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Morgan's Note

My first real visit to Storyland was on a Valentine’s Day date with my now-husband. We were both running fevers but he had created this amazing day full of surprises for me and I was determined that our being sick wouldn’t ruin it. One of my favorite memories of that day was kissing inside the […]

Nostalgia: The Boston Club

  The Boston Club, founded in 1841, is the oldest social club in New Orleans and the third oldest in the United States. The club has long abandoned the card game it was named after, but remains an exclusive private club for a limited number of men of high social and business standing. While the […]

Performing Arts: February

  Through February 2 Stockholm Syndrome The employees and diners at Jimmy’s All-American Beefsteak Place find themselves in a hostage situation in this immersive musical comedy. Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., 302-9117, NOLAProject.com.   Through February 3 The Wolves This Pulitzer Prize finalist makes its regional debut at Southern Rep. It tells the […]


Stephen Materne, Maxwell Materne, Dr. Corey Hebert and Zach Materne are pictured at the “New Orleans Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride,” an international event held in over 600 cities in September for men to don their finest garb and ride their motorcycles to raise awareness for men’s health. Chris Vatier and Caitlyn Williams show off their threads […]

Shop Talk: Nathan duToit

Tell us about how you came to set up Storyville Jazz Agency?  A couple years ago I was encouraged to fulfill something that seemed to be missing in the New Orleans jazz community: A top-notch service dedicated to representing the best traditional jazz talent the city has to offer. It is my mission, alongside these […]

Shop Talk: Kevin McLaughlin

Why did J.McLaughlin choose to open a store in New Orleans?  We’re a colorful, optimistic brand, and the town of New Orleans is a vibrant, happy place. With NOLA’s charm and personality, we approached the opening as an opportunity to get to know residents and visitors and introduce them to our world. How does your […]

Student Activist: Autumn Routt

“Recognizing the faults in the world around you is important, but you have to take steps to lessen those faults if you want to make a difference. No one person can solve our problems, so everyone needs to do what they can to help their community improve,” says Autumn Routt, a senior at Lusher Charter […]

Young Bloods: McKensie Kirchner

After meeting at a friend’s birthday party, Baye Tilson and McKensie Kirchner (pictured) had a conversation about taking yoga outside the studio. What if yoga meetups could take place during bachelorette parties or at beer gardens? They decided to host pop-up yoga events throughout New Orleans and founded NOLA Tribe Yoga. “I think that we […]

With This Ring: Barnett – Freiberg

India Devi Barnett was enjoying a girls’ day at the Bulldog on Magazine Street when she heard a voice scream “Indiiiaaaaa” (à la “Stelllaaaaa” in Streetcar Named Desire). The voice belonged to William Hunter Freiberg, who had gotten her number just a few minutes before. A few hours later, he texted and asked her to […]

Vintage Wedding: Ana Ester Garfinkel and Dr. Juan Jorge Gershanik

Ana and Juan are both from Argentina and met each other when Ana was 16 and Juan was 19. Ana was in college studying to be a teacher and Juan was in medical school when they met at a special lecture that Juan came to with his cousins. Ana met Juan and thought he was […]

St. Charles Avenue's Couture Wedding Guide

  12 local ways to show off your personal style   Once a wedding budget is set, the real fun begins. Deciding where to spend the bulk of your resources is what will inevitably define the character and ambiance of your special day and create those lasting memories. Priorities differ for everyone, and while some […]

Setting the Table

As is often the case in these parts, this year Valentine’s Day falls squarely in the midst of Carnival season. On its surface Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romance. As such, this would logically lead celebrants to the bedroom. However, a casual, and in no way official, survey of 10 New Orleanians who routinely […]

Philanthropic Fun: An Audience With the Creole Queen

Kingsley House hosted a private dinner with world-renowned chef Leah Chase. More than 150 friends and supporters gathered at Dooky Chase Restaurant for delicious food and heartwarming stories from the Creole Queen. All proceeds from the evening supported Kingsley House children and families. At the event, a VIP entrance included a private audience with chef […]

Philanthropic Fun: A Spooky Soirée

Over 150 patrons attended the “Bewitching Affair,” a Halloween-themed soirée benefiting the New Orleans Garden Society. Patron Party guests received complimentary champagne glasses etched with NOGS. “Haunted House” cache pots filled with sensational succulents encased in purple tulle and ribbon were given to all guests thanks to Party Favor Chair Adele Mangipano and her committee. […]

