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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What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold!

Y’all. It’s hot outside. Like real hot. And we haven’t even hit July yet. I ventured out to find 4 ways to keep cool this summer, beyond the obvious of finding a pool and never leaving it. I brought along my husband, Mr. Paul. We will affectionally call him MP for now on.   #1.… Read more »

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What’s a dessert without dairy?

Before you even get your shorts twisted, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Vegan desserts are becoming a tad easier to find, but I still had to go on a trek. I took along my husband, who has to deal with dairy allergy on the daily.   First up was Seed, located in the… Read more »

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Get your fitness on… for free!

  I know, I know. It’s getting real hot outside. But that doesn’t mean we should stop exercising. Grab your water bottle and head out to one of the many free fitness classes available to you. Start your Monday off with Move Your Brass‘ Shakeout Run/Walk. Location changes every week so be sure to check… Read more »

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