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In Full Bloom

Our April issue is a colorful, mixed bouquet of seasonally inspired treats. From festivals to garden parties, it’s is brimming with advice on fashion, travel and entertaining in style.  For those who are not able to attend the fests, our food and beverage expert Jyl Benson shares her tried and true crawfish bread recipe that […]

A New Season in Bloom

A fashionable landscape  One of our favorite looks of the season, this dip-dyed Brandon Maxwell (complete with pockets) has us twirling in circles. Dress, Brandon Maxwell, SOSUSU, sosusuboutique.com. Earrings, Joseph Stores, josephstores.com.  Garden soirée  Dance the night away under twinkling lights in this silk chiffon dress by Aliette.  Dress, Aliette, Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com. Necklace, Lizzie Fortunado, […]

12 Luxurious One Price Travel Destinations

A glamorous tented camp in northern Thailand set on a rescued elephant sanctuary. Marlon Brando’s own island in Tahiti. A former summer hideaway for the Rockefeller family poised on a lake in upstate New York. A chic eco-hotel in Peru set amid the high-altitude Sacred Valley. A cliff hung romantic retreat in Big Sur, shaded […]

Ellie Schwing

Ellie Schwing assumed it would be easy to find a chic leather travel bag in Italy. Nearly a decade ago, the New-Orleans-native-turned-Roman-resident began a fruitless search that turned up heavily logoed luxury or low-quality pieces – but not the bag she wanted. So, Schwing took matters into her own hands and created BENE (and a […]

Son of a Saint Gala

While many people talk about solving a problem, Son of a Saint founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee III took action and created a solution. In 2011, Lee launched Son of a Saint to address how to help fatherless boys in the New Orleans area, a cause near to him as his own father, New […]


In 2013, Deanna Rebecca McLendon was alone at a Jefferson Chamber of Commerce luncheon and had been randomly assigned to a table sponsored by Charles Lee “Chuck” Mutz, who immediately made her feel welcome. Soon after, they saw each other again at an East Jefferson Business Association meeting, and thus began their friendship.  After five […]

New Orleans Jazz Museum Improvisations Gala

What other gala has an entertainment line-up this awesome? Germaine Bazzle featuring Charlie Gabriel; Irma Thomas; Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph; Tim Laughlin Trio; Detroit Brooks Quintet; Aurora Nealand Quintet; Mahmoud Chouki; Shake’Em Up Jazz Band; Lukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski; Victor Atkins; and the Treme-Lafitte Brass Band — and that’s before we get to the Social Improvisations […]


Amy Neill, Garrison Neill Carling Dinkler, Danielle Del Sol, Sarah Martzolf  Hartley Crunk, Naydja Bynum, Adolph Bynum, Rochelle Ford, Catherine Hales PRC Holiday Home Tour Patron Party When: December 3, 2022 Where: The home of Amy and Garrison Neill What: Supporters of the Preservation Resource Center attended a patron party to kick off the 47th […]

Poydras Home Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival

When the 30-foot holiday tree is glowing at the Poydras Home corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue, it’s the start of seasonal celebrations! To mark the occasion, Poydras Home hosted its the fourth annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival on Dec. 1, and what was so special was that the event was back […]

New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation Azúcar Ball

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Azúcar Ball returned Dec. 10, with the theme Parranda Navideña, which recalls holiday celebrations of Puerto Rico and was chosen to honor its resilience, rich culture and festive spirit. And as an event considered the “Best Dancing Party in New Orleans,” it certainly delivered with AshèSon, Julio & Cesar, […]

Festival Food at Home

When Jazzfest was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, Beth Arroyo Udderback, General Manager of WWOZ radio station, recalled her parents “Festing in Place” from their garage when her mother became unable to visit the festival in person. The concept proved brilliant, and the radio station played extensive sets from festivals of years past. If, for […]

