Meet Vesna Maras, the lawyer turned retailer who has swapped her legalese for an altogether new jargon. Having had a 19-year career as an attorney in California and most recently New Orleans, the pursuit of a budding retail endeavor has nipped at Maras’ heels for the last little while. And after countless hours of wonder that turning to planning and execution, the end result now unveils twofold: enter Mint Uptown Salon, a contemporary neighborhood spa, and Frances & Finch, an adjacent apparel and home goods boutique. Both are located at 4601 Dryades, next to Il Posto Cafe.
A crash involving a school bus at Washington and South Claiborne avenues Wednesday evening sent four students to the hospital as a precaution, as well as two other people who were in the other vehicle, New Orleans police said.
A neighbor of 45-year-old Loomis armored-car employee Hector Trochez says the guard slain in an ambush in the Chase bank parking lot was “always a happy and outgoing guy … always ready to do a favor for anyone,” according to a report by Antwan Harris of our partners at WWL-TV.
After qualifying for the Feb. 1 city elections ended last week, LaToya Cantrell is the only member of the New Orleans City Council without a re-election battle on her hands.
With her first full four-year term ahead of her, Cantrell said this week that she can give all her focus to her priorities — blight and housing issues, crime and public safety, and, most immediately, revisions to the city’s Mardi Gras parade rules.
A few nights ago, my 10-year-old son turned to me and said, “I hate that everybody thinks Santa is white.”
Egyptologist Nicholas Piccardo will speak this evening (Monday, Dec. 16) at Tulane University on “Life in an Ancient Egyptian Elite Household,” then head to Baton Rouge for a discussion of digital archaeology on Tuesday, as part of a double-header of lectures through a new collaboration between the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the American Research Center in Egypt, New Orleans Interest Group.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.”
That’s apparently the motto of the First Spanish American Baptist Church (FSABC), which owns the dilapidated wood-frame building located at 1824 Sophie Wright Place in the Lower Garden District. Their latest application to demolish the structure was rejected this past Thursday by the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC).
Ashley Machen, Owner and Travel Specialist at Treasure Travel, is launching the first in a series of unique wine & spirits tours called “Adventures by the Glass”.
The inaugural 6-day “Exclusive Napa/Sonoma Wine Tour” will begin May 31, 2014 and will bring the traveler to specially selected wineries off-the-beaten-path, in addition to some notable Napa and Sonoma highlights.
Two men in their early 20s were killed in a shooting Saturday night in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
After the market, the Freret Clay Center will have a new opening featuring two ceramics artists.
The NOLA For Life Day planned for Saturday at A.L. Davis Park in Central City has been postponed to Jan. 11, 2014, amid predictions of rain, city officials said.