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Marielle Songy

Marielle was born and raised in New Orleans. She thinks it's hard to grow up there and not let the culture and history of the city become part of you.

Whether it be the jazz, food, of fabulous architecture, she thinks most would agree that things are a little spicer down here. You can reach her via email at [email protected]

How a wine bottle spun into Glass Half Full recycling

By Marielle Songy / January 12, 2022

There was no way to recycle glass in New Orleans until recently. Glass Half Full, a glass recycling initiative, is working to recycle glass so that it can be used for something good.

Top 5-04: Locally made coloring books

By Marielle Songy / December 15, 2021

No matter your age, coloring books are sure to inspire your creativity.

How King Cake Hub became the one-stop-shop for king cakes

By Marielle Songy / December 8, 2021

Despite moving around the city and the death of one of its founders, the Hub continues being the only place you can get king cake from different bakeries under one roof.

A big book of king cakes? Your guide is here.

By Marielle Songy / November 30, 2021

Matt Haines’ 368-page book covers 75 bakeries and king cakes.

d’Livery brings local options to NOLA food delivery services

By Marielle Songy / November 19, 2021

One local business owner set out to shake up the food delivery scene with a local option that better serves restaurants and drivers.

Top 5-04: Where to get some of the tastiest charcuterie boards in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / November 18, 2021

There are a lot of charcuterie options in town, so to make it easier we narrowed it down to the Top 5-04 charcuterie boards you should try!

Top 5-04: Where to grab the best lunch sandwiches in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / November 8, 2021

If you’re looking for a delicious lunch sandwich on a budget, we’ve got you.

Top 5-04: Exploring the restaurant scene in Gretna

By Marielle Songy / November 8, 2021

From Thai to Mediterranean restaurants and lots in between, there are hidden gems on the West Bank waiting to be explored.

It’s ‘Poor Boy’ not ‘Po-Boy’: The Parkway Bakery and Tavern is THE sandwich staple

By Marielle Songy / November 5, 2021

Parkway Bakery and Tavern is a New Orleans institution that dates back over 100 years.

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A guide to the best toys stores in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / November 5, 2021

In New Orleans, we are fortunate to have a wide selection of amazing toy stores.