An Afternoon in the 7th Ward

This week, our tour of New Orleans neighborhoods takes a stop in the 7th Ward. My girl Whitney was more than enthused to show us her version of the neighborhood.   Whitney has been in New Orleans for 10 years and has spent the last 3 of them living in the 7th Ward. She loves… Read more »

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An Afternoon In Algiers Point

  It’s all so dreamy. That’s what I kept muttering to myself as my friend, Jonathan, & I strolled through the streets of Algiers Point. My very first apartment living alone was in this great, little New Orleans neighborhood. My friend Jonathan was ready to show me his favorite spots with the only stipulation being,… Read more »

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The One Where the Who Dats Share the TVs

Yes, we are in New Orleans. We are all wonderful residents of WhoDatVille. But, being residents of such a glorious place tends to others wanting to move down here too. When that happens, sometimes we must share the screens with other football fans so they continue to feel wanted. (Except the Falcons fans.) Many of… Read more »

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An Evening in Broadmoor

Broadmoor is one of more quiet neighborhoods in New Orleans. It’s extremely residential and doesn’t have a lot of restaurants and shops. There may not be a lot of commercial businesses, but their beautiful homes are all the sights some may need. But, let me show you a few of the activities they do offer!  … Read more »

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An Afternoon in Riverside

The neighborhoods of East & West Riverside have long been referred to as Uptown. I’m here to tell you they aren’t. These two sections of town have a large intermingling of renters and homeowners. There are renters in these areas that have been in the same house for 10+ years. There are young families moving… Read more »

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Bartender’s Corner

  The beautiful thing about New Orleans is that we treat our bartenders like rockstars. Because they are. I spent 11 years behind a neighborhood bar and will be forever grateful for the friends I made and life lessons learned. While we adore our bartenders, we don’t hear from them enough. You can expect to… Read more »

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The First 48 Tourist Hours

  My friend left for the airport on Sunday morning, and I am still beat from this weekend’s activities. Less than a month ago, one of my ladies from Chicago, Abbie, texted me asking if she could come to visit. She would only be here for 48 hours and didn’t have any expectations. The only thing… Read more »

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Hummus Among Us

The other afternoon I went out for lunch and had some VERY subpar hummus at a restaurant with that featured in the name. After complaining on Facebook, I had suggestions of places to go and who has the very best. My personal favorite is 1000 Figs. And I don’t need to feature them to know… Read more »

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Swamp Steppin’ & Spoon Makin’

  I recently auditioned and was picked to join Roux La La – a local dance troupe. They are self-described at New Orleans’ official swamp steppin’, booty shakin’, booze guzzlin’, pot stirrin’, glitter in your face dance troupe! I took that “glitter in your face” portion to a whole new level this past weekend. Roux… Read more »

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Big Easy Peasy Volunteering

  There are days when I really want to give back to our community but haven’t been through all the hoops that most require. A lot of volunteering opportunities require extensive training and time commitments. (Which, I totally get. We don’t want any Joe Blow waltzing in and offer to counsel somewhere without training!) But,… Read more »

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