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August 2009

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Whatever your budget, there are many options in this city for architectural antiques, so skip the big-box stores and find something that will make your home stand out.

For the love of olives

Often salty, sometimes sweet, but always full of flavor, olives offer countless possibilities when it comes to making easy appetizers.

A lot of yacht

For those lucky enough to have them, second homes are the perfect summer retreat.

Action Flooring


Small wonder

For those lucky enough to have them, second homes are the perfect summer retreat.

Kitchens and Baths

A happy medium

Georgette Fortino has expressed her creativity with everything from flowers to wax, but she’s finally found her niche with Precious Metal Clays.

The ultimate New Orleans resource directory

Do-it-yourself done right

Young homeowners Ian and Amanda Smithson took a chance in post-Katrina New Orleans — and honed their home-building skills along the way.

House of spirits

The essence of New Orleans style in the Faubourg Marigny home of Lloyd Sensat and Eugene Cizek

Rind over matter

Healthy and delicious, watermelon is a perfect slice of summer.

Renovating smart

Depending on your location, location, location, appropriate renovations can bring big returns when you sell your home.

Skin deep

Don’t let the summer get you down –– with the right beauty products, you can look cool no matter how hot it is.

The old charm of the French Quarter

Not just for tourists

Immersion journalism

Justin Lundgren


Gardening without watering — in this climate? Architect Susan Neely proves it’s not only possible but also easy.

Leontine Linens

Jane Scott Hodges