Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Coming Soon!

Lagniappe: Gifts and Miscellany

Chi-wa-wa-ga-ga -- Really cool Pet Supplies for Small Dogs!


Idea Factory - a large selection of Wooden Toys, Trains, Cars, etc.

Margaritaville -- Jimmy Buffett's New Orleans restaurant has a gift store attached with a creative toy department.

Michelle's Personalized Books - personalized chilcren's books that help build a positive self-image and promotes the joy of reading.



Blue Crab Clothing - men's, women's and children's clothing.

Omega 1 Fashions - school uniforms for girls and boys.

Orient Expressed Imports, Inc - sells their own line of hand-smocked children's clothing, plus fun toys and gifts.


Aidan Gill For Men - Upscale shaving accessories.

Perlis Clothing - Cajun Clothing Co. by Perlis -- home of the official Louisiana crawfish shirt.

Shushan's Ltd. - hats, caps, berets and shirts. Large selection of Mardi Gras and New Orleans Saints clothing as well.


Bourbon French Parfums - French perfumes, fragrances and gifts especially for the ladies.

Feet First - Discount shoes, handbags & accessories.

Fleur De Lis - Fleur De Lis Jewelry, Accessories, Apparel and Handbags. Owned by New Orleans women.

Fleus de Paris -- Custom Millinery and Couture Boutique... Very high end!

House of Lounge - novelties and bridal lingerie wear - thongs, hosiery, bras for women. Huge on-line selection.

HOVE Parfumeur -- Fine cosmetics and perfumes from a company that has been in New Orleans for generations!

Joan Vass - The original store in the country -- with the largest selection.

MIMI - The Gulf South's exclusive retailer for the Vera Wang Bridal collection, and many other exclusive lines of women's ready to wear.

Miss Karina's Fashion Design & Costume - Locally made and designed fashion and costume wear mostly for women inspired by New Orleans.

Shushan's Ltd. - women's clothing, hats, and more.

Yvonne LaFleur - Designs and Fragrances - custom millinery created her vast Private Collection of veilings and turn-of-the-century flowers from France, silk ribbons from Switzerland, antique feathers from Germany, and other elegant touches from around the world. Many perfumes to choose from as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Jewelry Stores

Accessory Wholesale - a wholesaler to the Fashion, Bridal, and Tourist Industry since 1985. We are an important supplier of fashion jewelry, tiaras, rhinestone, and bridal jewelry. Our fashion line includes quality stretch bracelets, pendants, matching earrings, and hats.

Adlers Jewelry - one of the better know jewelry stores in the New Orleans area.

Anne Dale Jeweller - Serving the Entire New Orleans area! Designer Fleur de Lis rings, pendants, earrings, diamonds, gold, engagement rings and wedding bands. The Anne Dale Collection was created by Anne Dale specifically to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Anton Ltd. Jewelers - Modern, antique and estate jewelry, antiques and artwork, china, crystal, silver, porcelain and pottery.

Bijounola Jewelry - wide selection of N'Orleans commemorative jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry by various artists both local and international.

Dashka Roth Contemporary Jewelry - handmade jewelry & Judaic art by American Artists. The collection represents the work of more than 150 artists.

Fleur De Lis - Affordable Fleur De Lis Jewelry, Accessories, Apparel and Handbags.

Heather Elizabeth Designs - Handcrafted New Orleans Photograph Jewelry. Also featured are NOLA photo night lights, winestoppers, bookmarks and belt buckles.

Idea Factory New Orleans - A unique French Quarter jewelry and gift shop carrying fine crafted toys, jewelry, games, clocks, musical, optical, and home and office accessories.

Jazzy Stuff - Internet gallery featuring Jewelry by New Orleans and Gulf coast artists.

Jezebel's Vintage Costume Jewelry - fine vintage costume jewelry plus antiques, art, lamps, tapestries, beaded necklaces and bracelets, one-of-a-kind gifts and more.

