Articles by Gigi

{Know Before You Go} Buccaneer State Park, Mississippi

If you are from Greater New Orleans or the Gulf Coast, you probably went to Buccaneer State Park as a kid—piled in the back of a pick up truck headed for Buccaneer Bay Water Park or covered in Skin So Soft ready to camp out. Following Hurricane Katrina, they have…



Audubon Louisiana Nature Center {Know Before You Go}

Need someplace new to discover? Just across the Lake in New Orleans East, lies the newly refurbished (and continuously blossoming) Audubon Nature Center. While it’s not new to many of us from around here, it has been out of commission for nearly a whole generation of children and parents, since…


{The Local Dish} The Wine Garden

In Slidell, the trend in restaurants leans either to chains or Cajun/Creole faire for the local spots. This Uptown girl turned Slidellian is always on the hunt for some fabulous food, great wine and cocktails, and amazing service. My prayers were answered with the Wine Garden. The wine bar and…


8 Tips for Commuting with Kids

Picture it. Loving the Northshore, new job, child in a great preschool program….but you have to commute for it. This is a reality for a lot of people on our side of the lake. My husband commutes from Slidell to the CBD daily and my 3 year old son and…