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Contents SEPTEMBER 2020 / VOLUME 54 / NUMBER 12

P. 22 On the Cover: Dr. Matthew and Kaleigh Porcelli, with daughters Presleigh and Posey. A special thank you to the Marchals for the use of their home. Photographed by Marianna Massey

EDITORIAL Executive Editor Errol Laborde Managing Editor Ashley McLellan Art Director Tiffani Reding Amedeo Digital Media Editor Kelly Massicot Contributing Writers Fritz Esker, Kathy Finn, Dawn Ruth Wilson, Carolyn Kolb, Chris Rose, Eve Crawford Peyton, Mike Griffith, Liz Scott Monaghan, Lee Cutrone, Dale Curry, Jay Forman, Tim McNally, Robert Peyton ADVERTISING Sales Manager Kate Henry Kate@MyNewOrleans.com Senior Account Executives Nancy Dessens, Meggie Schmidt, Rachel Webber

RENAISSANCE PUBLISHING MARKETING Coordinator Abbie Dugruise PRODUCTION Manager Emily Andras Designer Rosa Balaguer CIRCULATION Subscriptions Jessica Armand Distribution John Holzer ADMINISTRATION Office Manager Mallary Wolfe Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne

Features People to Watch Our 2020 Class of Innovators 22

Homeward Bound FAQs of Real Estate 32

Top Real Estate 2020

Modine Gunch Keep On Dancing 14

Joie d’Eve Getting Schooled 16

Home Aging Gracefully 18

New Orleans’ Best Professionals 36

Table Talk

In Every Issue


Julia Street

A Gumbo of Flavor 60

Beyond Boredom 62

Questions and Answers About Our City 8

Last Call


Dining Guide

Traveler Broads 10

Listings by Neighborhood 66

Chris Rose


People Watching 12

Raising the Glass 96


Mai Tizzle Swizzle 64

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Luling-Destrehan ferry Victor, circa 1925 Courtesy of The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection

Dear Julia, My grandmother grew up in the River Parishes and often mentioned riding the old rural ferry boats. She enjoyed the actual ride between Luling and Destrehan, but the wooden boarding ramps were scary to a little country girl growing up in the 1920s. She said the boat was called the “Victor”. Can you or Poydras tell me anything else about that ferry? Mary Potts (Baton Rouge, LA) The Luling-Destrehan Ferry Company, Inc. owned and operated the “Victor,” which ran between Luling and Destrehan. The picture which accompanies this column shows the “Victor” in operation around 1924. On the morning of October 20, 1976, another LulingDestrehan ferry was lost when the Norwegian tanker “Frosta” struck the ferry “George.” The stricken ferry sank, taking with it 78 of the 96 people aboard.

Dear Julia, Back in the late 1970s there was a bar called, I think, Tyler’s Beer Garden on Magazine. They had live music, served raw oysters at a dime each (or a dollar a dozen) and, back then, was one of the few bars serving Guinness (albeit bottled). I remember hearing it burned down and that was about 1980 when I (briefly) moved to Houston. Did it ever reopen? Did the owners start a new bar elsewhere? I have fond memories of Friday evenings spent there long ago. Roddy McM. (New Orleans) Tyler’s was famous, far and wide, for the musical acts which played there but it also was, as its name and your memory indicate, a bar. Around 1978, the New Orleans Bar-Hopper’s guide and its mascot Colonel Kangaroo, included Tyler’s Beer Garden among the places where guide subscribers were entitled discounts and free drinks. Are you sure about that 1980 date? The big fire at Tyler’s Beer Garden, 5234 Magazine St., was a decade later, on the evening of April 15, 1990; a faulty heater was blamed. Leo Bisso opened Tyler’s, the corporate name of which was L & T, Inc., in the 1970s. Records at the Secretary of State’s office show the corporation was dissolved in 1993. The April 1990 fire came at a particularly bad time, only two weeks before the New


Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was scheduled to begin. The blaze gutted the two-story frame building, taking out the roof and back wall. There were no injuries or loss of life, but an adjacent double also sustained some damage. During the 1990 Jazz Fest, Ernst Café, hosted Tyler’s Jazz Revue, comprised of acts already scheduled to play the ill-fated Magazine Street venue. Those performers in exile included The James Rivers Movement, Rick Margitza, Ramsay MacLean and Charles Neville.

Dear Julia, When I was in grade school, there was a local exterminating company with a catchy ad campaign set to snazzy music. The commercials ran a lot, and I often heard them while my mother drove me to school. One of my fonder memories of Catholic school was sitting in class as the public address system speaker in the ceiling blared “Will ‘Miller the Killer’ please report to the principal’s office?” As you might expect, the class would start giggling and singing. The nuns were not amused, which only encouraged us to cut up each time the bug man came to spray the school. Do you remember these old ads? Who was Miller? Ned Jameson (Biloxi, MS) The music, as I remember it, sounded as if it would be more at home in a striptease show than a pest control commercial, but the ad campaign was a “hit” in its day. Company founder Dennis Miller was born and raised in Eunice, deep in Acadiana. He had a successful college football career at Loyola, but it was as an exterminator that his was most widely known. He retired to his native Eunice where he died in 1997 at the age of 84. •


Traveler Broads Jessica Fender and Kerry Maloney by Kelly Massicot


travel? Before a global pandemic interrupted spring and summer travel – or basically travel for the foreseeable future – Jessica Fender and Kerry Maloney took their love of exploration and turned it into a colorful, vibrant and entertaining look at the world and the Big Easy in the form of Traveler Broads. Their mission throughout their four-year existence has changed, but a big part of who they are as Instagram influencers is to highlight and promote local travel in the 1 0 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

city they love the most. Like many, the Traveler Broads had to pivot their message and lifestyle due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, armed with a closet full of costumes and a recent dive into New Orleans history, their pivot turned into the social video series we didn’t know we needed. We caught up with Fender and Maloney to chat about travel, “Quarantine History” and what’s next for the creative duo.

Q. How did Traveler Broads get

started? On the back of a cocktail napkin at a bar in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel, technically. At least, that’s where we came up with the name and started the Instagram account in 2016. We hadn’t even finished our gin and tonics – and we certainly didn’t have a business plan – and yet, there we were: The Traveler Broads. But we’d known each other for more than a decade. Kerry was a photographer and Jessica was a reporter. Both of us wanted to travel more and were looking for

an excuse to see the world.

Q. What’s the main mission behind Traveler Broads? From the jump, we were a counterpoint to the chic and dewy 20-somethings that dominated Instagram travel feeds at the time. We had rolls and wrinkles, and we wanted to make room for different types of travelers. We became advocates for hyper-local travel – getting dollars into the hands of locals by finding the boutique hotels, restaurants, makers and experiGREG MILES PHOTO

ences in every place we visited. The natural next step was doing that same thing for our favorite city in the world, New Orleans. Since the murder of George Floyd, most of this has taken a backseat. We’ve been involved in marches against police brutality, are trying to promote Black-owned businesses and have been looking for ways we can amplify Black and other marginalized voices with the platform we’ve built.

Q. What do you love most about being the Traveler Broads? It’s never boring. Stressful? Sometimes. But we’re both pretty nimble and willing to jump on the next good idea. So, we’re basically in nonstop brainstorming mode. And, we never take ourselves very seriously. Our goals are important. Some of the subjects we address are important. But our dignity? Never. Anything for a laugh.

Q. Where did the concept for Quarantine History come from? Quarantine History came out of a perfect storm of too much time on our hands and way too little inhibition. Lockdown happened while we were traveling for work, and by the time we landed, we knew we wanted to do something with video. Both of us are crafty and have a million costumes in our closet. And, clearly, we love making fun of ourselves.

Q. Will there be a Season 2? We hope so! But the story of New Orleans is a lot more diverse than two white ladies dressing up as generals and banana gangsters. There’s Civil Rights leader Oretha Castle Haley, who defied gender and racial roles when it wasn’t safe to do either. There’s the legendary Dixie Fasnacht, who managed to run a see-and-be-seen gay bar in the Quarter and used to use money from the till to bail out gay and trans patrons after the inevitable raids. Those are stories we can’t tell alone. We’re in the process of looking for experts in those communities – or just people who want to look silly with us for an episode – to tell as much of New Orleans’ full history as we can.

Quick Questions Favorite travel destination: New Orleans will always be top of our list. It’s the best city in the world to come home to.

Favorite binge-watch or reading: Maloney: I could try to give an answer that makes me seem smart or clever, but the last series I binged was “Last Man on Earth;” I loved “Mrs. America;” and the last show I actually watched was “Warrior Nuns;” Fender: The list of shows I’m not binging would be shorter. But I’m reading a really trippy book called “The Order of Time,” by quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli.

Q. Why a historical video series? Our heads were swimming in New Orleans history. We’d just wrapped research on our upcoming French Quarter guide. And I think we always knew New Orleans was a crazy city, but now we had the receipts. Accuracy is important to us, so we wanted to work with an history expert. Luckily, Christine Miller of Two Chicks Walking Tours agreed to come on board and do the more in-depth research. We love to say the acting is very, very bad, but the facts are good.

Favorite sno-ball flavor: Will we get kicked out of New Orleans if we confess we’re not that into them?

True confession: One of our first big trips as Traveler Broads was to Greece and Turkey, a trip Maloney won by winning the Showcase Showdown on the “Price is Right.” •

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People Watching And a candidate for the ages by Chris Rose


magazine is an annual feature called “People to Watch.” It’s a fairly common offering in city magazines like this, along the lines of “Best Restaurants” or “Best Doctors,” etc. But I particularly favor people to watch. People watching is my favorite hobby, actually. They’re not as colorful or graceful as say, for instance, birds, but people can be a complicated and rewarding subject of study and scrutiny. Maybe you’ve noticed. Of course, “People to Watch” features are not literally that. We don’t direct you to prime locations from which to best observe the human condition – although that would actually be a pretty cool idea. Instead, the term is meant to bring attention to the next wave of local movers and shakers, the rising generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers. Me, I’ve never had such an honor bestowed upon me. Sometimes such features are titled “30 Under 30” or “40 Under 40.” At this point, it seems impractical – and a waste of ink and paper – to assemble a list of “70 Under 70,” just so I could finally make the grade. That would just be a lot of old folks like me, who generally “move” real slow and “shake” primarily while negotiating trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night to pee again. But with the spirit of this theme in mind, I bring to your attention my own nomination for a local person to watch – one no doubt overlooked by my esteemed colleagues and editors at this magazine. But he is a man seemingly destined for this moment in our current times, an inconsequential underdog, a phoenix that refuses to rise, an indefatigable tilter of windmills. If that’s actually a thing. Which I’m pretty sure isn’t. But you get the point. His name is Manny Chevrolet. And if that name has a familiar ring to it, that’s because he has been on the ballot for the New Orleans mayoral election every year since 2002. That’s no easy feat for a chronically under-employed actor, bookstore clerk and stand-up comedian. To be precise, that’s a $375 click every four years just to get on the ballot. That, my friends, is a dedication to public service. The reason Manny Chevrolet comes to mind in this season of our discontent is his quadrennial campaign slogan: “A Troubled Man for Troubled Times.” 1 2 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

Talk about striking the Zeitgeist. I ask you: If not now – then when? When asked at a debate during his first mayoral bid in 2002 why he was running for mayor, he responded, “I need a job.” That’s a refreshing dose of candor in these mendacious times. At a candidates debate in 2009 – his third bid for mayor – he encapsulated the current political landscape and lamented: “All the great leaders are gone. Ghandi is gone. Kennedy is gone. Martin Luther King is gone. And I’m not feeling really well myself right now.” Yet he has persevered. Taking positions that very few would have the courage to espouse. In that 2009 debate, he said: “We’ve got problems in our city. I mean, we have our city leaders giving themselves 100-percent pay raises. People are throwing cats out of moving vehicles. It’s insanity what’s going on here. We need a radical, revolutionary change.” (Author’s note: Cat-throwing was actually a “thing” back then. Maybe like streaking in the 1970s, it was an inexplicable impulse of the human condition. I actually wrote a story about the phenomenon for the Times-Picayune newspaper.) I’m not making this up. And, while I generally eschew overt political statements and endorsements in this column, I just thought the time was right to recall one of the great woulda, coulda, shoulda leaders of our fair city. In a time when diversions, distractions and delights are so desperately needed, why not Manny Chevrolet? Truth is, I don’t know if he’s running again next year, but his name on the ballot is about as reliable as street flooding in August and as comforting as a My Pillow. He usually gets about 200 votes. But could he be any worse than those who currently occupy our seats of power, finance and influence? Take all the time you need for that one. Surveying this city, this state, this country – the political wilderness in which we currently toil and dwell – might these not be the desperate times for which a desperate man was annointed to lead us to...I dunno: Maybe a local open mic night? Something, anything for a laugh. •



Keep On Dancing Zoom recitals and virtual applause by Modine Gunch


go to kids’ recitals? Your family would send an advance group - a couple of cousins, maybe - to get there real early and sit up front and scatter stuff (a coat, a hat, a scarf, an umbrella, whatever) across all the adjacent seats in front to reserve them for when your daddy showed up with the camera; and your grandma and aunts, with cold drinks and maybe a couple muffulettas. 1 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

And the best seat was for your mama, who would rush straight from backstage, after she had put the final touches on the recital child. Mamas have done that since the invention of tap shoes. And now, just like that, everything’s changed. Last March, after every recital song had been plunked or tooted or sung several hundred times and driven the neighbors crazy,

and every dance routine had been danced to exhaustion, and every last sequin was hot-glued onto costume satin, COVID hit. And, face it, most of the audience were grandmas like me and my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, still mad about being told that now, after they raised their kids and worked two jobs and finally made it to their golden years, they should sacrifice their lives to the economy. They weren’t risking their lives at no recitals; they were staying home and watching the Hallmark Channel. And without them, the audience would be pretty sparse. So now we got Zoom recitals. What happens at Zoom recitals is, the kids appear in different squares, just like a regular Zoom meeting, and so do the audience members. (After a few recitals, the audience grandmas figured out how to turn off our video, so our square shows a blank, and we can sit there and not even wear our bra.) The teacher appears in one of the top squares, looking flustered and asks everybody to stifle theirselves by pressing the “mute mic” button on the computer, so we can’t be heard burping or laughing or nothing while one of the children is performing. When each child finishes, instead of clapping, we silently press little hand-clapping emojis that show up on the screen. The kids perform, either right in their living room with their parents sitting there on the couch, or if they got their own computers or smartphone, they can perform in their own room, with their parents in the next room watching on Zoom, just like everybody else. So far this month the Gunches have watched my granddaughter Lollipop’s piano recital, my

grandson Go-Cup’s guitar recital and my sister-in-law Larva’s kids’ violin and accordion recitals. We texted back and forth while the people’s kids were playing and said that our kid was best, which we couldn’t do in real life because we might be sitting in front of that other kid’s grandma. Last week my sister-in-law Gloriosa’s little girl, Momus, had her tap-dance recital in her bedroom. Gloriosa had propped the laptop up on a bookshelf, tilted down a little so everybody can see Momus’s footwork. All the Gunches watch from our own houses, and Gloriosa and her husband Proteus and son Comus watch in their TV room, with their other laptop hooked up to the big TV. Nobody notices when twoyear-old, Flambeau, climbs off Gloriosa’s lap and trots off to Momus’s room. First thing anybody knows, she is on-screen, dancing behind Momus like a tap-dancing shadow in diapers. Proteus gets on his hands and knees and crawled into the bedroom (why do people think if they get down low a camera can’t see them) and reaches for Flambeau, but she skitters away. Momus just keeps on dancing. Next we see Gloriosa, waddling in a duck squat. She lunges for Flambeau and misses. Momus just keeps on dancing. Finally, Momus’s brother Comus stomps in, not even trying to hide, picks Flambeau, and hauls her out. Just in time. Momus goes into her grand finale, TAPPITY-tappity, slide and bow. We press our clapping hand emojis over and over, and so does everybody else watching. The screen is a sea of clapping hands. She gets a virtual ovation. It’s the new way. • LORI  OSIECKI ILLUSTRATION


school like normal. I want nothing more than to go back to work like normal. But normal is not going to be found for a really long time, I fear. There is no easy answer. While Ruby is enthusiastic about doing her last year of middle school online and I don’t really worry too much about her, Georgia sincerely misses her friends and teachers. She’s wildly social and craves human interaction and physical play with kids her own age. She’s a gifted reader but needs more specialized math instruction than I can give her (“That’s the answer because that’s just how math WORKS, Georgia!”). She struggles with fine motor skills and responds way better to suggestions that come from her occupational therapist than from her dad or me. But with cases spiking and so many vulnerable people in my life whom I want to be able to continue to see at a safe distance – my parents, my in-laws, Georgia’s amazing And going virtual future husband who is finishing up by Eve Crawford Peyton chemo for leukemia – I don’t think I can be comfortable with that level ON MARCH 13, WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM OUR thinking humans, didn’t exactly love the awkwardness of risk if she’s around other kids last normal day and staving off panic, I told Ruby, and drama inherent to middle school, so she was all day. While I completely support “This is all going to be fine; we just need a good, thrilled to go online. She’s also a self-starter who loves wearing masks and social distancing solid schedule.” to plan, so she wrote her own schedule and stuck to it. at school, I know it’s going to be The next day, while my kids slept in, I made myself It was Georgia and I who couldn’t make it work. a challenge for Georgia to strictly a nice strong cup of coffee and set about making this I love my kids, and I love my job, but I couldn’t adhere to both. As a kid with ADHD, schedule. I didn’t have the kind of hubris that some handle both simultaneously without some serious she already gets in trouble enough – I parents did – the ones who had color-coded blocks of stress. Before quarantine, I had clear boundaries – I don’t want MORE things for her to 30-minute increments devoted to teaching their kids dropped my kids at school, and then I went to work. do “wrong.” about mythology and Russian literature while also Aside from the occasional call from the nurse (which None of this even addresses my ensuring enough physical activity and creative expres- always freaked me out), my kids didn’t intrude too concerns for the teachers or my sion and somehow still managing an 8:30 bedtime. much on my work hours. Then, once I left work, I own thoughts as to how to be safe No, my schedule included such completely realistic was back on Mom Duty, and I helped when I go back to work goals as “make sure Georgia is up and dressed by 9,” with homework and did bathtime and at a high school, which “no wine before 6 p.m.” and “no screen time until bedtime and filling of water bottles/ of course keep me up schoolwork is done.” packing of snacks for the next day. If at night. Excerpted from Eve Crawford Peyton’s And honestly, this And yet by the middle of April, even these goals I had to work after 5 p.m., I still knew blog, Joie d’Eve, which may all be out of my were largely aspirational as Georgia stumbled out of my kids came first at that time. appears each Friday on bed around 11:30, ate breakfast in her underwear, But over the past few months, I’ve hands soon anyway. MyNewOrleans.com watched YouTube videos until I was done with work been working and parenting around the There is every reason and able to make her start “school” around 4, and clock. I check emails while toasting an to believe that even if I then stayed up until well past midnight. Every day, I English muffin for Georgia. I use frantic hand signals wanted to send my kids to school, poured a glass of medicinal “homework wine” around to indicate to my kids that I’m on a Zoom meeting. school will not open next month the same time I started attempting to teach my stubborn I apologize to my colleagues when my kid screams as planned. and easily distractible child about fractions despite something incoherent about Animal Crossing in the Back in March, I truly and naively having exactly zero training as a math teacher and middle of a conference call. thought this would all be over by zero inclination to be one. Sadly, I don’t think is going away anytime soon, May. Now I don’t even know if it Ruby handled it like a champ – she, like all right- though. I want nothing more than to send my kids to will be over by May 2021. •

Getting Schooled





Aging Gracefully A new build with classic details by Lee Cutrone photographed by Greg Miles


and Troy Richard moved into their third residence together, Scott had a revelation. The two had been drawn to the open floor plan and high ceilings of the house built in 2014, but the white box simplicity of the interior didn’t relay the cozy comfort that 1 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

they favor. “We had always bought old homes and always enjoyed that feel,” said Scott, who has worked on a total of seven houses over the years. “We decided to add details to make this house feel older.” Both Scott and Troy work in the healthcare

field. Scott is Director of Account Management for United Health Care; Troy manages clinical trials for Glaxo Smith Kline. Both are passionate about design and remodeling houses. Scott likes to draw up plans for layout and overall concept, Troy likes to draw the details and is the “brains” behind the DIY projects that the couple takes on. “We love the whole process and we have similar tastes,” Scott said. “We disagree on little things like placement of things, but one of the rules about our design decisions is we have to be in agreement.” Outside, the Uptown house already had a sense of history in that it was designed as a camelback, a familiar breed in New Orleans. Inside, the transformation was carried out in stages. The first step called for painting all the doors and windows black for contrast and adding frosted glass to some for privacy. Next, Chapman and Richard removed all ceiling fans and lights and installed a combination

Facing page: Top, left: New counter tops and a new L-shaped island topped with leathered granite updated the kitchen and helped separate the space from the adjoining living and dining areas. Chapman and Richard use the lower portion of the island as a bar when entertaining. Top, right: The bench and firepit in the front yard were used often in the spring for “distant happy hours” where neighbors connect from afar. This page: Top: Chapman and Richard painted the window frames black for emphasis and repeated the black in some of the furnishings, including the large circular light fixtures, which they made. The new fireplace has a mantel made of reclaimed wood beams. Bottom: Troy Richard (l) and Scott Chapman (r) on their back porch.

of antique and new statement lighting throughout. In fact, the lighting in the house is a signature part of its organic-meetsAmericana-meets-industrial look. The foyer is home to a group of tiered crystal chandeliers, which the couple started collecting after inheriting several from family members’ homes that were undergoing renovations. Scott and Troy rehabbed the chandeliers and built three new circular metal fixtures themselves. The third phase involved adding cabinetry to the living room that matches the nearby cabinetry of the kitchen and MYNEWORLEANS.COM SEPTEMBER 2020 1 9

Facing page: Top, left: Statement lighting is a signature detail of the house. Troy and Scott refurbished all of the chandeliers hanging above the stairwell. The pew is from Dop. Top, right: Leftover marble from the kitchen tops the counters of the cabinetry added to either side of the fireplace. The iron wheel was purchased at a Kentucky antiques shop, the cornet was Troy’s in middle school and the flag belonged to Troy’s grandfather who fought in the Korean War. The cabinetry is painted the same as the cabinetry of the kitchen island. Bottom, left: The homeowners added ironwork to the shower in the master bath to add visual interest and tie into the industrial elements of other light fixtures and décor around the house. Bench and chandelier, both from DOP. Bottom, right: Chapman and Richard chose two bedside chandeliers instead of lamps in the master bedroom and created the center chandelier to match those in the living and dining rooms. This page: Chapman and Richard added the pool area, which includes a firepit wall, a space for dining and a workshop for Troy. The design was inspired by the pool at the Yountville Hotel in Napa.

replacing both the kitchen’s counters and narrow island. Now an L-shaped centerpiece with a sink and stove, the new island makes better use of the room’s previously wasted space and helps delineate the kitchen from the dining and living areas. Chapman and Richard also added a new fireplace with a mantel made of reclaimed wood beams to the living room and used shiplap to highlight several walls including the one above the fireplace. Where possible they reused materials. Marble from the former kitchen island was used to top the cabinets in the living room; coping left over from the pool and black granite left over from the new kitchen island surround the fireplace. “Reusing things saves a ton of money and is so much fun,” Scott said. Despite their intention to use most of the furniture they already had, the couple found that the house called for a number of new additions, which they found through a variety of

sources including Restoration Hardware and Dop Antiques. Classic American pieces like the dining room’s farm table, Windsor chairs, and hutches are modernized with masculine tufted leathers, accented with black and gold, and personalized with sentimental family items, antiques collected in New Roads, St. Francisville and New Orleans, and unusual custom art pieces. The homeowners also added a pool to the backyard, which they use frequently, though during the past months of social distancing the front porch has been the most enjoyable place to savor a much-needed sense of community. Their usual weekly schedule of casual entertaining, often around the pool, has been replaced by “distant happy hours,” where neighbors connect from afar. “We bought a bistro set for the front porch and we have a firepit and benches in the front yard,” Chapman said. “Now, more than ever in our lives we are using all of the outdoor space.” •


PT L P People to Watch has been a staple tradition for New Orleans Magazine for more than 40 years, and this year’s class is equally as stellar as years past. We define a Person to Watch as someone that is doing something new, innovating mainstream ideas and contributing in a meaningful way to the fabric of the New Orleans community.œ As always, the only problem is narrowing the field of nominees. New Orleans always has many candidates that would be a welcome contribution to our list. We will keep watching them, and we hope you will keep watching our 2020 class as they continue to excel.




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While growing up in Kenya, Sophia Omoro’s mother, a seamstress, would occasionally bring home a piece of fabric and ask her six daughters what they wanted her to make for them. ¶ “I’d immediately start thinking of ideas for how I could distinguish myself from the others,” said Omoro, who said she’d start making up crude sketches of designs. “It’s in my blood.” ¶ That love for fashion stayed in her blood when she moved to North America for her higher education, including an M.D. and Ph.D. at Tulane University, and during the nine years she spent as a head and neck surgeon. Then, in late 2015, Omoro lost her sister, Lily. ¶ “She was only 46 and it made me realize our length of time on earth is not promised,” she said. ¶ Returning to her first love, Omoro began odAomo, designing clothes and having them made in Kenya, where she opened her second shop in 2017 — her first is at 839 Chartres St. ¶ “This is the beginnings of me giving back to my country,” said Odomo, “and helping women everywhere.”



Bivian “Sonny” Lee III

The program Sonny Lee began on Jan. 1, 2011 with the goal of transforming the lives of boys who have lost their fathers to death or incarceration, is almost the same age as the youngest of the boys it helps. But before Son of a Saint celebrates its birthday there’s a lot of work to be done — work that’s been made even more difficult during COVID-19. ¶ “We’ve provided over 10,000 meals so far,” said Lee. “We wanted to make sure we could feed not only our boys that needed it during this difficult time, but their whole families.” ¶ The organization has also given out approximately 50 laptops and provided tutoring to boys in need. ¶ “Right now [the boys] are really watching to see who is stepping up and supporting them when their families really need it,” said Lee. “For me, it’s so important that they know we’re there for them. That’s something they’ll pass along.”

Crista Rock picked up her first camera when she was five years old. The rest is history. ¶ Captivated by storytelling in all its forms, Rock’s every photo, film and mural is another opportunity to capture the stories and struggles of New Orleanians. Her impressive resume includes collaborations with the Business Council of New Orleans, the NFL Network and, most recently, a series of public service announcements produced with NOLA Ready and Homeland Security. ¶ “I love what I do for so many reasons. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories,” Rock says. “I love being in the middle of whatever is going on, when it’s going on.” ¶ Even before founding her production company, Rock was refining her skills as an artist and storyteller through her photojournalism work. It was during her coverage of Hurricane Katrina that her commitment to celebrating and strengthening the city’s spirit was solidified, setting her on a path that is just as much a personal identity as it is a career. ¶ “Without this passion, I wouldn’t know what else to do or how else to be. I’m excited to keep going.”

Crista Rock Allison Shapiro Dandry Whatever project she’s taking on — innovating social media for international brands, serving on the LA-SPCA Board of Directors, or volunteering with the Junior League of New Orleans — you can bet Allison Shapiro Dandry is doing it with passion. ¶ After obtaining her master’s degree in neuroscience, Dandry spent several years working in scientific research before pivoting to sales, then to marketing and brand management, before finally stepping into her role as Director of Marketing & Technology at her family business, Krispy Krunchy Chicken. But what might seem like disparate accomplishments to the untrained eye is actually a unified, deep-rooted commitment to giving back. ¶ “Doing good in the community is my biggest passion and overall goal,” Dandry says. So far, that has included fostering more than 30 animals, raising over $250,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and providing hot meals to frontline workers in the wake of natural disasters. ¶ “I want to make a difference in as many lives as I can, whether they’re two-legged or four-legged,” she says. “I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life.”

L. Kasimu Harris


L. Kasimu Harris is an award-winning photographer, artist and writer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, NPR and The Bitter Southerner. This year, his work appears in State of the Art 2020 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a solo exhibit at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, and he is a 2020 Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence. ¶ While Harris’ food writing started out as a business, it has grown into a purpose-driven craft. ¶ “After graduate school, I basically took almost every opportunity that came my way,” he said. “Now, when I write about food, it’s much more intentional. I know I’m a steward of a culinary tradition by Black people too often overlooked and told from a Black perspective too few times.” ¶ Photography and visual art also remains a passion that Harris continues to create and grow. ¶ “In graduate school, [a professor] had me and a few other students come to New Orleans, 45 days after [Hurricane Katrina]. That trip was my foundation as a visual storyteller. Then, I [learned] how to go deep with stories and how to shape a visual narrative. Since then, it’s been a lot of looking at images and asking questions from mentors and peers. I’m not ashamed to ask how to do something, even now.”

Kathleen Currie For Kathleen Currie, owner of Smoke Perfume & Co., scents are more than just aromas. Launched in 2013, her perfumes provide a unique experience for each user, with an eye towards mindfulness of the body and the environment. ¶ “My scents are all unisex and 100 percent natural,” she said. “The world of natural perfume is growing as the green beauty movement evolves, and I’m proud to be at the forefront of the natural perfume movement. I think of them as more than just perfumes, but as an object of ritual and self-care.”¶ Originally from Belize, with family from New Orleans, Currie works out of her Bywater studio, and embraces travel, nature and the city of New Orleans as inspirations to her scents. ¶ “Jumping into the world of essential oil-based scent felt like a natural extension of my interests,” she said. “I liked the idea of creating a scent that connected you to your own power and breath. The idea of it growing into a company came later and after much trial and error.” ¶ Smoke Perfume can be found in stores locally, nationally and online, as well as the company’s newly opened brick and mortar space inside The Good Shop off Magazine Street.


Thanh Truong

There are no shortage of mysteries in New Orleans. Journalist Thanh Truong has taken on some of the city’s most intriguing stories, becoming one of the most trusted sources for news and information. ¶ Recently, Truong moved from his job reporting for WWLTV to his own true crime podcast, “New Orleans Unsolved,” and then back again during COVID-19. ¶ “Doing double duty was much more than I had anticipated,” he said. ¶ Truong launched the podcast with his wife, Anna Christie. For Truong, it allowed him the chance to tell a story in a much bigger way than with on-air reporting.¶“Television reporting calls for brevity. In podcasting, there’s more room to expand a script and the people involved in the case or story. We were looking to take on a creative challenge and New Orleans Unsolved was it.” ¶ Truong knows there are more stories to share ¶ “Sadly, there is no shortage of unsolved cases in southeast Louisiana. We are currently looking into several. Much of the future rests with finding sponsors and ways to fund the production. That was a challenge in the first season,” he said.


Manuel Linares

On July 9, 2019 Manuel Linares was named the new CEO of Touro hospital. Taking on the leading role at a metropolitan hospital in the midst of a global pandemic has not been easy, but Linares said the challenge has had a silver lining. ¶ “I am incredibly proud at how everyone at Touro and LCMC Health have come together,” he said. “Employees have been volunteering for extra shifts and taking on extra duties and procedures and it’s honestly felt like a family. The experience has made us more integrated as a hospital and a system.” ¶ Looking outside of COVID-19, Linares said one of Touro’s largest initiatives currently lies in senior care. ¶ “The Baby Boomer population is expected to grow by 27 percent in the next five years in our service area, and we are positioning ourselves to meet their needs by expanding services, including in cardiology and oncology. I’m proud to say Touro is the first hospital in the state to have a level two geriatric emergency department — the highest level of accreditation for emergency senior care.”

Antonio Alonzo For low-income and persons of color in greater New Orleans who want to make their dreams of growing a business a reality, Fund 17 is a smart first step. ¶ Focused on “turning hustles into livelihoods” since 2012, the nonprofit provides access to funding, business services and workspace to entrepreneurs. ¶ “We work generally with low-revenue, low-income ventures with under $150,000 in business revenue,” explains Fund 17’s Executive Director Antonio Alonzo, who previously worked negotiating license agreements with digital media company TurboSquid before joining Fund 17 as its community coordinator in 2017. In July of 2019, he was officially made the organization’s executive director. ¶ Fund 17’s small but mighty staff includes two full-time employees, seven contractors who serve as business case managers and a robust internship program. During COVID-19, Alonzo has led the team to convert all the nonprofit’s services to digital platforms and planned and relaunched a capital ready program. ¶ “Low-revenue businesses typically have less to rely on,” said Alonzo, “so it’s important they have the support they need.”

Lose the measuring cups and tablespoons — when you’re in the kitchen with Zella Palmer, cooking is about feeling, a creative process that relies on intuition rather than weights and measurements. ¶ Palmer calls this “vibrational” cooking, and it’s a method she carries into her work as an author, educator and food historian. In each role, her primary mission is to preserve Black, Native American and Latino culinary history in New Orleans while amplifying unheard voices within those foodways. ¶ “My journey to preserve and document culture led me around the world,” Palmer says, “but the stories of New Orleans, where my paternal lineage is from, gives me the passion to keep doing what I do.” ¶ At Dillard University, Palmer is Chair and Director of the Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture. While educating students about existing careers in the food and culture industries, she works hard to open new doors along the way. ¶ “My goal is to create more opportunities for youth in restaurant management, food policy, agriculture and ownership, with more opportunities for New Orleanians to own their stories on major media platforms.”

Zella Palmer

Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin wears many hats. Restauranteur, chef, writer, storyteller are just a few. When Martin opened her restaurant, The Mosquito Supper Club, in 2014, the goal was to bring real Cajun cooking, inspired by her upbringing along the bayous of south Louisiana, to a new audience. ¶ “There wasn’t a lot of Cajun food available in New Orleans, and there certainly wasn’t a woman cooking Cajun food,” she said. "I wanted people in New Orleans and visitors to experience it.” ¶ She also wanted to tell the bigger story of Cajun culture, cuisine, fishing and farming that she grew up with. From there her more-than-just-acookbook cookbook was born. Her passion, can be seen, felt and tasted on the pages of “Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou.” The book was named a Best New Cookbook of Spring 2020 by “Bon Appétit,” “Food & Wine,” Epicurious and more. ¶ “My passion was always in fishing and farming, and cooking included all those things, as well as art. The food, the recipes, the stories, they can’t be separated.”


Serving as a leader for change and social justice is more than just a calling for Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes — it’s a legacy that extends generations into her lineage. Her parents were Black Panthers, her grandfather was a founder of the Head Start education program, and even further back were ancestors who escaped enslavement in Louisiana. ¶ “It’s my fate to be here doing this work, addressing the same thing they ran away from,” Ecclesiastes says. “I know they see me now, protect me and guide my path.” ¶ That path has taken Ecclesiastes through an education at Vanderbilt University, several years as the Congo Square Coordinator for Jazz Fest, Director for Strategic Neighborhood Development with New Orleans Business Alliance, and most recently to Ashé Cultural Arts Center, where she’s the Executive Director of Efforts of Grace. Through it all, she’s channeled the power of art and community to guide people’s minds, spirits and hearts, as well as to restore opportunity and funding to underprivileged culture bearers. ¶ “I take so much pride and glory in this moment. This is my life’s mission.”

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hile quarantined, local realtor Francesca Brennan put her professional expertise into action for a personal matter. She and her husband purchased a new home – one that offers ample outdoor space and a place where the couple’s two kids – ages three and five – can focus on distance learning. “We thought it would be nice to have a dedicated space that we could make a classroom, so that their specific needs were being met and they weren’t being shuffled around,” Brennan said, noting that a home with both a front porch and a backyard was high on their list. “With parks being closed, and a moratorium on play dates, we had to get creative with our own space, and the house we were living in was pretty limited in that.” Brennan, a principal of Entablature Realty, recalled that interest rates were the lowest they had been in 50 years. “My husband and I had time to go through our finances with a fine-tooth comb, because we had nothing else to do,” Brennan said. “He is a stay-at-home dad, but I have job security. We wanted to take advantage of the opportunities.”

Brennan’s experience is not uncommon. According to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, existing-home sales rebounded more than 20-percent in June, following three straight months of sales declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “A lot of people who’ve spent close to a hundred days in their house, and perhaps with their children in the house, are re-evaluating how the house works or doesn’t work for them,” Brennan said. “If people are going to be home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are looking for a little more space, and that includes outdoor space.” Autumn is historically one of the best times to buy a house in New Orleans, says Brennan. And despite the ongoing pandemic, this season does not seem to be an exception. “Obviously spring was shaky with COVID. Everyone was in a little bit of a holding pattern for a couple of months, but summer has been fantastic,” Brennan said, back in late July. “I don’t have any reason to believe that we won’t have a strong fall.”





Get an idea of what the real estate market is yielding throughout the city and then narrow it down to a specific neighborhood. New Orleans hosts a myriad of unique settings – from the swanky South Market District to the offbeat Bywater. Most people already have an idea of which neighborhood they’d like to reside in, but realtors may introduce them to other sections of the city, so that they can see how the price points vary. Uptown, for example, with its close proximity to restaurants on Magazine Street and the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, is a perennial hotspot for home-buying activity, so expect less bang for your buck. “In Gentilly, you can get a new three or four bedroom, two to four bath house, right around $300,000. But you’re not going to find that Uptown,” said William “Buddy” King, a partner and realtor with Satsuma Realtors, noting that Gentilly also has more land available for building new construction homes. “New construction is typically less expensive than a renovation.”

Once you’ve found a home you are serious about buying, get an inspection report so that you can gauge the condition of the home before making a decision, said Hardy. Homebuyers typically hire the home inspector, who examines the roof, foundation, and plumbing system, among other elements of the abode. Liz Tardo, broker and owner of NOLA Home Realty Group, emphasized that the process of buying a house rarely resembles what’s presented on reality TV, when people tour three homes, simply pick the one they love most, and move in soon afterwards. “Life is not a TV show. You do have to kiss a lot of frogs at times before you find your prince,” Tardo said. “You might have to look at 10 houses before you find something. Now with COVID, that’s a little different. People are looking at less houses overall than they were six months ago to make a decision.”


Although it doesn’t hurt to do some online research so that you can see what’s available around the city – and at what cost - realtor Erin Hardy of rêve Realtors believes it’s important to talk to a lender before making assumptions on what you can and can’t afford. “A lot of websites can be inaccurate on what the monthly note would be at a certain purchase price,” she said. People are often surprised that in addition to a down payment, there are also steep closing costs, she added. “A lender will help you figure out what your budget is and what type of loan product would be the best fit,” Hardy said. Although budget understandably plays a major role in the house-hunting process, it’s not everything. “Most buyers are price-conscious,” Brennan said. “But I think with rates being as low as they are right now, you can certainly borrow more money than you could when interest rates were higher. So occasionally, I will encourage people to look a little bit outside of their comfort zone.”

Call a realtor before you do anything, Tardo said. “A realtor is out there selling houses and looking at houses all the time,” she said. “They know what the general clientele is looking for and they can help with what needs to be done on the house, if something needs to be updated.” Per a Realtor.com article written by Crystal Caruthers, a realtor is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of REALTORS, the largest trade group in the country. The typical buyer searches with a realtor for about 12 weeks and looks at 10 properties before selecting a home. “The agent is only paid once the deal closes,” Caruthers notes. “If the buyer decides to sign another lease — or not to buy — that agent is not compensated. The same is true of listings. If the listing does not sell, the agent is not paid.” Brennan believes going through the process of buying a house without an agent is possible, but it’s like going to court without an attorney. “There’s no real benefit of not using a buyer’s agent,” she said. “There are a number of steps in purchasing a house and it can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be completely overwhelming. I think it’s meaningful to have someone who is advocating for you, and an expert in that field.” Hardy maintains relationships with clients well after the closing, just to remain a resource for them. If they are torn between renovating their current home and buying something new, she can offer advice on what to do. “It’s important to have a good rapport with your realtor, because buying a house may be the most significant financial investment you make in your life,” she said.


LOOKING AHEAD If you are selling your house, make sure you have a plan, Brennan said. Someone may make an offer early on, and then you will find yourself under contract. “It takes one person to come in and love your house,” she said. “It could happen the first day the house is listed. If there’s a plan in place, you will feel more comfortable going under contract and negotiating.” The blueprint may involve renting for a few months and considering your options before buying a new home; moving in with a family member so that you can save money; or purchasing a new house with the proceeds from the sale.


Brennan also suggests hiring a listing agent who can help you determine a listing price based on the condition of your home, and its location and size, along with what comparable homes have sold for in the surrounding neighborhood. Tardo says the agent may walk through the house and decide what type of improvements need to be made before selling.


Prime your home for virtual tour photos and in-person showings. Outside, spruce up the landscaping and pressure wash walkways; add a fresh coat of paint to faded areas of the house; replace broken light bulbs, because prospective buyers may drive by the house at night to get a different perspective. “I think that having the exterior look as fresh and clean as possible is important,” said Tardo, noting that a recent client gave their home a “soft wash.” Also, a little gardening goes a long way. “Those exterior images are what people see right now when they’re looking on their computer and taking virtual tours,” she said. “We want that exterior to really pop.” Inside, repaint brightly colored walls with more neutral colors; organize closets and pantries; and … clean up! “I really can’t emphasize de-cluttering enough,” Hardy said. “Countertops, tables, the TV stand – all of that should be cleared of the things that accumulate in our day-to-day lives. It’s important to purge before you list and take the professional photos, just to make it look as clean and tidy as possible for potential buyers who pass through.” Professional photos should be taken when the lighting is best.


Once the home is listed, how long it takes to sell varies. If the home is reasonably priced in a seller’s market, it will likely sell before three months. A well-priced home in Uptown that’s in nice condition may get snatched within a few days. “It really depends on the neighborhood and the amount of inventory,” Hardy said. According to the National Association of REALTORS, 62 percent of homes sold in June 2020 were on the market for less than a month. (First-time buyers were responsible for 35 percent of those sales.) If you are trying to sell a house you’ve already left, staging can lead to a quicker sale at a higher price, said Hardy. The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) say that 88 percent of staged houses sell at, or above, list price, and sell on average in 10.3 days versus 84.6 days for non-staged houses.


Tardo says there is never a wrong time to sell a house. “I’ve sold houses in every time of the year,” she said. “The time to sell your house is when there is a buyer ... There are buyers out there. It’s time.”

If the house you love seems “slightly” out of your budget, or you merely want to make a smart financial move, it helps to know what sort of mortgage loans are out there. Satsuma Realtors detailed several: Conventional loans typically offer the best interest rates, but good credit and a down payment of at least 5 or 10 percent will be required. Conventional loans can extend 15 or 30 years and can be interest-only. 203k rehab loans are popular with “fixer-uppers.” These loans, provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), enable homebuyers to purchase a home that needs minor to major improvements. Borrowers must get preapproved for the purchase price and the renovation costs. VA loans provide financing for veterans and others who meet eligibility requirements of the Veterans Affairs. Available in fixed and adjustable rates, these loans allow gifts or grants to pay closing costs, give current VA borrowers the option to refinance, and don’t require monthly mortgage insurance. Loans for teachers, firefighters, EMTs and police are available through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, which may offer a 50 percent discount on HUD-owned homes in areas with either high foreclosure rates or low homeownership rates. Physician loans can make a mortgage loan easier to qualify for, oftentimes with a lower down payment and no requirement to carry private mortgage insurance. Lease-to-Own or Rent-to-Own agreements allow a renter the option to purchase their rental home, within a few years of living on the property. The agreement may be beneficial for renters who need time to repair their credit or build credit. With this plan, an agreed-upon portion of your monthly rental fee can go towards building a down payment.

TOP REAL ESTATE 2020 Buying a house is more than just a purchase; it’s about finding the right place that you can call home. Connecting with the right professionals to make your dream a reality is a big step in one of the most important decisions you will make. New Orleans Magazine turned to the Michiganbased firm of Professional Research Services to provide us with a survey of the top real estate agents, teams and mortgage providers. According to a PRS statement this list includes the top 5 to 10 percent of residential agents and teams based on their total sales for a 12-month period. Mortgage providers are listed based on peer nominations. Those agents, according to PRS, are rated as “highly recommended� by New Orleans realtors. Inclusion in the list is based solely upon merit, with no commercial relationship to the listings, and listings cannot be purchased.

TOP REAL ESTATE BATON ROUGE Rose Washington Gardner Realtors 3888 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite S 504-224-1011 rwashington@gardnerrealtors.com BELLE CHASSE Diana Alfortish RE/MAX Generations 8311 Hwy. 23, Suite 102 504-394-4432 diana.alfortish@remax.net Cory Cheramie RE/MAX Generations 8311 Hwy. 23, Suite 102 985-804-5093 cory.cheramie@remax.net BOUTTE Regina Allemand Gardner Realtors 13371 Highway 90, Suite B 504-495-2452 rallemand@gardnerrealtors.com CHALMETTE Jacques Alfonso St. Bernard Realty 2413 Lloyds Ave. 504-228-3803 jacquesalfonso@gmail.com Amanda Miller Amanda Miller Realty 300 W. Judge Perez Dr. 504-302-4610 amanda174255@gmail.com COVINGTON Trent Anthony Gulf States Real Estates 109 New Camellia Blvd., Suite 100 985-969-3960 anthony.trent@gmail.com

Stacia LaMulle 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 985-778-1995 stacialamulle@1percentlists.com Carol Miramon Real Estate Resource Group 90 Louis Prima Dr., Suite A 985-966-4106 carolmiramon@yahoo.com Gina Rowbatham Real Estate Resource Group 90 Louis Prima Dr., Suite A 985-705-3388 gina@rerg.com DESTREHAN Wendy Benedetto Latter & Blum 3 Riverbriar Ct. 985-764-8744 wbenedetto@latterblum.com Marilyn Bonomo Gardner Realtors 12519 Airline Hwy., Suite J 504-722-8480 mbonomo@gardnerrealtors.com Ched Edler Jr Latter & Blum 3 Riverbriar Ct. 985-764-8744 cjedler@latterblum.com Fran Meyers Latter & Blum 3 Riverbriar Ct. 985-764-8744 femeyers@latterblum.com Dawn Morales Latter & Blum 3 Riverbriar Ct. 985-764-8744 dmorales@latterblum.com

Lovelle Blitch RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 403 W. 21st Ave. 985-264-6222 ljkblitch@gmail.com

Linzy Roux Latter & Blum 3 Riverbriar Ct. 985-764-8744 lroux@latterblum.com

Lynnette Boudet 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 985-773-8414 lboudet@boudethomes.com

GRETNA Holly Barousse Keller Williams Realty 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-292-1521 hjbhomes@kw.com

Sandra Douglas 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 985-590-9280 Seth Dufrene 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 504-352-7414 seth@1percentlists.com Ryan Fischer 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 985-373-7992 Cheryl Fuselier Real Estate Resource Group 90 Louis Prima Dr., Suite A 504-236-3780 ctfuselier@gmail.com Image Hasselbeck Great Oaks Realty 311 W. 21st Ave. 985-966-3951 imagepete02@gmail.com

Deidra Jones Keller Williams Realty 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-717-6706 jonesdeidra@bellsouth.net Bonnie Morel Keller Williams Realty 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-912-9997 bmorel71@aol.com Danny Trosclair Gardner Realtors 1700 Belle Chasse Hwy., A120 504-908-2426 dtrosclair@gardnerrealtors.com Kathy Wilson Keller Williams Realty 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-920-5711 kathywilson@kw.com

HARVEY Jeannie Wildey RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 1901 Manhattan C-206 504-908-0555 jeanniewildey@gmail.com HOUMA Kathy Neugent Latter & Blum 6712 W. Main St. 985-860-5230 kneugent@latterblum.com KENNER Marian Arnoult-Jackson Gardner Realtors 4140 Williams Blvd. 504-250-8202 mjackson@gardnerrealtors.com Dana Bennett Pintat Realty 208 Moss Bayou Ln. 504-451-5443 dana@pintatrealty.com Maria A. Gonzalez Gardner Realtors 4140 Williams Blvd. 504-427-3600 mgonzalez@gardnerrealtors.com Karen Lucy Gardner Realtors 4140 Williams Blvd. 504-813-0614 klucy@gardnerrealtors.com Talyta Noronha Property Ink 3701 Williams Blvd., Suite 300 504-914-5115 MANDEVILLE Ellen D. Berry Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 504-220-0486 ellen.berry@cbtec.com

