It’s Mardi Gras. It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s Oscar time.

February is a big month for parties and good times. And it also happens to be American Heart Month.

It’s a lot, but we’ve got it all covered.

For Carnival-goers, we introduce you to a must-have app that has you covered when nature inevitably comes calling – Airpnp. Check it out. Download it. Breathe a sigh of relief – and maybe kick yourself a little for not thinking of it yourself.  

And when it comes to romance, we’ve got you there too. Getting engaged? We’ve got the story behind one of the most in-demand vendors in weddings today – the live painter. This is one you’re going to want to book right away.

Just looking for a romantic night out? How about booking a limo or black car service right off your phone? With prices competitive with a cab, why not?

Or maybe you’re thinking bigger – perhaps of escaping the insanity of Carnival and heading out on the open seas. Lucky you, we happen to have one of the top ports in the nation just out our front door which is now home to the largest ship ever to call New Orleans home.

On February 22, though, you may want to curl up in front of the TV for the 87th annual Academy Awards. True, Hollywood South is not going to come near dominating the awards like last year, but locally-shot “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is up this year for best visual effects, so there’s still a chance to root for the home team. As they say, there’s always next year, and the film industry continues to boom here – just looking at the next two months is enough to prove that.

Finally, there’s the matter of the heart – the real, four chambers, beating kind. We’re honored to have the New Orleans heart man himself, Dr. John Ochsner, on our cover this month. His innovative institute is just one of many local resources battling heart disease and stroke every day – both top killers in this region.

Of course as much as we work to pack all we can into each issue, there’s never enough room to come close to covering all that’s going on, which is why we have our website and daily newsletter. Make sure to check us out at and sign up for the free newsletter.

And, as always, feel free to keep us posted. Do you have a story that needs to be told? A business professional we should profile? An opening we should announce? Send it over to We’re here to serve you.

Happy celebrating!




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