Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers
Today’s episode is a Q&A show with questions from listeners like you. As always, questions from our Patreon supporters come first, followed by those from our Facebook Group.
05:10 – Jeffrey Hubbard – French Quarter Fest paid pass
07:02 – Joseph Grillo – 2nd edition of BBS book? Dew Drop Inn
09:00 – Mark Wingfield – Most Romantic places in NOLA
11:15 – Mark Wingfield – March Madness
13:45 – James Redmond – Festivals/events in August
16:35 – Hannah Voss – Busker payment
18:00 – DC Big Papa – Easier Krewes to ride in or join
21:30 – Michael Kaufman – Where else in the US do you want to visit?
22:45 – Eric Boyle – Documentary Films about New Orleans
26:30 – John Nordike – Discuss the process of your book – ep157
27:20 – John Nordike – James Lee Burke interview
28:30 – Maggie Macgyver – photography in your book
31:25 – Christy Johnson – the magic of New Orleans
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. http://hnoc.org/firstdraft
From December 8, 2023 – May 10, 2024 check out their exhibit titled A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans. For centuries, Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other similar fraternal organizations have contributed to the network of benevolent and mutual aid societies that cradle New Orleans’s social, cultural, and civic life.
Through objects and images drawn from THNOC’s collections, the new exhibition explores the sometimes-hidden history of these organizations and illuminates how they helped shape today’s city.
Additionally, their permanent exhibit on French Quarter life is an immersive experience worth a visit. As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed. http://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 http://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 Bank
While you are looking for a home to purchase, you need to probably 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. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at https://www.gulfbank.com/mortgage-lenders/tommy-manzella
Two Chicks Walking Tours
Long time listeners are familiar with Two Chicks Walking Tours and their small group approach to public walks through the Garden District and the French Quarter.
For those new to the topic they limit group size to half the number of guests of other companies. Frequent tour takers know that size matters.
They’re also experts at curating private tours including a variety of themes such as literature tours through the French Quarter and a Marigny highlights tour option. The team has also traversed the CBD and warehouse with groups in tow discussing the city’s unique development and characteristics. Summer specials on private tours are currently available. THey’ve organized private tours for as little as a single guest to over 200. Please check them out.
Find out more at https://twochickswalkingtours.com Use code Beyond and get 15% off.
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.
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