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From the Editor

January often has most of the country taking a look at resolutions, lifestyles and healthy choices. But in New Orleans, we’re still ramping up our own holiday season. Fueled by king cakes, finger sandwiches, daiquiris and fried chicken, we put…

What to Wear

Krystal's white Khaite top and Jil Sander velvet pants are available at Weinsteinʼs. See three more ready-to-wear styles you can find locally. Silky Silhouette This flared long sleeved Dorothee Schumacher dress in muted green hugs the body providing a beautiful…

Timeless Invitations

A tasteful, embossed ecru stock with black ink, pearlescent lined envelope with matching response cards and informal notes help to complete this graceful suite, by Gem Printing, gemprinting.com These custom invitations, with an illustrated wedding map, were meticulously created focusing…

What to Wear

New Orleans icon Jeremy Davenport is always at the top of our best dressed list in a suit by Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers (LFSuits.com) at The Ritz-Carlton.    Hitting the holiday party circuit? Here’s what to wear to lighting ceremonies,…

From the Editor

  The holidays have arrived, and with them, the celebrations have begun. This year, as always, we celebrate family and friends. We also celebrate the end of what for many was a tumultuous year, full of ups and downs. We…

A Just Cause

For the uninitiated, stepping into a court room with its strict mores and peculiar lexicon can be a very intimidating environment for the average person, much less for those with limited funds and a pressing need. While legal representation for…

What to Wear

  Opening November 5 'til the final curtain November 21, the New Orleans Film Festival is back in person and virtually for eager moviegoers to have a chance to see some of the 170 selected films to view. Friday Night…

FALLing in Love with Fashion

Hair by Jessica Palma / Palma Pro Artistry   |    Makeup by Midori Tajiri-Byrd / Midori Makeup Artistry With in person meetings and nightlife returning, Monomin Owner Rachel Hall Taravella shows us how to work, play and stay cozy…

On the Market

  It will be a shock to no one to hear that for residential real estate in the New Orleans area, it’s a seller’s market. Prices are up, inventory is down, and competition is fierce when houses do come on…

What to Wear

Audubon Nature Institute’s annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” returns September 17 on the zoo grounds. With temperatures still summery, this semi-formal event calls for lighter fabrics and lower heels as this season’s social calendar comes back with a roar. All available…

From The Editor

With the end of summer comes that lagging summer feeling – the heat and humidity seems never-ending; vacations have been planned and taken; students face another school year; diets and healthy eating practices for “swimsuit” season have come and gone.…

Enduring Elegance

A tasteful, embossed ecru stock with black ink, pearlescent lined envelope with matching response cards and informal notes help to complete this graceful suite, by Gem Printing, gemprinting.com These custom invitations, with an illustrated wedding map, were meticulously created focusing…

Understated Cakes

  Chocolate cake with mousseline filling, covered in a gray marbled fondant with…

From the Editor

Summer is here, and for many, that means slathering on the sunscreen and seeking out shady spots to protect ourselves from the sun’s relentless rays. For me, growing up in the 1970s and 80s meant doing, or not doing, things…

Sheer Beauty

  Makeup by Meggan used on models from left to right: Jewel: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive Skin Foundation shade Porcelain, Tiffany Powder, Expensive Skin Powder shade Cream, Quartz Lipgloss Melissa: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive…

From the Editor

  This month, we celebrate Pride – a month dedicated to remembering the work and sacrifices made by extraordinary individuals to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ people. In this issue, we highlight the work of several local heroes and allies…

Top Female Achievers

  Each year, New Orleans Magazine features women who are making a difference across the community. The past year has provided many challenges , but each of the 11 Female Achievers we spotlight here have handled the challenges. They've put…

From the Editor

I recently ventured out for a small luncheon with some of my girlfriends. Out. Of my house. We had all been thoroughly vaccinated and had waited the proper post-shot wait period, so we decided to celebrate a birthday, as well as…

Hometown Homage

This lovely suite immediately evokes a sense of place, printed on soft white stock, and featuring beautiful sketches of a horn, streetcar and Brennan’s Restaurant — clearly setting the stage for a day to remember in…

Refined Texture

Two-tiered, Funfetti cake filled with strawberry buttercream and frosted with vanilla bean buttercream in…

Gifts To Elevate Your Serving Game

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local…

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without…

Refined Simplicity

  Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated…

Refined Simplicity

Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated with…

The Perfect Match

Today the ever-classic combination of black and white for the bride and groom continues its reign as the most traditional of color schemes. From season to season, elite designers like Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera punctuate their collections with black…

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without…

Top Female Achievers

"I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success." - Gloria Vanderbilt Each year New Orleans Magazine profiles a selection of extraordinary women from across our community continuing to make a difference. We present here seven…

Painted Elegance

Three-tiered almond cake with lemon mascarpone buttercream and fresh fruit filling, covered in grey marbled, gold and white fondant with decorative navy and gold ruffles, The Sweet Life, nolasweetlife.com. Three-tiered lemon cake with cream cheese filling, covered in white fondant…