JLNO Loves: Fan Fanfare
Prepping For Your Tailgate
That’s right. Football season is here! Fall has arrived and the mad dash has begun to order supplies, apparel and gear. Whether you’re readying your game day for high school, college or NFL tailgating, New Orleans has what you need to prepare for pre- and post-game parties. Take a look at some of NOLA’s hotspots for your fan fanfare…
At this NOLA boutique located Uptown, you are sure to find a diverse collection of local designer fashions. Stylish, comfy shoes and boots, hats and scarves in your team’s colors, jewelry and accessories – these are just some of the amazing treasures waiting for you. Also, stay on the lookout for the shatter-proof wine glasses (perfect for tailgate hopping)! Can’t get to the store? Find them online at www.feetfirststores.com.Uptown
4122 Magazine Street
Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5
Lennox + Lane
Let the #LadiesofLennox outfit you and your gals for the tailgating party at this Garden District boutique. Tops, bottoms, jewelry, shoes and accessories are all handpicked by the Lennox + Lane girls for ladies looking to express their inner hipster while keeping a timeless mien. A particular game day favorite of owner and JLNO Provisional Bonnie Eslick, is the local designer Madly Yours’ “Clearly Mad Crossbody” handbag – an NFL-approved must have for those heading into the Superdome.Bonnie Eslick, Owner
2131 Magazine Street
JLNO Active Olivia Guider specializes in making hand decorated sugar cookies. Whether you want classic footballs, helmets, and jerseys in team colors or custom creations specific for your favorite players, Olivia can satisfy your sweet tooth. Gluten Free options are available too! Find her on Instagram @olivias.cookies. $14/dozen; $18/GF-dozen.
Party Rentals Delivered
For those fans looking to concentrate solely on the game while still having a stellar setup, check out this company’s website for a myriad of options. Whether you’re looking for tents and chairs or fans and heaters, the possibilities for your soiree are limitless.
“We understand that creating a successful event requires more than the right tables, chairs, linens and accessories. It’s the service behind our products that ensures the planning, delivery and pickup will all run smoothly. We are passionate about what we do and committed to providing you with impeccably maintained equipment, on-time delivery & pickup services and unparalleled customer attention.”
2837 Tifton Street, Suite A
Kenner, LA 70062
If you are searching for party supplies to deck out your tailgate, head to Plush Appeal. While this wholesale business advertises as a Mardi Gras vendor, there is oh-so-much more to find. Find your team colors in any of their masses of beads, masks, throws, decorations, party supplies, costumes, wreaths, gifts, wine glasses, scarves, boas, novelties, LED items, footballs, tutus, music, cups, glasses, umbrellas… their inventory is astounding! They also fill custom orders as well. Head into the store or shop online!Alyssa Fletchinger, Vice-President & Co-Owner
2811 Toulouse Street
Mon-Fri 9-5:30; Sat 10-2
St. James Cheese Company
This local dining favorite has two locations – one Uptown, one in the Warehouse District. They offer cheese and charcuterie platters featuring artisanal cheeses and meats from the best producers here in the States and abroad. They also offer our popular salads, baguette sandwiches and beautiful tapas platters to feed a crowd. A full catering menu is available on the website. All items must be ordered 24 hours in advanced, and they do offer delivery.
St James Cheese Company also offers staffed catering featuring beautiful cheese and charcuterie spreads for larger parties. For groups of 50+, they’ll set up a game-worthy spread and have an expert cheesemonger on hand to keep things fresh throughout the game.
5004 Prytania Street
Mon-Wed 11-6; Thurs-Sat 11-8;
Mon-Wed 11-6; Thurs-Fri 11-8; Sat 9-8 Rachel Heiligman, Catering & Events Manager
Owned by JLNO Sustainer Sally Suthon, Suthon Solutions offers custom branded apparel, gear and accessories to enhance your gameday experience. Smartphone wallets, stainless steel tumblers, clear vinyl NFL approved tote bags, cornhole board games, blankets, chairs and barbecue sets are some of the hot items this company can provide to get you and your guests ready for kickoff.
“We offer branded merchandise to fulfill all of your needs. With high quality promotional products, fast delivery times, and prices to fit all budgets, we will provide customized, relevant recommendations for you. Simply take a look around our site or contact us, and we’ll do the shopping for you!”