My star studded fabulous night at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards


Last night I had the opportunity to work and attend the Big Easy Entertainment Awards and it was fabulous! All who were in attendance had personalities that reflected our New Orleans spirit, very kind, outgoing, beautiful people.

Photo credit Shannon Yvette


The entertainers I met were awesome, they are like.. ya know regular people lol. I found that the only thing that separates us from celebrities is the cameras, outside of living with the whole watching, they are just like us.

Speaking of being just like us, I met entertainer, Meschiya Lake she was so cool I wish I could hang out with her. She’s super cool, classy with that edge of “I’m so New Orleans. She was a free spirit and I loved seeing it, she was just so fun. I spent more time with her than working lol.

I met Irma Thomas, Germaine Bazzle and Wanda Rouzan, they were so kind to me. I did not know I needed to get Mrs.Bazzle and Mrs.Rouzan when I escorted Mrs.Thomas to the stage and I was so upset with myself, but they hushed me and told me I did the right thing. They encouraged me to keep on pushing on with my career and told me to stop apologizing for my success.

I met a group of pure fabulousness, yasss they were all that! They had me laughing so hard my cheeks hurt. They were part of the Tennessee Williams Theater and I look forward to running into these fellas again.

Nola Chic and the Krewe of the Tennessee Williams Theater
Nothing but Nola Fun


My evening was full of mingling with people in the entertainment industry, so much so I think I was one for a moment.

As you all know I’m a big RuPaul Drag Race fan and the Mistress of Ceremony was the hilariously funny, voluptuous Ms.Varla Jean Merman. She shown a clip of costumes to wear and she dressed up, well she squeezed her entire body into a brown sweater including her legs and head, folding herself up to resemble a butterball turkey. 😂😂😂 It was too funny.

Nola Chic and the Diva Varla Jean



Being a native of New Orleans meeting Big Freedia was epic for me. Yes, I a huge fan, but more so I’m so happy and proud of her creative genius that enabled her to be who she is now. As with many of New Orleanians we keep on pushing towards our goals even while going through pure hell. I wish her much success and look forward to getting to know her as I climb my own Nola ladder of success.

You already know!!! Big Freddia & Nola Chic!!

I can’t stop repeating how wonderful of a time I had! And to think of how nervous i was beforehand, I literally stress myself out for nothing. The event felt nothing like work, I felt like I was born to it, I was in my element, so much so I didn’t eat much and that’s not like.. Now, I’m wishing for a bowl of crawfish pasta or a muffaletta.

Jon Broder
Foundation for Entertainment, the Master of the event was just as chill too. He talked with us, mingled with his guest while looking pretty dapper in his creamy rose 70ish inspired tuxedo or was it a suit..? I’m not sure, but if he was a woman I would say he slayed the scene and I would give him the Best Dressed Man Award, he defiantly made a fashion statement.

*I will request a pic of him, the one I took came out blurry.

I think of it my co-workers who put in a total of 15 years of working the Big Easy Entertainment Awards mentioned that it didn’t feel like the normal either, recalling years of stress and mishaps and late performers, we basically breezed through the event.

The evening was a hit and words can not describe how it felt to be a part of such a magical event. It’s never ending thanks to Jon for selecting me as well as to the krewe for welcoming me with open arms and showing me the ropes. Everything was just awesome.

You know what I’ll stop with all the “oh it was so fabulous event and let you judge for yourself!

The Nola Chic on the NOLA Cobblestone Brick Red Carpet at the 30th Anniversary Big Easy Entertainment Awards
Nola Stars
Let’s go get em

Photo credit of Shannon Yvette


Photo credit of Shannon Yvette

Photo credit of Shannon Yvette

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Little Freddie King with Samantha Fish
Little Freddie King with Samantha Fish








Betty Winn & One A Cord
Betty Winn & One A Chord
cast of Once On This Island

Meschiya Lake having a moment










A native of New Orleans, who left her beloved New Orleans to spend twenty years of living in the land of Minnesota Not So Nice. Minnesota was full of opportunities but would learn that the soul of the state and the people who made it was just as icy cold as the temperatures. After the years and my 40th birthday flew by, I decided it was time to pack up my youngest child and come back to my roots, my birthplace the city that not only birthed me but gave me life. I would not be who I am without my New Orleans beginnings. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a premature baby born with a severe medical disability. And only With the help of my mother, was it possible for me to BE! I was able to endure and survive the obstacles laid before my child and me. In a city that was built by my family, but did not allow for us to reap the benefits I overcame. Charity Hospital was my second home — a building filled with miracle workers who made it possible for my daughter to have life. I have lived a life of rainy days with peeks of sunshine, that are my children, including those not of my womb. I'm the proud mother of three and a grandmother of three. My dream was to live the life of the nursery rhyme of ”The Old Lady Who lived in a shoe,” and for the most part, I did. I cared for several children over the years as a special needs foster parent. I would learn that my love was not enough for some children, but I loved them through their pain. I'm not sure if I ever had a case of true love or came close to what love looks like on television, but I had my share of men and the mirage of love. I survived two abusive marriages. Though I longed to return to New Orleans on a daily bases, I must admit my move was one of the best decisions made for me. I am a college graduate; I was a successful entrepreneur. I coowned a soul food restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I developed the talent of creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul. He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute. But with the challenge of creating a simple wedding cake, I was able to find healing. I created the House of Cakes in honor of him. Minnesota life had me pretty materialistic. I worked to the point I do not remember much, but work and handing my children love money. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, the ultimate provider and being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me of what I was told was a generational curse of lack of everything from money, love to even self-love. But for the most part, that life poisoned my heart and soul. I was blinded by visions fed to me by the media. I was told I wasn't anything unless I was better than the Jones's. I lived being ok with a broken, bleeding heart. Life like this did not exist in my family while living in New Orleans from what I viewed with my eyes and soul. We may not have had all the things I acquired over the years, but we were happy, we were together. Family outside of New Orleans wasn't family anymore. We lived separate lives and had awkward moments when we bumped into each other in public. I hated living in Minnesota even though life their helped me in so many ways. I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home, myself, my New Orleans. I'm here, and I love it. Even being in the so-called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes, New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together, we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up!. I just know in my heart that New Orleans will provide for me. There's a bank account with funds in it owed to me by way of back pay for my ancestors. And I will receive my inheritance, and I will continue the traditions and customs of the old to keep the heartbeat of New Orleans beating. I'm down in the boot, living the life that feels right to me awaiting my destiny...

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