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Meet: Nars lip pencils. It will take you from “Oh you look cute” to “Oh! you look fab!” I suggest puckering up for this corally summer shade.

Eat: Mac & Bleu at St. James Cheese Co. The nod to jazz fest’s, Fleetwood in the description is an accurate forewarning that this isn’t your mother’s mac & cheese. (I think their mac variation changes weekly, but I’m sure you can’t go wrong with any rendition).

Jet: Did you know MSY now has direct flights to Mexico? Aero Mexico will depart Nola at 2:10 PM and arrive in Cancun by 4:25 PM. It probably takes longer than that to commute to the burbs on a Friday.

Dwell: The unspeakable I would do to get a Carolyn Evans in my abode. A recent exhibit at Cole Pratt had this beauty on display.

Laugh: Middle Class problems. Emotional photos and twitter cut to the core of societies’ biggest challenges.

Emily Carrere keeps New Orleanians au courant with her Et cetera column on NolaVie. Send her your must-haves and just-discovered at


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