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A Food Hall is Coming to the Warehouse District

The folks at St. Roch Market are behind the project The folks behind St. Roch Market are planning a new food hall for the Warehouse District, reports Ann Maloney of NOLA.Com. The Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.) will house 10 independent food purveyors and space for special events. Show More Summary

Due North by Legacy Kitchen Lands in Mandeville

It’s bringing a disco brunch with it. Due North by Legacy Kitchen (2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville) has swung its doors open in Mandeville to the tune of disco brunches, music and martini nights, and lemon icebox pie. The new “polished casual”...Show More Summary

Minivan-less for a week!

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Toyota. For quite a while now, we’ve been a Toyota family. I have driven a Sienna minivan since the boys were newborns, and we’ve had two Corollas. So when I was asked if I wanted a brand-spanking-new Toyota to drive for a week, I jumped at the chance. […]

My First Year as a PTO Board Member

After almost two years of my son attending a charter school that I supported only with occasional volunteer items and hours, I decided to run for the PTO board. The friendly, reliable (and rather loud) morning greeter handed out flyers towards the end of the 2016 school year and verbally assured parents that one did […]

16 Essential Spots for Boiled Crawfish

Where to eat crawfish in and around New Orleans Narrowing a list of crawfish spots in and around the Crescent City to under two dozen is a nearly impossible task. There are tons of places and many, many of them are excellent. This group,...Show More Summary

Take a First Look at Cavan’s Exciting New Menu

Chef Nathan Richard debuts the new menu tonight Cavan is completely overhauling its menu tonight, with major changes courtesy of new chef Nathan Richard. Since Richard took the helm as executive chef at Cavan in early March, he’s been running specials as a way to audition dishes for a sweeping menu change that debuts tonight. Show More Summary

Hansen’s Beat Starbucks at the Unicorn Game a Long Time Ago

The Creambow snoball was the OG magical drink The Unicorn Frappuccino’s days are over and Hansen’s Sno-Blitz is quietly reminding the people of Instagram that it doesn’t really matter because Hansen’s has been delighting everyone with...Show More Summary

Mommy Block: Being Productive Despite Distractions

How to Get Past Diversions and Get Started Writer’s Block is SO real. Sometimes, to get through it, you just have to sit down and start writing, hoping something will pour out of the pen onto the page. And most times, if you just BEGIN, you end up being productive. Mommy Block is also SO […]

Progress Not Perfection … 5 Years Sober

I read a blog post not too long ago about not believing in a God or a higher power. It made me smirk a little, the audacity of that; not believing in anything at all – just going through life thinking that we are all here and there are no miracles or any power out […]

2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite New Orleans Mom

2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year Whether she is a stay at home mom, work from home mom or working mom, her “job” involves so much more than the title implies. She’s the family nurse and the keeper of the calendar. She’s the meal planner and the chef. She’s the chauffeur, the referee, the laundromat, the travel agent. […]

Why I Would Rather Staycation in NOLA Than Go to Disney World

Alright, I’ll admit it … a friend of mine rented a giant van and took her entire crew to Disney World for 9 days and I was completely jealous. It’s not that I can’t afford to go or wouldn’t like to. Call me a realist, but I know that taking my two kids under the […]

Casamento’s Tops List of Seafood Dives — But it Isn't a Dive

And more top dining intel Coastal Living magazine has listed the “20 All-Time Best Seafood Dives” in the U.S. Casamento’s is listed as number eight on the list. Perhaps the bigger news is that Casamento’s is a dive (really?). “Seafood...Show More Summary

Saint Cecilia Throws Open Its Doors Across From French Market

The new restaurant and bar is from the team behind St. Lawrence Saint Cecilia (91 French Market Place, New Orleans), the newest offering from the owners of Saint Lawrence, quietly opened across the street from the French Market. IanShow More Summary

Busting into the Perfect Bra :: A Sponsored Post by Bra Genie

Disclosure:: This post was sponsored by the wonderful ladies at Bra Genie in Mandeville. That said, the views and opinions written below are our own.  My Ever-changing Body  I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the better part of the last 8 years yo-yoing between being pregnant, nursing and dieting. My body has changed in ways […]

We’re Not Here For Jazz Fest

Every year 400,000+ people converge on the fields of the fair grounds to attend Jazz Fest. It’s two glorious weekends of your regular New Orleans life celebration ceremonies: happy people, drinks, hopefully sun, and music. Oh, the music! My marriage anniversary falls on April 18. This conveniently enables the hubs and I to “Have to […]

15 Must-Try Sno-Ball Stands in New Orleans

With the winter already feeling like something from a distant past, it's time to turn our hearts and minds to the only snowballs that ever really mattered. Eater is here to map the way to your next New Orleans "sno-ball." For the uninitiated,...Show More Summary

Critic Tom Fitzmorris Doesn’t Like His Food “Too Fresh”

Coquette, Toups South, and Cafe Henri Reviewed Tom Fitzmorris heads out to Coquette, where he finds the culinary chemistry between Chef Kristen Essig and Chef Michael Stoltzfus “fascinating.” He applauds the constantly changing menu and advises diners to fully embrace the blind tasting menus. Show More Summary

Portside Lounge Storms Into Central City

Ooh Pooh Pah Doo bar shutters in Treme; and more top dining intel Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades St., New Orleans), the Caribbean drink and tiki bar, opened its doors in Central City at the beginning of the month, reports Todd Price of NOLA.com. Show More Summary

This Old Home {Part 1 of A Few}

I have always had a fondness for an old classic style home. My first purchase 10 years ago was a unit in Baton Rouge’s oldest apartment complexes and post-war 1940s one bedroom, cozy place with charm and character. My second purchase was with my husband – a 1940s post-war free-standing home. We eventually sold our starter […]

Krewe of Chewbacchus and its Shoe Box Parade Land at Dat Dog

Shoeboxus parades on May 4 It’s now been a while since Mardi Gras parades winded down and maybe, just maybe, it’s time for a little parading again. A very little parading. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus returns with its Shoeboxus parade on May 4 at Dat Dog’s Frenchman Street location. Show More Summary

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