Joan Good Antique Jewelry - antique jewelry, cameos, amber, garnets, pearls and other fine jewelry as well as asian antiques, ancient excavated art.

Katy Beh Contemporary Jewelry - contemporary jewelry from designers accross the country, including Michael Good, Barbar Henrich and Reinstein/Ross.

Kimmie Blake Originals - Handmade, custom designed, one of a kind jewelry.

La Petit Fleur Jewelry - A varied collection of estate and contemporary jewelry.

Margo Manning - A jewelry designer and metal artist who shows her work nationally and throughout the New Orleans area.

Mignon Faget Jewelry Designs - For over 30 years, noted artist Mignon Faget has been designing contemporary jewelry, handcrafted in precious metals and semi-precious gemstones, in her New Orleans workshop.

MS Rau Antiques - collections of fine antique jewelry.

New Orleans Gem and Lapidary - custom jewelry, repair jewelry, and carry a wide selection of rocks, gems, and semi-precious stones.

New Orleans Silversmiths - fabulous selection of antique, estate and modern jewelry.

Orleans Counterfeit Jewels - CZ stones in gold mountings.

Quarter Smith, The - An extensive selection of fine handcrafted jewelry by goldsmith/silversmith/designer-Ken Bowers.

Rumors New Orleans - unique jewelry, masks, collectibles, voodoo dolls or more.

Silk Road Collection - Asian antiques, unusual jewelry, art.

Sue's Jewelers - jewelry and gifts for any special occasion, featuring name brands such as Boccia, Reed & Barton, and Fossil.

Symmetry Jewelers - wedding and engagement rings, custom jewelry designs by featured artists and a wide selection of colored gemstones.

Vitrice McMurry Contemporary Jewelry - voluptuous and modern, based on natural forms and architecture. All pieces are individually handmade in my studio near Bayou St. John in New Orleans.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Musical Instruments

Foster Guitars - Luthier Jimmy Foster builds custom six and seven string, archtop and solid body guitars.

Hall Piano Company - has information about Acoustic Pianos as well as the latest state of the art synthesizer workstation keyboards and digital pianos.

International Vintage Guitars - Exquisite vintage musical instruments.

Kruz - New Orleans - Middle Eastern and Indian musical instruments, icons, music, bellydance music costumes Morocco to India.

New Orleans Music Exchange - One of the best respected stores for professional instruments and audio systems.

Ray Fransen's Drum Center - the oldest and largest store in Louisiana dedicated exclusively to drums and drumming.

Sax Gourmet - vintage instruments.

Smoky Store - Blues Harmonica instruments.

Sound Chek Music - a New Orleans area Music Store.

Zeagler's Music - school band instruments, sheet music and more.

Books, Magazines and Publications

Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide - 128 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. With more than two million copies sold, Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide is recognized as the program to the event.

Cajun Woman Enterprises - real Cajun stories by a real Cajun!

Gambit Weekly -- an irreverent weekly news magazine.

Louisiana Books by Nola Mae Ross - Nola Mae Ross is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her books tell the true stories and happenings of this state.

Louisiana Life -- as the name implies.

Louisiana Music Factory -- sheet music, books on New Orleans music and musicians, and DVDs.

New Orleans Magazine -- a monthly New Orleans publication with serious news to restaurant reviews.

Octavia Books - independent bookstore features online browsing and ordering.

Offbeat Magazine -- THE guide to the New Orleans music scene.

Pauline Books and Media - Christian publications.

Times-Picayune -- the award-winning local paper. Everything New Orleans.

University Press of the South - publishing company specializing in academic publications.


w.sLots of organizations have formed to help get New Orleans back on its feet: here are some of the best:

Backbeat Foundation -- The Backbeat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Louisiana non-profit corporation whose mission is to foster support of the rich New Orleans cultural heritage by providing assistance to local musical performers through both programming and resource assistance.

