Feb 152012
 

With Carnival in full swing, be prepared for all the parades with the NOLA Til Ya Die official Mardi Gras Survival Pack. Packed with everything you need for just $14.99, the Survival Pack is perfect family-friendly gear. Order before 3pm and receive free same-day local shipping – you’ll have it in time for when the first float rolls! Keep reading for more details of what’s inside.

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Feb 132012
 

The Endimy-YUM is back at Bee Sweet Cupcakes! Made with real king cake dough, the Endymi-Yum is smeared with cream cheese and glazed with a triple-sec cream butter to finish. Like any real king cake, each Endymi-Yum cupcake comes with a baby on top. Or try the special Valentine’s cupcake, the Lover Boy: chocolate or vanilla cake filled with a chocolate ganache, slathered with a cherry buttercream icing and topped with a chocolate-covered cherry to finish. With flavors this good, it’s a Carnival in your mouth!

Cupcakes are $3 each, tax included. Only a limited number of cupcakes are available each day, so come in early and get them while they’re hot. Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your cakes at 504.891.8333.

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Feb 032012
 

It feels like spring outside, so invite spring into your wardrobe early with new arrivals at gae-tana’s. Skinny colored jeans give you a little pop of color, with lipstick, aqua, and turquoise all fresh and eye-catching. Beaded jewelry, starting at $6.50, adds accent, playing off your neutrals, and is suitable for daytime or evening wear.

Keep reading to see examples, and to get your own ideas for the season.

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Feb 022012
 

Audubon Charter School to reinstate French prekindergarten for 3-year-olds.

Timely applications deadline for all grades extended through Feb. 15th.      

Audubon Charter School, an A+ school and the only Orleans public school accredited by the French National Government and an initiate member of the American Montessori Society, was recently approved to reinstate its French pre-K3 program (prekindergarten for 3 year olds) for the school year 2012-13.

Applications are available at the school website: www.auduboncharter.com or call (504) 324-7110 for information.

As a result, Audubon has extended its timely application deadline for all grades pre-K3 through 8 for both its French and Montessori programs to February 15, 2012 in order for applicants to have sufficient time to apply.

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Feb 012012
 

Mardi Gras may be en route, but don’t let it overshadow another important holiday coming up. With less than two weeks before Valentine’s, now is the time to make sure you’ve got the perfect gift for that special someone. The ReTreat New Orleans has everything you need to pamper your loved one, whether it’s the service he or she has been talking about, or a gift certificate so they can choose themselves. Gift certificates are available in all denominations, and currently they have an extra bonus attached: spend $100 and receive $10 extra in gift doubloons, for a total value of $110. The gift of luxurious treatment at one of New Orleans’ finest salons: isn’t that so much better than chocolate?

Support your local small business: making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the ReTreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The ReTreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at www.theretreatneworleans.net.

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Jan 302012
 

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is delighted to announce a new photo exhibit going up at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in the French Quarter! The exhibit, entitled “New Orleans Music Legends,” opens on Thursday, February 2nd, at the National Park Service location at 916 N. Peters in the French Quarter, featuring work by Charles Ted and Andrea Carin Oliphant. Moldaner’s is proud to have printed this great exhibit.

Whether you have an upcoming exhibit or just need some family photos done, Moldaner’s is ranked one of the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available by Liking the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Jan 292012
 

It’s chilly out there, so come on in to Fresco Cafe and try the new soup and salad special. For just $9, take your pick of a small Fresco salad (red onion, tomatos, artichokes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegrette dressing) or caesar salad (romaine, shredded parmesan, homemade croutons and homemade caesar dressing) plus your choice of soup of the day: currently, baked potato soup and roasted red pepper gouda. There’s no better or more affordable way to warm up on a cold winter’s afternoon, so come on in and try it today!

Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.

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Jan 282012
 

There’s never been a better time to join the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, but time is running out. From now until the end of the month, the JCC is waiving the joining fee on ALL new memberships at both the Uptown and Metairie locations, a savings of up to $125! With new facilities in the gym, new classes and camps, and new events and programming for the whole family, the JCC has your new year covered.

Keep reading for the news from the JCC.

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Jan 112012
 

The International School of Louisiana, a local public charter school with an international perspective, announces the first full-immersion Mandarin Chinese public school in Southeast Louisiana.

Limited space is available for the inaugural kindergarten class in Mandarin Chinese. The application deadline is January 13, 2012 and is available online at isl-edu.org. Continue reading »

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Jan 102012
 

After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time to reward yourself for all that hard work. The ReTreat Salon invites you to come in and refresh yourself, with a range of affordable services including hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, let the expert stylists at the ReTreat take expert care of you. You’ll feel relaxed and reinvigorated, and have a great time too.

Locally owned and operated since 2003, the ReTreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The ReTreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.

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Jan 042012
 

Looking for part-time care for your child with full-time love? A safe place where they can learn, grow, play, and make friends? We are excited to share our love, talents and energy with your child. We believe children are active learners, explorers, experimenters and artists. We offer a nurturing, eco-healthy environment, helping you raise a confident, creative learner!

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Dec 312011
 

With the New Year in full swing and festival season – Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, and Jazz Fest –just around the corner, there’s no better way to show how much you love New Orleans than with a NOLA Til Ya Die Survival Pack. Full of everything you could possibly need in NOLA – from dog tags to bottle openers –the Survival Pack is the perfect gift for you or someone else! Keep reading for more details of what’s inside, AND a 10% discount code.

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Dec 302011
 

Here’s the health and fitness secret that no one in the fitness industry wants to admit – it all works, at least temporarily.  That is to say that any fitness program, which is adequately designed, will work initially.  However, the reason people continue to make the same resolutions about improving their health and fitness year after year is that adequately designed isn’t enough.  Initially is not enough.  Meaningful positive change requires focused and consistent effort.  This combination gets results.  EDGE is simply about getting results.  We don’t do adequate.  We don’t do initial.  We constantly strive to provide the best program possible.

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Dec 222011
 

This holiday season, your camera will be full to overflowing with the photos you take of your friends and family. If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift idea, give a gift certificate to Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging. Moldaner’s provides a great selection of cameras and accessories, and custom services for handling your photographs, including scanning, printing, canvas prints, and photo pillows and quilts. Or take old photographs and bring them back to life with restoration and archiving services – either way, this holiday season, make new memories and preserve your old ones with Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging.

Moldaner’s is ranked one of the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available on the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Dec 212011
 

Here in Louisiana, we know the holiday season means one thing: time to party. Whether it’s New Year’s, bowl games and championships, or Carnival, we’re pros at having a good time. But having a good time also means ensuring a good time for your guests, so when you start to plan your holiday parties, call the pros who know how to keep it safe, secure, and fun.

Call Admiral Security today, and you can party with perfect peace of mind.

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Dec 192011
 

New Deal Hair Salon is now taking holiday appointments. If you need a cut, style, or color retouch for the holidays, call New Deal Hair Salon today. Men’s cuts are $22, women’s cuts are $32 (or $20 for styling only), toners and glossers are $35, color retouch is $46, and full-head foils begin at $75.

Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been in the same spot on Freret Street for over twenty years, and his results prove it. Where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair, the New Deal Hair Salon is located at 7321 Freret, just two blocks from Tulane, next to Café Freret. For appointments call 504.861.7111.

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