Author: Lisa Tudor

The Duchess Effect

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT / Elizabeth Melancon MODELS / Ann Smith, Carson Noriega, Morgan Olivier, Mary Leonards for Images MAKEUP / Meggan Ory & Meggan Ory Cosmetics HAIR / Monique Munoz FINE JEWELRY / Boudreaux's Jewelers LOCATION / Il Mercato New Orleans,…

Vintage Vows

Models: Stephany Osorto, Russ Vegas, Meggan Ory, Jacquelyn Lindsey Makeup by Meggan Ory for Makeup by Meggan Cosmetics Hair by Monique Munoz Hope Goldman Meyer Fine Jewelry Location: The Seraphim House New Orleans (Top) Willowby by Watters "Thistle" gown with…

Elevated Elegance

Tradition trumps the sheer and sensual with an emphasis on pared-down dresses and frothy ball gowns that reflect romance, femininity and tenderness.

Trendwatch: Game of Throws

Longhair Brazilian Cowhides (hanging) and Tito Agnoli Modular Sectional at Katie Koch Home; Vintage Wool Throw Blanket at Sunday Shop; Shearling ‘Brady’ Counter Stool at Eclectic Home. Bloom & Give Cotton and Wool Jacquard Throw at Sotre; Velvet-backed Kilim Pillows…

Elevated Elegance

Tradition trumps the sheer and sensual with an emphasis on pared-down dresses and frothy ball gowns that reflect romance, femininity and tenderness.

Make It Work

  Photographed by Theresa Cassagne Makeup by Wendy Karcher Hair by Ainsleigh Callaghan for Salon Callidora Model Kelly Murtagh Gilchrist Photographed at NOPSI Hotel, Nopsihotel.com   Alice + Olivia Tabitha Slit-Shoulder Sapphire Dress with detachable Fox Fur Cuffs at Saks…

Mix Modern

The ship captain’s table that often serves as a bar, along with the elk antlers nestled beneath were purchased from Ann Koerner Antiques. The green velvet Directoire chair is the first chair deemed “good” by Fort’s close friend and mentor,…

White Lightning

White marble and brass Florence Lamp H 21.25-inch and whitewashed hemp rope side table at Eclectic Home; McCartys Pottery Artisan Garden Sculpture Bell Chime at Katie Koch Home. Combine functional form and aesthetics with a pair of diminutive lamps. Positioned…

Knockout Nudes

Neutral shades radiate understated glamour. Add gilt in the form of golden and bejeweled hair accessories for goddess-like flair.

Elevated Elegance

Tradition trumps the sheer and sensual with an emphasis on pared-down dresses and frothy ball gowns that reflect romance, femininity and tenderness.

Patio Posh

Add luxurious global-market karma to outdoor lounging in your own backyard

Fest Dressed

Louisiana festivals celebrate alligator, boudin and rural life; crawfish, catfish, strawberry and rice. Get your party on and dance all day with music and food the heritage way.

Levee Living

Karen and Mark Gundlach struck a compromise the first time the couple started a house-hunt. “Mark had very strict parameters about where he wanted to live,” says Karen. “The duplex we were in had zero privacy. I told him if…

Under Foot

The look and feel of artisan area rugs, the supple welcome of cozy throws and the luxurious calm of fine bed linens offer year-round comfort

Romance on Royal

Combine the city’s rich history, unique Creole culture and jazz traditions, add an architectural gem like Latrobe’s on Royal, then mix in dazzling diamonds and fresh frocks to create an unforgettable celebration

Chic Street

Distinctive boutique brands, store signs in new spots and famous local favorites are in the mix and making news on Magazine Street. Uniquely New Orleans, the meandering six-mile retail district is polishing its reputation as a destination for the discerning, design-savvy shopper.

Tiny Tables

Petite, portable and posh, accent tables put your drink in easy reach from every seat in the house.

Romance on Royal

Combine the city’s rich history, unique Creole culture and jazz traditions, add an architectural gem like Latrobe’s on Royal, then mix in dazzling diamonds and fresh frocks to create an unforgettable celebration

Fancy Feast

In New Orleans, the best escape from punishing temperatures is to retreat to the air conditioning. Even if dining “al fresco” during the hot summers means eating inside, now is the right time to set the table for a party.

Easy Does It

Vintage inspired dresses, classic jewelry and natural beauty combined with an effortless, laid-back approach create the perfect blend of romance and elegance.

Fest Forward

From Congo Square to Fais Do-Do, hit the high note this festival season with shoulder-baring halters, crafts-style accessories and tropical prints in breezy fabrics that beat the heat on or off stage.

Fountain Fancy

A fountain adds beautiful movement and the sound of flowing water to your home’s outdoor environment while providing the landscape with a unique visual focal point.

heartfelt

Spoil her on Valentine’s Day with a gift that will melt her heart.

Easy Does It

Vintage inspired dresses, classic jewelry and natural beauty combined with an effortless, laid-back approach create the perfect blend of romance and elegance.

Enchanted

As cupid casts his spell on you and your betrothed, visions of gorgeous gowns dance in the forest's shadows

Global Warming

Imported throws, hand-loomed rugs and lean pillows with a world-market vibe lend that cozy lodge feel to your favorite lounge area

Top it Off

The season’s standout trends in outerwear experiment with shapes and unexpected proportions to make a statement all their own.

Lighten Up

Suspend a new decorative light from the ceiling to add instant ambience to any room in your home

Party Props

Lanterns, coolers and serving wares for picnics, pool parties and beach days