Author: Samantha Hyde

Fine Art

The community comes together to support NOCCA.

Wine and Dine

Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic houses hosts its 26th annual wine auction.


Courting Casual Diners The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 522-7261; Court Tavern Po-Boys, 614 Bourbon St., courtoftwosisters.comLocals know The Court of Two Sisters for its daily jazz brunch buffet, but the restaurant also offers a casual dining experience…

Spa Spying

Is there any time in the calendar year more deserving of some self-pampering than the summer? First, one has to conquer the New Orleans heat. Add in a little humidity and the dreaded frizz and sweat duo start to make…

Mardi Gras Mambo

Bridge House kicks off 2012 Mardi Gras season with annual fundraiser.

Dining Features

Chef’s picksVoted “Favorite Asian Restaurant” by the readers of New Orleans Magazine in the 2011 Tops of the Town awards, Five Happiness has been serving the city for more than 30 years. Popular among families, the restaurant is known to…


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…


Last month, for our Mother’s Day feature, we presented portraits of female members of both the New Orleans and Jefferson parish councils and their families. This month, we do the same for council guys. In both cases we look for…

Let them Eat Cake

Whether your preference is traditional or playful, New Orleans has many options to fit your event.

Fancy a Feast?

Five of the city’s best catering services fit for a bride.

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. 

Council Moms

Mothers and daughters on two councils discuss differences and similarities.