In celebration of this February’s Leap Year, The Eliza Jane is offering two specialty cocktails on 2/29 at both Couvant, the restaurant’s modern French brasserie, and The Press Room lobby bar & lounge.
All day Saturday, February 29, guests and locals alike can indulge in their choice of the spirited punch ”Quantum Leap” for $12 or a non-alcoholic “Leapling” for $9. These crafted names bring a New Orleans background to the calendar tradition, with “Quantum Leap” being more reflective of the non-stop action and happenings in New Orleans, with nods to how life in this city is like a “quantum leap” in time, both forward and backward. “Leapling” is known as the name for people born on leap day, notably famous New Orleans singer Dinah Shore.
Quantum Leap $12 / Non-Alcoholic Leapling $9
· ½ oz pandan syrup
· 1/2 oz cucumber syrup
· 3/4 oz lime
· 1 ½ oz greenhall’s gin
· Top with tonic water
Method: Instructions: Combine first 4 ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice and top with tonic.*Please note the Leapling beverage will feature the same recipe, without the GREENALL’s gin.
Thank you to all of the ladies who came out to the Foundation Room. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!! WOW!! We had an amazing time! The champagne was sizzling, the candy cotton cocktails were adorable and the conversations were buzzing. Looking forward to more amazing events and meeting new ladies in the city.
Save the date for my Prosecco Party on March 18, 2020. Details coming soon.
Special thank you to the vendors:
Spirit Closet (The cool photobooth furs and fun clothes)
Josephine Estelle - http://josephineestelle.com/
Josephine Estelle is the Italian by-way-of-American-South restaurant from James Beard award-winning chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman [also of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy and Porcellino's Craft Butcher in Memphis] in collaboration with executive chef Chris Borges at Ace Hotel.
For Valentine's Day, Josephine Estelle will be offering a full menu of specials alongside their regular offerings. Select specials include:
Seaworthy - http://www.seaworthynola.com/
Seaworthy is the oyster bar and sustainable seafood restaurant set in a classic Creole cottage from 1832 at Ace Hotel from executive chef Justin Koslowsky [previously of Michelin-awarded Atera and acclaimed Contra in NYC].
For Valentine's Day, Seaworthy will be offering specials alongside their regular raw bar and dinner menus. Select specials include:
Bar Marilou - https://www.barmarilou.com/
Bar Marilou is the new cocktail bar and lounge housed in the former City Hall law library at Maison de la Luz, in partnership with Quixotic Projects. Designed by renowned design firm Studio Shamshiri, Bar Marilou features vibrant coral and red walls accented with pink floral wallpaper, mirrors and oil paintings, and wall-to-wall bookshelves with books ranging in genre and edition.
Bar Marilou is offering regular menus for Valentine's Day, including:
Seaworthy (picture above)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a Chance to Win Romantic Experiences
NEW ORLEANS – Jan. 30, 2020 – Love is king at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel this Valentine’s Day weekend. The hotel’s signature in-house restaurant, The Fountain Lounge, will be offering two special Prix Fixe menus for two—one featuring a traditional menu and one with vegan options. The traditional “Share the Love” dinner includes a Tuna Poke Stack, Crispy Oysters and Pork Belly, Prime Beef with Cold Water Lobster and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for $125 per couple. The vegan option includes Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Grilled Vegan Sausage, Asparagus, Marble Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables followed by the Sorbet of the Day with Fresh Berries also for $125 per couple. With either menu, each individual will receive a complimentary glass of selected sparkling wine.
Leading up to Valentine’s day the Fountain Lounge is hosting a “Share the Love” giveaway on Instagram. On Saturday, Feb. 1 the team at the Roosevelt hotel will post a “Share the Love” announcement on the Instagram account: @TheRoosevelt_no. Those entering need only to like the post and tag who they would “Share the Love” with if chosen as winner of the giveaway. The contest ends at midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and the winner will be announced on Friday, Feb. 7 at noon giving plenty of time to make the plans for a romantic dinner.
At dinner, either Feb. 14 or Feb. 15 only, one lucky couple dining at the restaurant will receive a complimentary Couple’s Massage for future use at the Waldorf Astoria Spa (the “Sweetheart Special”).
Finally, two lucky couples will be randomly chosen to receive a $40 gift card to the Sazerac Bar (the “Sazerac Special”). Available for dinner Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 only.
As always for special events in the Fountain Lounge, reservations are recommended.
