Tag Archives | Parades

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A Beginner’s Guide to Parading

I realized today that at least half of my readers (which is probably about 3 people) are not from the New Orleans area and have likely never experienced a Mardi Gras parade, so for those of you unfamiliar with how things work down here, I put together a little Mardi Gras parade primer…just a few […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 5

When I realized that today marked 100 days until Mardi Gras, I knew it would be the focus of today’s Thankful for New Orleans blog. There are so many facets of Mardi Gras, and I could write about it for weeks, but today I am focusing on the most beautiful part…parades! Day 5 – Mardi […]

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Don’t Touch My Doubloons

Ahh, doubloons. I’m not sure what it is about those inexpensive shiny little coins that brings me such joy, but I can’t seem to get enough of them. Sure, I enjoy catching Mardi Gras beads as much as the next girl, but there is just something magical about doubloons. I am fascinated by the way […]

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Mardi Gras With the Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least it is in my book. These three weeks in February and/or March when purple, green, and gold decorations adorn doors, mailboxes and store fronts, and children and grownups, alike, go a little crazy for plastic beads, cups, bracelets…whatever they can get their hands on. It’s […]

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