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Camp Guide

Make summer memorable for your kids with fun-filled day camps and activities around New Orleans. Summertime gives children a chance to explore new extracurriculars and make new friends, as well as a chance to create life-long memories. Give them the chance, this summer, to make those memories, at a summer camp or program, right here, […]

Marching Forward

March in New Orleans is, simply put, lovely. It has typically warmed up a bit, but not so much that it’s miserable outside. And Carnival is complete, giving many a sense of normalcy and a return to daily routines.  Some look to this time to take a slight break before festival season and the end […]

Mix Master

When a young couple with two daughters decided to purchase a new, already-in-progress Metairie house, they knew they wanted to work with interior designer Chad Graci of Graci Interiors. The wife, a friend of Graci’s sister (also a designer and artist) since their school days, is an admirer of Graci’s 21st century brand of New […]

United Way of Southeast Louisiana Alexis de Tocqueville Award Celebration

Known for his award-winning All-Pro moves on the field, New Orleans Saints Linebacker Demario Davis was recognized for his outstanding philanthropic and community activist moves off the field when he was honored with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) Alexis de Tocqueville Award for 2022. The celebration was held Oct. 21 at the Ritz-Carlton […]

Shop Talk: The Ultimate Sidehaul

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 […]

NOCHI Presents Cooking for a Cause

Take a group of New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) alumni, add in a multi-course menu and you have NOCHI Presents Cooking for a Cause on Sept. 21 at NOCHI’s headquarters. Among the dishes they prepared were praline-filled beignets, cornbread gourgeres with a peach gazpacho, boudin dumplings, jackfruit oyster mushroom “crab” cake with kimchi, […]

Breastoration & the Cancer Association of Louisiana Fleur de Bra

A passion for fashion brought together breast cancer survivors, family and friends when on Oct. 24 Breastoration and the Cancer Association of Louisiana hosted the second annual Fleur de Bra. Held at the Hotel St. Vincent, the event showcased local artists, designers and other creative talents to produce and model beautiful costumes to raise funds and […]

Kingsley House (Clover) We See Tomorrow 125th Anniversary Gala

It has been a transformational time for Kingsley House, as it recently announced a name change to Clover.  The organization also marked its 125th anniversary in 2022, and there was no better way to celebrate than have a party.  The festivities kicked off by honoring past Kingsley House (Clover) presidents; Honorary co-chairs Phyllis Taylor and […]

Green Scene

The list of indoor plant benefits is lenghty. Known to improve air quality, reduce stress, support cognitive health and your overall sense of well being, the perks don’t just end there. A space filled with a range of greenery is a welcome one with a lived-in feel. For a thoughtful collection of curated plants in […]

Rachael DePauw

In her junior year at Tulane, Rachael DePauw had finished the requirements for a degree in political economy. She decided to take a pottery elective – and Cupid’s clay arrow struck. “I was obsessed,” said DePauw. “It was a compulsion. You couldn’t have told me to do anything else.”  The pivot to potting was a […]

Longue Vue House and Gardens Games in the Gardens

If there was a locale that was a natural for lawn games and garden parties, it has to be Longue Vue House and Gardens. First, a little background: Famous worldwide for its beauty, the house, built between 1939 and 1942, was designed by architects William Platt and Geoffrey Platt, while the gardens were designed by […]

The Dry Season of Lent

Unless you live under a rock you have surely heard about the benefits of a period of abstinence and how those benefits carry on long after imbibers commence their drinking ways at the end of a set period. Benefits of kicking booze for Lent More energy, more focus – Alcohol reduces your quality REM sleep. […]

SNAPSHOTS

Janice Scioneaux, Lucy Ruffino, Debbie Buchler, Kathy Pastorek Christy P. Saladino, Cathie Choppin Weinstein, Stacey Shane Schott Dr. Prescott Deininger, Janey Schwary, Linda Daigle, Dr. Augusto Ochoa Cancer Crusaders Celebration of Life Luncheon WHEN: September 30 WHERE: New Orleans Marriot WHAT: The 21st Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon benefiting Cancer Crusaders honoring 13 cancer survivors welcomed […]

