It's official, Fall is here.. The air is growing cool and crisp, and it's the perfect time to make a cocktail or mocktail, hunker down (no more hurricanes), and watch the leaves turn. I recently visited one of my favorite 'pretty bars'! In celebration of a new season, I was inspired me to step up my cocktail game and try new flavors. I tried three different fall spirits: The Woman with a Parasol, Nictar of the Gods and the Lil Muffin cocktail. All of these libations are easy to make. The recipes below the pictures. If you can't find the ingredients, ask your bartender to make it for you.
These drinks are EVERYTHING for the coming months; chilly evenings, autumn "get togethers", and holiday celebrations. Grab your favorite sweater and pretend to be cold, checking out these cocktails.
310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Happier Hour is Daily
Complimentary Valet Parking
Go Pisco or go home. This drink is perfect for sipping your way into the fall and autumn events.
Woman With A Parasol
Fresh lime juice
Otto's Athens Vermouth
Nectar of the Gods
Don Q Crystal Rum
House-made ginger syryp
House-made rose syrup
Fresh lime juice
Dubonnet Rouge Grand Aperif de france
Aperol Passion fruit
Fresh grapefruit juice
It's almost time for PAW PATROL LIVE! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!”
When Ryder and his team of pirate pups rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map!
My kids are so excited about seeing the Paw Patrol Live! Are you going?
Paw Patrol, paw patrol will be there on the double.
When ever there's a problem, 'round Aventure Bay, Ryder and his team of pups will come and save the day.
Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye, Yeah!
they are on the way!
CITY: New Orleans, La
VENUE: UNO LakeFront Arena
DATES: October 19th and October 20th
Tickets & Info Link:
New Orleans’s very own Reggae Fest taking place every fall at the historic Congo Square! Enjoy a cultural experience filled with music, food, art and VIBES from the entire city.
I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY later!!
When: October 18th and October 19th, 5pm-8pm
Where: Congo Square
From Uptown to the French Quarter, we've scoured the Big Easy for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. Stay tuned next week for a GIVEAWAY!
The Howlin Wolf New Orleans
907 S Peters St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019 a
12 PM – 4:30 PM
Your ticket includes 10+ of the best Bloody Marys in NOLA, created by the finest restaurants & bars around. Includes yummy food and drink tastes from local companies, live music and more
You'll enjoy Bloody Marys by:
- The Maison
- K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
- Oceana Grill
- The Roosevelt Hotel
- Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
- Wakin' Bakin'
- Ruby Slipper Cafe
- Demitri's Bloody Mary Seasonings
- The Bloody Buddy
- @Cajun Legacy Bloody Mary
- Cafe Navarre
- Geaux Creole
- Ole Saint
- The Country Club
Bloody Marys will be split amongst both days
Bloody Marys powered by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Enjoy yummy food and drink samples from: Aunt Sally's Pralines , Cypress Grove, Congregation Coffee Roasters, Big Easy Bucha, Pickled Nola LLC, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products, Thesassychef, more!
I had so much fun attending The NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest this year. It was held Saturday, October 12 at Louis Armstrong Park (11 am – 6 pm). The event was free and open to the public. My kids really enjoyed The “Kid’s Zone,” a unified play area presented by the Special Olympics of Louisiana (SOLA). We ate delicious food from Dirty Dishes, Oceana Grill, Original Thought Market and Chef Scott's. I also enjoyed a Bloody Mary cocktail double. I have some awesome photos below. Robin Barnes did an awesome job performing. We missed the Mac n' Cheese eating contest but heard it was all DAT!
The festival has been happening for 3 years! Be prepared to stand in line and wait for tickets. You must purchase tickets for food. The cost is $1 per ticket. The average plate is 8 tickets or $8.
The Judges were: Evie Bories, @Evie_Eats, @Evie_Drinks, Stephen Deadrick, @TheNola15 and The Organ Grinders. Congrats to Oceana Grill for taking home the best mac n cheese prized trophy.
The market vendors represented:
2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest, please visit www.Nolamacncheesefest.com.
Dirty Dishes Mac N Cheese
11/1 – 11/3: BIG EASY CON 2019
November 1-3, 2019.
The first-ever Big Easy Con by Leftfield Media, will launch this summer, combining the excitement of the French Quarter with the passion and community of pop culture fandom. The two-day weekend event will celebrate the art of gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, fantasy, and everything in between at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on November 1 - November 3. Fans will be able to explore hundreds of hours of programs including: celebrity and expert-driven panels discussions; exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture art exhibits; video game showdowns; and a diverse array of activities for fans of all ages.
