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Slow Summer Days

A notable number of friends have recently remarked that July is their favorite summer month. I’d have to agree. As our How to Host columnist Jenny Vorhoff eloquently points out, “July is the most ethereal month of summer. Fall is too far away for concern. The craziness of spring and end-of-school is a distant memory. […]

Gallery Insider

Choosing art for your personal space can be overwhelming, especially if you commence shopping specifically for art. Gallerists and interior designers advise against doing this. “It is best when a client has a piece of art they love that we can then design around,” said Nomita Joshi, an architect, interior designer and owner of Spruce […]

The Flowering of a Second Act

After more than 30 years in the floral industry, Maude Mashburn once had retirement in her sights. But in MOSS, Mashburn has found a “second act” exploring lush, feminine, vine-wrapped visions that mix her years of experience with the terroir of south Louisiana.  Mashburn’s walk down the garden path began at age 16, working in […]

Men and Women of Fashion NOBA Prix d’Elegance

The mix of fashion and fundraising proved irresistible to the attendees at the Men and Women of Fashion and New Orleans Ballet Association Prix d’Elegance on March 15 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The event honors those who are stylish and known for their philanthropic pursuits. The 2022 Prix d’Elegance honorees were: Mariah […]

Rhythm Nation

Sleep advice abounds online, in magazines like this one and on the social feed of your “wellness” friend — and with good reason. Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on mental and physical wellbeing and increase the risk of myriad health problems and diseases. One popular hack with high potential goes by the trendy […]

Raintree Children & Family Services Paint the Town Green Gala

As luck would have it, Raintree Children and Family Services held its 14th Annual Paint the Town Green Gala on one of the most fortuitously of celebratory of days: March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. In that spirit, guests donned green for the gala at the historic Orpheum Theater, which opened its doors in 1921. The […]

New Orleans Museum of Art’s Art In Bloom

It doesn’t seem like spring until Art in Bloom! For New Orleanians, this beloved benefit for the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club of New Orleans is eagerly anticipated for its floral flourishes and its see and be seen scene. Plus, its Patron and Preview Party at the museum, which was […]

Ochsner Health The Red Tie Affair

Wearing red represents raising awareness for heart health, and with that in mind, the more than 300 attendees of Ochsner Health’s sixth annual The Red Tie Affair presented by LEMOINE showed solidarity by wearing a tie or ensemble in the hue.  The benefit at Windsor Court on March 24 featured entertainment by D’Play, food and […]

Rosé All Day

The easily quaffable pink drink so many enjoy chilled in quantity throughout our sweltering summers was first produced not by the wine-savvy French but, rather, by thirsty Phoenicians sometime between 1550 B.C. and 300 B.C. and gustatory Greeks around 600 B.C. Both groups were sweating it out much as we are, but their rosés were […]

Tiki Takeover!

The Bower Bar has gotten a Tiki Takeover makeover! Through the month of July, the bar’s experts have conjured tiki-inspired decor, food and cocktails for summer indulgence. Among the libationary choices are a frozen pina colada and a rum and mango Old Fashioned, while larger groups can enjoy shareable cocktails, including the Zombie Bowl, full […]

Drops of Sunshine

Perk up your fingertips with a brilliant B-A-N-A-N-A-S nail coat. The 21-FREE, vegan, 77% plant-based polish offers a luminous finish and will add a pop of color to your manicure in a snap. The Collective Shop, 3512 Magazine St., statementgoods.com.  Photo by Ethical Studio Decorate your lobes with a duet of Rhoda earrings from Deepa […]

Changemakers: Taylor Ann Cohen

Music is the heart and soul of New Orleans, as anyone who’s joined a second line or visited Preservation Hall can attest. As much as they are celebrated, however, many of the city’s musicians struggle with a lack of access to medical care and financial hardships. To address these issues, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic […]

Easy, Breezy Summer Entertaining

July is the most ethereal month of summer. Fall is too far away for concern. The craziness of spring and end-of-school is a distant memory. Produce is bountiful and time is aplenty. I’ll be hosting friends all month long. My weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) deliveries will drive the menus. I’ll be setting tables with […]

With This Ring: Schwartzman-Kupperman

Both looking to meet someone special, Jennifer Rose Schwartzman and Jake Benjamin Kupperman joined J-Swipe, a dating app geared toward the Jewish community. After connecting on the app, the two agreed to meet at Casellula, a wine bar near Jenny’s apartment in Manhattan. Even before they met, Jenny was impressed by the fact that Jake […]

Children’s Hospital New Orleans Sugarplum Ball

If there is ever a wondrous place to have a themed party, it’s Mardi Gras World, which was the site the 41st annual Sugarplum Ball presented by LEMOINE. The River City Ballroom and the Plaza overlooking the Mississippi River, while not the sea, provided an aquatic inspiration to the “Somewhere Beyond the Sea” theme for […]

The Powder Room Edit

Evoke a sense of romance inspired by the Italian coast with a whimsical Positano shower curtain. Created by Pottery Barn in collaboration with designer Monique Lhuillier, the fresh mix of botanicals and lemons dance across the woven cotton to instantly brighten your bathroom aesthetic. Pottery Barn, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 35, 504-219-0168, potterybarn.com. Ideal for […]

Shop Talk: Finding Your Summer Flounce

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 […]

Cocktails for KID smART

Cocktails for KID smART marked a milestone this year: the event celebrated a 20th anniversary of raising funds for this arts education organization.  Artists Campbell Hutchinson and Allison Stewart founded KID smART in 1999 with the belief that arts should be available to all New Orleans children. The organization provides public school students with greater […]

Play Week

A WWI-era children’s recreation campaign, instigated by the Woman’s Committee of the Council of National Defense to save children from the “wartime hazards of increased delinquency, overtaxed nerves, and weakened bodies,” resulted in a national Children’s Patriotic Play Week, held during the first week of September 1918. In New Orleans, naturally that provided an opportunity […]


Paul Mansfield (child), Peter Mansfield (Dad), Vincent Giardina, Lisa Romano, school Principal Linda Frantz, Dinia Cabrera (Mom), Tiffany Vallecillo (Child) Scholarship recipients Paul Mansfield and Tiffany Valleciillo Students at the Bright School. The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Bright School Scholarship Donation When: May 3, 2023 Where: The Bright School What: The Oscar J. Tolmas […]

Clay Time

Handmade in the swamp, Catahoula Ceramics creates an elegant assortment of serveware and decorative accents ranging from these charming Gator mugs to platters, vases, spoons and much more. With designs inspired by Mother Nature’s bounty and the South, the one-of-a-kind pieces feature patterns that include everything from snakes to flowers to moon phases. Available through […]

Arts Calendar: July

6 Paramore Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 504-587-3663, smoothiekingcenter.com 7 O First Friday Free Admission for College Students Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, ogdenmuseum.org 8 Arts Market Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn at City Park, 8 Victory Ave., artsneworleans.org 13 Victory Belles Matinee Luncheon The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., […]

Summer Scene

Ballin’s Ltd. ballinsltd.com Constructed with natural straw-toned raffia, this solid-hued accessory offers a bell-shaped brim that can easily be sculpted into many forms. Its lightweight, malleable construction makes it exceptionally portable. Handcrafted from raffia for superior quality. $64 One of our favorites, this mod polka dot patterned straw tote basket is super spunky! Hand-dyed and […]

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