New Orleans Magazine - July 2020

University of Holy Cross
Face of Higher Education

  No matter where you are on your educational and professional journey, there’s no time like the present to take on your next challenge, to build a community of like-minded peers and to launch into the next stage of your…

A New Day

After Russ Greco put his work as a construction contractor behind him last year, he found himself feeling a little lost, so he did what many people do at that stage of life: He began looking for ways to become…

Staycation

After sheltering-in-place for what feels like an eternity, New Orleanians are eager for a change of scenery – especially since summer is in full swing.

Tujague's

If you had dined at Tujague’s Restaurant anytime between the years 1856 and 2013 you would not have had to think very hard about what to order. Known as a “Table d’hôte” menu there would be five courses, four of which were…

A Summer's Reward

Usually the trek to arrive at a New Orleans’ July is not so manic, not so distressing. This year we have all paid a dear price for the journey and we have arrived at a season not usually associated with…

Mellowing with Melon

On a hot summer day of my childhood, there was nothing like an ice-cold watermelon to pick up your spirits. If nothing else, it cooled you down a notch and entertained you long enough to make scary teeth out of…

AVO, the Italian Tradition

Italian cuisine has always played an outsized role in the New Orleans restaurant landscape. Sicilian immigrants helped shape the mercantile history of the French Quarter in the late 19th century, contributing definitive local dishes like the Muffuletta as well as…

No Small Thing

Thea Pagel is an expert when it comes to transforming spaces. As an event planner with 30 years of experience, she creates memorable environments for everyone from debutantes to major corporations, including Microsoft and The New York Stock Exchange.…

Manageable Summer Goals

Three years ago, I made a summer “bucket list” for myself and my kids. It included going to the beach, having a picnic, making a fancy British Pimm’s cake, and going to White Linen Night. I went to the beach with my…

Zooming into the Present

Last year I was complaining about the heat, saying that’s why we can’t never have a Fourth of July parade around here. If people prance around in nothing but glitter and a few feathers for Mardi Gras, which is in…

Wishes From a Tree

It’s the summer of no summer. Or maybe the Endless Summer. Hard to tell. Either or both. This issue of the magazine addresses the topic of “staycations.” Question: Are there any other kinds of “cations” these days? Me, I’m staycationing…

Social Aid, New Orleans Style

When Krewe of Red Beans founder Devin De Wulf saw a simple need, providing front line workers with wholesome meals, he jumped into action. He and his krewe members have launched a new initiative, the Krewe of Second Line. New…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, The COVID-19 pandemic brings to mind the Spanish Flu, which my grandparents lived through, although some of our extended family did not. I even heard that the Southern Yacht Club was a hospital. Is that true?…

Staycation Nation

“Staycations” is the operative word in travel this year. With the world travel market in a tizzy, destinations are appealing to locals to revisit home. That’s the theme of this issue, as it is for many magazines. This is the…

Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to day-to-day life, and its impact on the healthcare industry is no different. As healthcare professionals find new ways to safely treat patients, changes have been implemented in all areas of the industry,…

Legal & Financial Services

It’s a common phrase of late: “uncertain times.” And while the community continues to face challenges and see in real time the impacts of a tumultuous year, some solace can be found in the fact that there are always innovators…

Senior Care

Seniors in the community are now facing more challenges than ever, which means resources and safe solutions to health and living issues are of utmost importance. Aging adults and their families have a variety of options for services, from in-home…

Summer Specials

From delicious chef-inspired dinners with friends to small-group activities, weekend getaways, new seasonal clothes, or a fresh move or home update, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy this summer with new experiences across New Orleans. Make your summer special while…

End of Summer Travel

After being cooped up all spring and into summer, New Orleans residents are ready to hit the road and find a little escape. There’s still time to soak up the summer sun along the Gulf Coast or venture out for…

Vanessa Motta
Motta Law

“A woman who does what she says and has the results to prove it.” That’s how clients describe Vanessa Motta, a Hollywood stunt woman who became a personal injury attorney. Vanessa aggressively fights for her clients’ rights, ensuring they receive…

Reagan Charleston Thomas, Esq.
Reagan Charleston Jewelry

After planning a career in law as a young adult, no one was more surprised than Reagan Charleston herself when she launched an artistic career as a jewelry designer. Reagan grew up watching her mother and grandparents cut and sculpt…

Mia Freiberger-Devillier
Justine and La Petite Grocery

Businesswoman and restaurateur Mia Freiberger-Devillier is a living testament to the fact that you can have the best of both worlds. Her career is a perfect marriage of her two greatest passions — business management and hospitality — and she…

Bonnie Boyd
BBC Destination Management

With more than 300 years’ worth of music, history and culture, there are countless reasons why New Orleans is a top travel destination — and when Bonnie Boyd founded BBC Destination Management on April Fools’ Day in 1992, she sought…

The Fertility Institute
Face of Fertility Treatment

Since 1976, The Fertility Institute of New Orleans has achieved over 18,000 pregnancies. The physicians and specialized staff are dedicated to helping couples start and grow healthy families, utilizing the most advanced treatments available in fertility medicine. They offer the…

Ursuline Academy
Face of Education

At Ursuline Academy, educators believe that true learning doesn’t just happen in the confines of a single classroom: it happens when students are empowered to collaborate, innovate and raise each other up. In this all-girls environment, students are encouraged to…

Tulane Dermatology
Face of Dermatology

Innovators in the treatment of skin diseases, faculty physicians at Tulane University Department of Dermatology provide cutting-edge general dermatology care, as well as advanced treatment of complicated dermatological problems. Led by Erin Boh, MD, Ph.D, the department offers expert  treatments…

Erin Hardy
Face of Real Estate

When Erin Hardy renovated an historic shotgun house in 2014, she had no idea she was building the foundation of a career in real estate — but she discovered a passion she’s been putting to work ever since. As a…

Surgical Specialists
Face of Weight Loss

Since its founding in 2000 by Dr. Tom Lavin, Surgical Specialists of LA has become one of the most respected, experienced and comprehensive bariatric programs in the country. The largest private practice in the Gulf South, this group is comprised…

Prime Fitness RX
Face of Fitness

If you’re looking for an unbeatable fitness experience where cleanliness and safety are of the utmost importance for members, then look no further than Prime Fitness RX. Owners Mark and Sacha Owens bring New Orleans the EGYM experience that blends…

Oak Family Dental
Face of Family Dentistry

The Patterson family welcomes you to Oak Family Dental, the area’s top provider of friendly, high-quality dental care. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Troy Patterson, Dr. Margaret “Garet” Patterson, and Dr. Troy Patterson Jr. have combined their diverse dental specialties…