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Summer Time Picks

Apr 24, 2015 by in Fashion 0 comments

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The Garden District dress come in blue and coral and is just perfect for a trip to the farmers market or for an impromptu date night dresses up with some cute heels.

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We can’t get over how cute the French Me tee is! We also have a tank for women.

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Global Mama’s, a fair trade company with hand printed textiles is the heart of Summer fashion! Just check out that gorgeous color on the Eli dress.

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We love the Rincon sunglasses for both men and women. The sustainable bamboo arms are so unique and extra special with the colored wood grain effect.

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Wallets from Malia, a fair trade company that fights human trafficking couldn’t be more sunny if they tried!

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We love Snauks version of a boat shoe, the Casa Barco.

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There is even a version for the ladies, the Sail Away!

Be sure to swing by the shop this Summer to check out all our warm weather goodies! And remember we have everything you need to keep you cool while still looking hot!

Art for Arts Sake Saturday October 4th!

Sep 22, 2014 by in News 0 comments

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Please join us at Branch Out during Art for Art’s Sake. As always, we’ll have some amazing sales, a raffle, great drinks and great times. DJ Eugene Oubliette will be playing, Brandon Gaspard will be manning the photo booth, and of course, we’ll have free booze and snacks!

*There will be complimentary shuttles running up and down Magazine Street from 5pm – 9pm.

Louisiana Looses Its Boot

Sep 15, 2014 by in News 0 comments

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The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

By Brett Anderson

Really great read. Find the original article here.

September Picks!

Sep 8, 2014 by in Fashion 0 comments

For the Gals:

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The Runs in Rows Dress from Mata Traders is the perfect dress to transition into Fall. The breezy cotton is perfect for lingering warmer temperatures but it’s just perfect for layering with boots and tights!

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Another Mata Traders favorite, the Hello Dolly Dress is perfect for any time of year!

For the Guys:

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The Commodore shoe from Sanuk are so comfy and easy to wear you’ll never take them off!

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We just love the Champ sunglasses from Blue Planet. The styling is so clean and of course they will look good with a bomber jacket!

Hope you enjoyed our September picks!

August Favorites!

Aug 2, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on August Favorites!

For the Gentlemen:

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This cool pocket tee from Topo Ranch will have you wishing Summer would never end!

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This made in America tee from Ames Bros is perfect for back to school! Word!

For the Ladies:

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Another perfect back to school find! This dress from Nooworks features a crazy cat print.

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These tortoise cat eye sunglasses from Blue Planet are a great transitional piece.

July Picks!

Jul 1, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on July Picks!

For the Gals:

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The Joan dress is so fun for those hot Summer nights! The bold print and colors just scream fun!

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The Blue Planet Cat Eye sunglasses are your new best friend this Summer. The cool polarized lens add that extra touch of cool!

For the Guys:

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The Prowler tee has those great Summer colors down! And it’s made in the USA!

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And what dude doesn’t need a classic set of sunglasses for the long hot Summer? The Champ sunglasses says it all in the name!

Blueberry Pie Recipe from Crescent City Farmers Market

Jun 10, 2014 by in News Comments Off on Blueberry Pie Recipe from Crescent City Farmers Market

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Basic Blueberry Pie


Both the Chosa’s of Azul Dolce and Jeff and Don of J & D Blueberry Farm have bumper crops of blueberries right now, so buy some for now and some to freeze to make this Basic Blueberry Pie Filling year-round. Feeling ambitious? Fore-go the pre-made crust, and use this pie dough recipe from Nate ‘Nola Pie Guy’ Winner to make the perfect blueberry pie!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or more if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, butter, and lemon juice. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer until mixture thickens. Be sure to keep stirring until mixture reaches desired consistency. Cool filling before pouring into a baked pie crust.

Makes filling for 1 9-inch pie

Recipe compliments of Miss-Lou Blueberry Growers Association

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 8 oz. butter
  • 3 cups (minus 2 tablespoons) of all purpose flour

Directions

Bring butter to room temperature. Dissolve salt in the water. Add salted water and flour to butter and mix in a large bowl until combined. Refrigerate for three hours or overnight.

