Cup Regatta” raised funds to end blood cancers. This year’s Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta presented by IberiaBank and Jack Henry & Associtates raised over $230,000 and is targeted to set a new fundraising record this year in raising money to fight blood cancers to benefit the MSLA Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Regatta Chair Allen Borne Jr. and Sponsor Chair Bob Kottler steered the event along with several committee members. Honored Hero Lucy Boudreaux wore her ‘fancy dress’ and amazed everyone with her Beads of Courage. Team Mystic, led by Guy Brierre, took home the Leukemia Cup for being the top fundraising team. A close 2nd place was awarded to Dave Erwin and Team Zephyr. Burt Benrud’s Demitasse and Mark Palermo’s Last Call were also among the top fundraising teams. Guy Brierre was awarded the Carl Barre Memorial Award for being the top individual fundraiser. Second place was awarded to Blaine Gahagan. Dave Erwin, Bob Kottler, Burt Benrud and Bob Maher were among the top individual fundraisers. These overachievers will all be heading to Bermuda in the fall for the Gary Jobson Fantasy Sail! Over 500 guests poured out onto the Southern Yacht Club lawn for the post-race party. Guests sipped on Goslings Rum and Stella Artois as they danced the night away to the tunes of Refried Confuzion and dined on tastings from local restaurants. A silent and live auction kept everyone bidding often and bidding high. A coveted item was a custom Melges 24 Half Hull by artist Norman Angus. Auction Chair Angie Provensal and team put on a fantastic display. n

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event at a glance What: “Leukemia Cup Regatta Party,” benefiting the MSLA Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society When: Saturday, March 21 Where: Southern Yacht Club

1. Sponsor Chair Bob Kottler, Auction Chair Angie Provensal and Regatta Chair Allen Borne Jr. 2. Jude, Honored Hero Lucy, Karen and Charlie Boudreaux 3. Leukemia Cup Winner Guy Brierre, Lynn Long and Mike North

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Commitment to the Campaign

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AHCA celebrated exceeding its 2014 annual campaign fundraising goal. Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal (AHCA) “Campaign Celebration” was held on a sunny afternoon at the residence of Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The event’s purpose was to thank the AHCA volunteers and extraordinary donors, celebrate the successful conclusion of the 2014 campaign and honor volunteers who have served five to 40 years of service campaigning. The 2014 campaign exceeded the goal and raised a total of $1,631,403! The brief program included a welcome by Sr. Marjorie Hebert, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, celebrating those who have said “Yes” to providing hope and help in the community through the AHCA. Archbishop Aymond offered a welcome and acknowledged those celebrating an anniversary milestone year of service with the campaign. The Archbishop also presented 2014 AHCA Chairs Mason and Jennifer Couvillon with framed photos of the Couvillon family from their visit to Catholic Charities’ St. John Head Start, introduced the 2015 AHCA Co-Chair Couples Elizabeth and Clifton LeBlanc and Christine and Price LeBlanc and concluded the program with a prayer. Palate New Orleans Catering provided passed hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet, and guests enjoyed a selection of wines and cocktails. n

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event at a glance What: “AHCA Campaign Celebration” When: Wednesday, March 25 Where: Archbishop Aymond’s residence

1. 2014 AHCA Co-Chair Jennifer Couvillon, Archbishop Aymond and Co-Chair Mason Couvillon 2. Dr. Andrew Orestano, Sr. Marjorie Hebert and Peter Maunoir 3. 2015 AHCA Co-Chair Couples Price and Christine LeBlanc and Elizabeth and Clifton LeBlanc

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Creative Legends

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The 29th annual Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival had a sumptuous start. Local music icon and winner of the Presidential National Medal of Arts, Allen Toussaint took the stage in the Patrick F. Taylor Library at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to kick off the opening event of the 29th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Patrons perused the Tennessee Williams art exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which hosts a collection of his paintings, drawings and mixed media compositions while enjoying refreshing spirits and delectable hors d’oeuvres by chef John Besh. The money raised supports programming and educational opportunities for writers, actors, musicians and others interested in pursuing the creative arts, as well as honoring the creative contributions of Tennessee Williams to the city he called his “spiritual home,” New Orleans. There were 150 attendees at the limited seating event. Approximately 45 percent of the audience to the opening event was not local, which provides a great boost to the city’s economic health. n

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event at a glance What: Opening Event “Tennessee and Toussaint: Soul of New Orleans,” benefiting the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival When: Wednesday, March 25 Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

1. Allen Toussaint and Paul Willis 2. Peggy Scott Laborde, Julian Mutter and Julie Breitmeyer 3. Judy and Allain Andry with Janet Daley Duval

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Putting on a bathing suit is like wearing your underwear in public, and even if you’re not intending to reveal that much skin, all those hours of harsh summer sunlight make us more self-conscious. Suddenly arms, legs and even midriffs are on show, which means there’s no better time to indulge in a little pep me up pampering, be it a clarifying facial or one of the latest no needles, no down-time cosmetic treatments. Here is the skinny on the best ones out there.

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surface of the skin. The treatment jumpstarts your body to start producing collagen, and results are seen over two to three months.

allows antioxidants to penetrate deeper. In just 10 to 20 minutes your skin has a smoother texture, improved tone and smaller pores.

The latest cosmetic technology delivers fast results in pain-free procedures that can be performed literally in a lunch break.

CoolSculpting®: A non-invasive procedure, an alternative to liposuction, to reduce unwanted fat tissue in areas such as the abdomen, flanks or upper arms, where fat cells are frozen and naturally eliminated from your body. The body naturally processes and permanently removes the destroyed fat over a period of eight to 12 weeks.

Laser Genesis: A relaxing treatment with no side effects, this laser stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen to smooth fine lines, shrink pores and even out skin texture, including redness. Six to 10 treatments are typically needed, but results, which you see after three or four treatments, last up to 12 months.

Ultherapy: The only FDA approved procedure to noninvasively lift the skin around the eyebrows, neck and under the chin, while also improving fine lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. It delivers ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer, typically addressed in cosmetic surgery, without cutting or disrupting the

Clear & Brilliant Facial Laser Treatment: A gentle laser that creates microscopic holes in the skin, which stimulates collagen and


audubon dermatology fillers and Botox are available at discounted prices. Sign up for their e-newsletter to keep up to date. 3525 Prytania St., Suite 501, 895-3376, AudubonDermatology.com Khoobehi & Associates Plastic surgeon Kamran Khoobehi, M.D., who recently opened a new Uptown practice on Magazine Street to complement his Metairie center, is held in high regard for his numerous cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeries for the face, breast and body for both men and women. Khoobehi also offers non-invasive “lunch hour” treatments as well as “Health and Beauty Seminars,” which consist of a two-hour overview of the latest procedures and techniques, and a chance to meet him and his team of doctors. 4500 Magazine St., Suite 1, 304-1248, Khoobehi.com

Where to Be Treated on Your Lunchbreak: Sculpting Center of New Orleans The center, run by Dr. Robin Bone and her team of registered nurses, has a beautiful spa ambience and is one of the few places offering Dual Sculpting. Patients can have CoolSculpting treatments on two areas at the same time, reducing overall treatment time. Patients slip on a robe and make themselves comfortable in their suite, enjoying a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments while the technology does the hard work. 4500 Clearview Parkway, Suite 202, Metairie, 309-9456, SculptingNola.com

CHRONOS A 24-hour members-only center, Chronos is a whole body health and wellness center offering fitness, nutrition and spa services. It also boasts a medi spa, run by Drs. Scott and Aguilera, who offer the latest cosmetic treatments including Botox, fillers, facial lasers and chemical peels. 3200 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 267-4549, ChronosBHW.com Audubon Dermatology The cool cream and blue tones of this beautifully designed Uptown practice make you feel like you’re in good hands as soon as you step through the door. While offering comprehensive dermatologic services, Drs. Hooper and Jackson, with their team of aestheticians, offer the latest treatments as well as “Rejuvenation Days” when

