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How to Dress for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Mode by David Fary Costumes are to the Carnival season as peanut butter is to jelly — indispensable. We encourage you to consider wearing one, or at least to accessorize with a sparkly headdress and some feathers. At the very least, wear something in the Carnival colors —...

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French Quarter Shopping: One-of-a-Kind Stores

Photo by Selena N.B.H. on flickr. Shopping in the French Quarter runs a long gamut of opportunities: from high end chain retail in at The Shops at Canal Place to magical spell components at a voodoo-for-tourists shop located down a small back alleyway. You’ll find just about every version...

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Jewelry Stores in the French Quarter and Nearby

Photo courtesy of Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry on Facebook Whether you're looking for a gift or to treat yourself with a new piece of jewelry New Orleans is a good choice for jewelry shopping. It has some of the best antique stores in the world, stocked with exquisite luxury items, plus...

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Hat Shopping in the French Quarter and Nearby

Photo courtesy of Fleur de Paris on Facebook Themed weddings. Mardi Gras balls. Thanksgiving at the racetrack. Afternoon tea. New Orleans offers no shortage of opportunities to don your finest hat—and thanks to its costume culture and over-the-top reputation, you can be sure that there’s...

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5 Essential New Orleans Record Stores

LA Music Factory photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans on Flickr Yes, you could fire up Spotify to stream your favorite New Orleans musicians—but the warmth, crackle and hiss of vinyl has so much more personality. (Not to mention that the beautifully designed sleeves can double as wall art.)...

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Cigars and the Good Life in the French Quarter

Photo by Trevor Mark Cigars may not be native to Louisiana, but they have certainly taken firm root in the city’s celebrated culture of indulgence. The traditional finale to a rich meal, the cigar is also used to mark an important event such as the birth of a child or the completion of...

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Shopping for Discovery and Surprise

Photo by Trevor Mark In the battle against strip malls and generic chain operations, it seems like the merchants of New Orleans’ French Quarter can claim victory. Personality and individuality prevail here, and diverse, often family owned and operated retail establishments line the...

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French Quarter Shopping: The Best Perfumeries

New Orleans is often compared to a bewitching but temperamental woman. If that analogy is apt, then she’s also a perfumed one. From delicately fragrant honeysuckle and sweet olive to ghostly night-blooming cereus, floral scents hang heavy in New Orleans’  humid, subtropical air. They are...

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Photo courtesy of Trashy Diva on Facebook It’s often said that a stroll through the French Quarter is like stepping back in time. Whether you’re viewing 18th-century buildings like the St. Louis Cathedral, or taking in 1940s-era music at a jazz club, it’s easy to feel transported to a...

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French Quarter One-of-a-Kind Series: Uncommon Scents

By: Tara McLellan Top to bottom: Hové Parfumeurs Owner Amy van Calsem Wendel, Perfumed strips each featuring hand-blended Hové scents, Hové room scents and scented candles. When visiting Hové Parfumeurs in the heart of the French Quarter there are two things you can be sure of - the...

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