With a long weekend on the horizon, Thursday becomes the new Friday. And for those who aren’t lucky enough to have Good Friday off, this weekend is so jam packed with free and nearly free activities, you won’t even notice. Thursday night is full of fun, free things to do. Head to the W Hotel […]


Today is the final day of French Quarter Fest 2014.  While admission is free, it’s easy to spend a day’s earnings after buying food and drinks. Here’s how I enjoyed the fest in  under $20: Filled up on a falafel plate-two falafel balls, salad, hummus, and pita bread-from Mona’s, $10 Sipped on an Abita Strawberry […]


Let’s start this weekend early shall we? Thursday-Sunday Can’t every day be a music festival day?  French Quarter Fest starts today!  If you work around the FQ/CBD, head out on your lunch break to hear music starting at 11am.  Music, fun, and food continue through Sunday.  Entry to one of the best festivals New Orleans has to offer is […]

Recently, one of my wonderful, younger cousins came to visit me in New Orleans. She and her friends were staying in Nawlins for the night, before heading out for their Senior Spring Break Cruise. While her five friends stayed at a hotel in the quarter the night before their voyage, this Savvy College Student opted […]


What’s one of the best things about New Orleans in the Spring? All the festivals. And don’t let the dismal weekend weather forecast get you too down, as there are plenty of fetes for all this weekend, rain or shine. The Freret Street Festival starts at 11am on Saturday. With five music stages,  over 200 […]

When you’re on a budget, sometimes the most difficult obstacle to taking control of your spending habits can be saying “no.” Seriously, there should be a D.A.R.E. equivalent of “just say no,” for spending money. “Let’s go to dinner, let’s go grab a drink, let’s go on this weekend getaway!” Saying yes is just so […]

This weekend is turning out to be a major food weekend from BBQ to hometown cookin’. Make sure you have your stretchy pants on. Friday-Sunday Hogs for the Cause.  Enjoy delicious BBQ from over 80 vendors and competitive teams and listen to some bumpin’ tunes while supporting economic relief for families whose children are battling […]


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