A Picture Tribute to New Orleans: My Home the Last Few Months
Saturday was the last day of shooting on the film I have been working on in New Orleans as the nutritionist, and last night I left the city, which has been my home since mid-April. I’ve had such an amazing time I’ve had the last few months, and forged such a connection to the city and it’s people. I’ve put together a little picture album to share with you, of my favorite people and places in NOLA:
The French Quarter was literally across the street from my hotel, and I love its architecture, music and energy. How could you not?
Since my hotel room was on the 47th floor, below was my view of the Mississippi River, taken from my hotel window.
Here we are at Jazz Fest, which was so much fun. I also heard a lot of jazz throughout my stay, as live music is such a big part of life in New Orleans! It has been great working with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who are not just clients but dear friends. They are incredibly nice and down to earth, and working for them was truly a dream job!
I found a great pottery studio on Magazine Street in Uptown (where I pretty much spent all my time) called Hands of Clay. If you live in NOLA I highly recommend taking a class there! I had never worked with a potter’s wheel before, but the teachers are great- especially mine! Her name is Jacqui Lincoln and she let me throw huge blocks of clay I really had no business working with. 🙂 It was so fun to talk to the ladies in class for a few hours every Wed. night. I miss my pottery friends already!
Here’s Jacqui, who’s very talented at ceramics!
I also found a yoga home, which is hugely important to me. It is a wonderful yoga studio called Wild Lotus Yoga. If you are passing through or live in the city, you must go by!
Here are the two teachers that touched my heart, and that I will never forget. I took their classes faithfully every week, 2 classes each for both of them. I LOVE their classes, and I treasure them as yogis, teachers, and wonderful human beings. On the left is Amanda Rubinstein-Stern and on the right is AC Lambeth. I can’t recommend them enough!!!!! Amanda’s classes are very alignment focused and AC’s are like riding a beautiful flowing wave. Saying goodbye to my new yoga home was a very sad day, but alas, unattachment is a (hard) yogic teaching.
Um, yeah, you could say I really made my hotel room my home. How does one live in a hotel room for almost 3 months, you might ask? Well I decorated it like an apt., and the walls were lined with mini fridges!
Here’s Christine at the Skin Studio, which is next to Wholefoods on Magazine Street. She gives great facials! I had a few while I was there, as I was in WF every day and her relaxing office would beckon to me. And I like her Derma Potion natural facial SPF 30 sunscreen.
After many, many good times, Glowing Green Smoothies, walks in Audobon Park, growth, new friends, new adventures, and falling in love with a new city…
It’s time to say goodbye for now New Orleans! But I’ll be back for sure. 🙂
And now a new adventure starts, and I have a very exciting summer ahead! I am really happy to enjoy my home in NYC for now, even if it is for only 5 days before I move again. But life is a flow, and as AC would say, “surf the waves of life.”