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On Friday, July 11, the Susan G. Komen Foundation of New Orleans will throw the 13th annual “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner.” This month’s cover shows co-chairs Pat Denechaud, Dottie Reese, Jordan Teich and Kristi Post, with Summer Cure Coordinator Joe Briand and Komen New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa W. Plunkett.

Brought to you by these innovative individuals, the dinner will host a party of 200 at the Windsor Court Hotel and will feature the likes of chef Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s and Ivy, chef Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint, chef Ashley Christiansen of Raleigh’s Poole’s Downtown Diner, chef Lisa Donovan of Husk Restaurant, Nashville and chef Daniel Causgrove of the Windsor Court’s The Grill Room. The evening will include the finest cuisine from this company of talented chefs, a wide variety of wine and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will go to preventing and curing breast cancer through the New Orleans chapter of the nationally acclaimed Susan G. Komen Foundation. Individual tickets start at $250 and are available by calling 455-7310. n

Photographed by Jeffery Johnston Special thanks to Komen New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa W. Plunkett.

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contents features 22 Blooms & Beyond

The Garden Study Club of New Orleans and NOMA host their annual “Art in Bloom.”

24 Bidding for History

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses’ 25th annual “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine and Entertaining Auction.”

26 Fly Away to the Ball

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Children’s Hospital’s signature black-tie “Sugarplum Ball.”

28 Arabesques & Applause

The Joffery Ballet served as the highlight of this year’s “Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization Gala.”

30 Moving In Step

Young Audiences of Louisiana’s fifth annual “Dancing for the Arts.”

32 Putting Down New Roots

Raintree Children & Family Services gathered to “Paint the Town Green.”

34 Singing for Safety Nets

Jewish Children’s Regional Service celebrated the “Jewish Roots of Broadway.”

36 The Play’s the Thing

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The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival presented Hotel Plays.

38 Engaging Entrepreneurs

The Idea Village’s sixth annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Opening Celebration.”

40 All-Aboard the Museum Train

The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s annual spring “Celebration.”

42 Sensational in Summer



New Orleans beauty experts weigh in on available services and products perfect for the summer season.

48 Have Yourself a Merry Little Happy Hour

8 specials around town

53 Gallery Insider

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Our inaugural list of the most prestigious galleries in New Orleans and on the Northshore


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in every issue 8

A Note From Bev

10 Cruisin’ the Crescent 12 Skin Deep Taking the Time: A seven-day guide to pampering yourself 14 Kids Play Mom Camp: “Survivor” edition 16 What’s Hot Summer Style

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18 On the Menu

Grilled Redfish & Crabmeat With Lemon-Butter Sauce: Executive Chef Austin Kirzner of Red Fish Grill shares their signature dish

20 The Dish

Newly Notable: Competition keeps restaurants inventive, often at bargin prices

62 Entertaining With Bev Art-Inspired Entertaining: 3 tables on display at Kay

Kerrigan’s house

64 With This Ring

Doyle – Weber

66 Young Bloods

EnrichED Founder and CEO, Andre Feigler

67 Student Activist

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Elizabeth Catherine Miller: Ursuline Academy

68 Shop Talk

Lee McKee: Owner, The Linen Registry

69 Shop Talk

Frank Quinn: General Manager, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

70 Snapshots 76 OnStage Performance Calendar 80 Nostalgia Showers & Waves: the water sculptures of the 1984

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World’s Fair


New Orleans’ definitive social magazine July 2014 / Volume 18 / Issue 2

Editorial Executive Editor Bev Church Editor Morgan Packard Art Director Sarah George Beauty Columnist Cat Wall Aschaffenburg Society Columnist Shelby Westfeldt Mills Associate Editors Lauren LaBorde, Melanie Warner Spencer web Editor Lauren LaBorde Intern Lexi Wangler advertising sales manager Maegan O’Brien (504) 830-7219, Maegan@MyNewOrleans.com

senior Account Executive Brittany Brady (504) 830-7248, Brittany@MyNewOrleans.com

traffic manager Erin Duhe Production/Web Manager Staci McCarty Production Designer Ali Sullivan 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 Kristi Ferrante Distribution Manager Christian Coombs 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, © 2014 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. 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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A NOTE FROM BEV

events JULY 11 “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 455-7310, KomenNewOrleans.org

Sipping Through Summer We all know someone close to us that has had breast cancer, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been a leader in raising funds to find a cure! This month, we’re honored to feature the “Summer Cure Chef’s Wine Dinner” that will be held on July 11 at the Windsor Court Hotel at 6 p.m. Thanks to co-chairs Pat Denechaud, Kristi Post, Dottie Reese and Jordan Teich with Summer Cure Coordinator Joe Briand and Komen New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa Plunkett. They promise a fabulous night hosted by the Windsor Court Hotel. The dinner will be prepared by outstanding chefs such as Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s and Ivy; Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint; and Daniel Causgrove of The Grill Room, just to name a few. Their dishes will be pared with choice wines from Wine Importers Extraordinaire. There also will be both live and silent auction, which everyone looks forward to each year, so get your tickets now by calling 455-7310. Now that summer is in full swing, we have some great features! Start with “What’s Hot for Summer Style” everything from dresses

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to desktops. You definitely want to get into shape for all of those new summer items you bought, so read “Sensational in Summer” in which New Orleans beauty experts weigh in on available services and products perfect for the summer season. We give you ideas for local drink deals– along with hors d’oeuvres – in our happy hours feature that details eight of the best. All of you who like to gallery hop will want to see our listing of the best galleries in New Orleans and the Northshore. I just went to the Three Rivers Gallery in Covington where you can see everything: fine art, jewelry, antiques, pottery, sculpture and publications. Owner Maurice Legardeur has a new book out on the Gulf Coast, so look for it soon!  Get your passport issued for the 14th annual Vegas Tapas

16-20 “Tales of the Cocktail,” benefiting the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, 948-0511, TalesOfTheCocktail.com 18 “All That Jazz,” benefiting the Akula Foundation, 881-0452 19 “ Mr. Legs XIV,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House, 821-7288 31-August 3 “New Orleans Antique Forum,” benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection, 523-4662, hnoc.org/ antiques

If you would like your organization’s fundraising events to be listed in St. Charles Avenue’s Calendar of Events, please go online to MyNewOrleans. com/St-Charles-Avenue/Submit-aCharitable-Event.

Tour of the Mediterranean. Sign up before July 7, and over the next eight weeks have your passport stamped as you experience 5- to 9-course dinners inspired by countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey France and Spain. After attending three or more dinners, bring in your passport in September for a free bottle of wine. For more information call 837-2007.

Be sure to sign up quickly for our “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon that will be on October 2. Proceeds from the event will go to Operation Homefront, which helps our returning veterans and their families. We all want to support our returning heroes and this will be your chance! You will also have the opportunity to see tablescapes designed by some of your favorite local stores and, at some tables, even purchase the items that you see right then and there. Visit MyNewOrleans.com and watch this space for more information as we get closer to this amazing event!


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cruisin’ the crescent

By Shelby Westfeldt mills

New Orleans is the perfect city to host a convention; there

are plenty of hotels, restaurants and things to do. I recently attended a convention here, and although the previous mentioned were reasons the organization chose New Orleans as a host, there was one other key factor: our gardens. This was the Garden Club of America’s annual meeting, which boasted more than 650 delegates from all over the country in attendance. I volunteered to work the information booth at the convention and was so delighted by the enthusiasm the attendees had about viewing our gardens. Having lived here my whole life, I’ve always appreciated the foliage around me, but I never thought about how unique our climate must be for these different plants to grow and flourish so beautifully together. We have the option to use old Southern and tropical plants, or to create something very manicured. You can make your garden look like you live in Naples, Italy, Charleston, South Carolina or the English countryside. You can have Confederate jasmine and Southern magnolias mixed in with ligularia and English boxwoods. Also, there aren’t many places where you can walk by a Queen palm right next to a pink camellia bush. New Orleans is a melting pot for everything from food to people to our plants, but that’s what makes it “New Orleans;” things from all over blended together just seem to work here. Once you mix all these plants together with the beautiful iron and brickwork we incorporate into our landscaping, you have a classic New Orleans garden! So this summer, while everything is in bloom, take a stroll in the Garden District or visit the Botanical Gardens and take advantage of all the different plants we have to enjoy.

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Mandeville just got a little brighter after launching Louisiana’s first and only signature Lilly Pulitzer store. The store, which is located on Highway 190 between Joseph A. Banks and Hazelnut, held its grand opening party on March 15. The ribbon-cutting weekend was filled with raffles such as a Lilly Pulitzer bike and a signature scarf. and the first 50 guests were surprised at the door with Lilly gifts. Jazz band 3rd Line was there to great guests while they shopped and enjoyed cocktails and nibbles. 1. Store employees Mimi Lebourgeois, Eleanor Quinn, Luana Naylor, Ana Castillo, Susan Hill, Elizabeth Beier and Brynn Harbert 2. Billy Treadway, Elizabeth Garrison, James Kelly with Dustin and Will Garrison


The Ducks Unlimited held a tribute banquet in honor of Paul C. P. McIlhenny and the time he dedicated to costal protection, restoration and conservation. The banquet was held at a private home in the Garden District, where guests enjoyed a seated diner catered by Borgne. The menu included deviled crabs, black drum and stone ground grits accompanied by an assortment of desserts. After dinner, the guests bid on silent and live auction items donated by Ducks Unlimited and McIlhenny’s friends and family. All the proceeds went to a costal restoration fund created in McIlhenny’s honor. 3. Rosemary Dinkins, Barbara Fitz-Hugh, Sarah McIlhenny and Judy McIlhenny 4. Clark Fitz-Hugh, Tommy Westfeldt and Bob Dew

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There was plenty to sip but more to see! friends and family gathered for a “Sip and See.” 5. New fathers John Marshall, Ryan McKinnon, Dustin Garrison and Toddy Kostmayer pose for a picture with their wives and babies; Jennifer and John Marshall, Mary Scott and Scottie McKinnon, Liz and Will Garrison and Regan and Caroline Kostmayer.

Heard something interesting for “cruisin’ the crescent?” If so, please send it to: St. Charles Avenue, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 123, Metairie, LA 70005 or email: Shelby@MyNewOrleans.com

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skin deep

By Cat Wall Aschaffenburg

MONDAY: Pamper your mind with morning yoga and a fresh fruit smoothie

The amazing weekend you had is over and it’s time to get back to work, errands and demands. Wake up 30 minutes earlier on Monday morning and prepare yourself for this busy day. Forget about the long day that’s ahead of you. Do some stretches or yoga for 10 minutes. Sit alone in a quiet place, close your eyes and meditate for 5 minutes. When your mind and body are relaxed, take 5 minutes to chop some fresh fruits. Take another 5 minutes to prepare an energizing smoothie. Take 5 minutes to sit and slowly sip it.

Taking the Time A seven-day guide to pampering yourself pam·per ‘pamp r/ verb 1. indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness; spoil. e

With the endless lists of what we must, should or have to do on a daily basis, we’ve become accustomed to neglecting our own needs. Overwhelmed and frazzled, yet we still move forward without thinking of taking a breather. The stress keeps piling up and eventually it could take a physical and emotional toll on us – and in most cases it does. But still, the idea of just stopping to sit back and relax, not to mention pampering ourselves, simply doesn’t seem to happen. Why is that?

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Put yourself first. You can’t be anything for anybody else unless you take care of yourself.

Self-care isn’t a luxury. Pampering oneself isn’t an act of selfishness. Getting a little R&R, even for 1 minute during our busy schedule won’t sabotage our efforts to become successful entrepreneurs, parents or partners – quite the contrary. Personal indulgence is vital to our health and overall wellbeing. Taking some time to pamper yourself silly throughout the week helps boost your mood, helping you become more relaxed and energized and significantly reduces stress. Here is a seven-day plan to start taking care of your number one asset: yourself.

