We're saying hello to spring by celebrating all things oyster. With our favorite bivalves at peak plumpness, indulgence in this beloved culinary treat is truly part of our salty culture. Oysters on the half shell, just opened or chargrilled on an open flame, are in abundance during the cooler season and "I'll have a dozen" is heard all over town!
Our love for this earthy yet elegant mollusk is deep and abiding. The shells with their simple, organic shapes and stunning interior colors--purple, silver, cream--are naturals for all sorts of decoration. Like New Orleans, oysters are tenacious and beautiful--utterly deserving of our devotion.
Any oyster aficionado needs a specialty knife at the ready!
Accessorize your space with a new and elegant trinket.
Oyster-loving households wouldn't be complete without an artwork dedicated to the treat.
Looking for a new party platter? This oyster version from Hazelnut is a smart choice, especially when covered in half shells.
Skip the boring apron and go for a more artful approach.
The former lobby between Tableau and Le Petit Theatre is now serving specialty gulf oysters.
No matter the occasion, a toast in these painted glasses adds a touch of fun!
Keep your most used seasonings in a convenient (and cute) spot.
Whether you're sprucing up your bar or dining room, a painted platter is a simple way to show your oyster appreciation.
Your love of oysters doesn't need to be straightforward. We love this take on the half shell by Becky Fos.
From hostess present to stocking stuffer, an oyster towel is a simple and useful gift.
Show your gratitude or simply say hello with a witty note card.
It's only appropriate that this oyster necklace is adorned with pearls!
This colorful Tami Curtis artwork is the perfect addition to any New Orleans kitchen.
Mirrors instantly make the room look larger. Skip the boring style and opt for one lined with shells instead.
Pocket squares don't need to be plain! Make someone's day with this Frances Rodriguez version.
Sleep tight all summer long in a matching set featuring a our favorite culinary pair.
Learn facts, recipes, and the history of the oyster in this Harry N. Abrams-published book.
Sleek and simple, this large serving bowl is compatible with your oven and freezer.
A full-amenities, traveling oyster bar with new Orleans Lovely lady shuckers.
A cheeky print is never a boring gift, especially for a native New Orleanian.
Switch out your pillows this month for a seasonal set featuring oyster shells arranged in hearts.
Skip the traditional oyster plate and serve oyster in individual ceramic shells instead!
Gift giving is made simple again with this seaworthy pair of socks.
For decor or wear, this pin shows where your loyalty lies.
Mark your special occasion with an invitation putting the oyster front and center.
This article appeared in our Spring 2019 issue.