One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Art in Bloom is celebrating 30 years. This year’s theme is “Queen of Arts: Celebrating 30 Years of Art in Bloom.” Guests sip and mingle while viewing floral designs created by over 75 exhibitors, many inspired by NOMA’s special exhibition, “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes,” on view Feb. 21 through May 28. This exhibition features rare pieces from Alexander McQueen and is NOMA’s first major fashion exhibition. The annual Art in Bloom Patron Party and the Preview Party is March 14, while the Art in Bloom lecture series and the annual Art in Bloom luncheon and fashion show are scheduled for the following day on March 15. Lectures will include Charles Masson, general manager of French fine-dining spot Majorelle, and American fashion designer Lela Rose.  — Beca Miller


Start your weekend off a little early with The American Institute of Architects New Orleans 2018 Design Awards dinner on March 29 at the WWII Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion, The Boeing Center.

Each year the design awards program focuses on three simple goals: celebrate the best of this region’s architecture; recognize achievement in a broad range of architectural work; and inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at the AIA Center of Design, 1000 St. Charles Ave. Guests will then second line over to the U.S. Freedom Pavilion for dinner catered by the American Sector.

After partying it up at the WWII Museum, get ready to join AIA New Orleans chapter and affiliate partners in the second annual Architecture Week New Orleans from April 8 through April 11.

The week long program will feature a broad range of events including building tours, a film screening, and opportunities for learning and mentorship.


Spring into a Home Makeover

If your house could use a little sprucing up, The New Orleans Home and Garden Show has you covered. The event is jam-packed with three days of events, including home renovation, edible landscapes, expert advice and painting 101. The event is at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from March 9 through March 11. For tickets and additional information, visit

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Susan Currie Design wins “Best of Design” on Houzz

Susan Currie Design of New Orleans won “Best of Design” on Houzz. The 13-year old New Orleans-based interior design firm was chosen from more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz where more than one million are active industry professionals. In order to achieve that “Best of Design” status, Susan Currie’s work was considered the most popular category among the voter professionals on Houzz. Currie says in a press release that her mission is to design exceptional residential and commercial interior spaces that focus on the client’s’ unique lifestyle. Currie’s use of color is her trademark.