NolaVie Presents : How’s Bayou?


How's Bayou?: A frugal journey

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Don't discount us seniors; we can handle the discounts ourselves. Senior discounts are different from coupons or Groupons. They're earned through trial and tribulation, though often spurned by sexagenarians who don't want to reveal their age. I, however, ... Read More »

How's Bayou? 50 Years of Marshall Law

Turning 50: J. R. Damonte surveys grandsons Don and Keith, with Don's son William, in the parlor of Madewood.Turning 50: J. R. Damonte surveys grandsons Don and Keith, with Don's son William, in the parlor of Madewood.

The last half-century at Madewood will tell you all you need to know about why women should be allowed, nay encouraged, to engage in combat operations. It was 50 years ago today, June 10, 1964, that Mother, my ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Still lovin' NOLA

The Saucy Housedogs of Pisgah: they're getting some increased attention this summer.  (Photo by Keith Marshall)

Let me say up front: I AM NOT LEAVING NEW ORLEANS! This column will not be about how my heart is being ripped out as I depart; how I don't know how I'll ever find a bar as ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Of dogs and bras

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A dream morning. Mesdames Clio and Pandora are dozing in their "puppy palettes" as I finish my second cup of coffee. It's 72 degrees, with 55 percent humidity. Things are quiet. My wife, Millie, is out of town. ... Read More »

How's Bayou?: If you can't say something nice ...

Miss Clio and her dad on Trover.com.

It sounds so easy to become a member of the leisure class. All you need is an idea with a time that has come and the kind of determination that leads you to bicycle around southwest Louisiana, stopping ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Launching Mickey

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Let it be known to all: It was I who created Mickey Easterling, who passed away on April 14, 2014 at an undetermined age. Yes, that Mickey Easterling, who former Times-Picayune columnist Bill Grady in 1993 headlined this ... Read More »

How's Bayou?: A Valentine for George

"It's still life," George Dureau, 1962

I first met George Valentine Dureau when he walked into my mother's Downtown Gallery in 1961. The gallery had opened in 1959 at 521 St. Ann Street, facing Jackson Square in the lower Pontalba Building. It boasted a ... Read More »

How's Bayou? A load of scrap

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2012 was the year of the pick-up at Madewood, a time when the mother-of-the-bride would back her truck up to the mansion and download any remaining food on the buffet as the wedding reception was winding down. In ... Read More »

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