With lots of help from local design firm Farouki Farouki, chef and restaurateur Justin Devillier and his wife and partner, Mia, launch their third restaurant Justine on Chartres Street in the Vieux Carré.
The Fillmore New Orleans, a new live music venue on the second floor of Harrah’s Casino, features design elements that effortlessly blend San Francisco’s historic psychedelic 60s with the cultural archetypes of New Orleans.
Liam Deegan and Robert LeBlanc, co-owners of Barrel Proof, have joined forces once again to create Longway Tavern, a French Quarter way station that exudes a bohemian sense of camaraderie and hospitality.
Local real estate firm Felicity Property Co., with the help of Bell Design & Architecture and the team behind St. Roch Market, has taken the dingy ground floor of a two-story property in the Warehouse District and transformed it into a bright, delightful “contemporary” food hall.
Spinal Tap’s legendary bassist, Derek Smalls, celebrates the release of his first solo album, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) and joins forces with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for his Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music tour at the Saenger Theatre.
Acclaimed Louisiana-based designer Beth Claybourn, who has dedicated her life to bringing beauty and elegance to homes all over the country, offers a dazzling showroom in New Orleans’ own Central Business District.
Cooking: Simplee Gourmet Covington kitchen boutique and cooking school Simplee Gourmet recently opened a second location in the South Market District, occupying 3,000 square feet of the new residential and commercial building, The Beacon.
From concept and design to an eclectic, international menu, Emeril Lagasse’s fourth New Orleans restaurant reflects the new face of the celebrity chef and the ever-changing Warehouse District neighborhood.
Innovative hospitality and real estate investors AJ Capital Partners have reinvigorated the Garden District gem with design that pays homage to the hotel’s illustrious past, while simultaneously appealing to future generations.
Local arts patronage site Culturalyst wins the 4th Annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch presented by the Downtown Development District, Creative Alliance of New Orleans and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week recently held March 11-18.
Architecture: The Giani Building — Like many other parts of the city, Downtown New Orleans has experienced a recent surge of development. This is especially true when it comes to apartment complexes, with the latest being The Giani Building.
Arts: Park(ing) Day NOLA: In an effort to improve New Orleans’ public spaces, the Downtown Development District, the New Orleans Arts District Association and Tulane City Center sent out an open call to artists, designers, architects, urban planners and activists to submit design proposals that will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks.
With the first home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 21, downtown will be getting geared up all this month — especially around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — in preparation for another banner year for the New Orleans Saints.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS ROBERTS-ANTIEAU Visual artist Chris Roberts-Antieau doesn’t shy from the macabre. Her latest piece, “Murder House,” was inspired by the 1959 Clutter murders in Kansas, detailed by Truman Capote in his novel “In Cold Blood.”
Creative Creole Townhouse Renovation “We have to go through the back,” apologized interior designer Jennifer Kelly, unlocking a side-alley door to the Esplanade Avenue townhouse she was about to show me.
The elite Southern musician emerges with fascinating new project The Goats of Kudzu and enthusiastically supports the Louisiana SPCA as a Celebrity Chair for the 35th Annual Howling Success Patron Party & Gala on November 2, 2013
GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: BYRDIE’S An unassuming St. Claude façade flanked by benches fronts Byrdie’s, a Bywater café, clay studio and gallery. Walk into the front-room display space and you’ll see this month’s art show — anything from ceramic pieces by studio members to works by local or visiting artists.
September 6 to September 21 – “Lombardi” at Le Petit Theatre Enjoy the start of a brand-new season at the newly renovated Le Petit Theatre! “Lombardi” was written by Eric Simonson and based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.
Seventy-two percent of homeowners plan to decorate or redecorate in the next two years, according to the 2012 Houzz and Home Survey; and 86 percent said that improving the look and feel of the space was their most important goal.
Two time Tony winner Sutton Foster is performing in New Orleans on March 2 as part of the Broadway at NOCCA series featured in the February issue of this magazine. Recently, I conversed with the multi-talented star.