Team New Orleans
Cecilia upbringing has been - to say the least - multi-cultural, and she's lived in Bangladesh, Sweden, Zambia, Switzerland, England and now New Orleans. She's lived in the city for almost 14 years, enjoying the climate, the cultural offerings, the unique architecture, music, and cuisine.
Once she realized she could get to New Orleans from Atlanta in eight hours by car or a short plane ride, Julie Dorris frequented the Crescent City like a second home. She never got tired of wandering the same streets where Faulkner, Williams and Hemingway had walked, and was often found writing in Audubon Park or by the Riverfront. Amazed by the city’s resilience, she is grateful she can still visit her favorites: Tipitina’s for live bands, Café Du Monde for chicory coffee, Commander’s Palace for Creole fine dining and Magazine Street for unique clothing and gifts.
After seven years working as a news journalist
in Britain, Michael took the opportunity to stretch his legs with a
visit across the pond. After a few months in the wintry Midwest, New
Orleans was the place for a springtime thaw. In a city rife with
contradictions and opposites, he enjoys the beauty of Uptown New
Orleans' immaculate lawns and intricate architecture, but his heart
belongs downriver, where the ghosts of the past walk among born-and-bred
natives and an ever-changing cast of new arrivals. A stroll down Royal
Street or a fine dinner in the Quarter will always be options. But it's
the grit, the soul, and the wealth of characters in Treme and the
Marigny that keeps him coming back, whether to a bar stool at Buffa's or
bouncing to brass bands at the BMC.