New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - August 2009

Immersion journalism

Never let it be said that I am not devoted to the craft of journalism. OK, so I’m not Nellie Bly, the pioneering female journalist who in the 1880s faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. But I’ve…

Justin Lundgren

Wherever examples of Justin Lundgren’s photography are on display, people are sure to be in motion, leaning, bobbing and tilting around others. Vantage is vital to appreciating this work because each is a triptych composed of three photos, precisely sliced…

Action Flooring

Owned by Michael Ganis, Action Flooring started out in 1972 in Miami but made its way to New Orleans in 2006. The store has experienced salespeople to assist in color and texture options. They also help customers make decisions about…

For the love of olives

Often salty, sometimes sweet, but always full of flavor, olives offer countless possibilities when it comes to making easy appetizers.


Gardening without watering — in this climate? Architect Susan Neely proves it’s not only possible but also easy.


Whatever your budget, there are many options in this city for architectural antiques, so skip the big-box stores and find something that will make your home stand out.

A happy medium

Georgette Fortino has expressed her creativity with everything from flowers to wax, but she’s finally found her niche with Precious Metal Clays.

Skin deep

Don’t let the summer get you down –– with the right beauty products, you can look cool no matter how hot it is.

The ultimate New Orleans resource directory

Another hot summer will soon draw to a close. After entertaining, vacationing or simply trying to stay cool all summer, it's time to think about freshening up the look of your home as you step into a new season. Whether…

Renovating smart

Depending on your location, location, location, appropriate renovations can bring big returns when you sell your home.

Do-it-yourself done right

Young homeowners Ian and Amanda Smithson took a chance in post-Katrina New Orleans — and honed their home-building skills along the way.

House of spirits

The essence of New Orleans style in the Faubourg Marigny home of Lloyd Sensat and Eugene Cizek

Small wonder

For those lucky enough to have them, second homes are the perfect summer retreat.

A lot of yacht

For those lucky enough to have them, second homes are the perfect summer retreat.