Louisiana Local: The Southern Hotel

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Louisiana Local: The Southern Hotel’s Cypress Bar Whether you need to rejuvenate or you’re simply looking for a charming place to unwind, the Southern Hotel in downtown Covington has room for everyone. The hotel first opened in 1907 as a relaxing retreat for visitors to re-energize and rest. The hotel was home to travelers in […]

4 Recipes Perfect for the 4th of July

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There’s no better way to wish America a Happy Birthday than by hosting a barbecue for your family and friends. We’ve rounded up four of our favorite recipes perfect for your Fourth of July celebrations.  1 Grilled Wagyu Burgers The classic American go-to for backyard barbecues – kicked up a notch! The incredibly tender and […]

Top 5 Things to Consider When Building Your Outdoor Living Space

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Your outdoor kitchen is a place to spend more time with family and friends, relax, eat and enjoy a glass of wine. Building and designing this outdoor space is fun and exciting but it also requires a lot of planning. Keep in mind the following considerations for creating an ideal space suited for your lifestyle […]

5 Fresh Spring Cocktails

5 Fresh Spring Cocktails

Spring has sprung and we could not be more excited! This gorgeous, mild weather may be fleeting here in Louisiana but we are here for it and intend to enjoy it to our fullest capacity! Spring weather means more sunshine, more pool time, and more time with friends. So, stock up on some fresh fruit […]

9 Wine Pairings with Your Favorite Nola Classics

If there are two things New Orleans does best, it’s food and wine. Influenced by a variety of cuisines, including French, Spanish, African, and Native American, Louisiana is the home to the most flavorful and distinctive cooking in the world. These wine pairings complement and enhance the flavors of each cajun classic.  1 CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE […]

How to Style Your Planter

You’ve picked the perfect planters. Round, concrete pots for a sleek and versatile look. Sculptural and angular for a modern look. Or Terracotta or an earthy, natural look. But now what? What plants will last in Lousiana humidity and heat and how should you arrange them? It can be intimidating when it comes to designing […]

5 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space More Cozy

Blurring the lines between your indoor and outdoor living is key when it comes to creating a cozy space. Your outdoor space should feel as warm and inviting as your living room. Once you’ve chosen your furniture and arranged it for optimal conversation, it’s time to style. These five tips will help create a warm, […]

Our 15 Favorite Grills & Ovens

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The grill is the cornerstone of the kitchen and should be as reliable and durable as it is beautiful. Each of our grills is hand picked for what they have to offer in terms of functionality, the highest quality materials, and design.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite grills to really take your […]

6 Ways to Boldly Punctuate Your Space

Your home tells a story about who you are. Your personality should shine through your design and style. Articulate your personality by making a statement with a fabulous piece of furniture, compelling decor, or a splash of color. However you choose to make a statement, it should be the focal point of your room or […]

Take Wine and Cheese Night to the Next Level

Wow your guests with a perfectly curated and expertly accessorized charcuterie board. Follow these four easy steps to upgrade wine and cheese night.  1 Start with a stunning foundation Perfect for serving artisan cheeses, savory charcuterie, and indulgent confit.  2 Choose the Right Glass Whether you serve Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, or Champagne, sleek stemware elevates the […]