Spring Flinging: Plant Workshops, Southern Art, Fish Fries and Vaccines
What a difference a year and a new season makes. Last year, we were entering into the first stages of pandemic lockdown and now, we’re getting vaccinated and emerging back into some sense of normalcy. With that comes in-person events!
FAIT NOLA is hosting four fern mounting workshops on April 17 and 18. The workshops include hands on instruction from “FAIT plant mom” and floral designer Kathleen Robinson, as well as materials (locally sourced sinker cypress backing, fern, moss and other essentials). If you’d prefer to let the FAIT folks do the work for you, visit them at their Merchant House location on Magazine Street or an upcoming pop-up event.
Meanwhile, Claire Thriffiley director of Claire Elizabeth Gallery is celebrating the gallery’s five-year anniversary this week. (Disclosure: Thriffiley is a personal friend.) If you are looking for pieces to add to your collection, the gallery is offering free standard shipping. New Orleans locals can also enjoy a sales tax discount. The Gallery represents emerging and mid-career Southern artists and Thriffiley is a fountain of knowledge about the artists, their work and how you can incorporate the pieces into your home or work landscape.
Throughout Lent, my husband Mark and I have ordered fish plates every Friday as part of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana Hospitality Cares initiative. Participating restaurants are donating $1 from the sale of each fish fry entrée sold that week. So far, we’ve ordered takeout platters from Picnic Provisions & Whiskey (which has free delivery in certain areas), Avenue Pub and Dat Dog on Freret. There are restaurants from all over the area participating though, so check out the list.
If you haven’t yet gotten your vaccination, next week marks the opening of eligibility for anyone age 16 and up. Learn more and find links to get schedule at NOLA Ready.
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