Vintage Rock Club is excited to host “1 Night of Peace & Music,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, this Friday, August 16 (9 pm – 2 am) with drinks, dancing, flower power and free love. We’d love to have a you attend the event to cover live via social media or photograph for a follow-up piece. We’d also appreciate promo this week to help increase awareness. Please let me know if interested—I’ll need full name of attendees interested to add to our guest list.
All proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. Tickets to Vintage Rock Club’s “1 Night of Peace & Music” are available now at www.vintagerockclub.com ($20, advance tickets allow immediate entry access).
“1 Night of Peace & Music” at Vintage Rock Club
I clicked my heels 3 times, and landed on Dumaine and St. Ann. What is so unique about this area? The oak trees, in City Park area, and the moss makes it special. The colorful houses with southern porches...ahhhh..this is what New Orleans is known for. It is definitely worth visiting. If that isn't enough inspo, check out some of our food photos below.
Ralphs on the park is currently offering 3 appetizers and a glass of wine for $33.. The special runs now through September.
Ralph Brennan's restaurants are ALWAYS on the top of my list. Food, drinks. service & atmosphere are highly ranked here. Thank you to our AMAZIING server! I have not visited this restaurant in years but social media memories occasionally remind me of my wonderful experiences. This is one of my favorite restaurants for birthdays, group dinners and power lunches. Also good for date nights and double dates. Remember double dates? They were the brunch dates of the 90s.
Seating is very important to me in restaurants. I want the best seat in the house. It may be the chef's table, the beautiful window seat or the seat next to this beautiful picture or mural. Atmosphere is so important for the experience. What are some important things about a restaurant besides food for you?
I visited the restaurant with my friend. We decided to share our food, so we ordered a total of 6 small plates. We also had a glass of vino, Benvolio, Pinot Grigio and cocktails. Needless to say, we had a blast. This was that 'Me Time'.. time well spent. As a bonus, bar nerds - I think they had purse hooks. We did not sit at the bar but I am almost sure of it.
Here were our TOP PICKS:
1) Crab Gratin, Brie & Cream Cheese, Pickled Mushrooms, Crispy Garlic Crumbs. This was truly a delicious combination. I enjoyed every bite of this. I will definitely order this again.
2) Jumbo Lump Crab & Creole Tomato Salad - Had me feeling good on the inside. Made with Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Basil Vinaigrette, Sweet Onion, Fresh Mozzarella and Greens. I loved the flavor and texture of this appetizer..very light.
3) Tempura Shrimp Creole - This was, OMG, amazing! It was Creole Sauce Spiked with Lime and cole slaw. Definitely my favorite dish.
4) Oysters Skully - Fried Oysters, Skully's Crystal & Pepper Jelly with onions. I do not really remember the taste of this dish. I would not choose this in the future.
5) Grilled Vegas Strip - This wasn't on my first choice but I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of the Romesco Sauce, Baby Kale, Sherry Vinaigrette. It surprised me because it wasn't tender. It took some time to cut but worth the wait.
6) Duck & Mushroom Flatbread - I wouldn't have chosen this but it was a spectacular blend of Duck Confit, Caramelized Onions and Organic Mushrooms. I am so glad Kat ordered this appetizer.
7) Parmesan-Black Pepper Fries - Our server added this to our selections. They were so flavorful. The garlic dipping sauce was impeccable.
8) Lemon Posset - This was a light velvety lemon custard. The sweet almond brittle gave me life. The seasonal watermelon fruit and lime sorbet were perfect. I never go to a restaurant thinking of dessert but I am usually pretty WOWED at the ways chefs add creatively to them with one simple garnish like a mint.
3 appetizers and a glass of wine for $33..
Tempura Shrimp Creole
Grilled Vegas Strip
More photos from our stellar night!!!
My Ace and I stopped in this cute, relatively new, boutique bar. Bar Marilou is the latest HOT SPOT located in the Maison de La Luz hotel (Ace property) on Carondelet Street.. Society girls, keep this on your radar! As a blogger, people are constantly asking me the who, what, when, where and how. Hopefully I answer all your questions.
Velvet rope, bottle service? Nope. Very comfy, non pretentious environment The bar has a luxury/swanky ambiance and décor with luscious, red walls and large bookcase. My initial reaction was (escape to a french library)..... but it also feels like L.A., it feels like Miami, it feels like N.Y. summertime Chi, ah!!! FACT: It was previously the library of City Hall Annex.
Alexa,, take me to fabulous... This is it! I predict this bar will be a crowd favorite. It's gonna be a hot girl summer! Perfect for Girls Nights Out!
As a reviewer, I look for:
As a New Orleans native, it's refreshing to see business development on this scale in the warehouse district. At the entrance door, I thought to myself "Did I stumble into a millionaire's large personal library"?. The perfect atmosphere for the "Creatives" and "Collectives"..I was thumbing through some books (while posing for photos) and would definitely add a few on my bucket list to read..
The menu offers about ten small plates, blends influences from the French West Indies, Paris, and New Orleans, with items like foie gras terrine, seared scallops, and salt cod fritters. Still not sure what this is about? The drink list is interesting with specialty cocktails, wines and craft beers. The menu has some of the best wines for tasting and pairing.
