Who’s that Chic anyway???

Hey Y’all, my name is Dee Hollins, a 43yr old New Orleans native, I left my hometown 20 years ago to live in the safe confines of Minnesota’s below zero weather. Year after year I came home, but it never felt like enough. My soul nor my taste buds were ever satisfied living away, so I decided New Orleans needed me to come back lol. Seriously, something in me wanted to return home; I had a yearning that wouldn’t let me rest. I have soul ties with New Orleans. I must admit it’s not easy, but being here feels right deep within the confines of my heart and soul. Nola Chic will serve as a virtual guide, snapshot into New Orleans, a city of love, new beginnings, excitement, and restoration. Allow me to help you understand why we come back, wish we could come back and what it means to miss New Orleans when we are not here.” As you take this walk with me, please be unbiased to all that New Orleans is, how she came to be, the people who love her, and work so hard to keep her alive. There are those who turn a blind eye to her issues, don’t care about her, but constantly have their hands in her rich, soulful soil and resources with no concern for the healing and repair of New Orleans are not true New Orleanians. There’s no way I can teach or show you how to be a New Orleanian, but I can share with you our rich culture, give you the good and ugly facts of what happens within the city and offer tips on how to enjoy your vacation and the locals here. Let me show you there’s more to New Orleans than just the tourist’s map that starts at Canal St & ends at Frenchmen St. There’s no group of people other than a New Orleanians that will embrace a stranger. The locals here make New Orleans what she is; the very reason tourist comes back over and over again. Seriously, do you think you can party on Bourbon Street or any street here without us??? You can not have a true New Orleans experience without New Orleans Locals, period.

I believe that once you converse, dine and party with the locals you will have a greater love understanding and appreciation for New Orleans, not just the “Tourist New Orleans.” If you want to feel the intense, seductive fairytales are true experience with a splash of realness that manifests in all things New Orleans, you need this local to lead the way. Learn what it takes to be a tourist with the borrowed spirited of a local, which can be yours for $19.99 plus shipping and handling lol… Whether it’s living here or visiting, there’s no buying the what it feels like to be here. It’s priceless. cropped-wp-image-844877807.jpg Come into our neighborhoods, grab a taste of real New Orleans Soulfood, buy from the street artist; which may be that homeless guy with that handwritten sign or the young man tap dancing along Canal St. images (37) You will be supporting true locals by going into our communities, not just Mr. Tourist Business Man. Tourism dollars are significant, but you would be insulted to know that you paid $400 a night at a hotel that pays $7.50/hr to housekeeping. Its called “NOLA GROWN” which means you are buying locally from the locals, helping us earn a little bit of the millions that come into the city by tourist alone! After all we, the locals make New Orleans all that she is, was and will be. As you walk with me on this journey of My Nola Life, you will love and embrace my city with all her beautiful, loving faults just as we do… Allow me to help put your fears, concerns, and worries at rest from the media hype so that you can enjoy and be free in the Big Easy! Nola Chic about living, loving, eating, and partying in New Orleans. My topics will be like a big flavorful, spicy, piping hot pot of delicious New Orleans Gumbo! It will be a lil bit of this and a lil bit of that, to create a whole lot of all that! So book that trip or follow me as I share My New Orleans Experiences with you!!

Art & Cake. A thank you to my customers

Hello everyone, I hope you all are happy & well!  Just peeking in to say Hi & inform you all that Miz.Cakez is still creating beautifully delicious cakes. I took the summer off to learn more skills to elevate my craft, as well as working on some other interest I have. 

Actually, I have my spoon in an other big pot of deliciousness.  You may be thinking how will this chic manage another pot, job, kid or add to her already hectic schedule, especially with the kitchen being hot from the oven?? I’m far from worried about this pot, because it’s an old-fashioned Magnalite Pot, it does not stick or burn even under high heat and I got this lol. Plus, I’m accustomed to being in a hot kitchen, so a pot of goodness won’t add to the sweat on my brow. I’m not rushing the cooking time, it all about letting the process happen. When it’s done it will be so good, that I will not only lick the spoon, but the fork, knife, plate and pot. Oh, let me not forget about my cake bowl, that will get licked clean as well. Lol

This will be the start of greatness and satisfaction that one gets from patience and hard work! I’m excited!!
I’m in the process of acquiring backers & planning an event at an art gallery in New Orleans which will showcase “Art & Cake”, that’s right you will actually eat some of the art you see. Beautiful and yummy, yessss. lol

 

I’m in Little Canada, MN for some weeks spending time with my family. I have a few slots for orders for my MNfaves 😉. Even if you don’t  have cake need feel free to hit me up just to chat. I love and miss my Minnesota Family, you guys gave me a chance, allowed me to make mistakes and encouraged me to keep on creating! I wouldn’t be Miz. Cakez without yall!

In the meantime I’m blogging, baking and creating.  Feel free to check out my blog!!

Thank you all for your love, support and encouragement! 🤗

Eat Cake 😚🍰 #MizCakez #Nolachic

Waffle, Bacon and Maple Syrup