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How to Celebrate 2014 New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

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New Year’s Eve is a time for big celebrations here in New Orleans. Several venues host parties and celebrations for people of all ages and interests. From the big all-inclusive hotel-hosted celebrations to the live music-centered parties to daytime kids events, there’s bound to be something to suit you and your family’s taste. In the end, the most difficult decision …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Juley Le

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“I’m not a big shopper,” said Juley Le, a New Orleans-based lifestyle blogger who writes about fashion, style and food. Her lack of enthusiasm for shopping surprised me at first, but then she explained, “I wear what’s in my closet. A lot of my shopping isn’t intentional, but if I see something cool then I’ll buy it.”

Juley’s blog Upperlyne …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of holiday fun, featuring everything from cocktails and small bites from the city’s best bartenders and restaurants at Tales of the Toddy to a special dinner series at Emeril’s, and a tongue-in-cheek holiday show at Mid-City Theatre. You’re sure to have the time of your life as Dirty Dancing comes to the Saenger …

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GoNOLA TV: Exploring Prospect.3

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There’s still time to check out Prospect.3, which has transformed New Orleans into a massive art event, inviting participants to see works in venues all across the city. Open now through Jan. 25, Prospect.3 features works in every medium by legends including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Paul Gauguin, plus artists from the city, the region and around the world. In this …

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GoNOLA Find: Sew Fabulous

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In a city filled with costume parties and events year-round, a knowledge of sewing is never a bad thing. But what if you never learned or have the basic skills but want to step up your game?

Located on Oak Street in the Riverbend neighborhood, this week’s GoNOLA Find is Sew Fabulous, a local studio dedicated to preserving and educating …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of festive fun, as holiday events kick off all over town. Bring the whole family downtown for the start of NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center, join the Running of the Santas on Saturday, enjoy holiday tea with Papa Noel aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, or do some holiday shopping the handmade way …

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NOLA ChristmasFest Brings Joy for All in the CBD

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Though Christmas events are spread throughout the city, the Central Business District is arguably your most festive destination this season. From Menorah Lights at the Riverwalk to last weekend’s Champagne Stroll presented by Harrah’s, the CBD plays host to several festive events.

Most notably, NOLA ChristmasFest at Ernest J. Morial Convention Center is offering 13 days of fun to celebrate …

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Let There Be Lights: Hanukkah Events in New Orleans

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Christmas is a big part of New Orleans’ holiday celebrations due to New Orleans’ strong Catholic roots, but the city also has a rich Jewish tradition. Be sure to include in your holiday celebrations some of the great events happening around Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, which this year happens Dec. 16-24. Here are just a few Hanukkah events happening …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans offers a variety of festive fun, with plenty of things to do all weekend long. Take in some culture as Africa Umoja brings the music and dance traditions of South Africa to New Orleans, or view some of the best photography that New Orleans has to offer as PhotoNOLA kicks off. Prepare to be wowed …

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9 Ways New Orleans is Different During the Holidays

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It’s no secret that New Orleans is different than most places, and this certainly applies to how the city celebrates holidays. We definitely take the holidays seriously: Stately homes are decked out to the max, festive holiday markets abound, and of course there are plenty of gatherings where food is the main focus. But if you find yourself in NOLA …

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Prospect.3: Walking & Wheeling to Art

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Small pink signs have cropped up across the city within the last few months, and you might be wondering why. Flashing “P.3” in white font, they denote the venues housing Prospect.3 art exhibits. Prospect.3: Notes for Now, the latest iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ contemporary art biennial, features the work of 58 artists in 18 venues across the city — …

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Free Holiday Concerts in New Orleans

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After Thanksgiving signals the beginning the near-constant sounds of Christmas carols and other holiday music. If hearing the sounds of the holidays is music to your ears, you’ll like the sound of these free holiday concerts happening in New Orleans.

Holidays at Hotel Monteleone

While you’re there taking in the holiday decor or sipping a festive drink at the famous …

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Holiday Home Tours: A New Orleans Holiday Tradition

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December is quite a special month here in New Orleans. The French Quarter, along with much of the city, is decked out with all the trimmings and is brimming with holiday cheer. A litany of special events and dinners round out the month’s festivities. Along with réveillon dinners at local restaurants, Christmas concerts at St. Louis Cathedral, and caroling in …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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From classic holiday traditions like Thanksgiving Day at the races and Celebration in the Oaks, to weird and wacky events like the Robot Parade and Ball and 9th Annual 24-Hour Draw-A-Thon, this weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of things to do. Join the celebration at Bayou Classic, with festivities downtown all weekend long, or get an early start on …

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Celebration in the Oaks Lights Up City Park

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One of New Orleans’ favorite holiday traditions is heading to City Park for Celebration in the Oaks, a massive holiday celebration and light display that’s open starting after Thanksgiving and closing Jan. 4. Celebration in the Oaks has all there is to enjoy during the holidays in one event — you can grab a hot mocha and look at lights …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Algiers Point

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Just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter is a sleepy little hamlet of a neighborhood, Algiers Point. It’s historic, charming, and well-preserved, and its residents are some of the friendliest in a city renowned for its hospitality and kind locals. Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719 and first settled by Jean-Baptiste Le …

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