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Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

Some of our favorite items for friends and family. 1 - The New Orleans Bucket List 2 - Lagniappe Packs 3 - Nola Koozies 4 - The First Boil Crawfish Sack 5 - Shrimp Boot Enamel Pin 6 - Smells Like Home Candles 8 - Nola Soaps 9 - This Soap Helps 10 - Greeting Cards

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Pigeon Town: The Uncertain Neighborhood

Pigeon Town: The Uncertain Neighborhood

Thanks to New Orleans’s complicated history, settling patterns, and geographical layout, the city’s various neighborhoods are particularly distinct areas, often boasting their own architectural character, slang, and even accents. As a result, hyper-local pride runs deep here—which can feel ironic in a town where boundaries and labels are often fickle and fluid. (Is Uptown a real place or a relative term? Is the Bywater just a real estate invention? Why are some neighborhoods called by their Ward designations while others never mention theirs? What is the Warehouse District?) The “rules”...

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