New Orleans socialite and long-time French Quarter denizen Margarita Bergen doesn’t miss a beat - or a party - when it comes to the Quarter’s jazzy social scene. There are three sections to each column: Social Swirl (where she's been), On My Calendar (where she's going) and Quarter Buzz.
The Social Swirl
Among the myriad of events that I loved attending were the awesome, annual New Orleans Museum of Art 's Love in the Garden. This year it honored philanthropists Wanda and Sidney Besthoff, formerly owners of KB and donors of the Garden namesake - and most of the sculptures in the Park.
Philanthropy runs in the family! I also attended the LPO 's Encore Shop "Baubles and Bubbly to Beethoven" at the art-filled mansion of her daughter Valerie Besthoff.
This past month there so many celebrations that included my darling friend Greg Lambousy, director of New Orleans Jazz Museum who presented on Sunday, September 30, the Museum Life Time Achievement Award to Jose Feliciano at the Latino Village of the Gretna Heritage Fest.
Congratulations to my talented gallery owner Dee Dee Martin who just opened her DDMG Gallery from Magazine Street to 510/520 St. Louis Street to merge with the magnificent Kurt E Schon Gallery.
I also must congratulate my darling friend Ana Maria Uribe-Bach, publisher of VIVA NOLA for being honored with the prestigious Excelencia Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Talented Amanda Shaw was seen modeling a glamour dress by designer Jenny Campbell at the Grand Glam, The Artistry of Carnival Fashion, at the Presbytére.
During the Grand Opening of the Louisiana Children's Museum, I was delighted to see my longtime friend Amy Kirk Duvoisin founder of the Joan de Arc Parade and former PR for the French Market working now as Education Director of the Louisiana Children's Museum in City Park.
Another familiar face at the Opening, was Dickie Brennan who opened Acorn restaurant at the Louisiana Children's Museum in City Park.
Around The Block
Behind The Scenes
Boho Back Pages
Home & Garden
It's A Living
Passing A Good Time
Rheta Grimsley Johnson
St. Peter Street Sketchbook
The Eyes Have It
What's In Store