February 2020

Found 3 blog entries for February 2020.

If you love carnival like we do, it’s exciting to think about all the ways you can enjoy it when you live close to the action. Whether you’re into hosting Mardi Gras parties, watching the festivities from a front porch or balcony, hearing marching bands from a block away, or pouring yourself a cocktail and strolling to where your street meets the parade route, these homes offer up lots of different ways to enjoy the revelry.

With these French Quarter listings, you’re within steps of the fun, but you can sneak away from it all.

534 Bienville St 3, New Orleans, LA 70130 

919 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 

1303 Burgundy St 11, New Orleans, LA 70116 

411 Bienville St 403, New Orleans, LA 70130 

These Uptown

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The Craftsman architectural style became popular in the United States in the early 1900s, around the same time that the Victorian style started to lose favor. While the Victorian style is known for its ornate detailing, the Craftsman style favored a return to hand-crafted simplicity, clean, horizontal lines, and an appreciation for artisanal woodwork.

One of its most well-known advocates was Gustav Stickley, furniture maker, founder, and editor of The Craftsman magazine -- which sold blueprints for homes designed in the Craftsman style, in an effort to make it accessible to the masses. It was important to Stickley that function take priority in design, and the style was meant for the working man.

The Craftsman architectural style’s exterior

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While Mardi Gras revelry takes over the entire city of New Orleans during Carnival season, a handful of neighborhoods get in on the action more than others. Depending on your tastes and what you’re interested in seeing, you can find a diverse range of fun and frivolity.

Marigny

The Marigny, with its artsy vibe, is fittingly home to eclectic marching parades and walking krewes that wind their way through its narrow streets. Some favorites include:

  •       The sci-fi themed Krewe of Chewbacchus
  •       The politically irreverent Krewe de Vieux
  •       The shoebox-as-work-of-art ‘tit Rex
  •       The home-cooked Red Beans Parade

Their members spend months crafting detailed, handmade costumes and art objects, and the creativity on

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