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Editor’s Note

New Orleanians have had a long, rich love affair with coffee. In fact, according to a 2017 report by our sister publication Biz New Orleans, “More than 1.29 million tons of coffee were imported through the Port of New Orleans between 2011-15,” with millions of square feet of storage, plus roasting facilities across the area.  […]

The Coffee Conversation

The Crescent City’s unrivaled coffee culture is where well-versed aficionados and more simplistic sippers can clink cups in harmony. Here, life-punctuating moments are spent lingering over a café au lait on a first date, strategizing over espressos at a workspace meeting of the minds, strolling with an iced coffee on Royal Street to gawk at […]

Closing the Deal

Once you’ve decided to list your home, getting it ready for the market requires preparation. But where do you begin? We asked local real estate and design experts for advice on what sellers should know so that both the preparation process and the sale go smoothly.      First Things First Before jumping in, it’s […]

How to Ace the Back-to-School Test

It’s that time again. Anyone with school-aged kids knows this period can be a jolt from the quieter rhythms of site summer to the madness of homework, sports practice, and all the accoutrement of school life (reusable water bottles, overstuffed backpacks…) We’ve pulled together some ideas to help ease the transition, with guidance for study […]

A Challenging Month

Oh, September. In many ways, it’s a lovely month. Kids are back in school, so parents are freed from the stress of trying to put together a piecemeal schedule of relatives, babysitters, and camps with odd and inconvenient hours to try to manage childcare – and yet things are still new enough that we aren’t […]

The Peristyle’s Dance of Time

Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, poet and a bit of a rogue gave the world many quotes including several on the topic of beauty. Among those was this simple, but oh so true. statement: “What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons.” That statement was quite likely among many repeated one evening in 1982 […]

Matthew Kraemer

Since 1991, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has done an exceptional job of amplifying their mission of “transforming people and communities through music.” Whether accompanying local celebrities like Bryan Batt for a night of Broadway classics or lending their strings to rapper Juvenile during his recent Tiny Desk Concert, the LPO truly has a little something […]

Fall Flowers

Saba’s Lead Bartender Will Strout started making cocktails before he could drive. “I asked for a cocktail shaker set for my birthday at 15,” he said. “The ‘Bramble’ was the first drink I made that my dad really loved…my mom preferred margaritas.” He began with the foundations. “A classic daiquiri made me fall in love […]

“Ketch”ing Up

So my nephew Comus just started eighth grade at a new school this year – I ain’t going to say which school, but it’s one of them Uptown ones – him coming from the rich side of the Gunch family.  He’s taking stuff like Latin, and French, and algebra, and chemistry, and governmental studies. Very […]

Dessert Cocktails

Bakery Bar, the Lower Garden District eatery and cocktail bar from the team behind Debbie Does Doberge and Debbie on the Levee, has released a selection of dessert cocktails that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s sweet treats. Try the “Big Bertha Alexander” (a boozy sundae with brandy, Frangelico, white creme de cacao and milk). Other […]

Buon Appetito!

Osteria Lupo, the new northern Italian restaurant under the direction of Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, has introduced a four-course family-style tasting menu ($60 per person, full table participation required) featuring seasonal antipasti, pastas and desserts. The restaurant also has launched weekend lunch (with a rotating selection of lunch specials) and dinner seven […]

Ashley Cullichia Cash

As we head into fall, it’s a great time for homeowners to take stock of whether they are equipped to comfortably host guests. Event planner, owner of The Graceful Host in Covington, wife, and mom of two boys, Ashley Cullichia Cash, offers her expertise. First, Cash advises a host or hostess to think about what […]

Hungry Like the Wolf

When chef Brian Burns began contemplating his next restaurant project after finding success with Costera, the beloved Uptown Spanish eatery, it didn’t take long to arrive at a concept. “‘Northern Italian’’ is a good way to differentiate ourselves from what most Italian restaurants are in New Orleans, which is Sicilian,” said Burns. “You think of […]

Streets and Fountains

Hi Julia, Can you tell me why and when General Diaz Street in Lakeview changed its name from, I believe, St. Louis? R. Ray, New Orleans Hi R., General Diaz was one of several streets in Lakeview that were developed mostly after World War II when soldiers came home, and they were backed by the […]

Along the Trail

The Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine, features amazing beauty and remarkable towns that spring up around it. Take Marion, Virginia, for instance. It’s not only a place where hikers may leave the trail for sustenance and a shower, but is a town brimming with great dining options, unique creative outlets and a […]

News + Notes

Beignet Fest Bring your appetite to City Park’s Festival Grounds on Sept. 23 to sample dozens of different beignet dishes from New Orleans’ best restaurants at Beignet Fest. Music will include Mia Borders, Flow Tribe, and Imagination Movers. Proceeds from the event benefit programs for children with developmental delays. BeignetFest.com “The View Upstairs” This play […]

1901

In this 1901 photograph, the famed but eccentric potter George Ohr sits back in his Biloxi studio surrounded by his little “clay babies.” Known as the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” art historians rank him among the most creative ceramic artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His brightly colored, exotic paper-thin pots were […]

Geologically Speaking

Serve cheeses, pastries or other treats on this waterfall marble pedestal board and you will instantly up the chic factor. The color variation in the veining and classic shape make this a perfect perch for spices, toiletries and so many more options. Available at Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net. The Bahar clutch by Cult Gia is designed […]

Pasta Perfect

Why bother with adding flavorless vodka to a creamy pink sauce that is something between a tomato sauce and an Alfredo sauce? Is the vodka even necessary? It really is.  Alcohol is a highly effective solvent for aromatics. Think of vanilla extract. It also acts as an emulsifier and aids in the bonding of fat […]

Arts & Culture

Explore this collection of seasonal happenings in the arts and culture scene to fill up the weekends this fall. 

Top Real Estate Professionals

Local real estate agents and mortgage lenders ready to help with your real estate needs.

Education

Browse this list of schools and universities to unlock the path to a bright future. 

Editor’s Note

The dog days are here, and with them summer storms and summer stresses. Many of us are still reeling from Hurricane Ida and watch the weather religiously for any signs of storms reaching the Gulf. If you are a storm-watcher, like I am, you are not alone.  While I was lucky to not have been […]

Managing Hurricane Stress and Anxiety

It took Lolet Boutté four years to come home from Houston after Katrina. Like so many New Orleanians, she’d underwent serious trauma and lost her home. While the folks in Houston were kind, she wanted to make her way back. “When I did come back to visit, nobody looked right,” recalled the eldest of 10 […]

Small Steps Can Lead to Major Life Changes

We have all been told not to sweat the small stuff, but as it turns out, it is in fact the small stuff that matters. Rather than focusing on large, grand gestures and using your energy for climbing mountains, real change comes from pausing to pick up a single stone or flower with every step.  […]

The Earnest Provider

“Imagine we’re talking just like we are right now, and I have a heart attack.” Don’t worry. Dr. Denrick Kimathi Cooper, Director of International Emergency Medicine at Ochsner Health, is in no real danger. As he assures me, this is just an example—one that, if I follow along, will not just illustrate the components of […]

The Best Doctors in New Orleans

With over 30 years’ experience researching, reviewing, and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible healthcare research and information company. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors […]

Out of This World

From an early age, chef Trey Rintala always knew he wanted to cook. “I’d gone to Emeril’s book signings at Tower Records when I was 12 years old. Watching ‘Yan Can Cook’ and the chefs on PBS, those were my sports heroes,” said the Slidell native. But his road from wide-eyed child fascinated with the […]

Rocket City

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named Huntsville, Alabama one of the best places to live in the country, surpassed only by Green Bay. And let’s face it, Wisconsin’s cold in the winter. In addition to the north Alabama town being the home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Earth’s largest space flight museum, […]

Home Design & Repair

Feeling ready to undertake that home project you’ve had on your to-do list? Whether you’re looking to spruce up your landscaping or decor, tackle a repair, or get your pests under control, the following local professionals may be able to help turn your vision into reality. Perhaps you’re ready for something altogether new and looking […]

Summer Menus

Through Aug. 27, Ruby Slipper is offering a special summer menu at all of its locations throughout the city. Highlights include seasonal beignets, shrimp Cortez (griddled corn cakes with poached eggs and topped with a sauce made with Gulf shrimp, artichokes, tasso, corn and peppers), “Very Berry Stuffed French Toast” and pineapple upside-down pancakes. Pair […]

Crickett Lapeyre

August is back-to-school time. In preparation for the return to school schedules and homework demands, we asked Crickett Lapeyre, co-owner (with Jennifer Atkins) of Peony, for advice on creating kid-friendly workspaces at home.  Lapeyre, who raised twins, suggests young children have access to several different zones for homework and artwork/crafts. Because adult supervision and support […]

Dolphins on the Move

If you are a dolphin and the word gets out that you are “out-of-habitat,” you might want to surrender to the authorities, or at least hope for luck. Such luck happened this past June 17 when a dolphin relocation maneuver took place in a pond system near Grand Isle, Louisiana. As boat engines whirred, the […]

Recipe: Okra with Harissa & Roasted Peanut

This unusual pairing of unexpected flavors and textures works due to the bright minerality of the okra against the heat and smoke from the harissa, overlayed by the cumin crunch and faint citrus notes from the sumac. The harissa and the crunch can, and really should, be made up to three days in advance. The […]

1905

Lafayette Square, as seen in this circa 1905 photograph by the Detroit Publishing Company, was to the Central Business District what Jackson Square was to the French Quarter in colonial days. It was an outdoor park where local residents strolled, celebrated holidays, attended festivals, or protested government actions. By the mid 1800s, the square stood […]

News + Notes: August

Fidelity Bank White Linen Night New Orleans’ summers can be brutal. Cool off with a cocktail and admire art at some of the Warehouse District’s finest galleries on Fidelity Bank White Linen Night on Aug. 5. ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com Satchmo Summerfest Celebrate the birthday of New Orleans’ favorite son Louis Armstrong with live music and food at […]

Safari Summer

A modern cut slide in an easy-to-pair tan is the perfect summer shoe. It works with almost any outfit and is easy to slip on and go. The Regina by Chinese Laundry has a flattering flat base and fit and will wear well with age. Available at Indigo Boutique, shopindigoboutique.com. BENE’s founder, Ellie Schwing, partners […]

The Bird is the Word

Hey J & P, Since Louisiana is the Pelican State, we should all be aware of that great poem about the bird. I would recite it, but I don’t remember it. Do you recall it? And who was the author? Drake Manuel, Westwego, LA   Even Poydras, who does not take kindly to references about […]

Ju + Chan

In 2020, TikTok took off in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. It was an outlet for creators and for the general public to feel like they were connected to the outside world while confined to their homes. It was also a big year for New Orleans Saints player Juwan Johnson and his wife Chanen Johnson. […]

Road Tripping

Some people never learn. And by that, I mean me.   Last year me and the entire Gunch family took a trip to Tennessee and would you believe, I got caught with my pants down by a big black bear who tiptoes around in the woods just hoping to sneak up on a lady relieving […]

Sign of the Times Cocktail

When Lydia Salter creates a new drink at Gianna, it’s likely to be as Italian inspired as the rest of the menu. “I taste a lot of Italian liqueurs and aperitifs to research and see what goes well together.” She has increased her knowledge of Italian spirits considerably, amaros in particular.   “I really like amaro,” […]

Cocktail Classes

The Sazerac House has launched a new tasting schedule with three tastings per day, seven days per week. At noon, join for the tropical cocktails tasting ($30, approximately 60 minutes), which includes two luxury rums and two tropical cocktails. After the class, visitors will be familiar with the production of sugar, how rum is made, […]

Pound Foolish

Born in 1980, I never know if I’m a baby Gen Xer or a – thank you, pop culture, for coining this phrase – geriatric millennial. On the one hand, I definitely grew up under the more relaxed Gen X model of parenting – biking around the neighborhood, playing in the sprinkler, coming home when […]

Specialty Medicine

Regular visits to your primary care physician are an important part of ensuring your healthcare goals are met, immunizations are up to date, and that screenings are completed on time. But when it’s time for a more in-depth diagnosis or procedure, specialists can provide that additional expertise for your precise need. From treating your back […]

Resources

Perhaps it’s time to start looking at downsizing and bringing in additional support, or perhaps making wellness a priority has you looking for ways to improve your health. Resources across the metro area make living well possible in a variety of ways, whether you’re looking to transition into a new supportive home setting, schedule needed […]

Medical Profiles

Discover the region's most accomplished medical professionals and practices.

Fall Getaways

After a long, hot summer, browse the region’s fall travel destinations to make the most out of the season.

