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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City.

The French Quarter Madams: A Marching Club With A Mission

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New Orleans has a new social aid and pleasure club. The French Quarter Madams is a women’s marching club that will take to the streets of the Vieux Carré for the first time on the Friday before Mardi Gras. But while these fun-loving local women are all about the usual Carnival revelry, they have a more unusual take on their handmade corsets and bustiers – they’re thinking green. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with founders Vivian Cahn and Tonia Aiken to learn more.

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Renee Peck, editor of NolaVie, worked for 32 years as a feature editor and writer at The Times-Picayune, earning Associated Press and Press Club of New Orleans awards along the way. She helped launch the first Times-Picayune website in the 1990s, when the Internet was in its infancy. Among her past titles are Food Editor, Entertainment Editor, TV Editor, Assistant Living Editor, and Home and Garden Editor. Her This Mold House column chronicled with humor and inexpertise her rebuilding efforts post-Katrina. Her Big Easy Living column for NolaVie explores the way we live in this always entertaining but sometimes uneasy city. Email her at Renee@nolavie.com.

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