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Virtual Jazz Fest 2020

Here we are, at the first weekend of the Jazz Fest That Should Have Been. It’s times like these—when we can vividly picture ourselves crowding into the fairgrounds, donning our hats and slathering on sunscreen—that we fully start to comprehend…

Starting a New Running Routine

For me, getting outside for an early morning run has been crucial to staying sane during our self-isolation time. If you are new to running or would like to start a new routine, here are some tips and tools to…

Louisiana Book Recommendations

  We've already written a roundup of book suggestions by our Renaissance Publishing staff - which you can read here – to help you pass the time while we are all social distancing and staying at home. And like that…

Quarantine Reads: Louisiana-Set Books

As your Zoom meetings and FaceTime and wine sessions indicate, communities are adapting how to go about interaction. What do you talk about when we’ve collectively hit pause? This is a great time to catch up on reading, or finally…

Can You Sew a Button?

Seamstresses everywhere have been answering the call to craft homemade surgical masks, but the recent trend has a few problems, the first being that not everyone has a sewing machine, the supplies and the skills to create masks. The other…

Travel Central Helps you Travel.....Virtually

  METAIRIE, La (press release) – Since the US Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory, stating that citizens should avoid travel globally, the advisors at Travel Central are sharing their tips and links for ways to…

Manicure 101

If you are used to regular visits with your favorite New Orleans manicurist, at this stage of the COVID-19 closures, stay at home mandates and pro-level handwashing, your poor hands are beyond wrecked. While it is certainly a quick pick-me-up…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 30

Monday still manages to be the worst, even though we're in a very different situation than normal. To help lighten that case of the Mondays, we've collected some interesting reading, tools and resources and a few moments of humor to…

Five Things To Do In New Orleans Without Leaving Your House

  Things are getting serious in the world. More and more states, and even other countries, are ordering residents to stay home and only allowing essential businesses and workers to remain open and operating. We’ve been working from home, and…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 23

The weekend is over and it's back to our working situation this Monday. We're here with a list of recommended online reads, instructional videos, resources and some (much-needed) moments of levity. RECOMMENDED READING Bill Ingalls/NASA. Scott…

List of Locally-Owned Restaurants in St. Bernard Parish

List of Locally Owned Restaurants in St. Bernard Parish per their Facebook Pages... ARABI: Ben’s Pizza - takeout/ delivery Pirogue's Whiskey Bayou- Takeout or Delivery The Kitchen Table Café – Take out or Delivery The Palms Too- Take out Gerald’s…

What to Listen to While Social Distancing at Home

Everyone knows that books and tv shows are both typical ways to pass the time. But, while you're taking your dog (or yourself) for a walk or just taking a moment to breathe, podcasts are a perfect companion to fill…

What to Read While Social Distancing at Home

Nothing can pass away a few hours like that of a good book. While we're all (hopefully) in the comforts of our own homes, doing our best rendition of social distancing, the staff at Renaissance Publishing put together a list…

What to Watch While You're Social Distancing at Home

In these uncertain times, it's important to get a routine down while you're practicing the art of social distancing at home. In between work and dealing with little ones home from school, the Renaissance Publishing staff shared some of our…