Category: Moving to New Orleans


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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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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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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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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Top 10 Things to Know when Moving to NOLA

  As the saying goes, “You don’t choose New Orleans. New Orleans chooses you.” When the Big Easy beckons – you may not be aware of certain aspects since you haven’t lived here year-round. Here are Team Be New Orleans’ Top Ten Things to know when moving to NOLA.   NOLA Moving Tip #1: Potential landlords… Read more »

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Spring Expectations

Spring is coming to New Orleans! The next couple of months are going to be glorious, before the heat that June brings in. For the folks newer to the city, they may not know what to expect in NOLA springtime. It’s our job as the locals to educate the noobs.   1. There are multiple festivals… Read more »

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