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Fashion – Come Sail Away

Fashion – Come Sail Away

Summer is here and so are hot fashions – for men and women! Look cool and stay cool with these fabulous summer finds featuring tropical prints, bright whites and flowing fabrics.   Boutique Contact Information: Au Darling  985-624-4477 Bra Genie...
Festivities for the Aficionado

Festivities for the Aficionado

If the men in your life are looking for a unique experience this year, there’s a hot, new trend to consider. Possibly inspired by the likes of Downton Abbey or maybe an answer to ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ gents are gathering...
Cuisine & Cocktails – Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée  Recipe

Cuisine & Cocktails – Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée Recipe

    Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée Recipe Ingredients: Directions: 1. Generously coat the crawfish or shrimp with the seafood seasoning and place covered in the refrigerator.   2. Melt butter in a cast iron pot and sauté the onions, bell peppers, green onion...
Portrait of a Louisiana Fisherman

Portrait of a Louisiana Fisherman

At first glance Captain Randall Shaw of LA Fishing Charters looks exactly like what a fishing guide should look like. He stands tall with confidence, like a current that pushes the strongest waves to the shore, stalwart with purpose and...
Funtime, Summertime in The City of Hammond

Funtime, Summertime in The City of Hammond

I am proud to be the Mayor of Hammond for so many reasons. In May, we were awarded the “Cleanest City in the State” for the 13th year in a row, making Hammond the city that has won the contest...
The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The dog days of summer are approaching, and there is much to do in the garden. Gardening is a great activity to get in daily exercise, clear one’s mind after a long day of work, grow nutritious food and just...
Home Feature: La Grande Dame

Home Feature: La Grande Dame

The neighborhood of the Faubourg Marigny has been a well-kept secret for decades in New Orleans. Properties here rarely change hands, and when they do, they’re gobbled up by a real estate market that is hungry for easy parking and...
May 2019 Enterprising Woman Taylor Alfonso

May 2019 Enterprising Woman Taylor Alfonso

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree. Now, Taylor Alfonso sits in the chic surroundings of her Stella and Grace Boutique recounting her journey so far. She points through the Robert Street display window, “I grew up right there...
It’s All About Mom

It’s All About Mom

Mother–it’s a word that has many meanings. Caretaker, provider, nurse, personal chef, chauffeur, teacher, comforter…the list goes on. The role of being a mother is not always an easy one, but it’s always one to cherish.   In this month’s...
Rhizomes and Tubers and Bulbs – Oh My!

Rhizomes and Tubers and Bulbs – Oh My!

Many gardeners enjoy planting a variety of rhizomes, tubers and bulbs throughout the year. Collectively all of these plants are considered “bulbous.” Spring and summer bulbous ornamental plants are very popular in the South and are among the easiest flowers...
Hats Off 2019!

Hats Off 2019!

A parade of empowered women smartly outfitted from head to toe, inspiring speakers with moving stories, and a bounty of bid-worthy auction items benefitting a supportive sisterhood all united at Sophisticated Woman’s Hats Off Luncheon, held on April 5 at...
Peaceful Sanctuary. Personal Style.

Peaceful Sanctuary. Personal Style.

It is often said that our homes should be our sanctuaries, and for Covington designer Patti Brondum and her husband Doug, it could not be more true. On a tree-shaded area of land on the north side of town, they...