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Jim Russell's Records fills eardrums with a wide selection of new and gently used albums available in a variety of listenable formats from collectable vinyl and modern CDs to abandoned cassette tapes and pitch-mimicking macaws. Used cassettes ($3–$5) and used CDs ($5–$10) share shelf space with used vinyl ($5–$10, unless otherwise indicated) and pre-owned 45s ($3+) of rare New Orleans tunes, rock music, and anthologies of equine confidence-boosting mantras from horse whisperers. In addition to strictly audio media, Jim Russell's Records sports a selection of new and used DVDs ($5–$10), record-spinning devices, and video game systems perfect for challenging your roommates to a Mario Kart battle for their shares of the day's vinyl haul.

1837 Magazine St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how backed up by the Pack & Ship Promise. Shipping costs for one package depend on distance, but generally run less than $25, with a 3-pound 19"x13"x5" ground package averaging $12.93. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever time frame works best, using one of the full range of UPS shipping options, including ground and international shipping.

2142 Oneal Ln
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Stockpiling its shelves with an armada of personalized gifts, deluxe stationery, eye-candy invitations, and celebratory birth announcements, The Paper Tulip pleases even the most discerning palattes. Peruse nifty note cards designed by stationery-heavy hitters such as Stacy Claire Boyd, Prints Charming Paper, and Little Lamb Designs, and pick up a set of candy apple red watermelon recipe cards (20 personalized cards for $30) ideal for recording secret family recipes and secret family secrets. Customizable "Change of a Dress" invitations (10 invitations for $40) let old neighbors know where you disappeared to in the middle of the night, and the Wet Paint open house invitations (10 personalized cards for $40) encourage new neighbors to scribble sonnets on your freshly painted sectional couch. For the organization-seeker, a variety of ID tags are available for both children and adults, such as the Soccer All-Star ID tag ($11 for one tag; 2 for $16) or the tasteful Damask Robin's Egg tags (3 tags for $18).

5823 Youree Dr
Shreveport,
LA
US

Named 2009 Photofinisher of the Year by Photo Industry Reporter, Lakeside Camera Photoworks offers photographic and video services in a boutique environment. This deal is good for photofinishing services ranging from commemorative mugs ($18) to wrapped canvas prints ($89–$346). Skyping empty nesters can turn a high school grad portrait into a fun mouse pad ($17), or create a custom photo book ($14–$312) filled with naked baby pictures, to show to each and every one of junior’s new college girlfriends. Come in and watch a stack of family photos magically transform into T-shirts ($17), calendars ($18–$29), and canvas totes ($26). All products are created in-house, which ensures timely service, and both shops are filled with attentive staff members to help realize your photos' full potential. Unlike many mega photo conglomerates, which employ cold-blooded reptilians and indifferent robots to do all their retouching, Lakeside Camera Photoworks hires humans to put final touches on every product they make.

3508 21st St
Metairie,
LA
US

Christina Robinson has spent nearly all her professional life behind a lens. Her fashion and nightlife photography has graced local magazines, she served as a still photographer for the third season of A&E's Billy the Exterminator, and her animated 2D visual effects have enlivened sequences in films such as The Expendables. These days, along with freelance work in television and film, she applies her artistic eye to photo shoots for families, newlyweds, high school seniors, and models. After getting a sense of clients' styles at consultations, she spends each session making them comfortable so she can capture candid moments. Her on-location shoots frame subjects in a variety of activities, from leaping off a wall to swimming underwater or trying to outswim a school of piranhas. Afterward, she preserves her edited images with high-resolution digital files assembled on a CD.

On Location
Shreveport Bossier City Limits,
Louisiana
US

Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana's crowned jewel; the Honey Island Swamp.

Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings.

55050 Highway 90
Slidell,
LA
US