Recipe compliments of Nate ‘NOLA Pie Guy’ Winner

Originally posted here.

June Favorites!

Jun 1, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on June Favorites!

For the Men:

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The Tanked tee from Choke Shirt Company is artist designed and drawn then printed and made in the USA. Cool design to keep you cool this Summer.

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This Prince wallet from Fluffy Co. is  made from recycled leather in the USA. Talk about cool!

For the Ladies:

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The Bobbin Dress/ Skirt is the perfect piece for the girl who wants everything because you get 2 for 1! It’s also incredibly light and flowy, being made from 100% recycled silk.

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This adorable dress from Mata Traders is perfect for transitioning from office to grabbing tacos and margarita after 5!

How to Make Plarn & Crochet an Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

May 20, 2014 by in News Comments Off on How to Make Plarn & Crochet an Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

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About the Project:

Crocheting with plastic yarn, or “plarn,” is a fun way to repurpose plastic bags and create a reusable alternative that is durable and even recyclable! This sweet tote is a great project for beginning and experienced crocheters alike, and a perfect complement to our Earth Day celebrations! Once you’re comfortable with chaining, single crochet stitch, slip stitch, half double, and double crochet stitches, you’re ready to get started!

Supplies you’ll need:

20-25 clean grocery bags*
Plastic crochet hook, size 6.50mm K**
Scissors

*Tip 1: When choosing bags for your plarn, consider color and texture. Try to keep all the bags for the project the same density: some bags are stretchy, some are crunchy. It’s best to keep your plarn consistent to achieve a good overall effect. When considering color, think about combining different color plastic bags to create a pattern of color, random color changes, or even create a look that doesn’t reflect plastic at all. For example, brown plastic bags can look like raffia and not at all like the original material when crocheted.

**Tip 2: While the pattern calls for a certain size crochet hook and a specific number of rows to stitch, there may be variation in your project due to the tightness of your stitches or the density of your plarn. Don’t feel like you have to follow the pattern to the letter. The number of rows in your project can differ from the pattern. The goal is to create a tote that is almost a perfect square, but not quite. You’ll know when you’ve stitched enough rows when the height of your project measures slightly less than the width before you’ve started crocheting the handles. This way you can use whatever size hook you’re comfortable with, stitch as many rows as you need to make your tote look nice, and have fun doing it!

Directions:


1.  Flatten out your clean grocery bags and fold them in half. Cut off the handles.
2. Cut off the bottom of the bags. Place these cut off pieces into a pile for the recycling bin.

3. Flatten out the round piece of plastic you now have and fold it in half. Fold that into thirds. Fold that in half again. Cut this folded piece into 1 inch pieces, discarding the pieces from both ends. I often layer 3 of the flat pieces and fold and cut them up together to save time, since we have so many bags to do. You can also cut them quickly on a cutting board with a rotary cutter and metal t-square.
4. Now we have created plastic loops that can be connected to create the plarn. Bring one loop through another.


5. Pull the other end of the loop through the end you just put through the first loop. They should now be connected.
6. Slowly and with finesse, pull the loops tight. You want that connection to be as flat and smooth as possible. If your loop is weak and breaks simply put it in your recycling pile and go on to the next piece.


7. Wind your plarn into a ball that feeds out of the center.
8. Create a slip knot and place it on your crochet hook.


9. Chain 20 stitches.
10. Stitch half double crochet for the body of the bag.

Tip: Make your stitches loose! You will become frustrated if your stitches are too tight. Do yourself a favor and keep it loose.

11. Crochet the tail in as you work.
12. Work in the round. No need to chain and turn, simply continue into the next stitch for the entire project.

13. After 4 rows of half double turn your work. It’s now right-side-out and you will continue working to left instead of to the right like before you turned it.

14. Complete 14 rows of half double crochet. If your stitches are tighter or looser you may need to do more or less rows. The goal is to have your bag slightly wider than it is tall at this point.
15. Now you will use single crochet. Do 6 stitches of single crochet.


16. Now you’re ready to make the first handle. Chain 20 stitches. Hold it up to the bag and see how you like that length. Want longer/shorter handles? Simply chain more/less stitches. Be careful not to twist your handle as you’re chaining. Count 8 stitches from where the chain started on your work and attach your chain to the bag with a single crochet stitch.
17. Stitch 12 single crochet stitches around to the other side.

