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New Orleans Magazine March 2023

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Camp Guide

Make summer memorable for your kids with fun-filled day camps and activities around New Orleans. Summertime gives children a chance to explore new extracurriculars and make new friends, as well as a chance to create life-long memories. Give them the chance, this summer, to make those memories, at a summer camp or program, right here, […]

Editor’s Note

Spring is upon us, and for many that means planning a spring break trip or weekend getaway, cleaning out your closets and cupboards, and sweeping out the remains of winter (as well as leftover Carnival glitter).  For many, it’s Gulf Coast road trip time. From the Mississippi coast, across the oak and Spanish moss edged […]

How to Fix (Almost) Anything

Practices such as shopping secondhand, and repairing and repurposing items, not only saves money but also reduces waste. It’s even possible to learn a few new skills along the way. Here, we share some of the best ways to exercise conscious consumerism. Fashion Buffalo Exchange Buffalo Exchange, founded in Tucson, Arizona, by husband-and-wife Spencer and […]

12 Gulf Coast Ways to Get Off The Beaten Path

Chalk it up to the pandemic or my increasing age, but a requisite element of a good vacation is finding time to flee the madding crowds. If you feel the same, you’re in luck. Along the Gulf Coast, there’s numerous ways to get off the beaten path or discover something unique from the mainstream. We’ve […]

News + Notes

St. Patrick’s Day Parades Mardi Gras is over, but you can still get your parade fix in with the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11, the Metairie St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12, the Downtown Irish Club Parade on March 17, the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie on March 19, the […]

Bryan Block

The historic architecture of New Orleans houses – from grand antebellum mansions and modest shotguns to creole cottages and stately Queen Annes – is integral to the city’s unique sense of place. To preserve that sense of place for current and future generations, there are rules for renovating. Bryan Block, director of the Vieux Carré […]

Marching Through March

Despite what they say about “in like a lion and out like a lamb,” March isn’t usually that dramatic in New Orleans. It’s typically a lull for us here, a time to catch our breath between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. It’s a month for fish plates and crawfish boils, maybe some gardening and long […]

Thirsty Thursdays

Loa, the stylish bar located within the International House hotel, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the 2023 First Thursdays Series. On the first Thursday of every month this year, Loa welcomes guest mixologists, small-batch distillers, boutique growers and uncommon purveyors to join mixologist extraordinaire Abigail Gullo behind the bar for an engaging and educational […]

Dollywood

People have often asked what makes the Great Smoky Mountains park named for a country music icon different and I sum it up three ways: live entertainment on a higher scale, a family-friendly, less hectic environment and shade. Yes, shade. Trees may not seem much to a family looking for fun, but it makes all […]

Tank and the Bangas

When you think of New Orleans music, many big names come to mind: Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Mahalia Jackson, The Meters and more. The list could go on for paragraphs with the names of those that have helped shape not only New Orleans music, but music as a whole. In the last few […]

Buds and a Basin

Dear Julia and Poydras, Now that we are facing spring, what is your favorite flower found commonly in New Orleans? Rollie Fredrickson, New Orleans Well, I have to say I have a new fondness for one flower in particular, the camellia. Remember that big freeze we had during the winter? All the foliage outside our […]

A Spring Tradition

One day a century ago, in 1923, what would appear to be a minor transaction was made in a “tiny New Orleans confectionary shop specializing in homemade candies.” The name of the shop is lost to history like a doubloon bouncing into a drain, but the implication of the transaction is like gold. On that […]

Safe As Kittens

Like they say, sometimes an ill wind smells good. For instance, when COVID first came and we all tried to not inhale within six feet of anybody else, my brothers-in-law Leech and Lurch started their own business: “MMD,” for Masked Men’s Delivery (Motto: “Six Feet Away & Sterilized”) It worked out pretty good. They got their pick-up […]

Breaking Away

Chef Paul Artigues has never been one to shy away from the challenges. At The Green Goddess, which he founded with Chris DeBarr in 2009 and of which he became head chef and owner in 2012, his kitchen was starkly different from the expansive Grande Dame French Quarter restaurants that surrounded him. “It was all […]

1895

Madame John’s Legacy, located at 632 Dumaine Street, is one of the finest and oldest Creole colonial buildings in the New Orleans French Quarter. Constructed in 1788 for the Spanish military official Manuel de Lanzos, Madame John’s is an excellent example of the raised galleried cottage built in Louisiana during the earlier French colonial era.  […]

Lenten Repast

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. That repast was to be devoid […]

Green With Envy

Veronica Beard’s Finlee Sandals should have been the Emerald City replacement pair for Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz. These beaded, kid suede mules with a comfortable wide upper band have a supportive kitten heel perfect for nights on the town. Available at FeBe, febeclothing.com. Immerse yourself in a green underwater dream world […]

Immersive Dining

Fine-dining gets a whole new look during Criollo’s new Le Petit Chef immersive dining experience (taking place Thursday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with 24 seatings each night in the restaurant’s private dining room), made in collaboration with TableMation Studios. Le Petit Chef is a multi-sensory and multi-course culinary journey, created by Skullmapping, that features […]

Caribbean Dream

When James O’Donnell visited Haiti, he was struck by a local form of hospitality. He tells how “Whenever you visit someone’s home…you are directed to their bar and told to mix yourself a ‘Ti Punch.’” As Lead Bartender of Chemin à la Mer at the Four Seasons Hotel, he offers a similar experience to his […]

Around the House

From Gingham patterned curtains and historic homes to gut renovations and first-time home buying, New Orleans is filled with skilled home repair, interior design, and real estate experts to help you with your home. Jump into that kitchen remodel, you keep brushing off to do later. Connect with New Orleans businesses and professionals to help […]

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