It’s the time of year when the only acceptable outdoor activities are watering the garden in the morning or going for snoballs or ice cream. Otherwise, it’s time to cultivate a list of indoor activites until sometime in September or October. For me, this means deep cleaning (because no one wants to be indoors during […]
Love of a woman brought artist Arlyn Jiminez (@buloyasanchez) to New Orleans in 2009. Since then, the “magic” of New Orleans and its kinship to Jiminez’s native Dominican Republic have kept the artist engaged in creating sculpture mining the rich culture around him. “The buildings and the architecture look like the city I’m from, […]
When Hurricane Katrina flooded a home in Old Metairie with 6-to-8 feet of water, the property was bulldozed to create a clean slate. Once a new home was built, the then homeowner hired René Fransen and Greg Pierce of Fransen Mills Landscape Architects to create new architectural and landscape architectural designs. While a new owner […]
Appearance Okra plants have small erect stems that can be bristled or hairless. The heart-shaped leaves have five to seven lobes, and the plant produces flowers with five white to yellow petals. The seed pods can grow up to 10 inches long, however, it is the young, immature pods that should be harvested. Okra can […]
“Let’s hang up some glassware. Let’s get some signage. Let’s make texture and color. Festoons, for an outdoor party — well — those are just a given,” laughs Fresh Johnson, a New Orleans-based event and wedding planner, who loves throwing a shindig outside. Johnson got her early start in professional, full-time event planning in 2009, […]
It’s the season when many of us hit the road. Whether an overnight getaway or extended vacation, it always pays to pack smart. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite bags and packing strategies plus tips for storing travel gear between trips so it’s ready to go when you are. Petite pack For a carry-on […]
Bottled water has become increasingly popular in recent years as consumers become more aware of contaminants in public drinking water, with especially extreme cases in cities like Flint, Michigan. Many people in the New Orleans area and beyond are turning to whole-house water filtration systems to improve the quality of their drinking water. But safer […]
While well-painted walls provide a pretty backdrop for art and other furnishings, wallpaper can be used as art and decor itself. Local artist and designer, Bradley L. Bowers— who uses contemporary digital-modeling tools in unison with traditional craft techniques — has a new line of wallpaper called the Moire Collection, which does just that. […]
Living in the Crescent City is like living in technicolor — everything seems bolder, brighter and bigger. Why not incorporate a maximalist attitude into our homes? Here, we showcase a few bold and beautiful looks. Armless curved sofa in lush spiced ochre velvet at eclectichome.net “Lets Be Friends” pillow at eclectichome.net Rhea coffee table […]
Heron sculpture, plates and paper flowers: Understated white heron metal sculpture by local artist Ronnie Cardwell; Camellia serving bowls handmade from a low-fire white clay slab, depicting a classic southern floral, with raised texture design; handcrafted paper flowers in vibrant, assorted designs, by Marais Paper available at Home Malone, homemalonenola.com. Foxglove serving tray: stunning Caspari […]
Haute Design Sunday Shop released a new collection of furniture, dubbed Sunday (work)Shop, locally designed by co-founders Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen. Each of the 13 pieces in the collection are customizable in both size and finish. Inspired pieces include the Euclid Coffee Table, featuring angular legs and natural wood grain, and the Themis […]
Neil and Helene Johnson first met while attending Ole Miss, but it wasn’t until they bumped into each other in New Orleans eight years later that they started dating. At the time, Neil was in his final year of law school at Tulane University, and Helene was living in Austin (where Neil had accepted a […]
Local Color The abundance of local artistic talent is impressive given that we are a relatively small city. Works by Gretchen Howard, Amanda Talley and Kevin Gillentine are among our favorites thanks to their rich colors, forms and textures. Kevin Gillentine, kevingillentine.com. Marvelous Materials When installed on unexpected surfaces, grass cloth, tile, copper, and parquet […]
For a city surrounded by water, residents often feel they have limited access to this resource that offers a respite from the summer heat and a relaxing environment for reflection and relaxation. Many homeowners are turning to outdoor water features as a way to be closer to the sights and sounds of clean running […]
Napa Cabbage Salad with Mint and Herb Vinaigrette Serves 4 to 6 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves ¾ cup lightly packed fresh basil, tarragon and parsley or a combination ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 egg ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons neutral oil, like canola or sunflower seed ¾ cup olive […]
Your guide to the dining, entertainment, lifestyle, culture and people of New Orleans from the trusted editors of New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Home, New Orleans Bride, and St. Charles Avenue.
It’s the time of year when the only acceptable outdoor activities are watering the garden in the morning or going for snoballs or ice cream. Otherwise, it’s time to cultivate a list of indoor activites until sometime in September or October. For me, this means deep cleaning (because no one wants to be indoors during a New Orleans spring) and otherwise freshening up our interior and creating meals that are low-to-no-cook. Tomato sandwiches, anyone? The rest of the time, I take advantage of the myriad indoor activities that New Orleans has to offer.
Afternoons spent wandering through the galleries at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection and The Helis Foundation John Scott Center are at the top of my personal list, as well as popping into the galleries on Julia and Magazine streets.
When those activities are exhausted it’s time to flee to the beach or mountains! In this issue’s “Get Organized” column, Rebecca Friedman has rounded up a host of travel gear to get you to and from your destination with style and grace.
For those times when you are home this season, we have a host of hot tips from New Orleans-based event and wedding planner Fresh Johnson in “Bright Ideas” andbright, poppy goods for infusing a little (or a lot) of summer style into your tablescapes.
As always, more is more so keep reading for everything you need to have the best summer yet, despite the heat. Cheers!
P.S. Be sure to check out the Twilight at Longue Vue concert series, taking place every other Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. this summer at Longue Vue House and Gardens. Guests are allowed to bring drinks, snacks and picnic seating. The series of casual, open-air showcases for local musicians and performers includes Colgate Collective June 21, Sean Hobbes + The Hi Res July 5, The High Standards July 19, the Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band Aug. 2 and the Extended Trio Aug. 16. 7 Bamboo Road, longuevue.com — Misty Milioto