Derby Season is right around the corner. As much as we love getting dressed up and wearing our big hats for the main events, we also love learning about the history of the Kentucky Derby. One little-known fact that should be more well known is that the Derby season was once dominated by African American […]
Every Black Southern Belle loves spending time in New Orleans, from the food the people, this is a city that you don’t want to miss. If you are making your Christmas plans and want to try something, we are here to help and have NOLA on our mind. Today we have a list of Things to Do in New Orleans for Christmas and it is the perfect list for a weekend getaway this holiday season.
Things to Do in New Orleans for Christmas
Celebration in the Oaks: City Park’s centuries-old live oak trees shine brilliantly with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking displays. This is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country.
Réveillon Dinners: These are New Orleans Creole dining experiences that date back to the mid-1800s. The Creoles celebrated the start of Christmas with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass, Today the best restaurants in town serve up decadent four-course holiday meals in the spirit of this classic tradition.
Giant Gingerbread: Holiday gingerbread displays in hotels throughout New Orleans are unlike any other. From life-size Christmas trees with edible ornaments to gingerbread decorated houses and 16-foot tall replicas of St. Louis Cathedral, you never know what over-the-top gingerbread creations are in store, but the spicy sweet smell will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit.
Holiday Parades: It’s a well-known fact that most events in New Orleans are celebrated with a parade, and the holidays are no different. Every year, the Christmas Season in New Orleans is filled with many highlights – but none quite like the official holiday parade of the city: Krewe of Jingle, taking place on December 2.
NOLA ChristmasFest: This is your chance to experience indoor family holiday fun featuring New Orleans’ only ice skating rink, the Kringle Carousel, carnival rides and inflatables, Santa and holiday characters, children’s crafts, decorated trees, dazzling lights and more. This year’s NOLA ChristmasFest takes place from December 16 – 30 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
Caroling in Jackson Square: For most visitors and locals, this is the highlight of the Holiday Season in New Orleans. A holiday tradition that has been going on since 1946, Christmas Caroling in Jackson Square is a joyful, fun experience with the Square illuminated by hundreds of candles held by singers crooning Christmas favorites. This year, it takes place on December 17.
Bonfires on the Levee: Christmas arrives in a blaze of glory every year when huge, creatively built bonfires are lit at sundown on top of the Mississippi River levees. Lighting the way for Papa Noël, it’s a spectacular sight!
Today we are showcasing a part of history that is so important to the Black Southern Belle. We have a history of being nurses, doctors, and caretakers but one of the roles that were most important to the Black Southern Belle community was the midwife. Today we are highlighting 20 Images of African American Midwives. This history […]
One of my favorite part of watching a movie is seeing the set design. There is plenty of inspiration to get from a fully styled home in a movie. If you are just like us and daydream of decorating our homes after watching a great movie, we are here to help recreate the look from […]
Mardi Gras is over with and many of us are now during the season of Lent. No matter what time of year it is we love celebrating the history of Mardi Gras, especially the African American History of Mardi Gras. Today we are doing that through showcasing Vintage African American Mardi Gras Images We Love. From […]
Are you looking to for a nature-inspired, luxury southern experience for your wedding? We have exactly the list of venues to tickle your fancy. With help from Natural Retreats, we have compiled 3 Luxury Southern Wedding Venues We Love. These places are perfect for the Black Southern Belle bride who loves nature with a little bit of […]
We can’t get enough of southern food and cooking. There is a special for baking for every Black Southern Belle. If you are looking to brush up on your skills then I implore you to check out Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy, founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil, is a food scholar, award-winning food […]
Are you an expecting mom or first-time grandmother looking to decorate a nursery for a baby? We have some inspiration for you today from the new Jungalino Nursery Collection from Pottery Barn Kid’s newest collaboration with lifestyle expert, Justina Blakeney. If you are looking for inspiration we have Nursery Decor We Love from Justina Blakeney – […]
Fashion and style is a big deal for a Black Southern Belle and today we are featuring a BSB who is taking this passion and making a business out of it. Austin based, Alta Alexander has launched her fashion dreams with her new boutique, Altatudes. We are excited to share more about this budding entrepreneur […]
Are you an expecting mom looking to live a stylish Black Southern Belle Mom life? We are here to help. Today we have some southern inspired baby registry help for you. With the help of Blueprint Registry and their team of experts, we have a list of 7 Southern Inspired Baby Registry Items You’ll Go Ga-Ga For. […]
Love history and learning about southern culture especially from the Crescent City. We have the perfect book list for you to add to your library collection. Check out our favorite New Orleans African American History Books to Read. These books are great gifts to give to your friend for her next NOLA trip or a […]