Author: Amy Gabriel

What's Hot: Art

Hunt Slonem’s blown-glass bunnies in an array of colors are the epitome of delight. Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St., 504-302-7942, MartineChaissonGallery.com A whimsical and teachable moment arrives by way of the “Cajun Alphabet letter ‘L’” by Jon Guillaume on…

What's Hot - Silver Anniversary

For those with a love of travel comes a highly polished silver “on top of the world” desk accessory. WWII Museum Store, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org New from the Renaissance Collection comes a sterling silver ring with filigree butterfly…

Flip the Sip Script

  With visions of your dream wedding dancing in your head, you never imagined, “Let’s raise a can to the happy couple!” But, times, trends and hip drinks change — and you want your bar to go with the flow. …

Dinner for One

  You won’t consider your wedding reception a success until at least one of your foodie friends hikes up her dress and stands on a chiavari chair to snap a photo of the hors d’oeuvres. Despite new service challenges, your…

What's Hot | Father’s Day

For the man with places to go and things to bring, the Quinn Commuter Backpack has space enough for gym clothes and a laptop, a bottle of water and work files – plus the ability to keep them all neatly separated.…

What's Hot | Finishing Touches

  A minimalist white bud vase, with a touch of cheeky personality in hand-painted gold facial features, perks up any bookshelf. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com   A set of gold cocktail forks make a darling addition to a plate…

What's Hot | Spring Accessories

Not even a dreary day can rain on the foot parade of a pair of bright yellow Joules rain boots with bumblebee accents. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800, FeetFirstStores.com  Do some art gallery window browsing through a pair of…

Individual Mini Wedding Cakes are the Icing on Top

  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…

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…