Fender

A worder and sassmouth, who discovered spas and jungle tours are more fun than elections and autopsy reports. She picked up a lifelong love of snark (and an effing Pulitzer! Yeah, she can’t believe it either) working in newsrooms. She’s lived in nine states and three countries, never says “no” to happy hour, and gets off on being withholding.

Roasted Strawberry Creole ice cream cone with sprinkles from Simone's Market, New Orleans' grocery wonderland.

Simone’s Market: Curating Nola’s best foodie finds

Make groceries, buy local and feast on house-made goodies at Simone’s Market, New Orleans’ gourmet corner store.  It’s hard to say what we love most about Simone’s Market, New Orleans’ conscientiously curated grocery wonderland. For one, the shelves are stocked with unique local products from makers we didn’t even know existed. In a few hundred …

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The Traveler Broads share a tropical cocktail called the Judgey Parrot at the New Orleans Catahoula Hotel.

Catahoula Hotel: Cabana-chic and dog friendly

New Orleans’ Catahoula Hotel slays the hotel bar, Insta-perfect decor and vegan-Chinese fusion. We recommend this 35-room boutique hotel (a refreshing change from mega-chains) for 20-something trend-seekers, group travelers and dog lovers. The Catahoula, named for Louisiana’s state pooch, is dog friendly!   Rooms feature fabulous rain showers and incredibly comfy mattresses. For group travelers, the …

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