Author: Misty Milioto

Extra Bridal Buzz

New Bridal Collection Morilee By Madeline Gardner has released its Spring ’22 Starlight Collection of wedding gowns that pull inspiration from the mystery and beauty of the stars. In addition to luxe fabrics and ethereal movement, the Starlight Collection incorporates…

Brunch, Please!

For the first time in its 24-year history, Red Fish Grill is now offering a seafood-forward weekend brunch (offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Expect two hours of bottomless brunch cocktails for $25, specialty brunch…

Lime Sizzler Firebush

1 Appearance The Lime Sizzler Firebush (Hamelia patens Grelmsiz) is a mounding, semi-woody perennial that sports variegated chartreuse yellow and lime green foliage with red veins. With a long bloom season from the late spring through the fall, the whorled…

Color Me Beautiful

Interior designer Chad Graci envisioned an eclectic mix of furnishings mixed with New Orleans glamour for the parlor of this French Quarter townhouse. The wooden beaded chandelier from Karla Katz Antiques is a standout piece, as…

Sweet Spot

Whether being used to create a vignette, or to spruce up an otherwise mundane area, accent chairs provide that extra punch to bring a space to life. One we love is the new Coliseum Club Chair by the New Orleans…

By Design

The Double Dealer, the subterranean cocktail bar located beneath the Orpheum Theater, has been nominated by the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards  2021Shortlist Americas for Visual Identity. The Double Dealer joins only three other nominees in North, Central and South…

Finely Crafted

New Orleans-based lifestyle brand Elysian has added a new category to its curated Bespoke Home Goods Collection, which includes home linens, to now include the Bespoke Tableware Collection. The selection of products features hand-painted ceramic tableware, handmade silk napkins, handmade…

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding Locations

  Picking the location for your wedding festivities is one, if not the, most important part of planning your Big Day. The location sets the tone of the entire celebration and New Orleans is full of ideal backdrops for saying,…

Wine Tasting

  Copper Vine is now showcasing a creative collaboration between sommelier Lydia Kurkoski and executive chef Amy Mehrtens with new wine-tasting experiences. Featuring a unique combination of cuisine and wine, and specially curated for each guest, the 13 new tasting…

Fall Special

  Ralph’s on the Park is offering its annual “Three Appetizers and Glass of Wine” special for $33 through Sept. 30. The á la carte dinner promotion includes small plates from the extensive appetizer menu from executive chef Knut Mjelde,…

Cookie Confections

  When it comes to planning a bridal shower, one of the main ingredients is desserts. For wedding favors, almost anything locally made will be a hit. Enter these precious cookies from Brown Sugar Boulangerie for either occasion. The locally…

Winsome Venues

  Part of the beauty in having a New Orleans wedding is the plentiful (not to mention gorgeous) locales available for weddings and receptions. With COVID-19 vaccines rolled out, this is sure to be one of the busiest wedding seasons…

Cookie Confections

  When it comes to planning a bridal shower, one of the main ingredients is desserts. For wedding favors, almost anything locally made will be a hit. Enter these precious cookies from Brown Sugar Boulangerie for either occasion. The locally…

Bridal Buzz

New Bridal Collection Morilee By Madeline Gardner has released its Spring ’22 Starlight Collection of wedding gowns that pull inspiration from the mystery and beauty of the stars. In addition to luxe fabrics and ethereal movement, the Starlight Collection incorporates…

Rooftop Pool Bar

  Opening this summer in the Warehouse District, the new $80-million Virgin Hotels New Orleans will feature multiple dining and drinking outlets - including the Pool Club. The rooftop pool and lounge, situated on the 13th floor, will serve as…

Candid Camera

  Now that weddings are back in action, it’s time to start thinking about what type of photography will best capture your Big Day. Of course, every photographer has their own eye, with a perspective that may or may not…

Global Cuisine

  A new tropical roadhouse restaurant from chef Sophina Uong and her husband/partner William Greenwell, dubbed Mister Mao, features a static menu of eclectic globally-inspired cuisine, along with an ever-changing selection of small plates served from roving carts. Dishes include…

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…