28 09, 2021

Pumped up for Pumpkins

2021-09-30T17:38:05-04:00September 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

So much pumpkin fun to be found in October on the Northshore! October on the Northshore is one of  my favorite times of the year. The weather is getting cooler, the fall colors are starting to turn and it is all kinds of pumpkin fun! You will truly be out of your gourd for these three events: Pumpkin Party #1 The St. Tammany Parenting Center is again hosting Monster Mash on Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington. Now in its 33rd year, Monster Mash is one of the signature fall

26 08, 2021

Fall for September Fun

2021-09-09T11:32:50-04:00August 26th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Yes, fall is just around the corner, and it is a welcoming thought! St. Tammany Parish always has lots going on, and the beginning of autumn is no exception. Here are three music-themed events for September. Music Fest - Pearl River Okay, it is actually called the Honey Island Swamp Fest. On September 10 and 11, the town of Pearl River is taken over for a two-day festival of fun. Monster truck shows and rides; mechanical bull and mini-bike races; car exhibit; arts and crafts area; and of course, a complete line-up of live music. Admission is $15; children 10

29 07, 2021

Slidell is One Hot Property

2021-08-01T18:21:56-04:00July 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

You have read here before how much I like to visit Slidell. It is such a cool town, and I sometimes feel it does not get the respect it deserves. I decided to slide into the Camellia City for a day of fun. Stop One – Hot (and Cold) Food Look at these beautiful veggies! It was Saturday, so of course I had to start my day off with a hearty breakfast. Which means, I HAD to start at Big Easy Diner. While the diner has an extensive menu of breakfast options, my go-to is a hamburger and

29 06, 2021

Have Yourself a Fun Day!

2021-07-02T15:57:15-04:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

In St. Tammany Parish, any day here is a fun day! With so many things to do, places to go and events to attend, the choices are aplenty. Here are three fun times to enjoy in July: Fun Day #1 – Covington Get into beach mode at the Fifth-Annual Kokomo Stroll, set for July 10. Get out those Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and flip flops, and stroll on down to Historic Downtown Covington on July 10! The Kokomo Stroll is back, and you are sure to have some light-hearted fun. The fifth-annual event, sponsored by the Covington Business

28 05, 2021

Mandeville is a First for Me, Part II

2021-05-28T18:34:37-04:00May 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

As I reported in last month’s post, my most recent visit to Mandeville resulted in starting out with a big breakfast. You would think that meal would suffice my energy needs for the day, however I had to take advantage of the outrageously delicious food this town offers. But first, some calorie burning! Nature is calling at Northlake Nature Center. Stop #1 – A Nature Lover’s Paradise I cannot believe I have missed this incredible place until now. Right across the street from Fontainebleau State Park is Northlake Nature Center. The park covers 400 acres, with miles of

30 04, 2021

Mandeville is a First for Me

2021-04-30T17:02:17-04:00April 30th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

The first town I visited when I ventured outside New Orleans was Mandeville, and it was love at first bite. My feelings for this magical town haven't changed. I recently had a few extra hours one day, so I headed over to one of my favorite spots. First-Place Food When you see this artwork on the outside, you just know it's going to have good food on the inside! I am not a big breakfast fan (bring on the cheeseburger), however whenever I do eat in the a.m., I like to indulge in a delicious meal at a

29 03, 2021

A Spring That’s Music to Our Ears

2021-03-29T16:12:35-04:00March 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

With spring in full bloom on the Northshore, it must mean music is also in full stride! We are so fortunate to have a plethora of opportunities to enjoy live music, now more than ever. Here are three upcoming events to mark on your calendar. Island Time Enjoy the sights and sounds of the popular musical, beginning April 16 at Slidell Little Theatre. Anytime I can catch a musical or play at Slidell Little Theatre, it is always time well-spent. Beginning April 16 and running through May 2, Once On This Island is being performed on Friday and

24 02, 2021

Covington is March’s Flavor of the Month

2021-02-24T16:58:42-05:00February 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Now that Mardi Gras is in the rearview mirror and March is upon us, I wanted to take some time to revisit some of the towns on the Northshore. First up, a sunny Saturday in Covington! March to the Market The Covington Farmers Market is one of my favorite stomping grounds in St. Tammany Parish. Here, you have a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with food, crafts and music. You will also find a large selection of live native, ornamental and culinary plants. The market is open every Wednesday (10 am – 2 pm) and Saturday (8 am

28 01, 2021

Let the Good Times Roll

2021-01-28T14:52:51-05:00January 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know Mardi Gras is looking quite a bit different this year, with the pandemic still a major concern for St. Tammany Parish and the entire state. Leave it to our wonderful locale to come up with some incredible, enjoyable options to celebrate the purple, green and gold of the season. Parade Around Your Home While the usual parades are not happening in 2021, you can still enjoy one. That’s because you can take in the sights of a parade with house floats! Dozens of homes and businesses throughout downtown Covington are fabulously decked out in the most amazing

22 12, 2020

The Year’s Elite Eight Positives

2020-12-22T15:12:27-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As we close out this year of a global pandemic, economic constraints and overall increased stresses, it is easy to focus on the negatives over the past 12 months. While it may be challenging to think of the positives, it makes it easier when you think about our favorite place, St. Tammany Parish. Here are just eight examples: Beautiful holiday lights shine brightly throughout St. Tammany Parish. Photo courtesy of Joanie Johnston of LouisianaNorthshore.com. The Residents – The people who live in St. Tammany Parish seem to share one common trait, a true sense of community. The Golden

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