Read columnist and photographer Steven Forster’s coverage of New Orleans’ social events at The Advocate.

Events featured in the Aug. 4th edition of The New Orleans Advocate:

• Poolside Pop-Up: Strut + Swim and Haute Pop Up, a summer fashion show by Fashion Week New Orleans, brought designers, makeup artists and hair stylists poolside at the W Hotel.

• Safe Harbor: White Summer Night, a sunset garden party, celebrated art on the lake at Pontchartrain Yacht Club. The event benefited Safe Harbor, for victims of domestic violence on the north shore.

• Off Season’s Greetings: “Rudolph’s Revenge” was a Christmas in July block party at Barcadia with music, drinks, food — and lots of red and green costumes.

• Peace, Love & Art: The second annual Peace, Love & Art at the Peacebaker was a night of local photography, art, cocktails and treats by the gluten-free bakery. The night featured work by photographer Frank L Aymami III, artist Christopher Jeffery Guthrie, Nolaware/Artist Sonny Mitchell, and artist and clothing designer Charles Anderson. Calista Guthrie, Sonja Guthrie, Samantha Thames.

Party Central photos:

Off Season’s Greetings

Peace, Love & Art

Safe Harbor

Poolside Pop-Up