New Orleans Magazine - February 2018

Ash Wednesday

ARTHUR NEAD Illustration   I once worked in an office where on the day after Mardi Gras I noticed the two girls at the front desk each had made ashen crosses on the others’ forehead. At first I thought it…

ETC.

Audubon Charter Opens in Gentilly in 2018 The Audubon Charter School, currently based in Uptown New Orleans, will open a second and new school, Audubon Gentilly in the Fall of 2018. Audubon Gentilly will combine the current Audubon Charter’s Montessori…

Heart Talk

Blood pressure chronicles and the New Orleans connection

Valentine’s Day Jewelry

From top left to right: Sterling silver petal and fresh water pearl ring from Symmetry Jewelers  & Designers. Signature Scottie necklace in gold; signature Naomi ring in gold and irridescent Drusy; nail polish in Champagne Irridescent all from Kendra Scott.…

Warm Drinks for a Hot Time

Carnival season can be quite chilly. Yes, even a winter season in New Orleans has been known to cast a cold, uncomfortable-to-the-bone damp net over the festivities. Not enough to stop the party, of course, and never putting a chill…

Tanga Winstead and the Bargeboard house redesign

The dining room walls are Venetian plaster; a new construction table made from old wood is paired with Oly chairs, buffet is a Swedish antique; abalone chandelier by Oly.   Time, neglect and hurricane Katrina conspired to make Tanga Winstead’s…

Book Reviews

The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre by Chris Dier The History Press   Chalmette High School history teacher Chris Dier explores a tumultuous chapter in the history of his home parish. While the subject matter is difficult, there are many…

Montessori Schools Are Doing It Their Way

Snow fell outside, startling most locals into slow motion, yet Audubon Charter School’s students continued with lesson plans, all carefully mapped out in self-directed notebooks. Grant, a first grader, worked with a bead frame doing subtraction problems. A few feet…

Developer Calls ‘Action’ On New Film Studio

In its long-running competition with other states to attract new business and high-quality employment, Louisiana has used many types of job “bait.” Louisiana taxpayers have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into business tax breaks, worker training and cash grants…

February

Our top picks for this month’s events

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, There is an endangered and bedraggled building that recently caught my eye on St. Bernard Avenue near Rocheblave. It has a vaguely Chinese look but its original lines are obscured by later additions, graffiti and the wire fencing…

How Irish Coffee Created A Stir

We were on a tour of Dublin, Ireland when the itinerary called for a stop at a local nightclub for Irish coffee. Since it was afternoon there were no performances yet; drinks however were flowing as our group scattered across…