I first moved to New Orleans in 1990, with my then-husband. Although that love fell through, my love for New Orleans never waivered. My favorite time of year is Mardi Gras, where I get to see all the uniqueness and quirkiness of this city. My favorite parade is Muses, where they throw these beautifully decorated shoes. I've caught a few but this one is my favorite because it is my favorite color and the woman who gave it to me was a complete stranger but still smiled and wished me a Happy Mardi Gras, which coming from a stranger, was a very nice gesture. That's something that strangers didn't do in Arkansas!
– Carol Landry