Denise Dutruch Prestige Porperties of LA 902 Coffee St. 985-869-3780 denisedutruch@yahoo.com Aimee Felder RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-966-4736 sainttammanyrealestate@gmail.com Lisa Greenleaf Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-966-5472 lgreenleaf@gardnerrealtors.com Karen Guerra Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-259-0277 kguerra@gardnerrealtors.com Megan Helwick Keller Williams Realty 1522 W. Causeway Approach 504-453-4665 mhelwick@kw.com Suzette Hubbell Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-249-1151 shubbell@gardnerrealtors.com Tiffany Hymel Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1321 W. Causeway Approach 985-960-1492 tiffany@mcmathconstruction.com Mary Margaret Kean Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 504-330-0374 mary.kean@cbtec.com

Rose Blacklock RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-373-5948 rose@rosesellshouses.com

Sharon Latino RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 504-452-1208 sharonlatino@gmail.com

Louise Brady Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 lbrady@latterblum.com

Danny Lyons Jr. Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 dlyons@latterblum.com

Janet P. Bray Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 504-616-5181 janet.bray@cbtec.com

Lisa Martinez RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 504-559-0614 lisa@lisa-martinez.com

Jeanne Comeaux Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 985-231-8987 jeannes@cbtec.com

C.L. “Bucky” Meredith Meredith Escher Real Estate 1427 W. Causeway Approach 985-629-3500 stephanie@memrealestate.com

Gina Constantino-Wilson Phox Realty Group 3433 Hwy. 190, Suite 194 985-630-3301 forsalebygina@gmail.com

Melissa Mullis RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-629-1705 melloveshomes@gmail.com

Tess Dennie Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 tdennie@latterblum.com

Lisa Nunez RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-788-6270 lisa@lisanunezproperties.com

Tracie Ohlsen RE/MAX Alliance 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-626-1561 doug7253@gmail.com

Tammy Whitehead Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 twhitehead@latterblum.com

Mary Dominach Mirambell Realty 3232 Metairie Rd. 504-232-7782 marydominach@gmail.com

Sabrina Pierre Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-789-6660 spierre@gardnerrealtors.com

METAIRIE Maria Aleman Gardner Realtors 4509 Veteran’s Blvd. 504-874-3770 maleman@gardnerrealtors.com

Robin Durel RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 4141 Veteran’s Blvd., Suite 100 504-577-4943 robindurel@cox.net

Bryan Pigeon Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-789-1816 bpigeon@gardnerrealtors.com

Warren Backer Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 504-494-9159 warren.backer@evrealestate.com

Bridgette Raimer Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 985-630-2223 bridgette.raimer@cbtec.com Lisa Rapier Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 504-495-8486 lrapier@gardnerrealtors.com Cindi Raymond Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 985-966-1844 cindiraymond@realtor.com Robert Santopadre Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 504-236-0284 rsantopadre@gardnerrealtors.com Lara Schultz Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1321 W. Causeway Approach 504-338-2587 lasnola@yahoo.com Gayle Sisk Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 gsisk@latterblum.com Roger Smith Keller Williams Realty 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-966-5607 rogerwsmith@kw.com Carol Upton-Sieverding Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 cusieverding@latterblum.com Allison Vencil Latter & Blum 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 avencil@latterblum.com Stephanie Villani Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-373-0274 svillani@gardnerrealtors.com Lisa Von Eberstein Gardner Realtors One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-789-2495 lvon@gardnerrealtors.com

Frank Barrett RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 4141 Veterans Blvd., Suite 100 504-258-0375 frankbarrettrealtor.com Jennifer Blanchard Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-345-1000 Jennifer@Blanchardsells.com Tom Bookhardt United Real Estate Partners 3330 Veterans Blvd., Suite. C 504-452-7631 tbookhardt@ure-partners.com Michele Branigan Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 mbranigan@latterblum.com Christine Breaux Gardner Realtors 7934 Maple St. 504-296-4064 cbreaux@gardnerrealtors.com Robyn Bruno Mirambell Realty 2805 Division St., Suite 203 504-452-7789 robynsbruno@gmail.com Anne Comarda Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 504-251-1020 anne.comarda@evrealestate.com Julie Comarda Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 504-813-6780 julie.comarda@evrealestate.com Andrea Corne Mirambell Realty 3232 Metairie Rd. 504-628-6735 andreavcorne@gmail.com Margaret Crews Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 803-463-4630 margaret.crews@evrealestate. com Lynn Rink Crozier TAG Realty 4405 North I-10 Service Rd. 504-339-5966 lynn@soldbytagrealty.com

Polly Eagan Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-452-3571 pollyeagan@gmail.com Joan Farabaugh RE/MAX Affiliates 671 Rosa Ave., Suite 100 504-723-5767 joanfarabaugh@att.net Deborah Ferrante Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 daferrante@latterblum.com

METAIRIE Michael D. Lester Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-300-9995 mdlester1@KW.com Laurie Lionnet Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-462-9376 laurielionnet@kw.com Erika Luengo-Buxton NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-388-5996 erika@nolaliving.com Missy Martin Prieur Properties 500 Dorrington Blvd. 504-390-7002 missy@prieurprop.com Nicole Marullo Axis Realty Group 2007 Clearview Pkwy., Suite A 504-202-0354

Rose Fogarty Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 rfogarty@latterblum.com

Yvonne McCulla Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 ymcculla@latterblum.com

Shay Gauthreaux Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 4051 Veterans Blvd., Suite 101 504-701-7429 shay.gauthreaux@cbtec.com

Siobhan Michel RE/MAX Affiliates 671 Rosa Ave., Suite 100 504-247-2824 sdmichel21@gmail.com

Patti Gracianette Gardner Realtors 4509 Veteran’s Blvd. 504-250-8572 pgracianette@gardnerrealtors.com

Lynn Morgan Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-473-8320 lynnmorgannola@gmail.com

Matthew Grass The Agency 208 Carnation Ave. 504-237-3359 mgrassproperties@gmail.com

Emilie Riser Mosely Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 318-512-1861 emilie.riser@evrealestate.com

Ajae Hardeman Gardner Realtors 525 Metairie Rd. 504-874-1625 ahardeman@gardnerrealtors.com

Shannon Nash RE/MAX Affiliates 671 Rosa Ave., Suite 100 504-421-0197 nashsr@bellsouth.net

Sonnie Harmon Keller Williams Realty 3197 Richland Ave. 504-301-7606 SonnieSells@gmail.com

Leila Perez NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 985-326-1544 leilaperezrealtor@gmail.com

Eric Hernandez NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-259-7945 heric222@aol.com

Brittany Picolo-Ramos Godwyn & Stone Brokerage 1912 Clearview Pkwy., Suite 200 504-500-7653 brittany@godwynstone.com

Carol Jambon Gardner Realtors 525 Metairie Rd. 504-512-5487 cjambon@gardnerrealtors.com

Marco Portillo NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-655-6352 marco@nolaliving.com

Trinity Keller NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-606-0818 trinity@nolaliving.com

Michelle Remmers NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-382-1899 michelle@nolaliving.com

Jodie LeBoutillier Gardner Realtors 4509 Veteran’s Blvd. 504-256-6402 jleboutillier@gardnerrealtors.com

Patricia Rodgers Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 prodgers@latterblum.com

Erin Rotolo RE/MAX Affiliates 671 Rosa Ave., Suite 100 504-834-3221 erinrotolo@msn.com

William Baker RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-866-7733 billbaker@remax.net

Fred Buras Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-427-6292 fredburas@yahoo.com

Helga Eisele Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 4500 Magazine St., Suite 2 504-782-3390 helga.eisle@cbtec.com

Michelle Rousse Mirambell Realty 3232 Metairie Rd. 504-952-2742 realtormrousse@gmail.com

Steve Bean Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-583-5036 shbean@cox.net

Gigi Burk Burk Brokerage 6260 Vicksburg St., Suite A 504-488-8600 gigi@burkbrokerage.com

David Ernst Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-655-8304 ernst@listingnola.com

Tony Ruiz NOLA Living Realty 3841 Veterans Blvd., Suite 201 504-239-9300 tony@nolaliving.com

Mat Berenson Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 mberenson@latterblum.com

Stacie Carubba Athena Real Estate 118 W. Harrison Ave., Suite 301 504-434-7653 stacie@staciecarubba.com

Eleanor Farnsworth Gardner Realtors 2727 Prytania St. 504-669-0211 efarnsworth@gardnerrealtors.com

Robyn Schmitt Harlow Realtors 609 Metairie Rd., Suite 105 504-236-1144 robynschmitt504@gmail.com

Philip Bergeron RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-717-3092 philipbergeron@remax.net

David Claus Realty Group NOLA 4640 S. Carrollton Ave., Suite 240 504-338-1144 davidsellsnola@gmail.com

Patti Faulder Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-905-7473 pattifaulder@gmail.com

Michael Styles Engel & Völkers 722 Martin Behrman Ave. 504-777-1773 michael@nolastyles.com

Sissy Blewster Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-339-9740 sissy@reverealtors.com

Doug Cloninger Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-330-6223 doug@reverealtors.com

Janet S. Favrot Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 4500 Magazine St., Suite 2 504-615-0813 janet.favrot@gmail.com

Beth Trepagnier Axis Realty Group 2007 Clearview Pkwy., Suite A ​504-388-3710 beth@bmtrealtor.com

Adrienne Boasso RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 985-373-4400 amboasso@remax.net

Debra Counce Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 dvcounce@latterblum.com

Darla Fisackerly Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 dfisackerly@latterblum.com

Carmen Waring Latter & Blum 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 carmenw@latterblum.com

Kat Bosio Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-756-2088 kat@reverealtors.com

Aimèe Curole Snap Realty 2625 General Pershing St. 504-909-0306 amayrealtor@gmail.com

Linda Forest RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-421-8884 lindakutzbach@remax.net

Liz Wood Liz Wood Realty 1513 Hesiod St. 504-236-9685 liz@lizwoodrealty.com

Jeanne Boughton RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-669-4773 jhboughton@remax.net

David Dao Latter & Blum 3001 General De Gaulle Dr. 504-362-1823 ddao@latterblum.com

Neil Forester Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 nforester@latterblum.com

NEW ORLEANS Elizabeth Ackal Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 lackal@latterblum.com

Delisha Boyd Delisha Boyd, LLC 4747 Earhart Blvd. 504-533-8701 delisha@delishaboyd.com

Aaron Dare Crane Real Estate Brokers 3702 Bienville St. 504-899-8666 april@tommycrane.com

Jennifer Fowler Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-432-7788 jennifer@reverealtors.com

Kristen Boyd Delisha Boyd, LLC 4747 Earhart Blvd. 504-400-3945 Kristen.Boyd@delishaboyd.com

Joanna Daunie Homesmart Realty South 145 W. Harrison Ave., Suite B 504-941-1570 jodaunie@gmail.com

Corinne Fox Gardner Realtors 1519 Washington Ave. 504-239-1481 cfox@gardnerrealtors.com

Scott Brannon Latter & Blum 3001 General De Gaulle Dr. 504-362-1823 sbrannon@latterblum.com

Terrence Davis Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-450-9003 terrence4davis@hotmail.com

Brigitte Fredy Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 bfredy@latterblum.com

Kara Breithaupt Snap Realty 2625 General Pershing St. 504-301-3826 info@snaprealtynola.com

Lynda DePanicis Finis Shelnutt Real Estate Properties 622 1/2 Pirates Alley 504-583-8207 lyndadepanicis@gmail.com

Lisa Fury Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-957-2422 lisa@reverealtors.com

Sophie Brunner Witry Collective 900 Camp St., Suite 301 504-616-1771 sophie@wcnola.com

Mary Dodart Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 mdodart@latterblum.com

Whitney Gagnon RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-250-9448 whitney.gagnon@remax.net

Rae M. Bryan Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-908-9155 rae@reverealtors.com

Sandy Domico Gardner Realtors 3725 MacArthur Blvd. 504-669-7237 sdomico@gardnerrealtors.com

Mirell Gallo Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-812-5737 mirell@reverealtors.com

Cecelia Buras Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-583-2902 burascec@gmail.com

Kevin Drews Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-300-2409 kevindrews@kw.com

Raisa Galper Gardner Realtors 1519 Washington Ave. 504-610-7415 rgalper@gardnerrealtors.com

Lisa Allen Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 lisaallen@latterblum.com Coniece Allen-Brown Homesmart Realty South 145 W. Harrison Ave., Suite B 504-782-2470 coniece.nolarealtor@gmail.com Joseph Aluise Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 jaluise@latterblum.com Gary Anderson French Quarter Realty 1041 Esplanade Ave. 504-894-4586 ga@fqr.com Glennda Bach Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 gbach@latterblum.com

Libby Gilbert Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 4500 Magazine St., Suite 2 237-288-8731 libby.gilbert@cbtec.com

Rachael Kansas RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-220-9941 rachaelkansas@remax.net

Ashley Lengsfield Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 alengsfield@latterblum.com

Lesley Poché McEnery Residential 4901 Magazine St. 504-259-2561 lespax963@hotmail.com

Sarah Gilberti RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-616-3181 sarahgnola@gmail.com

Tricia King Gardner Realtors 1519 Washington Ave. 504-722-7640 PKing@gardnerrealtors.com

Cherrian Levy Delisha Boyd, LLC 4747 Earhart Blvd. 504-319-2641 clevynola@gmail.com

Karen Prieur RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-250-7700 kprieur@remax.net

Andrew Grafe French Quarter Realty 1041 Esplanade Ave. 504-529-9559 andrew@fqr.com

Patrick Knudsen Gardner Realtors 1519 Washington Ave. 504-858-0623 pknudsen@gardnerrealtors.com

Micah Loewenthal Gardner Realtors 1519 Washington Ave. 504-388-6150 mloewenthal@gardnerrealtors.com

Kim Rafferty Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-616-8451 kim.rafferty@reverealtors.com

Anthony Grosch Gardner Realtors 3725 MacArthur Blvd. 504-339-5292 agrosch@gardnerrealtors.com

Kari Kramer-Ayala New Orleans Property Services 2801 St. Charles Ave., Suite 111B 504-603-3223 kari@neworleanspropertyservices.com

Kathleen Lunn Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 650 Poydras St., Suite 1400 504-812-1455 katlunn1@gmail.com

Kay Randels Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 krandels@latterblum.com

Erin Hardy Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-432-7928 erin@reverealtors.com

Michelle LaBanca Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-206-8066 michelle@reverealtors.com

William Mains Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 wmains@latterblum.com

Evelyn Randle Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 erandle@latterblum.com

Terez Harris Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-975-1033 terezharris@kw.com

Adrienne LaBauve Rêve | Realtors 504-344-0877 alabauve@gmail.com

Caroline Mang Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 cmang@latterblum.com

John Rareshide RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-343-1698 johnrareshide@remax.net

Celeste Marshall Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-220-8558 celeste@reverealtors.com

Brett Rector Witry Collective 900 Camp St., Suite 301 504-453-2277 brett@wcnola.com

Kiley Martin Freret Realty 1215 Prytania St., Suite 427 504-957-3019 kiley@freretrealty.com

Karon Reese Reese & Co. Real Estate 1914 Magazine St. 504-400-8558 karon@reeserealtors.com

Margaret Maxwell McEnery Residential 4901 Magazine St. 504-458-1220 maxwellstrachangroup@gmail.com

Jeannine M. Relf J. Relf Realty, Inc. 4000 Davey St., Suite 501 504-913-4412 jrelf1@hotmail.com

Melissa McClendon NOLA Home Realty Group 6109 Magazine St. 504-417-5131 melissa@nolahome.com

Jeremy Reneau Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-418-0665 jeremy@reverealtors.com

Elizabeth McNulty Gardner Realtors 7934 Maple St. 504-908-0289 emcnulty@gardnerrealtors.com

Harriet Reynolds Gardner Realtors 3725 MacArthur Blvd. 504-319-7788 hreynolds@gardnerrealtors.com

Tracey Moore Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-352-3303 tracey@reverealtors.com

Kelleye Rhein Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-975-0649 kelleye@reverealtors.com

Jennifer Nierman Gardner Realtors 7934 Maple St. 504-239-0058 jnierman@gardnerrealtors.com

Steven Richards Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 srichards@latterblum.com

Judith Oudt Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 jyoudt@latterblum.com

Letty Rosenfeld Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 lcrosenfeld@latterblum.com

Margaret Picou Gardner Realtors 7934 Maple St. 504-919-4663 mpicou@gardnerrealtors.com

Christopher Russell HomeSmart Realty South 145 W. Harrison Ave., Suite B 504-228-4622 crussell.properties@gmail.com

Kathy Hebert RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-236-7475 hebertka@bellsouth.net John Hendrix Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-202-6736 john@bayoudevelopmentllc.com Jane Hicks Gardner Realtors 3725 MacArthur Blvd. 504-439-1601 jhicks@gardnerrealtors.com Jamie Hughes Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-913-0597 jamie@reverealtors.com Michael Humphrey McEnery Residential 4901 Magazine St. 504-756-3133 mike@realmike.com Gregory Jeanfreau Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 gjeanfreau@latterblum.com Luke Jones RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-905-9101 lukejones@remax.net Kimberly Jones Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-913-6572 kim@reverealtors.com Lisa Julien Crescent City Living 5918 Magazine St. 504-247-7306 lisa@crescentcityliving.com

Clint LaCour Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-419-8395 clint@reverealtors.com Lane Lacoy Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 ljlacoy@latterblum.com Bonnie Lanasa Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-508-9308 bonnie.lanasa@gmail.com Florence Lane Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 nlane@latterblum.com Haj Langford RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-261-0282 hajlangford@remax.net Shelley Lawrence Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 slawrence@latterblum.com Gary Lazarus RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-382-2603 gary@garylazarus.com Paul Le Latter & Blum 3001 General De Gaulle Dr. 504-362-1823 paulle@latterblum.com Ricky Lemann Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-460-6340 rickylemann@gmail.com

Benjamin Samuels Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 bsamuels@latterblum.com

Cody Stringer Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-655-5577 cody@reverealtors.com

John Weil Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 jweil@latterblum.com

Greg Eisman Gardner Realtors 1300 Gause Blvd., Suite C2 985-285-6267 geisman@gardnerrealtors.com

Michelle Sartor Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 msartor@latterblum.com

Sissy Sullivan RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-858-8140 sissysullivan@hotmail.com

Ryan Wentworth Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-352-3357 ryan@reverealtors.com

Sabrina Fayard Engel & Völkers 820 Oak Harbor Blvd. 985-960-5874 sabfay007@yahoo.com

John Schaff Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 jlschaff@latterblum.com

Liz Tardo NOLA Home Realty Group 6109 Magazine St. 504-723-4011 liz@nolahome.com

Barry Whitten Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 bwhitten@latterblum.com

Justin Goutierrez Keller Williams Realty Professionals 2053 E. Gause Blvd., Suite 100 985-981-7223 justin_goutierrez@yahoo.com

Mary Schulte Latter & Blum 3001 General De Gaulle Dr. 504-362-1823 mschulte@latterblum.com

Todd Tedesco Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave. 504-250-9053 Toddtedesco@kw.com

Reed Wiley Gardner Realtors 132 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 504-236-7816 rwiley@gardnerrealtors.com

Kate Kancheva Keller Williams Realty Professionals 2053 E. Gause Blvd., Suite 100 401-569-7324 lovelivenolagroup@gmail.com

Kelly Serio New Orleans Property Services 2801 St. Charles Ave., Suite 111B 504-507-1676

Sheri J. Thompson Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-256-9450 sherijthompson@gmail.com

Cat Wilkinson French Quarter Realty 1041 Esplanade Ave. 504-458-3088 catwi@fqr.com

Kenneth Levy Latter & Blum 1400 Gause Blvd. 985-641-1000 kenl@latterblum.com

Ariana Tipper Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 3129 Canal St. 504-920-1718 tipper.ariana@gmail.com

Katie Witry Witry Collective 900 Camp St., Suite 301 504-919-8585 katie@wcnola.com

Gayle Macomber Keller Williams Realty Professionals 2053 E. Gause Blvd., Suite 100 985-649-6333 gaylemacomber@bellsouth.net

Ninh Tran Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-475-6675 ninh@reverealtors.com

Ashley Wood RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-884-8461 al18wood@gmail.com

B. J. Murphey Gardner Realtors 1300 Gause Blvd., Suite C2 504-427-7822 bjmurphey@gardnerrealtors.com

Andrea Tyler Gardner Realtors 7100 Read Blvd. 504-352-6063 atyler@gardnerrealtors.com

Shannon Worrel WiseMove 4813 Julia St. 504-944-9116 shannon@wisemoverealestate.com

Peggy Newcomb Gardner Realtors 1300 Gause Blvd., Suite C2 985-707-6414 pnewcomb@gardnerrealtors.com

Robert Van Meter Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 3129 Canal St. 504-906-1146 realtorrobertvanmeter@gmail.com

Jill Wren RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-717-7727 jillcwren@cox.net

Erica Spano Engel & Völkers 820 Oak Harbor Blvd. 985-960-6040 erica.spano@evrealestate.com

Michael Verderosa Latter & Blum 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 mverderosa@latterblum.com

Kelli Wright Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 kwright@latterblum.com

Penny Stettinius Latter & Blum 1400 Gause Blvd. 985-641-1000 pstettinius@latterblum.com

Joey Walker Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-610-5637 joey@reverealtors.com

Michael Zarou Latter & Blum 2734 Prytania St. 504-895-4663 mzarou@latterblum.com

David Stewart Engel & Völkers 820 Oak Harbor Blvd. 985-710-1728 david.stewart@evrealestate.com

Eileen B. Wallen Coldwell Banker TEC, Realtors 4500 Magazine St., Suite 2 504-250-5656 eileen.wallen@cbtec.com

PARADIS Janina Kinler-Bellew Kinler-Bellew Realty 545 Hwy. 306 985-331-9898 janinak75@yahoo.com

Dinah Stewart Engel & Völkers 820 Oak Harbor Blvd. 985-960-1103 dinah.stewart@engelvoelkers.com

Andrew Sheppard Crane Real Estate Brokers 3702 Bienville St. 504-899-8666 april@tommycrane.com Angel Shulterbrandt Quintessential Realty 2831 St. Claude Ave., Suite. 211 504-676-1583 angel@nolarealestate4ula.com Al Sidhom Witry Collective 900 Camp St., Suite 301 504-319-7428 al@wcnola.com Rachel Silvers Galiano Realty 3414 B Canal St. 504-256-6311 nickgaliano@aol.com Chris Smith Gardner Realtors 7934 Maple St. 504-231-2004 cmsmith@gardnerrealtors.com Alton Smith RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-264-4511 Lauren Smith Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-491-3488 lauren@reverealtors.com Sam Mickal Solomon RE/MAX N. O. Properties 8001 Maple St. 504-957-9698 samsoloman@remax.net Robin Stewart Gardner Realtors 132 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 504-251-7442 rstewart@gardnerrealtors.com Margaret Stewart Latter & Blum 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 mlstewart@latterblum.com

Joshua Walther Witry Collective 900 Camp St., Suite 301 504-717-5612 josh@wcnola.com Lane Washburn Rêve | Realtors 1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 504-909-0824 lane@reverealtors.com John Weaver Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 1408 Magazine St. 504-232-1962 jrwneworleans@gmail.com

SLIDELL Patricia Bennett Latter & Blum 1400 Gause Blvd. 985-641-1000 pbennett@latterblum.com Dale Burks Latter & Blum 1400 Gause Blvd. 985-641-1000 dburks@latterblum.com

THIBODAUX Gwen Barrilleaux Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 gbarrilleaux@latterblum.com Ann Caldarera Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 acaldarera@latterblum.com

Stefany Deroche Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 sderoche@latterblum.com

KENNER Arnoult Nola Team 4140 Williams Blvd. 504-296-6311 narnoult@gardnerrealtors.com

Jared Gros Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 jgros@latterblum.com

