When I first moved to New Orleans, I was very fortunate to be told of a new krewe that was starting by the fabulous New Orleans tastemaker, Kim Este. I met Kim through another wonderful lady, Christy Keirn. The krewe I joined is now one of the hottest, female krewes in New Orleans, known as the Mystic Krewe of Nyx.
I rode with these incredible ladies (and Kim was my float captain) for two years. During those two years, I met so many wonderful ladies and enjoyed a great Carnival experience. I also met ladies, who were not part of a krewe, who expressed their longing to be in Nyx. So many have always dreamed of being a part of such an organization. I always felt kind of bad that I was a part of this group when I didn’t really grow up going to Mardi Gras or even attending Carnival parades. So, I decided to give up my position in Nyx so someone else could enjoy it. What a wonderful experience it was to be a part of such an great group of ladies! I learned a lot and had a great time. I hope whoever took my place enjoys it as much as I did.
Well, Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the parades will be starting soon. I’m certainly no expert, but I am happy to answer some of the questions that I have gotten about Mardi Gras in New Orleans.