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What's Hot: Beauty

Tension will melt away with the drape of a warmed or cooled neck wrap therapy pack from Slow North. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com  Agent Nateur “h o l i ( w a…

Changemakers: Kendall Winindger, Deborah Peters & Diana Fisher

When Diana Fisher faced a cancer diagnosis five years ago, she sought out alternative therapies in addition to Western medicine treatments. But driving all over for mental health, reiki and acupuncture treatments proved inconvenient. So at a fortuitous lunch three…

What’s Hot: Holiday Jewelry

A supernova small pendant necklace with diamonds by David Yurman is like wearing fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 110-B, 504-832-0000, LMFJ.com  Sparkle like a flute of champagne in a duet…

News + Notes

New Orleans Christmas Fest New Orleans Christmas Fest is back with a 12-day event Dec. 17-22 and 25-30 at the New Orleans Convention Center. There will be two sessions per day with a timed entry for each session. The tentative…

Changemakers: Jonny Liss

  An immersive, 12-room experience, JAMNOLA celebrates New Orleans art, music and culture with works from over 20 local artists. Short for Joy Art Music New Orleans, JAMNOLA’s founders Chad Smith and Jonny Liss have redefined the museum in a…

Philanthropic Faces: Bivian “Sonny” Lee III

For Sonny Lee, success isn’t just a goal, it’s a mission. It has to be when you start a nonprofit organization from the ground up and celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.  The organization is Son of a Saint, which…

Changemakers: Ashley Ledet

  By giving floral arrangements from weddings and other events a second life, Bons Temps Blooms brings joy to people throughout New Orleans while providing a green, sustainable service. Here’s what Founder Ashley Ledet had to say about her creative…

What's Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

The holidays are upon us, and your social calendar is buzzing with a bevy of invitations. Whether gallivanting with friends to toast the season with celebratory sips of Brandy Milk Punch or RSVP’ing to an intimate dinner party where dazzle…

Trick And Treat

Nobody does Halloween like New Orleans. It’s a fact. We love to slip on a fresh persona, add a dash of glitter, and PARTY – and then do it in a mysterious setting. Think voodoo, vampires, above-ground cemeteries and giant…

Changemakers: Sarah Andert

Wanting to raise more awareness about plastic pollution, longtime environmentalist Sarah Andert opened Vintage Green Review, the city’s first zero waste supply and bulk refill shop. By making it easier for people to live more sustainably, Andert aims to make…

Philanthropic Faces: Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin is a natural for his job. After working for years in city and state government in several positions, he came to know the region better than most.  As President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, he…

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.…

Changemakers | Claire Steiner

Trying out flavor-forward, lovingly prepared vegan food just got easier for people all around New Orleans. Launched by Claire Steiner (in the middle of a pandemic, no less), Clairly Vegan is a vegan food delivery service that’s generating city buzz…

For the Garden | Zen and Now

Local landscape architect Robin Tanner doesn’t have a formal resume or a detailed curriculum vitae but his extraordinary work can be found throughout the city. Much of it beautifies the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. “Robin Tanner’s landscape…

Student Activists | William Flores

  “I believe that it’s important to be involved in my community because living in a caring and compassionate community benefits everyone. When people take pride in their community and are willing to give back, there’s a sense of unity…

Student Activists: Elana Perriott

  “Activism has provided me with a better insight into the lives of those I’ve encountered. Through conversations with individuals of different backgrounds, I’ve gained an understanding of their cultural experiences,” says Elana Perriott, a senior at St. Mary’s Dominican…

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…

Changemakers | Kathryn L. Reynolds

Designed to help ease the global housing crisis, a new approach to homebuilding recently launched in New Orleans. Kathryn L. Reynolds, a sustainable real estate developer, and Steven Bingler, the founder and CEO of Concordia Architects, decided to create more…

Changemakers | Nita Gassen & Judy Schott

Two women have taken their business idea from the Mandeville Market all the way to Shark Tank, the reality TV show focused on entrepreneurs. Here is what Nita Gassen and Judy Schott have to say about launching their company Better…

Student Activists: Amari Knighten

“It is important to be involved in your community, because if we don’t, then who will? If you want something to happen, then you should work on your part to make it happen,” says Amari Knighten, a senior at Archbishop…

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…

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…

Changemakers | Catherine Todd

Drawing on a lifetime of art appreciation, Catherine Todd realized that New Orleans needed a single place where locals and visitors alike could fall in love with the city’s art scene. After a fortuitous meeting with fellow artist and businessperson…

Student Activist | Tess Fouchi

“I think it’s important to be involved in one’s community in whatever capacity you’re able. I strive to be a role model for others and encourage them to use whatever resources and passions they have to help give back, too,”…

Changemakers | Candice Huber

Fulfilling a lifelong goal to run a bookstore, Candice Huber opened Tubby & Coo’s in 2014. With a focus on science fiction, fantasy, queer and diverse books (including children’s books), the shop promotes inclusivity for authors and readers alike. A…

Student Activist | Sean Michael Cursain

“Being involved in my community matters to me because it allows me to have a say in what kind of world I want to live in and hope my small actions may inspire others to do the same,” says Sean…

ChangeMakers | M-Tisha Dillon-Hall

Looking for a way to cope with postpartum depression following the birth of her child in 2016, M-Tisha Dillon-Hall began painting to relax and calm her mind. In time, she decided to help others find solace through artistic expression as…

For the Garden | Planting seeds

Krystle Sims-Cameron’s first experience growing food was a plum tree. At age 6, she planted a plum pit in the corner of her yard. “My mom told me that it was pointless to plant it,” she says. “Years later, on…

Student Activist | Maya Johnson

“I feel I’ve gained a voice to speak up about the injustices occurring across the nation and the world. I’ve learned the importance of being educated about topics that affect different groups of people,” says Maya Johnson a senior at…

Young Bloods | Josh D’Arcangelo

Sometimes the right idea comes along at just the right time. When Josh D’Arcangelo and Stuart Seiler decided to start a nonprofit benefiting New Orleans, they settled on the idea of providing computers and internet access to students in need…