Author: Lani Griffiths

Shop Talk | Emily LaBorde

  What is the difference between a traditional salon and a blow-dry bar? BLEU is a blowout-focused hair salon offering a luxury styling experience without the price, fuss and long lead times found at a traditional hair salon. There is…

Shop Talk | Jonathan Brouk

  Give us a little background on CHNOLA. Children’s Hospital was originally founded in 1955 as a 53-bed rehabilitation facility for children during the polio epidemic. For more than 60 years, Children’s Hospital New Orleans has delivered expert pediatric healthcare…

Shop Talk: Erin Kolb

  Tell us about Poydras Home’s new expansion project breaking ground this summer.  Poydras Home is proud to elevate our tradition of care with our introduction of The Green House® Project model. With the completion of the Poydras Home Reimagined…

Shop Talk: David Seerman

  How would you describe the Four Seasons Private Residences? The Four Seasons Private Residences New Orleans is the first ultra-luxury fully serviced, managed and branded residences in the city. It has the highest standards of finishes and quality of…

Shop Talk: Kim Alvarez

What is Landscape Images best known for?  We are known for turning ordinary spaces into extraordinary spaces. We are a full-service landscaping company for residential and commercial properties that practices a “design, build and maintain” philosophy. We pride ourselves on…

Shop Talk: Mark Francis

What is the significance of Vista Shores’ three distinct “neighborhoods”? These neighborhoods are designed to offer individualized and unique care to accommodate each person’s individual journey to wellness, happiness and health. What is the most important aspect of caring for…

Shop Talk | Amanda Fritscher

What do you do for Chateau Golf & Country Club?  I’m the Event Sales Manager for Chateau Golf & Country Club. A typical day for me would be reviewing events scheduled for the week with the Food and Beverage Manager…

Shop Talk | Skye & Susan Price

What makes your unique real estate partnership effective?  We are a mother-daughter team, and we complement each other in all aspects, including business, where we both bring different perspectives. With a combined experience of 40 years on the job we…

Shop Talk | Brandon Boudreaux

What are some of the services you offer at Boudreaux’s? We are a full-service jeweler, offering top-end designers, watch brands and our own signature collection designed and crafted in-house. We also offer jewelry and watch repairs as well as custom…

Shop Talk | Amy Wilson

What is Cajun Caviar? It is a caviar produced from choupique or bowfin roe. What do you do for the company? I run the operations; a little bit of everything since we’re such a small company. How does your product…

Shop Talk | Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Ed.D.

What does your job for St. Andrew’s entail? As Head of School I’m responsible for ensuring the continued academic, financial, operational and spiritual health of the St. Andrew’s community. Every day I’m moved and inspired by what I see, and…

Shop Talk | Jeanne Harang Boughton

What do you enjoy most about working for RE/MAX? It is a privilege to work among smart, kind, hardworking people. What are your selling specialties? When working with a seller, I love transforming a property by staging it with furniture…

Shop Talk | Joe Lindenmayer

What are your duties at California Closets? I’m the owner of the local California Closets business, but my most important duties are as our Chief Culture Officer, which means setting the course for an exceptional client experience. This includes having…

Shop Talk | Shauna Leftwich

What does an average day look like at Ashley Hall Interiors? It could be an installation day where we would be pulling and packing up all the lamps, accessories and embellishments from our showroom to polish off our installation. If…

Shop Talk | Tracy Brown Ph.D.

What kind of care options do you provide? HomeLife in the Gardens is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. How has the pandemic affected your business and policies? We continue to…

Shop Talk: Kate & Todd Novak

What is NOLA Learning Support?  NOLA Learning Support is a private educational therapy practice on Oak Street. We provide academic support and remediation for students from kindergarten through college, and our specialty is working with students who have dyslexia and…

Shop Talk: Jill Knight Nalty

What is the Argent Trust Company?  Argent Trust is a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group. Argent is a leading independent wealth management firm providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to individuals, families, businesses and institutions. What are some of your responsibilities? …

Shop Talk | Joy Cronvich

What makes Ballin’s special? At Ballin’s we pride ourselves on the high-quality service that’s offered to every customer. Our expertise is in assisting the customer to find the perfect outfit for each of their occasions. We are a curated clothing…

Shop Talk | Tricia King

What is your specialty as a Realtor? I am unique because I establish strong relationships with my clients and understand all the different neighborhoods New Orleans has to offer. I am a native New Orleanian and share with my clients…

SHOP TALK | Kim Starr Wise

What is your role at Kim Starr Wise Floral Events? I’m the head honcho, flower slinger, ladder climber, creative director, owner, boss lady, visionary and designer of all beautiful things. What events do you design in addition to weddings? Bar…

Shop Talk: Dr. Richard Gitter

What is your role at Gitter Vein Institute? I am the Director and Founder of Gitter Vein Institute. I’m a board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. What services do you offer? Gitter Vein Institute…

Shop Talk: Ingrid Rinck

How did the idea for Rinck Packaging, Inc. come about? For Sensible Meals, it was important to us during the COVID-19 pandemic that we could keep everyone – our vendors, our delivery companies, our employees – moving forward, busy and employed.…

Shop Talk: Trevor Colhoun

Tell us a little about the Trusted Provider Network.  New Orleans-based TPN is a professionally licensed, digital behavioral health clinician network and database. As traditional in-person networking opportunities are placed on hold, counselors and clinicians must search elsewhere to find…

Shop Talk: Glennda Bach

Tell us about your role at Latter & Blum.  I’ve been an agent with Latter & Blum for over 25 years and thoroughly enjoy working as a real estate professional with the company. I’ve been fortunate to become a top…

Shop Talk: Martha Claire Breland

What is your role at Judy at the Rink?  As a small business owner I get to do all the fun stuff. I’m the buyer, merchandiser and sales associate. I do the marketing, deliveries and all the paperwork, too. What…

Shop Talk: Autumn Adamme

Tell us a little background about your business.  Dark Garden supports uncommon beauty with beautifully curated boutiques centered around our world-renowned corsetry line. My team and I are determined to provide clothing to fit any body type and any personal…

Shop Talk: Rachel Patterson

What are some of your responsibilities as Owner and Buyer for Feet First?  Buying shoes for each season is a lot of fun, but also like trying to read a crystal ball. Footwear production has a long lead time, which…

Shop Talk: Dr. Kelly Burkenstock

Tell us a little background on your business.  Skin Body Health is the South’s hallmark anti-aging clinic. We take care of ladies and gentlemen on the inside and out. I feel you should look as good as you feel, and…