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Because It’s Carnival Time

When this issue hits stands and mailboxes, we will be in full Carnival mode. From balls to luncheons to hitting the streets to catch your favorite parades, this month we bring you a range of pieces covering how to celebrate the season with ease and style.  On our Nostalgia page, Seale Paterson writes about the […]

Men and Women of Fashion: Prix d’Elegance

“The arts provide us with not only beauty and appreciation of talent but also limitless boundaries to transcend established goals of giving more than we receive with our philanthropic endeavors.”   This spring the style-savvy Men and Women of Fashion members again take their choice cause to the catwalk for a gilded affair. Celebrating a remarkable 50 […]

Making Fitness Fun

The beginning of the year always brings a set of new resolutions, goals and closet updates. Jon Sloan and his long-awaited fitness studio, Swoot, create the fashionably perfect palette  to inspire us to take on 2023.  Man in Charge Color is the name of the game in 2023, and this periwinkle set from Lululemon will […]

Show Me Something, Mister!

The parade, the marching bands, the lights, costumes and Krewe of Muses shoes — it’s Carnival time in New Orleans. If not already excited, it is also a great time to check out these exhibitions focusing on what is probably the city’s favorite time of year.    Vue Orleans Observatory Not only do visitors have […]

New Orleans Medical Mission Services Celestial Celebration

Happy 20th anniversary New Orleans Medical Mission Services! And to mark the occasion — and raise funds — the organization hosted its Mission Possible 2022 Gala: Celestial Celebration at Generations Hall on Oct. 14. The mission provides free medical treatment, consultation, education, equipment and supplies to those in need around the world. It wasn’t as […]


Mme. Macron receives a warm welcome from Lycée Français students and faculty. LFNO leaders brought Mme. Macron to visit a PE class, a 10th grade class and a meeting with the student council. The first lady discussed topics including impacts of cyberbullying, and the importance of students taking care of themselves and each other. First […]

Ashley Porter

It’s possible to come to New Orleans, never leave the French Quarter, and go back home with only a cursory understanding of what makes the city tick. Ashley Lyons Porter did the opposite of that. The world-renowned designer was born and raised in San Francisco, and she didn’t move to the Crescent City until college, […]

Pro Bono Project Justice For All Ball

In 1986, the Louisiana Bar Foundation created the New Orleans Pro Bono Project after seeing the need for free civil legal aid to be available to those most vulnerable in the community. The organization does this by engaging volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students and private citizens to offer pro bono services. This past year, more […]

Mister Mardi Gras

If the sun is shining brightly on the festivities or you had one too many Pimm’s Cups the day prior, slip on a pair of stylish frames like the CHARTRES in a classic aviator shape with a seemingly weightless fit. KREWE, 619 Royal St., 2925, 504-407-2925; 1818 Magazine St., 504-342-2462, krewe.com.   From a party […]

Forest Bathing

There are infinite products on sale promising stress reduction. We are trying all kinds of pursuits and products to help us manage the growing problem of stress and the ever-increasing toll it is taking on our lives. However, growing research shows that a simple walk in the woods can reduce stress and boost immunity. “Spending […]

A Signature Scent

Recently opened in the heart of the French Quarter, Tijon offers perfume-making classes suited for small to large-scale groups – perfect for couples, birthday parties and much more. Don a lab coat while experimenting with a wide range of scented oils to suit your taste and create your own scent. Participants are guided step-by-step throughout […]

Arts Calendar: February

1 Craft Happy Hour: Mardi Gras Headpiece Workshop Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org 3, 4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with the LPO Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 504-525-1052 Before you head out and hit the streets for Mardi Gras, head on over […]

Shop Talk: Štúdium

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 […]

Touro Infirmary Foundation Casino Night

Luck was a lady for the Touro Infirmary Foundation Casino Night, when supporters filled the Audubon Tea Room for the annual benefit. Guests were there as part of the celebration of 100 years of maternity services at Touro Infirmary and to help raise funds for new Nursing Nests, which are stationary locations at venues around […]

New Orleans Museum of Art LOVE in the Garden

Welcome back LOVE in the Garden! After a three-year hiatus, this benefit for the New Orleans Museum of Art returned to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Sept. 23. The event, presented by Hancock Whitney, honored the late Sydney Besthoff III, who with his wife Walda were known for their art collection, including […]

The Gifted Hostess

For the entertainer who fancies a festive tablescape, a collection of metal crowns encircled with flowers from One Hundred 80 degrees will give any pre-parade brunch display a royal upgrade. Available in two sizes 7.5” X 10”; 8.75” X 13”. Little Miss Muffin, 766 Harrison Ave., 504-482-8200; 3307 Severn Ave., 504-455-1444, shoplittlemissmuffin.com.  Befitting a batch […]

WYES Gala: A Station For All Seasons

WYES-TV has seen a lot of seasons come and go — it just celebrated 65 years on air! The station remains a beloved broadcast icon televising PBS shows, as well as locally produced content, such as Steppin’ Out, which first aired in 1987. The WYES Gala: A Station for All Seasons presented by Oscar J. […]

The Silk Stocking Strutters

  Peggy Landry, an avowed Mardi Gras enthusiast, had watched marching clubs like The Lyons Club parade during Carnival for years and always thought it would be fun to join in. In 1975, on a dare from a friend, she and her two teenage daughters decided to start their own group, and New Orleans got […]

Change Makers: HustleHawks

Recently launched in New Orleans, the HustleHawks app encourages university students to perform cleaning, babysitting, tutoring, and more services for local community members. In an innovative twist, customers set the price for their desired service. As the company founders explain, HustleHawks provides an opportunity for students to earn a little extra cash while helping out […]

Ogden Museum of Southern Art O What A Night!

It was definitely “O What A Night!” when the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted its annual gala on Oct. 15. Considered one of the premiere art events of the year, the fete attracted a multitude of artists and patrons to the museum. The party started in the Patrick F. Taylor Library for cocktails presented […]

With This Ring: Throw a Wedding, Mister!

The month of February brings many things to celebrate—one of which is Valentine’s Day. Across the globe, February 14 is one of the most popular days to get engaged or hold a wedding. But in New Orleans, this date often falls smack dab in the middle of Carnival season, which can present a whole new […]

Wedding Planning

Wedding-related resources for some early inspiration or to get a head start on wedding plans. 

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