Gulf Shores—An Insider's Seaside Getaway

Less than 3.5 hours away from New Orleans are some of the most dazzling white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. There is golf, nature trails, water sports and deep-sea fishing. Florida? No. It’s a bit of a local’s secret that all of this, and more, can be found in Alabama at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Information of where to stay is easy to find on one central website which also shows a full calendar of events including music concerts, fishing competitions, a triathlon and the popular Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event in September.


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Beautiful Cabinetry and Experienced Hands

If you are planning any renovation that includes new cabinetry, it’s worth giving Lynn and Bobby Shirer a call. Owners of The Cabinet Shoppe, the Shirer’s have been creating custom cabinetry for nearly thirty years. Always looking for ways to maximize a budget, they have started offering a new line of cabinetry from Italy called Studio Abruzzo. It offers European contemporary styling and the highest quality of cabinet at an impressive price point. The Cabinet Shoppe, 1017B Harimaw Court East, Metairie, 400-6802.