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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

Last year, pre-Covid, Karen Buck started thinking about the next chapter of her working life. "For the last 25 years, I have worked professionally in marketing communications — clawing my way up from basic production work to strategy lead," she explains. "My training was in journalism, but I… 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

It is always a treat to visit with local attorney and art collector Jim Mounger at his beautiful art-filled Uptown home, especially during the holidays. Ever the consummate host — his holiday parties are spectacular — even dropping by the day after for a glass of wine is filled with fun conv… Read more

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With work from home and remote learning now part of our everyday language, January resolutions to "get organized" are at the top of every list. The key to a fresh start is to set small realistic goals that are easily managed over time. For planning family schedules, desk maintenance, and jou… 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

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

In an Uptown home with four energetic children under the age of 12, Kristina Fortier of Porter New Orleans created a glistening winter wonderland that the entire family enjoyed. Using a palette of Sugar Plum Fairy hues in the living room, she decorated the bookcases, coffee table, and a hand… Read more

There's a new spot in Uptown New Orleans to sip, eat, and stay awhile, even overnight if you'd wish. The Chloe, a boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar, officially opened in late October after much anticipation. The 14-room sanctuary is the first from restaurateur and 2019 Adore A-Lister Rober… Read more

In Tara Shaw's book Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques, the designer shares tips, photography, and plenty of tales from her many years of antique wholesaling and travelling the world. Mark your calendar for these book signings where guests can visit with Shaw and walk away with a pers… Read more

The Georgian-style home that CeCe Colhoun shares with her husband Trevor, their young sons Trevor Jr. and Blaise, and Leia, their goldendoodle, is all about personal style, sentimental furnishings, and the stunning aesthetic of Audubon Park. Just about every space in the house opens up to th… Read more

While chandeliers aren't meant for swinging (sorry, Sia), they serve as more than just formal light fixtures in a stuffy room. Whether traditional or modern or whimsical, a chandelier is a striking visual centerpiece that adds character and enhances any room it might live in. From the foyer … Read more

Tara Shaw knows a thing or two about luxury European antiques and interior design. This New Orleanian has been a premier source for in-the-know designers and collectors from all across the country for over twenty years. Whether importing fine furniture from Italy, France, or Sweden, or desig… Read more

One of the world's most widespread symbols has become a mainstay in fashion and home décor — and for good reason. While often seen as mysterious and alluring, snakes represent rebirth and transformation, as well as opportunity and the source of life. Whether colorful or muted, the reptile an… Read more

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The color blue, long associated with feelings of faith and serenity, creates a sense of calm — something we could all use more of these days. Cobalt, sapphire, and indigo symbolize trust and loyalty, and the colors of the sky and ocean remind us of limitless possibilities. Blue, a confident … Read more

Mark your calendars for New Orleans Auction Galleries' Interiors auction taking place Saturday, August 29. Starting at 10 a.m., over 600 unique pieces of furniture, artwork, jewelry, and more will be available for bidding. Bids can be submitted online or over the phone, and a live online bid… Read more

Children see the world very differently than we do. They infuse wonder, imagination, and a little bit of magic into everything they do. An enchanting bedroom, intentionally planned with plenty of open floor space for creative playtime, encourages budding artists and tiny adventurers to while… Read more

According to artist and designer Ellen Macomber, her son's light filled bedroom is the reason she bought her Central City house. "Previous owners installed the windows which were from a cabin in North Carolina. I stood at the window and looked into the backyard and knew that this was the hou… Read more

When artist Natalie Erwin, originally from Fort Worth, Texas, was ready to decorate her daughters' bedroom in their new home in New Orleans, she turned to Madre, an interior design firm from Dallas. She and her husband were renovating a large-scale house on St. Charles Avenue, so working wit… Read more

In a light-filled cottage in Gentilly near the lake, interior designer Casi St. Julian has created a charming nursery for the arrival of her first child, Oliver. As owners of Eclectic Home, an award-winning home furnishings shop and design firm, she and her mother Penny Francis are well-vers… Read more

Explore the world of Hunt Slonem right here in New Orleans. From August 14-31, the artist's Hop Up Shop will be at Hazelnut and feature his famous bunnies, birds, and more on fashion accessories and home goods. Think scarves, pillows, coasters, masks, and more! Read more

