If autumn wasn’t already everyone’s favorite season, my guess is this year it will reach peak popularity. Every year, I’m beyond glad when cooler temperatures prevail, but never more so than after the dog days we’ve just suffered. If you developed seasonal affective disorder from spending too much time in the A/C and not enough […]
Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, a double board-certified pain medicine physician at the Advanced Pain Institute in Covington, has always enjoyed traveling the world. In fact, it was his love of South Louisiana culture that convinced him to move from Los Angeles to Madisonville. When he found a site on the Tchefuncte River, he knew he wanted […]
When a local married couple, who previously lived in the Marigny, found a home more spacious home in a quiet Lakeshore neighborhood, they decided to make a move. The homeowners (he is a physician who also plays bass in a local rock trio, and she is a writer and research producer who works from home) […]
Each year our readers vote by online ballot for their favorite home design industry professionals in New Orleans. The businesses cover the scope of everything homeowners need to make and maintain a beautiful house and home. Your votes have been tallied and we present The 2023 Best of Home winners. Best Architect Albert Architecture Best […]
Owner and Preservationist, Southkick | Rolf Preservation Works If Michelle Stanard Duhon had her way, more people would listen to the needs of old buildings — and the advice of people trained to preserve them. As an owner and preservationist with Southkick | Rolf Preservation Works, Duhon helps clients navigate the complex world of historic […]
With cooler weather comes cuddle season, whether that means curling up with a significant other, a pet or a good book. At the same time, it’s a great idea to add special touches to our homes that provide a sense of warmth. Examples could include candles, plush (or weighted) blankets and especially rugs and […]
Such a hot summer Got us all talking about heat. When it comes to stone, tile and flooring, what’s “hot” continues to evolve. This season, we’re looking at the surfaces of the home and checking with local experts what’s trending and what’s slated for more sizzle. If you’re building a new home or thinking about […]
A 1970s design revival brings on the nostalgic feels Recent design design trends are gearing toward the 1970s, a period known for its warm color schemes, geometric shapes and patterns and natural elements (think velvet and rattan). This resurgence lends to a laid-back and comfortable environment, and we can’t get enough. The Kinnan Bed features […]
Deck your walls with one of Ansley Givhan’s stunning textile pieces (“Grasshopper” shown here using ink, watercolor and monotype on muslin), and top any surface with a Pearce Williams Squiggle Pot (a ceramic sculpture made from a combination of coiling, pinching and slabs) and you will be delighted each time you pass, available at Sunday […]
Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan likely need no introduction if you live in New Orleans. The cousins have been co-proprietors of Commander’s Palace since 1997, as well as community leaders, innovators and champion protectors of New Orleans’ culture. Commander’s Palace sets the bar for service. The landmark restaurant opened in 1893, and has earned […]
Appearance Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) starts as a tight rosette of coarse leaves that remains low and close to the ground. In the second year, an upright flower stem with small leaves emerges from the center of the clump. The spikes grow 3 to 4 feet tall with 20 to 80 individual bell-shaped flowers ranging in […]
Gas lamps have been an important part of the Crescent City’s architectural landscape for centuries. They remain an attractive part of home décor in residences across the city, as well as a signature part of the French Quarter. Historically, gas lamps were an important development, not only in New Orleans, but also across the United […]
Several years ago, while assisting ceramic artist Lisa Alpaugh of LiBird Studio, Colleen Frampton found that clay was the perfect medium for her own art. Her first pieces were busts of her three young grandchildren, made by casting molds, then adorning each form with a decorative language drawn from each child’s personality. “It’s a frozen […]
Minimize indoor/outdoor trekking by having everything you need outside at your fingertips. These organizing tools keep cooking implements and ingredients ready so you can focus on the fire. Retool If storage space is at a premium, a compact grill tool set, like this one from Laguiole, does the trick. Safety First Grill trays keep raw […]
Table Matters Setting a pretty table is a must — no matter the occasion. Inside every hutch or sideboard there should be a set of versatile, colored coupes. Baracco yellow coupes are festive for champagne or decadent dessert. Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com Singing the Blues I’m drawn to blue and white porcelain and have amassed […]
Now through Nov. 26, explore a major new exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art dubbed Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour. Exploring the past and future of American fashion, the exhibition highlights more than 100 American designers — including under-recognized and under-represented designers — with garments from the 19th century to present day. Another […]
Design in New Orleans is a delicate dance between old and new. Skilled dancers preserve the tradition and romance of the city’s visual heritage while adding a distinctly modern perspective. That might mean contemporary lines and materials, sustainable building practices or diverse aesthetic points of view that represent the changing mix of people who call […]
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If autumn wasn’t already everyone’s favorite season, my guess is this year it will reach peak popularity. Every year, I’m beyond glad when cooler temperatures prevail, but never more so than after the dog days we’ve just suffered. If you developed seasonal affective disorder from spending too much time in the A/C and not enough in the outdoors, you’re not alone. Fun fact: As a rule, I don’t keep ice cream in the house. Rather, we usually walk to The Creole Creamery, Ice Cream 504 or Lucy Boone when we want a scoop. This year, I broke down and started keeping it in the house. Between ice cream at our fingertips and our daily walks dwindling to about one or two per week, our fitness room has been busy, to say the least. Yes, it has been a brutal season — good riddance, summer.
This issue should prove to be a welcome reminder of the autumnal shift in color, texture, flavors and general vibes. Personally, I’m looking forward to harvesting the fall veggies we planted at the end of summer, getting back to the parks in our neighborhood and time spent in the kitchen without worrying too much about the oven heating the room to unbearable. One dish on my radar is the spoonbread in “Gatherings” that the folks at Central City BBQ shared with us. Tailgating food never sounded so good.
I hope this issue provides inspiration and motivation, however you decide to serenade the season. Cheers!