Celebrations! New Orleans Style
Renetta B. Perry Data News Weekly Contributior Birthdays are special all over the globe, but in New Orleans we celebrate birthdays and other special events with a curious exuberance which is both vibrant and extravagant [...] The post Celebrations! New Orleans Style appeared first on New Orleans Data News Weekly.
Renetta B. Perry
Data News Weekly Contributior
Birthdays are special all over the globe, but in New Orleans we celebrate birthdays and other special events with a curious exuberance which is both vibrant and extravagant and is reminiscent of the colorful culture which surrounds us daily. Since the City has re-opened amid loosened COVID-19 restrictions, locals are overwhelmingly excited to share birthdays, weddings, baby showers and other special events with friends and family, outside of their homes. As we eagerly re-emerge, and get back to normalcy, the customary tradition of fashion and pomp and circumstance will undoubtedly be in the forefront of everyone’s minds and plans.
This is where local musicians, chefs and entrepreneurs come in and stamp our special events with the NOLA treatment, creating something so special, people in other cities marvel at our unmistakable creativity. I once asked a NOLA native who had relocated to another city, how do they end parties out there. I asked this because I simply can’t imagine a party or a wedding ending without a second-line band serenading the party all the way out of the door.
Local Entrepreneur and Designer Adrienne Singleton, Owner of A’Creations22LLC brings her contribution to New Orleans’ celebrations with her gorgeous array of custom designed second-line umbrellas, birthday pendants, hand fans, balloon displays and embellished party glasses. With distinctive flair, Singleton creatively touches the pulse of NOLA culture and leaves her clients feeling extra special for their special events. But it was her own sense of distinct style that ignited her entrepreneurial flame. “I decided to start my own design business because I wanted to create affordable, quality products that would capture the hearts of anyone looking to create memories of their event with a special custom touch that would be timeless,” she says, adding that each piece is unique and that no piece is exactly the same. “You won’t see a piece I’ve created on anyone else and that’s what makes each piece uniquely mine.”
In a City as undeniably unique as New Orleans, where creativity endlessly abounds, bringing creative vision to life is no easy feat, but Singleton is always up for the challenge. Her designs have even been sought after in other cities like Houston, where the desire to bring the NOLA vibe to their events is ever looming. “Everyone loves custom decor. It stands out and speaks volumes on the individual’s style of preference with an extreme personal touch,” she says. “NOLA culture has been extended to Houston and has flourished and the fleur-de-lis has become an added extension, specifically to our culture which is very well known and popular, and it definitely adds the perfect touch to a lot of A’Creations22LLC custom designs!”
With an acute focus on customer service and accountability to each client, Singleton is building her brand locally and nationally, all while she continuously hones her entrepreneurial skills. She is always creating new inventory and seeking the next design while trying to keep her creations cutting-edge and relevant. As with many other entrepreneurs, her longevity has been tested, especially with events like the 2020 Pandemic, but her drive and determination to grow her business are relentless. “In the next five years I would like to see my business completely off the ground in full service, creating custom orders for my community at affordable prices to ensure that memories of every event they put together is as memorable as the NOLA culture.” Her message to budding entrepreneurs is an echo of her very own triumph as a solo business owner/operator. Having started her business over a decade ago and being inspired after attending crafting classes many years ago, she offers sound advice to prospective entrepreneurs… “Follow your dreams and never give up,” she says enthusiastically. “We all have a special gift to share in life. Working hard towards your dreams is not always about the dollar; passion needs to be the drive that wakes you up every morning to start the day with your dream and passion to create. Without passion, drive, and determination, it’s just a dream without a path towards your future.”
In addition to her beautiful birthday and special event designs, Singleton also creates custom jewelry, wreaths, outdoor signs and is currently offering custom home decor. A’Creations22LLC can be reached at: (504) 510-7728, email@example.com, Instagram/ A’Creations22LLC or Fb/ A’Creations22LLC