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FeBRUARY 2013

FASHION

FAshion FUnction

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Chic basics for busy days

HOME

BUiLt in stYLe Counter arguments

hoMe FeAtURe An 1870s Uptown home gets a makeover

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SHOPPING

neW&cooL Map out your look

WhAt gUYs WAnt Elegant accessories for true gentlemen

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cUe Kids Valentine-y goods for your tiny heart

PERSPECTIVES

FRoM the editoR On multitasking

chet poURciAU DIY tips for Mardi Gras decor

shop dogs Berwyn bright and beautiful

BEAUTY

LUsteRphiLe Color theory

cUe tips A blow-dry bar comes to NOLA

Glasses for people

Art & Ey&s

who want to wear glasses, accessories for people who want to wear art

Art & Ey&s 3708 Magazine St. 504-891-4494 artandeyesnola.com

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Open House at Southern Aesthetics & Penelope C. Treece MD wednesday, january 16th â&#x20AC;˘ 4-7pm Join us for an informative evening to learn about new treatments for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, non-surgical body fat reduction and wrinkle removal. Refreshments from Whole Foods will be served.

Thousands of dollars of valuable treatments and products will be raffled off compliments of some of the top aesthetics companies in the country including: 10% off Neocutis & Skin Ceuticals products & 20% off all treatments purchased at the Open House

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ometimes a function serves a specific type of clothing — cocktail parties for the little black dress, Mardi Gras balls for costumes — but more often than not, our own daily functions demand to be served by our clothes: We slide from the office to lunch-hour errands to the gym and need clothes that can keep up … or, at the very least, won’t slow us down. And if they look good, that’s lagniappe. This month’s fashion spread (page 25) features wearable basics with a stylish edge: blanketsoft wrap dresses, comfy-chic wedge boots and yoga wear that’s cute on or off the mat. Shot in the grocery co-op, restaurant, book shop and yoga studio at the multifunctional New Orleans Healing Center, these clothes pull double and triple duty. Speaking of multitasking, this month also sees an unlikely but fun (and free!) hybrid event: Bidders, Brunch & Bubbles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at New Orleans Auction Galleries. It’s a collision of live auctions, Champagne, brunch and creatively imagined spaces arranged by prominent interior designers. (Their design work will be featured in the March CUE, so if you miss the event, be sure to check it out in our pages.) The

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only question is, what constitutes appropriate brunch/auction (brauction?) wear? I don’t know, but I’m looking forward to finding out. Correction: In Lusterphile (Dec. 11), a quote by Dr. Marilyn Pelias was incorrectly ascribed to Dr. Mary Lupo. CUE regrets the error.

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MAP FOLDERS, $15, AND NOTEBOOK SET, $12, BOTH AT SCRIPTURA (3301 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., 504219-1113; 5423 MAGAZINE ST., 504-897-1555; WWW.SCRIPTURA.COM).

NEW ORLEANS MAP AND COMPASS T-SHIRT, $25 AT DIRTY COAST (329 JULIA ST., 504-324-6459; 5631 MAGAZINE ST., 504-324-3745; WWW.DIRTYCOAST.COM).

FRENCH QUARTER MAP BELT BUCKLE, $55 AT UNIQUE PRODUCTS (2038 MAGAZINE ST., 504-5222883; WWW.SHOPGREENNEWORLEANS.COM).. VOODOO EXPERIENCE MAP TOTE BAG, $38 AT UNIQUE PRODUCTS.

REPURPOSED MAP POCKETBOOK, $12, AND WALLET, $6, BOTH AT BRANCH OUT (2022 MAGAZINE ST., 504-371-5913; WWW.BRANCHOUTSHOP.COM).

REPRODUCTION OF AN 1841 NEW ORLEANS STREET MAP, $75-$325 (DEPENDING ON PAPER AND FRAMING OPTION) AT THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION (533 ROYAL ST., 504-523-4662; WWW.HNOC.ORG).

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Gold paisley pocket square, $50; and red and navy pocket square, $49.50; both at Perlis (600 Decatur St., 504-523-6681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-674-1711; 6070 Magazine St., 504895-8661; www.perlis.com).

