Spacious cottage in the heart of Old Metairie. Bright, open floor plan w/ large light-filled windows, original moldings, and pine floors.
Huge gourmet custom kitchen features Carrera marble countertops, 8 ft center island, stainless appliances, and travertine floors. The kitchen has plenty of pull-out drawers. Side entrance has floor to ceiling of cabinets. Master suite has a marble bath shower & views of a lush yard. Enjoy the shaded front porch w/swing or huge fenced backyard w/BRAND NEW deck and large storage shed.
Contact us today if you would like to tour this home: 504.455.4948
This beautiful home is leasing for $2,950/month for a 12-month lease.
Spring is finally here and that means change and new beginnings. Not only with the weather, but in your apartment, too!
Whether you’re on the messy or neat-freak side of the spectrum, the spring cleaning tradition is always a good annual practice. Spring is all about fresh starts and rebirth, and the best way to rejuvenate your place is by following a spring cleaning checklist.
Besides regular chores like putting clothes or dishes away, sweeping, and cleaning the bathroom, this is your chance to pay attention to details. Time to store, sort, and get rid of extraneous clutter!
Use this as a guide for spring cleaning the areas of your apartment that aren’t usually on the cleaning to-do list. Here’s our definitive spring cleaning checklist!
Part of making room for the new is getting rid of the old. It’s all about finding that perfect feng shui, and one of the best ways to do that is to take inventory of your possessions and evaluate what you want to keep.
We love the method outlined in Marie Kondo’s best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The gist is this: starting with your clothing, go through all of your possessions, category by category, and keep only those items that spark joy when you hold them.
Once you’ve decided what to keep, you can pass on the remaining items to others in need. After you’ve gone through your drawers and closets and sorted your discarded items in a donation section, decide where to give them away. Use these places below for ideas:
Shelters – Community shelters in your area are a great option to donate your clothes and household items. Bridge House and Hagar’s House provide services to those in need in the southeast Louisiana region.
Online – Freecycle, Craigslist, and eBay are free and easy online tools to use to give away your old clothes or appliances. You can manage the entire process by listing the items you want to give away for free or sell and coordinate your own shipping or delivery.
Clothing Swaps – Another great way to pass on your unwanted items to someone who might be happy to take them, plus discover some new treasure of your own, is to participate a clothing swap. A clothing swap is a gathering of people who all contribute clothing that doesn’t fit or that they don’t need anymore, and anyone can take someone else’s clothing if they choose. If you don’t know of anyone having one, host your own and invite family and friends!
Salvation Army – The Salvation Army is always a great option that accepts all types of donations to sell for a discounted price to underprivileged people, or anyone looking for a bargain. Check your area for Salvation Army drop-off locations.
The Green Project also provides a recycling guide for the greater New Orleans area, with details about local organizations that accept donations of various materials.
If you accomplish all these tasks, you’ll be well on your way to being completely spring cleansed! Other than looking shiny and new, your living space will be rid of dirt and dust that you may have not even be aware of that can make you and your guests sick. So tie your hair back, put on those yellow gloves, and spring into action!
Located in the desirable Kenner, La, this newly renovated four-bedroom, three-bath home at 337 Bertolino Drive offers everything you need in the area you want.
This 2,200 sq ft home in Kenner – has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, private parking, and lots of storage space.
You will find:
Contact us today if you would like to tour this home: 504.273.6745
This beautiful home is leasing for $2,800/month for a 12-month lease.
The Application fees are $35/ leaseholder and $25/occupant over 18 years old.
The Security Deposit is $2,000.
King Cake in New Orleans is a beloved and special tradition – and one you can only enjoy during the Carnival season. So it’s important to make the most of your King Cake window and try as many delicious renditions as you can!
Ask any local and they’ll tell you that King Cake in New Orleans is only eaten from Twelfth Night (January 6) through Mardi Gras Day. And there are so many bakeries, restaurants and special spots that serve up their own spin on the confection.
Need a good starting point to find the best King Cake in New Orleans? Here’s some must-try options for you to enjoy!
Almost everyone has heard of the Randazzo family and their secret family king cake recipe is the stuff of legend in New Orleans. As the most well-known keeper of the family’s sweet treat, Manny Randazzo’s King Cakes offers everything from traditional King Cakes to special flavors like apple, lemon and strawberry.
A bite of Manny Randazzo’s king cake is an essential part of the Mardi Gras experience!
This French bakery on New Orleans’ charming Magazine Street is the perfect spot to pick up a delicious King Cake. Well-known and popular year-round for their croissants and pastries, they offer traditional cakes alongside cinnamon, strawberry, almond, and pretzel flavors during Carnival.
You can even grab a personal mini King Cake to enjoy on the go!
Haydel’s classic king cake is famous around town. Made of danish dough, hand braided with cinnamon and sugar, and baked to perfection, these treats are sure to be one of your top favorites with just one bite.
Plus, they have many special flavors to choose from like praline pecan, cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, German chocolate, and brownie chocolate chip!
Gambino’s has been a well-known New Orleans King Cake spot for decades. Many call them the King of King Cakes and with good reason. Their classic King Cake is just that – fluffy dough, topped with icing, and drizzled with sugar, exactly how a King Cake should taste.
If you’re looking for an adventurous flavor to try for your King Cake indulge, Gracious Bakery is the perfect place to start. Their delicious confections showcase some mouthwatering flavors like chocolate, almond frangipane, and nectar cream – they even have a bananas foster flavored King Cake that’s definitely worth a bite!
Our friends at NewOrleans.com wrote a very extensive blog on all the king cake finds this city offers. Check it out here!
Fall and winter bring a host of healthy dining pitfalls. Just ask Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It’s hard not to enjoy all the decadent foods available. And people don’t have time to cook with busy schedules during the holidays.
Fortunately, if you live in the Metairie, Kenner, and River Ridge areas, there are plenty of healthy dining options. Unsure of what to order? No matter which restaurant you choose, nutritionists suggest making small, healthy dining decisions. Like swapping standard sides for a healthier pick like vegetables. Or choosing entrees that are steamed, trading white rice for brown, and skipping empty calories like bread.