Author: Emily Andras

Letter from the Outgoing President

Throughout the year, I have heard many Past-Presidents say, “Your year of presidency will be unforgettable.” Although I knew this would be true, I do not know if I could have fully grasped what they meant until this moment. My…

Krewe of Mystery

Year Founded: 1911 Theme: “Mystery Goes to The Rose” Photographer: Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography and Video Charity: Her Majesty Queen Mystery Miss Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs’ favorite charity is Read > Lead > Achieve®, the philanthropic effort of…

Rex

Year Founded: 1872 Theme: “Omens and Auguries” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography Charity: The Pro Bono Publico Foundation is Rex’s charitable foundation, focusing its giving on improving public schools in New Orleans. Over the past 12 years the Foundation has given…

Mistick Krewe of Comus

Year Founded: 1857 Theme: “The Fairy Kingdom” Photographer: Nola Vows Photography Comus with Her Majesty Queen Comus Peyton Armistead LeCorgne Her Majesty Queen Comus Miss Peyton Armistead LeCorgne Maids Miss Mary Bouligny Brown, Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis, Miss…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of April 20

Monday's here again; we can't stop it, so we might as well roll with it. Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite reads, resources and laugh factories to help you get through it—today, this week and beyond. Last week’s guide…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of April 13

The Easter Bunny has come and gone, leaving us all to a candy-coma start for Monday. Below, we've collected some of our favorite reads, resources and laugh factories to help you get through it—today, this week and beyond. Last week’s…

Corona Diaries: Friday, April 10, 2020

7:12 AM The dirt is soaked from the storm last night, but I push through. My dog is out with me while I garden today—usually she prefers to sleep in until about 8, so it’s an unusual occurrence. I stop…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, April 9, 2020

How to sew a face mask WHAT YOU NEED: A fabric square, preferably tea towel or t-shirt, around 20x20 Patience Sewing needle and thread (OR) sewing machine Pins Deep breathing exercises Fabric ties, 18” in length and ¼ to ½…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

7:01 AM I like gardening in the mornings. It’s productive. Not the way I hoped I’d be productive during this (finishing a novel, industriously cleaning, checking off all these little life boxes), but productive in the sense that I’m working…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  There’s a lot in my day-to-day that I'm cutting out for these diaries. I edit out my excruciatingly long skincare routine. I cut the daily useless minutiae of my day, the sad avocado toast for breakfast and tuna from…

Corona Diaries: Monday, April 6, 2020

7:05 AM I’ve been trying to put together interesting ways to describe my days but it turns out that without going somewhere—or even the potential of going somewhere—I don’t do much. I was writing out a general schedule of my…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 30

Monday still manages to be the worst, even though we're in a very different situation than normal. To help lighten that case of the Mondays, we've collected some interesting reading, tools and resources and a few moments of humor to…

My Toughest Case: Robert Kallam

As a partner at Kean Miller, Robert Kallam has defended clients in the offshore energy and maritime industries from lawsuits in a career spanning 30 years. When Kallam graduated from LSU Law School in 1990, he did not initially plan…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 23

The weekend is over and it's back to our working situation this Monday. We're here with a list of recommended online reads, instructional videos, resources and some (much-needed) moments of levity. RECOMMENDED READING Bill Ingalls/NASA. Scott…

For the Extroverts, Introverts and Everyone In Between

  For extroverts, they’ve reached the point of stir-crazy; for introverts, they’re wondering how to get their extroverted roommates to maybe calm down a bit. Regardless of whether you’re introverted, extroverted or anything in between, we’ve put our heads together…

I Didn't Think I Was Stressed

  I’m working from home; I have my dog at my feet, another pot of coffee brewing and relative security. I’m in comfortable clothes and my bed’s made and because I don’t have to commute, I have time to get…

What to Listen to While Social Distancing at Home

Everyone knows that books and tv shows are both typical ways to pass the time. But, while you're taking your dog (or yourself) for a walk or just taking a moment to breathe, podcasts are a perfect companion to fill…

What to Read While Social Distancing at Home

Nothing can pass away a few hours like that of a good book. While we're all (hopefully) in the comforts of our own homes, doing our best rendition of social distancing, the staff at Renaissance Publishing put together a list…

10 Ways to Alleviate Stress

An international pandemic isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time—it’s left us stuck in close quarters with loved ones and roommates, working from home, and feeling a lot of anxiety and stress. Here are ten things you can do today…