#WhyWeLoveNOLA: Megan Hebert, Account Manager

WWLN Megan

Homegrown in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Megan Hebert is a connoisseur of South Louisiana culture. When she’s not managing your parade or mastering your transportation logistics, she’s marching in her own impromptu parades, fishing on the gulf, designing costumes (for said parades), and teaching barre classes. She believes a good seafood boil has lots of spice and good friends, and she can’t get enough of the Louisiana coast. Megan loves New Orleans because “it is the only city where beads grow on trees and we find something to celebrate every weekend, whether it’s a fish fry or a funeral.”

Favorite Restaurant: GW Finns
Favorite Neighborhood: The Bywater
Favorite Saying: Who got dat baby!?
Favorite Bar: Bacchanal & Jean Lafittes
Favorite Parade(s): Krewe du Vieux, Krewe of Zulu & Krewe of Rex
Favorite Smell: Crawfish boil—I love how the cayenne burns my nose!

Favorite Music Venue: Street corners and porches. I love neighborhood bands that play home-made instruments from found objects. Those musicians live for this city and they simply want you to listen. To make something out of nothing is worth everything!

Favorite New Orleans Memory: Marching down Bourbon Street in my majorette costume on Fat Tuesday. It was not an organized walking parade by any means. My friends and I just found some whistles and batons – the rest was history! Before you knew it, I was baton twirling and throwing all sorts of tricks I knew from my high school band days. The Mardi Gras crowd thought we were an actual parade! We were met by snapping cameras and cheers at every turn. In New Orleans, anything goes!

The Perfect day in New Orleans: A sunny Sunday in spring time walking in the French Quarter, sipping cocktails, discovering local bands, meeting folks from all over, and sharing our culture with them.

One Thing All Visitors Must Do: Throw your diet out the window and let go for a few days!

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