A Peek Inside New Orleans’ Haunted LaLaurie Mansion
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A Peek Inside New Orleans’ Haunted LaLaurie Mansion

If you’re an avid Hammer-and-Heels reader, you know I have a small obsession with American Horror Story: Coven.  Aside from the awesome fact that much of the show is filmed just blocks from my house and the super cool fact that my neighbor worked on the set design… the show is also based on some … Continue reading

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Saving Storm Damaged Furniture
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Saving Storm Damaged Furniture

When Hurricane Isaac made landfall over the city of New Orleans in late August, the storm took its sweet time moving on.  The hurricane sat atop the Crescent City for days flooding streets, swelling rivers and in the hardest-hit areas, forcing water over our levees and inundating entire neighborhoods.  The devastation was greater than anyone- … Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Down Here we Call ‘em Shrimp Boots
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Fashion Friday: Down Here we Call ‘em Shrimp Boots

Down here on the Gulf, our lives are slowly returning to normal after Hurricane Isaac blew through New Orleans, knocking out power, downing 200 year-old oak trees and flooding entire neighborhoods.  As a journalist, I was tasked with working 12-15 hour days, sleeping at the television station and reporting live in torrential rain and hurricane … Continue reading

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Termites 101

  Did you know New Orleans is the termite capitol of North America?  Entomologist Ed Martin says we have to contend with two species in the South.   According to Ed, “Besides our regular native subterranean termites, we have the largest infestation of Formosan subterranean termites that were brought into North America after WWII.”  Their colonies … Continue reading