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Wallet clip with pockets, $63 at Perlis.

Ashton double magnum cigars, $12.50 each or $293 per box at Mayan Import Company (3000 Magazine St., 504-269-900; www.bigeasytobacconist.com).

Laguiole corkscrew, $188 at Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 504-891-2424; 2735 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-8900; www.hazelnutneworleans.com).

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HOME

COUNTER POINT BY EILEEN LOH

THANKS TO AN ARRAY OF FINISHES AND MATERIALS, COUNTERTOPS CAN MAKE THE MODERN KITCHEN EVEN MORE FUNCTIONAL.

f you want a quick kitchen makeover, change the countertops. They’re among the first features in a room that catch the eye, and now there are more creative options available than ever. “What people are doing with their kitchens and counters is ingenious,” says Kay Morrison, professional organizer and owner of The Occasional Wife. “One of my clients painted her countertops in chalkboard paint and she writes inspirational messages to her family on it every morning.” Morrison says that in the past decade, she’s seen far more kitchens with beautiful design features and art, further reinforcing their status as the home’s main social hub. “I’m finding that people are doing two things in their kitchens: They are making them incredibly family-friendly and functional, but at the same time making them pieces of artwork,” she says. “What they are doing with their backsplashes is unbelievable. The kitchen is becoming more of a gallery space than it used to be.” In recent years, the number of countertop options has skyrocketed, with natural, man-made and combination surfaces to fit every aesthetic and budget. The uses of countertops have expanded, too. Their days as strictly food-prep stations are over. They’re serving double duty as surfaces for dining, working, crafts and more. In many homes, the dining counter or island has replaced the traditional kitchen table. Some features — including computer, homework or craft stations — have little to do with cooking or eating, but still flow into the overall kitchen design. The most popular countertop for new and renovated homes is natural stone. This includes quartz, granite, marble, soapstone, limestone, slate and others. “The color and stone options have expanded dramatically,” says Rene LaBruyere, president of LaBruyere Stone in Mandeville. “Now there is a natural stone called quartzite which is gorgeous and comes in more vivid colors; it looks like an artist took his brush and painted these slabs. Marble is not just your standard three white marbles anymore, and it can be sealed really well to prevent stains, making it usable in the kitchen. There is another product called crystalline stone where they put pigments in the stone to create incredibly brilliant colors.” Homeowners and designers are getting creative with the new options — mixing stone types or colors in the same kitchen or even on the same counter, or playing with the thickness and texture of the stone. “We can do a tremendous variety on edges,” LaBruyere says. “We’ve made things out of the stone itself, and we have a technique called waterfalling,” where the countertop material extends down the sides to the floor. “We can do it thicker on the perimeter, or we can do a different color or stone on the perimeter. I’ve had customers who want tremendous contrast and others who want it to flow visually.” For people who like a more weathered look, there are special surfacing techniques like one called “leathering,” which takes the shine off the stone and gives it a texture like smooth hide, LaBruyere says. “Instead of marble being polished like you normally see, the marble could come honed (with a matte texture). ... It fits New Orleans so well,” LaBruyere says. “Clients want ... that old-school look, to eventually look like Cafe Du Monde, where every stain and every nick is a memory.”

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HOME

BUILT IN STYLE Ten Types of CounTerTops: pros and Cons

1 Natural StoNe PROS: Extremely durable; heat-resistant; can be stain-resistant with proper sealing; usually cut in one slab (without seams); variety of color choices; each natural stone surface is unique; some stones (such as slate or soapstone) can be fabricated into sinks and backsplashes to match the countertop. CONS: Must be sealed periodically; heavy; needs stone cleaner; porous; expensive; some stone surfaces can scratch or pick up stains and watermarks if not cleaned immediately; etches with acidic foods; can dull or nick cutlery, china or glassware.

2 PlaStic lamiNate (Formica) PROS: Lightweight, resilient, waterproof and long-lasting; available in hundreds of colors, patterns and textures; does not require special cleaning solutions; affordable.

3 Wood PROS: Gentle on cutlery, glassware and china; usually affordable; can be used as a surface for food preparation and cutting; many wood countertops are made with recycled/green technology. CONS: High maintenance; can dent, scratch and chip; usually expensive, though prices vary; prone to water and heat damage; may require refinishing over time.