Family-friendly pavilion Big Easy Con Jr.presented by the Toy Association brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together in one area for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to kids and parents alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to see esteemed comic publishers at the event, such as Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press, and Legendary. Exciting additions to Big Easy Con include Artist Alley, a curated section of the exhibit hall floor for Independent and mainstream comic creators, webcomic artists, professional writers/illustrators and 2D artists, and Makers Market, an exhibit showcasing artisans and crafters original hand making goods for guests to enjoy.
In its inaugural year, Big Easy Con is celebrating the one-of-a-kind culture and people that make New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. It promises to bring together fans of all ages across the Southeast for a convention unlike any other.
WHEN: Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Guests from all sides of fandom will gather in New Orleans to meet and take photos with fans, sign autographs and discuss their legendary careers and upcoming projects. Confirmed to date, Big Easy Con is proud to welcome:
TICKETS: Single day and full weekend passes are available.
WEBSITE: www.bigeasycon.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.
I had a BLAST judging the national fried chicken festival this year. Gus's Fried Chicken was the overall winner. The chicken is very savory and spicy. I did really enjoy all three choices.
I am all about festing, especially like a VIP. What's my dream job? Festivals i.e. Fessin! It would definitely be judging food contests. Seriously! Do what you LOVE and never work a day in your life was my LinkedIn post. I truly believe this quote.
The Festival is was 3 days, starting on Friday, September 20th and ending Sunday, September 22nd at Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
The festival featured over 30 restaurants and there will be a prize for the best fried chicken. This is definitely a hot weekend! I did enjoy some other foods from Tigers, The Roosevelt, Bonafried and McHardy's. They also had flavors and good food from Blue Oak, Oceana, My Mama's Chicken, Blue Oak, We Dat's, Bayou Hot Wings, 14 Parishes, Willies and MORE.
The festival will feature music from some of my favorite artists:
I REALLY enjoyed watching Choppa, St. Augustine and 5th Ward Weebie perform. Make sure you check this festival out next year.
Full schedule here: https://friedchickenfestival.com/music
fest like a vip
I will be giving away two VIP passes to the Crown Royal lounge. The VIP Giveaway will start on Instagram on 9/17 and end on 9/19. The winner for the passes will be announced on my @nolahousewives Instagram account on 9/19. Please check my Instagram for contest rules.
I will be giving away two shirts as door prizes at my Girls Night Out event on 9/20 at Revolution Bar.
I can't wait to see who the luck winner will be. You have to be at the Girls Night Out to enter for the raffle.
livin my fest life!
We had the most wonderful dining experience here at Meril. It was the besties birthday and we had to turn it into a night to remember. Meri get's an "Easy A!"! Five stars and I don't just throw those around. Everything, from food, service, scenery, music, drinks!! This spot has definitely moved up the ranks to one of my favorite restaurant in the city!! I always want the best table in the room. Meril delivered it to us.
So...here is what I have for the review : Brussel Sprouts were so good! The baked chicken was cooked to perfection. Meril's Korean chicken is all DAT! I can't believe how good they were. The, fish tacos were NOT playing either. I have pictures below of the wonderfully passed around dishes.
Onto drinks, y'all know I love my Sangrias. The bartenders throw down in here. I am starting to really like Japanese whiskey, so we had a few. They didn't have the yamazaki but had another that was really good. Try it!
Celebrating birthdays?Celebrating Fridays? Try them! I may be celebrating a THURSDAY and heading there...
We had an amazing night at the last Girls Night Out at Revolution. My blog is dedicated to women who believe that great things happen when we come together. It's a Revolution!
As women, we juggle so many things and wear so many hats. It's nice to get out and use our energy to network with other women. Build alliances, meet new friends or just hang out with the Girl Gang! I, somehow, manage to knockout all three in one night. A few cheers and toasts are always nice, right?
Thank you to all of the ladies who attended and to the vendors for coming out. The vendors did an amazing job representing their brands. Special thank you to the vendors who donated to the swagalicious bags. Thank you to our wonderful photographer Kat Kimball Photography..You Rock! Special thank you to Revolution for allowing us access to their space. You have such a beautiful outdoor patio area.
Photos below from our amazing night..
I had such a wonderful dining experience here at Commander's Palace. It has such an old world feel in here. Makes me feel like a queen! I visited alone and had a great solo day date! The dining experience is very distinct at this historic New Orleans restaurant. It's just foot steps from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. Might I recommend taking a streetcar and enjoying the city after your visit here. Definitely, get in those awesome photos!
What I ordered:
1403 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
at the corner of Coliseum Street in the Garden District
Monday - Friday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Note to selfie, 25 cent martinis served during lunch. Check the website for brunch and dinner schedules.
25 cent martinis!!! Martini maddness going on here!!
Let the Good times roll!