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New Orleans Magazine December 2021

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  Meeting up with friends on Canal Street has always been a hassle. For many years, most New Orleanians, including the portly Lucky Dog aficionado Ignatius J. Reilly in John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Confederacy of Dunces,” were fond of saying “I’ll meet you under the clock at D.H. Holmes.” In the late […]

Sweet Tidings

  David Guas wrote in “DamGoodSweet” (with Raquel Pelzel, The Taunton Press) that he makes some version of bread pudding for his family every holiday season. I spice up this version up a bit with the addition of ground Saigon cinnamon – for many of us the essence of the holiday season – to both […]

Best of Dining

New Orleans is a food town. We love to incorporate food and cooking into almost all of our celebrations, get-togethers, family reunions, festivals and so much more. This year, the city and our beloved dining institutions, neighborhood bars and gathering spots continued to face restrictions prompted by COVID-19. Who knew we would also have to […]

News + Notes

New Orleans Christmas Fest New Orleans Christmas Fest is back with a 12-day event Dec. 17-22 and 25-30 at the New Orleans Convention Center. There will be two sessions per day with a timed entry for each session. The tentative timetables will be 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. each day except Christmas Day, […]

Jeremy Williams

  New Orleanians and Louisianians alike know all too well the devastation a hurricane can bring to a community.  This year, our region was devastated yet again when Hurricane Ida made landfall on the 16th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes know no differences; it is a life experience that impacts many with no discrimination. […]

Bingle and the Stripper

  Each year at Christmas we see the images of Mr. Bingle around town. I have heard that Bingle was created by a puppeteer who specialized in strip-tease puppet shows. Is that correct? – Tim Marley (New Orleans)     It is only partially true. An executive for Maison Blanche department store created the concept of […]

Calendar Calamity

  This was The Last Year of the Calendar for my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda. I got to explain. For years, she has been in charge of producing the St. Expedite Altar Society calendar, which the St. Expedite parochial school students sell to raise money for the school. Each month has a picture of some, mostly […]

Ed Perrier

  As the true hub of the home, the best kitchens function well for the homeowner’s lifestyle and are aesthetically pleasing. Luckily, there are always new ways to satisfy those requirements. Ed Perrier, Sales Manager at VIP Kitchens, notes some “trends” of recent years such as open floorplans, all-white color schemes, large islands and eat-in […]

Quarter Stop

LeBLANC + SMITH, the restaurant group behind popular spots such as Sylvain and Barrel Proof, recently opened The Will and The Way in the heart of the French Quarter as an act of social restoration. After an eerily quiet year in the French Quarter, the owners wanted a place where locals and travelers could enjoy […]

Doc the Halls

  Christmas Eve 2020 and not a critter was stirring, including myself who laid semi-passed out on a bed. An ambulance med tech guy had the nerve to interrupt my slumber to ask me what month it was. I would have thought he would know without having to visit my house. Also, the question was […]

Winter Warmer

  Arnaud’s French 75’s head bartender Christoph Dornemann channels his bar’s 1920s aesthetic with this Manhattan variation. His inspiration for the drink was the oncoming winter solstice, though he acknowledges “It’s funny to say winter in New Orleans.” The drink highlights the bar’s house made Amer Picon, and the addition of an allspice dram pairs […]

Brunch Menu

The Peacock Room, the gorgeous restaurant located within the new Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, is offering a new Sunday brunch dubbed “Birds of a Feather, Brunch Together.” Try the Peacock Tower with deviled eggs; lobster toast; salt, pepper and vinegar shrimp; pimento cheese; and crostini ($35). Pair it with a Siren of the Tropics—a creamy cocktail […]

Wrapped Up

Whether you are looking to add Stevie Nicks vibes to your ensemble or simply an extra bit of period romance, the Dewdrop Lace Shawl is a multi-use accessory. Designed in New Orleans by Jolie Benson, it can be thrown over the shoulders for anything from a wedding to an evening on the town. Available at […]

From the Editor

  The holidays have arrived, and with them, the celebrations have begun. This year, as always, we celebrate family and friends. We also celebrate the end of what for many was a tumultuous year, full of ups and downs. We celebrate community and all of those that work together to make the city our home, […]

Wine Country

  In the 19th century, North Carolina was a leading wine-producing state. That all took a tumble when Prohibition was passed. Today, however, the state has rebounded with numerous wineries, and native Ann Young lives to show them off, particularly in her hometown of Hendersonville. Young transports visitors throughout the region south of Asheville in […]

A Calendar Turn

  I keep humming Counting Crows’ “A Long December” to myself, but I don’t know if it’s out of a sense of hope that “this year will be better than the last,” or if it’s just simply ’90s nostalgia brought on by the start of my 40s and my child’s freshman year of high school.  […]

Exceptional Women in Medicine

According to the company, Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty […]

Ladies Who Launch 2021

Victoria Giglio — Owner, Indigo Boutique A lifelong love of fashion inspired Victoria Giglio to open Indigo Boutique in Houma in 2005, and her devoted New Orleans clientele are excited to welcome the store’s expansion to Old Metairie. Victoria opened her Metairie Road location in August and loves being in the heart of such a supportive […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Improved Health

  During the height of the holidays, it’s easy to get lost in the hubbub of activity, the focus on festivities and food, and the work that must get done despite the season’s travels, family visits, and fanfare. All of that leaves little time to focus on one’s self, but prioritizing wellness during this often […]

Madelaine T. Feldman, M.D. FACR

A lifetime New Orleanian and Partner at The Rheumatology Group, Dr. Madelaine Turegano Feldman has 30 years of practice experience. She founded the Rheumatology Alliance of Louisiana, a 501c3 that advocates for excellence in rheumatology care for those with autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Now President of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations […]

Suneeta Walia, MD

New Orleans native Dr. Suneeta Walia enjoys helping people with skin cancer—the most common cancer worldwide—be cancer free the same day they walk into her outpatient clinic at Ochsner’s Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center. Fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Walia removes cancers primarily from the head/neck utilizing a highly specialized procedure that […]

Lindsay Wells, MD

Dr. Lindsay Wells was originally drawn to the field of reproductive medicine because of its heavy focus on science and research, a natural progression from her undergraduate studies at MIT.  It wasn’t until she experienced infertility herself during her fellowship that Dr. Wells also realized the significant impact she would soon have on her patients’ […]

The Skin Surgery Centre

As Co-owner of The Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Elizabeth Bucher brings years of experience and respected expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction to Greater New Orleans. Today’s most effective treatment for specific types of skin cancer, Mohs surgery allows for the removal of as little skin as necessary to cure skin cancer and utilizes […]

Tulane Dermatology

Tulane Dermatology’s outstanding group of board certified dermatologists are national leaders in dermatology and educators of the specialty’s next generation of professionals. The department is led by Erin Boh, MD, PhD, and delivers excellent patient care in areas regarding the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, CTCL, skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. Additionally, Tulane offers numerous […]

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