Tulane Dermatology

Tulane Dermatology’s outstanding group of board certified dermatologists are national leaders in dermatology and educators of the specialty’s next generation of professionals. The department is led by Erin Boh, MD, PhD, and delivers excellent patient care in areas regarding the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, CTCL, skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. Additionally, Tulane offers numerous […]

Lakeview Endodontics

Lakeview Endodontics is dedicated to preserving teeth and relieving pain quickly by providing the highest quality endodontics and root canal therapy. With a state-of-the-art facility, board-certified endodontist Dr. Quinton Miner and his specially trained staff combine gentleness and proven techniques to deliver treatment in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Dr. Miner, with his experience in both […]

Joshua LeBlanc, MD, FAAP

With South Louisiana roots, Dr. LeBlanc prioritizes quality outcomes for area children whether at his practice, LeBlanc Pediatrics, or through support for local schools and organizations. Awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award from Lakeview Hospital, Dr. Leblanc’s vision is to provide an environment where pediatric care is delivered by pediatricians devoted to providing the optimal patient […]

Elizabeth Blanton, MD, MHA, FACOG, FABPM-CI

At The Women’s Medical Center, located in Gretna, Dr. Elizabeth Blanton serves as Medical Director and leads a group of care providers who are experts in women’s health and who truly care about their patients’ journeys through life, whether in adolescence, motherhood, menopause or between. Enriched by diversity, this group is proud to accept new […]

Suma Maddox, MD

Dr. Suma Maddox understands the overwhelming number of options patients face when it comes to aesthetic services. She offers a nurturing and feminine approach to plastic surgery, which distinguishes her from her peers.  Following four years as a General and Breast surgeon at Ochsner, Dr. Maddox transitioned to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2018. Dr. Maddox’s […]

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Dr. Bradley Shore leads the radiology team at Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS). A board-certified radiologist, Dr. Shore completed a fellowship in MRI at Tulane University School of Medicine. This specialization in advanced imaging allows Dr. Shore to assist health care providers in assessing patients’ conditions and determining the best course of action. Prior to completing […]

Tufton Family Dentistry

The family-run practice of Tufton Family Dentistry has offered a full range of dental services to patients of all ages for over 45 years. A father-and-son team, Drs. Peter Tufton and Michael Tufton are attuned to the needs of patients, equipping the practice with advanced technologies to provide outstanding care and comfort. From a Trios […]

Dara Wellness

Specializing in Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Holly MacKenna is a dual board-certified physician with over 20 years of traditional healthcare experience. She holds additional certifications in Helms auricular acupuncture and Reiki. She embraces a patient- and provider-centered approach at her membership-based integrative psychiatry private practice. Dr. MacKenna is a renowned speaker and is currently […]

Podesta Wellness

Arwen Podesta, MD, is a psychiatrist with sub-specialization in addiction medicine, holistic and integrative medicine, and forensic psychiatry. She is a nationally known speaker and teacher. Dr. Podesta frequently works in a Forensic Psychiatry capacity, consulting with judges and specialty courts, and also as an expert witness. She is past president of the Louisiana Chapter […]

Kyle V. Acosta, MD, FACS

Dr. Kyle V. Acosta is board certified in Ophthalmology receiving his training at Tulane University before being accepted as a fellow in Eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Miami. Dr. Acosta is specially trained in the surgical technique of the eyelids and surrounding tissue and understands both the functional and aesthetic aspects of this delicate […]

Alan Sheen, MD

Dr. Sheen received his medical degree from LSU Medical School in N.O. He completed his internship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital of LA, Tulane Division and post doctoral Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Charity Hospital of LA, LSU Division and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington DC. Dr. Sheen […]

Dr. Mark M Allen, MD, FACOG

As Partner at The Women’s Medical Center, the Westbank’s oldest and largest OB/GYN specialty group, Dr. Mark Allen and his team provide a variety of women’s health services with an emphasis on discretion, personal care, and well-being. Beyond its traditional obstetric and gynecological services, the practice offers in-house imaging and labs, ultrasound technology, bone densitometry, […]

Gary Birdsall, MD

Despite being a small, rural clinic and operating in a temporary office following Hurricane Ida’s destruction, the Family Medicine practice of Dr. Gary Birdsall continues to make a big name for itself in Southeast Louisiana. Consistently recognized by health insurance companies, accountable care organizations, and fellow physicians, Dr. Birdsall achieves the highest quality ratings (5 […]

DiMarco Dental

Your smile is one of your most important features; it’s unique to you. Everyone’s oral health, overall health, and financial position is different, so at DiMarco Dental, Drs. Damon DiMarco and Joanne Hoppe provide individualized care and solutions that fit your specific needs. From routine cleanings and comprehensive dentistry to custom snore guards, whitening, implants […]

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers

Relieving pain, restoring life.  Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers is leading the way in providing pain relief without pain pills. Dr. Eric Lonseth is a specialist known nationwide for excellence in interventional pain management. He helps patients overcome their low back pain, neck pain and headaches in order to regain their strength and improve their function […]

LA Healthcare Associates Urology Division

Dr. Sunil Purohit, at LHA Urology, brings together more than two decades of experience and advanced technology to offer exceptional urological care to patients in the Northshore region. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Purohit pursued his medical degree at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans before completing his urological training at Tulane School […]

Stalder Plastic Surgery

Located in a restored Uptown Victorian house on Magazine Street, the practice of Dr. Mark Stalder specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body.  “Our practice is designed to offer a warm, inviting, and personalized experience,” says Dr. Stalder. “We want patients to feel at ease and at home. We […]

Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, MD, FACS

Named to Newsweek’s Top 50 Plastic Surgeons in the United States for Breast Augmentation, Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Liposuction & Rhinoplasty and recognized as a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor,” Dr. Kamran Khoobehi is an experienced and trusted surgeon with over 25 years in practice. Dr. Khoobehi shows immense dedication to both his patients and profession. At his plastic […]

Dr. Suneil “Neil” Jolly

At Louisiana Pain Specialists, Dr. Suneil “Neil” Jolly and his colleagues operate on the principle that all patients should be treated like family. As Louisiana’s largest interventional pain practice, the physicians believe an accurate diagnosis is crucial to optimize pain relief and truly understand the significance of how chronic pain impacts their patients’ lives.   […]

Bridget Brahney, DDS

Dr. Bridget Brahney and her team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Always expanding, the practice offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family, from Velscope oral cancer screening to fillings, crowns, and tooth whitening. […]

Jansen, Tandon, & Guste Plastic Surgery

Drs. David Jansen, Ravi Tandon, and John Guste are highly recognized plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. Patients travel from across the country to experience not only the practice’s impeccable surgical skill, but to be cared for by a compassionate, approachable team of doctors and staff. Drs. […]

New Orleans Dining Guide

As Winter flavors come to the forefront of menus around the city, consider these restaurants as top contenders.

The Fertility Institute

With three convenient locations serving patients on the Southshore, Northshore, and Baton Rouge, Fertility Institute of New Orleans offers advanced fertility medicine with a compassionate, personal touch. This esteemed group of physicians value the intimate trust placed in them by couples, women, men, and the LGBTQ+ individuals who need help having children. With competitive costs […]

Editor’s Note

July marks that mid-way point of summer where you’re often left in the entertainment doldrums wondering what to do next and how much hotter is it going to get (spoiler alert: a lot). This month, we have a packed planner with ways to enjoy summer, keep your cool and still look great while getting out […]

Staycation In The City

Blame it on inflation. Or on that massive project due by the end of the summer. Or the need to tend to an aging parent…or pour money into the kids’ camp.  Whatever the reason, a big vacation is not in the cards. But that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the travel box and rest, […]

Skin There, Done That

What makes us human is our amazing human bodies. Our skin is the most obvious, as well as least obvious, part of who we are. It is also the simplest and most complicated part of us—it’s the first thing people see when they look at us. But when you hear “health and wellness” or “self-care”, […]

Staying Power

The adage, “Age is just a number,” holds true for these local seniors who are staying sharp, fit and active in their golden years. Jim MacPherson Executive Director of the Maritime Museum Louisiana, Jim MacPherson, finds excitement in the nuances of the maritime community. When he began volunteering at the museum in 2016, little did […]

Dinner at Lengua Madre

A dinner at Lengua Madre, the chicly elegant Mexican restaurant helmed by Chef Ana Castro in the Lower Garden District, is not your typical New Orleans dining experience. If the neon pink hallway leading into their modest dining room doesn’t clue you into that, you’ll definitely notice it on the menu, a five-course fixed affair […]

Under the Sea

Handwoven “with love” in Columbia, Hola Guava’s adorable Fish Clutch is the perfect summer catch. With a vibrant hot pink tassle and zipper closure, throw in a larger bag as a catch-all or cast your net and use alone for a festive finishing touch. Available at Hola Guava, holaguava.com. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, serve up […]

News + Notes: July 2023

Uncle Sam Jam Celebrate Independence Day on the evening of July 3 at Lafreniere Park in Metairie with “Uncle Sam Jam, “a free festival at the Al Copeland Concert Meadow Stage. The lineup has not been released as of press time but will feature local and national acts. A fireworks show will conclude the festivities. […]

Peggy Stafford

Outdoor living spaces continue to be a strong trend – and with greater emphasis on exterior areas, the design market offers something for every taste and budget. This month’s Home Advice expert, Peggy Stafford of Stafford Tile & Stone, gives us a look at a few of the exciting options in tile and stone.  First, […]

The Doldrums

July is the month where it actually slows down for at least a second here. August and September are filled with White Linen Night; back to school events; and the stressful period known as Holding Our Breath, Crossing Our Fingers, and Lighting Nash Roberts Prayer Candles During Hurricane Season. October is homecomings and Halloween. November […]

Lemon Iced

There was once a flavorful morning ritual for some residents of the French Quarter’s Italian sector. Angelo Brocato Jr., son of the man who founded the city’s most famous baked goods and ice cream shop, once told me that neighborhood folks would begin their day at Central Grocery (the esteemed home of the muffaletta) to […]

1934

Talk about vertigo. Remember when driving across the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish was as frightening to a flat-lander New Orleanian as a stroll along the rim of the Grand Canyon? Those 9-foot, shoulderless “cantilevered” lanes skirted along the very edge of the bridge. With a hesitant side glance out the car’s side […]

Michael Richard

New Orleans is full of so much character and personality that it’s surprising it took seven seasons for the Netflix show “Queer Eye” to make its way to the Big Easy. Finally, in May 2023, the Fab 5 debuted the New Orleans season with seven episodes highlighting some of our best personalities – or “heroes.” […]

Scary Mary

When I was in my 20s and new to adulting, I took my dog to the veterinarian. She was the first living creature I had ever taken care of myself. She was coughing and sniffling and doing what dogs do when they try to sneeze. When she was on the vet’s table, to show that […]

Land O’ Lakes

The spring-fed, blue-green waters of Elkhart Lake attracted Native Americans for centuries, followed by Germans and other Europeans looking to settle in a pristine area of Wisconsin, an hour north of Milwaukee. Along the way, Elkhart Lake has attracted gangsters, gamblers and legendary sports car racers, the latter of which resulting in the establishment of […]

Summer Dining

Couvant, the signature French-inspired Louisiana brasserie located within The Eliza Jane hotel, has extended its brunch service, now offering brunch Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Additionally, the restaurant has added new items to its brunch menu, including duck and Brie spring rolls, Louisiana crawfish hash, and shrimp and grits. Other popular items include […]

In the Spirit

Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, returns to New Orleans July 23-28 with a week of more than 300 unique sessions and panels, Beyond the Bar activations, Days of Service, Meet the Distillers, New Orleans Cocktail Tours, the annual Spirited Awards, the first-ever Catalyst Luncheon, the popular Brand-Hosted Events and more. In the […]

The Sweet Spot – A Thai Dessert

“Khao Tom Mat is a native Thai dessert, one of my very favorites,” said Suda Ounin, chef and proprietor of Thai D’Jing in Old Gretna.  Thai Buddhists keep the dessert on hand to bring to Buddhist monks in celebration of Uposatha, which is observed about every seven days in accordance with the four lunar phases: […]

Highways and Byways

Dear Julia, At the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Common Street there is an obelisk-shaped marker announcing that the spot was the southern terminus of Jefferson Highway which ran between New Orleans and Winnipeg, Canada. It is dated 1918. I know Jefferson Highway runs through part of the New Orleans area, but to Winnipeg? […]

Practice Makes Perfect

When Lydia Salter creates a new drink at Gianna, it’s likely to be as Italian inspired as the rest of the menu. “I taste a lot of Italian liqueurs and aperitifs to research and see what goes well together.” She has increased her knowledge of Italian spirits considerably, amaros in particular.   “I really like amaro,” […]

Women of Influence

Female leaders and influential women of Greater New Orleans

Travel Destinations

Summer is officially here, and that means good times are calling. Load up the car and choose your own adventure among vacation destinations all across the Gulf South. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, some casual sightseeing, an easy staycation, or a week-long escape for the entire family, there’s plenty to see and do […]

Summer Specials

New Orleans’ summer specials guaranteed to fill the season with exploration and excitement. 