MANDEVILLE Ashley Womack & Shalena Drury 68361 Commercial Wy., Suite 6 504-473-6527 AshleyandShalena@gmail.com

Seth Guillot Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 sethguillot@latterblum.com

Brown & LeBlanc Team 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 lbrown@latterblum.com

Lisa Thibodaux Latter & Blum 504 Canal Blvd. 985-446-6363 lthibodaux@latterblum.com

TOP REAL ESTATE TEAMS BELLE CHASSE The Bonnie Buras Team 9526 Hwy. 23 504-909-3020 bonnieburas@aol.com COVINGTON 1 Percent Lists 123 Terra Bella Blvd., Suite 2C 504-875-6599 grant@1percentlists.com

Darlene Gurievsky Family Team 1321 W. Causeway Approach 985-789-2434 darlene@darleneg.com Diane LaPlace & Team 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-502-7103 laplace@teamlaplace.com Earl & Marilyn Mendoza, The Home Team One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-630-0909 hometeam@gardnerrealtors.com Exnicios Group 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-318-1408 exniciosgroup@gmail.com

The Morse Team 403 W. 21st Ave. 985-966-2715 morseteammail@gmail.com

Felicity Khan & Associates 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 504-723-4320 felicity@felicitykahn.com

GRETNA TCK Property Marketplace 83 Derbes Dr. 504-289-4696 Tiffany@tckpropertymarketplace.com

Gwen Dorris & Donna Glaudi Team 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 gdorris@latterblum.com

Joyce Guidroz & Christie Guidroz 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-390-7651 joyceguidroz@gmail.com HAMMOND RAM Properties 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 504-352-9729 admin@ramproperties.net Team Navigators 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 985-401-1156 yourteamnavigators@gmail.com The Leblanc Group 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 985-318-1400 tleblanc@kw.com The Marlene Coats Team 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 985-974-7786 mcoats@kw.com The Will Frederick Team 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 985-215-3100 will_frederick@yahoo.com Your Home Team 710 SW Railroad Ave., Suite C 985-222-2966 yourhometeam@kw.com

Hahn, Orlando, Crosby Team 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 lhahn@latterblum.com Jenn and Keith Brown 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-707-8027 keithbrownrealestate@gmail.com Jennifer Rice and Team 1321 W. Causeway Approach 985-892-1478 jennifer@jenniferrice.net Jim Lark Team 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 jlark@latterblum.com Louisiana Homes and Gardens Group 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-966-5607 rogerwsmith@kw.com ManFre Home Team 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 504-452-0058 vail@manfrehometeam.come McNeely/Mack Team 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-626-5695 amcneely@latterblum.com Mysing Williams Team 1321 W. Causeway Approach 985-951-2324 info@mysingwilliams.com

Richard Farmer Properties 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-285-2992 richardfarmer@remax.net Rye-Ortner Group 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-674-5633 krye321@gmail.com Team Richards 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-789-5256 jdrichards@kw.com Team Unique 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-326-1708 lgteamunique@gmail.com The Babst/Saxton Team 1321 W. Causeway Approach 985-966-9850 sellingnola@att.net The Boltin Team 1321 W. Causeway Approach 504-913-8830 Rob@theboltinteam.com The Golden Group 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 504-784-9424 barbara.goldengroup@gmail.com The Kelly Waltemath Group 1522 W. Causeway Approach 504-236-8587 kellywaltemath@gmail.com The LaRocca Team 1522 W. Causeway Approach 504-231-9241 nicklarocca@kw.com The Mixon Team 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-277-1063 jamiemixon@KW.com The Roberts Team 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 985-502-9733 rickroberts33@me.com The Schulz Group One Causeway Place, 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-778-6731 bschulz@gardnerrealtors.com The Sue Dericks Team 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-630-5741 sued@kw.com The Tepper Group 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-789-8717 tgroup@kw.com The William McIntyre Team 105 Beau Chene Blvd., Suite 100 504-621-8560 themcintyres@cbtec.com The Winning Team 625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C 985-687-2416 amandastevenssellsnorthshore@ gmail.com Watson Southern Properties Team 1522 W. Causeway Approach 985-264-9815 watson.richard1025@yahoo.com

METAIRIE Becky Weber Team 4141 Veterans Blvd. 504-400-0501 beckyweber@cox.net John & Jordan Sibley 3197 Richland Ave. 985-707-4191 jordan@sibleyrealestate.com McCarthy Group 530 Metairie Rd. 504-322-7337 mccartygrouprealtors@gmail.com Michael & Christine Cruz 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 mcruz@latterblum.com Randie Leggio Group 4509 Veterans Blvd. 504-236-8540 randieleggiogroup@gardnerrealtors. com Schmitt Team 1041 Veterans Blvd. 504-888-4585 pmschmitt@latterblum.com Team Tangie 3797 Richland Ave. 504-455-0100 teamtangie1@gmail.com Team Tatje 3797 Richland Ave. 504-273-9063 blaine@teamtatje.com The Delatte Group 2007 Clearview Pkwy., Suite A 504-444-9606 thedelattegroup@gmail.com The Loup Group 4509 Veterans Blvd. 504-650-7177 theloupgroup@gardnerrealtors.com The Nugent Freeland Team 3197 Richland Ave. 504-621-7319 teamnugentfreeland@gmail.com NEW ORLEANS Ansley Marshal Group 4901 Magazine St. 504-605-4400 ansleymarshall@gmail.com Ernesto Caldeira & David Abner Smith 2340 Dauphine St. 504-523-1553 ernestocaldeira@aol.com Francher-Perrin Group 1519 Washington Ave. 504-251-6400 francherperrin@gardnerrealtors.com Graham, Bell Parker Team 200 Broadway 504-866-2785 cgraham@latterblum.com Ingrassia Team 3001 General De Gaulle Dr. 504-362-1823 pingrassia@latterblum.com Joe Robert + Brett Blanchard 1477 Louisiana Ave. 504-249-8724 joe.robert@reverealtors.com brett@reverealtors.com

Susan & Skye Price 1519 Washington Ave. 504-833-5559 sprice@gardnerrealtors.com Team Be New Orleans 5918 Magazine St. 504-616-6262 lisa@crescentcityliving.com Team Right Side 1519 Washington Ave. 504-319-6226 sam@gardnerrealtors.com jennsalta@gardnerrealtors.com The Charlotte Dorion Team 4018 Magazine St. 504-237-8615 Charlotte@char-realty.com The Gary Ogle Team 4018 Magazine St. 504-206-8580 garyoglerealtor@gmail.com The Irish Team 840 Elysian Fields 504-948-3011 jfitzpatrick@latterblum.com The Maison Collective 4018 Magazine St. 504-779-1702 themaisoncollective@gmail.com The Martzolf Group 4901 Magazine St. 504-605-4400 martzolf.sarah@gmail.com The MEG Team 132 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 504-259-8107 sgreen@gardnerrealtors.com mmatthews@gardnerrealtors.com The Shedlock Group 1041 Esplanade Ave. 504-330-8233 lisashedlock@gmail.com The Wise-Maestri Team 7100 Read Blvd. 504-905-9000 lwise@gardnerrealtors.com SLIDELL Debbie Vititoe Group 2053 E. Gause Blvd., Suite 100 985-707-5170 debravititoe@gmail.com The Haik Team 2055 Gause Blvd. E., Suite 200 985-788-4993 thehaikteam@gmail.com The Puckett Team 1300 Gause Blvd., Suite C2 985-707-4145 jpuckett@gardnerrealtors.com ppuckett@gardnerrealtors.com Tynes McCoy Team 1400 Gause Blvd. 985-641-1000 wtynes@latterblum.com

TOP MORTGAGE LENDERS BATON ROUGE Doug Bickley GMFS Mortgage 4561 Durham Place, Suite C 225-214-5154 bickleyteam@gmfslending.com

CHALMETTE Andrew Hunt Performance Mortgage 1000 E. Judge Perez Dr. 504-400-0293 andy@performancemtg.com Claude Maher CrossCountry Mortgage 908 W. Judge Perez Dr., Suite A 504-610-8734 claude.maher@myccmortgage.com Pamela McLaurin Lee Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 8216 W. Judge Perez Dr. 504-275-0225 PamMcLaurinLee@gulfbank.com COVINGTON Randi Barrett Angel Oak Home Loans 16564 E. Brewster Rd., Suite 201 504-296-8454 randi.barrett@angeloakhomeloans. com Heather Braiwick Angel Oak Home Loans 16564 E. Brewster Rd., Suite 201 504-430-0028 heather.braiwick@angeloakhomeloans.com Mike Ceravolo Goldwater Bank 70457 Hwy. 21, Suites 104 & 105 985-807-8117 Mike.Ceravolo@goldwaterbank.com Pen Clark Hancock Whitney Bank 404 E. Kirkland St. 985-789-4305 Pen.Clark@hancockwhitney.com Joshua Foster GMFS Mortgage 119 Terra Bella Blvd. 985-273-8143 jfoster@gmfslending.com Jordan Gerard Northshore Mortgage Partners 19500 Helenburg, Suite D 337-501-0155 JordanG@YourNMP.com Leigh Harrison PrimeLending 215 N. Columbia St., 1st Floor, Offices 5&6 504-858-1263 leigh.harrison@primelending.com

Stephanie Machado Barto GMFS Mortgage 119 Terra Bella Blvd. 504-874-6373 sm@gmfslending.com Rene Rapalo Arbor Lending Group 5001 Hwy. 190, Suite B5 504-453-7885 rr@arborlending.net Kelly Rodriguez Resource Bank 70533 Hwy. 21 985-605-1130 krodriguez@resource.bank Christina Rusca loanDepot 34 Louis Prima, Suite A 985-272-7064 Crusca@loandepot.com Carrie Sanders GMFS Mortgage 119 Terra Bella Blvd. 504-416-2653 csanders@gmfslending.com Charmaine Seymour Hancock Whitney Bank 103 E. 21st Ave. 985-960-3229 Charmaine.Seymour@hancockwhitney.com GRETNA Rob Chauvin Republic State Mortgage 1800 Carol Sue Ave., Suite 1 504-813-2833 robchauvin@rsmc.net Jeff Johnson NOLA Lending Group 1601 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 101 504-250-7210 jeff@nolalending.com Khai Nguyen Absolute Mortgage & Lending 40 Lapalco Blvd. 972-233-8800 khai.nguyen@absoluteml.com HAMMOND Hillory Hracek Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 300 W. Morris Ave. 225-439-7602 Hilloryhracek@gulfbank.com

Gina Caminita Joanos Iberiabank 70470 Hwy. 21 504-655-5171 gina.joanos@iberiabank.com

HARVEY Melaine Boudreaux FBT Mortgage 2316 Manhattan Blvd. 504-586-2639 mboudreaux@fbtonline.com

Diane Keeler Summit Funding 106 Park Place, Suite 303 985-768-9075 teamkeeler@summitfunding.net

Rhonda Fermin FBT Mortgage 2316 Manhattan Blvd. 504-239-9413 rhonda.fremin@fbtmortgage.com

Chad Landry Vista Mortgage 522 N. New Hampshire, Suite 7 985-400-2001 chad@vista-mortgage.com

JEFFERSON Paul Loria Hancock Whitney Bank 400 Labarre Rd. 504-400-4991 Paul.Loria@hancockwhitney.com

Debra Macaluso Summit Funding 106 Park Place, Suite 303 985-302-1902 debra.macaluso@summitfunding.net

Robert Tynes Hancock Whitney Bank 400 Labarre Rd. 504-259-6277 Robert.Leeds@hancockwhitney.com

KENNER Tasha Bourgeois Premier Lending 2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 350 504-212-0704 tasha@premierlending.org Tony Ortego Premier Lending 2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 350 504-212-0722 tony@premierlending.org John Raymer Premier Lending 2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 350 504-427-2323 John@premierlending.org Amy Wagner Premier Lending 2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 350 504-212-0708 amy@premierlending.org MADISONVILLE David Garretson Crescent City Home Mortgage 389 Hwy. 21, Suite 401A 985-951-2230 Dave@MyCrescentCity.com Warren Illing Integra Mortgage Lending 385 Hwy. 21, Suite 515 985-206-0011 warren@integra.mortgage Lance Scott Integra Mortgage Lending 385 Hwy. 21, Suite 515 985-206-0003 lance@integralendinggroup.com MANDEVILLE Kim Camet Movement Mortgage 1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 985-789-0281 kim.camet@movement.com Bryan Chamberlain Movement Mortgage 1357 N. Causeway, Blvd. Suite 1 504-228-3780 bryan.chamberlain@movement.com Courtlin Donner-Noggerath NOLA Lending Group 830 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 1100 504-812-2156 cd@nolalending.com Candice Farthing Movement Mortgage 1357 N. Causeway, Blvd. Suite 1 504-442-0066 candice.farthing@movement.com Scott Finklea Go Mortgage 839 Heavens Dr., Unit C 504-400-9177 sfinklea@gomortgage.com Scott Forte Assurance Financial 1423 W. Causeway Approach 225-963-1011 sforte@assurancemortgage.com

Courtney Jenkins NOLA Lending Group 830 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 1100 985-778-3705 cj@nolalending.com

Trina Cuccia GMFS Mortgage 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200 228-365-6685 tcuccia@gmfslending.com

Bonnie Laurent Movement Mortgage 1357 N. Causeway, Blvd. Suite 1 504-913-2957 bonnie.laurent@movement.com

Nicole Dupre Regions Mortgage 3525 N. Causeway Blvd. 504-258-7392 nicole.dupre@regions.com

Ben Nihart Nihart Mortgage 1206 Park Dr., Suite 175 985-200-3803 benjamin.nihart@nationslending.com

Brent Edwards Assurance Financial 2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 214 504-523-5740 bedwards@assurancemortgage. com

Amy Sellers Regions Mortgage 1901 N. Causeway Blvd. 985-630-3931 amy.sellers@regions.com Kay Simmons Hancock Whitney Bank 3201 Hwy. 190 985-630-9292 Kay.Simmons@hancockwhitney.com Eric Weller Standard Mortgage 2 Sanctuary Blvd., Suite 201 985-778-2807 eweller@stanmor.com METAIRIE Mark Boasberg NOLA Lending Group 3197 Richland Ave. 504-388-8684 mb@nolalending.com Cameron Budzius IberiaBank 3801 Veterans Blvd. 504-919-9504 cameron.budzius@iberiabank.com Laine Buquoi America’s Mortgage Resource 3317 N. Interstate 10 Service Rd. W., Suite 200 504-583-5095 lbuquoi@amr-no.com

Hoby B. Givens Arbor Lending Group 3525 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 618 504-606-9534 hgivens@arborlending.net Chris Hebert Metairie Bank 3344 Metairie Rd. 504-832-5682 chebert@metairiebank.com Tyler Helm NRL Mortgage 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 307 985-789-4285 tyler.helm@nrlmortgage.com Tessa Izdepski NRL Mortgage 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 307 504-303-4704 tessa.izdepski@nrlmortgage.com Hung Le Movement Mortgage 3525 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 101 504-210-6697 hung.le@movement.com Prax Melancon Investar Bank 500 Veterans Blvd. 504-256-9036 prax.Melancon@Investarbank.com

Holly Callia IberiaBank 2900 Ridgelake Dr. 504-220-4586 holly.callia@iberiabank.com

Ross Miller Miller Home Mortgage 2815 Division St., Suite 200 504-231-5105 ross@millerhomemortgage.com

Debbie Campo IberiaBank 2900 Ridgelake Ave. 504-913-6161 debra.campo@iberiabank.com

Paul Mouledous Chase 3420 Severn Ave. 985-373-1345

Kendall Chenier Arbor Lending Group 3525 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 618 504-832-6279 kchenier@arborlending.net Chantelle Chotto GMFS Mortgage 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200 504-444-9522 cchotto@gmfslending.com Rick Crozier FBT Mortgage 3929 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-586-2731 crozierteam@fbtmortgage.com

Donna Nold PrimeLending 4051 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-908-4108 dnold@primelending.com Emily Paule Standard Mortgage 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 430 504-274-3964 epaule@stanmor.com Drew Remson America’s Mortgage Resource 3317 N. Interstate 10 Service Rd. W., Suite 200 504-201-3609 dremson@amr-no.com

Michael Schenck Stirling Financial Services 4520 York St. 504-616-7371 michael@sterlingrates.com

James Fidler NOLA Lending Group 6050 Pontchartrain Blvd., Suite 200 504-478-0840 jfidler@nolalending.com

Wanda Smith Mutual Savings & Loan 2900 Clearview Pkwy., Suite 100 504-455-2444

Will Gandy CrossCountry Mortgage 4932 E-F Prytania St. 504-939-1704 william.gandy@myccmortgage.com

Alex Wood Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 5001 Veterans Blvd. 504-544-6313 Alexwood@gulfbank.com NEW ORLEANS Armand Alvarez InterLinc Mortgage 650 Poydras St., Suite. 2010 504-309-9711 aalvarez@lincloan.com

Meredith Garret NOLA Lending Group 7820 Maple St. 985-502-4347 mg@nolalending.com Kim Gemperli Eustis Mortgage 798 S. Rampart St. 504-319-3565 kim@eustismortgage.com

Christen Amick Jones NOLA Lending Group 7820 Maple St. 504-432-1156 Christen.jones@nolalending.com

David Gilyot NOLA Lending Group 5530 Crowder Blvd. 504-289-0566 david.gilyot@nolalending.com

Joe Beeson Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 1100 Poydras St., 29th Floor Suite 2945B 504-442-5055 joe.s.beeson@wellsfargo.com

Rhea Gonczi Eureka Homestead 720 Harrison Ave., Suite A 504-837-0550 lending@eurekahomestead.com

Liz Blum IberiaBank 4909 Prytania St. 504-583-2586 liz.blum@iberiabank.com Chris Brinson Iberiabank 3412 St Charles Ave. 504-722-9111 chris.brinson@iberiabank.com Michael Carter Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 200 St. Charles Ave. 504-565-4647 MichaelCarter@gulfbank.com Jeff Cloutet Hancock Whitney Bank 400 Labarre Rd. 504-838-6322 jeffrey.cloutet@hancockwhitney.com Jennifer Cook NFM Lending 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2900 504-799-2202 jcook@nfmlending.com Mimi Denis Eustis Mortgage 798 S. Rampart St. 504-237-4927 mimi@eustismortgage.com Keith Dugas InterLinc Mortgage 650 Poydras St., Suite. 2010 918-986-5626 kdugas@lincloan.com Connie Fernandez Flagstar Bank 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2900 504-909-7067 cfernandez@flagstarretail.com

Georgia Harrington NOLA Lending Group 6050 Pontchartrain Blvd., Suite 200 504-473-0836 gh@nolalending.com Matt Helling IberiaBank 4909 Prytania St. 504-310-7476 matt.helling@iberiabank.com Josh Highnote Reliant Mortgage 201 St Charles Ave., Suite. 2500 504-930-4909 josh@reliantapproval.com Amy Hilton Regions Mortgage 1820 St Charles Ave. 504-338-5043 amy.hilton@regions.com Patrick Holder Goldwater Bank 985-221-7191 Patrick.Holder@goldwaterbank.com Kim Hunter CMG Financial 718 St Philip St. 504-782-3555 khunter@cmgfi.com Carol Johnson Johnson Mortgage Corporation 2714 Canal St. 914-325-2952 c.johnson@mybbmc.com Brad Jongbloed MC Bank and Trust Company 201 St Charles Ave., Suite 3209 504-434-6282 Paul Karas Guaranteed Rate 4710B Freret St., 2nd Floor 504-376-4510 paul.karas@rate.com

Tommy Manzella Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 3200 Magazine St. 504-473-3730 Tommymanzella@gulfbank.com

Coleena Zimet NOLA Lending Group 7820 Maple St. 228-218-3521 coleena@nolalending.com

Bryce Novotny Eustis Mortgage 798 S. Rampart St. 504-352-2738 bryce@eustismortgage.com

RIVER RIDGE Pam Gaudet IberiaBank 9300 Jefferson Hwy. 504-491-3593 pam.gaudet@iberiabank.com

Ted Nusenow Flagstar Bank 909 Poydras St., Suite 100 504-884-1190 tnusenow@fbtonline.com Thomas Ogg Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 848 Harrison Ave. 504-539-7300 ThomasOgg@gulfbank.com Judy Pelitere Eustis Mortgage 798 S. Rampart St. 504-236-4009 judy.pelitere@eustismortgage. com Donnie Picou Movement Mortgage 7934 Maple, Suite 1A 504-515-1914 Joey Piel NOLA Lending Group 7820 Maple St. 225-938-1875 joey@nolalending.com Ryan Rouhana Flagstar Bank 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2900 504-214-8925 rrouhana@flagstarretail.com Alex Shafirovich InterLinc Mortgage 650 Poydras St., Suite. 2010 504-292-3443 ashafirovich@lincloan.com Sunny Shannon Eustis Mortgage 798 S. Rampart St. 504-905-4881 Sunny@eustismortgage.com Fred Sisk Essential Mortgage 430 Notre Dame St. 504-888-3858 kelly@essentialmtg.com Will Tullos Reliant Mortgage 201 St Charles Ave., Suite. 2500 225-505-3297 wtullos@reliantapproval.com Joe Uzee Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 3200 Magazine St. 504-908-5626 joeUzee@gulfbank.com Rachel West NOLA Lending Group 7820 Maple St. 504-439-0018 rachel@nolalending.com Stacy Williams Hancock Whitney Bank 3335 St. Charles Ave. 504-975-3646 Stacy.Williams@hancockwhitney.com

SLIDELL Alisha Arieux Goldwater Bank 2053 Gause Blvd. E., Suite 250 985-445-3791 Alisha.Arieux@goldwaterbank.com Paul Chiasson PrimeLending 1310 Brownswitch Rd., Suite B 985-290-7524 paul.chiasson@primelending.com Christine Corona Eustis Mortgage 1736 Gause Blvd. E., Suite 28 985-502-5626 christine@eustismortgage.com Denise Druml Eustis Mortgage 1736 Gause Blvd. E., Suite 28 985-774-1226 denise@eustismortgage.com Barbara Ducote-Puckett CMG Financial 2040 Gause Blvd., Suite 9 985-788-8238 bpuckett@cmgfi.com Julie Hebert Union Home Mortgage 1371 Corporate Square Dr. 504-606-1378 jhebert@unionhomemortgage.com Joani Jacob Gulf Coast Bank & Trust 1900 Oak Harbor Blvd. 504-782-7702 Joanijacob@gulfbank.com Amy Jobert Union Home Mortgage 1371 Corporate Square Dr. 985-710-3185 ajobert@unionhomemortgage.com Candy Metzler Union Home Mortgage 1371 Corporate Square Dr. 985-290-0398 cmetzler@unionhomemortgage.com Becky Roberts Standard Mortgage 1401 Gause Blvd. 985-847-0570 broberts@stanmor.com Andrea West CMG Financial 2040 Gause Blvd., Suite 9 985-788-8238 awest@cmgfi.com •










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Mbaye’s journey as a chef could fill a feature profile. Born in Harlem, at six he was sent to a series of Quran-focused boarding schools in Senegal. Corporal punishment was par for the course and the experience left him scarred, but it was also where his love of cooking took root. Mbaye spent time at Commander’s Palace before striking out on a globe-spanning journey of culinary exploration including stints with both Joel Robuchon and Dominique Crenn. He returned to New Orleans in the spring of 2020 with plans to open his own restaurant. “I think New Orleans is a city that will appreciate what I want to do,” he said. “I might not make as much money at it, but people will support it.