Tuesday: Heal your hands and feet

Take a foot soak; use a small pan or tub and fill it with warm water and add baby oil with vitamin E to soak your feet in. Caress your feet with softness. Have some Footsies or socks ready to put on after applying some cream or Vaseline. Cut the toes out of old socks to sleep in to allow the cream to soak in overnight. Then deep cleanse your hands using a clay facial mask (such as the avocado, kaolin and rosemary). It works great and leaves hands soft.

your hair. This isn’t a new concept; according to the ancient principles of Ayurveda, scalp massage done with sesame oil is one of the best practices for nourishing your mane and settling the mind. Friday: Milk does a body good

Cleopatra, the infamous Queen of Egypt was said to have bathed in milk infused with rose petals and honey. You can use real milk bath, but a try using powdered milk instead – you can add essential oils and even cocoa! Milk’s mild acid can gently loosen and even dissolve hardened sebum and dead skin, allowing it to be gently buffed away with the help of a washcloth or body brush. It can also help to soothe irritation and moisturize dry skin. This leaves skin with a fresh, healthy glow. Saturday: Admire the beauty of nature

Walks in the park early mornings before the world awakes are peaceful, and the quiet time with yourself restores your inner peace. Today, schedule a flower delivery of your favorite flowers to be delivered for the upcoming week, just because you love them. Sunday: Try tea

Wednesday: Reach for veggies

Instead of reaching for a piece of chocolate or a cookie to treat yourself for making it halfway through the week, try eating a veggie sandwich. It will give you energy and no guilt! Thursday: Relax your head

Why not give yourself your own relaxing scalp massage? Not only is it great for some personal TLC, but it also promotes circulation to your hair follicles, strengthening and rejuvenating

Have some afternoon tea or coffee in your fine china, read a good book and relax in a quiet, peaceful setting the patio or in a warm, bubble bath. If you need a space to get away from life and children, consider the Tea Salon at Windsor Court, which always makes you feel pampered and luxurious. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to spoil yourself, take out some time for yourself every day. n


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kids play

By lynne gibbons

Mom Camp “Survivor” Edition This isn’t breaking news, but we are huge fans of summer. Summer around our house means camp, baseball, hopefully a trip to the beach, and of course, our annual Mom Camp. Teaming up with a handful of moms and kids, each mom plans a fun one-day activity for the kids, which results in a full week of entertainment. I have as much fun planning my day as I hope the kids have experiencing it. This year, my inspiration was one of our family’s favorite television shows, “Survivor.” With just a little preparation beforehand and a very small budget, the boys had an adventure they won’t soon forget. On this particular day, there were six boys who we separated into two different teams. Each 14 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

picked a yellow or green bandana from a pillowcase to determine which “tribe” he was in. The teams could earn points by winning different challenges. At the end of the day, the team with the most points would win the title: Ultimate Survivor. It wasn’t possible to be “voted off the island” in our game, but a little touch of competition made it more fun for the boys. After the teams selected a name and made a banner with their tribe’s logo, it was time for the challenges to begin. The first involved a pegboard I found buried in the garage. I attached 40 small balloons (20 yellow and 20 green) simply by pushing the tied ends through the holes of the board. Then, each boy took a shot at the balloons with a dart. The first team

to pop all of their team’s colored balloons wins. This turned out to be harder than the boys thought because, if they slightly missed their target, they could hit a balloon of the other team. I found using only one dart made it easy to do the activity safely, but you could use a slingshot with a small ball if you prefer. With very steady hands, the green tribe was victorious. The next challenge was a race designed to test the boys’ memories. I had made a poster with five rows that each had seven differently colored circles. Each row was a different pattern. First, the teams had to search the backyard for marked bags of colored rocks, which they would use to represent the circles on the poster. Once all four bags were found, the team was allowed to view the poster, but only for one second at a time. Then they had to run back to their mat and try to recreate the patterned rows on the poster. They could return to the poster to view it again but only for 1- second intervals, and the team had to travel together every time. After lots of running back and forth and different strategies, the yellow tribe earned the victory in this close contest! Our next competition was the easiest to prepare and the most humorous to witness. Using one of the bandanas from each tribe, I tied each of the boy’s right wrists together. This was easily accomplished by having the boys put their hands together like they would do in a team huddle. Then the race was on to assemble a puzzle using only their left hands. Any puzzle will do for this challenge. I chose a 50- piece puzzle so it took the boys

a few minutes to complete the task. Although they looked silly trying to manipulate puzzle pieces with their non-dominant hand, teamwork was the key for the winning green tribe. The last challenge we did left the boys wet, but smiling and laughing. I filled two ice chests with water and placed two other empty ice chests on the other side of the lawn. The empty ice chests each had a tape at about the three-inch mark. We repurposed typical sand buckets and gave each boy a bucket. I positioned one boy from each team at the full ice chest, one by the empty ice chest and one in the middle of the space in between the two. The boys had to transfer water from one ice chest to another by throwing it out of the first bucket, catching it with the second bucket and then throwing it to the third bucket. Then the team member would pour the water into the empty ice chest. The first team to fill the ice chest to the taped line was the winner. This takes longer than you might think, but is a great time. If your gang is younger, consider placing them closer together. The winning streak continued for the green tribe. By this time, both tribes were getting hungry, so using the skewers usually reserved for roasting marshmallows, we “roasted” hot dogs over the grill and dined on a dessert of dirt and worms (chocolate pudding and gummy worms). The green tribe won the day, but I think I’ll give myself the “Ultimate Survivor” title. A “Survivor”-themed day is a blast, but be forewarned, it’s also “hands-on” for the parent. The tribe, and the momma, has spoken! n


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what’s hot

by Lexi Wangler

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1. Bright colors paired with sleek and stylish looks are perfect for summer, and coming from the woman who brought you Angelique Shoe, how could you go wrong? Available separately and together check out this look and much more. Angelique, 7725 Maple St., 866-1092, AngeliqueStores.com 2. Feet First brings us Bernardo sandals this month – Italian-crafted leather available in a variety of neutral and highly versatile colors. From beach to bar, Feet First has you covered. Feet First, multiple locations, 899-6800, FeetFirstStores.com 3. It may be toasty outside, but you can always lounge in the comfort of your air-conditioned home on this Max Tufted Sofa by Baker from Mandeville’s Rug Chic. Spread out or curl up with a loved one on this spacious and comfortable piece, perfect for the living room or sunroom. Rug Chic, 4240 Louisiana 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-1070, RugChic.com 4. Summer may be the prime time for cookouts and barbeques, but I bet you’ve been invited to your fair share of weddings this season, too. Whether you’re looking for yourself or a lucky bride, the Linen Registry has you covered, from for lightweight comfy pajamas like these to their handpicked assortment of linens and bedding. 16 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

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The Linen Registry, 204 Metairie Road, 831-8228 5. From designer line Alice and Trixie, you heard it first: silk and print rule the streets this summer. Available at Town & Country in a variety of colors, styles and shift shirts, you’ll be at the top of the trend. Town & Country, 1514 St. Charles Ave., 523-7027 6. This Neoprene

dress from Clover Canyon brings summer to you even on the stormiest of days with a bright pattern, short hemline and sleeveless style. Dress it up or down for any occasion. FeBe Clothing, 474 Metairie Road, Suite 102, 835-5250, FeBeClothing.com 7. For interior or exterior use, this casual yet elegant polished concrete cocktail table is the perfect versatile piece for summer. Both durable and charming, the Casablanca Cocktail Table mixes modern and old-world in a shimmery mix – and with a name like that, begs for you to put your drink on it. Ashley Hall Interiors, 832 Howard Ave., 524-0196, AshleyHallInteriors. com 8. Perfect Fit brings you another perfect fit with these summer sandals from Vionic with Orthaheel technology—cute and comfortable with plenty of support for your busy summer days. Perfect Fit Shoes, 5525 Magazine St., 456-5993, PerfectFitShoes.net saintcharlesavenue.com | 17


on the menu REcipe Grilled Redfish and Crabmeat 1 recipe’s worth lemon butter sauce* About 1 Tablespoon salad oil (not olive oil) for brushing on the grill rack and fish fillets 1/4 cup good-quality dry white wine, divided,  plus a few Tablespoons if grilling fillets in batches 6 skinless redfish fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each, neatly trimmed, with “belly” removed 2 Tablespoons Creole seasoning 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 loaf warm French bread, for the table Clean grill rack with a wire brush and preheat until hot. Add wet or dry hickory or other wood chips. Brush rack with a thick wad of paper towels saturated in salad oil, holding the paper towels with long-handled tongs so you don’t burn yourself. While grill is preheating, prepare the lemon butter sauce and keep warm as directed in the sauce recipe. Place the fillets on a work surface. Brush both sides with salad oil and season each fillet evenly on both sides with Creole seasoning, using 1/2-teaspoon of seasoning on each side of each fillet. Once grill is ready, place fillets directly on it and cook until they’re done, about 2 1/2 to 4 minutes per side. (The cooking time will vary according to the heat of the grill and the thickness of the fillets. Watch closely so fish doesn’t overcook.) Use a broad, large and sturdy spatula to turn over fillets at least once while cooking.

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When you think the fish is approaching the level of doneness you’re looking for, briefly insert the tip of a knife into the thickest part of the fillet. Then lay the tip of the blade flat against the inside of your wrist. If the tip feels hot against your skin the fish should be done. If cooking the fillets in batches, transfer them to a heat-proof platter placed in a warm spot and drizzle fillets with white wine to keep them moist while grilling the remaining fish. While fillets are grilling, sauté the crabmeat. In a heavy 12-inch sauté pan, melt butter over medium-high heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup wine and heat for 30 seconds. Add the crabmeat and season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook until crabmeat is just warmed through, about 2 minutes, lightly tossing so the lumps of crabmeat stay intact. Serve immediately.

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*Lemon Butter Sauce 1 1/2 cups good-quality dry white wine 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon minced or very finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar 1 teaspoon minced shallots 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon, packed, minced fresh thyme leaves 2 Tablespoons heavy cream 7/8 pound (3 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into about 20 pats 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste In a heavy, nonreactive 3-quart saucepan, combine wine, lemon juice and zest, vinegar, shallots, garlic and thyme. Cook over medium-high heat until liquid reduces to 1 to 2 Tablespoons, about 5 minutes. Add cream and cook until liquid reduces to 1 to 2 Tablespoons, about 4 minutes. (The sauce may be prepared to this point up to 45 minutes ahead and left at room temperature. Reheat the cream mixture briefly over medium heat, whisking constantly, before proceeding.) Reduce heat to medium-low and cook as you add 2 pats of butter at a time, whisking constantly, until all butter is added and incorporated; each addition of butter should be almost completely melted in before adding more. This will take roughly 10 to 15 minutes total. Remove from heat. Whisk in kosher salt and pepper. If serving sauce immediately, strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a small saucepan. If not serving promptly, strain the sauce into the top of a double boiler and serve as soon as possible – definitely within 1 hour – keeping it warm, uncovered, over hot (not simmering) water.

To Plate Arrange a fish fillet on each heated dinner plate. Top each with a portion of crabmeat and spoon 3 Tablespoons of sauce over.

Serves 6

Red Fish Grill 115 Burbon St. 598-1200 RedFishGrill.com

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the dish

By jyl benson

TRY THIS

Eggplant Crawfish Fritters with Sangria, GG’s Dine-O-Rama, New Orleans

GG’s Dine-O-Rama (formerly Gott Gourmet) has introduced Sunset on Magazine with cocktail and appetizer specials and $2 beers every Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Apps are $5 each and include eggplant and crawfish fritters; fried artichoke hearts with truffle black pepper aioli sauce for dipping; Sriracha & sweet chili garlic hummus with grilled pita; wedge fries with truffle-black pepper aioli and Sriracha mustard; and barbecue chicken verde nachos. Tuesdays bring $2 specialty Tito’s vodka cocktails; Wednesdays, $5 glasses of Sangria; Thursdays are for $5 specialty shrub (fruit infused vinegar) cocktails; and on Fridays there are half-priced bourbon cocktails and specialty burgers.

