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

Congrats to everyone who has completed their holiday shopping this year. As for the rest of us, time is ticking! This guide is sure to come in handy for those looking for amazing presents at the last minute. From cozy pajamas to a tie that can be worn during this year's festivities, here are… 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

One of our go-to gifts around this time of the year is a bottle of wine. It's simple, tasty, and always appreciated! Choosing bottles for family and friends shouldn't be too difficult, as you know their preferences, but what about for the rest of your list? Blake Trahan of Martin Wine Cellar… Read more

If January had a buzzword, it would be resolution. While they tend to be broken and forgotten within weeks (you can blame Mardi Gras), one habit we’re hoping to keep up with is organization. Tasks like clearing clutter at home and finally getting a handle on our schedules top the list. While… 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

Cocktails for KID smART is one of my favorite fundraising events of the year. Yes, the party is always swell, but what sets it apart for me is the positive energy in the room. You can feel it. The guests are so committed to KID smART’s mission of bringing art-based learning to public school … 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

A trend that will never go out of style? Showing up with a hostess gift. No matter what the occasion—drinks, dinner, or an entire visit—bringing a little something to show your appreciation is always a smart idea. From coasters and wine accessories to towels and trinkets, here are all of the… Read more

Stocking stuffers, while typically small in size, are gifts that can really pack a punch. We suggest getting creative! Notebooks, wine, and even fine jewelry are great additions to the mantel. Dogs will appreciate a new set of treats, games can be played almost immediately, and a split of ch… Read more

Sometimes the smallest presents are the most appreciated. Whether you're shopping for your Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange (sometimes called a Yankee Swap), or a small token of appreciation for a co-worker, these $10 gifts are sweet, simple, and look anything but cheap. From she… 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

It's no secret that people from New Orleans absolutely love New Orleans. Share some of that appreciation and pride with the rest of the world through books on the topic. Whether they cover the history of the city itself or the origins of our distinctive cocktail culture, there is a read for … 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

Win the holidays this year with your favorite home chef or baker. KitchenAid mixers, which are already a highly requested gift, can now be customized and tailored to your liking. Every aspect from the color to the bowl to the attachments can be selected, as well as special engraving on the t… Read more

While Christmas tress come in all shapes and sizes, our favorite type feature an assortment of ornaments that are both festive and creative. Food ornaments fit the bill: they are cute, somewhat ridiculous, and a great addition to your collection. This year, up your ornament game with foodie-… 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

Perlis, a true New Orleans staple, continues to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Founded in 1939, the retailer still thrives and offers an extensive range of products for the entire family. To celebrate, Perlis is offering all customers 10% off their entire purchase using the coupon code HO… 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

While we're still recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts, we can't help but look forward to a month of indulgence. From holiday libations to festive gatherings, there is plenty to experience in New Orleans this December. Below, a preview of the can't miss happenings around town. Read more

Presentation matters and a beautifully wrapped gift, complete with personal touches, plays a starring role during the holiday season. For inspiration and tips, we've asked six local artists and stylemakers to share ideas about what makes gift wrap special. We're all in agreement: suspense an… 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

It's no secret that we simply adore ornaments. There are so many options—both quirky and traditional—to decorate your tree with. From New Orleans-centric pieces to cultural icons, here are our top picks! Read more

Family traditions, religious holidays, and the sharing of meals and treats are what make December the most magical month of the year. Everything just feels all the more festive and it's easy to embrace the spirit of the season. Gathering around a table set with sparkling silver, heirloom chi… 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

While every major retailer is promising sales and deals galore, we're starting small and shopping around New Orleans (especially on Small Business Saturday!). Whether you're looking to purchase gifts or want to treat yourself to something new, there are plenty of specials to choose from. Fro… Read more

Should you find yourself in need of an activity with the family this holiday weekend or want to get ahead of your shopping, the Historic New Orleans Collection and its museum shop, The Shop at the Collection, are offering a one-stop shopping experience. On Sunday, December 1, shoppers will f… 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

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

It's no secret that we love to shop. While Amazon is great and all, we prefer shopping local and supporting the businesses of New Orleans. On Saturday, November 30th, we invite you to join us in the inaugural year of Shop Adore to Door, an event that brings shoppers into businesses across the city. Read more

Calling all shoe lovers: Sosusu's upcoming trunk show is one that can't be missed! Clergerie, the French footwear brand, will be stopping by in New Orleans with shoes from their Resort Collection which will be available for pre-order. Known for their innovative silhouettes, the brand has bee… Read more