Allie Mayer

Allie is a graduate of Oberlin College. She has worked in the field of animal welfare for the past ten years and as a freelance writer for the past two years. She is a native New Orleanian who currently lives in the Carrollton neighborhood.

Take this driving tour of some of the best decorated Halloween houses

By Allie Mayer / October 28, 2020

Many New Orleans residents have turned their homes into Halloween spectacles! If you are looking for a distracting (and socially distant) diversion this Halloween, follow this driving route to discover some of the most amazing houses in the city. The tour will also take you past businesses where you can pick up a Halloween treat for the road.

What do you get when a speakeasy and a snowball stand collide in the Bywater? A Chance In Hell

By Allie Mayer / August 19, 2020

Pre-COVID, this married couple was touring, performing drag and burlesque in New Orleans. To survive in the COVID-era, they had to create a Chance in Hell — a speakeasy-style snoball pop-up.

Follow our Vegetrail to the ultimate guide to the best vegan and vegetarian takeout in New Orleans

By Allie Mayer / August 18, 2020

From cool, fresh Vietnamese cuisine, to warm and gooey pupusas, to fluffy vegan pancakes, there is no shortage of comforting vegan and veggie takeout to get you through this unprecedented time in NOLA.

The Forest Retreat: A Vacation for the Summer of Social Distancing that’s only 2 hours away from New Orleans

By Allie Mayer / July 8, 2020

Nestled in the serene Homochitto Forest in Mississippi, The Forest Retreat is a gorgeous, secluded spot for New Orleanians to unwind and take a breath of fresh forest air.

Hiking in City Park: Socially Distant Secret Trails with your Canine Companion

By Allie Mayer / May 1, 2020

Many New Orleanians are starting to get restless as we enter another week of quarantine. Luckily, there are some nearby trails where you can stretch your legs while maintaining social distance from others.