The Scene


People come to New Orleans for many different reasons, but when they get here, everyone discovers what may very well be the city’s greatest lesson – how to live in the moment. Here’s a preview: 
1. Know where you came from. That means keeping your old buildings up and passing your stories and traditions down. 
2. Slow down. Take your time at the table. Make the most of every solo. And never go by car when you can go by carriage. 
3. Engage the senses. A body needs to feel alive, to feel appreciated, to feel special. Go shopping. Dine and dance. Play a game of chance. 
4. Celebrate everything. Every bite, every tune, every moment – from birth right up to and including your demise. Make rituals of your festivals. Get together. Have fun.