Guardian of the Groove
festive wear for festival frolicking
Eric Javitz bucket hat at Saks Fifth Avenue; Battenberg purple bralette and Venture rope pendant at Free People New Orleans; pearl set stone pendant at Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
French Quarter Fest:
Dates: April 9-12
Location: French Quarter
Top 3 Music Recommendations: Bonerama; The Tin Men; Kristin Diable (see interview pg. 24)
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce; Slow Roasted Duck Po-Boy; Pulled Pork over Roasted Corn & Cheese Grits
At Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: Military Jacket, embroidered peasant blouse, pearl set stone pendant, embroidered studded belt and “The Cut Off” distressed jean shorts; Metal Saber hat and Venture rope pendant at Free People New Orleans; blue monogrammed MGM mini backpack at Saks Fifth Avenue.
XCVI fringe cardigan and cropped cargo pants with Ash suede high tops and Bronze Ray-Ban aviators at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Cristy Cali Collections New Orleans Collage sterling silver band available at Adler’s
Free People open-side romper, Galoon lace racerback and Sienna embroidered crossbody bag at Free People New Orleans; Oliver Peoples sunglasses at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; brass chain necklace and bone stud leather bracelet at Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; Times Deux by Chrstyn Randon-Bethune rose gold wire and agate bracelet at SöPö Southern Posh.
Festival International de Louisiane
Dates: April 22-26
Location: Downtown Lafayette
Top 3 Music Recommendations: Official Big Freedia After Party; Grupo Fantasma; The Figs
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Fried Eggplant Seafood Volcano; Beignet Fries; Crawfish Nachos
“Lexa” ruched maxi dress with key-hole back in abstract woodgrain print by Alice + Olivia at Saks Fifth Avenue; sustainable sterling silver Louisiana alligator tooth jewelry by Ginja Moseley at Weinstein’s; turquoise and brass beaded bib necklace at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
Made & Crafted Levi’s “Boxshirt” and Marker Tapered “Freeway” jeans, Tchoup Industries woven Panel Canvas Fanny Pack with built-in bottle opener and loop for sunglasses or keys, St. Claude “Victory” and “T-Rex” necklaces, Times Deux hand-made Strata Rope Cuff and TIM-Trois rope blue Druzy Quartz pendant, all at SöPö Southern Posh; Sorel lined mud boots at Jean Therapy.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Dates: April 24-May 3
Location: New Orleans Fair Grounds
Top 5 Music Recommendations: The Who; “Dr. John: Off Da Hook!”, a Louis Armstrong Celebration; Sturgill Simpson; Juvenile & Mannie Fresh; Royal Teeth
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Boudin Balls: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy; Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patties and Crawfish Beignets
“Guarda” luxury cork umbrella at Queork; Ali-Ro yellow snap front rain jacket at Saks Fifth Avenue; Spectacles dress by Poridge over Nadia Tarr striped halter top at SöPö Southern Posh; Louisiana outline pendant by Cristy Cali at Adler’s and CristyCali.com; Hunter rain boots in Clementine Gloss at Jean Therapy.
XCVI fringe cardigan and cropped cargo pants, Young Wild & Free T-shirt, Italian carved wood necklace by alisha.d at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; Metal Saber hat at Free People New Orleans; Cristy Cali New Orleans Collage sterling silver band at Adler’s and CristyCali.com; sustainable Louisiana alligator cuff bracelet by Ginja Moseley at Weinstein’s.