La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center Whether you’re concerned with unattractive spider veins or worrying about bulging, twisted varicose veins, this Covington center run by Dr. Randall Juleff offers minimally invasive solutions to both. The clinic offers fast and virtually pain-free treatments so you quickly return to your normal life. Fillers, Botox and other aesthetic procedures are also performed. 1431 Ochsner Blvd., Suite B, Covington, (985) 400-2621, LaBellaVitaVein.com Southern Aesthetics Medical Spa Plastic surgeon Dr. Penelope Treece opened this spa in 2000 to complement her surgical practice and to focus on providing products and treatments that are pharmaceutical grade and contain no harmful or toxic ingredients. The spa is truly full service, with services ranging from makeup to the latest laser rejuvenation techniques. 3815 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 779-7749, PenelopeTreece.com

Opting In Feeling confused by all options? We have deciphered the scientific terms so you can don’t have to: Chemical Peels: Peels reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture and tone using natural and synthetic acids and other ingredients to achieve a dramatic improvement. Light peels are good for exfoliating dead skin and can be used every three to four weeks; there’s no downtime. Deeper peels will work harder on wrinkles and skin tone, will cause redness and skin sloughing for seven to 10 days afterward. Microdermabrasion: This is a small sandblaster for your skin that loosens and exfoliates dead skin. It also stimulates collagen growth and enables lotions to penetrate more deeply. Recovery is just one to two days, and you can incorporate this into your regular skincare routine. Dermaplaning: A quick exfoliating procedure that helps with rough and dry skin, mild scarring and pigmentation. It also removes fuzzy facial hair and is a great way to have a deep exfoliation without using chemicals. Afterward skin is healthier and products can penetrate more deeply. You can repeat this procedure when you feel your skin needs to freshen-up or when you want a healthy glow for a special occasion. Dermabrasion: Used to treat deeper skin scars, marks and lines around the eyes, nose and cheeks, this procedure purposefully injures the skin to stimulate it to produce new tissue. The outer layers of skin are removed and within seven to 10 days, new, fresher, smoother skin will replace it. Results can last up to a year.

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Ultimate Indulgence Sometimes, the best way to get our glow back is pure indulgence with added benefits. Here are two of our favorites: Ultimate Surrender: Four hours of pure heaven. A 60-minute body polish with Himalayan salt stimulates circulation and lymphatic flow while improves the skin’s tone and texture. A body soufflé hydrates and is followed by an aloe soothing treatment. Next, a massage using an exclusive London-based line called Elemental incorporates several massage modalities and prepares you for the Bio Nutrition Age Support Facial, which uses cold stone facial massage techniques. 421 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite A-4, 486-0999, ShineDaySpa.com

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My Spa By The Park Warm Stone Massage & Vegan Nail Treatments: This treatment begins with 50 or 80 minutes of deep heat therapy with smooth polished stones to loosen tight muscles, roll out tension and ease away stress. You can complement it with an aromatic therapeutic foot treatment that includes soaking, exfoliating, moisturizing and pampering with vegan products. 6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219, MySpaByThePark.com Ceremonies at Stone Creek Club & Spa: This 4,500-squarefoot spa designed with natural materials and wetland areas offers a first class spa experience. On the menu are “Ceremonies of Earth, Sea or Fire” that incorporate treatments such as Vichy showers, scalp treatments and hydrating body masques. You can also book

into the Covington spa for a Creekside Retreat for a half- or full-day for as little as $225. These include two 60-minute massages, facials or body services, a spa lunch and gratuities. All you have to do is relax and enjoy. 1201 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, (985) 801-7100, StoneCreekClubAndSpa.com

Want to be frizz free? Keratin could be your summer solution Perhaps you’ve found the perfect smoothing cream or straightening iron to keep your locks smooth and shiny despite the sweltering summer temperatures. However, if you’re still battling the fight against frizz, consider a Keratin treatment. One treatment and your hair becomes not only smooth. but healthier and shinier as well. The treatment only takes an hour and results last for at least three to four months. Salon M, a hair and nail salon in a beautifully renovated shotgun house on Canal Street, is offering a Keratin Express treatment for $150. Salon M, 4336 Canal St., 304-6525, SalonMNo.com


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Summer Sipping 10 Happy Hours across New Orleans by Kelcy Wilburn

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SUMMER SIPPING 10 happy hours across new orleans

There is nothing like a cool cocktail on a hot summer day, and when you enjoy that cool cocktail at an historic oak bar or in a centuries-old courtyard, the nostalgia of old New Orleans is sure to sweep in as well. Daytime imbibing may as well be the definition of laissezfaire, and that sort of behavior is integral to the New Orleans experience. Those hours before the sunsets are indeed some of the happiest for summer sipping, and various restaurants and bars across the city invite locals and visitors to experience Happy Hour their way.

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Court of Two Sisters

Happy hour at Tableau is one of the best-kept French Quarter secrets. With a balcony view overlooking Jackson Square, Tableau’s locale and localsfriendly prices make it a top Happy Hour pick. Extending from 3-7 p.m. daily in the bars, balcony and courtyard, Tableau offers half-price beer and wine on tap, $6 select small plates and $5 classic cocktails, which include favorites like the French 75 and the Dark & Stormy. In addition to Happy Hour classics, Tableau offers a seasonal, changing specialty cocktail menu. The “Just as Well” however, remains a staple. “It is a bourbon cocktail with rosemary syrup, lemon and Bittermens cranberry bitters that we tried to retire, but our guests kept ordering it. So it goes, we ‘just as well’ keep it on the menu,” says Sara Schulenberg, Marketing Coordinator for Dickie Brennan & Co.

Another well-kept French Quarter secret is the Carriageway Bar at Court of Two Sisters. “Many people know the Court of Two Sisters for our daily live jazz brunch and our elegant dinners, but a true hidden gem is our Carriageway Bar.,” says Sherry Constance, Event Sales Manager. ”While the restaurant is closed between brunch and dinner from 3-5:30 p.m., the Carriageway bar remains open and is a wonderful respite for locals and visitors alike.” For those who like to sup while they sip, the Carriageway Bar is introducing a summer small plates menu of popular Court of Two Sisters dishes such as Jalapeño-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Duck Breast with Wild Berry Gastrique, Pan Fried Rabbit Loin with Baby Arugula and Lemon Caper Butter and Homemade Honey Jalapeno Cornbread. The menu will be available nightly beginning at 5 p.m.

616 St. Peter St. 934-3463 TableauFrenchQuarter.com

613 Royal St. 522-7261 CourtofTwoSisters.com

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RALPH'S ON THE PARK

Restaurant R’evolution 777 Bienville St. 553-2277 RevolutionNOLA.com

Restaurant R’evolution recently introduced their Summer Cocktail list, which highlights New Orleans’ classic base liquors of bourbon, gin and rum. According to Director of Wine & Spirits Molly Wismeier, R’evolution infuses its drinks with a personal touch and current trends such as Combier, a stunning classical liquor both citrus and floral and hailing from France. Combier is featured in the Seelbach cocktail alongside Bulleit Bourbon and Borgoluce Proseco. “We have also incorporated Aquavit from Sweden into our latest gin drink that marries perfectly with the botanicals in Tanqueray Gin. The Sunna is the perfect refreshing minty aperitif you want with the start of your meal or to just relax with after work,” says Wismeier.

Bayona

430 Dauphine St. 525-4455 Bayona.com

While not technically a Happy Hour, lunchtime martinis are also a New Orleans tradition, and Bayona is the place for that this summer as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. The appropriately priced $25 anniversary lunch special includes soup or a Bayona salad, any entrée and house-made ice cream or sorbet. Accompany your lunch with 25-cent martinis, lemondrops or Manhattans. The special lunch will be offered Wednesdays through Fridays from now until Labor Day.

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BAYONA

Additionally, Bayona celebrates Bastille Day this month with “Let Them Drink Wine” Wine Amnesty, July 13, 14 and 15. A locals’ favorite, the celebration allows diners to bring their favorite bottle (French perhaps?) of wine with no corkage fee.

