Giving Back & Building Community
Tracey is committed to the well-being of her clients and her community, and has always given back a portion of every commission she earns to local charities and non-profit organizations.
Now, in an effort to put a spotlight on and help support New Orleans small businesses during this economic downturn -- and the hard-working folks who are her clients and friends -- Tracey will be giving away $100 gift cards to different small business in the coming months. Every month, a gift card giveaway will be announced on her Instagram feed, and you can enter to win. Through this effort, she’s hoping you’ll get to know and support the wonderful people who own these businesses, as well as their special products and services.
Follow Tracey on Instagram, find out how to win gift cards, and help sustain fabulous artists, merchants, bars, restaurants, jewelers, massage therapists, and many more! See the contest rules at the bottom of this page.*
Below are some of the small businesses she’s supporting through gift card giveaways:
City Greens – Abhi Bhansali is a co-founder of City Greens. He met Tracey in 2015 when he and his girlfriend Colleen were house-hunting. Tracey had just listed a double shotgun that had amazing possibilities and showed it to them. Looking back, Abhi says, “Tracey and Colleen both saw something I didn’t, but thank God they did! It took 8 months to renovate it, and now it’s our sanctuary.” Married and with a baby on the way, they’re happy to grow a family in their home. Abhi calls Tracey “resourceful”, but that describes him as well, getting City Greens locations open again and serving creative, individually packaged salads and wraps you can trust. Stop by Metairie Road, Freret, Citrus, and Poydras, and grab something fresh and delicious.
Marion Cage – Tracey met Designer, friend, and client, Marion “Molly” Cage McCollam when she moved back to New Orleans from New York in 2009. Tracey sold her a building on Magazine St. that she transformed into an amazing live/work studio & gallery space, and it’s truly a showcase for her talents as a licensed architect. In fact, Tracey refers clients to her who are looking to renovate. Her elegant, contemporary jewelry designs are a personal favorite of Tracey's. While store sales have been slow due to the pandemic, she’s staying busy designing custom bridal rings, creating beautiful cabinetry hardware, and doing architectural work. Whether she’s designing a building, a light fixture, or an engagement ring, as long as she gets to flex her creative muscles, she’s happy. Tracey appreciates that Molly refers to her as “a people connector with boundless energy” and hopes you’ll check out her gorgeous pieces for adorning yourself and your home at www.marioncage.com.
Del Fuego Taqueria – Dave Wright, chef and owner of Del Fuego Taqueria, is a client and friend, and Tracet met him 10 years ago when she helped him find, renovate, and do a lease-purchase agreement on his restaurant space at 4518 Magazine Street. He calls Tracey “A firecracker – outgoing, energetic, always on.” Del Fuego is a favorite stop for Tracey, and she loves the shrimp quesadilla, loaded guacamole, and fresh-squeezed cocktails. Right now, you can dine on their beautiful front and back patios, or do curbside pickup and delivery. Ordering online? Do it at delfuegotaqueria.com – that way, with delivery through DoorDash, Del Fuego receives 100% of the sale.
Green Fork – Named one of America’s best juice bars by Condé Nast, The Green Fork offers healthy goodness with fresh juices, smoothies, salads, and soups prepared daily in small batches and made with love. Co-owner and friend Stephanie Kern and her brother Trey Buerger have been at it since 2010, and Tracey loves everything they make, including the LAUGHTER coffee smoothie and CREATIVITY green juice. Stephanie is knowledgeable about nutritional health, offers customizable 3-day juice cleanses, and gives great advice based on your needs. Unfortunately, the Metairie location is now closed, but the Garden District and Covington locations are open, offering pickup, delivery, and catering. They’re ready to help you boost your immune system.
The Wine Seller – Ben Lazich, owner of The Wine Seller, is a good friend of Traceys, and they graduated from high school together many years ago. Tracey loves Ben’s taste in wine and gets her favorite California and Washington State Cabernets there, as well as Daura gluten-free beer. Tracey always stops by before a closing to pick up a bottle of champagne or wine as a congrats for her clients. They gift-wrap it for her, and she's on her way. Ben says, “Tracey’s always on the move, always hustling, and working really hard for her clients.” Thankfully, business has been busy at The Wine Seller, and they’re working hard to provide delivery and curbside pickup. And as Ben notes, “You can always come in and talk to us, like the good old days!”
