Author: Natalia Le

The Heart and Soul of Giving

Blue and white gingham-draped tables and buffets on old cedar doors greeted guests with” a backyard, juke joint feel at Legacy Donor Foundation’s “Soul Revival 2011” on April 8.The Tree of Life Bar, a circle bar with a lighted tree…

Shopping

Upcoming auctionsLocated in downtown New Orleans, Crescent City Auction Gallery’s staff and auctioneers have more than 50 years combined experience in the antique and auction business. The locally owned and operated company specializes in local estates, Southern and New Orleans…

Love Blossoms

Bright colors are a staple for summer weddings.Using vibrant hues for the big day, brides can personalize bouquetsand boutonnières with exotic flowers to match their own taste.Here are nine local takes on summer’s best blossom arrangements. 

Glassblown gifts at Judy’s

For almost 30 years, Judy at the Rink has been offering unique New Orleans gifts, such as home accessories and jewelry. Owner Kay Fausset chooses the store’s inventory, and though some pieces are by national artists, most are local – with…

Summer specials at Manale’s

Pascal’s Manale is best known for being the creator of barbecued shrimp. The 98-year-old restaurant has been in the same family for four generations, serving up seafood dishes, Italian specialties and steaks.Co-owner Sandy DeFelice’s favorite dishes are the veal parmesan,…

Rediscovering the Gulf Coast

After a devastating year caused by the oil disaster, tourist hot spots along the Gulf Coast want folks to know that they’re back. (In fact they never left; the perception scared people away, never the reality.)GULFPORT, MISS.If you want to…

A Hole in One

Friends of City Park raises funds for a miniature golf course.

Experiencing the Green Goddess

Right in the middle of a pedestrian alley between the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Monteleone Hotel, you’ll find Green Goddess, a restaurant working under the “small is beautiful” motto. Chef’s Paul Artigues and Chris DeBarr create Louisiana seafood with…

Sink into the Guerlain Spa

The Guerlain skincare brand is famous for its innovations in beauty. The Guerlain Spa’s third location in the United States opened at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans in 2009. It offers facial and body therapies, hand and foot therapies,…

Dine near the park

Outdoor dining is back for the spring season at Ralph’s on the Park, where New Orleans native chef Chip Flanagan draws from international tastes to put a spin on local cuisine. Diners can experience array of seafood specials while taking…

Health

Statewide Health Care Options Move ForwardBATON ROUGE –– Amid debate, Gov. Bobby Jindal and his administration are preparing to move ahead with a plan for “coordinated care networks,” with a statewide implementation beginning in 2012 that will cover 830,000 Medicaid…