Author: Photographed by Theresa Cassagne King

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…

Invitation Paper Trail

  Rustic, romantic invitation suite hand-deckled and thermography printed on 130-pound paper with metallic gold ink to enhance the couple’s monogrammed greenery crest, Invito Bello, invitobella.com.   This premium-weight pewter invitation by Vera Wang features bright Sun Gold engraved ink.…

Seasonal Sparkle

18 karat white gold, natural sapphire and diamond necklace, and 18 karat white gold, natural sapphire and diamond flower earrings, Adler’s, 523-5292, AdlersJewelry.com. MODEL: CHRISTINA CRAIG / MAKEUP: MEGGAN ORY / HAIR: MONIQUE MUNOZ Georgian-era vine motif necklace with 7…

Charming Gifts for the Perfect Couple

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 artist Betsy Lody,…

The More the Merrier

Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup: Pilar Miranda Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Alexandria Galiano | ABOUTFACES MTM Agency Location: Laurenia at the Pythian Market     STANDING TALL Black strapless squared jumpsuit with notched front sequined side panels by AG Studio…

Exotic Elegance

STYLING: Marie Elizabeth Oliver PHOTOGRAPHY: Theresa King Cassagne MODELS: Lauren Shipp, Ibrahim Nofal, Darby Miles and Brianna Hunter HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kelly Snesrud TREND WATCH: Megan Romer THANK YOU TO: Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel Viktor&Rolf Mariage…

Joli: Invitations / Tropical Front

The GG Palms Suite invitation uses jewel-toned palm designs and hints of gold foil for a natural yet classic touch. The invitations are wrapped together with blush raw silk ribbon with an option to customize to…

Stock The Couple's Bar

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 artist Betsy Lody,…