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Victory for LSU!

  Congratulations, LSU Tigers! You are college football’s national champions. It was a magical season that fans will talk about for generations. This squad – that seemingly came out of nowhere – is being called the greatest college football team…

Shop (and Eat) ‘Till You Drop

Six years ago, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk became a downtown destination for first-to-market outlet shopping, as well as a popular lunch spot for locals working nearby. Since then, it has welcomed more than 18 million shoppers and touts more than $500…

The Importance Of Mentors

January is National Mentoring Month. Mentors can make a positive difference in a young person’s life as they offer advice, share their life experiences, and help a young person navigate life’s countless challenges.  Mentoring, at its core, shows young people…

Joe Cool

  On Monday night, all eyes will be on New Orleans for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship, and the majority will, likely, be pulling for the Tigers. The LSU Tigers that is. There are a number of reasons…

Music Makes the World Go Round

  The first time I saw Glen David Andrews perform was at d.b.a. on a hot August night. He and his band moved between trad jazz and raucous wailing with the ease of butter melting on grilled sirloin. I was…

The Parks Health & Fitness

This past Sunday in LakeVista, at the bustling Robert E. Lee Shopping Center, shoppers at Robért Fresh Market were queued at every register with their six-packs of beer, barbecue wings and freshly baked sugar-sprinkled King Cakes. All were fortifying themselves…

Uncomfortably Numb

  For three straight seasons, the New Orleans Saints have been Super Bowl contenders, but have been sorely disappointed in the postseason. On Sunday, their season ended on the last play of the game, just like the previous two years.…

First & Four to Go

  There was a time in New Orleans when the Saints hosting a Wild Card game in the NFL Playoffs would have felt like a Godsend. That’s not the case anymore, as the Saints became just the third team in…

A Fresh Start

  Happy New Year and welcome to the 2020s. This month, we celebrate a fresh new set of numbers, and while writing my first column in this new decade, I can’t help but think of all the changes that have…

The Santa Claus Gig

In 1890, at a department store in Boston, the first Santa’s helper began listening to Christmas wishes from eager children.  James Edgar, the store owner, bore a resemblance to Father Christmas and he thought children should have a chance to…

A New Chapter in Childhood

  When you write about tourism in New Orleans, a wonderful perk of the job is you often get to bring your family with you as you explore the city. Such was the case when my family and I made…

Refocus

“Worry about your frickin’ meat,” was New Orleans Saints heads coach Sean Payton’s reply to a Whole Foods butcher last Sunday when asked about…

Dixieland Santa Clause Leading the Band

No scrooge can stop us. We are comfortably in the holiday zone, when we can drink Cajun eggnog daiquiris and sing along when WWOZ plays Louis Armstrong’s “Christmastime in New Orleans.” Maybe we even have…

Elliott Security Solutions

“We eat, sleep and breathe security,” says Ian Kennard, co-owner of Elliott Security Solutions (headquartered at 4650 General De Gaulle Drive). Darrin Elliott Sr. and Ian Kennard founded Elliott Security Solutions (ESS) in 2011. At the end of its first…

The Louisiana Double

Hopefully you’ve got your holiday shopping done or can shelf it for a weekend, because football should be at the top of the agenda this weekend with the LSU Tigers squaring off against the Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship…

Date at the Gate

  Would you go on a date at an airport? Or spend some alone time shopping and dining there? Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) believes there is a demand for such visits, and today it launches its new…