Mardi Gras is strongly connected to the Catholic Church it marks the last day before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. This is why in New Orleans the cops shut down the party at midnight. Yes, even the famous Bourbon Street closes at midnight. The holiday became popular around the fest of foods that would be…

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Today January 29th 2018 was the foundation of the Visitation in Mobile order in 1610; the community in Mobile was founded on the feast of St. Francis De Sales in 1833, 185 years ago. The visitation order was founded in Fance by St. Fancis De Sales and St. Jane De Chantal.  It is a cloistered order committed to prayer and…

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When in doubt on a cold day in the south, one can’t help but dream of sunnier days. Depending on where I’m headed for the day I like to play it up or down, more sporty and grunge or tailored and timeless. On this occasion I combined a bit of old school vibes with this NKOTB graphic tee from Urban…

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