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Big Day Glow Up

  When it comes to skincare, there is a lot one can do. The secret however, is to look like you have done nothing at all except be born with beautiful skin and a perfect complexion. That is easier said…

Dream Honeymoons: Romance in Historically Glam Philadelphia

  It’s long held nickname has been the “City of Brotherly” (recently amended to “and Sisterly”) Love. But, for your purposes why not just refer to this alluring, honeymoon-worthy, history-drenched urban haven as the “City of Love”? That’s because Philadelphia,…

Love and Resourcefulness

  Something that becomes evident is that when faced with strife, people can be surprisingly resilient. We’ve witnessed that this past year as we inch closer to the year mark of the coronavirus pandemic impacting the United States. There have…

Get Hooked

  Whether it’s crawfish bread at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival or fried oysters at your favorite restaurant, New Orleanians know their seafood. So, it’s no surprise that we ace it when it comes to the season of…

Bridal Buzz: Two Can’t-Miss Wedding Gown Trunk Shows

  Couples are still trying to navigate saying, “I Do,” amid the pandemic and many local bridal shops are still doing their best to bring a bit of normalcy to brides. If you are still looking for “the one” —…

Real Weddings: Flumenbaum - Conrad

    Bride: Judy Flumenbaum Groom: Jonathan Conrad Date: March 14, 2020 Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events Ceremony & Reception Location: Il Mercato Catering: Joel’s Catering Cake: Bittersweet Confections Gown: Reem Acra Florist: Leaf & Petal NOLA Photographer:…

Safety-Forward Sipping

  At many wedding receptions, it’s pretty much an elbow-to-elbow race to the open bar once the I do’s are done. Since current times aren’t well suited for crowding with cocktails, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the bar…

Real Wedding: Palmer - Bradley

  Bride: Angela Palmer Groom: Chris Bradley  Wedding Date: October 18, 2020 Ceremony Location: New Orlean’s City Park (Peristyle) Reception & Catering: Ralph’s on The Park Gown: Allure from Bliss Bridal Bridesmaids dresses: azazie.com Men’s attire: Men’s Warehouse Rings: Kay Jewelers Florist: Crystal Vase Flowers Cake: Swiss Confectionery Photographer: Rae Caroline Photography…

Will You Be Mine?

  Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day look different this year as COVID-19 cases, and new strains of the virus, emerge throughout Louisiana and the country. City officials have banned events and ordered bars to close in the coming days before…

Dream Honeymoons: Hideaway in a Villa for Honeymoon Bliss

  It’s still not over. When will the pandemic be over? At this point, you’ve likely planned 1,000 honeymoons. Who says, in the end, that you’ll have to limit yourself to one? Here’s what we’re thinking: What if you had…

Top Skincare Treatments of 2021

  When it comes to skincare, there is a lot one can do. The secret however, is to look like you have done nothing at all except be born with beautiful skin and a perfect complexion. That is easier said…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Valentine’s Date Idea

  Newly engaged brides or brides still trying to find the perfect dress have a few shopping options via various trunk show events popping up around the city and beyond. First, Town & Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue is…

Real Engagements: Taylor and Sheldon

In a love story fit for the 21st century, Taylor and Sheldon met in 2016 when Sheldon sent Taylor a "DM" (direct message) on Facebook. They went on their first date later that year during the Bayou Classic weekend. Sheldon…

The Best Humidity Control Haircare

  Whether you like to wear your hair in big, bouncy curls or super sleek, as soon as the humidity hits around 60 percent you’ll start to see the dreaded halo of frizz.  Pick products to match hair type and desired…

Phased Out

  We all hoped 2021 would bring a breath of fresh air, but with the new year came tighter COVID-19 restrictions around the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana. The restrictions included New Orleans moving back to a…

Dream Honeymoons: A Bicycle Built for Two

  You met at the bike shop. Not the most romantic place for love at first site, but you adored the way she’d gotten the grease from her bike chain incongruously on her upper lip — as if she had…

Fun and Fitness

It might be the idea of being the center of attention for the day or knowing those photos will last forever. Either way, all brides want to look their best on their Big Day. So amidst all the wedding prep,…

New Beginnings

  During a time when many businesses are seeing closures due to the pandemic, a new hotel is bringing a new era to the French Quarter. One11 Hotel is the first hotel allowed to open in the Vieux Carre district…

Dream Honeymoons: Crabs, Yachts and Maryland Magic

  You’ll call it your personal “Love Boat.” The splendorous 55-foot Hinckley yacht awaits on Pier 7 Resort Marina in Annapolis, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Polished, with wood inlay and leather flourishes, it bobs on the water. You take her…