In the Spirit of the Holidays: Adopt Today!

Adopt Me Saturday

Join us this Saturday for our second off-site adoption event! With our last event being such a success, we’re partnering up again with local nonprofit LA-SPCA in hopes that shelter animals will go to a happy and loving home.

LA-SPCA has been serving the New Orleans area for over 125 years and has been committed to
the needs of homeless and abandoned animals. They believe animals of all kinds should have
the freedom from thirst and hunger, discomfort, injury, pain or disease, and freedom from fear
and distress. They are comprised of employees and volunteers alike who share these same
beliefs and hope to get these animals out of the shelters and into the arms of new owners.

During this off-site adoption event, there will be cats and dogs present and ready to go home.
We will be gifting a dog collar and leash set to the owner of the newly adopted pups. We’re
even throwing in a $65 NOLA Couture gift certificate just in time for the holiday season! So
come join us this Saturday, November 19th from 11am to 3pm at our Magazine St. location
(2928 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115) ready to bring home a furry companion.

Join us at the Nutcracker Market!

This week we’re headed to Texas for the well-loved event of the Nutcracker Market, held November 10 – 13th in Houston. Since 1981, this cherished event has raised $53 million for the Houston Ballet Foundation which has helped the foundation offer scholarships to students who may not be able to afford the education otherwise. Just last season this money allowed approximately 300 students to pursue their dream of dance. It has also enabled them to take their talents nationally to places like Chicago and Las Vegas.

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With hundreds of merchants in attendance, 10% of all merchandise sold will be donated to this cause along with all the proceedings from admissions. You’ll be able to find us at booth 218! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed attending this event in the past and we are excited to venture back to Texas once again and to donate to this charitable cause. So whether you’re in Texas already, have family or friends you know who would love to attend, make sure to come visit us and experience the wonder of the Nutcracker Market!

A Weekend Guide to NOLA

With a rich history, decadent food, and an abundance of live music it’s known that New Orleans has a lot to offer. While it may not be possible to take in all the wonders of the city during a short trip, there are definitely some weekend pit stops to make and loads of culture to take in.

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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours: 9am-5pm

One of the first things to check off the list is the National WWII Museum, founded here on the 56th anniversary of D-Day. Located downtown, this museum highlights the allied contributions made by the United States during the second World War. Many may not know that this museum is located in the heart of New Orleans due to the manufacturing of the Higgins boats. A landing craft which helped with amphibious landings on the beaches of Normandy allowing soldiers an advantage. Thus leaving New Orleans the perfect spot for the only National Level World War II Museum here in the US.  

 

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours: 10am-5pm

After an immersion in World War II history, you can get dive into the waters of historical and contemporary art by simply walking next door to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. A gorgeous art museum dedicated to exploring the beauty, intricacies, and the culture that the American South has to offer. Current exhibits range from Top Mob: A History of New Orleans Graffiti, to /’pāpər/ which highlights historic to contemporary drawings on different forms of paper. This educational museum will allow you to quench your creative side.

 

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Mother’s Restaurant

401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours: 7am-10pm

By this time, you’ll probably be looking for a place to indulge in authentic and mouth watering New Orleans cuisine. One of our top recommendations is Mother’s Restaurant, a true Cajun delight. Founded in 1938 and known for their baked ham, this restaurant offers something for all three meals. From grits, to red beans and rice, to seafood, Mother’s is always a downtown hot spot for locals and tourists alike.

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Hours: 11am to 10pm

Another hometown favorite is the po’ boy, and if that’s what you’re hankering for then it’s time to enjoy another NOLA treat. The street car! Jump on this historical form of a transportation and make your way to Parkway Bakery & Tavern. Whether you want a protein stacked or even a vegetarian po’ boy, Parkway will not disappoint. Smoked alligator sausage, Italian caprese, or hot roast beef with gravy are some of their menu’s highlights. After you’ve had your fill you can enjoy your street car ride back and relax.

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Carousel Bar

Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours: 11am-1am

After you’ve experienced the delicious food the Big Easy has to offer, of course there’s a drink or two to be had. While you can find a bar on most corners in New Orleans, one our favorite local watering holes is the Carousel Bar. Located in the Hotel Monteleone, Carousel puts a spin on the typical bar environment. This Circus themed bar slowly revolves as you sip on your Sazerac or Pimm’s Cup. With many delicious libations this bar will always turn your night around.

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Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours: 10am-3am

Now if you’re looking for a place a bit more historical to take in your evening beverages, make your way down Bourbon St. to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. This unique bar is claimed to be the oldest bar not only in Louisiana, but in the country! Named after Jean Lafitte, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans, this structure was built between 1722 and 1732 and served many purposes in its time. However, it is now home to New Orleans’ best hurricanes and ghost stories.

 

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Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub

733 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours: 12pm-2am

Lastly, when in New Orleans it’s a must to experience the power of live jazz music. While you can hear music all over the town, whether it’s in Jackson Square or a variety of taverns, we recommend you stop at Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub. A small quaint pub located in the French quarter with live talented jazz bands almost every night. Said to be the “home away from home” for jazz lovers and players alike, this pub is the perfect ending to a refreshing vacation in NOLA.

 

 

 

Happy Howl-o-ween!

 

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It’s time again for our pet costume contest! Dress your pets up in your favorite Halloween garb and win a fantastic prize. Here’s how to enter:

– To submit your spooky, witty, stylish pet costume photo, email them to info@nolacouture.com. We’ll be accepting submissions until October 31, 2016.

– We’ll be posting all the photos on our Facebook as well as our Instagram before we announce the winner.

– Check back here on November 3rd to see if you’re the winner of a FREE leash and collar set!

We’ve had such success with this event in the past and we can’t wait to see what ya’ll come up with this year. Good luck and happy haunting!