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Along the Avenue

Ron Forman, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and Pat Denechaud at the Woodrow Wilson Awards. Decorator Mary Ferry Bigelow at the “Refrigerator Art” benefit for the International School of Louisiana. Pam Halter with Prissy Sutton, a new Men of Fashion Hall…

The “Chef Soirée” gets into a tropical spirit in 2005

Jimmy and Mary Rogers with Brett Stoltz Vicki, Sandy and Courtney Menetre with Glenn Salter Richard and Bonnie Drude Tom Nowak and YSB president and CEO Dr. Robert C. Allanach Frank Davis singing with The Wagners Mike and Betty-Ann Hoss,…

Musseling In

Chef Chip Flanagan of the Bar & Bistro at La Louisiane puts a local spin on a classic dish APPETIZER | Tuna tartare with avocado and tomatoes in a lime vinaigrette SALAD | Spinach and pancetta salad with spicy pecans…

Summertime Blues

Sate your need for refreshment with festive Blue Hawaiians by SALLYE IRVINE I ordinarily eschew ingesting anything blue. Blue, in my estimation, is simply not a natural food color (with perhaps the exception of blueberries.) And I have long been…

Father's Day

Wrap your arms around his neck and a fine hide belt around his waist. Even if he’s an odd size—like a 37 or a 39—Bayou Belts will make a custom belt just for him. Choose from exotic skins such as…

Piece by Piece

Discover the art of decoupage. by KELLIE GRENGS Decoupage, derived from the French word decouper, meaning “to cut out,” is the creative art of assembling, pasting and varnishing paper cutouts for decorating objects. This is a process that all ages…

Patricia Brady

This local writer unmasks The real First Lady—Martha Washington. by PAUL A. GREENBERG In a culture obsessed with Britney’s latest escapades and the trials and tribulations of Hollywood celebrities from Jackson to J-Lo, will the reading public cotton to a…

11 Summer Weekend Getaways

There’s no need to suffer in the city’s heat and humidity when you can hop in a car or plane and escape to a relaxing, as well as exciting, destination. Often the biggest problem with trying to figure out where…

Par for the course

Spacious dreams and simple designs in a New Orleans home. by PAUL A GREENBERG How does this sound as the ideal homebuilder’s fantasy? You have found the perfect piece of land in a location that you have coveted for a…

A Common Thread

Textile restorer Jessica Hack brings old fabric—be it a flag or a Carnival dress—back to its original splendor. by DAWN RUTH Many drawers of yarn fill up a corner of Jessica Hack’s textile restoration studio in Algiers Point. Dozens of…

June 2005

Cream of the CropUsing the actual 18th-century creamware pieces from its collection as inspiration, Longue Vue House and Gardens has reproduction creamware made using techniques from the 1700s. Since the pieces are unable to be mass-produced, each item is unique—just…

A Natural Feel

Light in touch and weight, items made in bamboo, straw and grass can make this hot season seem a bit cooler. by LISA TUDOR Bits of bamboo, pieces of grass and an expanse of strawpopulate the summer landscape of fashionable…

Green is in

Bring the outdoors in during the hot summer. By RUSSELL MCCULLEY The next couple of months are trying ones for New Orleans area gardeners. Our typical summer weather pattern—brutal heat and humidity, interrupted by torrential rain—isn’t exactly the most conducive…

Allyson & Giuseppe Colosimo

by HILLARY GOLDEN Tuscany Decor Center ALLYSON & GIUSEPPE COLOSIMO While living in Italy, Allyson and Giuseppe Colosimo made a bold move across the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life and business. “The textiles we found in Italy needed…

THE HUNCHBUNCH

How small-town cops and a senior sleuth ignored the experts and caught the Baton Rouge serial killer by CHUCK HUSTMYRE On April 19, 1998, Zachary, La., police detective David McDavid was playing in a softball tournament in New Iberia when…

MARKETWATCH

The small title on the cover of the March issue of New Orleans Magazine: “The new, the swell, the groovy: Art markets” doesn’t quite prepare you for the viciousness that lies ahead. In the very first sentence of the article…

ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE EXPRESSWAY

by ERROL LABORDE You should not be looking around too much when driving on an expressway, but maybe when the traffic has you poking along it is OK to gaze a bit. Our cover story this month is the latest…

LINDY AT THE VATICAN

by ERROL LABORDE As the bus made its way to Naples, one of the world’s least powerful military forces was about to visit one of its most potent weapons, and Lindy Boggs was involved. Stories are now surfacing about some…

MARQUEE

Places to go, people to see, things to do by HILLARY GOLDEN Make the Connection Photographs taken by different artists, at different times and in various countries – but which still have a unifying concept or subject – assume new…

MOUNTAINS, CAVES, AND BUBBLING EARTH

Our country’s national parks by CHRISTINE RICHARD The National Park System preserves approximately 83.6 million acres of U.S. land, so families can have the all-American summer vacation (think Griswolds). Here are some highlights of our park system. Bubbling earth In…

RIGHT ANGLE

Best new architecture – our annual picks by John P. Klingman Over the last year there have been relatively few construction cranes in evidence in the New Orleans area, heralding locations of major new buildings. However, upon closer scrutiny we…

DIRTY DOZEN

Funeral for a Friend by JASON BERRY The Dirty Dozen revolutionized brass-band music in the early 1980s with an infusion of bebop and jump blues rhythms that took the old down-home sound to new thresholds. Veteran saxophonists Roger Lewis and…

SUMMER TOENAIL WOES

by BROBSON LUTZ, M.D. My toes appreciate a good summer vacation. After I get a tan going, my toes and feet look better. In the summer I am not on my feet like during the school year,” says Betsy Kaye…

BEER SIGHTED

The city’s premier drinking locations by Katie Block Forgive me for not wanting to talk about hops, barley or malt. I’m not a beer brewer, but I’ll toss back a few now and then without much care as to what’s…

The Music and the Night

Choosing a band that’s right for your reception by KARA NELSON hen my best friend got married in the New Hampshire countryside a couple of years ago, it was a lavish affair by any standards. Never mind that there was…

Registry

A big to-do list by TARA MCLELLAN Take it from me, bridal registries are very important. When my husband and I returned from our honeymoon, we found our tiny apartment filled with small gift boxes. “Great,” we thought, “plates and…

Jonathan Traviesa

by OLIVIA SMITH “There’s a certain violence to photography, a certain stealing,” says Jonathan Traviesa. “When someone whips out a camera, there’s immediately a whole new dynamic.” In his portraits, the artist continues, “I work hard to counteract that effect.…

Miller-Eastman Wedding

Whitney and Martin Brent Eastman, Caroline Odinet, Katelyn Laughlin, Maggie Laughlin, Kenny Odinet III and Libby Odinet (front row); Kathy Eastman, India Eastman, Kathleen Theriot, Elizabeth Theriot, Whitney and Martin, Diane Miller, Marjie Laughlin, Michelle Odinet and Eli Odinet (middle…

Along the Avenue

Jackie Gamble and Barbara Lill showing off their chapeau couture before boarding carriages for the First Annual St. Charles Avenue Easter Parade. Margaret Shields with Dr. Howard and Harriet Nelson at the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra dinner. Carolyn and…