New Orleans Botanical Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is the city's best kept secret. Come with me and explore gardens of beauty and wonder, and discover an oasis in the heart of the Crescent City.

An Awakening at Emeril’s

EXCITING UPDATE! The Emeril’s website posted a banner that reads: “Emeril’s will reopen on August 31, 2021. Reservations will be available online and by phone beginning July 20th. Please check back for more information.” The prospect of dining at Emeril's for my anniversary this year is exciting! FROM ORIGINAL POST:On June 1, 2020, the social … Continue reading An Awakening at Emeril’s

The Winds of Change

"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings."Kakuzō Okakura - “The Book of Tea” Can you remember where you were when you heard that the spread of coronavirus might be serious enough to close schools, businesses, and churches? The possibility was real enough to me when a friend sent me a … Continue reading The Winds of Change

History In Plain Sight

(Re)Discover Your City chronicled my visit to New Orleans where I enjoyed the city with the enthusiasm of a first-time visitor. On this trip, I took my first streetcar ride, which was something I always wanted to do. The experience was so enjoyable that it left me wanting to visit again to enjoy a day-long excursion … Continue reading History In Plain Sight