Accurate Auto Glass: fitting and installing
Accurate Auto Glass’ services are simple: they fit and install auto, commercial and residential glass.
Marie Landry, who co-owns the business with Kurt Hemelt, has been in the glass business for over 33 years, and she opened Accurate Auto Glass five-and-a-half years ago. The store’s specialty and namesake – auto glass – gets a lot of attention at this business. Landry says the technicians use the highest quality glass in replacing and repairing windshields and windows, and they provide services for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and RVs.  The business also expanded its commercial and residential division to include frameless shower enclosures, window panes and furniture glass. Accurate Auto Glass strives to make glass repairs or replacements as painless as possible – the technicians offer to come directly to the customer’s house or office, and there is a feature on the business’s Web site that allows customers to receive quotes on potential glass jobs. “We’re the best,” Landry says. “The owners are personally involved every day. We’ve all been doing this for a long time, and we care about what we do.” Additionally, the business offers a warranty with timely service and competitive pricing.
Information, 835-7300, (985) 674-1980, 1616 L & A Road Suite, 103, Metairie,

Vacationing in Orange Beach: Two Options
For an early summer vacation, locals may wish to consider heading out to Orange Beach, Ala. Spectrum Vacations offers two unique resorts in the area: The Turquoise and Caribe.
Caribe offers waterfront views and immediate access to the area’s boating, fishing (on-shore and deep-sea), shopping, and dining attractions. The contemporary architectural design features a 14-story skylight atrium, natural landscaping and water features.
The Turquoise offers flexibility for guests and discounted prices. This month, the condos rent for $290 a night.
The condominium residence was newly constructed in 2008, with a variety of luxurious amenities. Designer decorated, the condos feature gas fireplaces in the living room while every room features a flat-screen television, says Laura Myrick Kestenbaum. “Floor-to-ceiling glass windows lead to a private gulf front balconies, and the condos feature hot tubs and outdoor kitchens,” she continues.
Additionally, “The indoor pool area has cathedral ceilings with an observation deck with views of both the bay and the Gulf of Mexico,” says Kestenbaum. There is also a fitness center and a spacious sauna and steam room to ensure ultimate relaxation.
Information, (866) 966-0293,