Backstreet Cultural Museum -- The Backstreet Cultural Museum is filled with exhibits reflecting aspects of the unique cultural traditions and institutions of African-American culture in New Orleans – Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Funerals and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs.

Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Musicians Village -- Musicians’ Village, a cornerstone of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) post-Katrina rebuilding effort, is designed to both construct a community and preserve a culture. Conceived by New Orleans natives Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis, Musicians’ Village will provide a home for both the artists who have defined the city’s culture and the sounds that have shaped the musical vernacular of the world. -- publicizes the need to repair and rebuild New Orleans levee protection system to adequately protect against future hurricanes.

Music Rising -- Music Rising was created in November of 2005 by U2's The Edge, Bob Ezrin and Henry Juszkiewicz. Music Rising was able to provide replacement instruments to nearly 2,500 professional musicians from the Central Gulf region. Music Rising is now helping churches and schools who were affected by hurricanes to rebuild their music programs by replacing instruments that they lost in the devastation.

New Orleans Musicians Clinic -- Since 1998, NOMC has played a pivotal role in sustaining the health of New Orleans musicians. As housing, family and financial challenges continue, we strive to remain a core resource for the music community. From providing medical serivces to funding gigs, our response to the needs of musicians knows no boundaries. Please support us in our efforts - we've got our finger 'on the pulse' of the New Orleans music community.

New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund -- a 501(c)(3) charity, founded by displaced New Orleans musicians to help provide support for the New Orleans music community.

Renew Our Music -- The mission of the Renew Our Music Funds is to revive New Orleans’ cultural traditions by providing assistance to the individuals and institutions that will carry them forward.

Sweet Home New Orleans -- a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping our tradition bearers return to and stay at home. Formerly the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund. Also, check out their t-shirts and hats and bumper stickers!

Tipitina's Foundation -- Provides instruments to New Orleans public schools; runs an internship programs to teach musicians all aspects of the music industry; a co-op to develop business and job skills training for musicians and other artists; and Sunday music workshops where students can play with and learn from the best musicians in the city -- for free.

WWOZ -- New Orleans public radio station devoted to promoting local music.

CDs, Records and Tapes

Basin Street Records -- a New Orleans record label featuring Theresa Andersson, Dr. Michael White, Kermit Ruffins and others.

Jazz Fest Live -- live recordings from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival -- 2004-2007.

Jim Russell Records - a vast collection of New Orleans area Recordings in Vinyl. Lp's - 45's - 78's - CD's & Cassette Tapes, (New - Rare & Old).

Louie's Juke Joint - American roots music, vintage jazz and blues autographs, authentic New Orleans Voodoo supplies, and memorabilia.

Louisiana Music Factory - regional music, on CD, vinyl, and tape including blues, jazz, R&B, funk, cajun, zydeco, swing, ragtime, reggae and more.

Mardi Gras Records - Louisiana music -- new recordings, compilations and reissues.

New Orleans Music Store - online sales of CD's, videos, and cassettes.

New Orleans Products - cajun zydeco jazz blues mardi gras gospel and latin music.

Preservation Hall Recordings -- (traditional jazz recordings and swag)

Saigon CD - Vietnamese VCDs, DVDs, CDs, and videos.

Smoky Store - Blues Harmonica instruments and musical CD's online.


(NOTE: most antique stores do not do on-line sales. For a more complete listing including those that do not sell online, see and Antiques USA -- New Orleans)

Ann Koerner Antiques - American antiques and pieces from abroad. Inventory online.

Antiques and Small Pleasures - Jewelry, art, furnishings, decorative pieces and more.

As You Like It Silver Shop - Specializing in active, inactive and obsolete "estate sterling patterns".

Aux Belles Choses - home & garden from flea markets, brocante shops & small ateliers of France & England.

Fireside Antiques - formal and provincial furnishings and accessories.

