New Orleans Magazine - September 2021

Back to School

Hit the streets on a bike with tough tires designed to withstand Nola’s craters. Save money on gas, avoid traffic, and take the short cut to make it to class on time. And don’t forget your helmet! Multiple styles available…

From the Editor

  Fall is always a busy time. There’s back to school activities, football games and the gradual build towards the busy holiday months. I always feel relieved to put away the heat of the summer months, and use the time…

Cake with a Side of Tears

  I knew September would be hard.  Hard because grief is all-consuming, but anything all-consuming is boring after a while. I’m tired of writing about my grief. I’m sure you’re tired of reading about it. I’m definitely tired of doing…

FAIT NOLA

  Connecting with nature is essential to our well-being, yet the majority of people spend most of their time indoors.  One way to remedy our modern disconnect is to bring the outdoors in. In fact, biophilic design – the practice…

Top Real Estate 2021

  Buying a house is more than just a purchase; it’s about finding the right place that you can call home. Connecting with the right professionals to make your dream a reality is a big step in one of the…

Back to Nature

  Arkansas is well known for its outdoors adventures, from pristine rivers to top-notch state parks, which is why it’s nicknamed the Natural State. But many people don’t realize that a visit to the bustling capital city of Little Rock…

Food for Thought

A 2018 labor status study of Orleans Parish residents over age 16 found 45% of New Orleanians are either unemployed, not in the labor force, or retired. Can nutritious school meals lift New Orleans from food insecurity to a healthier,…

Wine Tasting

  Copper Vine is now showcasing a creative collaboration between sommelier Lydia Kurkoski and executive chef Amy Mehrtens with new wine-tasting experiences. Featuring a unique combination of cuisine and wine, and specially curated for each guest, the 13 new tasting…

The Spin of the Ball

  On my desk is a baseball - now browned and tattered, bruised in places, its innards exposed in spots. It was found in a box on the bottom rung of a shelving unit, pushed to the back of the…

Robin Cooper

  Local PBS affiliate station WYES has been a staple for New Orleanians and those on the Gulf Coast for 64 years. Robin Cooper started her new post as president and CEO of WYES on Aug. 1 after a three-decade…

Roadkill

  Being a good mother-in-law ain’t easy. I try.  Even when my daughter’s husband presents me with a hand-made armadillo purse.  Not a purse with a brand name “Armadillo.” Nope. It is a purse he, himself, made out of an…

1891

  New Orleans has known riots over its 303-year history, but none like the one that took place in March 1891 when the brutal mob seen in this photograph rushed the Orleans Parish Prison and lynched almost a dozen Sicilian…

Chill Out

  This silky, decadent bisque is just the thing for special summer entertaining. It is best made a day in advance so the flavors can marry. The colors and flavors are vibrant, and nothing is lost to serving the soup…

News + Notes

Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan We could all use some laughs amidst the stress and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans of the groundbreaking “Chappelle’s Show” are sure to be delighted by Dave Chappelle’s new comedy tour, also featuring popular…

Fall Special

  Ralph’s on the Park is offering its annual “Three Appetizers and Glass of Wine” special for $33 through Sept. 30. The á la carte dinner promotion includes small plates from the extensive appetizer menu from executive chef Knut Mjelde,…

Dance Halls

  Hi Julia,  Do you remember the fifties’ dance scene in the parishes? I recall that some churches specifically, St. Maurice, Cabrini, had dances on Friday evenings. Some were sponsored by NORD, and still others were in various buildings in the area. “Woodmen…

Shop Local

  You’ve no doubt driven down one of Nola’s shopping thoroughfares recently and noticed “for lease” signs in far too many windows. The crushing combination of COVID-19 and major e-commerce players like Amazon have dealt a heavy blow to our…

On the Market

  It will be a shock to no one to hear that for residential real estate in the New Orleans area, it’s a seller’s market. Prices are up, inventory is down, and competition is fierce when houses do come on…

Harvest Season

  Jesse Carr, Bar Director at Justine, offers a twist on typical, tomato-based cocktails like a Bloody Mary. “I love the idea of taking elements out of their normal spaces,” he said. Instead of featuring savory flavors, “La Recolter” (French…

Oh La La

  Seeking an expertly laminated French croissant? Or perhaps memories of a trip overseas have put you in the mood for a sleek ham and cheese sandwich layered with salted butter and briny-sweet pops of cornichon. Yet it is Sunday,…

The Maison Collective

The Maison Collective team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS® offers over 20 years of combined experience providing concierge-level real estate service. Michelle Soliman, Sara Richards, Corinne Pagano, Olivia Hodgins, and Raven Aboulseoud are equipped to answer all of your…

Team Right Side

Latter & Blum Realtors Sam Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio formed Team Right Side, benefitting clients by combining the collective skills and resources of some of New Orleans’ top Realtors. Along with Brett Massony, JaLesia Umachi, Eleanora Bazile-Brooks, and Jolene Woods,…

Stacie Carubba

Stacie Carubba is known for getting results. Partner and Associate Broker at local boutique brokerage Athena Real Estate, Stacie prides herself on being a trusted lasting resource in real estate. With deep New Orleans roots, Stacie differentiates herself and her…

Rae M. Bryan

Local realtor and Uptown resident Rae M. Bryan has been helping people find their dream properties for over 14 years in the New Orleans area. Working as a top tier producer with buyers, sellers, and investors, she is well regarded…

Patricia Graves

Pat gained her five star reputation in the mortgage industry by helping people achieve their dream of homeownership. Pat’s team focuses on providing best-in-class service while also building relationships with their customers and referral partners along the way. Pat also…

Olivia Ford

To Olivia Ford, Real Estate is more than just negotiating—it’s being the go-to problem-solver for her clients throughout the process. “I love working with people in such a goal-oriented industry,” she says. “If you need something, I’m your solution.” For…

Maria Antonieta Gonzalez

With numerous Platinum, Gold, & Silver Awards from Latter & Blum, Top Producer Maria Antonieta Gonzalez has more than 15 years of experience providing sound advice to clients buying and selling across Greater New Orleans, including in Jefferson and other…

Letty Rosenfeld

Specializing in Uptown, Old Metairie, Lakefront, and Warehouse District properties, Letty Rosenfeld has been a top agent with Latter & Blum for over 40 years.  “This work is so rewarding—I never tire of helping clients,” she says. A charter member…

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith is an avid believer in the power of real estate to create wealth.  “After law school, I bought my first house at 26—the eventual equity from that purchase changed my financial future,” she says. Lauren traded law for…

Kat Bosio

Kat Bosio has an unmatched devotion to her clients, their situations, goals, and dreams. A former paralegal with experience interpreting Louisiana law at an early age, Kat’s career in real estate was jumpstarted in 2012, when she assisted developers and…