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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outdoor entertaining lends itself naturally to a relaxed aesthetic that conjures up memories of unhurried summer evenings with family and friends. In a lush, private Uptown garden, Jeanette and Doug Slakey entertain in just that way. Cocktails while kids swim, laid back family gatherings and… Read more

For flower lovers, foodies, and off-the-beaten-path travelers, Florists To The Field, written by Christian Owens, is the book of the season. Preeminent floral designers Greg Campbell and Erick New, known for their nature-chic boutique, Garden District, in Memphis, visited their favorite spec… Read more

Beatriz Ball, New Orleans designer and owner of the award-winning pewterware tabletop and home accessories company that bears her name, started her business in 1991 in the outskirts of Mexico City. Her innovative designs, handmade by skilled artisans in an especially lustrous alloy of mixed … Read more

Gone are the days of loading up on a single, pricey china, silver and crystal pattern all at once and sticking with tabletop settings that are set in stone. Imagine doing that with your wardrobe: No change of accessories, no mixing and matching, and no jumping on board with a frivolous trend… Read more

On a beautiful tree lined corner on Magazine Street in the Garden District, Studio Amanda Talley looks at first glance like one of those super chic art galleries often found on Newbury Street in Boston or Sloane Street in London. But mixed in with all the posh signage on the front door, is a… Read more