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New Orleans Magazine April 2022

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Spring Sunset

Jason Sorbet’s Golden Hour cocktail is a love letter to a magical moment that occurs each evening in the pool area of The Chloe Hotel. “At sunset, the whole place glows a warm pink.” Its inspiration is the Corpse Reviver, a popular pre-prohibition cocktail. The Golden Hour uses a honey-anise Mayan liqueur, which is a […]

Go Fetch!

Carmel Ceramica blue dish, NOLA Bark Market, nolabarkmarket.com Kong Refillables crab toy with catnip, NOLA Bark Market, nolabarkmarket.com; Clear Jewel Ice Cream cat safety collar in gold, Petcetera, petceteranola.com; Shiny black cat collar with bell, Jefferson Feed Pet & Garden Uptown, jeffersonfeed.com; Worthy Cat plaid cat collar, Southern Paws, shopsouthernpaws.com; Alligator cat toy, Southern Paws, […]

Steals & Deals

In a moment where everything seems to cost more, it’s all about making hard-earned dollars stretch a little further. And who doesn’t love a deal?   There are plenty of ways to enjoy New Orleans without blowing your budget – if you know where to look. With a little planning, you can access even high-end […]

Editor’s Note

There is no better time in New Orleans than spring. The weather is near-perfect. There’s plenty to do both indoor and outdoors. Flowers and trees are beaded and festooned with the fading remnants of Carnival, blossoms and blooms. And this year, the best of the fests return with live, in-person celebrations, food, art and New […]

Let the Good Times Roll

There is always something to celebrate in New Orleans. From culinary experiences to local artist and entertainment showcases, there’s a festival for everyone. Here are seven New Orleans festivals to add to your calendar this season.    April 23 Crawfest at Tulane University  A festival for crawfish? Crawfest is an annual student-run music and food […]

Rising Up

On April 30, 2006, Bruce Springsteen stood on a stage at the Jazz Fest and introduced a song he had written about a city that had faced a disaster. Most in the crowd were still shocked about Hurricane Katrina that had broken the levees around New Orleans only seven months earlier. The crevasse left the […]

Popping Off

With crawfish season in full swing, now is the time to make Chef Meg Bickford’s elevated take on this seasonal favorite, which incorporates several cheeses, as well as herbs, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms into a brioche dough with the crawfish. This is one of those all-day or weekend projects for the serious kitchen geek. It […]

Suburban Surf

Chances are if you are at Seither’s Seafood it is not by accident. Tucked away on a light industrial corridor on Hickory Avenue in Harahan, Seither’s feels more country than suburban. With its double-deep shell-strewn parking lot strung with lights, furnished with tents and finished with a stage for live music, you could just as […]

Virginia Dunn

The average person will spend more than 30 years in bed – so it follows that the bedroom ought to be a place we enjoy spending time. Textile expert and owner of Maisonette Virginia Dunn offers the following advice on making your bedroom a haven.  Dunn suggests coordinating your bed with the overall design scheme […]

Along the Boardwalk

Strolling along the boardwalk, passing skaters, bikers and families enjoying the beach, visitors would never know that Virginia Beach dates to the 1600s. English settlers paused at this coastal Virginia spot in 1607 before making their way to Jamestown. Today, it’s the most populated city in Hampton Roads, the region that includes Norfolk and Newport […]


Tucked away in a narrow point where Camp and Prytania streets meet in the Lower Garden District is a little green park lying in shadows below the high-rise Crescent City Connection. In the middle, sits this larger-than-life statue of Margaret Gaffney Haughery, an Irish immigrant who rose from poverty and heartbreaking tragedy to amassing and […]

Rich Collins

For the last two years, the city has lost one of its most important seasons – festival season – while the world dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. As spring approaches, and the weather changes to a consistent level of hot, so does the revival of a few of our favorite festivals, the biggest perhaps being […]

Sustainably Chic

Donning eco-friendly fashion does not mean you need to sacrifice on style. There are plenty of gorgeous options available locally, including this hand-painted jacket by artist Shelby Little. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and made from upcycled apparel. Glitter Box N.O. donates 5% of all sales to a different local nonprofit monthly. Available at Glitter Box […]

Guest Chef

Mister Mao, the restaurant serving “inauthentic” globally-inspired cuisine, has received rave reviews since opening last summer. Now, chef/owner Sophina Uong and her husband/partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell, are giving back to the community via a new Guest Chef Charity Series to benefit local organizations. For example, Mister Mao has partnered with Austin Lane of El Cucuy […]

Pool Splash

Virgin Hotels New Orleans is celebrating spring with seasonal cocktails and live performances at The Pool Club and Dreamboat. Spring cocktails include the frozen lemongrass Paloma (Milagro tequila, lemongrass syrup and fresh grapefruit), the “Crescent Moon” (Aperol, Prosecco, 12 Seeds grapefruit hibiscus-infused tequila and fresh grapefruit) and the “Mai Gai” (Coruba dark Jamaican rum, Rhum […]


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival After cancellations in 2020 and 2021, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is back at the Fairgrounds from April 29-May 8. This year’s lineup includes the Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, The Who, Jimmy Buffet, Lionel Richie, Willie Nelson, Ludacris, Nelly, Irma Thomas, Tank & the Bangas, Cyril Neville, […]

Check Out Our New Website

MyNewOrleans.com launched a fresh, all-new look on April 1. The website combines the top news, information, features, recipes and more from New Orleans Magazine and our sister publications New Orleans Homes, New Orleans Bride and St. Charles Avenue. Our exclusive online content will give you insider information on the best places to eat and drink, […]

Jazz Fest Queries

Hey Julia, I see Irma Thomas is performing again at Jazz Fest—makes me wonder about “Time is on My Side,” the song recorded by both her and the Rolling Stones. Which version came first. Did Allen Toussaint write it? – Thomas Fricke (Metairie) Toussaint was a genius, and he wrote some of Thomas’ best music, […]

Real Estate

As the country’s real estate market thrives, New Orleans and neighboring areas are no exception. Whether it be buying, selling, renting, or remodeling, New Orleans and the Gulf area are home to real estate agents and remodeling resources perfect for the job. For buyers, sellers, and renters, partnering with agents sharing similar communication styles and […]

Retirement Resources

Often overshadowed by milestone birthdays and anniversaries, retirement remains one of life’s most significant events. After spending decades studying and working, retirement comes to many as a welcome reward for a job well done. Planning for retirement, however, is crucial to enjoying it comfortably.   Home Instead Senior Care Seeing the signs of an aging […]

Stroke Awareness

As Stroke Awareness Month inches closer it serves as a reminder to brush up on stroke prevention, warning signs, and treatment. Though stroke remains a leading cause of disability within the United States, its warning signs are so subtle they often go undetected. Quick action can be the deciding factor between full recovery and permanent […]

Spring Happenings

In New Orleans and surrounding areas, the conclusion of Mardi Gras marks the dawn of the spring season. While parades and celebrations of carnival come to a close, beads and king cake are exchanged for dining al fresco, beach getaways, and enjoying additional facets of New Orleans culture. As weather warms and pandemic restrictions begin […]

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