Today’s episode is all about King Cake. Think you’ve eaten a lot? Wait until you har about the experiences of my guest. We’ll dive into that, the history of king cakes, and the variety on the market today.
Check out Matt’s books. He’s got the Big Book of King Cakes, which makes a great gift or coffee table book. The Little Book of King Cakes is perfect for the young reader.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.
Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space. hnoc.org/firstdraft
Right now, there are two special exhibits. One is Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition
It started on November 15, 2022 and continues through March 1, 2023.Immerse yourself in the 850-year history of Notre-Dame Cathedral with this augmented reality experience produced by the French technology firm Histovery.
It’s a traveling exhibit and really a one of a kind experience. You basically get a tablet and are able to walk through the cathedral through history. They somehow update it every day or two so you can see the restoration taking place in near real time.
The 2nd temporary exhibit is French Quarter Life: People and Places in the Vieux Carré. It runs through April 1, 2023 and features artists from around the world who have worked to capture and share their impressions of New Orleans’s most iconic and historic neighborhood.
As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.
Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip.
Liz Wood Realty
The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.
That’s where Liz Wood comes in.
Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase
New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can be overwhelming.
Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at lizwoodrealty.com and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality. Several members of our community have done just that and are thrilled with their new homes You will be, too!
The other thing that sets Liz apart is what she does after she helps you find a home. Liz does a great job at building community and helping you get connected with people in your new area. When you’re ready to make New Orleans home, reach out to Liz.
Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage
While you are working with Liz you need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Mortgage and let him help you get everything in place.
That’s what we did on our refi and it was as smooth as could be. We went through the same process with Tommy when we were considering purchasing a new home and it was just as easy.
I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May1st.
You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more.
In New Orleans, Octavia Books, Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine, Fleurty Girl in the French Quarter has it, as does NOLA T-Shirt Club on Magazine.
NOLA T-Shirt Club also has copies available in their online shop, and those are autographed by me. Some are signed by my girls as well, who played a big part in bringing the book to life.
If you love the show, the, podcast, and New Orleans, please consider picking up a copy. For more on the book, check out episode 157.
Thanks to Matt Haine for joining me today! Thanks also to King Cake Hub and Zony Mash for hosting us. Thanks as always to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast and making the show sound great.
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