Meet: Nuxe, the French skincare line that you won’t be able to get enough of. If you have been to the new Walgreen’s on Magazine Street, you already know that it’s not your typical 24/7 pharmacy. Modeled after the pharmacies in France, it has a gorgeous skin care department stocked full of hard-to-find French skincare products. GP put the luxurious Nuxe oil on the map, but be warned that the entire line is addictive. From the calming face lotion to the I-will-never-ski-without-it lip balm, the Nuxe line will make you think you’re in Paris. Until you step outside and are quickly reminded it’s summer in New Orleans.
Eat: Italian fare at Gemellis. Because consensus says there are not enough Italian options in this city (note: Creole Italian does not count). Lilette is hosting the pop-up restaurant August 9. The four-course dinner includes wine pairings and is $60. Can’t make it to the pop-up? Great excuse to get your fix at Vincent’s. The veal with penne vodka special is worth the food coma at this neighborhood restaurant favorite (If it’s not on the menu, anything with the homemade pappardelle is fantastico).
Drink: A bloody mary (or 12) at the bottomless make-your-own bloody mary bar at Tivoli & Lee. On Saturdays and Sundays, indulge at the new Lee Circle restaurant’s gourmet bloody mary bar, complete with chorizo infused vodka and an array of creative accompaniments (Not a bloody fan? The $3 mimosa is a nice substitute).
Jet: Around NOLA without the headache of finding parking. Parking Panda, the OpenTable for parking reservations, launches today in the Big Easy, allowing you to shop the garages and book your parking spot online. Think Jazz Fest, Dome games and Mardi Gras. Intrigued? Watch this short and informative demo video. (50 percent off your first purchase with code: NEWORLEANSPANDA).
Fête: With Debbie Does Doberge. This online doberge gourmet serves up the traditional doberge in more than 20 different flavors. A fresh take on the original, Debbie Does Dorberge expands the pudding layered confection to all tastes, including flavors like “Whoopie Pie” and “I-Used-To-Be-Thin-Mint.” (Dying to try the Dobites and Salty Balls!) I said happy birthday to me with the Red Velvet this past weekend. Royal baby who?