Throughout the hotel, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in a variety of other ways, including:
Grab your girlfriends and join us at the Foundation Room VIP club for a celebration of Galentines.
This Happy Hour + Networking event is FREE to attend, but please register your ticket via Eventbrite. There will be beverages and food for purchase.
My events are universal to all women. Women from all walks of life are welcome and encouraged to attend!*** We celebrate women from all walks of life, entrepreneurs, corporate women, stay at home moms, single women, students, housewives and more...
What to expect:
--->Swag Bag full of goodies
--->Giveaways from local businesses
--->Networking, socializing, shopping and cocktails
---> Cute photos and professional photographer Kat Kimball
---> Support and shop from some fabulous local lady business owners
Wear red(or pink) in honor of heart disease month for Galentines at Foundation Room New Orleans for a chance to win more cool giveaways.
Photography by: Katherine Kimball Photography
Makeup by: Brittany Francois at Saks
Tee/dress Lizzie's Boutique
***If you are interested in getting your business involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, we set aside a few weeks starting February 1st and focus on historical hindsight about contributions that African Americans have made to the world.
I love celebrating my African American heritage. I am not sure it can be fully celebrated in less than 30 days, but the time can be used to educate ALL people on our valuable culture. We can share through storytelling about black people who have paved the way for future generations. Many of these people planted seeds in trees they will never sit under.
My daughter's class is celebrating black history month by making presentations on selected African Americans. This will teach them the art of public speaking, which is so important. We are starting to collect black history books for our library at home. They can read about black history all year long.
Celebrating notable historians like Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X, Jessie Jackson, Maxine Waters, Booker T. Washington, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, George Washington Carver, Madam CJ Walker, Garret Morgan, Dr. Mae Jemison, Vanessa Williams and so many more are key to a successful black history month but, let's celebrate all year.
On any given Sunday, you can stumble on a second line. Just jump in. If I had one guess, then I guess I am just New Orleans. There are so many unsung heroes that were here in New Orleans. Leah Chase, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, Ruby Bridges, Louis Armstrong, Dr. Norman C. Francis., Terrance Osborne and so many more. I admired them all, growing up. I would love a T-shirt with each one of them on it.
I chose 'Whitley Gilbert' as my black history month icon. Here's why: When I was a little girl, every Thursday night I got a first class ticket to a show that embodied black excellence and valued education. Whitley Gilbert was not trying to fit in, she knew who she was and she knew her heritage and attended a HBCU. I wanted to attend college after watching these shows. They always focused on issues in the black community ranging from the struggles in South Africa to Freddies beautiful natural hair. On a lighter note, I loved the representation of Whitley wearing Coco Chanel and Louis Vuitton, which was not popular in that demographic 30 years ago. The show was ahead of the time. Fast forward to 2020 and all that appeared to be unattainable is now at our finger tips. We are living our ancestors dreams. Let's celebrate Black History all year and try to incorporate the teachings of the greats into our daily lives. In the next 20 years, we will need foresight instead of insight, diversity over traditional, mirror instead of window view, savings instead of checking, side hustles and spending more time with our daughters. My husband never ceases to amaze me with the time he dedicates to our daughters. I could never do as much as I do, if I did not receive his support. He is one of the smartest men I know. He knows if mommy is not happy, nobody will be happy in the house.
What are you doing to promote Black History Month all year?
Photo by: Katherine Kimball Photography
I have been getting many questions about the shirt. My cousin Julius created it. I admire his strength and hustle.
I am sharing this article because I constantly wonder what the difference is between a genius mind and average mind. I always bring myself to these principles below to reference as I move through the world.
The worlds greatest geniuses have all had 24 personality characteristics in common and you can develop the same traits yourself, says an expert.
"Most people have the mistaken idea that geniuses are born, not made", declared clinical psychologist Dr. Alfred Barrious, founder and director of the Self-Programmed Control Center of Los Angeles and author of the book, Towards Greater Freedom and Happiness.
"But if you look at the lives of the worlds greatest geniuses like Edison, Socrates, DaVinci, Shakespeare, Einstein, you will discover they all had 24 personality characteristics in common.
"These are traits that anyone can develop. It makes no difference how old you are, how much education you have, or what you have accomplished to date. Adopting these personality characteristics enables you to operate on a genius level."
Here are the Characteristics Dr. Barrios lists, which enable geniuses to come up with and develop new and fruitful ideas:
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