French Antique Shop, Inc. - french antiques, chandeliers, 18th and 19th century.

Harris Antiques, Ltd. - European oil paintings, European furniture, clocks, and jewelry.

Historical Shop - relics from Early American to the Civil War.

Home Hook and Ladder Antiques - an eclectic collection of 18th and 19th century French, English and Continental furnishings and accessories.

Ida Manheim Antiques - distinguished period antiques. One of the older antique shops in the French Quarter.

Jon Vaccari Designs - 19th and 20th Century Antiques, furnishings, contemporary art and fine photography.

La Belle Nouvelle Orleans - furniture, accessories, lighting and more.

M. S. Rau Antiques -American and European antiques and objets d'art furniture, glass, jewelry and accessories.

Marsh Garden Decor - Antiques from the lavishly adorned gardens, courtyards, patios and piazzas of Italy, France and England.

Maison de Provence - importer of select 18th & 19th century French, Italian, German & Swedish Antiques & decorative arts.

Mire Antiques, LLC - large selection of European antiques, Art Deco, furniture from Paris, mirrors, clocks, accessories and gift items.

Mirror Mirror - antique mirrors and distinctive mirrored alternatives.

New Orleans Silversmiths - antique, estate and modern jewelry; English antique silver; vintage corkscrews, wine related items.

Passages Antiques - 18th and 19th century European antiques.

Piranesi Antiques And Decoration -- 17th -19th century andtiques from U.S., Britain, France, and Scandinavia

Roger and McDaniel Ltd. - a diverse collection of antiques, lighting and decorative arts.

Rothschild's Antiques - a full service antiques shop specializing in 18th, 19th, and 20th century English and French furniture, silver, chandeliers and jewelry.

Silk Road Collection - Asian antiques, unusual jewelry, art, home accessories, direct from Asia.

Uptowner Antiques - Fine 18th and 19th Century French and Italian Antique furniture and accessories.

Whisnant Galleries - 17th-century oil paintings to unique estate jewelry, arms and armor gallery (including Islamic, Indo-Persian and Indonesian examples).

William Blair Ltd - 17th and 18th century English furniture, fine art, collectibles, and wine related items.

Wirthmore Antiques - a diverse collection of authentic furniture, linens, faience, mirrors, chandeliers, tile flooring & art from France & Italy.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Gift Baskets, Food, Spices, Candies and Coffee

Artistically Cajun Gifts - A cajun gift shop offering unique handcrafted cajun houses, customized & specialty cajun baskets, handpainted cajun ceramic gifts and beautiful scented cajun candles.

Aunt Sally's Praline Shop - delicious Creole pralines.

B & T Seafood - ships Louisiana seafood and speciality meats like alligator, andouille, boudin, king cakes and more.

Barataria Spice Company - original seasoning blends which are a harmonic blend of all natural seasonings and spices.

The Basketry - cajun, New Orleans, corporate, wine, bath and body, sports, and special occasion baskets.

Baumer Foods - - makers of the number one hot sauce in Louisiana.

Berry Town Produce - homegrown produce and famous strawberry wine, made at local winery with fresh Louisiana strawberries. Also king cakes, preserves, spices and seasonings.

BitterSweet Plantation Dairy - specialty products complimenting the seven nations that came together to create the Cajun and Creole heritage. Inaugural products include Creole Cream Cheese as well as a product line featuring specialty goat cheeses.

Blue Frog Chocolates - imported and domestic chocolates from around the world

Bridge Foods - Ashanti seasonings and sauces, spices and other ethnic products.

Bruce Foods - true Cajun and Tex Mex food products. Seasonings and marinades for fried turkey and other meats.

Café Du Monde - Order coffee, beignet mix and other fine New Orleans favorites on-line.

Cafe New Orleans Gourmet Coffee - Louisiana coffee roastery. Order on-line.

Cajun Corner - New Orleans Cajun & Creole gift baskets featuring the flavors of New Orleans.

