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Your Guide To The French Quarter The French Quarter - or Vieux Carre’ - or the Quarter to the locals, is New Orleans’ most famous and oldest neighborhood. With it’s very unique architecture of historic buildings, row houses, cottages, art galleries, shops, restaurants and museums that are adorned with cast iron balconies, stoops, porches, walled courtyards, shuttered doors and windows and iron gates, decorated with hanging plants and foliage and decorations of the Quarter, they are some of the most photographed streets in the world. You’re best to spend your time in the Quarter on foot so you can leisurely enjoy and savor the sights and sounds of this area so rich and famous for it’s history, culture, music, cuisine, shopping and romance. With so much history, entertainment and culture, there’s an exciting experience around every corner. Make sure to check out the carriageway entrances or courtyards accompanying many restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops and clubs where you may find gardens and fountains you can relax in. Shopping - The French Quarter’s Shopping experience features Art Galleries (many manned with the artists), unique and eclectic Shops and Boutiques that include Antiques, Jewelry, Hats, Clothing, Trinkets, Spices and Candy and much much more. From Royal, Chartres, and Decatur Streets, The French Market, Jax Brewery, to Canal Place including the side streets throughout, you can find shopping around every corner. Including those featured on pages: 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Dining - Known for it’s cajun, seafood, creole and favorites such as jambalaya, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice and crawfish, the Quarter is a diverse culinary experience from casual dining, cafe’s and bars to the many world-class fine dining restaurants. Including those featured on pages 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 27, 32 Entertainment - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians throughout the streets, Clubs or Jackson Square day and night. The energy of the live bands, artists and DJ’s, whether it be local blues, jazz, R&B, Cajun, Zydeco or other music simply piped in, with such a diverse venue you can enjoy it all. Including those featured on pages 5, 8, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28 Salons/Spas/Hotel/Services - Whether you need a trip to the Salon or Spa for you or your pet, a room for your next trip, groceries, housing or just need something different, the Quarter has all it. Including those featured on pages 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26, 27, 29, 30 Map of the Quarter - Pages 16-17 - your helpful aide to help guide you through the Quarter.

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Attractions & Things To Do In The French Quarter 1 - The French Market - French Market Place - 250+ year old market with fresh produce, handicrafts and flea market type booths. 2 - Royal Street - Stroll and take in the entertainment local musicians, performing artists, the art galleries, upscale antique stores, landmark hotels and interesting specialty shops. 3 - Jackson Square - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians, street corner painters, mimes and much more. 4 - St Louis Cathedral - Take a self-guided tour of the oldest catholic church in the United States in Jackson Square. 5 - Bourbon Street - 8 blocks of people watching day and night, bars, shops and many fine restaurants. 6 - Shops at Jax Brewery - 600 Decatur St. - 110 year old old brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. 7 - Riverwalk Marketplace - 500 Port of New Orleans Place - with views of the Mississippi, visit the retail shops and restaurants. 8 - Canal Place - 333 Canal Street - Many fine shops to browse. 9 - Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - 419 Decatur St - Free ranger-led riverfront tour daily leaving at 9:30am from the Jean Lafitte French Quarter Visitor Center location. 10 - The 1850 House - 523 Saint Ann St - Tues through Sun 10 am 4:30 pm. The 1850 House is an antebellum row house furnished to represent life in mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. 11 - Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave - Tues through Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm. Built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation's western frontier. 12 - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 916 N Peters Street - Regular jazz performances, lectures, films, and visual displays. It is also the starting point for jazz walking tours. Page 6

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January 19, 6:30PM = Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe du Vieux: The Krewe du Vieux is a non-profit organization dedicated to the historical and traditional concept of a Mardi Gras parade as a venue for individual creative expression and satirical comment. It is unique among all Mardi Gras parades in the city because it alone carries on the old traditions of Carnival celebrations, by using decorated mule-drawn floats with satirical themes, accompanied by costumed revelers dancing in the streets to the sounds of jazzy street musicians. January 19th, 7:15PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe Delusion: This follows Krewe du Vieux parade. krewedelusion is the Big Easy's newest, satirical parade. krewedelusion keeps its annual theme a secret until the actual day of the parade.This unique parade krewe is the root organization from which a myriad of small upstart and existing parading clubs will blossom. Costumes are required to be a part of krewedelusion! January 25th, 3PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Cork: Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork has grown into a world-famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon. January 26th, 6PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Knights of Sparta: The Knights are still known for their elaborate bal masque tableaus and for their traditional, yet innovative, street parade on the first Saturday on the Carnival parade season. January 27th, 2PM - Mardi Gras Parade - Krewe of Barkus: The Krewe Of Barkus isn’t like your other Mardi Gras Parade.This one has gone to the dogs. Man’s best friend is the center of this parade through the streets of the French Quarter with their humans simply as their escorts. February 3 – Super Bowl Sunday, Mercedes Benz Super Dome: New Orleans will host its 10th NFL championship game in 2013, when Super Bowl XLVII.

