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Vaxxed and Relaxed

  The last time Georgia had to have bloodwork done, she head-butted a nurse in the stomach while trying to flee the room, so it says a lot that she willingly rolled up her sleeve to get her second dose…

Omiwho?

  I was just about ready to take my mask off at the grocery. By that I mean I did take my mask off for a while, but then there are a lot of people still wearing their masks and…

The Ultimate Holiday Outfit

  The ultimate holiday outfit. You know the one I’m talking about. That carefully selected ensemble that you wear to your favorite annual holiday event. I’ll always remember the cream-colored floor-length dress from Fred Segal that I splurged on in…

Driving Toward Acceptance

  I remember, when my pregnancy with Ruby progressed to a point where I no longer worried every second that the pregnancy would end in miscarriage like my first one did, I suddenly switched gears and became terrified of labor…

Dressed to Thrill

  Since Queen Victoria stepped out in a white dress for her nuptials to Prince Albert in 1840, a wedding, for the most part, has been about two things: The couple and The Dress. The dress is a key element…

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…

Candid Camera

  Engagement photos are one of the, mostly fun, tasks a couple checks off their wedding to-do list. These photos can be used for save the date announcements, thank you cards for after the wedding and, of course, social media…

Holiday Heartache

  It was “Feliz Navidad” that did us in.  Georgia and I were driving to school yesterday morning (she has two days of school this week – thanks, Hurricane Ida), and we were both cheerful – me because I am…

Small Confections

  Kelly here: I bought petits fours this weekend for a friend’s bridal shower. Petits fours are what I consider the perfect bridal shower treat. A guest at the bridal shower happened to be from Maryland and I overheard her…

What Fresh Hell is This?

  The weed whacking began shortly after the start of my morning yoga and meditation. It wasn’t obnoxiously loud, but I did peep my watch, because at 8:26 a.m., it seemed early for loud, outdoor chores, even for a Thursday…

Turkey Trotting

  While others will be fixated on the turkey this week, another animal always grabs my Thanksgiving-tide attention. The horse. No, the Finneys do not sit down to a literal equine family feast. Step off, FDA! After four years in…

Good Signs and Bad

  Last Friday I had lunch plans with my father. We’d talked about it a week before, and I’d settled on Bayona because it’s been a while since we’d been there and he could walk there from his office downtown.…

French Quarter Fashion

  The next time you’re wandering the French Quarter post Arnaud’s or Galatoire’s lunch, do yourself a favor and squeeze in some shopping. As locals, we tend to avoid tourist areas and assume that every retail store past Canal Street…

Boozy Celebration

  With visions of your dream wedding dancing in your head, you never imagined, “Let’s raise a can to the happy couple!” But, times, trends and hip drinks change — and you want your bar to go with the flow. …

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