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À Votre Santé

The French 75 is my favorite cocktail. I love the lore. I love its namesake bar at Arnaud’s in the French Quarter. I love sipping a Cognac version during colder months. I love the lighter take made with gin in the hotter months. During the holidays when the booze is already so free flowing however (and […]

Finishing Touches

Elements Ella Brushed Pewter Jeffrey Alexander Tiffany Satin Bronze (two sizes) Jeffrey Alexander Belcastel 1 Satin Nickel and Polished Chrome (two finishes) Jeffrey Alexander Harlow Polished Chrome Jeffrey Alexander Harlow Satin Nickel Elements Madison Matte Black Jeffrey Alexander Tiffany Brushed Gold Elements Naples Matte Black (two sizes) Elements Asher Rubbed Bronze Available through Singer Kitchens, […]

Create Your Cocoon

Vert coffee table in teak with a clear coat finish. sundayshop.co      Dual-arm design of the Towson Floor Lamp is handcrafted from steel in an antique brass finish. Two off-white linen shades complement the solid, white marble base, which features naturally unique veining and color variations. arhaus.com      A highly reflective gold and […]

It’s a Wrap!

In New Orleans, the winter holidays roll right into Mardi Gras, making a quick transition from decking the halls to “Throw me something, Mister!” From wreaths to gift wrap to papier-mâché flowers (because we’re betting house floats are here to stay), opt for smart storage that will keep your holiday gear celebration-ready.  Out with the […]

Suite Scents

A popular new trend known as scent-scaping is a way to divide your house and your day into different segments simply by using different fragrances. By compartmentalizing each room (or set of rooms), or even different time periods during your day (such as work, chores, nap), it creates a subconscious trigger to switch to a […]

Chris Lawson

In true Post-Modern fashion, artist Chris Lawson (chrislawsonart.com) counts everything from animated movies and 1960s TV shows to MTV and southern folk art among the influences that inform his writing, painting, film, photography, collage and installation art. It’s the way Lawson pieces together those influences and collections of seemingly disparate components into a surrealist lexicon […]

Making Memories

One of the most recognizable settings during the holiday season is The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Against the backdrop of a Gilded Age lobby, the hotel’s glittering Waldorf Wonderland stretches an entire city block. Local garden center The Plant Gallery perennially adorns the lobby with a canopy of arched birch tree branches, […]

A Rose is a Rose

Like Queen Elizabeth in the year her beloved Windsor Castle caught on fire, most of us in the New Orleans area can admit that we have experienced our own two “annus horribilis.” We’ve missed work and business dollars, milestone events and social outings with friends and family, witnessed online and in-person fights about masks, vaccines […]

Mixing It Up

    $699.95 Ultimate Multitasker It kneads. It mixes. It whisks. Is there anything the Ankarsrum stand mixer can’t do? This Swedish-designed stand mixer is made for the pros, but easy enough for a newbie, to create the ultimate breads and baked goods. The generous 7.4-quart stainless steel bowl can accommodate plenty of dough, cake […]

Embracing Change

One thing’s for certain — we’ve entered a new age of living, one with vastly different routines than we were used to prior to spring of 2020. Home design experts are still wrapping their heads around what these changes mean for home life, function and style. As they experience high demand for renovations and new […]

Forever Home

[gtx_gallery] Seeking to renovate her childhood home into a haven where she and her husband could age in place after their children leave the house, Leigh Moss and her husband Robby enlisted the help of local architectural and interior design firm NANO. In addition to updating the interior design, the Mosses also wanted the home […]

The Art of Everything

Taste  There is nothing more delicious than indulging in a dirty martini before a dinner of Drum Yvonne. The fresh flavors and bold colors appeal to the palate and the palette. Annunciation Restaurant, annunciationrestaurant.com.  Sound  We love local bands, but the music of British post-punk band, The Psychedelic Furs, is like poetry. Their recent performance […]

Happy Holidaze

  THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS upon us — ready or not.  If things continue to go well with more and more people getting vaccinated and COVID-19 case numbers staying low, it seems we’ll be able to celebrate our respective traditions surrounded by friends and family. At our house, the tradition is a lazy morning with […]

