Planning a Southern Wedding and looking to try something different? If you want a classic small town feel for your Black Southern Belle wedding, you should add Reidsville, NC to your potential location list. Today we are highlighting Southern Wedding Inspiration in Reidsville, NC. In most parts of the US, summer is wedding season, but in […]
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 Parka��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.
RA�veillon 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: Ita��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 a�� 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 Orleansa�� only ice skating rink, the Kringle Carousel, carnival rides and inflatables, Santa and holiday characters, childrena��s crafts, decorated trees, dazzling lights and more. This yeara��s NOLA ChristmasFest takes place from December 16 a�� 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 NoA�l, ita��s a spectacular sight!
Today we are featuring Atlanta Sisters, Candice, and Lauren, who are building a home decor brand. These Atlanta natives have a passion for design, art, and style and have found a way to build this passion into a career. We are honored to share the story of these Atlanta Sisters Building a Home Decor Brand that […]
Today we are featuring a beautiful Southern Inspired Louisiana Engagement Session. This session is full of Black Southern Belle love. From the Greek life love to the matching outfits, we can’t get enough of this beautiful engagement. Check out this Louisiana Engagement Session with Southern Style today for all the inspiration you need. Be sure to […]
Are you looking to add decor to your home and are also an HBCU alum or supporter? These pieces we have curated are the perfect addition to your art collection. Check out some of our favorite HBCU Colleges In Fine Art: Pieces of HBCU Art To Adore. We promise you won’t be able to stop admiring […]
Looking for a summer or fall road trip destination? What better place to explore than a museum. Today we are featuring African American Museums in the South. These museums are the perfect destination for family-friendly fun and their gift shops are the perfect spots to pick up hostess gifts and home decor. Be sure to share […]
Living in the South, great food and family are the of the utmost importance. Today we are highlighting Andra Hall, the owner, and creative force behind CamiCakes, LLC. CamiCakes is a chain of gourmet cupcake boutiques which originated in Jacksonville, FL. In 2013, Andra extended the brand to incorporate ice cream and formed CamiCakes Creamery. CamiCakes […]
Summer is in full swing and is time for hosting and entertaining in the South. Are you looking to add some fun style to your summer wardrobe? We have you covered today with Tips to Styling for Summer from Fashion Expert, Adrienne Nixon. This stylish Black Southern Belle is a Fashion Designer and a mother of […]
We love weddings here at Black Southern Belle and today we are honored to showcase one of the South’s newest and Black Owned Wedding Venues, Muse at the Mill. This historic mill in Winston-Salem is a must-see for any bride planning a Southern wedding. Founded by husband and wife duo, Maliquea and D’Andre’ Starnes, Muse at the […]
Today we are featuring a design tour New Orlean’s newest boutique hotel, The Moor, owned by two Howard University, Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence. This beautifully designed hotel, is one of a series of ventures started by the parent company, Homage. This beautifully designed space was created by founder, Damon Lawrence along with his mother […]
The family is so important in the South. From Sunday dinners to weddings, we can’t wait to host family for a celebration and to make cherished memories. Today we are featuring a beautiful Coastal Florida Family Roots Photoshoot. This gorgeous family has strong HBCU and Florida ties and we are excited to share their beautiful photos. If […]