taking classic Senegalese dishes and modernizing them,” Mbaye said of his two current endeavors. Most of us by now are aware of the foundational contributions made by enslaved peoples to modern New Orleans cuisine. Everything from cornerstone ingredients (okra) to composed dishes (jambalaya) stems from this heritage. But Serigne pulls it apart at a fundamental level. And what better way to present it than between two slices of bread? Start with Petits Pois, a dish that just happens to be vegan and whose warmth and flavor profiles will blow you away. Smothered green peas, bright tomatoes and peppery arugula are PLANT-BASED FARE bound together with a Vegan Wit’ a Twist might not fiery Senegalese mayonhave the national aspirations of naise between two slices Dakar NOLA but is equally of artisan pain de mie. It’s ambitious by another measure – the mayo that makes this bringing bold New Orleans flavor to vegan fare. Impressively, they dish, a silky concoction succeed. Don’t believe me? Try that includes habanero, their Oyster Tacos, where the cayenne and lemon juice, namesake bivalve is subbed with though Mbaye practices fried mushrooms and coddled in a some restraint. creamy sauce distinguished by its lingering heat. Fonio, a West African Senegalese cuisine comes to New Orleans grain, figures prominently by Jay Foreman in both his menus. At Gracious, it is part of a composed grab-and-go salad with NEW ORLEANS CUISINE IS OFTEN Palace) and nationally (Atelier Crenn), Creole tomato, mango and red onion paired with an unctuous described as a melting pot where has an easy confidence that belies his lemon vinaigrette. Dessert choices include Thiakary Pudding, various influences converged to ambitions. He could easily be one of a millet-based sweet with raisins and cream reminiscent of create a unique panoply of flavor. the next big names to come out of our a coconut-scented rice pudding. Consider pairing your meal Typical descriptors fork broadly along city’s professional kitchens. with spiced Bissap, a vibrantly hued hibiscus tea. two tines – Creole and Cajun. More Mbaye’s popup at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum Testing the waters in anticipation generally, in toss-away phrasing, New of a brick-and-mortar, Mbaye is presshowcases a more formal and composed menu. Options Orleans cuisine is often referred to ently presiding over a pair of pop-ups here include Yassa, in both vegan and non-vegan iterations. as a “gumbo.” But what is gumbo? that showcase two approaches to The non-vegan includes roasted chicken, whereas the vegan One of our most-heralded dishes has Senegalese food. The first is hosted excludes this. Both versions include rice and roasted veg and its roots in West Africa, the source of by Gracious Bakery on Prytania are largely defined by the complex caramelthe okra plant. Enter Serigne Mbaye, Street, where he offers a lunch ized onion sauce that figures prominently in an ascendant young chef looking to menu that melds New Orleans Chef Serigne Mbaye, Senegalese cuisine. Dakar-Nola, Dakarnola. plant the cuisine of Senegal on the poor boys with Senegalese Pop-ups are by their nature dynamic, so com. Check website for national map, bringing the culture and components. The second, pop-up menus, spaces refer to Serigne’s website (Dakarnola.com) traditions of his heritage. Mbaye, who hosted by The Southern Food for ordering info and available days. was born in Harlem, raised in Senegal, and Beverage Museum, presents a and schooled in some of the finest more formal take. “Gracious is all *Note: The author is part-owner of Gracious Bakery, one kitchens both locally (Commander’s about the sandwich. SOFAB is about of Dakar Nola’s pop-up stops. •

A Gumbo of Flavor





Beyond Boredom Innovating new recipes and old favorites by Dale Curry



home isolation is: “I am so sick of cooking.” Even those of us who love cooking treasure nights out at favorite restaurants. At first, we had the joy of spring’s beautiful weather and the great outdoors of our own backyards. Then came the growing season with Creole tomatoes, corn on the cob, an abundance of fresh herbs and lots of green veggies. Cooking was indeed a pleasure. Then extreme heat knocked out cocktails on the patio, we glued ourselves to air-conditioning and boredom beset us. Because we chose not to gather inside a restaurant and it was too hot to eat outside, our cooking - that is, my husband’s and mine - began to venture from the norm. We experimented with Asian and Mexican recipes and found some of them easy and delicious. The key was shopping at international grocery stores where all the ingredients were available at one stop. Next, we went back to our youth for ideas, including my mother’s recipe box that is still in a kitchen drawer. The best was my childhood favorite, chicken and dumplings, a dish I often requested on my birthday. It not only brought back memories, it was so good we plan to put it on our regular menus. I’m guessing a lot of folks will come out of these days with new ideas for cooking, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the younger set are learning to cook for the first time. I hope so. As much as I love restaurant dining, especially in New Orleans, there’s a lot to be said for crafting your own meals and dining comfortably at home.


Ingredients 4 to 6 bone-in chicken thighs Salt, freshly ground black pepper and Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon celery salt ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 bay leaf Pinch cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon roasted chicken base* 4 to 5 frozen buttermilk biscuits 1/3 cup flour 1 cup whole milk Directions 1. Remove any excess skin and fat from chicken, leaving most of skin on. Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. 2. Heat butter in a large pot with a cover such as a Dutch oven. Brown chicken thighs on both sides and remove from skillet. Sauté onion, celery and garlic in

remaining butter, adding another tablespoon if needed. Put chicken back in skillet and cover with water by about 1 inch. Add seasonings, mix in base and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Spoon off excess fat and discard. 3. An hour before serving, remove biscuits from freezer. Thaw for 30 minutes. During that time, whisk together milk and flour until smooth. Heat pot with chicken to medium-hot and gradually stir in milk-flour mixture, stirring until thickened. 4. Cut biscuits into 4 pieces each, and drop one at a time into pot, adjusted to medium heat. Cover and cook until dumplings are puffed up and tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasonings, and add salt and pepper if needed. Remove loose skins and bay leaf. Serves 4 to 6, depending on how many chicken thighs and biscuits are used. *A concentrated base for stock. Better Than Bouillon is a brand widely sold in stores.



Mixing Things Up at Home Be your own bartender by Tim McNally

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Some have mentioned lack of dexterity. Others note they have no talent. Poppycock. You can do it. You can make superb cocktails at home, and that approach to quality drinking has become more necessary as our bar scene has become rather undependable in the current COVID-19 crisis. But making excellent drinks at home is not the stuff of rocket science. Just a couple of strong suggestions and you, too, will become a much-sought-after party animal. First, have a recipe. Do not work from memory. Trust the printed word. Secondly, always follow the recipe; the first time, slavishly. Go through an experimental exercise making the drink just to be certain then proceed with abandon. Third, measure. Do not guess what an ounce is. Use a vessel that has been designed for the purpose of informing you. Also, make the whole drink before sampling. A half-way completed cocktail is not an indicator of the value of the final product. Have faith. Finish the construction before you judge. Lastly, make use of garnish, spices, fruit slices and sipping accessories when called for. No one doubts you have a vivid imagination. Hold off on applying it to your masterpiece except when you have third party support from experts. Now, let’s squeeze some fresh lime. •


The Mai Tizzle Swizzle 1 ½ oz. Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky 1 oz. fresh lime juice ½ tbsp.  orange liqueur ½ oz. Liber & Co. Orgeat ½ tbsp. Liber & Co. Passion Fruit Liqueur 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Combine ingredients, shake and double-strain over fresh ice; garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry flag. Courtesy of Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.




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BYWATER Pizza Delicious, 617 Piety St., 676-8482, PizzaDelicious.com. Authentic New Yorkstyle thin crust pizza is the reason to come to this affordable restaurant, that also offers excellent salads sourced from small farms and homemade pasta dishes. Outdoor seating a plus. $ CARROLLTON Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St., 324-8271, BreadsOnOak.com. Artisan bakeshop tucked away near the levee on Oak St. serves breads, breakfast, sandwiches, 100 percent vegan. $ CITY PARK Café NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Cir., NO Museum of Art, 482-1264, CafeNoma.com. Sleek bar and café in the ground floor of museum offers a thoughtful array of snacks, sandwiches and small plates that are sure to enchant, with a kids’ menu to boot. $ CBD/WAREHOUSE DISTRICT BH Steak, Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St., 5336111, HarrahsNewOrleans.com. Acclaimed chef John Besh reinterprets the classic steakhouse with his signature contemporary Louisiana flair. $$$$$ Borgne, 601 Loyola Ave., 613-3860, BorgneRestaurant.com. Coastal Louisiana with an emphasis on Isleños cuisine (descendants of Canary Islanders who settled in St. Bernard Parish) is the focus of this high-volume destination adjacent to the Superdome. $$$ Briquette, 701 S. Peters St., 302-7496, Briquette-nola.com. Contemporary casual Louisiana dining with a striking open kitchen. Fresh fish prepared over briquettes are the stars of the menu, along with innovative cocktails. $$$$ Cochon, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123, CochonRestaurant.com. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski feature Cajun and Southern cuisine. Boudin and other pork dishes reign supreme, along with Louisiana seafood and real moonshine Reservations recommended. $$ Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600, DesiVegaSteaks.com. USDA Prime steaks form the base of this menu, but Italian specialties and a smattering of locally inspired seafood dishes round out the appeal. $$$ Domenica, The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-6020, DomenicaRestaurant.com. Authentic, regional Italian cuisine. The menu of thin, lightly topped pizzas, artisanal salumi and cheese, and a carefully chosen selection of antipasti, pasta and entrées features locally raised products. $$$$ Emeril’s, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 528-9393, EmerilsRestaurants.com. The flagship of superstar chef Emeril Lagasse’s culinary empire, this landmark attracts pilgrims from all over the world. $$$$$ Herbsaint, 701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114, Herbsaint.com. Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail before sampling chef Donald Link’s menu that melds contemporary bistro fare with classic Louisiana cuisine. The banana brown butter tart is a favorite dessert. $$$$$ La Boca, 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 5258205, LaBocaSteaks.com. This Argentine steakhouse specializes in cuts of meat along with pastas and wines. Specials include 6 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

the provoleta appetizer and the Vacio flank steak. $$$ Lüke, 333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840, LukeNewOrleans.com. Germanic specialties and French bistro classics, house-made pâtés and plateaux of cold, fresh seafood. $$$ Mother’s, 401 Poydras St., 523-9656, MothersRestaurant.net. Locals and tourists alike endure long lines to enjoy iconic dishes such as the Ferdi poor boy and Jerry’s jambalaya. Come for a late lunch to avoid the rush. $$ Palace Café, 605 Canal St., 523-1661, PalaceCafe.com. Cassic New Orleans restaurant, the Dickie Brennan and Palace Cafe team evolve traditional Creol dishes. Enjoy specialty cocktails and small plates at the Black Duck Bar. $$$ Pêche, 800 Magazine St., 522-1744, PecheRestaurant.com. Award-winning southern-inspired seafood destination by Chef Donald Link serves whole roasted Gulf fish from its massive, wood-burning oven, and an excellent raw bar. $$$ Red Gravy, 125 Camp St., 561-8844, RedGravy.com. Farm-to-table brunch restaurant offers a creative array of items such as Cannoli Pancakes and Skillet Cakes, as well as delectable sandwiches and more. Homemade pastas and authentic Tuscan specialties round out the menu. $$ Restaurant August, 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777, RestaurantAugust.com. James Beard Award-winning menu is based on classical techniques of Louisiana cuisine and produce with a splash of European flavor set in an historic carriage warehouse. $$$$$

0848, 1000Figs.com. Vegetarian-friendly offshoot of the Fat Falafel Food Truck offers a healthy farm-to-table alternative to cookiecutter Middle Eastern places. $$ FRENCH QUARTER Acme Oyster House, 724 Iberville St., 5225973, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$ Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville St., 523-5433, ArnaudsRestaurant.com. Waiters in tuxedos prepare Café Brûlot tableside at this storied Creole grande dame; live jazz during Sun. brunch. $$$$$ Arnaud’s Remoulade, 309 Bourbon St., 523-0377, Remoulade.com. Home of the eclectic menu of famous shrimp Arnaud, red beans and rice and poor boys as well as specialty burgers, grilled all-beef hot dogs and thin-crust pizza. $$ Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, Antoines.com. This pinnacle of haute cuisine and birthplace of oysters Rockefeller is New Orleans’ oldest restaurant. (Every item is à la carte, with an $11 minimum.) Private dining rooms available. $$$$$ Antoine’s Annex, 513 Royal St., 525-8045, Antoines.com/Antoines-Annex. Serves French pastries, including individual baked Alaskas, ice cream and gelato, as well as panini, salads and coffee. Delivery available. BB King’s Blues Club, 1104 Decatur St., 934-5464, BBKings.com/new-orleans. New Orleans outpost of music club named for the famed blues musician with a menu loaded with BBQ and southern specialties. Live music and late hours are a big part of the fun. $$$

Rock-N-Sake, 823 Fulton St., 5817253, RockNSake.com. Fresh sushi and contemporary takes on Japanese favorites in an upbeat, casual setting. $$$

Bayou Burger, 503 Bourbon St., 529-4256, SportsBarNewOrleans.com. Sports bar in the thick of Bourbon Street scene distinguishes its fare with choices like Crawfish Beignets and Gator Bites. $$

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099, RuthsChris.com. Filet mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution. There are also great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$

Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 5220111, BourbonHouse.com. Local seafood, featured in both classic and contemporary dishes, is the focus of this New Orleanscentric destination. And yes, bourbon is offered as well. $$$

The Grill Room, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-6000, GrillRoomNewOrleans. com. Modern American cuisine with a distinctive New Orleans flair, the adjacent Polo Club Lounge offers live music nightly. Jazz Brunch on Sunday. $$$$$

Bayona, 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455, Bayona.com. Chef Susan Spicer’s nationally acclaimed cuisine is served in this 200-yearold cottage. Ask for a seat on the romantic patio, weather permitting. $$$$$

Tommy’s Cuisine, 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103, TommysNewOrleans.com. Classic Creole-Italian cuisine is the name of the game at this upscale eatery. Appetizers include the namesake oysters Tommy, baked in the shell with Romano cheese, pancetta and roasted red pepper. $$$$$ CENTRAL CITY Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157, CafeReconcile.org. Good food for a great cause, this nonprofit on the burgeoning OCH corridor helps train at-risk youth for careers in the food service industry. $$ FAUBOURG ST. JOHN Café Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave., 9455635, CafeDegas.com. Salad Niçoise, Hanger steak and frites are served in a lovely enclosed courtyard at this jewel of a French bistro. $$ 1000 Figs, 3141 Ponce De Leon St., 301-

Brennan’s, 417 Royal St., 525-9711, Brennansneworleans.com. Innovative Cerole menu borrows influences from French and Spanish ancestry with modern updates and distinct seasonal offerings. $$$$

7261, CourtOfTwoSisters.com. The historic environs make for a memorable outdoor dining experience. The famous daily Jazz Brunch buffet and classic Creole dishes sweeten the deal. $$$$$ Criollo, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 681-4444, CriolloNola.com. Next to the famous Carousel Bar in the historic Monteleone Hotel, Criollo represents an amalgam of the various Louisiana cultures, with a contemporary twist. $$$ Deanie’s Seafood, 841 Iberville St., 581-1316, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111, BourbonHouse. com. Classic Creole dishes, such as redfish on the halfshell, and an Oyster Bar. Its extensive bourbon menu will please aficionados. $$$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, 716 Iberville St., 522-2467, DickieBrennansSteakhouse.com. Nationally recognized steakhouse serves USDA Prime steaks and local seafood. Validated Parking next door. $$$$ Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St., 2673500, DorisMetropolitan.com. Innovative steakhouse plays with expectations and succeeds with modernist dishes like their Classified Cut and Beetroot Supreme. $$$$ El Gato Negro, 81 French Market Place, 525-9752, ElGatoNegroNola.com. Central Mexican cuisine along with hand-muddled mojitos and margaritas made with freshly squeezed juice. A weekend breakfast menu is an additional plus. $$ Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021, Galatoires.com. Friday lunches are a New Orleans tradition at this world-famous French-Creole grand dame. Tradition counts for everything here, and the crabmeat Sardou is delicious. Note: Jackets required for dinner and all day Sun. $$$$$ Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, 215 Bourbon St., 335-3932, Galatoires33BarAndSteak. com. Steakhouse offshoot of the venerable Creole grande dame offers hand-crafted cocktails and classic steakhouse fare and inspired dishes. Reservations accepted. $$$ GW Fins, 808 Bienville St., 581-FINS (3467), GWFins.com. Owners Gary Wollerman and twice chef of the year Tenney Flynn provide dishes at their seasonal peak. On a quest for unique variety, menu is printed daily. $$$$$

Broussard’s, 819 Conti St., 581-3866, Broussards.com. Creole-French institution also offers beautiful courtyard seating. $$$$

House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com/NewOrleans. Good menu complements music in the main room. Worldfamous Gospel Brunch every Sunday. Patio seating available. $$

Cane & Table, 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112, CaneAndTableNola.com. Open late, this chefdriven rustic colonial cuisine with rum and “proto-Tiki” cocktails make this a fun place to gather. $$

Irene’s Cuisine, 539 St. Philip St., 5298881. Long waits at the lively piano bar are part of the appeal of this Creole-Italian favorite beloved by locals. Try the oysters Irene and crabmeat gratin appetizers. $$$$

Chartres House, 601 Chartres St., 5868383, ChartresHouse.com. This iconic French Quarter bar serves terrific Mint Juleps and Gin Fizzes in its picturesque courtyard and balcony settings. Also famous for its fried green tomatoes and other local favorite dishes. $$$

Kingfish, 337 Charters St., 598-5005, KingfishNewOrleans.com. Regionally inspired seafood dishes with carefully sourced ingredients and southern influence is the focus at this chef-driven French Quarter establishment. $$$

Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 522-

Muriel’s Jackson Square, 801 Chartres St.,

568-1885, Muriels.com. Enjoy local classics while dining in the courtyard bar or any other room in this labyrinthine, rumored-tobe-haunted establishment. $$$$ Napoleon House, 500 Chartres St., 524-9752, NapoleonHouse.com. Originally built in 1797 as a respite for Napoleon, this family-owned European-style café serves local favorites gumbo, jambalaya and muffulettas. A Sazerac or Pimm’s Cup are perfect accompaniments. $

Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Ave., 5230120, PortOfCallNola.com. It is all about the big, meaty burgers and giant baked potatoes in this popular bar/restaurant – unless you’re cocktailing only, then it’s all about the Monsoons. $$ Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville St., 553-2277, RevolutionNola.com. An opulent place that combines the local flavors of chef John Folse with the cosmopolitan influence of chef Rick Tramonto. $$$$$

New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St., Suite C110, 524-9632, NewOrleansCreoleCookery.com. Crowdpleasing destination in the French Quarter offers an expansive menu of Creole favorites and specialty cocktails served with New Orleans flair. $$$

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St., 5981200, RedFishGrill.com. This vibrant, seafood-centric polished-casual landmark delivers innivative twists on casual New Orleans seasfood, including local favorites BBQ oysters and double chocolate bread pudding. $$$

NOLA, 534 St. Louis St., 522-6652, EmerilsRestaurants.com/Nola-Restaurant. Emeril’s more affordable eatery, featuring cedar-plank-roasted redfish; private dining. $$$$$

Rib Room, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., 529-7046, RibRoomNewOrleans.com. Old World elegance, house classic cocktails and a broad menu of prime rib, stunning seafood and on Sundays a jazz brunch. $$$

Oceana Grill, 739 Conti St., 525-6002, OceanaGrill.com. Gumbo, poor boys and barbecue shrimp are served at this kidfriendly seafood destination. $$ Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro, 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930, OrleansGrapevine.com. Wine is the muse at this bistro, which offers vino by the flight, glass and bottle. A classic menu with an emphasis on local cuisine. $$$ Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St., 2003180, PatricksBarVin.com. This oasis of a wine bar offers terrific selections by the bottle and glass. Small plates are served as well. $$

Royal House, 441 Royal St., 528-2601, RoyalHouseRestaurant.com. Sat and Sun. Poor boys, jambalaya and shrimp Creole are some of the favorites served here. Weekend breakfast and an oyster bar add to the crowd-pleasing appeal. $$$ SoBou, 310 Chartres St., 552-4095, SoBouNola.com. There is something for everyone at this “Modern Creole Saloon.” Decidedly unstuffy with an emphasis on craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Everything from $1 pork cracklins to an extravagant foie gras burger on an accomplished yet eclectic menus. $$

Tableau, 616 S. Peter St., 934-3463, TableauFrenchQuarter.com. Gulf seafood such as Redfish Bienville and classic Creole brunch dishes like eggs Hussard are the highlights of this Dickie Brennan restaurant that shares space with Le Petite Théâtre. $$$ The Bistreaux, New Orleans Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 5868000, MaisonDupuy.com/dining.html. Dishes ranging from the casual (truffle mac and cheese) to the upscale (tuna tasting trio) are served in an elegant courtyard. $$ The Bombay Club, Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., 577-2237, TheBombayClub. com. Popular martini bar with plush British décor features live music during the week and late dinner and drinks on weekends. Nouveau Creole menu includes items such as Bombay drum. $$$$ The Pelican Club, 312 Exchange Place, 523-1504, PelicanClub.com. Serves an eclectic mix of hip food, from the seafood “martini” to clay-pot barbecued shrimp and a trio of duck. Three dining rooms available. $$$$$ Tujague’s, 823 Decatur St., 525-8676, TujaguesRestaurant.com. For more than 150 years this landmark restaurant has been offering Creole cuisine. Favorites include a nightly six-course table d’hôté menu featuring a unique beef brisket with Creole sauce. $$$$$ GARDEN DISTRICT Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221, CommandersPalace.com. The grande dame is going strong under the auspices of James Beard Award-winner chef Tory McPhail. Jazz Brunch is a great

deal. $$$$ District Donuts Sliders Brew, 2209 Magazine Street, 570-6945, DonutsAndSliders.com. Creative sliders (hello, pork belly) and super-creative donuts (think root beer float) are the hallmarks of this next-generation café. $ Hoshun Restaurant, 1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716, HoshunRestaurant.com. A wide variety of Asian cuisines, primarily dishes culled from China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. Private dining rooms available. $$ Mr. John’s Steakhouse, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697, MrJohnsSteakhouse. com. Wood paneling, white tile and USDA Prime Beef served sizzling in butter are the hallmarks of this classic New Orleans steakhouse. $$$ METAIRIE Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., 8348583, AndreasRestaurant.com. Osso buco and homemade pastas in a setting that’s both elegant and intimate. $$$ Acme Oyster House, 3000 Veterans Blvd., 309-4056, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$ Austin’s, 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., 8885533, AustinsNo.com. Mr. Ed’s upscale bistro serves contemporary Creole fare, including seafood and steaks. $$$ Boulevard American Bistro, 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-2301. Classic American cuisine including steaks, chops and more is augmented by regional favorites like Boulevard Oysters at this Metairie bistro. $$$


Caffe! Caffe! 3547 N. Hullen St., 267-9190. & 4301 Clearview Parkway, 885-4845. CaffeCaffe.com. Healthy, refreshing meal options, and gourmet coffee and espresso drinks create a tasteful retreat for Metairie diners at a reasonable price. $ Crabby Jack’s, 428 Jefferson Highway, 833-2722, CrabbyJacksNola.com. Outpost of Jacques-Imo’s. Famous for its fried seafood and poor boys including fried green tomatoes and roasted duck. $ Deanie’s Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., 8314141, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried, is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ Don’s Seafood, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-1550, DonsSeafoodOnline.com. Metairie outpost of historic local seafood chain that dates from 1934. Features an array of Cajun and seafood classics like their original ‘Jacked Up’ Oysters and seafood platters. Don’t miss their happy hour specials. $$$ Drago’s, 3232 N. Arnoult Road, 888-9254, DragosRestaurant.com. This favorite specializes in charbroiled oysters, a dish they invented. Great deals on fresh lobster as well. $$$$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant, 1001 Live Oak St., 838-0022, AustinsNo. com. Neighborhood restaurant specializes in seafood and Italian offerings such as stuffed eggplant and bell pepper. Fried seafood and sandwiches make it a good stop for lunch. $$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 3633 Veterans Blvd., 888-3600, RuthsChris.com. Filet


mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution, and great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 4411 Chastant St., 885-2984, Metairie, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in, yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$

Mandina’s, 3800 Canal St., 482-9179, MandinasRestaurant.com. Though the ambiance is more upscale, the food and seafood dishes make dining here a New Orleans experience. $$ Mona’s Café, 3901 Banks St., 482-7743. Middle Eastern specialties such as baba ganuj, beef or chicken shawarma, falafel and gyros. The lentil soup and desserts, such as sticky sweet baklava, round out the menu. $

MID-CITY Crescent City Steaks, 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271, CrescentCitySteaks.com. One of the classic New Orleans steakhouses. Steaks, sides and drinks are what you get. $$$$

