Hi y'all!

Welcome to my little Louisiana lifestyle blog.

This site celebrates the delicious food, southern style + the colorful culture of "my" Louisiana. 

My husband and I met + fell in love in New Orleans, but now we live in a 1800s historical home in Lake Charles, LA. In case you're wondering where that is, it's in the heel of the boot ;) 

New Orleans, family, food, travel, photography, writing, Game of Thrones, cats and scarves are just a few things I'm obsessed with. 

I hope you enjoy your stay + you come back now, ya hear! 

The Perfect Mardi Gras Playlist


 A good playlist is essential for any party, and Mardi Gras is the biggest party in the world! I have hand selected my top 25 songs to create the Perfect Mardi Gras Playlist. Feel free to listen year round, though, as it will come in handy when you’re having Mardi Gras withdrawals or even if you’re just having an overwhelming sense of pride and love for New Orleans. I promise it’ll get you movin’ 365 days out of the year! 


  • When The Saints Go Marching In – Louis Armstrong Orchestra

Luckily, Spotify is up to date on all of our Nola music needs, so I created a public playlist on my account. You can access by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/1KYLzUk.

Now that you have your theme music for this Mardi Gras season, all I ask is two things:

  1. TURN IT UP!
  2. L’aissez les bon temps rouler!

I feel like funkin’ it up and me got fire, can’t put it out, so take me to the Mardi Gras! See y’all in the second lines.

Top 15 Patios in Nola

Top 15 Patios in Nola

A Local’s Calendar for Mardi Gras 2015

A Local’s Calendar for Mardi Gras 2015