Tip: Feel free to alter the pattern. Make the handles longer, the bag wider, more flowers. Be creative!


18. Now you’ll make the other handle. Chain 20, count 8 stitches along on your work, and attach the chain with a single crochet stitch, just like you did on the other side for the first handle. Make sure they look even. If not, find the place where they are even by holding the chain up to your bag and attach it there.
19. Now simply stitch single crochet all the way around and onto the handle, stitching into your chain stitches.


20. Continue stitching into your chain stitches, widening your handle.
21. Continue using single crochet and stitch along the other handle.


22. Stitch a few more single crochet stitches until you’re at the fold of the bag and the top looks even. Slip stitch and finish the ends off by hiding them in the stitches on the inside of the bag.
23. Attach the flower. Enjoy!

Pattern:

Abbreviation Key:
ch = chain stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet stitch
hdc = half double crochet stitch
dc = double crochet stitch

Instructions for the Plarn Tote, for the crochet-inclined
ch 20.
Stitch hdc in the round. Crochet the tail into your work.
After 4 rows hdc turn your work right side out. Continue working hdc to the left now.
Complete 14 rows hdc.
Stich 6 sc.
ch 20. Count 8 stitches on your work and attach your chain with sc.
Stitch 12 sc.
ch 20. Count 8 stitches on your work and attach your chain with sc just like you did on the first side.
Stitch sc around and onto the first handle.
Stitch sc along the handle.
Continue sc around to the other handle.
Stitch sc to edge. ss and finish ends off by hiding them in the stitches on the inside of the bag.

Attach the flower.

Instructions for Flower
ch 4.
ss into first stitch to make circle.
work 10 sc around circle, crochet tail in as you work.
join by ss into first sc.
first petal: into first stitch do sc, 3 dc, sc. ss into next stitch.
repeat petal stitches 4 more times to make five petals.
ss into last stitch and finish by hiding ends in the back.

 

Thank you to Claire Baker from Montclair Made for sharing this project with us.

Originally posted here.

 

Shop Local!

May 16, 2014 by in News Comments Off on Shop Local!

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The products at Miette on Magazine Street dot the shelves, the walls and the ceiling.

French Market coffee tins turned into clocks, Lego blocks used for jewelry charms and melted beads crafted into colorful lamps make up just a few of the artists’ work for sale.

Owner Angee Jackson, 34, says she opened the shop in 2010 to give local artists a place to grow and add to the offerings on Magazine Street, for years a mix of locally owned high-end furniture and fashion boutiques and thriftier vintage offerings.

“It used to be so much funkier,” said Jackson, who also owns Mojo Coffee House shops on Magazine and Freret streets.

The quirky landscape on Magazine Street has begun to change, riding the wave of an often-ballyhooed economic resurgence in New Orleans in recent years. The Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods around Magazine have emerged as hot real estate markets, driven by cash sales and offers from people flocking to New Orleans from across the country.

Meanwhile, national retail chains that once ignored New Orleans are now considering the city’s high-traffic retail corridors. In some cases, those areas have been proven viable by thriving locally owned shops. Home furnishings store West Elm is moving into the 2900 block of Magazine Street. Other nationals nearby include Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Starbucks, and clothing shops Free People and Chicos.

Some local owners see the trend as a threat to their businesses.

StayLocal!, an alliance of New Orleans independent business owners, recently surveyed Magazine Street businesses in response to concerns from its members. The group recently unveiled the results of the survey in a story for The Lens investigative news website. On Wednesday (April 30), a meeting of business owners organized by StayLocal! will be held to discuss the street’s future.

“Magazine Street is unique and that is the key to its charm,” said StayLocal program manager Mark Strella. “If chain after chain comes in, it’s at risk of becoming like every other street in the country.”

Twenty-three locally owned businesses between the 1900 and 5800 blocks of Magazine Street were surveyed. Of those, 65 percent reported noticing “higher than normal rate of rent increases” on the street. Nearly four out of five businesses said they are worried that higher rent will hurt their economic viability, according to the survey. Nearly three out of four shops reported fearing a rent increase could force them out.

