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    The Saint Hotel

    I never really thought I would ever consider using the term “swag” ever, much less to describe a place. Here and now I’m throwing all caution to the wind and saying that The Saint Hotel, on storied Canal Street, is unabashadely swag. This is our first in a series of posts presented by The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau in support of their “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” campaign.

    August 6, 2012

    Lana Hunt

    Designer/Nola fashion blogger/stylist Lana Hunt takes each new day on with fashion. Her fantastic blog – chapter twenty nine, showcases her innate ability to pull together a look effortlessly. She’s confidently creative in her choices and it shows through each post. P.S. Check out her music photography while you’re at it.

    July 6, 2012

    Missy Wilkinson

    It’s been almost a year since we posted 2 of the most successful features here on – “FUGQ” our answer to GQ naming New Orleans as one of the top “worst dressed” cities in the nation as well as our “Nola perfect 10” post. We had such a great time planning, photographing, and producing the features, we’ve decided to continue them here on as “style profiles”. So without further adieu, here’s our first style profile, the lovely & sublimely talented, Missy Wilkinson.

    May 31, 2012
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    Our Favorite Public Sculpture

    As a city, we continue to grow by leaps and bound. The city is truly taking shape and quickly becoming the cosmopolitan landmark we can all be proud of. Last year we pointed out some of the great local parks around town and now we’re giving you a heads up on some of the great public sculpture around town.

    May 17, 2012
  • Airline Highway

    Whatever Happened to Airline Highway?

    Ever since the late 1920’s Airline Highway (U.S. 61) or shall we say Airline Drive, has been a major link to New Orleans not only from the western part of Louisiana, especially Baton Rouge, but also linking the South to northern cities as far as St. Louis and beyond.

    May 10, 2012

    Langenstein’s Turns 90

    So a lot has happened in NOLA in nearly 100 years. We’ve seen wars, World’s Fairs, the start of one of the best music festivals in the world, and hell, we’ve seen our beloved Saints win a Super Bowl. One business that has stood the test of time, and remains the oldest full-service grocery store in New Orleans.

    April 20, 2012
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    Mac is on lock

    We all got an early present from the Easter Bunny this week in the form of the widely anticipated new record from Dr. John. Mac’s new record titled “Locked Down” was one of the only records in April that I had circled and highlighted on my calendar. It’s not just because it’s new music from The Nite Tripper, but because one of my other favorite artists, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) played an instrumental part in honing it’s tone, sound, and final production.

    April 5, 2012

    I wann be like Steve McQueen – Transportation Revolution

    I’ll never forget the first time I saw Steve McQueen scream away on his 1962 Triumph TR6 in “The Great Escape”. The low bellowing sound of the exhaust, combined with the stealth minimalist design, began my fascination with vintage motorcycles.

    November 10, 2011
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    Amanda DeLeon

    I have to admit that as of late, especially with our FU-GQ Men’s feature this summer, I’ve been thinking about fashion more and more. I’ve been keeping a lookout for cool and interesting people as of late and find myself walking the streets crouching and contorting taking photos a la Bill Cunningham.

    October 19, 2011
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    iHeart you GQ

    For years GQ editors, writers and photographers have been drinking, eating, and grazing their way throughout Nola without any recourse, and just like a tourist. They seem to enjoy themselves just like everyone else, but continue to fais chier on us. I’m over it! Shortly after Katrina their words and photos were bit more forgiving, and they seemed to finally soak us in. But in the last few years, GQ has forgotten about our charm, wit, love and devotion to our culture, and more importantly the essence of our city.

    July 28, 2011