Author: Misty Milioto

Show-Stopper Spirits

  A jewel box of a cocktail lounge has opened at the new Kimpton Hotel Fontenot in the CBD led by executive chef Chris Lusk and bar supervisor Paula Echevarria. Dubbed the Peacock Room, the new hotspot delivers a bright…

Market Menu

  Auction House Market has two new food vendors, further expanding the options available at the chef-driven food hall. First up, Yvonne Molina has opened La Mezcla Mexicana after experiencing success with her tamale pop-up at a local neighborhood bar.…

Flavor Favors

  When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans…

Summer Sips

  Auction House Market has launched a new cocktail menu, featuring new signature and seasonal cocktails. One example, the “Salty Iguana,” is a smoky mezcal, tequila, grapefruit and salt-preserved lemon concoction that’s perfect for a hot summer day. Or try…

Design Diary | Nascent Venture

Hattie Collins, owner of the erstwhile Hattie Sparks boutique, recently forayed into the world of decorating. Though the boutique — which specialized in women’s clothing, unique jewelry and gift items, accent pieces and art — is now closed, it served…

Last Indulgence | Perky Pillows

When it comes to decorating, sometimes it just takes a small accessory to change things up. Enter colorful throw pillows that can really brighten up a space, especially when it comes to…

Down to Details

The breakfast area features polished Italian porcelain tile floors installed by Keller Tile; a hand-forged bronze-base table with Japanese patina finish; a twig-shaped brass and bronze pendant light by Global Views; Uttermost Selam wing chairs with…

Winging It

  The annual Hogs for the Cause charity event (June 4-5) kicks off with a new Friday evening experience - dubbed Wings & Bacon Night - at Plaquemines Parish Government Facility in Belle Chasse. The competition welcomes teams to create…

Picnic to Go

  Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery - the new go-to spot for good eats in Metairie - features a chef-sourced meat and cheese case (alongside a basket of Gracious Bakery baguettes), filled with jams, jellies, nuts, crackers, and even the…

Spring Spritz

  A new bubbly and bright canned cocktail from Ketel One, dubbed Botanical Vodka Spritz, is blooming with real botanicals and has expanded its launch to 11 new states, including Louisiana. The 73-calorie cocktail has no carbs, no added sugar,…

Bridal Buzzing

  Wanderlust Beauty Local entrepreneur Mari Alejos-Puente first started Passport Polish in July 2018 with a focus on handmade, vegan and cruelty-free polish inspired by different countries around the world. She launched liquid lipsticks in January 2019, and recently launched…

Send Guests Home With Flavorful Favors

  When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans…

Plant-based Perfection

Coalesce Goods is a new plant-based dining concept that has recently opened at St. Roch Market. Texas chefs Alex Davis and Jasmine “Jas” Rogers have established a cult following in Louisiana for their creative, indulgent vegan fare by hosting local…

Pop the Cork

Owner Skye LaTorre, a sommelier with more than 20 years of experience who began her career in New Orleans at Emeril’s Delmonico, has opened Pluck Wine Bar in the Warehouse District. The wine bar focuses on small, ethical producers, all…

Renovation of the Year

  An Uptown couple who met in Washington, D.C., and got married in 2012, recently completed the home renovation of their dreams with the help of architect William Sonner (of William Sonner Designs) and Chris Kornman, partner at Entablature…

Last Indulgence | Light Bright

In addition to thinking about furniture arrangement, mixed textures and multiple light sources, it’s always a great idea to make sure your space smells just as wonderful as it…

Dining Tradition

Tujague’s, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, has moved to a three-story building at 429 Decatur St. with eight dining rooms, a courtyard and a balcony. The first floor is made up of the bar with Otis Guichet’s portrait hanging on…

Celebrity Wine

Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power have started a new line of clean (and vegan) wines, dubbed Avaline, made with organic grapes and without unnecessary extras (like sugars, colors or concentrates). Their line includes a white, red and rosé wine, plus a new…

Bridal Buzz

Wanderlust Beauty Local entrepreneur Mari Alejos-Puente first started Passport Polish in July 2018 with a focus on handmade, vegan and cruelty-free polish inspired by different countries around the world. She launched liquid lipsticks in January 2019, and recently launched traditional…

Lovely Locales

With the introduction of a global pandemic, fiancées around the world have adopted the mantra, “Love isn’t cancelled.” Instead, couples are finding ways to have smaller, more intimate weddings that allow for plenty of social distancing. These local venues provide…

Think Petite

Weddings during COVID-19 have gotten smaller. But, if you ask the experts, that means the wedding photos are getting better. Fewer guests and less pomp and circumstance, some photographers say, creates opportunities for them to capture intimate, unscripted moments that…

Flavorful Favors

When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans is…

Disco Amigos

Mardi Gras parades may not be rolling this year, but Jack Rose, located within the Pontchartrain Hotel, will still be celebrating. The convivial restaurant is serving specialty Mardi Gras cocktails through February 16 that are sure to put you in…

King Cake Season

While we may not be able to celebrate Mardi Gras in the traditional sense, at least we can still eat king cake. Some to try include those by Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of the Link Restaurant Group. She is…

Cheers

New Orleans is surely known for its culture, music, food and festivals, but it’s also a drinking town like no other. Maybe it’s our love of revelry—or of simply meeting new friends everywhere we go—but New Orleanians have a knack…

Bar Tab: Local Whiskey

Seven Three Distilling Co., which came to the rescue during quarantine with its made in-house hand sanitizer, is once again satisfying the needs of locals with the recent release of its Irish Channel Whiskey. While this is the third release…

The Dish: Tacos, Anyone?

Barracuda, the Crescent City’s newest taco stand and margarita garden, is offering expanded menu options and an upgraded outdoor space as part of its continued socially distanced safety measures. The restaurant has permanently added Taco Family Meals and Party Packs…

Meaningful Bridesmaid Gift

  Beloved local jewelry designer Mignon Faget has designed a charming necklace that undoubtedly resonates among New Orleanians. The Rebirth Butterfly Fleur de Lis Pendant features a classic fleur-de-lis accented by a small butterfly, and it is available in sterling…

The Dish: Meal Delivery

The food and beverage team behind St. Roch Market, Auction House Market and Market Supper Club have started a new local food-delivery service called Parcel. This is no regular meal delivery service though. Instead, Parcel delivers meals to your doorstep…

Bar Tab: Cocktail Series

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and Bombay Sapphire have partnered to launch The Canvas Project, a web-based content series featuring the creative passions of last year’s 12 finalists in the Most Imaginative Bartender competition. From photography and videography, to home…