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The Historic Preston House

The Historic Preston House

by Poki Hampton, photos by Thomas B. Growden AT THE TENDER AGE OF 26, attorney Tom Anderson was elected Mayor of Hammond, the state’s youngest mayor at that time. One of his platform goals was creating what is now Hammond’s Historic District. Years later, in 1999, Tom […]

Natchez Pilgrimage: A Visit to Historic Oak Hill Inn

Natchez Pilgrimage: A Visit to Historic Oak Hill Inn

by Cindy Caruso, photos by Richard Willbourn AFTER JUST A SHORT DRIVE to Natchez, Mississippi, you are soon immersed in its historic past. Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, is one of the few places in the United States with over 500 buildings […]

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

WHILE YOUR FIRST THOUGHT may be steak when you think of Andy’s Bistro, there is so much more! Showcasing fine French-influenced cuisines from panéed veal to ground- fresh Angus burgers, Andy’s Bistro provides an intimate and relaxed dining experience close to home. “We want to be the […]

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George LIKE MOST NEW ORLEANIANS, cover artist Jamar Pierre—or J. Pierre—always returns home, but he is an explorer, a traveler in constant pursuit of new adventures and cultures that add depth to his work as an artist. Pierre journeys far […]

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

by Tom Fitzmorris THE CULINARY CALENDAR RIGHT now shows two dramatically different kinds of cooking. The carnival season’s very name calls for having our last steaks and chops before Lent begins. In Lent itself, it’s all about seafood. We dedicated Orleanians all know and participate […]

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

by Linda T. Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

by Kim Bergeron, photos by Candra George WHEN HE WAS A CHILD, Robert Santopadre colored outside the lines. But it wasn’t until adulthood that he discovered what he believes he was born to do: paint. The New Orleans native learned at a young age the […]

Clark Brennan Talks Bacchus’ 50th

Clark Brennan Talks Bacchus’ 50th

IN THE LATE 1940s, Owen E. Brennan Sr. realized that tourists, a large segment of his restaurant and bar clientele, were seasonally unhappy during Mardi Gras. At that time, Carnival balls were predominately closed to anyone outside of New Orleans’ society circles. So, in 1949, […]

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

EVEN IN THE MIDST of Carnival, as Valentine’s Day approaches, you can’t help but notice the mushy, sweet love in the air. Flower shops are bustling with bouquets; frantic men are running through the grocery store looking for cards and chocolates; restaurants roll out their […]

A Bold Hammond Home

A Bold Hammond Home

by Anne Honeywell, photos by Sara Essex Bradley ECLECTIC HOME EMBODIES its namesake: elements from a variety of resources, systems and styles. Owner and principal designer Penny Francis and her daughter, Casi Francis St. Julian, carry the namesake through each and every design project with […]