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Nell Nolan: St. Elizabeth’s Guild, Order of St. Lazarus

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Order of St. Lazarus. Manuel Marron, Ann Middleton

Awards and investiture were highlighted at a brace of events when Saint Elizabeth’s Guild held its annual luncheon to spotlight the 2015 Volunteer Activists, while six days earlier, the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, Grand Priory of North America, tapped new members prior to a gala dinner. Good works… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Young Leadership Council, Garden District Association Fall Affair, Unite

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- YLC Role Models Gala. Hardy Fowler, Vera Triplett, Kristin Gisleson Palmmer

Add levity, and about 550 people, and that was the picture on a recent Saturday evening when the 29th annual Role Model Awards Gala of the Young Leadership Council took place at the Hyatt Regency. When the formalities commenced, master of ceremonies Mark Romig stepped forward. Pastor Shawn Moses AnglimContinue reading →

Nell Nolan: City Bark gala, KAWS opening, Choice Foundation

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- City Bark. Shelley Elliott, Gary Levy

“Happy Tails to You” sub-billed the recent 101 Donations event presented by NOLA City Bark on a Friday evening in City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, across from the dog park. Named NOLA City Bark, it’s the only “official” dog park located in historic City Park. Answering to NOLA City… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Belle Reve gala, Tulane Catholic dedication, Cefalutana

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Belle Reve. Dr. Jody Gates, Marilyn McConnell, Nancy Marks, Peter Briant

Nocturnal attention turned to Belle Reve and its annual fundraising gala, “Starry Night,” that took place in Generations Hall with Avita Pharmacy as the title sponsor. Occurring in the Metropolitan One Room, it kicked off with a one-hour patron party followed by the gala itself. “Great food, music and fun” were promised. Delivered, too.… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Eyes on the Goals

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- The Touchdown Cub. Delvin Breaux, Kenny Vaccaro

Count ’em! Hundreds and hundreds of people turned out on the same day, but at different times and locations, for the annual Meet the Saints Luncheon given by The Touchdown Club of New Orleans Inc. and hours later, for Culture Collision. The receptive venues for the masses were the Hyatt Regency Hotel and The National… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: To the Table

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Krewe of Cork. Jeffrey Rey McIlwain, Ronald Laporte, Melanie Talia

Dine and wine times three! On a recent Friday, the Krewe of Cork amassed its merrymakers to Restaurant August for the monthly lunchfest, while hours later the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center held its second annual Wine & Dine at Chateau Golf and Country Club. “An Evening with Chef John Folse” billed the event that… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Greenie Gals, Opera Junior Committee

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Greenie Gals. Susan Pierce, Lyndsey Miller, Stephanie Allen

“Pre-Season Tea and Silent Auction” topped the invitation that continued, on a green background, the names of the hosting organizations: Greenie Gals Booster Club, Tulane University Women’s Association and Newcomb Alumnae Association. They honored wives of the 1998 football team and Green Wave coaches’ wives. As… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: UVa, Vanderbilt send-offs

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- University of Virginia Send Off Party. Gordon Bailey, Sarah Alexander

Cavaliers and Commodores showed school spirit at a brace of send-off parties, thanks to the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. Extending the welcoming hands for the former were Dathel and John Georges, parents of an incoming UVa student and a recent graduate, and Vanderbilt alumnus Brandon Berger, whose family has multiple ties to the Nashville… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: A Salute to the Students

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Penn Club Send Off Party. Phil Stelly, Brianna Gibson, Amy Stelly

It’s goodbye to the departing college or university freshmen and hello to their new campuses. Rites of collegiate passages. And prior to packing their bags, area students at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown and Southern Methodist University socialized. Established in 1740, and claiming Warren BuffetContinue reading →

Nell Nolan: New Orleans, Naturally

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH --TU Summer Lyric Theater Cast Party. Paulette and Frank Stewart, Barbara and Mark Workman

Music, heritage and community underscore so much of what the Crescent City is all about, and three recent events attested to each aspect. Throngs head to Tulane University’s Dixon Hall each June and July for the musical delights of the Summer Lyric Theatre. The 2015… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Amistad Center reception, Louisiana Restaurant Association gala

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Amistad Center Luncheon. Judge Michael Bagneris, Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond, Demetric Mercadel, Chris Ralston

Aug. 29, 2005, will forever mark the Crescent City, but now, a decade later, we have seen ourselves rise from ravage to renewal. Important dates become signatures for so many organizations and deserve recognition. On a recent Thursday, Amistad Research Center turned to a special date that showed the… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Millennial Awards, Sisters of the Holy Family gala

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Sisters of the Holy Family Gala. Norman Robinson, Gretta Burns

Who says summers in New Orleans are slow? Two recent events had a combined total of 1,275 revelers, who glorified generations. The first was the Millennial Awards that honored young professionals and took place on a Saturday evening at the National WWII Museum. Days later, the Sisters of the Holy Family held a benefit gala,… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Susan G. Komen Wine Dinner, Society of the Cincinnati

