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

For the month of September, Domenica, the acclaimed Italian restaurant located in the Roosevelt Hotel, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their opening with a special menu. Executive Chef Corey Thomas and the Domenica team are offering a menu of crowd favorites from over the years, inclu… Read more

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, celebrating America’s “native spirit.” In honor of this month-long celebration, the Pontchartrain Hotel bar team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to create new “Private Select” barrels of Maker’s Mark, in addition to a specialty cocktail that fea… Read more

Still planning your Labor Day Weekend menu? While we love the classics, it's always fun to bring something new to the table (literally). Perhaps a bowl of the famous queso fundido served at Otra Vez or a platter of grilled clams, complete with spicy garlic butter. Chile-marinated crab is sur… 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

Between college football and a constant stream of NFL games, there are plenty of opportunities to gather and tailgate. Whether it's simply in your living room or right outside the stadium, a varied selection of game day bites is absolutely essential. Sure, you can go the simple route, or you… 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

With over 100 restaurants participating in this month's Coolinary, there is no shortage of options for a delicious meal out on the town. Not only are there incredible lunch and dinner offerings, but several restaurants have added a brunch menu into the mix. Instead of sifting through each an… 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

Today marks the start of Coolinary, a month of special menus and restaurant deals around the city. With over 110 restaurants participating this year, August is a great time to explore the city’s vibrant dining scene. However, with all the decadent food options out there (this is New Orleans,… 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

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

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

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

Light up your Fourth of July fete with a festive, summery cocktail. We've rounded up drink recipes from popular spots like Blue Oak BBQ and Copper Vine, which will surely leave your guests impressed. Kirk Estopinal of Cane & Table offers drinkers a take on a famous New Orleans beverage, … Read more

With summer well underway, entertaining is at the forefront of our minds. Whether you're hosting this month's book club or having a small dinner party, display is key. Ceramic platters and salvaged wooden boards can seamlessly elevate your charcuterie board or dessert presentation while mult… 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

You never have to travel far to experience a taste of the Caribbean in New Orleans. The city's island roots are especially celebrated through cultural events like this weekend's NOLA Caribbean Festival. Over the course of four days, attendees can experience traditional and inspired island cu… 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

Take the work out of planning your Father's Day celebration and opt for restaurants with specialty menus and fantastic catering options. Whether it's a 3-course brunch, a lobster dinner, or just a classic burger, these New Orleans eateries are sure to make the weekend memorable.  Read more

A bar cart is simply not complete until it has cocktail napkins at the ready. With so many types to choose from (paper or cloth, embroidered or printed), you really can't go wrong with your selection. Stock up on summery sets that feature American flags, tennis rackets, and all of your favor… Read more

Charcuterie boards and entertaining are an undeniable pair. The meat, cheese, and the complementary jams and nuts arranged on top of a wooden slab has become a staple at any gathering. To ensure your board is not only picturesque, but actually providing nourishment, we turned to Martin Wine … Read more

Happy hour is good, but a happy hour that includes oysters is even better. On the half shell, fried, or however you take them, there is a restaurant in New Orleans that will serve them the way you like. In honor of the 2019 New Orleans Oyster Festival, we've rounded up 8 oyster-filled happy … 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

Barbecues and Memorial Day go hand-in-hand. Whether you're the one entertaining or volunteered to bring a dish, remember: the classics will always reign supreme. We've gathered three easy-to-recreate recipes from New Orleans eateries that will guarantee restaurant-level fare, without any of … Read more

Whether you're entertaining out-of-town guests, playing tourist in your hometown, or just don't feel like cooking after a long day of work, there always seems to be a reason to try a new restaurant in the summertime. In the New Orleans heat, however, it can be a daunting task at times to try… 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

A well-appointed bar can be one of the most beautiful spots in your home. In addition to housing the hooch, a built-in bar or bar cart is the perfect place to raise a glass to personal style. A martini shaker, good corkscrew, and a variety of alcohol and mixers are basics. Colorful coasters,… Read more

Drake On Cake, a wildly popular Instagram account, is Joy Wilson’s brainchild. Plucking some of the rapper’s most poetic lyrics from his songbook, she writes the words in icing on simply frosted layer cakes that she then gets camera-ready for their moment in the spotlight. “My fastest growin… Read more

Brunch's palate-tingling combination of sweet and savory flavors, cocktails, and convivial vibes are all reasons why the hybrid meal has taken off in recent years. But according to Joey Worley, director of food and beverage at the Windsor Court Hotel, brunch is popular because it’s the ultim… Read more

Joy Wilson, baking instructor, food stylist, and author of three cookbooks has talent and personality in spades. Her social media presence reflects her popularity and devoted following attracted by her wit, sharp photography, and creative takes on everything from Sunday morning brunch in the… Read more