Cajun Crawfish Co., Live Crawfish Sales - Live Crawfish from Louisiana shipped nationally.

Cajun Food and Gifts - gift baskets, cajun foods and King Cakes.

Cajun Land Seasonings - custom blended seasonings.

Cajun Pecan House - king cakes, gift baskets, pecan pies and much, much more.

Cajun Treats - customized New Orleans-themed gift baskets featuring cajun products that are also offered individually.

"Celebrations!" Gift Baskets, Inc. - personal and corporate gift baskets -- the very best in gift quality, presentation and impeccable customer service.

Chedville's Cajun Foods, LLC - cajun mixes and seasonings.

Chef Hans' Gourmet Foods, Inc. - cajun and creole seasonings, ready-mixes, and gift baskets.

Chef John Folse - a full selection of specialty items fresh or frozen from Louisiana. - New Orleans Chef's Magic Seasonings. Browse recipes and shop the catalog.

Christen's Gournet Praline - offers pralines made fresh daily.

Coffee & - making king cakes since 1977.

Cookin Cajun Cooking School - cajun and creole seasoning and spices as well as cajun gift baskets, cook books and more.

DatsCajun - A superstore for Louisiana products specializing in Mardi Gras. Always something new including Cajun and Louisiana foods.

Deanie's Seafood Restaurant and Market - online fresh seafood market.

Dumas Candy Company - peanut candies, hard and soft peppermint candies and assorted flavored candy sticks in a variety of sizes.

Evans Creole Candy Factory - not only pralines Creole candies, but also fine chocolates with a Southern touch.

Frances Bakery & Coffee House - New Orleans online bakery. Wedding, novelty, and king cakes are their speciality.

Gambino's Bakery - king cakes, pralines, and divinity fudge, or Louisiana coffees.

Haydel's Bakery - King cakes, chocolate doberge cakes, cheese cakes and more shipped anywhere in US.

Hugh's Wine Cellar - northshore wine and gourmet shop offering wines, single malt scotches, gift baskets and catering.

Jacob's World Famous Andouille - andouille, hog head cheese, smoked sausage, fresh sausage, smoked chickens and more.

Jelks Coffee Roasters - Coffee roasters producing flavored coffees and gourmet foods. In business since 1896.

King - a large variety of king cakes for the Mardi Gras season.

KingKakeKing - kake season runs from January thru March 31st. However: if you need 3 or more, you can order year round.

King King Cakes - locally made king cakes, coffees, beignets, and Mardi Gras throws year-round.

Kyle LeBlanc Crawish Farms - wholesale/retail distributor of live or boiled Louisiana crawfish shipped throughout the US. Also alligator, turtle, andouille, rabbit & other seafood.

Laura's Candies - New Orleans oldest candy store, est. in 1913 and offers pralines and hand-made chocolates.

Leidenheimer Baking Company - fresh French bread. Our special production process allows shipment thoughtout the country while maintaining its freshness.

Live - live, Louisiana crawfish, fresh Louisiana seafood, and other Cajun delicacies delivered straight to your door.

Loretta's Authentic Pralines - pralines, praline cookies, pralines sauces, jams and jellies handmade daily. Specializing in gift baskets and weddings favors featuring Loretta's Pralines.

Louisiana Cupboard - A Cajun Super Store online.

Louisiana Fine Foods - a wholesale seafood distributor serving restaurants, grocery stores and other related food industries throughout the United States.

Louisiana Lagniappe Gift Baskets - Gift baskets and souvenir tote bags filled with Cajun food products, handcrafted scented soap and bath products, French Quarter gift sets and baby gifts.

Maison Louisianne Creole Products - makers of delicious authentic gourmet Creole flavors.

Manny Randazzo's King Cakes - King cakes from a second-generation family bakery.

Nancy's Corner - custom design fruit, gift, and gourmet baskets for all occasions.