Newly Notable Competition keeps restaurants inventive, often at bargin prices Two years ago Kelly Cusimano, a partner with Louisiana Fresh, a wholesale New Orleans produce purveyor, expressed amazement at the number of restaurants opening in the New Orleans area and the success with which the vast majority of them are met. “The purveyors are the first to know when a restaurant is suffering but pretty much everyone is paying their bills on time. This is amazing: We have to hit saturation soon.” That saturation point has yet to come. According to John Williams, Dean of the University of New Orleans’ College of Business 20 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

Administration and Co-Director of the university’s Hospitality Research Center, as of May 1, 343

seated restaurants were operating in the area, with more opening

every week. This number doesn’t take into account the many pop-ups, food trucks, sidewalk vendors and Mom-and-Pop farmers’ market endeavors that have cropped up to meet the ever-growing demand for inventive, exciting foods. Fierce competition for the seemingly limitless supply of dining dollars also compels established restaurants to keep things fresh and interesting.

With its exposed brick, balloon chandeliers and owner Margaret Schnexnayder’s impressive collection of muted Aboriginal art, since opening in 2009, Le Foret has been as well noted for its refined elegance as for its carefully studied contemporary interpretations of French and Creole cuisine – a place to dine when it’s time to make a serious impression. The CBD eatery recently introduced an array of new seasonal menu items and artisanal libations as well as a collection of original, colorful, offthe-wall contemporary art from Gallery Orange that forms a vivid juxtaposition to the understated surroundings. The result is sexy and fun – still impressive but more lighthearted, a place to blow it out with friends or dazzle a hot date. It is the first in the city to introduce digital, interactive menu tablets featuring Tastevin, a program that offers guests suggested wine pairings, plate images and the like. At $65, chef Brandon Felder’s ever-changing four-course tasting menu is a relative bargain. Look for offerings such as cornmeal dusted, lightly fried oysters in a truffle aioli with ghost pepper bowfin caviar; plump diver scallops on the half-shell; sweetbreads with beet purée, oven roasted beets and Brussels sprouts with a veal demi; seared beef tenderloin with Covey Rise root vegetables, baby lima beans and

oven roasted fingerling potatoes; and chocolate coffee mousse with chocolate cake, cherry reduction and a chicory coffee mist. This “Bargain Betty” is further reduced by 25 percent on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Optional wine pairings are $40 per person. A recent trip to the Oyster Bar in New York’s Grand Central Station inspired Dickie Brennan to change up the game at the central oyster bar at his French Quarter Bourbon House eatery. Now, in addition to icy, plump, just-shucked oysters diners can dash in for quick bites from the new Oyster Bar lunch menu. Lunch at the bar can be an interactive experience with shuckers popping the bivalves into steamer pots of chowder set before guests or a quick break from the office with a croissant club sandwich of Nueske’s smoked turkey breast, bacon, Creole tomatoes and Swiss cheese. Also offered are paninis and both shrimp and oyster three-way samplers.

“Lunch at the Oyster Bar is for diners looking for an express meal that isn’t short on flavor or quality,” says chef Darrin Nesbit. “The main dining room offers a more relaxed experience.” Fresh additions to the main menu include roasted Oysters Bordelaise on the half-shell; a grilled Covey Rise pork sandwich with molasses barbecue sauce and Creole slaw; and a citrus-marinated flank steak salad. n

Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111, BourbonHouse.com GG’s Dine-O-Rama, 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579, GGsNewOrleans.com Le Foret, 129 Camp St. 553-6738, LeForetNewOrleans.com sara essex bradley photograph


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Blooms & Beyond The Garden Study Club of New Orleans and NOMA host their annual “Art in Bloom.”

In conjunction with the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art has been hosting “Art in Bloom,” a five-day event showcasing more than 100 exhibitors of creative and inspirational floral designs and sculptures, since 1988. Chaired by Erica Reiss and Allison Tiller, this spring’s “Art in Bloom” event featured notable exhibitions such as lectures by Marguerite Charbonnet Green, a local horticulturist, utility arborist and florist, as well as Danielle Rollins, author of Soirée: Entertaining with Style, and contributing editor of Veranda. Guests gathered on the evening of Thursday, March 20, at the NOMA to celebrate the opening of “Art in Bloom” with musical entertainment from Tanya and Dorise at both the preceding patron party cocktail hour and art preview party. The likes of Arnaud’s, Broussard’s, Cafe Degas, Cafe NOMA, Dooky Chase, Galatoire’s, Gautreau’s, La Madeleine, Restaurant R’evolution, Rum House and more provided edibles and libations for partygoers. Tiffany and Co., among other vendors, provided beautiful items for the silent auction, including a yellow diamond key necklace. Local artist Sarah Ashley Longshore, designer of the ornate invitation, also produced a similar piece for the auction. n

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event at a glance What: “Art in Bloom,” benefiting the Garden Study Club of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art When: Thursday-Sunday, March 20-March 23 Where: New Orleans Museum of Art

1. James and co-chair Erica Reiss with co-chair Allison and Ben Tiller 2. David Edwards, Director Susan Taylor and Joe Exnicios 3. Kia and Christian Brown with Margaret Beer and Marilee Hovet 4. Jerry Muhs, Taylor Morgan and Steven Putt 5. Jill Pipes and Suzanne Dumez 6. Kay McArdle with Al and Penny Baumer

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Bidding for History Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses’ 25th annual “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine and Entertaining Auction.” The annual “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine and Entertaining Auction” is one of two major fundraising events benefiting the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses every year, and as per usual, the evening sold out for an illustrious event of auctions, edibles and more. Chaired by Ann Koppel Schreiner and Christy Kane, the signature wine dinner celebrated its 25th anniversary this past March and boasted more than 300 attendees. Funds raised at both this and the fall companion event, “Historic Houses Society 2014,” suport the educational programs of the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. Host Loews Hotel provided edibles, including passed hors d’oeuvres and a seated three-course dinner, while Trinchero Family Estates generously donated large amounts of wine. Ruthie Winston served as auctioneer while the live and silent auctions occurred throughout the night featuring items such as a bottle of 1986 Chateau Margaux, a historic brooch from Waldhorn & Adler’s, jewelry, wine, hotel stays, artwork from local artists Alexis Walter and Tim Trapolin and much more. n

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event at a glance What: “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine and Entertaining Auction,” benefiting the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses When: Friday, March 21 Where: Loews Hotel

1. Executive Director Mamie and Kirk Gasperecz 2. Co-chairs Ann Koppel Schreiner and Christy Kane 3. Maury Rendeiro and Tommy Westervelt 4. Ken and Stephanie Carroll with Carolyn and Brian Fitzpatrick 5. Tricia King, Grace Kaynor and Kristen Koppel 6. Gerry and Lori Dugal

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Fly Away to the Ball Children’s Hospital’s signature black-tie “Sugarplum Ball.” This year’s “Sugarplum Ball,” Children’s Hospital’s signature black-tie event, took guests’ breath away at the recently renovated and restored Terminal at Lakefront Airport. With a “Fly Away” theme, guests enjoyed décor and musical entertainment themes from the golden age of aviation, featuring the Yat Pack and edibles and libations from 33 different local eateries. Chaired by Evelyn Kissel and Andrea Mahfouz, the ball isn’t famous only for its large planning committee (more than 100 dedicated men and women), but also for its honorees each year. “Fly Away” honored long-time board member Betty Sullivan, who has been a valued part of Children’s Hospital’s support system for more than 25 years, serving in capacities such as board chair and board member, and was also instrumental in the acquisition of Touro Infirmary. On behalf of Children’s, LCMC Health Board Chair Whit Hughley and LCMC Health Senior Advisor Steve Worley presented the award to Sullivan. The evening also featured four silent auction boards, all named after famous aviators, and a raffle prize of diamond earrings from Wellington & Company. Raised funds of more than $260,000 went to Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. n

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event at a glance What: “Sugarplum Ball 2014,” benefiting Children’s Hospital When: Friday, March 28 Where: Lakefront Airport

1. Dr Stephen & Nancy Hales 2. Dick Simmons, Betsy Nalty and Fran and George Villere 3. Mark and co-chair Andrea Mahfouz with co-chair Evelyn and Peter Kissel 4. Lauren Hebert and Jamie Cangelosi 5. Dr. Mara Haseltine with Dr. Jeff and Betty Poole 6. Heather Hays and Vivian Palmisano

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Arabesques & Applause The Joffery Ballet served as the highlight of this year’s “Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization Gala.” On a Friday evening in late March, the New Orleans Ballet Association threw its annual “Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization Gala” at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. An annual spring event since 1991, this year’s “BRAVO Gala” enjoyed a unique format, featuring an extravagant and intimate performance by the Joffrey Ballet. Guests began the evening backstage at the Mahalia Jackson Theater with hors d’oeuvres and champagne before the exclusive showcase. Afterwards, students of NOBA’s tuition-free educational programs escorted patrons to dinner at tables built over the orchestra pit, where they enjoyed an elegant three-course meal prepared by the renowned chefs of Martinique Bistro, Dick & Jenny’s and Cristiano Ristorante. Dinner was accompanied by a special performance by local favorite the Boogie Men, followed by dancing and a silent auction featuring items such as jewelry from Friend & Company, international and domestic flights from American Airlines, VIP Jazz Fest weekend passes and various works of art. In addition to the gala event on March 28, a benefactor dinner was held at the Windsor Court Hotel on March 19, along with an exciting live auction featuring a private dinner for 50 at Mulate’s Party Hall. n

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event at a glance What: “Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization Gala,” benefiting the New Orleans Ballet Association When: Friday, March 28 Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater

1. Jacquee Carvin, Joffrey Ballet dancer Ogulcan Borova, Suzy Parker and Richard Nick 2. Debbie Byrd, Brent Wood and Gerri Valene 3. Charlotte Bollinger, Cristiano Raffignone and Andrea Bollinger Giardina 4. Holly Popham, Teresa Guzzetta, Mike Illane and Joffrey Ballet Dancer Erica Lynette Edwards 5. Leo Radosta, Toni Bachmann, Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc and Tiffa Boutte 6. Kent Ozborn, Monique Gougisha Doucette, Kerry Boutte and Ashley Stagg

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Moving In Step Young Audiences of Louisiana’s fifth annual “Dancing for the Arts.” On the 22nd of March, Young Audiences of Louisiana held its fifth annual “Dancing for the Arts” event to benefit its art education programs and initiatives. Young Audiences of Louisiana, or YALA, has aimed to inspire, empower and unite children and communities through education, arts and culture since its inception in 1962. The organization’s largest and longest-running fundraising event, “Dancing for the Arts” features five notable men and women from the community paired with professional dance instructors to compete against one another for titles such as Best Choreography, Best Overall, Best Technique, Best Costume and Most Original, as well as the audience-awarded People’s Choice. Honored notables included Cathy Bart, Dave Davis, Marla Donovan, Crystal Valteau-Morgan and David Silvers. E. John Bullard, Kim Glazer Goldberg, Blaine Kern Jr. and Chet Pourciau served as celebrity judges. Attendees enjoyed edibles and beverages from host Harrah’s Casino, as well as entertainment from the Soul Heirs featuring Erika Flowers. WDSU’s Camille Whitworth served as mistress of ceremonies for the fifth year in a row, joined by event co-chairs Tracy Stewart and 2012 People’s Choice winner Joan Zaslow. n

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event at a glance What: “Dancing for the Arts,” benefiting Young Audiences of Louisiana When: Saturday, March 22 Where: Harrah’s Casino Theater

1. Beverly Matheney, Charles Gaspard, Rachel Parker and Andrew Freeman 2. Mistress of Ceremonies Camille Whitworth, Terrance Osborne, Gail Barnes McKenna and Mary Nass 3. Ivy Kushner, Jennifer Benjamin and Stella Del Bianco

