Lagniappe Magazine - Lagniappe Winter 2016

Héritage

In August 2016 following a thunderstorm turned natural disaster, those of us in New Orleans looked on in disbelief as we witnessed an all too familiar scene: day-to-day routines disrupted and lives haphazardly unhinged as forces out of one’s control…

League Faces

                    TOP LEFT: Carolyn Lewis, Nikki Jones and Mary Olivio pose for a quick pic after the presentation at the Nonprofit Fair. Photo by: Jill Holland TOP RIGHT JLNO Book Club members…

JLNO Embraces Diversity

New Orleans is no stranger to the divisions between class, race and education levels that challenge our prosperity. True to our long history of civic engagement and community activism, the Junior League of New Orleans is addressing these issues head-on…

Advancing the Wellbeing of Women: A Community Approach

As members of the Junior League of New Orleans, we are no strangers to our focus area of Advancing the Wellbeing of Women. While JLNO works specifically to improve economic opportunities, provide family support and promote women’s health resources, we…

Signature Holiday Cocktail and Dessert

Holiday Milk Punch • 2 cups milk • 2 cups half-and-half • 1 cup brandy or bourbon • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract • Crushed ice • Freshly grated nutmeg (make sure to grate…

Hosting a Successful, Stress-free Holiday Party

Everyone loves a holiday party. The merriment and joy, the love and laughter, coordinating with the caterer and making sure your gluten free appetizer is also vegan…wait. We all know that hosting a holiday party can be an overwhelming experience,…

Back to Basics: Dieting Dilemmas

Paleo. Whole 30. Clean Eating. These are the trending “diets” of the day. The common core of all three is organic, unprocessed meats and produce. They also take grains, dairy, sugars, artificial sweeteners and alcohol off the menu. Supporters assert…

Diapers, Disaster and Dogma: JLNO Called to Action

As Meredith Beers, JLNO Diaper Bank Committee Chair, was flying home from Houston over South Louisiana on Friday, August 12, she could see the water in places where homes and roads should be and realized, “This is far worse than…

An Easy How To for Meditation in Daily Life

Do you practice daily meditation? Lifestyle experts from Oprah, life coach Gabrielle Bernstein and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra tout the daily physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and meditation. To some readers these buzzwords appear trendy or au courant…

JLNO Loves Exercise Studios

Everyone loves a good workout, right? Well ok, maybe we don’t always LOVE it – but staying healthy is important at every stage of life, and in a city like New Orleans with so many great ways to indulge and…

Bonjour, mes amis!

In Louisiana, when we see our fellow man in distress, we can’t help fast enough. When you saw the devastation the August floods brought to our friends in Baton Rouge, it’s likely your first instinct was to help those in…

Letter from the Editor

In modern society, anxiety is often an accompaniment to the months leading up to the holiday season. Anxiety is a chronic issue for many people, and its causes range from poor eating habits to the pressure of family commitments to…

Letter from the President

It is incomprehensible to me that we are already at the winter issue of Lagniappe. These past few months have flown by and have been action packed. The theme that overlays all of the months of activity is that of…