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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 →

Nell Nolan: ZOObilation and Wednesday at the Square

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Zoobilation.

Today, July 4, will have thousands of Orleanians enjoying a holiday with many of the celebrations scheduled for outdoors. But before going forth on the Fourth, scores filled a pair of park areas to revel, most with their families, at dusk.

They All Asked for Zoo! ZOObilation was the draw for thousands when the Audubon Nature Institute held… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Seven-deb party: Bienvenu, Meckstroth, Bell, Gambel, Demmas, Ellison and Conner

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- 7 Debutantes Party. Pat Corcoran, Madeleine Bienvenu, Michael Conner, Elizabeth Gambel

Debutante season, here we come! And a deb septet lighted the way for the bounty of bashes that will follow in the coming months. “Light up the Night!” bannered the partying that unfolded in Generations Hall and, for hours, blended luminosity and levity. Radiant as the honorees were Misses Aggie Bell, daughter of Aimee and… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Hats Off to Jeunes Filles!

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Le Debut des Jeunes Filles. Sara Gambel, Adelaide Goodyear

Whereas the principal focus was a distaff one, young men made the first appearance. Called les Jeunes Messieurs, the limelighted foursome included Messrs. W. McCord Frampton, son of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Roy Frampton; E. James Kock IV, son of… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Mint julep and a musical feast

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Juleps in June. Garner Robinson, Candace Weber

The drink of the evening was the mint julep. It was served in traditional julep cups with the engraving “Juleps in June 2015,” and given to the party’s patrons. An annual patron gift, it has created several collections and guests eagerly await the next year’s festivity. And another cup.… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Ochsner dinner, De La Salle Regents, NOWFE Royal Street Stroll

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Ochsner Benefactors Dinner. Foofie and Darrah Schaefer

The Department of Philanthropy at Ochsner Health System requested the pleasure of one’s company at the Benefactor Dinner to celebrate the generous philanthropists of Ochsner. The Audubon Tea Room was the site for the salutes. During the course of the event, which started with a cocktail hour and then segued into dinner… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Greater New Orleans Foundation, Advocacy Center luncheon, Trial Lawyers seafood boil

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Greater New Orleans Foundation. George Young, Christian Brown

Hard to believe, but summer has not officially begun. It will start with the solstice on Sunday, June 21, which is also Father’s Day. But before we turn the social pages to “real” summer revelry, let’s recap some of the late-spring rounds. Among them were the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s presentation of the Spark Plug… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Ladies in Red, Tulane Shakespeare reception, Fine Arts Club luncheon

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Ladies In Red. Antoinette Smith, Doreen Ketchens

Forget the LBDs, this was the night to revel in red. “A Red Hot Jazz Gala” titled the 15th annual Ladies in Red event given by the Preservation Resource Center to support its African American Heritage Preservation and Heritage Education programs. Of course, some party gals still opted for that… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Southern Rep Gala, Innocence Project, Cork in the Park

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Southern Rep Dinner. Bruce and Melissa Gordon, Aimee Hayes, Renee Zack

The Windsor Court’s Chinoiserie Ballroom was the site and the setting for the recent Southern Rep Gala that staged cocktails and a silent auction, formal dinner and a live dinner, hosting by Mandy Zirkenbach, accompaniment by Harry Mayronne Jr., and special appearances by the cast of “Boudin,” and Arts Education Program… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Orleans Club, NOCCA 40th, Jefferson Chamber awards

Photo provided by NOCCA -- Karoline, Bobby and Debbie Patrick

Four score and 10 was the reason for rallying at the Orleans Club, when the Closing Reception honored committee chairwomen. Depicted on the Art Deco-style invitation that was bannered “1925-2015” was a dancing couple and a jazz singer at his piano. Both designs harked back to the Roaring 20s, as did… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Loomises host Shaun Smith; Habitat patron party; YEP luncheon

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Mickey Loomis Party. Beau Moss, Ryan Wentworth

“We were so fortunate with the weather,” commented Melanie Loomis during the recent cocktail party she and husband Mickey, general manager of the New Orleans Saints, hosted for Shaun Smith, the House Beautiful Magazine 2015 Next Wave Designer featured in the May issue. He was described as having “an eye for creating… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Heart and Soul, Dress for Success, Women of Substance

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Heart and Soul Gala. Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, Stephanie and Terrance Osborne

June has already logged monthly merriment, but three events from May generated funds, good will and good times. A brace of back-to-back events in the Hyatt Regency’s Empire Ballroom amassed hundreds for the Dress for Success New Orleans luncheon, and then, the following evening, for Heart and Soul hobnobbing. Earlier, and elsewhere at the Audubon… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: JA Business Hall of Fame; Bar Foundation gala; DAR chapter turns 120

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Junior Achievement. Marty Mayer, Jack Brancewicz

One of the highlights of the annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame presented by First NBC Bank — with additional thanks to Laureate Sponsor Peoples Health — is the Procession of Laureates. It follows the Chairman’s Reception and features those in-attendance local businessmen and women, members of the Business Hall… Continue reading →

Nell Nolan: Delgado roast, Rummel dinner, JPAS Promenade Luncheon

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Delgado Roast of Gary LaGrange. George Kleinpeter, Pastor Charles Southall

“Roast of the Town” titled the ado at Harrah’s New Orleans Theater, the host sponsor, that was presented by the Delgado Community College Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships and programs at Delgado Community College. During the reception, Mellow Mushroom Restaurant in Metairie and Delgado Culinary Arts sated initial appetite cravings. For… Continue reading →