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Raintree Children & Family Services gathered to “Paint the Town Green.” Following a patron event of music and hors d’oeuvres at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, partygoers and activists alike flooded Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre for the gala and auction portion of the evening on March 20 for Raintree Children & Family Services’ “Paint the Town Green” event. Chaired by Deborah Alciatore and Cindy Paulin, proceeds of the evening benefited Raintree Children & Family Services’ Uptown home for abused and neglected young girls, and also helped in the recruitment of foster parents and services for children with developmental disadvantages. The gala and auction portion of the evening featured edibles and libations from Arnaud’s, Chateau Golf and Country Club, Drago’s, Gordon Biersch, GW Fins, La Louisiane Bakery, Mr. Mudbug Catering, Vincent’s and more. The rest of the evening featured a silent and live auction, as well as musical entertainment from local favorite the Yat Pack. Founded in 1926, Raintree Children and Family Services celebrated its 88th anniversary this year. The evening also saw the organization honor Drago’s Tommy Cvitanovich for his continued support of Raintree Children and Family Service. Presenting sponsor the Magnolia Foundation also committed on stage to renovating the Raintree House Kitchen. n

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event at a glance What: “Paint the Town Green,” benefiting Raintree Children & Family Services When: Thursday, March 20 Where: Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre

1. Co-chair Debbie Alciatore, board president Lana Duke, Cole Callihan and board member Christine Bondio 2. Brett Bauman, board member Debra Guastella, James Michalopoulos and board member Margaret Mielke 3. Board member Merle Segura, Jim Monroe and board member Carolyn Landwerlin

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Singing for Safety Nets Jewish Children’s Regional Service celebrated the “Jewish Roots of Broadway.” On the evening of March 22, more than 450 guests gathered to toast the success of New Orleans’s own Jewish Children’s Regional Service, or the JCRS at its “Jewish Roots of Broadway” event. Attendees listened to the dulcet sounds of the musical review selection from Gershwin to Godspell, focusing on the impact of Jewish composers and lyricists on American culture. Notable numbers included “Swanee,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Tradition” and “King of Broadway.” Performed vocalists featured Chris Wecklein, Darcy Malone and Amy Alvarez, with a special appearance by WVUE’s Bruce Katz. While the evening included hors d’oeuvres and a variety of libations, John Besh Restaurant Group catered the gourmet four-course dinner. The evening also honored the Tolmas and Scharff families for their dedication, leadership and generosity in support of JCRS’s mission to provide a financial safety net for vulnerable Jewish children and families with special needs, in addition to assistance, educational scholarships and Jewish summer camp experiences. Formerly known as the Jewish Orphans’ Home, JCRS is the oldest Jewish children’s agency in the United States, dating back to 1855. In 2013, the organization served or funded more than 1,500 children in 178 communities across the seven-state area of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. n

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event at a glance What: “Jewish Roots of Broadway,” benefiting Jewish Children’s Regional Service When: Saturday, March 22 Where: National WWII Museum Freedom Pavilion

1. Tracey Dodd and Bruce Katz 2. Hank Greenwald, Brian Bain and Bruce Miller 3. Marge Moss and Harry Mayronne

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The Play’s the Thing The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival presented Hotel Plays. The evening of March 19 witnessed a highlight night of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival with the performance of Hotel Plays, an exclusive event featuring the production of four of Williams’ acclaimed short plays – Green Eyes, The Traveling Companion, Mister Paradise and The Lady of Larkspur Lotion – all of which received great acclaim from local critics. With each play performed in a different room of the unique and historic Hermann-Grima House, guests enjoyed a unique experience with some of the esteemed author’s best work. This year’s festival performance employed the talents of New Orleans thespians such as Jaimi Paige, Matt Rein, Jeremy Lawrence, Matt Story, Francesca McKenzie and more. Catered by Broussard’s Restaurant, the evening served as a kick-off for the rest of the festival, the 28th of its kind, dedicated to honoring the life and memory of the acclaimed author who considered New Orleans his spiritual home. Funds raised went to producing and presenting the educational, theatrical, literary and musical events of the annually held Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. n

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event at a glance What: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival resents Hotel Plays When: March 19 Where: Hermann-Grima House

1. Mamie Gasperecz, J. Michael Brown and Carolyn Fitzpatrick 2. Tracy Ferrington, Jeremy Lawrence, David Kaplan and Peggy Scott Laborde 3. Paul Willis, Brenda Currin, Janet Daley Duval and Sergei Boissier

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The Idea Village’s sixth annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Opening Celebration.” The Idea Village’s sixth annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s Opening Celebration.” On Saturday, March 22, the city’s business elite gathered at the home of esteemed businessman, political strategist and professor, James Carville, known for his work with former President Bill Clinton. Carville and his wife Mary Matalin hosted the “Opening Celebration” for the city’s “Entrepreneur Week 2014” in their elegant Uptown home. The evening kicked off Idea Village’s sixth annual New Orleans “Entrepreneur Week,” a New Orleans-style business festival featuring eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition and celebration. Bringing together 5,209 individuals over the course of 138 events in eight days, this year’s NOEW was another smashing success for local businesses. Twenty-six local organizations joined Idea Village as partners to showcase 70 different ventures with innovative solutions in technology, water, education, food, arts, tourism and more. Joining the Carvilles at the kickoff celebration were Mayor Mitch Landrieu, David Darragh and Tim Williamson, each of whom addressed the guests, a crowd of around 250 local business and civic leaders. Acme Oyster House generously provided New Orleans staple edibles such as a raw oyster bar, fried shrimp and fish, seafood gumbo and red beans and rice. n

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event at a glance What: “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2014 Opening Celebration,” benefiting Idea Village When: Saturday, March 22 Where: Home of James Carville and Mary Matalin

1. Darryl Galde, Courtney Wilson and Jon Renthrope 2. Chairman of the board of directors David and Edie Darragh with Jenny and co-founder and CEO Tim Williamson 3. J. Miguez, Lisa Lloyd and Tiffany Napper

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All-Aboard the Museum Train The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s annual spring “Celebration.” On the evening of Sunday, March 23, the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany hosted its premier fundraising event of the spring, “Celebration: All-Aboard.” Chaired by Nicole Gonzales, the evening kicked off at the Castine Center in Pelican Park in Mandeville. The seventh annual event of its kind promoted the mission of the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany: to inspire children to imagine, explore and create in an interactive learning environment. The evening raised money for the next phase of the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany project, featuring more than 40 local restaurants in a culinary showcase, including Annadele’s Plantation, Another Broken Egg Cafe, N’Tini’s, Nonna Randazzo’s, New Orleans Food and Beverage, Dakota Restaurant, Gallagher’s Grill, Don’s Seafood, Lago Mexican Restaurant, DiCristina’s Italian & Seafood Restaurant, Zoe’s Bakery, Glazer’s Companies of Louisiana and Champagne Beverage Co., Inc. Featuring entertainment by dance band Groovy 7 and the Mandeville High School Jazz Band, guests had the opportunity to bid on live and silent auctions on art, jewelry, home decor and more. Margaret Orr and Doug Mouton served as masters of ceremonies at the highly successful event. n

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event at a glance What: “Celebration: All-Aboard,” benefiting the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany When: Sunday, March 23 Where: Castine Center, Pelican Park

1. Parish President Pat Brister, Doug Mouton and Lisa Barnett 2. Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere with Cindy and Marty Dean 3. Margaret Orr, Nicole Gonzales and Tony LeMon

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New Orleans beauty experts weigh in on available services and products perfect for the summer season.

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For some, summer is a time of relaxation and rejuvenation, a time to vacation or seek reprieve from another busy year gone by. Summer is also a time for wearing sandals instead of socks, shorts instead of pants and flowing summer dresses instead of sweaters and coats. Protecting and renewing the skin becomes more important and pedicures become priority. Humidity can do a number on hairdos, making products and styling a summer necessity. Being in the river delta, New Orleans has always been a place where people have had to deal with the charms of the summer heat, and fortunately the city is full of health and beauty experts well versed in both beauty and relaxation. From specialized beauty and blowdry bars to full-service spas, there’s something for everyone and a treatment or service for every need. A full-service spa, the recently rebranded Waldorf Astoria Spa New Orleans at the Roosevelt Hotel is proud to introduce some exclusive lines to the city, such as French luxury line Carita, organic and vegan Osea skincare and Kevyn Aucoin make-up. In celebrating the 120-year anniversary of the hotel, the spa is offering a 30-minute Carita facial with a free gift, rosé champagne and lavender macaroons. This summer, the spa invites locals to enjoy a “staycation”– book any 50-minute service and enjoy the spa facilities and hotel pool for the whole day. “One of our new services is ‘Sun Undone,’ a body wrap for those who’ve been exposed to too much sun,” says Jill Haidler, Spa Direction. “This service cools the skin and wraps it in Osea products. It’s awesome for summer and even nice when you’re not burned but need a cooling treatment.”

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Lovejoy Day Spa is located in the heart of Old Metairie, and new owner Jackie White is continuing the same level of supreme customer care for which the spa has always been known. “We pride ourselves in offering a calm, healing atmosphere to our guests,” says White. “Experiencing is believing – once you have one of our top-rated spa services, all nervousness and worries exit your body leaving you relaxed and with an open mind.” Lovejoy Day Spa offers an array of services including natural nail manicures and pedicures, facial and body waxing, therapeutic massage and skincare services with signature Dr. Murad facial treatments. According to White, skin damage and dryness tend to be the leading issues that summer sun’s harmful rays bring. Lovejoy offers a number of hydrating facials and soothing body treatments to combat the sun’s effects. Located Uptown in the Riverbend area, LeVisage Day Spa is offering a number of summer specials for those seeking revitalization. Balancing a peaceful atmosphere with 44 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

vibrant energy, LeVisage offers facials, manicures and pedicures, massages, body treatments, make-up, waxing and more. In the month of July, LeVisage will be offering 30 percent off boutique items, and in August, the spa will offer a back-to-school promotion of 30-minute facials for teens. Sun block protection is a big emphasis this season, and offerings include a Jane Marini anti-oxidant sunblock (45 SPF) in cream form as well as a 50 SPF powder sunblock for more active individuals. Additionally, body exfoliation treatments help keep the skin hydrated and protected from the environment. LeVisage experts advise a daily routine of Vitamin C and antioxidants before and after sun exposure. On the Northshore, The Spa at Stone Creek is making a splash in Covington, having been recently voted the Northshore’s Best Day Spa for the fourth consecutive year by readers of Sophisticated Woman. According to Katie Santangelo, Spa Director, DemAware Corrective Peels are a popular featured service. The peels are formulated to remove old, rough surfaces of the skin and jumpstart its natural renewal process. “We have peels to improve skin color, hyper-pigmentation and lightening,” says Santangelo. “We also feature peels for fine lines and wrinkles and peels to control blackheads and breakouts.”


