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Chef Kelly Fields grew up in Charleston, but has officially called New Orleans home since 2010. She had worked here years prior with Chef Susan Spicer, then again as the pastry chef at Restaurant August, but left in 2005 due to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. She took the opportunity to tra… Read more

Britt Voelker wants to make wellness accessible to her community. She took over the Lower Garden District's Nola Yoga Loft in 2019 and recently opened a Wellness Room for reiki, life coaching, massage, and community acupuncture. For over a decade, Voelker has been a practitioner of different… Read more

Still searching for a Valentine's Day gift? Consider giving an unforgettable musical experience this year with The Music of John Williams. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents a medley of the composer's scored soundtracks to well-known films including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, … Read more

Whether you're a Mardi Gras pro or new to the season, this guide dedicated to the holiday will be your companion through and through. Created by the New Orleans-based bloggers of Traveler Broads, the pocket-sized book will help you not only survive, but thrive in between parades. Read more

Custom gifts are undeniably the best types. They're thoughtful, require planning, and are certain to be treasured forever. Sofia Ungarino of Paper Gems Co helps capture special dates, events, and occasions with her custom hand-painted bottles that double as works of art. Read more

Brooke Foster moved to New Orleans on a whim in 2010. Following culinary school in Atlanta, Foster had difficulty finding the right opportunity to really start her career. "I decided to quit my job and pack up as much as I could fit into my car and move to New Orleans." Read more

The traditional Mardi Gras colors were established in 1872 by the Rex organization in honor of their very first parade. We’ve been parading with these colors ever since! From Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday, celebratory carnival colors unify the city in the most festive of ways. Whether in fash… Read more

Let’s get one thing straight: the bride isn’t the only one choosing the perfect dress for the big day. Wedding guests have the challenge of finding a look that fits not only the dress code (some of which are nebulous), but the environment. Daytime garden ceremonies, formal black-tie affairs,… Read more

Looking to thank your family and friends for being a part of your big day? A little gift given during the initial ask or during the wedding weekend is always an appreciated gesture. Whether it is something wedding related or a sweet something that they'll use again and again, these 17 items … Read more

This year’s wedding dress trends truly offer something for every type of bride. From minimalist satin columns with plunging necklines to voluminous ball gowns featuring tiers of ruffles and tulle, modern and classic silhouettes are both dominating the runways. Ultra-chic options include dram… Read more

St. Mary’s Church at the Old Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter was the very first venue that Olivia Millet and Zachary Loupe considered when planning their wedding. "My mom went to Ursuline and I’d heard of the convent, but had never seen it," Olivia explains. "The minute we walked into… Read more

Chris Ralph and Alex Breaux always knew they would get married in New Orleans. The couple first met at Tulane University in 2012. Chris, from Michigan, was a freshman and Alex, from New Iberia, was a senior. After five years of dating, the two became engaged in April 2017 and began to plan t… Read more

New Orleans prides itself on being a city of unique history and traditions. Weddings here are inherently romantic and often filled with distinctive touches. From quintessential venues to the professionals who can enhance any space, newly engaged couples are in luck: New Orleans truly has it all. Read more

While summer seems ages away, two New Orleans museums have opened registration for their art-focused summer camp sessions. Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art are offering day camp during June and July a.k.a. the perfect way for kids to escape the heat, while learn… Read more

It's no surprise that New Orleans loves Joan of Arc. Between a golden statue located near the French Market to the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc and their annual parade that takes place on her birthday (and kicks off Carnival Season), the city shows their fondness and appreciation for the young Fren… Read more

Smoke Perfume, the New Orleans based artisan perfume brand, is celebrating the opening of its first brick and mortar location. The perfumery will be located inside The Good Shop and is the first and only natural perfume showroom in the city. Read more

Congrats! You made it through January a.k.a. the longest month ever. To celebrate, February brings a slew of reads that we can't wait to read! From a romantic comedy read to a suspenseful story, there is a new release for every reader. Ahead, four books we'll be reading in between Mardi Gras… Read more

While everyone dresses differently for Mardi Gras, one thing remains consistent. Perlis Clothing's bestselling Mardi Gras rugby shirts have been a mainstay since the brand first introduced the product in 1981 and have become synonymous with the holiday itself. Read more

Alexis Korman founded Big Easy Bucha, the South's leading kombucha brand, in 2015 with her husband Austin. Before, she was an editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a writer for USA Today and other publications. She covered all things food, drink, and travel trends. "Clearly launching a kombuch… Read more

Aimee Helms started milling at Bellegarde Bakery after answering a Craigslist ad for a full time baker. It was 2016 and milling was something that was completely new to her. Founded by Graison Gill in 2012 (who was also new to baking), Bellegarde Bakery has grown immensely. A storefront open… Read more

Hilary Beane, a jewelry designer from Los Angeles, has called New Orleans home for the past two years. Specializing in handcrafted jewelry, the designer is particularly passionate for pearls—Tahitian, South Sea, and specialty Freshwaters—and can create pieces in an array of metals and stones. Read more

It's officially Aquarius season and we can't wait to celebrate this fun, nurturing, and independent sign! This air sign is known for being a great listener, original, and a humanitarian a.k.a. she loves to help others in any way she can. To get the party started, we've listed 12 gifts that a… Read more

Caitlin Carney wears many hats at Marjie's Grill, a neighborhood eatery serving "Southeastern Asian Southern Fare." She opened the restaurant with her partner Marcus Jacobs, and the cuisine—which changes daily—is inspired by the couple's travels throughout Asia and the local bounty of the Lo… Read more

When Dr. Anne Mitchell, DACM moved to New Orleans in July 2019, she was in pursuit of warmth, soul, community, and joy. She moved from Chicago after finishing Chinese medical school and opened her practice, which specializes in women's health, in November 2019. Pearl Grace offers private acu… Read more

Calling all readers! The New Orleans Museum of Art released the list of books that its book club will read and discuss in 2020. The first book of the year is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert and the discussion is set for Thursday, January 30.  Read more

Looking for the perfect gift or new wall art for your home? Mignon is hosting the event for you! On Wednesday, February 5, a third generation silhouette artist is setting up for a day of portraits at the shop. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Erik Johnson will hand cut silhouettes by just looking at … Read more

While Maya Taylor may not hail from New Orleans, this is the place she calls home. The choreographer grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and lived in New York for a decade before finding New Orleans six years ago. Her time is split between the Big Easy and Los Angeles, where she choreographs for musi… Read more

Carnival season has officially started! To celebrate, The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular Carnival-themed tour returns through Friday, February 21. During "Rites, Rituals, and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans," visitors will learn more about the city's traditions b… Read more

According to the Wall Street Journal, Alex Hitz is the "very best host in the world." The entertainer and celebrity chef will be gracing New Orleans on Thursday, January 9 with his latest book The Art of the Host (published September 2019). A reception and book signing will be held at the hi… Read more

Leah Sarris knows that starting the morning off with a nutritional meal is key. Sarris is NOCHI's Executive Director and was previously stationed at Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, where she served as the Director of Operations and Executive Chef.  Read more