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Flamingo Fun!

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Entertaining with Bev: Flamingo Fun A party for our new neighbors Bev Church | Photos by Linda Reese Bjork We have adorable new neighbors who just moved in, and to welcome them we decided to have a pool party for the children: Weston, Ann Colin and Kate! We already have several flamingos in our garden, […]

A Fall Luncheon

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A Fall Luncheon in Old Metairie In celebration of The New Orleans Town Gardeners’ 65th birthday Photos by Linda Reese Bjork Now that the weather is finally getting cooler, what better way to entertain than to have a luncheon for the girls in your garden club – especially when it’s the club’s 65th-birthday! The party […]

Country Calling!

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Entertaining with Bev: Country Calling This fall, take a weekend trip for the perfect party Bev Church Setting your table up in a field creates the perfect ambience. Linda Bjork With fall in the air, what could be more fun than a weekend trip to the country with family and close friends? Plan lots of […]

Easter Parade!

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Entertaining with Bev A Neighborhood Easter Parade Photographed by Linda Reese Bjork This town loves a parade, so why not gather the neighborhood families together and get everyone in on the fun for Easter? Any holiday will do! March down the street a few blocks and then have an Easter egg hunt. Start by decorating […]

A Blooming History

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A Blooming History Luis Colmenares and Bev Church teamed up – again – for “Art in Bloom” Bev Church Luis Colmenares and I have teamed up on many projects for over 30 years. We started collaborating with furniture for my and my husband’s house, and then Luis and I started designing centerpieces for my collection, […]

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, […]

A Climb to the Top!

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Climbing to the Top Dr. Church’s volcano party Bev Church 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 […]

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 […]

Hosting in hot pink!

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Entertaining With Bev: Hosting in Hot Pink Celebrating Blayne Laborde’s bridesmaids’ luncheon at Galatoire’s Bev Church When Peggy Laborde told all of us – her best friends – that her daughter Blayne was engaged, we all went into “high gear” on parties that we wanted to have for her! There were parties here and in […]

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 […]

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