My ace (twin sister) ranked this place at the top of her list!
We ordered the Pommes Marilou (crispy potatoes, creme fraiche and caviar). We also ordered the Saint Jacques (seared scallops, charred brocolli with blackberries). Deliciousness in foodie paradise. We could not pass up dessert. It was indulgent Chocolate Pot De Creme (pecan chantilly, bourbon and cherry.
As a food/everything blogger, wine connoisseur and lover of all good things NOLA. I love pretty drinks..... I tell the bartenders to make my drinks pretty if they want a pretty customer. They laugh and usually bring out the BEST DRESSED drink for me. In this case, we got amazing orders and Django, Jardin De Meme, Ti' Punch and Chartreuse flavored marshmallows (which were brand spanking new on the menu).. I give the drink selection a 5 star rating. I will be on cloud 9 for a while over this place.
Here are a few memories from the night. I highly recommend that you visit and get there quick before all the space is taken with regulars.
Jardin De Meme'
Green Chartreuse, St. Germain. Lime basil, absinthe and aquafaba.
entrance of marilou like paradise
Pommes Marilou are perfect for sharing.
Crispy potatoes, crème fraîche, bowfin caviar
Jardin De Meme'
Sooo, you could go to a winery! New Orleans doesn't have those.. this is BETTER!
Rhonda is the definition of 'Bon Chic'
Good style and class!
Twin sister.. vibes!
Scallops and Ti' Punch
Agricole rhum, lime and sugar
Daydreaming about this drink! Postcard from Bangkok
Thai lime leaf - infused vodka, lemon, coconut and grapefruit spiced cordial
More photos to feast your eyes on
I met Holly at a Girls Night Out and we kept in touch. I love her creative touches on the spaces in New Orleans. More about Holly below:
Holly was born in Warwick, Rhode Island and pretty much grew up in Michigan. She graduated from Detroit's Wayne State University with a BS in Marketing, and moved to Cambridge, MA in 2011. In 2016, she decided to make New Orleans home on a whim, after a game-changing conversation with her father during their annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour weekend. She had been to New Orleans with a friend for a week back in 2013 and fell in love with the city, but had no idea at the time she would soon be back soon, for good.
Holly moved to New Orleans to immerse herself in the culture, and because she loved the spirit of the city and the architecture - but she wasn't exactly sure what she wanted to do work-wise. She had most recently been a real estate agent in Cambridge, but didn't want to jump back in to the game just yet. She got involved with vacation rental management, and from there, vacation rental design. Holly quickly realized her passion for design, and had finally found herself where she needed to be, after many detours, winding roads, and dead-ends.
Holly says at Chez Holliday, our goal is to offer top-notch service to our clients, and to make them "look like a million bucks, without spending it." Every design is one-of-a-kind, and suited to each individual property. We know no bounds when sourcing furniture and decor, from hunting for items online to local antique/thrift/consignment shopping. We also enjoy re-purposing found-items, and working with the owner's unique and treasured pieces.
Holly feels there is nothing more gratifying than finding distinctive furniture and decor for her projects. She thoroughly enjoys the hunt, and capturing the "prey," and compares herself to a lion when she is out shopping. The goal is to deliver eclectic, inspired designs, as unique as the space, that will please owners, guests, and and/or customers alike. We want our clients to love, and be excited about, the finished product. Creating memorable, exceptional designs is our mission, and we choose to accept it.
Review by: Lynn Wesley - Coleman
Beyonce' Knowles - Carter did it again! She never ceases to amaze me.. She managed to WOW us again on Netflix in her recent Coachella performance.. When Beyonce' first began her career, she was intimidating (to me) . It took years for me to realize she was here to stay. She always displayed an artistic personality with a bright and beautiful wardrobe. She has been defined as a dynamic and insanely popular performer....and the first black woman to ever to headline Coachella... The NY Times, Hollywood Times all raved about her performance. They all agree, you never know what your gonna get with her. She has definitly proven AGAIN that she grinds hard in FORMATION. My daughters were in the room dancing to the music. It was so funny to watch. I admire the way she manages to insert black history in her performances. She understands the power and amount of respect she has and that's important..I respect she has built her career from ground up. It shows her ambition and drive.
crazy in love, freedom, formation, sorry, bow down, i been on, diva, flawless, 7/1
The performance on April 17th signified Artistic Excellence. Yonce' has extraordinary body chemistry with her dancers. I definitely get the "Female empowerment" vibe after watching her perform. I really wanted to go in the back of my closet and pull out that dress. I am certain the HBCU college marching bands were cheering for her, during this performance. Beyonce' explained that she had always wanted to attend an HBCU but she had to go to the college of "Destiny's Child". Beyonce' understands her impact on other lives and she uses her talents to make a difference in the world. Like Lemonade, the performance was much of the space between songs with the words of women and men Beyonce' admires. Just to name a few, (Toni Morrison, W.E.B. DuBois, Marian Wright Edelman) are HBCU alums. I really did love the performance with the yellow and pink sorority hoodies.. Before I let go.. WOW - she really proved she was a Southern Girl.
For all those haters out there.. I don't think the queen is going away no time soon.
What was your favorite part of her performance?
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder
Let the Good times roll!