NOTES FROM AMINA
Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read on to see what she jotted down for February’s Notes from Amina …
I had a friend in town from New York last weekend that had never been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We discussed the whole history of Mardi Gras from doubloons to krewes and the difference between being neutral ground side vs. sidewalk side. The only version of Mardi Gras that she’d ever seen was on television so I felt like it was my duty as a New Orleanian to show her the ropes or rather the beads!
We started at the Haydel’s Pop Up Shop and sampled King Cake, walked down to Sucre and sampled King Cake (it was a taste test and we did walk), popped in Storyville to get her a Nola Love King Cake shirt and then went down to Tchop to see the floats as they began lining up. Sometimes I forget that I’m fortunate enough to live in a place where Mardi Gras is actually a season. Screaming for the Femme Fatales Krewe to throw us something, making friends with our parade neighbors, and of course eating our weight in King Cake were experiences that my friend never would have gotten from just watching Mardi Gras on TV. Here’s to a happy and safe Mardi Gras season and if you’re riding this year I’ll be sidewalk side around Harmony and St. Charles. Look for the lady with an arm full of beads and a piece of king cake wearing a string of king cake dolls.