September 1, 2015

New Orleans: Enjoying a Big Easy pace of life

In Jackson Square, an artist sketched my four-year-old daughter’s portrait in color charcoal, highlighting her red hair as the sun broke through the trees like a spotlight. On another trip, an artist painted a mystical henna tattoo on her ankles. 

St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.

On our first visit to New Orleans one hot, humid August in 1985, we left our New York double-step pace of life behind and understood what it is to move as smoothly as a puff of air crossing a bayou creek. Here, we learned to take it easy in the Big Easy, to absorb the soulful music and food flavors tempting our senses at every slow step. 

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