Two New Orleans Women-Owned Businesses Bring the Power to the Bart Cart
Commander’s Palace cocktail mavens, Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, have joined forces with Christa Cotton, CEO of El Guapo Bitters to create a line of cocktail mixers that make entertaining a breeze—just combine one part mixer with one part alcohol, shake and serve. The 8 ounce mixers are available locally at Le Petit Bleu (Commander’s Palace’s to-go market next door to the restaurant) or nationwide, and can be purchased individually or as a set online at commanderspalace.com. The flavors—all non-GMO, gluten free, responsibly sourced, and made with no added sugar—include Original Lime Daiquiri, Tequila Mockingbird #2, Papa Doble and the Adelaide Swizzle. Le Petit Bleu also carries whole pecan pies, Creole cream cheesecakes, quarts of Turtle Soup and Gumbo, and daily menu specials from Commander’s Palace.
Le Petite Bleu, 1423 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221, commanderspalace.com/to-go
Add Festive Sparkle and Subtle Color with Iridescent Glassware
Classic shapes, luminous rainbow iridescent inflected surfaces, and luxurious gold halo rims are hallmarks of Beatriz Ball’s new Mother of Pearl glassware collection. Special enough for haute entertaining, enduring enough to bring a touch of luxury to the everyday.
Beatriz Ball, 504-366-1661, beatrizball.com
Timeless Heirloom Linens
Make the Table
Founded in New Orleans in 1996 by Jane Scott Hodges, Leontine Linens is the arbiter of the contemporary linen trousseau. A table dressed in custom, hand-crafted, monogrammed linens sets the stage for a memorable event no matter what you are serving. Such linens are an investment in your home, one worthy of passing to future generations to share the stories they hold.
Leontine Linens, 3806 Magazine St #3, 504-899-7833, leontinelinens.com