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

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

27 07, 2020

Park It Here in St. Tammany Parish

2020-07-27T14:08:43-04:00July 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know the coronavirus has taken its toll on so many things this year. Being able to socially distance is more important than ever, so I have three park recommendations to enjoy the great outdoors in St. Tammany Parish. Park #1 - Fontainebleau State Park This photo of the Fontainebleau Pier is so beautiful, it almost looks like a painting! If you are looking for amazing sights while getting in some exercise, Fontainebleau is the place to be. The park is named after a recreation area near Paris beloved by the founder of Mandeville. Located along the

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

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

17 05, 2018

Madisonville Is Very Presidential

2018-05-17T20:31:46-04:00May 17th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I heard from several people that if you really want to experience Louisiana’s Northshore, Madisonville had to be on your list. I decided to find out what all the hub-bub was about, so the last time I was in the area, I headed out for an adventure. Madisonville was originally named Coquille. The drive was worth the time. Madisonville, originally called Coquille (I believe due to the shoreline shells), is named after President James Madison. I learned that it is the oldest permanent settlement in St. Tammany Parish. I also learned that the town is more than just

9 01, 2018

St. Tammany Parish Is a Welcome Retreat

2018-01-09T21:10:24-05:00January 9th, 2018|Blog|

New Orleans is a fantastic, exciting city. For me, it makes for a wonderful, sightseeing vacation, yet I never envisioned living there. On all my trips to the Crescent City over the last 20 years, I had yet to discover what lies north beyond Lake Pontchartrain. I knew there had to be something on the other side, but I had no idea how special that something would be. So, one day I jumped in the car and headed off to explore. I traveled along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, a 24-mile span that boasts being the longest bridge over water

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