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Meet our Mom About Town: Leah Blake

Leah is the co-owner and curator of Century Girl, a vintage clothing store in Uptown New Orleans. Inspired by New Orleans’ fashion, Leah’s boutique showcases vintage clothing as works of art. When she’s not helping others with exploring their style, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter, and children, Julian, 4, and Susan Estelle, 1.

“As a working parent, it can be tough to find time for this, beyond our couch and a glass of wine (or two). But when we can, we like to get a babysitter and escape for a few hours in a private karaoke room. Nothing is better for the soul than a good duet.”

“Sunday Funday for our family is typically spent at a playground, visiting one of the Audubon trifecta (the zoo, aquarium, or insectarium), or just tooling around Magazine Street. I work most weekends so my husband gets major points for taking the kids.”


“In our neighborhood — the downtown end of Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District — we rely on Juan’s Flying Burrito and Pho No Viet. Molly’s Rise and Shine is a new favorite for breakfast (my son loves their playful interior). For a bit more of a night out, Superior Seafood is ideal: it’s upscale enough to feel like a proper date, but loud and busy enough to bring the kids.”


“I love supporting other female-owned businesses on Magazine Street. Magpie is my go-to for unique and beautiful vintage jewelry. Sunday Shop right next door is a cozy and inviting place to buy furniture and home decor. I like to pop in and pretend it’s my own apartment.”


“There’s no way we’d skip seeing the Stones if we were able to make it to Jazz Fest. As a vintage lover, I appreciate things that have stood the test of time and Mick Jaggar never goes out of style.”

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