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Jul 222015
 

Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson will be the Saints celebrity dogmaker on Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Dat Dog on Freret. Watson will dress dogs, sign autographs and greet fans to raise money for Son of a Saint, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of fatherless boys, providing guidance through mentors.

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Jul 202015
 

oo-logoNew Orleans-based digital marketing agency Online Optimism is proud to announce its participation in upcoming premier business development event Sage Summit, that will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center July 27-30, 2015.

Hosted by Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services, Sage Summit began in 2003 as a product-training event. Last year, Sage Summit was successfully re-imagined with a mission to be the most valuable gathering for small and mid-sized businesses and accountants – with a deeper layer of thought leadership and more purposeful learning, and attendance more than doubled. This year’s conference is expected to draw more than 7,500 attendees live and 15,000 virtually.

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Jul 142015
 
(via StayLocal!)

(via StayLocal)

StayLocal, Greater New Orleans’ Independent Business Alliance, hosts NOLA Know-How, a Business-to-Business (B2B) resource fair culminating with TED-style presentations by five local business owners speaking on the theme of “What I Made with Lemons.” The event is this Thursday, July 16, at Eiffel Society (2040 St. Charles Ave) from 5pm to 8pm. Doors open at 5pm for networking and browsing at the resource fair; the talks will begin promptly at 6pm. Continue reading »

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Jun 172015
 
The contents of this home at 3711 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans – the former residence of world-famous author Anne Rice – will be part of the auction.

The contents of this home at 3711 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans – the former residence of world-famous author Anne Rice – will be part of the auction.

New Orleans history and lore will be front and center at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s two-day estates auction slated for June 20-21, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Offered will be five artworks each from the legendary New Orleans painters Clementine Hunter and Alexander Drysdale, plus items from a home once owned by Anne Rice.

Anne Rice (b. 1941), still a resident of New Orleans, is the author best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, two of which were made into major motion pictures. She lived for a time at 3711 St. Charles Avenue, and the contents of that home will come up for bid. Also sold will be hundreds of quality items from prominent local and Southern estates and collections. Continue reading »

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May 272015
 

eddyfest 2015 flyerMark your calendar for Sunday, May 31. That’s when Hotel Storyville will present EDDYFEST III, an open-air garden marketplace where local and regional artists will exhibit and sell a wide selection of creative works – ranging from fine to quirky art.

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May 262015
 

Shared Housing is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that helps elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people who need a place to stay. These “homeseekers” provide light housekeeping and companionship. In exchange for their services, the homeowner provides free room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a rental contract.

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

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May 182015
 

Our program at Summer Gate has been designed with a girl’s heart in mind. It’s a place where campers can let their hair down and just have fun with friends both new and old.

We have a little something for everyone: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) projects, personalized arts & crafts, vocal & musical performance, educational games, as well as a healthy dose of sports & team challenges! We’ll have special sessions in the afternoons for yoga, animal care, pottery, coding, and much more! With so many exciting options, our offerings are sure to please even the most discerning camper. Continue reading »

May 132015
 
18th/19th century Georgian walnut bow front chest with brush drawer

18th/19th century Georgian walnut bow front chest with brush drawer

Estates from Metairie and New Orleans plus a container from Europe

Come join us at The London Shop for our Magazine Street Antiques Fair May 15th-17th! We will have items from Estates in New Orleans and Metairie. We also have a container full of beautiful European antiques that just arrived! Wholesale Prices!

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May 122015
 

In 2015, people typically spend more time on their computers than in their beds. So if your computer is broken, it is priority #1 to get it fixed as soon as possible, and preferably affordably too.

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That’s where we come in. At Wisp, we love technology. We’re 4 co-owners, tinkerers, and fixers who are all about keeping your PC or Mac in tip-top shape. Continue reading »

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May 112015
 

salire-bootcampWorking out alone and with the same machines every other day is boring and causes a lack of motivation. Without change in the routine, you become stagnant and your goals get further and further away from you. At Salire Fitness on Magazine Street, we understand that not everyone likes gyms or has an interest in doing the same fitness exercises day in and day out. That is why we have developed one the highest rated group fitness training classes in the city. Our NOLA Boot Camp is perfect for people of all fitness levels because we use multiple, proven methods of stimulating your muscles and your interest! It is also perfect for those who love to get out in the great Outdoors and the beauty of City Park.