Three out of four also reported viewing national retailers as a threat to the street’s character. The same number also said something should be done to manage rent affordability.

Three out of four also reported seeing national retailers as a threat to the street’s character and said something should be done to manage rent affordability, according to the survey.

Strella said with property values on the rise, business owners began noticing rising rental rates three or four years ago, but rent in the last year or two have clearly surged. He said he hopes business owners at Wednesday’s meeting will begin a conversation on the options moving forward, whether through a government policy or a private-sector marketing and business development effort, aimed at beefing up competition against the chains.

In several places in the United States, from the increasingly pricey San Francisco to the Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, governments have implemented various rules or limits on “formula retail” — chains that use the same products and design in many locations – to protect the flavor of certain historic areas or neighborhoods.

In New Orleans, national retailers are setting up shop citywide, developments that Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration and City Council members celebrate. The new arrivals inlcude Costco, Mid-City Market with Winn-Dixie, among other chains, two additional Walmart stores, Tiffany’s jewelry and the soon-to-be open outlet mall inside a renovated Riverwalk.

A report last year by the New Orleans Business Alliance, which counts retail recruitment among its missions, found that residents spend $1.9 billion on retail goods in neighboring parishes every year, more than the $1.48 billion spent inside the city.

Strella said chain stores can have a place in the city, such as anchoring a new development. “We’re not advocating putting up walls around New Orleans and keeping chains out,” he said.

Keith Adler, a sales and leasing associate with Corporate Realty, said he works as a broker on Magazine Street, owns property there and also lives nearby. Retail rental rates on Magazine Street are range from about $20 per square foot, per year, to $35 per square foot on the major shopping blocks, nearing historic highs, he said.

“I think that Magazine Street is a microcosm and a victim of the great successes and strides that New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina,” Adler said. The city has a finite amount of land to build on, different from cities like Memphis or Atlanta with neighborhoods and suburbs for ongoing expansion, he said. As national retailers look to move in to New Orleans, they are searching for proven retail ground.

Meanwhile, the growing number of new residents moving to the city “are not beholden to what old New Orleans used to be and the fabric of pre-Katrina New Orleans, but what they do want to see is their favorite dress store from home,” he said. On the other hand, proliferation of national chains looking for big-box style spaces will be hindered by the older, smaller building sizes on Magazine Street, he said.

In a shifting market, he said, there will be some businesses pushed out because of higher rents. But he said he thinks there’s room for everybody.

“What is happening on Magazine Street is good for New Orleans,” Adler said. “It’s a good thing for Uptown and it’s a good thing for our national presence. … I don’t blame the mom and pop retailer for being a little scared that they can’t afford what’s coming down the pipe. Those people cannot sit on their laurels … they have got to be proactive and find those spaces they can work their business in.”

Aidan Gill, founder of Aidan Gill for Men barbershop and haberdashery, owns the building for his Magazine Street shop. The Dublin, Ireland native founded the business in 1990. He said more and more tourists are getting out of the French Quarter and visiting the city’s neighborhoods, and it’s up to businesses on Magazine Street to work hard to compete, including opening for regular hours, handling garbage properly, keeping storefronts clean and being friendly to visiting customers.

“People aren’t coming to Magazine to find the Gap and Banana Republic,” he said.

Jackson said she is grateful that monthly rents at both her coffee shop and her artists’ gallery are reasonable for the current market. She pays $1,650 at the coffee shop, up from $900 seven years ago, although that increase includes the addition of a $250 storage space. At Miette, the rent is $1,900 per month.

She said she is concerned that costs will go up and put more pressure on her operation. She focuses on supporting other local businesses by spreading the word and serving coffee roasted locally rather than serving nationally known brands. But big corporations can afford to pay the higher rents, she said.

After Hurricane Katrina, Jackson opened Mojo Coffee Shop inside a former Rue de la Course in the 1500 block of Magazine Street. For a week after opening, she couldn’t get any cups. The neighbors showed up with their own cups from home, she said.

“I wish there was something protecting small business,” Jackson said. “We all take care of each other. It’s a Southern thing. I don’t want us to lose our Southern charm, and I think small businesses help with that culture.”