SoBou

310 Chartres St. 552-4095 SoBouNOLA.com

A self-declared “spirited restaurant” in the French Quarter SoBou offers “Happier Hour … because it’s so much better than plain old Happy Hour,” says Darla Fisackerly, Marketing Manager at Commander’s Family of Restaurants. From 3-6 p.m. daily, SoBou’s drinks and snacks range from $3-$6. Menu

items are subject to change, but patrons can count on the prices staying the same. SoBou’s snacks menu may include the Shrimp & Tasso Pincho (each) for $3, a Smokey Pulled Pork Taco for $4, Crispy Chicken on the Bone for $3 or the Chef’s Gumbo for $6. Draft beer runs $3, wines and well highballs run $4, and specialty cocktails such as Miss Abigail’s Punch, Sazerac and Tom Collins range $5-6.

Café Adelaide

300 Poydras St. 595-3305 CafeAdelaide.com

Also a Commander’s Family restaurant, Café Adelaide likewise features Happier Hour downtown at its Swizzle Stick Bar from 3-6 p.m. daily. Some of

chef Carl’s Finger Foods include Lemon, Thyme & Parmesan Fries for $3, Cornfried Catfish Taco for $4, Soups 1-1-1 for $5 and a Honey Baked Duck Ham & Brie Finger Sandwich for $6. Beers start at $3, house wine at $4 and cocktails range from $5-6.

Ralph’s on the Park 900 City Park Ave. 488-1000 RalphsOnThePark.com

Over in Mid-City, Ralph’s on the Park offers a picturesque Happy Hour experience alongside beautiful oak-filled City Park 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. It features $6 specialty cocktails, half-price wine by the glass and additional beer and small plate specials. According to Christina Persand, Marketing Manager,


“There’s just no better way to unwind on a hot summer day then sipping on a refreshing cocktail in the bar at Ralph’s on the Park while relaxing to the sounds of Joe Krown playing the piano and taking in the views of City Park.” Famed New Orleans piano man Joe Krown performs from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. If you miss Happy Hour but still want a steal of a meal, take advantage of “Ralph’s 3 Appetizers + a Glass of Wine” for only $33. The summer special goes through August and includes a wide variety of appetizers available for sampling and sharing.

Pearl Wine Co.

3700 Orleans Ave., #1C 483-6314 PearlWineCo.com

Oak

Q & C Hotel/Bar

Uptown, located in the Carrollton neighborhood, Oak Wine Bar offers a sophisticated Happy Hour amongst the bustling, revamped Oak Street. From 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, wine enthusiasts can enjoy $5 house reds and whites. A $5 cocktail is also featured daily. On Wednesdays, enjoy half-off bottles of wine all night. Oak Wine Bar offers a changing seasonal specialty cocktail menu. According to Bar Manager Shanah Bartram, the 8118 is undeniably a favorite. The popular cocktail features Russian Standard Vodka, lemon and lime juice and fresh basil leaves.

For a Happy Hour that feels like home, Q & C Bar offers a hip downtown experience that resembles “a friend’s living room,” says Q-Rator Amy Foster. With big, plush couches and a warm, wood-and brick-lined atmosphere, the Q & C is a great place for friends to gather after work, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail by PJ Hanne and snack on elevated bar favorites. Happy hour at Q & C is every day, 4-7 p.m. For the foodies, it features $3 hand-cut fries served with Q & C’s own hot sauce mayo, $5 boudin served with Creole mustard and pickles, $5 fried cheese curds, $3 house-

8118 Oak St. 302-1485 OakNOLA.com

Also located in Mid-City, Pearl Wine Co. offers the benefits of both a bar and a store, as the company connects the two within the American Can Company building on Orleans Avenue. Happy hour at Pearl Wine Co. goes until 7 p.m. daily and includes $1 off all drinks. Daily specials include an all-day Happy Hour on Tuesdays, no corkage fees on Wednesdays (“… the store is open if the bar is open,” says owner Leora Madden) and free wine and spirit tastings on Thursdays and Fridays, 5-7 p.m. Pearl offers specialty cocktails and even wine cocktails, too. The Floral Blush is an exceptionally colorful and elegant concoction incorporating sparkling wine, angostura and elderflower liqueur topped with a floating edible flower.

344 Camp St. 587-9700 QandC.com

roasted bar nuts and a $10 Margherita pizza. Sip on $4 local draft beers and $5 wines (one red, one white) and high balls. Favorite Happy Hour cocktails include the French fry accompanied French 75 (also known as the “French & Fry”) and the Death in the Afternoon (absinthe and sparkling wine). They say it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and it’s a great saying for the early hours of the day. But it turns out that 5 o’clock in New Orleans isn’t so bad itself – and a very Happy Hour worth exploring around town this summer.

Q & C HOTEL/BAR

Q & C HOTEL/BAR

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“House Cats” 48” x 36”

840 Napoleon Avenue (at Magazine Street) New Orleans, LA 70115 (504)895-6130 www.carolrobinsongallery.com 54 | St. Charles Avenue June 2015


gallery insider

Within this guide, you’ll find a directory of more than 70 the most exclusive and prestigious galleries in New Orleans and on the Northshore. Find your favorite new artist or rediscover an old master; travel down a frequently walked street and discover a new treasure; or simply enjoy the experience of taking in beautiful artworks – all of this and more can be found within Gallery Insider. ¶ This edition of Gallery Insider will be distributed through the month of July, with supplementary distribution at “White Linen Night” (Saturday, August 1), “Dirty Linen Night” (Saturday, August 8) and “Art for Arts Sake” (Saturday, October 3). ¶ In addition, we are printing extra copies of this issue; if you would like to have the St. Charles Avenue Gallery Insider to display at your upcoming exhibition or show, please call (504) 830-7219.


algiers point Rosetree Blown Glass Studio 446 Vallette St. 504.366.3602 RosetreeGallery.com

bywater Dr. Bob’s Art 3027 Chartres St. 504.945.2225 DrBobArt.net Good Children Gallery 4037 St Claude Ave. 504.975.1557 GoodChildrenGallery.com NOCCA 2800 Chartres St. 504.940.2787 NOCCA.com Press Street’s Antenna Gallery 3718 St Claude Ave. 504.298.3161 Press-Street.org/Antenna The Aquarium Studio & Gallery 934 Montegut St. 504.701.0511

The Barrister's Gallery 2331 St. Claude Ave. 710-4506 BarristersGallery.com The Barrister's Gallery (since 1976) has exhibitions monthly (except June and July) on the second Saturday for emerging and mid-career local and national artists, but especially artists living in New Orleans. The gallery also offers highly selected Southern folk art and African art. For more information, contact Gallery Director Andy Antippas, at andy.antippas@gmail.com or (504) 710-4506.

The Front 4100 St Claude Ave. NolaFront.org

central business district Art Council of New Orleans 935 Gravier St., #850 504.523.1465 ArtsNewOrleans.org Parse Gallery 134 Carondelet St. 262.607.2773 ParseNola.com

covington Brunner Gallery 215 N. Columbia St. 985.893.0444 BrunnerGallery.com Henry Hood Gallery 325 E. Lockwood St. 985.892.4148 Three Rivers Gallery 333 E. Boston St. 985.892.2811 ThreeRiversGallery.com

The Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St., 523-4662 HNOC.org Pictured: "Nouvelle Orléans" The Historic New Orleans Collection's exhibition,“Visions of a City: Printed Views of 19th-Century New Orleans," will present 19th-century printed views of the city – views that are accurate, idealized or sensationalized. The exhibition will be available to the public at 400 Chartres St. through August 15. The galleries are open Tuesdays-Saturdays (excluding holidays) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 5234662 or visit HNOC.org.


Kevin Gillentine Gallery 3917 Magazine St., 891-0509 KevinGillentine.com The Kevin Gillentine Gallery, co-owned by Kevin Gillentine and Vincent Bergeal, is located in the heart of the Uptown New Orleans shopping district. Gillentine and Bergeal have been fixtures in the New Orleans art and design world for the past 20 years. Their art selection, design services and museum quality custom framing have made their gallery a favorite destination for art collectors and interior designers.

Antieau Gallery 927 Royal St., 304-0849 4532 Magazine St., 510-4148 AntieauGallery.com Antieau Gallery showcases the work of New Orleans fabric-appliqué artist Chris RobertsAntieau. Self-taught and identifying as an “outsider artist,” Antieau creates work that's unique and eye-catching, and captures the spirit of New Orleans. See her captivating fabric-paintings at either her French Quarter location at 927 Royal St. (open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.) or her Uptown location at 4532 Magazine St. (open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)..

