The Heart and Soul Gala is Thursday, May 28 – get ready for a fabulous night! Thanks to Roger Ogden, Mary and Roland Kurnatowski and Carol Solomon of Peoples Health for being “on the cover”! The gala’s goal is to raise $300,000 to fund life-saving research and education for cardiovascular disease in the New Orleans area. We have all been touched in some way with a family member or friend who has heart disease; this year will celebrate the life and times of Merv Trail. This is a time when you can make a difference and have fun at the same time. Not a “stuffy, black-tie affair” this foot-stomping benefit will include an evening-long Tipitina’s Live Music Review featuring Marva Wright, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, One Accord and more!

Check out What’s Hot for Mother’s Day! You all know how much your mom means to you, so surprise her with a fabulous gift and take her out to one of our great restaurants. Speaking of Mother’s Day gifts, why not check out Hiller Jewelry and Ballin’s?

Hiller Jewelry has moved to a new location at 923 Metairie Road and still has the beautiful jewelry that you’ve come to expect from this fabulous store! Owner Joe Biderman, son-in-law of the late Jonas Hiller, says, “Our new location allows us to be an integral part of the Old Metairie neighborhood, while still easily accessible from other parts of the city. It is this very friendly and comfortable character that we want to embrace and emulate.” This 90-year-old family business embraces tradition (including their classic jewelry and diamond engagement rings) while evolving to include very chic, fashion-forward jewelry, including designers Stephen Dweck, Alexis Bittar and Robert Lee Morris. Go see their new location today!
Ballin’s is always a great place to find the perfect outfit and accessories! Ballin’s, in two easy locations – one in the Riverbend and the other on Magazine Street – have everything you need for any occasion. The Magazine Street location focuses on easy lifestyle dressing, including great straw hats from Italy, informal linen and cotton knit outfits! All of their clothes and accessories are casual and comfortable and perfect for gifts or for yourself.

Our annual summer travel feature includes Regina Keever, Ann and Tony Fuselier and John Harris. Be sure to check it out and see what great vacations they’ve had and get ideas for your own.

If you missed the Live with Regis and Kelly show that featured New Orleans all week long, it was fabulous and showed the rest of the country what we have to offer in New Orleans! Thanks to Lea Sinclair and Sandy Shilstone for all of their hard work putting this together! Our beautiful city put its best foot forward for the rest of the country!

Get ready for the summer and plan a stay-cation right here in New Orleans! We have so much to offer!

Congratulations to King Milling for receiving The Times-Picayune Loving Cup! His work on behalf of Louisiana and our city is legendary. We love you King!