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French Quarter - New Orleans, LA


Lifestyles & Living Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events

Aug 15 - Sep 12, 2012

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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, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30 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 8, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 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 8, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 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 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 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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A True American Diner Open 7 Days a Week 7a.m. - until Come in and enjoy Great Food, Atmosphere and Our World Famous Bloody Mary! Your meal cooked to order right before your eyes! We serve Breakfast All Day Sidewalk Seating Available

1122 Rue Decatur St. Across from the French Market


• Daily Specials • Retro 1950’s Diner • Shrimp Po Boys • Seafood

• Muffalettas


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Sunday - Monday: 11-6 Tuesday - Saturday: 11-8

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513 Dumaine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 302-9845

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HEAD QUARTERS Hair Salon GAA Hair Salon of the Year 2012

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633 Royal Street (504) 586-8373 800 Royal Street (504) 654-1940 637 Canal Street (504) 585-5700

Experts in Weddings & Special Events Wigs, Extensions & Waxing

Walk-Ins Welcome 504.522.2666 30 years of service in the same location 900 Rue Dauphine • New Orleans


Located on Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Jack Gallery exhibits original paintings and limited-edition lithographs crafted on rare antique presses. The gallery has hosted a number of seminal exhibitions, including the art of:

• Tom Everhart • Al Hirschfeld

• Stanley Mouse • Frank Sinatra

813 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 504.588.1777 • FAX 504.586.0701 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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La’ Red Rooster Hats “Quality Men and Fine Women Hats”

Ask About Our Famous $10 Sale! Dobbs - Stetsons • Southern Style Ladies’ Hats

Open 7 Days a Week 315 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-2797

207 Dauphine Street (One Block off Canal Street)

Everyday Margaritas 2 for 1 Thursday’s - Ladies Night Saturday’s - Latin Night

- Kids Eat Free -

FrEE DELivEry Largest Balcony in the Quarter - Available for Events Live Music Every Friday & Saturday

Now Serving Breakfast!!

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Aug & Sept 2012 Events In The French Quarter August = COOLinary, New Orleans Restaurant Month: Mark your calendar to enjoy the 2012 COOLinary New Orleans Menus in August to enjoy mouth-watering 2-3 course lunches for $20 or Less and 3-course dinners at $35 or Less. August 19, 12PM - 5PM = Lousiana Children’s Museum Target Free Sunday: Target Free Sunday! Thanks to the generosity of Target, you can enjoy the Museum for FREE! August 25, 8PM - 11PM = CHAIRish The Children Auction Gala: This year the Louisiana Children's Museum will be transformed into a classic carnival big top for our 14th Annual CHAIRish the Children auction gala, presented by Capital One Bank. August 25 = Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Parade: The Krewe of Oak parade ends where it began, in front of the Maple Leaf Bar, where the krewe’s “Mid-Summer Carnival Ball” is held.The ball begins at around midnight. There is a cover charge to get into the bar and attend the ball, but that includes beer and food. August 29 - September 3 = Southern Decadence 2012: Southern Decadence is one of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, it has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras." September 3 = Labor Day: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. September 6 - December 27 = Ogden After Hours: Each Thursday evening, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present Ogden After Hours, featuring a live musical performance by Southern Musicians and interview by Southern music historian(s).

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TRACY JARMON “Life Don’t Stop”

GREG CREASON “Waiting For Mardi Gras”


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Get Away in the Vieux Carre! This summer “Get Away in the Vieux Carre” and reacquaint yourself with what makes the French Quarter an enchanting place to visit—the art and antiques along Royal St., shopping in the boutiques on Chartres St., exciting nightlife on and off Bourbon St., fine cuisine, tours, museums and more; fun awaits around every corner. The French Quarter offers something for everyone and the summer is a great time to enjoy it all! For the fourth year, the French Quarter Business Association and its members are encouraging you to rediscover the liveliest neighborhood in the world with specials and discounts throughout the season. Visit the FQBA website, “Like” FQBA on Facebook ( or “Follow” FQBA on Twitter (!/FQBA) to learn about all the special offers throughout this summer campaign. Register and you could win a “Get Away in the Vieux Carre” of your very own — a luxurious stay in a French Quarter hotel, dining gift certificates from some of the Vieux Carre’s finest restaurants, discounts and gift certificates to a variety of retail shopping outlets, tickets to attractions, parking, nightlife, and so much more. Visit for more details or contact the association at 504.309.1423.