New Orleans Coffee Company - a New Orleans coffee company original with great coffee recipes online.

New Orleans Grocer - New Orleans food such as olive salad, Muffulettas, King Cakes, seafood, seasonings, pralines and marinades.

New Orleans Products - Coffee, cajun mixes, cookbooks and more.

New Orleans Overnight - king cakes, authentic cajun and creole cuisine shipped overnight.

Nola Cakes -- A large variety of specialty cakes available -- ask for your favorite or have one created just for you. Ships nationwide.

Orleans Coffee Exchange - gourmet coffee from the heart of the French Quarter.

P & J Oyster Company - providing New Orleans with oysters since 1876.

PJ's Coffee and Tea Company -buys, roasts, and distributes all of its own coffees and serves them at its company owned and franchised cafes in the southeast.

Papa Piazza Brand Seafood - one of the largest family owned and operated seafood processors and institutional distributors in America.

Pepperland Farms - Wholesale and retail distributor of pickled chile peppers, salsas, and other cajun and southern style condiments

Praline Connection -- New Orleans Pralines handmade daily in the old fashioned, spoon dripped method, using only the finest ingredients.

Pure Cajun Products - A source for authentic Louisiana, Cajun, Creole, spices, hot sauce, seasonings, and only Louisiana Foods.

Randazzo's Camilla City Bakery - three generations of King cakes, pastries, and much more.

Rao's Bakery - traditional king cakes and filled king cakes on line.

Southern Candymakers - candied pralines, tortues, fudges, toffees, gift baskets, and more.

Sweet Charlottes - creole chocolates and old fashioned candies separately or in gift baskets.

Tabasco - company store and Louisiana music and photographs from the McIlhenny Company.

Tony Chachere's Creole Foods - the first inductee into Louisiana's Chef Hall of Fame. Spice up your life on-line!

Totally Nawlins - distinctly New Orleans food and beverages.

Zapps Potatoe Chips - have taken the Lowly but nutritious sweet potato and raised it to new heights by making it into a gourmet snack.

Zatarain's Seasonings - From seafood to spices, recipes to mixes, Zatarain's has everything you need. A New Orleans Tradition - Since 1889.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Art, Artists,Galleries

Shaun Aleman -- Acrylic and Watercolor paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations.

Arius Tile -- Handpainted art tiles in a variety of themes; murals available up to 48x64!

Art4Now -- Jazzfest posters, both recent and vintage.

Artworks of Louisiana - art dealers specializing in Jazz, French Quarter, Mardi Gras, plantation, swamp, folk art, contemporary and pop art, from New Orleans Artists.

Randy Asprodites -- Abstract paintings

Vergie Banks -- The Little Red Tricycle Online Art Gallery

Barnett Fine Art - favorite artists as well as new and emerging talent.

Stanley Beck -- Paintings and photographs of Old New Orleans

Bergeron Studio & Gallery - New Orleans - Portfolio including industrial, architectural, people, and product images. One of many New Orleans art galleries with artist studios in house.

Tim C. Best -- Video and photography

Jean Bragg Gallery - Specializing in living and legacy Louisiana artists.

Peter P. Briant Original Watercolors - painted in a traditional style featuring architectural and nautical subjects.

Bruce Brice -- the first commissioned artist to present the official poster for Jazzfest. See Mardi Gras 2006 -- Katrina's Party, proceeds to benefit Children's Hospital of New Orleans.

Brunner Gallery - a comprehensive collection of local, regional and national artwork.

Bryant Galleries - high quality works of art, regardless of the style, from the US, Latin America and Europe.

Art Conservation New Orleans & Thomas Burger Gallery - Fine Art Gallery and art conservation services.

Callan Fine Art - offering private and corporate collectors top quality works in excellent condition.

Anne Cicero - Contemporary Landscapes

Sandra Russell Clark -- Fine art photography

John Clemmer -- One of New Orleans best known abstract painters.