Tripolo Gallery 323 N. Columbia St. 985.789.4073 TripoloGallery.com

french quarter A Gallery for Fine Photography 241 Chartres St. 504.568.1313 AGallery.com Adorn 610 Royal St. 504.680.0133 AFA NYC Gallery 809 Royal St. 504.558.9296 AfaNyc.com/NewOrleans Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St. 504.524.8211 AngelaKingGallery.com Antieau Gallery 927 Royal St. 504.304.0849 AntieauGallery.com Art in Bloom Gallery and Studio 830 Chartres St. 504.615.7011 ArtInBloomGallery.com Bee Galleries 319 Chartres St. 504.587.7117 BeeGalleries.com Big Bunny Fine Art 309 Exchange Place 504.309.2444 BigBunnyFineArt.com Brad Thompson Fine Art 600 Decatur St. 504.522.4225 BradThompsonGalleries.com Bryant Galleries  316 Royal St.  504.525.5584  Caliche & Pao Gallery  312 Royal St. 504.588.2846 CalicheAndPao.com Callan Fine Art 240 Chartres St. 504.524.0025 CallanFineArt.com Casell Bergen Gallery 1305 Decatur St. 504.524.0671 CasellBergenGallery.com


Craig Tracy Gallery 827 Royal St. 504.592.9886 CraigTracy.com Creason's Fine Art Gallery 532 Royal St. 504.304.4392 CreasonsFineArt.com Douglas Michael Gallery 841 Royal St. 504.708.1510 DouglasMichaelGallery.com Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op 912 N. Peters St. 504.412.9220 DutchAlleyArtistsCo-Op.com Elliott Gallery 540 Royal St. 504.523.3554 ElliottGallery.com Frances Swigart 1014 Royal St. 504.874.1278 Swigart-Steg.com Fredrick Guess Studio 910 Royal St. 504.581.4596 FredrickGuessStudio.com Frenchy 610 Toulouse St. 504.581.3522 FrenchyLive.com Gallery Burguieres 736 Royal St. 504.301.1119 GalleryBurguieres.com Galerie d'Art Francais 541 Royal St. 504.581.6925 FrenchArtNetwork.com Gallery Nine Forty 940 Royal St. 504.558.0000 Gallery Orange 819 Royal St. 504.875.4006 Gallery-Orange.com Gallery Rinard 611 Royal St. 504.522.6536 GalleryRinard.com Galerie Rue Toulouse  509 Royal St. 504.581.5881 FrenchArtNetwork.com George Rodrigue Studios 730 Royal St. 504.581.4244 GeorgeRodrigue.com

Carol Robinson Gallery 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130 CarolRobinsonGallery.com Since 1980, Carol Robinson Gallery has been a staple of the New Orleans art community. While it specializes in regional southern artists, the gallery showcases works from all over the country. Featured artists include painters Jere Allen, Bernard Mattox, Jean Geraci, Cathy Hegman, David Goodman and many others, working in a variety of media. Located on the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street in the heart of Uptown, the gallery itself is an often admired architectural gem.

Martin Lawrence Galleries 433 Royal St., 299-9055 MartinLawrence.com For over 40 years, new and established collectors look to Martin Lawrence Galleries for authentic works by iconic and emerging artists. Its flagship New Orleans Gallery, located in the heart of the French Quarter, boasts over 100 original works by modern masters Rembrandt, Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and Erté, and contemporary artists including Deyber and Murakami. Discover original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition graphics. Open 7 days a week, with regular exhibits and events open to the public.


Michalopoulos Gallery 617 Bienville St., 558-0505 Michalopoulos.com It is hard to imagine the ambience of New Orleans without invoking Michalopoulos. His electric and expressive work defines the Crescent City to fans and collectors, both locally and internationally. For three decades, the noted painter and sculptor has forged a style that echoes in countless other artists’ works. In addition to his celebrated rock 'n' roll architecture and abstract figuratives, his sojourns to France have produced large format landscapes and une vache ou deux. The Jazz & Heritage Festival has commissioned him six times for its annual official poster. His art resides in museums and in the homes of great artists including Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Sharon Stone, Aaron Neville, Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.

Matthew Clayton Brown 1724 St. Andrew St., 522-5058 MClaytonBrown.com Founded in 1991, Matthew Clayton Brown has been providing appraisal services for our client's insurance, estate and fair market value needs since its inception. Auctions, including estate and specialty sales, have further enhanced our ability to assist our clients. In addition, our experienced staff can advise you regarding your collection. Whether acquiring works of art or implementing a sales strategy for the dispersal of one, we are well positioned to offer invaluable advice regarding fine and decorative arts, antiques and personal property.

Graphite Galleries 936 Royal St. 504.565.3739 GraphiteNola.com Great Artists’ Collective 815 Royal St. 504.525.8190 GreatArtistsCollective.com Hall-Barnett Gallery 237 Chartres St. 504.522.5657 HallBarnett.com Harouni Gallery 933 Royal St. 504.299.4393 Harouni.com Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art 733 Royal St. 504.524.0909 HemmerlingArt.com The Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St., 504.523.4662 HNOC.org JAX Art Gallery 600 Decatur St. 504.524.8838 Joe Dunn Arts 304 Royal St. 504.525.1225 JoeDunnArts.com Kako Gallery 536 Royal St. 504.565.5445 KakoGallery.com Kezic Gallery 343 Royal St. 504.298.1096 KezicGallery.com La Belle Galerie 309 Chartres St. 504.529.3080 La Madama Bazarre 910 Royal St. 504.236.5076 LaMadamaBazarre.com Le Jardin 612 Royal St. 504.680.0133 LeJardinGlassArt.com Lisa Victoria Gallery 616 Royal St. 504.315.0190 LisaVictoriaGallery.com


Lozano & Barbuti Gallery 313 Royal St. 504.581.2428 LozanoAndBarbutiGallery.com

Red Truck Gallery 938 Royal St. 504.231.6760 RedTruckGallery.com

Garden District Gallery 1332 Washington Ave. 504.891.3032 GardenDistricGallery.com

M Contemporary 906 Royal St. 504.523.2022 HandselGallery.com

Rhino Contemporary Crafts Co. The Shops at Canal Place Second Level 504.523.7945 RhinoCrafts.com

Hayley Gaberlavage 904 Jackson Ave. 404.840.3906 HayleyGaberlavage.com

Mann Gallery 305 Royal St.  504.523.2342 VincentMannGallery.com Martin Lawrence Galleries 433 Royal St. 504.299.9055 MartinLawrence.com Martin Welch Art 223 Dauphine St. 504.388.4240 MartinWelchArt.com MC Romaguera Studio 711 Royal St. 504.442.9788 MCRomaguera.com Michalopoulos Gallery 617 Bienville St. 504.558.0505 Michalopoulos.com M.S. Rau Antiques 630 Royal St. 888.223.5258 RauAntiques.com Msaniart Gallery 823 Royal St. 504.529.1640 MsaniartGallery.com Off the Beaten Way 1029 Royal St. 504.586.0180 OffTheBeatenWay.net One Sun Gallery 616 Royal St. 800.501.1151

Steve Jarrett Gallery 618 Royal St. 504.588.1123 SteveJarrettGallery.com Tanner Gallery and Studio 830 Royal St. 504.524.8266 HauntingArt.com The Foundation Gallery 1109 Royal St. 504.568.0955 FoundationGalleryNola.com The Green Eyed Gator Gallery 901 Chartres St. 504.535.4507 GreenEyedGator.com The Jamie Hayes Gallery 617 Chartres St. 504.596.2344 JamieHayes.com Tresor Contemporary 1000 Royal St. 504.561.8860 TresorContemporary.com Tresor Gallery 811 Royal St. 504.309.3991 TresorGallery.com Vieux Carre Fine Art Gallery 507 St Ann St. 504.522.2900 VieuxCarreGallery.com Windsor Fine Art 221 Royal St. 504.586.0202 WindsorFineArt.com

O'Neill Studios 319 Royal St. & 721 Royal St. 504.586.1636 & 504.527.0703 ONeillGallery.com

garden district

Pennington Fine Art 829 Royal St. 504.789.5547 PenningtonArt.com

Anton Haardt Gallery 2858 Magazine St. 504.891.9080 AntonArt.com

Rue Royale Galerie 813 Royal St. 504.522.5144 RueRoyaleFineArts.com

Ashé Cultural Arts Center 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 504.569.9070 AsheCAC.org

Sutton Galleries 519 Royal St. 504.581.1914 SuttonGalleries.com

Coup d’Oeil Art Gallery 2033 Magazine St. 504.722.0876 CoupDOeilArtConsortium.com         Crescent City Auction Gallery  1330 St Charles Ave. 504.529.5057 CrescentCityAuctionGallery.com

Swamp Dog & Friends 831 Royal St. 504.522.7074 SwampDogAndFriends.com

Matthew Clayton Brown 1724 St Andrew St. 504.522.5058 MClaytonBrown.com New Orleans Photo Alliance 1111 St Mary St. 504.610.4899 NewOrleansPhotoAlliance.com Studio Amanda Talley 1382 Magazine St. 504.595.3136 AmandaTalley.com

marigny

uptown Carol Robinson Gallery 840 Napoleon Ave. 504.895.6130 CarolRobinsonGallery.com Cole Pratt Gallery 3800 Magazine St. 504.891.6789 ColePrattGallery.com Davis Gallery 904 Louisiana Ave. 504.895.5206 DavisAfricanArt.com Du Mois Gallery 4609 Freret St. 504.818.6032 DuMoisGallery.com Esom Gallery 3935 Magazine St. 225.202.6406 EsomArt.com

Barrister’s Gallery 2331 St Claude Ave. 504.710.4506 BarristersGallery.com

Frenchy 8319 Oak St. 504.861.7595 FrenchyLive.com

Byrdie’s 2422A St Claude Ave. 504.656.6794 ByrdiesGallery.com

Galerie Royale 3648 Magazine St. 504.894.1588 GalerieRoyale.com

May 2839 N Robertson St. 504.316.3474 May-NewOrleans.org

Guthrie Contemporary Gallery 3815 Magazine St. 504.897.2688 GuthrieContemporary.com

Scott Edwards Photography Studio & Gallery 2109 Decatur St. 504.610.0581 ScottEdwardsGallery.com

Guy Lyman Fine Art 3645 Magazine St. 504.889.4687 GuyLymanFineArt.com

Second Story Gallery 2372 St Claude Ave., Suite 251 504.427.2719 NewOrleansHealingCenter.org

Kevin Gillentine Gallery 3917 Magazine St. 504.891.0509 KevinGillentine.com

Staple Goods 1340 St Roch Ave. 504.908.7331

Longshore Studio Gallery 4848 Magazine St. 504.458.5500 AshleyLongshore.com

UNO St Claude Art Gallery 2429 St Claude Ave. 504.948.6939 FineArts.uno.edu

Melissa Bonin 3714 Magazine St. 337.380.6927 MelissaBonin.com

Venusian Gardens 2601 Chartres St. 504.943.7446 VenusianGardens.com

Neal Auction Company 4038 Magazine St. 504.899.5329 NealAuction.com

mid-city New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Collins C Diboll Circle 504.658.4100 NOMA.org

Newcomb Art Gallery Tulane University Woldenberg Art Center 504.865.5328 NewcombArtGallery.tulane.edu


New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 5256 Magazine St. 504.899.8111 NoAFA.com Sibley Gallery 3427 Magazine St. 504.899.8182 SibleyGallery.com Studio Solitario 4531 Magazine St. 504.905.4175 BillySolitario.com Tami Curtis Gallery 5523 Magazine St. 985.789.2214 TamiCurtisStudios.com Ten Gallery 4432 Magazine St. 504.214.3589 TenGalleryNola.com

warehouse district Alexis Walter Art 835 Julia St. 504.568.0316 AlexisWalter.com Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery 535 Julia St. 504.524.3233 AriodanteGallery.com Arthur Roger Gallery 432 Julia St. 504.522.1999 ArthurRogerGallery.com Boyd Satellite Gallery 440 Julia St. 504.581.2440 BoydSatelliteGallery.com Callan Contemporary 518 Julia St. 504.525.0518 CallanContemporary.com Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St. 504.528.3805 CacNo.org George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 747 Magazine St. 504.324.9614 GeorgeRodrigueFoundation.org

Jed Malitz V2 Gallery & Studio 615 Julia St. 985.773.0458 JedMalitzV2.com Jonathan Ferrara Gallery 400a Julia St. 504.522.5471 JonathanFerraraGallery.com Kezic Gallery 646 Tchoupitoulos St. 504.298.0186 KezicGallery.com LeMIEUX Galleries 332 Julia St. 504.522.5988 LeMieuxGalleries.com Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia St. 504.523.1357 LCM.org Mallory Page 614 Julia St. 337.280.4684 MalloryPage.com Martine Chaisson Gallery 727 Camp St. 504.302.7942 MartineChaissonGallery.com New Orleans Auction Galleries 333 St Joseph St. 504.566.1849 NewOrleansAuction.com New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio 727 Magazine St. 504.529.7279 NewOrleansGlassworks.com Octavia Gallery 454 Julia St. 504.309.4249 OctaviaArtGallery.com Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St. 504.539.9650 OgdenMuseum.org Soren Christensen Gallery 400 Julia St. 504.569.9501 SorenGallery.com Stella Jones Gallery 201 St Charles Ave., #132 504.568.9050 StellaJonesGallery.com

George Schmidt Gallery 626 Julia St. 504.592.0206 GeorgeSchmidt.com

Steve Martin Fine Art 624 Julia St. 504.566.1390 SteveMartinFineArt.com

Jean Bragg Gallery 600 Julia St. 504.895.7375 JeanBragg.com

The National World War II Museum 945 Magazine St. 504.528.1944 NationalWW2Museum.org


Bev entertaining

By BEV CHURCH

70th Birthday Surprise Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Swanson My best friend, artist and author Elizabeth Swanson, didn’t want a 70th birthday celebration, but her husband, Clarke, decided it was such a milestone that we were going to celebrate and 62 | St. Charles Avenue July 2015

surprise her! His first phone call was to me – thank goodness – and we went into high gear. Clarke booked the upstairs loft dining room at Ye Ole College Inn. Of course it was a Saturday

night during Jazz Fest, so we needed help from owner Johnny Blancher, who’s the best! I called Luis Colmenares and he created a birthday chair along with whimsical centerpieces depicting

Elizabeth’s favorite drawings. Diane and Tom Winingder brought wigs and second-line umbrellas, as well as hats and bling for everyone. Lynne and Hunter White flew in from the Bahamas and Cristina and George Fowler and her sisters flew in as well! We all hid downstairs in the video poker room until she arrived, and we had the whole restaurant sing “Happy Birthday Elizabeth!” After dinner, we put on the wigs and hats and second-lined to Rock ‘n’ Bowl and even got on stage with the band! The chair and all of the centerpieces created by Colmenares have been shipped to Naples, Florida, where they’ll be a lasting memory to Elizabeth of how much she’s loved and how fabulous she is at 70 years young! n


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WITH THIS RING

By Mallory Lindsly

Kiser – Beahm Kelsey Urquhart Kiser and Stephen McWilliams Beahm knew each other in high school, but it was during Hurricane Isaac that the two really connected. Stephen and his friend Nick Gwyn housed Kelsey, five of her friends and two dogs during the storm and subsequent power outage. The group played multiple board games to entertain themselves during the storm. Kelsey and Stephen were

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on the same team for charades, where both of their competitive natures came out. The two fondly call that day “Spark Day” because the two quickly realized how compatible they were. Kelsey and Stephen attended a plant sale in City Park, but unfortunately left emptyhanded and disappointed. To cheer themselves up, the two ate beignets at Morning Call and wandered into the Besthoff

