Gorgeously Garden District

The Garden District is home to some of the most elaborate houses in all of New Orleans. Daily, you can find groups of tourists roaming the streets and snapping pictures of houses they will never find back home. If you’re looking for an area that is easily walkable, then the Garden District fits the bill.… Read more »

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Casually Carrollton

Carrollton, aka Riverbend, is one of those super chill New Orleans neighborhoods. People from the area, tend to stay in that area. Between Palmer Park, the new French school opening up, and its beautiful old oak trees, they make the Carrollton neighborhood a desirable place to live. Just be careful, as in much of New… Read more »

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Dance troupes add that extra touch of magic to Mardi Gras. They interact with the crowd. They can make a whole section of  the parade route bust out into a dance party. A lot of groups now have signature items they pass out. These groups bring flair to your day.   You can take all… Read more »

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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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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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The New Orleans Skee-Ball & Drinking League

Many years ago, when I was still bartending, I got a phone call from my friend Aloysius asking me if the Halfmoon Bar would want a skee-ball table. Without hesitation, I proclaimed, “YESSSS!” Little did I know, I was going to make a forever friend with the dude that was rehoming this thing. Within a… 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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