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French Quarter Postal Emporium Royal Blend Coffee & Tea 621 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA (504) 523-2716

1000 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM Sat: 10AM - 3PM Sun: Closed

Try our Biscotti Cookies or Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

3-in-1 Venue The Carriageway • Courtyard • Dance/Night Club 711 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 324-4669 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Local Spotlight: Paws on Parade, Benefitting the LA/SPCA The LA/SPCA has launched a new public art display, Paws on Parade, that can be seen throughout New Orleans and surrounding areas. Paws on Parade raises awareness for animal welfare in the region, supports the art community, and beautifies the area. Using the iconic symbol of New Orleans' favorite holiday, the Mardi Gras Bead Dog®, the parade will be rolling through September 2012. What is a Mardi Gras Bead Dog®? A tradition among generations of New Orleanians, children create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel’s Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture’s mold to promote the LA/SPCA’s mission. A call out for artists to participate went out in 2010. The LA/SPCA received over 100 sketches from amateurs and professionals from across the region interested in participating in this unique public art project. Then the sponsors perused the sketches and chose the one that represented them most, or they enlisted their favorite artist to design something out of this world.

Artist Ally Burguieres Painting a Bead Dog®.

How can you see and enjoy the Mardi Gras Bead Dogs®? The best and easiest way to enjoy this unique artwork display is to go to and click on the Paws on Parade Driving Tour link. This is a comprehensive list of all of the displays and where they are located. You can find a map as well that will help narrow down your search for your favorite pooch. If you are interested in bringing one of these sculptures home, you can bid on your favorite at the Paws on Parade Auction. The Paws on Parade Auction will take place on September 27th, 2012 in conjunction with the LA/SPCA's annual Howling Success Patron Party and Gala. Each piece's starting bid will be $2,000. The value of each piece is priceless as these are one of a kind creations by each artist. You can check out the dogs available for auction on Page 20

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* Get a FREE authentic New Orleans “Geaux” cup with the purchase of a Custom Blend

521 St. Louis Avenue, Unit 1 New Orleans, LA 70130 504-598-5689

Spices from Around the World • Hand-Mixed Blends Made Daily • Unique Sea Salts Exotic Teas • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Naturally Infused Organic Sugars Gifts & Accessories

* Present this ad and receive one “Geaux” cup with purchase of custom blend. Limit one per customer. Not valid with any other promotions. While supplies last. Copyright © 2012 The Spice & Tea Exchange

Concealed Carry NOLA NRA Certified & LSP Registered Instructors

Open 24 Hours We Deliver In The Quarter Call Or Order Online

All of our training is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes for owning and operating firearms safely.

400 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA (504) 523-1931

813 S. Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 430-7409

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Where everyday is “Italian Sunday Dinner” served Family Style.

91 French Market Place New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 596-2022

Great selection of shoes, dresses, exotic hosiery, costumes, and accessories.

504-581-6633 241 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA 70112

voted the Best Margarita in the Rita’s Happy Hour French Quarter 2 FOR 1 • Mon-Fri (4-7PM)

Well Drinks, Draft Beer & Margaritas The incredible food is augmented by thoughtful facility design and décor with a fun and festive environment that is reminiscent of being in a private home in Mexico, featuring a relaxing, candle-lit courtyard. While appropriate for families, live entertainment on some evenings draws groups of friends to gather at Rita’s Tequila House after the traditional dinner hour to enjoy the food, drinks and great company. Voted the Best Margarita in the French Quarter, and is one of four Certified Tequila Houses in the United States.

voted the Best 419 Bourbon Street Margarita New Orleans,inLAthe 70112 504.298.8227 French Quarter Bar: 12 PM - 3 AM (ish) Kitchen: 11 AM - 10 PM Sun. - Thurs. 11 AM - 11 PM Fri. - Sat.

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INN ON ST. PETER The Inn on St. Peter is the leisure traveler’s perfect retreat to the Crescent City. Carefully restored with traditional finishes, this New Orleans Inn marries the desires for modern convenience and comfort with an historic French Quarter setting.

The Inn on St. Peter was originally constructed in 1805. Gorgeous private courtyards are nestled throughout the property and provide an ambiance and charm that brings every guest back to the peaceful days of the 19th century.

INN ON SAINT PETER 1005 St. Peter | New Orleans, LA 70116 Phone: (800) 535-7815 | Fax: (504) 523-5198 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Whats Going On In The French Quarter

Long distance runner, George Melichar, successfully completed his Four-State-Run ‘Krewe du Shoe’ from the French Quarter to Pensacola, Florida. Congratulations George!

