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“Ballo di Natale”

  The Elenian Club hosted their annual “Ballo di Natale” welcoming six new Debutante members and one Lady in Waiting on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the International Ballroom of the downtown Doubletree Hotel. Each Debutante and Lady in Waiting…

Nostalgia | The Voyage of Friendliness

  In November of 1915, journalist Elwood Lloyd, his wife (referred to only as “Little Partner”), and their small dog Patsy May, put their birch-bark canoe the “Vagabond” in the water at Chautauqua Lake, New York, and started a 3,976-mile,…

“WYES Holiday Par-TEA”

  WYES supporters enjoyed a fanciful high tea party together, but apart. A Zoom broadcast showcased participants’ attire, hats, tea services and themed setups, including a “Christmas with the Grinch” tea party by Kathleen Mix and Carol Short; a decadent…

With This Ring | Valls – Hansel

  When Kayla Grace Valls and Nicholas Perry Hansel were introduced by a mutual friend, they spoke for only a few minutes. Despite the fact that he was moving to Washington, DC, the next week, Nick knew he wanted to…

Student Activists | Sophie Leigh Stubbs

“My outlook on life was completely altered when I started noticing that Christ was present in every single human,” says Sophie Leigh Stubbs, a rising senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School. “As a Catholic, it’s crucial to be involved in…

“SweetArts 2020: CHANGES: Into A Radiant Future”

  Initially conceived as an elegant event for a few hundred guests in a private home, the CAC’s “SweetArts 2020” was transformed into a series of small dinner parties of no more than 25 guests that were hosted by couples…

Student Activists: Elana Perriott

  “Activism has provided me with a better insight into the lives of those I’ve encountered. Through conversations with individuals of different backgrounds, I’ve gained an understanding of their cultural experiences,” says Elana Perriott, a senior at St. Mary’s Dominican…

“Historic Houses Society Gala”

  The historic courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter, in its original layout from 1831 and filled with flowering plants and trees popular in the 19th century, provided a special ambiance for the 2020 “Historic Houses Society…

What's Hot | Finishing Touches

  A minimalist white bud vase, with a touch of cheeky personality in hand-painted gold facial features, perks up any bookshelf. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com   A set of gold cocktail forks make a darling addition to a plate…

The Dish | Bywater Bakery

  The realization of a shared dream, Chef Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery in 2017 with her husband, Alton Osborne, a native of the Seventh Ward and a clothing designer who’s a familiar face in New Orleans’ art and music…

Shop Talk: Erin Kolb

  Tell us about Poydras Home’s new expansion project breaking ground this summer.  Poydras Home is proud to elevate our tradition of care with our introduction of The Green House® Project model. With the completion of the Poydras Home Reimagined…

Old Metairie

  In many ways, Old Metairie is its own world – with so many small businesses and tucked-away residences, many of its community members don’t have any reason to leave. Convenient to both New Orleans and other areas of Jefferson Parish,…

Changemakers | Kathryn L. Reynolds

Designed to help ease the global housing crisis, a new approach to homebuilding recently launched in New Orleans. Kathryn L. Reynolds, a sustainable real estate developer, and Steven Bingler, the founder and CEO of Concordia Architects, decided to create more…

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