Perfectly Parkview

New Orleans neighborhood, Parkview, has been one of the most recent additions to the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC). They are a small part of town that offers a lot of different styles of architecture. Bungalows, raised basements, and shotguns line their bumpy streets. It’s a quaint neighborhood to take a stroll through and enjoy some historic… Read more »

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Party Like a Local Rockstar

  When I asked all my New Orleans locals to give me suggestions on how to handle Mardi Gras like you live here, the answers I received were interesting to say the least. It quickly morphed from great advice for outsiders to stating what the ideal behavior would be from all people on the parade… Read more »

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Show Me the NOLA Showgirls!

Rebecca Fox, one of the original founders of the NOLA Showgirls, has gone viral recently. (If you haven’t seen the letter, check it out here.) For those of you in the TL;DR crowd: the City of New Orleans & parade captains have decided to cut back on the amount of marching groups to decrease parade… Read more »

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Ballin’ Bywater

  For the folks who are lucky enough to call the Bywater home, they live in a perfect spot to never need a car. There is so much within walking distance in this section of New Orleans – shops, bars, restaurants, Crescent Park. If you love colorful, old New Orleans homes, then you’re going to… Read more »

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New Orleans Most Talked Of Club

NOMTOC, New Orleans Most Talked of Club, began rolling in the streets of Algiers back in 1970. While there used to be many krewes that called Algiers home on parade day, they have either disbanded or headed to the Eastbank. NOMTOC is the only parade left on the Westbank of New Orleans. Their captain, James… Read more »

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Wondrous West End

While West End is typically called Lakeview, they are their own neighborhood. This New Orleans neighborhood starts at Lake Pontchartrain and goes all the way down to Vets. While West End is pretty suburban, they do do get to brag about having boat homes and yacht clubs. This area provides you with easy access to… Read more »

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Dance Like No One is Watching

Picture it, Mardi Gras in New Orleans in nineteen eighty…. something. Young children were shaking their groove thangs to every band that came by.  The only dance teams you saw were either the ones marching with the bands or the Gold Dusters, as they are eternal. Fast forward to 2018 and we are now being… Read more »

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Genuine Gentilly Terrace

Gentilly Terrace is one of my absolute favorites neighborhoods in the city. It’s adorable cottages, that have lots of old school touches, grace every block. You can find chipped tile walkways, mid century modern tiles, and those fairy looking houses with the sharp points in the front. With a very active neighborhood association, unique architecture… Read more »

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Hostel Takeover

When I began trying to track down hostels in New Orleans, it proved to be more difficult than one would expect. While you can google and find plenty of them – many of them are not for Louisiana residents and wouldn’t provide me with any information.   The Quisby is the only one in town… Read more »

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