Category Archives: Home Décor

Ethical Shopping

Author and journalist Stephanie Hepburn has founded Good Cloth, an ethical online clothing shop, as her way to make change in the garment industry and spread awareness on the topic of labor exploitation in a positive way. The shop includes designers who equally care about aesthetics, ethical sourcing and supply chain transparency.

More top picks from the craft booths at the first weekend of Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz Fest’s funky spirit is alive and well in the craft tents. This weekend’s lineup of art work, decorative accessories, jewelry and home decor is worth a detour from the music stages and food booths. So add shopping to the list of don’t-miss events at the Fair Grounds.

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A turret condominium in a New Orleans mansion is one family’s castle. Times-Picayune

When Libby Love and her toddler son, Tyler, moved from Austria to New Orleans in 2007, they lived down the street from a mansion with a turret. “I thought it was a cool house and wondered who lived in it,” Love said.

So when a for-sale sign went up, Love, a yoga teacher, thought it would be fun to check it out. She found that the Lower Garden District mansion had been divided into condominiums, with the turret its own home, a sort of “vertical shotgun,” Love said. The three-story condo seemed just perfect for her and her young son.

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Chairs to brighten your pool and patio. Times-Picayune

One strong decorative element can liven up the design of an entire pool or patio area. These colorful, weather-resistant chairs provide stylish additional seating outdoors during the spring and summer, and can then spread a little sunshine indoors during the offseason.

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