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Where to Get Your Summer On in New Orleans

Seasonal Crescent City essentials

So much to do to get beach ready! Shed that winter coat (read: de-fuzz), get a good mani/pedi (with or without polish), grab some chic sunglasses, a head covering, a cool drink, a sand-worthy cup, a little bling—and do not forget the sunscreen. Put it all in a big bag, and you’re ready for a Gulf Coast day trip or an afternoon poolside. Want to add some local flare to that? We’ve got you.

Tchoup Industries’ socially- and environmentally-conscious bags are all made in New Orleans. (©Tchoup Industries)

Carry On

Shove a lot or a little in Tchoup Industries’ sturdy, beach-ready dopp kits, totes and bike bags, all made of which are made from sailcloth. 

Mimosa Handcrafted lets the sun shine in whatever the forecast. (©Mimosa Handcrafted)

Look Cute

Keep hair back or covered with a food-centric bandana from Yat Cat Print Co., polish hands/toes with brights or nudes from Native Polish’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, and rock a “You are My Sunshine” necklace from Mimosa Handcrafted

Krewe New Olreans
NOLA-designed Krewe eyewear is a hot buy nationwide. (©Krewe)


Throw chic shade wearing Krewe sunglasses, save face with Earthsavers’ tinted sunscreen, and don’t swat the small stuff with natural bug spray from Cake Face Soaping

NOLA Couture New Orleans
Koozie? Hat? Beach-ready cup? Bag ’em all at NOLA Couture. (©NOLA Couture)

Drink It In 

Grab a gallon of your favorite frozen concoction from New Orleans Original Daiquiris (adults only), and keep that beverage sand-side in a NOLA Couture fleur-de-lis Beach Spike cup.