MoPho, 514 City Park Ave., 482-6845, MoPhoNola.com. Vietnamese cuisine meets southern Louisiana in this upscale casual hybrid by chef Michael Gulotta. Mix-andmatch pho and an interesting poor boy menu rounds out the appeal. $$$

Five Happiness, 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935, FiveHappiness.com. This longtime Chinese favorite offers up an extensive menu including its beloved mu shu pork and house-baked duck. $$

Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047, ParkwayPoorBoys.com. Featured on national TV and having served poor boys to presidents, it stakes a claim to some of the best sandwiches in town. Their french fry version with gravy and cheese is a classic at a great price. $

Gracious Bakery + Café, 1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway, Suite 100, 301-3709, GraciousBakery.com. Boutique bakery offers small-batch coffee, baked goods, individual desserts and sandwiches on breads made in-house. Catering options available. $ Katie’s Restaurant and Bar, 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582, KatiesInMidCity. com. Creative poor boys, local dishes such as gumbo and Sunday brunch make this a neighborhood favorite. $$ Liuzza’s, 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120, Liuzzas.com. Classic neighborhood joint serves favorites like the “Frenchuletta,” stuffed artichokes and andouille gumbo. Kid’s menu offered. $$

Ralph’s On The Park, 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000, RalphsOnThePark.com. A modern interior and contemporary Creole dishes such as City Park salad, turtle soup, barbecue Gulf shrimp and good cocktails. $$$ Toups’ Meatery, 845 N. Carrollton Ave., 252-4999, ToupsMeatery.com. Charcuterie, specialty cocktails and an exhaustive list of excellent à la carte sides make this restaurant a carnivore’s delight. $$$ MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Café du Monde, CafeDuMonde.com. This New Orleans institution has been serving

fresh café au lait, rich hot chocolate and positively addictive beignets since 1862 in the French Market 24/7. $ CC’s Coffee House, CCsCoffee.com. Coffeehouse specializing in coffee, espresso drinks and pastries. $ Copeland’s, CopelandsofNewOrleans.com. Al Copeland’s namesake chain includes favorites such as Shrimp Ducky. Popular for lunch. $$ Little Tokyo, LittleTokyoNola.com. Multiple locations of this popular Japanese sushi and hibachi chain make sure that there’s always a specialty roll within easy reach. $$ Martin Wine Cellar, MartinWineCellar.com. Wine by the glass or bottle to go with daily lunch specials, burgers, soups, salads and deli-style sandwiches. $ Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, MrEdsRestaurants.com/oyster-bar. A seafood lover’s paradise offers an array of favorites like shrimp Creole, crawfish etouffée, blackened redfish and more. A raw bar featuring gulf oysters both charbroiled and raw. $$$ Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Reginellis.com. Pizzas, pastas, salads, fat calzones and lofty focaccia sandwiches are at locations all over town. $$ Ruby Slipper Café, TheRubySlipperCafe. net. Homegrown chain specializes in breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes with unique local twists such as bananas Foster French toast and barbecue shrimp and grits. $$ Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill, ZeaRestaurants. com. Drawing from a wide range of worldly

influences, this popular spot serves a variety of grilled items, appetizers, salads, side dishes, seafood, pasta and other entrées. Catering services available. $$$ RIVERBEND Boucherie, 1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-5514, Boucherie-Nola.com. Serving contemporary Southern food with an international angle, chef Nathaniel Zimet offers excellent ingredients presented simply. $$ Brigtsen’s, 723 Dante St., 861-7610, Brigtsens.com. Chef Frank Brigtsen’s nationally famous Creole cuisine makes this cozy cottage a true foodie destination. $$$$$ Carrollton Market, 8132 Hampson St., 252-9928, CarrolltonMarket.com. Modern Southern cuisine manages to be both fun and refined at this tasteful boîte. $$$ UPPER 9TH WARD St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., 615-6541, StRochMarket.com. Historic St. Claude Marketplace with open dining space houses a broad collection of independent eateries including craft cocktails and more. $$ UPTOWN Audubon Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5282, AudubonInstitute.org. B, A kid-friendly menu with local tweaks and a casually upscale sandwich and salad menu. $$ Bouligny Tavern, 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810, BoulignyTavern.com. Carefully curated small plates, inventive cocktails and select wines are the focus of this

stylish offshoot of John Harris’s nationally acclaimed Lilette. $$ Camellia Grill, 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679. A venerable diner whose essential character has remained intact and many of the xoriginal waiters have returned. Credit cards are now accepted. $ Casamento’s, 4330 Magazine St., 895-9761, CasamentosRestaurant.com. The family-owned restaurant has shucked oysters and fried seafood since 1919; closed during summer and for all major holidays. $$ Clancy’s, 6100 Annunciation St., 8951111, ClancysNewOrleans.com. Their Creole-inspired menu has been a favorite of locals for years. $$$ Coquette, 2800 Magazine St., 265-0421, CoquetteNola.com. The food is French in inspiration and technique, with added imagination from the chefs. $$$ Gautreau’s, 1728 Soniat St., 899-7397, GautreausRestaurant.com. Upscale destination serves refined interpretations of classics. La Crêpe Nanou, 1410 Robert St., 8992670, LaCrepeNanou.com. Classic French bistro fare, including terrific moules and decadent dessert crêpes, are served nightly at this neighborhood institution. $$$ La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St., 891-3377, LaPetiteGrocery.com. Elegant dining in a convivial atmosphere. The menu is heavily French-inspired with an emphasis on technique. $$$ Lilette, 3637 Magazine St., 895-1636,

LiletteRestaurant.com. Chef John Harris’ innovative menu draws discerning diners to this highly regarded bistro. Desserts are wonderful as well. $$$$$ Magasin, 4201 Magazine St., 896-7611, MagasinCafe.com. Pho, banh mi and vegetarian options are offered at this attractive and budget-friendly Vietnamese restaurant. Café sua da is available as well. $ Pascal’s Manale, 1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877, PascalsManale.com. A neighborhood favorite since 1913 and the place to go for the creation of barbecued shrimp. Its oyster bar serves freshly shucked Louisiana oysters and the Italian specialties and steaks are also solid. $$$$ Patois, 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441, PatoisNola.com. French food, with influences from across the Mediterranean as well as the American South, all filtered through the talent of chef Aaron Burgau. Reservations recommended. $$$ Pizza Domenica, 4933 Magazine St., 3014978, PizzaDomenica.com. A pizza centric spinoff of the popular Restaurant Domenica brings Neapolitan-style pies to Uptown. Excellent salads and charcuterie boards are offered as well. $$ Shaya, 4213 Magazine St., 891-4213, ShayaRestaurant.com. James Beard Awardwinning menu pays homage to Israel at this contemporary Israeli hotspot. $$$ The Company Burger, 4600 Freret St., 267-0320, TheCompanyBurger.com. Custom-baked butter-brushed buns and fresh-ground beef patties make all the difference at this excellent burger hotspot.

Draft beer and craft cocktails round out the appeal. $ The Delachaise, 3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858, TheDelaichaise.com. Cuisine elevated to the standards of the libations is the draw at this lively wine bar and gastropub. Food is grounded in French bistro fare with eclectic twists. $$ Upperline, 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822, Upperline.com. Consummate hostess JoAnn Clevenger presents this nationally heralded favorite. The oft-copied fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade originated here. $$$$ Ye Olde College Inn, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683, CollegeInn1933.com. Serves up classic fare, albeit with a few upscale dishes peppering the menu. $$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$ WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Lucy’s, 710 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995, LucysRetiredSurfers.com. Island-themed oasis with a menu that cherry-picks tempting dishes from across the globe’s tropical latitudes. Popular for lunch, and the after-work crowds stay into the wee hours. $

If you feel that a restaurant has been misplaced, please email Managing Editor Ashley McLellan at Ashley@MyNewOrleans.com





Galatoire’s Restaurant


Briquette-Nola.com 701 South Peters St., New Orleans 504-302-7496

Galatoires.com 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans 504-525-2021

JustineNola.com 225 Chartres St., New Orleans 504-218-8533

Briquette features contemporary coastal cuisine, with a touch of creole. Make your reservation now and join us for our 5-Course September Spirited Dinner, featuring Appleton Estate Rum, $125 per person All-inclusive. Reserve our Private Wine Room for birthdays, showers, family & friend gatherings!

Experience the time-honored tradition that is Galatoire’s, the grand dame of New Orleans’ restaurants. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Galatoire’s serves classic, signature dishes and the finest selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails during lunch and dinner.

Justine is a Parisian-style brasserie by husband-and-wife team Justin and Mia Devillier. Combining the sophistication of a brasserie with the playfulness of the French Quarter, Justine honors the technique and simplicity of French classics in a bustling, multi-roomed restaurant with vibrant decor and grand presentation.

New Orleans Creole Cookery


Parkway Bakery and Tavern

NewOrleansCreoleCookery.com 508 Toulouse St., New Orleans 504-524-9632

NolaCaye.com 898 Baronne St., New Orleans 504-302-1302

ParkwayPoorBoys.com 538 Hagan Ave., New Orleans 504-482-3047

You haven't experienced New Orleans until you've been to New Orleans Creole Cookery! Looking for your next event venue? Look no further, we offer a New Orleans courtyard with a working fountain. Let us help plan your receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, & corporate functions.

NOLA Caye combines charm, culture, and a genuine sense of hospitality with bold, fresh flavors. From the owners of the popular Restaurant des Familles, NOLA Caye showcases their favorite dishes from various travels. It’s Caribbean fare with a New Orleans flare.

Parkway can now take your phone orders no matter how busy or long the line is. Our new call in kitchen makes it easy to call, pickup, and enjoy some of the best poorboys in town! Parkway is now open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday for dine in and parking lot pickup.


Arts & Culture


hether a bold painting that strikes a chord or a cultural experience that connects you to something bigger than yourself, the feelings and emotions evoked by art or culture help us find joy and fulfillment, making our days brighter or more meaningful. New Orleans is known for being a city that highlights well its arts and cultural experiences, drawing millions of people a year to experience the uniqueness of the region. South Louisiana offers a wealth of one-of-a-kind experiences from valued culture bearers as well as remarkable creations from skilled craftsmen and artists influenced by their own unique encounters with their surroundings. This fall, be mindful with your experiences—take a deeper look at the destinations your visit, the sights you see, and the items you hold. Consider the details and appreciate the intricacies that make each event new, each day an adventure. HISTORICAL & CULTURAL DESTINATIONS ST. JOSEPH PLANTATION

Take a walk through time and enjoy a glimpse into the lives of those who have called St. Joseph home. Learn about the Priestly family and grandson H. H. Richardson, who was born at St. Joseph and became one of America’s most important 19th-century architects. Get to know Valcour Aime, known as “The Louis XIV of Louisiana,” and his two daughters, Felicite and Josephine, to whom Valcour gave St. Joseph and neighboring Felicity. Hear the stories of the enslaved that lived here and the work they did.

In 1877, the story of St. Joseph’s current family began when Joseph Waguespack purchased this stately home and farm. Joseph’s descendants, the Waguespack and Simon families, have kept this sugarcane farm thriving for over 135 years with over 1,000 acres planted. Visit and learn about the sugarcane industry and its regional significance. Additionally, see where scenes from All The King’s Men, Skeleton Key, 12 Years a Slave, Underground, Queen Sugar, the remake of Roots, and four-time Oscar nominee Mudbound were filmed. Visit StJosephPlantation.com, or call 225-265-4078. CDC-advised precautions are being taken to ensure safe experiences for guests. FINE JEWELRY DIAMONDS DIRECT

A couple’s engagement is said to be the most important milestone before marriage. Whether you’re planning a surprise proposal or shopping for the perfect ring with your future fiancé, let Diamonds Direct diamond experts be your guide. The first step in engagement ring shopping is to know your significant other’s taste in jewelry. Once you have a design and style in mind, determine what fits your budget. Have you decided on a gemstone? Engagement rings often feature a diamond; however, other stones are growing in popularity. Next, choose the right shape for your diamond or gemstone—from pear to classic round to princess, each shape makes a statement. Finally, it’s time to explore the perfect ring setting from a variety of metals, including platinum and yellow gold. Don’t forget ring size—Diamonds Direct diamond experts can help you sneakily determine a size for a surprise proposal. Diamonds Direct will always ensure that the piece you walk away with is the very best ring for your budget. For more tips and information about Diamonds Direct, visit diamondsdirect.com. •



They know how stressful it can be to have a contractor disrupting your personal space, so the company works to minimize disruption throughout the remodeling process. From tile walls, countertops, and sinks to fiberglass and acrylic tub repairs and tub/shower conversions to clawfoot tubs, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. A local New Orleans company, Southern Refinishing is experienced with both small and large jobs, from residential homes to commercial projects such as hotels. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit SouthernRefinishing.com for a gallery of projects and additional information.  NOLA WOOD WINDOWS

Around the House Home Design & Real Estate Resources


t’s fair to say we’ve been spending a lot of time around the house these days. For some people, all of this time at home has inspired a desire to improve their living space, whether through a renovation or a move. The challenges of this year have given homeowners the perfect excuse to engage in home projects—whether you want to improve your space for more at-home entertaining or need to finally tackle that much-needed repair, this is the year to hole up and get the job done. And with interest rates at historic lows, attainable home loans for buying or renovating could help you save in the long run. Perhaps this time at home has an inspired a move to a more comfortable, lovable space—real estate professionals all across New Orleans are standing by, ready to help you achieve your goals. From agents and realtors to loan officers and home design experts, there are abundant resources available to help you achieve the look and lifestyle you want around the house. HOME DESIGN & REPAIR SOUTHERN REFINISHING

With Southern Refinishing, you don’t get a contractor—you get a family. Southern Refinishing offers more than 40 years of experience in bathroom and kitchen reglazing projects for customers in the Gulf South. In addition to saving homeowners the cost of replacing their bathroom and kitchen fixtures, the company’s goal is to make every customer’s experience as comfortable and painless as possible. 7 2 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

Historic homes are defined by their details, the exceptional craftsmanship and woodwork that are hard to find in today’s mass manufacturing. New Orleans is a city defined by its distinctive historic homes, and NOLA Wood Windows is dedicated to preserving the details and quality workmanship of the city’s original craftsmen. Whether reglazing a magnificent stained glass casement window or restoring a neglected screen door from a future in the landfill, NOLA Wood Windows takes pride in preserving the charm of the century-old doors, windows, and shutters that were built to last. Using the tried and true methods of the past, NOLA Wood Windows offers full window, door, and shutter restoration, everything from glass replacement and sash restoration to refinishing, louvre and rot repairs. “Historic wood windows are our first love and the heart of our business,” says Valerie Vides. “We’ve extended our love to include restoring and fabricating doors and shutters,” she says. Find out more about repairing or restoring your windows, doors, and shutters by calling 504-302-2829, or visiting NOLAWoodWindows.com. FLOOR & DECOR DESIGN GALLERY

The Floor & Decor Design Gallery is your source for an unbeatable selection of tile, wood, stone, and decoratives at everyday low prices. From authentic Carrara Marble to waterproof rigid-core luxury vinyl, you’re sure to find the perfect product at the perfect price. Explore unmatched inspiration and work one-on-one with expert design professionals with complimentary in-store or virtual design services. Floor & Decor Design Gallery’s professional design staff is ready to help you select beautiful flooring and wall tile that create something spectacular. To get started on your project, call 504-891-3005 or visit the Floor & Decor Design Gallery at 2801 Magazine Street, or schedule your free design appointment online at flooranddecor.com. SUSAN CURRIE DESIGN

Susan Currie Design creates tailored spaces and specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovations. “Planning the perfect kitchen is a big undertaking,” says Susan Currie. She suggests these three “C’s” when planning a new kitchen: cooking style, clean-up, and cohesion. · Consider your cooking style: are you an aspiring cook or a borderline professional chef? Select the right appliances to fit your style. · Clean up: well-planned kitchens include the right equipment to handle the cleanup. Consider dishwashers’ special features, and check the sound rating, too. If you have an open floor plan, you don’t want the dishwasher or garbage disposal to drown out movie night. · Cohesive design means all the components of a room work together. Consider hiring a professional to help you choose the right countertops, backsplash, and finishes to create a harmonious and inviting kitchen.

SPONSORED With a penchant for color, Susan adds an energetic flair to any space and offers clients a unique perspective on their own style. For more info or to schedule a consultation, visit SusanCurrieDesign.com or call 504-862-5800. HOME LOANS & REFINANCING NOLA LENDING GROUP, A DIVISION OF FIDELITY BANK

Loan officers with NOLA Lending Group, A Division of Fidelity Bank, are committed to making your dreams of home ownership a reality. NOLA Lending Group can help determine what loan is right for you while providing you with the information and resources needed to make the best purchasing or refinancing decision. NOLA Lending Group would like to congratulate its Southshore Leadership Team, Joey Piel, Ryan Thomassie, and Mark Boasberg, II, for their continued success as top producers who demonstrate their dedication to clients by answering each call and offering exceptional availability. They understand the complexities involved in finding the best loan option for purchases and refinances and consistently help clients achieve their goals. This year, each of these Area Sales Managers / Vice Presidents obtained President’s Club status—typically an 11-month feat—in only the first quarter. To begin applying for your loan, or for a wealth of information and buying resources, visit NolaLending.com. BRENT EDWARDS, ASSURANCE FINANCIAL

As Branch Manager for the Metairie office of Assurance Financial, Brent Edwards offers over 20 years of experience in the mortgage business and has helped thousands of individuals purchase a home or save money through refinancing. “Growing up in New Orleans has given me an in-depth view of the nuances of the neighborhoods and of the local real estate market,” says

Edwards. Always using his knowledge and experience to find the best loan products, Edwards is passionate about helping clients obtain their dream home or investment property. “I answer the phone when it rings and do not promise something that I can’t deliver,” he says. “Assurance Financial has given me the products I need to help my clients secure the financing they need to purchase, renovate, or build their home or investment property.” Together with Assurance Financial, Edwards provides clients with the experience, products, and services needed for a successful transaction. For more information, call Edwards at 504-323-5741 or visit AssuranceMortgage.com. HILLORY HRACEK, GULF COAST BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Hillory Hracek is a loan originator with Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, who prides herself on being attentive, available, and communicative throughout every step of the loan process from application to close. Named a top lender in multiple publications, Hracek has quickly earned a reputation for going above and beyond for clients. “My mission is to help in challenging cases, people who were unfairly rejected because the loan originator didn’t put in the extra work to get them to the finish line,” says Hracek. “That’s how I’ve built rapport with my clients, gotten referrals, and become a top producer in my area so quickly.” Hracek’s passion, flexibility, work ethic, and professionalism can bring life-changing results to loan seekers, especially during the current pandemic, which has negatively impacted many home buyers. Hracek has been able to create credit boosts for some individuals who suddenly do not qualify and guide them to home ownership. To learn more and apply through Hracek, visit gulfbank.com/hilloryhracek or call 985-661-3147.



Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company is known for being “The Bank That Cares About You,” and Pam McLaurin Lee couldn’t be more aligned with that description. Pam has a more than 30-year resume of caring for clients, from offering specialized assistance in first-time home buying to helping local communities rebuild and revitalize. If you’re looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates with a home purchase, construction/renovation loan, or refinance, or if you need guidance in finding out what home buying programs may be available to new buyers, Pam has the experience and knowledge necessary to help find the loan for you. Able to work with people and properties regionally across the Gulf South, she’s a reliable source for securing second-home loans as well. Passionate about people and community, Pam donates her time to several non-profits as a teacher of first-time homebuyer classes. She understands that education is the first, necessary step in beginning your real estate dream. For more information or to begin your loan application, call Pam at 504-561-1307 or learn more at gulfbank.com. EUSTIS MORTGAGE

Are you considering a move to new space or interested in updating your current house? After so much time at home in the past few months, more people are seeing the importance in loving their living space. Thanks to historically low interest rates, now is a great time to buy or to consider a renovation that will increase the value of your current home, and Eustis Mortgage can help utilize your own equity or secure a renovation loan. Love your home and not looking to sell it any time soon? Now is also the perfect time to refinance and put money back in your pocket every month. At Eustis Mortgage, clients’ needs—whether buying, renovating, or refinancing—are top priority. The Eustis team specializes in home loans and helping its clients buy or refinance in the most efficient, friendly, and trouble-free way possible. Relax and leave the work to Eustis Mortgage. For more information, visit EustisMortgage.com or call 504-586-0075.  JORDAN GERARD

The mortgage world can be a crazy place. Whether you’re buying, selling, refinancing, or building your dream home, you have a lot riding on your loan officer. With market conditions and guidelines in constant flux, you need a reliable, local professional able to offer quick and accurate financial advice. An experienced mortgage executive of 17 years, Jordan Gerard has the knowledge and expertise you need in today’s climate. A veteran himself, Jordan takes pride in helping veterans achieve the dream of home ownership while also specializing in first-time homebuyers and saving deals that other mortgage lenders can’t close. A huge fan of supporting his community, Jordan says that nothing is more fulfilling then helping a client become a homeowner in the place he calls home, “except maybe the hugs I get from my daughter,” he says. Jordan Gerard wants to be your lender for life—call or text Jordan at 337-501-0155. For more information or to start your loan application, visit mortgagelocal.biz. REAL ESTATE: BUYING & SELLING PATRICK KNUDSEN, GARDNER REALTORS

As a New Orleans area realtor for over 15 years, Patrick Knudsen has accumulated a wealth of knowledge specific to the luxury offerings and historical structures of New Orleans. Patrick specializes in representing condominium development sales in the Central Business District (CBD) and Warehouse District and is well versed in handling both new construction as well as conversions of existing buildings. A true joy also comes from selling historic properties in the city’s many vibrant neighborhoods, including the French Quarter, Bywater 7 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

and Marigny. Residing in a historic Bywater shotgun style home that was built in the 1860's, Patrick values the aesthetics and artistry of local architecture, as much as he enjoys working with clients who are looking for the old world charm for which New Orleans is renowned. A former business owner, Patrick brings excellent communication and sales experience to every project, complemented by his genuine enthusiasm for the city, its properties, and its charm. He speaks fluent English and Norwegian and conversational German. To view his listings or for more information, visit PatrickKnudsen.com or call 504-858-0623. GLENNDA BACH, LATTER & BLUM REALTOR®

With a real passion for connecting individuals and families with their future homes, Glennda Bach, Latter & Blum REALTOR®, often hears phrases like, “We can see your love for this property,” when showing her curated list of well-researched, potential properties to clients. “I am driven by my passion and for what I can do for my clients,” says Glennda, who takes a thorough approach to her work on behalf of clients. In the top 1% of realtors in New Orleans, Glennda sold over $18.4M in February of 2020, a record amount for Latter & Blum. As a Diamond Award Winner and Top Producer, she enjoys working with people from all walks of life, from NBA and NFL players to professionals and community members of all kinds. “My clients know that I am always there for them and will do anything I can to help,” she says.   For more information and to begin the search for your next New Orleans home, call Glennda at 504-583-2792. To view Glennda’s listings, visit Glenndabach.latter-blum.com. J. RELF REALTY

For more than 20 years, Jeannine Relf has dedicated herself to helping individuals and families effortlessly find or sell their New Orleans home. From helping first-time home buyers begin their next chapter to helping sellers quickly get top dollar for the home they’ve outgrown, Jeannine has garnered a list of referrals over two decades that keep her on the move and on top of the market. Jeannine is known for her energy and friendliness, helping clients every step of the way, whether that’s getting pre-approved for a loan or creating the curb appeal and interior flow that will best showcase a home to buyers. The knowledgeable realtor was featured on HGTV’s Property Brothers Take New Orleans and has helped buyers and sellers all across the city, from its historic neighborhoods to the Northshore and Westbank. She has been a trusted designated realtor for numerous area organizations, thanks to her reliability and know-how. For help finding your New Orleans dream home or listing your property, call Jeannine at 504-913-4412. STACIE CARUBBA

Stacie Carubba is known for getting results. A top-producing real estate agent in neighborhoods such as Lakeview, Gentilly, Mid-City and Old Metairie, Stacie has been Athena Real Estate’s #1 agent three years in a row and was recently named in the top 100 agents in the city as well as a Rising Star for New Orleans Real Producers Magazine. Whether she’s working with first-time buyers, luxury listings, or larger commercial properties, Carubba goes the extra mile to deliver the best results for her clients. A dynamic agent with a contemporary approach to real estate and real estate marketing, Carubba has cultivated a robust online following and is well versed in the most up-to-date sales and communication strategies. She is an excellent and skilled negotiator motivated by a genuine interest that keeps her in constant pursuit of the latest market trends, statistics, and tactics. “I’m confident in my ability to find the home of your dreams and promise to be by your side, every step of the way, to make sure that you get it on the right terms,” says Stacie.

