Best Bets for the week of July 2: Essence Fest, Black Girl Giggles & More

By Kiri Walton | July 2, 2018

The 4th of July weekend is always packed with events happening around town, many of which are related to the city’s biggest event outside of Mardi Gras, the Essence Festival. Essence Festival The Essence Festival is a celebration of black women, who drive pop culture, fashion, elections, and it also brings in more revenue to […]

The Legacy of Oretha Castle Haley, the namesake of Central City’s Main Street

By Kiri Walton | June 26, 2018

“We try to make sure her legacy and the work she did doesn’t get erased,” said Blair Haley about his grandmother, Oretha Castle Haley.

New Orleans’ Pop City owner creates t-shirt response to Melania Trump’s controversial jacket

By Kiri Walton | June 25, 2018

The first lady “made a mistake. So, we wanted to correct the mistake. What she must’ve meant to say is that she DID care.”

Welcome to Very Local New Orleans

By Kiri Walton | June 3, 2018

Very Local is the plug- your essential source for all the best New Orleans has to offer. We’re here to help you live your absolute best NOLA life.

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The Best Independence Day Parties In New Orleans

By Alex Galbraith | May 2, 2018

Here’s where to hang before and after the fireworks on July 4th.