Calling all animal lovers! Howling Success 2021 will take place Sunday, April 18 virtually and will feature adoptable animals, live entertainment, and raffle all from the comfort of your home. Read more

Red Bull, the New Orleans Pelicans, and visual artist Bmike have teamed up for Red Bull NOLA has Wiiings, an all-new project to replace backboards at basketball courts throughout the city. To kick off the project, original backboards from New Orleans basketball courts were transformed into w… Read more

Planning your post-pandemic travels and adventures? You don't have to look too far. Wanderfest, the world's first outdoor travel festival for women hosted by Wanderful, just released tickets for the March 2022 event taking place at the Spanish Plaza at the Riverwalk. Hundreds of travel lover… Read more

Brush up on your French during the 24th New Orleans French Film Festival taking place Tuesday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 31. This year's festival will showcase 23 films from eight countries during open-air screenings at The Broadside and online through Virtual Cinema.  Read more

Walter Isaacson, the renowned author and New Orleans native, will discuss his latest book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race this weekend. The Garden District Book Shop is hosting the in-person event on Saturday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the… Read more

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I'll admit it: I'm a candle snob. Previous connections in the industry have left me with dozens of delightful home fragrances, and it doesn't take me very long to determine a candle's quality (usually a whiff or two). This January, I was introduced Hazeltine, a local business thoughtfully cr… Read more

Prepare for warmer days and stop by the Historic New Orleans Collection to see Land of Dreams in its final weeks. The 1,500 square foot multimedia art installation by New Orleans artist Susan Gisleson is "a love letter to a New Orleans summer" and is on display until March 7, 2021. Visitors … Read more

With Mardi Gras behind us, our sights are set on Spring. While festivals have been postponed and life continues to be altered by the pandemic, there are plenty of food-focused events to add to your calendar. Whether you're brushing up your skills in the kitchen, perfecting a famous New Orlea… Read more

Do the cold temperatures have you down? Warm up and boost your mood in an infrared sauna. Unlike traditional saunas, this type uses an electromagnetic wave (infrared) to heat the body versus the air. Infrared saunas boast many health benefits including pain and soreness relief, an increase i… Read more

Valentine's Day may look different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate! Bakeries and restaurants are continuing to serve tasty fare and desserts, while shops are getting in the spirit with plenty of pink and red gifts and gear. Below, a few ways to mark the occasion wi… Read more

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Nancy Worley and Christopher Faux met at Williams College and embarked on a long distance relationship after graduation. While Chris pursued a career in New York City as a private equity investor, Nancy completed medical school here in New Orleans. When Nancy matched with Mount Sinai Hospita… Read more

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Natasha Patel and Jeff Harwood became friends early on during business school at Georgetown University, and their close friendship became a relationship three years after graduation.  When planning their nuptials, the couple, who resides in New York, decided on New Orleans for their March we… Read more

"Before we were even engaged, I knew I would get married at Sacred Heart," says Coco Ellis Howe. "My parents were married in the same chapel and I'm a 5th generation Sacred Heart alum. We always wanted an intimate wedding, so we knew that the reception would be at my parent's home. It's wher… Read more

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After a four-year long engagement, Daneka Dasher and Patrick Moore Jr. decided to scrap their plans for a traditional wedding with family and friends and elope under the oaks instead. "We thought what better way than to run off to our favorite place and recreate our very first date," says Daneka. Read more

The original plan for Kat Saussy and Jed Antoun was a ceremony and dinner at Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse for immediate family only, followed by a honeymoon in New Zealand and a large celebration on New Year's Eve upon their return. Due to Covid and as a physician in the community, she explai… Read more

The 2021 bridal dress trends reflect the year we've had with ever-changing wedding plans and new twists on the standard traditions. Fashion, impeccable fit, and dresses that reflect great personal style are what it's all about. From minimalist satin columns with plunging necklines to ball go… Read more

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Carnival will look very different this year, but new and exciting traditions are often born from necessity. I have a feeling that "house floats" are here to stay. Our desire to employ artists and musicians, to order king cakes, and shop all things purple, green, and gold speaks volumes about… Read more

Weddings may look different these days but dressing up for the celebrations has only become more special. If you've made the cut to toast the happy couple in person, we recommend flexing your fashion muscles by donning a fabulous new frock and accessorizing with eye-catching jewelry, shoes, … Read more

Between visiting the house floats and trying all of the city's Carnival treats, Mardi Gras season is turning out to be a robust celebration. Hazelnut has another event to add to your calendar: on Thursday, February 4, Echo Olander and Yoni Goldstein, the authors of I Wanna Do That!, will be … Read more

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Julia Reed's death last year touched readers throughout the country, especially those in New Orleans where she had lived for over 30 years. Neal Auction Company is set to offer the journalist and author's estate within its Important Winter Estates Auction taking place February 5-7. Proceeds … Read more

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Olivia Carisella, a former NCAA Champion gymnast at the University of Alabama, is not only dedicated to health and wellness, but passionate about the workout method she has created and perfected over the years. The New Orleans native offers fun and effective music driven workouts that are ac… Read more

Looking for a quick, safe getaway? Paloma Lake, a 53-acre private lake just 20 miles from New Orleans, welcomes visitors of ages and backgrounds to experience its luxury lodges and cabins. The property was designed and constructed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind and for those who like to… Read more

If you've resolved to shop locally, pick up yoga or meditation, or visit museums more often, New Orleans Museum of Art has you covered on all fronts. The museum is starting the year off with plenty of opportunities to get a head start on your resolutions with free admission, beautiful exhibi… Read more

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It's hard not to stop and stare while passing LeBlanc + Smith's latest and highly anticipated Uptown restoration. The 19th century St. Charles Avenue mansion is now home to The Chloe, a 14-room hotel with a bar and restaurant a.k.a. the perfect set up for a food focused group adding a boutiq… Read more

Treat someone (or yourself!) to the gift of music this season while supporting local musicians with Preservation Hall. Members of its musical collective will deliver Preservation HALLiday Gram merchandise packages (complete with a performance!) in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes starting Frid… Read more

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After a difficult year (to say the least!), it seems like everyone is in the spirit to celebrate the holidays twofold. Singers Elizabeth Lyons and Corri English, in collaboration with Daou Vineyards and BMI, are spreading cheer with their new, catchy song called "Feelin' Like Christmas". Read more

Last week, The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) and Trombone Shorty Foundation (TSF) announced that its 2021 art and songwriting contest will be themed "Alone Together: Art in the Time of the Pandemic." The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors across the state and … Read more

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that beautiful weddings can still happen even in the toughest and most confusing of times. Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events and Ruby and Pearl Events quickly jumped on the smaller wedding trend and created Minimal Matrimony for couples seeking to get… Read more

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When Jennifer Mattingly Rareshide was growing up in Texas, she performed in the Nutcracker with the Beaumont Civic Ballet for many Christmas seasons. "Beginning in the fourth grade and until my senior year in high school, my entire month of December was swept up in the magic of this classic … Read more

Presentation matters and beautifully wrapped gifts, complete with whimsical and elegant touches, play a starring role during the holiday season. This year, I turned to Josh Gurvitz, a local stylist and visual merchandiser, for professional tips and inspiration. In a year where I may not have… Read more

For an intimate dinner party celebrating Hanukkah, Tom Cianfichi of Hazelnut set a stylish table and bar for festive cocktails and holiday fare. Taking the theme "Festival of Lights" literally, he layered the tablescapes with an abundance of sparkling candlelight. Two beautiful Menorahs — on… Read more