Senior Living

Care for aging loved ones has improved dramatically over the years, and seniors have more options than ever on aging with independence and additional care when needed. From light assistance at home to communities outfitted with luxurious amenities and specialized programs, customized options exist for every budget and lifestyle.  Lambeth House Nestled in the heart […]

Editor’s Note

Summer is officially here and there’s so much to celebrate this month.  For many, June means hitting the pool. Every summer my kids (now teenagers who are over it all) would be gifted a brand-new pair of swim trunks for Easter and look forward to the day when the school year would end. Summer days […]

Brace Yourself for New Braces and Aligners

Do you have a child whose adorable smile hides a few concerns from her dentist? Are you a middle-aged professional who has the means and motivation to fix some longtime dental shortcomings? Is your college student eager to fix his minor teeth issues with the latest clear aligners? Here’s a look at some options for […]

Making a Splash: Best Pools Around the City

Here we are again. Summer in New Orleans. Depending on your point of view, we’ll be blessed/cursed with a stretch of sizzling days that send many of us in search of aquatic relief.  If you’ve got a backyard pool, great! (And what time should we be there?) If not, we’ve compiled a list of the […]

Juneteenth

  In 1995, a call was made across the country for people to meet at Christian Unity Baptist Church located at 1700 Conti St. in New Orleans. The voice was from Minister John Mosley. He believed it was time for the history and meaning of Juneteenth to be reestablished within the national consciousness. Mosley’s call […]

The Best Dentists in New Orleans

Also see our list of featured local dentists in New Orleans > This list is excerpted from the 2023 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for 200 dentists and specialists in the New Orleans area. For more information call 706-364-0853; or write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; by email (info@usatopdentists.com) or at www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists has […]

In Style

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she looks at what’s coming in style that year and says, “To hell with it.” Which means she has reached a certain age. She leaves her hemlines wherever they already are, puts on stretch pants tight or baggy, just so they feel good. And she wears […]

Love is Love

Fringe + Co.’s Rainbow Stripe Duster has a flowy fit and satin lining that make it perfect for layering over your favorite outfit. Throw on this sparkly number and you’re sure to shine as the life of the party. Available at Fringe + Co., fringe-co.com.   Bad hair day? No sweat. This Guatemalan handwoven headband […]

Firsts and Favorites

Dear Julia, I was told there was a female De La Ronde who built the first hotel in the French Quarter who was also active in the theatre, perhaps? Are you familiar with this story?  Betty Calzada, New Orleans Hi Betty,  Ranking something as “first” can be historically tricky. It could have been that someone […]

Table Talk: Palm & Pine

When chefs Amarys and Jordan Herndon relocated to New Orleans from their home in Texas not long after Hurricane Katrina, their mission was simple. “When we first moved here, we were like, ‘We’re gonna learn how to cook all the New Orleans stuff and then move back home,’” said Jordan. “We thought we’d be here […]

Mandina’s

During those uncertain months after Katrina, when we are all hoping for a quick recovery, one of the most anticipated signs was the reopening of restaurants. Other businesses were just as important, but a restaurant was a communal happy space that provided sustenance or, at the very least, an Old Fashioned over which to conclude […]

Rising to the Occasion

Enslaved people had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two years before word reached Galveston on a summer day in 1865. It was on June 19 of that year that U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger spread the word to Galveston, freeing one of the last groups of enslaved African Americans in the United States.  Today, that […]

Did Someone Say Tiki?

The Frenchmen Hotel has reopened its onsite bar under a new name, Tiki Tock, with a refreshed midcentury modern tropical look and a refreshing cocktail lineup. Tropical-inspired cocktails created by Beverage Director Patrick Williams include the Parakeet (Rumhaven Coconut Rum, Velvet Falernum, Le Verger Liqueur, lime, tiki spice syrup, egg white and Peychaud’s Bitters); the […]

News+Notes

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience Celebrating its 31st year, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience returns June 7-11 at various locations to celebrate the city’s wines and chefs. There will also be classes on things like cocktails and hand-rolled pasta making. NOWFE.com French Market Creole Tomato Festival The 37th annual French Market Creole […]

Funky Town

The rum-filled menu and lush tropical atmosphere of Cane & Table give bar manager Omar Jacks a taste of his Jamaican childhood. His drink the “Smooth Operator” is inspired by memories of his grandmother serving him “delicious homemade banana bread” accompanied by freshly made pineapple-cucumber-ginger juice. Although she has passed away, Omar says, “I love […]

Kitten N’ Lou

All the worlds a stage… and sometimes the stage for Kitten N’ Lou is a porch on Burgundy in the Bywater. As COVID shut down the world in 2020, these performers, like many, had a lot of time on their hands. By way of an ice machine, and the want to bring a little love […]

1910

Southern Pacific Railroad transfer boat carrier, New Orleans, La., Detroit Publishing Co. Library of Congress Back in the day before the Huey P. Long Bridge, crossing the Mississippi River was difficult, especially for trains.  During the 18th and early 19th centuries, the only way to move people and goods back and forth across the river […]

Jeremiah Johnson

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and that means having storm preparation plans in place. For those interested in the protections provided by a back-up generator, we turned to Jeremiah Johnson, owner of Ready Power, for advice. Johnson recommends that everyone consider backup power in order to maintain a sense of normalcy and […]

Pasta Perfect

Gnocchi, those toothsome, pillowy puffs that hold a sauce so beautifully, were named for nocchio, the Italian word for knots of wood, proof that inspiration and reality are entirely subjective. No matter. As with so many foods with a vaguely luxurious quality that transcends their humble ingredients, we have the Romans to thank for the […]

Lunch Box Musings

One day, I won’t be packing so many lunches. Am I happy about this or sad? So much of my life revolves around the school calendar. This is true professionally – and has been for about the past decade, as I work for a high school now and worked for a university before that – […]

Fit for a King

The Windsor Court has welcomed Chef Alexander Kuzin as the new chef de cuisine. In addition to complementing and evolving the direction of The Grill Room with a new dinner menu, Kuzin is guiding the culinary teams at The Polo Club, Le Salon, The Pool Bar and Café Anglais. The new menu at The Grill […]

Featured New Orleans Dentists

  New Orleans dentists ready to keep your mouth healthy and smile bright  

Summer Weekends

It’s undeniable—New Orleans offers the best eats and drinks in the South with hospitality that can’t be beat. In the summer, long days bring leisure and escape through dinner and drinks with friends, weekend stays at top-rated hotels, and unforgettable entertainment. Plan your summer stay and schedule some rest and relaxation with help from the […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Take a look these gift ideas to get dad the perfect present this Father's Day.

Top Female Achievers 2023

In a city full of gifted, hard-working, smart women, it says a lot that these women stand out from the crowd. Although they have very different missions, the common thread shared by these top achievers is doing the work, building consensus and believing in themselves along the way. Overnight success? That’s not a thing. It’s […]

Editor Note’s

Summer is approaching quickly and festival season is in full swing. Spring cleaning has begun, or is complete, and so now is time to celebrate. And we have lots to celebrate! Each May, we pay tribute to some of the women that are working every day to make the New Orleans community a better place […]

Make Over

Spring is the time for renewal and rejeuvenation. It’s never too late to incorporate new ideas and healthy practices to your routine. From small everyday changes to big lifestyle shifts, finding ways to boost your confidence or creating a skincare routine, making just one or two changes can lead to big results in your overall […]

Zest for Life

Justin Clark, bar director for Lengua Madre, credits his kitchen as a source of inspiration. “Traditionally those roles are very segmented, but here we are literally next to each other.” As the kitchen cooks, Justin thinks, “What are you going to do with that? Can I drink it?” Thrifty kitchens extract every ounce of flavor […]

Cruise Control

Cruising has rebounded in a big way since the pandemic started. This year, for instance, Disney celebrates 25 years of its fleet on the seas and debuts Disney Treasure, its largest ship to date, one of 14 new ships scheduled to make maiden voyages this year. For New Orleans residents, cruising remains a quick drive […]

Plight of the Pythians

Standing at the corner of Loyola and Gravier streets, the building is now inconspicuous having been there for so long. But the structure once had its day when the skyline was less crowded. It would be singled out as a unique example of architecture, not only for its design but for its social history, and, […]

Bronze Medal

It was 1980 and I had yet to make it out of middle school when the late, beloved Chef Paul Prudhomme immortalized Blackened Redfish at his recently opened K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. He had been experimenting with a method of coating seafood with a variety of Cajun herbs and spices to mimic those found on the […]

Jensen Killen and Katie Logan Leblanc

As the pendulum swings back from the popularity of modernism that held sway in the interior design world during the first several decades of the new millennium, there’s been a return to more traditional interiors — albeit with a fresh twist — and renewed interest in wallpapers. Not since the 1980s have wallpapers graced so many […]

Letter of the Law

My mother-in-law has this set of rules. These got nothing to do with the Ten Commandments or Wearing White after Labor Day or nothing like that. This is The World According to Ms. Larda. Every now and then she adds a new one. We call them Ms. Larda’s Laws: 1. Never wear underpants you caught […]

Mystery Markers

Dear Julia and Poydras, When I was young, in the early 60’s, I recall some sort of markers in the lake. [You] could see them from the seawall. I don’t think they were buoys or were floating. They were pretty big. I’ve wondered what exactly they were. They are no longer there, and I don’t […]

Navigating the Seasons

This month marks two years without my mom. I know, because I was friends with all of the theatre nerds in the late ’90s, when “Rent” came out, how many minutes are in a year: 525,600. It’s from the song “Seasons of Love,” which every single one of my friends had memorized and would start […]

1895

This grand Victorian era house that once sat out over Lake Pontchartrain at West End in New Orleans was not some grand fishing camp or restaurant. It was the Southern Yacht Club’s first of four clubhouses. Perhaps not known to many, the Southern Yacht Club has been an important social fixture in New Orleans for […]

News+Notes: May

Pickleball in City Park Pickleball has been rapidly gaining popularity in recent years as a sport that provides valuable exercise but is less demanding on people with limited mobility (think of a variation on tennis on a much smaller court). On March 24, the City Park Tennis Center joined in the fun and its own […]

Sunny Side Up

If you happen to wander into Molly’s Rise and Shine on Magazine Street for a hearty breakfast on a whim, you might think for a second you’ve stumbled into a crazy wormhole of pop culture nostalgia. You’ll find walls festooned with memorabilia from the Gen X and Millennial childhood sweet spot, your breakfast sandwich gazed […]

Happy Campers

Just belt it girlfriend! The Annemarie ribbed suit in a flattering cut by Solid & Stripe is the ultimate for chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ on the dock with your buddies. Toss me a cold one Becky! Available at Elle Boutique, shopelle.com.  One word: Tretorns. Talk about a blast from the past. The Rawlin’s 2.0 […]

Spring Sips

Chef Donald Link and lead bartender James O’Donnell of Chemin à la Mer at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans have released a new cocktail menu inspired by “Paris in the Springtime.” For inspiration, O’Donnell perused several prohibition-era French cocktail books to learn more about 1920’s-era drinking styles and techniques. His recipes include La Fleur […]

Meagen Moreland-Taliancich

Though having a tumultuous history, rum distilling in Louisiana has been a practiced for centuries, with the area’s climate perfect for growing sugar cane. In the last decade or so, the distilling practice has gained momentum with local distilleries opening and producing rum around New Orleans. In February 2020, Meagen Moreland-Taliancich, along with her husband […]

Sunday Dinner

Jewel of the South is now open throughout the day and into dinner service for Sunday Roast. This English tradition is about relaxing and taking time to thoroughly enjoy a meal with family or friends. While the menu will change, opening dishes included hamachi tartare, asparagus and egg salad on toast, roast beef with Yorkshire […]

Faces of New Orleans

In our annual Faces of New Orleans feature we celebrate some of the top movers and shakers in their professional fields.

L. Lee Hamm, MD

L. Lee Hamm, MD Senior Vice President and Dean School of Medicine at Tulane University TulaneDoctors.com With 2023 marking the 10th anniversary of L. Lee Hamm, MD’s tenure as Sr. VP and Dean, School of Medicine at Tulane University, it is an ideal time to connect with the internationally respected clinician and leader. Hamm first […]

Wellness

Just as firing on all cylinders enables peak performance from an engine, firing on all cylinders of the body and mind enables peak performance in life. Being better in our professional and personal lives begins with good health. Take some time this month to consider your wellness—by staying up to date with preventative care and […]

Nirvana Indian Cuisine

As much a part of the New Orleans dining scene as establishments featuring oysters or gumbo, Nirvana and Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine have a 40-year history of providing New Orleans residents and guests with authentic, flavor-rich Indian favorites that have garnered decades of awards. “What inspires us about New Orleans is the close-knit, collaborative attitude […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Find something special for the moms in your life!

