Leslie’s List - March 2015

Sweet Season For Blue Frogs And Chocolate Alligators

          Chocolate alligators that lay pastel-colored foiled chocolate eggs, Passover plagues dipped in chocolate, and, of course, blue chocolate frogs…          Easter is a more than $2 billion business according to yearly statistics from the National Confectioners…

Acadiana Angels And The Art Of Charitable Giving

         When sisters get together they usually shop, meet for lunch, babysit, travel or fight.          When Lila Heymann, Claire Heymann and Joan Heymann-Bergmann get together, they decide whom to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to.          As third…

Business Fires Up At Vapor Eyes

         In the shadow of one of New Orleans’ oldest enterprises stands one of its newest.          As Antoine’s Restaurant celebrates 175 years serving up Oysters Rockefeller, Pompano Pontchartrain and Baked Alaska, right across the street Vapor…

TW/NOLF Willis Depends On The Kindness Of Strangers

         Is it possible to produce a world-class 5-day festival with more than 120 events, including literary panels, educational seminars and workshops, theatrical performances and concerts, that feature more than 130 authors, actors and musicians with only 3 staffers and…