Barrow's Catfish - Deirdre Barrow Johnson and Kenneth Johnson Jr. are 3rd generation owners of Barrow’s Catfish, Food Network Champions, and proprietors of one of the longest-running Black businesses in New Orleans. Started in 1943, the family restaurant was originally called Barrow’s Shady Inn, and from the Hollygrove neighborhood, word spread ‘round the world about its cornmeal-dusted fried catfish. Even Oprah made a special trip to track it down :-) Carrying on the legacy of the family recipe and currently offering curbside take-out service only, Barrow’s Catfish is a must for catfish and potato salad, but don’t miss the delicious starters like charbroiled oysters and seafood gumbo.
The Delachaise – Evan Hayes, owner of The Delachaise wine bar and Chais Delachaise wine bistro, is Tracey's good friend from way back when they were both LSU students. For years, Tracy has hosted an annual party for clients, friends and family at The Delachaise, and regularly stops by there for a glass of Cabernet after work because she loves the vibe, the amazing goose-fat fries, and the shrimp Clemenceau. She's grateful to be Evan’s real estate agent, and honored that he says she's “kind-hearted and always trying to spread business to friends.” Evan’s happy to have re-opened both locations and hopes business continues to get better. So grab a table on the patio and catch up with friends, get one of the few seats indoors, or order food and cocktails to go with curbside pick-up.
GoGo Jewelry - Tracey's friend and client for over 15 years, Gogo Borgerding is the artist behind amazingly unique, hand-crafted, conversational cuff bracelets, belt buckles, necklaces and more. A featured artist at Jazz Fest for many years (this year was a real set-back), she had a storefront on Magazine St. that she recently closed. Now, she’s transitioning to sell online and in social media exclusively -- and is really looking forward to the next chapter. Tracey is a devotee of her jewelry, has turned many others on to her work, and is helping her find the perfect studio for this transition. She loves that Gogo relies on her for professional real estate advice and calls Tracey “a real go-getter who’s not gonna blow smoke up your ass." Tracey and Gogo are two peas in a pod – they can chat up anybody, sell till the cows come home, and do it honestly, and with sincerity.
Sheril Miller Massage – Coming soon
Michael Kelly Massage – Coming soon
Midway Pizza – Coming soon
Cochon – Coming soon
St. James Cheese Company – Coming soon
*Official Rules: By entering the giveaway, entrants agree to these Official Rules. No purchase necessary. Giveaway takes place on Tracey W. Moore's Instagram account and is open to Louisiana residents, 18 years and older. Winners will be selected at random, announced in the Instagram post comments, contacted via Instagram direct message, and must respond within 72 hours to claim prize. If prize is not claimed within 72 hours, entry will be deemed invalid, and an alternate winner will be selected. Alternate winners are subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules. Once prize is claimed, winner will be contacted by direct message with details regarding collection of prize and gift card expiration date. Winner must present proof of identification before collecting prize. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. By entering the giveaway, entrants agree to release Instagram and acknowledge that they abide by Instagram's terms and guidelines.
Rêve Realtors agents, employees, and the members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children) and households (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter or win.
There is no limit on the number of online entries per entrant during the entry period. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script, macro, or any other automated means or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest-entry services) are prohibited and will void all entries submitted by that entrant. Tracey W. Moore reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Giveaway if, at her sole discretion, she finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, or if such entrant repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules.
All details of all prizes shall be at Tracey W. Moore’s sole discretion. Prize is not redeemable for cash and may not be sold, bartered or auctioned. Prize may not be transferred or substituted except that Tracey W. Moore in her discretion may substitute a prize, or portion thereof, with a prize or portion of equal or greater value if deemed necessary. Any such changes will be announced. Winner assumes sole responsibility for all costs associated with the prize not explicitly outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes (if any).
Prize offered is provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by Sponsors. Sponsors have neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Other restrictions apply.