Who says you’re too old to have a birthday party? Making it to another year is certainly something to celebrate, and though the pointy hats and balloons may be for kids (or not!), there are many ways to commemorate the big event. Whether you’re up for a huge birthday bash or a small gatherin… Read more

Chef and restaurateur Isaac Toups is no stranger to television. He competed on season 13 of Top Chef and has made numerous guest appearances on different television shows, including the Today Show. So when Food Network approached him about starring in a new show, he leapt at the chance. Read more

White Linen Night, New Orleans’s annual celebration of art, is quickly approaching. In addition to the plethora of white clothing and food and drink, galleries throughout the Arts District will open their doors to the public. For the 25th anniversary of White Linen Night this year, more than… Read more

Podcasting has been around (and in our ears) since 2004 and shows no signs of stopping. According to reports, there are about 750,000 established podcasts and well over 30 million episodes to stream. Whether you're looking for a new show to listen to or finally ready to join the podcast worl… Read more

Mardi Gras may be “The Greatest Free Show on Earth,” but it’s hardly the only free thing to do in New Orleans. Every day, there are multiple offerings in the area that are free or low-cost. If you’re looking for a way to entertain guests (or yourself!) without breaking the bank, here are 5 t… Read more

On Saturday, hundreds will descend on Magazine Street for the annual Moonlight on Magazine block party, an evening long celebration of all things local. Businesses between the 3500-4800 blocks of Magazine will be holding sales and giveaways, as well as providing complimentary food and drinks. Read more

The 10th annual Pig & Punch party will be held this Sunday at Crescent Park to close out Tales of the Cocktail. The event raises money for KIPP New Orleans, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, and Hogs for the Cause. Read more

Raise your hand if you need a vacation and you don't have time to plan it. Instead of throwing caution to the wind, consider joining a group trip. The evergrowing trend is not only an effortless option (the itineraries only seem to get better), but it can also result in a meaningful travel e… Read more

One of the best parts about going on vacation is getting to catch up on reading. With so many books to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your selection. Not to worry! These 6 novels are all being released as movies later in the year, so they’re perfect to read (or re-read) this… Read more

We can all use a break from time to time, but this rings especially true for mothers. Balancing kids with work and other responsibilities can be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need a night away. If you’re living in New Orleans (or if you wish you lived in New Orleans), here is a guide … Read more

As much as nuptials have changed through the years, sending a thank you note is still (and will always be) in style. While there are differing opinions on the best time to send a thank you--some sources say 2 to 3 weeks while others allow 2 to 3 months--Sallie Jones of Scriptura says promptn… Read more

July is here and brought along the dreaded heat. With all of this extra time indoors (who would even want to be outside right now?!), we're spending our time in the air conditioning wisely: next to a stack of juicy books. From thrillers to chick lit that can be devoured in one sitting, here … Read more

Planning a bachelorette party can be difficult. Balancing everybody’s expectations is a tricky task and finding unique spots that aren’t already packed with other bachelorette parties only adds to that stress. Whether you’re from New Orleans and want to get away from the tourists or you’re f… Read more

New Orleanians have a lot of pride in their city. Like a lot. And why shouldn’t we? Mardi Gras, the Saints, incredible food and music… nowhere else compares to New Orleans. Pass that Nola pride on to the babies in your life with these 7 gifts. Read more

Stationery shows more of your personality than you might think. When selecting your next set of monogrammed cards, it is important to consider factors like font, color, and weight of paper as well as the nature of the letter writing. Scriptura's Sallie Jones says men usually stick to plain w… Read more

June 21 marks many milestones: the official start of summer, National Seashell day, and our favorite, National Stripes Day. As one of our most worn patterns, we're celebrating the big day with a proper round up of striped clothes, home items, and more! From lined dog beds and frames to decor… Read more

While opening Ace Hotel New Orleans in 2016, the Ace Atelier team was curious about the space directly across the street. They learned from The Domain Companies--their partner in all things New Orleans--that the historic site, which used to house City Hall Annex, happened to be available.  Read more

Beignet sneakers may sound like something out of a cartoon, but they’re coming to life thanks to a local sneaker shop. In honor of Café du Monde’s  157th birthday this year, Sneaker Politics is releasing a limited version of the Saucony Shadow 5000 based off of the Café’s iconic beignets. On… Read more

If you live in New Orleans, you've probably seen Axil Rose driving around. (No, that is not a misspelling of Slash's counterpart). Axil Rose is an old laundry truck turned mobile greenhouse that sells and educates New Orleanians on exotic plants a.k.a. the kind you can’t find at Home Depot. Read more

Wine can be intimidating and Couvant, the Makeready French brasserie inside the Eliza Jane Hotel, wants to change that. Bisous Wine Garden is a new destination for wine lovers--no matter how knowledgeable--to relax while exploring a rotating selection of unique wines at accessible price points. Read more

As much as technology has changed the way people correspond, the handwritten thank you note has managed to stick around. Sallie Jones, co-owner of Scriptura, says that the purpose of the note is to express gratitude for some act of thoughtfulness. "Take the time to share with someone by writ… Read more

Starting an art collection doesn't have to be intimidating. In fact, it can be an enjoyable experience and a way to dive deeper into your love of art. Regardless of age or familiarity with the world of galleries and fairs, starting out requires patience, research, and a budget. Martine Chais… Read more

From the beach to the pool to the flight that gets you there, we can always find a reason to start a new book. With novels being released weekly, it can be hard to decide which hardcover to dive into on your precious time off. We've rounded up 4 new releases to consider downloading or taking… Read more

Margot Shaw, the founder and editor of Flower magazine, the nation's only floral lifestyle publication, knows a thing or two about blossoms and botanicals. Since 2007, she has cultivated a loyal following of readers who share her passion for all things floral. Margot's steadfast belief that … Read more

Memorial Day weekend means two things: major sales and summer has kicked off. Most commemorate the holiday and long weekend with a party, where the grill is dusted off and white clothing is formally accepted again. Behind every picture-perfect Memorial Day gathering, is a knowing hostess. Th… Read more