Author: Photos by Sara Essex Bradley

Couture in Store

Claudia Croazzo Anyone who has walked past Claudia Croazzo on Magazine Street has likely noticed its eye-catching window displays. Minimalist, yet bold and often cheeky, the displays feature wigged mannequins bedecked in Croazzo’s daring creations. The 1,570-square-foot boutique and fashion…

YNOT Indeed

Tony Bertucci (pictured along with his son), owner and mastermind behind NOLA Flyboarding and YNOT Dock, envisioned a place where the young and young at heart could eat, drink, and play while revitalizing the historic Lakefront in eastern New Orleans.…

Welcome Home

A portrait of Gertrude Gardner hangs in the newly restored, circa-1871 offices of Gardner Realtors. The building began as newspaper offices in Carrollton. Entering Gardner Realtors’ newly renovated offices on Maple Street, you’ll see a decidedly residential space. A cream-colored…

All Buttered Up

Created in 2014 as a retail offshoot of the local wholesale company Supreme Specialty Foods, Beyond the Equator has tapped into a growing market of health-conscious eaters, including those with food allergies and sensitivities, along with those always in search…

Re-Born on the Bayou

Here in Louisiana, we’re known for a wide array of culinary delights (including everything from boiled crawfish to bananas foster), but one thing you’d never think to put on that list is caviar. Now, three culinary entrepreneurs, Alden Lagasse, Amy…