Off With Her Head!
It’s Halloween y’all!
And being that it’s my favorite time of year, there’s absolutely no way, I could resist the chance to have some fun at Southern Costume Company with a little help from my personal costumer, owner Wingate Jones. For someone who loves any excuse to dress up, I have to say that walking into his warehouse and seeing rack after rack of costumes spread before me felt like being handed the keys to Disneyland and a Haagen-Dazs factory at the same time.
I can’t say I’ve ever thought of dressing up like Marie Antoinette, but when I did manage to wrangle myself into all the layers, I’ll admit it was pretty hard to pull away from the mirror. Luckily, Biz New Orleans’ Art Director, Antoine Passelac, was only too happy to grab a sword and provide me with something else to think about.
Speaking of a lot to think about, with this issue we are officially into “Volume 2” of the magazine, so I’ve been sitting here thumbing through all 12 issues of our first year back in print.
My how we’ve grown! In just one year we’ve added 16 pages and this month we’re welcoming our third new column, “NOLA By the Numbers,” where each month urban planner and GCR Inc. consultant Robert Edgecombe will use his love of all things data to provide some insight on local trends, facts and figures.
When we were in the planning stages last summer the goal was simple: cover business in southeast Louisiana the way it deserves to be covered, with full color photography, in-depth articles and a behind the scenes look at the businesses and people shaping this region into the economic powerhouse it’s becoming. From the response we’ve been receiving across all industries, I think we’re on the right track.
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