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May the Fourth Be With You

  The LTEC team is taking a hiatus Thursday and Friday to celebrate our country’s independence, but before we go, we wanted to offer advice on those potentially tying in the nation’s celebration with wedding festivities. Putting a theme to…

Magazine Street

  Magazine Street is well known for being a shopping destination, but the thoroughfare also offers a wider variety of experiences that begin near Canal Street and extend all the way to Audubon Park. From school children learning French and…

Grouper Brings the Buddy System to Dating

Online dating has become ubiquitous, but even so, I’m not completely sold on it. Online dating does make sense for people like me who are busy and want to meet people beyond their social circles, but meeting up with virtual…

Alzheimer’s : The disease we dare not forget

What do you mean get off the sidewalk? I don’t have to show you my papers. Who are you to question me?” escalated an exchange between one of our city’s preeminent artists and a New Orleans policewoman. The 80-year-old or…

Regional Reports from across Louisiana

NORTHERN WORTH WATCHING ROCK OF AGES IN CARMEL Looking like a miniature Gothic cathedral atop a wooded hill, the tiny and beautiful Rock Chapel graces DeSoto Parish in a town once called Bayou Pierre. The town was re-christened Carmel (garden of…

Sister Act: Answering the Sibling Question

The sibling question is such a hard one for me to successfully answer, and I get asked it all the time. Everyone does. It is a typical “get to know you” question, ostensibly harmless: “Do you have any brothers or…

Top Female Achievers 2013

There is no novelty in there being worthy achievers who are female. There is, however, plenty of challenge in determining which ones to single out. Our list isn’t necessarily claiming to present the best of the year, rather these are…

“Amazing Grapes” auctions fine wine to preserve history

New Orleans would be lost without its history. Holt Kolb and Cara Ogg organized a spectacular night on March 1 to raise money for Hermann-Grima+Gallier Historic Houses. Hermann-Grima and Gallier are two geographically separate house museums, accredited by the…

Local Wedding: Kirkwood – Reiss

Sarah Ann Kirkwood and Crutcher Eaves Reiss met at the University of Virginia while earning their undergraduate degrees. Sarah was on the varsity volleyball team while Crutcher was on the football team. The two were friends and began dating while…

Victoria Bard & Cuong Tran

Bride: Victoria Bard Groom: Cuong Tran Date: December 8, 2012 Ceremony: Popp Fountain at City Park Reception: Panda King Coordinator: Maria Tran Gown: Jasmine Bridal from Pearl’s Place Bridesmaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Rings: Minh…

Amanda McIntyre & Alex Wood

Bride: Amanda Lynn McIntyre Groom: Alex Brennan Wood Date: February 23, 2013 Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Reception: Chateau Estates Country Club Gown: Yvonne LaFleur from Yvonne LaFleur Bridesmaids Dresses: Sophia Tolli from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Men’s Attire:…

“Cajun Night” raises funds for educational services

Southern seafood was the belle of the ball at Chartwell Center’s “Cajun Night” on March 1. Sidney and Norwood Thornton hosted the dinner at their home in anticipation of the Sporting Clays Classic Fun Shoot the following day. “Cajun…

Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions

Think of your wedding music as the soundtrack to your most romantic occasion. You’ll want to personalize it to your taste, of course, but also provide some crowd-pleasing hits for your guests after the ceremony is over and everyone is…

Tiffani Reding & Michael Amedeo Jr.

Bride: Tiffani Marie Reding Groom: Michael Mark Amedeo Jr. Date: March 23, 2013 Ceremony: The Riverview Room balcony Reception: The Riverview Room Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm Blush from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids Dresses: Venus from The Bridal Boutique…

Real Wedding: Scarlett Reeves & William Thomas

Bride: Scarlett Reeves Groom: William Thomas Date: May 12, 2012 Ceremony: Preservation Hall Reception: The Napoleon House Gown: Privately designed in Bogota by Martha Ferro Rings: Brent&Jess Florist: Tommy’s Flower Shop Cake: Le Croissant D’Or Caterer: Napoleon House Photographer: Shoot…

Angel Webb & Kyle Suggs

Bride: Angel Webb Groom: Kyle Suggs Date: March 24, 2012 Ceremony: Jackson Square Reception: Ralph and Kacoo’s Gown: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal Bridesmaids: Dillard’s Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse Rings: Gold was contributed by family members, then…