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

24 11, 2020

It’s Merry and Bright on the Northshore

2020-11-24T16:08:11-05:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As with everything else in 2020, the holidays will look and feel a little different. However, they will still be merry and bright! St. Tammany Parish offers so many wonderful sights and sounds during the month of December. While there are too many to name here, I have selected a few that are definitely worth experiencing. St. Tammany Parish is full of bright lights and merriment during the holidays. Santa in Slidell Olde Towne Slidell is a magical place anytime during the year. On December 5, the town gets into the spirit with the Community Christmas Parade. The

26 10, 2020

The Arts of Attraction

2020-10-23T15:27:21-04:00October 26th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

By the time a typical November rolls around in St. Tammany Parish, we would have enjoyed a plethora of festivals, fairs and other fun activities. As with the last several months, we have experienced cancellations of too many events to name. However, what I love most about our Parish is how it keeps things going! This month, three art events are attracting my attention, all in one day, November 14! The Northshore is known for its amazing offerings of fine and visual arts. Art Event #1 – Covington Three Rivers Virtual Art Festival I have always loved seeing

22 09, 2020

Get Outside, Inside St. Tammany Parish

2020-09-22T15:46:21-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

This time last year, we were gearing up for some amazing fall festivals. As with spring and summer, autumn is definitely different for the 2020 season. One of the many things I love about St. Tammany living is you never lack for outdoor activities. Social distancing is somewhat built-in! Here are three cool options to enjoy as the weather cools: Leisure in Lacombe The first time I tried to paddleboard may likely be my last. While I knew my balance was a little off due to less exercise during coronavirus, I had no idea just how much it was! That’s

24 08, 2020

Three Covington Restaurants: One Delicious Thing After Another

2020-08-24T15:56:04-04:00August 24th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our back-to-normal continues to evolve. Not sure if you feel like COVID-19 stands for the number of pounds gained over these last several months, but it is spot-on for me. I want to thank the amazing St. Tammany Parish restaurants that have helped add those pounds. While there are too many to list in one post, here are three of my favorites in Covington: Del Porto Ristorante Oh my gosh, whenever you crave fresh Italian food (always for me), look no further than Del Porto Ristorante. In addition to their typical delicious offerings, family-style dinners

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

27 01, 2020

Parade Around Town

2020-01-27T18:17:59-05:00January 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

There will be plenty of these to be had during Mardi Gras in St. Tammany Parish. New Orleans may be the first thing to come to mind in everything that is Mardi Gras. However, the Crescent City does not have a hold on all the fun. St. Tammany Parish knows how to celebrate the season in perfect fashion. After all, the public schools take an entire week off to enjoy the festivities. The following are three places to partake in Mardi Gras fun without crossing Lake Pontchartrain. Parade Around Covington In the bustling town of Covington, you get

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

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