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Santangelo also emphasizes the popular Creekside Retreats, during which customers choose two one-hour services (massages, facials and body services) and also receive a Stone Creek manicure and pedicure. Additionally, club access, lunch and all gratuities are included. Also on the Northshore, the O Spa at Franco’s brings a host of customizable and specialty services to Mandeville. “We do facials, massage, body treatments, nails, makeup – pretty much everything but hair, but of course there’s a salon across the hall,” says Amy Boothe, Spa Director. Located within the Franco’s Health Club, O Spa gives the option of a getaway by allowing club access, including enjoying the Jacuzzi and pool as well as the grill and Starbucks. “Our unique nail bar sets us apart,” says Boothe. The mirrored, round bar is inspired by those in New York. “We can have up to four people at the bar with technicians on the other side doing nail service. Customers can sit together and have a mimosa,” she says. In addition to being both a salon and spa, H2O Salon and Spa also features Just Blow Dry, a blow dry bar located above H2O. The full-service company offers services from head to toe with hair artistry, make-up, massages, waxing, manis and pedis, products, parties and more. A one-stop shop, H2O allows customers a full day of pampering services. Designed to meet your lifestyle, availability and request, H2O offers up to five levels of service providers based upon education, experience and reputation. For new

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guests, consultations are a great idea, ensuring customers understand their investment level, commitment to maintenance and what results can be expected. Returning guests may want to consider trying something new, including the popular-for-summer HydraFacial from the Skin Clinic. If massage and facials are all you’re after, Massage Envy presents a unique experience, something a bit different from your typical day spa. The membership-based approach allows customers the ability to receive a massage for about 50 percent less than other spas, according to Brian Grenrood, owner of two local locations and Regional Developer for the franchise. “We employ licensed massage therapists and specialize in a customized experience. We don’t just present a menu; we find out why you’re here, whether it be stress, pain or simply relaxation,” says Grenrood. Massage therapists at Massage Envy then design a treatment plan unique to the customer. “Our membership approach is designed to make therapeutic, professional massage affordable and convenient. We are open until about 10 p.m. nights and weekends, and have enough rooms and therapists to make it usually accommodate even same-day requests,” Grenrood says. Hair is the focus of BLEU, a Blowdry Bar. Owner Emily Cheramie likes to keep it simple. “No color or cuts. Only fabulous blowouts for $35 and up,” she says. A new concept, BLEU is a blowout-focused salon located in Old Metairie. Clients looking for a little extra can choose from add-on services including saintcharlesavenue.com | 45


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scalp massages and treatments, restoring masks and makeup and lash applications. Cheramie offers advice on what to do in the summer heat. “Try to embrace casual, carefree styles such as a low fishtail braid or experiment with colorful bobby pins or head bands,” she says. “Summer heat brings dryness and your hair needs moisture to stay healthy. Masks and scalp treatments can give your hair that extra boost it needs.” Bar Tabs are available for those who become addicted to the blowout service. Customers can purchase multiple blowouts at once and save some green. This summer, BLEU will begin offering Great Lengths hair extensions, which are expertly installed and last up to three to five months. As humidity rises, Salon M rises to the occasion. Located on Canal Street in Mid-City, Salon M offers hair and makeup services, both of which can be tailored to meet the challenges New Orleans’ humidity can present. “Oribe has a wonderful product called Impermeable, which is beneficial because it gives your hair a protective barrier from humidity,” says manager Celeste Valotta. “For an island glam look, use Oribe’s Apres’ Beach. You’ll get a lot of shine and texture to your curls, and it is also another great product for humidity control.” In addition to hair services and products, Salon M carries Façade makeup products, a line based in Houston that’s made with humidity in mind for the southern woman. 46 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

According to Valotta, perfection is the salon’s obsession. With two decades of experience, their salon experts will help decide the best look for your lifestyle and deliver the right services to achieve it. Buff Beauty Bar, according to owners Catherine Alford and Sarah Duffy, is a beauty bar for beauty buffs. More than just cosmetics, Buff Beauty Bar offers manis and pedis, facial peels, waxing, eyelash extensions, spray tans and blowouts. They retail all of their product lines used in services, which include Kevin Murphy, Moroccan Oil, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare and Spa Ritual in addition to accessories such as Krewe du Optic sunglasses and Flying Fox handbags and tees. Open seven days a week and with online booking, Buff Beauty Bar is available for routine maintenance services as well as special events. “Because we do blowouts, makeup, nails and more, just bring your dress and you are ready to go,” say Alford and Duffy. Party friendly, their downtown location can accommodate larger groups. “It’s a fun place to come in and get pampered while drinking a complimentary glass of champagne, wine, or a mimosa,” they say. Located on Magazine Street, inside Angelique Shoe, Tisa’s Beauty Bar is a popular Uptown destination for makeup lessons in addition to special event makeup. With 25 years of experience, owner Tisa Camet knows makeup. “Mostly I do makeup lessons,” says Camet. “Clients bring in what they currently use, and I’ll go through it with them. We’ll toss some things out and we’ll add a few necessities to their treatment or vanity.” Tisa’s Beauty Bar features mineral makeup line TRUE, popular on the West Coast yet hard to find regionally. According to Camet, the longwearing mineral line is nourishing to the skin, has an SPF and is quick and easy to apply. Tisa’s also stocks pure and organic products. In addition to Tisa’s Beauty Bar, Camet is available for special events on location. Well known for her beauty abilities, Camet is all about helping individuals get through the day polished, beautiful and luminous. n BLEU, a Blow Dry Bar: 701 Metairie Road, Suite 112-2A, Metairie, 309-5999, BleuABlowDryBar.com Buff Beauty Bar: 720 Carondelet St., 522-2833, BuffBeautyBar.com H2O Salon & Spa: 441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-4377, H2OSalon-Spa.com Le Visage Day Spa: 8110 Hampson St., 265-8018 Lovejoy Day Spa: 200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997, LoveJoyDaySpa.com Massage Envy: Multiple local locations, MassageEnvy.com O Spa: Franco’s Athletic Club: 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville, (985) 792-0270, MyFrancos.com/OSpa Salon M: 4336 Canal St., 304-6525, SalonMNo.com Stone Creek Club and Spa: 1201 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, (985) 801-7100, StoneCreekClubAndSpa.com Tisa’s Beauty Bar: Angelique Shoe, 5421 Magazine St., 891-8992 Waldorf Astoria Spa New Orleans: Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, 335-3192, TheRooseveltNewOrleans.com/health-beauty/waldorf-astoria-spa.html


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New Orleanians of a certain age may recall when local “happy” hours came in three basic forms with slight variations: Sure-bet barf-inducing three-for-one well brand specials; the Friday evening “Sippin’ into Sunset” all-you-can- drink for $10 booze fest hosted in the mid-1980s at a certain downtown hotel where IDs were never checked; and 50 cent bottles of Mickey’s Big Mouth malt liquor and bowls of greasy peanuts on Wednesday nights. By today’s standards those happy hours were, most assuredly, crappy hours. Restaurants targeted elderly diners with early bird specials featuring entrée discounts or free appetizers, and bars offered cheap drinks and stale nuts, chips and popcorn from randomly scattered communal snack bowls. The revival of cocktail culture blurred the line between the two, blessedly allowing for the evolution of the modern,

restaurant bar-oriented happy hour. In a city where restaurants have some of the best bars and bar food, this is as it should be, and the offerings and specials are as diverse as the restaurants themselves. We turn to them for the happiest happy hours with exceptional food, cocktails and wine, usually at bargain prices. Hands down the happiest hours of every day are from 3 to 6 p.m. at Luke, where the three clocks above the doorway are all permanently set to that magical afternoon hour when the house packs with the hungry in search of cold, plump, freshly shucked oysters for 50 cents apiece. Half-priced beer, wine and cocktails and super fun appetizers of the day (there’s no list; you must ask), such as two house-made soft pretzels with apple jalapeño schmaltz for $2, have earned the restaurant a spot on Food & Wine magazine’s list of the “Top 10 Happy Hours in the Country.” saintcharlesavenue.com | 49


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Across town on Oak Street, the Asian-fusion Chiba offers “Funk and Roll Hours” with an afternoon happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Saturday and a never-before-heard-of Reverse Happy Hour, which runs during the restaurant’s last hour of business (10 to 11 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, 4 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, 11 p.m. to midnight Thursday and midnight to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday). “I would dare say we have the best happy hour Uptown” says chef James Cook. “We’re serving really great food like steamed buns, dumplings, sushi rolls and sashimi for as little as $3, $4 glasses of wine, $3 beers – and that’s not just for Miller Lite but the good stuff, too – and $7 for craft cocktails. You can’t beat the price for the exceptional quality of the food. We even have a dessert menu.” Broussard’s Restaurant recently launched L’Heure Vert, “The Green Hour,” in the elegantly renovated Empire Bar and verdant courtyard with absinthe (the green fairy) service, cocktail specials and eight versions of Moules et Frites offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m. Executive chef Guy Reinbolt’s Prince Edward Island mussels are a bargain at $8 per bowl and come in variations such as Marinières (white wine, garlic, parsley), Fra Diavolo (shrimp, scallops, clams, white wine, garlic, tomatoes), Creole (andouille and alligator sausage, Creole sauce) and Forestière (Portabello, Shiitake, wild mushrooms, garlic cream sauce), as well as Spanish, Greek, Italian and Thai interpretations. Head bartender Paul Gustings, aka Marshal of Imperial Libations, concocts Imperial Punches (Swedish Punsch, Nuremberg Punch and English Milk Punch) in hot and bottled incarnations for $7 each. Daily


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empire bar wine specials are $5 per glass or $20 per bottle, bottled beers are half-price and absinthe service ranges from $5 to $7. Swiss, French and American absinthes are offered. Those without the bucks to experience chef Philip Lopez’s 15-course tasting menu at the swank new Square Root in the Lower Garden District can head upstairs, sink into a Le Corbusier chair and bask in a bit of the glamour of the hip and beautiful at Root 2, the chef’s artisan charcuterie, cheese and cocktail studio and bar. Charcuterie selections, all priced at $10, include Orange Wine Scented Lamb Pancetta, nine-month-aged Lardo di Colonnata and Pickled Black Tea Smoked Tongue. Specialty cheese selections are priced per ounce, and small plates include Steak Tartare, Indian Spiced Peach Galette, Heirloom Carrot Salad and Lamb Meatball Rigatoni. Bar Master Max Messier’s happy hour drink specials are offered from 5 to 7 p.m., and $6 will get you a libation with a clever name like Codename, Duchess, Private Dancer, Streetcar Named Desire and The Night Starts Here. Classic cocktails are $4. Chef Glen Hogh’s tapas menu at the intimate, sexy Vega Tapas Cafe on Metairie Road lends itself easily to the happy hour format, and he keeps the week lively with daily themed specials that last all night long. All bottles of wine are half-price on Median Mondays, and Two Buck Tuesdays feature well cocktails, domestic beer and sangria for $2 a pop at the bar. Please remember whining isn’t an aphrodisiac and stick to what’s in your glass on Winey Wednesdays, when all wines by the glass

are $5 and you should leave your shrink in the office when you partake of the alternative VINOtherapy, a daily chill period from 5:30 to 7 p.m., when $2 are knocked off of each wine by the glass. Antoine’s entire menu is available without all the pomp and circumstance in the restaurant’s Hermes Bar, which offers a daily 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour when beers, house wines and well cocktails are all available for less than $4. A special bar food menu with casual takes on some Antoine’s classics is also offered. “We do not have a happy hour, per se, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t offering some happy summer specials!” says Regina Keever of Bayona. In June the perennial favorite restaurant started offering a $24 three-course lunch with 24 cent martinis. “Twenty four cent martinis could make for more than a happy hour,” Keever says. “That could make for a happy day!” Also this summer on Bastille Day (July 14) the restaurant will begin hosting “ Fete Art de Montmartre,” nightly in the courtyard at 6 p.m. when the lush space will be strung with atmospheric lighting, colorful market umbrellas and works of local artists. “It will be reminiscent of gatherings in the Parisian landmark of Montmartre,” Keever says. Bastille Day will also be a day for corkage fee amnesty. “Let them drink wine! Bring your own and drink all you want. No fee.” The 21st Amendment Lounge at La Louisiane pays tribute to the 1920s Prohibition era when the Mafia thrived and speakeasies proliferated through the trade of illegal booze. Seek the Don’s Pardon (a specialty cocktail) at a discount on Wednesday through Friday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., or channel your inner Bonnie or Clyde on Wednesday nights when patrons in mobster attire see 20 percent of their bar tabs vaporize and free mobster movies set the tone. Seek the secret speakeasy password for regular drink specials. How is that for an offer you can’t refuse? n 21st Amendment Lounge: 725 Iberville St., 378-7330, 21stAmendmentNola.com Bayona: 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455, Bayona.com Broussard’s: 819 Conti St., 581-3866, Broussards.com Chiba: 8312 Oak St., 826-9119, Chiba-Nola.com Hermes Bar: 713 St. Louis St. (inside Antoine’s), 581-4422, Antoines.com Luke: 333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840, LukeNewOrleans.com Root 2: 1800 Magazine St. (upstairs from Square Root), 309-7800, SquareRootNola.com Vega Tapas Café: 2051 Metairie Road, 836-2007, VegaTapasCafe.com saintcharlesavenue.com | 51


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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 2), “Dirty Linen

Night” (Saturday, August 9) and “Art for Arts Sake” (Saturday, October 4). 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.