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May 072015
 

Shop for mom while the champagne is flowing!

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Magazine Street Merchants Association is proud to announce the annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll, taking place Saturday, May 9! Locals and visitors are invited to this one-night-only event, with over 100 businesses providing FREE sparkling wine, and many offering special deals, promotional sales, and trunk shows.

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May 062015
 

independentbookstoredayJoin New Orleans independent bookstores and independent bookstores across the country for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.

Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the country are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), a nationwide celebration of books and independent bookstores. On May 9th, activities in New Orleans will take place at three independent stores across the city: Garden District Book Shop, Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, and Octavia Books. Local book lovers should mark their calendars now for this special day of literary celebrations. Continue reading »

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May 052015
 

Grab a friend and take a stroll down Magazine!

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Magazine Street Merchants Association is proud to announce the annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll, taking place Saturday, May 9! Locals and visitors are invited to this one-night-only event, with over 100 businesses providing FREE sparkling wine, and many offering special deals, promotional sales, and trunk shows.

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Apr 232015
 
John William Godward, "A Signal", 1918, oil on canvas, 31 ¾ ” high x 24” wide

John William Godward, “A Signal”, 1918, oil on canvas, 31 ¾ ” high x 24” wide

An art exhibition featuring over fifty notable works

M.S. Rau Antiques’ critically acclaimed fine art exhibition Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art is ending on May 4, 2015. There are only 10 days left to see masterpieces from the Renaissance era until the Modern age before this exhibition comes to a close. Free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM, don’t miss over 50 masterworks inspired by women throughout the ages.

Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art traces the evolving representation of women and the female body, archetypes of ideal beauty and model behavior, and the interplay between art and society. Organized by recognized expert in 18th and 19th century fine art, art patron and owner of M.S. Rau, William Rau, the exhibition includes more than fifty notable works, many of which are exhibited for the first time, by fine art masters including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Leon Gerome, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell, among others. Continue reading »

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Apr 172015
 

Every 3rd Saturday at Church Alley, we get to dance to our favorite cajun music and eat our favorite cajun food! This weekend’s Cajun Brunch & Dance will feature the musical stylings of Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours! Munch on crawfish pies, étouffée, crab cakes, frittatas, biscuits and jam, scones and muffins! Come dance and eat! Delicious coffee and tea! Kid-friendly! Lots of dancefloor… Come on!

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Apr 162015
 
Norman Rockwell, "Excuse Me", 1917, oil on canvas, 28" high x 25" wide

Norman Rockwell, “Excuse Me”, 1917, oil on canvas, 28″ high x 25″ wide

Join M.S. Rau Antiques and NOMA Curator Mel Buchanan for a Special Lecture on The Evolution of Women as Designers and Artists this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm.

M.S. Rau Antiques welcomes Mel Buchanan for a special guest lecture as part of their Premier Fine Art Exhibition: Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art. Mel Buchanan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will give her lecture on Women in Art & Design at M.S. Rau Antiques in the French Quarter Saturday, April 18th at 2pm. Continue reading »

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Apr 142015
 
Oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled Studio Courtyard (est. $20,000-$40,000)

Oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled Studio Courtyard (est. $20,000-$40,000)

More than 1,150 premium lots – many of them pulled from prominent estates in Mobile, Ala., Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and elsewhere throughout the South – will be sold at a two-day estates auction slated for April 18th (starting at 9 a.m. CST) and 19th (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave.

Offered will be many desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker, and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and a Sevres-style porcelain vase. Continue reading »

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Apr 092015
 

An art exhibition featuring over fifty notable works

Martha Walter, “Employment Station New York”, circa 1915, oil on canvas, 32 high x 40 wide

Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau Antiques presents Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art now until May 4, 2015 at the M.S. Rau Gallery in New Orleans. Organized by recognized expert in 18th and 19th century fine art, art patron and owner of M.S. Rau, William Rau, the exhibition includes more than fifty notable works, many of which are exhibited for the first time, by fine art masters including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Leon Gerome, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell, among others. The exhibition traces the evolving representation of women and the female body, archetypes of ideal beauty and model behavior, and the interplay between art and society.

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