"Like New Orleans, Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights is steeped in history and tradition." Adore's 2019 feature on the iconic New Orleans business still rings true, especially as Bevolo celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Founded in 1945, Bevolo has continued to deliver its old-world cra… Read more

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Between quarantining and the heat, we're spending a lot more time at home. Make your abode a little homier by adding some new leafy plants to the areas you spend the most time in. FAIT Nola, a local one-stop plant shop, is hosting a summer sale on Saturday, July 18. The sale will include a l… Read more

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In an Uptown cottage near Audubon Park, interior designer Melissa Rufty created a gem of a pied-à-terre for out-of-town clients planning to spend more time in the city since becoming recent empty nesters. She previously worked with the couple on their permanent residence, so she had their tr… Read more

Independence Day is coming! On the Fourth of July, stars and stripes are always welcome, as are the many hues of red, white, and blue. Get in the festive spirit with chic separates, dazzling dresses, and beautiful summery homewares. Below, 41 patriotic pieces to consider for the holiday weekend! Read more

Sheltering in place brought out the inner mixologist in more than a few of us. With time to try new recipes and to linger over cocktails, enjoying bar quality drinks at home quickly boomed. Of course, presentation is a big part of the experience. With Zoom happy hours, four corner porch part… Read more

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After a season spent inside, we are embracing the surrounding flora and fauna more than ever before. From jazzing up your home with garden-inspired accessories to entertaining al fresco in a new flowery frock, this Summer already encompasses the very best parts of Spring. Read more

It's officially time to celebrate Cancers! It's easy to toast a sign that is nurturing, sensitive, and extra loving, plus insanely loyal. This water sign loves art, being surrounded by loved ones, and home-based activities. Make this birthday extra special with a gift that truly speaks to hi… Read more

New Orleans has its fair share of eccentric quirks. It's only fitting that the city would be filled with historic homes in hues across the spectrum. On Friday, June 12, the Preservation Resource Center is hosting a one-hour webinar all about interior and exterior paint. During "Beyond the Wa… Read more

Can't handle the New Orleans heat? Make a stateside dream vacation a reality with Heritage Auctions' latest luxury real estate auction in Truckee, California. The custom Lake Tahoe property is secluded and the perfect year-round mountain getaway, with easy access to Reno, Nevada. Read more

While this Summer is sure to be different than those of the past, there are still events across New Orleans to look forward to. From days dedicated to nonprofits to movie nights to luxury real estate auctions, these virtual events taking place this June are worth noting.  Read more

For those who aren’t familiar with the auction world, images of eBay or an estates sale might register. Be sure to add luxury real estate to that vision as extraordinary homes around the country are available via auction. Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer and third large… Read more

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Summer is here and so is Gemini season! This Zodiac sign is known for being adaptable, outgoing, and curious. Celebrate this intelligent and intuitive air sign with a gift straight from New Orleans! Upgrade her wardrobe with fun new clothes and accessories, or treat her home to a new piece o… Read more

New Orleans is filled with notable architecture. Many of its buildings were designed by Henry Howard, a 19th-century architect known for his blending of European and American designs. Some of his contributions to the city include the Pontalba buildings on Jackson Square, the Robert H. Short … Read more

Need a new quarantine activity? Join us in gushing over this restored Donaldsville estate that is everything you would imagine from a classic antebellum manor. The 9,827 square foot property (and its 10.5 acres), originally designed in the Greek Revival style by Henry Howard, can be yours on… Read more

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While you're quarantining (good job!) for the foreseeable future, you might as well get comfortable. Your home, which for some has turned into an office and a school, should be calming, functional, and the perfect refuge. Grace Kaynor, a designer and the owner of Sotre (3933 Magazine Street)… Read more

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Miss shopping on Magazine Street and Metairie Road? While shops and boutiques are closed due to COVID-19, many are offering local delivery, free shipping, and discounts during this difficult time. Whether you're shopping for the present or the future, our New Orleans shops are well-stocked a… Read more

We’ve found ourselves craving a vacation this Spring and it seems like everyone agrees. Runways were stamped with flora and fauna inspired by lush islands and forests, and home décor trends leaned towards all things tropical. Paradise is certainly found in this season’s exotic and lively style.  Read more