Holidays

Signature Holiday Cocktail and Dessert

Holiday Milk Punch • 2 cups milk • 2 cups half-and-half • 1 cup brandy or bourbon • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract • Crushed ice • Freshly grated nutmeg (make sure to grate…

Hosting a Successful, Stress-free Holiday Party

Everyone loves a holiday party. The merriment and joy, the love and laughter, coordinating with the caterer and making sure your gluten free appetizer is also vegan…wait. We all know that hosting a holiday party can be an overwhelming experience,…

New Orleans’ first Christmas in 1718

John Magill is a historian and former curator for The Historic New Orleans Collection. He takes us back in time to Christmas in New Orleans in 1718. According to Magill, the 18th century holiday was quite different from our modern…

NOLA ChristmasFest: A new New Orleans tradition

Bob Johnson is General Manager for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In this podcast, Johnson took a few minutes to talk about NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center. When I inquired about the origins of the Fest,…

Morgan's Note

I usually use this space to talk about the amazing features we have in this issue (Our 2016 Activists and a guide to New Year’s Eve!), or my thoughts on this month of the year (In my opinion, it really…

Luxury Gifts

Art and Eyes (504) 891-4494 One of a kind swing coat by Starr Hagenbring                       Boudreaux's Jewelers (504) 831-2602 Boudreaux’s Signature Oval Emerald and Diamond Cluster Earrings in 14K White…

God bless Halloween and pumpkin spice.

In America we love Halloween. But in New Orleans, as soon as one even thinks October might be near, it’s like …   IN YOUR FACE.  ​ Within the past few years, it’s been all about the pumpkin spice. And even…

Adventures by the Month: August

In the summer issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, contributing travel editor Becca Hensley gifted readers with the perfect honeymoon spots for each month. In December, Hensley whisked us away to Beaver Creek Colorado; we went to Bali in November; and most recently we highlighted…

New Rules For Seersucker and White Linen Suits

We are now into the season when it is proper for local men to wear suits of seersucker or white linen. The time of year reminds me of an idea from a man who once stopped by for a visit:…