Q&A with Smith Sinrod of by SMITH

Fashion Week here in NOLA may be over but I’m still loving all the coverage of the wonderful talent that was on display this past season. Particularly, the tailored looks of by SMITH, a young designer out of NYC. First launched in Spring 2010, by SMITH is as a contemporary collection of chic, sophisticated dresses […]

Sincerely Luxe

Shop Tour: Sincerely Luxe

At the ripe old age of 28 (so young!), Leslie Lazard has fulfilled her dream of becoming a boutique owner. Nested on the historic Magazine St., her shop, Sincerely Luxe, brings a welcome punch of modern and colorful, yet feminine pieces to the New Orleans retail scene. Sincerely Luxe offers young, fun and contemporary curated […]

Culture Shock Jewelry

Featured Guest: Culture Shock

Want a little more with your jewelry? You’re not alone. When Christine Alexis started Culture Shock she set out on a mission to fuse jewelry design with social justice. Believing in giving back to the local community and the countries that provide her materials, a portion of the proceeds from every Culture Shock purchase go to […]

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NOLA Instagrammers You Should Be Following

Sometimes the best way to fall in love with your city is through someone else’s eyes. New Orleanians pride themselves on having a unique view of our culture, so I love watching how different characters see our town and its people. Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite New Orleans folks to follow […]

ALH Creative Collaborative

The Swizzle Stick Bar Hosts The Creative Collaborative Meet-up

Thank you again to everyone who turned out for our Creative Collaborative Meet-up last week. We were treated to some delicious cocktails by our host, The Swizzle Stick Bar in Cafe Adelaide. Special thanks to all of our sponsors – The Beauregard-Keyes House, Little Eli, Kentucky Sweets, Ana Borden Architect, and Kismet Cosmetics. If you’d like […]


Home Tour: Lauren Lagarde

Cure. Bellocq. The Hotel Modern. Krewe Sunglasses. Loomed. Any of those names ring a bell? For folks in New Orleans, they should. As the publicist of these fine brands (and many others) Lauren Lagarde has her taste-making work cut out for her. Heading up the public image of such high end brands requires a decidedly […]

Mardi Gras Balls - What To Wear - Party Animal

Mardi Gras Balls – What To Wear

It’s that time again! Start airing out your evening gowns and best jewels. It’s Mardi Gras time and that means ball season is here! I’ve been to a few Mardi Gras balls over the years and while I adore the traditions and pagentry of it all some of the fashions were a little…old guard. So, […]

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A One-Point Perspective of a Shotgun Door

One of the many everyday delights of living in New Orleans is getting to see the beautiful homes and buildings that line our streets. It’s a constant visual treat everywhere you look. Most of us try to capture our fair city’s architectural beauty with the occasional Instagram post, but what if you could capture your […]

Lionheart Prints

Happy Birthday Lionheart Prints!

There’s nothing better than seeing an entrepreneur enjoy the moment where all the hard work and big ideas come to fruition.  Last night I got to witness that moment as Liz Maute-Cooke, creator of Lionheart Prints, celebrated the one year birthday of her adorable and stationery and custom print company. With her one of a […]

Dark & Romantic Florals

In The Mood For: Dark & Romantic Florals

Miss Selfridge Pink Floral Jacquard Short Givenchy Floral Leather Napa Sandals Karen Miller Blossom Print Dress Shannon Kirsten Everything Blooming Print Anthropologie Framboise Necklace Thomas Paul Florilrgium Coasters Paper to Petal Book H&M Scarf  

The Beauregard-Keyes House

Workspace Tour: The Beauregard-Keyes House

Whenever I visit historic homes (which is quite often) I often find myself thinking how marvelous it must be to spend your days in such a beautiful space with so much history. So naturally I was incredibly jealous of Ella Camburnbeck the first time I met her. As the Director of the Beauregard-Keyes House in the […]

Diana Vreeland

2014: The Year of More, More, More!

Recently, I snuggled up on my couch with RouxDog and got lost in a documentary on Diana Vreeland. The famed and innovative editor of Harpers Bazzar and Vogue, she went on to revolutionize the Costume Institute at the Met with her vision and candor well into her 70s. I was so inspired by her outlook […]

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