Author: Andy Myer

Sprucing for Spring

For the organized wardrobe of your dreams, look no further than California Closets. Equipped with a range of products and space-saving solutions from custom design to bins and boxes, you can easily transform clutter into a tranquil space. California Closets,…

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

It’s no secret that folks are spending more time at home these days and investing in their own space, where pretty much everything takes place. Many are using this opportunity to research alternative neighborhoods and seek out a new location.…

Trendwatch | Garden Variety

Decorative metal artichoke, Dunn & Sonnier, dunnandsonnier.com; 1940s iron Salterini chair with green and white striped seat (set of four), Merchant House, merchanthouse.co; straw sun hat and faux boxwood bush, The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com; vintage glazed Chinese garden stool, terra…

Museum Worthy

100% of the profits from each black or grey “It’s About New Orleans” Charity tee go to Feed The Second Line, an organization committed to providing local musicians and culture bearers food, love and wages. Now that’s a shirt anyone…

Hometown Homage

This lovely suite immediately evokes a sense of place, printed on soft white stock, and featuring beautiful sketches of a horn, streetcar and Brennan’s Restaurant — clearly setting the stage for a day to remember in…

Refined Texture

Two-tiered, Funfetti cake filled with strawberry buttercream and frosted with vanilla bean buttercream in…

'60s Glam

Throw your own party in this classic 1960s sequin wiggle dress by Gene Shelly. Made of stretch knit wool with hand applied sequins and beads, this highly collectible sheath is sure to dazzle. Head to Century Girl for more fabulous…

Gifts To Elevate Your Serving Game

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local…

Style: Self-Care Savvy

Get inspired to get moving in great-looking activewear that takes you from your workout to lunch. Tasc’s moisture-wicking, bamboo fibers aren’t treated with harsh chemical processes, making them incredibly soft. The classic cuts, offered in a wide range of styles…

Trendwatch | Go Bold

Whimsical black and white striped ball pillow, double-sided black and white eye pillows featuring inverted colorways and embroidery stitched Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian symbol for royalty, good health and protection, knobby brown Moro Orb Cushion in Jacquard cotton,…

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without…

Refined Simplicity

  Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated…

Pet Power

ADOPT ME! Sparkle, a 3-month-old black and white puppy, lives up to her name. Sparkle has lots of energy. She’s feisty, loves to play, and will light up your life. She does great with other dogs, and quickly learns commands…

Style: Work It Out

Overexposure from screens is known to cause eye strain and sleep disruption. Filter out digital fatigue with Krewe’s Carson Plume blue-light glasses, Krewe, krewe.com. Upholstered in easy-to-clean faux leather with armrests and a straight back to help keep busy bees…

Homeward Bound

Striated glaze ceramic jar by artist Dario Magro and glazed ceramic sea urchin by Gioacchino Autovino, made in Sicily and available at Sud, sudneworleans.com Vintage blue Eastern European bud vase and “Tales from the Roads Less Traveled” by Dutch photographer…

Refined Simplicity

Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated with…

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without…

Some Crescent City Classics

  1. Colorful, hand-painted ceramic wine bottle stoppers, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 2. Decorative pewter pelican salt and pepper shaker set, Friend & Company, friendandcompany.com 3. Magnolia tea towel by local artist Kristin Malone, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 4. White ceramic and turquoise melamine cake stands,…

Painted Elegance

Three-tiered almond cake with lemon mascarpone buttercream and fresh fruit filling, covered in grey marbled, gold and white fondant with decorative navy and gold ruffles, The Sweet Life, nolasweetlife.com. Three-tiered lemon cake with cream cheese filling, covered in white fondant…

Dress for Fests

Ombre fringe wrap skirt and feather headdress adorned with beads, gems and tassels, made by local artist Ellen Macomber, ellenmacomber.com “STL Nylon Matte Brindle to Crystal” sunglasses, Krewe, krewe.com  “Roma Chelsea” rain boots in Matte Mustard, Feet First, feetfirststores.com. Rainbow…

Invitation Paper Trail

  Rustic, romantic invitation suite hand-deckled and thermography printed on 130-pound paper with metallic gold ink to enhance the couple’s monogrammed greenery crest, Invito Bello, invitobella.com.   This premium-weight pewter invitation by Vera Wang features bright Sun Gold engraved ink.…

Trendwatch: Pet Friendly

Vibrant, mix and match melamine serve ware and whimsical hedgehog bar towels, available in a large range of sizes and styles at Hazelnut, hazelnutneworleans.com; “Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There” by Nicole England, available at White’s…

Keep it Local

  1. Colorful, hand-painted ceramic wine bottle stoppers, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 2. Decorative pewter pelican salt and pepper shaker set, Friend & Company, friendandcompany.com 3. Magnolia tea towel by local…

Paper Trail

Invitations Photographed by Theresa Cassagne   Rustic, romantic invitation suite hand-deckled and thermography printed on 130-pound paper with metallic gold ink to enhance the couple’s monogrammed greenery crest, Invito Bello, invitobella.com.   This premium-weight pewter invitation by Vera Wang features…

Details: Painterly Elegance

Three-tiered almond cake with lemon mascarpone buttercream and fresh fruit filling, covered in grey marbled, gold and white fondant with decorative navy and gold ruffles, The Sweet Life, nolasweetlife.com. Three-tiered lemon cake with cream cheese filling, covered in white fondant…

Trendwatch: Soft and Warm

Textural knobby navy pillow with X-front fringe design, navy and white Hunt Slonem bunny pillow with navy backing, blue and white pouf with decorative pom-pom tassels and striped blue, silver and cream rug with tassel edge available at Perch, perch-home.com;…

Seasonal Sparkle

18 karat white gold, natural sapphire and diamond necklace, and 18 karat white gold, natural sapphire and diamond flower earrings, Adler’s, 523-5292, AdlersJewelry.com. MODEL: CHRISTINA CRAIG / MAKEUP: MEGGAN ORY / HAIR: MONIQUE MUNOZ Georgian-era vine motif necklace with 7…

Charming Gifts for the Perfect Couple

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local artist Betsy Lody,…