Author: Misty Milioto

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…

The Dish: Noodles, Please!

Jeff Gapultos and Chef Nhat “Nate” Nguyen came up with the idea for Union Ramen Bar after a night out on the town. While they planned to open in the Lower Garden District on Apr. 4 (National Ramen Day), they…

Bar Tab: Happy Hour

Beloved local restaurant Sylvain—part of LeBLANC + SMITH’s collection of restaurants—has launched a new Happy Hour just in time for fall. Taking place Wednesday through Sunday from 4-6 p.m., it features a group of Lucky 7 cocktails (all are $7)…

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…