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Gratitude & Celebration

Each December as we creep closer to the January 1 mark, we take a look back at the previous 365 days to evaluate how we spent our time and how we might better ourselves as we move into a new year. This practice has become particularly poignant in the post-Covid era as we have collectively […]

Perimenopause: A Guide to Recognizing, Managing and Treating Symptoms

Most women are familiar with menopause. We were taught about menstrual cycles and getting pregnant in sex ed classes at school, but nobody told us about perimenopause. Our mothers certainly didn’t want to talk about menopause, yet it’s affecting women who have not even had their first child. Did you know that more than 1 […]

12th Night Revelry

Fetes, balls and frivolity rule on Jan. 6, Twelfth Night. So do parades, which mark the beginning of Carnival. While these aren’t the full-on spectacles of the parades that roll around Mardi Gras (Feb. 21), these krewes know how to kick off the Carnival in festive style.  Be on the lookout for DJ Mannie Fresh […]

City Park Conservancy Magic in the Moonlight

There is no better setting to fete al fresco than in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, which cast a spell on partygoers attending City Park Conservancy’s Magic in the Moonlight, presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, on Oct. 14. While the garden’s flora and greenery bewitched guests, they were also captivated by the […]

Registy Of Charitable Events: January – March

January 12 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience – Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award Benefits: Multiple local nonprofits Tickets: starting at $150, range of prices/table Location: The Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, 2 Canal St. Contact: 504-655-5158, nowfe.com/ella-brennan-award-gala January 19 2023 Good Apple Gala Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed Center for Law & Justice Tickets: […]

The Buccal Facial

Invented in Paris and now available in New Orleans at Vibrant Market, Buccal Facials are also known as ‘The Natural Facelift.’ Buccal means relating or involving the cheek, so in simplest of terms, a buccal facial is a cheek massage performed by a trained therapist. Working both on the outside and on the inside of […]

A Dab Will Dew Ya

Beauty in full bloom, the Flower Acid Algae Serum from Mara Beauty is a powerful 3-in-1 resurfacing serum with elements like detoxifying bioactive flower acid and vegan lactic acid, plus a splash of French sea water to improve the look of fine lines, pores and re-texturize skin overnight. Vibrant Market, 3811 Magazine St., 504-206-4419, thevibrantmarket.com. […]

You Night Ribbons Rock the Runway

It was a runway show like no other with women dressed in gowns and other chic fashion for You Night’s Ribbons Rock the Runway on Oct. 1. What made this catwalk different was the models, cancer survivors and nurses who wore clothing in the ribbon colors representing 19 women’s cancers.  In a month when pink […]

Setting Sensible Dietary & Lifestyle Goals

Resolutionary  (noun) A well-intentioned over-indulger who hits the new year and the gym with vigor and rigid diets only to putter out and give up by Mardi Gras.  “Goals should be set in small, manageable bites,” said nutritionist Molly Kimball. “Shifting the narrative in our minds is what motivates us. If goals are too far […]

Vikki Leftwich

For Vikki Leftwich, the worlds of interior design, fashion, and furniture sales are all inextricably linked. At Villa Vici, all of those worlds combine to produce stunning designs and incredible spaces. Leftwich opened her first furniture store in Covington 30 years ago. When she began working with architect George Hopkins on the design of the […]

Shop Talk: A Local Treasure Chest – UAL

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 […]

Wearable Works of Art

Artist Alice Trahant Phillips creates show-stopping jewerly, including customizable necklaces crafted from hand painted wooden beads, meticulously woven to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each necklace is sculpted on wire and can be molded to fit the individual. A New Orleans native, Trahant’s colorful work pays homage to her love of music and the vibrant culture […]

Sutton’s Gift Shops

The original location of Sutton’s Fairyland at 810 Canal St. in 1955. Later that same year, it made a short move across the street to 829 Canal St. The Sutton name has a long history of gift stores in the Greater New Orleans area. Joseph M. Sutton moved to New Orleans from Syria in 1913, […]

Arts Calendar: January

5 Happy Hour: Gasa Gasa Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 4920 Freret St., lpomusic.com 6 O First Friday Free Admission for College Students Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org 7 Family Concert: The Conductor’s Spellbook Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Roussel Hall, Loyola University, lpomusic.com 12 Hey Y’all Art Talk Ogden Museum of Southern Art, […]

Ascension DePaul Foundation New Orleans Keeping Our Promises Gala

The Inspired Cross Award is given annually by the Ascension DePaul Foundation New Orleans to organizations and individuals who share the group’s vision to provide high-quality comprehensive, affordable health care for all members of the community. On Sept. 24, the foundation bestowed the award to Southeast Louisiana Legal Services’ Executive Director Laura Tuggle. Held at The […]

Liberty’s Kitchen Come Grow With Us

If you attended Liberty’s Kitchen Come Grow With Us on Sept. 30, you were among those who delighted in one of the most delicious events of the year.  The party at the Ace Hotel paired 14 New Orleans restaurants and chefs with 21 Liberty’s Kitchen’s trainees and alumni to help prepare and serve dishes to event […]


Kelly Roberts Songy, Yara Elsayed Guest, Leslie Monson and Peter Boylan III celebrate with wish kid Mary  Mary (10; Arabi) shows off her butterfly face paint  Mary and Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana staff accept a gift in her honor from the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department as part of the Department’s “Cops for […]

Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year is a festive & creative excuse to host friends in January and is a holiday rich in symbolism. 2023 is a year of the Rabbit, which represents longevity, prosperity and peace in Chinese culture. This year the actual holiday falls on January 22nd, and 2023 is envisioned to be a year of […]

Let’s Get Physical

Stretching into cardio with an eco-conscience comes the new SculpTive collection from tasc. The first-release pieces include leggings with a pocket, crop tanks and bike shorts made from Repreve, recycled performance fibers made from plastic bottles. tasc performance, 3913 Magazine St., 504-304-5030, tascperformance.com. Pack a punch in a pair of Hayabusa T3 LX boxing gloves. […]

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Excelencia Gala

Independence Day was among the many things to celebrate at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana’s Excelencia Gala on Sept. 16. The event was also a kick-off for Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and a time to honor outstanding individuals and corporations for achievements, leadership, inspiration and active engagement with the […]

BK Historic House & Gardens Soirée in the Vieux Carré

BK Historic House & Gardens couldn’t have planned for a better night than the one for its Soirée in the Vieux Carré. The fete, held Oct. 9, had a glamorous crowd inside the house — built in 1826 — and outside, as the felicitous weather drew guests to the parterre garden and courtyard. This year’s […]

Change Makers: Erin Marrero

GET INVOLVED phoenixprojectnola.org facebook.com/phoenixprojectnola phoenixprojectnola@gmail.com By creating housing and educational services for women at a transitional phase in life, Phoenix Project Nola offers the opportunity for a fresh start in a stable home environment. The tiny house program allows participants to live in a home for one year. Afterward, they have the option to buy […]

With This Ring: Sherman-Hudson

After years of focusing exclusively on their studies, Maja Elizabeth Sherman and Jesse Hamilton Hudson were in their final semester at Tulane Law when they attended a mutual friend’s Krewe Du Vieux party. Despite being in the same class, they had met only in passing until that day, when they struck up a conversation as […]

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