Long time friend and super talented photographer Zack Smith recently opened his brand new studio space and gallery off of historic Magazine St. Zack has come a long was since we first met and he’s the epitome of professionalism and hustle. Zack has photographed and captured every inch of New Orleans and shares his passion for image making through his many workshops and his editorial work.
Located in the riverbend, uptown on Magazine St, Potence Collective (5700 Magazine Street) is a center for healing through the arts. As a “Medicinal Artist Collective Gallery”, Potence Collective IS a collective that includes works of at by Paraph Studio (stain glass artist), Isla Moon (painter), & Teragram Design (jewelry design), wrapped up in an eclectic, inviting, and spiritual space.
It's been years, and I mean years since I had a really nice pair of sunglasses. Whether it's giving them away to friends and family in need or losing them after a long days at musical festivals, somehow or another, I've never respected them. Shame on me for not willing to adult. I recently gave my last pair away to a friend, and led me to ponder my ways and resolve to being a better friend to my vision and my sunglasses.
Rouler Cycling has just brought their "Worship The Bike" ethos to the CBD. The bicycling centric cafe soft opened earlier this week and have put a significant stake in the ground as a true community hub.
Vintage as of late has become my jam. Whether it’s vintage film cameras and vinyl, vintage is where it’s at these days. I have to admit I’d prefer coping a great vintage pair of boots and jeans from a spot like our latest feature, Blue Dream Vintage Boutique, as opposed to any other big box or huge retailer around town.
Nestled in the heart of Uptown on Lowerline St., Neon Heart is a curated cornucopia founded by one of the coolest couples I know.
Warby Parker is a business phenomenon that truly stands alone. A pioneer in the optical marketplace where their brand and company continues to grow. Last week Warby Parker opened their 12th US location and Frame Studio in New Orleans with a smile.
Change is happening everywhere you look in New Orleans. This is no more evident than Uptown in the Lower Garden District. Just last week our good friends Tchoup Industries (handmade bags), DVRA (tropically inspired bags), and the underground record label Disko Obscura, finally opened there first shared outpost in one of most exciting areas in Nola.
When New Orleanians have had enough of the city, there's a ton of options for us to just get out. Whether it's north, west, east, and of course south, each direction would offer an escape from your world here. Our newest series "60 mins. from Nola" will highlight events, towns, shops, and places within an hour of New Orleans where folks can get away without taking a vacation day.
It's been nearly 30 years since the Poydras Street and Julia Street Wharfs were knocked down and transformed into "The Riverwalk Marketplace" directly after the 1984 World's Fair. Over the years, I have to admit that as a local I'd visited The Riverwalk less than a handful of times. Once or twice as a teenager I swung by the Abercrombie there years ago, and most recently checked out the Southern Beverage Museum. That's the extent of my experience with the original Riverwalk.