Clockwise from top left: Will Montague; courtesy of Sucre; Berit Baugher; courtesy of Tops Malibu.
New Orleans is in the swing of celebration season and don't we wish we were all there together? Though it's a little late to book a flight down South, we can still party with the best of them. Gather up a few friends and a fistful of disposable beads. A laissez les bons temps rouler attitude and a few more finds are all you need to throw a New Orleans-style jazz brunch.
First thing's first, a jazz brunch calls for majorly good tunes – of the toe-tappin', head noddin' variety.
Pull out anything and everything you own in purple, green, and gold. Add a mask or some beads for extra pizzazz, and then protect your ensemble with a ticking stripe apron made by New Orleans local Juley Lee.
The preferred confection of Mardi Gras season. Sucre's is a refined version of the traditional Danish-like pastry. One lucky reveler will find a tiny plastic baby in their slice; next year's cake is on them!