Food & Drink

Mother’s Day catered home parties will be big in Baton Rouge this year

Plenty of families will be hitting their favorite eateries this weekend to toast Mom, but a growing number of others have gone a different route: hiring caterers or picking up prepared to-go items for private celebrations at home. The pandemic seems to have accelerated an already growing trend of using such resources for small dinner parties and family gatherings, say local professionals. “I’ve definitely had more calls for events at…

Style & Home

Sometimes, the best way to decorate a kid’s room is to let them make it their own

Meghan Daniel’s Instagram is a color lover’s dream. Warm reds, cozy pinks and bright greens dot each square, as her maximalist-inspired rooms come to life on the screen. Recently, a new room has been featured on her page. It belongs to her 5-year-old daughter, Alice. Meghan and her family moved into their new house in early 2020, and they took their time on the many repairs the house needed, including…

Things to do

May 2021 calendar of events

1 CELEBRATE YOUR MAMAS Head to the Louisiana Culinary Institute to treat your mom to a Mother’s Day Tea Party. Chef Jeanne Mancuso will take you and your mom through the kitchen to learn how to make blueberry scones, chicken salad and more—a perfect gift from sons and daughters. lci.edu 1 LET’S PLAY BALL Bring out your best purple and gold outfits and support the Tigers as they host Arkansas…

Our City

Local music professor builds a business out of crafting delicate reeds for oboe players

To the uninitiated, the oboe is just another instrument in a symphony orchestra. But to insiders, it’s equal parts challenging, quirky and beautiful. So pure is its pitch that orchestras begin their tuning process to the oboe’s A note. Mellow and slightly nasal, the instrument has been described as resembling a duck—if that duck were a songbird. But to tease out the oboe’s unique sound, several factors must converge, and…