4 recycled PlaStic

6 ceramic tile PROS: Heat-, moisture- and stain-resistant; damaged tiles can be replaced; easily customized; affordable; lightweight; can integrate with backsplash.

PROS: Can have a seamless appearance; durable and easily repairable; stain-resistant; affordable; come in hundreds of colors and patterns; can create sinks and backsplashes out of the same material; scratches can be easily sanded out.

8 StaiNleSS Steel/alumiNum PROS: Durable and long-lasting; hygienic; heat-, water- and stain-resistant; flows easily into stainless-steel sinks and appliances; easy to clean and maintain; helps reflect light. CONS: Prone to dents and scratches; shows fingerprints; expensive; noisy.

9 terrazzo/recycled glaSS CONS: Grout joints can stain and be hard to keep clean; tiles can get broken, cracked or chipped; uneven surface.

Solid SurFaceS

PROS: Durable; easy to maintain; scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant; wide choices of color, texture and appearance; environmentally friendly.

7 coNcrete PROS: Precast counters can be easily customized for shape, size, texture, color and more; durable; heat-resistant; more affordable than stone; resembles natural stone.

CONS: Requires regular sealing; limited distributors; expensive; etches with acidic foods; edge options are limited; can wear down and expose glass particles.

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CONS: Vulnerable to heat and scratches.

5 eNgiNeered StoNe CONS: Can peel or become damaged, dulled or marked with time; prone to burn marks; easy to cut or scratch; canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be used with undermount sinks.

CONS: Softer than stone; lacks the unique appearance of natural stone; not heatproof; expensive.

PROS: Scratch-, stain- and acidresistant; resembles stone; nonporous; doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require sealing; customizable; easy to maintain.

CONS: Heavy; requires periodic sealing; cast-in-place counters can curl or dry unevenly and be messy or inconvenient to cast; can develop cracks; sealer can be burned or scratched; can change appearance over time; customized installation gets expensive.

PROS: Very durable; stain- and heat-resistant; environmentally friendly; affordable. CONS: Limited colors; requires sealing; not heatproof; can scratch and darken over time.

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hat I really want in a house is age and comfort,” Ani Kinyon says over mid-morning lattes in an Uptown coffee shop. Ani, an aspiring screenwriter, her husband Randy, a transportation coordinator in the film industry, and their 17-year-old son Adam are in the right place for the first part of the equation: New Orleans homes are among the most historic and beautiful in the country. But the couple, originally from Utah, found that transforming their circa-1870s house into the comfortable showplace it is today took several years of hard work, much of which they did themselves. “The first time we saw the house, we turned around and walked out,” Ani says. “It needed so much work, it was scary.” After going through renovations that obscured its original architecture and being converted into three apartments, the house was a jumble of rooms in need of repairs. A contractor discouraged the Kinyons from taking on such a challenging job. Still, the couple found the house’s ample square footage, good price and mother-in-law unit appealing, and it was located in a prime Uptown location a stone’s throw from their son’s school. They discussed its possibilities over dinner, floor plan in hand, and went back for a second viewing. With three previous renovations under their belts, the Kinyons say the process is a rewarding outlet for their creativity. In the early stages of the project, while Randy was working on an out-of-town feature film, Ani drew sketches for the remodel (moving walls, doors and windows without changing the footprint), made detailed lists of everything that needed to be done, and chose fixtures — staying within the budget without scrimping on character or good looks. An artist whose paintings have been shown in multiple galleries, she applied her skills

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ABOVE: “ThE kiTchEn is WhErE WE spEnd 80 pErcEnT Of Our TimE,” Ani sAys. ThE AnTiquE lAddEr, OriginAlly usEd By An ElEcTric cOmpAny, cAmE frOm A sTOrE in ByWATEr. TABlE And chAirs ArE frOm rEsTOrATiOn hArdWArE, And ThE cAgE pEndAnT fixTurEs ArE frOm WisTEriA. righT: kinyOn fOund ThE 18Th-cEnTury BEnch On crAigslisT. ABOVE ThE BEnch, Ani grOupEd An AssOrTmEnT Of frAmEd ArT And phOTOs — All WiTh An AgEd lOOk.

