Enjoy the cooler temperatures at the New Orleans Botanical Garden this month. Each Wednesday during the month of October, NOBG will extend its hours to 8 p.m. As always, admission on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents is complimentary, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Read more

Still brainstorming this year's Halloween costume? Take things up a notch with a locally made spooky crown or headpiece. Ellie Platt of Crowned by Ellie has released her first official Halloween collection featuring seven handcrafted pieces donning everything from spiders to sugar skulls.  Read more

Mark your calendars for Ogden Museum of Southern Art's O What a Night! Gala. The glamorous annual event will be taking place in homes across New Orleans through the museum's live and silent art auctions this October.  Read more

While most of the year's big events have been postponed or canceled, the New Orleans Museum of Art's annual Odyssey event will take place over five evenings in November and December. Guests can expect a fun, safe art- and musical-themed evening filled with libations, a three-course seated di… Read more

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Sheltering in place has reawakened a lot of things: homemade sourdough bread, trashy television shows (Tiger King, anyone?), and tried and true hobbies. Working out was no longer a chore, gardening gained many new fans, and testing out new recipes was suddenly a treat. Fend off boredom and r… Read more

Out of an abundance of caution, The Alliance Française of New Orleans has switched all Fall 2020 Session classes from in-person and hybrid to online. While taking online classes may feel unfamiliar, the school is well-equipped to teach students of all levels over Zoom and has plenty of virtu… Read more

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Ochsner Health is investing in New Orleans' youth with a pledge of $1 million to Son of a Saint. Officially announced this week, the total financial commitment will be extended over the next five years to expand the nonprofit organization's programming activities and accelerate its growth. T… Read more

Join the Historic New Orleans Collection this season for their slate of free Virtual Field Trips which are all open to the public. Students, parents, historic buffs, and more can explore New Orleans and Louisiana's vast history through the presentations and chat with THNOC staff. Read more

Beat the heat this season with the National WWII Museum. With measures in place including reduced capacity, enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols, and social distancing guidelines, locals and visitors can safely experience the acclaimed museum and its special exhibits, including Ghost A… Read more

Looking to change up your dining experience this month? On Wednesday, August 26, join The Bower for a private, paired wine dinner in partnership with Sugar Roots Farm. Guests will enjoy a 5-course meal with a new wine to sip on with each dish. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sugar Roots… Read more

Explore the world of Hunt Slonem right here in New Orleans. From August 14-31, the artist's Hop Up Shop will be at Hazelnut and feature his famous bunnies, birds, and more on fashion accessories and home goods. Think scarves, pillows, coasters, masks, and more! Read more

At-home happy hours and socially distant dinner parties have become the norm this year, so we're making the case for new cheese boards, cocktail shakers, and other exquisite eating and drinking accessories. On Wednesday, August 12, New Orleans Auction Galleries is hosting "The Art of Enterta… Read more

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It isn't too late to sign up for camp this season! Art Camp 504 is still accepting campers for its virtual art classes, which began in light of the pandemic in March 2020. Kids from over two dozen states and four countries have attended the enriching sessions so far! Read more

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If your mind is racing the second your head hits the pillow, consider meditating before getting into bed. The practice boasts benefits like stress and anxiety reduction, enhanced self-awareness, and improves sleep. Meditation may help control the constant thoughts at night, as well as promot… Read more

It's almost the weekend! Whether you're catching up on work, errands, or have a fun-filled day scheduled, these events (both virtual and in-person) are great local additions to your weekend lineup.  Read more

"Like New Orleans, Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights is steeped in history and tradition." Adore's 2019 feature on the iconic New Orleans business still rings true, especially as Bevolo celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Founded in 1945, Bevolo has continued to deliver its old-world cra… Read more

Ensure a musical end to your weekend with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's new streamed series. Suite Sundays is kicking off Sunday, July 26 and will bring music, sweets, and a bottle of wine to homes across New Orleans. The debut event will feature music by Florence Price, Beethoven, Piaz… Read more

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Between quarantining and the heat, we're spending a lot more time at home. Make your abode a little homier by adding some new leafy plants to the areas you spend the most time in. FAIT Nola, a local one-stop plant shop, is hosting a summer sale on Saturday, July 18. The sale will include a l… Read more

Matt Rebackoff's introduction to the retail world has been unique to say the least. He launched MR Eatwell, a small apparel and accessories business, earlier this year and his food-themed loungewear was soon a hit with sales coming in from across the country, even in the midst of a pandemic. Read more

It's time to put your quarantine workouts to the test! Friends of City Park is hosting the very first Virtual Friends’ Fest 5K Race this month, and all participants will receive a finishers medal and racing bib. The virtual race is an innovative way to safely experience the beauty of City Pa… Read more

Still searching for the perfect mask to wear while out in public? Epiphany Throws, a eco-friendly retail and wholesale supplier for Mardi Gras, has created sparkly and shiny masks from former parade rider costumes. The masks are made in New Orleans with upcycled cotton string. Read more

If you've watched all that you can watch on Netflix and can't take another Zoom happy hour, learn about something new instead with the Historic New Orleans Collection. The museum's new virtual exhibition, which offers a look at over 20 different photographic processes and techniques represen… Read more

Bonne Cuvée, a small local company offering wine tours and tastings, was preparing to leave for two sold out wine tours in Burgundy and Portugal when COVID-19 hit. In an effort to continue their rapport with clients, owners Harsha E. Chacko and Marie Kaposchyn offered a new way to enjoy and … Read more

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In an Uptown cottage near Audubon Park, interior designer Melissa Rufty created a gem of a pied-à-terre for out-of-town clients planning to spend more time in the city since becoming recent empty nesters. She previously worked with the couple on their permanent residence, so she had their tr… Read more