Though the 10 years I’ve been in New York are apparently long enough to give myself permission to buy some pretty outrageous clothing and jewelry, the Midwesterner in me worries my choices might be too far from the norm. I imagine arriving at a party, a restaurant or the office and all of a sudden it’s middle school again and the cool girls are snickering.
This week we booked our next visit to New Orleans. We haven’t missed a Jazz Fest since Katrina, we’ve been for Halloween and Voodoo Fest and Fourth of July, but we’ve never experienced the one thing most people probably picture… Read More ›
I often come home from New Orleans inspired — this spring I was inspired to host regular, informal dinners. As often happens when we travel, we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. We… Read More ›
This year at SXSW Interactive, I heard a speaker say something that made me want to leap up, throw my hands in the air and yell, “Amen!” He suggested that many new technologies, whether that’s smartphones, social media or the… Read More ›
John and I lived in New Orleans for a month this spring, and if you saw our Facebook posts about the eating, drinking, music and general frivolity, you might not believe it was an educational trip. This was our third… Read More ›
While thousands of music fans watched bands and ate good food in the rain at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, just a few blocks away, Launch Fest gathered a couple hundred entrepreneurs for talks about how to score investors… Read More ›
I have a fantasy about being a regular at the perfect bar. When I walk in, I’m greeted with a big smile by a server who knows what I like. Problem is, I’m not the kind of person who can… Read More ›
Maybe you’re headed to New Orleans for the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras. Maybe you’re going for a conference like Inland Press Association‘s. Maybe you’re just going for fun. My husband and I haven’t missed a Jazz Fest since Katrina… Read More ›