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He is function, I am form. He is amazing at knowing what needs to happen with the inner workings of the house. I’m all about the aesthetics. It’s a good match.

— Ani Kinyon LEFT: WHEN THE KINYONS BOUGHT THEIR HOUSE, THE EXISTING BATHROOM OCCUPIED THE AREA NOW USED AS AN ALCOVE FOR THE TUB. THE COUPLE ENLARGED THE ROOM BY INCORPORATING THE ADJOINING DRESSING ROOM.

ABOVE: THE GRAPHITE DINING ROOM CENTERS AROUND A TABLE ANI PAINTED AND PAIRED WITH SLIPCOVERED PARSONS CHAIRS. ANI ANTIQUED AND BEADED THE CHANDELIER AND CONSTRUCTED AND ANTIQUED THE TRUMEAU HERSELF. THE BUFFET IS FROM A FAVORITE STORE IN UTAH AND THE CANDLESTICKS WERE A GIFT FROM ANI’S HUSBAND. THE CHAIRS FLANKING THE MIRROR WERE FLEA MARKET FINDS ANI PAINTED AND HAD SLIPCOVERED. PAGE 22

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The living room’s anThropologie chairs were re-covered for The currenT house. ani painTed The piano black. The landscape above The fireplace is by ani, and The oTToman was cusTom made for The room. “everyThing has had a couple of lives,” ani says.

ani kinyon in her living room wiTh kirby, one of her family’s Three caTs.

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in a new way, becoming adept in an art form known as antiquing. Painted pieces with worn patinas are a hallmark of this house and have become a calling card for Ani’s interior decorating skills. So many friends and acquaintances asked Ani to refurbish pieces that she created a website (www.studio-ahk.com) to showcase her skill and offers weekly classes. “I love looking for furniture at estate sales and thrift stores and places like Renaissance Interiors,” she says. “I love going out to find things that you can give another life to.” Randy, who’s done everything from electrical work to Sheetrocking, devoted his free time to gutting and renovating the mother-in-law apartment. “Randy and I see eye-to-eye on most decisions, because at this stage of our home renovating, he lets me run with it — mostly,” Ani says. “He is function, I am form. He is amazing at knowing what needs to happen with the inner workings of the house. I’m all about the aesthetics. It’s a good match.” If the Kinyons’ home were an oyster, the pearl at its center would be the striking kitchen of dark blue, white and gray, which is double the size of the dated galley kitchen that existed when they purchased the property. Located at the rear of the house, it is visible from the foyer and attracts everyone who enters. Its herringbonepatterned slate floor, marble counters and industrial light fixtures call to mind the 1920s. To enlarge the space, the Kinyons tore down a wall separating a bedroom from the narrow efficiency-style kitchen and divided the square footage to create a hall and additional kitchen space. Instead of an island, they opted for a reproduction farm table and chairs, which add to the room’s open quality and get heavy use by family and friends. “I don’t think I would ever go back to an island in a kitchen instead of a table,” Ani says. “An island is more

of a function of cooking, whereas a table is where you hope to relax and enjoy (yourself). I think the kitchen is the perfect place for that.” Both the dining table from Restoration Hardware and the old wooden ladder, found at an antique store in Bywater, add to the well-worn, lived-in atmosphere, an effect that’s consistent throughout the house. Wherever possible, doors, windows and other original features were saved and repurposed. The exterior shutters, for example, were stripped of paint and reused inside in their natural, rustic state. After completing the ground floor, the Kinyons took a breather to regroup, then moved on to the second floor, which involved less reconfiguring but did include all new bathrooms, plumbing and electrical. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room and Ani’s studio, where she paints and writes. A quiet color scheme of gray, khaki and taupe reigns, coupled with painted floors, weathered wooden surfaces and layers of linen. “I’ve had orange walls and green walls and red walls,” Ani says, recalling the way her style has evolved with successive houses. “I like everything kind of neutral right now. ... I think it’s where I’m going to stay.” The renovation’s last phase was the addition of front and rear porches followed by landscaping the front yard, which Ani mostly did herself. “I love digging in dirt,” says Ani, who rented a van and drove to Forest Hills, La. to stock up on plants. “It must be left over from my childhood of making mud pies. The backyard awaits me in the spring.” At some point, another old home awaits the Kinyons’ know-how as well. “We’re a little bit like gypsies, and there are more homes in our future,” Ani says. “I can’t imagine moving into a house that’s done.”