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The Superdome in New Orleans is the worlds largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts. Height: 273 feet, Diameter of Dome: 680 feet, Area of Roof: 9.7 acres, Interior Space: 125,000,000 cubic feet, Total floor footage: 269,000 sq. ft., Electrical Wiring: 400 miles. Louisiana has more than seven million acres in wetlands and estuarine water, more than any other state in the nation. The Pontalba Buildings are the matching red-brick block long 4‑story buildings in Jackson Square built in the 1840s. The ground floors house shops and restaurants; the upper floors are apartments that are the oldest continuously rented such apartments in the United States. Louisiana is the nation’s number one salt-producing state, with 24 percent of domestic production. The Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans is the oldest yacht club in the state and the second oldest in the nation. Its charter dates from 1849. The Bourbon Pub and Oz, both located at the intersection of Bourbon and St. Ann, are the two largest gay clubs in New Orleans. Canal Street forms the upriver boundary of the French Quarter. It was the dividing line between the older French/Spanish city and the newer American Sector. The median of the street became known as the neutral ground acknowledging the cultural divide. To this day, all medians of streets in New Orleans are referred to as such.

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Super Bowl XLVII beads for Courtyard Marriott When local artist Ally Burguieres was selected earlier this year to design the official Super Bowl XLVII beads for Courtyard Marriott, the Saints fan and NOLA enthusiast jumped at the chance to make the NFL keepsake. “It was a huge honor to be selected,” Burguieres says. “Three artists were chosen to submit their ideas, and fans voted to determine the winning design. To win a contest like this is incredible — it means a lot that people chose to include my artwork as part of their Super Bowl experience.” An energetic and enthusiastic extrovert, Burguieres is an up-andcoming artist using bright colors, bold lines, and quirky conceptual pieces (check out The Notebook Series) to share a love for life, animals, and beauty. Many art lovers in New Orleans and beyond are now familiar with her work, and her desktop novelty, “The Wish Dog”, is gaining national popularity. But what most people don’t know is that Burguieres’s story began when she submitted her doctoral thesis (a 450-page dissertation in Linguistics) and traded her saved-up scholarship money for art supplies and the first month’s rent at her Royal Street shop. It was an unequivocal risk. Despite little formal training in art and almost none in business, Burguieres recognized art as her passion, a thread that was always surfacing over the course of her academic career. “I’ve painted, drawn, and created as far back as I can remember,” she says. “It wasn’t until I finished my doctorate that I became obsessed with creating all the time, and pursuing art as a full-time career.” In the same way she felt the need to paint, Burguieres felt an undeniable pull to return to her father’s hometown of New Orleans. “I knew I had to come back,” the thirty year old says. She grew up visiting family in the Crescent City, and has fond memories of Audubon Park, chasing lizards, and catching beads. “Everything about New Orleans is special — the people, the architecture, the literature, and the wildlife and natural beauty. I couldn’t wait to live here as an adult and re-experience all the magic of the city.” Now she co-owns and operates Gallery Burguieres at 736 Royal Street with her mother, Jan Burguieres. “I couldn’t have done it without my mom,” Burguieres says. “She’s been there every step of the way and encouraged me to take the chance. Neither of us knew if we could make it work. But I think when you have a dream you really believe in, you have to go for it, even when you’re surrounded by negativity and people saying you won’t make it.” Now garnering numerous collectors and fans of every age, in addition to getting recognized by thousands of voting football enthusiasts, Burguieres appreciates the validation. “Art is always risky,” she says. “Everyone is going to have an opinion. For me, what makes up for the struggles is when even just one person comes out and says, ‘I LOVE that!’ Every day, I’m thankful that I get to wake up and create pieces that people care about and find meaning in. That’s worth every bit of risk.”

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Neighborhood Notes

Whats Going On In The French Quarter

Spirits on Bourbon, Home of The Resurrection has opened at 615 Bourbon Street. Enjoy Cajun Zydeco Music, Shots in a Barber’s Chair, food and more. Located on Toulouse Street, Tijuana’s Mexican Bar & Grill has newly opened it’s doors. It features Mexican and Spanish Cuisine. Super Bowl XLVII 2013 will be hosted in New Orleans. Visit for a complete listing of the many events to attend that are planned in the days prececding this big event! Check out many of the French Quarter establishments that are also hosting events, or can host an event for your group, as well!

Mardi Gras 2013 Parades will begin on January 19th. Parade activity will pause from January 28th – February 5th due to Super Bowl XLVII, which takes place on February 3rd. However, there will be parades rolling during this time throughout Metairie, Slidell, Mandeville, Covington & Chalmette. New Orleans parade activity will resume as normal from February 6th – 12th. Studio 523, located at 523 Iberville St, has proudly added 2 new stylists at the salon. They join a talented staff that will give you your individual style or can do your entire group for an event or wedding.

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Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Join Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!

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