Visit the sites of some of our local favorites.
Heather Elizabeth Designs www.hedesigns.com
Shop on-line for beautiful Fleur de Lis jewelry, and items reminiscent of historical New Orleans.
Houmas House www.houmashouse.com
" Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of 'The Sugar Palace' when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork."
Located in the historic warehouse district, across the street from the Morial Convention Center and the Riverwalk, Mulate's is the perfect place for a great lunch between meetings, or a leisurely dinner accompanied by the sights and sounds of the Cajun culture.
Helping to raise money to build back the city we love.
3162 DAUPHINE ST NEW ORLEANS, LA (504) 944-4445 ---
Rodrigue's favorite lunch spot re-opened early December, freshly painted and better-than-ever.
Chef Paul Prudhomme and George Rodrigue have been friends since the early 1980s and neighbors for the past 4 years. They've worked together on promoting Louisiana culture through festivals throughout the country. Rodrigue also painted the Chef's portrait several times, and frequents his restaurant. Located in the French Quarter at 416 Chartres, K-Paul's exceeds expectations.
Trashy Diva www.trashydiva.com
Wendy Rodrigue's favorite New Orleans boutique, complete with original designs by Candice and Robyn. Take a chance on a new dress with a vintage pattern, or remember them as you shop for birthdays and holidays.
The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival www.tennesseewilliams.net
One of the best literary festivals in the country.
The New Orleans Museum of Art www.noma.org
It has been over a year since the devastation and tribulation of Hurricane Katrina...and the New Orleans Museum of Art welcomes a return to normalcy. Now open five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) NOMA boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, African and Japanese art, continues to grow.
The museum's Rodrigue collection includes Me, Myself and I in Louisiana, several Xerox paintings, and the Aioli Dinner.Hosting Rodrigue's Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina, March 1, 2008 - May 28, 2008.
The sculpture garden is fabulous, and we suggest it to anyone visiting the city.
David Harouni www.harouni.com
Another great New Orleans artist, and friend of George and Wendy. You can find David most days working in his gallery at 829 Royal Street in the French Quarter.
Restaurant August www.rest-august.com and Besh Steakhouse http://www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/nor/dining/dining_detail_01.html
Let Chef John Besh dazzle you on your next visit to New Orleans, either at the elegant Restaurant August or the exceptional Besh Steakhouse in Harrah's Casino, which also boasts a collection of Rodrigue Blue Dog paintings.
Arts Council of New Orleans www.artscouncilofneworleans.org
When completed in 2004, Louisiana ArtWorks will change the face of the Warehouse Arts District and help solidify New Orleans' prominence as a progressive and thriving arts community. It will challenge pre-existing ideas about how the public sees and experiences the visual arts. By design, it will advance our community's reputation, as this new facility becomes a national model for how to effectively galvanize working visual artists and produce a nexus of creative innovation, while simultaneously inspiring a connection between the public and the artists.