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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    You're on our "hopefuls" list, Jacques, and Cochon is on the map.

    Thank you so much for offering ideas for how folks might like to spend Saturday night.

    F.Y.I. I've repositioned the official itinerary to the very tippie-top of this thread, so no one has to go hunting for that information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesD View Post
    The streetcar really is fun to ride! Just don't call it a cable car (in the same way you're never supposed to say "Frisco" in the presence of a San Francisco native ... people here in NOLA tend to be very particular about what certain things are called as well
    Oops, sorry. Of course it's a streetcar! As in A Streetcar Named Desire. I knew that.

    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesD View Post
    In the meantime, I am trying to nudge my plans around to be in town that weekend, because every time I visit this thread and see how plans are progressing I get a little more bummed that I won't be around for them. Fingers crossed!
    Yay! It would be great to have a local join us. It really is shaping up into what seems like a great get togther. Thank you so much for your input, Jacques. Really hoping you can join us.

    Quarry, Shannon sounds soooo nice!

    I'm game for jazz in the Marigny or a Haunted Tour (a good one). I'm just generally game.

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    Quarry, it is 90% sure we will come. The fiance does not like to book yet, because he is not quite sure with work etc. but he never wants to book ahead anyway. But he is willing to go! We will be driving anyway so no problems with plane tickets. Arriving on Friday.
    We will be newly wed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    Quarry, it is 90% sure we will come. The fiance does not like to book yet, because he is not quite sure with work etc. but he never wants to book ahead anyway. But he is willing to go! We will be driving anyway so no problems with plane tickets. Arriving on Friday.
    We will be newly wed!
    Yay! Exciting and romantic, too!
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Just for head count purposes - Mr. Cocogirl will not be joining us as he is scheduled to work. It'll be difficult, but I guess I'll just have to make the sacrifice of going without him. Oh, whoa is me! heehee

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Siss-boom-bah! FrouFrou!

    As much as we'd welcome Mr. Coco, he might only slow you down, girl. Thanks for the head count consideration.

    Given the choice between jazz and a haunting, I'd lean toward the ghosts. Live music tends to be too loud for me. (I have to wear earplugs in movie theatres. If only my nose were as sensitive!) It all depends on Mr. Q. He can run a marathon, but it's hard for him to stay up past 8 o'clock.

    Hope this cheesehead will still be welcome in NOLA -- Our Packers beat the Saints last night!
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Yay, Frou Frou! New Orleans is romantic...nice for newlyweds (or anyweds).

    Hope this cheesehead will still be welcome in NOLA -- Our Packers beat the Saints last night!

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Catching up on perfume news by reading Robin's Now Smell This blog, I noticed that Saks is now carrying Diptyque roll-ons. L'Ombre Dans L'Eau and Philosykos come in a .25 oz. size for $55; L'eaux of Hesperides, Neroli, and Tarocco cost $48 for .7 oz.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    September 12 news from Now Smell This:
    Saks is now carrying the new Molton Brown Navigations Through Scent series, Iuna, Singosari, Lijiang, Apuldre, Rogart.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    What's the weather going to be like in November? Chilly? Warm? Rainy?
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    According to The Weather Chanel, the average high for November is 71°F, average low is 52°F, average precip is 5".

    Sounds like short sleeves and umbrella weather.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    short sleeves - the better for sampling!
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtamara41 View Post
    short sleeves - the better for sampling!
    True that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtamara41 View Post
    short sleeves - the better for sampling!
    ((giggle))
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    ah, but it's not so bad to have that long-sleeved blouse on for the first wearing, hang it back up, and then pull it out a couple of weeks later and have that waft of scent travel to your nose. I love those cartoons (usually of Pepe le Pew) where the fingers of aroma travel around the corner and tickle someone's nose; 'cuz that's just how I picture it when a new scent catches my attention!

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    believe me, a New Orleans habitue, it will be warm (and humid)

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    THAT'S IT!!! lol when you see the other end, it usually has fingers on it!!!

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    My new signature:




    le sniff!

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Le sniff indeed! If not for copyright issues*, I'd put that pert Pepe illustration on a pin for all attendees. As it is, I've got this design coming from Cafe Press. Hope the details reproduce well.

    *The copyright attorneys for the Milk Board of California put the kibosh on me or any nature group using the words "Got Milkweed" (some butterflies are dependent on the spp. Asclepias for their existence). I got one mug printed with the forbidden words before the lawyers stepped in. Neither Cafe Press nor Zazzle will print Got Milkweed. They'll print any other "Got Xxx" phrasing, but the word milk is banned. Dumb.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    TerryM, Le Sniff!! Lol!

    That stinks, Quarry. You'd think, as a gesture of good will at the very least, they'd allow a not-for-profit to use Got Milkweed for a good cause. I think it's wonderful that you are making buttons, Quarry. I love the one you've designed. You are such a sweetheart!

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Oh my goodness buttons! Quarry you are really unbelievable. ((hug))
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Oh dear, Pepe Le Sniff is gone.

    He's back now. He must have some Cheshire in him.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Quarry! Buttons!!!??? I believe the word is "squueeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!"
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    oops

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    F.Y.I. ~ The buttons arrived, and the background is a bit light/faint. You have to know there's supposed to be a NOLA fleur-de-lis in the background in order to find it, but they'll do.

    I was thinking about a Sunday brunch ...
    Googling for options, I see that:
    The Court of Two Sisters offers a Jazz Brunch. Cost is over $24.
    The Veranda (in the Hotel Inter-continental) offers a Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch. Cost is supposed to be $12-$18.

    Just throwing the idea out there. I've added these two locations to the map with fork-n-knife symbols.
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    I'm sure the buttons will look fine sweetie.

    Not sure about brunch for me, but I might be swayed if I get enough sleep Saturday night
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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    We'll probably be up for a jazz brunch. I would like to attend mass at St. Louis cathedral Sunday morning (I'm not Catholic, I'm Episcopalian, btw - in case it matters - but I can't miss St. Louis Cathedral). We usually go out for breakfast on Sunday mornings after church. Jazz brunch sounds like fun.

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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    We'll just leave that brunch option out there for any who choose to coordinate a time on Saturday to rendezvous on Sunday.

    I was glancing at one of my daughter's old tourist booklets before dropping it in the recycling box and noticed that The Shops at Canal Place (where Saks is located) contains a L'Occitane. I checked it out online this morning, and I see it's virtually next door to Saks (#117 on map). So if there's anything from this company that's on your to-test list, there should be plenty of time before/after our stint at Saks.


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    Default Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    I'd probably be up for Sunday brunch, here's a link to a place from a rough guide to New Orleans called the Green Goddess...anyone ever been here? Just throwing it out there to the list:
    http://www.greengoddessnola.com/
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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