There’s not one city in America, I would say the world, but there’s no place other than New Orleans that … Continue reading Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans
What I love about the history of cooking Red Beans and Rice is that is was about survival, making something taste good out of a little of nothing. You can feed a family of 4-6 people with one bag of red beans and the parts of meat what was known as throw away parts back in the days of slavery and segregation. Continue reading A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice: Recipe Included
There was no escaping being a foodie growing up in New Orleans and having several family members involved in the … Continue reading I love New Orleans Food
With all the Mardi Gras Madness, I completely forgot to yall that the article I wrote for the Elite Daily … Continue reading The Best Black Women-Owned Restaurants In New Orleans Serving Up Creole & Cajun Faves
There are African-American folktales about Hurricanes being the energy source of our ancestors; stolen Africans, beaten and lost at sea. Can Hurricanes be a mythical avenger that comes to right the wrongs of our ancestors? Souls of the sea, who unleash their wrath annually unto their oppressors?
Is there a connection between the Atlantic Slave Trade Routes and the path taken by hurricanes? If so, what about those who did not die while en route but made it to live out their lives as slaves? What vengeance do they get? Continue reading Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts.
Misbeliefs are a childhood favorite that had me in many yards. Trespassing is what it would be considered now, just to get my fingers on these sweet little things. I remember jumping over fences and looking out for dogs, and though I never was told to get out of someone’s yard, I heard plenty of stories about friends who were. Some who were brave or needed the Misbelief’s so bad would go into yards where mean old ladies would hit them with a broom and call the police because some kid wanted free fruit. I guess it was trespassing. Continue reading The New Orleans Misbelief Fruit, as known as Chinese Plums or Loquats
The Audubon Institute offers New Orleans residents free admission with a reservation using their address or SNAP EBT Card, … Continue reading Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card
Maybe you were dancing along the streets during a Second Line and noticed a group of men riding their horses up and down the neutral ground ( the “median-” You know, that little strip of land in the middle of a road.) and thought what horses have to do with the Second Line. Tourist aren’t the only ones with these questions. There are plenty of New Orleanians who do not know the full story of how these young men can saddle up and ride through our neighborhoods as if they were in the Wild Wild West. Continue reading A conversation with a New Orleans Urban Cowboy; Michael A. Hollins aka Dat Ghetto Cowboy
As I open my eyes, I’m pleased to see all that imagined sat right before me, it all was going on right outside my door, amid my neighborhood in the 504! The sights, sounds, and the pleasant smells of my neighborhood brings comfort to my heart and soothes my soul. I hope that sharing my NOLA will satisfy the desire to visit until you can visit our fascinating city. Just know that I’m here to give you a personal virtual tour of my Nola Life until then! Continue reading Let me show you My NOLA Neighborhood
There’s a scent floating in the New Orleans air that’s reminiscent of my childhood mixed with a fragrant burst of something wonderful that can happen any day now. Have you ever smelled a feeling in the air? Continue reading The scent of New Orleans
The Nola Chic is one of New Orleans’s top lifestyle bloggers whose goal is to allow you to experience New Orleans through the eyes of the locals as well as share my share NOLA life with you. I’ll take you on a soulful journey through New Orleans. Walk with me beyond the touristy blocks of the city. Allow me to guide you into the tightly knit communities and businesses filled with outgoing, kind and friendly locals. Come sit with me on my porch and get to know my neighbors, my family, the true New Orleans Ambassadors. As you lend me your ear you will get to meet some of the most loving people in the world. Continue reading Experience the heart and soul of New Orleans with The NOLA Chic
I had a full evening in the French Quarter’s last weekend. As you can see, these pics and videos are … Continue reading Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer on Bourbon Street
I am every Chic’k that was told she wouldn’t make it and did. I AM YOU and YOU are ME.
My life has been influenced by amazing women, most who did not look like me nor came from the same background and yet their soul mirrored ALL that I AM. I wouldn’t be All That I AM had they not gave a part of themselves to make me ALL that I AM. Our lives can be the greatest influences on the lives of others. Continue reading I am that NOLA Chic’k (Poem)
I’ll try to trick my mind into thinking he is a child musician performing in front of a filming crew for Coke Cola, which produces Sprite, and he has both bottles. He’s drinking Sprite because it’s caffeine-free, and it quenches thirst. Yes, that’s it, because it certainly can not be a little 9-10yr old boy, on the streets of New Orleans, drumming on buckets for a few dollars, unsupervised, and if he is the adult, will take his earnings and do who knows what to this innocent child… Either way, I soon forget about him, and my life will go on without worrying about him, while he and other children like him are lost to the streets… Continue reading New Orleans Bucket Drummer: Street Performer or Son Who Needs To Be Saved
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As it stands today, well in my eyesight and on my palette, New Orleans has turned into a water-down bowl of Gumbo. It’s actually not Gumbo in some restaurants here anymore, but the wild peasant and alligator sausage soup as one tourist informed me she was served when she asked for New Orleans Gumbo… Where they do that at? It seems in this new place soon to be New New Orleans. It’s not Gumbo anymore, it’s soup, and you can get that at any grocery store in the world. Somethings have changed, modified, removed from New Orleans Culture when they start messing with the Gumbo… Continue reading A New New Orleans or Gentrification of New Orleans?
Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me a getting ready to go 😆 to my Auntie or my Momo house. Not very ppl eat them anymore but, I will continue to cook them. With all that said who want some??? My Auntie Grace Hollins not here to eat them all. 😆 Dionne Miller Continue reading Chitlins aka Chitterlings: My Family’s Holiday Cooking Tradition with Recipe
date with someone– a level of openness that very few share even in a committed relationship, and here we are … Continue reading Love during the Covid Lockdown
My Transparency and My Love for others feel like a curse at moments like these… As I look back over all the years of pain that is living within the depths of my soul, I sometimes question “Will ever have a moment to birth out this so-called great purpose I’m destined to fulfill?” Continue reading Love’s Veil
Before Southern University takes on Grambling State in the Bayou Classic on Saturday, the annual Battle of the Bands and Greek show … Continue reading BAYOU CLASSIC BATTLE OF THE BANDS AND GREEK SHOW
WELCOME PRESS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BUSINESS AT BAYOU CLASSIC A BLACK BUSINESS SHOWCASE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH … Continue reading 2022 BAYOU CLASSIC EVENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 10, 2022 49TH ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC KICKS OFF ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE 49TH … Continue reading 49TH ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC KICKS OFF ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022
Life and Love during Lockdown caused us to put precautions in place that have us tethering on what looks and feels like a committed relationship – or at the very least, boyfriend and girlfriend.
We have grown closer and become constant support during this challenging time. I experienced emotions that I had for him in the 90s. It’s an enigma how to handle these feelings, knowing that the chapter of any possibility for us to have what I wanted since I met him has been a closed chapter. I questioned if we ever started the love story that debuts in my memories of us. There are days I hype myself up to tell him, but I worry it will destroy what we have. I know he will not give all the way in, so I continue to bask in the light of “Our Now Moments.” Continue reading Life and Love during Lockdown