Still brainstorming this year's Halloween costume? Take things up a notch with a locally made spooky crown or headpiece. Ellie Platt of Crowned by Ellie has released her first official Halloween collection featuring seven handcrafted pieces donning everything from spiders to sugar skulls.  Read more

When plans for a large, in-person gala were no longer feasible this season, the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) had to get creative. The school created Cooking for a Cause, an online virtual auction offering rare experiences with some of the top names in hospitality.  Read more

While browsing through the latest New Orleans Auction Galleries event catalog, fashion and jewelry lovers will be pleased to know there are several beautiful pieces available to bid on. From vintage Hermès scarves to colorful rings, this Estates Auction is worth checking out!  Read more

Social, gracious, and charming, Libras make excellent friends! It's officially time to celebrate this loyal and fun-loving Air sign and we've rounded up beautiful gifts that can each be purchased locally. Clothes, accessories, and home goods are all included below, as well as stationery sets… 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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Sheltering in place has reawakened a lot of things: homemade sourdough bread, trashy television shows (Tiger King, anyone?), and tried and true hobbies. Working out was no longer a chore, gardening gained many new fans, and testing out new recipes was suddenly a treat. Fend off boredom and r… 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

And just like that, another month has flown by! It's officially time to celebrate all of the Virgos in your life. Known for being detail-oriented, witty, kind, and practical, this Earth sign is the kind of friend you'll have for life. Celebrate her accordingly with a present that speaks to h… Read more

From sophisticated mini-me looks to classic children's ensembles, kid's fashion runs the gamut. Louisiana-inspired patterns and gender-neutral prints are always popular. And to be sure, there's big splashes of wry humor and fun whimsy this season right alongside the girlish glitter and glow. Read more

Rainbows send a powerful message of hope and optimism. With exuberant hues and a childlike vibe, they brighten the day with the promise of better times ahead. Now more than ever, a dazzling array of joyful arches are shining bright on everything from fashion to home décor to accessories. Upb… 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

At-home happy hours and socially distant dinner parties have become the norm this year, so we're making the case for new cheese boards, cocktail shakers, and other exquisite eating and drinking accessories. On Wednesday, August 12, New Orleans Auction Galleries is hosting "The Art of Enterta… Read more

May the highest bidder win! The Shop at The Collection, the Historic New Orleans Collection's gift shop, is hosting its first online auction with over 30 items. Available auction items include luxury candles, beautiful prints (some framed, some not), and jewelry. Most of the starting bids ar… Read more

It's time to celebrate the Leos in our lives! (Their season started July 23 and lasts through August 24.) This Zodiac sign is passionate, determined, fun, and extremely charming. Just like the lion that represents them, Leos are strong and brave. Show your appreciation for your favorite Leo … 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

Matt Rebackoff's introduction to the retail world has been unique to say the least. He launched MR Eatwell, a small apparel and accessories business, earlier this year and his food-themed loungewear was soon a hit with sales coming in from across the country, even in the midst of a pandemic. Read more

Still searching for the perfect mask to wear while out in public? Epiphany Throws, a eco-friendly retail and wholesale supplier for Mardi Gras, has created sparkly and shiny masks from former parade rider costumes. The masks are made in New Orleans with upcycled cotton string. Read more

It's hard not to look ahead to the future. We're dreaming of all of the events, parties, weddings, and more that we will be able to attend post-COVID. Get ahead of the game and prepare your closet for this influx of events with statement jewelry that will shine at a cocktail party or more fo… 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

Much like a watch or a handbag, it didn't take long for face coverings to go from functional to fashionable. With such an array of choices—from crafty to colorful to simple and neat— it's easy to share a message of solidarity in the greatest of style. Read more

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One thing we mastered during this Spring's quarantine? The art of working and socializing virtually. Conference rooms were quickly replaced with video catch-ups, and friends could share a drink together during well-deserved happy hours. Spruce up your next digital gathering with a new access… 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

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and while celebrations may be limited, his present doesn’t need to be. Ensure a great day with gifts and gestures from businesses and organizations that set New Orleans apart. Read more

New Orleans Auction Galleries is hosting its two-day Estates auction on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Over 1,000 luxury items will be up for grabs, including a large selection of handbags, jewelry pieces, and other sparkly accessories. Whether you're shopping for a loved one or simply… 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

While the New Orleans Museum of Art has remained closed since March, its online shop has experienced a renaissance. The retailer has transformed its minimal selection of branded merchandise and catalogs into an expanded shop including candles, dishware, jewelry, and activities for children a… Read more

Since closing its doors in March due to COVID-19, Sosusu is open once again with limited hours. The shop, helmed by New Orleans native Susu Stall, will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and is excited to welcome customers in, even if it's just to stop in and say hello! The … Read more

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While celebrations will surely be different this year, Mother’s Day can still be deemed a success with thoughtful gifts that go the extra mile. Indulge every type of mom with a delightful distraction from the businesses and organizations that set New Orleans apart.  Read more