Fantastically Fontainebleau

  The New Orleans neighborhood of Fontainebleau is a mainly residential area. Their commercial businesses are largely located in the same spot – which is great for your one-stop shopping! You can find the majority clustered all in at Calhoun and Claiborne. Here are my current top 3!   Elio’s Wine Warehouse Elio’s Wine Warehouse has been… Read more »

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

There are plenty of places in New Orleans to buy a beautiful Christmas tree. I crowdsourced the very best people I know (meaning all my Facebook friends) & asked where their favorite spots were. Here are the top 3!   Perino’s Garden Center While Perino’s Garden Center is in Metairie, they have been a staple for… Read more »

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Celebration in the Oaks!

Lights! Ornaments! Marshmallows!  Celebration in the Oaks is a long standing tradition in New Orleans. There are plenty of natives who will tell you about when you could drive through all the lights in City Park. (I gotta say, it was really nice & I do miss it. hint, hint City Park, we want more… Read more »

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Intoxicating Irish Channel

The Irish Channel neighborhood has a rich history. A large portion of its boundaries were the City of Lafayette, before being annexed into New Orleans. Current day, it’s a very hip, walkable area where you’re going to know all your neighbors. There are plenty of brand new builds that has some old school residents who… Read more »

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Prospect 4 – Round 1

  Every 3 years, Prospect New Orleans has city wide art displays. The venues for the art range from public areas to local art museums and galleries. Quoted from their site, “Prospect introduces audiences to the richness of New Orleans culture as seen through the eyes of artists.”     To get a better feel for… Read more »

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Lovely Lakeview

For new people rolling through the neighborhood of Lakeview, they might believe this is a newer section of town. That is due to the post-Katrina world we are in that Lakeview had a lot of rebuilding to do. Many homes were torn down and rebuilt so they were higher off the ground. Lakeview was semi-rural… Read more »

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Thanksgiving Bars 2017

Thanksgiving in New Orleans. Let’s get real, most of y’all will be at the Fairgrounds living it up. If you aren’t watching the races, then you’re most likely at an amazing Friendsgiving or you went to ya mama’s house with Tupperware in tow for leftovers. Once you’ve wrapped all that up, you’re likely going to… Read more »

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Weird Homes Tour

When I saw there was a Weird Homes Tour in New Orleans, I had to know how weird it could get. Some of architecture is just different, not peculiar. Once I perused their website, it is clear that it could be collections of oddities, performance artists, etc. After seeing that, I knew New Orleans wouldn’t… Read more »

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Majorly Marigny

Oh, the Marigny. This New Orleans neighborhood is bursting with life. There is a constant stream people coming and going; however, it always feels very laid back even with all the happenings. Lots of locals find themselves in the Marigny for Mardi Gras Day every year, but not a lot of times in between the… Read more »

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Utterly Uptown

Uptown. When people hear that, they immediately assume anything from the interstate and up, heading away from downtown. (For newbies, we don’t use north, south, east & west. It’s uptown, downtown, riverside, and lakeside.) There are many, many neighborhoods along the way. The true boundaries of Uptown are from Lasalle to Magazine, then from Napoleon… Read more »

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