Congratulations to HeadQuarters Hair Salon for receiving The GAA Hair Salon of the Year 2012 Award! After 30 years, you can still find them at 900 Dauphine Street.

Tequila Blues Mexicajun Cantina, located at 1200 Decatur Street, is now serving breakfast! Check out their menu.

The LA/SPCA announced the Bead Dog Auction will take place on Thursday, September 27th. Visit to check out your favorite dog!

The Original French Market Restaurant accepts Harrah's Comps. The Original You can join them for a great dining French Market experience at 1001 Decatur Street! Restaurant & Bar Salon D'Malta welcomes two new stylists with years of experience, Todd from New York and Wesley from Florida, to their family and the community. Visit them at 1233 Decatur Street.

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“The best hamburger in New Orleans and possibly the world”


Welcome to the Chateau Orleans French Quarter Resort. Located in New Orleans historic French Quarter, the Chateau Orleans is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure. Whatever you are looking for, the Chateau Orleans is the perfect hotel choice for your visit to the New Orleans French Quarter. 240 Rue Burgundy, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 524-8412 • FAX (504) 592-9653 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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American Bicycle Rentals & Free Wheelin’ Bike Tours 325 Burgundy Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 324-8257 & (866) 293-4037 Aunt Tiki’s Bar A 24/7 Dive... 1207 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 680-8454

The Original French Market Restaurant & Bar 1001 Decatur Street (504) 525-7879 We accept Harrah’s Comps

Cafe Soule Parisian Cafe 720 Rue Saint Louis (504) 304-4636

Cameron Jones 1305 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 524-3119 One Of A Kind Gifts

Craig Tracy's Painted Alive 827 Royal Street New Orleans LA 70116 (504) 592-9886

Gallery Burguieres 736 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 Open 7 Days a week: 10am-7pm Head Quarters Hair Salon GAA Hair Salon of the Year 2012 900 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 522-2666 Jack Gallery 813 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 588-1777 Magnolia Grill A True American Diner 1122 Decatur Street (504) 566-6003

French Quarter Wedding Chapel 333 Rue Burgundy New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 598-6808

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Out Of The Closet Antiques & Things 534 Rue Saint Philip New Orleans, LA 70116 Lifestyles & Living Guide

Salon D’Malta Experience the Difference! 1233 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 565-5555 Skully’z Records 907 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA (504) 592-4666 Planet Beach Spa 301 Burgundy Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 525-8266 QT Pie Shoes, Dresses, Hosiery, Costumes, and Accessories 241 Dauphine Street (504) 581-6633

Spice & Tea Exchange 521 St. Louis Ave, Unit 1 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 598-5689

Studio 831 532 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 304-4392 Tequila Blues 1200 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 528-8466

Chateau Hotel New Orleans

Located in the historic French Quarter, the Chateau Hotel is a beautifully restored 18th century mansion with an abundance of old world charm. The architectural elegance of the Chateau is characteristic of the city’s culture, blended with an intimate ambiance, sophisticated service, and plentiful luxuries.

1001 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (800) 828-1822 • Lifestyles & Living Guide

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THE OLIVIER HOUSE HOTEL We offer off street parking, a swimming pool, free local and long distance phone calls, irons, ironing boards, and clock radios in all rooms, hair dryers, curling irons, and umbrellas are available upon request, 24 hour front desk and concierge services offering complete tour, ticket and reservation information, wake up calls, safety deposit box, customer fax service, laundry and dry cleaning send out service.

All suites include a kitchenette consisting of a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. We do our best to accommodate any special requests that might make your stay here more enjoyable. Children are very welcome. We also have a few rooms that accept pets.

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Steve Richards French Quarter Sales & Leasing 504.258.1800 • 917.318.7495

Live. Work. Play. French Quarter. Call Me Today. 712 Orleans @ Royal • French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70116 • 504.529.8140

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French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne 301 Rue Dauphine - French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 581-1303 Embrace the energy of New Orleans and stay in the heart of the French Quarter at Chateau LeMoyne. Our historic New Orleans lodging welcomes you with classic hospitality just steps from Bourbon Street.

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Sing Sing Club 418 Bourbon

Featuring EJ & The Electric Blues Band

Live Music 7 Days a Week!

Tues-Sun: Doors Open At 6PM Mon: Doors Open At 8PM

(504) 529-2201 418 Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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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!

We accept Harrah’s Comps 1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 504-525-7879 | fax: 504-525-7979


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Your local guide to services, products, entertainment, events and attractions in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA