A Storage Inn gives personal effects a home away from home in a secure and convenient self-storage sanctuary. The facilities boast lockers in sizes to suit any client's needs, from a small space fit for storing spare armadillo suits or areas as large as a warehouse for harboring a runaway T. rex. Whether hibernating belongings take cover in a 5'x5' ($45+/month) or 10'x10' ($75+/month) space, they'll sleep safely under the attentive aegis of a facility manager who lives on the premises. Thermostats in climate-controlled units meticulously maintain precise temperature and humidity levels, sparing delicate clothes, furniture, and electronics the humiliation of frizzy hair and structural atrophy.
Jeff's Haberdashery swathes gentlemen in stylish, comfortable attire fit for any occasion or social situation, including casual wear by Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, and Citizen, and formalwear by Coppley and Canali. Keep feet fashionable with a pair of Ova Da Fut socks ($40), or add flare to closets with a Robert Graham buttondown, replete with colorful patterns and long sleeves to cover up ill-advised elbow tattoos ($148). For occasions that require a refined look, such as weddings or inaugural post-office visits, drape torsos in a lightweight Coppley sport coat ($795), a Talia sport coat (up to $500), or a Canali suit imported from Italy ($1,695). Jeff's provides free tailoring for any purchased items, ensuring sport coats and dress pants fit like a masterfully modified glove.
Paddle the river in style on the luxurious Creole Queen, aquatically equipped with heat and air conditioning, modern restrooms, and wheelchair accessibility and replete with old-time accents such as Victorian-style draperies, gaslight-inspired period lighting, friendly ghosts, wooden parquet dance floors, and Louisiana cypress bars and brass railings. Disembark and change out of pedestrian threads and into something more heroic during the 2.5-hour Chalmette Battlefield tour, which includes informative narration on noteworthy landmarks, local river lore, and crock-pot recipes and a visit to the historic battlefield. On the jazz tour, passengers embark on a two-hour cruise filled with peppy live jazz, cocktails, a Creole buffet, and starlit views of the city's skyline. Dinner (though not included with this Groupon) can be purchased on board for $24 per person.
Founded in 1976 by a group of ambitious visual and performing artists, the Contemporary Arts Center still keeps in touch with its roots as an artist-driven community organization. The award-winning design of its ever-changing gallery, atrium, and theater spaces juxtaposes the original architecture of a turn-of-the-century warehouse building with newer materials and aesthetics. Within its 30,000 feet of open event space, the CAC hosts a range of events, such as curated contemporary exhibitions, world and local music performances, and special galas such as the SweetArts Bash.
When not coordinating exhibitions and performances, the CAC staff also leads educational programs such as one-day art camps, which expose children and adults to the arts. In these programs, professional local artists train groups in drama, dance, music, visual arts, and creative writing.