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New Orleans, Nashville, the South, the U.K. and beyond. Check out my travel recommendations and tips for exploring on a budget.

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Tips for working from home, from the road, how to promote your new business, and more. Career articles written for Talent Zoo, Apptitude and others.

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Over the years I've gotten to interview and tour the workspaces of some considerable titans of their industries as well as up and coming entrepreneurs.

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Cause I Needed Out: Mobile, AL Travel Guide

Cause I Needed Out: Mobile, AL Travel Guide

For reasons far too long to explain it was just time. It was suddenly and urgently apparent – you need the road. You need to leave. Go young woman. FLEE. Some back history – I used to live in Mobile, AL. Truth be told it is, to this day, the place I lived for the ...

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For Those Who [Power] Lunch  – New Orleans edition

For Those Who [Power] Lunch – New Orleans edition

Let’s face it, sometimes your desk can be constraining. If you’re looking to step outside the office your lunch break (or late afternoon into happy hour) can be the perfect time to get the old creative juices going. Whether it’s a solo project you’re working on or a collaborative meeting, a space with great wifi, strong coffee, ...

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Interview: Ashley Porter of Porter Lyons

Interview: Ashley Porter of Porter Lyons

Vertebrae. The spinal bones of alligators. That’s what originally got Ashley Porter, founder of Porter Lyons, started as a jewelry maker. Fast forward a few years and several collections later and Ashley now finds herself as one of the more notable jewelers in New Orleans with her pieces ranking as favorites among Louisianians and a ...

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Interview: Genevieve Douglas of KINDRED Studios

Interview: Genevieve Douglas of KINDRED Studios

  Genevieve Douglas is no stranger to striking out on her own. When the publicist and owner of Uptown PR became a mother she found herself having a hard time keeping her active lifestyle with a little one in tow. Enter KINDRED Studios on Magazine Ave in uptown New Orleans. Geniveve’s philosphy for the lifestyle studio was ...

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Photo Tour: Shadows On The Teche & New Iberia

Photo Tour: Shadows On The Teche & New Iberia

Sarah Becker Lillard and I share many common interests but perhaps one of the best is a love of historic homes. And day trips. And sweet tea. And ladylike hats. And roadside vegetable stands. You get the picture. We rolled all these loves into a day of fun with a little trip down to New Iberia ...

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How to work from home and not lose your mind

How to work from home and not lose your mind

A while back, we had a guest post from Sarah Becker Llillard on how to work from home and stay productive. Recently I’ve started working from home as well and have had to come up with a few additional rules to keep myself from turning into an isolated zombie everyday (it’s happened before). Here’s what I’ve come up ...

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Interview: Ellen Buckley of Audubon Zoo

Interview: Ellen Buckley of Audubon Zoo

As we gear up for one of our favorite local charity events, I had the good fortune to meet and tour the Audubon Zoo with the annual  Whitney Zoo-To-Do‘s Director of Events, Ellen Buckley. A New Orleans native through and through, Ellen gave me a insider’s look at what it’s like to spend your day among the ...

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Tips for Working from the Road

Tips for Working from the Road

Let’s face it, sometimes you have to take the show on the road. The good news is that as more and more business can be done remotely there’s no reason you can’t turn that work trip into an enjoyable, advantageous excursion that’ll feed your bottom line and your soul. So how can you schedule meetings, ...

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Interview: Ti Martin of Cafe Adelaide

Interview: Ti Martin of Cafe Adelaide

Perhaps one of my favorite spots in New Orleans for a classy after work drink is the Swizzle Stick Bar at Cafe Adelaide. Helmed in part by Ti Martin, Cafe Adelaide is part of a group of restaurants owned by Martin and her family that includes SoBou in the French Quarter and world famous Commander’s Palace. Ti ...

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