Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor. Continue reading Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Last year the Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! It was a magnificent year for my brand and my life. I was home long enough to close … Continue reading Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

I had the opportunity to catch up with entrepreneur, community advocate, wife, and mother Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions; most of you may know her as Kim, Tee Kim, or Da Gawd Mother of NOLA, because of her commitment and love for the community. Kim operates her business with empathy, advocacy, loyalty, and excellent service that has earned her the title “Da Gawd Mother of … Continue reading A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

The traditional title is Queen, but during a recent trip to The ESSENCE Full Circle Festival, Scott-Young took part in ground exhibitions where she learned of the history of KING’s and SHE-KING’s.

Scott-Young said, “I have to be honest; they named me Queen, and embrace the title of SHE-KING in tribute to the fearless female rulers of Ancient Egypt and Africa that I learned of while in Ghana. Continue reading Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed

Café Rose Nicaud has closed its doors on December 16, 2019, after decades of contributing to the character, charm, and culture on Frenchmen Street, as well as being a vessel to bring the community together.

Cafe Rose Nicaud was dedicated to the memory of Rose Nicaud and her pioneering success as a leading entrepreneur whose resourceful spirit and extraordinary efforts continue to inspire us today. Continue reading Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed

Opulent Productions presents: Women Mean Business Awards 2020 Vision: HER Dream in Focus

Join Opulent Productions for an evening of networking, socializing, and surprises at the Inaugural Women Mean Business Awards Show. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Continue reading Opulent Productions presents: Women Mean Business Awards 2020 Vision: HER Dream in Focus

Thanksgiving Cooking & Girl Talk with NOLA Chic & DaTwist Mastr: New Orleans Stuffed Bell Peppers & The No’s of Potato Salad

I know some of yall Old School Cooks have your tables set🍽, pies and cakes 🥮🥧in the oven, seasonings chopped, turkey 🦃soaking in a brine or injected with some flavorful concoction and praying So-So doesn’t realize his “Lil Taste” in his/her cup has been watered down🥃😂🤣 Last year Jelahn and I went LIVE as I cooked a small meal for us and all of you … Continue reading Thanksgiving Cooking & Girl Talk with NOLA Chic & DaTwist Mastr: New Orleans Stuffed Bell Peppers & The No’s of Potato Salad

Who Dat ringing wedding bells? Saint Head Coach Sean Payton and girlfriend Skylene Montgomery are engaged!

Who Dat Ringing Wedding Bells? 📯💍🏉⚜️ Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and girlfriend Skylene Montgomery are engaged! Payton surprised Montgomery in a French Quarter restaurant, the Longway Tavern, inside of the New Orleans French Quarter District. WDSU reported the proposal on Friday night. Montgomery accompanied Payton to the private event to celebrate Saints’ owner Gayle Benson and late husband Tom Benson’s 15th wedding anniversary. However, Payton “popped … Continue reading Who Dat ringing wedding bells? Saint Head Coach Sean Payton and girlfriend Skylene Montgomery are engaged!

Food, Fun and Fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue in Canal Place-Meet Jane Siskin founder of Cinq à Sept

Hey, there Nola Fashion Lovers tomorrow designer Jane Siskin of Cinq a’ Sept will be at Saks Fifth Avenue inside Canal Place speaking about her brand and providing the guest with complimentary styling with RSVP. Cinq à Sept, the New York-based fashion brand founded by Jane Siskin, is French for “five to seven,” and embodies the time in-between late afternoon and early evening, “When streets … Continue reading Food, Fun and Fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue in Canal Place-Meet Jane Siskin founder of Cinq à Sept