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Garden Greens

According to Joe W. Willis, AgCenter horticulture agent in Orleans Parish for the LSU AgCenter, there are certain vegetables that grow better than others during the winter in New Orleans. “They like cool or cold nights and sunny, warm days — nothing hot,” he says. “Vegetables that fit this category are carrots, turnips, rutabagas, kohlrabi, […]

Mustard Greens

Appearance Growing greens is a great way to keep vegetable gardens productive throughout the winter because they tolerate cooler weather and are easy to grow. Mustard greens have broad, wavy leaves with a dark green (or purple) color. They grow upright, supported by coarse longitudinal veins. The Florida Broadleaf variety has large leaves with a […]

Tickled for Pickles

Pickle Soup Yields: 1 gallon 10 cups chicken broth 3 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes cut in ¼-inch slices 4 cups diced carrots 2 cups chopped pickles* 1 cup salted butter 2 cups sour cream 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup water 4 cups pickle juice 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 […]

Contemporary Comfort

When husband and wife Jonathan and Marylyn Rigby purchased their 3,550-square-foot home in 2017, it was because they loved the spacious home’s location in Uptown. The couple, who met in 2010 at an industry conference, love to entertain with friends and family. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home—complete with an office, art room and playroom for their […]

Glad Tidings

The holiday season is in full swing and for the first time in nearly a decade, my husband and I won’t be in New Orleans for Christmas. This year, we are spending the holidays with family in Kentucky. On the one hand, I’ll miss the traditions we’ve cultivated on our own, but on the other, […]

Seasonal Sipping

Mulled beverage season is upon us. Whether bellying up to the bonfire, perching on the porch or settling in to sip on the sofa, mulled wine is a lovely way to get into the holiday spirit.   This recipe can be made with zero or full proof wine, as well as white or red. I […]

High-tech Design

As we outfit our homes with new furnishings, fixtures, and finishes, tech is playing an increased role in both the design and product choices we make. Ingrained in all aspects of our daily lives, “tech” keeps us connected while “technology” furthers convenience. Local design experts frequently factor in clients’ usage of both tech and technology […]

Home Improvement

It can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing a general contractor at the outset of a construction project. Not only are large sums of money involved, but also big expectations for the contractor to perform at or above your standards. Here, several local contractors provide tips on how to find someone who is capable, […]

Pattern Player

How’s it Hangin’   Art elevates a room and expresses its own unique identity. I love the look of an oversized abstract painting surrounded by an eclectic mix of smalls including old landscapes, charcoal nudes, and black and white photography. alexiswalter.com Four on the Floor My grandfather was a wool merchant, so heirloom rugs were […]

Deck the Halls

Fresh wreaths and garlands not only add a touch of holiday magic to your decor, but they also imbue fresh scents that are reminiscent of frolicking in snowy locales. Kim Starr Wise’s The Flower Shop offers pre-decorated wreaths and garlands as well as custom pieces. Choices include size of wreath or garland, specialized color palettes, […]

Inspiration Board: The Way to More ‘Wow’

Traditionally, interior design dictates one statement piece in a room so there’s no competition. These pieces evoke an emotion and draw the eye. More recently however, designers are experimenting with multiple “wow” pieces that work together. Use these examples to guide your own experiments.  Kinna Chandelier uses 13 adjustable spherical glossy shades to illuminate a […]

French Surrealism

The Frenchmen Hotel, which was originally built in 1860, has been reimagined and redesigned by Denver-based FAM Design and hospitality entrepreneur Robert Thompson (who purchased the hotel in 2021). The hotel features 23 guest rooms, two loft suites and two, two-bedroom suites; a patio area with outdoor pool and hot tub; a lobby lounge with […]

Bar Belle

Winter brings (we hope) many opportunities for hosting and toasting. Between the glassware (cider mugs, champagne flutes, the punchbowl unearthed once a year) and spirits to fill it, the bar can get busy. Tom Cianfichi, co-owner of Hazelnut on Magazine Street, is a fan of sleek bar setups. “I love a bar that is as […]

Dream Bathrooms

Contractor: Matthew Kohnke, MNK Design/Build Designer: Kelly Sutton, Kelly Sutton Design Cabinets: Custom Tile Flooring: Floor & Décor Wainscot: Floor & Décor Tub: Repurposed from another bathroom, original to the home Mirror: Restoration Hardware Lighting: Aidan Gray Chandelier Plumbing: Ferguson New Orleans Furniture: Blue & White Garden Stool – Dop Antiques Contractor: Palatial Stone & […]

Space Craft

Many homeowners are choosing to add on to their houses whether it be for additional space, because their family is expanding or perhaps because they have money to spare and simply want more room. In the past, homeowners who wanted more space were likely to sell their house and buy a bigger one. But Reneau […]

Stately Design

When local homeowners purchased a vacant lot in the Garden District, they were excited to build a new home that would fit their family’s needs, while also blending seamlessly with the historic neighborhood. “We like to entertain friends and larger groups, and we do a fair amount of charitable work,” the homeowner says. “We also […]

Beatriz “Soco” Ocampo

At first Glance, Beatriz “Soco” Ocampo’s “narrative collages” look like colorful abstract paintings. But upon closer inspection, they combine figural representations, paper, photographs, painted imagery, archaeological finds, cultural references and symbolism.   “My work deals with a lot of native things,” says Ocampo, whose says her own Colombian ancestry includes Native American bloodlines, and who […]

Shake Things Up

$154 Cocktail Culture The Birdy cocktail shaker is elegance in form and function, inspired in collaboration with the world-renowned Erik Lorincz, former head bartender at The Savoy hotel’s American Bar in London. The three-piece Birdy shaker is uniquely designed for an efficient and excellent shake, and micro-polished for a superior tasting cocktail. Available in two […]

Faces of Design

Shining a spotlight on New Orleans industry leaders and their specialties.

Coburn’s Kitchen & Bath Showroom 

Coburn’s Kitchen & Bath Showroom in Metairie is home to an extensive selection of the top brands in bathroom hardware, outdoor grilling and patio, kitchen, bath plumbing and more. Available by appointment, Coburn’s showroom consultants expertly guide customers through projects ranging from small fixture updates to full renovations and new home construction. Customer service at […]

Diane Killeen Painting Studios

Having developed a penchant for the fine details of spaces, Diane Killeen has for 20 years now owned and operated her decorative art firm specializing in custom hand-painted surface finishes for both historical and contemporary settings. Prior to establishing her firm, Diane spent years mastering her trade. She completed the esteemed London’s City & Guilds […]

M&M Glass Company

Founded in 1984 with a mission to provide the highest quality glass products at the lowest price possible, M&M Glass Company is still anchored by the values upon which it was founded: speed, integrity, value, innovation, and safety. Fast forward more than 30 years, M&M Glass offers a wide range of glass and mirror products […]


New Orleans-based landscape design, build, and maintenance firm Mullin certainly boasts a list of notable clients and accolades, but it’s the firm’s team of people that sits at the core of its success. On the team is Landscape Designer Matthew Quitzau. Beginning as an intern shortly after graduating from LSU with a Bachelor of Landscape […]


Sharon Schenck, owner of NOLA Rugs, is celebrating her 50th year in the oriental rug business! It has been a long journey from London to Morocco, from Turkey to San Francisco, and Santa Fe to Scottsdale.  For the last 20 years, Sharon has been predominantly here in her beloved New Orleans.   With fifty years […]

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