Avenue Saint-Charles November 2022

We’re gearing up for a festive holiday season filled with family, fun, events and more. This month street is jam-packed with the latest trends, local events, decor and non-profit news. Don’t forget to check our arts calendar and the new Around Town page for regional events when planning your outings. Our holiday fashion report was shot at the beautiful Maison de la Luz and Bar Marilou and will provide you with endless inspiration for your next festivities. For those of you planning celebrations, be sure to read our private dining article highlighting a range of beautiful private rooms and intimate spaces that can be hired out for smaller gatherings. How to Host covers tips for happy hour entertaining and offers a host of great products from local boutiques to consider for the occasion. What’s Hot will immediately have sweets dancing in your head. We also discuss the benefits of hot yoga in our new monthly wellness column. And, oh, we have a treat (or more) for you! This month’s Eat + Drink covers the deliciously delicious and equally amazing confections made at Piety and Desire Chocolate. You’ll love learning about their process and their new space on Magazine Street. Our November Change Maker is John R. Nickens, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, who has spent his entire career in pediatrics. We are delighted to share details of all the incredibly exciting new projects that John and his team have been working tirelessly on for some time now, including the Campus Transformation Project and a new Trauma and Bereavement Center (TAG). If you’re having trouble thinking about the perfect gift choices for certain recipients on your list, never fear, we’ve got a themed gift guide coming next month. We also look forward to announcing our annual Activists of the Year in our December issue. November is a wonderful time here in our beautiful city and we hope your days and nights will be filled with joy, surrounded by family and friends. We have much to be grateful for!
On the cover

Sanja Alickovic Haynie, elegant New Orleans health executive, mom, wife and sophisticate celebrates this holiday season at the exquisite Maison de la Luz hotel. Her son Alec and her husband, Dr. Brandon Haynie, joined in for some seasonal cheer. See full functionality on page 25.

Photography by Theresa Cassagne Styled by Melissa Coleman Hair and makeup by Kelly Snezrud

Jerry Parker’s rock socks Local breast cancer survivor Jerry Parker is hosting a sock drive to bring warmth and comfort to fellow cancer patients. She asks for donations of new, clean socks in their original packaging for children and adults – all sizes are welcome. The goal is to collect over 1,000 pairs for local delivery to cancer infusion centers. No cash donations will be accepted. Please donate to one of the following locations: Attention: Jerry Parker

  1. Allied Express (Riverlands Shopping Center), 1420 Airline Highway #446, Laplace, LA 70068
  2. The Medicine Shoppe (Pharmacy) 70 Dominican Drive, Laplace LA 70068
  3. 7524 Avalon Way, New Orleans, LA 70127

*For more information, please contact [email protected]