Orangetheory New Orleans Fitness Review

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Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) recently opened a studio in Mid-City near the Winn-Dixie shopping complex. I’d read a few great reviews on this 1-hour workout before and was excited to try it. The schedule has a good amount of offerings, but it fills up pretty quickly, so it took me a few weeks before I could get in for an after-work time…

10 Questions with Kathleen Currie of Smoke Perfume

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Kathleen Currie is the creator of Smoke Perfume, a New Orleans-based company offering natural products like body oils, salt and sugar scrubs, candles, and perfume. I love the products and clever packaging, and the scrubs are the perfect gift for anyone. Kathleen is a massage therapist by trade, studied holistic health in college, and runs one of my favorite Instagram…

Blogs I Follow

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Catching up on the blogs I follow is somewhat of a morning ritual of mine, and at this point, I’ve got a good handful of sites that inspire me in different ways. I use Blogger to organize the blogs I follow, so that when I go on the site, I just have one central feed to look at that shows…

5 Talented Tattooers to Follow

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I am by no means an expert on tattoos, but my boyfriend is a tattoo artist and over the last couple of years I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a lot of wonderful and talented artists. I’ve certainly expanded my personal collection and gone from having a handful of small tattoos to some bigger pieces I really love. Lately I’ve…

DIY: Holiday Manicure

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I don’t consider myself a particularly ‘arts & crafts’ type person, but after spending a few hours doing some Christmas projects at a friend’s party last weekend, I felt inspired to try some things on my own.  (I also returned home after the party weekend and promptly broke 2 things while unpacking, both of which had to be super-glued back…