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New Orleans Magazine March 2022

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Flower Power

Usher in spring with Show Me Your Mumu’s belted shirtdress in this swinging 60’s floral pattern that just might teleport you straight to Austin Power’s dance floor. This easy-to-throw-on piece is a must for any Bond Girl in the making. Available at Hemline, shophemline.com. Mamberg Studio’s new “Magnolia Wild” print celebrates the beauty of Louisiana’s […]

Annette Dowdle

A dynamic leader, Annette Dowdle thrives in helping businesses implement strategic benefit programs that help recruit and retain great employees.

From the Editor

Spring is here and now, before the heat of the summer sun is upon us, is the perfect time to plan a getaway to our beachy neighbors along the coast. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and so a beach day or weekend trip was always part of life. Whether it was searching for […]

Beach Bound

When the beach sirens call, the sun worshipers answer. It’s an annual pilgrimage that no world event can halter. “Last year was extremely successful,” said Lacee Rudd, public relations manager of Visit Panama City Beach. “Our drive markets were hot because people were so ready to get out and go on vacation. It’s super easy […]

Tracing the Past

It began as a Native American pathway, but soon European settlers in the mid-South would sail down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to sell their wares in Natchez and New Orleans, then take the 444-mile Natchez Trace to return home. Because they headed north with coins in their pockets, Trace bandits robbed these “Kaintucks” of […]


New Orleans French Film Festival The New Orleans Film Society is presenting the 25th annual New Orleans French Film Festival at the historic Prytania Theater, March 11-17, with additional films available to watch virtually.  Highlighting the festival will be director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed “Three Colors Trilogy,” featuring the films “Red,” “Blue” and “White.” The color […]


Hey Julia, Since St. Joseph’s Day is this month, I was wondering if it was true that New Orleans had the largest Italian immigration in the nation. We certainly have a large Italian influence here. – Boz Josephson (Marrero) Well, the short answer to your question Boz is “no.” New Orleans did not have the […]

The Grass is Always Greener

When the words green and Nola are connected in a sentence, let’s talk about the elephant in the room.   Whether a person is from here, or has moved to New Orleans from somewhere else, it can be downright disheartening to live in a city where environmental best practices are as rare as an accessible […]

Booze-Free Beverages

  For those looking for a zero-alcohol way to quench their thirst, look no further than New Orleans’ newest booze-free beverage—dubbed Mockly. Founded by New Orleans native Aimée Sedky and her husband Tarik, and crafted by New Orleans mixologist Jesse Carr, Mockly is a cocktail in a can—minus the booze. Flavors include Baron von Blue […]

Julie Neill

For lighting designer Julie Neill, everything begins and ends as a work of art.  Neill already had a fine arts degree when she enrolled at Delgado University to study drafting. While there, she happened to take an interior design course for fun, and she was hooked. Working as an interior designer, Neill was asked to […]

Streetcar: 100 Years and 50,000 Watts

When my father would take driving trips, he would always pack a portable radio into the trunk of his car. Most days the radio stood on the bed stand, but for a trip, it was always part of the travel accessories. Each evening, he would adjust the radio dials, through static and faint signals from […]


Seen in this 1905 photograph is the city’s famed Napoleon House, a historic French Quarter landmark and bar located at 500 Chartres St. In the early 20th century, however, the Napoleon House was anything but a popular local watering hole. It was a neighborhood grocery. According to New Orleans city directories, Joseph Labourdette operated this […]

Friday Feast

For Catholics, the practice of forgoing the consumption of meat during Lent (Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday) has its roots in the early days of the church and the “Black Fast,” when the righteous were expected to partake of no more than one meal each day throughout the season, with that one repast being devoid […]

All in the Family

Making limoncello is a family tradition for Liz Williams, founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and host of the Tip of the Tongue podcast. During our interview, she said, “I am sitting at my kitchen counter looking at a container of lemon peels soaking in grappa.” Liz learned this recipe, as well as […]

Reeves Price

According to the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Louisiana hosts over 400 festivals a year. In 2021, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau – now New Orleans & Co. – said that more than 130 of the about 400 festivals were located in the Crescent City. New Orleans is known for its music, food, history […]

Rebirth and Rebuilding

It should be the time of year when I feel most hopeful. The days are getting longer. The weather is getting warmer. It’s almost festival season, and the scents of crawfish boils and sweet olive are already in the air. Snowball stands are reopening. Abita Strawberry is available everywhere you go. There are adorable fluffy […]

Sushi, Please!

Executive Chef Than “Lin” Regules, who opened Laksa with her husband Alex Regules at St. Roch Market, has now added Lin Sushi and Poke to the market. In addition to poke bowls and sushi rolls, the restaurant features tonkotsu ramen and sushiritos (a burrito-sized sushi wrap). 2381 St. Claude Ave., 267-0388, strochmarket.com Brunch Plans Kimpton Hotel […]

Terri Hogan Dreyer

The term “Green Space” refers to areas of plants, grass and other vegetation used for aesthetic or recreational purposes. Yet using environmentally friendly materials and design practices can make your home itself a “green space,” and that, said architect Terri Hogan Dreyer of the award-winning NANO architecture firm is an important goal for all to […]

Bringing up Baby

If you have a car that looks silver, but the manufacturer calls “titanium,” and you order a pick-up meal, and they ask you what color is your car, you should say “silver.” Because if you say “titanium,” whoever takes the order writes down “tit” and when you park at the curb, the young man who […]

The Florida Coast Beckons Travelers

An easy drive from New Orleans, the Florida coast beckons travelers with attractions that delight the senses, from the feel of emerald waters lapping at your toes and the sounds of seagulls to the taste and smell of seafood fresh off the grill and the sight of sunsets bursting with color. Beyond its beaches, Florida […]

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