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Krewe of Jingle Parade 2015 (finally)

After 2 catastrophic computer crashes and losing this blog post work (twice) as well as many photos, here is finally my post on the Krewe of Jingle Parade 2015. Organized by the Downtown Development District, the Canal Street Home for the Holidays Krewe of Jingle Parade features marching bands, majorettes, dance troupes, stilt-walkers, festive floats, Santa and local favorite – Mr. Bingle. (For the history of Mr. Bingle, click HERE). As one of the 125-or-so Pussyfooters dancers, I get to see the spectacle from the inside-out including festively dressed children and kids-at-heart waving as we pass.  Continue reading


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Irene’s Cuisine

Last week, I met my cousins and some of their friends for some impromptu dinner and drinks. We walked into the lounge in Le Richelieu Hotel and my notoriously late cousins hadn’t arrived but a cool woman sitting at the bar greeted me. She’d met my cousin’s dear friend during the mass exodus of Katrina and they’d stayed friends since.

She was a fascinating woman, the kind you take seriously. Continue reading

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