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City Park New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Collins Diboll Circle | 658-4100 Noma.org

French Quarter AFA NYC Gallery 809 Royal St. | 558-9296 AFANYC.com Alex Beard Studio 712 Royal St. | 309-0394 AlexBeardStudio.com Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St. | 524-8211 AngelaKingGallery.com Press Street’s Antenna Gallery 3718 St. Claude Ave. | 298-3161 Press-Street.com Antieau Gallery 927 Royal St. | 304-0849 AntieauGallery.com Arts Council of New Orleans 935 Gravier St. #850 | 523-1465 ArtsCouncilOfNewOrleans.org The Art of Dr. Seuss 716 Bienville St. | 524-8207 AngelaKingGallery.com/Dr-Seuss Bee Galleries 319 Chartres St. | 587-7117 BeeGalleries.com

Gallery Orange Contemporary 819 Royal St., 875-4006 Gallery-Orange.com Gallery Orange is the largest selection of contemporary original art in the French Quarter. The gallery represents prolific, dynamic, younger, local and national artists. The gallery houses a diverse collection of classical fine art, abstract art, pop art, and fine art photography. Gallery Orange enjoys introducing both younger and seasoned collectors to new works and helping them build and refresh their collection. Our service possibilities include commissions, custom framing, home consults with art consultants and/or designers, and installations.

Big Bunny Fine Art 332 Exchange Alley | 309-2444 BigBunnyFineArt.com Bill Hemmerling Gallery 733 Royal St. | 524-0909 HemmerlingArt.com Brad Thompson Fine Art 600 Decatur St. | 522-4225 BradThompsonGalleries.com Bryant Galleries 316 Royal St. | 525-5584  Caliche & Pao Gallery  312 Royal St. | 588-2846 CalicheAndPao.com Callan Fine Art 240 Chartres St. | 524-0025 CallanFineArt.com Casell Gallery 818 Royal St. | 524-0671 CasellArtNewOrleans.com Craig Tracy Gallery 827 Royal St. | 592-9886 CraigTracy.com Creason’s Fine Art Gallery  532 Royal St. | 304-4392 CreasonsFineArt.com Crescent City Auction Gallery  1330 St. Charles Ave. | 529-5057 CrescentCityAuctionGallery.com Downtown Gallery 503 Frenchman St. | 266-2211

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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 and many others, working in a variety of media. Located on the corner of Napoleon and Magazine in the heart of Uptown, the gallery itself is an often admired architectural gem.


Elliot Gallery 540 Royal St. | 523-3554 ElliottGallery.com Frances Swigart 1014 Royal St. | 874-1278 Swigart-Steg.com Fredrick Guess Studio 910 Royal St. | 581-4596 FredrickGuessStudio.com

O’Neill Studios 721 Royal St., 527-0703 319 Royal St., 586-1636 ONeillGallery.com Title: This Seat is Taken At the age of 36, Peter O’Neill began his dream to live and work as an artist. 18 years later, he opened his fourth gallery, becoming one of the most sought after artists in the country. Peter’s impressionistic style and masterful ability to capture raw human emotion is unparalleled. Visit this amazing artist at his two locations right here in the historic French Quarter.

French Quarter Gallery 610 Toulouse St. | 581-3522 FrenchyLive.com Frenchy Gallery 610 Toulouse St. | 581-3522 8319 Oak St. | 861-7595  FrenchyLive.com Galerie d’Art Francais  541 Royal St. | 581-6925 NewOrleansFrenchArt.com  Galerie Rue Toulouse  509 Royal St. | 581-5881 NewOrleansFrenchArt.com  The Gallery 742 Royal | 310-1886 Gallery Burguieres 736 Royal St. | 301-1119 GalleryBurguieres.com Gallery Rinard 611 Royal St. | 522-6536 GalleryRinard.com A Gallery for Fine Photography 241 Chartres St. | 568-1313 AGallery.com

New Orleans Auction Galleries 510 Julia St., 566-1849 NewOrleansAuction.com On July 26-27, New Orleans Auction Galleries will offer an extensive selection of antique furniture, fine art, estate jewelry, silver, Asian arts and more in their Summer Estates Auction. The sale includes several original works by New Orleans favorites such as Ida Kohlmeyer, George Rodrigue, Jose-Maria Cundin, George Dureau, James Michalopoulos and more. New Orleans Auction Galleries will be open for exhibition beginning July 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (excluding Sundays). There will be an evening preview reception on July 24 from 5-8 p.m. For more information on the auction, visit NewOrleansAuction.com.

Gallery Nine Forty 940 Royal St. | 558-0000 Gallery Orange 819 Royal St. | 875-4006 Gallery-Orange.com George Rodrigue Studios 730 Royal St. | 581-4244 1434 S. College Road, Lafayette (337) 233-3274 GeorgeRodrigue.com Graphite Galleries 936 Royal St. | 565-3739 GraphiteNola.com Hall-Barnett Gallery 237 Chartres St. | 522-5657 HallBarnett.com Harouni Gallery 933 Royal St. | 299-4393 Harouni.com Haunting Art/Tanner Galleries and Studio 830 Royal St. | 524-8266 HauntingArt.com Image Gallery 308 Royal St. | 587-1477 The Jamie Hayes Gallery 617 Chartres St. | 596-2344 JamieHayes.com

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Joe Dunn Arts 304 Royal St. | 525-1225 JoeDunnArts.com Kako Gallery 536 Royal St. | 565-5445 KakoGallery.com Kezic Gallery 427 Royal St. | 298-1096 646 Tchoupitoulas St. | 298-0196 KezicGallery.com La Belle Galerie Art Gallery 309 Chartres St. | 529-5538

Craig Tracy Gallery 827 Royal St., 975-2267 CraigTracy.com

Mann Gallery 305 Royal St. | 523-2342 VincentMannGallery.com

A “must see” while visiting New Orleans. The Craig Tracy Gallery is the first gallery in the world to focus on the Fine Art of Bodypainting. Born and raised in New Orleans, Artist Craig Tracy shares with us the beauty and mystery of this ancient however contemporary art form. His work will astound you. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and it is located in the French Quarter.

Martin Lawrence Gallery 433 Royal St. | 299-9055 MartinLawrence.com M Contemporary 906 Royal St. | 523-2022 HandselGallery.com MC Romaguera Studio 711 Royal St. | 442-9788 McRomaguera.com Msaniart Gallery 823 Royal St. | 529-1640 MsaniartGallery.com MS RAU 630 Royal St. | 523-5660 RauAntiques.com Off the Beaten Way 1029 Royal St. | 586-0180 OffTheBeatenWay.net O’Neill Studios 319 Royal St. | 586-1636 721 Royal St. | 527-0703 ONeillGallery.com One Sun Gallery 616 Royal St. | (800) 501-1151

New Orleans Arts District Association NewOrleansArtsDistrict.com

Red Truck Gallery 938 Royal St. | 522-3630 RedTruckGallery.com Steve Jarrett Gallery 618 Royal St. | 588-1123 SteveJarrettGallery.com Sutton Galleries 519 Royal St. | 581-1914 SuttonsGalleries.com Swamp Dog & Friends 831 Royal St. | (985) 413-3721 SwampDogAndFriends.com Tresor 811 Royal St. | 309-3991 TresorGallery.com Windsor Fine Art 221 Royal St. | 586-0202 WindsorFineArt.com Z Gallery 738 Royal St. | 524-5953         

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Julia & Camp Streets 1st Saturday | 6-9 PM

The New Orleans Arts District, NOAD is located in the historic American Sector, close to the Mississippi River and the world famous French Quarter. The renaissance of this area began with the 1984 World’s Fair, and today is a thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, shops and private residences. Anchored by Julia Street, the Arts District is a short walk away from the New Orleans Convention Center and Louisiana Superdome. Art Walks are hosted by the galleries on the first Saturday of each month beginning at 6 p.m.


Julia Street AIA New Orleans A Chapter of The American Institute of Architects 1000 St. Charles Ave. | 525-8320 AIANewOrleans.org Alexis Walter Art 835 Julia St. | 568-0316 AlexisWalterArt.com Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery 535 Julia St. | 524-3233 AriodanteGallery.com Arthur Roger Gallery 432 Julia St. | 522-1999 ArthurRogerGallery.com Boyd Satellite 440 Julia St. | 581-2440 BoydSatelliteGallery.com Callan Contemporary 518 Julia St. | 525-0518 CallanContemporary.com Docsa (d.o.c.s.) Studio Gallery 709 Camp St. | 524-3936 DocsGallery.com Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St. | 528-3805 cacno.org Foundation Fine Art Gallery 608 Julia St. | 568-0995 FoundationGalleryNola.com George Rodrigue Foundation 747 Magazine St. | 324-9614 GeorgeRodrigueFoundation.org George Schmidt Gallery 626 Julia St. | 592-0206 GeorgeSchmidt.com Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art 600 Julia St. | 895-7375 JeanBragg.com Jed Malitz V2 Studio 615 Julia St. (opening in August) (985) 773-0458 JedMalitzV2.com Jonathan Ferrara Gallery 400a Julia St. | 522-5471 JonathanFerraraGallery.com

Kevin Gillentine Gallery 3917 Magazine St., 891-0509 KevinGillentine.com The Kevin Gillentine Gallery is located in the heart of the uptown New Orleans shopping district. Mutually owned by Kevin Gillentine and partner Vincent Bergeal, their gallery has been in business for 20 years. Featuring fine art and antique prints, the gallery has provided artwork for patrons all over the country and has been featured in any number of national publications. Vincent Bergeal also offers a complete range of custom framing services. The gallery is also a complete interior design studio that has created interiors for many fine New Orleans homes.

LeMieux Galleries 332 Julia St. | 522-5988 LeMieuxGalleries.com Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia St. | 523-1357 lcm.org Martine Chaisson Gallery 727 Camp St. | 302-7942 MartineChaissonGallery.com New Orleans Auction Galleries 510 Julia St. | 566-1849 NewOrleansAuction.com

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Octavia Art Gallery 454 Julia St. | 309-4249 OctaviaArtGallery.com

Guthrie Contemporary Gallery 3815 Magazine St. | 897-2688 GuthrieContemporary.com

Dr. Bob’s Folk Art 3027 Chartres St. | 945-2225 DrBobArt.net

Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St. | 539-9650 OgdenMuseum.org

Guy Lyman Fine Art 3645 Magazine St. | 899-4687 GuyLymanFineArt.com

The Front 4100 St. Claude Ave. | NolaFront.org

REpurposingNOLA Piece by Piece 604 Julia St. | 261-3275 repurposingnola.com

Hayley Gaberlavage (Studio opening soon) (404) 840-3906 HayleyGaberlavage.com

Soren Christensen 400 Julia St. | 569-9501 SorenGallery.com Stella Jones Gallery 201 St. Charles Ave. #132 568-9050 StellaJonesFallery.com

Kevin Gillentine Gallery 3917 Magazine St. | 891-0509 KevinGillentine.com Longshore Studio Gallery 4848 Magazine St. | 458-5500 AshleyLongshore.com

Steve Martin Fine Art 624 Julia St. | 566-1390 SteveMartinFineArt.com

Marion Cage 3719 Magazine St. | 891-8848 MarionCage.com

The National World War II Museum 945 Magazine St. | 528-1944 NationalWW2Museum.org