Editor’s Note

April is jam-packed with things to do, places to go and festivals to, well, fest at throughout the month. Whether you love dancing in the streets, listening to live jam sessions, or sampling great food and drink, there is guaranteed to be a festival, fair or get-together just for you. Check out our full spring […]

Spring Forward 2023

Festing season starts in the sweet spot of spring when things feel perfect, and bleeds right into summertime, stretching until school returns. It’s one of the many ways we live in blissful denial in NOLA, connect with one another, give the love and attention to our food and music creators that they deserve, and appreciate […]

Dog Gone

With more people going back to work and traveling, pet care solutions are as important as ever. Whether your pet needs walking, boarding, medication or simply some extra love while you’re away, these local companies, apps and products help take the stress out of leaving your fur baby alone.  Cat Sitters Crate Escape  Crate Escape offers […]

Beat it to the ‘Burbs

Once upon a time, the New Orleans area suburbs provided dining and recreation primarily for folks who lived there. To many residents of the city’s center, Kenner was for the airport, Metairie to visit Lakeside Mall, and any water crossing only out of necessity. Over the last decade-plus, demographic shifts driven by Katrina, the pandemic, […]

Sarah Thomas

With Earth Day on the 22nd, April is a great month to think about sustainable design at home. Since antiques are literally an “age old” form of green design that never goes out of style – particularly in a historic city like New Orleans, we asked antiques dealer Sarah Thomas of Balzac Antiques to weigh […]

Zero-Proof

For those who may have given up alcohol for Lent (or for any other reason), Mister Mao has unveiled a new non-alcoholic drinks section on the menu called Virgins Who Can’t Drive. Created by the restaurant’s Co-owner, William “Wildcat” Greenwell, the rotating selection of zero-proof libations include Bubbe’s Taho Recliner (made with Lyre’s Italian Orange, […]

Of Beer and Birds

Hey Julia, Is it true that there used to be a beer produced in New Orleans called “Regal” beer? If so, where was it brewed? Jack Fischer, Gentilly There was a brew called “Regal” beer. New Orleans-based American Brewing Company (which also had a plant in Miami) started brewing the beer in New Orleans in […]

Praying for Time

Easter ain’t a bad time of year. It ain’t hurricane season yet. And Lent’s over. So everybody in the Gunch family is furiously smoking or drinking or eating chocolate eggs, according to what they gave up for Lent. Some are trying to do all three at the same time. They’ll be calling in sick for […]

News + Notes

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival The Crescent City’s biggest music festival returns April 28 to May 7, this year featuring Ed Sheeran, Dead & Company, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Irma Thomas, Jon Batiste and many more. The collection of local delicacies ranging from alligator pie to crawfish bread to muffulettas (even vegetarian […]

Vance Vaucresson

  New Orleans is all about its history and culture. Some traditions we’ve been doing for years with no signs of slowing down anytime in the next century. Vance Vaucresson knows a little something about history, culture and tradition. As the third generation of Vaucresson Sausage, Vance heads a family business that has been a […]

1900

In the last half of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th, the Old French Opera House seen here at Bourbon and Toulouse streets stood as the cultural center for the city’s French-speaking Creoles. In its day, it ranked among the most important opera houses in the nation where great European composers such […]

Cereal Killer

Are you one of those people who drinks every drop of your cereal’s milk after all the cornflakes are gone? Christopher Walker, beverage director of the Cypress Bar at the Southern Hotel in Covington, has just the drink for you. Inspired by New York chef Christina Tosi’s cereal milk dessert, Chris thought “Why not add […]

Smoking Good

Devil Moon BBQ has opened on the ground floor of the Odeon Building in the CBD with executive chef Shannon Bingham. The restaurant focuses on the time-honored smokehouse traditions of south Louisiana. The menu includes specialities such as smoked boudin, tasso and chaurice, alongside Texas-style brisket and Carolina-style pulled pork. Locally inspired sides include butter […]

Buggin’ Out

Greyson’s La Vie En Rose collection features a gorgeous print with fluttering butterflies and flora that is so fun you can wear it to the gym or pair with a jacket or sweater for brunch. The quality construction and fit of these pieces will inspire you to come out of your cocoon. Available at Greyson, […]

Asian Twist

At the heart of Pomelo restaurant on Magazine Street is a romance more than two decades in the making. When co-proprietor Frankie Weinberg traveled to Thailand in 2000 to teach English, not only did he fall in love with the country, its culture and its cuisine, he also found himself falling for a young Thai […]

Devil May Care: Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Though they are commonly identified with the American South, deviled eggs are an ancient Roman concoction. Wealthy Romans lived in opulence and entertained extravagantly. Guests would be summoned to dine with the promise of a meal ranging ab ova usque as mala (from eggs to apples) and a feast would kick off with hard-boiled eggs […]

The Best Fest

There are certainly days when I wonder why I live here. The week I got two flat tires on two different streets, costing me $250 I didn’t really have because I also somehow had a $500 power bill. The time my house was robbed in the middle of the day and the police didn’t come […]

Arts and Crafts

It’s an easy three-hour drive from New Orleans to Ridgeland, Miss., a town located north of Jackson that’s known for its art scene, shopping, the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir and entrances on to the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile historic road that runs from Natchez to Nashville. The Trace traverses 10 miles through Ridgeland but […]

Spring Happenings

The Mardi Gras Mambo turns into strolls through city park’s tulip meadows, candle-lit dinners in the quarter, and art gallery shows under the stars. Spring is here! Don’t forget to mark your calendars and take advantage of these springtime happenings. Lenten Dining Specials and Italian Wine Dinner with Briquette Welcome spring with Briquette’s Spring-Lenten dining […]

Camp Guide

Make summer memorable for your kids with fun-filled day camps and activities around New Orleans. Summertime gives children a chance to explore new extracurriculars and make new friends, as well as a chance to create life-long memories. Give them the chance, this summer, to make those memories, at a summer camp or program, right here, […]

Editor’s Note

Spring is upon us, and for many that means planning a spring break trip or weekend getaway, cleaning out your closets and cupboards, and sweeping out the remains of winter (as well as leftover Carnival glitter).  For many, it’s Gulf Coast road trip time. From the Mississippi coast, across the oak and Spanish moss edged […]

How to Fix (Almost) Anything

Practices such as shopping secondhand, and repairing and repurposing items, not only saves money but also reduces waste. It’s even possible to learn a few new skills along the way. Here, we share some of the best ways to exercise conscious consumerism. Fashion Buffalo Exchange Buffalo Exchange, founded in Tucson, Arizona, by husband-and-wife Spencer and […]

12 Gulf Coast Ways to Get Off The Beaten Path

Chalk it up to the pandemic or my increasing age, but a requisite element of a good vacation is finding time to flee the madding crowds. If you feel the same, you’re in luck. Along the Gulf Coast, there’s numerous ways to get off the beaten path or discover something unique from the mainstream. We’ve […]

News + Notes

St. Patrick’s Day Parades Mardi Gras is over, but you can still get your parade fix in with the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11, the Metairie St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12, the Downtown Irish Club Parade on March 17, the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie on March 19, the […]

Bryan Block

The historic architecture of New Orleans houses – from grand antebellum mansions and modest shotguns to creole cottages and stately Queen Annes – is integral to the city’s unique sense of place. To preserve that sense of place for current and future generations, there are rules for renovating. Bryan Block, director of the Vieux Carré […]

Marching Through March

Despite what they say about “in like a lion and out like a lamb,” March isn’t usually that dramatic in New Orleans. It’s typically a lull for us here, a time to catch our breath between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. It’s a month for fish plates and crawfish boils, maybe some gardening and long […]

Thirsty Thursdays

Loa, the stylish bar located within the International House hotel, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the 2023 First Thursdays Series. On the first Thursday of every month this year, Loa welcomes guest mixologists, small-batch distillers, boutique growers and uncommon purveyors to join mixologist extraordinaire Abigail Gullo behind the bar for an engaging and educational […]

Dollywood

People have often asked what makes the Great Smoky Mountains park named for a country music icon different and I sum it up three ways: live entertainment on a higher scale, a family-friendly, less hectic environment and shade. Yes, shade. Trees may not seem much to a family looking for fun, but it makes all […]

Buds and a Basin

Dear Julia and Poydras, Now that we are facing spring, what is your favorite flower found commonly in New Orleans? Rollie Fredrickson, New Orleans Well, I have to say I have a new fondness for one flower in particular, the camellia. Remember that big freeze we had during the winter? All the foliage outside our […]

Tank and the Bangas

When you think of New Orleans music, many big names come to mind: Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Mahalia Jackson, The Meters and more. The list could go on for paragraphs with the names of those that have helped shape not only New Orleans music, but music as a whole. In the last few […]

A Spring Tradition

One day a century ago, in 1923, what would appear to be a minor transaction was made in a “tiny New Orleans confectionary shop specializing in homemade candies.” The name of the shop is lost to history like a doubloon bouncing into a drain, but the implication of the transaction is like gold. On that […]

Safe As Kittens

Like they say, sometimes an ill wind smells good. For instance, when COVID first came and we all tried to not inhale within six feet of anybody else, my brothers-in-law Leech and Lurch started their own business: “MMD,” for Masked Men’s Delivery (Motto: “Six Feet Away & Sterilized”) It worked out pretty good. They got their pick-up […]

Breaking Away

Chef Paul Artigues has never been one to shy away from the challenges. At The Green Goddess, which he founded with Chris DeBarr in 2009 and of which he became head chef and owner in 2012, his kitchen was starkly different from the expansive Grande Dame French Quarter restaurants that surrounded him. “It was all […]

1895

Madame John’s Legacy, located at 632 Dumaine Street, is one of the finest and oldest Creole colonial buildings in the New Orleans French Quarter. Constructed in 1788 for the Spanish military official Manuel de Lanzos, Madame John’s is an excellent example of the raised galleried cottage built in Louisiana during the earlier French colonial era.  […]

Lenten Repast

For Catholics, the practice of forgoing the consumption of meat during Lent (Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday) has its roots in the early days of the church and the Black Fast, when the righteous were expected to partake of no more than one meal each day throughout the season. That repast was to be devoid […]

Green With Envy

Veronica Beard’s Finlee Sandals should have been the Emerald City replacement pair for Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz. These beaded, kid suede mules with a comfortable wide upper band have a supportive kitten heel perfect for nights on the town. Available at FeBe, febeclothing.com. Immerse yourself in a green underwater dream world […]

Immersive Dining

Fine-dining gets a whole new look during Criollo’s new Le Petit Chef immersive dining experience (taking place Thursday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with 24 seatings each night in the restaurant’s private dining room), made in collaboration with TableMation Studios. Le Petit Chef is a multi-sensory and multi-course culinary journey, created by Skullmapping, that features […]

Caribbean Dream

When James O’Donnell visited Haiti, he was struck by a local form of hospitality. He tells how “Whenever you visit someone’s home…you are directed to their bar and told to mix yourself a ‘Ti Punch.’” As Lead Bartender of Chemin à la Mer at the Four Seasons Hotel, he offers a similar experience to his […]

Around the House

From Gingham patterned curtains and historic homes to gut renovations and first-time home buying, New Orleans is filled with skilled home repair, interior design, and real estate experts to help you with your home. Jump into that kitchen remodel, you keep brushing off to do later. Connect with New Orleans businesses and professionals to help […]

Editor’s Note

February in New Orleans is, generally, all about Carnival. Which parades to attend, which foods to bring, where to park, what costumes are you going to wear? For me, it means getting ready to parade with my krewes, the Dames de Perlage and, most recently, the Krewe of Dolly. This means the culmination of months […]

Think Outside the King Cake Box

This city reveres its traditions, especially those surrounding Carnival. But even in New Orleans, people will push the envelope if there is fun – or glitter – involved. We rounded up some festive twists on standard practices around the four points of the Mardi Gras compass: eating, drinking, parading, and costuming. Make this the year […]

Good Practice

Meditation is a great way to relieve stress, relax, and get much needed “me time” in our busy lives. But did you know that meditation can also help improve your overall health? Over the past few decades, studies have shown that meditation benefits your heart in many ways. These include helping lower your blood pressure, […]

Financial Freedom

The financial costs of a life lived are almost incalculable; the struggles, joys, and challenges that come from the signposts of life. Signposts – like marriage, college, having children, or retiring – are both emotionally enriching and monetarily draining. With the finite amount of money that most Americans make each year, tackling these life goals requires […]

News + Notes

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical Take a trip through the song catalog of rock goddess Tina Turner in this musical journey through her life story, February 7-12 at the Saenger. SaengerNOLA.com “Sistas The Musical” This musical tells the story of five women cleaning out their matriarch’s home and reflecting on their shared past. The […]

Carnival Cocktails

For something a bit unexpected, this Mardi Gras season, Virgin Hotels New Orleans is featuring specialty Mardi Gras cocktails with house-made ice-cube babies. virginhotels.com/new-orleans    Cocktails to-go Tujague’s, the birthplace of the Grasshopper cocktail, is showcasing a Mardi Gras satellite bar in front of the three-story indoor-outdoor French Quarter restaurant. Belly up to the bar, […]

