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A Beginner’s Guide to Parading

I realized today that at least half of my readers (which is probably about 3 people) are not from the New Orleans area and have likely never experienced a Mardi Gras parade, so for those of you unfamiliar with how things work down here, I put together a little Mardi Gras parade primer…just a few […]

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Searching for NOLA’s Most Unique Homes

If you check out the Instagram feed of any local photo bug, you will likely see the same ten to fifteen houses sprinkled throughout their feed. Don’t get me wrong, there are hundreds of incredible houses in the area worthy of posting, but these “superstar” houses, usually brightly colored or having some uniquely ornate details, […]

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Birthday Wishes for a Special Lady

This will be short because I have more things to do than I have hours to do them, but I can not let this day go by without acknowledging one of my favorite ladies. She came into my life (or I guess I came into hers rather reluctantly) twenty-two years ago and quickly worked her […]

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When Opportunity Knocks You Join an Art Show

Sometimes opportunity knocks and I’m too afraid to answer the door, but a couple of weeks ago, I allowed him to rush in and make himself right at home.  When a group called RAW Artists contacted me about showing my photos in a pop-up gallery called Magnify, my initial reaction was to ignore the message. […]

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Mardi Gras Reflections and a Pink Ribbon Connection

The beads have been sorted and donated or stored in the attic, the mantle is back to its boring, sparkle-free self, and most of the bustier and bra decorating remnants have been Roomba’d away (along with my magnetic eyelashes, but that’s a whole other post), meaning that I am officially out of Mardi Gras mode. […]

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Prima Donnas Set to Stroll Friday

Most people in New Orleans are familiar with the all-female krewes that have their own parades or the various dance groups that march in several parades throughout the season, but not nearly as many are aware of the walking groups that parade through the French Quarter the Friday afternoon before Fat Tuesday…the best Friday of […]

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