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New Orleans Magazine June 2020

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Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, Some of our beloved oaks in City Park stand in a row all leaning in one direction. My question is this:  did a strong, possibly hurricane force, wind sometime in their long history cause them to grow that way, or was it some other phenomenon? Also, does Poydras, social distancing of course, ever […]

Streetcar: 5 Worst Calamities in New Orleans History

At this point the pandemic is still a current, live tragedy, but before passing judgment we’ll wait until the incident is buffered by time. Besides, it is not just local, but global. Focusing instead on the regional disasters, here’s my list in ascending order, to date, of the worst.   5. RECONSTRUCTION. It could have […]

Italian Inspiration

Even in a place with a strong Italian and Sicilian heritage, such as New Orleans, the Garibaldi cocktail, like its namesake, is relatively unknown. Which is a shame because the cocktail is easy to make and has a valid background for its existence.  One of the founders of the modern Italian state, Giuseppe Garibaldi, is […]

Junior’s Faces the Chaos

Tough times don’t create character, they reveal it. Just a few months after opening Junior’s, a neighborhood eatery on Harrison Avenue in Lakeview, the coronavirus delivered its devastating nationwide blow. Luckily for the team at Junior’s, owners Nick Hufft and Lon Marchand found a way to pivot. Their dining room became a staging ground for […]


This list is excerpted from the 2020 topDentists™ list, a database, which includes listings for more than 190 dentists and specialists in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853; […]

Page Turners

My first invitation to lunch In New Orleans after moving here was to meet under the clock at D.H. Holmes and then it was on to Galatoire’s. I’ll never forget that meal – oysters Rockefeller and shrimp-and crab-stuffed eggplant. It took about half a minute to think I’d died and gone to heaven. I’ve never […]

Clean Sweep

Now that summer is here, it’s time to sweep out the corners, bring in some color and freshen up your home. We asked experts from across New Orleans for their best tips on creating a clean and summery transformation for your interior.   Susan Currie, Allied ASID, CAPS Susan Currie Design, 233 Walnut Street, 237-6112 […]

Easy Living

Bridget and Bobby Bories both have a longtime connection to the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi. Bridget spent time along the coast as a teenager and Bobby’s family has owned the same waterfront property for a century. Five years ago, the couple built a vacation home of their own on the property so that they […]

The Secret of Goat Yoga

My mother-in-law Ms. Larda blames the pandemic on goat yoga. You ever hear of goat yoga? It’s this gimmick where you get on your hands and knees and the yoga teacher perches a little bitty baby goat on your back. According to Google, it “brings levity into the classes.” The yoga classes I been in […]

Putting on the Pounds

COVID-19. Not just a lethal virus anymore. Now it’s also the name of the weight gain phenomenon experienced by many New Orleanians in the wake of the outbreak. COVID-19; that’s four pounds more than the traditional Freshman-15, that annual surge that preys upon college campuses every fall and winter. It’s the “other” hidden health risk […]

Laine Hardy

Louisiana native Laine Hardy has always been a performer. The southern rocker started playing guitar at the age of 8, and by 14 he was performing in a band. When a friend asked him to come with her to audition for the singing competition American Idol, he went along for the ride. The judges saw […]


Orthopaedic injuries can affect everyone, not just athletes. Repetitive motions within our bodies cause wear and tear over time, and whether it’s in your shoulder, knees or spine, an injury or ailment can negatively impact your quality of life. Living with pain not only causes stress, it can also put a person at risk for […]


Our homes should be a reflection of who we are—our personalities, our families and our unique styles—so as we grow and change, our living spaces should, too. Home can mean a lot of things, from houses and apartments to entire communities, so the following businesses are here to help you find the perfect setting for […]

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