Weekly Blogs

Christmas Shopping and Sipping

It seems that after Halloween, we have all collectively decided to eschew Thanksgiving events altogether in favor of Christmas-themed gatherings. Personally, I’m all for it. I’ve always associated Christmas season in Acadiana with shopping with my mom. We’ve always had…

Are You From Here?

  It happens all the time, especially if you're in the service/hospitality business, as I am, and the people you encounter day-to-day comprise an ever changing roster of people from out of town. “Are you from here?” they ask. I…

So Lame

  My almost-teen daughter, Ruby, stepped in front of the TV while I was simultaneously pedaling frantically to nowhere on my exercise bike and trying to watch Ina Garten make something obscenely rich and fattening for the holidays. (“My mom…

It's Snowing in Shreveport

Snow doesn’t happen often in Louisiana, but for two months this winter there will be plenty of snow in Shreveport. The entire first floor of Sci-Port Discovery Center, a 92,000-square-foot science center located in downtown Shreveport, will be transformed into…

Seasonal Style

It won’t officially be winter until next month, but Louisiana has skipped fall and nestled into the cold weather – at least for right now. With winter comes cool-to-cold weather (depending on the time of day) and an all around…

Beau Ties

  He’s a NOLA ‘til ya die kinda guy. Something sweet to give him — other than your hand in marriage — could come in the form of a little slice of his beloved city. Ellen Macomber organic cotton silk…

Nixing the Mix

  We’ve been put on notice about our diet, and now our drinking pleasures are assaulted. But it’s all rightfully so. New Orleans is a tough town for healthy living. Maybe eating and drinking in a healthy fashion makes some…

There's No Place Like Galatoire's

There is no restaurant in the world like Galatoire’s. There are other Creole restaurants of arguably equal merit, and each of those restaurants are unique as well. That we have restaurants like Galatoire’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Tujague’s and Broussard’s is something…

Real Weddings: Gross-Ehrhardt

    Bride: Katelyn Gross Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from Bella Bridesmaids Men’s Attire: Perlis…

Terminal Trouble

I've been thinking about the Louisiana World Exposition a lot lately. I have a feeling I may not be the only one. But it's not necessarily warm memories tinged with wistful nostalgia. It's because it was an event touted throughout…

Getting Schooled

  I never really wondered where I’d go to high school. If I got in, I was going to Franklin. If I didn’t, we’d worry about it then. I got in, so that was that – and I had four…

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