Labors of Love - May 2020

Fashionable Masks

  I’ve worn mine to brave the grocery, to visit, but not hug, the grandkids and to comfort a friend, who on Mother’s Day, got a call saying that after a long brutal battle, COVID-19 finally defeated her son. My…

Skincare Company Pivots to Hand Sanitizer

Amidst feelings of anxiety, mourning, frustration and uncertainty, the founders of Amber House, a New Orleans-based skincare company, wanted to find something positive to do for the community. “We started to think what good can we offer in this time,”…

Jefferson Chamber’s Bites for Knights

  To show appreciation for all of the first-responder heroes of COVID-19, the Jefferson Chamber Foundation — a charitable foundation that supports the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce with beautification initiatives, professional development and leadership programs — has created the Bites…

Live Oak Cafe

  Mother’s Day is traditionally one of the restaurant industry’s biggest days. Last year, Live Oak Cafe was jumping. The music was humming, and wall-to-wall customers were delightfully devouring shrimp and grits, sweet potato bacon Benedict, and raspberry dream pancakes.…

Bread & Roses

  I’ve been baking bread for nearly five decades. I love the rhythmic zen of kneading. I have a special bowl for proofing and a dedicated heating pad to aid the process. I enjoy the gentle shaping of the loaves,…