August 2009

In This Issue

Action Flooring

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.

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.

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.

Justin Lundgren

Immersion journalism

Kitchens and Baths

Small wonder

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

A lot of yacht

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

Rind over matter

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

Waterproof

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

Style

The ultimate New Orleans resource directory

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.

Renovating smart

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

The old charm of the French Quarter

Not just for tourists

Leontine Linens

Jane Scott Hodges

Detail-oriented

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.

House of spirits

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