Arts Calendar: March

2 Orpheum Sessions: Haydn’s The Seasons Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orpheum Theater, lpomusic.com 3 15th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 504-280-7171, arena.uno.edu 3 NOMA at Night featuring N.O.B.A.B.E. New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org 5 Family Concert: Peter & The Wolf […]

What’s Hot: Viva Magenta

Accessorize with pizazz courtesy of a colorful card or cash holder. This version from Primecut features one-of-a-kind cowhide exterior and a solid brass fastener for good measure. Saint Claude Social Club, 1933 Sophie Wright Pl., 504-218-8987, saintclaudesocialclub.com. Make your tablescape a wanderlust-inspired scene with a set of four cotton napkins, handmade in India. The rich […]

Trinity Loaves and Fishes Meals For My Neighbor Gala

Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TLF) was founded in January 2006 to address the need of feeding the families and volunteers who were rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, the organization distributed between 800 to 1,000 meal bags and 100 meals a week. In 2022, TLF launched a hot food program, which provided 200 […]

Spring Romance

Bedeck your neckline with a delicate edition like the Edith open collar necklace, made of brass and cast and finished in New Orleans by Sarah Killen Ellman. Saint Claude Social Club, 1933 Sophie Wright Pl., 504-218-8987, saintclaudesocialclub.com. You’re never fully dressed without a spritz. The Éclectique eau de parfum, in its lovely bottle, brings forth […]

1006 Washington Avenue

This photograph of the house at 1006 Washington Ave. was taken some time between 1940-1955. Charlotte Waters Schanzer bought the house in 1977, and in 1979 she worked with the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) to have the house declared a historic landmark. William McLellan, his wife Leonora, and their family moved to […]

With This Ring: Power-Parker

In 2005, Margaret Lucey Power, then a high school sophomore, enrolled at Portsmouth Abbey, a boarding school in Rhode Island. John Gray Parker was a senior at the same school. They were on the sailing team together, but nothing romantic happened. Elizabeth Parker, John Gray’s sister, became good friends with Margaret. Margaret and Elizabeth went […]

Al Fresco at Home

Of New Orleans’ many assets, March weather ranks at the top of the list. With the brief lull between Mardi Gras and festival season, entertaining outdoors beckons. Dining al fresco and casual go hand-in-hand. However, casual need not sacrifice elegance. If cooking your meal indoors, it’s best to focus on family style and make-ahead meals […]

Jeannie P. Tidy

Drive down most any New Orleans neighborhood, and chances are you’ll spot a utility box decorated with colorful portraits of local musicians, flowers, or nature scenes. These bright spots of local art owe their existence to Community Visions Unlimited.  For many years, Jeannie P. Tidy worked to help improve neighborhoods around New Orleans. She cataloged […]

A Calming Oasis in the Heart of the City

If there is a city built for fun, it’s New Orleans, but to enjoy its pleasures it is imperative to take breaks, to relax and recuperate. The Windsor Court Hotel’s spa is built for that, a calming restorative retreat in the heart of downtown. A serene atmosphere envelopes you on arrival as the upholstered cream […]

Avenue Real Estate Expert: Jennifer Dixion

Jennifer Dixon Rêve Realtor As the peak of the summer market approaches, home buyers and sellers can stay one step ahead with Jennifer Dixon. As a top-producing agent, passionate about understanding and advocating for her clients, she works collaboratively with listing agents and buyers to find the best accommodations for homebuyers. Although Jennifer’s skills extend […]

Avenue Real Estate Expert: Vivian Grandal

Vivian Grandal Rêve Realtors From the shores of Miami to the inspiring architecture of New Orleans, award-winning Real Estate Investor and Realtor, Vivian Grandal strides to connect buyers and renters with the home of their dreams. Finding an entry into the Louisiana rental market, as a property manager in 2013, Grandal learned how to ease […]

Avenue Real Estate Expert: Stacie Carubba

Stacie Carubba Associate Broker/Partner at Athena Real Estate  Skyrocketing into New Orleans’ luxury real estate market, Stacie Carubba, Partner and Associate Broker at Athena Real Estate is known as a top producing agent, being recognized in the top 1% of her field by Marquis’ Who’s Who. With a closing record of more than $70 million, Carubba focuses on, “results, […]

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