Mail Order French Fiance – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Did you know there was a time in America when you could take your kid to the post office and mail him? Lionel Milton was certain it’s true, and sure enough it is.
Lionel is on top of a lot of stuff, including his business, his art, and his New Orleans lifestyle. Just don’t ask him if he’s single.
Vivian Norris is more certain about her own marital status. She’s been in New Orleans 6 weeks, she’s getting married and she’s settling down.
The last few years have seen Vivian living all around the world (though exactly where is open to mis-interpretation) engaged in activities as disparate as making films and founding festivals to screen them. Her latest film is Obama Mama, a documentary about the life of President Obama’s mother.
Wayfare’s Chef Kevin White drops by the Happy Hour table and unveils a slew of new creations, including homemade mozzarella, tuna ceviche on watermelon, and more.
Kevin also shares some stories about his life before cooking, when he was Special Ops in the Marines. No kidding.
To ensure this conversation covers every possible corner of conceivable cocktail hour secrets, Vivian delivers women’s insider hints for men, on when to give flowers and what to wear. If you’re a man you’re going to need a suit and, as Lionel says, “a shirt with buttons.” The good news is, you can be fat. “A man,” Vivian says, “Should look like he enjoys life.” If you believe that, where else could you live but New Orleans?
The photos on this page were taken at Wayfare by Douglas Engel.