Buffalo Exchange New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions

Let the Good Times Roll: Mardi Gras Traditions

By Buffalo Exchange New Orleans

Each January, the New Orleans Buffalo Exchange starts getting ready for the magical Mardi Gras traditions of Carnival Season, which runs from January 6th (Kings Day or Epiphany) through Mardi Gras (translation: Fat Tuesday). Basically, it is a period of celebration before the fasting of Lent. Carnival season can be as short as four weeks or as long as nine weeks, depending on when Easter falls. For 2017, Mardi Gras falls on February 28th.

Mardi Gras Traditions: King Cake

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Beginning on January 6th, New Orleanians start indulging in king cake, a sweet, coffee cake-type dessert with icing and purple, green and gold (yellow) sprinkles on top. These are the colors of Mardi Gras, representing Justice, Faith and Power. At this stage, many revelers start working diligently on costumes for various Mardi Gras parades.

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Walking With the All Souls Procession

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

One of the largest public ceremonies in North America – the All Souls Procession – is about to take place in Tucson, Arizona, the hometown of Buffalo Exchange. The annual Procession draws on the traditions of Dia de los Muertos and other holidays, bringing Tucson’s diverse community together to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away.

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Buffalo Exchange – The New Spot to Sell Clothing in Nashville

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Buffalo Exchange has put down roots in the heart of Nashville’s classic “Rock Block” at 2115 Elliston Place, just a short jaunt from Vanderbilt and TSU. For those looking to sell clothing in Nashville, save money on their new wardrobe or lead a more sustainable lifestyle, Buffalo Exchange is to the rescue!

Long-time Buffalo Exchange customers love the eclectic selection and constant influx of new inventory. Since clothing is hand-selected and paid for on the spot, it’s a definite step above your typical thrift store fare and more convenient than a consignment store.

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PNW Luau!

Aloha! Buffalo Exchange brought the luau to the PNW. We raffled off an awesome beach bag, had Swedish Fish, and gave out leis to customers. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day below.

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Oregon Country Fair

By Sophie, Buffalo Exchange Eugene

Once a year, tucked away in Veneta, Oregon, people gather from around the globe to dance, sing, and let their freak flags fly. The Oregon Country Fair started in 1969 as a benefit for an alternative school and it has only grown since. With over 75 food booths and 700 artisan booths, the fair aims to promote “people living artfully and authentically on Earth.” Upon arrival, visitors can take dance and yoga classes, watch various performers ranging from Bhangra to juggling, and even gaze at seasonal wildflowers and butterflies in prime blooming season. At the fair, more is more and the weirder the better. Here at Buffalo Exchange Eugene, we put together a couple outfits as modeled by our employees for inspiration.

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Pride: NYC

By Buffalo Exchange NYC (Chelsea & East Village)

Last weekend, we spent the day celebrating Pride in beautiful NYC! We’ve unofficially been crashing Pride since 2011, but this year we’re thrilled to officially have been a part of this epic event. We love supporting the community and had so much fun with all the amazing pride-goers. Take a peek at some of favorite PrideFest moments.

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Pride: San Francisco

By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

Buffalo Exchange SF has been celebrating Pride in the Bay Area since 2004! We’ve loved every second of celebrating Pride with the San Fran community. Every year we team up with the awesome Sonic Reducer Stage and pass out TONS of Buffalo goodies to all the pride-goers. Check out our favorite moments from Pride 2016!

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Earth Day: 5 Tips to Conserve Water!

Five tips to conserve water! Keep these tips in mind throughout your day and you can make a difference in water conservation for ourselves and wildlife.

  1. Turn the tap off. When you’re brushing your teeth or washing your dishes make sure to only run water when rinsing.
  2. Say no to bottled water. Opt for a reusable water bottle instead of a one-time use plastic bottle. The removal of water to create bottled water and the production that goes into making the plastic bottle is harmful to communities and wildlife.
  3. Load up on laundry. When you do large loads of laundry less water is used per a garment. This also works with dishwashers!
  4. Sweep it up. Invest in a broom to sweep your patios and sidewalks instead of hosing them down.
  5. Opt for native plants. Dress up your landscape in climate perfect plants. Look for regional plants that flourish on the natural rainfall only.

 

Sources: 1. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/youth/stuff_you_can_do, 2. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/live_more_sustainably.html, 3, 4 & 5. http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/riverslakes/help/index.htm


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Fun 2016 Events

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Coachella. SXSW. Burning Man. If you’re looking to spend a vacation floating amongst a sea of humanity, there are plenty of choices. If, however, you’d prefer to explore some events with more manageable crowds and all the quirky fun, have I got some suggestions for you!

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