SPONSORED For more information, call Stacie at 504-434-SOLD or visit StacieCarubba.com. TEAM RIGHT SIDE, GARDNER REALTORS

After years of developing solid reputations in the New Orleans real estate market, Gardner Realtors Sam Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio formed Team Right Side in 2018 to offer clients the benefits of their collective skills and resources. Together with Beth Dunkenberger, Brett Massony, and Jolene Woods, Sam and Jennifer offer an exceptional buying or selling experience for clients in all corners of New Orleans, from historic properties in the city’s storied neighborhoods to modern homes, new builds, and recent renovations all over the metro area. As a longstanding, award-winning area realtor, Sam applies her years of expertise to negotiating the best possible deal for her clients and has a proven track record of success. A Little Rock native, Jennifer has helped clients across New Orleans since 2005. A veteran NCAA Basketball Coach, Beth brings endless energy and competitive nature to Team Right Side. Brett has extensive knowledge of and a deep affection for the architectural styles of the city, and Jolene is known for her resultsoriented, efficient approach. For more information, visit TeamRightSide.com. CECELIA S. BURAS, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES PREFERRED

Picture the following beautiful home for both relaxing and entertaining. First, walk into a large foyer with custom-made, impressive steel doors with insulated window panels that can swing open on those beautiful, breezy spring days. Enter into the large gourmet kitchen with its sixburner gas stove and extra-large pantry with butcher’s shelf and cabinets. Downstairs, explore the master bedroom and separate bedroom.

Upstairs, in addition to two bedrooms with balconies, is a stocked game room complete with pool table, foosball table, and card table. Additionally, an exercise room and large open space is available for your own customization. As if this weren’t enough, the outdoors offers a large oasis with a pool, water fall, natural-gas fire pit, and seating area, along with an outdoor kitchen, patios, and surround sound. For more information or a showing of this $1.59M property, call an agent who loves what she does, Cecelia S. Buras. Cecelia loves working with all types of buyers—first time, move up, relocation, and senior downsizing—and lists all types of residential properties. For more information, feel free to call or text at 504-583-2902 or call 504-799-1702. MICHAEL LESTER, MDL HOMES & MDL LUXURY

Your home is both your escape from a long day and your safe haven from the stresses of the world. A source of stability and warmth, the home allows us to learn, grow, and make lifelong memories with loved ones. “I was meant to help people change their lives for the better, and it all begins with having the ability to be comfortable in your home,” says Michael Lester, CEO of MDL Homes & MDL Luxury. “I take great pride in having the ability to help my clients achieve that for themselves,” he says. A New Orleans native, Michael is known for delivering real estate clients the exceptional, smooth experience they want when buying and selling. Michael’s expertise in the local market, skillful negotiating, and custom marketing and concierge tools helped him achieve the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award from Keller Williams Realty and induction into Keller Williams Luxury International. For a free buyer, listing, or luxury consultation, call Michael with MDL Homes & MDL Luxury at 504-300-9995 or visit MDL-homes.com.



Realtor Erika Buxton understands more than most the importance of efficiency and flexibility—with a military family, she has added expertise when it comes to buying and selling under the pressure of a sudden necessary move. This experience comes in handy in a variety of real estate transactions, whether for military personnel or civilian families and individuals across Greater New Orleans. Erika is a helpful and trustworthy agent who understands that every client’s needs are different, from the houses and neighborhoods they prefer to their reason for buying or selling. Able to quickly adjust to fluctuating circumstances, she is a realtor who can accommodate her clients’ time frame, whether an abrupt move or a leisurely search for the perfect home or investment property. In 2019, Erika was the recipient of NOLA Living Realty’s Platinum Award as the 2nd highest top-selling agent for the brokerage. She lives Uptown with her two young sons and husband, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. To find your next home or to list a property, call Erika at 504-388-5996 or visit MyRealtorErika.com. TIFFANY HYMEL, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES PREFERRED

Tiffany Hymel’s path to real estate began in the family construction business, where a love of new construction and fresh starts for homeowners and businesses turned into a blossoming career in real estate. As a former superintendent and current property manager, Tiffany brings added expertise to the field with her work experience in managing and leasing properties. As a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, Tiffany has 20 years of real estate experience helping homeowners find the perfect listing or businesses achieve their goals, whether buying, selling, or leasing a new property. Part of what makes Tiffany a skillful realtor is her extensive business experience, including a Business Management degree from Southeastern and numerous years working in construction and property management. She understands the significant financial considerations businesses or homeowners make when relocating, and she can help navigate the transition with ease. To speak with Tiffany about your residential or commercial needs, call 985-951-2324. THE MAISON COLLECTIVE

Buyer’s market, seller’s market, escrow, bond for deed, 1031 tax exchange—does this real estate jargon confuse you? Does home buying or selling scare you? Do you wish to talk to a REALTOR® who is compassionate, kind, and knowledgeable? How about three? The Maison Collective team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS® has over 18 years of combined experience. Composed of Michelle Soliman, Sara Richards, and Corinne Pagano, the Maison Collective’s members’ varied backgrounds in advertising, mortgages, insurance, and property acquisition make them equipped to answer all of your questions. Nationally recognized as top producers by Berkshire Hathaway and as President Circle recipients, the team can handle and are certified in Luxury and Relocation. They also hold designations as Buyers’ Specialist, Marketing Specialist, and Sales Specialist. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or experienced in real estate, The Maison Collective’s goal is to give concierge level service and treat all clients as top priority. Call The Maison Collective today at 504-517-3939 or 504-799-1702 for your free real estate consultation. Or, visit them on the web at mc-nola.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/themaisoncollective.   RAE M. BRYAN, REVE REALTORS

Local realtor and Uptown resident Rae M. Bryan has been helping people find their dream homes and vacation properties for over 14 7 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

years in the New Orleans area. Working as a top tier producer with buyers, sellers, and investors, she is well regarded for her success in offering a smooth transaction and friendly, dedicated service to her clients. With a prior career in banking and finance, Rae is uniquely qualified to help clients with the full spectrum of their real estate transaction from beginning to end. Rae joined Reve Realtors in 2018 and has created an impressive team with member Breck Robinson. Breck brings expertise in marketing and business development to the team, contributing to even more successes over the last year. Rae specializes in unique historic properties, and both she and Breck have earned Historic House Specialist designations from the PRC. Should you need to buy, sell, or invest, reach out to Rae for local real estate expertise at 504-908-9155 or visit rae.reverealtors.com.  TOM BOOKHARDT, UNITED REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

Now is an ideal time to begin your next chapter with a new home— interest rates are currently between two and three percent for 15and 30-year fixed mortgages, lower than they’ve been in almost 50 years. Home buying is an exciting process made easier by a reliable, knowledgeable, and available agent. Owner and Manager of United Real Estate Partners, Tom Bookhardt has more than 13 years of experience helping local clients seamlessly navigate home purchases. Once a professional pastry chef and now a top-performing real estate agent, Tom and United Real Estate provide a recipe for success for New Orleans area buyers and sellers. In addition to working as an agent, Tom is also a Civil Law Notary Public and an owner/property manager with multiple rentals. Tom is uniquely qualified to provide buyers and sellers assistance with single family homes, bank owned assets, investment properties, multi-unit complexes, and commercial transactions. United Real Estate Partners is committed to both clients and community—agents are consistent donors to Autism Speaks® and the office participates with Jefferson Parish Pet Fest. For more information, visit NolaRealEstatePro.com, UnitedRealEstatePartners.com or call Tom at 504-305-4930 x101. NOLA HOME REALTY GROUP

Whether listing or buying, you want a realtor who prioritizes your needs, someone who gives you honest, reliable information and puts in the necessary hours that ensure the best possible outcome. This is why, time and again, home buyers and sellers seek NOLA Home Realty Group, the real estate brokerage owned by experienced, renowned realtors Liz Tardo and Melissa McClendon. With nearly 30 years of combined experience and numerous recognitions from regional publications and real estate organizations, Liz and Melissa go above and beyond for clients, whether being available at all hours to answer questions and guide the process or investing in an advertising and social media strategy that will get your property in front of thousands of potential buyers. Client- and community-driven, NOLA Home Realty Group members are active on boards and in community organizations while matching donations from each member’s commission checks back to local causes. For more information or schedule a consultation, visit nolahome.com or call 504-521-1100. NEW ORLEANS LUXURY LIVING

Gardner Realtors Elizabeth McNulty and Jennifer Cohn Nierman are the faces of New Orleans Luxury Living, a real estate partnership centered on exceptional properties and seamless transactions. They bring a tenacious work ethic and an ability to reflect the lifestyle of luxury real estate to every deal and every home. Featured on HGTV and in numerous publications and honored as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents, Elizabeth has extensive reach

SPONSORED as a member of Luxury Portfolio International and is able to show your home to over 30,000-net-worth buyers and sellers in 50+ countries. A New Orleans native, Jennifer knows this community and its neighborhoods exceptionally well. She and Elizabeth make the buying and selling process streamlined, stress free, and simple for clients by keeping up with market trends, paying attention to detail, and connecting clients with trustworthy, experienced experts. With a wealth of contacts and a magnetic social media presence, New Orleans Luxury Living offers an expansive network of followers. Find your next dream home with New Orleans Luxury Living— call Jennifer at 504-239-0058 and Elizabeth at 504-908-0289 or visit LuxuryRealEstateNOLA.com or jnierman.gardnerrealtors.com. GARY LAZARUS, RE/MAX NEW ORLEANS PROPERTIES

For Gary Lazarus, the role of an agent is not just to find and show houses, it’s to be a guide for the home buyer or seller, someone who can help set expectations, identify red flags, answer questions, and position the client to achieve their real estate goals. Gary’s background in construction helps inform his work in real estate, a career that began when he used his construction experience to purchase and renovate houses across New Orleans. As his buying experience grew, so did his desire to help others in his life who were looking to make a move or new investment. Being able to set realistic expectations by identifying potential home concerns upfront is part of what sets Gary apart. So is his desire to help others—Gary donates a portion of each commission check to an organization of his clients’ choice. For more information, visit GaryLazarus.com or call Gary at 504-864-2303. TERRENCE DAVIS, KELLER WILLIAMS

New Orleans native Terrence Davis took a unique path to real estate—the

former basketball pro learned during his years playing ball in Europe that real estate would be a wise investment for his earnings, and upon retiring from the game, he returned home and entered the market. Now with 14 years of real estate experience, Terrence is able to help clients with a variety of aspects of home buying and selling. In 2018, Terrence ranked in the top five national Keller Williams agents for units sold, evidence of the special touch he provides when listing. Terrence is often sought for his talent for home improvements—whether adjusting floor plans, suggesting renovations/additions, or simply updating a home’s landscaping, Terrence has a knack for knowing what people want and creating the comfort and image they desire in a home. As someone who has always enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life and who offers a competitive edge, Terrence is a real estate natural. For more information or to connect with Terrence, call 504-450-9003. MATTHEW GRASS, THE AGENCY

If you’re looking to buy or sell a property in New Orleans, choose an agent from a brokerage that sets them up for success—The Agency provides its team of agents and realtors with the tools and environment that make all the difference in providing an exceptional consumer experience. Owner/ Broker Matthew Grass founded The Agency because of his desire to help people—buyers, sellers, and agents—find success in a thriving New Orleans real estate market. By providing guidance and mentorship, a team-oriented environment, and the most up-to-date and powerful technological tools, The Agency ensures its team is well positioned to provide desired outcomes and seamless transactions for area buyers and sellers, from Greater New Orleans to Southeast Louisiana and, soon, Mississippi. With powerful marketing tools and techniques and real-time updates of the local market, The Agency stays ahead of the curve and can help you achieve


SPONSORED your real estate investment goals. To find or list a home, or for more information about joining The Agency, visit YourAgencyTeam.com or call 504-644-4127. LYNDA DEPANICIS, FINIS SHELNEUTT REAL ESTATE ENTERPRISES

A former award-winning behavioral health executive, Lynda DePanicis has always had a desire to help people. With a move into real estate nearly 30 years ago, Lynda found working to help people succeed both emotionally and financially to be a fulfilling dream come true. Now with almost three decades of real estate experience under her belt, Lynda has a long resume of real estate honors, including top rankings in the state and city and Platinum Club membership, among others. Her biggest honor, though, is the words of her clients, who describe her as positive and upbeat, impressive, strong, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. “Lynda truly listens to our desires—she worked incredibly diligently to identify homes that met them,” said one client. “Most importantly, she is someone we could trust,” said another. Whether buyers or sellers, Lynda is committed to doing her best for each client. She offers expertise buying and selling all over Greater New Orleans. To reach Lynda, call 504-583-8207.  ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW ORLEANS

Since 1977, Engel & Völkers has helped clients across the world “follow their dream, home.” In 2016, Engel & Völkers brought its wealth of experience and exceptional service to New Orleans with a knowledgeable team of local real estate advisors. Today, the brokerage operates two shops—one on Magazine and one in Metairie—that serve clients all across Greater New Orleans. Exceeding client expectations is the company’s passion, so it’s only natural they align with exceptional real estate professionals. These trusted advisors guide clients through their home journey with precise knowledge, distinguished care, and a bit of fun. Engel & Völkers New Orleans provides a real estate experience fit for the Big Easy—combining the company’s core values of competence, exclusivity, and passion with local New Orleans flair, its team of advisors creates an authentic and bespoke experience tailored to each client. Locally owned and globally connected, the brokerage allows for meticulous, white-glove service at every price point. For more information and to view listings, visit Engel & Völkers online at neworleans.evrealestate.com. LARA SCHULTZ, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES PREFERRED

Since 2005, Lara Schultz has focused on building dreams and rebuilding communities. The New Orleans native returned home immediately following Hurricane Katrina, when her family alone lost seven homes in neighboring St. Bernard Parish. She’s since contributed to the rebuilding effort there and across New Orleans in neighborhoods such as the Marigny, Bywater, Holy Cross, and Arabi, among others. Over her 15 years of experience, she has developed extensive expertise in the areas of firsttime homebuyers, new construction with an emphasis on rebuilding neighborhoods, and investment property. Evidence of her commitment to the community include her participation in the development of Dawgs in the Hood dog park in the Upper 9th Ward and Heights Trailhead Park in Arabi. She helped strengthen the new construction momentum in St. Bernard Parish by participating in the Sold on St. Bernard program with three area builders. She has twice been named to Berkshire Hathaway’s national top five percent and was this year named to the top one percent of America’s Top 100 Realtors and to CitiBusiness’s Book of Lists Top Realtors.  For more info and listings, call Lara at 504-338-2587.



The brand new Bella Ridge South Apartments in River Ridge offers another level of luxury with peace-of-mind living, better pricing, larger floor plans, and a free direct-access parking garage. This brand new community is only a 15-minute drive to downtown New Orleans.  From uniquely curated one- and two-bedroom apartments to thoughtfully selected amenities, Bella South has it all. Inside the apartments, 10-foot ceilings enlarge gourmet kitchens with custom-cut granite countertops and other designer finishes. Combine these luxuries with a soaking tub and separate shower in the master bathroom and expansive closets and you’re all set.  Within the community, residents can reserve cabanas at the pool and get poolside food delivery. Additionally, they enjoy working out in the state-of-the-art Strength & Wellness Center with free bike rentals. Residents can take their pups to the Bella Bark and Bath Park, featuring a cabana with phone charging ports, hoops and loops, and a dog wash station. Finally, residents can sprawl out in the outdoor relaxation space perfect for unwinding. To learn even more about Bella Ridge South, call 855-400-5104 or visit 1stlake.com/apartments/bella-ridge-south. Safe, socially distant, agent-guided tours are available. LUMINA APARTMENTS

Set in vibrant and stylish Mid-City and just steps away from the Lafitte Greenway, Lumina Apartments offers luxurious and spacious living spaces with sleek, modern amenities. Both one- and two-bedroom floor plans feature high ceilings and contemporary finishes, with designer touches including vinyl plank floors, spacious walk-in closets, pendant lighting and granite countertops. Got a roommate? The Lumina offers the space you need—huge bedrooms with walk-in closets and double-hung shelves and chefinspired kitchen with a custom designed table make Lumina your best choice for sharing costs without sacrificing space or style. Spread out even more by grabbing your laptop and heading to the posh clubroom, or work in the lounge with free Starbucks coffee. A resort-inspired pool and onsite 24-hour gym add to the luxury apartment allure. With popular restaurants and shops just a short walk away, Lumina is nestled in the heart of a thriving and active community. For more information and to set up an in-person or virtual tour, visit LuminaMidCity.com or call 504-608-5778. The Lumina is currently offering one month free with a 13-month lease. THE DELANEAUX APARTMENTS

All the luxury and amenities of Mid-City’s Lumina are coming soon to the Lower Garden District with The Delaneaux Apartments. This modern living community is designed to cater to your busy schedule and to ensure comfort, convenience and relaxation when you return home. Chef-inspired kitchens feature sleek, stainless steel appliances and custom island dining tables, and each floor plan is accented with contemporary finishes that set these spaces above all the rest. Amenities unique to The Delaneaux include a movie theater, a grand two-story clubroom and a resort-inspired pool, allowing residents to savor the rich history of their neighborhood whether inside their apartments or spending time with neighbors in communal spaces. The elegance of these spaces combines the beauty, distinction, and originality that make New Orleans an exceptional place to live with modern comforts and exquisite touches that create an unrivaled residential experience. For more information or to sign up for the VIP waiting list, call 504-841-9900 or email delaneauxmgr@greystar.com today. •


pristine coastal scenery of this natural wildlife habitat. During your stay, you’ll connect with the outdoors on a whole new level. And in doing so, you’ll be helping in the hotel’s conservation efforts to restore and maintain the beauty of this truly distinctive property. Each of the 350 non-smoking guest rooms, including 20 suites, weave comfort and sustainability with a contemporary flair. All rooms bring the outdoors in by providing guests views of either The Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby/Gulf State Park. At The Lodge at Gulf State Park, doing nothing is really something. Book your fall getaway today by visiting LodgeatGulfStatePark.com. NEWMAN-DAILEY RESORT PROPERTIES


Fall Weekends


hroughout 2020, the draw of the great outdoors has continued to pull Louisiana families out of their homes and into the beautiful landscapes that surround the region. From warm, sandy beaches to sweeping views of rural fields, rivers, and lakes, the Gulf South and Mississippi Delta provide a wide range of experiences. Even city’s offer escape from the daily grind with the rooftop pools and luxurious amenities of popular hotels as well as the exceptional food from restaurants creatively finding ways to serve up flavor and fun. Families and friends are continuing to find ways to safely socialize and embark on carefree weekend fun across the region. Romantic getaways are made easy with a stay at a historic inn, a well-appointed hotel, or a beachside home with Gulf views. Escaping into the quiet of a nature preserve or one of the area’s many waterways can also relax the mind and lift the spirit. Meanwhile, day trips to historic sites can deliver a greater appreciation for the land and its story. HEADING TO THE BEACH GULF SHORES & ORANGE BEACH

Rediscover your love for Alabama’s sugar-white sand beaches with a fall trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but they’re also expansive, allowing you to have plenty of space for fun in the sun while staying safe and healthy. Along with the beach, you can enjoy the great outdoors by kayaking the waterways, biking, fishing, golfing and more. Then, take your crew to one of the area’s many open-air restaurants serving everything from fresh Gulf seafood to burgers and beers. Lastly, don’t forget to book your accommodations early so you get your top choice. Learn more about Alabama’s beaches by calling 877-341-2400 or visiting GulfShores.com/back-to-the-beach. THE LODGE AT GULF STATE PARK, A HILTON HOTEL

Unlike regular beach hotels cluttered together along the coast, The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel is a unique destination on the Alabama Gulf Coast with nature at its doorstep. Located within the beautiful 6,150acre Gulf State Park, The Lodge at Gulf State Park provides well appointed accommodations with direct beach access, four dining options, 40,000 square feet of flexible event space, and miles of beach trails with the

As Louisianans seek ways to vacation safely, the team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is helping families get back to the beaches of South Walton, 30A and Destin, Florida. Newman-Dailey’s private vacation rental homes offer a safe option for a beach getaway. With the new enhanced sanitization and cleaning procedures, each rental is disinfected using CDC-approved cleaning agents, inspected and all high-touch surfaces re-cleaned. Whether celebrating an anniversary or birthday, simply craving beach time or looking for a new location to work from home or home school, Destin and South Walton’s beaches are open and Newman-Dailey has diverse collection of vacation rentals to suit families of all sizes. With Newman-Dailey’s Break Free special offer, guests who stay three nights or more qualify for 10% off their stay. Call 1-800-225-7652 or visit DestinVacation.com to learn more and become a Dailey Insider. PREMIER ISLAND MANAGEMENT GROUP

Make the most of the fall travel season with an escape to Pensacola Beach, Florida, and the properties of Premier Island Management Group. Situated just a few hours outside of New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Island National Seashore, this collection of vacation rentals includes beach homes, condos, and the acclaimed skyhomes of Portofino Island Resort where families enjoy the perfect balance of indulgence, natural beauty, and adventure. Northwest Florida’s premier beach vacation experience offers plenty to do: explore the Santa Rosa Sound on a kayak or paddleboard, surf the emerald green waters of the Gulf, soar through the sky under a parasail, or board Portofino I and watch curious dolphins play in the water. Whether you want to spend time at the beach with your family, children, spouse or friends, guests of all ages will enjoy the properties of Premier Island. More than just another fall vacation, this will be one to remember for a lifetime. Discover yours at PremierIsland.com or call 866-966-1420. SIGHT-SEEING AROUND THE SOUTH FROGMORE COTTON PLANTATION & GINS

A visit to the Vidalia/Natchez area is incomplete without experiencing all facets of the Delta lifestyle: gracious town homes of the Natchez elite and the cottonfields that created the area’s wealth. Explore Louisiana history and music with an experience unlike any classroom— take an unforgettable trip to Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, a Rand McNally “Must-See Site.” From September 15 through mid-November, the cotton harvest is underway, a sight to see. Visitors view an impressive, informative video before touring the computerized gin. An interactive, guided display illustrates the products derived from cotton and cottonseed, world production, and trivia facts. Call 318-757-2453 for times and dates to verify the modern gin operation. Additionally, the 1800-acre working plantation and computerized cotton gin offers a number of individual tours and specialty group tours involving professional videos, voices of former slaves, trials and triumphs MYNEWORLEANS.COM SEPTEMBER 2020 7 9

SPONSORED of freedom, music originating in the cotton fields, and today’s high-tech operation. Guided tours include eight of the 19 historical buildings on site, including a National Register steam cotton gin, furnished cabins, a hand-hewn church, and an authentic plantation store. For information, visit FrogrmorePlantation.com. MONMOUTH HISTORIC INN & GARDENS

Relax in luxury with a weekend trip to beautiful Natchez, Mississippi, where the Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens reflect all that is charming about historic Mississippi. Whether a romantic getaway or a muchneeded weekend escape, this renowned destination will delight the senses with its peaceful draw. A National Historic Landmark, the Inn offers guests gracious hospitality, luxury lodging, excellent cuisine, historic tours, and a colorful garden set across 26 acres. With two bassstocked ponds, guests can enjoy catch-and-release fishing along with birdwatching, croquet, and strolling the grounds. The early 19th-century mansion welcomes guests to walk into history with an ambiance reminiscent of a bygone age and period-furnished rooms and suites—with carefully integrated modern comforts—available in the main house or in any of the seven outbuildings. All guest rooms and suites have private baths, and some include a spa tub and a fireplace. In the evening, enjoy a mint julep or cocktail in the Quitman Study or Lounge with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at the award-winning, onsite Restaurant 1818. To explore the rooms and grounds and make your reservation, visit monmouthhistoricinn.com. ROYAL SONESTA NEW ORLEANS

