The History of Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

Feb 19, 2015 1:27:45 PM

Popular culture tends to associate the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans with flashing and partying, but this rich holiday goes much deeper than that. Mardi Gras has a lot of cultural and historical significance that is intertwined into the symbols of the event. As we reflect on the festivites of this year's Mardi Gras Celebration, let's look back on the origins of this iconic holiday.

Read More

What to Know Before Traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

Feb 4, 2015 10:35:08 AM

Planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or any other event? If so, then certainly you'll want to know all the ins and outs of the area to ensure you maximize your experience. Of course, not all travelers have the same goals and aspirations for a trip to New Orleans. Some may want to indulge on the legendary local food and drinks, whereas others may want to explore the party scene. And of course, there's always a group who is traveling with children.

Read More

Activities for Kids in New Orleans During Mardi Gras 2015

Posted by Perlis

Jan 29, 2015 3:16:42 PM

When people think of New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gars they’re likely to think of the heavy partying and the loads of fun that define Bourbon Street in many ways. But contrary to what you may believe, the Big Easy isn’t just for adults – it’s kid friendly, too. OK, so while you may not want to walk your kids down Bourbon Street after dark or stroll them through the casino, there’s a lot that you can do as a family in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. And thankfully, kid friendly attractions aren’t that difficult to find. Here’s a look:

Read More

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

Posted by Perlis

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.

Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

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.

Read More

How to Throw the Best Mardi Gras Party

Posted by Perlis

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Northern Vs. Southern Fashion - Iconic Pieces from Both Regions

Posted by Perlis

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.

Read More

Perlis' New Year's Eve Style Guide

Posted by Perlis

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.

Read More

Fashion Advice & More from the Cajun Clothing Company

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic