Author: Ashley McLellan

Doing the Dirty Work

    Nicola Krebill doesn’t mind getting dirty. After years of boots-on-the-ground nonprofit work in Louisiana, Krebill saw the need to combine efforts with the New Orleans Food & Farm Network—which addresses the issue of food deserts and fresh-food access…

Haute Topic

  When petroleum engineer Jaime Glas first put on the bulky, made-for-men overalls at her first internship at Chevron in Bakersfield, California, in 2010, she instantly knew there had to be a better option, and that she was going to…

Healthy Eating Delivered to Your Door

  While TV dinners transformed a generation in the 1960s, prepared meal kits and grab-and-go meals today bear little to no resemblance to those partitioned aluminum trays of the past. Today’s prepared meals can be well balanced, carefully crafted by…

Business is Blooming

  Operating out of a 1-ton solarium-on-wheels nicknamed “Axil Rose,” FAIT NOLA is one of the most unique mobile businesses in the Metro. The company, founded by sisters Emily and Laura Stirling Joffrion and their mother, Kathleen Robinson, has bloomed…

Stocking the Shelves

  Careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) have been lauded for years as the path to the best jobs with the best pay, but when New Orleans math and science teacher Todd Wackerman tried to encourage students…

Sweet Success in Bitters

El Guapo Bitters, Syrups and Tonics features craft cocktail accessories inspired by New Orleans flavors such as “Creole Pecan,” “Crawfish Boil,” “Lemonade” and “Gumbo.” New Orleans and its residents have a long-storied history with the cocktail, from its fabled first…

Moved to Create

  Brand-new NOLA-inspired activewear company MoveMe is taking on fitness fashion with a line of clothing as colorful as the city that inspires it. Launched in August of 2018, MoveMe has hit the ground running. The company created 850 items…

Strumming Along

  In a city that embraces Jazz Fest, sidewalk buskers and brass bands any time of year, ReStrung Jewelry, the brainchild of local artist Naomi Celestin, has struck a chord with music- and jewelry-loving New Orleanians and beyond. A clever…

Help Without The High

Your CBD Store New Orleans owner Crystal Nugent provides personalized information and advice on the FAQs on CBD.   When it comes to alternative medicine, CBD, or cannabidiol, is the new “it” thing. According to an August 2018 article in…

YNOT Indeed

Tony Bertucci (pictured along with his son), owner and mastermind behind NOLA Flyboarding and YNOT Dock, envisioned a place where the young and young at heart could eat, drink, and play while revitalizing the historic Lakefront in eastern New Orleans.…

All Buttered Up

Created in 2014 as a retail offshoot of the local wholesale company Supreme Specialty Foods, Beyond the Equator has tapped into a growing market of health-conscious eaters, including those with food allergies and sensitivities, along with those always in search…

Re-Born on the Bayou

Here in Louisiana, we’re known for a wide array of culinary delights (including everything from boiled crawfish to bananas foster), but one thing you’d never think to put on that list is caviar. Now, three culinary entrepreneurs, Alden Lagasse, Amy…

The Cajun Hatter

Designer Colby Hebert wears many hats…literally. Hebert is an actor, businessman, designer and, most passionately, a hatmaker. Hebert’s business originally got its start as Colby Hebert Chapeaux, a little store front in his hometown of New Iberia. Hebert moved the…

Power Tripping

The number of women travelling alone, or with groups of other women, is on the rise. In fact, experts at travel guide publisher Lonely Planet recently reported that more than 50 percent of travelers polled by the website BookYogaRetreats.com have…