Everyone deserves a break and an escape—book yours now and enjoy a free night at the landmark Royal Sonesta New Orleans, set in the heart of


the historic French Quarter. The resort-style, luxury hotel features freshly appointed guestrooms amidst the world class cuisine, unique shopping, and authentic cultural excursions of one of the nation’s most fascinating cities. To make your fall escape even easier, Royal Sonesta is offering a third night free when you stay for two. Whether you adventure out to experience the locale or stay on property to soak in the sun by the hotel’s outdoor heated swimming pool and Oasis pool bar, you will be sure to make the most out of your fall getaway. Book and stay by December 30, 2020. Visit Sonesta.com/ RoyalNewOrleans to book now (promo code: 3FOR2). Terms and conditions apply, and promo is based on availability. The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you. ESCAPING TO THE LAKE

Big Bay Lake is a one-of-a-kind planned community on one of Mississippi›s largest private recreational lakes. Located just outside of Hattiesburg, and only 90 minutes from New Orleans, Big Bay Lake blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Waterfront homesites are available for building custom homes and retreats starting at $70,000 and several resale homes are usually available for immediate purchase. Both the homes and homesites within this community provide unique opportunities to create the perfect home or weekend getaway. It’s time to relax, unplug, make memories and create new traditions at Big Bay Lake. Whether you are a boating or fishing enthusiast or just a family who loves to make a big splash, Big Bay Lake is simply about the lure of the water. Come enjoy sun-kissed, fun-filled days at Big Bay Lake, where the little things make life…“Big!” Call for a boat tour today at 877-4BIG-BAY or visit bigbaylake.com. •


Back to School


s families across New Orleans navigate the uncharted waters of a 2020-2021school-year—whether in-person or through virtual classes—one thing is certain: the show must go on. Education continues to be a top priority for citywide families, and area schools are taking the steps necessary to make sure children are receiving the instruction so integral to healthy living and growing. Whether hitting the books, the computer, or the sports field, opportunities for learning abound for area children, even in a pandemic. The city’s offerings for schools vary greatly, and families seeking specific options for curricula, extracurricular activities, and even spiritual guidance will find there are a wealth of options for kids of all ages. Whether you’re looking for Pre-K instruction, elementary learning, seamless K-12 transitions, high school programs, or college/university coursework, the following schools may speak to your family’s values. Additionally, health and shopping resources will help you get back-toschool ready. EARLY EDUCATION ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 63 years of experience in educating the mind, body, and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through Grade 8, offering ten+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on “Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character and Cultivating Leaders.” Faculty strive to teach each child in a manner that builds on his or her individual strengths, interests,

and abilities while at the same time fostering teamwork within the greater School community. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and information literacy skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports, and community service round out St. Andrew’s program. This year, virtual one-on-one tours and in person tours are available by appointment only. For more information, visit saesnola.org/admissions. JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans (JCDS) balances challenging academics with an enriching Jewish Studies program for children in Preschool through 6th Grade. At JCDS, each child is seen and each child is valued. With the benefit of small classes and differentiated instruction, kids find themselves meeting challenges that they never before thought themselves capable of tackling. Now more than ever, understanding the interconnectedness of the world is essential to preparing students for adulthood. By learning about Jewish identity and history, by learning about each person’s duty to make the world a better place (Tikkun Olam), and by participating in a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, JCDS graduates become better critical thinkers, better advocates for themselves, and better advocates for others. Alumni leave prepared to continue the scholarship, service, and leadership that have been the hallmark of the Jewish community of New Orleans for nearly 300 years. To learn more or schedule a tour, visit jcdsnola.org or email admissions@jcdsnola.org.



Ursuline Academy is an all-girls Catholic school offering a diverse educational environment from Toddler 1 through 12th grade. Founded in 1727, Ursuline Academy of New Orleans enjoys the distinction of being the first all-girls’ Catholic school in the United States. As girls progress through the academy, a highly interactive approach exposes them to increasingly complex concepts in STEM and the arts that go beyond learning the material. Ursuline girls learn to think creatively, articulate their ideas confidently and compassionately, and solve problems collaboratively. Ursuline’s all-girls’ environment empowers students to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zones and expand what they are capable of achieving. High School Open House (Grades 8-12) will be Thursday, October 22nd from 5 - 7 p.m. Elementary Open House (Toddler 1- Grade 7) will be Friday, October 23rd from 8:30 - 10 a.m. For more information, visit go.uanola.org or contact the Office of Admissions at 504-866-5292 or admissions@uanola.org. ARDEN CAHILL ACADEMY

Arden Cahill Academy combines a strong education with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment minutes from downtown. Nestled along Bayou Fatma in Gretna, the 12-acre campus currently serves students from six weeks in its Infant Center through High School. Arden Cahill Academy enrolled its first class of high school freshmen in August 2019 and is proud to continue its tradition of academic excellence and cultural enrichment through its college preparatory curriculum. Horse stables and a petting farm, a STEAM Lab, art studios, band and music rooms, and a 300-seat theater make the Arden Cahill Academy campus unique. The academy also hosts Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp.


For more information on face-to-face or virtual options for the 2020/2021 school year, please call 504-392-0902 or visit ardencahillacademy.com. Attend an Open House on October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Virtual or Private Tours will be scheduled by appointment. SECONDARY & HIGH SCHOOL MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY

The Mount Carmel Academy experience is filled with opportunities for each student to pursue her passions, uncover new talents, grow spiritually, and discover the person God created her to become. The challenging curriculum enables students to cultivate critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, weigh social and religious values, and prepare for higher education. A 1:1 MacBook program enhances instruction and offers powerful collaborative and in-class possibilities. Small class sizes (average of 15) ensure each student receives individualized attention while developing meaningful connections with her teachers and peers. As they navigate through a diverse selection of elective offerings and more than 50 extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to expand interests and become active participants in the community. Service to others is an integral part of a Mount Carmel education. Through hard work and reflection, students develop a deep respect for God, their families, and all of God’s creation. Teamwork and perseverance are found on and off the field on 26 teams in 11 sports. Mount Carmel’s Open House will be Thursday, October 8, 2020. For more information, visit mcacubs.com, call 504-288-7630, or email admissions@mcacubs.org.


The University of Holy Cross provides an atmosphere of learning and growth that not only expands the mind but also nourishes the heart. A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 65 majors and programs to more than 1,000 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience virtually and on a close-knit campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Healthcare, Counseling, and Nursing. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848. Located on the West Bank, minutes from downtown New Orleans, UHC offers an affordable, liberal arts education within a small, private university setting. For more information, visit go.uhcno.edu. HEALTH RESOURCES THE BLOOD CENTER

For a limited time, The Blood Center is screening all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. This free service informs the donor if they carry the COVID-19 antibody, which has been used via plasma transfusions to help critically ill patients battling the coronavirus. Scheduled donations are required to practice social distancing and insure a safe, stable blood supply. Results post three to five days after a completed blood donation. Following donation, donors need to visit TheBloodCenter.org and log into My Account for their results. Donors testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies may be eligible to donate

COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP). “We’ve seen promising results from patients who’ve received CCP, but there’s only a few recovered patients eligible to give at this time,” says Dr. Tim Peterson, Medical Director for The Blood Center. “The scarcity of donors with the COVID antibody make this test extremely beneficial to patient care.” Testing also provides statistics to the Louisiana Department of Health about what percentage of the population was exposed to COVID-19. To schedule your blood donation and help save lives, visit TheBloodCenter.org or call 1-800-86-BLOOD. CLOTHES, BOOKS & TOYS AURALUZ

For 50 years, locally based Auraluz has offered its children’s clothing, including its own Auraluz signature, hand-embroidered clothing brand. Auraluz is a one-stop-shop with items perfect for all occasions. Product offerings range from kitchen tools and home accessories to candles, locally themed items, personal care, dolls, plush, books and toys. You’ll also find one of the largest selections of Maison Berger/ Lampe Berger fragrance products at Auraluz. Centrally located in Metairie, just one block from Clearview and West Esplanade, Auraluz occupies a freestanding building with plenty of parking, which makes it a great spot for stress-free shopping. Auraluz also offers easy online ordering through ShopAuraluz.com (with baby-bridal-gift registry), convenient store pick-up, and virtual/ private shopping appointments. The store is open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Auraluz is located at 4408 Shores Drive in Metairie. For more information, call 504-888-3313 or visit ShopAuraluz.com. •



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6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR: UNCOVERING AMERICA celebrates the life and work of the Emmy Awardwinning filmmaker and literary scholar.






7am DEEPAK CHOPRA: BECOMING METAHUMAN 9am RICK STEVES’ TASTY EUROPE Travel expert and globetrotter Rick Steves eats his merry way through Europe. One delightful taste at a time, he shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent.

9pm RHYTHM, LOVE AND SOUL (MY MUSIC) In this concert special from 2003, Aretha Franklin and the late Lou Rawls welcome over 20 legends of R&B, Motown and soul, including Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, The Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, The Spinners, Edwin Starr and many more. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

2 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NOVA “Dog Tales” Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way, and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. 8:30pm NOVA “Cat Tales” Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?

7pm ABBA FOREVER: A CELEBRATION Celebrate the supergroup with Neil Sedaka, Donny Osmond, Tim Rice and the band members. The program features hits “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia!,” and includes original interviews and rare archival footage.







8:30pm RED, WHITE AND ROCK (MY MUSIC) Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music.


10pm AGING BACKWARDS 3 WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE The former ballerina uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement.


8:30pm MEMORY RESCUE WITH DANIEL AMEN, MD award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. 10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT

Noon FOOD FIX WITH MARK HYMAN, MD The #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps and more. 2pm 3 STEPS TO PAIN FREE LIVING 4pm MEMORY RESCUE WITH DANIEL AMEN, MD 6pm SUZE ORMAN’S ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE

7 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Cleveland” (Hour 2 of 3)

10pm AVETT BROTHERS: LIVE AT RED ROCKS The folk rock band performs at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado to a crowd of 9,000 fans. 11:30pm LONGEVITY PARADOX WITH STEVEN GUNDRY Watch a step-by-step approach to help you feel better and more youthful. Dr. Gundry also explores ideas on how to live a long active life and debunks five of the biggest aging myths.

8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Cleveland” (Hour 3 of 3)

2pm KEN BURNS: AMERICA’S STORYTELLER Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker. 4pm KEN BURNS: THE CIVIL WAR Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series from September 2015 with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires and others. Award-winning actor Sam Waterston, who provided the voice of President Lincoln in the original series, hosts.


9pm FAUBOURG TREMÉ: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS features a cast of local musicians, artists and writers who help share the history of the New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood. Directed by Dawn Logsdon and written by Lolis Eric Elie.


8pm RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW Celebrate the magic in this powerful and stirring reinvention of the groundbreaking show. Catapulting Riverdance into the 21st century, this new cinematic experience immerses viewers in the extraordinary energy and passion of Irish music and dance.

10pm POV “Portraits and Dreams” Former students reflect on visionary photos they made in the 1970s and their present lives.






6pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years. 8:30pm RED, WHITE AND ROCK (MY MUSIC) Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. 11pm CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, HEAL YOUR MIND WITH DANIEL AMEN, MD

7pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” (Part 1 of 4) explores the arduous battle that finally led to the passage of the 19th amendment. 9pm FRONTLINE “Policing the Police” 10pm HARBOR FROM THE HOLOCAUST 10:30pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Bombing Auschwitz” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY





7pm NOVA “Human Nature” 9pm HACKING YOUR MIND “Living on Auto-Pilot” (Part 1 of 4) Discover why it’s easy for politicians, marketers and social media companies to hack your mind, and find out how to hack your own mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends. 9:30am & 12:30pm ELINOR WONDERS WHY Geared to preschoolers, this animated series aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand and find answers using science inquiry skills.




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10pm HAWKING Trace Stephen Hawking’s great scientific discoveries and his rise to fame and superstardom.




and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals at the Palace. 9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ (Part 2 of 8) Victoria must decide whether to fight the Chartists with force or allow them to present their petition. 10pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘Et in Arcadia’ (Part 3 of 8) At Osborne House, Albert relishes the opportunity to spend time with the family away from London, but Victoria is desperate to get back to the Palace and the business of politics. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


NEW 7pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: HIGHER EDUCATION In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic what will the new school year look like for Louisiana university and college students? Post-secondary administrators and faculty discuss what changes may need to be incorporated during the upcoming academic year.

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7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT WYES’ weekly local restaurant, arts and entertainment discussion program is now in its 34th season. Host and producer Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes regular guests Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, plus new roundtable visitors every week. The program also showcases occasional performances by local musicians and presents local history features. Missed an episode? Watch it on YouTube at wyesondemand and at wyes.org.



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8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown’ (Part 1 of 8) Revolution sweeps across Europe


filled Kensington Palace, Lucy takes viewers behind the velvet ropes into each building’s most secret places.



12 SATURDAY 6pm LAWRENCE WELK: BIG CITY, U.S.A. 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Funny Business” Comedic stars Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Maya Rudolph learn about the struggles and hardships their ancestors overcame. 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “The Raconteurs/ Black Pumas” Nashville’s The Raconteurs spotlight their album Help Us Stranger; Austin’s Black Pumas perform songs from their self-titled debut.

8pm MASTERPIECE “Van Der Valk” ‘Love in Amsterdam’ (Part 1 of 3) Set in Amsterdam, the series follows the work of Commisaris Van der Valk (played by Marc Warren), a street-smart and unapologetic Dutch detective who navigates the lively and enigmatic city, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Photo Credit: © Company Pictures and all3media international 10pm THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1996)






7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Fort Worth” (Hour 1 of 3)


8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Fort Worth” (Hour 2 of 3)

5:30pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells in Corfu, Season 4” (Episode 3 of 6)

9pm JEWISH NEW ORLEANS explores the rich legacy and unique cultural expressions of Jewish life in the Crescent City. 10pm POV “Love Child”

HIGHLIGHT 6:30pm LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL PALACE SECRETS Join the popular royal historian for an exclusive tour of London’s most extraordinary palaces. From the forbidding Tower of London to glorious Hampton Court to treasure-

8pm FRONTLINE “Race, Poverty and the Pandemic” As streets across America erupt into clashes over racism during the coronavirus pandemic, Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker examines a connection between George Floyd’s death and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 deaths among African Americans. Photo Credit: REUTERS 9pm BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM Across Texas, an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. This film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. 10pm POV “Whose Streets?” Take an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, told by the activists leading the movement. 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

16 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ISLANDS OF WONDER “Madagascar” (Part 1 of 3) The three-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. 8pm NOVA “Secret Mind of Slime”


9pm HACKING YOUR MIND “Weapons of Influence” (Part 2 of 4)


10pm ISLANDS OF WONDER “Madagascar” (Part 1 of 3)

6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” (Part 2 of 4)


9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Romeo and Juliet” Experience Shakespeare’s classic as a ballet from choreographer Kenneth MacMillan performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest.






7pm THIS OLD HOUSE 7:30pm THIS OLD HOUSE 8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘Foreign Bodies’ (Part 4 of 8) When Albert leaves the Palace for Cambridge, Victoria faces the traumatic impact of a cholera epidemic on the streets of London.

10am KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS The series introduces viewers to female chefs who are making their mark on the city’s food scene with unforgettable and uncommon dishes. Pictured: Christie Plaisance of Bouligny Tavern




9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘A Show of Unity’ (Part 5 of 8) After an assassination attempt, the Royal household visit Ireland. Intrigue, conflict and romance all blossom during a stay at the Palmerston estate. 10pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘A Coburg Quartet’ (Part 6 of 8) A Georgian ball at the Palace could not come at a worse time as private pictures of the Royal family are made public. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY



19 SATURDAY 6pm LAWRENCE WELK: FASHIONS AND HITS THROUGH THE YEARS 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Grandparents and Other Strangers” Actor Andy Samberg and author George RR Martin explore their family histories, with new information uncovered through DNA analysis. 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Buddy Guy/ August Greene” 9pm PICNIC (1955) Stars William Holden, Kim Novak and Rosalind Russell. 11pm LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Shawn Mendes” In 2019, 750 fans gathered at 99 Scott, a raw industrial space in Brooklyn, to see singersongwriter Shawn Mendes play his most intimate show to date.

20 SUNDAY 6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 4” (Episode 4 of 6)



8:30pm BGR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT AWARDS 2020 Join the local Bureau of Governmental Research as it honors outstanding individuals who have worked to improve government in the New Orleans area. Produced by WYES, the show features BGR award winners for merit, innovation, lifetime achievement and citizenship.

7pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 4 (Part 1 of 4) Seven years into their marriage, Alan and Celia don’t see eye to eye. Alan’s brother, Ted, plans to visit from New Zealand. Tempers get frayed when money becomes the topic of conversation at Caroline and Gillian’s birthday celebration.

9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Now Hear This 2: Haydn: King of Strings” Host Scott Yoo and guest artists explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career.

8pm MASTERPIECE “Van Der Valk” ‘Only in Amsterdam’ (Part 2 of 3) A Muslim worker at an addiction clinic is found dead with a symbolic stab wound. Evidence

connects her to a rare books library and a Catholic nun. As investigators dig deeper, they enter a world of mysticism, alchemy and the occult. 10pm PICNIC (1955)

6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Celebrating Latino Heritage” One item appraises as much as $2.2 million, the highestvalued item in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW archive. 8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Best of 20” 9pm LOUISIANA ARTIST SPOTLIGHT In keeping with WYES’ long-standing tradition of supporting the arts community, the program highlights 13 talented Louisiana artists. 10pm POV “In My Blood It Runs” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


of romantic love during the Georgian and Victoria eras, including the novels of Jane Austen.

10pm BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE “Out of the Shadows/ Move On Up” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made — as well as the obstacles that remain. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.


6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ISLANDS OF WONDER “Borneo” (Part 2 of 3) takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth. In this episode, viewers explore Borneo. 8pm NOVA “A To Z: The First Alphabet” (Part 1 of 2) 9pm HACKING YOUR MIND “Us Vs. Them” (Part 3 of 4) 10pm ISLANDS OF WONDER “Borneo” (Part 2 of 3) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


8pm FRONTLINE “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” In the midst of an historic pandemic, surging unemployment and growing economic uncertainty, American voters will head to the polls this fall to decide whether President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will lead the country for the next four years. And as it has for






8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘A Public Inconvenience” (Part 7 of 8) 9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 3” ‘The White Elephant’ (Part 8 of 8) 10pm A VERY BRITISH ROMANCE WITH LUCY WORSLEY (Part 1 of 2) Celebrate love with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the seductive history of British romance, uncovering the forces that shaped ideals

7pm INFORMED SOURCES Now in its 36th year, the weekly news analysis program INFORMED SOURCES continues to offer viewers an in depth look into the important news of metro New Orleans and Louisiana. Repeats Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Missed an episode? Watch it on the WYES On Demand channel at YouTube.com and at wyes.org. Pictured: Host Marcia Kavanaugh and Producer Errol Laborde



every election since 1988, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed series “The Choice” will investigate the life stories of the two candidates: the roots of their drive to be president, the moments that shaped them, and the life method that has brought them to this point.

7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: HIGHER EDUCATION 9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Now Hear This 2: The Schubert Generation” (Part 2 of 3) Host Scott Yoo and young musicians celebrate the work of composer Franz Schubert. 10pm ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “London” (Part 1 of 3) 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY





6pm LAWRENCE WELK: THE FRENCH SHOW 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Reporting on the Reporters" 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Billie Eilish” 9pm HIGH SCHOOL HIGH (1996)

1:30pm KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS WYES’ new cooking series spotlights outstanding women chefs in New Orleans! Pictured: Jaimeé Greenleaf, Kelle Boyer, Becky Wasden of Two Girls One Shuck


















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6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 4” (Episode 5 of 6) 7pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 4 (Part 2 of 4) Alan and Celia’s relationship comes under increasing strain. Ted arrives with two young New Zealanders in tow. A giraffe turns up at Far Slack farm, creating anxiety for Gillian. As Judith looks to the future, John begins to look the other way. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Van Der Valk” ‘Death in Amsterdam’ (Part 3 of 3) An eco-fashion vlogger turns up dead during his video feed, and the case uncovers a bitter rivalry between two firms dedicated to ultra-green clothing. Piet and Dahlman confront the vengeful son of a corrupt cop they previously put away. 10pm HIGH SCHOOL HIGH (1996) 11:30pm ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER

28 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Fort Worth” (Hour 3 of 3)


29 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” (Part 4 of 4) 8pm PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debates” The first presidential debate will be held live at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 10pm BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE “Keep Your Head Up/Touch The Sky” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape-celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go.

30 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ISLANDS OF WONDER “Hawaii” (Part 3 of 3) takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth. In this episode, viewers explore Hawii. 10pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

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Raising the Glass Another Commander’s Wednesday I KNOW A WOMAN WHO TELLS THE STORY

that when she was a little girl, a long time ago, her family had a ritual of having dinner at Commander’s Palace every Friday night. “Oh no,” she and her siblings complained, “not Commander’s again.” That was long before an element of the Brennan family took over the restaurant and made it globally important. Back then Commander’s was just another neighborhood restaurant, albeit one in a fine mansion. That story comes to mind because lately I have found myself linked to a weeknight with the esteemed restaurant. Wednesday night has become Commander’s night. Granted the situation has changed. In a sense the restaurant comes to us. In an era in which virtually everything seems virtual, so too has the classic wine and cheese tasting, live from Commander’s.

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For a fee, viewers get three bottles of selected wines and two chunks of gourmet cheese delivered to them on the day of the webcast, or ready for pickup at selected locations. Friends gather in homes or other casual places and click on the webcast which is hosted by Dan Davis, who shuns the official title of sommelier in favor of “Wine Guy.” He tells us which wine we should sample with which cheese, like any wine guy should. One of the marvels of our era is that Zoom technology became widespread right around the same time that COVID-19 invaded. Each Wednesday there are a few hundred groups of people that have bought into the tasting. Through the magic of Zoom global cheese makers and wine producers willingly stay up very late to talk to us in America. One night there was a winemaker from Lithuania; another night someone from Greece and then Sicily.

Of course, there are always folks from France, generally prompting a discussion in our group on the proper way to pronounce the river “Loire.” On the other side of the globe, one evening a California cheese maker introduced us to her cows. Behind her was a lush green field, beyond that the Pacific Ocean. Weeks later that scene would be surpassed by some Greek dairy cows seemingly dancing for joy after being released from a barn to the adjacent field. Ti Martin and Lally Brennan, the restaurant’s proprietors are always there, costumed to the theme du jour, such as the circus or pirates, or, one night, in reference to the wines and to the specialty cheese, red, white and blue. The costuming is a mixed success with none beating Executive Chef Tory McPhail and his wife Brit who Zoom from home with the culinary benefit of a dish he has created. On the night of the pirate theme, both dressed accordingly, with Brit having the extra advantage of an optional hook for a hand. That same night, Ti Martin made her pirate debut by adding a handlebar moustache, which she later complained made wine drinking difficult. There is always an interlude with a band, though musical sound quality is not Zoom’s biggest success, but it is the beat that counts. As the hour passes, Zoom manages to shift to shots of those gathered at various places; this being the modern version of people-watching at a time when we are not supposed to be close to people. There is the inevitable wine talk in which we are told to exercise our taste buds for the likes of apple, mango, lime, pomegranate, gooseberry (yes, “gooseberry”) or whatever. (My quest for a hint of green M&Ms remains unfulfilled.) There is also informality to the webcast, which is just as well; the art of tasting wine and cheese demands time for intramural discussions (gooseberry?) or at least for asking for refills. By 8 p.m. another Commander’s evening is over. Comedian W.C. Fields once said, “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” We all have until the next Wednesday to experience that. •




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