Shop Local

The annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll is back this Saturday, May 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Shops, art galleries, restaurants and more will open their doors with lots of great sales, specials and, of course, bubbles. Breaux Mart, the event’s official wine sponsor, is a great place to start your walk, grab a to-go cup and sample of the store’s tasty bites and more. New this year, businesses will have the chance to recycle their glass bottles at the end of the night with Glass Half Full and Glassroots thanks to Vintage Green Review. It’s a great night to meet with members of the community, do some shopping and enjoy Magazine Street.

Speaking of shopping local, if you’re still looking for a great Mother’s Day gift idea, something special for a friend or family member, or the perfect fit for your sparkliest friend (or even yourself), Glitter Box NOLA now has a monthly subscription box. Each box is packed with fun products from the shop’s French Quarter store and delivered to the recipient around the 15th of every other month. April’s box, for example, featured a City Park candle, Crawfish Boil glitter gel, artwork and some glammed up sunglasses.

Chill Out

If you’re looking for the newest way to get caffeinated in a cool way, Coffee Science debuted their own Cold Brew, now available in 16 oz cans. So be sure to stock your fridge accordingly! Hansen’s Sno-Bliz recently shared this amazing rainbow creation, plus their always refreshing selection of classic and carefully crafted flavors, such as this stunning collab with sweets expert Beth Biundo. Sugar Cookie Sno-ball? Yes, please! If you’re looking for a chilling something with a little punch, Bayou Wine Garden’s frozé and limited time vodka Mango Freeze will cool you off in buzzy style.


Finally, congrats to both Jewel of the South and Cure for being named as two of the top 50 bars in the North America. Stop by and raise a glass (and enjoy some elegant and delicious snacks while you’re there.)