Holiday gifts for good girls and boys
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Festive holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list
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Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center (61389 Hwy. 434, Lacombe, 985-882-2000; www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
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At Zeus' Place (4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; www.zeusplace.com), framed photos of pups line the tangerine-hued walls like family portraits brightening a home. This welcoming atmosphere is a subtle indicator of the business' threefold purpose: grooming and boarding pets, and rescuing animals that need a home.
Considering the prodigious way New Orleanians consume oysters, it seems reasonable that there would be specific plates for serving them. But because we tend to eat them right from their shells, regular plates generally do just fine.
New Orleans' excitement for its new basketball team and new attractions at the Arena will culminate when the city hosts the NBA's All-Star Weekend Feb. 14-16, 2014. "Considering the success of the Super Bowl, I don't know if you could say there's a better city for hosting big events than New Orleans," says Lindsey Mitchell, corporate communications manager for the newly hatched New Orleans Pelicans (www.nba.com/pelicans).
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When Benardett Jno-Finn left her native Caribbean island of Dominica to attend Syracuse University in upstate New York, her skin did not adapt well to the northern climate. "Due to the change in weather, I developed eczema and dermatitis," says Jno-Finn, who holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry.
Ttake flight with accessories featuring New Orleans' finest feathered friend.
Sally Bliss, manager at the C. Collection (8141 Maple St., 504-861-5002; www.ccollectionnola.com), always wanted an English bulldog — and now she's able to call one her co-worker. Bliss got four-year-old Boogie the bulldog from a breeder in Springfield, Mo. The pup's appetite (she eats three meals a day) and the fact that English bulldogs are a very social breed made bringing Boogie to the store a no-brainer.
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• Put a mantel in the living room to create a fake fireplace. • Make a table out of an antique cypress door.
Vibrant cosmetics made by and for New Orleans ladies
Most women love wearing lipstick — but not everyone loves the parabens and artificial dyes found in some commercial brands.
Elegant ways to incorporate architectural salvage items
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Many New Orleanians are lucky enough to call quaint bargeboard shotguns and camelbacks home. But for those of us whose residences were built in this century — or are newly renovated — architectural salvage items offer a way to introduce the character and patina of age.
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Start checking loved ones' gifts off your holiday shopping list with this nifty guide
Put a bow on these gifts and you're good to go for the holidays
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