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Shop of the Two Sisters

Shop of the Two Sisters, owned by Lee Ali and Rose Ali, sells all manner of home furnishings.

Enchanted Evenings

Romance is a part of New Orleans. It is everywhere. As a Southern city, it shares a certain warmth, but we are set apart by an indefinable thing that makes us special. Why not share that “specialness” with someone this Valentine’s Day by showering your one-and-only with classic gifts, done in our unique way.  From […]

Ace of Cupcakes

Zoey Devall, owner of “gourmet cupcakery” Bee Sweet Cupcakes, started her business in October 2008 and had her shop up and running just over a month later. The youngest of 13 children, Devall mixes her love of family with a little sugar and spice, creating one of Magazine Street’s sweetest new businesses. At the shop, […]

Two to One

On an unassuming block of Joseph Street, a former double shotgun stands, squared-off in the proportions so familiar to New Orleanians. It is the home of Lee Adler, an attorney with Phelps Dunbar LLP who specializes in business, real estate and finance, and his partner, Robert Marks, a health care consultant for BearingPoint. The age […]

Lee Ali & Rose Ali

Shop of the Two Sisters, owned by Lee Ali and Rose Ali, was established in 1994 and sells all manner of home furnishings, including upholstery, furniture, antiques and vintage pieces, lighting, throw pillows, artwork, accessories and area rugs. “We provide full interior design service,” says Lee, who is licensed as an interior designer and is […]

Hostess with the Most-est

In February 1999, upon spending their first Mardi Gras at home on the St. Charles Avenue parade route, Pamela Lyles and her family christened their home “Hotel Lyles.” From that year on, houseguests from near and far seemed to flock like little “critters” to Hotel Lyles where family, friends, food and fun were always served […]

Where Unlikely Things Happen

I was recently regaling my friend Tommy, an old college buddy from San Francisco, with stories of the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras. My mother and I, so eager to hurry out to the parades, parked hastily and ran to St. Charles Avenue without making a mental note of the cross streets. We had a fabulous […]

Pearls of Wisdom

Many years ago, my dad — a small-town North Carolina boy studying English at Tulane — had a little too much fun on his first Lundi Gras and awoke on Mardi Gras Day feeling decidedly subpar. He was wandering through the crowds on St. Charles Avenue when a kindly older woman noticed he looked green […]

View from the Top

Family FestivityOn a stately Southern-style Colonial balcony, several generations of a tightly knit family gather during Carnival season. Jerry W. Kelly Sr. and his wife, Marilyn, reside in the home, along with his mother. The Kellys’ children and grandchildren can often be spotted in the spacious front yard or above on the grand balcony. And […]

Restoring the Past

More than three years ago, a monstrous storm blew into New Orleans and tried to wash away much of our past. It was a time of quick decisions, some life and death, and a test of our city’s spirit. Now, I look back on all that we lost as a city, and personally, I marvel […]

Style

Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home (Rizzoli, $65)Jeffrey Bilhuber, the media-savvy designer for tastemakers and celebrities such as Anna Wintour, Elsa Peretti and Iman and David Bowie, presents his most recent projects from coast to coast in Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home. Bilhuber views luxury as essential to every life […]

The House that Art Built

As most prospective homeowners will tell you, looking for the perfect house — especially your first house, because it has to be the right house — can be a frustrating process. Longtime friends Libra LaGrone and Bradley Sabin had looked at about “30 to 40 houses,” Sabin says. One morning, the day that LaGrone and […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM