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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]

Chef Dee Lavigne expands the only Black-owned cooking school in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / May 11, 2022

Deelightful Roux School of Cooking is the only African American-owned cooking school taught by a New Orleans native, and her class is a guide to New Orleans’ food culture.

Top 5-04: Where to get tacos in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy / May 3, 2022

Here are a few of the many awesome taco spots we have in New Orleans.

Sierra Camille Kay’s painting puppet is a marriage between art and marionette

By Marielle Songy / April 4, 2022

Kay pulls MiMi’s strings as she paints French Quarter landscapes, street performers, self-portraits, and anything else that she finds interesting.

Amazing Cheap Date Ideas: A $50 dinner and free date ideas

By Marielle Songy / March 18, 2022

Two couples compete to win the best cheap date, but with a catch: they can spend all their fifty dollars at one location, and all the other activities must be free!

Flying lessons

Finding Adventure in New Orleans: Fishing, Jet Skiing and Flying Lessons

By Marielle Songy / March 10, 2022

Amber Robinson was furloughed from her airline job during the peak of the pandemic. At 51 years old, she hopes Kinga will help inspire her in a new direction. The sky’s the limit!

Top 5-04: Romantic New Orleans spots

By Marielle Songy / January 31, 2022

From the great outdoors to cozy spots indoors, there are romantic spots all over the city.

Glass Half Full

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.