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Satsuma Shindig

The beginning of spring singnals the end of satsuma season. Satsuma lovers might argue that this is the only drawback of the season. There are still a few glorious weeks left, however, and there are myriad ways to indulge in this highly-flavored citrus before switching to the more typical spring fruits. Satsumas were introduced to […]

Seasonal Change

Since the hard freezes this winter, many of us are dealing with sagging, drooping, wilted and browned tropical plants. Outdoor spaces have gone from lush to nearly apocalyptic. Thank heavens for spring, when renewal is the name of the game, and color and life return to South Louisiana. While many of us have outdoor spaces […]

Digging in the Dirt

$10 to $20 CHEMICAL RESISTANT According to Dunaway, gardeners should always wear chemical resistant gloves when handling pesticides. “Chemical resistant gloves are recommended to be worn when mixing and applying pesticides. The degree of chemical resistance required depends primarily on the formulation of the product as well as the method of application.” For maximum protection, […]

Geometry 101

(FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT) Twelve-light Eos chandelier featuring brushed brass and smoked glass rods in a Sputnik burst design. Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net White prism bar with detailed doors framed with pewter finished sides and base featuring a silvered interior with mirror shelf and two drawers. Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net Framed black and white […]

A New Coat

Painting the inside or outside of your house with a fresh new color is a great way to put your personal stamp on your home. While it may look as simple as dipping a brush in paint and going to work, painting is like many other jobs, requiring preparation and a plan in order to […]

Wow Factor

Contractor: El-amm & Associates, LLC Designer: Penny Francis/Casi St. Julian with Eclectic Home Cabinets: Eclipse by Shiloh, frameless full overlay doors and drawer fronts from Mattix Cabinets Flooring: Reclaimed Antique Heart Pine from Crescent Hardwood Supply Backsplash: Elongated iridescent glass hex from Eclectic Home Fixtures: Southland Plumbing Supply Doors: Riccas Architectural Sales Lighting: Eclectic Home […]

Home Grown

Legendary British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll credited gardens with teaching many useful things, including patience, industry, thrift and trust. She also wrote, “The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” The homeowners on […]

Forging a Path

E. Kraemer Fine Metal & Woodwork is the perfect place for Erikdavid Kraemer to hone raw materials into objects that are beautiful, useful and enduring. He hails from four generations of artisans. At 12, he began working for his father, a well-established violins maker, as a luthier’s assistant (a luthier makes stringed instruments). It’s a […]

Levee Living

Karen and Mark Gundlach struck a compromise the first time the couple started a house-hunt. “Mark had very strict parameters about where he wanted to live,” says Karen. “The duplex we were in had zero privacy. I told him if he didn’t loosen up on his location requirement, finding something we both wanted wasn’t happening […]

Renovation of the Year

Elizabeth and Adam Keckler wasted no time deciding to buy their Uptown cottage. The couple — she hails from Jackson, Mississippi, he from the Dallas area — met at Rhodes College, fell in love, chose New Orleans as a place to build a life together and soon found the perfect house where they could put […]

Editor's Note: Spring Fling

As I’m writing this note, new orleans is still battling a cold snap and Carnival is in full swing. Needless to say, looking ahead to spring is a welcome respite. I’m excited for the flowers to be in full bloom and planning a thorough spring cleaning of the house and refreshing of the décor. The […]

Mapping It Out

Many years ago when my husband and I were dating, he started a collection of antique maps.   They were framed and hung around his small cottage on Calhoun Street.  Over the years, the maps have donned the walls of our living room and study and now reside in the upstairs landing of our home. I […]

Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Taste Heirlooms vary in size, shape, color and taste. They have meaty textures, thin skins and tons of flavor. 2 Types Varieties include Cherokee Purple, Brandywine and Sunset’s Red Horizon. Yellow heirloom tomatoes tend to be mild and red heirlooms are more acidic. 3 Space To decrease disease, heirlooms need wide spacing in both […]

Gold Diggers

The only time I every got in trouble at school was in the 1st grade, when I chased a horrified James Musso around the playground with a handful of wiggly worms. I loved worms then and I still love them now. These days, however, it’s more because they significantly improve my garden’s soil. Worms do […]

Beef It Up

Ingredients (per serving) 1 dry-aged New York Strip ½ cup Merlot mushroom sauce 1 broiled stuffed tomato Steak Directions Evenly season the steak with salt and pepper. Coat the steak with vegetable oil. This may be done up to 3 hours before grilling. Brush the grill clean and lightly oil. Place the seasoned steak over […]

Pet Project

Over the years, different friends and family members have volunteered for pet sitting duty for us. In some cases, we had reciprocal agreements and traded off to help one another out. Whether or not that’s the case, we always tried — and still do — to make the sitting as enjoyable as possible for the […]

Artist Profile: Rhonda Corley

Artist Rhonda Corley’s connection to fashion began in childhood. “I was always thinking about what I was going to wear,” she says. It’s a passion she credits to the fact that New Orleanians love to dress up and to her late mother. After high school at McDonogh 35, Corley took art classes at Delgado and […]

Get Organized: Kitchen Ninja

From a Michelin-starred meal to campfire grub one thing is constant: an organized kitchen is an efficient kitchen. Today’s home cook — who juggles work, kids and housekeeping — wants to get delicious and nutritious food on the table fast, so keeping this room organized translates into saving time, money and stress.  – By Pamela […]

In the Pink

1. The Palermo chair is wrapped in hand-woven, all-weather synthetic wicker making it the perfect perch for your chic outdoor retreat. Haven Custom Furnishings, 300 Jefferson Highway, Suite 102, 504-304-2144, havencustomfurnishings.com. 2. Made from lightweight composite, lacquered in a high gloss finish and topped with a gold-lined drum shade, this urn-shaped table lamp sheds new […]

Design Diary

BLOOMING ART AND FASHION 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 […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM