Author: Misty Milioto

Intimate I Do's

  Smaller weddings have become more popular over the past several years, and this shift couldn’t be more welcome in the age of social distancing. Not only do couples reap the benefits of a more cost-effective venue, but they also…

Fall Libations

The Bayou Bar at The Pontchartrain Hotel is offering two new fall cocktails that will make you feel all cozy inside. The “Duck Fat Sazerac” features smoked duck fat Sazerac rye, bitters, Herbsaint and sugar. We all know that duck…

Private Dining

Chef Eric Cook and Gris-Gris recently gained international attention, after being featured on "Gordon Ramsay’s: Uncharted" TV series with National Geographic (June 2020). Now, after battling the ups and downs of operating a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Gris-Gris is…

This Season's Bridal Buzz

Heaven Scent The all-natural perfume company dubbed Smoke Perfume & Co., opened its first storefront location in The Good Shop in the Lower Garden District. Founder Kathleen Currie first developed her signature Smoke fragrance — featuring vetiver, citrus and jasmine…

Design Diary

Art of Lighting Locally based lighting designer and artist Julie Neill has created a collection of new light fixtures for Visual Comfort & Co., a designer lighting company based out of Houston. Neill finds inspiration for many of her designs…

New Build of the Year

Native New Orleanians Chris and Rachel Forstall first met at his cousin’s wedding in 2004, and the dynamic duo has been inseparable ever since. Chris, who has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was in fifth grade, opened Southshore…

Color Pop

Elan, flair, panache: Whatever you choose to call it, Susan Currie’s home has it. The local interior designer and principal of her eponymous firm, Susan Currie Design, has a passion for color that shines through all of her projects. Symmetry,…

Lovely Libations

Hugh Bar Cart by Worlds Away, 36-inches wide by 34-inches high by 20-inches deep, $1,347, at Eclectic Home, available for in-store or curbside pickup The only thing better than a fully stocked bar is a gorgeous, fully stocked bar cart.…

La Nouvelle Louisiane

Louisiana is known for its food and music scenes (as it should be!), but has so much more to offer. So, we’ve curated a new list. We are proud to present La Nouvelle Louisiane—the best of what's new in the…

Taking Flight

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 silver…

Bijou Venues

Smaller weddings have become more popular over the past several years, and this shift couldn’t be more welcome in the age of social distancing. Not only do couples reap the benefits of a more cost-effective venue, but they also have…

Bridal Buzz

Heaven Scent The all-natural perfume company dubbed Smoke Perfume & Co., opened its first storefront location in The Good Shop in the Lower Garden District. Founder Kathleen Currie first developed her signature Smoke fragrance — featuring vetiver, citrus and jasmine…

Keep on Truckin’

  Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping…

Mind + Body

With the introduction of COVID-19, health and wellness have become primary concerns for everyone. Not only is it important to follow safety guidelines during this time, but it is equally vital to be active—and maintain sanity—in the process of finding…

Last Indulgence: Plush Perch

In addition to providing additional (and movable) seating options, the versatile pouf also can act as a foot rest or a side table. Even better, poufs add softness and a certain sense of coziness to a space that might otherwise…

Design Diary

Fine Furnishings A new offering of custom upholstery furnishings allows total customization Eclectic Home, a 7,000-square-foot showroom and design center, recently debuted its EH Collection — a custom upholstery line for furnishings ranging from traditional to modern styles. The carefully…

Inside Out

For Nathan Fell, founder and principle of Nathan Fell Architecture, long and narrow site constraints — those typical of New…

Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photography

  Photography is one of the most important aspects of your wedding, since the photos will remain long after the Big Day. So finding the best photographer to suit your needs is paramount. Here, three local wedding photographers offer their…

Design Diary

Southern Flair New Orleans-based Doorman Designs — a furniture brand known for its handcrafted woodwork — has launched a new e-commerce site. Founder Alex Geriner also has been busy moving into a new workshop, where he offers tours and a…

Enter The Dream

  Local artist and designer for Anthropologie, Rebecca Rebouché, is known for her allegorical paintings of the natural world. Now, her emotive and naturalistic style graces the bottle of her new perfume, Exotic Memory. Born from a dream, the artwork…

In The Mix

New Orleans is a drinking town. After all, this is the birthplace of the cocktail and home of the once bustling Storyville. The city’s history with libations and the fun-loving attitude of the locals create a concoction that’s ripe for…

Lagniappe: Enter the Dream

Local artist and designer for Anthropologie, Rebecca Rebouché, is known for her allegorical paintings of the natural world. Now, her emotive and naturalistic style graces the bottle of her new perfume, Exotic Memory. Born from a dream, the artwork and…

Details: In Focus

Photography is one of the most important aspects of your wedding, since the photos will remain long after the Big Day. So finding the best photographer to suit your needs is paramount. Here, three local wedding photographers offer their tips…

Details: Lovely Locations

Every wedding should demonstrate personal touches that express the style of the couple. In this way, the big day becomes an extension of the couple’s union. No matter what your preference, these local venues offer something for every taste. ROMANTIC…

Design Diary

Architectural Accolades Trahan Architects — the renowned architectural firm behind the Mercedes-Benz Superdome redevelopment and the revamped Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia — earned the 2019 International Architecture Award for a newly designed home on Magazine Street.…

Local Food Trucks Keep Your After-Party Truckin'

  Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping…

10 Outdoor Locations That Wow For Your Big Day

  Here in New Orleans, the two most popular times of year to get married are March through June and October through December, with March and October being the busiest months. This is important to keep in mind when booking…

The Perfect Palate

  Food and beverage presentation is key for a truly statement-making wedding. Of course, everything should be delicious, but, as more couples aim to create experiences for their guests, how that food is served is also gaining importance. Michelle Norwood,…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Perfect Palate

Food and beverage presentation is key for a truly statement-making wedding. Of course, everything should be delicious, but, as more couples aim to create experiences for their guests, how that food is served is also gaining importance. Michelle Norwood, founder…