Matthew Clayton Brown 1724 St. Andrew St. | 522-5058 MClaytonBrown.com

Mallory Page 614 Julia St. | (337) 280-4684 MalloryPage.com

Magazine Street/ Uptown Anton Haardt Gallery 2858 Magazine St. | 891.9080 AntonArt.com Beneito’s Art 3618 Magazine St. | 891-9170 Carol Robinson Gallery 840 Napoleon Ave. | 895-6130 CarolRobinsonGallery.com Cole Pratt Gallery 3800 Magazine St. | 891-6789 ColePrattGallery.com Coup d’Oeil Art Gallery 2033 Magazine St. | 722-0876 CoupdOeilArtConsortium.com Du Mois Gallery 4609 Freret St. | 818-6032 DuMoisGallery.com Elise Allen Art 6063 Magazine St. | 232-1141 EliseAllenArt.com Esom Gallery 3935 Magazine St.| (225) 202-6406 EsomArt.com Galerie Royale 3648 Magazine St. | 894-1588 GalerieRoyale.net Garden District Gallery 1332 Washington Ave. | 891-3032 GardenDistrictGallery.com

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Melissa Bonin 3714 Magazine St. | (337) 380-6927 MelissaBonin.com Neal Auction Company 4038 Magazine St. | 899-5329 NealAuction.com New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts/The Academy Gallery 5256 Magazine St. | 899-8111 noafa.com Parse Gallery 134 Carondelet St. | (262) 607-2773 ParseNola.com The Pearl Art Gallery 4421 Magazine St. | 220-5840 Sibley Gallery 3427 Magazine St. | 899-8182 SibleyGallery.com Studio Amanda Talley 1382 Magazine St. | 595-3136 AmandaTalley.com Studio Solitario 4531 Magazine St. | 905-4175 BillySolitario.com Ten Gallery 4432 Magazine St. | 214-3589 TenGalleryNOLA.com

St. Claude Barrister’s Gallery 2331 St Claude Ave. | 710-4506 BarristersGallery.com Byrdies 2422A St. Claude Ave | 656-6794 ByrdiesGallery.com

Good Children Gallery 4037 St. Claude Ave. GoodChildrenGallery.com May 2839 N. Robertson St. Ste. 105 TheMaySpace.com Michalopoulos Gallery 617 Bienville St. | 558-0505 Michalopoulos.com NOCCA 2800 Chartres St. | 940-2787 nocca.com Press Street 3718 St. Claude Ave. Press-Street.com Staple Goods 1340 St. Roch Ave. | 908-7331 PostMedium.com/StapleGoods UNO St. Claude Gallery 2429 St. Claude Ave. FineArts.uno.edu

Universities Area Newcomb Art Gallery Tulane University Woldenberg Art Center NewcombArtGallery.tulane.edu

Northshore/ Covington Brunner Gallery 215 N. Columbia St. | (985) 893-0444 BrunnerGallery.com Fielding Gallery 525 E. Boston St. | (985) 377-2212 Henry Hood Gallery 325 E. Lockwood St. | (985) 789-1832 Jed Malitz V2 Studio 228A N. Columbia St. (until end of July) (985) 773-0458 JedMalitzV2.com Three Rivers Gallery 333 E. Boston St. | (985) 892-2811 ThreeRiversGallery.com Tripolo Gallery LLC 323 N. Columbia St. | (985) 789-4073 TripoloGallery.com


George Rodrigue Studio 730 Royal St., 581-4244 GeorgeRodrigue.com Now through January 2015, About Rodrigue: A Memorial Retrospective is on view at the Rodrigue Studio location in New Orleans. This free exhibition features original paintings, silkscreens, and ephemera from throughout his illustrious career, from his early imagery of Cajun Louisiana to the iconic Blue Dog. Curated by the Rodrigue family and E. John Bullard, Director Emeritus of New Orleans Museum of Art, this retrospective is a unique opportunity to view the full breadth of George Rodrigue’s decades-long career and to see the works of art that have made him an enduring figure in the history of American Art.

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.

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Bev entertaining

By BEV CHURCH

Dinner for Two

Art-Inspired Entertaining Three tables on display at Kay Kerrigan’s house Kay Kerrigan is an avid collector of every genre of art from sculpture, pottery, glass art, paintings; she’s an artist herself, so how fun to create three vignettes with this column! Many of you will go to “White Linen Night” and “Dirty Linen Night,” as well as many of the art markets in our neighborhoods for exciting chances to collect exceptional art, so why not have a dinner party featuring your new purchases? 62 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

Dinner for Two: We gathered

the “Mardi Gras Goddess” from Uruguay, a parrot by Jana Napoli and a glass bowl from YaYa filled with a single hydrangea. The bowls came from a gallery in Aspen and the dishes from Puglia, Italy. The sculpture in the background is a mobile sculpture by Luis Colmenares that Kay surprised husband Bobby Kerrigan with for his 70th birthday.

Kitchen Buffet: We started with

the sculpture of the girl with a pear by Tori Corbin that Kay purchased at Gutherie Gallery on Magazine Street. Another sculpture by S.M. Simpson came from the Poydras Art show. The napkin rings, fish bowl, objets d’art and salt and pepper were collected on a trip to South Africa. Dinner in the Bug House: Kay’s grandmother name is Bug, so the pool house is called the Bug House. The bug plates came from

Anthropologie at Canal Place, and the leaf containers with gerbera daisies and hyacinths came from the Palmer Park Art Market and from Jazz Fest. Just have another couple over for a simple early dinner. Give everyone a blank canvas before dinner, and once everyone has a glass of wine, ask them to create their own work of art in between courses. See how creative your own friends can be! n linda reese bjork photographs


Kitchen Buffet Dinner in the Bug House

Kitchen Buffet Dinner in the Bug House

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WITH THIS RING

By Mallory Lindsly

Doyle-Weber On December 23, 2010, Rebecca Doyle was out celebrating a friend’s birthday when she ran into Richard Weber – a longtime close friend of Katherine Doyle Beahm, Rebecca’s older sister. Rebecca and Richard had fondly known each other for almost two decades when they bumped into each other that December night. However, it was a more intentional kind of meeting the following day on Richard’s part when he showed up at Rebecca’s front door with who once was his, but now is their, adorably sweet and affectionate dog, Bear. Touched by the unique old-fashioned sincerity of the moment, and undoubtedly impressed by the sheer guts and endearing confidence of the man before her, Rebecca simply could not refuse the gesture of this wonderful pair. From that day on, Rebecca went from a party of one to makeshift family of three, for not only did she gain a faithful companion in Bear that early winter day, but she also had the incredible fortune of her soul mate appearing literally at her doorstep. Soon, they became inseparable and were happily dating for nearly two years when Richard decided to pop the question. On Thanksgiving 2012, Richard told Rebecca that he was most thankful for her and their relationship. Richard then got down on one knee and asked Rebecca to be his wife – to which Rebecca ecstatically replied, “Yes!” The newly married couple left the day after their wedding for a two-week French Polynesian honeymoon in Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea. The couple currently resides in New Orleans where Rebecca is a therapist at Tulane University’s Counseling and Psychological Services and Richard works in commercial real estate at Corporate Realty. 64 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014


Bride: Rebecca Bronson Doyle Groom: Richard Fox Weber Jr. Bride’s Parents: Melissa Langston Doyle and Donald Woodward Doyle Jr. Groom’s Parents: Ann Lengsfield Rabin and Larry Bruce Rabin; Richard Fox Weber and Lisa Hourguettes Weber Date of Wedding: December 7, 2013 Ceremony Location: The Most Holy Name of Jesus Church Reception Location: The New Orleans Country Club Coordinator: Pat Denechaud and NOCCI Celebrant: Fr. Andrew Taormina Ceremony Music: Jonathan Semanski, organist; The Landry Walker Gospel Choir Wedding Gown: Monique L’Huillier Maid of Honor: Katherine Doyle Beahm Bridesmaids: Traci Erin Berger, Illa Steen Gaunt, Hannah Baldwin Ozburn, Corinna Holt Richter, Christina Peck Samuels, Stephanie Page Stewart, Diana Helwick Stokes, Maggie Brice Weber and Katherine Grace Meeks Zusser Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique L’Huillier from Paula Landry of Victoria Flower Girls: Caroline Doyle Beahm and Mica Dorothy Karotkin Mother-of-the-Bride Escorts: John Phelps Beahm and David Woodward Beahm Groom’s Attire: Tails from Perlis Best Men: Richard Fox Weber and Larry Bruce Rabin Groomsmen: David Beahm, John Prentice Fuselier, Christopher Hammond Irwin, William Cole LeBourgeois, Emmet Stirling Morrison, John Nelson Stewart, V, William Bradley Turner III and Justin Lyons York Groomsmen’s attire: Tails from Perlis Rings: Hiller Jewelry Florist: Urban Earth Reception Décor: Jim Perrier with Perrier Party Rentals; Solomon Group Invitation: Jane Bensel, The Stationer Caterer: The New Orleans Country Club and sushi from Kyoto Wedding Cake: Denise St. Pierre Photographer: Paul Morse Videographer: Bob Eutsler Productions Hair: David Falcon and Linzy Pennington Make-up: Katie Malone Reception Music: Terry McDermott and The Bonfires; BRW saintcharlesavenue.com | 65


YOUNG BLOODS

By Lindsay Mack

EnrichED Founder and CEO, Andre Feigler Student advocate and all-around dynamo Andre Feigler, who was featured in a previous Young Bloods column for her work with YRNola, has launched a new startup designed to reach students during a notoriously dead portion of the school year: substitute days. EnrichED gathers diverse professionals – from public health workers to poets – and invites them to serve as guest teachers on substitute days. Students then spend the day learning about music, improv comedy or entrepreneurship from a first-hand source. Launched in 2012, EnrichED is part of 4.0 Schools and it operates in a shared office space with Uber, 66 | St. Charles Avenue July 2014

mSchool and a variety of startups. In the past two years, EnrichED has pivoted and grown as its team re-imagines how kids learn. While teaching in Chalmette, Feigler realized that her students would benefit from greater enrichment in their curriculum. Drawing from her background as a dancer, Feigler’s initial idea was to gather a coterie of elective arts teachers to rotate among different schools. After chatting with Josh Denson, founder of Bricolage Academy, Feigler joined forces with the 4.0 Schools group. Subsequent conversations helped them hit upon the idea of a talent hub for substitute teachers. She started

with yoga and dance teachers to rotate among the schools. Because there’s no map for growing a startup, Feigler is still helping EnrichED build step by step. The organization now has 15 school partners. She sees her staff as “guest teachers,” not babysitters. After completing a multi-step vetting process, the guest teachers receive personalized classroom management lessons and workshops. Feigler gets good feedback from schools that are grateful to EnrichED for attending a real issue and providing valuable services. Many of her guest teachers are grateful to EnrichED for helping them get involved with schools. Feigler tries to elevate experience for everyone,

and she likes seeing the program’s impact on underserved children. EnrichED is now focused on building a solid foundation in New Orleans and then expanding to other cities. Feigler works to balance the demand-driven nature of substitute work against a long-term vision for EnrichED. Overall, he hopes EnrichED will redefine the role of teachers. Many people care about students and should teach them. Bankers, entrepreneurs and artists alike can all lend their wisdom to the next generation, because any number of situations can spark a student’s imagination. Feigler’s goal is simple: “Find awesome people and match them to awesome schools, so kids can learn more.” n

To learn more about EnrichED, visit EnrichEDSchools.com

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student activist

By Mallory Lindsly

Elizabeth Catherine Miller Ursuline Academy

“I believe that it’s important to be involved in my community because I have been blessed with the ability to do so,” says Elizabeth Catherine Miller, a sophomore at Ursuline Academy. Ursuline’s mission Serviam means “I will serve,” and Miller serves by being active at school and within her community. She has been a student at Ursuline since she was in Pre-K, following the footsteps of her mom, sister and a cousin. Miller has been class representative in the eighth grade, and a class officer in both the ninth and 10th grade. She was appointed to the Student Council Executive Board as the Mission and Heritage Ambassador for the 2014-’15 school year. She has also been a member of the Lionettes dance team, a student ambassador, a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and French Club. Miller’s most rewarding volunteer experience has been a Miracle League Buddy for The Miracle League of New Orleans. As cheryl gerber photograph

a buddy, Miller paired up with a special-needs child and helped her play basketball and soccer. Students who volunteer make a commitment for eight weeks at a time. “From my activism, I’ve gained perspective. I have learned that there’s a world that exists outside of my comfort zone, and everyone isn’t the same,” says Miller. “Everyone has different needs, and being involved in my community has helped me to empathize with people who have different needs than me. “ Helen Miller, Elizabeth Miller’s mom, is a special education teacher at Harahan Elementary who inspired her to become an activist. At a very young age, Helen informed her daughter of the struggles that her students face. Miller was able to empathize with the students even though she cannot fully understand what they’re going through. Seeing her mother teach the students and work with them inspires her to volunteer with special needs children. Miller is an avid football fan and loves cheering on the Saints and Louisiana State University. After completing high school, she wants to go to LSU to study medicine and become a pediatrician. Once she becomes a pediatrician, she wants to sponsor and work in programs that increase opportunity and acceptance of special needs individuals within the community. She also wants to go on mission trips to provide medical care for individuals in impoverished countries who are unable to receive proper healthcare. n

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SHOP TALK

By Mirella Cameran

Lee McKee Owner, The Linen Registry

Tell us some trade secrets? Mattresses

vary in width, length and depth, and the advent in the 1990s of pillowtop mattresses opened a “Pandora’s box” of issues with regards to fitting.