Crabnet - original artwork and lithographs from many artists.

Tami Curtis-Ellis - Mixed Media

Tom Draper -- Abstract illusionism.

Angel Turner Dyke -- beautiful original New Orleans paintings and prints, including remarqued prints.

Eric Ehlenberger -- Neon sculptures on aluminum, mixed media and glass. See also Venusian Gardens.

Karen Cauvin Eustis -- bronze neoclassical sculpture

Guy Fanguy -- an award winning Cajun artist using pen and ink to colorful illustrations.

Alan Fensin -- Surrealistic face designs

Daniel Finnigan -- sleek, hypnotic paintings

Fredrick Guess -- prints of iconic New Orleans paintings available online.

Frenchy -- Got to watch him paint the Meters at Jazzfest '06 -- this is one not to miss!

Galerie Royale, Ltd. - Serving collectors of fine contemporary art since 1988.

Galerie Severn Gallery - a wide range of art styles on a variety of mediums.

Gallerie DeBautte - functional art gallery with high tech avant garde designs in tables, chairs, lights, desks, clocks, wineracks, pedestals, and oil paintings.

Gallery for Fine Photography -- huge selection of art photography and photography books. Must register at site to search selection.

Rolland Golden -- A premier watercolor artist. First rate.

Guthrie Rinard - Entertaining jazz and animal themes -- an inviting and lively gallery.

Anton Haardt Gallery - Contemporary folk art from the Deep South

Herbert Halpern Fine Arts - extensive collection of 19th and 20th century old masters prints and books.

Jamie Hayes -- a traveling New Orleans artist; colorful, whimsical prints, giclees, and jewelry

Heather Elizabeth Designs - Handcrafted New Orleans Photograph Jewelry.

Heriard-Cimino Gallery - a gallery of local artists in the New Orleans Warehouse District.

Howell, Debra - Prints and photographs

Jack's Metal Arts -- hand-crafted gas and electric lighting fixtures.

Jacobs, Karen - Abstact and contemporary paintings.

Jazzy Stuff - Internet gallery featuring New Orleans and Gulf coast artists, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints, fine art photography and more.

Jones, Kerrie - Vibrant New Orleans paintings on canvas and by New Orleans artist Kerrie Jones.

Kendrick, James L. - Realistic paintings of Southern Antebellum homes and historic old New Orleans.

Angela King Gallery -- paintings inspired by French and Dutch impressionists.

Kline, Steve - Abstract metal sculpture.

Lefort, Rafton - Realistic carvings of animals and outdoors themes. Full size & miniature carvings.

Lemieux Galleries - featuring Louisiana and Gulf Coast artists.

Lombard, Mary Lee - expressionist oil painter.

Long, George - Commercial, special event and fine art photography.

Bedonna Magid-Wakeman -- Acrylic on canvas "pop art" works.

Thomas Mann Gallery - American craft movement art.

Mavor, Brian - kinetic polished aluminum sculptures which spin gently on ambient air currents.

McAfee, Tommy - original watercolors of the French Quarter.

Michalopoulos - Original limited edition serigraphs, silkscreen prints and posters by noted New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos.

Milton, Lionel - Combining graffiti and cartoon influences with scenes from New Orleans' one-of-a-kind culture, artist Lionel Milton has staked out his own artistic style.

MOXY Studios -- fine art gallery and studio - Contemporary art gallery and working studio of resident artist Joan Cox. Exhibits emerging local artists such as Géza Brunow, Scott Hebert, Kenny McAshan, Ayanna Olitt, and Timothy Weekly.

Murray, Meredith - fine art black and white prints, originals on canvas, and mixed medium on wood.

New Orleans Fine Art Gallery - An online contemporary art gallery.

New Orleans Photograph Gallery - Online Gallery featuring Limited-Edition hand-colored black and white photographs by Jan Kaulins.

