Fresh, hot bread buzz

Bellegarde Bakery, which many New Orleanians have been enjoying for years through local retailers and eateries, including Whole Foods, Simone’s Market, Martin Wine Cellar, St. James Cheese, Bar Frances, Lilette, Palace Café or via the company’s baking classes, is set to open its own retail location in January 2019. The Advocate reports that the brand new retail location will be at 8300 Apple St., and there you can watch the entire bread-making process. Offerings include bread, pizzas, stone-ground flours and baking staples. There’s much more in the works once the new location is up and running.

Holly Jolly Homes Tour

View some of New Orleans’ most beautiful homes and gain inspiration for your holiday decorations with the Preservation Resource Center’s annual Holiday Home Tour. On Dec. 8 and 9, tour private residence’s in the Historic Garden District, enjoy the sounds of local musicians and shop festive boutiques. Tickets start at $30 for members and $45 for non-members, you can purchase them through PRC’s website.


New to the Neighborhood

Belissimo Interiors & Design showroom opened in August on Magazine Street. With two licensed interior designers, the company has over 11 years of combined experience in interior design and refinishing services. The retail space includes art, furniture and accessories and the company offers a variety of design packages available for projects large and small.


Cocktail Bar, to Go

Celebrate the holidays in style with The Bellhop Bar at the Loews Hotel. This swanky, vintage pop-up bar is traveling to hotels across the country and is stocked with bottled cocktails, wine and twists on some of your favorite classics, such as martinis and Old Fashioneds. Every evening at 5 p.m. through January, you can take a seat and enjoy a meticulously designed traveling bar and handcrafted cocktails.