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Neighborhood Guide: Carrollton/Riverbend

Newcomb Art Gallery

Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane University, 865-5328,  newcombartgallery.tulane.edu
Nestled among the live oaks of Tulane’s Uptown campus, the Newcomb Art Gallery presents diverse shows in photography, sculpture, video, painting, and mixed-media by both historically significant and noted emerging artists – all free of charge.  Through June 29, the gallery presents “Early Modern Faces, European Portraits 1480-1780,” the largest exhibition of Old Master art ever held on campus and one of the most important shows of European art in the history of New Orleans.

8211 Oak St., 866-6654, eclectichome.net
At Eclectic Home, they believe good design looks as though it evolved over time and you should have a collection of furnishings that represent a cohesive design. With thousands of resources both domestically and abroad, they are able to help their clients’ environments represent who they truly are. Come find the best in upholstery, furniture, lamps, lighting, accessories, rugs and so much more.

8312 Oak St., 826-9119, chiba-nola.com
An elegant and contemporary Japanese restaurant with a New Orleans twist, Chiba is one of the newest arrivals to the diverse, growing restaurant scene along Oak Street.  Owned by Keith Dusko and Tiffany King, Chiba offers the freshest ingredients and the highest-quality fish; even Chiba’s sushi rice is specially prepared with housemade sushi vinegar.  Join us for the “Funk & Roll” happy hour, 4-6, and late night, daily food and drink specials and the most extensive sake menu in the city.  Open Sundays in May.

721 Dante St., 866-4367
2917 Magazine St., 891-4502
Since opening their first Riverbend store in 1981, Ballin’s LTD has been the premier women’s clothing store in New Orleans.  The goal at Ballin’s LTD is to introduce you to the latest trends straight from the runway that complement your lifestyle, body and existing wardrobe.  Please join them May 16th and 17th for a Lafayette 148 pre-fall trunk show and on May 23rd and 24th for a Marisa Baratelli trunk show on Dante Street in the Riverbend!

Lambeth House
150 Broadway, 865-1960, Lambeth House’s Wellness Center Expansion completed, lambethhouse.com
New Orleans’ leading retirement community, Lambeth House, is proud to open its new $18 million expansion. The Wellness Center at Lambeth House brings to life a new and exciting concept in holistic wellness.  Encompassing over 21,000 square feet, the Wellness Center features a stunning indoor pool, fitness center, multidenominational chapel, neighborhood café, and more.  Full fitness center memberships are available to nonresidents age 55 and older.  Join them May 10th, 9 a.m. to noon, for their first Fitness Expo.

Mullin Landscape Associates, LLC
621 Distributor’s Row Ste. F, 275-6617, mullinlandscape.com
Landscaping turns average houses into spectacular homes and office buildings into inviting and welcoming spaces, and no one knows that better than Chase Mullins, president of Mullin Landscape Associates. His business is a comprehensive landscape design/build firm that offers a wide range of professional landscape services. Mullin Landscape Associates strives for innovation and sustainability while creating comfortable and compelling spaces.

Friend and Company
7713 Maple Street, (504) 866-5433,  friendandcompany.com
Since opening their first Riverbend store in 1976, Friend and Company has become one of the South’s premier jewelry stores, offering antique and estate jewelry as well as engagement rings, diamond and pearl jewelry.  Friend and Company is a family-owned business that offers a full in house manufacturing department, repair department and a full service bridal registry and gift boutique.  It’s truly a gem and something that shouldn’t be missed.

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