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Knit sweater, $48, and denim shorts, $32, both at C ColleCtion; jacKet, $65 at Buffalo exChange; moto boots, $169 at aBeille nola; socKs, $13 at ameriCan apparel; handmade copper wire necKlace by silK river metals, $80 at the new orleans healing Center market.

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Wrap dress, $64, embroidered cuff bracelets, $25 each, all at Abeille NOlA; longhorn necklace, $39, crystal arroWhead necklace, $125, all at HemliNe metAirie; purse by uniquitys, $60 at the New OrleANs HeAliNg CeNter mArket.

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left: Black-and-WHite striped Blazer, $88, lime green tank, $30, stretcH pant, $68, all at abeille nola; Wedge Boots $215 at Perfect fit ShoeS; Hat, $15 at buffalo exchanGe; glasses, $475 at art & eyeS; Handmade earrings By silk riVer metals, $40 at tHe new orleanS healinG center Market.

coVer: taupe sWeater, $172, omBre jeans, $78, deerskin Bag, $172, Wool Hat, $159, all at heMline Metairie.

Mo del Victoria Henley finisHed among tHe top fiVe contestants in tHe 19tH cycle of tHe cW’s AmericA’s Next top model. sHe noW traVels tHe country modeling and teacHing modeling WorksHops.

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Sto re inf o r M ati o n aBeille nola (8438 oak st., 504-324-3488; WWW.aBeillenola.com) american apparel (3310 magazine st., 504895-4970; WWW. americanapparel.net) art & eyes (3708 magazine st., 504-891-4494; WWW.artandeyesnola.com) Buffalo excHange (3312 magazine st., 504891-7443; WWW.BuffaloexcHange.com) c collection (8141 maple st., 504-861-5002; WWW. ccollectionnola.com) gae-tana’s (7732 maple st., 504-865-9625; WWW.gae-tanas.com) Hemline metairie (605 metairie road, metairie, 504-309-8778; WWW.sHopHemline.com) neW orleans Healing center market (2372 saint claude aVe., 504-940-1130; WWW.neWorleansHealingcenter.org) perfect fit sHoes (5525 magazine st., 504456- 5993; WWW.perfectfitsHoes.net) special tHanks to lynn Henley, carling dinkler and the new orleanS healinG center for Hosting our pHoto sHoot.

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obalt blue streaks, smoldering red ombre hues, pastel-tipped bangs — the latest hair color trends take cues from macaws more than movie stars. “It’s just really fun,” says Evan Spearnak, a spokesman for temporary hair color product Hair Color Chalk. “We have all the options to be able to express ourselves with body art forms like tattooing and piercing — why not hair?” Whether you want rainbow locks for a few days or a few months, there’s a product for you. Here are a few of the latest. — MISSY WILKINSON

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HAIR COLOR CHALK Lasts two to three days $15.99 at Abeille NOLA (8348 Oak St., 504-324-3488; www.abeillenola.com) Hair color chalk and regular hobby chalk both contain talc, but that’s where the similarity ends. A response to the trend of using chalk to stain hair, Hair Color Chalk was created in January 2012 and is formulated not to damage strands. To apply, run the applicator across sections of hair until the desired color is achieved. The color lasts two to three shampoos and, unlike a lot of other temporary methods, it shows up on dark hair. “People like to use multiple colors to create streaks,” Spearnak says. — MISSY WILKINSON

