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Editor's note: Peace of mind

Autumn is my all time favorite season. It (ultimately) brings a welcome change in temperature, the excitement of a new school year, football mania, the lead-up to the holidays—and all the holiday hustle that accompanies them. Along with busy schedules and all that excitement comes the need to pay close attention to our stress levels and do everything we can to keep our lives calm. Our October features focus on self-care, home organization, and achievable strategies you can use to manage your anxiety level and regain control during a very busy time. Pharmacist and self-care strategist Dr. Alisha Reed presents a step-by-step self-care action plan heading towards holiday frenzy. We’ve also spoken with experts from local organizations to find out what services they offer and helpful tips for keeping the home in good shape. they were We are excited to introduce you to the new How to Host page from talented interior designer Jenny Voorhoff. Jenny and her family recently moved to their New Orleans home from NYC and we couldn’t be happier that they are back. You can find Jenny’s cool projects on the pages Architectural DigestAnd the Beautiful house and many national publications. Halloween costumes, accessories, and decorations fill our fashion pages for some spooky fun and mystical inspiration. And wait until you learn more about Cajun Caviar in our Eat and Drink column. You’ll love the mating and smart dating lesson. The change maker this month is the CEO of the Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation, Christina Adrini. With an emphasis on inclusivity, and as the only accredited water school in the state, the Jai Bhakti community works to make the practice accessible to everyone – from children with special needs to veterans with PTSD. for more than 25 years, the way Honor local activists and their impact on society with our annual Activist Awards. If you know a suitable person and would like to submit a nomination, please visit our website and fill out the form. We hope your month is full of joy, peace and endless fall fun. cheers! Andy Meyer, Editor

on the cover From left: Dr.. Zoe Larned – Ochsner Cancer Institute, Presenting Sponsor; Missy Lindsey – 2022 Cure by Design Gala Chair; Mrs. Gail Benson Recipient of the Heart and Soul Award 2022; Dr. John H. Stewart, IV (Founding Director, LSU-LCMC Cancer Center) – Honors in Therapy; Mariana Williamson (Valero) – the hero of the cure Honoré

Photo by Jeffrey Johnston
Shot at the Patrick F. Taylor Hope.

Cure by Design New Orleans unites the community behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from cancer. Join the support of the American Cancer Society in the first event of the season, Cure by Design New Orleans Gala presented by the Ochsner Cancer Institute, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Mardi Gras World. The event starts with a cocktail hour from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a champagne lounge and entertainment by Truffle Honeys and Oui Dats. The party, hosted by local favorite, Garrett Hartley, and Fox 8 Anchor, Kelsey Davis, will start at 8:00 p.m. and go into the night, ending at 11:00 p.m. Cure by Design proceeds will directly benefit Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, located on River Road in New Orleans. Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information about the event, please contact Andrea Lockwood at