Author: Amy Gabriel

Five Fabulous Brunch Spots

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

Cocktail Trends For Lively Big Day Celebrations

  You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have…

What's Hot: Home Furnishings

1. A charred wood Shou Sugi Ban Mirror adds texture to your wall. Vision Wood, 6010 Magazine St., 265-8983, Vision-Wood.com 2. Part ceiling fan and part chandelier, a fandalier gets you the best of both worlds for lovely lighting and…

What's Hot: Sports & Spirit

1. NFL approved, nothing says stadium chic like a clear crossbody bag with gold hardware and faux leather trim. Madly Yours, MadlyYoursCollection.com 2. Make your house the most spirited on the block with a Superdome door hanger on a sweet…

What's Hot: Summer Style

1. Throw yourself a little shade in a Paloma braided raffia sun hat from Mar Y Sol. $108. Swoon, 130 Harrison Ave., 516-2770 2. It is easy to envision a summer to remember when seen through rose gold-colored glasses like…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Clink and Sip

You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have partygoers…

What's Hot: Children's Chic

1. A white bubble with blue trim and embroidered ice cream cones is the sweetest outfit for the sandbox. Aura Luz, 4408 Shores Drive, 888-3313, ShopAuraLuz.com  2. Toting around summer camp essentials is made easy with a washable raw linen…

Classic Crescent City Cuisine

  As a couple, you are New Orleans through and through. What better way to celebrate your admiration for the city that speaks the same love language as you than through elegantly classic and traditional cuisine that is so inextricably…

Bridal Brunches

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

Southern Comfort

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. To…

What's Hot: Hostess Gifts

1. A bottle of Herbs de Provence Olive Oil – with top notes of lavender, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf – is the ideal gift for someone who knows their way around a spring salad. Verdure Olive Oil Co., 3634…

What's Hot: Spring Fashion Accessories

1. Keep the sun’s rays at bay with a cotton and linen Tropical Kiss flat cap. Available at Goorin Bros., 709 Royal St., 523-4287, Goorin.com. 2. What could be more stylish than sipping rosé while wearing a pair of rose…

Interactive Eats

  With the continual climb of the foodie culture and our collective passion for posting plated images on social media, couples now more than ever are motivated to deliver a memorable reception menu — especially in New Orleans. When it…

What's Hot: Home Décor

1. The five-tiered Aloha fringe chandelier with brushed brass detail is a fanciful conversation piece for any room.  Anthropologie, Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com. 2. A side table is turned into a showpiece to flock to thanks to…

What's Hot: Mardi Gras

1. Tossing beads is even better when your wrist is prettied up with stackable Julie Vos gold bracelets with purple stones. Ballin’s LTD, 721 Dante St., 866-4367; 2917 Magazine St., 891-4502, BallinsLTD.com. 2. Give your little paradegoer a magic moment…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Sophisticated Sipping

The only words as important as “I do” at a wedding celebration are “the bar is open.”  In a city where cocktail culture reigns supreme, a celebratory reception is a golden opportunity for  couples to showcase their creative spirits. Here,…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Interactive Eats

With the continual climb of the foodie culture and our collective passion for posting plated images on social media, couples now more than ever are motivated to deliver a memorable reception menu — especially in New Orleans. When it comes…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Bridal Brunches

The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss, consider…

What's Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

1. Stroll the streets of the French Quarter in a faux fur pom embellished hat. Anthropologie, 333 Canal St., 592-9972, Anthropologie.com. 2. Take in the sights of the season through a pair of gorgeously sculpted DITA Nightbird-One sunglasses with wing-shaped…

What's Hot: Art

1. The smoke element in Ida Floreak’s “Censer” (16x20-inch) is a nod to the examination of religious fascination with the natural world. Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 131 Decatur St., 309.4063, ClaireElizabethGallery.com. 2. The torch bearers in all their glory shine in…

Here Comes the Bridesmaid

You’re her right-hand gal ‘til she gets her left-hand ring, so make these 5 ‘vows’ to the bride-to-be

Small Packages

If variety is the spice of life, small plates are the way to go

What's Hot: Home Furnishings

1. Put disarray at bay and perfect each inch of your pantry by customizing every nook, cranny, corner shelf, spice, wine and hook rack. Louisiana Custom Closets, 885-3188, LouisianaCustomClosets.com. 2. An embroidered edge dresses up any duvet cover, sham, bed…

What's Hot: Sports & Spirit

1. Touchdowns will look twice as nice through a set of handmade shades with animal-print detail from small batch eyewear designer, Jacques Marie Mage. Art and Eyes, 3708 Magazine St. 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com 2. Count down the minutes to game time…

What's Hot: Summer Style

He will have the most appeal at the pool party in a banana camp cotton shirt with actual coconut buttons from David Hart. Friend, 600 Carondelet St., 342-2162, FriendNewOrleans.com Perfectly flirty, the blush ombre Justyne earrings from Kendra Scott will…

Southern Comfort

Take your hors d’oeuvres to the next level with elevated takes on Southern classics