What’s Hot: Mardi Gras

It is that magical time of year again, when the streets are a dizzying flurry of parades, the trees are dripping with colorful beads and a sensible breakfast starts with a slice of King Cake. Count on our Mardi Gras essentials to keep you in full swing this Carnival season.

1. Even your parade eyewear will have pizazz with a pair of Francis Klein frames, handmade in Paris and embellished with petite crystals. Art & Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNewOrleansLA.com

2. Decorate well and do good with a silky bead pillow from The MyNew Orleans Photo Project presented by the nonprofit ReFOCUS. A portion of the proceeds are shared with the photographers. Home Malone, 629 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 766-6148; HomeMaloneNola.com

3. Your geaux cup game will be on point with a “Pour Me Something Mister” 12 ounce stemless plastic wine cup. Party Cup Express, PartyCupExpress.com 

4. A trendy gold tassel clutch from Gigi is a Lundi Gras brunch must. FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250 

5. For a hostess gift with a certain je ne sais quoi, gift a “c’est bon d’être reine” tea towel. Judy at the Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018 

6. He will collect beads and compliments in a Crawfish Mardi Gras check sport button-down shirt. Perlis, 6060 Magazine St., 895-8661; 600 Decatur St., 523-6681; Perlis.com 

7. Liven up your lobes with beaded fringe Evil Eye earrings. Relish, 600 Metairie Road, 309-3336, RelishNewOrleans.com

8. Your little lovely will be parade route ready in a precious ruffle knit cotton romper with screen-printed green pearl and gold glitter bead accents. Bon Temps Boutique, 603 1/2 Metairie Road, 571-5259, BonTempsBoutique.com 

9. Outfit your wrist with a Carnival mask sterling silver couture charm. Bracelet sold separately. Cristy Cali, 3110 Magazine St., 722-8758, CristyCali.com 


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