Philanthropic Fun: Southern and Sweet

Louisiana Landmarks Society’s major fundraiser of the year, the “Fête du Jardin” – this year held in honor of the tricentennial of New Orleans – is essential to the organization’s ability to continue its preservation advocacy and education programs and maintaining its home, the Pitot House. This year’s fête was a resounding success, and the Pitot […]

Philanthropic Fun: Cheers to Better Health

A lively cocktail party with purple and white décor, music and a host of celebrity chefs set the tone for the annual “March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction,” which supports the organization leading the fight for the health of moms and babies through research, programs, advocacy and education. The Omni Royal Orleans hosted both the […]

Philanthropic Fun: Supporting Seniors

“Lambeth House Foundation Toasts the Tricentennial” was the theme of the 11th annual festive gala that saluted the city of New Orleans. Funds raised from the gala directly support Lambeth House residents in times of need, to make improvements in our community and for research that benefits senior citizens everywhere. For the fête, Lambeth House […]

Philanthropic Fun: Perspectives in Painting and Pottery

More than 200 attendees enjoyed the “Poydras Home Patron Party & Art Exhibition,” which presented a new event format for Poydras Home this year: a solo fine art exhibitor with one guest artisan. This year’s solo exhibiting artist, Billy Solitario, received his M.F.A. in painting from Tulane University in 2003 and can now frequently be […]

Philanthropic Fun: Honoring Humanitarians

The “Weiss Awards” recognized members of the Greater New Orleans community whose civic and humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity were outstanding and an example to be followed. This year, the “Weiss Awards” were presented to outstanding community leaders who have been influential in promoting the advancement of social understanding and care. The […]

Philanthropic Fun: Community at the Core

The annual “Center Celebration” at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center brought the community together for a “Sweet and Saucy Night at the J.” The celebration also benefits new programs and improvements to the center for the coming year. The festive party atmosphere in the Mintz Auditorium put partygoers in a dancing mood. The event […]

Philanthropic Fun: Inspired Learning

By supporting “Cocktails for KID smART,” KID smART supporters gave more than 3,000 New Orleans children their best chance for success. The organization teaches through the arts to provide experiential instruction in academic subjects to reach all students in a classroom, which allows children to connect to math, science, history, language arts and a variety […]

Philanthropic Fun: Artistry Through the Ages

“O What a Night!” offered 500 attendees a festive opportunity to celebrate the Tricentennial and highlighted the important mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South. The evening also offered tributes to Honorees Coleman Adler II and […]

Soup Season

I am always amazed by the reaction of visitors from frigid climates such as Chicago to the misery of our own cold, damp winter weather. They are usually shocked by the way the humidity has the power to transform the cold air they’re accustomed to into a deep, bone chilling assault that’s hard to shake […]

On the Menu: Craving Crawfish

Cajun Benedict 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon Creole mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon crab boil liquid 1 Tablespoon Joe’s Stuff Seasoning ¼ teaspoon salt 4 slices French bread 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 2 eggs, poached Crawfish Cream Sauce for topping* (recipe below) In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard, garlic, […]

What's Hot: Mardi Gras

1. Tossing beads is even better when your wrist is prettied up with stackable Julie Vos gold bracelets with purple stones. Ballin’s LTD, 721 Dante St., 866-4367; 2917 Magazine St., 891-4502, BallinsLTD.com. 2. Give your little paradegoer a magic moment when all decked out in a bead unicorn romper. Bon Temps Boutique, 603 ½ Metairie […]

Lake Martin

Once the holiday vortex is behind us (even as we’re in the full swing of Carnival), there are times when you need to switch gears, get out of town and get a change of scenery. It is moments like these when getting in a car and taking a short jaunt out of town is just […]

Make Music NOLA

Albert Einstein was passionate about playing the violin. He was even quoted as saying that all a man needs in life to be happy is a table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin. But violin playing didn’t come naturally to him (it’s well known his dedication to consistent practice is how he […]

Bev's Note

This year the “Lark in the Park” is raising money for the revitalization of Storyland in City Park! We are so grateful to Friends of City Park Board President Larry Dale; Trustee of Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Lisa Romano; Co-Chair and Board Member Robin Bordelon Borne; Trustee of Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Vincent […]

Bridal Resource Directory


Valentine's Day Gifts

Art & Eyes 504-891-4494 ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com Get cool with Pale Pink cats by CUTLER AND GROSS, a British design that is handmade in Italy, $440. Or mix it up with Magenta cats by PLEIN LES MIRETTES that is handmade in France, $350.     Aunt Sally’s 504-524-3373 AuntSallys.com The Aunt Sally’s Madeline Gift Basket is perfect […]

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