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Ashley McLellan

Ashley McLellan is the editor of New Orleans Magazine and New Orleans Home, associate editor of Louisiana Life and a contributor to Biz New Orleans Magazine. With more than 25 years of experience editing and writing for local and national magazines, newspapers and digital media, she has won multiple awards from the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) and the New Orleans Press Club. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pontypridd in Wales, and is a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) and Leadership Jefferson. She also holds a Diplôme de Sabreur from the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or, and will saber a bottle of Champagne in exchange for a glass of bubbly. When not listening to her favorite podcasts or besting the New York Times Spelling Bee, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, running the streets of New Orleans and marching with several Carnival krewes.

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N.O.-Based Granola Company Earns $100K in Prize Money, Attention from Amazon

After less than a year in business, this plant-based, protein rich granola company has grabbed over $100,000 in prize money and the attention of...

Cup of Ambition

  Current Crop Roasting Shop 3931 Magazine St. 504-571-5129 // CurrentCropRoasting.com // @currentcroprs New Orleans has long had a love affair with coffee, embracing both its rich culinary...

Goodbye Bike Shorts!

Undergoodies Undergoodies.com @under_goodies_ For local entrepreneur Mindy Christie, launching a genre-defying undergarment company was the culmination of a lifetime of looking for a product that didn’t exist. Driven...

Check It Out!

Crescentcitysounds.org As the busy music festival season descends upon New Orleans, the New Orleans Public Library is set to release its latest lineup of artists...

The Workout of the Future is Here

The Exercise Coach 2701 Airline Dr., Metairie Exercisecoach.com/metairie In this post-pandemic world, those looking to stay healthy or get fit are more likely than ever to ditch...

A Sweet Gig

Piety and Desire Chocolate 2032 Magazine Street PietyandDesireChocolate.com // @PietyDesireChoc // facebook.com/pietydesirechoc Local chocolatier Christopher Nobles’ artisan bonbon business, Piety and Desire Chocolate, has become the go-to...
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Popping Up Everywhere

“My favorite flavors are definitely the Boiled Crawfish or King Cake, sometimes both at the same time… That’s a little trick I learned so...

Top Shelf Business

Blue Book Barkeeps Bluebookbarkeeps.com Mobile bartending has risen in popularity across the country in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. “As demand for private events services...

Lemonade With a Legacy

Parents usually leave legacies for their children. Our son left a legacy for his parents; this is the Element Story. In 2016, inspired by a...

In the Green

When Fabian Harper — licensed horticulturist, landscape contractor and owner of local landscaping business Flourish NOLA — learned he had won both the grand...

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