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Climbing to the Top!

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Dr. Church's Volcano Party by Bev Church <img src="/images/cache/cache_2/cache_d/cache_1/BEV_0021-119441d2.jpeg?ver=1495577447&aspectratio=1.5037593984962" alt=""&a Dr. John Church has retired from his plastic surgery practice and is keeping busy by climbing volcanoes in Nicaragua and Guatemala. (Before this, he climbed mountains – like the Aconcaqua and the Pico do Orizaba – all over the U.S. and South America. He definitely needed […]

An Evening of Sheer Delight

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Jane Casbarian’s 70th Birthday Party at Arnaud’s by Bev Church Knowing that Jane Casbarian, the proprietor of world-famous Arnaud’s Restaurant, was going to be the big 7-0, Archie, Katy and Adrienne Casbarian planned a party for her that she would never forget. They wanted to surprise her with all of the things that she loves, […]

Garden Rooms – A delight for the senses

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It is January, but we can still enjoy entertaining in our garden, which is one of the reasons we love New Orleans! Pam and Mike Thompson have a spectacular rooftop garden at the old LaSalle School, where I actually attended kindergarten through sixth grade! To see it now, with its renovation by Jim McPhaille, is […]

Yearly Yule

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Carter Fayard has been celebrating a magical Christmas party with friends and family for many years, and his mom, Frances, has gone all out every single year. In 2016, Lisa Smith with Petals-n-Parties met with Carter and Frances and started the planning by finding out what Carter thought would be fun. Because about 80 children […]

Adel Jenness Weds Dr. Charles Hesse

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World War II was raging and everyone was doing their part to make the officers who were stationed in New Orleans and their wives feel comfortable. The New Orleans Country Club, and many others, invited officers to their dances on the weekends, and Adel Jenness volunteered to help find housing for those stationed here by […]

Tentastic Birthday!

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Birthdays are so much fun for the 2 to 6-year-old set, and it’s difficult to come up with a new twist. Lyn Anderson and her adorable Pop-Up Party Town Tents, which come in six different themes, is here to help. Keith Porteous called Lyn to help her with daughter Louise’s 5th birthday party, and they […]

Pool Party

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September still feels like summer here, so you have time to have a pool party for just the girls! Hand deliver small blow-up flamingos or the plastic ones with a note with date, time and what to wear attached. Greet guests at the door with a decoration that says “Here’s the Party” and summertime music […]

Mary Catherine Dicks Weds Norbert Emmanuel Schmidt

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Mary Catherine Dicks graduated from Newcomb with a degree in child psychology and a Louisiana teacher’s certificate, then taught school at Henry Allen School and then kindergarten at Newman. Norbert Emmanuel “Baldy” Schmidt graduated from Tulane with a degree in Electrical Engineering and went to work for GE. Catherine met Baldy at Bennie French’s Tavern […]

Breakfast at Brennan’s & Flowers by Bev

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We all love Longue Vue, so when my sister-in-law Carol McMichael Reese, President of Longue Vue’s Board, asked if I would do an auction item for “Sentimental Journeys,” of course I said “Yes!” They teamed me up with Brennan’s, who offered a brunch for 12, and I offered a centerpiece, placecards and favors for 12, […]

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