Author: Amy Gabriel

What's Hot | Home Decor

You get a little thrill every time you discover a decorative accent that will fill a particular nook in your house in just the right way. Perk up your abode with unique, personal accents and décor that aim to delight…

Safety-Forward Sipping

  At many wedding receptions, it’s pretty much an elbow-to-elbow race to the open bar once the I do’s are done. Since current times aren’t well suited for crowding with cocktails, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the bar…

Seated Sip Pairings

At many wedding receptions, it’s pretty much an elbow-to-elbow race to the open bar once the I do’s are done. Since current times aren’t well suited for crowding with cocktails, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the bar and…

Petit Gâteaux

When you envision your perfect wedding reception, you see a series of wow moments that will have your guests gushing and hashtagging throughout the celebration. You can bet your buttercream that a creative dessert moment is a golden opportunity to…

What's Hot | Mardi Gras

No ifs, ands or King Cakes about it, Mardi Gras is going to be a little different this year. Although parade routes will be paused, we can still celebrate at home by surrounding ourselves with Carnival-themed concepts that keep our…

What's Hot | Beauty

A fresh new year calls for a refresh in your beauty regimen. Put your best face forward, revive your complexion and protect your skin with a few dedicated changes that will leave you glowing with healthful results.   Living Proof…

Holiday Jewelry

We could all use a little sparkle in our lives. Celebrate your most cherished relationships with uplifting gifts and tokens of affection that are sure to make spirits bright this holiday season. After all, we’re all appreciating our loved ones…

What's Hot | Holiday Fashion Accessories

1. Have holiday travel plans? Silence the sound fashionably with a set of Master Dynamic noise cancelling headphones in a mix of silver metal and brown leather. Master Dynamic, MasterDynamic.com   2. Show a beloved friend just how much you…

What's Hot: Art

1. Explore the deconstructed forest tableau in Ashley Pridmore’s “Dreams of Eve,” 2020. Comprised of steel, recycled foam, found rope, papier-mâché, vines and oyster shells. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9650, OgdenMuseum.org 2. The view of Patrick…

Social Distance Sipping

  There’s no denying we all love an open bar at a wedding. But for the time being, we’ll need to pump the booze breaks a bit and come up with inventive ways to imbibe in a socially responsible way.…

What's Hot | Home Furnishings

Since we’re spending more hours at home than ever before, there’s no time like the present to create a warm and welcoming space. Cozy up your personal cocoon with concepts and furnishings that make for a chic and comfortable respite.…

Bye Bye Buffet

Crowding elbow to elbow, mingling by a buffet table and grazing as a group — that reception scenario doesn’t match the 2020 mentality. Although communal congregating may not be the ideal way to feed your guests, there is a groundswell…

Social Distance Sipping

There’s no denying we all love an open bar at a wedding. But for the time being, we’ll need to pump the booze breaks a bit and come up with inventive ways to imbibe in a socially responsible way. Luckily…

The Classic Cocktail

  Your friends and family are thrilled to share in your wedded bliss. They’re also just as happy to partake in your wedding bar. From Sazeracs and Sidecars to Mint Juleps and French 75s, appeal to their buzzy behavior and…

What's hot: Sports & Spirit

We may not all be gathering in Champion’s Square, sitting elbow-to-elbow at Tiger Stadium or tailgating in typical fashion this year, but we can still showcase the love of our favorite teams with spirited accessories.   Vintage-inspired onesies, tees and…

What's Hot

July has arrived and the heat is on. When  the temps are this high, you’ll want to keep your fashion choices as low maintenance as possible. These carefree pieces will be a breeze to incorporate into the mix. Select Photos…

What's Hot: Father's Day

1. With green grass lenses and tobacco hued frames, a pair of fighter-pilot style Carver sunglasses will give him instant cool cred. Curbside pick-up available. Billy Reid, 3927 Magazine St., 208-1200, BillyReid.com  2. Cycling around the city is his cardio…

What's Hot: The Finishing Touch

1. An oyster wreath door hanger makes a delicious and inviting statement for your front porch. Home Malone, HomeMaloneNola.com 2. Your furry friend will fall head over tail for a super soft and cozy Bessie and Barnie Bagel Bed in…

What's Hot: Spring Fashion Accessories

1. Carry all of your essentials in a tassel accented, hand-woven crossbody. Hola Guava, HolaGuava.com 2. A Paris-made cuff bracelet with an interchangeable silk scarf makes for an ideal double-your-delight accessory. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com 3. Keep your…

Bachelorette Bonuses

  Your bestie has gone bridal and you have landed the gig as maid of honor. Your goal is to create a bachelorette and shower experience that will have the other members of the bride tribe instagramming and hashtagging until…

What's Hot: Home Décor

1. Pretty up your hallway with a ninepetal stainless steel magnolia sculpture. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 524-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com 2. A lightbearer table lamp, with a poised hand to light the way, makes for a…

Crowd-Pleasing Fare

  You can’t stop talking about how much you want everyone on the dance floor at your reception. You’ve booked a top-notch band and made sure there’s plenty of space for your cousin to do his bring-the-house-down breakdance sequence. How…

What's Hot: Mardi Gras

1. Even your parade eyewear will have pizazz with a pair of Francis Klein frames, handmade in Paris and embellished with petite crystals. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com 2. Decorate well and do good with a silky bead…

The Appeal of Reception Food Stations and Bars

Lately you’ve noticed that some of your most fun group dining outings are at food halls. The perfect compromise for the picky eater, the adventurous foodie and the steadfast dieter, the variety and range that the concept provides has so…

What's Hot: Beauty

1. Put your best face forward by using a Rose Quartz facial roller from Slow North to massage the lymphatic system and improve firmness, circulation and fine lines. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8352, HomeMaloneNola.com. 2. While ordinary cotton…

Details: There's No Place Like Roam

Lately you’ve noticed that some of your most fun group dining outings are at food halls. The perfect compromise for the picky eater, the adventurous foodie and the steadfast dieter, the variety and range that the concept provides has so…

Details: Bachelorette Bonuses

Your bestie has gone bridal and you have landed the gig as maid of honor. Your goal is to create a bachelorette and shower experience that will have the other members of the bride tribe instagramming and hashtagging until they…

Details: Late Night Snacks

You can’t stop talking about how much you want everyone on the dance floor at your reception. You’ve booked a top-notch band and made sure there’s plenty of space for your cousin to do his bring-the-house-down breakdance sequence. How to…

Holiday Jewelry

1. A holiday engagement will be the talk of the town, especially with a Tacori RoyalT diamond ring in Platinum featuring a 3 carat round diamond. Boudreaux’s Jewelers, 701 Metairie Road, 831-2602, BoudreauxsJewelers.com     2. Gift the elegant and…

Southern Classics: Hors d’oeuvres

  Just as you want the first glance everyone has of you in your wedding gown to be a knockout moment, you want the same to be said of the first bites your guests are greeted with at your reception.…