Simonette Berry - Welcome to Simonette's Studio
Simonette has written about art, food, travel, style, and Louisiana culture for Our Louisiana Magazine (formerly Louisiana Homes and Gardens Magazine) since 2006. Check out her work at or go to the links below.

Simonette's work is also featured in the anthology New Orleans, What Can't Be Lost, edited by Lee Barclay and published by UL Press. Find a link to the book's webpage and an excerpt from her essay about New Orleans facades here: She is currently working on her first book.

New Orleans What Can't Be Lost
New Orleans What Can't Be Lost
Find Simonette Berry's essay "Offerings" among the stories and traditions cataloged in New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost. The eighty eight stories are for each key of the piano, singing a love song to the city after Katrina. Alongside Christopher Porché West's alluring black-and-white photographs, New Orleans' culture bearers pay tribute to the city they call home. From Storyville to the Super Bowl, from cover to cover are found Pulitzer Prize-winning writers--four of them gathered on these pages; Creole chefs; float and costume designers; a break-acrobat flipping forward over tourists lying on the pavement like matchsticks across from Jackson Square; Black Mardi Gras Indians; parade captains; musicians; protectors of the city's historic landmarks; writers of its poems and articles and novels and plays; and those who pass down traditions in the performance of New Orleans culture.
The Louisiana Book Festival
The Louisiana Book Festival
Simonette, Jason Berry, and editor Lee Barclay on a panel for New Orleans What Can't Be Lost at the 2011 Louisiana Book Festival.
Our Louisiana Magazine
Our Louisiana Magazine
Read about Louisiana food, people, places, art, and culture in the latest Our Louisiana Magazine, a monthly publication. Flip to the Foodie's Corner to check out the latest in Louisiana cuisine trends, or to the Art section where Simonette features several local artists per issue. "Like" Our Louisiana on facebook at or subscribe at

To read Simonette's work, check out her Blog for the most current articles or click on the links below to read archived articles on Our Louisiana Magazine's website :

terrance osborne.pdf (PDF — 3 MB)

Click here to read about Terrance Osborne's journey to the top and his best-selling official Jazz Festival Poster in "Rising Above the Waterline," the cover story of the April 2012 issue of Our Louisiana Magazine

Jazz Fest Moments.pdf (PDF — 481 KB)
Click here to read about four New Orleans photographers continuing a legacy begun by greats like Michael P. Smith and Herman Leonard, and get a peek at their most memorable Jazz Fest moments.

Saints and Sinners.pdf (PDF — 754 KB)
Does the Catholic Guilt Fairy rule your divine indulgences, or do you dine on the dark side? Either way, you don't have to sacrifice taste to the dessert gods. Click here to read about the sweetest treats for both saints and sinners in Louisiana.

The Haunted Table.pdf (PDF — 2 MB)
Louisiana is a harbor for lost souls, especially those who are already dead. In a state famous for its food, naturally the best restaurants are haunted. Read more about the ghosts that haunt Louisiana's  tables here.

Read about a church built by a rebellious French radical priest in 1842, the story of a small Cajun congregation growing through the ages, and this church's connection to the author's own family.

A Conversation with the Man in the Moon: William Joyce and “The Guardians of Childhood”:

The Illuminated Landscape: Green Art at the Voodoo Experience

Root Riot: Bob's Tree Preservation:

Art Walk: Celebrating Louisiana's Visual Artists:

Following the Music: Dancing in Louisiana

Lens on the Horizon: The Photography of Chipper Hatter

En Masque: Eco-Friendly Costuming

Voice of the Wetlands: Louisiana's Musicians Fight for Change

Inside the Interiors of Ty Larkins

Into the Woods: The Art of Tanner

Points of Brilliance: Louisiana's Colored Pencil Artists

The Good Life: Life is Good at Geaux Jake

Captured in Time: Photography by Scarlett

Love Under the Oaks: St. Martinville, Louisiana:

A Stroll Through History: A Walking Tour of New Iberia

Fun in the Sun: Arts and Crafts at the 2008 Jazz and Heritage Festival

Passe Partout: All Wood Handmade Furniture

Fresh Art in the Big Easy

Catching the Light

A Walk to Remember: An Enchanting Stroll through the Ages at Longue Vue Gardens

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