Wearing a face mask in public is the new norm these days and seeing all of the different kinds that people are making has been quite entertaining. Big companies, small businesses, and more are taking on the challenge of creating a face mask that's ideal for their audience, even if that means being able to sip cocktails while still protecting your face! This New Orleans woman created face masks that you can sip cocktails while wearing and they're all the rage.
Ellen Macomber, a New Orleans local and owner of a small business, designed her face masks to have perforated, small lip-level holes to make sipping cocktails doable during this weird time.
There's been a wide variety of masks made in wake of the novel coronavirus, but none quite like these.
Now that alcohol consumption has increased in each state due to so many staying home, cocktails are being consumed left and right.
Macomber's masks have been quite the hit in her community, and now the word is spreading about them quickly.
Macomber's cocktail-sipping face masks are being sold for $30 each right now.
According to her website, the New Orleans businesswoman's face masks are so popular that pre-orders for this week are already sold out.
At the beginning of each week, she updates her website to show new availability.
In the future, we can expect even more kinds of masks from the crafty Macomber.
According to her website, she's working on making other masks with no straw holes and cotton basic masks.
Know that when it comes to the health of our people, I’d rather be accused of doing too much than not enough.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Visitors and locals normally pack the bars and roam the streets with boozy drinks in celebration of the holiday, but getting a drink will be even more difficult this year as all bars will be closed inside and outdoor citywide.
Today, we announced the regulations and enforcement for Mardi Gras weekend and Mardi Gras day. What we saw on Bourb… https://t.co/lRuhNSgeHx
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Popular streets such as Bourbon, Frenchmen and Decatur will also seem very empty compared to years before, as no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed on them between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The annual New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade has also been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But there is no need to worry if you decided to celebrate the holiday from home this year, as a virtual celebration, dubbed "Mardi Gras For All Y'all," will be held featuring famed music acts such as Jimmy Buffett, Emeril Lagasse and Archie Manning.
You can stream the three-day event on February 12, 13, and 14 on Youtube, Facebook Live and Nola.com.
If you're planning on making a trip to the Pelican State sometime soon, look no further than this Airbnb in the heart of New Orleans. The closer you are to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and more popular LA spots, the better. However, thanks to the stunning interior of this particular Airbnb in the Garden District of New Orleans, you may not ever want to leave your temporary home.
Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Library is the name given to an Airbnb listing by Adrienne, a Superhost on the site. The listing is in a great location and is shaded by many massive trees to make your stay feel secluded.
For just $120 a night before any additional fees, you and one other person can stay in the room of this estate named the "Library."
You and your companion will share a queen-sized antique bed, a private shower, a wide-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and more in the Library.
Plus, there's a porch with seating outside to peacefully read your favorite from their wide selection of books on.
Throughout the home, there's a music room, a lady's parlor, a decked out kitchen, and more to make yourself feel at home. Or in another century.
There are even gardens and a full-size lap pool outside to enjoy as well.
From 521 reviews, the listing remains at a 4.89 rating which is pretty stellar. In fact, 100% of recent guests have given it a 5-star rating.
Whether you're a tourist or a Louisiana native looking for a fun staycation, this is an awesome spot to check out.
Gorgeous Louisiana Mansion With A Library
Price Per Night: $120
Address Or Neighbourhood: Garden District, New Orleans, LA
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported to another era thanks to the incredible interior and exterior of this Louisiana home.