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Back to School

Hit the streets on a bike with tough tires designed to withstand Nola’s craters. Save money on gas, avoid traffic, and take the short cut to make it to class on time. And don’t forget your helmet! Multiple styles available at Alex’s Bikes, alexsbikes.com. For those looking for a more grown-up lunch sack, Corkcicle’s insulated […]

From the Editor

  Fall is always a busy time. There’s back to school activities, football games and the gradual build towards the busy holiday months. I always feel relieved to put away the heat of the summer months, and use the time for fall cleaning and organizing, shopping for school supplies and clothes and getting my kids […]

Cake with a Side of Tears

  I knew September would be hard.  Hard because grief is all-consuming, but anything all-consuming is boring after a while. I’m tired of writing about my grief. I’m sure you’re tired of reading about it. I’m definitely tired of doing it, of living it. Yet I’m only four months in. Four months doesn’t seem like […]

FAIT NOLA

  Connecting with nature is essential to our well-being, yet the majority of people spend most of their time indoors.  One way to remedy our modern disconnect is to bring the outdoors in. In fact, biophilic design – the practice of creating indoor environments that incorporate elements of nature (including sunlight, plants, natural materials and […]

Back to Nature

  Arkansas is well known for its outdoors adventures, from pristine rivers to top-notch state parks, which is why it’s nicknamed the Natural State. But many people don’t realize that a visit to the bustling capital city of Little Rock offers many ways to enjoy these natural attractions, all just a short drive out of […]

Food for Thought

A 2018 labor status study of Orleans Parish residents over age 16 found 45% of New Orleanians are either unemployed, not in the labor force, or retired. Can nutritious school meals lift New Orleans from food insecurity to a healthier, safer, wealthier position? A local chef thinks so. Executive Chef Nathanial Zimet is thinking about […]

The Spin of the Ball

  On my desk is a baseball – now browned and tattered, bruised in places, its innards exposed in spots. It was found in a box on the bottom rung of a shelving unit, pushed to the back of the shed. That was no way to treat a baseball; an object that to American boys […]

Wine Tasting

  Copper Vine is now showcasing a creative collaboration between sommelier Lydia Kurkoski and executive chef Amy Mehrtens with new wine-tasting experiences. Featuring a unique combination of cuisine and wine, and specially curated for each guest, the 13 new tasting themes (such as Spanish reds or California Pinot Noir) span the spectrum of varietal offerings. […]

Robin Cooper

  Local PBS affiliate station WYES has been a staple for New Orleanians and those on the Gulf Coast for 64 years. Robin Cooper started her new post as president and CEO of WYES on Aug. 1 after a three-decade relationship with the station. Cooper started as an associate producer and worked her way up, […]

1891

  New Orleans has known riots over its 303-year history, but none like the one that took place in March 1891 when the brutal mob seen in this photograph rushed the Orleans Parish Prison and lynched almost a dozen Sicilian immigrants and New Orleanians of Italian descent who were accused, but cleared, of murdering the […]

Roadkill

  Being a good mother-in-law ain’t easy. I try.  Even when my daughter’s husband presents me with a hand-made armadillo purse.  Not a purse with a brand name “Armadillo.” Nope. It is a purse he, himself, made out of an actual armadillo – rather, a late armadillo. This armadillo is sitting and facing forward, with […]

Chill Out

  This silky, decadent bisque is just the thing for special summer entertaining. It is best made a day in advance so the flavors can marry. The colors and flavors are vibrant, and nothing is lost to serving the soup at a cool—not icy—temperature. The quick crab salad on top dresses things up.  Chopped, boiled, […]

News + Notes

Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan We could all use some laughs amidst the stress and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans of the groundbreaking “Chappelle’s Show” are sure to be delighted by Dave Chappelle’s new comedy tour, also featuring popular comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan. The duo will be performing for one night only […]

Fall Special

  Ralph’s on the Park is offering its annual “Three Appetizers and Glass of Wine” special for $33 through Sept. 30. The á la carte dinner promotion includes small plates from the extensive appetizer menu from executive chef Knut Mjelde, such as tomato and Burrata (with basil-pistachio pesto, olive oil, leché crisp and arugula), oyster […]

Dance Halls

  Hi Julia,  Do you remember the fifties’ dance scene in the parishes? I recall that some churches specifically, St. Maurice, Cabrini, had dances on Friday evenings. Some were sponsored by NORD, and still others were in various buildings in the area. “Woodmen of the World” and “De and Denbrim Hall” come to mind. Do you have any […]

On the Market

  It will be a shock to no one to hear that for residential real estate in the New Orleans area, it’s a seller’s market. Prices are up, inventory is down, and competition is fierce when houses do come on the market. Will the tight market continue into next year? Are there still opportunities for […]

