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21 06, 2019

TGIW – Thank Goodness It’s Wednesday

2019-06-21T18:36:14+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last several posts, I have recommended a variety of activities to enjoy in New Orleans. However, there is so much to do up on the Northshore that you may seldom venture to The Crescent City. Wednesday, or Hump Day as it is often referred, can seem like a day where nothing much happens. In St. Tammany Parish, you have lots of ways to make this weekday a great one. The Wednesday Brew Krewe is a great group for new friends and more exercise. Brew Krewe for You Abita Brewery offers a fantastic running club (I call

23 05, 2019

An Ideal Meal in Three Parts

2019-05-23T22:15:36+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Every time I am in New Orleans, I get excited thinking about where I would eat my ideal meal. With so many choices, it would have to include favorites from three places. Entree - Savory Sandwich The muffuletta at Central Grocery is simply the best. I am not an olive person or a big sandwich kind of gal. However, the ultimate breakfast, lunch or dinner entree is definitely a muffuletta. And, the best place to get one doesn’t even qualify as a restaurant. Central Grocery is a third-generation, old-fashioned store that features local favorites. So, what makes the muffuletta

28 04, 2019

After Five, Take Five and More

2019-04-28T22:55:50+00:00 April 28th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

In past blog posts, I recommended three museums, three restaurants and three walking tours in and around the French Quarter. Now that things are really warming up in the Crescent City, here are my top three things to do after your workday. The Doctor Is In Doctor Gumbo's tour pours deep into the history of NOLA cocktails. We must start with libations, as so many of us venture to NOLA for this very reason. My favorite way to learn more about the history of the city's cocktails, along with imbibing in them, is the Doctor Gumbo way. This walking

26 03, 2019

Go Out on Tour in New Orleans

2019-03-26T21:01:37+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

In past blog posts, I have recommended three museums and restaurants in the French Quarter. Being that this is about New Orleans, I could not pass up the opportunity to mention three walking tours. Do You Believe in Ghosts? St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans is pretty creepy, even during daylight hours! I am an admitted scaredy cat. So when my friend suggested we try out a ghost tour, I tried my best to not show fear. While there are plenty to choose from for a ghost tour, we made a compromise and decided on the Cemetery, Voodoo

22 02, 2019

Mardi Gras Is One Fat Party

2019-02-22T14:56:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

This time of year, New Orleans is taken over with Mardi Gras celebrations. While it is common to refer to the entire season as Mardi Gras, it is actually Carnival, leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 5. In the two previous posts I wrote about three NOLA restaurants and three museums. Now, it’s time to get party-ready with three Mardi Gras must-dos. Mardi Gras World New Orleans and the entire area host a multitude of parades. The floats range from classy to over-the-top, yet all with extreme fun in mind. At Mardi Gras World, you will experience first-hand how

22 01, 2019

Day at the Museum

2019-01-22T20:45:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Last month I recommended three French Quarter restaurants to try. This month, it’s all about three amazing museums. Second to None The National WWII Museum is a must-see when visiting New Orleans. Who would have thought a museum all about World War II would be the #1 tourist attraction in New Orleans? According to TripAdvisor, it is! I must admit I had no idea how memorable my visit to The National WWII Museum would be. The presentation of the exhibits, along with the awe-inspiring narratives provided by those who were there, are unlike any other place I have

19 12, 2018

Chew on This–New Orleans Is a Foodie City

2018-12-19T03:40:52+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Louisiana’s Northshore has so many amazing things to see and do, and what makes it even better is its proximity to New Orleans. I thought it was about time to experience more of what the Crescent City has to offer. And of course, the best place to start is with food! While this photo shows the French Quarter somewhat quiet, we all know the area is bustling with excitement! Part I – French Quarter Food The French Quarter has been the backdrop for movies such as The Pelican Brief and Girls Trip, and it has been in the

20 11, 2018

Holidays Like a Hallmark Movie

2018-11-21T21:03:30+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I am so excited about spending some time in St. Tammany Parish for the holidays. I have heard from several locals that no matter what you are wanting to do, whether that is eat, drink or be merry (perhaps all three), you have plenty of options and opportunities that rival what you see in a Hallmark movie. I have highlighted three events I plan to enjoy the first half of December, and I think you will too! Covington Celebration There will be something for all ages at St. Tammany's Holiday Festival of the Arts. Downtown Covington will be

18 10, 2018

No Whine for This Wine

2019-02-04T21:20:31+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

On one of my visits to the Northshore, a local resident asked if I had been to Wine Country. Yes, I answered; I have visited Napa, California. She was referring to the area in Louisiana known for succulent grapes. Wines are created in the Pelican State? I was a bit skeptical, so off I went to Louisiana’s fabled Wine Country in Bush. Bush is a small town located 17 miles northeast of Covington. With all my travels to the area, I had never even heard of this town. Well, suffice it to say, it just may be the Northshore’s best-kept

20 09, 2018

No Blues in This Folsom

2018-09-20T00:48:39+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I have been traveling to many wonderful towns during my venturing out to St. Tammany Parish. It was time to embark on yet another never-before-seen town, and my finger landed on the map at Folsom. I must admit, when I first heard that St. Tammany Parish had a town called Folsom, all I could think of was that song by Johnny Cash. How delighted I was that this Folsom was nothing like that! I had the opportunity to visit two exciting places this day. Located in the northwest corner of the parish, Folsom has several equestrian farms, and plenty of

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