Originally posted here.

May Picks!

May 2, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on May Picks!

For the Ladies

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The Zaria Necklace by Greenola is the perfect Summer accessory! The bright hand woven design will spice up any Summer basic like the Chambray shirt!

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And May wouldn’t be complete without a trip to an outdoor festival! So throw on the beautiful Penny Lane maxi dress and you are good to go!

For the Men

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The Voyager shirt says it all in the name! Set off on a Summer adventure in this cool and breezy 100% cotton shirt.

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Or be casual on a brunch hang out date in this perfectly soft henley!

Happy Earth Day! What Can You Do to Celebrate?

Apr 22, 2014 by in News Comments Off on Happy Earth Day! What Can You Do to Celebrate?

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10 Ideas to Celebrate the Earth!

10. Leave the Car at Home. There are lots of ways to get to work without driving your car. You can carpool with someone from work, take the bus or train, arrange to work from home for the day, or, best yet, ride your bike. Then you’ll be getting healthier right alongside the planet.

9. Skip that Shower. Water shortages around the world are a real problem and you don’t necessarily need a shower every day. A 10 minute shower can consume up to 50 gallons of water. And too much showering can actually strip you skin and hair of the natural oils that help protect it.

8. Start Banking Online. Lots of people have started paying credit card bills and viewing statements online instead of through the mail. It’s faster than writing checks, and you don’t have to store all that paper. And if everybody in the United States started dealing with money online, it would save almost 19 millions trees every year. It would also save some gas, since the post office wouldn’t have to deliver your statements and your payment. If you haven’t made the switch yet, Earth Day is a great time to sit down and set everything up.

7. Buy a Carbon Offset.  If you’re too busy to get out there and contribute an effective way to help would to be to purchase a carbon offset. You pay for clean energy through a website like https://www.carbonfund.org/ to offset the dirty energy you use. You could pay for the energy your home uses this Earth Day.

6. Write an Email to Your Congressman or Congresswomen. Contacting someone with the power to make large-scale change through legislation, like a senator or representative, can have some pretty grand and lasting consequences. Pick a topic you feel passionately about  or weigh in on pending legislation.

5. Volunteer or Attend an Earth Day Event. Find a list of activities here, http://www.epa.gov/earthday/events.html or through your local community. You could plant a tree, clean up trash in your neighborhood, volunteer for an Earth Day celebration or even just spread the word about what people can do to help.

4. Plant a Tree! Literally make the world a greener place by planting a tree or shrub. Or even a seasonal vegetable garden. Plant something local that will grow well without excess water. Trees and shrubs help to reduce global warming and soil erosion.

3. Update Old Light-blubs. It’s time to switch out your old incandescent light-blubs to energy-saving fluorescent ones. It’ll save you money on your energy bill since fluorescents are a lot more efficient than standard light-bulbs. Check out http://www.greenlightneworleans.org/ to help you switch out those blubs.

2. Start a Compost Bin. Every time you throw out coffee grounds, egg shells, and paper towels  you’re adding to a landfill — and subtracting from your yard. All of this stuff, and much more, can be composted instead of trashed, and compost is an ideal way to fertilize your outdoor space. And once you set up a composting system — basically a bin in your kitchen to put in compostable waste, and a bin in your yard where it can decay — all of that rich fertilizer is free.

1. Keep It All Up! It’s great to do something nice for the environment on Earth Day. It’s even better to keep it going after Earth Day has passed.The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to extend the celebration. So if you commemorate Earth Day by setting up a compost bin, make sure you stick with composting your kitchen waste. If you skip a shower to save conserve water, make it a habit to conserve water in other small ways, like only running the washer or the dishwasher when there’s a full load.Once you replace your light-blubs, remember to turn them off when you leave the room. See if you can get a car pool together for work. Make planting a tree on Earth Day a yearly tradition. And if you find you like volunteering on Earth Day, who knows — maybe you’ll like volunteering for the environment once a month. The Earth will thank you for it, and Earth Day will have done its job.

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April Favorites!

Apr 1, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on April Favorites!