Carnival Brunch

It’s a given that at some point during a Carnival brunch your neck will be adorned with beads, boas, or something else tossed your way. So, better make it a Mardi party for your ears. Ella Bartlow’s Swarovski crystal earrings in a range of colorful styles are the perfect festive touch to add to your […]

Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins

Carnival season is upon us. The beads have been bought, the floats are in line, and the throws are ready to be thrown. As kids of all ages line the streets of Uptown and all over Greater New Orleans, we wait and wonder as to what throws are going to be this year‘s hot ticket […]

Heart of the City

When the crush of the Carnival season becomes a bit much, a homey meal in a peaceful setting can reset the soul. And if the chef behind it is Susan Spicer – well it doesn’t get much better than that. So if you get caught up in the madness, take a time out to consider […]

Sparta Goes Global

On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, a young girl named Sophia witnessed her first Carnival parade. She was only about 7-months old and already had lived a lifetime of activity. On the day before, she had arrived in New Orleans from her birth country of Kazakhstan. Newly adopted by Jeremy and Karen Zollinger, […]

Mardi Gras Gift Guide

Catching beads and be-dazzled stilettos are back in season. If you will be porch watching the parade at your in-laws house or catching a drink at your friend’s house party, before a Mardi Gras ball, don’t go empty hand! Here is a guide to festive, unique gifts to give your loved ones, this Fat Tuesday. […]

King Cakes

Through Feb. 21, Maggie Scales, executive pastry chef of the Link Restaurant Group, is offering several flavors and sizes of king cakes at Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie. The popular Elvis option consists of a soft brioche filled with peanut butter and roasted banana, and topped with house-cured bacon, toasted marshmallow and Mardi Gras sprinkles. […]

Too Many “Bon Temps”

“There is no better time and place to be alive,” a high school friend reminisced a few weeks ago, “than as a teenager in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.” “Yes,” I agreed, warily. “I remember, and that’s the whole problem.” There is so much joy in raising my kids where I myself grew up. Watching […]

Mardi Gras Mambo

You know what gnomes are – hairy little men with big pointy hats that come down to their noses, and beards to their feet. People stick gnomes in their flower gardens and, lately, everywhere else for decoration. I don’t see the point, myself. You could just as well set my brothers-in-law around. But some people […]

Rebecca Hays

February in New Orleans can range from icy cold to warm and spring-like. On cold, wet or dreary days, home improvement projects are a productive way to pass the time indoors. Designer Rebecca Hays of House of Hays provides useful advice, Houseofhaysla.com Declutter. Getting rid of clutter helps you see the important things in a […]

Carnival Time

Hey Julia, Is it true that LSU’s colors, purple and gold, were adapted from the New Orleans Carnival’s colors, purple, green and gold? – Bob Golden, Bay St. Louis, Ms.   Yes, Bob that’s true. There are variations in the story of how the university selected purple and gold as its colors, but the common […]

1864

For generations, American soldiers and sailors dressed and posed in their finest have sent photographs of themselves back home to their mothers, wives or girlfriends. These two Union soldiers were no different. Seen in this 1864 image, taken by Leeson’s Photographic Gallery at 167 Poydras St. in New Orleans, are Sergeant Major William. L. Henderson […]

Fit for a King

If you are like most New Orleanians your new year’s health and fitness resolutions checked out the morning after Twelfth Night when the first king cake of the season hit the office conference table. As your teeth sunk into that achingly sweet bite—crackly on the outside with colored sugar, soft on the inside with brioche […]

Alaskan Adventure

John Hall fell in love with Alaska in his youth, when his father hauled a truckload of eggs from their home in Minnesota to eager buyers in Fairbanks. The two-week journey took father and son along the Alaska Highway, dodging potholes and witnessing moose and other unique wildlife. In 1982, Hall started his business sharing […]

Carnival Classic

Even though Ryan Wilkins has been the bar manager at Bar Marilou for more than three years, he affirms, “I’m still struck by how gorgeous the room is…with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality.” His king cake themed drink is equally pleasing and unexpected. Many guests hear “milk punch” and think of something creamy, but clarified […]

Financial Professionals

From wealth management to home mortgage to personal insurance, these financial professionals are ready to help you plan for the future and help make your dreams a reality.  

Healthcare

Whether you’re fighting a typical case of the sniffles or preparing for a life-changing surgery that will require a brief hospital stay, you want to feel confident in your healthcare providers and options as you journey towards wellness. The local healthcare industry is vast and wide, with general practitioners and specialists, large hospital systems and […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

In addition to roses, this Valentine’s Day, give your special someone a gift that goes beyond February, such as a warm, cozy sweater for the colder months or a stylish pair of reading glass. Look to these New Orleans boutiques and businesses for a gift to give your daughter, partner, wife, or loved-one.   Checkered […]

M R Professional Resources

M R Professional Resources, LLC is a local accounting and business advisory services firm assisting businesses across Greater New Orleans with financial resources, management tools, and strategic planning. With an extensive background in finance/accounting across numerous industries, Melissa R. Johnson has amassed an experienced team proficient in accounting and in creating and implementing systems aligned […]

Besselman Wealth Planners

Besselman Wealth Planners celebrates 50 years of serving individuals, families, and business owners, building a financial foundation that clients can trust. Founder James Besselman established the culture for the full-service financial planning firm by emphasizing the importance of relationships built on respect, confidence, and communication. Now led by his daughter, Patricia Besselman-Main, CFP®, the company […]

The Pastor Financial Group

Over 30 years in the industry, Wealth Manager Renée Pastor has helped hundreds of clients plan for and transition into successful retirement. Her desire to help individuals manage their 401(k)s while they are still working led her to found The Pastor Financial Group, part of the RIA & Custody Services division of Raymond James. Investment […]

The Longo Group

The Longo Group is an independent wealth management firm whose only allegiance is to you and your needs. With a history of almost four decades providing objective advice and a goals-based approach, The Longo Group is recognized for its client service. Personal relationships, proactive outreach, and in-person communication are constant priorities. Their accomplished team can […]

Best Bars: The Toasted of the Town

Intoxicating in every way, the Crescent City has been known to leave us shaken, stirred and, from time to time, even on the rocks. As proven from our proudly stacked geaux cup collections, we New Orleanians appreciate and celebrate our local bar culture on a rather loyal basis. All the ink in Louisiana couldn’t cover the […]

From the Editor

This month is all about continued celebration, not only winding down the holidays and toasting a new year, but that special time between the holidays and right before Carnival really gets ramped up. It’s like we’re in a collective celebratory holding pattern, taking stock of costumes, getting plans in order and making plans with friends. […]

Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award: Susan Spicer

It was just another ordinary day when Susan Spicer was coordinating a photo shoot at Rosedale. She didn’t think much about it, although the photographer seemed to be encountering an unusual number of time-consuming “technical issues.” Then she heard the trumpet. “Hmm, that’s kind of loud for our sound system,” was Spicer’s first thought, when […]

Tops of the Town

As always, New Orleans has so many great things to shout out loud about. Even in a year with so many downs, we appreciate more than ever those places and things that rise to the top. Here is our list of the Tops of the Town as selected by our editorial staff. Readers were encouraged […]

Jennifer Samuels

Each January 6, revelers rejoice as the first day of the Carnival is marked by Twelfth Night celebrations and the first pieces of king cake are shared amongst friends. With the origin of king cakes dating to France and the Middle Ages, companies such as King Cake Hub are doing all they can to shine light […]

Closet Mainstays

Porter Lyon’s timeless Beetle necklace is a chunky, 14k gold panther-style chain studded with Scarab beetles and accented with diamonds to encourage restoration and good fortune. This piece will truly work with any outfit. Available in 16’’ or 18’’ through Porter Lyons, porterlyons.com. Three cheers for the return of our beloved 90’s favorites, including the […]

Throw Me Something

I’m really not a Christmas person. I’m not a total Scrooge or anything – I like baking and family bonding; I’m not a monster – but I’m also not the type to go crazy decorating, and I hate shopping, and I suck at wrapping presents. So I’m always happy on Epiphany, Jan. 6, when we […]

Back from the Dead

Back before Christmas, my mother-in-law Ms. Larda started getting weird text messages. The first one was from her friend Patsy Dematteo. “Who’s dead?” it said.  Ms.. Larda just assumed Patsy’s been going heavy on the eggnog again.  Then she gets a text from Awlette Bruni, “Hugs to you too!”  Hmph. Ms.. Larda never hugged Awlette […]

Creole Classic

Named for Jean de Baptiste-le-Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, who founded New Orleans in 1718, Arnaud’s Oysters Bienville was created by and became popular under the restaurant’s founder, Arnaud Cazanave, in the1920s. Cazenave’s creation was a competitive response to the overwhelming attention Oysters Rockefeller was attracting at nearby Antoine’s Restaurant. Served baked on the half shell […]

1919

Did New Orleans have its own Bastille? No, but some newspaper reporters joked about it in the early 20th century. In 1892, only months after the trial of 10 Italians accused of murdering New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy and the lynching of almost a dozen Italian prisoners at the old parish prison in Tremé, […]

Beachy Keen

Got the winter blues now that the holidays are over and those cold, rainy days have set in? Emerald blue waters, soft sandy beaches and balmy weather exist a short flight from New Orleans in Cancun, Mexico.  There’s plenty of hotels to choose from along the “Hotel Zone” of the Cancun peninsula, but Grand Fiesta […]

The Year of the Cat

With many of us ringing in the January 1st New Year with our resolutions and hoping for auspicious outcomes, another renewal will be happening a few weeks later. Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tết) celebrations will be on January 22, 2023, about a month prior to Mardi Gras Day (February 21, 2023). Some years, these events […]

Family Style

Saba’s Lounge, the newly opened space that connects with Chef Alon Shaya’s Saba restaurant, is hosting a special dinner series January 19 from 6-9 p.m. The specially curated dinner features a five-course, family-style tasting menu paired with wines chosen by California fine-wine broker and distributor Kimberley Jones. 5757 Magazine St., 324-7770, eatwithsaba.com Sumptuous Staycation Now […]

Johnny Altobello III

The start of a new year is a good time to take stock of one’s surroundings. If an update involving stone and tile is in your plans, there are newly emerging ways to beautify your home. Stone and tile expert Johnny Altobello III of The Stone Gallery brings us up to speed. As in other […]

New + Notes

“Jesus Christ Superstar” The legendary musical from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The story of the final weeks of Jesus’ life will come to the Saenger Theatre January 10-15. SaengerNOLA.com Phunny Phorty Phellows The sadness of Christmas season ending is always balanced out by the joy of Carnival season […]

A Day in January

Never has a simple, innocent date developed such diverse meanings. That date is January 6. For 2,000 years or so it has been known as Twelfth Night, or the Feast of the Epiphany. The date is generally acknowledged as the last day of the Christmas season, the 12th day. In some cultures, January 6 is […]

Manhattan State of Mind

In the last few years, Barrel Proof managing partner Liam Deegan has watched Manhattan variations named for different New York neighborhoods emerge. He wanted to create one for his bar, and thus was born the “Lower Garden.” Liam appreciates that Barrel Proof is both “a whiskey destination for whiskey nerds” and “a neighborhood bar with […]

Love Letter

A hillock of crabmeat and black-eyed peas presents an island within ruddy sauce piquant. Fragrant rice and veg are tumbled with peppery seasonings and protein components that shift between land and sea. One might think they were dining at a Creole stalwart. But this is Dakar NOLA, Chef Serigne Mbaye’s love letter to the foods that […]

Java Jolt

Addis NOLA has opened the Coffee Ceremony Stage, a dedicated larger space that serves as the backdrop for the traditional Ethiopian ritual of roasting coffee beans from the Yirgachafe Region. In the spirit of this tradition, cocktail guru Touré Folkes of Turning Tables has created the Kahltini—a cocktail made with hand-roasted Ethiopian coffee, Kahlua cream […]

2023 Kingfish

Celebrating New Orleans' most accomplished businessmen.

Christian S. Galvin

Attending open houses every weekend as a child, what was Christian Galvin’s budding interest in real estate has since matured into Christian Shane International. The four-division company, or “ecosystem” as it’s referred to, consists of Properties, Developments, Hospitality and Lifestyle branches that comprehensively tackle buying/selling properties, building/renovating, home staging, retail, and managing event spaces and […]

Michael G. Ferguson, DDS, MD

Serving the country as an army medic for over a decade equipped Dr. Michael Ferguson with the experienced-backed know-how and tenacity to earn both his DDS and MD. Now partner and surgeon at Oral Surgery Services, Dr. Ferguson strives every day to embody the empathy and generosity his mother and grandfather instilled in him.  “It’s […]

Jatavian L. Williams, Esq.

