Starbuck’s New Store with Old Look on Canal Street in New Orleans

At the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, you’ll find Starbucks’ new store with old look. Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores, a new store just beyond the historic French Quarter, new space is handiwork of few local artists. Designed to resemble an old-fashioned apothecary store, the front room, where the merchant would have worked, features floor-to-ceiling shelves behind a large coffee bar.
Starbucks-Canal-Street-New-Orleans-Store-1   Local sculptor David Borgerding built chandeliers from old wrought iron gates to honor the city’s mercantile roots, while other local artist Jason Horton created paintings of coffee beans on small block canvases that are on the shelves. The 12 block paintings above the bar to showcase the story of coffee from bean to cup are artwork by Cherrylion Studios and Mystic Blue Signs took care for the hand painted gold leaf signs on the store windows and coffee jars. That’s the front room, but in contrast, the back room of the store was designed to look like the merchant’s living space, offering a much more relaxed atmosphere. With vintage schoolhouse chairs around huge tables made from wind-fallen trees, a large mural depicting the city’s shipping heritage, created by the artist Tommy Taylor, this is a comfortable place to work and socialize. Starbucks Canal Street New Orleans is a quite nice replica of Louisianan old-fashioned space which reflects the history and ongoing commitment to New Orleans. Starbucks-Canal-Street-New-Orleans-Store-5 Starbucks-Canal-Street-New-Orleans-Store-4 Starbucks-Canal-Street-New-Orleans-Store-3 Starbucks-Canal-Street-New-Orleans-Store-2

Sandra Bullock Spends $22.9 Million On New Home In Beverly Hills

Sandra Bullock's New Beverly Hills Home Sandra Bullock’s New Beverly Hills Home The Oscar-winning actress, Sandra Bullock has splashed out $22.9 million on a New Home in Beverly Hills. She purchased this luxurious seven-bedroom Beverly Hills property for her and 17-month-old adopted son Louis to live in. The Tudor-style house sits in 4.1 acres of land and has eight bathrooms, a library, eat-in kitchen, office, work-out room, detached four-car garage, a swimming pool and staff quarters, as well as a spectacular 270-degree view from downtown LA to the nearby Pacific Ocean. New home also has a private screening room. The house has had several famous owners, including movie star Marlo Thomas and record executive and film producer David Geffen.

Berlin Wall Cigar from Hammer + Sickle Offers Authentic Experience to the Cigar’s Aficionado

Hammer+Sickle - Berlin Wall Cigar Hammer+Sickle – Berlin Wall Cigar Plenty of new products being announced the next week’s, cigar industry’s major annual convention in New Orleans. From lifestyle brand Hammer + Sickle, which includes both vodka and cigars, look for the Berlin Wall cigar to be introduced. The cigar will deliver a complex and powerful interplay of wood, spice and leather flavors with an earthiness reminiscent of pre-embargo era Cuban offerings. The Berlin Wall cigar is rich, flavorful and medium-bodied, according to a statement by the company. As a company, we would not be here without the fall of the Berlin Wall and the way it significantly transformed U.S. – Russian political and industrial relations, stated Eric P. Hanson, Chairman of Klin Spirits, owner and importer of Hammer + Sickle Vodka.