Meet Our Mom About Town: Caroline Perrone
Mom about town Caroline Parrone is a transplant from the Midwest via New York. Her husband, Ben, was born and raised in the area and Caroline insisted they move back. A crafty, costume-loving, wedding and event professional, she participates in three Mardi Gras krewes between working full-time as a public relations, sales, and operations manager at Luminous Events of New Orleans. Caroline has an 18-month-old, Charlie.
“I am obsessed with Hansen’s Sno-Bliz. They have the most creative and delicious specials. When I was working at home, I remember seeing a special pop-up on their Instagram on a random Tuesday; it was a cream of lemon, Nilla wafers, lemon curd, and roasted marshmallow masterpiece.
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, 4801 Tchoupitoulas St.
“Because Charlie is so young, everything feels like a “new” hangout. We’re having so much fun exploring the kid-friendly side of New Orleans. Just the other weekend we spent an afternoon on the swan boats in City Park, and another day in Storyland. We’ve been hitting up The Backyard (Lakeview) a fair bit because of the amazing outdoor seating with a playground and incredible brisket sandwich.”
City Park, 1 Palm Drive
“I actually threw my 30th birthday there and my friends and family had an amazing time. They let me set up a sweet vintage champagne glass and mimosa display and we drank and ate ice cream at 10 a.m. I’ll absolutely be back to host one of Charlie’s birthday parties there. They were so sweet, easy to work with, and my guests were raving about the party for long after.”
Creole Creamery, Uptown, 4924 Prytania St.; Lakeview, 6260 Vicksburg St.
“Charlie is obsessed with bubbles, so my current go-to gift is a bubble machine with a big container of bubble juice. Charlie’s Gram Gram has a bubble machine at her house, and it is so fun to run around outside in the bubble-filled air. Plus, it eliminates the argument about who holds the wand and the bottle of bubble juice. (An argument that seems to end in tears every time.)”
“Living in Brooklyn for nearly 10 years gave me a fond appreciation for what I call the pretentious cocktail. Give me an essence of lavender, hint of hibiscus, and lemon twist all day long. I love Cavan, especially with their Marie Antoinette bust upstairs. We’ve also found ourselves at Superior Seafood for the happy hour because they are very family friendly.
Cavan, 3607 Magazine St.