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in operation since 1827) across the river to the historic
Algiers Point, where the biking and running Mississippi
River Trail winds along the levee. While there, stroll the
Robert E. Nims Jazz Walk of Fame, or check out one of
the Algiers Historical Society's free walking tours of the
area. And don't forget about the bayou. "We are surrounded by water, [so] it's awesome to get out of the
city and into the swamp. It's a big part of New Orleans'
culture," Tippens says. Consider taking it all in via a
kayak tour on Bayou St. John or Bayou Bienvenue.

TOP The Audubon
Aquarium of the Americas
houses more than 10,000
sea creatures and is part
of a 16-acre park along the
Mississippi Riverfront.

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ABOVE Four streetcar
lines offer a distinct view of
the city for just $1.25 (exact
change, please).

MAKING STRIDES
It's been 12 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated
the city, but in areas such as the historic Lower Ninth
Ward, recovery has been slow. According to National
Public Radio (NPR), as a whole, the number of households in the city has returned to roughly 90 percent
of "pre-Katrina levels," yet the Lower Ninth Ward has
experienced a mere 37 percent return of households.
Despite the challenges the city has faced, it continues to persevere, so much so that in 2015 it launched
a comprehensive plan to build city resilience, guided
by the organization 100 Resilient Cities, which helps
metropolitan areas become better able to withstand
future physical, social and economic challenges.
"[New Orleans] is a very special city, and I continue to learn from being here," says Susannah Lipsey,
owner of lifestyle boutique Freda, inside the Warehouse District's Ace Hotel. "What makes it so great
are the people, the food, the music, the history, the
freedom of expression and the joie de vivre." x


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VMSD- August 2017
Contents
From the Editor
VMSD Editorial Advisory Board
The Goods
Next Store
Best Dressed
The Sounds of Music
Come Together
The Feeling of Fresh
The Spirit of New Orleans
Showroom
Showroom
Ad Index
Checking Out
VMSD - August 2017 - Intro
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VMSD - August 2017 - Cover2
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VMSD - August 2017 - Contents
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VMSD - August 2017 - From the Editor
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VMSD - August 2017 - VMSD Editorial Advisory Board
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VMSD - August 2017 - The Goods
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