Changemakers: People Program NOLA

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1974, People Program NOLA provides an active program for seniors in the New Orleans area. Now the organization offers over 170 weekly classes, teaching seniors about fitness, fine arts and much more.   Program Director Scott Wallace and Campus Coordinator Jan Martino — a mainstay at the […]

Louisiana Museum Foundation Founders Ball IV

They could have danced all night at the Louisiana Museum Foundation Founders Ball IV. The scene at The Cabildo on Nov. 18 definitely recalled a Regency period ball — women came in Empire-style dresses and stylized wigs, men in period frocks or black-tie (a nod to the present day) — but one thing was for […]

Design Mavens

It’s where fashion, florals and function meet: Longue Vue House and Gardens’ annual Design Symposium. The event kicks off with a patron reception on April 20, symposium on April 21 and a round-table discussion on April 22. This year’s symposium speakers are Pedram Pasha Taheri, a graduate of LSU’s School of Interior Design, the owner, […]

Garden Inspired

Recently I asked a handful of friends, “What is your springtime inspiration?” The imagery that soon flooded my inbox was brimming with florals. While ranging from colorful to monochromatic, English gardens to tropical vistas, the consistent thread was the arrangement of said botanicals in a natural manner: an ode to the garden. The union of […]

Gone Festin’

Catch rays while you take in the sounds of the season in eye-catching frames like the BRIGITTE. The cat-eye silhouette with scalloped lenses is a nod to classic vintage style, while the poppy mirrored colorway will elevate your entire ensemble. KREWE, 619 Royal St., 407-2925; 1818 Magazine St., 504-342-2462, krewe.com. Beat the heat while looking […]

Arts Calendar: April

2 Stevie Nicks Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 504-587-3663, smoothiekingcenter.com. 4 EMCM Presents: Freddie Blue & The Friendship Circle Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St., 504-940-3400, ellismarsaliscenter.org. 6 Music at the Museum: New Orleans Jazz Museum Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., lpomusic.com. 13 NOBT: Romeo and […]

The National WWII Museum Victory Ball

The National WWII Museum’s supporters gathered on Nov. 11 to support the museum and to celebrate the men and women who served our country in the military at the Victory Ball: Spirit of Hope presented by The Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation. This event was held in multiple spaces in the museum located in […]

Flower Power

If Coco Chanel followed her own advice to look in the mirror and remove one accessory before leaving the house, these charming earrings would surely stay put. The perfect size, these timeless and whimsical floral studs will have you celebrating spring in style. Available at Friend and Company, 7713 Maple St., 504-439-0108, friendandcompany.com.

Shop Talk: Infrared at Home

Meet Penn Penn larocci is a born and raised New Orleanian. After graduating from Tulane University, she lived in NYC for nine years working in sales in marketing at an invest­ment bank. When she missed New Orleans more than she could stand, she moved back home, met her husband and started a family. She’s now […]

New Orleans’ Smartest Nite Club

In 1934, brothers Leon and Louis Prima started their club-owning partnership by opening Prima’s, “New Orleans’ Smartest Nite Club,” at 229 Bourbon Street. Prima’s was an immediate success. Dancing, dining, and drinking were accentuated by three nightly floor shows (at 11:15 p.m., 2:15 a.m. and 4:15 a.m.) and kept the crowd at capacity all night. […]

The Spring Brunch

The lovely art of layering is the chicest way to create an inspired tablescape. Achieve a dynamic presentation by mixing prints and placing simple lilac flower dishes atop more pattern-rich, hand-painted stoneware dinner plates. Tory Burch, 333 Canal St., Ste. 103A, 504-581-6623, toryburch.com.   When it comes time for tea or pour over coffee, an […]

Wedding Resources

From romantic horse-drawn carriages to streets filled with live music, New Orleans is a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding. Not only is the city ready to celebrate any love story, but it is also equipped with experienced wedding planners and event professionals to make your special day even more magical. PK Events New Orleans (504) […]

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