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Gatherings | Hauntingly Delicious

Shrimp and Gris-Gris Grits Ingredients 1 lb shrimp ½ cup andouille sausage, quartered 1 quart veal stock 1 red bell pepper 1 ½ cups whole milk (skim can also be used) ½ cup yellow grits 4 tablespoons butter kosher salt, to taste ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning 6 cherry tomatoes, halved […]

Home Renewal | Green Living

As more and more attention is paid to climate change, homeowners around the country are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in their homes. The good news is that there are lots of simple things homeowners can do to help the environment and save some money in the process.   Landscaping When planning a […]

Trendwatch | Autumnal Accents

Vintage campaign table with brass tray top and wood rim, hand-marbled matchbook covers and trays and vintage brass snail sculpture available at Malachite, malachitehome.com; decorative brass clam shells (sold as pair) and Neoclassical, Grand Tour-style marble bookends available at Graci Interiors, graciinteriors.com; Annie Leibovitz At Work and René Lacoste books available at Hazelnut, hazelnutneworleans.com.   […]

Last Indulgence | On the Geaux

Fall is finally here, which means a lot more porch and patio sitting and long walks in the neighborhood. The latter also means blowing through that stash of Mardi Gras throw cups in the kitchen cabinet until Carnival season kicks back in and it gets magically replenished. There are times when an Iris or even […]

Artist Profile | Terrance Osborne

Terrance Osborne’s fanciful, New Orleans-centric work has become in his words “more colorful and decked out” over the years. His method of sharing his process with young artists has found new expression through social media as well. His subject matter, however, remains consistently rooted in and reflective of his beloved native city. Cottages, jazz bands, […]

For the Garden | Sprouted

The seeds of the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans’ program were planted after Hurricane Katrina when renowned Chef Alice Waters brought her revolutionary education program, which strengthens children’s connection to the environment and encourages them to make healthy food, to Samuel J. Green Charter School. In 2006, it became the first school to replicate her model […]

Get Organized

Fine Foyer It’s the Grand Central Station for your family’s departures and arrivals and serves as the unofficial welcome center to your friends and visitors. Your entryway may be the smallest room in your house, but with attention to style and emphasis on organization, it can make the biggest impact. Running shoes, mail, keys, school […]


Melinda McSpadden finally found her dream job running The Sully Mansion, a luxury, nine-suite bed and breakfast in the Garden District, and she adores her apartment sanctuary where she can escape from the 24/7 demands of operating a hotel. For more than a century, the attic was a dusty storage space. Now it is a […]

Price Mix | Bowled Over

It’s officially, technically, sweater weather season, which, for many, means comfort food. While New Orleans cooks are firing up their gumbo or chili pots, we have three options for soup serving, from watching a game on the couch to hosting a casual gathering of friends to rolling out the good silver in the dining room. […]

Inspiration Board | Statement Makers

Ashley Longshore’s Lil Wayne paintings are a celebration of color, energy and joy. ashleylongshore.com       An anything but old fashioned antique chair pops with high gloss custom green paint and leopard cut velvet. perchneworleans.myshopify.com       The black metal finished arched legs on the Achille coffee table mimic dripping paint. topsundayshop.co   […]

Design Diary

Dashing Decor Aerin Lauder, founder and creative director of the luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, and style and image director for Estée Lauder, has launched a fall line for Aerin Home with modern and classically-refined home accessories. Available locally at Rivers Spencer Interiors, the fall line includes everything from jewelry boxes and bar sets to cashmere […]

Style | Heavy Metal

1. Christian Lacroix “Paseo” small notebook in copper, large notebook in silver, guest book in gold, Lionheart Prints, 3312 Magazine St., 267-5299, lionheartprints.com 2. Studio Carta wrapping ribbon in gold, silver, and rose gold, Lionheart Prints, 3312 Magazine St., 267-5299, lionheartprints.com 3. Pigeon and Poodle nickel tray and brass cocktail shaker, Hilltop Shoppe, 3714 Magazine […]

New Build of the Year

  Every age experiences progress. Older buildings fall into disrepair and are replaced with something new. Visionary thinkers want to brush away the cobwebs of staid ideas. Trends are constantly changing, updating as fast as an app on a smartphone. The juxtaposition of modern architecture alongside centuries-old buildings happens in every city in the world. […]

Editor’s Note: Winning Season

It’s hard to pick favorites when you are the editor of multiple magazines, but if forced to do it, the annual autumn issue of this publication would certainly take the lead, if not first place. The combination of autumn being my favorite (read: cool) season and our annual Design Masters feature, as well as the […]

Masters of Their Craft | Handy Work

Bernadette Korver’s life is full of grommets, buttons, buckles and luxurious fabrics. She has four sewing machines: two industrial machines — one dated 1947 that she completely rebuilt — and two domestic ones. She’s a seasoned seamstress and expert upholsterer who has been happily earning her living with these skills for nearly 35 years. Korver […]

Ask the Experts | Renewal

It’s a common problem—that inherited antique dining set or that painting you bought fresh out of grad school, it just doesn’t seem to satisfy your aesthetic the way it used to. Our personal attachment to the art and antiques we own sometimes loses its luster, even when the piece maintains its good condition. While we […]

Bon Vivant | Film al Fresco

In some parts of the country September marks the first real taste of fall weather. Unfortunately, New Orleans isn’t in one of those parts of the country. That said, there is a dash of reprieve here and there until it begins to cool down in earnest in October. Until then, it’s essential to maximize those […]

Design Masters

  The following verbs and phrases all refer to the art of mastering something: learning, grasping, picking up, understanding, getting, comprehending, studying, excelling in, knowing backwards, becoming expert in, becoming proficient in, boning up, getting down pat and knowing inside out. This year’s Design Masters can be credited with all of the above in their […]

Home Grown | Vigorous Vine

1. Details, Details Mirlitons have graced backyard chain-link fences all around South Louisiana for generations. However, after way too many hurricanes from 2005 to 2009, this cherished vegetable almost disappeared from our culinary repertoire. The good news is that these days, because of a concerted effort by dedicated mirlitons enthusiasts, the yummy squash is making […]

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