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New Orleans Magazine May 2022

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Editor’s Note

I was recently asked to put together a short bio of my work, my education and background, hobbies, etc. The last question asked was “what is a quote that speaks to you about leadership?” I thought about words from favorite writers of mine, female leaders throughout the years, family members and artists. But one woman leaped […]

Dr. Alisha Reed

Most women wear many hats and juggle many responsibilities – often at the detriment of their own health and wellbeing. Mother, licensed doctor and widow are three hats Dr. Alisha Reed currently wears. After two decades of working as a license pharmacist, with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana, Reed saw first-hand […]

Pretty Please

In your ideal world, you’d wake up before your alarm, have a hot lemon water and take 10 solo minutes to sit with your thoughts and mentally map out your day. Best-intentioned, you’d clock a brisk walk to report to your fitness accountability friend, followed up by productive task-ticking, a food pyramid perfect day of […]

Top Female Achievers

Each year, New Orleans Magazine features women who are making a difference across the community. The past two years have provided many challenges, but each of the 11 Top Female Achievers we spotlight here have not only overcome those challenges, but have been examples of inspiration, innovation and leadership for the entire city. New Orleans […]

Hanging Out

Thousands head to Gulf Shores in late spring for the wildly popular Hangout Festival, where those weekenders who hang out on the beach are treated to endless live music, beach sports such as volleyball and roller skating and numerous special events. Visitors to Hangout can even get married!  The pandemic halted this annual spring ritual […]

Spring Showers

The waxed cotton canvas coating on Tchoup Industries’ Flap Packs is water repellent, making them not only a comfortable bag for sunny days, but also for rain. Handmade in New Orleans with double padded shoulder straps, multiple pockets – including an interior laptop space, and secure flap and hook closure with built in bottle opener. […]

Graduating Steps

I wish graduations were individual ceremonies, like funerals. But no, you got to sit forever listening to somebody intoning the names of all them other kids besides yours. Used to be, I would get through by counting my teeth with my tongue. Then cell phones came in, and if you weren’t too conspicuous about it, […]

Of Saints and a Song

Hey Julia, I heard again Arlo Guthrie’s song “City of New Orleans” the other day and wondered if he was riding that train when he wrote the song.  – Fred Bocava (New Orleans)   First, the song, about a passenger train once operated by Illinois Central railroad that travelled between New Orleans and Chicago, is […]

Kristy Starring

Interior Consultant Kristy Starring, one of the four Helm siblings who own and run Helm Paint, works with color decisions daily. That requires staying abreast of national and local color trends. And for the record, Starring says there is a difference between the two. While color and pattern are making a comeback across much of […]

Besties Who Brunch

Gianna, the Italian restaurant nominated for Best New Restaurant in America 2019 by the James Beard Foundation, has introduced an all-day menu on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and a rustic Italian brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friday all-day menu features antipasti favorites (think ribollita soup […]

Smash Hit

Alexa Bowler’s “Ponchatoula Smash” hits all the New Orleans notes, featuring Louisiana strawberries and locally made Cocktail & Sons syrup. Bowler arrived in New Orleans on a James Beard culinary leadership scholarship to work at Commander’s Palace. Though her managerial role was prestigious, she missed being behind the bar. “As an artist, I need a […]

Meetup in the Marigny

Anna’s, part of LeBLANC + SMITH’s portfolio of restaurants and bars, is serving up some fab drinks and food. Named after bar director Anna Giordano (a grande dame of the NOLA cocktail scene), Anna’s offers happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with $6 menu cocktails downstairs and half off glasses of wine (all Spanish wine […]

1901

On May 1, 1901, William McKinley, the nation’s 25th president, became the first sitting president to visit New Orleans. Seen in this photograph by John Teunisson, McKinley is speaking from the Cabildo balcony to a welcoming crowd. Upon re-election in 1900, McKinley, a popular Republican from Ohio and a Union army Civil War veteran, set […]

The Next Hard Holiday

I don’t like to think of myself as a particularly self-centered person. The needs and wants and preferences of all of my family members are always at the top of my mind. I try to check in with my friends on a regular basis, seeing if they need anything or just want to vent. When […]

Heavenly Soul

Lisa Nelson, a small business owner and mother of five, didn’t set out to be a chef. As the co-owner of a corner store in the St. Claude area, she was just trying to save some time when she started using the shop’s small kitchen to get a jump-start on cooking dinner for her kids. […]

Salad Days

Impress your mother and roll out this showstopping salad for a Mother’s Day brunch. Yes, this dish is a splurge, but life is short and she’s ya Mama. It’s also super simple, involves zero cooking, and takes minutes to make. The rich, decadent nature of the jumbo lump crabmeat pairs beautifully—and unexpectedly—with the bright flavors […]

News + Notes

Bayou Boogaloo One of Mid-City’s favorite events is back on Bayou St. John with music, food and fun on the schedule. Boogaloo features four stages dedicated to exploring New Orleans’ musical roots in different genres like blues, jazz, zydeco, hip-hop, funk and rock. This year’s performance highlights include Ani DiFranco, Sonny Landreth, Dragon Smoke, Squirrel […]

Dropping in on Russia

As the ship docked in St. Petersburg, the cruise director reminded us that Russia was going to be different. To exit the ship, we would have to show the guards not only our cruise ship ID card but our passport.  Routinely I would display my ID with my left hand and then flash the passport […]

Faces of New Orleans 2022

In our annual Faces of New Orleans feature we celebrate some of the top movers and shakers in their professional fields.

Travel Destinations

With weather warming, the school year ending, and Memorial Day on the horizon, there’s no better time to plan a summer getaway. While far-flung, tropical destinations come with a hefty price tag and full days of travel, these vacation spots are just far enough to feel you’re escaping the mundane without the headache. Cultural spots, […]

Women’s Health

The CDC observes both National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Check-Up Day in May, highlighting the importance of women’s wellbeing in the nation’s overall health landscape. This month, we encourage women to prioritize their health and explore their local healthcare resources.   Tulane Doctors The expert team at the Tulane Center for Women’s Health […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Though the mothers in our lives deserve praise everyday, Mother’s Day is a time to make them feel extra special. Browse the products and services below to treat mom to something exciting this Mother’s Day.   Sazerac House Museum Sazerachouse.com 101 Magazine Street, New Orleans 504-910-0100 Cocktail Garnishes Travel Pouch, $15. Zip up travel pouch […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM