Author: Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Stage Change

Since opening in February 2019, The Fillmore has filled the second floor of New Orleans’ Harrah’s Casino with top live music acts, including The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Lizzo and Willie Nelson. Since the pandemic, however, the 22,000-square-foot space’s music…

Play to Learn

Part of a national network created to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a message of global acceptance for all, GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans is the 50th location of the GiGi’s Playhouse network. Operating out of…

The Space and the Gear

Celebrating its second anniversary this month, Scale Workspace’s creative coworking community is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, designers and developers. The two-story, roughly 10,000-square-foot building, located just one block from the National World War II Museum, is home…

Muffuletta in the Making

California Sicilian-style green olives are the main ingredient of the Perrone & Sons olive salad, which remains one of the top sellers among the now over 7,000 products offered by the family-owned company that started with Progress Grocery in 1924.…

Beautiful Bends

  Whether used to tell a story, or simply to add to the beauty of a home or business, stained glass is an artform artisans spend years learning and perfecting. Seen here, Elise Thomas, an artist at Attenhofer’s who…

Water Watchers

Every Tuesday for the past 20 years, Pontchartrain Conservancy (known as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation prior to a rebrand on June 24) has been sending water quality scientists out to 12 area recreational sites to take water samples that…

Beauty in the Details

When the Peiffer family went looking for expert help to bring the original glory back to their 6,000-square foot Lower Garden District home they turned to Robert Wolfe Construction, a historic construction specialist based out of Gretna. For one of…

The Bread Boom

DRIVEN BY A DESIRE TO BRING OLD WORLD-STYLE BAKING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS, Sean O’Mahony and his wife, Chamain, opened Breads On Oak at 8640 Oak Street in Uptown in June of 2012. The artisan, 100% plant-based bakery and cafe…

Changing More Than Lightbulbs

THE BASICS MISSION Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in person, one household at a time. Volunteers install free, energy- efficient lightbulbs, rain barrels and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass…

Empowered for Employment

When you know you look good you feel like you can do anything — including get that job that will get you on your feet and keep you there. From providing a complete interview look and work appropriate attire at…

Hey Good Lookin’

Since its beginning inside a log cabin in the French Quarter in 1935, Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines has grown to include an international ecommerce presence and two retail stores in New Orleans. One of the things that hasn’t changed in…

A Family Affair

Imagine a small 3-year-old girl full of hope and endless possibilities. Now, imagine that same child, due to hard luck and unforeseen circumstances, sleeping in a car and living on the streets of New Orleans. Statistics show she’ll be sick…

The Royal Touch

In the boisterous world of Carnival parades, Royal Artists Inc. is perhaps the biggest player you’ve never heard of, but it hasn’t slowed them down one bit. This season, the 45-year-old firm realizes its highest-profile role yet: float builder for…

Adorning Dixie

Owner and chief creative officer of Crystal Clear Creative, Kellie Mathas (left), worked alongside her lead project designer, Jared Carroll, and Tanya Birch, head of Dixie Retail Operations, to craft the new Dixie Brewery Museum. Located on the second floor…

Event: ACG Louisiana Capital Connections

Chris Snyder, Allen Frederick and Paul Patrick   Wednesday, October 16 | The Roosevelt New Orleans Along with networking, educational events, deal making, and access to capital, ACG Louisiana Capital Connection welcomed keynote speaker Frank Abagnale, Jr. Abagnale’s story inspired…

Event: Biz 5 Year Anniversary

Kim Singletary and Kelly Massicot   Thursday, October 10 | Ernst Café Members from throughout the business community, along with past and present staff of the magazine, gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Biz New Orleans Magazine at a…