March 2012

Kermit Ruffins and Dr. Bob

March 31, 2012

Who dat in a praline bacon-induced coma? We dat. Oh, we daaaaaat. New Orleans has been truly dizzying. For the first time, we actually feel like we’re on more of a vacation than on a tour with The Lion King — there is so much to see, to eat, to do, to explore, to eat. [...]

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St. Patty’s Day Parade in New Orleans

March 31, 2012

I didn’t have one single green piece of clothing for this St. Patrick’s Day revelry in our Bywater neighborhood! Bad Irish lass! Max and Mike were able to represent though. Don’t call me a party pooper — I still made it out, in all my mama glory. This local parade through our neighborhood and the [...]

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Scar makes an appearance

March 25, 2012

Yesterday I was so excited. Why? The New Orleans Roadfood Festival! As if there wasn’t cause enough to eat myself silly, like last week. In the French Market, there were food stands offering Mint Juleps, Crawfish Cakes, Boudin Links, Soft Shell Crab Po-Boys, Grilled Oysters, Bread Pudding. All of which I ate, starting at 11 [...]

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A Culinary Dream State

March 21, 2012

New Orleans, Week 1It’s just our first week here in New Orleans, and I feel like I’m in some kind of culinary dream state. The food is rich — there is no way around that. But it digests well and makes me feel like I’m floating. For me, food is an event and I think [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: New Orleans

March 17, 2012

I feel like we’ve arrived in another country, and it’s invigorating. In New Orleans, the damp, dusty air makes me feel each breath into my lungs, and the faint but ubiquitous scent of meat and grease reminds me of the villages in Taiwan. The panoply of homes in vivid colors, sizes and uneven facades harkens [...]

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Richmond’s Greatest Hits

March 16, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Richmond, VA Can a city still be a blur and memorable at the same time? Yes, Richmond, yes! Who knew you’d be so kid-friendly, Richmond? Who knew you’d have so many delicious places to dine? And what’s up with your zany, schizophrenic weather patterns? It would snow one day, then [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Richmond

March 13, 2012

As you might have seen from a previous post of mine, we really enjoy making our living space homey and personalized. But how is that even possible on tour, since The Lion King sits in each city for just about one month at a time? The single most popular question I get is, “Where do [...]

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Singing “Hakuna Matata” and teaching cubs to roar

March 9, 2012

Kids love animals! Thus, they must love me. Right? I was a guest storyteller at Cartwheels & Coffee, a wonderful little place on Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. I had a blast and I might even venture that a “wild” time was had by all! Evidently, according to the manager Mat, this was the largest crowd [...]

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A Lion King Storytime at Cartwheels & Coffee

March 4, 2012

Mike will be a guest storyteller at Cartwheels & Coffee in Carytown, Richmond on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 am! He will be sharing one of Max’s favorite books, “Is Your Mama a Llama?”, holding some roaring lessons, and singing a song or two from The Lion King. Come on out and say hello! Michael [...]

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