Joie de vivre is French for “joy of living,” and that is definitely what’s happening down here in the Big Easy.

I created this blog to help locals and tourist explore this magical city—which will expand your mind and nourish your soul, if you check your self-consciousness at the door (um, causeway?).

I have so much respect for the history, warmth, culture and survival of this city and her people, and I’m so curious about so much here. So this is really my own, selfish attempt to satiate my in-my-own-city city wanderlust. (Once a journalist, always a journalist—which is really just a synonym for “nosy.”)

Laissez les bon temps rouler—but always, respectfully!