Generators 101

After the extended power outages caused by Hurricane Ida, many New Orleanians are likely considering purchasing a whole-home generator. There are are many things to take into account before making that choice. First, look at your individual situation. Hurricane evacuations are never easy for anyone, but for some (the elderly, the disabled) they can border […]

Design + Build

Architectural designer Marina Palumbo-Simoneaux of M.A. Palumbo Studio, launched Creative Spaces & Elements in 2006 as a luxury custom casework and cabinet resource. However, since its launch, the company has evolved into a full-service architecture and design studio with the ability to build out any residential or commercial interior space. The designer recently moved Creative […]

Festive Flavors

Rosemary Shortbread Yields approximately three dozen cookies 1 lb. unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsp rosemary, finely chopped 4 cups all-purpose flour 1. Cream butter and sugar in a hand or stand mixer until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.  2. Add rosemary and […]


1 Love-Hate Ask gardeners and landscape architects about growing roses in New Orleans and you’ll get extreme responses of either love or exasperation. One favorite among them is Peggy Martin, or the “Hurricane Katrina Rose,” that survived saltwater flooding. Landscape architect Marianne Mumford of Landscape Images says they have the most success with Peggy Martin […]

Eye for Design

[gtx_gallery] When Melissa Coleman and her husband, Dr. William Patrick Coleman IV, purchased their early 19th-century home off of St. Charles Avenue, they knew they wanted beautiful yet accessible design. The couple, who has a 20-year-old son in college, and dogs and cats, also wanted spaces that would be used. “Growing up, my house had […]

Winter Warmth

Cozy up for a real treat with these luxe pillows, throws and slippers guaranteed to keep you toasty during chilly season. Cream Cowtan & Tout 14×30 lumbar pillow, available at Maisonette, maisonetteshop.com. Nothing says snuggle up like these fur accessories from Villa Vici. Siberian Fox felt pillow (14×20), Truffle Chinchilla faux fur throw with velvet […]

Tina Scott

A fan of relationship-driven business, Tina decided to become a realtor after 10 years at Crescent Title. Tina’s approach to providing realtor services for buyers and sellers is different by design. Her low-pressure, friendly manner combined with her skillful advocacy for clients’ best interests makes her a one-of-a-kind agent.  “While a transaction, real estate is […]

Patrick Liberto

Patrick Liberto believes that leverage—coupled with communication—is what provides optimal, seamless outcomes. With a background in hospitality service, Patrick fosters relationships of trust with clients, which has led to his success in real estate. Before founding Live Love Nola, Patrick joined forces with Keller Williams Realty New Orleans in 2017, where he was named Rookie of […]

Keller Williams Realty New Orleans Cleans Up

Founded in 1998, Keller Williams Realty New Orleans consistently ranks among the top real estate companies in Greater New Orleans. This year, the leadership team and agents of Keller Williams Realty New Orleans have prioritized three focus areas for the future: environmental stewardship, civic engagement, and harnessing technology. An office renovation now underway will make […]

Legend Interiors

[gtx_gallery] As a full-service kitchen and bath design company, Legend Interiors provides cabinetry, countertops, tile and design services to individuals, architects, interior designers and builders. “Our focus is smart, functional designs that complement our clients’ unique styles and needs,” says Founder & Owner Michael Baudin. Michael began his career in 2001 as a draftsman, designing […]

LAS Shutters + Windows

  With a background in Structural Engineering, LAS Enterprises’ Richard Maia, COO, enjoys marrying modern technologies and efficiencies with his hometown’s ageless architecture and style. Maia has spent countless hours studying the historical shutters and windows of New Orleans to assist in developing new profiles and products that perform to current standards while honoring historical […]

Élan Studio Lighting

[gtx_gallery] In 2018, Élan Studio Lighting was established in a collaborative effort between lighting professional Jeremy Friloux and design professionals Heather Somers and Charles Silbernagel. Today, the award-winning Élan Studio Lighting showroom features their trademark style and brings a unique experience to Greater New Orleans. “Our first priority is to get to know our clients […]

The Doussan Team

Working for his father as a teen, Jeffrey Doussan, Jr. grew up in real estate, learning the ropes of buying, selling, and property management at an early age. Today, he helms The Doussan Team, a company he established in 2015 to offer residential and commercial real estate services, property management, and succession planning.  “This is […]

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