Shopping in New Orleans: Previously Owned Apparel

Living a more sustainable lifestyle appeals to me, and the older I get, the more important it is. Sure, we can have anything at our fingertips brand new these days, but do we really need it all? The answer, I have found, is no. I did a self-experiment by going on a buying freeze. Over the years, I’ve used buying …

Best Walkable Neighborhoods in New Orleans

New Orleans is generally an easy city to get around in without a car. There are streetcars, pedicabs, buses, and then there are your legs that can carry you from one place to the next. With so many desirable sights to see, I highly recommend hoofing it through the neighborhoods, though some more than others. Even if you’ve walked an …

What to Do on Your First Trip to New Orleans

I’m a New Orleans native, and one of my very favorite things is to give solid advice to those making a trip to New Orleans. Whether it’s the first or 40th time, New Orleans never gets old. The city goes far and wide in regards to culture and fun. In this article, I will throw out my top ideas if …

My Favorite Second Hand Stores in New Orleans

New Orleans is filled with all kinds of businesses. One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the support for local anything. Whether it’s food, jewelry, clothing, or second hand stores in New Orleans, we are all about the small fry. It creates a sense of community and kinship that I think other larger cities often lack. When I …

An Evolving Food Scene in New Orleans – 10 Restaurants to Try

There is nothing like New Orleans style cooking. However, it can get really old really fast if that’s all you’re eating in our beloved city of New Orleans. More and more, I am seeing other really amazing options among the good old faithfuls we know so well. Personally, I love nothing more than to try foods from around the world…right …

Fest with Success

Going to festivals is something that many people enjoy. For some, it’s in their genetic makeup. Whether it’s a food festival, a music festival, or a holiday festival, festivals are enjoyed by the thousands. While I wouldn’t call myself an avid fester anymore (I am a lot pickier about which festivals I attend), I do enjoy them and am lucky …

5 Fun Things To Do Around New Orleans

Did someone say something about fun things to do around New Orleans? My hometown?! Playing tourist is something that I grew up doing. From riding the St. Charles Streetcar to perusing the French Quarter Flea Market, my love for exciting activities in my city has not waned as I have become an adult. Discovering new (but mostly fun) things that …