Labors of Love - January 2021

Blooms for a Cause

  “I love that flowers can make such a difference in a normal day,” says florist Destiny Pinson, owner of New Orleans-based floral and lifestyle studio Doris Ione. “Even a single bloom can spark joy, and I love that. I…

The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws

  The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws, a Northshore organization that raises funds to benefit the community, is determined to continue its efforts even if they can’t parade this season. The krewe will parade later in 2021 in Downtown Covington…

Local Dancer Turned Living Legend

In her youth, Mariama Curry loved to dance but dreamt about becoming a civil rights lawyer. It was only after heading to college to follow her dream of jurisprudence that she finally realized that her true passion was dance. “Watching…

More Room at the Inn

  For 65 years, Ozanam Inn has offered emergency shelter, aid and comfort to the poor and needy of New Orleans in a building located at 843 Camp St. In late 2019, the nonprofit’s longtime home was sold, and the…

A Carnival Couple That Can’t Be Stopped

  For almost 50 years, I’ve celebrated Carnival. My early years were spent enduring Wisconsin’s frigid Februarys, but coming to New Orleans at age 19, I embraced the season with enthusiasm, joy and more than my share of ribaldry. My…