NOLA Myth Busters #2

  The legend of Mardi Gras is filled with myths, misunderstandings, and lies. Mardi Gras, in all honesty, should be for the kids. You catch trinkets, plastic beads, stuffed animals, and now more coveted items, like glittered and bedazzled shoes, purses, and coconuts. Not saying us grown folk can’t enjoy it too, but it’s not all debauchery. … Read more »

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Silly Little Love Songs: Lisa B.

  Holy Cross resident, Lisa B., hadn’t been to New Orleans in almost 20 years when she decided she wanted to buy a home here. She came here on vacation when she was 21 years old. Like a lot of folks, she fell in love immediately. The aesthetic, the architecture, the feel of the city… Read more »

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Breezy Bayou St. John

  Bayou St. John is one of the New Orleans neighborhoods that everyone just loves. You have a variety of options for outdoor activities, Bayou Boogaloo every year, and architecture that will make your out of town friends envious. Bayou St. John, IMO, is in the heart of New Orleans.   Check out some of… Read more »

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Most Instagrammable Places in NOLA

  “Hold on! Let me take a photo!” This is a common phrase you hear now that we are cameras on us at all times. Instagram brought photos taking to next level. We all stop now to snap a pic of our food, the scenery, that cute decoration. And I gotta tell you – I… Read more »

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Groovy Gert Town

  New Orleans neighborhood, Gert Town, was named for a man with the last Gehrke who had bought a corner store at S. Carrollton & Colapissa. In typical New Orleans fashion, we continued to pronounce the name as we wanted and it eventually transformed into what we call it now. While once pretty barren, Gert… Read more »

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NOLA Myth Busters #1

  New Orleans is full of stories – ghost stories, local legends, urban legends, and myths. Many of these stories/myths are fun to repeat, but have no actual basis in truth. Even New Orleans natives may have a hard time believing some of the legends aren’t true. Be New Orleans is going to bust one… Read more »

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Spectacular St. Claude

  St. Claude is one of those great, old New Orleans neighborhoods that make you feel like you’re at home. Plenty of native New Orleanians call it home with a crop of fresh residents realizing how affordable, and friendly, it is! While this New Orleans neighborhood is mainly residential and has a quite a few churches sprinkled around, you… Read more »

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New Orleans Special Days

  Nope. Not the “Special Man.” I’m talking about days that we in New Orleans hold near and dear and some that we need to add into our celebratory calendar. What constitutes as a special moment in New Orleans? Whatever you want, TBH. We wanted to choose moments that will make people smile, reminisce, and… Read more »

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Get Inside!

  Summertime in New Orleans can be challenging. We are all sweating profusely and moving from one AC to the next. Other than seeking out where the free pools are, you’re looking for an indoor activity that can help beat this sweltering heat!   Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Even as an adult, I thoroughly enjoy… Read more »

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Street-Smart St. Roch

  St. Roch is a New Orleans neighborhood named after the patron saint of dogs & dog lovers – which is perfect for this part of town! You can generally find someone someone strolling up St. Roch Avenue with their pooch in tow. St. Roch is mainly residential with some gorgeous churches and cemeteries speckled across their… Read more »

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