St. Claude, New Orleans | Stuph’D, known for stuffed beignets and burgers, lands a new home on St. Claude Avenue

For a restaurant to make a big move right now takes a leap of faith considering the hardships the pandemic has brought the industry. The move Duana Lawrence just made is a leap, too, though this comes with some extra bounce thanks to her way with beignets, the following they’ve earned and the optimism that’s brought her. Her café Stuph’D Beignets & Burgers made its … Continue reading St. Claude, New Orleans | Stuph’D, known for stuffed beignets and burgers, lands a new home on St. Claude Avenue

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 personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

The government used crack cocaine as a double edge sword that severed the lives of all who came into contact with it. The book is filled with interviews that speak of the quick road to riches, being out of the projects, and the hopes of a better life for their family only to be greeted by “DEATH” awaiting them around the next corner. Crack cocaine was marketed as “HOPE,” but there was a”DEATH” clause written in small print, but Farber’s “CRACK: Rock Cocaine, Street capitalism, and the Decade of Greed” brings the magnifying glass to help you read what you missed over the years. Continue reading A personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

New Orleans 24/7: Melba’s and more

Regardless to if you live or visiting New Orleans at some point, you will crave some late night eats and a nightcap, and no matter what you hear about New Orleans being the city that never closes, it’s not the truth. Now, there are some bars and a few restaurants that stay open 24/7 but not as many as you think. Bourbon Street, one of … Continue reading New Orleans 24/7: Melba’s and more

NOLA Chic Reviews: Born Tough Official Sportswear

Today I am writing a review for Born Tough Offical Sportswear. I received a Born Tough Women Contoured Hooded Tracksuit that my niece, athlete, and model Nene Barber is wearing in the featured pictures. The tracksuit was intended to be worn and reviewed by me, but due to sizing issues. Instead of sending it back, I gave it to my niece, who was leaving on … Continue reading NOLA Chic Reviews: Born Tough Official Sportswear

NOLA Book Review: Jason Lee ~ God Must Have Forgotten About Me

Written by Guest Blogger Trechelle Tranese I am a firm believer that nothing in our lives happens by chance or mere coincidences. We all are placed on these divinely guided paths that transform us all into who we are truly meant to be on this journey I call life. I had the opportunity to meet Jason at his book signing in Harvey, LA. As I … Continue reading NOLA Book Review: Jason Lee ~ God Must Have Forgotten About Me

Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been granted the opportunity to interview media mogul, entrepreneur, personality and iHeart Radio’s, Jason Lee about the release of his newly inspirational book titled, ”GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” at his book signing on January 21st, 2020 at Barnes and Noble on New Orleans West Bank. His book hit the bookstores and on all digital platforms on … Continue reading Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

Smothered with Love at Hurst Restaurant – Garden & Gun

Felton Hurst Sr., their son, worked as a skycap before he stepped into the lead cook role in 1994. Now seventy-six, he arrives six days a week before seven to stand alongside his wife, Marilyn, smothering pork parts and cooking down pots of greens. Flavored with smoked neck bones and pickled pig tails, his hand-torn and long-simmered greens are as good as any I’ve ever … Continue reading Smothered with Love at Hurst Restaurant – Garden & Gun

Nola Chic in Chicago: Lunch at Ricobene’s

On the set of Empire today I met two wonderful ladies, both beautiful inside and out with wonderful spirits and personalities. I actually hung out with one of them after we left the set. Before I go on let me add that she is one of the coolest chics I have met, plus she reminded me of Shana, age, style, and vibe. Super fun, a … Continue reading Nola Chic in Chicago: Lunch at Ricobene’s

Nola Chic in Chicago: Big & little’s Restaurant Review

As you all know I have been craving New Orleans cuisine, well let’s just say I been wanting some good food with lots of flavors here in Chicago. My sister and I decided to go into the city for an early dinner and in a Google search, we found an urban restaurant with Nola inspired offerings, Big & little’s located in what was the Cabrini … Continue reading Nola Chic in Chicago: Big & little’s Restaurant Review