March 2, 2020
Apart from becoming proud New Orleanians in 2018, Misti and her husband, Aron, own the Uptown-based Bayou Throws. Before moving to the city, Misti obtained a certificate in paralegal studies and spent 15 years in the profession. Her stepson, Blake, 20, lives in Illinois and her son, Bryant, 18, attends the ACCE Academy in New Orleans. Misti is also a member of the American Pencil Collectors Society, a Star Wars fanatic, and an avid autism awareness advocate.
My husband and I love going to Mardi Gras parades and we love riding in them. We started Bayou Throws because we wanted to provide throws that are a little different. Our goal is to produce throws that will be treasured after the parade. Our throws are recyclable and reusable.
Bayou Throws, bayouthrows.com
Aron and I joined the Krewe of King Arthur in 2015. I am royalty this year — reigning as Morgana, alongside my husband as Merlin. The Krewe of King Arthur is New Orleans’ largest parading krewe on the first weekend of carnival. We celebrated our 20th anniversary this year.
Krewe of King Arthur, kreweofkingarthur.com
I am the mother of a son with nonverbal autism, so I am literally my son’s voice. Along with advocating for my son to ensure he is treated with kindness and equality, I also strive to provide insight to others about what autism is and means to everyone affected by it.
Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, asgno.org
Nothing beats the sights and sounds of New Orleans from your front porch — the streetcar, the river, the glow of the Falstaff sign in the distance, and speaking to countless passersby. The drinks are endless at my home, because Martin’s Wine Cellar is my neighbor.
Martin’s Wine Cellar, martinwine.com
My husband and I love to cook. We are currently developing our own recipes for gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, and red beans and rice. We regularly make groceries at Breaux Mart, and prefer to get our fresh seafood at Big Fisherman Seafood Market.
Big Fisherman Seafood Market, 3301 Magazine St.
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