Karen Sulzer
Family Life

Mom About Town: Karen Sulzer


July 9, 2019

A firm believer that it’s never too late to start again, New Orleans native Karen Sulzer is a serial entrepreneur and mom to five kids: Vincent, Hope, Olivia, Victoria (all in their 20s), and Anna, 14. She and her husband, Derek, have been married for six years and live in Lakeview. As a certified wellness coach and a GiRLiFE Empowerment Series facilitator, Karen is passionate about helping women of all ages cultivate the principles of self-love, mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, intention, and authenticity.

Family Outing

My new-found love, NOLA Gold rugby, is in its second season, and I am hooked as a fan. NOLA Gold has brought professional rugby to New Orleans recruiting world-class athletes from around the globe. Attending a NOLA Gold Rugby match is a great outing for the entire family.

NOLA Gold Rugby



This year for spring break, we tried something a little different and went to visit my sister and her family in Panama. Wow, what a cool experience! COPA Airlines now has a direct flight from New Orleans to Panama City, Panama (less than 4 hours travel time). We practically had the beach all to ourselves!

Panama City, Panama




We recently discovered an overgrown vine in our alley and learned that the leaves could be used to make dolmas, or stuffed grape leaves. With our neighbor’s permission, we picked a satchel-full of leaves for stuffing. A dear friend shared her grandmother’s recipe and taught me the art of making fresh Lebanese dolmas. Another family favorite is grilled artichokes! The kids love them both.

Homemade Dolmas



If only the walls could talk. Incredibly rich in New Orleans’ tradition, Antoine’s always delivers impeccable service, a delightful meal, and a memorable experience. A great way to unwind with your besties. I especially love the new chicken wheatberry salad on the lunch menu — such an amazing value.

Antoine’s Restaurant


Summer Fun

Going to the fishing camp on Lake Catherine brings up old family memories for me. Pulling up the crab nets right from the pier was scary and exciting all at the same time. We’ve also been a part of the New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club’s Ladies Invitational Tournament for the past few years — taking fishing to a whole new level and making lifelong memories.

Lake Catherine, Louisiana



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