A millennial attorney already partner at a premier law firm, Jatavian’s “why” is rooted in family. Following his mother’s death at age four, a lawyer aided his grandmother in building a legal case – the proceeds from which served as seed money for Jatavian to attend Dillard University. Knowing first-hand the impact of personal injury […]

Bivian “Sonny” Lee, III

While Sonny Lee navigated growing up following the death of his father, it wasn’t until he reached adulthood that he recognized the resources he had access to that most fatherless boys do not. Witnessing this issue and its outcomes consistently ignored, Sonny founded 501c3 nonprofit Son of a Saint in 2011 to provide fatherless boys […]

Senior Care

Explore these senior care resources to enter 2023 confidently. 

Ryan D. Mayer

His construction career spurred by a desire to meaningfully contribute to his hometown, Ryan Mayer founded Mayer Building Company in 2009 to do just that. A builder and general contractor, Ryan has completed commercial renovation projects for medical, educational, food service and business clients. French Truck Coffee, Loyola, and Alon Medical have improved multiple spaces […]

Tommy J. Badeaux, Esq.

Deciding on a career in law from a young age, Tommy’s own catastrophic car wreck years ago would lead him to establish a leading personal injury practice. Crediting his success to a strong work ethic and the family who taught it to him, he has now provided guidance, hope and delivered proven results to clients […]

Deacon Martin O. Gutierrez

Martin Gutierrez had been putting his faith into action working with the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) long before he was ordained a deacon in 2018. Now the CCANO’s Vice President of Mission and Community Engagement, Deacon Gutierrez believes in the unique role we can play in serving our community.   “Each one […]

Editor’s Note

It’s our favorite time of year at New Orleans Magazine, when we highlight some of our favorite restaurants, great dishes, menus and dining memories of the year. This year’s task was to limit our selections to the top 25 things to try right now, a nearly impossible task. The options are almost endless, of course, […]

25 Must-Try Dishes in New Orleans

1000 Figs Falafel Platter Available for both lunch and dinner, the falafel platter at 1000 Figs features falafel, hummus, kale and cabbage salad, tahini, zhoug, toum and fresh bread. “We can’t believe we’ve been serving falafel for eight years on Ponce de Leon,” said Theresa Galli, owner of 1000 Figs. “Absolutely everything on the falafel […]

Women in Medicine

With over 30 years’ experience researching, reviewing, and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible healthcare research and information company. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers.  Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors […]

Julie LaCour

The holidays are a time for lots of sparkle, magical moments and community celebration. Not many places celebrate the holidays quite like New Orleans City Park and its annual “Celebration in the Oaks,” a New Orleans favorite for decades. Each year, generations come together and make touring the ornate light displays part of family and […]

Christmas 2004

  From the beginning we knew that Christmas dinner 2004 was going to be more sentimental than joyous. For the last several years Mom had insisted on preparing a dinner in memory of Dad for whom Christmas was his favorite time of the year. To him, who was raised during the Depression, Christmas was not […]

Naughty and Nice

There’s many ways to mark the start of the holiday season, but for some New Orleanians, it begins when Cochon Butcher puts its eggnog on sale. General manager Zack Shelton recounts how they began offering it during COVID to much acclaim, and it is now one of their most popular to-go offerings. Each 50-gallon batch […]

1922

As seen in this photograph by the renowned New Orleans photographer Arthur P. Bedou, Sisters of the Holy Family gather in a classroom for the religious order’s annual portrait. At one time, the streets, buses, streetcars and parochial schools of New Orleans were aflutter with various orders of nuns, but the Sisters of the Holy […]

Holiday Feast

The Fest of the Seven Fishes, part of the Italian American holiday celebration, is typically consumed on Christmas Eve, which is a vigil or fasting day. The abundance of seafood in the meal reflects the observance from meat until the feast of Christmas Day itself. Eating seven courses of delicious seafood seems not much of […]

Good Neighbors

You got to be careful what your kids read these days. You also got to be careful what your mother-in-law reads.  Awhile back, me and Ms. Larda went to a coffee shop. They got one of them take-one-leave-one bookshelves there, and while I am waiting for the coffee, she slips a Danielle Steele paperback out […]

Deck the Halls

The logging town of Helen in the north Georgia mountains saw its industry die after World War II and folks began moving away. A few enterprising businessmen came up with an idea to entice visitors traveling the highways to and from Florida to pause and enjoy their town. They turned their ordinary-looking village into an […]

Urban Oasis

Ole’ Orleans Wines, a minority- and woman-owned business, opened a new tasting room last month that spans more than 5,000 square feet. Ole’ Orleans produces handcrafted wines in the city’s only full-production winery. Try the 2019 Do You Love Me? Pinot Grigio, the Parishes Sauvignon Blanc or the Gumbeaux Merlot (among others). Wine-tasting tours—and monthly […]

Morgus and Toulouse

Hi Julia, I should have thought of this before Halloween. Well better late than never. Could you run a photo of Sid Noel NOT as Morgus the Magnificent but what he really looked like as himself, not Morgus. Secondly, could you give us the names and some information on the actors who played Chopsley and voiced […]

Good Cheer

Once Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) wraps up and the last turkey sandwich and bowl of gumbo and slice of pie are all eaten, I’m forced to confront the fact that, ready or not, Christmas is here yet again. Except as a very young child, Christmas has never been a particularly joyous time of year for […]

Handcrafted Tidings

Mimi Holaday’s whimsical handcrafted hats are each made to order, keeping the interest and soul of the client in mind. Personalized to the finest detail, these tailored beauties will delight even the most discerning fashionista on your list. Available by custom order through Halo Mimi, halomimi.com. For your festival loving friends (or anyone who appreciates […]

Holiday Happenings

Palm & Pine is offering a number of new guest experiences for the holidays. First up, the restaurant is offering a three-course lunch extravaganza on Dec. 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. Enjoy a prix-fixe lunch along with holiday cocktails from Kimberly Patton-Bragg. Palm & Pine also is hosting its third annual Tamale Fest Dec. 21-23 […]

Balancing Act

The more than 14 million workers in the restaurant industry – 10 percent of the American workforce – are the most at risk for illicit drug and substance use disorders and the third most at risk for heavy alcohol use, muscled out of that top spot by mining and construction respectively.  These numbers, from the […]

News + Notes

Caroling in Jackson Square One of the city’s most magical, free holiday events returns with carolers gathering in Jackson Square at 7 p.m., Sun., Dec. 18. PatioPlanters.net “Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet” The classic Christmas ballet featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy returns to the Saenger on December 27. SaengerNOLA.com Bill Burr  On December 15, comedian Bill […]

Caroline Robert

For many people, guests are part of the holiday season. Whether they are staying for a single night, known these days as a “dine and sleep”, or an extended visit, making your guests feel welcome and comfortable is key to being a good host or hostess.   For ideas that will make the most of […]

Exceptional Women in Medicine

Women making a difference in local healthcare.

Tulane Obstetrics & Gynecology

Made up of a truly comprehensive team of providers, Tulane Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the total health of women at every phase of life. With office locations in Uptown, Downtown New Orleans and Metairie, the faculty strive to provide women across Greater New Orleans access to general obstetrics & gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, […]

The Skin Surgery Center

As Co-owner of The Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Elizabeth Bucher brings years of experience and expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction to Greater New Orleans. Today’s most effective treatment for specific types of skin cancer, Mohs surgery allows for the removal of as little skin as necessary to cure skin cancer and utilizes advanced […]

Tulane Dermatology

Tulane Dermatology shares the Tulane mission of education, research, and patient care. The outstanding group of board-certified dermatologists are national leaders in dermatology with a mission to train the next generation of dermatologists. The department, led by Erin Boh, MD, Ph.D., delivers excellent patient care in areas regarding the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, CTCL, […]

Jan A. Cooper, MD

Inspired by two physician parents and a passion to treat the whole patient, Dr. Jan Cooper started practicing general internal medicine in 1988. Dr. Cooper’s deep knowledge of the community her patients live in allows her to factor in medical, social, and personal issues into their personal health care plans. As a primary care physician […]

Best in New Orleans: Lawyers

Most people hope not to need them, but when they do, they want the good ones on their side. To help with that, we present our annual list of Top Lawyers. The list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research Services. PRS provided this explanation of its methodology: The voting was open to all licensed attorneys […]

Editor’s Note

November is already here, which means the beginning of the long holiday season in New Orleans. From Thanksgiving through to New Year’s Day and then Carnival coming right along afterwards, it’s important to remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint, of celebrating. Right now, it’s all about settling into comfort whenever possible. It’s my favorite […]

Life is Noodiful

Noodles are a staple food in many culinary cultures – Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian, German – and they are made with everything from wheat to rice to acorn meal. They are cheap to make, easy to store and preserve, and lend themselves to thousands of preparations. Noodles are a got-to for feeding […]

By the Book

Dealing with a legal issue can often be a daunting task. For the uninitiated, stepping into a court room with its strict mores and peculiar, Latin-heavy lexicon can be a very intimidating environment. While government and legal websites have made it easier for some processes to be handled by individuals without a law degree, local […]

Painterly Prints

Local artist Liz Kamarul has ventured into the realm of hand-painted clothing. In an effort to reduce waste, she carefully selects secondhand clothing and turns them into wearable works of art using paint samples left over from projects mixed with a medium to soften the paint. Available in a range of styles through Liz Kamarul, […]

A Welcome Return

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails has reopened in its French Quarter location. In addition to popular Louisiana dishes like the red beans and rice and Southern fried chicken, the bar and restaurant is offering a new Happy Hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy $4 draft brews, $6 select wines and $7 specialty cocktails, […]

Olivia Pritchard

A recent article written for The Atlantic posed the question, “Why are so many millennials obsessed with their dogs,” – to which the writer Amanda Mull noted in the subhead “The only thing getting me through my 30s is a cranky, agoraphobic chihuahua named Midge.” Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, but the billion-dollar […]

A Scottish Play

Jordan Deis’ “Layover in Glasgow” is a riff on the “Paper Plane,” itself inspired by the “Last Word.” Jordan’ s version at the Hotel Fontenot’s lavishly decorated Peacock Room returns the drink to its Last Word origins, subbing the Paper Plane’s whiskey for gin, along with a variety of unusual modifiers. Scottish Botanist Gin’s closest […]

1897

New Orleans is known for its magnificent architecture that ranges from classical Greek Revival, Italianate and Spanish Colonial to the thousands of Creole cottages and ornate Victorian shotgun houses that fill old city neighborhoods. Traveling around town, however, one can find unexpected architectural treasures like this 19th century Egyptian Revival former police station located at […]

News + Notes

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Prepare your taste buds, the city’s biggest po-boy party is back Nov. 6 on Oak Street. Stop by for a variety of top-notch po-boys and local music. PoBoyFest.SquareSpace.com “Six” The six wives of King Henry VIII tell their sides of the story in the new hit musical playing at the Saenger […]

At the Movies

Hey Julia, When I was a child living with my family at 1024 Royal St., I used to frequent a movie theater on the corner of Royal and Ursulines. What happened to the building?  – Susan Dike, New Orleans Susan, what you are referring to is a rather troubled property that began its life in 1914 […]

John Dryden

Fall and fireplaces go together hand in glove. For those who want to enjoy a cozy, crackling fire outside, there are a range of options. John Dryden, Vice President of Hollywood Door, which carries outdoor fireplaces and firepits (as well as garage doors), gives us the rundown. “Outdoor fireplaces have been around for quite a […]

An Untraditional Thanksgiving

Many people think of Jan. 1 as the time to set resolutions to be a person completely different than the person they actually are. To exercise. To organize. To give up cherished vices. For me, though, it’s long been Nov. 1 that has brought about that impulse. As soon as we hit the holiday season, […]

Pie in the Sky

This is a definite for your holiday dessert spread. It is wickedly good, and the crust can be made up to a week in advance, as can the ganache. The crust must be wrapped in plastic wrap but does not require refrigeration. The ganache must be refrigerated. The chocolate pudding and the Chantilly crème can […]

Spirits of Mexico

Casa Lumbre, a liquor brand founded in Mexico, has three brands that are now available locally. Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky (available at American Townhouse, Sidecar and Jewel of the South) pays homage to Mexico’s heritage with the country’s first-ever whisky made from 100 percent ancestral corn. Deep and smooth, it features notes of roasted corn, […]

On the Road Again

Nashville recently changed its brand from “Music City” to “Music City USA” because it’s not just a country music haven, but a global incubator and marketer of music. People still flock to Nashville for its traditional music venues, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, but they also come to hear […]

Gnome Sweet Gnome

My sister-in-law, Larva, is changing her name. This has got my mother-in-law Ms. Larda very upset. Larva is her oldest daughter and Ms. Larda gave her the most beautiful name she could think of: Larva Lavender Gunch. But now Larva is going around calling herself Gnola. Larva insists this is for business purposes. She now […]

Popeyes at 50

This year is the 50th anniversary of Popeyes Fried Chicken. Al Copeland, Jr., the late founder’s son now runs the business which consists of the spice distribution to the nationwide fleet of Popeyes, as well as running Copelands full-service restaurants. The chicken chain is now under the ownership of a Florida based company, but it […]

Holiday Gift Guide

Get inspired by our top holiday gift picks sure to suit every taste.

