June 2018

Found 6 blog entries for June 2018.

When you have family coming into town or you want to enjoy a staycation, the French Quarter is a great choice. There are several excellent hotels found within the French Quarter and you'll likely be able to walk to some of the best attractions, dining, and shopping options.

The best hotels in such a historic area are often not from popular chains. If you prefer a boutique hotel or one simply not from a chain, you'll love what the French Quarter has to offer. Here's a look at the top non-chain hotels to choose from in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Andrew Jackson Hotel

Found at 919 Royal Street, the Andrew Jackson Hotel offers a location in the heart of the French Quarter near Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. The architecture is rather

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New Orleans is a mecca for music and has been for decades. While the city may be known for jazz and blues, you can find just about any type of music here.

While live music is certainly alive and well in the city, so are record stores. There are several independent brick-and-mortar options throughout New Orleans. After attending a music festival, you might be ready to pick up a few new records. When this happens, you can head to any of these seven record stores to pick up your favorite music.

Sisters in Christ Records

Even though this record store moved locations, it's still one of the best in the city. It's now located on Magazine Street instead of Freret Street. Sisters in Christ Records carries a wide selection of cassettes and vinyls to

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While some may not like having to buy homeowner's insurance, it's a necessary thing in our world today. You have to buy it, but you hope you will never have to use it. However, if that time comes, you'll be thankful you have it.

You may need homeowners insurance, but that doesn't mean you should pay more than you absolutely have to for it. There are some ways, as a luxury homeowner, you can lower your homeowner insurance premium. Here are a few tips to get great insurance at a lower price.

Choose a Higher Deductible

If you can afford a higher deductible, you can likely get lower rates on your premium. If you go from a $1,000 deductible to a $10,000 deductible, you can save a few hundred dollars every year. Even just going up to $4K or $5K on the

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When you're a tenant, you have very few worries when it comes to your property. You only have to make sure the rent is paid and maybe a few utilities. It's quite different when you become the homeowner.

As a homeowner, you have to make sure several things are taken care of outside of your mortgage payment and utilities. There are several additional expenses and you're solely responsible for the property. Here are some of the things to consider when you plan to go from tenant to homeowner.

Your Finances will Drive Everything

You may think your finances are driving the car now as you pay rent and other bills, but they become even more important when you buy a house. Your finances will be a huge factor in how much home you can buy and what your

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The Cajun-Zydeco Festival is just a short few days away. It will be held on June 23rd and 24th at Louis Armstrong Park from 11am to 6:30pm both days. This free event is one you won't want to miss!

If you want to enjoy the best collection of Cajun and zydeco artists in the city, this is the place for you. It will be the 12th annual edition of the event with so much to do, you're sure to have a great time.

Live Music

The Cajun-Zydeco Festival will include plenty of live music with a great line-up including newly-crowned Grammy winners The Lost Bayou Ramblers. They will be the headliner and Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers will also be on the schedule.

There will also be "trail ride" music including very popular choices on the bridle

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A fun event everybody can enjoy, the NOLA Caribbean Festival will be held on June 23rd and 24th this year. It will be held at Central City BBQ and admission to this event is $15.

The NOLA Caribbean Festival will celebrate all things Caribbean. Enjoy great music, culture, dance, food and so much more. The festival will run from 3pm to 10pm each day.

The Music

This is a very musical event with plenty to enjoy from all types of great musical acts. The lineup for Saturday includes N'Kiruka, Yard Squad Band, Cuban Papi, Neptune Steel Pans, La Tifa, Imani Ray and three DJs. The DJs include DJ T-Roy, DJ Felipe and DJ Megatron.

The fun doesn't stop on Sunday and the lineup for Sunday is packed with great choices. All three DJs will perform again,

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