It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Suit Up – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Most businesses grow successful over time as their owners find more efficient ways to make and market specific products. It would seem counter intuitive to open a business based on products that change constantly. And products you can’t even imagine, that have to be re-invented up to three and four times a year, based on the season. That’s exactly what the fashion business is.

Peter’s guests on tis edition of Out to Lunch today have opened fashion houses in New Orleans that make and sell handmade clothes and accessories.

tabitha bethune

Tabitha Bethune is Creative Director at The Wildlife Reserve on St Charles Avenue.  

joe rotolo

Joe Rotolo is founder of Luca Falcone Men’s Clothiers on Magazine Street.

peter ricchiuti

Peter, Tabitha and Joe discuss how to look cool when it’s a thousand degrees outside, and how to stay cool in the high stress world of fashion. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.  

Realtor Tracey Moore