Coffee with Scott Simon of iHeartnola

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I officially met Scott Simon a year or two ago when he interviewed me for his site, iHeartnola (IHN). He liked a piece I wrote about tattoo artists and when he reached out to me, I was excited to meet him since I’d been following IHN for quite some time. Started in 2009 and run completely by Scott, IHN covers local fashion, art, culture,…

10 Questions with Janna Hart Black of Kinfolk Collective

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Founded by Janna Hart Black, Kinfolk Collective is a New Orleans-based small business offering fun socks in unique designs with a generous twist: for each pair you purchase, Kinfolk donates a pair to a local shelter or person in need. I love the concept and how something so small can make such a huge difference in making a person healthier…

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…

A Trip to Lincoln Beach

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[wearing: thrifted jacket via Little Flea, Topshop lace-up shirt, Chan Luu horn necklace, UNIF Valen skirt and sheer socks, Prada shoes] Happy New Year! Here are some pictures from a day trip out to Lincoln Beach in New Orleans East. This was the site of a popular amusement park, swimming pool, and entertainment center for African-Americans in the time of segregation…

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…

Explore Your Dreams: Dream Caravan in New Orleans

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I’ve always been a believer in dreams as signs but I’m not extremely familiar with dreamwork, so I was excited when Kezia Kamenetz reached out to me with news about Dream Caravan, an event she organized for the November 7-8 weekend in New Orleans (FB page here). Dream Caravan offers lectures, panels, workshops, and one-on-one sessions for people to learn more…

Back to Black: iHeartnola.com

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When Scott Simon of iHeartnola expressed interest in shooting some photos of me, I was beyond excited – and nervous about what I should wear. Tons of potential outfit ideas started swirling in my head and I put together a few different possibilities. I should have known that I would end up hating the way everything looked and reverting to…

Tammany Trace

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Justin mentioned he’d heard about a nice bike trail on the North Shore and suggested we check it out. After looking at a couple of options, we decided on Tammany Trace. I had no idea Louisiana had a rail-to-trail conversion – the railroad line that was formerly the Illinois Central Railroad Corridor is now a paved, 31-mile trail where you…