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New Orleans Magazine March 2018

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Losing a Mentor

A tribute to the woman who taught me how to be a working mom

Beach Front Evolution

Three Factors that Redefined the Coast

New Orleans and San Antonio

A Tale Of Two Tricentennials

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Louisiana Postcard Collection, Mss. 3645, 3754, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.   Dear Julia, Can you or Poydras explain how the Chinese resturant on Veterans next to the old Roy Rogers came to have a giant cactus for its sign? Nobody I asked can recall any Mexican restaurant there. […]


Our top picks for this month’s events

A Sound Installation By Zarouhie Abdalian

…pour le triomphe de la liberté et de l’égalité…

Molly Kimball

A Cheat Sheet For Eating Fit

Concert trends bring big names to local stages

Everybody loves to look back on an event that impressed them so much it had them recalling the details for years after. For many people, big music concerts have that effect. And the good news for locals is that more big-name entertainers are making tour stops in New Orleans these days than ever before. The […]

Theresa Cross

Looking for A Challenge… And Finding it

Travel Immunization

When? To Where? And Why?

The Business That Almost Spoiled The Sportsman’s Paradise

The French Market in the 1880s: Wild Ducks Were Regularly Sold in the Stalls   John James Audubon spent part of the winter of 1821 in New Orleans painting portraits and giving art lessons in the French Quarter, but mainly continuing his quest to depict every species he could of American birds. Audubon was a […]

Beating The Buckets

The Clatter of Bourbon Street

The Perils of Reveal Parties

Used to be, you waited until a baby was born. Then the doctor looked at its privates and said, “It’s a boy!” Or “It’s a girl!” Now you can find out way ahead of time. So you don’t have that dramatic moment in the hospital. Turns out, people miss that. So they dreamt up “reveal” […]

At the Altar

ARTHUR NEAD Illustration   From the first St. Joseph’s Day altar I ever attended as a kid, I recall an elderly Sicilian lady who explained why she built the altar. One night she saw the apparition of St. Joseph. “He was very small,” she said. He appeared on her chest of drawers. “The saint asked […]

Book Reviews

A Topsy-Turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles by Simone Rathle Published by Hoffman Media   Brennan’s Restaurant and children’s book author Simone Rathle celebrate New Orleans’ 300th birthday with a lively look at perhaps the only family of turtles to permanently reside at a restaurant – the famed lush courtyard to be […]

Elizabeth and Brad Edwards’ French Quarter Retreat

Edwards lightened the inside of the house, which has windows on one side only, with white paint and had all of the chandeliers cleaned; she also removed heavy dentil crown molding from the tops of the walls and left the millwork and floors with a natural finish for contrast; sofa, Joss & Main, painting over […]

Explore the Coast

Off the Beaten Path


Coming Home Again

News From the Kitchen

Kohai, Echo’s Pizza, Shahrazad Cafe

Eggs Sardou for A Lenten Brunch

In keeping house for many years with my husband Doug, there are three things I never do – cut grass, wash cars and make Hollandaise sauce. As the woman of the house (and we all know a woman’s work is never done) I felt I had to declare certain jobs off-limits or I would have […]

Mo Pho’s Red Skies

March Is Not About Awakening


Author Talk: Martha B. Boone & “The Big Free” On March 25th, the Pirate Alley’s Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum will host Martha B. Boone to talk about her first novel, “The Big Free” at the Presbytere. Boone did her urology training in New Orleans at Tulane and worked at Charity Hospital. Already […]

Destin Adventures On a Yolo Board

It’s funny, how genes work. One would think that when a parent of great athletic ability has children, those said children would also posses athletic ability. This, though, is not the case when it comes to me. My father had a pretty successful basketball career in his day, quintessential athlete; however, my mother, bless her […]

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