Holidays

Don't be that guy

So have you ever seen the movie PCU? It's an awesome movie. I love it because, while exaggerated, it's a pretty accurate portrayal of many a college experience. Watching it reminds me so much of my time at Ohio University that…

King Cakes in the Post-Katrina Era

    There was a time when there was no debate about King Cake. There was, for the most part, only one brand, McKenzie's, and only one flavor, Mckenzie’s-style which had a slight cinnamon coffee-roll taste. The purple, green and gold sugar added more to…

Having a Happy Zoo Year

For the first time in my life, I had a reason to go to Audubon Zoo’s Happy Zoo Year’s Eve! Friends of ours, the Palmer family – mom, dad and four girls ranging in age from 9 to just a few…

Technicolor Dreams

As the Louisiana Carnival’s biggest parade, which starts in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood and heads through the Central Business District toward the Superdome, the magic happens on the floats, in the streets and beyond.

Let's Make Carnival Parades Better

By now practically every Carnival organization in the state with enough gumption to stage a parade also has a website, even if it is put together by a neighbor’s 14-year-old. Looking at what is online I have concluded that there…

Three More Days

The countdown is on – and no, it has nothing to do with the countdown that happened Wednesday night to mark the end of 2014 and the start of 2015. That one was nice and all – capped as it…

A Proper Celebration

The rest of America begins its long winter’s slumber this Friday. The party is over. The Holidays are spent. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and likely a bunch of birthdays are done, in the can, melted into memories. However, there…

Christmas Love and Birthday Wishes

So the ears are pierced. It was not the smoothest procedure, and I am glad beyond words that I (A.) let this be a choice she made on her own and (B.) respected her wishes to go to a doctor…

Craft Cocktails for a Do-It-Yourselfer

I guess it’s just the merriment of the season but for some reason people who over the course of the rest of the year can barely tie their shoelaces suddenly feel creative now. The desire to be artsy-fartsy will pass,…

12 things to be happy about for Christmas

I've been having a bit of trouble with the holiday blues this year, as I have to spend another Christmas away from my family in Ohio, but I can't stay sad for long. It's just not in my nature. I…

So it's December

It's December ... so that happened. Wasn't October 1st, like yesterday? Wasn't I complaining about Christmas decorations being up before Thanksgiving? And now it's like, appropriate to have them out now and it still feels too soon. I am not…

Style

Rock of Ages Local jewelry designer Ashley Porter’s Mineral collection is inspired by agate, Louisiana’s state mineral. As a child, she collected the semi-precious gemstones in her backyard and now, decades later, enlists them as stunning centerpieces for her bespoke…

Lost Recipes

The sweet treats of my childhood were quite humble. Many afternoons when I arrived home from school during the winter months, Mama had sweet potatoes, still warm from the oven, on a tray along with a can of Steen’s 100%…

MIRACLE ON I-10

CHRISTMAS SEASON, 2010: Just past the Gramercy exit heading west along Interstate 10, the smoothness of my ride suddenly changed into horror as my car began shaking while emitting a loud vibrating noise. Worse yet, I was in the left…

Gift Well

Holiday gifts for the culinary enthusiast

Set Your Table

St. Charles Avenue’s “Wine, Dine & Design” 2014 tablescapes luncheon presented by Whitney Bank benefited Operation Homefront

Summer Camp

  Academy of the Sacred Heart 4521 St. Charles Ave. | New Orleans 504-269-1230 | ashrosary.org | ashsummercamp@yahoo.com Campers will explore, create, and have fun in a nurturing environment. Many camp programs available: Day Camp for boy and girl toddler and nursery campers; Day…

A Note from Bev

We all watch WYES and love it, so we’re featuring the WYES inaugural “An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey” on our January cover! This is your chance to support WYES and have fun doing it! Thanks to Randsell and William…