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Lasts two to eight weeks Starts at $50 at Paris Parker Salons (citywide; www.parisparker.com) Whether you crave lavender locks or a brilliant blue mane, Paris Parker salons can match the color you desire. Colorist Chrissie Gilberti says the salon can provide effects ranging from bold colorblocking to soft pastel palettes. She encourages clients to use their hair to make a statement. “No matter how bold or how subtle you want to go, this type of coloring is a great way to be on trend,” Gilberti says. “You just have to commit to it if you want to express yourself in this way.” Gilberti recommends customers think carefully before taking the plunge. Consider how often you can commit to touch-ups, how vibrant you want your color to be, and the amount of color you want. Since trends come and go, maintenance might not be a huge factor. However, regular appointments are important to keep your color looking its best, and using glosses and toners between appointments helps maintain its vibrancy. — ANGELA HERNANDEZ

LUSTERPHILE TAPE-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS Last six to eight weeks $150-$500 at Fifi Mahony’s (934 Royal St., 504525-4343; www.fifimahonys.com) If you don’t want to damage your hair with bleach or dyes, but you’re looking for vivid, long-lasting color, consider tape-in extensions. They’re made from human hair that has been soaked in dye for a week, says Fifi Mahony’s stylist Jamey Gandy, so even notoriously short-lived hues like candy-apple red don’t bleed or fade. “They come in every color of the rainbow, or we can custom-dye them,” Gandy says. The installation process is quick and comfortable. Extensions come in 1-inch strips that are applied

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to hair using a surgical adhesive. After six to eight weeks, the extensions can be removed, washed and reinstalled. “I’ve had mine for one-and-a-half years,” Gandy says. “You can use them to put a streak in blonde hair, or instead of lightening your hair, get a few rows at the bottom, and it will look ombre.” — MISSY WILKINSON LEFT: PARIS PARKER OFFERS A SPECTRUM OF COLORS, FROM PASTEL TO PRIMARY HUES. PHOTO COURTESY OF PARIS PARKER SALONS.

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1 Sketch the mask on a piece of scrap paper. 2 Trace one side of the sketch on tracing paper or film. Fold the paper in half and copy what you just traced on the blank half of the paper. This ensures a symmetrical mask.

n New Orleans, we welcome any opportunity to celebrate, decorate and put our homes on display. Carnival is here, so it’s time to show off the season’s traditional colors of purple, green and gold, which symbolize justice, faith and power, respectively and were designated in 1872 by Rex, king of Carnival. When decorating, adjust the hues to fit your style. I recommend shades that are more subtle and subdued to give your Mardi Gras decor a personality that’s all its own. Sometimes, an eye-catching centerpiece is all it takes to change the mood. To create unique centerpieces that celebrate the season, incorporate beads, feathers and old masks into basic greenery. Any floral arrangement in your home can be enhanced with a few well-placed Carnival trinkets. Lighting is one of a home’s most important and dramatic aspects. It’s also one of the easiest ways to change the atmosphere. Replace your floodlights with colored lights in purple, yellow and green. Also, before you put away the Christmas lights for the year, create another Mardi Gras centerpiece by placing them inside colored glass vases and topping them off with flowers. Carnival also is the perfect opportunity to put do-it-yourself (DIY) skills to the test. In addition to crafting beautiful home accessories, try your hand at a custom, DIY leather mask that’s sure to turn heads at any ball or parade.

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3 Transfer the mask stencil onto a piece of 6 oz. leather. Look for leather dealers locally or buy online for a deal. 4 Use an X-Acto knife or leather scissors to carefully cut out the mask. 5 Soak the mask in water for 1-2 minutes until you can easily mold it. Hold it up to your face for a perfect fit. Allow the mask to dry overnight. 6 Paint the mask with acrylic paints and decorate it with feathers and jewels. Spray it with a polyacrylic spray to preserve your piece of wearable art. Chet Pourciau is a designer in New Orleans. He hosts WLAE’s Chet Chat every third Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. He is the resident designer for WVUE Fox 8. Pourciau is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and donates his talents to numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the New Orleans area. For more information, visit www.chetpourciaudesign.com.

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The limited-edition sterling silver Hard Hearts Slide Bracelet looks pretty tied around a wrist or worn as a necklace, $225, available Feb. 1 at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 504-5242973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 504-891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).

Knitted from soft alpaca wool, a heart sweater and hat set looks stylish on Valentine’s Day and beyond. Sweater $104, hat $55, leggings, $96, all at Angelique Baby (5519 Magazine St., 504-899-8992).

