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Only in New Orleans

You never know what you are going to see in New Orleans. It is always an adventure to walk along in the French Quarter. My daughter Katherine lives there and works in the Central Business District “CBD” in a high rise on Poydras. She works hard at Zhender Communications, but I like to say (because I believe it) that she is having the time of her life. I asked her if she ever gets tired of living in New Orleans. Even though I knew the answer, she exclaimed, “Are you kidding me? There is always something to see and do here. It’s great!”

Yesterday, I was on a mission to deliver some droopy wigs to Fifi Mahony’s for some refurbishing. There you go, Fifi’s is a perfect example. There is never a dull moment in the prime wig shop on Royal Street. The girl sporting a red and white stocking cap, a few piercings, and blue and pink hair recognized me. I have been a patron for 4 years now. I am a Berry Queen, and I purchase my wig every year from Fifi’s partly because they are the best wig stylists around and partly because it’s such an interesting place in the heart of a wonderful city.

After the wig delivery, we walked to the Napoleon House on Chartres. We have been coming here since LSU college days when we’d pull an all nighter in The Quarter. The old establishment has a most unique atmosphere with concrete walls with peeling paint and pictures of Napoleon, male waiters dressed in black pants and white shirts, classical music blaring, and a beautiful courtyard. The food is always good, as well as the cocktails. Pim’s Cup is my favorite.

After a rather leisurely lunch (the service was slow), we were walking back to our car. One thing about The Quarter is you can never get a parking place near where you need to be. It is always best to grab one where you can and walk it. When we arrived in Jackson Square, we happened upon the second line of a wedding coming out of St. John’s. What a treat! Happy Jazz musicians danced and played the Mardi Gras Mambo, and the bride and groom joyfully followed. Only in New Orleans!

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