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America, Illustrated:…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Art of Giving Holiday…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Center for Southern Craft & Design will… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Dec 1 - 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Book Signing & Wine…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
Enjoy complimentary wine and join us for a book signing and discussion with… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 1 - 31, 2015
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Clyde & Iggy

Dec 1 - 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 01, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Jasper Johns:…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Luna Fete: 2015

Dec 1 - 5, 2015
      LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Dec 01, 2015 - Sep 27, 2016
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Memphis Grizzlies. Come experience NBA basketball at… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Dec 01, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Saenger Theatre…

Dec 1 - 6, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines...Direct from Broadway… more

Saints Holiday…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
As we approach the holiday season, Winn-Dixie welcomes members of the greater… more

Shop for NOWCS and…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
Join us December 1 at Kendra Scott on Magazine Street for complimentary… more

The Historic New…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Dec 01, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more

America, Illustrated:…

Dec 01, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Festival Invites Women Everywhere to the Ultimate Weekend Getaway

Media Contact:

Ashley Sutton
Gambel Communications

Festival Invites Women Everywhere to the Ultimate Weekend Getaway
FestiGals® celebrates women, their lives and friendships while supporting women’s causes

WHO: Women everywhere of all ages

WHAT: A weekend festival dedicated to celebrating women! Fashion, food, friendship and fun, FestiGals® is the original girlfriend getaway for women to recharge and reconnect with a relaxing, festive and authentic New Orleans experience. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, eat, drink, explore local culture and history or just relax and be pampered, FestiGals® has you covered. Choose from our New Orleans Escapade Packages or customize your own visit.

Highlights of the weekend include the following, to name a few:

S.H.E. Series: A series of seminars with dynamic guests speaking on a variety of topics

dedicated to Self, Heart and Empowerment (S.H.E.) featuring a keynote luncheon with

CNN Special Correspondent, Soledad O’Brien!

Fire & Ice: Bienville House Cocktail block party featuring “HOT” firemen, “COOL” cocktails,

Rockin’ Dopsie and Amanda Shaw.

If These Walls Could Talk: Private tours that take you behind the walls of the French Quarter, Garden District and nearby plantations for a glimpse of New Orleans history and architecture

Retail Therapy: Spa and shopping experiences that will pamper and spoil

Diva Dine Arounds: Fine and casual dining at some of New Orleans most famous restaurants

Sinfully Sweet: A chocolate and wine pairing experience for sweet indulgers

Stiletto Stroll: An authentic New Orleans style parade for all FestiGalsÒ guests and sponsors

Sip n Sashay: Slip on your walking shoes for a sophisticated bar crawl

Gospel & Grits: A soulful brunch where you can sing, clap and dance while enjoying fabulous food; perfect close to FestiGalsÒ weekend

WHEN: Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2011

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone – FestiGalsÒ Headquarters
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

WHY: FestiGalsÒ is about having fun with your closest girlfriends while supporting women’s causes. FestiGalsÒ is partnering with Women for Women International and Dress for Success to give back to women everywhere.

Visit for details and ticket information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @FestiGalsNOLA. Questions? Call 1-855-GAL-WKND (425-9563) or email

FestiGalsÒ, conceived by Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP, promises to be an event that women and their girlfriends will remember forever. Lyons has 25+ years as a professional event planner, creating one-of-a-kind memorable experiences in New Orleans. FestiGalsÒ is a world-class girls weekend full of festivities for “Just Us Women.” The weekend is about having fun with your closest girls while supporting women’s causes. FestiGalsÒ has partnered with international women’s organizations and several local charities to give back to women everywhere.