Sculpture Garden. After making two or three nervous laps around the footpaths, Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture finally had sufficient privacy for Stephen to pop the question. Stephen got down on one knee and asked Kelsey to spend the rest of her life with him. Kelsey was speechless, but managed to get a “Yes!” out. The couple drove back to Stephen’s house Uptown, where friends and family

were waiting with champagne, banners, bells and whistles. After the wedding, the two spent 10 days in Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The two live in Uptown New Orleans. Kelsey is a Title Licensed Insurance agent and Stephen works for International Sureties as a Surety Bond Producer. n


Bride: Kelsey Urquhart Kiser Groom: Stephen McWilliams Beahm Bride’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Michael Kiser Groom’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Esmond Phelps II Rehearsal Dinner Location: Brennan’s Restaurant Date of Wedding: April 18, 2015 Ceremony Location: Academy of the Sacred Heart Reception Location: At the home of family friends Lauren and George Brower Celebrant: Rev. William F. Maestri Ceremony Music: Jodi McWilliams (piano and vocalist) and Pete Wolbrette (trumpet) Wedding Gown: Mother’s wedding dress and veil, Priscilla of Boston Matron of Honor: Laine Kiser Cox Maid of Honor: Elizabeth Lauren Bartosic Bridesmaids: Kristin Sanders Steen, Lessley Hasting Soniat, Lindsey Renée Morgan, Elizabeth Downey Dienes, Margaret Sanders Villere, Catherine Lanier Clement, Ariane Michele Fraiche, Kathryn Rose Poché, Adair Mary Vulevich, Julie Eleanor Comarda, Mary Wyatt Hines Milano, Eleanor McCay Schwing and Jamie Durrell Craighead Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Wedding Belles Flower Girls: Caroline Doyle Beahm, Constance Milliken Beahm and Margaret Evelyn Steen Ring Bearers: Baldwin Carrére Beahm, Winston Walker Beahm and Charles Benjamin Cox Groom’s Attire: Traditional black tuxedo from Brooks Brothers Best Men: Franklin David Beahm Jr. and Patrick Stuart Beahm Groomsmen: Brooks Jardét Kiser, Richard Joseph Carrére III, Christopher Powell Snodgrass, William Manley Hines Jr., Pierre Dupuy Moses, Reese Michael Woessner, Parker Earl Koerner, Abhishek Siddharth Bhansali, George William James IV, James Radar Stone, John Paul Sapir, John Brooks Zimmermann and Nicholas Bruce Gwyn Ushers: Michael Anderson Birtel, Michael Leander Perez and Conway Charles Marshall Readers: Katherine Harlow Urquhart, Elizabeth Trist Urquhart, Caroline Friedrichs Ham and Margaret Ford Sanders Engagement Ring and Groom’s Wedding Bands: Friend & Company Bride’s Wedding Band: Kelsey’s great, greatgrandmother’s diamond band Florist: Meade Wenzel Invitation and Program: Artist Betty Wood, printed by Champion Graphics Caterer: Dickie Brennan Family Restaurants Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: Flour Power Photographer: Norris Gagnet Hair: Kieu Vu at Cuttin’ Loose Makeup: Katie Malone Make-up Studio Music: Bobby J and Stuff Like That saintcharlesavenue.com | 65


YOUNG BLOODS

By Lindsay Mack

The team planned, organized and hosted a fundraising event only a few months after the organization’s creation. These young professionals learned how to serve on a board, secure sponsors and launch a fullfledged nonprofit on the fly. The Premier Event

Millennial Spirits of New Orleans

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Member, Board of Directors, Robert Riess About

Beginnings

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A dynamic group of young adults has created a philanthropic organization, the Millennial Spirits of New Orleans, to ensure their favorite city has a bright future. This brand-new organization proves the Millennial Generation – typically defined as those born between 1980 and 2000 – are eager to serve their communities. Robert Riess, Adele Humphreys, Matthew Stone, Meg Lewis, Megan Beer, and Pepper Baumer make up the Board of Directors.

Last November, Robert and his friends realized they have a strong interest in philanthropic events, although many organizations don’t try to directly involve the Millennial Generation. He and his friends realized there was room for such an organization, and they officially formed Millennial Spirits in January 2015. “We can give back to the city, even if we can’t afford to donate a lot,” Robert said.

The Millennial Spirits team had an initial desire to support crime prevention. They decided to host a fun event “to spur our generation to understand that if we want to be here, crime is something we need to tackle for the future,” says Robert.

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On March 21, the Millennial Spirits of New Orleans hosted “Cocktails Against Crime.” The event was a success, with over 200 attendees gathered to honor the NOPD and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. Following the law enforcement theme, the party offered mug shots and the chance to put friends in “jail” (and later bail them out). Catered food, a DJ and door prizes rounded out the event. In the end, Cocktails Against Crime raised over $16,000 for Safe Cam NOLA, a NOPD initiative that encourages citizens to provide security camera footage to help police solve crimes. Looking to the future, Millennial Spirits is considering making Cocktails Against Crime an annual event, as well as hosting an additional event in the Fall. “Whether you’re a Millennial or you’re older, giving back doesn’t have to be difficult. Crime is something we can all fight together. We can make city safer for our parents, grandparents, and the future,” Robert says. n

For more information and to donate to Millennial Spirits, visit Facebook.com/millennialspirits or email millennialspiritsofnola@gmail.com.

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student activist

By Mallory Lindsly

Dominick Boscareno IV Archbishop Rummel High School

performing arts

By Lauren LaBorde

Performance Calendar JuLY 9-12 Once Upon a Mattress Ricky Graham directs the comic adaptation of The Princess and the Pea. Tulane Summer Lyric,

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 865-5269, SummerLyric.Tulane.edu

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“I have learned that even at an early age, a high school student can actually help people get through life and make a real difference in their lives,” says Dominick Boscareno IV, a senior at Archbishop Rummel High School. “I think that this is one of the most rewarding benefits of my activism.” As an athlete, Boscareno knows how it feels to win or lose a game. He volunteers through a variety of activities including cleaning up the community, assisting the poor and teaching children how to exercise properly. One of his most rewarding experiences was volunteering with the Rummel football team with the Special Olympics. “I think that it teaches all of us that we should never give up in life and remember to compete for the sake of competing even though you might not have a high chance of success,” says Boscareno. Boscareno is also involved with Operation Head Start, Big Brothers, Campus Ministry and

Catholic Youth Organization. Being involved in many different organizations, both with Rummel and his community, Boscareno is able to volunteer in different ways to help utilize his talents. Mark Firmin, a math teacher and Operation Head Start Director, inspired Boscareno to get involved with community activism. “He is a great teacher and leader and I’m lucky that he’s there to help make me a better person,” says Boscareno. “If it wasn’t for Mr. Firmin, Operation Head Start and football, I wouldn’t be the volunteer that I am.” Boscareno wants to attend LSU after graduation. Even though he isn’t totally sure what he wants to major in, he’s interested in becoming a physical therapist, personal trainer or orthopedic surgeon. No matter where his path may lead him, Boscareno wants to continue to do volunteer work and be involved with Operation Head Start and Big Brothers. n

The musical about the perennial child who takes the Darling children on a magical journey features the songs “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.” Rivertown

Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 20-Aug. 2 Hello, Dolly!

The musical theater classic is directed by Diane Lala, with Liz Argus in the title role. Tulane Summer Lyric,

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 865-5269, SummerLyric.Tulane.edu 30 Idina Menzel in concert

The Broadway diva, known for originating starring roles in Rent and Wicked, also provided the voice of Elsa in the Disney hit Frozen. Saenger Theatre,

1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com

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SHOP TALK

By Mirella Cameran

Jessica Schultis Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

How did you start your own business?

My father has a successful OB/ GYN practice and felt having a dietitian on his team would be an asset to his patient population.

Why do you do what you do? I have always been fascinated by food; what it does in our bodies, how we break it down, how we store it and how we use it.

What are the best three pieces of advice you could give someone? Find your

motivation, your reason to make changes. Have a plan, something specific to follow. Reward yourself for meeting your goals (a non-food reward).

Are there any diets you recommend?

I sway people away from “fad” diets. These might produce weight loss, but not usually long-term. I work with my clients to find a way that works for them without depriving them of any food groups. What is your overall goal when working with patients? Whether

it’s losing five or 50 pounds, controlling diabetes or figuring If you eat a well-balanced diet out a food allergy, I want to help there’s typically not a need for supplements. However it depends people reach their personal nutrition goals using real on age, intake and complicating food in a healthful way. n conditions. Do you think supplements are good?

Jessica Schultis MS, RDN, LDN, 455-2031, JessicaSchultisRDN.com

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SHOP TALK

By Mirella Cameran

Jackie Hughes Owner, The Cannery and Toulouse Gourmet Catering

How did you start the The Cannery and Toulouse Gourmet Catering?

They are part of the familyowned Pel Hughes Companies. The Cannery is a 63,000-squarefoot warehouse in Mid-City, and our printing company occupies approximately one-third of it. Three years ago, our niece Kellie Levy and Russ Spezial came to us about starting a catering company. They had years of experience, so we built a 2,000-square-foot kitchen for Toulouse Gourmet Catering, and business took off. When did The Cannery become an event space? Our client base

demanded it, so we built a 12,000square-foot space, the largest event venue in Mid-City with secure complimentary parking. What kinds of events do you hold?

All kinds, from weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, fundraisers, fashion shows, bar/bat mitzvahs and so on, for 25 people to over 700. We have invested in the latest IT equipment with customized

LED lighting for the walls, a 16-foot retractable screen and five flat screen TVs. Toulouse Gourmet is the official on-site caterer, but we also offer full service off-site catering for groups as small as 10 and as large as 2,500. Are catering styles changing?

Yes; we stay up to date with trends and education.

Do you offer gluten-free menus?

Yes, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian menus are available.

Which events have been your favorites?

The Clinton Global Initiative, hosted at Tulane for 2,500 people, was definitely a highlight. n

The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., 486-8351; Toulouse Gourmet Catering, 3811 Toulouse St., 488-4466, ToulouseGourmet.com

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1. Clancy Dubos, Jim Tucker, Councilmember Jared Brossett, Wilma Heaton and Councilmember James Gray attend the “Benefit to Save the Murals,” whose goal is to restore the seven recovered murals and to recreate the missing eighth WPA-era aviation mural by Xavier Gonzalez at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. 2. First City Court Judge Veronica Henry and Criminal Court Judge Camille Buras are pictured at the “Benefit to Save the Murals” on February 9. David Hansen’s Garden District Jazz Quartet provided music, and catering was provided by Messina’s at the Terminal. 3. Board members Joan Mollohan, Betsy Stoner, Robyn Merrick and Veronica Osby enjoy the “Cookies & Cocktails” benefit, held by the Girls Scouts Louisiana East. The benefit featured Girl Scout Cookie-inspired cocktails and delicious appetizers such as Samoa Shrimp. 4. Singer Robin Barnes, Master of Ceremonies Kenny Lopez and Event Co-Chair Stephanie Osborne have some festive fun at the Girl Scouts Louisiana East “Cookies & Cocktails” benefit, sponsored by Winn-Dixie and Valero, on March 24 at Harrah’s New Orleans. 5. 2015 Honorees Kenny Rabalais, Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, James Remetich and Glen Golemi are pictured at “Our Father of the Year” announcement Event at Harrah’s Hotel on March 3. 6. Chris Ralston, Sherri Sosa and Payton Lambert attend the “Our Father of the Year” Announcement Event, where the 2015 Honorees were announced for the Father of the Year Awards Dinner on June 19. 7. Artist Kristin Malone and Jeff Johnson

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are pictured at “Le Méridien’s First Night,” where the destination restaurant provided a global perspective on local flavors. French Pop innovators Nouvelle Vague provided the music; there was a second-line parade, and a “social scavenger hunt.” 8. General Managers of Le Méridien New Orleans Hotel John and Heather Thompson attend the “Le Méridien’s First Night,” with delicious, locally inspired food and cocktails, as well as fun food-related activities. 9. Pictured is one of the 23 teams that participated in the clay shoot at The Chartwell Center’s fundraiser on March 6. The Chartwell Center is a nonprofit organization that focuses on autism-specific education in the Greater New Orleans community. 10. David Lane, Katherine Paris and Doug Downing enjoy a sporting day out at the clay shoot provided by the Chartwell Center’s fundraiser. The fundraiser included a cocktail buffet and a silent auction, and proceeds go to funding autism-specific education in New Orleans. 11. Susan Ordemann, Jamie Agnew, Karyn Hoffman and Gregor Hoffman are pictured at “A Musical Night with Sybarites” complete with food, dancing and festivities on March 6 at Rosy’s Jazz Hall. 12. Treasurer Kay McArdle, President Dana Hansel, President-Elect Colleen McLeod and past President Marilyn Aiken attend “A Musical Night with Sybarites,” a ball filled with fun, food and music by BRW, Roots of Music and the Jon Bauer Quartet.

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Feet First 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800 526 Royal St., 569-0005 200 Metairie Road, Suite 102, 324-2194 FeetFirstStores.com These comfy-cute Bernardo jelly sandals will keep you looking cool as a cucumber in our sweltering July heat!

Beat Heat the

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center 1201 Convention Center Blvd., 566-9990 HamptonInn3.Hilton.com Even locals know, the hottest way to cool down this summer is poolside at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center.

FeBe 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250

The Court of Two Sisters 613 Royal St., 522-7261 CourtOfTwoSisters.com

Ella Moss “Yazmine Romper” in Bouganvila Mosaic Print.

Cool off in New Orleans’ finest courtyard at The Court of Two Sisters, with infamous Jazz Brunches held daily!

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Bayona 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455 Bayona.com Join Bayona in celebrating 25 years with 25 cent Martinis and a $25 three-course lunch! The lunch special includes soup or Bayona salad, any entrée and ice cream or sorbet on Wednesdays through Fridays for a limited time only.

Haute 725 Magazine St., 522-8687 HauteNola.com “Beat the Heat” in the Shoka dress by Lemlem – only at Haute!

French Market 1008 N. Peters St., Suite 2450 FrenchMarket.org French Market Annual Bartender & Waiters Race happens the Sunday before Bastille Day as part of Bastille Day Fête NOLA Sunday, July 12, at 4 p.m. Local bartenders and waiters speedwalk two blocks down Decatur Street!

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The Spa at Stone Creek 1201 Ochsner Blvd., Covington (985) 801-7100 StoneCreekClubAndSpa.com Escape The Summer heat at The Spa at Stone Creek with a Vichy service. Give your skin some TLC and then relax as cascading water massages you like rain from the sky.

Emma’s Shoes & Accessories 115 Metairie Road, 407-0668 EmmasShoes.com Step in style this summer in shoes by Vince.

Trashy Diva 712 Royal St. 2044 Magazine St. 299-3939 TrashyDiva.com Make a splash in retro-inspired swimwear from Trashy Diva Lingerie. The Esther Williams Classic Dot Two-Piece swimsuit is perfect for summer!

Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia St., 523-1357 • LCM.org Engage your imagination in New Orleans’ most playful place for children and families. Pilot a tugboat, design a house, stand inside a bubble and more! saintcharlesavenue.com | 75


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625 St.Charles,Unit11A....................SOLD.....................................$1,580,000 10 Swan............................................SOLD.................................... $1,300,000 1440 Camp St...................................SOLD.....................................$1,245,000 22 Farnham......................................SOLD.....................................$1,245,000 500 Audubon...................................SOLD........................................$998,000 5232 Chestnut..................................SOLD........................................$920,000 4521 Dryades.....................................................................................$899,000 1566 Calhoun...................................SOLD........................................$875,000 5111 Pitt............................................SOLD........................................$749,000 5234 Perrier.....................................SOLD........................................$745,000 1240 Eighth.....................................SOLD........................................$725,000 208 English Turn..............................SOLD........................................$699,000 328 Julia...........................................SOLD........................................$595,000 6313 Laurel.......................................SOLD........................................$568,000 6308 Camp .......................................SOLD.......................................$549,000 6219 Magazine St............................SOLD........................................$530,000 3801 St. Charles...............................SOLD........................................$499,000 1750 St. Charles #529......................SOLD........................................$495,000 924 Bellecastle.................................SOLD........................................$485,000 810 Joseph .......................................................................................$485,000 234 Audubon...................................SOLD........................................$479,000 4905 Chestnut..................................................................................$475,000 2824 Calhoun...................................SOLD........................................$449,000 8233 Freret St ..................................SOLD.......................................$445,000 700 S. Peters....................................SOLD........................................$428,000 6300 Colbert St................................SOLD........................................$419,000 4 Stilt................................................SOLD........................................$415,000 6444 Milne.......................................SOLD........................................$399,000 4440 Bienville .................................. SOLD........................................$399,000 915 Cadiz........................................SOLD........................................$396,000 4930 S. Johnson..............................SOLD........................................$385,000 830 State St.....................................SOLD........................................$378,000 4350 State St Dr.................................................................................$347,000 4329 Cohn St....................................(COM).......................................$329,000 625 Pine St #2...................................SOLD........................................$330,000 809 -11 Toledano.............................SOLD.......................................$315,000 1826 Milan St...................................SOLD........................................$269,000 1418 N. Villere..................................SOLD........................................$255,000 2222 Carondelet "A"........................SOLD........................................$181,000 Lots at Arbors Estates ...............................................................from $95,000

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5631 St. Charles Avenue..........SOLD...................$6,185,000 4717 St Charles Avenue...........SOLD...................$6,000,000 1004 Falcon Road.....................SOLD...................$5,600,000 3 Audubon Place ......................SOLD...................$5,250,000 16 Audubon Place ................... SOLD ..................$4,500,000 295 Walnut Street ....................................................$3,990,000 8 La Salle Place .........................SOLD...................$3,650,000 4831 St. Charles Avenue.........................................$3,000,000 1527 Sixth Street......................................................$2,990,000 525 Madison..............................SOLD...................$2,800,000 1776 State Street .......................SOLD...................$2,300,000 3 Poydras Street #9E/F ..............SOLD...................$2,300,000 906 S. New Hampshire Avenue...............SOLD...................$2,199,000 841 Barracks Street ..................SOLD...................$1,850,000 1427 Eighth Street ...................SOLD...................$1,850,000 7 Rosa Park................................SOLD...................$1,800,000 1518 First Street .......................SOLD...................$1,750,000 2600 Gay Lynn Drive .............................................$1,730,000 1328 Felicity Street ...................SOLD...................$1,700,000 1538 Fourth Street ...................SOLD...................$1,700,000 1415 Cadiz Street ....................SOLD...................$1,700,000 1800 Jefferson ...........................SOLD...................$1,700,000 1732-34 Palmer..........................SOLD...................$1,650,000 2708 Coliseum Street ...............SOLD...................$1,625,000 1233 Second Street...................SOLD...................$1,600,000 576 Audubon Street .................SOLD...................$1,595,000 4613 St. Charles Avenue..........SOLD...................$1,495,000 2707 Coliseum Street ...............SOLD...................$1,490,000 2507 Prytania Street .................SOLD...................$1,490,000 6433 Paris Avenue ....................SOLD...................$1,450,000 1542 Calhoun Street ................SOLD...................$1,450,000 1641 State Street......................................................$1,425,000 5726 St. Charles Avenue...........SOLD...................$1,400,000 1205 Philip Street ......................SOLD...................$1,399,000 4917 St. Charles Avenue...........SOLD...................$1,370,000 1413 Philip Street .....................SOLD...................$1,370,000 447 Audubon Street ................ SOLD ..................$1,300,000 9 Blanc Place .............................SOLD...................$1,300,000 1578 Calhoun Street ................SOLD...................$1,300,000 1207 State Street .......................SOLD...................$1,250,000 571 Audubon Street .................SOLD...................$1,220,000 1539 Soniat Street ....................SOLD...................$1,220,000 6554 Oakland Drive.................SOLD...................$1,200,000

441 Audubon Street .................SOLD...................$1,199,000 2006 Jefferson Avenue.............SOLD...................$1,100,000 17 Chateau Palmer ...................SOLD...................$1,085,000 1701 Valence Street ..................SOLD...................$1,075,000 1919 State Street .......................SOLD...................$1,050,000 1221 First Street .......................SOLD...................$1,050,000 1221 Exposition Blvd ..............SOLD...................$1,045,000 3225 Prytania Street .................SOLD...................$1,000,000 1844 State Street .......................SOLD......................$995,000 1022 Webster Street .................SOLD......................$995,000 3447 Camp Street .....................SOLD......................$985,000 45 Savannah Ridge Ln .............SOLD......................$950,000 1543 Henry Clay Avenue.............SOLD......................$950,000 1729 Jefferson Avenue.............SOLD......................$950,000 4525 Prytania Street .................SOLD......................$950,000 3937 Camp Street .....................SOLD......................$950,000 508 Walnut Street .....................SOLD......................$950,000 2331 Chestnut Street................SOLD......................$949,000 3939 Chestnut Street..................................................$939,000 1922 State Street .......................SOLD......................$899,000 6161 Loyola Avenue.................SOLD......................$895,000 1205 Arabella Street .................SOLD......................$895,000 3200 St. Charles Avenue..........SOLD.......................$889,000 6047 Camp Street .....................SOLD......................$850,000 836 State Street .........................SOLD......................$849,000 500 Walnut Street .....................SOLD......................$825,000 5951 Tchoupitoulas..................SOLD......................$815,000 5933 Camp Street .....................SOLD......................$799,000 6131 Coliseum ..........................SOLD......................$795,000 7328 Plum Street ......................SOLD......................$795,000 1443 Calhoun Street ................SOLD......................$789,000 2818 Laurel Street.....................SOLD.......................$775,000 405 Exposition Blvd ............... .SOLD .....................$755,000 630 Eleonore Street..................SOLD.......................$695,000 5349 Prytania Street ..................................................$650,000 282 Audubon Street..................SOLD .....................$599,000 5520-22 Camp Street................SOLD .....................$595,000 2511 St Charles Avenue #505........SOLD ..............$465,000

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new orleans nostalgia

By Seale Paterson

Doomed from the Start The sad history of the old Criminal Courts building In 1892, construction of a Criminal Courts building began, located at Saratoga Street and Tulane Avenue. Soon after the building was opened, the complaints began – and continued. The lighting was inadequate; there were serious sewerage and sanitation concerns, including a habitual problem with people spitting on the floors in the hallways; and basic cleaning was severely neglected. Plans for a new courts building started developing in the mid-1920s, and progressed quickly to move the courts 80 | St. Charles Avenue July 2015

from the building that was referred to variously as: squalid, dilapidated, crowded, tottering and obsolete. The courts moved into the new building, located at Tulane and Broad streets, in 1931. After the criminal courts moved, the imposing brick structure was used by various agencies and purposes, including: municipal courts; the Louisiana Sunshine Society headquarters; the chauffeur and bicycle licensing bureau; the National Youth Administration; the draft registration office; a venereal

disease diagnostic center; the Tuberculosis Association of New Orleans; and others. For a short while before demolition, the building also housed, unknown even to the First Precinct police station located above, a bustling enclave of tramps and hoboes living in the passageways below the

building. Calling their quarters the “Hotel de Bastille,” the audacious residents had run electricity, water and steam heat in to make the space livable, and brought in mattresses and couches for comfort. The building continued to deteriorate until talks began in the late 1940s to tear it down, and the commission council authorized the immediate demolition of the court building in the fall of ’49. Tenants were given a day to clear out, and the municipal courts still housed there were moved to the Municipal Auditorium until more permanent housing could be found. The courts, occupying a stage in a small theater, were graciously allowed the space, but asked to “try to get out before Carnival.” n

A 1948 photo looking up Elk Place from Canal Street shows the old Criminal Courts building at the far end of the neutral ground, a year before its demolition. Designed and constructed by M. A. Orlopp Jr., the project was plagued by government corruption and questionable building practices and the result was a poorly constructed and inadequate structure hidden under a grand and handsome castle-like façade.

Photo by Charles L. Franck, provided courtesy of the New Orleans Public Li brary.


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