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Fine Dining

Fine Dining

WHEN INTERIOR DESIGNERS Connie Seitz and Christine Diggs were brought in to design their client’s outdated dining area, their primary task was functionality complemented by a vision of an elegant yet approachable space for both esteemed guests and everyday meals. The bulky, rectangular dining table didn’t make the best use..
Make a Statement…Without Saying a Word!

Make a Statement…Without Saying a Word!

Let these bold, intriguing and eclectic neck pieces from our local artisans, galleries and boutiques help you express your own unique style.   *Items subject to availability. Model: Raylin Mosely, Creating U • Photos by Madeline Lafargue Shot on location at the St. Tammany Art Association      
Keeping it Local

Keeping it Local

BARBARA KINGSOLVER, in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle tells the story of a year in which her family made every attempt to feed themselves animals and vegetables “whose provenance they really knew”…and of how her family “was changed by a year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place..
Backyard Bed and Breakfast

Backyard Bed and Breakfast

THE DAYS ARE growing shorter and every now and then, a cool breeze gives us a tingle. Preparations begin for all the excitement fall has to offer, but the most important preparations should be in your own backyard. Visitors are coming! They will come from all over the country and..
Stirred Not Shaken: The Louisiana Craft Cocktail

Stirred Not Shaken: The Louisiana Craft Cocktail

ALTHOUGH I WAS pretty lousy at chemistry, I always wanted a chemistry set. You remember what I am talking about. Those really cool kits that came neatly packaged with the beakers and test tubes and little glass pipettes and a microscope. Even the words associated with chemistry had sex appeal:..
Saint 75

Saint 75

From Commander’s Restaurant, New Orleans You will need a chilled champagne glass and a cocktail shaker. Ingredients: 1 ounce Tanqueray or Sapphire gin 1 ounce St. Germain 1 ounce basil infused simple syrup 1 ounce fresh lemon juice Directions: Pour all of these ingredients into cocktail shaker, add a scoop..
Mr. Bates Bittersweet Cocktail

Mr. Bates Bittersweet Cocktail

  This recipe comes from Downton Abbey–not originally from the south, but sure is refreshing on a warm summer evening! (makes one drink Ingredients: 1 ounce Amaro Nonino 2 ounce Pedro Ximenez Sherry. If you can’t find this make sure you use a good dry sherry. Amaro is sweet so this..