Everything You Need to Know About the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

Posted by Perlis

Apr 20, 2015 9:51:34 AM

New Orleans is known for many different things, including the likes of the world famous Bourbon Street, its annual Mardi Gras celebration, and the beauty of the historic French Quarter. But for 10 days every spring, New Orleans is also well known for its renowned Jazz and Heritage Festival, or "Jazz Fest," a celebration that highlights the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. In 2015, it will be held from April 24 to May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course, about a 10 minute trek from the French Quarter.

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The History of the French Quarter Festival

Posted by Perlis

Apr 8, 2015 7:54:50 AM

It's dubbed "the largest free festival in the United States," characterized by stages and stages of jazz, blues, and zydeco music. Yes, we're talking about the French Quarter Festival, or FQF, an annual event that consists of about 1,400 musicians performing across over 20 stages. However, while the FQF is soon to commemorate its 32nd-annual event, which will occur in a few days (April 9-12), the free music festival's humble beginnings were far from the extraordinary affair that it is today. Here's a brief look at the history of this now popular festival.

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What to do at the 2015 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

Posted by Perlis

Apr 3, 2015 1:11:00 PM

 

With over 20 stages of music, 1,400 musicians performing and lots of other entertainment and activities to partake in this April 9-12 at New Orleans' annual French Quarter Festival, or FQF, it can be difficult to keep track of just everything going on. Throw in the fact that some 700,000-plus people attended this annual free event last year and what to do and how to do it can seemingly become even more complex. 

But fear not - this free festival isn't a difficult one to manage if you know a little bit about what you're doing. And while we'd encourage you to read up on the festival, take a look at the schedule of events for this year and even do a little bit of planning on your own, we've done some of the homework for you here. With that being said, here's a look at some notable things to do at this year's festival and some tips and tricks on how to manage it all while you're there.

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NYFW vs Fashion Week New Orleans - What's the Difference?

Posted by Perlis

Mar 25, 2015 3:20:28 PM

New York is the epicenter for a lot of different things. But fashion?

While New York has established itself as one of the fashion hotspots in North America (if not the world), evidenced by a long-running bi-annual New York Fashion Week, many other communities have also begun holding week-long fashion events on the circuit. All are a bit unique and have something different to offer, but there seems to be a widening gap in differences between the New York Fashion Week and those that are held in southern parts of the country (particularly here in New Orleans). Here's a look:

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Worst Trends In Fashion History

Posted by Perlis

Mar 13, 2015 10:56:19 AM

As we move toward Fashion Week New Orleans, and what the potential future of fashion could look like, it humors us to reflect on some of the worst predictions in fashion history.

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The Origins of Southern Style: Part 2 - Seersucker

Posted by Perlis

Mar 5, 2015 2:07:00 PM

Although known as a Southern United States style, seersucker has a long history that starts in the Middle East. It makes sense, considering that these places have this fabric in common, since residents of both regions endure the effects of hot weather. Throughout history, seersucker was always important for its ability to keep the wearer cool. Here's the next installment of our Origins of Southern Style series, and it all about seersucker!

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Learn the Difference Between Style and Fashion Here!

Posted by Perlis

Feb 27, 2015 10:43:03 AM

We often hear the terms "style" and "fashion" used interchangeably, but what many people don't realize is that these terms are almost polar opposites when it comes to their meanings and connotations. In a broad sense, style refers to a person's individual tastes, whereas fashion tends to refer more broadly to what's "popular" in today's magazines, among celebrities, and on the runways.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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