Shop Local

  You’ve no doubt driven down one of Nola’s shopping thoroughfares recently and noticed “for lease” signs in far too many windows. The crushing combination of COVID-19 and major e-commerce players like Amazon have dealt a heavy blow to our town’s beloved shops and small businesses. And then there are the mind-boggling street construction delays, […]

Harvest Season

  Jesse Carr, Bar Director at Justine, offers a twist on typical, tomato-based cocktails like a Bloody Mary. “I love the idea of taking elements out of their normal spaces,” he said. Instead of featuring savory flavors, “La Recolter” (French for ‘the harvest”) is a slightly sweet, refreshing drink, perfect for New Orleans’ still warm […]

Oh La La

  Seeking an expertly laminated French croissant? Or perhaps memories of a trip overseas have put you in the mood for a sleek ham and cheese sandwich layered with salted butter and briny-sweet pops of cornichon. Yet it is Sunday, and you’d rather lounge with an actual printed newspaper and a series of coffees punctuated […]

The Maison Collective

The Maison Collective team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS® offers over 20 years of combined experience providing concierge-level real estate service. Michelle Soliman, Sara Richards, Corinne Pagano, Olivia Hodgins, and Raven Aboulseoud are equipped to answer all of your questions, whether you’re experienced in real estate or a first-time buyer. Nationally recognized as top […]

Team Right Side

Latter & Blum Realtors Sam Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio formed Team Right Side, benefitting clients by combining the collective skills and resources of some of New Orleans’ top Realtors. Along with Brett Massony, JaLesia Umachi, Eleanora Bazile-Brooks, and Jolene Woods, Sam and Jennifer provide clients with well-rounded expertise and integrity that has earned the team […]

Stacie Carubba

Stacie Carubba is known for getting results. Partner and Associate Broker at local boutique brokerage Athena Real Estate, Stacie prides herself on being a trusted lasting resource in real estate. With deep New Orleans roots, Stacie differentiates herself and her listings by going the extra mile through proactive communication, outstanding marketing, and attention to detail. […]

Rae M. Bryan

Local realtor and Uptown resident Rae M. Bryan has been helping people find their dream properties for over 14 years in the New Orleans area. Working as a top tier producer with buyers, sellers, and investors, she is well regarded for her success in offering expertise and unparalleled service to her clients. Rae and team […]

Patricia Graves

Pat gained her five star reputation in the mortgage industry by helping people achieve their dream of homeownership. Pat’s team focuses on providing best-in-class service while also building relationships with their customers and referral partners along the way. Pat also enjoys gardening and floral design. She has competed in the NOMA’s Art in Bloom for […]

Olivia Ford

To Olivia Ford, Real Estate is more than just negotiating—it’s being the go-to problem-solver for her clients throughout the process. “I love working with people in such a goal-oriented industry,” she says. “If you need something, I’m your solution.” For her, no job is too small or too big to conquer.  This Tulane graduate transitioned […]

Maria Antonieta Gonzalez

With numerous Platinum, Gold, & Silver Awards from Latter & Blum, Top Producer Maria Antonieta Gonzalez has more than 15 years of experience providing sound advice to clients buying and selling across Greater New Orleans, including in Jefferson and other surrounding parishes. A Cuban native, Maria is bilingual and serves a diverse clientele. After retiring […]

Letty Rosenfeld

Specializing in Uptown, Old Metairie, Lakefront, and Warehouse District properties, Letty Rosenfeld has been a top agent with Latter & Blum for over 40 years.  “This work is so rewarding—I never tire of helping clients,” she says. A charter member of Latter & Blum’s prestigious Top of the Latter Club, Letty offers invaluable experience buying […]

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith is an avid believer in the power of real estate to create wealth.  “After law school, I bought my first house at 26—the eventual equity from that purchase changed my financial future,” she says. Lauren traded law for real estate in 2013 and has been a top-producing realtor ever since. She prioritizes providing […]

Kat Bosio

Kat Bosio has an unmatched devotion to her clients, their situations, goals, and dreams. A former paralegal with experience interpreting Louisiana law at an early age, Kat’s career in real estate was jumpstarted in 2012, when she assisted developers and builders in their flips in the local market. Today, she is a Multi-Million Dollar producing […]

Jennifer Cohn Nierman

Jennifer Nierman makes it easy—streamlined, stress-free transactions are her expertise. Jennifer’s experience, network, and hands-on approach make all the difference, enabling her to guide clients through every aspect of home ownership, from meeting with a lender and going through inspections to the closing table. She helps clients navigate a challenging market by generating the most […]

Glennda Bach

Named #1 Realtor in CityBusiness (2021) and by Latter & Blum (2020), Glennda Bach often hears phrases like, “We can see your passion for selling real estate” when showing her curated list of well-researched properties to clients. “I am driven by my passion for helping clients,” says Glennda, who takes a thorough approach to real […]

Freret Realty

Freret Realty was born in July of 2019 and offers agents who live all across Greater New Orleans, ensuring that there’s an expert available to help out with your real estate needs no matter where you are looking to settle down in a new home. Whether you’re looking for investment properties, flips, property management, luxury […]

Elizabeth B. McNulty

Founder of New Orleans Luxury Living, Elizabeth Bienvenu McNulty is renowned among clients and colleagues for her loyalty, integrity, and negotiation prowess. A Design and Development Consultant, she provides a bespoke, service-based approach for buyers and sellers of unique and prestigious properties while providing flawless, private transactions by precisely pairing New Orleans finest properties with […]

Danny Akers

Danny joined Rêve Realtors in 2020 and prioritizes finding the right properties for clients. “I go above and beyond to make sure my clients find their dream homes,” he says. “For most people, this is the biggest purchase they will ever make. My goal is to make the process easy and stress-free.”   After a […]

Connor Greco

For more than a century, Eureka Homestead—now a publicly held company—has helped local individuals and families achieve homeownership with their mortgage lending programs. Connor Greco, loan officer,  was proud to join the bank’s family in 2018. A Brother Martin and LSU graduate, Connor takes immense pride in his work, maintaining constant communication and availability for […]

Cody Stringer

A developer’s dream agent with 12 years’ experience, Cody Stringer joined Rêve Realtors in 2020 and is consistently ranked as one of the highest producing agents in New Orleans. Cody has extensive experience with renovations and new construction, including a proven track record with developer-focused clientele thanks to his focus on optimizing results for developers […]

Clint LaCour

A South Louisiana native and historic home specialist, Clint LaCour is a real estate natural who has spent a lifetime appreciating the mechanics of homes and the art of architecture. After more than a decade working in real estate, Clint co-founded Rêve Realtors in 2018 to better serve clients and to offer New Orleans agents […]

Caitlin Brewster

Caitlin joined Rêve Realtors in 2020, forming a multi-million-dollar, top-producing team specializing in luxury homes, high-rise condominiums, and new developments Uptown, in Old Metairie, Lakeview and the Warehouse District. A local with vast networks and a strong marketing background, Caitlin’s career has grown exponentially with nearly $20M in sales over each of the last two […]

Bridgette Raimer

With hundreds of closed transactions, Bridgette consistently ranks in the top 10% of Northshore Realtors®. A longtime resident of West Tammany, she offers expert knowledge of the area as well as a firm understanding of current market trends, buyer behavior, and innovative selling strategies. sttammanyhomes.net  985-630-2223 (C) 985-845-2001 (O) 103 Beau Chene Blvd, Mandeville 

Allison Vencil

A New Orleans native, Allison offers over 13 years of real estate and home flipping experience in addition to 20 years of sales and marketing experience prior to real estate. Clients express that what makes Allison great to work with is that she is an all-in-one Realtor, contractor, designer and contract expert. She has comprehensive […]

Adrienne Boasso

A Northshore native and Southshore resident, Adrienne Boasso is fully ingrained in communities on both sides of the lake and values having clients’ trust, whether first-time buyers, investors, or families and individuals interested in new construction or historic homes. Focused on providing top-notch service, Adrienne has been a RE/MAX N.O. Properties Realtor for nearly five […]

Arts & Culture

  The arts engage our senses, taking us to other worlds, showing us others’ lives, even carrying us deeper within ourselves. Experiences in arts and culture bring enlightenment and enjoyment, perhaps offering a deeper understanding of concepts we’ve not yet explored in our individual lives. South Louisiana is one of the richest areas in the […]

Southern Fall Getaways

  Why relegate vacation to the summer months when fall is just as ideal? With better temperatures, less crowded destinations, and the ability to work remotely (if you must), the fall season is ripe for adventure to a new or familiar nearby destination. From a staycation in a luxurious French Quarter hotel to waterfront digs […]

Dining & Entertainment

Briquette Briquette-Nola.com 701 South Peters St, New Orleans 504-302-7496 Briquette is proud to showcase contemporary and coastal dishes like Snapper Pontchartrain, Louisiana Redfish on the Half Shell, and Prime 14oz. Ribeye. Happy Hour Daily from 3-6pm. Now serving our ‘Bubbles & Bourbon’ Brunch on Sundays from 10:30am-4pm. Justine JustineNola.com 1225 Chartres St., New Orleans 504-218-8533 Justine […]

Around the House

  Whether it’s time to replace the dishwasher, the whole kitchen, or the whole house, the metro area offers a booming home design and real estate industry ready to help you improve your living situation. From gas lanterns and refinished bathtubs to a new outdoor grill or an apartment with luxury amenities, treat yourself this […]

Back to School

  The school year is back underway, and despite the tough times, continuing to educate local children is a high priority. Whether virtual or in person, students are learning the basics and the not-so-basic, from how to count to how to determine the speed of gravity, from how to be a good neighbor to how […]

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