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A Family Affair

For these five mother/daughter co-working duos, business is personal. While they acknowledge that the boundary blurring can occasionally be a bit much, these proud mamas and their kids-turned-colleagues wouldn’t trade their professional partnerships for anything. Kathie Carnahan Founding Partner and Certified Educational Planner Sarah Pottharst Girolami Managing Partner, Visual Arts, The Carnahan Group  Sarah Pottharst […]

Mothers & Daughters

In celebration of Mother’s Day and honoring both the mothers and mother figures in our lives, our May feature spotlights five local mother/daughter co-working duos. Contributing writer Rebecca Friedman did an amazing job capturing the incredibly unique and special relationships between each pair, how much they appreciate and adore working together and learning from one […]

Louisiana Appleseed’s Good Apple Gala

Louisiana Appleseed’s Good Apple Gala is about recognizing good deeds. On Jan. 19, the organization hosted its 14th annual gala at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans where it honored the work of community members and pro bono volunteers it has worked with in the past year. Louisiana Appleseed recruits attorneys and other professionals to […]

Arts Calendar: May

2-3 Daze Between New Orleans Faubourg Brewing Co., 3501 Jourdan Rd., 504-867-4000, dazebetweennola.com. 3 ÌFÉ D.R.U.M. with Special Guests Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart St., musicboxvillage.com. 3, 10, 17 YLC Wednesday at the Square Lafayette Square, 504-585-1500, ylcwats.com. 4 Cassie Watson Francillon: Consortium Grande Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 504-948-9998, marignyoperahouse.org. 4-7 […]


Sr. Marjorie Hebert, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond Deacon Martin Guitterez, Jerry Schoen Maria Noya, Glenn Noya Archbishop Gregory Aymond Reception Honoring Catholic Charities of New Orleans Donors When: March 27, 2023 Where: The home of Archbishop Gregory Aymond What: Archbishop Gregory Aymond hosted a cocktail reception honoring donors to the exceptional work of Catholic Charities […]

NOWFE’s Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement In Hospitality Award

When Susan Spicer hit the New Orleans culinary scene, her innovative approach to food and hospitality put her in the forefront of the city’s chefs. On Jan. 12, Spicer received the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s 2023 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award at a gala at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. […]

Ladies Leukemia League’s Fête de Noël

Founded in 1969, the Ladies Leukemia League has been dedicated to raising money to find a cure (via funding research) for leukemia and related diseases — more than $4.3 million has been raised. Its premier fundraising event is the annual Fête de Noël, which always attracts a large crowd to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside […]

Shop Talk: It’s Electric!

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 […]

Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Fa La La Fête

Spring and winter, Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) connected the two seasons in an artful way. At YALA Art Live in April 2022, artwork was collaboratively live painted between the arts students from Young Audiences Charter School and professional artists. That art was in turn featured in a live auction at the YALA Fa La […]

With This Ring: Dye-Kindelt

Molly Elizabeth Bringier Dye had just returned from a solo backpacking trip in Thailand when a friend invited her to Taco Tuesday at Shore Club in San Diego. Marcus Adam Kindelt was also invited to that gathering. The two started chatting and realized that they had a lot of the same interests. Deciding that she’d […]

Ware Porter

For Ware Porter, business is deeply personal. Twelve years into his interior design career, Porter has come to value the experience of building lasting connections with clients as much as the aesthetic aspect of his work. “The easy part is making something look good,” said Porter. “We’re in your personal space so much that we […]

Registry of Charitable Events: May – August

May 1 Clover Benefit Concert Featuring Johnny Sansone and the All Stars Band Benefits: Clover Tickets: $65 Location: 1600 Constance St. Contact: 504-523-6221×127, clovernola.org/sansone May 3 2023 Women’s Business Symposium Benefits: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Tickets: $35 Location: Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans Contact: 504-885-4262, hispanicchamberla.com May 11 Bright Lights Awards Dinner Benefits: […]

Personality Plus Purses

Add a touch of glamour to your gallivanting with the Lily clutch, handmade of silk velvet fabric in Turkey. The pop of pink tassel adds flirty fun and a hidden gold chain makes this chic bag highly versatile. Baldiz, shopbaldiz.com.  Equal parts sweet and street, Paco Rabanne’s iconic chainmail 1969 shoulder bag has gotten a […]

Changemakers: John Fraboni

By offering both high school students and adults education in software development, Operation Spark helps them achieve greater employment opportunities. In addition, this nonprofit also places students into their first software job.   A few years ago, John Fraboni wanted to help the young people of New Orleans, especially those still trying to find a […]

Let Her Eat Cake

“Based purely on cake sales, I think Louisiana loves their Mama’s the most,” said Chaya Conrad, the celebrated proprietress and pastry chef behind Bywater Bakery. “Of all the places I’ve worked in bakeries, nothing says “I love you, Mom” like cake does here. It’s one of the biggest cake holidays of the year. We start […]

Music Squared

It’s the last chance to experience the Young Leadership Council’s Wednesdays at the Square — and spring’s glorious weather! This month closes out the 10-week, free concert series presented by Abita Brewing Company: May 3: The Soul Rebels, Tonya Boyd-Cannon; May 10: Nigel Hall, Miss Mojo; May 17: glbl wrmng, LeTrainiump. The concerts are 5 […]

Puddle Jumpers

Protect your tresses beneath a RAINS bucket hat. Fashioned to be waterproof and breathable, the rim has a vertical silhouette for a stylish fit and is finished with stitch details for good measure. Pilot and Powell, 3901 Magazine St., 504-827-1727, pilotandpowell.com. Aptly named the Thundr H20, these puddle jumpers will get you over street pockets […]

Celebrating the Kids

If you have school-aged children in your home, the month of May brings all types of closure. The end of seasons, recitals, honor roll, performances, rising-up ceremonies, graduations – and the list goes on. It’s a wonderful to time to throw a party and celebrate these milestones. If throwing a party for the nursery school […]

Wall Upgrade

Influenced by a coastal environment and her southern role models, artist Mary Ball uses forms and figures to display strength in femininity. Through her use of bold colors and striking patterns, Mary’s stunning, folk art-like pieces have quickly become a favorite among local collectors. Available through Mary Ball Art, info@maryballart.com, maryballart.com.

Jesuit High School’s 175th Anniversary Celebration

Jesuit High School families, teachers, administrators, Jesuit priests and alumni gathered on Dec. 9 for the school’s annual Celebration gala to not only raise funds, but to mark the school’s 175th anniversary.  The patron party took place in the school’s Traditions Courtyard, then moved to the Student Commons for the main party, which included an […]

Ashwagandha 101

You’ve probably read about ashwagandha or heard more than one friend swear by it for its calming effect. In fact, a small 2012 study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found, “…high-concentration full-spectrum ashwagandha root extract improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life.” We asked for an ashwagandha […]

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