It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Rent A Car or Wedding Flowers

Sure, you know you can rent a car on line. How about wedding flowers? That might sound crazy but it wasn’t all that long ago that renting a car online was a novel idea too. Think about the last time you booked a plane ticket on an online travel website.  After you booked the ticket,…

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The Camera Doesn’t Lie

You may have heard the expression, “The camera doesn’t lie.” Meaning, if you’re looking at a photo of something, well, that’s how it is. Maybe that’s how it was back in the day. But these days, there’s Photoshop. Everybody’s a photographer and every single one of us with a phone and a social media account has…

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New Orleans Fashion Models

When we talk about the creative community in New Orleans we’re usually referring to musicians. But there are other creative communities in the Crescent City, including New Orleans fashion, models, actors, and a range of professions on the other side of the cameras. People in the local model and photography communities have typically had to…

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Trains, Boats, and Trucks

In New Orleans we have an abundance of music, food, and festivals. It might not be quite so obvious, but we also have way above the national average of trains, boats, and trucks. Oh, and of course, potholes. Trains Boats Trucks, and Your Car If you drive around New Orleans, there are a number of…

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Seersucker Mambo

If you live in New Orleans, you know one thing for sure: Summer here lasts a long time. It can start getting hot as early as Jazz Fest and some years it’s still hot at Thanksgiving. It’s even been hot occasionally over Mardi Gras. And that’s how we get to Seersucker Suit and a  Dat…

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Matters of the Heart

When it comes to matters of the heart, apparently, we all used to be a lot more fatalistic. We smoked cigarettes and thought it was cool, and we raised a few generations on Ding Dongs, Coca Cola, and fast food before we realized what smoke, sugar, and carbs was doing to our bodies. Thankfully, today…

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Life Changing Biz – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One of the fascinating aspects of modern business is the way entrepreneurs have become agents of social change. The most visible examples are Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs, whose companies, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, have – for better or worse – revolutionized our economy and our daily lives. This kind of business-led change is…

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Death and Insanitea – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Peter Ricchiuti talks to a lot of business people on this radio show/podcast, but this is his first conversation about death and Insanitea. There’s a big difference between living in New Orleans, and being a tourist in New Orleans. Tourists do all kinds of fun things that most of us who live here don’t. They…

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Cake & Dip – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Who doesn’t like cake? Or pie. Or brunch. Or dip. It’s one thing to enjoy eating all of these items. It’s a whole other thing to make them. Every day. Chaya Conrad and her staff of up to 16 employees open the doors every morning at 7 am at Bywater Bakery and every single day…

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Couture Costume – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Only in New Orleans – Mardi Gras and movie costumes meet haute couture, over lunch. If you grow up here in New Orleans, you don’t realize till some point later in life that the rest of the country doesn’t live like you do. Sure, other places have smooth streets, and you can make a left…

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