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The Good Side of Glitter

Across the city of New Orleans, just before and all during, women (and men too) are breaking out the glitter. We are in prep mode for our parades across the city in Cleopatra, Muses, Nyx, King Arthur and more. Each parade has its signature throw, and it has been declared that it must be covered […]

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NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in February 2019

It’s February and the carnival season in NOLA is ramping up! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans during February. This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled […]

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Everywhere Else, It’s Just Tuesday …

As I walk into work tomorrow clad in my purple, green, and gold 504 sweatshirt and my kids in their Mardi Gras striped polos, Randazzo’s kingcakes for their classes in hand, everyone will just stare blankly. “Happy Mardi Gras!!!” I’ll say with a huge grin. “Oh that’s today?” they’ll respond with an unsure smile. Secretly […]

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Mardi Gras :: Now and Then

The sounds of drumlines cadence interspersed with the faint wail of a siren. The smell of diesel fuel combined with wafts of hot dogs and hamburgers on barbecue pits. The sights of twinkling lights from the floats as the flames of the flambeaux catch the sequined costumes of the dance troupes as they prepare for […]

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Mardi Gras Royalty :: Continuing the Tradition

Seriously, we live and play in the coolest city ever. Even with Alabama throwing shade this way, our version of Mardi Gras is top notch. Mardi Gras is about bleeding purple, green and gold. It is about majorette boots, sequin headbands and gold leggings. It’s about Popeyes chicken on the route, decked out ladders with […]

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