Author: Lani Griffiths

Blythe Wren

What product or service do you recommend most for homes in New Orleans? Everyone is different, so I find out the need of the customer and then go from there. The most popular window treatment right now is Solar Shades.…

Valerie Gernhauser

How would you describe your role at Sapphire Events? I founded the company in 2011 and have grown the business into the premier event design and planning firm in the city. What kind of events does Sapphire specialize in? Debutante…

Shop Talk: Patrick Schoen

 Please tell us a little about your role at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home.   I have worked for my family’s business since 1969. I took over the company in 2014 as managing partner, continuing my family’s 145-year legacy…

Shop Talk: Cristy Cali

Tell us a little background on your business.  In October 2012, I started my own business after working in my family’s retail jewelry business for seven years. Since I had spent so much time in a retail environment, the freedom…

Shop Talk: Judy Fern

The Elms Mansion is a New Orleans landmark, can you give us a brief history?  The historic Elms Mansion, located on St. Charles Avenue, was built in 1869. John “Tac” Elms purchased the Mansion in 1951, and his daughter turned…

Shop Talk: Ellen M. Kramer

Please describe your role at A New Leaf.  I founded A New Leaf in 2003 after 10 years as a high-level executive assistant. I wanted to take the skills that I developed over my career to help businesses and individuals…

Shop Talk: Julia W. Bland

Please describe your role at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.  I’m the chief cheerleader! I often think of myself as a “weaver,” weaving together big ideas, strategic partnerships, funding and key users or stakeholders – all in an effort to strengthen…

Shop Talk: Elizabeth B. McNulty

How did you start New Orleans Luxury Living?  I started as an agent four years ago under Gardner and have since expanded to create the New Orleans Luxury brand. I was inspired to do so through my own personal network…

December Snapshots

              Corky Willhite, Dr. Erin Boh, Dr. Thomas Naugle Jr. and Betsy Naugle pose at the “1834 Society Reception” on Friday, March 13. The reception was held to celebrate the Tulane School of Medicine’s…

October Snapshots

              Jack Leahy, Beth James, Scott James and Greg Morey are pictured at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s annual “Soirée” on April 16 at the beautiful home of Tia and James Roddy.  

September Snapshots

                Travers Mackel, Lori Murphy and Betsie Gambel attend “You Night,” a runway show to celebrate the victories and stories of cancer survivors.    

Support System

The right wedding day unmentionables offer comfort, fit and a little sizzle

School Days

              Event Co-Chairs Ashley Nolan Maguire, Cate Cummins Stag, Kristin Shannon, Mandy Romig and Mary Larson attend the Stuart Hall School for Boys’ 31st annual auction “Speakeasy Knight”, March 7. Themed after the Roaring…

August Snapshots

              Light of Hope Advocate Ronald White, Staff Member Ramona Graham and her son attend the third annual “Light of Hope” gala on March 6 in the Arbor Room in City Park. The gala…

July Snapshots

              Clancy Dubos, Jim Tucker, Councilmember Jared Brossett, Wilma Heaton and Councilmember James Gray attend the “Benefit to Save the Murals,” whose goal is to restore the seven recovered murals and to recreate the…