Author: Amy Gabriel

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.…

What's Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

1. Even your credit cards deserve to get dressed up when tucked into a gold embossed wristlet. Wildflower, 2700 Metairie Road, 218-8996 2. Glitzy Marni sunnies add glam to a holiday brunch. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com…

What's Hot: Art

1. Erté used a mixture of bronze, brass and plexi to form this femme fatale mirror that rotates 360-degrees. Barnett Fine Art, BarnettFineArt.com  2. The “Lounging Figure Study in Burnt Umber” shows an emphasis on pose and posture. Billy Solitario…

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…