Peaceful Ponchartrain Park

  The New Orleans neighborhoods of Pontchartrain Park & Gentilly Woods are mostly residential other than a few strip malls here and there. These are neighborhoods were everyone knows each other and the older residents can tell you stories about the old Maison Blanche that was located at Frenchmen & Gentilly Rd. Fast forward to today… Read more »

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NOLA Myth Busters #3

  Oysters. (Or ersters depending on your New Orleans accent.)   We love our oysters chargrilled, fried, in a dressing, and raw. The legend of oysters exists that we should only be eating oysters in months that have the letter “R” in them. Why is this?!   The most reasonable argument is that Red Tide occurs… Read more »

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Amiable Audubon

  Audubon, a New Orleans neighborhood that is considered “far Uptown”, is filled with long time residents, businesses, and college kids. You can stroll to cheap eats, fine dining, your barber, your Realtor (hint, hint!), and many things in between. One of Audubon residents favorite aspects is Audubon park and zoo. Walk under the oaks… Read more »

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Non-Profit New Orleans

  Give NOLA Day is one of my absolute favorite days of the year. The people of New Orleans come together to raise money for local non-profits on May 1st. Every time I find a new non-profit to fall in love with and support.  While that day has come and gone, these organizations need help year… Read more »

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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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Don’t Rock the Jukebox

  You’re sitting at your favorite watering hole, enjoying a bottle of the finest Abita they offer. You get up, with a fresh dollar bill, to play some sweet tunes on the jukebox. Only you get there to find it’s one of those dreaded TouchTunes machines. These so called jukeboxes allow you to find almost… 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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