Calling all oyster fans (a.k.a. all of New Orleans)! On Saturday, March 7, New Orleanians will have the opportunity to view the new collection by actor and artist Christian Jules Le Blanc, featuring drawings of everyone's favorite hors d'oeuvre. His fine drawings will be displayed at the Kev… Read more

Now that Mardi Gras is behind us, it's the perfect time to rest and relax. Kidding, of course! March is chock-full of amazing events covering food, art, literature, music, and St. Patrick's Day. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures (hopefully!) and seize the day with these 11 festivals,… Read more

Chef Kelly Fields grew up in Charleston, but has officially called New Orleans home since 2010. She had worked here years prior with Chef Susan Spicer, then again as the pastry chef at Restaurant August, but left in 2005 due to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. She took the opportunity to tra… Read more

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

Brooke Foster moved to New Orleans on a whim in 2010. Following culinary school in Atlanta, Foster had difficulty finding the right opportunity to really start her career. "I decided to quit my job and pack up as much as I could fit into my car and move to New Orleans." Read more

Chris Ralph and Alex Breaux always knew they would get married in New Orleans. The couple first met at Tulane University in 2012. Chris, from Michigan, was a freshman and Alex, from New Iberia, was a senior. After five years of dating, the two became engaged in April 2017 and began to plan t… Read more

Alexis Korman founded Big Easy Bucha, the South's leading kombucha brand, in 2015 with her husband Austin. Before, she was an editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a writer for USA Today and other publications. She covered all things food, drink, and travel trends. "Clearly launching a kombuch… Read more

Aimee Helms started milling at Bellegarde Bakery after answering a Craigslist ad for a full time baker. It was 2016 and milling was something that was completely new to her. Founded by Graison Gill in 2012 (who was also new to baking), Bellegarde Bakery has grown immensely. A storefront open… 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

Caitlin Carney wears many hats at Marjie's Grill, a neighborhood eatery serving "Southeastern Asian Southern Fare." She opened the restaurant with her partner Marcus Jacobs, and the cuisine—which changes daily—is inspired by the couple's travels throughout Asia and the local bounty of the Lo… 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

While Maya Taylor may not hail from New Orleans, this is the place she calls home. The choreographer grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and lived in New York for a decade before finding New Orleans six years ago. Her time is split between the Big Easy and Los Angeles, where she choreographs for musi… Read more

Carnival season has officially started! To celebrate, The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular Carnival-themed tour returns through Friday, February 21. During "Rites, Rituals, and Revelry: The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans," visitors will learn more about the city's traditions b… Read more

According to the Wall Street Journal, Alex Hitz is the "very best host in the world." The entertainer and celebrity chef will be gracing New Orleans on Thursday, January 9 with his latest book The Art of the Host (published September 2019). A reception and book signing will be held at the hi… Read more

Leah Sarris knows that starting the morning off with a nutritional meal is key. Sarris is NOCHI's Executive Director and was previously stationed at Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, where she served as the Director of Operations and Executive Chef.  Read more

Take a trip back in time this January with Vintage Rock Club and Ashley Sievert Gives Back. The two are joining forces to host STUDIO 54 on Friday, January 17. The evening will be filled with disco, food, drinks, and plenty of 70s dance hits. A portion of proceeds from the event's ticket sal… 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

Southern Smash and The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness hosted their second annual SMASHING the Stigma event. All proceeds raised from the evening stayed within the community, benefiting The Alliance's free, clinician-led weekly support group. 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

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

Working on Saturdays in the Fall has become the new normal for Emily Villere Dixon. She's in her eighth season as the coordinator of offensive operations for the LSU Football team, while also serving as a multi-media reporter for LSUsports.net. On a weekly basis, she interviews head coach Ed… Read more

Juggling work, family, and self-care isn't for the faint of heart. Maureen Stevens, an interior designer and stylist, says she's still mastering the art. Stevens splits her time between New Orleans and Austin, and is actively working on her 150-year-old Marigny home in between client project… Read more

The New Orleans Museum of Art's most anticipated event of the year is just weeks away. The Odyssey Ball returns Friday, November 15th and raises the funds necessary to support the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. This year's bash is themed Mystère Louisiane. Read more

Ochsner Health System took over The Fillmore on Wednesday, September 18's for their inaugural event Colors of the Mind. The evening's proceeds were used to expand Ochsner Neuroscience Institute research efforts, as well as enhancing the patient experience and support for caregivers who are t… Read more