Visiting New Orleans? Here's Your Guide to Bourbon Street

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Jan 23, 2015 12:22:03 PM

If you live in, or are planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2015, you should be visiting Bourbon Street for its character, history, nightlife, and shopping. It truly is a place of nonstop partying and events.

Bourbon Street History

Bourbon street is a major street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The French Quarter is the oldest part of the city, having been founded in 1718. The streets in New Orleans were named after Catholic saints and the French royal houses. Bourbon street was named after the House of Bourbon, a royal family in France.

Originally built by the French, after the Seven Years’ War, the Spanish gained control of the city. When a fire destroyed most of the Quarter, the Spanish rebuilt it using their own style, thus adding a distinctive Spanish flair to about 80 percent of the buildings. The French Quarter quickly grew to be the center of the Creole culture.

Nowadays, Bourbon Street is a popular tourist spot for shoppers, revelers, and bar hoppers. Bourbon street hosts a number of festivals, many open to families. Still, Bourbon street has many clubs as well as popular bars for people looking for entertainment.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Mardi Gras

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Jan 15, 2015 9:48:00 AM

When it comes to festivals, parades, and events, no city beats New Orleans. We want people to have a great time and enjoy our city, but every year, people continue to make rookie mistakes, some of which, end tragically. In order to get the maximum enjoyment from our festivals, we want to make sure that you stay safe and follow the rules, so that you can continue enjoying New Orleans for years to come! Here’s a list of some things to keep in mind when coming to celebrate Mardi Gras.

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How to Throw the Best Mardi Gras Party

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Jan 8, 2015 1:21:00 PM

Mardi Gras is all about fun, good food, and bright colors. If you are planning a Mardi Gras party this year, consider the following suggestions to make your party the best it can be.

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Planning for Mardi Gras 2015

Posted by Perlis

Jan 1, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Most people around the nation consume fatty baked goods on the day known as "Mardi Gras," which means "Fat Tuesday" in French. It's a cultural time of year that marks the eve of the Lenten season, which is often accompanied by fasting. Yet, while many are content to visit their local bakery for a calorie-rich treat, others want to mark the occasion with much more of a celebration. People in the latter category often choose to come here to New Orleans, Louisiana - joining thousands of other like-minded folk - for the city's annual wild Mardi Gras celebration.

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Fashion Trends Moving Into 2015

Posted by Perlis

Dec 25, 2014 7:30:00 PM

With 2014 quickly wrapping up, and 2015 just around the corner, now's a good time to get up-to-speed on next year's predicted fashion trends. After all, you don't need a crystal ball to figure out what's going to be "in" in the coming year; 2014's end-of-year fashion shows told us everything we needed to know about next year's hottest men's and women's fashion trends. Use this information to update your wardrobe and start your new year with confidence and style.

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Northern Vs. Southern Fashion - Iconic Pieces from Both Regions

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Dec 18, 2014 8:54:15 AM

While some fashion trends go nationwide, you'll notice that there are many ways Northerners and Southerners dress differently from each other in the U.S. Here is a look at some of the differences between the regions.

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Perlis' New Year's Eve Style Guide

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Dec 11, 2014 12:30:00 PM

NYE in NoLa is an incredible experience thanks to our city's vibrant energy and Southern charm. Wherever the evening takes you, it's important to wear clothing that celebrates your personal style and fits in with the recommended attire for your event. We'll start you off with some suggestions, which you should alter to reflect your personal style.

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End of the Year Events in New Orleans

Posted by Perlis

Dec 4, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Looking for a party? New Orleans is the happening town when it comes to the year-end events and celebrations. You're sure to find something to do here, as it's always a celebration! Here is a brief line-up of events running from now through December.

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The Perlis Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Perlis

Nov 25, 2014 4:39:13 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is here! We hope you’re as excited about the holidays as we are. If not, here’s one reason to be – Perlis will be offering tons of sales for you and your loved ones. It all starts with our Black Friday Sale, where we’re giving away free shipping on ALL orders. Yes, you heard us correctly. Shipping on ALL order from Perlis will be free on Black Friday. Plus, you’ll receive a free Surprise Koozie on orders over $100. The fun will continue all throughout Cyber Weekend, so stay tuned for more information.

To get you geared up to shop, and help provide some guidance, here are some of the hottest styles available only at Perlis this holiday season.

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Look Right Tonight - Style Guide for Your Fraternity Formal

Posted by Perlis

Nov 20, 2014 3:34:36 PM

Don’t worry, fellas, we haven’t forgotten you. Here is a style guide for your fraternity formal.

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