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NOLAlicious #48, December 7 to 13, 2010
It’s the holidays y’all! We were very excited (and not the least bit surprised) to see New Orleans nab the #2 spot in AOL.com’s “10 Best Places in the US to Get into the Holiday Spirit.” This doesn't happen overnight!
Did you know that 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Christmas New Orleans Style, featuring events produced by our friends at French Quarter Festivals and sponsored by NOTMC? That's right a whole website dedicated to the wonder that is Christmas in New Orleans along with a free Christmas New Orleans Style Guide that you can order here. We checked out available hotel deals and there are still plenty of options which is great for incoming friends and family or to suggest to those loved one who have always wanted to visit. There’s no time like the present, right? This week we are featuring some of our favorite local stores as a reminder to shop local when possible and support the New Orleans economy.
Join us in getting our Papa Noel on throughout the city by sending us your favorite holiday activities and places to shop for holiday gifts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also we’ve heard rumors of a hidden absinthe speakeasy, do you know what we’re talking about? If so, share the love! We'll keep it on the DL, promise...
P.S. Give the gift of NOLAlicious this holiday season with the NOLAlicious 2011 calendar! Packed with your favorite photos from past issues of NOLAlicious this makes the perfect holiday gift for that special someone, family, friends & coworkers. Order online now!
DO Experience New Orleans’ unique architecture through DesCours, a free, public, ten-day architecture and art event running through this Sunday presented by the American Institute of Architects. Celebrated architects and artists from around the world constructed 15 installations within ‘hidden’ locations in the city, including private courtyards, rooftops, abandoned buildings and walkways. DesCours presents each of these installations accompanied by a musical performance - this year’s lineup includes Grammy award-winner Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, James Westfall Trio, and many more. Check out their website for dates, times and locations. Facebook/Twitter.
GO The motto at Storyville, a T-shirt shop on Magazine filled with original local designs, is “Wear Your Story.” From fun NOLA phrases like “WWBD (What Would Breesus Do?)” and “Yeah You Right!”, a Saints baby collection including Who Dat Nation onesies, to our personal favorite, “Lagniappe”, Storyville also offers a service for customers to create their own design and have it screen printed. Storyville is there to hook you up with a truly awesome T-shirt, and whether you make your own or buy an already-made masterpiece, these shirts are a great way to show your New Orleans pride. 3029 Magazine Street. Facebook/Twitter. Everyday, 11:00AM - 7:00PM.
GO Get your crackly, warm-toned sonic fix at Euclid Records, a bright pink building in the Bywater that keeps the soul of good ol’ fashioned record shops alive and strong. With a classic vibe and a mind-blowing selection of 33s, 45s, CDs, posters, and more, Euclid is a haven for music lovers from Deadheads to Mahalia Jackson junkies. Be sure to check out their 3-for-$5 record deal, and the Euclid Sessions series, $1 for every limited edition 45 will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund. 3401 Chartres Street, Open 7 days a week. Facebook/Twitter.
EAT We’re a sucker for a good farmer’s market. Lately, we’ve been loving the Sankofa Farmers Market. This market happens every Saturday morning in the Lower 9th Ward, rain or shine. It’s a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with residents of the neighborhood, exchange some unique recipes and pick through delicious and fresh produce, seafood and baked goods. Plus their website features a recipe of the month (this month is Collard Greens Soup with Tamarind and Sweet Potato Dumplings). The organizers are always looking from new volunteers, vendors and supporters. Every Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM. 5500 St. Claude Avenue. Facebook.
LAGNIAPPE Art is a beautiful thing. Art with a cause is even better. This Saturday is a show called Entitled to Live: An Unfiltered View of New Orleans. It’s an Artfully AWARE event where photography, painting, literature and music contribute an unfiltered view of our New Orleans community. Artists of various disciplines express their unique perspectives on culture, societal challenges and personal experiences to inspire togetherness through our differences. Saturday December 11th 6:00PM - 10:00PM. Food and drink provided. Free to the public. 2822 St. Claude Avenue.
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