NOLAPIC.COM -- Great artistic photographs by veteran New Orleans photographer Pompo Bresciani.

O'Mahony, Chamain - prints and acrylics of the Creole Cat at New Orleans landmarks.

Off the Beaten Way - Fine original art.

Osborn, Terrance - surrealistic paintings by a native New Orleanian.

Passage, Jeffry - art with a jazz theme. Mediums include watercolors and pen and ink.

Bernark K. Passman Galleries -- Fine jewelry and sculpture in black coral and precious metals.

Matthew Peck - Original art of New Orleans.

Cole Pratt Gallery - specializing in the works of southern artists.

Carol Robinson Gallery - a variety of U. S. artists with an emphasis on contemporary Southern art.

Ponce, Ricardo - Spray Paint King of New Orleans.

Richard Russell Gallery - offer mostly whimsical original sculpture and paintings.

Preble, John - specializes in painting Louisiana folk art.

Rhoden, David - painter and illustrator.

Rodrigue, George - The "Blue Dog" artist.

Rosetree Glass Studio and Gallery - a beautiful range of hand blown glass art.

Royal Cameo Glass - specializing in prime Studio Glass.

Ruiz, Ray - architectural impressions, people, places, abstract, mostly acrylic on canvas, most 30" x 40", ecletic style.

Sage, Phillip - prints executed in the traditional manner of master intaglio printmakers. The editions are limited, each signed and numbered sequentially.

Sahuc, Louis - A gallery of photographs by Louis Sahuc that say New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter.

George Schmidt -- historical paintings

Stella Jones Gallery - Represents the highest caliber of African and African Diaspora Artists in the Country.

Stone and Press Gallery - an extensive inventory of original works on paper featuring the artists who celebrated, in etching, lithography and wood engraving, the American Scene in the first half of the 20th Century.

Studio Cicero - vibrant Louisiana landscapes.

Sutherlin, Sue - Louisiana nature scenes painted in oils.

Teri Galleries, Ltd. - over 33 years of gallery experience as fine art dealers.

Gustavo Trujillo -- Colorful palette knife paintings

Warren, John - Steel Sculpture based on surf-tumbled stones in the shape of the actual species.

Westerman, Vivian - Cartoons, Caricatures, paintings.

Whitty, Patricia - photorealist artist featuring oil on linen paintings of flowers, trinkets, and portraits.

Cath Wilson -- Impressionistic watercolors and acrylic folk art of New Orleans

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

New Orleans Merchants Need Your Business!!!

Appliances (headquartered in New Orleans, with manufacturing facilities in the Gulf.)


Law Firms

Rittenberg & Samuel (Firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals and small businesses.)

Music (a New Orleans record label) (an institution in the New Orleans music community)
Louie's Juke Joint (roots, vintage jazz, and blues music and autographs; NOLA memorabilia)
Magic Bus Records (Amazon z-shop retailer specializing in used records and CDs) (compilations and re-issues) (traditional jazz recordings and swag)
Rock & Roll Collectibles (used vinyl)
Smoky Store (CDs, harmonicas and memorabilia. An eclectic collection.)


International Vintage Guitars (er, vintage guitars.)
Kruz (Middle Eastern and Indian instruments, belly dancing costumes and supplies.)

Please send me any additional New Orleans merchant websites as a comment, and I will add them to this list.

Buy New Orleans

The purpose of this blog will be to provide hyperlinks to various companies and merchants from New Orleans who are struggling and need your support. Each purchase will help put a few extra bucks into the New Orleans economy, building its tax base and creating paying jobs for more New Orleanians.

It is my hope that come Christmas, this blog will be a shopping guide for some of those who wish to help support that great city. I believe in the power of the market to move mountains, should people vote with their dollars and support those who need and deserve it.

If you know of a New Orleans merchant I have not listed, please send me a comment with that merchant's web site and a description of their products, and I will add them to my listings.

Clay S. Conrad