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The Art of the Dinner Party

  The art of hosting a dinner party is one that I aspire to master. A successful soirée requires an astute combination of organizational skills, cooking chops, mixology and, of course, creativity. For some people it’s an innate gift, like…

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Crazy for Kombucha

  To put it simply, kombucha is fermented sweet tea. It has been proven to contain millions of healthy bacteria (Lactobacillus Bacterium) known as probiotics that aid in overall health and wellbeing. These probiotic bacteria and enzymes are said to…

Editor's Notes

  A Note from Bev – Fashion-filled issue & holiday help  With all of the problems thanks to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, we’re so excited to present “CHAIRish the Children,” which will be celebrated in person on Saturday, November 6,…

Changemakers: Ashley Ledet

  By giving floral arrangements from weddings and other events a second life, Bons Temps Blooms brings joy to people throughout New Orleans while providing a green, sustainable service. Here’s what Founder Ashley Ledet had to say about her creative…

Philanthropic Faces: Jee Park

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, Wesleyan University; JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; LL.M, Georgetown University Law Center.  Age: 47 When Innocence Project New Orleans holds its annual benefit, there are posters of IPNO clients, men, most of…

Marianne Mumford and Alan Mumford

  How do you want to feel when you pull into your driveway at the end of a long day?  While that may be one of the probing questions a life coach or psychologist asks a client early on, it…

Gifting the Gift of BOOZE

  While undeniably mainstream, gifts of libations are usually quite welcome. Knowing the etiquette of giving liquor as a gift will help you choose something commensurate with the status of the recipient. Is this for a pal or your boss?…

Arts Calendar: November

Now Through 20  Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose: Found Object Art Contest, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, NationalWW2Museum.org 3  Adult Art Class, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 504-539-9650, OgdenMuseum.org, Facebook.com/ogdenmuseum 3-7  John Mulaney - From Scratch, Mahalia Jackson…

What to Wear

  Opening November 5 'til the final curtain November 21, the New Orleans Film Festival is back in person and virtually for eager moviegoers to have a chance to see some of the 170 selected films to view. Friday Night…

NOCCA Institute’s “Art of the Feast”

  The NOCCA Institute and friends gathered both in-person and from the comforts of home for “Art of the Feast,” a celebration of music, food and fine art. Patrons experienced a fabulous meal, great music and a chance to win…

What's Hot: Holiday Fashion Accessories

The holidays are upon us, and your social calendar is buzzing with a bevy of invitations. Whether gallivanting with friends to toast the season with celebratory sips of Brandy Milk Punch or RSVP’ing to an intimate dinner party where dazzle…

November Nonprofit Events Calendar

4   American Cancer Society Honoree Ball, benefiting American Cancer Society, ACSHonoreeBall.com 4   Celebrating The Kohlmaier Legacy!, benefiting Louisiana Museum Foundation, 504-558-0493; TheLMF.org 5–21   32nd annual New Orleans Film Festival, benefiting New Orleans Film Society, 504-309-6633, NewOrleansFilmFestival.org 5…

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A young guest showed off her headpiece at Longue Vue House and Gardens during the 2021 “Family Equality Day” in June. The event featured family-friendly activities, performances, a resource fair and more. Children played in the fountains at Longue Vue…

Raphael Village’s “Soraparu Soirée”

  Raphael Village hosted the 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée” themed “Spreading Our Wings” in support of differently labeled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community. The evening included gourmet delicacies, delicious libations, a silent and live auction and…

FALLing in Love with Fashion

Hair by Jessica Palma / Palma Pro Artistry   |    Makeup by Midori Tajiri-Byrd / Midori Makeup Artistry With in person meetings and nightlife returning, Monomin Owner Rachel Hall Taravella shows us how to work, play and stay cozy…

With This Ring: Gardner – Holbrook

  While living in Denver, Cheney Behrens Gardner drove to Boulder, Colorado, to meet a friend who was there for a wedding. As luck would have it, Henry Peter Holbrook was also attending the wedding. Cheney and Henry were…

How to Host: Last Bite

  For easy bites to serve with cocktails when holiday well-wishers turn up unexpectedly, keep bags of The Ultimate Rosemary Butter Cookie, a sweet-savory bite, and The Ultimate Cheese Straw with the perfect tang of sharp Cheddar, available at Langenstein’s.…

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