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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

With the holiday season behind us, we're planning to take it easy this month (well, as easy as we can with the start of Mardi Gras). With all of this extra free time, we're diving into five new and anticipated January reads. Included in the batch are thrillers, historical reads, and futurist… Read more

Take a trip back in time this January with Vintage Rock Club and Ashley Sievert Gives Back. The two are joining forces to host STUDIO 54 on Friday, January 17. The evening will be filled with disco, food, drinks, and plenty of 70s dance hits. A portion of proceeds from the event's ticket sal… Read more

While Christmas Day has come and gone, these experiences are sticking around! Extend the festivities with Audubon Zoo and City Park and their respective lights displays. The events, which are both family-friendly, contain impressive lights, rides, and nightly entertainment.  Read more

Make your holidays a little more educational this year. Two French Quarter museums are hosting tours where guests will have the opportunity to see decorations of the past and learn more about Christmas in New Orleans. The offerings are available post-Christmas Day, allowing visitors and loca… Read more

Like most of us, I have an ongoing bucket list filled with far-flung places and big adventures. In the meantime, I’m filling my bucket right here in New Orleans with things I have never done or just don’t do quite enough. When you live in a city that many people across the world have on thei… Read more

Cocktails for KID smART is one of my favorite fundraising events of the year. Yes, the party is always swell, but what sets it apart for me is the positive energy in the room. You can feel it. The guests are so committed to KID smART’s mission of bringing art-based learning to public school … Read more

It's no secret that people from New Orleans absolutely love New Orleans. Share some of that appreciation and pride with the rest of the world through books on the topic. Whether they cover the history of the city itself or the origins of our distinctive cocktail culture, there is a read for … Read more

Celebrate the season with impressive sights and experiences at the 6th annual LUNA Fête. From Thursday, December 12 to Sunday, December 15, New Orleanians can enjoy the free large-scale projection mapping festival which has now welcomed more than 100,000 attendees over the years. Read more

While "farm to table" has become a familiar concept in the world of dining, Outstanding in the Field continues to bank on "table to farm." The organization hosts massive pop-up dinners on across the globe and helps diners connect with the land that their food comes from. Outstanding in the F… Read more

Southern Smash and The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness hosted their second annual SMASHING the Stigma event. All proceeds raised from the evening stayed within the community, benefiting The Alliance's free, clinician-led weekly support group. Read more

While Christmas tress come in all shapes and sizes, our favorite type feature an assortment of ornaments that are both festive and creative. Food ornaments fit the bill: they are cute, somewhat ridiculous, and a great addition to your collection. This year, up your ornament game with foodie-… Read more

Show off your love of New Orleans through Brandi Couvillion's jewelry. The designer's pieces are made from raw sheets of metal and are directly inspired by the city and its history, particularly its transitory landscapes. Earlier this year, Couvillion switched things up and teamed with The H… Read more

Simplify your shopping this holiday season with a present that doesn't require any wrapping. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is offering an incredible deal for the holidays which includes tickets to three shows for just $99. The Holiday Trio deal is good for three admissions to any conc… Read more

While we're still recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts, we can't help but look forward to a month of indulgence. From holiday libations to festive gatherings, there is plenty to experience in New Orleans this December. Below, a preview of the can't miss happenings around town. Read more

When Jane Scott and Philip Hodges moved back to New Orleans from her home state of Kentucky, it was both a homecoming and the beginning of a new chapter. With both of their children, Nalty and Talley, grown and off at school, it seemed natural to renest in the city where it all began. The co… Read more

Family traditions, religious holidays, and the sharing of meals and treats are what make December the most magical month of the year. Everything just feels all the more festive and it's easy to embrace the spirit of the season. Gathering around a table set with sparkling silver, heirloom chi… Read more

What was once an annex of the Soule Business College in the Garden District is now a stunning family home that truly shines at the holidays. The two-story brick structure was built in 1923 and originally housed the typing and stenographer departments of the trade school. Pam Dongieux renovat… Read more

Should you find yourself in need of an activity with the family this holiday weekend or want to get ahead of your shopping, the Historic New Orleans Collection and its museum shop, The Shop at the Collection, are offering a one-stop shopping experience. On Sunday, December 1, shoppers will f… Read more

Kathleen Currie started Smoke Perfume & Co. in 2013. The initial launch featured one fragrance combining vetiver, citrus, and jasmine. Today, her collection includes four perfumes, plus body oils and a glycerite. Her products are all natural, ethically sourced, unisex, and are stocked at… Read more

Just in time for the holidays, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents an exhibition that tells 20 tales of sporting life and civic communion in New Orleans a.k.a. the perfect activity for the family or any visitors over the next few months. Crescent City Sport: Stories of Courage and C… Read more

Not many people have the opportunity to merge their many passions into their career. Margaux Krane is one of the lucky ones. She's the Director of Brand and Communications at the New Orleans Museum of Art, which combines her love of social media, digital marketing, and art history. Krane's p… Read more

According to Ashley Longshore, her latest book is in her ideal format: photo heavy. The New Orleans-based artist recently released I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial, a photographic coffee table book. "[It's] very visual and a great representation of my work from the last… Read more