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Date nights have many forms: first date, a "just because" date, an anniversary, or even a friend date! Switch things up from your go-to restaurant or bar and try something new in New Orleans. From dressing up and attending a hypnotizing orchestra concert to bonding over food you've prepared … Read more

Martha Claire Breland learned that Judy at the Rink (2727 Prytania Street) was closing via group text with friends. Breland was taking a year off following the birth of her third child (she worked as a high school social worker) and was looking for a change. At the urging of her friends, she… Read more

Now that you’ve prepared the perfect black and gold game day outfit, procured your clear stadium bag, and made it through college football, it’s (finally!) time to cheer on the Saints. Whether or not you’re actually going to the game, here are some essentials to help you make it through the … Read more

Like New Orleans, Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights is steeped in history and tradition. As a fourth generation family-owned company, Bevolo exudes magnificent old world style in the modern day city that has fueled its aesthetic for over seven decades. As the oldest and largest continuously-ope… Read more

Hip flasks serve as a stylish stadium essential and a handsome accessory for the gentleman on the go. A traditional flask carries eight ounces of your favorite tipple and slips right into a pocket for a sporting event or a day out about town. The best versions are lightweight, durable, and d… Read more

Just south of the French Quarter lies The Eliza Jane, a modern boutique hotel in its sophomore year. As with most buildings in the city, the location is steeped in New Orleans history. Formerly a collection of warehouses in the 19th century, the space served as HQ for a bitters factory and T… Read more

This month marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Caps For Kids, a national charity with strong New Orleans ties, is raising awareness in the city. The nonprofit, which is celebrating 25 years, provides celebrity autographed ball caps to kids going through cancer treatment and partners w… Read more

As we leave summer behind (but not the heat, of course), we're ready for all things Fall. September brings a large list of new book releases including thrillers, hilarious memoirs, and long-awaited sequels. We've narrowed it down to 5 must-reads to pick up the next time you're browsing a boo… Read more

This weekend marks the 47th Southern Decadence Festival, the largest LGBT event in New Orleans. What started as a small going-away party has transformed into a grand celebration of queerness and the LGBT community in the city. Fondly known as “Decadence,” many of the events of this weekend a… Read more

This month, the New Orleans Museum of Art is unveiling 4 new exhibitions that will run into 2020. The shows (all but one of which are open now) range from a look at climate change to a celebration of the Bauhaus school. As Museum Month winds down, take advantage of the free admission deals (… Read more

Cheyenne Ellis, like most Americans, is no stranger to workplace burnout. After different positions in just about every type of environment, she realized that the health of the workplace culture "wove throughout each office, each cubicle, and impacted each organization’s overall growth and s… Read more

Where is your ideal happy hour destination? Do you prefer a light, airy spot⁠—maybe even al fresco⁠—or a darker and moodier locale? Some are drawn to drink at their favorite dive bar, while others opt for a more luxurious backdrop post-work. Still trying to figure out your go-to? Maybe it's … Read more

Leave it to New Orleans to celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte's 250th birthday. This week, the downtown antiques gallery M.S. Rau is hosting a weeklong celebration that will include a champagne toast and dessert party on the Emperor’s birthday and an exhibit on his life and work. Read more

Whether your summer has been filled to the brim with activity or you've been taking it easy (lucky you!), there's always a reason to give your calendar a break and spend a night in with a new novel. August happens to be chock full of juicy releases in all genres. From the scary and suspensef… Read more

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