Sure, we make fun of staying for hurricanes and throwing parties with our families while we’re off from school and work, but in all seriousness, it’s only a matter of time before a storm hits the city.
Spring is here, and you know what that means: random street flooding.
New Orleans is slowly opening back up, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had online until we’re 100%! Here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to in Virtual New Orleans this week.
Pine Grove is about an hour and a half from New Orleans in Livingston Parish, along a route that really makes it worth the journey. In the daytime it’s not as creepy, but beware, the ghouls come out at night.
In true New Orleans fashion, we won’t let a pandemic keep us down. Here are some of the best Halloween-themed decorated homes we found around town.
Cruel experiments. Suicide, murder and looting. Blood dripping from the ceilings of a Garden District home.
What’s better than a scary movie that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home? While there are a lot of classic horror movies out there, there are actually quite a few set in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
We live in New Orleans, so yes, we know, there’s no shortage of ghost stories. Yes, we all know about Madame LaLaurie and Marie Laveau, but what about the other ghosts. There’s just so many calling out for us to see them.
Local Cooling Farms is a 16-acre property on the Northshore where Kate Estrade and her husband, Grant, raise livestock including pigs, cattle, chickens and goats. They also act as a distributor for more than a dozen other local farmers and producers — selling approximately 100 items from milk and jam, to ice cream and vegetables.
The Virtua Mall video game is a neon temple dedicated to community, complete with the cornerstone businesses that brought in stragglers and strollers during the real-world mall boom. There’s a movie theater that plays local music videos. There’s the arcade where you can drop a few quarters and blast aliens. There’s a club that hosts hologram performances. In the game, it seems like a perfect place for cyberpunk mallrats of a cleaner, brighter future to come together.
JayTee Barbour claims she sort of fell into embroidery while trying to create a low-cost wedding gift for a friend, then kept it up as a way to deal with the stress of fighting for sexual assault survivors.
The restaurant has been transformed from a Central Business District brunch staple into a cozy, Italian bistro on Magazine Street. What was once a must-visit brunch destination is now the home of your date night dreams, where handmade pastas are lovingly served by owner Roseann Rostoker.
When Jacci Gresham opened Aart Accent nearly half a century ago, there were less than half a dozen female tattoo artists in the U.S. and even fewer African American artists.
There a chill in the air and there’s pumpkin spice EVERYTHING (even masks)! Fall is here, so here are a few things we found to celebrate the change of seasons.
Zac Maras lovingly paints the animals that surround and inspire him in the Louisiana countryside. His vibrant murals, spreading their way across the walls of New Orleans, heavily feature blue herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills. Goats, gators, pigs, chickens, frogs, foxes, butterflies, and crawfish leap out in front of geometric backgrounds.
Locals get what amounts to a 10-month-per-year ice cream season! While New Yorkers and Chicagoans frantically dig around for their cold-weather coats, we New Orleanians can just kick back on our porches and keep eating ice cream.
There are no neon lights in the window to catch the attention of passersby, as there are at the neighboring shops. Like something from the Wizarding World, it’s as if a person might only notice the shadowy doorway and peeling gold and silver letters on the glass if they’ve specifically come looking for them.
For close to 20 years, the New Orleans native has been making a name for himself in the comedy world. Now, during the pandemic, he’s still making stand up work and even launched his own clothing line, Now or Never apparel.