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Susan G Komen Dinner. Jennifer Neil, David Teich

For 14 years, Susan G. Komen New Orleans has regaled area residents with the Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner. The annual event held its 2015 festive feasting at the Windsor Court Hotel with, as joint event chairwomen, Patricia Denechaud, Holley Haag, Kristi Post, Dottie Reese, and Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Bachelors Club, ACS Belles & Beaus

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Bachelors' Club. Grace and John Williamson

As the sun was setting on a recent Sunday, social light was cast on a set of young ladies and their hosts, all bachelors. The Founders’ Room of the New Orleans Country Club was the site for the mingling that was billed Bachelors’ Club Summer Cocktail Party. Club… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: St. Jude Sounds, Lakefront Trolley tour, Victory mural

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- St. Jude party. Ron and Trisha McAlear

Ministry and music fused within a festive framework when patrons, gathered to support St. Jude Community Center. Located on North Rampart Street, the Center has a slew of most-worthy programs, especially those that help the homeless and needy. Student volunteers who come from around the country… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Magnolia Ball, Nepal benefit, Amici

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Ogden Magnolia Ball. Chelsea Pritchett, Chloe Krake

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art showcased one of the South’s most appreciated flowers, in actuality and motif, at a recent bash. Now in its second year, with plans to be annual, the Magnolia Ball celebrated and benefited the Center for Southern Craft and Design. Candy Chang was the honoree, hailed for her contributions to the Crescent… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Medical Mission, Huey Long exhibit at THNOC, Metairie Rotary Club

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- New Orleans Medical Mission. Dr. Dan Jacob, David Richards

Superstition had no role here, but benevolence did. It was the 13th annual Gala for the New Orleans Medical Mission Service and good fortune was robust. Generations Hall was the site for the night and the two-tiered partying. A patron party unfolded for an hour and then, for four hours, the gala… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Les Enfants de la Patrie

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Bastille Day. NMCB27 Marc Lumbroso, Consul General of France Gregor Trumel, Nadine Ramsey, Consul of France in Lafayette Christian Goudeau

Events surrounding the French National Day, Tuesday, July 14, were many and merry. The chief one occurred that day: the reception given by the Consul General. In addition, and before and after, there were the full-day Bastille Day FĂȘte on the preceding Saturday, Sunday’s French Mass and DĂ©jeuner, and, in a cabaret format, “Encore… Continue reading →

Summer Salutes

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Alvin Bertel Award. Rusty Barkerding, Sean Duffy

The annual C. Alvin Bertel Award hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans unfolded on a recent Wednesday and honored Michael W. Kearney, chairman and CEO of The Kearney Companies Inc. It’s a New Orleans-based “third party logistics company that serves the supply chain needs of many… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Floral Trail, Summer Solstice Ballet

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Floral Trail. Toby Alfonso, Chad Alfonso, Logan Roch

Moments before she was to be presented onstage in the Armstrong Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, Miss Dorothy Gail Perry smiled radiantly and said how excited she was about her role and how much she had been looking forward to it. For a young lady who has participated in theatrical events, this was a part with… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Party for debutantes Brooks, Healy, Lindner, Martin, Pou, Sossaman

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- 6 Debutantes Party. Sarah Martin, Ashley Pou, Francie Brooks, Mary Faith Lindner, Torre Sossaman, Isabella Healy

Six debutantes and their partying brightened a recent Saturday night with “Lights on the Lake.” Smiling as the honorees were Francie Brooks, Isabella Healy, Mary Faith Lindner, Sarah Martin, Ashley Pou and Torre Sossaman. Their parents, the hosts, were Laura and Chip Brooks, Liz and Dunbar Healy, Mimsy and Rusty Lindner, Julie and Eddie Martin, Pie and Michael Pou, and Lizette and Bruce Sossaman. Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Ellinghausen, Lapeyre, Slatten and Tufton deb party

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- 4 Debutantes Party. Allison, Scott and Michelle Slatten

Debutantes Elizabeth Ellinghausen, Aimee Lapeyre, KK Slatten and Meredith Tufton were hailed at “Southern Soiree,” a party hosted by their parents, Ed and Margie Ellinghausen, Tre and Holly Lapeyre, Michelle Slatten and Scott Slatten, and Peter and Linda Tufton. The Chicory on South Peters Street was the venue for the Down South vibes.… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday; Women’s National Book Association; farewell to British Consul General

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- English Speaking Union. Herschel and Anne Abbott, John and Bonnie Boyd

“A Buckingham Palace Garden Party” was the billed attraction for the annual Celebration of the Official Birthday of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It occurred at the invitation of the English-Speaking Union New Orleans Branch at the New Orleans Country Club. “High noon” was the stated time, the music… Continue reading →