New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Summer 2019

Design Diary

Kevin Belton’s “New Orleans Celebrations” gives readers a taste of festive cooking in the chef’s third cookbook. Belton, with co-author Rhonda Findley, focuses on festival food and celebration whether recipes inspired by parade-route handhelds, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival…

Ask the Experts | Backyard Living

  “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” sang Ella Fitzgerald — these are lyrics New Orleanians know well. Every season has its charm and while often hotter than we might prefer, summer is no different. Backyard living has become as…

For the Garden | City Greens

  Much like an empty canvas, a vacant lot is full of wondrous possibilities. Almost fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ninth Ward is still woefully full of vacant lots. However, some enterprising urban farmers continue to create environments full…

Gatherings | Flexing Mussels

  Vadouvan Spiced Mussels with Coconut, Lime, and Fresh Garden Herbs Ingredients 2 pounds Prince Edward Island mussels (cleaned and debearded) 2 tablespoons whole unsalted butter (1/2 for beginning of recipe and 1/2 for end of recipe) 2 tablespoons extra virgin…

Get Organized

Grape Expectations “Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die,” cautioned Julia Child. If you want to keep your…

Inspiration Board | Color Pop

Art by Kate Tova from Perch, perchneworleans.com   Erica Wakerly wallpaper from Spruce, sprucenola.com   Crystal Tic Tac Toe Game from Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net   Rhoda Chair in pink cotton velvet from Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net   Mustard linen lumber pillow…

Style | Patriot Games

1. Antique Qashqai Kilim rug, Virginia Dunn, 2727 Prytania St. Suite 13, 437-1850, virginiadunn.com 2. “Splatter” enamelware serving bowl, Adler’s Jewelry, 722 Canal St. and 2937 Veterans Blvd. Suite B, 523-5292, adlersjewelry.com 3. Fish decorative wall puzzle made in Germany,…

Price Mix | Blender Bender

DO YOU LIKE PIÑA COLADAS? Do you dream of wasting away in Margaritaville? Mixing up a pool or porch side frosty cold drink is one of the best things about summertime in New Orleans. We’ve selected the ultimate ice-smashing, smoothie…

Caftans & Cocktails

The Menu The Cocktails: Shochu Sunset & The Sweet Dream The Food: Spicy Shrimp Deviled Eggs Lemongrass Sausage Meatballs with Sambal Glaze Vegetable Cutlet with Tomato Chutney Thai Chicken and Glass Noodle Salad in Lettuce Cups Grilled Pineapple with Banana…

Atlantis Found

    New Orleans is a place of water. Lakes and bayous surround it, and its geography is defined by the Mississippi River. A vision made liquid by the chimera of a summer day, the air thick with moisture…

Editor's Note

There are only three ways to stay cool in New Orleans during the summer months: Take a dip in the pool, enjoy a cold beverage or go inside and give thanks and praise to the air conditioning gods. Our annual…

Bold History

Designers Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman describe the living room décor as ‘saturated’. The walls are covered in an ashlar pattern Adelphi Paper Hangings wallpaper. The trim is painted a curry color for contrast, and most…

Trendwatch | Backyard Oasis

  Amanda Lindroth wicker and wood lantern, available in small and large at Ware and Co., waremporter.com; LRNCE hand-painted ceramic vase, bowl, plates and glasses, imported from Morocco and available at Katie Koch Home, katiekochhome.com; Sferra Celine throw in Salmon…

Masters of Their Craft | Plaster Master

  With the aid of a cane, Jeff Poree walks spritely to the entrance of his Mid-City workshop. He ruefully admits his 69-year old body is full of aches and pains and that his work as master plasterer has certainly…

Home Grown | Midnight Rapture

  1. Details The Night-blooming Cereus’ bloom is breathtaking. It’s almost 7 inches across and produces a rapturous scent. Look for blooms around 9 p.m. It will be fully open by midnight. The first rays of sun will see the…

Bon Vivant | Inspired Entertaining

  In April during Freret Fest, my dear friend Jenelle threw a fabulous, casual afternoon gathering to celebrate her husband Neal’s birthday. She had been traveling and in an effort to streamline the planning, she outsourced the cooking to one…

Artist Profile | Carol Peebles

Artist Carol Peebles (carolpeebles.com) has been teaching for 21 years. In fact, this year marks the 10th anniversary of her drawing atelier, Blue Easel Club, which has more than 300 members who practice the art of drawing portraits, figures, still…

Home Renewal | Curb Appeal

  The old cliché says, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is true for people and houses. The first impression a visitor will get of a home is the exterior. There are many things…

Last Indulgence | Cool Summer

  The New Orleans summer heat is upon us, which means finding any and every way to stay cool. An icy, bubbly beverage is at once essential and decadent — especially when the bubbles are derived from champagne. If you…