Weekly Blogs

Under Pressure

  Various types, sizes and colors of flora and fauna are prominent in a wedding day, tying the theme together and bringing a breath of something natural and beautiful to the “I Do’s.” From bouquets and boutonnieres to cake flowers…

Searching for a Real Love

  We’ve written several times over the year of the coronavirus pandemic that love is not cancelled. And it hasn’t been. Many couples around the city have continued to celebrate their love and marriages in various ways – numerous creative…

Play Date

  As more and more Louisianians are vaccinated, many businesses are opening, and festivals and events are starting to make their way to our fall 2021 calendars. Though the coronavirus pandemic is still very prevalent, it’s nice to think some…

Where Now?

  I have the distinction of having passed the two-week period following my second shot that means I am officially vaccinated. I do not feel any different, unless you count the slight easing of tension that knowing I am unlikely…

Sign of the Times

  Last year, Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Haydel and Jazz Fest artist Nan Parati pivoted and partnered together to bring New Orleanians a little part of the festival that was cancelled. The Jazz and Heritage Festival is set for October…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

  Is there anything possibly more mundane to talk about than the weather? OK, maybe pro wrestling, but still. That said, let's talk about the weather for a minute. (Because I don't really know much – or anything, actually –…

A Much-Needed Getaway

  I don’t camp. That’s something you do not have to know me well to know about me. I don’t like, in no particular order: bugs, being hot, being cold, not having a bath tub, pooping in the woods, cooking…

A Royal Ramble

  Our driver was from London. As he made his way toward the city, we talked about the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that had taken place only a few weeks earlier. I told him that practically all…

Sun's Out

  Though not everything is yet back to life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, there are still new things are to look forward to in New Orleans. The Chloe, the chic boutique hotel that opened in the fall…

Sake

  I received an email recently from Wetlands Sake, reminding me that there is a sake brewery in New Orleans. Moreover, they’re using a short grain rice developed by the LSU Agriculture Center that is being grown just for them. The…

On The Web

  A year out from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we are starting to see the world around us open back up and grasp for a sense of normalcy. As more people are able to get the COVID vaccine…

There is No Vaccine for Violence

  In New Orleans, the comparisons between COVID-19 and Hurricane Katrina are inevitable. Empty streets. Shuttered businesses. A populace in general despair and malaise. But you know things are getting back to normal when we start shooting the sh*t out…

Meal Kit Basics

  My husband and I don’t exactly agree on the importance of different household aesthetics. He hates scented candles, Febreze-type sprays, and any other kind of “room fragrance”; I hate the overwhelming smell of dog that, left unchecked, pervades our…

Spring Break

  Bon Vivant is on a break this week to celebrate Easter. Whether you are celebrating one of the various religious holidays this week or simply reveling in the coming of Spring, enjoy. If you’d like something to read, catch…

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