Holiday Happenings

Make this holiday season unforgettable with these local holiday happenings. 

Legal Services

Local legal services to tackle just about every legal issue out there

Editor’s Note

October is maybe my favorite month of the year. The leaves are falling. It’s a great time to (hopefully) break out some cozier clothes. Halloween is right around the corner, and all of the best fall food favorites are back in season, from gumbo (in all its incarnations) and the return of the best and […]

Fall Fests

New Orleanians hoped festivals would return in 2021, but COVID-19 had other plans for most of them. The good news is festivals are back in full force for fall 2022. There’s something for everyone in the Crescent City’s fall festival lineup. National Fried Chicken Festival Oct. 1-2 FriedChickenFestival.com Admission: Single-day tickets are $15 and weekend passes […]

Game ON

It’s football season in New Orleans! Whether you’re rooting for the Saints or your favorite college team, pigskin pairs well with pig out. If season tickets aren’t on the menu, or if you’re looking for a place to pre- or post- game near the Dome, we’ve rounded up a list of spots where you can chow down and, in […]

Great Adventures

Traveling may double as an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate if one chooses the right locale. Small but cozy towns that still offer great attractions, dining opportunities and a chance to revive in nature may be just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking to escape the harried life, even if only for a few […]

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

The Urvi Dress by Lekha is handmade in India from 100-percent cotton. Fully lined with three-quarter sleeves, pockets and a midi-length, this is a great transitional piece for all seasons. Available at Shop Lekha, shoplekha.com. Handcrafted by artist Alice Trahant Phillips, these Bubble Gum Ball earrings bring the party. Like your own set of little […]

Un-Bearable

So my granddaughter Lollipop got assigned to write about her summer vacation. If I would have known this ahead of time, I would have palmed her a twenty and told her to say she went to the beach.  But that isn’t what happened over summer vacation. What happened was the  Gunches, as a family – […]

Jackson Hole

We had two hours on our own in Jackson, Wyoming, the town which is known for the surrounding valley formed by the majestic Teton mountains. In Old West parlance, a valley was known as a “hole” so the area would be referred to as Jackson Hole. Our Tauck tour bus was parked in a public […]

Table Tome

Neal Bodenheimer, owner of renowned New Orleans bars and restaurants Cure, Cane & Table, VALS and Peychaud’s is releasing his first cocktail book this month, “Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em,” with coauthor Emily Timberlake. The 256-page hardcover book showcases New Orleans’s iconic cocktail scene through 100 drinks, each chosen to represent […]

Pizza Pleaser

Once upon a time a lack of good pizza was a valid gripe about New Orleans. But no longer. From artisan Neapolitan to blue collar Chicago deep dish to thin, foldable New York-style slices, the Big Easy now provides. To this list you can add Zee’s Pizzeria, which dishes out their New England-style pies from […]

Chad Graci

The hearth was originally the source of cooking and warmth in the home. The modern-day fireplace, which evolved from the hearth, is a focal point of a room and a place for gathering family and friends, especially in the months of fall and winter. Whether finetuning a fireplace as part of your interior design or […]

Aw Shucks!

Hey Julia, Are oysters an aphrodisiac? – Rocco Schmidt, Mereaux Oh, for the person who can give a definite answer to the question! What is definitely true is that the legend has existed, some say going back to Roman times. (Although the Romans probably never needed much to get started, if you know what I mean.) There have been some studies […]

Louisville Thrills

On a cool Kentucky evening Angelique led a tour of visitors through a tree-lined neighborhood known as Old Louisville. She explained that 48 city blocks south of downtown emerged in the Victorian period to house the city’s most prosperous residents. It’s not the oldest section of Louisville, but the most preserved with one of the […]

Louellen Berger

  With our haunted, historic past and the love of all that is theatrical, Halloween is a welcomed holiday  throughout the city. Though the pandemic sidelined many traditional Halloween celebrations, one mainstay that has continued for many decades is the St. Charles Avenue Skeleton House. Each year, the Skeleton House delights visitors with the comical, […]

Hot Potato

Potatoes were not a “thing” in Germany (or Ireland, Scandinavia, or Spain) where they are closely associated with the cuisine, until 1498 when Spanish explorers brought seedling plants back with them from South America. The Spanish allegedly mistook the potatoes for truffles as they were dug from the ground in the same manner as the […]

Breaking Camp

It’s autumn in New Orleans, which basically means it’s just the same as summer except with football and Halloween costumes. I love football and Halloween costumes, so that part is fine with me. I don’t even mind when the temperature dips a little bit. My decade in the frigid Midwest made me wary of autumn […]

Boo To-Dos

Tujague’s is hosting Halloween-themed events this month. First up is the Krewe of Boo Parade Viewing Party (Oct. 22 with balcony access, an open bar, food and private bathrooms). Next up is Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Queen Brunch (Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. with a three-course menu and bottomless mimosas). Finally, Tujague’s is hosting a Witches […]

1895

The U.S. Custom House, that somber-looking four-story gray granite Modified Greek and Egyptian Revival behemoth standing as 423 Canal St., ranks among the oldest Federal buildings in the South. Once the second largest building in the United States behind the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the history of its construction is filled with intrigue and […]

News + Notes

“Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans” This exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art (on view until April 23rd) gathers oral histories in the first monographic review of celebrated artist Katherine Choy, who was born in Shanghai but eventually found herself as director of ceramics at Newcomb College. This is the first […]

Sloe it Down

When Jennifer O’Blenis and her fellow co-owners bought Westbank favorite, the Naughty Knight Lounge, they embraced its history but made it their own. She describes the aesthetic for the 50-year-old bar as “your dad’s or grandfather’s basement bar.” Keeping with that theme, they will be serving some forgotten (but tasty) 1970s drinks, like the Harvey […]

2022 Steel Magnolias

Celebrating the accomplished businesswomen and philanthropists of New Orleans.

Fall Weekends

However you choose to let loose, New Orleans has just what you need to fill up this fall’s weekends. 

Cancer Care   

Using the latest treatments, care options and supportive services, these healthcare and living facilities are among the best cancer care resources available.

Holly MacKenna, MD

Specializing in integrative psychiatry, Dr. Holly MacKenna embraces the sacred feminine aspect in every person to re-create a system which is provider- and patient-centered. She is passionate about improving brain health which has led to her providing assessments and treatment for veterans, athletes and others with traumatic brain injuries within her practice Dara Wellness and […]

Margaret S. Burns, Esq.

In a male dominated arena, Margaret Burns stands out as a female business-owner, an assertive, tenacious personal injury attorney and a dedicated mother to two young boys. Having suffered a car accident herself, Margaret understands the resounding impacts accidents can have. Margaret goes above and beyond to ensure her clients recover in every capacity from […]

Celeste Marshall

When Celeste Marshall began her own journey to homeownership, she planted the seed to what would become a thriving real estate career. A former photographer, Celeste now combines an eye for architecture and design with her keen business sense as a Historic Homes Specialist. Celeste guides her clients in facilitating change, whether it’s selling a […]

Christen Jones

In an industry that so often feels purely transactional, Christen Jones makes the loan process a relationship-based one. Christen’s experience in sales and real estate allows her to establish a foundation of trust on which she creates tailored loan options for each client’s unique circumstances – whether they’re a first-time homebuyer or seasoned investor. “My […]

Tracee Dundas

In Tracee Dundas’ eyes fashion goes far beyond trends – it’s a means of expression, a tool of empowerment and a catalyst for change. Founder and Creative Director of New Orleans Fashion Week she has successfully created a platform and raised attention to the Gulf Coast fashion industry. From designers sought by Project Runway to […]

Lori Byargeon 

Executive Director Lori Byargeon has repeatedly witnessed the tremendous impact of Dress for Success New Orleans (DFSNO) since she began as Volunteer Coordinator nearly a decade ago. Lori now leads the non-profit in empowering women of all ages and experiences to reach economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and career resources. […]

Kat Bosio

While Kat Bosio’s background in law certainly gives her resume an edge, the sincere bonds she forms with her clients are what have kept her a top producing agent throughout her decade-long real estate career. “Assisting clients navigate through a transaction, both physically and emotionally, has a remarkable way of connecting us that I feel […]

Mayra E. Pineda

As President and CEO of the HCCL and board member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mayra Pineda leverages her access to both high-level leaders and communities to create opportunities for growth on local and national levels. Leading a smaller non-profit means Mayra is deeply involved in every facet of HCCL, from funding […]

Editor’s Note

We’ve rounded the summer corner and it’s back to school season once again. For many families, and certainly teachers, this time is bittersweet. No more late-night movie. No more sleeping in. It means getting back into a regular routine, reengaging students for a day of learning, packing lunches and getting uniforms together. Homework negotiations and […]

Back to School Blues

I know, as a mature early-40s mom who also happens to work at a school, I should have an enthusiastic response to going back to school – or at the very least, something I could describe as “mixed feelings.” I should say something thoughtful about how children thrive on routine and our teachers are so […]

Date Night

Now that the doors to the Crescent City have swung wide open, singles are ready to mingle, couples are keen to canoodle and friend groups are hankering for hangout time. Whether you’re feeling amorous or adventurous, are in stilettos or sneakers, have tickets to a Broadway performance or rezzies for a romantic nightcap, we scoured […]

Dream Home

There are few aspects of life more anxiety-inducing than buying or selling a house. Nearly 15 years after the collapse of the housing market, many Americans feel an understandable trepidation over the prospect of home ownership. But as the economy continues to rev up in New Orleans post-lockdown, the prospect of lower mortgage payments compared […]

Tiffani Calix

What do actors Robert Pattinson and Viola Davis, talk show host Rickie Lake, and U.S. Representative Ayanna Presley all have in common? Each have experienced, to varying degrees, hair loss due to permanent and temporary alopecia. For many, alopecia and hair loss due to stress, changes in hormones, cancer treatment and more is a part […]

Raising the Bar

The old adage that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be good springs to life at Sukeban, a new Izakaya on Oak Street where the quality of its foundational ingredients lifts it above the noise of most other Japanese places around town. The name ‘Sukeban’ translates (approximately) to “Girl Boss,” referring to the subversive […]

Toulouse Trek

Dear Julia, I found an old hurricane-style glass the other day, and the logo on it appeared to be from a bar I remember in the French Quarter called Lautrec, 514 Toulouse. I went to a lot of Uptown and French Quarter bars in the 1970’s, and I remember the name, but I don’t think I […]

Last of the Old Regulars

New Year’s Eve 2008 only had about 20 minutes left. Revelers at one St. Charles Avenue mansion occasionally glanced at their watch. Servers were starting to pass out flutes of Champagne. At one spot next to the stairwell a spontaneous ceremony was coming together. Someone sitting on the steps remembered that with the New Year, […]

Lounging Around

Alon and Emily Shaya’s Pomegranate Hospitality has opened Saba’s Lounge, an all-new lounge space adjacent to the group’s flagship restaurant, Saba. Enjoy Israeli-inspired cocktails and a curated list of unique and natural wines. Of course, you can also order Saba’s signature salatim, hummus, wood-fired pita and desserts. Be sure to order the special large-format classic […]

Generous Spirit

Palm&Pine bartender Kimberly Patton Bragg turns “trash” into treasure. Typically discarded peach pits become a sweetener for her “Teaches of Peaches.” “I started with that syrup, and  then, since it’s summer, I brought in gin.” She added bergamot-flavored Italicus. “Earl Grey tea also has bergamot, and the tea idea led me to add lemon.” Kim’s […]

News + Notes

On Pointe Subscription tickets are on sale now for the New Orleans Ballet Association’s 2022-2023 season. Performances leap on to the stage Oct. 22 with the U.S. touring debut of the Kyiv City Ballet, followed by the return of Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, MOMIX dance company, and rounding […]

Comfort Cooking

Chef Eric Cook, one of four children, grew up rabblerousing in Arabi. His mother worked for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, his father as the pharmacist at the original Schwegmann’s Supermarket on Broad Street. The family took meals seriously, with Mom cooking a delicious one-pot something or other on weeknights and Dad cooking up the […]

1906

The late 18th and early 19th centuries was the era of canal building in the United States – the most famous being the Erie Canal and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal up East. New Orleans had its canals, too. Seen here in this 1906 photograph is a charcoal lugger moored in the New Basin Canal, which […]

Art on the Coast

George Walter Anderson of New Orleans and his wife Annette moved to Ocean Springs, Miss., with their three sons, two of whom would leave a mark on the small Coastal Mississippi town. Walter Anderson took to visual arts while Peter Anderson experimented with clays, studying under established potters and opening a studio he named “Shearwater,” […]