She’ll look sweet in tiny silver, enamel and rhinestone heart earrings by Juicy Couture, $58 at B Kids (115 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, 504-301-2954).

Keep your little sweetheart warm and cuddly in a pink fuzzy vest, $48 at Little Miss Muffin (244 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-833-6321; 766 Harrison Ave., 504-482-8200; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com).

Much like these colorful wooden toys, all love is a push and pull, $35 at Mignon (2727 Prytania St., 504-891-2374).

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n the 1950s, women visited beauty parlors for weekly shampoo sets; today, their contemporary counterparts lust for the perfect, silky blow-out. While standards of beauty have shifted, the basics remain the same. “All we do is wash, blow-dry and style hair,” says Hilary Chan-Kent, a spokeswoman for Blo Magazine Street, a blow-dry bar that opens this month. “It’s an affordable luxury … (and) a great confidence booster for a job interview or first date.” Blow-outs cost $35, and customers can choose from seven styles ranging from pinstraight tresses to bouncy curls to a sleek updo. Walk-ins are accepted, and appointments are available as early as 7 a.m. or as late as 9 p.m. “After experiencing Blo firsthand, I knew this was a convenience New Orleans women like myself would love,” says Emily Kupperman, who partnered with the franchise to open its 26th U.S. location. “I had to find a way to make it happen.” — MISSY WILKINSON Blo Blow Dry Bar (5530 Magazine St., 504570-6101; www.blomedry.com) celebrates its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. There will be drinks, refreshments and discounted “blo-outs” ($21) for participants.

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erwyn, a golden retriever/Labrador retriever mix, commutes to A.K.A. Stella Gray (2105 Magazine St., 504-208-2300) every week from Clinton, La. — a three-hour drive each way. It’s a long journey, but Berwyn seems to find his job worth the trip. “He likes to assist people,” says his owner, Kim Bice, who works alongside the store’s owner and her friend of 23 years, Dianna Knost. “He stands beside them while they’re looking.” There’s a lot to browse in the year-old store’s bohemianluxe inventory of unusual jewelry, furniture, pottery, lamps, chandeliers, candles, art, curiosities and more. When he is not allowed to accompany customers as they shop, Berwyn sulks by turning his back to everyone. His sullen demeanor gives new meaning to the expression “hangdog.” Nine-year-old Berwyn’s name is Old English for “best friend, bright friend.” The dog originally belonged to Knost’s son, Gunnar. When Gunnar was 8 years old, his teacher found a puppy roaming the streets and brought him to school. Gunnar took the pup home and a close boyand-his-dog relationship was born. After Gunnar went off to boarding school in Massachusetts in 2011, Berwyn became attached to Bice, now his primary caretaker and spoiler. A former vet tech and current pet sitter, Bice is a veritable animal magnet, Knost says. But Berwyn is still very much a part of the Knost fam-

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ily. During the week, Bice and Berwyn stay with Knost. This Christmas, they traveled to Wyoming with the Knosts for a holiday vacation. “He loves the snow,” Bice says. Attending to shoppers, waiting for visits by special friends, accepting deliveries and going for walks are all part of his daily activities. “He doesn’t nap; he works all day,” Bice says of her 90-pound coworker, whom she describes as gentle, sweet and protective. With so much to do, he wisely devotes his days off to catching up on muchneeded R&R. From 10 a.m. to noon, he suns himself, and from noon to 5 p.m., he naps. He also spends a lot of time chasing squirrels in the large yard he shares with four cats and three dogs (all rescues). Though well-behaved and professional at work, Berwyn occasionally gives in to temptation. When commuting, he relishes going to drive-throughs with Bice for bits of burger and fries. He also loves baked goods, which became obvious when Bice walked him past Starbucks on Magazine Street one day. “A woman was about to take a bite of her muffin, and he swooped in and took the whole muffin,” she says. “We had to buy her another one.” Mischief aside, Berwyn looks forward to going to work in the morning, and his loyalty and enthusiasm never wane. “He likes to be in front of the counter where he can see people come in,” Bice says. F e b r u a ry. 2 0 1 3 < < <

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