May 132015
 
A screenshot from Fantasy Forest Story, one of the many pay-as-you go mobile apps that can allow children to spend thousands of dollars on unsuspecting parents' credit cards. (via apple.com)

A screenshot from Fantasy Forest Story, one of the many pay-as-you go mobile apps that can allow children to spend thousands of dollars on unsuspecting parents’ credit cards. (via apple.com)

Wendy Romero

Wendy Romero

By Wendy Romero

Earlier this month, as I was preparing for my son’s 9th birthday party, I allowed him to play on the iPad.  Because I was busy, I allowed him to play on it longer than his usual allotted time.  I think most parents are guilty of that from time to time.

He was sitting on the living room sofa, in plain view — I am definitely an advocate for kids’ bedrooms as technology-free zones, for safety reasons and also to keep it a restful, peaceful place. Anyway, during this time, right in front of me, my son charged $3,800 worth of in-app purchases to our debit card! 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!

Continue reading »

 Comments Off
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.

wisp-computer

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 »

 Comments Off
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.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off
May 082015
 
The intersection of Freret and Jefferson -- photographed Tuesday, May 5 -- is currently scheduled to reopen May 15, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The intersection of Freret and Jefferson — photographed Tuesday, May 5 — is currently scheduled to reopen May 15, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

While navigating Uptown New Orleans is likely to remain challenging — to put it charitably — until the final major drainage projects finishes in 2018, one important thoroughfare will soon become a viable option again as Freret Street begins to reopen on both ends of its commercial corridor in the coming weeks. Continue reading »

 Comments Off
May 072015
 
State Sen. J.P. Morrell (left) and state Reps. Helena Moreno and Walt Leger are introduced Thursday night at Publiq House for a Politics and Cocktails event and legislative briefing. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

State Sen. J.P. Morrell (left) and state Reps. Helena Moreno and Walt Leger are introduced Thursday night at Publiq House for a Politics and Cocktails event and legislative briefing. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The $664 million that the state House of Representatives dedicated Thursday toward higher education in Louisiana is both a major accomplishment in its own right, a trio of state lawmakers from New Orleans said — and yet still only a start toward preserving the state’s most essential services amid a major budget deficit.

“There are holes in the budget that need to be filled,” said state Rep. Walt Leger. “We made major steps in the right direction today, we’ve got a long way to go.” Continue reading »

 Comments Off
May 072015
 

Shop for mom while the champagne is flowing!

champagne-stroll-slide-banner

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.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off
May 072015
 
The front door of a home in the 2300 block of Octavia Street remains charred on Tuesday afternoon, with tatters of the American flag that was also burned. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The front door of a home in the 2300 block of Octavia Street remains charred on Tuesday afternoon, with tatters of the American flag that was also burned. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Shreds of charred red, white and blue fabric still sat on the scorched doorstep of an Octavia Street home on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire apparently started on an American flag temporarily displaced the family from their home and left neighbors both baffled and disturbed. Continue reading »

 Comments Off