New Orleans is buzzing as we move toward into another summer in the city. A local hotel recently completed an interior renovation and a few boutiques in and around the city are hosting exciting new trunk shows.

First, the Pelham Hotel in New Orleans recently debuted a complete interior renovation. The modest 65-room hotel saw updates to the lobby, guest rooms, guest corridors and a few other areas throughout the property.

“This renovation will provide guests with an elevated yet distinctly New Orleans experience,” said General Manager Allison Barnette in a press release about the renovations. “Inspired by the property’s origins, we sought to preserve the hotel’s unique character while transforming spaces with the modern-day traveler in mind. From the moment they arrive, guests will be immersed in the rich history of the city while receiving the world-class hospitality that The Pelham is known for.”

The original circa-1800s building was led in design by New York-based Suomi Design Works and influenced by the building’s “European influence while drawing inspiration from the theatrical flair of city’s vibrant Golden Age of Theater and classic New Orleans’ Manor homes.”

With wood and leather accents, it strikes us as the hotel a modern Don Draper (of AMC’s “Mad Men”) would frequent.

Click here to see more of the hotel and book your stay.


Starting May 14, I Do Bridal Couture in Covington is hosting a Rosa Clara trunk show through May 24. The designer, according to the boutique’s website, offers brides an array of dresses and different styles that is sure to suit your personality. Book appointments at 985-327-5598 or on the website here.

June is already set to be a busy month for bridal events around the city.

First, Linen Jolie Bridal in Metairie is hosting a Toni Federici trunk show for much of the month beginning June 3 and concluding June 25. Toni Federici is known for amazing veils and offers brides the ability to create a one-of-a-kind, custom piece. This show is by appointment only. Book online here.

Bliss Bridal in New Orleans is hosting a summer sample sale from June 6-11. According to the event page, every sample sale gown will be $999 or less and all sample sale accessories will be $99. Appointments are required. To book, call 504-592-7507 or go online here.

Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, Town and Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue is hosting a Martina Liana Designer Preview Show. This show is said to feature a never-before-seen collection of gowns from the designer that won’t be available anywhere else for a year. Special incentives and pricing will be applied, and the show is by appointment only. Book a reservation online here.