Why is there a need for The Linen Registry? We are a unique,

semi-custom retail and design business, which fits linens to our customers’ beds and lifestyles.

Do people generally understand what they’re buying? No; we spend a lot

of time in consultation, and our samples enable customers to feel, as well as see the differences.

Do you offer any other services? We

offer personalized design consultation, monogramming and bridal registry. What are your most popular items?

LeBlanc Linen Wash, our stock sheets (Sferra Celeste Sheeting, 406tc, Egyptian Cotton) our soft, thirsty towels and lingerie.

Which brands do you carry? We mix and match many popular lines to suit the client.

Do beautiful linens need to be expensive? No, they need to fit your

lifestyle, wash well and last long.

Tell us one of your must-haves?

Baudelaire soaps, they’re triplemilled to minimize impurities so they don’t melt in the dish. What’s the scoop on thread count?

Thread count is the number of threads-per-square-inch of fabric. However if the thread count is high but the cotton is poor quality, it still isn’t good. Thread count is more about the breathability of the material. Any other essential info? Yes,

bleach, hot washers and dryers and Woolite are all bad for your linens! n

The Linen Registry: 204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8228

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SHOP TALK

By Mirella Cameran

Frank Quinn General Manager, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Why does NOLA need The Outlet Collection? New Orleans is 30 percent

under-retailed per person, and we’ve added 50,000 square feet of new retail. Shopping is a top activity in most tourist destinations; the new Riverwalk will increase the city’s appeal even further. Is it the first outlet within a city? Yes, we

couldn’t think of a better city for the first downtown outlet.

How was day one? Incredible; we

welcomed tens of thousands of shoppers and sales compared to Black Friday.

Will it take business away from local retailers? Retail loves neighbors

and local retailers have given us a very warm welcome. The revival of downtown creates a fantastic destination for visitors, residents and those who work there.

What are you most excited about at the new Riverwalk? All the retailers who

are new to the city and state, like Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Coach Men’s and more.

Is anything coming up that we should know about? Toby Keith’s is opening

in June, and we have great back to school events planned in late summer.

Will any other brands be added? Yes,

but we’re 99 percent leased, so we can only add two more retailers.

Is it really just for tourists? Absolutely not, it’s a shopping destination for all. We have stores that cannot be found anywhere in the state, a convenient parking validation program and brands at 25 to 65 percent off every day. Many locals have told us that they are delighted with the transformation and can’t wait to come back. We have something for everyone. n

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: 500 Port of Orleans Place, 522-1555, RiverwalkNewOrleans.com

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snapshots

by Lexi Wangler

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1. On March 25 and 26, chef Susan Spicer hosted the second annual “Downton Abbey Dinner Series,” following 2013s inaugural event. Guests in costume enjoyed a champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres preceding a grand English dinner in the old style in Bayona’s elegant courtyard. The following five-course meal featured English favorites and delectable wine pairings. 2. Pictured above are Erin Alexander Bolles and Amanda Lo, co-chairs of “An Edible Evening 2014,” Edible Schoolyard New Orleans’ annual fundraiser to make their programs possible at charter schools citywide. Over 900 guests enjoyed this year’s event on Thursday, March 21, which also included a late-wave party beginning at 9 featuring DJ Brian Boyles. 3. Leah Brown of event sponsor Chevron with Jay and Christian Rhodes, CEO of FirstLine Schools and member of FirstLine Schools Board, respectively. This year’s An Edible Evening raised over $100,000 for Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and was held in Samuel L. Green Charter School’s own edible garden. 4. Tenants of the ReFresh Project on Broad Street Lindsey Morton and Kristina Bradford, Whole Foods Market; Jake Pike of L & M Developers; Rebekah Cain of FirstLine Schools; and David Edmond of Liberty’s Kitchen, pictured above at “An Edible Evening: A Garden Party Under the Stars.” Over 30 local restaurants participated, including NOLA Pie Guy, Cowbell, Cure, Tivoli & Lee, Pizza Delicious, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and more. 5. Sheila Burns, Jack Laborde and Pat and Dene Denechaud were among the guests at the Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans’ third annual “Keeping Our Promises” gala on Friday, March 28, at the Hyatt Regency, benefiting the mission of the Daughters of Charity Foundation. 6. This year’s “Keeping Our Promises” Gala also celebrated the 180-year anniversary of the Daughters of Charity Foundation providing health services to the New Orleans Community, as well as the Inspired Cross Awards Presentation to individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to ensure healthy communities. Pierre and Margaret Villere, Adair Vulevich, Julie Cormada and Paul Pursley Jr. are pictured above.

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7. Deacon John and the Ivories provided live musical entertainment at this year’s event, while the Inspired Cross Awards were presented to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Senator David Heitmeier, Dr. Reed Tuckson and Sisters Servants of Mary: Ministers to the Sick. Bob Angelico, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Susan and Pierre Villere pose above. 8. Philip Rebowe, Tom Meyer, Byron LeBlanc, Johnny Domiano and Jerry Bologna pose above at the “2014 Jefferson Chamber Annual Gala” on Friday, March 21. Held at the New Orleans Saints indoor training facility, this year’s gala boasted over 700 guests and took the opportunity to honor local movers and shakers for their contributions to the Jefferson Chamber and community. 9. Michael and Julie Willoz, Patricia Besselman Main and Ryan Main are pictured above at the “Annual Jefferson Chamber Gala,” featuring an open bar, edibles by Pigeon Catering and a large silent auction with more than 90 items. Preceded by a VIP-only reception, the evening benefitted the Jefferson Chamber, a nonprofit organization known for its advocacy for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. 10. On March 26, United Way of Southeastern Louisiana announced the incredibly generous gift of Bob Merrick to United Way, in the form of $1 million. Merrick, pictured above with Flo Schornstein, UWSELA Tocqueville Chair, is a longtime supporter of United Way, though usually he prefers to be more anonymous. However, by making the donation so publicly – having made the announcement at Galatoire’s– Merrick hopes to encourage other wealthy New Orleanians to give. 11. The second annual “Son of a Saint Amazing Challenge” took place on March 29, garnering more than 400 participants and breaking records of the previous year. Sonny Lee, founder of Son of a Saint is pictured above with first-place winner David Edwards and mentor Mark Berger. 12. A five-mile race with 12 challenges along Magazine Street, each “Son of a Saint Amazing Challenge” team was made up of a competitor and a mentor. Son of a Saint, a locally founded organization, hopes to enhance the lives of fatherless boys with a program that focuses on education, group mentorship, recreational access and behavioral health. Pictured above are enrolled members with Saints Offensive Lineman Ben Grubbs at the “Finish Line Party.”

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advertising section

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performing arts

By Lauren LaBorde

Performance Calendar JULY Through July 12 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 11-12 Under the Boardwalk

This production of the magical comedy is set in the 1930s and uses multimedia effects.

The original jukebox musical features hits from the 1950s and ’60s including “My Girl,” “Blue Moon” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Lupin Theater, Tulane University, 865-5105, NewOrleansShakespeare.org Through July 13 The Human Buffet

Janet Shea directs the story of lonely divorcee who is convinced by friends to search for love on the Internet.

Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460, MidCityTheatre.com Through July 19 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The play is an irreverent romp through the Bard’s plays.

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Lab Theater, Tulane University, 865-5105, NewOrleansShakespeare.org 4-6 Victory Belles’ Salute to America

The National World War II Museum’s retro vocal trio sings patriotic selections at Rivertown.

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 504-461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 10-13 A Chorus Line

The musical follows a group of performers as they audition for a Broadway show, with songs revealing what shaped their lives as dancers.

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Tulane Summer Lyric, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 504-865-5269, SummerLyric.Tulane.edu

Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com July 18-27 Candy Land the Musical

A group of inner city youth escapes into a make-believe world in the original musical.

Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529, AnthonyBeanTheater. com July 31-Aug. 3 Cabaret

The Kander and Ebb musical is set in Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub as the Nazis are rising to power.

Tulane Summer Lyric, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 865-5269, SummerLyric.Tulane.edu July 31-Aug. 3 Twelfth Night

Students from the Gavin Mahlie All Things Shakespeare Program present a production of the comedy.

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Lab Theater, Tulane University, 865-5105, NewOrleansShakespeare.org


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new orleans nostalgia

By Seale Paterson

Showers & Waves The water sculptures of the 1984 World’s Fair An international water sculpture competition was a major art component of the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair. In the fall of ’82, artists were invited to submit images of existing work to an international jury of art experts. Of the 472 entries, 30 were chosen to create a sculpture design. Thirteen finalists were selected, but only three were financed and built. “The Source” by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne of France was a giant human head on its side, water flowing from the eyes and collecting in a pool below. During the fair it was located in Centennial Plaza. Sponsored by the City of New Orleans/Downtown

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Development District and the Wisner Foundation, it was intended to be the first piece in a Duncan Plaza sculpture garden Mayor Dutch Morial was hoping to create. “Rain Towers” consisted of three 10-to-15 foot steel towers covered with stainless steel flutes that would create a natural fountain during rain. Displayed in Festival Park, it was later gifted to the City of New Orleans by the artist, Helen Escobedo of Mexico. Louisiana artist Lynda Benglis created an avant-garde drippedform sculpture in bronze. Displayed in the Great Hall at the entrance to an exhibit of Louisiana art, “Wave of the

World” was inspired by bayous, rice and sugarcane fields and the curve of a crawfish shell. While “The Source” and “Rain Towers” are currently on public display in the CBD, “Wave of the World” has been languishing in a Kenner public works plant. Sponsored by local businessman Carl Eberts, ownership fell to him at the fair’s end. The sculpture was too big for home display, so Ebert’s brother-in-law, then

Kenner mayor Aaron Broussard, offered storage space in an old sewage treatment plant. And there it has remained for 30 years. The Kenner City Council is currently addressing the situation and the fate of the “Wave” should be decided soon. n

Note: This is Part 7 of a yearlong focus on the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair.

“Rain Towers,” pictured here, is currently located in front of the Main branch of the New Orleans Public Library at 212 Loyola Ave., near City Hall. While originally planned to be placed in a pool of water, easy, low-cost maintenance in the form of a bed of tropical grasses was a more practical but still attractive solution. Just a few blocks away is “The Source,” placed in the neutral ground of Elk Place. Its fountain function wasn’t installed at that location, and it has been the victim of vandalizing graffiti in recent years.


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