Peeking his nose above his Kardashian wedding cake, T-Boy the Nutria defied the official Groundhog Day judgment to predict an early end to winter. Video from our reporting partners at WWL-TV:
“You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.’”
- Jerry Seinfeld, in the pilot episode of Seinfeld
As a woman who appreciates fashion, I love looking back at old photos and illustrations of clothing trends that were popular during certain time periods. Bustle skirts, mutton sleeves, heck even old-fashioned, cuban heeled stockings provide plenty of fodder for daydreaming. It seems like no matter the era, people looked so resplendent, whether it was 1858 or 1958. The elegance! The romance! It’s fun to dream about living in the past, though I wouldn’t necessarily want to wear a corset every day. Risking fainting and internal bleeding to enjoy a smaller-than-normal waistline isn’t appealing.
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.
One juvenile robbery suspect was arrested by tracking his ankle bracelet and the stolen cell phone, and another robbery by teenagers was foiled when the victim drew his own gun, as the new commander of the NOPD Second District pledged this week to make stemming the tide of holdups the top priority for the entire district.
“Take a look at the armed robberies. That’s ridiculous,” said Commander Paul Noel on Thursday morning, after his first weekly meeting with the Second District leadership since being promoted to lead the district Sunday. “Every single person in this room has got to help work on that.”
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.
Though many Republicans in Louisiana and around the country are confident that their party can regain the White House this year, a new study finds that the Republican Party is suffering attrition nationally.
One man has been arrested and three others — deemed armed and dangerous by police — are being sought in connection with the abduction and rape of a woman in the Gert Town area last week, authorities said.
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?
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The invention of gunpowder was an accident. So was plastic. Viagra too. The reinvention of Freret similarly so. Despite decades of best efforts of local government, administration pledges, and the citizenry alike and at large, Freret couldn’t get any measurable play until after Katrina. But to be clear, no one thing has made Freret what it is today. It has taken a village, um, of events, so to speak. But let’s start with the birth of the Freret Street Boxing Gym, established seven years ago. At the time, Freret’s business offerings were basically tattoos, red beans and hardware. Today, as it has been for decades upon decades, the hardware store is still there. But not the tattoos. And not the red beans, either. And, as of the last month, the gym has moved as well — to O.C. Haley Boulevard.
Two college students were robbed Monday evening on Pine Street near Freret, police said.
Major Bonner, 25, was the victim gunned down around 4 p.m. Saturday near Washington Avenue and South Broad Street, the newspaper reported. He was shot multiple times outside a red pickup, and drugs were found nearby, police said in a news release at the time.
The building at 2301 Jackson Avenue that houses Sadie’s Beauty Salon and several apartments caught fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday and sustained heavy damage before it was brought under control shortly before 11 p.m., according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV.
City officials will hold a meeting next week to update Latter Library patrons on ongoing renovation projects.