more about: Louisiana

Dress for the Occassion: A Holiday Party

Krystal Bennett, whose Baton Rouge based site, A Pinch of Lovely, shares fashion inspiration with thousands of readers who love her playfully elegant look. We asked this stylish gal-about-town to share her best interpretation of “festive attire” for a holiday party, and she spilled some spirited style tips. 1. “You can’t go wrong with Santa red. This a-line pick works […]

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Exploring Louisiana

Southern Living photographer Art Meripol is traveling through Louisiana this week. Here he tells us about some of his favorite shots he’s captured so far.  

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Tastemaker Spotlight: Caroline Robert’s Southern Essentials

Stroll down New Orelans’ Magazine Street and we bet you’ll find yourself shopping at Perch. (Or, at the every least, window shopping through its charming floor to ceiling turquoise-shuttered windows.) The elegant furniture and home accessories store features an impeccable mix of modern and antique pieces. Owner Caroline Roberts’ personal style is equally impeccable. As one of the South’s most stylish […]

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The Bar That Stayed Open When Isaac Hit New Orleans

On Sunday morning, Chuck Rogers climbed in an empty beer bin and slept for two-and-a-half hours. That was his most memorable moment from Hurricane Isaac. For almost a week, he and his family, who own the 73 year-old Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant, kept their neighborhood going with food, laughs drinks, and most importantly: electricity.

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The New Must-Have Coffee Table Book: New Roads and Old Rivers

My first stop on a recent visit to Pointe Coupee Parish was to see the author of this gorgeous new book, my good friend Randy Harelson. He and his partner, architect Richard Gibbs, had just finished a major renovation of a classic Creole house set on an acre of lawn above the False River (shown above and on page 96).

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Top 10: Shopping With The Women of Taigan.com

In the past two years Taigan.com, has become a preeminent source for the most discerning online shoppers. Behind that success are Southern gals, CEO Elizabeth Nichols and founder Mary Catherine McClellan. The duo spends a lot of time travelling the country searching for the best of boutiques and craftsmen.

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Three Questions with Olympian and Louisiana Native Savannah Visant

Name: Savannah Visant Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana Event: Trampoline What should we know about your sport? Trampoline has only been an Olympic event since 2000. I joke it’s the red-headed stepchild of the games. A lot of people still aren’t very familiar with trampoline, but it’s actually a very cool sport filled with as much grace as there is tumbling and athleticism.

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Southern Film Premiere: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild—this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner—debuts in theatres (with limited release) tomorrow, June 27. Filmed in the Louisiana bayou by New Orleans-based filmmaker, Benh Zeitlin, the film stars Quvenzhané Wallis from Houma, Louisiana as Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry (of the famed Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Café in New Orleans) as her father, Wink. In the film, […]

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Chef Phillip Lopez Announces Second New Orleans Restaurant

New Orleans is abuzz today with the announcement that Chef Phillip Lopez, owner of Root, is opening a second restaurant. Square Root, which will be located in the Lower Garden District, is scheduled to open by the end of 2012. The restaurant will offer a chef's table with a 10 to 15 course prix fixe tasting menu. We were in […]

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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