For the Gentleman:

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We are so smitten with our new t-shirt line from American made, Seattle based company Choke Shirt Co. The are a super soft blend tee with awesome hand drawn graphics! Like the Tigster, tiger-hipster, here.

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And Summer is not match for the new bamboo arm sunglasses from Blue Planet. Recycled plastic and bamboo frames! Also the company donate a  pair of reading glasses to a child in need whenever you buy a pair of sunglasses!

For the Ladies:

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The Tried and True top from Mata Traders features such a darling cut and print! The light weight cotton is perfect for hot days and the print just screams, “Take me to the lake!”

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Here is a real bang for your buck! A breezy strapless top that doubles as flowy skirt! Made from recycled silk Indian saris, this skirt from Indie Ella is perfect for Summer.

Ouick “I can’t wait till Spring” Recipe from Crescent City Farmers Market

Mar 18, 2014 by in News Comments Off on Ouick “I can’t wait till Spring” Recipe from Crescent City Farmers Market

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Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad


It’s brussels sprout season! Get there early on Tuesdays and Saturday and pick up a few baskets from Jim & Gladys Core before they’re all gone. One of our favorite way to serve these little beauties is in this delicious, light Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad.

1 lb of brussels sprouts

1 cup of toasted and slightly crushed walnuts or slivered almonds

1/4 cup of olive oil

1 medium sized lemon

parmesan cheese to taste

salt and pepper to taste

Using either a mandoline or a very sharp knife, slice the brussels sprouts into very thin slices.  Toss in a large bowl to separate.  Add walnuts and toss together. Squeeze the juice of the lemon onto the salad and slowly drizzle the olive oil over the salad.  Shave the parmesan cheese into delicate curls and gently toss together with the brussels sprouts and walnuts.  Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Originally posted here.

March Picks!

Mar 8, 2014 by in Fashion Comments Off on March Picks!

For the Ladies:

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The Shibuya Street Dress from Mata Traders just screams Spring! The mod shift shape is flattering for all body types and the 100% cotton fabric is perfect for those rising temperatures. Pair with cute leggings and a cardigan for the transition.

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The Show and Tell Shirt also from Mata Traders is another great all weather buy. The colors are so Spring and Summer yet it also looks great with a cute long sleeve!

For the Gentlemen:

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The Polka Dot Button Up by District 91 is a great piece for any wardrobe. Pair with khaki shorts for a casual look or some nice slacks for the office. Made in American and super comfortable.

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And because every man wants to be comfortable, we have the P.E. Pant from Alternative Apparel. The recycled poly / cotton blend makes these pants perfect for lounging, the gym and because the fit is so nice, every where else!

 

 

 

Recycled Mardi Gras Beads DIY Ideas

Feb 24, 2014 by in News Comments Off on Recycled Mardi Gras Beads DIY Ideas

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Here are just a few ideas on what to do with all the Mardi Gras beads you catch this Carnival!

1. Recycle all those beads into a custom work of art! Grab an old picture with frame from a thrift store and paint over it so you’ll have a clean background to work with. Sketch out the design you want and pick out the colors of beads you want. Then start cutting and hot gluing the beads to your canvas. Make any design you want! This would be a great gift or the perfect Mardi Gras decoration.

2. Make your own hot plate for your Carnival table! If you click on the picture you can get the step by step details but it’s really easy. Cardboard as the base and beads hot glued into place. Such a simple craft and would be a great hostess gift.

3. Make the house festive with a hand made wreath! Click the picture for the step by step instructions. You could really go crazy with these! Imagine using all your throws for the decorations! Zulu coconuts, Muses’ shoes, doubloons and more!

You can also always recycle your Mardi Gras throws with the ARC of Greater New Orleans. The ARC is a non-profit that works with the disabled and they collect beads to reprocess them to resell each year. It’s a great cause that really benefits from your donations of old beads.

You might even know a friend or have family who ride in a parade each year that would love to have the beads or perhaps you’re super crafty and want to whip up a costume for Mardi Gras day made entirely of beads! So don’t toss those beads in the garbage! Make something or donate!

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Be sweet to your sweety and shop local this Valentine’s Day! We have a great selection of locally made products, everything from Nola themed t-shirts, soaps and candles and locally made jewelry.

Stop by today and shop for some one you love!