Coronavirus Things To Do

Starting a New Running Routine

For me, getting outside for an early morning run has been crucial to staying sane during our self-isolation time. If you are new to running or would like to start a new routine, here are some tips and tools to…

Keep it Clean

  Whether you live in a small downtown apartment, a little cottage in the Marigny or a sprawling and expansive St. Charles Avenue manse, keeping it clean can seem like a full-time job. Add to that the fact that some…

What A Workout

  At this stage of the game, new schedules and ways of completing daily tasks and chores are adjusted to accommodate our new, social distancing normal. Couples are busy rescheduling their weddings, tastings, fittings and more, as most events have…

DIY: Champagne Cork Wall Hanger

  For years, my husband Mark has worked from home full time, with me bringing work home a day or two throughout the week. Our shared worktable in the living room has always been sufficient and, for the most part,…

An Ogden Museum Online Art Break

  NEW ORLEANS – The Ogden Museum of Southern Art continues to add fun and interactive content to their website despite the coronavirus stopping any and all foot traffic to the museum. In a recent email to their subscribers, the…

Best Plants For At-Home Spring Gardening

  Home and gardening stores are seeing a boom! We all have more time on our hands, and more incentive to accomplish whatever tasks we’ve been putting off around the house. There is one task, however, outside of the house:…

Faulkner House Books Launches Book Subscription

NEW ORLEANS – Faulkner House Books has announced the launch of a new book subscription service for local bibliophiles. "If you’ve been to the store, Joanne has likely recommended a book or two that are now among your favorites," said…

Dance Party Playlist

  Enjoy our dance party Spotify playlist full of song suggestions by some of our staff, from our "The Ultimate Guide to the Best Self-Quarantine Living Room Dance Party" article and a few more sprinkled in here and there.  …

Cooking Couples

  Let’s be honest, social distancing at home is hard enough, but for those couples who are cohabitating, spending 24/7 with your partner could potentially put a little strain on any relationship. It’s imperative to find activities to do with…

Let’s Play a Game!

  With shelter-at-home orders in place through the end of the month, many may be looking for entertainment beyond the screen. Kids and adults alike are all feeling stir crazy and a little (a lot) bored. From card games to…

Manicure 101

If you are used to regular visits with your favorite New Orleans manicurist, at this stage of the COVID-19 closures, stay at home mandates and pro-level handwashing, your poor hands are beyond wrecked. While it is certainly a quick pick-me-up…

Nonprofit Event Updates

  St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: September-December 2020 will run in our upcoming issue. If you have a nonprofit event during that time and you haven’t filled out our online form, please do it ASAP: MyNewOrleans.com/submit-a-charitable-event/. If you…

Taking It To The Streets

With many events being cancelled with orders to implement social distancing and shelter in place, the annual Crescent City Classic 10k run has transformed itself from a traditional 6.2 mile road race into the new Virtual Crescent City Classic run.…

Parents Helping Parents

  The coronavirus quarantine is affecting everyone, especially parents who are now dealing with children of all ages at home with very little to do with their time. In an effort to help parents, I asked a few parents, with…

Five Things To Do In New Orleans Without Leaving Your House

  Things are getting serious in the world. More and more states, and even other countries, are ordering residents to stay home and only allowing essential businesses and workers to remain open and operating. We’ve been working from home, and…

Twists and Turns

  We are closing out weel one of intense social distancing and, those who can, moving to working at home. Parents are having to deal with online classes and homeschooling, whole companies are trying to figure out the best ways…

For the Extroverts, Introverts and Everyone In Between

  For extroverts, they’ve reached the point of stir-crazy; for introverts, they’re wondering how to get their extroverted roommates to maybe calm down a bit. Regardless of whether you’re introverted, extroverted or anything in between, we’ve put our heads together…

Keeping the Party Going, Virtually

  New Orleans residents aren’t letting social distancing kill their buzz. Many are “gathering” in small groups via apps like Zoom and Google Hangout to celebrate virtual happy hours. Metairie resident Molly Russell Doran was excited to join in the…