Britt Voelker wants to make wellness accessible to her community. She took over the Lower Garden District's Nola Yoga Loft in 2019 and recently opened a Wellness Room for reiki, life coaching, massage, and community acupuncture. For over a decade, Voelker has been a practitioner of different… Read more

The traditional Mardi Gras colors were established in 1872 by the Rex organization in honor of their very first parade. We’ve been parading with these colors ever since! From Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday, celebratory carnival colors unify the city in the most festive of ways. Whether in fash… Read more

Still searching for a Valentine's Day gift? Looking for new décor or a new outfit to celebrate in style? Look no further! We've rounded up our top pink, red, and heart-adorned picks to commemorate the love-centered national holiday.  Read more

Let’s get one thing straight: the bride isn’t the only one choosing the perfect dress for the big day. Wedding guests have the challenge of finding a look that fits not only the dress code (some of which are nebulous), but the environment. Daytime garden ceremonies, formal black-tie affairs,… Read more

This year’s wedding dress trends truly offer something for every type of bride. From minimalist satin columns with plunging necklines to voluminous ball gowns featuring tiers of ruffles and tulle, modern and classic silhouettes are both dominating the runways. Ultra-chic options include dram… Read more

Smoke Perfume, the New Orleans based artisan perfume brand, is celebrating the opening of its first brick and mortar location. The perfumery will be located inside The Good Shop and is the first and only natural perfume showroom in the city. Read more

While everyone dresses differently for Mardi Gras, one thing remains consistent. Perlis Clothing's bestselling Mardi Gras rugby shirts have been a mainstay since the brand first introduced the product in 1981 and have become synonymous with the holiday itself. Read more

In the spirit of neighborhood camaraderie, these Magazine Street stores have teamed up for a festive Friday evening gathering. Organized by Kathy Fielder and Shake Your Bon Bon, the event is the third monthly installation of the Magazine Street Block Party. Attendees can expect food, live mu… Read more

Hilary Beane, a jewelry designer from Los Angeles, has called New Orleans home for the past two years. Specializing in handcrafted jewelry, the designer is particularly passionate for pearls—Tahitian, South Sea, and specialty Freshwaters—and can create pieces in an array of metals and stones. Read more

It's officially Aquarius season and we can't wait to celebrate this fun, nurturing, and independent sign! This air sign is known for being a great listener, original, and a humanitarian a.k.a. she loves to help others in any way she can. To get the party started, we've listed 12 gifts that a… Read more

When Dr. Anne Mitchell, DACM moved to New Orleans in July 2019, she was in pursuit of warmth, soul, community, and joy. She moved from Chicago after finishing Chinese medical school and opened her practice, which specializes in women's health, in November 2019. Pearl Grace offers private acu… Read more

Have you heard the news? Pantone has designated Classic Blue as the color of 2020! Instead of sticking to just one hue, we're adding all variations of the color back into our closets. From bags and sunglasses to tops and dresses, there are plenty of ways to sport the shade. Below, eight piec… Read more

With Kings Day just mere days away, we're ready to get the season started! Upgrade your Mardi Gras wardrobe this year with new picks, both casual and formal, that will save you during the seven-plus weeks of festivities. Below, eight options to add to your arsenal.  Read more

Goodbye Sagittarius season! Capricorn season has begun and it's time to celebrate your ambitious, practical, disciplined, and sensitive pal. This Earth sign is persistent, yet realistic and they love material possessions (who doesn't!?). Make them feel extra special this year with a gift tha… Read more

Going out in New Orleans—especially during the holiday season—is a guaranteed good time. While there are parties to be attended and friends to be seen, sometimes taking the night off will do wonders. Whether you’re staying home to relax and recharge, or simply want to drink wine sans crowd, … Read more

This New Year’s Eve not only marks the completion of another year, but the end of the decade. While we’re still wondering where 2019 went, we look forward to the 20s (hopefully they’re roaring!) and all that they will bring. To commemorate such an occasion, we’re reaching for glitzy getups o… Read more

We're one week away from Christmas! If you're still in the midst of buying gifts (or haven't even started), Wednesday's after-hours shopping event should help. Local retailers Sosusu and Dunn and Sonnier are staying open past their usual closing times to accommodate locals.  Read more

Just off of Freret Street and above Bearcat Cafe is Ritual Body Wellness, a skincare studio offering facials that employ clean and ethical products and practices. Helmed by Jennifer Mills, a licensed esthetician of seven years, the space is a unique addition to the New Orleans skinscape (if … Read more

It's no secret that holiday shopping becomes a little more enjoyable when a discount is involved. Retailers like Perlis get it and have returned with their annual 12 days of holiday specials. Starting Friday, December 13 through Tuesday, December 24, the brand is offering a new deal each day… Read more

Show off your love of New Orleans through Brandi Couvillion's jewelry. The designer's pieces are made from raw sheets of metal and are directly inspired by the city and its history, particularly its transitory landscapes. Earlier this year, Couvillion switched things up and teamed with The H… Read more

Knock out some of your holiday shopping with Hazelnut this week! Starting Thursday, December 5, the shop is hosting a Julie Vos trunk show, which will feature jewelry that is carried in stores, as well as new items. Special ordering will also be available during the event. Read more

Shopping for the person who has everything doesn't need to be so daunting! Luxurious gifts come in all shapes and sizes—cars, books, robes—and can be absolutely useful or deliciously absurd. Below, 15 acceptable presents to bestow upon the most luxurious person you know. Read more

While we've prepared our homes and closets for the wave of cooler weather, we suggest rounding things out with fine, festive fragrances. Holiday guests are sure to notice the notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and pine wafting through the air, while a new perfume or luxurious soap makes the perfect… Read more

The holidays only come once a year, so we're making the case to go big with our Winter wear. From office celebrations to gatherings with family and friends, there are plenty of occasions to sport sequined pieces, feather-adorned dresses, and standout suits. Embrace and exude the magic of the… Read more

Kathleen Currie started Smoke Perfume & Co. in 2013. The initial launch featured one fragrance combining vetiver, citrus, and jasmine. Today, her collection includes four perfumes, plus body oils and a glycerite. Her products are all natural, ethically sourced, unisex, and are stocked at… Read more

We're officially in Sagittarius season! This Fire sign has many fantastic qualities: they're friendly, honest, generous, and full of joie de vivre. Celebrating this sign of the zodiac comes easy—who wouldn't want to toast a sign as optimistic and genuine as this? Make her birthday extra spec… Read more

Not many people have the opportunity to merge their many passions into their career. Margaux Krane is one of the lucky ones. She's the Director of Brand and Communications at the New Orleans Museum of Art, which combines her love of social media, digital marketing, and art history. Krane's p… Read more

At this time of the year, change is everywhere from the weather to the start of the holidays. Schedules are often shifted and health can be compromised while indulging in the season's many and constant events. Cheyenne Ellis of Make Movements and Dr. Anne Mitchell of Pearl Grace have organiz… Read more

The cooler temperatures have us wanting a whole new wardrobe! Lucky for New Orleans, Buru will be in town to satisfy any cravings. The brand will be popping up at Judy at the Rink on Tuesday, November 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. and guests will have the opportunity to shop the holiday collection w… Read more