28 11, 2022

Happy for the Holidays

2022-11-28T21:22:17-05:00November 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bright lights abound on the Northshore this holiday season. The holiday season on the Northshore never ceases to amaze me. Whether you want to see bright lights, hear joyous sounds or taste all those delectable seasonal favorites, your senses will be pleased. Here is a list of 12 activities to enjoy in December (listed in alphabetical order to avoid any Bah Humbugs). A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular You are sure to get into the holiday spirit with this showcase of singing and dancing. Performances on weekends through December 11 at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Christmas at the Southern

30 08, 2022

Jazz, Swing and Rock Around the Clock

2022-09-05T15:17:45-04:00August 30th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

The month of September brings three things to mind in St. Tammany Parish: the school year is well underway, fall is in the air and musical entertainment! We have lots of live music to be enjoyed throughout the month, including these three highlights. Jazz It Up If you love live music, you're in luck this September on the Northshore! If you are looking for a day of true jazz, rhythm and blues, you will find it at the Sixth Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, September 17, at Slidell’s Heritage Park. The festival runs from 12 to 8

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

24 11, 2021

Holidays Are Happy Here

2021-12-09T14:57:58-05:00November 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

The holidays in St. Tammany Parish are simply magical. Now more than ever, we are all ready to truly experience the season. There is a plethora of opportunities to do so, and here are a few events to enjoy: Holiday Happiness #1 – Santa Claus This truly is Breakfast with Santa! Saturday, December 11, is a fun-packed day in the parish. Bring out your kids (two-10 years old) to Pelican Park in Mandeville for a Breakfast with Santa event, 9-11 a.m. Each child will be served breakfast, meet Santa and create holiday crafts. Santa will then make his

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

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

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

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