27 07, 2022

Spring to Abita This Summer

2022-08-10T17:24:07-04:00July 27th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

With a recent free Sunday, I immediately thought of heading down to one of my favorite towns on the Northshore. I always enjoy my time in Abita Springs, from the Abita Brew Pub to the Tammany Trace Trailhead. Here are three unique stops to enjoy! Springs Stop #1 – So Much to See I picked a fantastic day, as the weather was glorious to walk around the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. I scored a jar (or three) of delicious blueberry jam, along with purple cauliflower and locally made honey. As for the handmade soaps, I truly cleaned up!

28 02, 2022

The Northshore Is Our Lucky Charm

2022-02-28T14:14:12-05:00February 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

You can always find a fun time any day of the year on the Northshore, and perhaps even more so on St. Patrick’s Day! Here are three ways to enjoy a day where green looks great on you: I love a parade, especially one with lots of green! Lucky Fun #1 – A Parade Even if you had your fill of Mardi Gras parades, you have another pot of gold waiting in Slidell! The Olde Towne Slidell St. Patrick's Day Parade is back, and boy is it back in a big way. On Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m.,

26 01, 2022

“Krewes-in” for Fun

2022-01-26T13:37:24-05:00January 26th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Mardi Gras is back, baby! The bead-filled fun has been going on for weeks, culminating this year on Fat Tuesday, March 1. While there is a plethora of Krewe parades to attend, the Northshore boasts some of the most enjoyable in my opinion. Here are three upcoming ones sure to please. Mardi Gras 2022 is in full parade extravaganza mode! Krewe of Bilge (Slidell) – Saturday, February 12, noon I love a parade, and even more so when it is on water! For over 40 years, the Krewe of Bilge participants have paraded around on boats from the

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

27 04, 2020

The Northshore Has That Lovin’ Feeling

2020-04-27T14:39:32-04:00April 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

While I typically write about all the really cool things to do on the Northshore and surrounding places, it seems appropriate this month with the Coronavirus pandemic to write about the really cool residents of our Parish. The people of this amazing area of Louisiana always seem to show that lovin' feeling when it comes to taking care of each other. Our Schools While our parents had to learn “new math,” we have all had to adapt to a new way of learning. Teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students have all experienced an adjustment period. The St. Tammany Parish Public Schools have

25 08, 2019

Three Site Sights for Sightseekers

2019-08-26T15:08:19-04:00August 25th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the hot days of summer winding down, now is the perfect time to experience some really cool things without leaving the Parish. Receiving recommendations from locals all over St. Tammany, here are my suggestions for three memorable sights that basically scream Louisiana. Site Sight #1 - Cabin Fever Right on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain, beyond the city lights of New Orleans, you can become one with nature at Fontainebleau State Park. Spread over 2,800 acres, this nature lover’s paradise features recreation of all sorts. Whether you want to hike, bike, kayak, birdwatch or just laze on the sandy

19 07, 2019

Come On, Get Happy (Hour)

2019-07-19T22:13:02-04:00July 19th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know New Orleans is known for many things, one of which is the options available for happy hour. However, there really is no need to leave St. Tammany Parish, as we have plenty of places to enjoy a beverage or two. Below are three recommendations, no matter what type of libation you desire. Get Crafty Come for a cool cocktail, stay for a hot meal. When you want something a little out of the ordinary, a great place to satisfy that thirst is Lola. Created by Chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz, this Covington restaurant and bar

21 06, 2019

TGIW – Thank Goodness It’s Wednesday

2019-06-21T18:36:14-04:00June 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

20 06, 2018

Abita Springs Is Pint-Sized Fun

2018-06-20T18:25:03-04:00June 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I recalled on one of my visits to the Northshore that Tammany Trace had a trailhead in Abita Springs. While I was not familiar with that location, I definitely have enjoyed an Abita beer or two. I knew there had to be an interesting story behind this New Orleans' favorite brewery. So off I went, starting my trek at the Covington trailhead. Knowing the distance from Covington to Abita via the Trace was less than four miles, I timed it perfectly to have lunch at the pub. Tammany Trace is a great way to get from one area to

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