Editor’s Note

July marks that mid-way point of summer where you’re often left in the entertainment doldrums wondering what to do next and how much hotter is it going to get (spoiler alert: a lot). This month, we have a packed planner with ways to enjoy summer, keep your cool and still look great while getting out and about.

While the heat is getting to its maximum right about now, you don’t have to confine yourself to a darkened living room with the a/c on full blast. There’s still plenty of great summer fun to be had right here at home. From learning a new skill (ever wanted to sew your own swimsuit cover up? Learn to rock climb?) to dining out, soaking up some art and culture, enjoying a day spa or just chilling by the pool, we’ve got your summer plans unpacked right here at home.

Skincare in the summertime is no joke. It’s hot. You’re sweating. The sun is relentless. We have our cooldown guide to keeping your skin hydrated, clean and ready for going out, despite the heat. Plus we have special tips for kids and teens in an Instagram world.

July also marks our annual celebration of senior living. In this issue, we have a bevy of the best 65-and-older seniors truly in their Golden Age. These seniors continue to inspire with their contributions to the community, commitment to making life better for themselves and others and imparting wisdom and knowledge to a new generation. I can’t wait for you to meet them and to celebrate them, too.

As always, our columns will give you all the best places to eat, drink, and shop, plus style tips, family fun and more. So grab an icy beverage, stay hydrated and enjoy New Orleans in July. It’s not as bad as you think.

Editor's Note

Ashley McLellan, Editor

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