New Orleans Magazine - May 2019

Accepting My Age

Excerpted from Eve Crawford Peyton’s blog, Joie d’Eve,  which appears each Friday on MyNewOrleans.com It goes so fast. Everyone says it, typically folded in with some “cherish every moment” drivel that I never feel like listening to because “every moment”…

May Days

May is always an outstanding month for music in New Orleans. This year it opens with the quite epic second weekend of Jazz Fest and closes with local appearances from some unbelievable performers—with stops along the way for the Bayou…

Jazz Fest at Fifty

Mick Jagger’s illness that forestalled the Rolling Stones’ tour, and thus their big gig at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, came as a letdown for fans, notably baby-boomers, holding $175 tickets. But, in the scheme of time, the…

Bright Start to the Day

Choosing a restaurant in the French Quarter can be tricky – there are all too many places geared to the tourist trade that overcharge and underdeliver. Give thanks, therefore, for French Toast – the latest outpost in a mini-chain of…

May

Bryan Adams If you’re a fan of 80s and 90s pop music, you will want to stop by Champions Square on May 9 to see Bryan Adams in concert. Adams became internationally famous for his #1 hit songs “Heaven” and…

A Woman’s Story

Lindy Boggs liked to tell the story about when she was growing up in the Pointe Coupee town of New Roads. She was raised primarily by aunts and went to school at a nearby convent. In this, our women’s issue,…

Success Along the Sideline

Fox Sports Journalist Jen Hale brings her upbeat personality, professional tenacity and can-do attitude to all of her endeavors in life, especially reporting from the NFL and NBA sidelines. Most recently, Hale added women’s health advocate to her growing list…

Where The Lions Sleep Tonight

We welcome four new residents to the city this month; Arnold, who arrived from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, and three sisters, Nia, Kali and Zuri, who came from the Peoria Zoo in Illinois. What sets the four apart from…

Top Female Achievers

Ashley Longshore—Artist A self-taught artist from Montgomery, Alabama, Ashley Longshore is just as colorful and larger-than-life as her creations, which include a painting of Jesus hovering over an Oompah Loompah, Ruth Bader Ginsburg backed by an array of hands giving…

Streetcar: The Shrimp Boats of Bucktown

Shrimp boats once docked in the small canal that lined the area best known as Bucktown. It was a picturesque little neighborhood off Hammond Highway along the border of Orleans and Jefferson parishes. There was a restaurant, Sid-Mar’s, a view…

Ashley Porter’s Artisanal Living

Ashley Porter has a love for both design and for New Orleans. It’s only natural that the two come together in her work and her home. The former, her eponymous jewelry line, Porter Lyons, (the family name Lyons is Porter’s…

Drinking Smart

Usually, drinking adult beverages does not equate with being intellectual, unless one immerses the mind in the literary tradition of New Orleans’ French Quarter. It is in this neighborhood that Williams, Rice, Twain, Toole, Faulkner, Hemingway, Welty, Keyes, Cable, Millay,…

News From the Kitchen

Costera Restaurant and Bar Costera Restaurant and Bar has opened in the space that for many years was occupied by La Thai. Chef Brian Burns’ menu is “coastal Spanish,” and it’s extensive. Both Burns and Reno De Ranieri, who oversees…

Speaker of His House

The white board in Adam Kohler’s 10th grade classroom at KIPP Booker T. Washington charter school popped in colors of blue and red, with words such as “left-wing” and “right-wing” scrawled across it. Donkeys and elephants, liberals and conservatives, and…

Mom’s the Word

It’s often said that being a mother is the most difficult job in the world. Moms power through the day after a sleepless night, and act as a disciplinarian – but also a friend.  Even after her child becomes an…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I found this 1906 photograph at the Library of Congress. It is identified as “Visiting the Torpedo Boats, New Orleans, La.” yet there is no further explanation. Do you know anything more specific about these warships and why…

Ode to Ellen

The theme for this issue of the magazine is women. As I was wrestling with how to approach this topic, my significant other induced some clarity by asking me a simple question: What woman had the most impact on your…

Things to Remember

Actual conversation between me and my sister-in-law Larva: Me: “I saw that TV star — you know the guy? He practically lives here? —shopping? on Royal Street.” Larva: “Which guy?” Me: “You know! With that New Orleans show.” Larva: “Oh,…

Off the Tray

Sometimes I think appetizers are the hardest recipes to come up with. We attach ourselves to a few winners, but soon enough they become overdone and boring. It took the seven-layer dip about 20 years to move off the popularity…

Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health month and the perfect time to celebrate the women in your life—especially mothers on Mother’s Day. As summer kicks off with its slower pace, May is an ideal time to check up on all things health…

Summer Travel

Hallelujah! Summer has arrived, and it’s time to bask in the sun and all its glory. Sun is aplenty across the Gulf Coast, and from Texas to Florida, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for summer fun, both on and off…