Nubby Knits

Each of West Elm’s Happy Habitat throws is made to order. Crafted from recycled cotton by maker Karrie Dean, these throws are wonderfully stretchy and mold to your body wrapping you like a cocoon. Available at West Elm, westelm.com. How can you not dream of eternal sunshine when you rest your weary head on this […]

Randy Elstrott

As temperatures cool in the month of September, planting and pruning season for trees returns. Whether working with a landscaper or doing it yourself, knowing some basics about trees is important. Randy Elstrott, a licensed and certified arborist with Bayou Tree, which provides maintenance, planting, beautification and removal, offers the following advice. First, he recommends […]

The Best Real Estate Agents and Lenders in New Orleans

Buying a house is more than just a purchase; it’s about finding the right place that you can call home. Connecting with the right professionals to make your dream a reality is a big step in one of the most important decisions you will make. New Orleans Magazine turned to the Michigan-based firm of Professional Research […]

Cat Wilkinson

Raised among a family of real estate agents in the French Quarter and several other historic neighborhoods throughout the City, Cat Wilkinson holds a deep understanding of New Orleans’ culture and history. Having now worked in the real estate industry for six years, Cat’s comprehensive knowledge of the City allows her to guide clients, whether […]

Danny Akers

Danny joined Rêve Realtors in 2020 and prioritizes finding the right properties for clients. “I go above and beyond to make sure my clients find their dream homes,” he says. “For most people, this is the biggest purchase they will ever make. My goal is to make the process easy and stress-free.”   After a […]

Devienne Theriot

Encountering different aspects of the real estate industry in her past roles, Devienne Theriot was following her true calling when she made the decision to become a licensed realtor. Now working with Realty One Group, Devienne specializes in finding her clients their perfect residential property across the Northshore. Consistently bringing energy, organization, dedication and creativity […]

Dorian Bennett 

A real estate career born from a deep appreciation and extensive education in fine arts, Dorian Bennett has now spent nearly four decades matchmaking buyers and sellers with their dream properties while remaining invested in his community. A household name in the New Orleans real estate industry, Dorian’s professionalism and unmatched skills have led him […]

Elijah Feibelman, CCIM, CRS

Elijah is a top five producer at Coldwell Banker Tec with over 19 years of experience. Elijah’s expertise in banking and formal education in finance provides his clients with unique insights into the buying and selling process while protecting their investment. Elijah’s success lies in his ability to line up opportunities that benefit the personal […]

Josh Highnote

As Executive Vice President at Reliant Mortgage, Josh Highnote is passionate about making the dream of home ownership a reality for his clients. Josh’s extensive background and knowledge of residential home lending allows him to seamlessly navigate the constantly evolving mortgage market while providing superior service to his clients. Sensitive to the daunting process of […]

Brewster Yancey Group 

Two of Rêve Realtors top producing agents, real estate duo Caitlin Brewster and Kristie Yancey are dedicated to serving as untiring advocates in real estate transactions. Both with extensive backgrounds in sales, Caitlin and Kristie are experts in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients allowing for unsurpassed customer service and results. The two New […]

Lauren Smith

Having bought her first home at age 25, Lauren Smith’s passion for real estate began at a young age. Coupled with her law degree and prior years of experience in the courtroom, Lauren’s nearly 10 years in the real estate industry allow her to steer clients through the buying and selling process and negotiate on […]

Letty Rosenfeld

Specializing in Uptown, Old Metairie, Lakefront, and Warehouse District properties, Letty Rosenfeld has been a top agent with Latter & Blum for over 40 years.  “This work is so rewarding—I never tire of helping clients,” she says. A charter member of Latter & Blum’s prestigious Top of the Latter Club, Letty offers invaluable experience buying […]

Lindsay Keen

Lindsay Keen’s deep roots in the Gulf South and investment in its history and culture shine through in her work as a realtor. Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Lindsay moved to the Greater New Orleans area where she embarked on careers in the veterinary, tourism and service industries. Lindsay now channels the personal care, knowledge of […]

The Shedlock Group 

Lisa and Ed Shedlock are The Shedlock Group at French Quarter Realty. Working as a team, these top-producing agents communicate constantly to promptly address their client’s every need. Working with residential and commercial properties and having over 30 years experience in sales and management, Lisa and Ed certainly have the expertise to advise clients about […]

Mary Danna

Known for her personal approach and expert knowledge, realtor Mary Danna is committed to making the buying and selling process profoundly positive for her clients. Fostering working relationships with contacts across local financing, real estate law, title search, home inspection and home appraisal fields, Mary guarantees an exceptionally smooth client experience from start to finish. […]

McEnery Residential

The source of McEnery Residential’s powerful and highly acclaimed presence within the New Orleans real estate landscape lies in its people. McEnery Residential’s ability to attract the New Orleans real estate market’s most vibrant, accomplished professionals is recognized by not only its client base but evidenced by the following McEnery Residential agents featured in New […]

Michael “Danny” Lester

An exceptional and smooth client experience is what buyers and sellers in today’s market want, and that’s exactly what Michael Lester of MDL Homes & Luxury is known for delivering. A New Orleans native, Michael Lester knows the city like the back of his hand. Michael loves helping people begin their next chapter and offers […]

Monica Joseph Caldarera 

Central to Monica Joseph Caldarera’s success in real estate is understanding her clients’ needs. Monica works in a variety of markets with home buyers and investors. Monica’s marketing background and use of multiple platforms is key to her success when selling a property. Following a 20-year career in pharmaceutical sales, Monica now brings an ethical […]

Melissa Burns McClendon

An Associate Broker and Co-Owner of NOLA Home Realty Group, Melissa Burns McClendon’s ability to understand her clients’ goals ensures she exceeds them every time. Entering real estate seven and half years ago, Melissa’s career has taken off with almost $69 million in sales and a long list of accolades to boot. At the core […]

Quan Barnett, SRS, ABR, PSA

Success in personal real estate projects and a penchant for helping others led Quan Barnett to become a realtor. Drawing on his truly versatile skill set, Quan’s clients range from first-time homebuyers seeking houses under $100k to seasoned luxury buyers in the market for multi-million dollar homes. An ABR, SRS and PSA certified realtor, Quan’s […]

Sarah Rieger 

A former event planner who’s mastered the art of bringing visions to life, Sarah Rieger now works tirelessly to check every box on her clients’ wish lists down to the very last detail. Sarah is passionate about the city she serves, from the beautiful homes and neighborhoods to the wonderful communities surrounding them. Working alongside […]

Scott Brannon

Scott Brannon’s 25 years in real estate paired with his client-oriented approach allow him to skillfully serve sellers, buyers and investors across Greater New Orleans, including the West Bank, Northshore and Southshore. A highly acclaimed Realtor, associate broker and relocation specialist, Scott serves clients with honor, integrity and professionalism to help them reach their goals. […]

Shannon Wells Guidry

A former mortgage loan officer of 15 years, realtor Shannon Wells Guidry’s extensive knowledge of the buying, selling and lending processes allows her to deliver results for every client. Passionate about the Hammond community she serves and its residents’ prosperity, Shannon helps families learn the value of wealth building through real estate. Shannon’s diligence and […]

Stephanie Kaston 

Fueled by a passion to share her knowledge of the city and provide exceptional service, Stephanie Kaston ensures clients feel informed and expertly guided through the buying, selling and leasing processes. Stephanie combines years of real estate experience with her background in sales and marketing to clearly communicate and care for clients’ unique goals. Going […]

Team Right Side 

Latter & Blum Realtors Sam Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio formed Team Right Side to benefit clients by combining the collective skills and resources of two of New Orleans’ top Realtors. Sam and Jennifer, recently joined by Sophie Joseph, provide clients with well-rounded expertise, professionalism and integrity that has earned the team citywide respect. They can […]

Toni Leggett

With four decades of experience in the mortgage lending industry, Toni Leggett understands the life-changing milestone that homeownership represents. As the South Texas and Louisiana Area Sales Manager for Caliber Home Loans, Toni helps clients sort through the wide variety of loan options available based on their personal financial standings. In prioritizing open and consistent […]

The Witry Collective 

Employing extensive knowledge of the city’s character and unique housing stock, The Witry Collective is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of empowering clients to reach their real estate goals. Operating atop a foundation of continued, trusted client relationships, the team offers collective expertise in Historic Preservation, Commercial, Residential, and Multi-Use Real Estate properties. Witry Collective […]

Back to School   

These academic, childcare, enrichment and clothing options will ensure the back-to-school season is easy on the whole family. 

Fall Home Resources

Whether it’s updating the interior of the home or finding a completely new one, utilize these resources to get the job done right. 

1909

All aboard the Mandeville, Abita Springs, Covington motorcar express. Express by 1909 standards, that is. Seen here crossing the Bogue Falaya River in Covington is the short-lived gasoline-driven motorcar that once transported local residents, day-trippers and vacationers from a steamboat pier on the Mandeville lakefront north to Abita Springs and then on to Covington. Along […]

Editor’s Note

I don’t know about you, but this is the point of the summer where I am just over it. Over the heat. Over the humidity. Over the season, and ready for fall. Unfortunately, cooler days are still a month, maybe more, away. It’s times like these where we can really fall into a rut. Some call […]

Answering the Call

Dr. Luke Wall likens his clinical pediatric immunology practice to staring up at the stars. “There are certain things we can see, and we know,” he said. “But there’s a tremendous amount that is unknown. Even the volume of knowledge that has been documented, which is huge, the mystery and the unknown still goes so […]

Burnout

If you are exhausted, beyond irritable and have zero passion for anything anymore, there’s a likely culprit: Burnout. Many of us are familiar with the concept as it relates to our jobs, but according to an April 26 report on Forbes.com, burnout is an all-time high across people’s work and home lives. It is at alarmingly […]

A Drop in the Bucket

When Dr. Peter DeBlieux searches his mind for a high point over the last two years, he thinks back to a phone call between a priest and a dying man. A critically injured patient was being treated in the trauma center at University Medical Center, and it soon became clear that he wasn’t going to […]

News + Notes

Fidelity Bank White Linen Night Put on your best whites and head to the Warehouse District for “White Linen Night.” The Julia Street block party, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, will have exclusive performances and exhibitions, gallery showings, parties, and more. ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com Picture Man: Portraits by Polo Silk For more than 30 years, Selwyn “Polo […]

Southern Staples

Criollo at the Hotel Monteleone has started offering dinner service with a seasonal five-course chef’s tasting menu available Sunday and Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The experimental menu, curated by Chef Joe Maynard, represents the culinary traditions of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Expect ingredient-driven courses inspired by the season’s harvest. 214 Royal […]

Stress Season

As a kid, my stomach would always start hurting when I saw “back to school” sale signs go up in stores. Although I was a bookish nerd who diagrammed sentences for fun, school was not my happy place. Libraries, maybe, yeah, but libraries were just full of books. Schools were, by definition, full of other […]

Mason Hereford

Whether you’re cooking a new recipe or sharing a meal with your family, food should be fun. And fun is the vibe that local chef Mason Hereford wants to bring to his restaurants, Turkey and the Wolf and Molly’s Rise & Shine. Hereford opened his first restaurant, Turkey and the Wolf, in 2017 to much […]

Flavor Fusion

Taking its name from the griddles used to prepare the specialty crêpe dish dosa, Manish Patel’s Tava is a post-COVID success story. What started as a pop-up later expanded to the (now-defunct) Auction House Market food hall. Then this spring Tava finally landed as a brick-and-mortar on Girod Street, tapping into the returning vitality of […]

Chill Out

Gazpacho, the classic cold soup associated with the south of Spain and Portugal has been enjoying a moment in the blistering heat of this particularly torturous summer. In its most primal form, the soup originated with the Roman Empire when soldiers would carry stale bread, garlic and olive oil with them on their raids. When […]

Stage Frights

These days, lot of people would rather have dogs than kids.  Probably because you don’t have to go to dance recitals for dogs.  My little niece Flambeau went to Tiffani’s Tap, Toe and Tumble Summer Day Camp, and every day she spent a couple hours stomping around to music, while her mama, my sister-in-law Gloriosa, […]

Safe at Home

Dear Julia and Poydras There is a historic maker on North Carrollton Avenue near Tulane Avenue (next to the rundown building that once was the Fountain Bay Hotel.) The marker is headed by the words “Heinemann Park/Pelican Stadium.” The problem is that if I catch a red light, it turns green by the time I get […]

Storm Warning

Jazz Fest’s famous rose-mint tea inspired Abigail Gullo, creative director of the International House and its bar, Loa, to make a new drink. “After Jazz Fest I was thinking about the rose-mint tea,” she said. “I want to drink it all year round because it’s so refreshing.” Bissap, an African hibiscus tea drink, was another […]

Dark Southern Skies

Many of us may remember a time when we would drive to the country and gaze up into the heavens, viewing thousands of stars, the thick band of the Milky Way and possibly a meteor or two. Urban sprawl has replaced many of those stargazing spots, bringing with them illumination from street lights, residences and […]