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New Orleans Magazine March 2021

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s no secret that folks are spending more time at home these days and investing in their own space, where pretty much everything takes place. Many are using this opportunity to research alternative neighborhoods and seek out a new location. New Orleans’ rich history ensures every single city neighborhood is a cultural gem in its […]

Beachy Keen

Gulf Coast Tourism reinvented itself since the pandemic began, luring visitors to its emerald waters and white sandy beaches while promoting strict safety measures. New hotels and restaurants continue to spring up, attractions such as the new Mississippi Aquarium and the relaunched Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo opened in 2020 and sites hurt by last summer’s […]

Florida Bound

Until the end of March, things slow down significantly at Blue Spring State Park outside DeLand, Fla. Water activities such as paddling and swimming cease in this central Florida park, but visitors don’t seem to mind. Most come for the manatees, those gentle giants huddled together beneath the crystal-clear waters.  The nearby St. Johns River […]

Skinny Dip

“Nothing good ever happens in a bar after 2 a.m.” That was advice – and an admonishment – given to me by a therapist more than two decades ago. The theme of this issue of the magazine is Gulf Coast living and loving. This here is a story – consider it a cautionary tale for […]

Valorie Hart

A porch is more than a mere entrance zone for your house: it provides protection for windows and facades, helps cool your interior, and can make a positive first impression. A porch that is roomy enough can be an outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining and add to the value of your home. For those […]

Cara Lambright

On any gorgeous day, you can guarantee a hoard of people are headed to New Orleans City Park. The 1,300-acre fauna sanctuary is one of the nation’s oldest urban parks and features historic, moss covered oak trees which have acted as the backdrop for various photoshoots and events, family picnics, hammock swinging and more. In […]

Ginger Snap

Rhiannon Enlil is celebrating National Women’s Month at the Sazerac House with her riff on the Gin Gin Mule, a drink originally created by New York cocktail luminary and mentor Audrey Saunders. Enlil counts Saunders and other women working in the early days of craft cocktails as profoundly inspirational and influential on her own career. […]

From the Editor

This month marks the dubious anniversary of our COVID-19 quarantine. It’s been a long year, and many of us are itching to do, well, anything at all. Luckily, spring is also here, and getting outside is the perfect socially distanced way to get out of those sweatpants, off the couch and off to the beach, […]

News + Notes

The 2021 Virtual Crescent City ClassicAs much as New Orleans runners hoped the 2021 Crescent City Classic would once again be an in-person event, the organizers decided the safest option would be to host a virtual event from April 1-5.  Participants can complete 6.2 miles of their choosing. It can be outdoors or on a […]

Dining Tradition

Tujague’s, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, has moved to a three-story building at 429 Decatur St. with eight dining rooms, a courtyard and a balcony. The first floor is made up of the bar with Otis Guichet’s portrait hanging on the wall; the Parlor Room, which includes banquet seating and white wainscoting with mirrors; and […]

Pecking Order

Dear Julia and Poydras, Someone once told me that there was a chicken business in New Orleans where the owner claimed to have once eaten an entire chicken in three minutes. Is that true? Was he connected to Popeye’s?  – Sam Fitzwilliams, Jr. (Marrero, La.)   Well, it is partially true, Sam. The person in question […]

Cover to Cover

So, we got our COVID shots, and I see my brother-in-law Lurch’s entire face for the first time in a year. Would you believe – he’s grown a mustache. It looks kind of cute. My mother-in-law Ms. Larda has also grown a mustache. It is not cute, and she gets busy with the tweezers right […]


Photo by John N. Teunisson. Courtesy of the Louisiana State Museum On October 26, 1905, thousands of New Orleanians turned out to cheer President Theodore Roosevelt’s visit to New Orleans in the waning days of the city’s last yellow fever epidemic.  At the urging of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation and against his advisors’ advice, Roosevelt kept […]

It’s Been a Year

It’s been almost a year now.  A year since I thought a quarantine sounded like a fun break.  A year since I was mad that my March 17 conference in New York City was canceled.  “It’s just like the flu, isn’t it?” I ranted at my co-workers, who were also mad that we weren’t going […]

Celebrity Wine

Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power have started a new line of clean (and vegan) wines, dubbed Avaline, made with organic grapes and without unnecessary extras (like sugars, colors or concentrates). Their line includes a white, red and rosé wine, plus a new sparkling wine. The dry and refreshing sparkling wine ($26 per bottle), is made from Macabeo, […]

Museum Worthy

100% of the profits from each black or grey “It’s About New Orleans” Charity tee go to Feed The Second Line, an organization committed to providing local musicians and culture bearers food, love and wages. Now that’s a shirt anyone can wear proudly! Available at JAM Nola, Jamnola.com. Victrola was first introduced to Americans in […]

Salad Days

We so often forget that a well made salad can serve as very good entrée, all on its own. I knew a salad could be an entrée, but I never wanted it as an entrée, that is until I experienced a certain potluck 11 years ago with a colleague. Mrs. Socorro was an amazing cook […]

COVID and the Cannoli

March 19, 2020 and I craved a cannoli. Actually, I crave a cannoli anytime, but on this afternoon the desire was heightened because the day was the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the Sicilians. There would be a problem, though. On a typical St. Joseph’s Day, Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream Parlor on […]

Don’t Neglect Health Issues That Warrant Attention

In an effort to avoid leaving the house and risking exposure throughout the pandemic, many people have neglected health issues that warrant attention from a healthcare professional. Hospitals and clinics are taking precautions to keep patients safe and welcome them into offices or onto telehealth visits and get them back on track with their health. […]

This Spring is the Time to Experience a Safe, Fun Adventure

If you’re tired from a year spent largely at home, spring is the season for you to hop in the car, roll down the windows, and experience a safe, fun adventure. From your safety on the road to covering the details of your vacation, travel resources like road-side assistance and experienced travel advisors can help […]

Plan Your Escape to Florida

ghsdf A magnificent peninsula with an extensive Gulf panhandle, Florida is one of Louisianans’ favorite destinations thanks to the allure of the water. With gorgeous Atlantic and Gulf beaches, Florida is also home to clear-water lakes, creeks, and rivers that brim with opportunity for additional water-based activities and unforgettable views. When designing a safe getaway […]

These Camps and Schools may be Just What your Family Seeks

This summer, kids everywhere are looking for fun with friends. What better way to keep them entertained and on a path to success than summer camp—schools across the city are opening their doors, fields, labs, and stages for activities of all kinds. From arts to academics and athletics, your child can explore a variety of […]

Get Going on Your Spring Projects Today

ugh Home Products & Maintenance  Gulf Coast Lanterns Located just a short drive from New Orleans, Gulf Coast Lanterns offers a vast selection of over 3,000 models of gas and electric copper lanterns with over 150 models on display in their Downtown Covington showroom. Customers see firsthand the high quality of these lanterns while receiving […]

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