Livin’ The Dream

29 10, 2018

The Joy of the Short Weekend Getaway

Travel doesn’t always have to bring us to faraway places to soothe our souls. While I love the experience of being immersed in a land and culture foreign to me, there’s also value in the nearby, easy to arrange weekend getaway. These can be planned spontaneously, [...]

7 10, 2015

Boeuf Gras

Carnival is the season of merriment that begins on the Epiphany (12th Night / January 6) and  leads up to Lent. The word is a translated from a Latin word that means "farewell to flesh".  Of course, that reference is to the Lenten season where there is much fasting [...]

7 10, 2015

New Orleans Steak Houses

Before the Bouef Gras rolls down St. Charles Avenue at the head of the Rex Parade signaling the end of Carnival – farewell to flesh, let's take a look at the bevy of steak houses in the Crescent City.  Let's start with the old-school steak houses which I [...]

7 10, 2015

Burger Joints

As our last hurrah of meat eating before we say “farewell to flesh” and Carnival season turns to Lent, let's indulge in a big juicy burger.  The number of burger joints in New Orleans is growing exponentially these days.  Some local joints and some franchise places, [...]

7 10, 2015


In New Orleans, that season is the cultural boom that happens every fall, and includes food – music – art – film – second-lines. It doesn't sound much different than the rest of the year in New Orleans, however, in the fall it is much more [...]

7 10, 2015

Bum BA bum Ba!

That magical sound. Bum Ba bum Ba! The call of the tuba that is familiar to ALL New Orleanians, used to gather the crowd, and sometimes the band too, for the parade is about to begin! Bum BA BUM Ba! We’ll be hearing that sound a [...]

22 01, 2014

Sportsman’s Paradise for Kids

You may already be familiar with the Louisiana motto, “Sportsman's Paradise”.  Well that applies to sportsmen of all ages.  Of course, the motto refers to sports that relate to our natural resources...such as fishing, boating, hunting, bird watching.  You may also think of athletes, as I [...]

16 01, 2014


In last weeks piece about "Kid Friendly New Orleans” it was suggested you keep an eye out for youth programs offered by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.  The coming months have several opportunities to take advantage of New Orleans own world class orchestra. The LPO has three [...]

8 01, 2014


Now many of you may laugh or even guffaw when you read “Kid-Friendly New Orleans”, however, the headline is true! New Orleans is a kid-friendly town.  I've always said, “New Orleans is a small town disguised as a big city.”  That small town aspect makes it [...]