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Published on April 29th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


French Quarter Magazine Joins Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction Gala and Supports the Sandy Peltyn Foundation

French Quarter Magazine is excited to announce our involvement in the upcoming Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction Gala, which is set to take place on June 17th.

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The name “French Quarter Magazine” can be connected to our partnership with the Sandy Peltyn Foundation, which provides scholarships to students from the Latin community. The Latin community has played a significant role in shaping the social, economic, and artistic life of New Orleans, and we are honored to support this community through our involvement in this event. As a publication that celebrates the rich cultural heritage and history of the French Quarter, we feel a natural connection to this cause, and we are committed to using our platform to promote education as well as to uplift our communities.

Our involvement in the Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction Gala includes distributing copies of our new 2023 special edition to all attendees. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of French culture and promote greater understanding and appreciation of the Latin community’s contributions to New Orleans for instance.

In addition to our involvement in the gala, we are also proud to support the Sandy Peltyn Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and educational opportunities to students in the Latin community. We believe that education is crucial in promoting social mobility and creating opportunities for all members of the community.

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By participating in the Senoras of Excellence, Senores of Distinction Gala and supporting the Sandy Peltyn Foundation, French Quarter Magazine hopes to strengthen our ties with the Latin community.

The name of our publication “French Quarter Magazine” was chosen because of the historical and cultural significance of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The French Quarter is the oldest and most iconic neighborhood in the city, known for its charming architecture, vibrant music scene, and rich history. It was originally founded by French colonists in the early 18th century and was later expanded by Spanish settlers, giving it a unique blend of French, Spanish, and Creole influences.

Today, the French Quarter is a major tourist destination and cultural hub, with numerous galleries, restaurants, and festivals showcasing the city’s art, music, and cuisine. As a publication that focuses on French culture, art, and lifestyle, choosing the name “French Quarter Magazine” represents a desire to highlight and celebrate the unique cultural heritage of this iconic neighborhood and its connection to French culture.

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About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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