As I write this, Mardi Gras has just ended and, while I had a wonderful Carnival time, I’m excited to get back to my usual routine. Living so close to the route, my husband and I have always gone to see the parades, rain or shine. I found that introducing Mathis to his first parades was as fun and memorable as I expected, but what I didn’t expect was also enjoying staying inside when the weather wasn’t so great, or being able to just look at the floats going by without worrying about catching anything when Mathis was strapped to me sleeping.
I am also excited to get my house back in presentable shape. And while cleaning can be fun, finding a way to bring spring inside, through a purchase at a local shop or by hiring a local expert, is a wonderful way to make our houses feel fresh and exciting. Find your new perfect touch in our What’s Hot for Home Décor and our feature on home renewal.
In fact, I might just pack up Mathis’ stroller, and take a stroll down Magazine Street to enjoy this beautiful weather and shopping at the same time. Our feature, “March on Magazine,” can prep you to do the same thing.
But just because Carnival is over, that doesn’t mean that events in our city have slowed down. If anything, nonprofit events are just getting started! As always, if you would like to see your event listed in our calendar, please fill out our online nonprofit form: MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent.
I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Kids Play columnist, Brittany Kennedy. A native New Orleanian who’s flaunt in three languages and a Senior Professor of Practice at Tulane, she’s always looking for new experiences and things to do with her son, and I look forward to following her adventures!
Morgan Packard Griffith