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Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday, May 9, 2009


In true FabuNOLA Fashion, there’s so many Fabulous Happenings around our great City that your head will be in a spin attempting to figure out which direction to go in first. Thankfully, I’ve listed great things you can balance going one to another in order stagger your events when planning which FabuFinds to get to first. Here’s some thoughts as you go about your day.

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Phenomenal Women out there . . . especially to my Mom & Grandmother for clearing the road along my path and great journey in life. I love you dearly and thank you for all you’ve done to give me strength!!

Much Love to you ALL!!



Events going on this weekend:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I’m speaking at this event today at 12:30 5 pm now (corrected time): McKenna Museum’s “A Day In Paradise” from 11 am – 6 pm. Hope you can make it. Peace, Cherylyn

A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Aunts
Opening Reception
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
GROUP SPECIAL: Come in a group of 3 and the 3rd sister gets in free!

Experience the best Mother’s Day event in the city, A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mother’s Daughters, Sisters & Aunts. This holistic fun-filled and exciting celebration features workshops and presentations for the mind body and soul. Make sure you bring your checkbooks, because this event will also include items and services female entrepreneurs in the city. Sponsored by Gris gris lab, Hermanna Productions,, and the Young Friends Society of A.D.I.

The McKenna Museum • 2003 Carondelet St. • New Orleans • LA • 70130


Canopy Grand Opening: Habitat For Sustainable Living from 6 – 9 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2009

Please join us for the Grand Opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! @ 1382 Magazine St

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! We’ll be showcasing all of our innovative green products at our Grand Opening celebration. Come join us as we sip local libations and sample the tastes of local rising star chefs Bart Bell and Jeff Baron!

In celebration of our grand opening, Canopy is offering a 15% discount off selected FLOR carpet tile products through May 16!

We’d love to see you there!


 Peter Seltzer and the Canopy team

Our website is live!

Regular Store Hours:  Tue-Thu 10-5; Fri-Sat 11-3



My friends Melissa & Matt DeOrazio’s great band, Sweet Jones is performing at Fair Grinds Coffee today from 5:30 – 7:30. Free Show!!! Blues, Roots & Rock:

Also, check out some of Melissa’s yummy Vegan & Gluten-Free Goodies at Fair Grinds on a regular basis. You body will thank you for it ;D!!

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is at 3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans, LA 70119. Open daily from 6:30 am – 10 pm. 504-913-9072.

Peace, Cherylyn


NOJHF Red Tyler Event:

simply red: a tribute to red tyler

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz Journey concert series salutes the late Alvin “Red” Tyler with an all-star concert Saturday, May 9, at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.

Admission: Tickets are free. They will become available when the box office opens @ 6 pm

Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Storyville.


Anaïs’ Weekend Music:

Friday – Bombay Club 9:30 – 12:30

Saturday – Windsor Court 9 – 12

Sunday – Ritz Carlton 1 – 5

                “Mother’s Day Brunch”

Please join Anais this weekend


Jeremy Davenport Jessie McBride is filling in for Jeremy Davenport (while out of town for a gig) at The Ritz Carlton in the Davenport Lounge (3rd Floor) from 9 pm – 1 am.

Valet Parking is Free with ticket validated in the bar. Clean Air Environment ;D!! No Cover. Food in the restaurant or just come to lounge on the comfy sofas.

If you know how to dance (especially Lindy Hop Swing), come to ask me for a spin on the dance floor!!



Happy Cinco de Mayo in FabuNOLA!!


And the Celebration just keeps going in FabuNOLA!! Cinco de Mayo is today. Here are a few great happenings!!

Cinco de Mayo Block Party tonight at Tomatillo’s. 437 Esplanade Ave (corner of Frenchmen St.). Bands start playing on-stage at 4 pm (Soul Rebels, EOE Atman Roots, Cubre Libre, Gravity A & Special Guests. So glad you got a break yesterday . . . don’t you just LOVE FabuNOLA!!!  Hope to see you there tonight.

Tomatillo’s ( – yes, that’s my picture on the website promotional pic ;D). (504) 945-9997

There’s also Fredy Omar at Taqueria San Miguel tonight. I hope to post the pics of the LatinSoul Salsa Dance Group I danced/performed with during Fredy Omar’s performance at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 1st (AMAZING!!!!).

Felix Cinco de Mayo !
Fredy Omar con su Banda
Taqueria San Miguel
3517 20th St, Metairie
Come and Enjoy The Fun !

And just a couple of blocks down from Tomatillo’s is Lazziza (back of Cafe Brazil):

HispanicFlavor Presents 5 de Mayo Latin Party!
Come out and dance to the best Latin Music!
LAZZIZA  CAFÉ  2106 Chartres St. Next to Café Brazil on Frenchmen!

Thanks to Alaina Stokke for Tomatillo’s info. Thanks to Tim Davis & Lucas Barrios for Fredy Omar info plus Lazziza. And thanks for the Cinco de Mayo pic, Tim.

Here’s an event that’s not Cinco de Mayo related, however, it’s still a party/event so it’s very worth mentioning. It also involves Alliance For Affordable Energy and their Annual Meeting. I’ll definitely be there since they’ve just asked me to serve on their Board and it will be announced tonight.

Alliance annual meeting Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @ 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building.

Bring a Bottle and a Buddy! – On May 5, at 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building we will be holding our annual meeting.  Our keynote speaker will be City Council Member Shelly Midura who will discuss future energy efficiency plans for the City of New Orleans.

A $12 entrance fee will help pay for the lavish appetizers and the Tom Sancton Band, and help sustain us in our work.  Alliance members will be asked to vote to accept a slate of new board members.  Additionally, we will be releasing our annual report, thanking our Advisory Committee, our funders and generally praising the hard work of all of our staff.

Proposed slate of incoming board members, with the date they joined the board:

Sallie Davis, J.D., President (2003)
David L. Dalia (new)
Pam Dashiell (2007)
Tina Freeman (2007)
Tom Lowenburg (1985)
Doug Meffert (2007)
Julianna Padgett (new)
Cherylyn L. Tompkins (new)
Lea Young (2001)

So by now, you should’ve guessed that the party doesn’t stop in FabuNOLA . . . it’s just a matter of balancing out all there is going on ;D!! As always, hoping to see you . . . out and about.



It’s Jazz Fest 2009!!! Happy Fest to ALL!!


Well, it’s that time of year again . . . New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest 2009 (40 Year Anniversary). I’ve been busily clicking away to add as much content as possible. I apologize in advance if your event wasn’t listed in time. I do work the Festival and can only get to it in between working the Fest, adding events and the rest of my mega-social (or so it sometimes seems) life. But in FabuNOLA, whose isn’t, right!! If you aren’t busy from all of the social activities going on here . . . your not doing it right ;D.

Click on the Jazz Fest 2009 Categories on the side and check out what you can. Also, be sure to come and check out Fredy Omar’s show on Friday, May 1st, 2009. Fredy is such a great performer and his shows are definitely ones to catch. This year’s performance will have a special guest salsa dancing with the Latin Soul dance troupe . . . ME!!!!

I was just asked to dance last Friday for this Friday’s upcoming show. I’m so excited, I’m telling everyone . . . and that means YOU ;D!! So, I do hope you can make it out from 11:25 – 12:25 pm on Friday, May 1st to catch Fredy Omar con su Banda (and Me) on the Gentilly Stage. Bring a camera to take some pics for me and send since I can’t take them while dancing ;D. And I hope to see your lovely faces dancing out there too!!

Many blessings & love (always).