New Orleans Magazine - January 2022

Mix It Up

  Even in cocktail-crazy New Orleans, dry (or damp) January is a thing.  For Minnesota transplant Nicole Draeger, taking a break from the party scene, especially leading up to Mardi Gras, is beyond necessary.   “New Year, new liver!?" said…

News + Notes: January 2022

Elton John If you’ve never seen rock legend Elton John live, now’s your last chance to do so in the Crescent City. The 74-year-old John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will be his last. He will be performing in New…

Museum Worthy

The Arts and Crafts movement of the late 1800s to early 20th century arose when artists began producing hand-crafted items, sometimes with nature in mind, in response to the rise of mass-produced goods. The movement began in England but quickly…

Matt Haines

When writer Matt Haines decided to put together a book focused on king cakes, he was surprised that no king cake-focused books existed that weren’t marketed towards children. Haines’ king cake saga started a few years ago when he decided…

Kay Morrison

  January is traditionally a time for organizing and white sales. Put the two together and you get the opportune time for creating a linen closet or organizing an existing one. Professional organizer Kay Morrison of the Occasional Wife gave…

Raise A Glass

Mickey Mullins’ “Hydrix” showcases complex herbaceous flavors in a low-proof cocktail perfect for guests of The Bower who may be cutting back on alcohol post holidays. The Bower works in partnership with Sugar Roots farm and much of its menu…

Tops of the Town 2022

As always, New Orleans has so many great things to shout out loud about. Even in a year with so many downs, we appreciate more than ever those places and things that rise to the top. Here is our list…

From the Editor

January often has most of the country taking a look at resolutions, lifestyles and healthy choices. But in New Orleans, we’re still ramping up our own holiday season. Fueled by king cakes, finger sandwiches, daiquiris and fried chicken, we put…

Year In, Year Out

  It will surprise no one to know that I was a weird kid with weird interests, some of which I have carried into adulthood. My grammar obsession started early - my mom found an old typewriter at a yard…

Tropic Chic

  It’s fitting that expectations are challenged at the mention of the name. Mister Mao is decidedly not a Chinese restaurant. Named in honor of their cat, owners Sophina Uong and William “Wildcat” Greenwell instead describe it as “a tropical…

Ultimate Indulgence

  Windsor Court Hotel recently added a new culinary and beverage team to deliver an innovative and refreshed experience within the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, notably The Grill Room and Polo Club Lounge. The top-notch team of industry professionals…

Rooftop R&R

Virgin Hotels New Orleans has unveiled two new rooftop spaces, The Pool Club and Dreamboat, both of which offer scenic skyline views of downtown New Orleans. The new spaces offer guests year-round options for indoor/outdoor lounging and entertainment. Open to…

Crazy for Cauliflower

My sister and I recently had dinner at The Bower, a new-ish chic, contemporary restaurant on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. We shared a collection of memorable dishes from the well-crafted menu, and we were doing OK until…

1903

When New Orleanians talk about their favorite doyennes of New Orleans cuisine, the late Leah Chase, “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” invariably comes up. A century earlier,…

Celestial Beings

This ethereal wrap skirt is a star tracker’s dream come true. Not only is it festive and swingy, but if you happen to get bored during an evening out, you can play a game tracing your way from starbursts to…

The Municipal Auditorium

Dear Julia, We have been hearing all this commotion lately about Mayor LaToya Cantrell wanting to convert the Municipal Auditorium building into a City Hall. The resistance has been fierce, so it does not look like that will happen. Do…

Running for Office

This is a complicated story.  You know how everybody around here keeps a hatchet in the attic in case the Big One comes and we are - God forbid - trapped up there? Well, my brother-in-law Lurch decides to take…

Greg K. Stock, CEO — Thought Leader of the Month

602 N. Acadia Road, Thibodaux 985-447-5500 Thibodaux.com Part of a leader’s job is to motivate and inspire others, and at Thibodaux Regional Health System, inspiration is around every corner. While CEO Greg Stock recognizes his duty to inspire Thibodaux Regional’s…

Corey Fitzpatrick

Corey’s ability to connect with others and strong work ethic has helped Workers’ Compensation, LLC in Metairie become a stronghold for the handling of workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims. Since leaving a defense firm in 2008, Corey has…

Scott G. Brannon

An Associate Broker and Top 100 Agent with Latter & Blum, Inc., Scott G. Brannon has nearly 25 years’ experience serving clients across Greater New Orleans, including the West Bank, Northshore, and entire Southshore. Scott is known for being a negotiations expert, troubleshooter…

Ian Dreyer

Founding and Managing Partner of NANO, LLC, Ian Alexander Dreyer has over 20 years of architecture experience and has managed architectural projects for New Orleans totaling over $36M. Following Hurricane Katrina, Ian participated in full committee field hearings supporting small…

Roy Guste Bruno

A graduate of Jesuit and Loyola University New Orleans, Roy Bruno started working at PJ’s Coffee as a college student and barista. Today, at only 34 years old, Roy is a PJ’s Coffee franchisee in the process of opening his…

Gulf Coast Fun

  Start the New Year off with a bang—hit the road for exciting experiences along the Gulf Coast as you take a break from work or bring remote work with you. Now’s a great time to start new traditions, discover…

Getting Healthy

  With so much focus on getting healthy in the New Year, it’s important to remember that increasing wellness can happen in more ways than just hitting the gym. From quitting smoking, to getting regular check-ups, signing up for health…

Support for Older Adults and Their Families

  One of your New Year’s resolutions might be to finally address a change needed for a more manageable home life for you or an older loved one. In order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, a healthy home…

Education

  An education is much more than a set of facts or methodologies—an education is also made up of relationships, those with students who become lifelong friends and with the teachers that inspire us to become the best versions of…