BackStage 2022 NOLA

And what a great morning it is!


I have just returned from a Stampin’ Up!’s  leadership convention, our FIRST IN PERSON EVENT!  in 3 years! And where was it held? New Orleans, LA, affectionately know as NOLA! Over 500 SU leaders gathered for 2 full days of speakers, breakout sessions, networking and much more. And you won’t believe how we topped it off! Everyone was given a feather boa, mask and small parasol! We we then herded downstairs where some of the streets were blocked off so we could participate in our own PARADE!, called a 2nd line parade. So, you’re wondering what is a 2nd line?

2nd Line

A brass band blares. A hand-decorated parasol twirls. A ragtag group behind the band waves handkerchiefs to the beat of the drum, while a grand marshal in a snazzy suit and jaunty hat leads the way – out-dancing, out buck-jumping them all as he waves his feathered fan. Lucky you. You’ve just stumbled across a New Orleans second line. Everyone is welcome to join in and many do. This is the “joie de vivre” everyone talks about in New Orleans. This feeling of pure happiness that swells up in your chest. This is what makes this city so different from anywhere else on Earth.

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